A look at the top photos from around the globe.
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Five Miami Beach police officers are now facing criminal charges after they were seen on body camera and security video kicking a handcuffed Black man in a hotel lobby and tackling and pummeling a Black witness who was recording the incident on his cellphone. Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle announced the officers have been suspended and charged with first-degree misdemeanor battery. "Excessive force can never, ever, ever be an acceptable foundation for policing in any community," Fernandez Rundle said at a news conference on Monday.
President Joe Biden and a growing number of New York lawmakers are calling for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign after the state's attorney general said he was found to have sexually harassed multiple women. New York Attorney General Letitia James on Tuesday announced the results of her office's four-month probe into the allegations, saying current and former state employees were among the women Cuomo sexually harassed. In the wake of James' investigation, a slew of state and local lawmakers on both sides of the aisle in New York are renewing their calls for the governor to step down.
Under heavy pressure from progressive Democrats to extend the eviction moratorium as millions of Americans faced being forced out of their homes, President Joe Biden on Tuesday said his administration would announce a new "safety valve" action. Shortly afterward, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an order barring evictions for 60 days in counties with "substantial and high levels" of community transmission. CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said the agency had determined the evictions of tenants for failure to make rent or housing payments could be detrimental to public health control measures to slow the spread and that the eviction moratorium in the designated areas would apply until Oct. 3.
The president took aim Tuesday at local officials, including the governors of Florida and Texas, over laws that prevented public health measures in the wake of surging COVID-19 cases. "I say to these governors: please help, but you aren't going to help at least get out of the way," President Joe Biden said. Biden called out Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, states which Biden said account for one-third of new COVID-19 cases in the U.S.
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson announced Tuesday that he had pardoned Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the St. Louis couple who were charged with waving guns at a group of Black Lives Matter protesters outside their home last year. Mark McCloskey was seen holding a semi-automatic rifle while his wife was holding a handgun on their property on June 28, 2020, as a group of protesters passed by their house, prosecutors said. The couple were filmed shouting "Get out" to the crowd, but there was no physical confrontation between them and the protesters.
The screams of people shouting for help can be heard in newly released body cam footage from police officers responding to the collapse of Champlain Towers South in the minutes after the Surfside, Florida, building fell to the ground. The footage begins at around 1:24 am, minutes after the collapse of the building. "The building collapsed."
"As of today, United States has shipped over 110 million doses of U.S. vaccines to 65 countries that are among the hardest hit in the world," Biden said. The push to share vaccines globally is an effort to halt the rise of any future variants of the virus, which global health experts warn could potentially compromise vaccine immunity. Biden pointed out during his remarks that it is in "our national interest" to share vaccines with other countries, pointing out that the highly transmissible delta variant came from abroad.
Customs and Border Protection encountered more than 200,000 individuals at the southern border in July, reaching a number not seen in two decades, according to preliminary figures referenced by a senior Department of Homeland Security official in a court filing Monday. In the first 29 days of July, CBP encountered an average of 6,779 individuals per day, including 616 unaccompanied children and 2,583 individuals in family units. Overall, the agency encountered a "record" 19,000 unaccompanied minors during that period and the second-highest number of family unit encounters, at around 80,000, Assistant Secretary for Border and Immigration Policy at the DHS David Shahoulian said in the filing.
A Pentagon police officer was stabbed in an attack at the Pentagon Transit Center Tuesday morning and later died, two law enforcement sources told ABC News. The suspect also died as a result of the incident, law enforcement sources said. Chief Woodrow Kusse, who leads the Pentagon Force Protection Agency, joined Pentagon spokesman John Kirby at an afternoon press briefing to address the incident, but he would not provide details about casualties, including whether an officer was wounded.
Helene Simone, 99, was recently photographed as one of beauty brand Saie's latest faces. In the campaign images, she is seen wearing a crisp white blouse and a beaded necklace along with the cosmetic company's Slip Tint, Mascara 101 and Dew Blush. In an Instagram comment revealing the photos, Saie shared that "Nanna" loves that the products are easy to apply and nourish her skin from the inside out.
As New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo faces new calls to resign following a New York attorney general investigation that alleges he sexually harassed 11 women, including his own staff members, all eyes are on Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, the woman who would succeed Cuomo if he stepped down or was impeached. Hochul, 62, would be New York's first female governor if she assumes office. New York faced a similar change in power in 2008 when David Paterson assumed the office following Gov. Eliot Spitzer's resignation over a prostitution scandal.
Top members of the Department of Justice last year rebuffed another DOJ official who asked them to urge officials in Georgia to investigate and perhaps overturn President Joe Biden's victory in the state -- long a bitter point of contention for former President Donald Trump and his team -- before the results were certified by Congress, emails reviewed by ABC News show. The emails, dated Dec. 28, 2020, show the former acting head of DOJ's civil division, Jeffrey Clark, circulating a draft letter -- which he wanted then-acting attorney general Jeffrey Rosen and acting deputy attorney general Richard Donoghue to sign off on -- urging Georgia's governor and other top officials to convene the state legislature into a special session so lawmakers could investigate claims of voter fraud.
An Illinois woman is facing federal charges for allegedly disturbing wildlife in Yellowstone National Park after a video surfaced of her attempting to get an up-close cellphone photo of a momma grizzly bear and her three cubs. Bob Murray, the U.S. attorney for the district of Wyoming, announced on Monday that charges have been filed against 25-year-old Samantha R. Dehring of Carol Stream, Illinois. Dehring is ordered to appear before a magistrate judge in Mammoth Hot Spring, Wyoming, on Aug. 26 to answer to charges of willfully remaining, approaching and photographing wildlife within 100 yards.
Police in Idaho are continuing to search for a 5-year-old boy who they say may be in danger after he went missing near his home. Michael Joseph Vaughan was last seen near his home in Fruitland, Idaho, about 50 miles northwest of Boise, on the evening of July 27, according to the Fruitland Police Department. Authorities described Michael as "missing and endangered" but did not provide any additional descriptions of his possible whereabouts.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was found to have sexually harassed multiple women, including current and former state employees, New York State Attorney General Letitia James announced Tuesday morning after a four-month probe into the allegations. According to James, the probe found that Cuomo and his staff fostered a toxic work environment. Cuomo, in a statement released after James' announcement, denied any wrongdoing.
"Matilda," the 1996 movie based off Roald Dahl's novel, celebrated its 25th anniversary Monday, and star Mara Wilson reflected on how the cast became like a second family to her. The 34-year-old actress and author admitted that neither she nor castmates Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Pam Ferris and Embeth Davidtz had any idea how popular the film would become. "I think we hoped that it would be a hit, and I think that Danny and everybody who wrote on it and worked on it hoped," Wilson told Entertainment Tonight.
Hugh Jackman urged fans to wear sunscreen when revealing Monday he recently underwent a skin biopsy after his doctor noticed something "a little irregular" on his skin. While assuring fans that he'll be OK, Jackman stressed the importance of wearing sunscreen on a daily basis. Jackman, 52, thanked fans for their concern and assured them they need not "freak out," promising to keep everyone updated.
Two Washington Metropolitan Police Department officers who responded to the Jan. 6 riot died by suicide in July, the department announced on Monday, nearly seven months after the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol by a mob of pro-Trump supporters. Officer Kyle DeFreytag, who was on the force since November 2016, and Officer Gunther Hashida, an 18-year-veteran, are the latest of now three MPD officers who have died by suicide since Jan. 6, the department said. President Joe Biden expressed his gratitude toward the officers in a tweet on Tuesday morning, hailing them as "American heroes."
Boeing's chance at redemption for its Starliner spacecraft will have to wait for now. The launch attempt scheduled for Tuesday was scrubbed at the last minute, NASA said. The attempt was scrubbed "due to unexpected valve position indications in the Starliner propulsion system," NASA noted.
Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, has celebrated the arrival of two incredible developments in her life this year: Her first grandchild and the release of her debut novel. Ferguson's youngest daughter, Princess Eugenie, recently welcomed a son named August, making the duchess a grandmother. Ferguson will actually become a grandmother twice this year, as her eldest daughter, Princess Beatrice, and her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, are expecting a child of their own this fall.