Blake Royster, 10, gives a lifesaving gift to his younger brother Noah, 7, who was born with sickle cell disease.
Hundreds of thousands of acres in Colorado continue to go up in flames as firefighters battle several wildfires throughout the state, including one that has been burning for over two months. The Cameron Peak Fire, which began on Aug. 13, is the largest recorded wildfire in Colorado's history, according to the Rocky Mountain Area Coordination Center. The fire, located west of Fort Collins, had burned 203,253 acres and was 62% contained as of Sunday afternoon, according to fire officials and the U.S. Forest Service.
With more than 27 million votes already cast in November’s election and national polls showing former Vice President Joe Biden with a double-digit lead over President Donald Trump, Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel projected confidence on ABC's "This Week" that momentum was swinging back toward the president and hinted of an Election Day surge at the voting booth. Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., who is up for reelection in November, was recorded telling supporters in a phone call that Trump has routinely sold out U.S. allies, disrespected women, mocked evangelicals behind closed doors and "spends like a drunken sailor."
A new monument honoring all military servicewomen has been unveiled at Arlington National Cemetery. The life-size bronze sculpture, titled "The Pledge," shows a woman in full combat uniform bonding with a service dog. The monument, commissioned by the U.S. War Dogs Association, was unveiled on Saturday and is available for public viewing starting Sunday in an open house event.
The U.S. Department of Justice has scheduled the federal execution of an inmate who was convicted of murdering a pregnant woman, cutting her open and kidnapping the baby from her womb. Lisa Montgomery will be the first woman to be federally executed in nearly 70 years when her death sentence is carried out on Dec. 8 at the U.S. penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana. Montgomery killed Bobbie Jo Stinnett in December 2004 after driving from Kansas to Stinnett's home in Missouri under the pretense of buying a puppy, according to the Justice Department.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi detailed Sunday the deadline she gave the president's coronavirus relief package negotiators if they are going to pass the legislation before the election. On ABC's "This Week," Pelosi explained that a agreement needs to be reached in the next 48 hours in order for a stimulus bill to be signed by President Donald Trump before Nov. 3, but put the onus to complete the deal on the White House, saying its success "depends on the administration." "Where we have agreement, we don't have agreement in the language yet, but I'm hopeful," the speaker said, but noted her disagreement with the administration's removal of some language regarding virus "testing and tracing."
Eleven people are in custody after police in a Paris suburb shot to death a man seen carrying a knife that authorities believe may have been used to kill another man found nearby. The victim was beheaded, authorities said. Speaking Friday night from the middle school, French President Emmanuel Macron said the teacher was the victim of a "blatant Islamist terrorist attack."
A rapper who bragged about defrauding the government’s unemployment program in a music video has been arrested on federal charges of carrying out the exact scheme he mentioned in his video, according to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Fontrell Antonio Baines, 31, who goes by the stage name “Nuke Bizzle” was arrested after applying for more than $1.2 million in jobless benefits and using stolen identities in a scheme to fraudulently obtain unemployment insurance benefits under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Baines, originally from Memphis Tennessee but who now resides in the Hollywood Hills in California, was allegedly exploiting the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) provision of the CARES Act which the DOJ says is designed to expand access to unemployment benefits to self-employed workers, independent contractors, and others who would not otherwise be eligible.
The Cameron Peak Fire in Colorado has now burned just shy of 200,000 acres as of Saturday evening and is 62% contained. The Calwood Fire in Colorado has now burned over 7,000 acres near Boulder while the Mull Mullen Fire is over 175,000 acres and is 55% contained. Elsewhere, the Middle Fork Fire is almost 20,000 acres within Routt National Forest while the the Williams Fork Fire is more than 14,000 acres and 26% contained and the East Troublesome Fire is over 11,000 acres and only 5% contained.
A bitterly divided country deadlocked in a 269-269 Electoral College tie turns to the House of Representatives to select the next president. "I don't want to end up in the Supreme Court and I don't want to go back to Congress either, even though we have an advantage," Trump said of the election at a Sept. 26 Pennsylvania rally. Pelosi fired back in a letter to House Democrats two days later, encouraging members to support candidates in "key districts" across the country.
Seven people, including four children, were injured in an apparent drive-by shooting Friday night in Mesa, Arizona, authorities said. The victims included three adults and four children ages 1, 6, 9 and 16, Mesa Police Department Chief Ken Cost said Saturday afternoon during a press briefing. The children were from multiple families.
A North Dakota legislative candidate who died from COVID-19 will still be on the ballot this November. David Andahl, 55, died Oct. 5, after a short battle with the virus, his family said in a statement the following day. This week, North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem addressed how Andahl's recent death could affect the general election.
Thousands of protesters took part in women’s marches on Saturday, with a main event in Washington, D.C., and sister marches taking place across the country. Organizers had anticipated 116,000 in-person and virtual participants.
Kentucky's attorney general and the attorney for former Louisville Metro Police Department officer Brett Hankison combined forces in a joint motion earlier this week asking a judge to revoke a previous order to release evidence in the Breonna Taylor case to the public. Attorney General Daniel Cameron and Hankison's attorney, William Stewart Mathews, said they planned to present the motion in court Monday in an effort to get Circuit Judge Ann Bailey Smith to either revoke her order to release evidence in the case, or seal it until the ex-officer's trial. In the previous ruling, Smith ordered the AG to redact any personal information as a safety precaution, but Cameron and Mathews argued that the evidence could still endanger those involved if made public.
Vaxart, a small California biotechnology working on a COVID-19 vaccine, is now being investigated by the government and sued by investors for allegedly exaggerating its role in the Trump administration's Operation Warp Speed, a multibillion dollar program to accelerate COVID-19 vaccine and treatment research. The biotech's experimental vaccine candidate is unique because it is an oral tablet, as opposed to administered by an injection, like many of the others in development. Operation Warp Speed has granted billions of dollars to more than a half-dozen pharmaceutical companies based on the promise of their vaccine technology.
President Donald Trump blasted Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse on Twitter on Saturday after audio was released by the Washington Examiner of Sasse criticizing the president to constituents. Trump called Sasse a "liability to the Republican Party and an embarrassment to the Great State of Nebraska" as well as the "least effective" Republican senator who "truly doesn’t have what it takes to be great" in a series of tweets Saturday morning. The president also suggested that the Republican party "should find a new and more viable candidate."
Amid rising COVID-19 cases nationwide and a crackdown on a wedding in Brooklyn that reportedly planned to have 10,000 attendees, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Saturday announced a new strategy for combating COVID-19 into the fall and winter months by targeting micro-clusters. Cuomo said that targeting coronavirus would no longer be at the statewide or regional level, but "block-by-block." Cuomo said Orange, Rockland, Queens and Brooklyn counties contain micro-clusters.
Antibody medicines like the one that earned President Donald Trump's praise after treatment earlier this month are not just for COVID-19. For the past 30 years, this type of medicine has been used to treat cancers, inflammatory diseases and infections. Antibodies are our natural response to an infection.
The Trump administration says more than 120 million tests will be available in October nationwide. ABC News got an exclusive look inside Curative's lab in Washington, D.C., where more than 350 lab technicians and medical experts work around the clock to process more than 40,000 tests a day.
The federal government has reversed course on California's request for a disaster declaration for wildfires that have burned swathes of land across the U.S. state since early September. The Trump administration had initially ruled against delivering the aid, before later approving it on Friday. California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Friday afternoon he had spoken to President Donald Trump by phone and said he had approved the request.
Georgia Sen. David Perdue is drawing outrage after appearing to mock Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris' name while warming up the crowd ahead of a rally for President Donald Trump speech on Friday night. Perdue, who has been a Senate colleague with Harris for over three years, was railing about Senate Democrats at the president's Macon, Georgia, rally before flubbing Harris' name and then going on to mock her. "The most insidious thing that Chuck Schumer and Joe Biden are trying to perpetuate, and Bernie [Sanders] and Elizabeth [Warren] and Kamala -- Kah-ma-la, or Kah-mah-la, or Kamala-mala-mala, I don't know, whatever."