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1st-ever US cactus species to become extinct due to rising sea levels

The rapid decline of the species could signify a similar fate for other plants.
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The rapid decline of the species could signify a similar fate for other plants.
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Witnesses of Trump assassination attempt say they saw gunman on the roof

"I could see smoke coming from the barrel of his gun," one witness said.
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A person writes a message on a Get Well Soon poster board during a vigil for former President Donald Trump at Zeidler Union Square, July 14, 2024, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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ABC Exclusive: Trump rally shooting 'unacceptable,' Secret Service director says

"The buck stops with me," Kimberly Cheatle said in an ABC News interview.
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U.S. Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle sat down with ABC News in her first network interview since the assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump.
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A judge invalidated the special counsel probing Trump. Could it impact other cases?

Besides his documents case, Trump is involved in three other criminal cases.
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Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks at a Get Out The Vote rally in Conway, S.C., Feb. 10, 2024.
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Investigation into Trump assassination attempt focuses on motive

The FBI said it was investigating the shooting as potential domestic terrorism.
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An FBI investigator hoses off a rooftop where a gunman had been positioned during the law enforcement investigation into gunfire at a campaign rally of Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. President Donald Trump in Butler, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 14, 2024.
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What Trump's assassination attempt may mean for the Secret Service: ANALYSIS

The Secret Service will conduct a review after the assassination attempt.
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Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump is surround by U.S. Secret Service agents at a campaign rally, July 13, 2024, in Butler, Pa.
July 15

Climate change is altering the length of days on Earth: Study

Scientists are discovering more ways global warming is affecting the planet.
July 15
Scientists are discovering more ways global warming is affecting the planet.
July 15

Climate change is causing days on Earth to lengthen at 'unprecedented rates': Study

Scientists are discovering more ways global warming is affecting the planet.
July 15
In this undated stock photo, a clock is seen hanging on a wall in a dark room.
July 15

Republican National Convention underway

Secretary of the Wisconsin State Assembly Robin Vos speaks about convention as Marco Rubio is ruled out as Vice President candidate.
July 15
VIDEO: Republican National Convention underway
July 15

Portrait of gunman in Trump assassination attempt emerges

While details of the shooters life begin to emerge, a motive for the shooting still remains a mystery.
July 15
VIDEO: Portrait of gunman in Trump assassination attempt emerges
July 15

RNC officials say no changes will be made to operational security

People will be allowed to carry guns openly or concealed carry with a permit inside a “soft perimeter” of the venue.
July 15
VIDEO: RNC officials say no changes will be made to operational security
July 15

Timeline: Special counsel's probe into Trump's handling of classified documents

Trump has pleaded not guilty to charges of mishandling classified materials.
July 15
This image contained in a court filing by the Department of Justice on Aug. 30, 2022, and partially redacted by the source, shows a photo of documents seized during the Aug. 8 FBI search of former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate.
July 15

Minute-by-minute timeline of Trump assassination attempt at Pennsylvania rally

Shots rang out just minutes after Trump took the stage in Butler, Pennsylvania.
July 15
Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump is helped off the stage by U.S. Secret Service agents at a campaign event in Butler, Pa., on July 13, 2024.
July 15

Mayorkas says DHS did not rebuff requests to increase protection for Trump

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas responded to rumors, saying he did not deny a request by Donald Trump for increased protection before Saturday's shooting.
July 15
VIDEO: Mayorkas denies suggestions DHS rebuffed requests to increase Trump protection
July 15

Judge dismisses Donald Trump's classified documents case

Judge Aileen Cannon ruled that Jack Smith's appointment as special counsel overseeing the documents case was unconstitutional.
July 15
Judge Aileen Cannon ruled that Jack Smith's appointment as special counsel overseeing the documents case was unconstitutional.
July 15

East Coast braces for record heat wave; how long will it last?

The Philadelphia Health Department has issued a heat health emergency.
July 15
Children cool off with water from an open fire hydrant during a summer heat wave in the Bronx borough of New York on July 11, 2024.
July 15

Judge dismisses Donald Trump's classified documents case

The classified documents case against former President Donald Trump has been dismissed by Judge Aileen Cannon, according to court records.
July 15
VIDEO: Judge dismisses Donald Trump's classified documents case
July 15

89-year-old woman passed out from heat exhaustion for days in Houston

The elder woman’s daughter said she called in a nurse and bought two generators to get the air conditioning running, but her mother is still unconscious.
July 15
The elder woman’s daughter said she called in a nurse and bought two generators to get the air conditioning running, but her mother is still unconscious.
July 15

'Girl dad' killed at Trump rally died protecting his family

Corey Comperatore, 50, was a firefighter and father of two daughters.
July 15
Corey Comperatore is seen in this undated image shared by his family.
July 15

National headlines from ABC News

Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.
July 15
Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.
July 15

Some in Texas still without power after Beryl

270,000 homes and businesses remain without power one week after the hurricane hit Texas.
July 15
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Direct line of sight 'should not occur,' Mayorkas says

Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas appeared Monday on ABC News' "GMA."
July 15
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas appears on "Good Morning America," on July 15, 2024.
July 15

Moment the Secret Service took down gunman in Trump shooting

Secret Service snipers made a split-second decision to take down the gunman after he opened fire on the former president. ABC News' Martha Raddatz shows us how it unfolded in real-time.
July 15
VIDEO: Moment the Secret Service took down gunman in Trump shooting
July 15

Remembering rally shooting victim Corey Comperatore

Corey Comperatore, a 50-year-old firefighter, husband and father of two daughters, is being remembered as a hero after his family says he died sacrificing himself for them.
July 15
VIDEO:  Remembering rally shooting victim Corey Comperatore
July 15

NYT photographer Doug Mills on witnessing history

New York Times photographer Doug Mills captured the chilling photos of former President Donald Trump's attempted assassination, with one photo appearing to show the path of a bullet as it whizzed by.
July 15
VIDEO: NYT photographer Doug Mills on witnessing history
July 15

Authorities say gunman's motive in attempted Trump assassination still unclear

Investigators are learning more about the alleged gunman, but authorities say his motive is still unclear. ABC News' Aaron Katersky reports.
July 15
VIDEO: Authorities say gunman's motive in attempted Trump assassination still unclear
July 15

Local police officer confronted shooter seconds before Trump assassination attempt

Law enforcement tells ABC News a local police officer was on the roof of the building and confronted the shooter seconds before he opened fire on former President Donald Trump.
July 15
VIDEO: Local police officer confronted shooter seconds before Trump assassination attempt
July 14

After Trump assassination attempt, questions swirl about what happened

Suspect Thomas Matthew Crooks' father legally purchased the gun, sources said.
July 14
Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump is helped off the stage by U.S. Secret Service agents at a campaign event in Butler, Pa., on July 13, 2024.
July 14

President Biden delivers Oval Office address following Trump assassination attempt

President Joe Biden delivered an Oval Office address to the nation following the assassination attempt of former President Donald Trump.
July 14
VIDEO: President Biden delivers Oval Office address following Trump assassination attempt
July 14

Trump rally shooting timeline

The former president was speaking at a campaign rally in Butler, Pennsylvania, when gunfire erupted.
July 14
VIDEO: Trump rally shooting timeline
July 14

Butler County Sheriff ‘devastated’ by Trump rally shooting

Sheriff Michael Slupe spoke to ABC’s Linsey Davis about his team’s security responsibilities at the event in Butler, Pennsylvania.
July 14
VIDEO: Butler County Sheriff ‘devastated’ by Trump rally shooting
July 14

Former DHS official 'not surprised' by Trump rally shooting

ABC News contributor Elizabeth Neumann says the Department of Homeland Security has been warning about threats of political violence for "three or four years."
July 14
ABC News contributor Elizabeth Neumann says the Department of Homeland Security has been warning about threats of political violence for "three or four years."
July 14

Portrait of alleged gunman in Trump assassination attempt begins to emerge

Former classmates of the suspected shooter, Thomas Matthew Crooks, described him to ABC News as a student who was "quiet" and did not have many friends.
July 14
VIDEO: Portrait of alleged gunman in Trump assassination attempt begins to emerge
July 14

How Americans view political violence in the US

Professor Robert Pape of the University of Chicago discusses a survey that looked at opinions on use of force to prevent or restore a potential second Donald Trump presidency.
July 14
Professor Robert Pape of the University of Chicago discusses a survey that looked at opinions on use of force to prevent or restore a potential second Donald Trump presidency.
July 14

Investigators exploring motives of suspected gunman at Trump rally

Former NYPD Chief of Detectives and ABC News contributor Bob Boyce on the latest in the investigation.
July 14
Former NYPD Chief of Detectives and ABC News contributor Bob Boyce on the latest in the investigation.
July 14

Witness says he saw gunman before assassination attempt on Donald Trump

Ryan Knight said he was at the rally and tried to warn Secret Service of a gunman taking aim at Trump.
July 14
VIDEO: Witness says he saw gunman before assassination attempt on Donald Trump
July 14

Eyewitness to Trump assassination attempt recounts his experience

Leonard Verdetto was in the stands when the shooting occurred.
July 14
VIDEO: Eyewitness to Trump assassination attempt recounts his experience
July 14

Police say they were looking for suspicious person near Trump rally prior to shooting

Thomas Matthew Crooks, 20, the suspected gunman who fired shots at former President Donald Trump, was shot and killed by the U.S. Secret Service.
July 14
VIDEO: Police say they were looking for suspicious person near Trump rally prior to shooting
July 14

Former counterterrorism expert, CIA agent reacts to Trump assassination attempt

ABC News contributors break down the assassination attempt and the response from the Secret Service.
July 14
VIDEO: Former counterterrorism expert, CIA agent reacts to Trump assassination attempt
July 14

Donald Trump arrives in New Jersey after assassination attempt

ABC News Executive Editorial Producer John Santucci discusses the latest movements of the former president.
July 14
VIDEO: Donald Trump arrives in New Jersey after assassination attempt
July 14

Gunman at Trump rally tentatively identified, FBI says

Law enforcement officials held a press conference after deadly gunfire erupted at a Trump campaign rally in Butler, Pennsylvania.
July 14
VIDEO: Gunman at Trump rally tentatively identified, FBI says
July 13

Trump rally shooting the latest in history of political violence

Presidential historian Mark Updegrove spoke to ABC’s Whit Johnson about past shootings targeting political figures.
July 13
VIDEO: Trump rally shooting the latest in history of political violence
July 13

Former senior Secret Service agent discusses response to Trump rally incident

Donald Mihalek, a former senior special agent for the U.S. Secret Service, gives his analysis on the agency's response to the possible assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump.
July 13
VIDEO: Former senior Secret Service agent discusses response to Trump rally incident
July 13

‘People were terrified’ amid Trump rally shooting, eyewitness says

ABC’s Whit Johnson spoke to Nathan Rybner about what he experienced at the rally in Butler, Pennsylvania.
July 13
ABC’s Whit Johnson spoke to Nathan Rybner about what he experienced at the rally in Butler, Pennsylvania.
July 13

Trump rally shooting eyewitnesses describe ‘chaotic scene’

A number of spectators spoke to ABC News about what they experienced at the rally in Butler, Pennsylvania.
July 13
A number of spectators spoke to ABC News about what they experienced at the rally in Butler, Pennsylvania.
July 13

‘Bullets were hitting the stands’ at Trump rally, eyewitness says

John Dohanich spoke to ABC’s Whit Johnson about what he witnessed at a Trump rally in Butler, Pennsylvania.
July 13
John Dohanich spoke to ABC’s Whit Johnson about what he witnessed at a Trump rally in Butler, Pennsylvania.
July 13

Trump rally victim was ‘bleeding out through their head,’ eyewitness says

ABC’s Whit Johnson spoke to Rico Elmore, a speaker at the rally in Butler, Pennsylvania.
July 13
ABC’s Whit Johnson spoke to Rico Elmore, a speaker at the rally in Butler, Pennsylvania.
July 13

Trump says he was shot in ear at campaign rally

The former president posted on social media about injuries he sustained at a rally in Butler, Pennsylvania.
July 13
The former president posted on social media about injuries he sustained at a rally in Butler, Pennsylvania.
July 13

Trump rally shooter’s location described by eyewitness

Stephen Lasko, who was at the rally in Butler, Pennsylvania, describes the location of the shooter as being on a “warehouse.”
July 13
VIDEO: Trump rally shooter’s location described by eyewitness
July 13

Trump rally shooting is ‘sick,’ Biden says

The president delivered remarks in the wake of a possible assassination attempt at a rally in Butler, Pennsylvania, on Saturday.
July 13
The president delivered remarks in the wake of a possible assassination attempt at a rally in Butler, Pennsylvania, on Saturday.