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July 14

4 charged in murder of rapper Pop Smoke, 2 face death penalty

Two men and two teens allegedly broke into a house in LA to shoot the rapper.
July 14
American rapper Pop Smoke performs during the Astroworld Festival, Nov. 9, 2019 in Houston.
July 14

Man fears parties held at neighbor's home are helping coronavirus spread

"They have no clue that there’s a pandemic," Benny Diaz told ABC News.
July 14
A car drives into the mobile coronavirus testing site in the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, Fla., July 12, 2020.
July 14

Coronavirus updates: Los Angeles on verge of 'red' threat level, mayor says

Red is the highest of the city's four COVID-19 threat levels.
July 14
Cars enter the coronavirus COVID-19 testing site at Dodger Stadium, July 13, 2020, in Los Angeles, California.
July 14

By the numbers: Who is Dr. Anthony Fauci?

These are the accomplishments that make Dr. Fauci the “nation’s top infectious disease doctor.”
July 14
VIDEO: By the numbers: Who is Dr. Anthony Fauci?
July 14

Removing Native American mascots from sports teams

Amanda Blackhorse, of the Navajo Nation, discusses the significance of Washington’s NFL team retiring its team name and explains why other teams should abandon Native American mascots.
July 14
VIDEO: Removing Native American mascots from sports teams
July 14

Texas congressman: Defer to local leaders for pandemic response

Rep. Jodey Arrington, R-Texas, discusses the rise in COVID-19 cases in Texas and the economic impact as states feel the pinch of renewed closures.
July 14
VIDEO: Texas congressman: Defer to local leaders for pandemic response
July 14

Washington NFL team changing long-disputed name

ABC News’ Rachel Scott reports on the Washington NFL franchise announcing it will change its team name and logo after years of backlash over their allegedly racist connotation.
July 14
VIDEO: Washington NFL team changing long-disputed name
July 14

Mothers of the movement

ABC’s Deborah Roberts speaks with seven black mothers thrust into the national spotlight after their children were killed by police or in racially charged encounters.
July 14
VIDEO: Mothers of the movement
July 14

How Florida became the US epicenter for COVID-19

Florida set a record for new COVID-19 cases, with over 15,000 positive tests in one day.
July 14
Florida set a record for new COVID-19 cases, with over 15,000 positive tests in one day.
July 14

Artists paint 'Erradica el Racismo' mural on North Carolina Street

Fifty artists worked together on the mural, which, translated from Spanish to English, means “Eradicate Racism.”
July 14
Fifty artists worked together on the mural, which, translated from Spanish to English, means “Eradicate Racism.”
July 14

Search for victims of 1921 'race massacre' begins in Tulsa

Archaeologists, historians, anthropologists begin to dig at a Tulsa cemetery.
July 14
Workers break ground at Oaklawn Cemetery in north Tulsa, Okla., on July 13, 2020, searching for a potential mass grave of victims of the race massacre that occurred in this city in 1921.
July 13

Time-lapse shows crowded New Jersey beach

The video captured scenes of the busy boardwalk and beach in Ocean City, New Jersey, over one day.
July 13
The video captured scenes of the busy boardwalk and beach in Ocean City, New Jersey, over one day.
July 13

Some Trump supporters believe COVID-19 pandemic is a ‘hoax’

Several supporters of President Trump tell ABC News that the Coronavirus pandemic is manufactured and are against medical advice to wear a mask.
July 13
VIDEO: Some Trump supporters believe COVID-19 pandemic is a ‘hoax’
July 13

News headlines today: July 13, 2020

Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.
July 13
VIDEO: News headlines today: July 1, 2019
July 13

Ghislaine Maxwell wrapped cellphone in foil to 'evade detection,' prosecutors allege

She also tried to flee FBI agents during her arrest, according to a new filing.
July 13
Ghislaine Maxwell at Spring Studios in New York City, Oct. 18, 2016.
July 13

Liability insurance mandate for police officers under consideration by state leaders

Insurance companies would be liable for costs related to misconduct.
July 13
Police speak at the scene of an afternoon shooting that left one person dead on July 07, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York.
July 13

Kids produce Black history podcast

Nicole, Avery and Jackson Ausmer, hosts of the "Hey Black Child" podcast, discussed the podcast’s focus on Black historical figures and their impact on America.
July 13
VIDEO:  Kids produce Black history podcast
July 13

Investigation underway into explosion on a Navy ship in San Diego

Sailors and civilians were hurt in the blast and blaze on the USS Bonhomme Richard.
July 13
VIDEO:  Investigation underway into explosion on a Navy ship in San Diego
July 13
Jane Goodall is shown in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania, as she appears in the television special "Miss Goodall and the World of Chimpanzees" originally broadcast on CBS, Dec. 22, 1965.
July 13

Judge halts 1st federal execution in nearly 2 decades

Justice Dept. files appeal to allow Daniel Lewis Lee execution to move forward.
July 13
A corrections officer patrols outside the Federal Correctional Institution, Terre Haute, as Daniel Lewis Lee, convicted in the killing of three members of an Arkansas family in 1996, is set to be put to death in the first federal execution in 17 years, in Terre Haute, Ind., July 13, 2020.
July 13

Dog pulls owner on snowboard

A husky helps its owner snowboard down a driveway to collect the mail.
July 13
A husky helps its owner snowboard down a driveway to collect the mail.
July 13

Washington Redskins to change name following years of backlash

The team has not released what the new name will be.
July 13
Fans sit in the stands at FedExField on Nov. 24, 2019 in Landover, Md.
July 13

1-year-old boy killed in New York as gun violence continues in cities

New York City saw 11 shooting incidents on Sunday, police said.
July 13
Evidence markers in the street outside of Raymond Bush Playground in Brooklyn, on Monday, July 13, 2020.
July 13

1-year-old shot, killed in Brooklyn

The boy was killed and three others were injured when two gunmen opened fire at a cookout in Bedford Stuyvesant, police said.
July 13
VIDEO: 1-year-old shot, killed in Brooklyn
July 13

Tax filing deadline quickly approaching

ABC News' Deirdre Bolton has some tips for taxpayers who still plan to file by July 15 and want to avoid paying penalties.
July 13
VIDEO: Tax filing deadline quickly approaching
July 13

Man narrowly escapes being hit by falling tree

The tree fell outside the man’s home in Janesville, Wisconsin.
July 13
The tree fell outside the man’s home in Janesville, Wisconsin.
July 13

ABC News Daily: July 13, 2020

Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.
July 13
Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.
July 13

Possible thunderstorms, excessive heat across the country

Phoenix, Arizona, will hit 112 degrees Monday.
July 13
VIDEO: Possible thunderstorms, excessive heat across the country
July 13

Investigation launched after violent arrest

Video appears to show an officer kneeling on a man’s neck while attempting to restrain him.
July 13
VIDEO: Investigation launched after violent arrest
July 13

Record heat and severe storms expected across the country

Dozens of records fell across the Southwest, including Texas, yesterday.
July 13
Visitors crowd the beach Sunday, July 12, 2020, in Santa Monica, Calif., amid the coronavirus pandemic. A heat wave has brought crowds to California's beaches as the state grappled with a spike in coronavirus infections and hospitalizations.
July 13

White House seeks to discredit Fauci in memo leaked to reporters

Administration sources say he's sometimes referred to as "Dr. Gloom and Doom."
July 13
Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on efforts to get back to work and school during the coronavirus disease outbreak, in Washington, D.C., U.S. June 30, 2020.
July 13

Investigation launched after video appears to show officer leaning on man's neck

The incident happened outside a hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
July 13
A still from a video shows officers in Allentown, Pennsylvania, restraining a suspect outside St Luke's Sacred Heart Hospital on July 11, 2020.
July 13

Records continue to fall for new cases, hospitalizations

Florida has set the record for the largest 1-day increase in cases in any state.
July 13
Vehicles wait in line at a COVID-19 testing site at the Miami Beach Convention Center during the coronavirus pandemic, Sunday, July 12, 2020, in Miami Beach, Fla. Florida on Sunday reported the largest single-day increase in positive coronavirus cases in any one state since the beginning of the pandemic.
July 13

Officials investigating after 21 sailors, civilians injured in naval ship explosion

The explosion triggered a fire that tore through the USS Bonhomme Richard.
July 13
Smoke rises from a fire on board the U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard at Naval Base San Diego, July 12, 2020.
July 12

Navy ship fire at San Diego base

Local, base and shipboard firefighting teams are responding to a fire aboard USS Bonhomme Richard located on Naval Base San Diego.
July 12
Local, base and shipboard firefighting teams are responding to a fire aboard USS Bonhomme Richard located on Naval Base San Diego.
July 12

COVID-19 symptoms may linger after recovery

As more people try to recover from the coronavirus, many are noticing symptoms aren’t going away.
July 12
As more people try to recover from the coronavirus, many are noticing symptoms aren’t going away.
July 12

Lightning spreads across sky in Bentonville, Arkansas

The weather reports said storms impacted portions of Oklahoma and Arkansas.
July 12
The weather reports said storms impacted portions of Oklahoma and Arkansas.
July 12

Former home of Detroit Pistons torn down

The Palace of Auburn Hills opened its doors in 1988 and hosted its last Pistons home game in 2017.
July 12
The Palace of Auburn Hills opened its doors in 1988 and hosted its last Pistons home game in 2017.
July 12

2 Texas officers shot and killed

McAllen Police Chief Victor Rodriguez said the suspect, identified as Aldon Caramillo, shot himself and died on the scene.
July 12
McAllen Police Chief Victor Rodriguez said the suspect, identified as Aldon Caramillo, shot himself and died on the scene.
July 12

Severe storms hit Central US, record heat continues in Southwest

Storms have caused more than 300 reports of severe weather in the last 24 hours.
July 12
Storms have caused more than 300 reports of severe weather in the last 24 hours.
July 12

Severe storms in Central US, record heat in Southwest continues

Power outages have also been reported in several states due to storms overnight.
July 12
Ryan Courtney, left, and Grace Wethington jump into Lake of the Isles to beat the heat in Minneapolis on Wednesday, July 8, 2020.
July 12

Man arrested and charged over missing Amish teenage girl who vanished last month

The man's charges include felony kidnapping and misdemeanor false imprisonment.
July 12
Justo Smoker, 34, was charged by East Lampeter Township, Pa., police on Friday, July 10, 2020, with felony kidnapping and misdemeanor false imprisonment.
July 12

US Navy gets its 1st Black female fighter pilot

The achievement was celebrated by celebrities and politicians.
July 12
Student Naval Aviator Lt. j.g. Madeline Swegle stands alongside a T-45C Goshawk training aircraft following her final flight to complete the undergraduate Tactical Air (Strike) pilot training syllabus, July 7, 2020.
July 12

Trump wears mask in public for 1st time

The president visited wounded veterans at the medical center.
July 12
President Donald Trump wears a mask as he walks down the hallway during his visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Saturday, July 11, 2020.
July 12

Sheriff's deputy fired, charged for lying about being attacked

The deputy was charged with falsely summoning law enforcement.
July 12
Jake Preston Dooley, 22, of Marshall, Va., was fired as a sheriff's deputy in Fauquier County after lying about being attacked after he was found unconscious by the side of the road in Warrenton on July 10, 2020.
July 12

2 police officers shot and killed, suspect dies by suicide

The suspect shot and killed himself, police said.
July 12
Two McAllen, Texas, police officers were shot and killed responding to a home on Saturday, July 11, 2020.
July 11

Trump wears mask in public for 1st time

The president told reporters, “I've never been against masks,” before departing the White House for Walter Reed Medical Center.
July 11
The president told reporters, “I've never been against masks,” before departing the White House for Walter Reed Medical Center.
July 11

‘I think I made a mistake’: Man dies after COVID party

A 30-year-old died at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio after attending a so-called COVID party.
July 11
A 30-year-old died at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio after attending a so-called COVID party.
July 11

Disney World reopens after COVID shutdown

Disney's Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom reopened Saturday with Hollywood Studios and Epcot to follow on July 15.
July 11
Disney's Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom reopened Saturday with Hollywood Studios and Epcot to follow on July 15.
July 11

Florida governor says his state leads COVID-19 testing

In a press conference on Saturday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said the state had more tests in one day than the country as a whole did in March.
July 11
In a press conference on Saturday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said the state had more tests in one day than the country as a whole did in March.