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January 15

Standoff at synagogue ends with all hostages safe, suspect dead

An elite FBI Hostage Rescue Team entered the synagogue and rescued the hostages.
January 15
SWAT team members deploy near the Congregation Beth Israel Synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, Jan. 15, 2022.
January 15

Woman killed after pushed onto NYC subway tracks in unprovoked attack, police say

The suspect turned himself in and charges are pending, police said.
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Times Square 42 Street subway underground station in New York.
January 15

Large waves crash along California coast amid tsunami advisory

Tsunami advisories were put into effect on the West Coast in the wake of an undersea volcanic eruption near Tonga.
January 15
Tsunami advisories were put into effect on the West Coast in the wake of an undersea volcanic eruption near Tonga.
January 15

Ice skaters glide on frozen lake

Ice skaters in Wisconsin took advantage of the plunging temperatures, taking the opportunity to glide across the frozen Lake Monona.
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Ice skaters in Wisconsin took advantage of the plunging temperatures, taking the opportunity to glide across the frozen Lake Monona.
January 15

Older bald eagle kicks out younger eagle for meal

A young eagle's mealtime was interrupted when an older bald eagle swooped in.
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A young eagle's mealtime was interrupted when an older bald eagle swooped in.
January 15

Armed man takes hostages at Texas synagogue

An armed suspect took a rabbi and three other hostages at a synagogue in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, according to several sources.
January 15
An armed suspect took a rabbi and three other hostages at a synagogue in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, according to several sources.
January 15

Tsunami advisory issued for US West Coast and Alaska

The National Tsunami Warning Center declared a tsunami advisory for the U.S West Coast and Alaska after an undersea volcanic erupted near Tonga.
January 15
The National Tsunami Warning Center declared a tsunami advisory for the U.S West Coast and Alaska after an undersea volcanic erupted near Tonga.
January 15

Tsunami advisory issued for US West Coast and Alaska

The news comes in wake of an undersea volcanic eruption near Tonga.
January 15
In this satellite image taken by Himawari-8, a Japanese weather satellite, and released by the agency, shows an undersea volcano eruption at the Pacific nation of Tonga, Jan. 15, 2022.
January 15

75 million Americans under alert for winter storm, chilling temperatures

A massive storm just left over a foot of snow across North Dakota and Iowa.
January 15
A man snow blows his driveway after Winter Storm Izzy in Des Moines, Iowa, Jan. 15, 2022.
January 15

Latinx? Latino? Hispanic? A linguistics expert explains the confusion

One poll shows only 4% of U.S. Latinos use the non-binary term, Latinx.
January 15
A protester holds a sign that says, "LATiNXS FOR BLACK LiVES MATTER" in New York, June 2, 2020.
January 15

Wordle takes the internet by storm

Wordle was created by New York software engineer Josh Wardle.
January 15
The word game Wordle is shown on a mobile phone, Jan. 12, 2022, in Houston.
January 15

States move to protect abortion rights in face of challenge at Supreme Court

New Jersey codified the right to an abortion into state law this week.
January 15
Gov. Phil Murphy signs an abortion bill into law in front of Teaneck Library on Jan. 13, 2022, in Teaneck, N.J.
January 15

6 hospitalized, 1 in critical condition, after shooting at rap concert

The suspect remains at large and is likely armed and dangerous, police said.
January 15
Eugene Police secure the scene of a shooting outside the WOW Hall in Eugene, Ore., Jan. 14, 2022.
January 14

ABC News Live Prime: Friday, January 14, 2021

Pediatric COVID-19 hospital admissions in US quadruple since last month; Should 60 million Americans call themselves Latinx?; Ming-Na Wen talks all new ‘The Book of Boba Fett’ Star Wars series
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VIDEO:
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Should 60 million Americans call themselves Latinx?

ABC News’ Stephanie Ramos speaks to Dr. Jose Medina, a linguist and educational advocate, about confusion and contention surrounding use of the term Latinx.
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VIDEO:  Should 60 million Americans call themselves Latinx?
January 14

By the Numbers: Chocolate might get a lot more expensive

Chocolate sales are going up as cocoa production seems to be dropping, a combination that could lead to price hikes.
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VIDEO: By the Numbers: Chocolate might get a lot more expensive
January 14

Oath Keepers leader makes 1st court appearance following arrest on Jan.6 charges

Stewart Rhodes was arrested Thursday in connection with the Jan. 6 attack.
January 14
This booking photo released by Collin County on Jan. 13, 2022 shows Elmer Stewart Rhodes, III.
January 14

Large boulder removed above road in Washington

Contractors placed two airbags underneath the boulder and inflated them to break the rock apart as it rolled down the slope.
January 14
Contractors placed two airbags underneath the boulder and inflated them to break the rock apart as it rolled down the slope.
January 14

Ice and debris float down Colorado river

Drone footage captured ice and debris floating down the Roaring Fork River in Colorado.
January 14
Drone footage captured ice and debris floating down the Roaring Fork River in Colorado.
January 14

Biden announces new investment in nation's bridges

President Joe Biden announced a roughly $27 billion investment to fund repairs and replace bridges in need.
January 14
President Joe Biden announced a roughly $27 billion investment to fund repairs and replace bridges in need.
January 14

Students hold walkout protests over in-person learning during COVID surge

Students in Boston and Chicago walked out of their classes on Friday to protest in-person learning as COVID-19 cases continue to rise.
January 14
Students in Boston and Chicago walked out of their classes on Friday to protest in-person learning as COVID-19 cases continue to rise.
January 14

Southern states issue emergencies as storm nears

For the Northeast, the storm will hit Sunday night and Monday morning.
January 14
New Yorkers brave the first cold weather of the winter in Bryant Park, on Jan. 11, 2022.
January 14

ABC News Live: Students at Boston schools walk out due to rising COVID-19 cases

Plus, thousands of Afghans are starting a new life in the U.S., and Ukraine says a “massive cyber-attack” has knocked out websites including the foreign ministry and emergency services.
January 14
VIDEO: ABC News Live: Students at Boston schools walk out due to rising COVID-19 cases
January 14

ABC News Live: Boston students stage walkout to call for remote learning amid surge

Plus, President Joe Biden is reeling after major losses on voting rights and vaccine mandates, and travel nurses give a look inside the COVID fight.
January 14
VIDEO: ABC News Live: Boston students stage walkout to call for remote learning amid surge
January 14

Oath Keepers militia members charged with sedition

The leader of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group and 10 others have been arrested for seditious conspiracy.
January 14
VIDEO: Oath Keepers militia members charged with sedition
January 14

Feel Good Friday: College student makes lunches for parents

A college student goes viral on TikTok for making picture perfect lunches for her parents.
January 14
VIDEO: Feel Good Friday: College student makes lunches for parents
January 14

Migrant's arrest under 'Operation Lone Star' ruled unconstitutional

The ruling may pave the way for other challenges to the controversial program.
January 14
In this Sept. 22, 2021, file photo, Border Patrol Agents and members of the National Guard patrol a checkpoint entry near the Del Rio International Bridge in Del Rio, Texas.
January 14

Alec Baldwin turns over cellphone in investigation of fatal 'Rust' shooting: DA

A search warrant for the phone was issued on Dec. 16.
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Alec Baldwin on Oct. 30, 2021 in Manchester, Vt.
January 14

Students walk out over COVID-19 in-person learning conditions in schools

Walkouts are happening in Chicago, Boston, New York City and more.
January 14
Students from Brooklyn Technical High School staged a citywide walkout, protesting the lack of a remote learning option, despite rapidly rising COVID cases, in New York City, Jan. 11, 2022. They are calling on Mayor Eric Adams and the Department of Education to provide a better options and keep students and teachers safe.
January 14

'Pharma Bro' ordered to pay $64M for hiking cost of lifesaving drug

Shkreli hiked the price of an HIV drug by 4,000%.
January 14
Former Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli attends the House Committee on Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 4, 2016.
January 14

Waukesha Christmas parade hit-and-run suspect ordered to stand trial

Six people were killed, including one child, in the incident.
January 14
Police canvas debris left  following a driver plowed into the Christmas parade on Main Street in downtown Waukesha, Wis., Nov. 22, 2021.
January 14

Family of dead teenager seeks justice after a 2019 boating accident

What began as a normal night for six teens, ended with a tragic death.
January 14
Phillip Beach, father of Mallory Beach, speaks to ABC News.
January 14

ABC NEWS LIVE: Child COVID-19 hospitalizations rising

Plus, an Oath Keeper leader and others are charged with seditious conspiracy in the Jan. 6 riot, and a massive settlement is expected to erase student loans for thousands of borrowers.
January 14
VIDEO: ABC NEWS LIVE: Child COVID-19 hospitalizations rising
January 14

On Location: January 14, 2022

Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.
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Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.
January 14

Navient agrees to $1.7B student loan settlement

Navient agreed to pay nearly $2 billion to settle claims by 38 states and the District of Columbia it deceived thousands of borrows into costly, long-term, forbearance.
January 14
Navient agreed to pay nearly $2 billion to settle claims by 38 states and the District of Columbia it deceived thousands of borrows into costly, long-term, forbearance.
January 14

National outrage from not guilty verdict sparks demonstrations across the US: Part 6

Federal prosecutors tried to charge the Milman brothers with kidnapping, but didn't due to leaked information about Emmett Till's father. Later, Roy Bryant and J.W. Milman confessed to killing Till.
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VIDEO: National outrage from not guilty verdict sparks demonstrations across the US: Part 6
January 14

Body of Emmett Till so badly beaten, defense tries to dispute the identity: Part 5

Although Emmett Till's body was found with his father's ring, the identity of the body remained a constant subject for the defense to question. J.W. Milman and Roy Bryant were found not guilty.
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VIDEO: Body of Emmett Till so badly beaten, defense tries to dispute the identity: Part 5
January 14

Surprise witness describes hearing screams from a barn, identifies details: Part 4

William Reed said that he heard crying from a barn owned by J.W. Milman's brother and testifies that Black and white men were at the scene. Carolyn Bryant describes her encounter with Emmett Till.
January 14
VIDEO: Surprise witness describes hearing screams from a barn, identifies details: Part 4
January 14

Despite fearing for his life, key witness Reverend Moses Wright testifies: Part 3

Rev. Moses Wright, Emmett Till's uncle, testified that the two white men Roy Bryant and J.W. Milman knocked on his door around 2 a.m. and kidnapped Emmett Till.
January 14
VIDEO: Despite fearing for his life, key witness Reverend Moses Wright testifies: Part 3
January 14

Mamie Till-Mobley seeks justice for the brutal murder of her son: Part 2

Roy Bryant and J.W. Milman were indicted for Emmett Till's murder in July of 1955. Five lawyers volunteered to defend Bryant and Milman to an all-white, male jury.
January 14
VIDEO: Mamie Till-Mobley seeks justice for the brutal murder of her son: Part: 2
January 14

Mamie Till Mobley insists on holding open casket funeral for her son Emmett: Part 1

Family members, Michelle Obama, Common and others describe the impact of that courageous decision on the black community.
January 14
VIDEO: Mamie Till Mobley insists on holding open casket funeral for her son Emmett: Part 1
January 14

ABC's 'Let The World See' chronicles Emmett Till's mother, her fight for justice

Mamie Till-Mobley's fierce quest for justice sparked the civil rights movement after her son Emmett Till's brutal murder. She inspired heroes like Rosa Parks and others to stand up for their rights.
January 14
VIDEO: ABC's 'Let The World See' chronicles Emmett Till's mother, her fight for justice
January 13

ABC News Live Prime: Thursday, January 13, 2021

Supreme Court blocks President Biden’s vaccine mandate for large companies; Afghan refugees work to start a new life in the US; Ginger Zee opens up about personal struggles in new book
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VIDEO: ABC News Live Prime: Thursday, January 13, 2021
January 13

Journalism is getting ‘the best obtainable version of the truth’: Carl Bernstein

ABC News’ Linsey Davis speaks with pioneering journalist Carl Bernstein about his new book, “Chasing History: A Kid in the Newsroom,” on his early career and advice for journalists today.
January 13
VIDEO: Journalism is getting ‘the best obtainable version of the truth’: Carl Bernstein
January 13

Afghan refugees work to start a new life in the US

ABC News’ Juju Chang gains rare access inside the Amid Oman Village in New Mexico, where some Afghan refugees are learning the building blocks of living in the U.S.
January 13
VIDEO: Afghan refugees work to start a new life in the US
January 13

Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth: Voting rights ‘fight is not over’

ABC News’ Linsey Davis speaks with Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., about the battles over voting rights reform and the Senate filibuster.
January 13
VIDEO: Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth: Voting rights ‘fight is not over’
January 13

2021 marks 6th hottest year on record

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA announced Thursday that 2021 was the sixth warmest year in history.
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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA announced Thursday that 2021 was the sixth warmest year in history.
January 13

Supreme Court blocks President Biden’s vaccine mandate for large companies

ABC News’ Devin Dwyer discusses the Supreme Court’s ruling that blocks a “cornerstone” of President Joe Biden’s COVID policy requiring employee vaccinations for large businesses.
January 13
VIDEO: Supreme Court blocks President Biden’s vaccine mandate for large companies
January 13

Woman killed, 2 children injured in police chase crash

A woman was killed and two children were injured after a deputy collided with their vehicle while chasing a robbery suspect in Houston.
January 13
A woman was killed and two children were injured after a deputy collided with their vehicle while chasing a robbery suspect in Houston.
January 13

Accident blocks lanes on California's Bay Bridge

Three westbound lanes of California's Bay Bridge were blocked after a multi-vehicle crash near Treasure Island.
January 13
Three westbound lanes of California's Bay Bridge were blocked after a multi-vehicle crash near Treasure Island.