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School safety officer charged with murder after fatally shooting 18-year-old woman

Manuela Rodriguez was leaving the scene of an altercation when she was shot.
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Oscar Rodriguez, the brother of 18-year-old Mona Rodriguez, who was shot by a Long Beach Unified School District safety officer, joined the family's attorneys, speaks to the press, Oct. 27, 2021 in Los Angeles.
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Tornado crosses interstate in Orange, Texas

A driver captured dramatic footage of a tornado tearing across an interstate in Orange, Texas.
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A driver captured dramatic footage of a tornado tearing across an interstate in Orange, Texas.
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Black bear takes a stroll outside Wisconsin mall

A black bear wandered outside a mall in Antigo, Wisconsin, making its way into the parking lot.
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A black bear wandered outside a mall in Antigo, Wisconsin, making its way into the parking lot.
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On Location: October 28, 2021

Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.
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Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.
October 28

26 states 'certain or likely' to ban abortion if Roe is overturned: Report

Guttmacher Institute compiled data on the impact of lessening abortion rights.
October 28
Pro-choice and anti-abortion activists protest alongside each other during a demonstration outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, Oct. 04, 2021.
October 28

Why the Second Amendment may be losing relevance in gun debate

Experts said legislatures are doing the work in setting the landscape on guns.
October 28
A member of the public carries a pistol during a second amendment rally on Oct. 12, 2019, in Greeley, Pa.
October 27

8-year-old Houston boy died of 'blunt force trauma,' authorities say

ABC News' Zachary Keisch reports on the investigation into the abandonment of three children left for months with the "skeletal remains" of their deceased brother.
October 27
VIDEO: 8-year-old Houston boy died of 'blunt force trauma,' authorities say
October 27

ABC News Live Prime: Wednesday, October 27, 2021

YouTuber Drew Binsky’s wanderlust takes him to almost every country; By the numbers: Preschool enrollment plunges to 25-year low; 8-year-old Houston boy died of ‘blunt force trauma,’ authorities say
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VIDEO: ABC News Live Prime: Wednesday, October 27, 2021
October 27

The Rundown: Top headlines today: Oct. 27, 2021

Stay up to date on the developing stories making headlines.
October 27
VIDEO: The Rundown: Top headlines today: Oct. 27, 2021
October 27

By the numbers: Preschool enrollment plunges to 25-year low

A look at the plummeting rates of preschool enrollment during the 2020-2021 school year and the lasting impact on young children.
October 27
VIDEO: By the numbers: Preschool enrollment plunges to 25-year low
October 27

Harris County sheriff wants to learn why kids were abandoned with dead sibling

ABC News' Linsey Davis speaks with Harris County, Texas, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez about the investigation into the abandonment of three boys in a Houston apartment with the corpse of their brother.
October 27
VIDEO: Harris County sheriff wants to learn why kids were abandoned with dead sibling
October 27

Gun fired by Alec Baldwin on 'Rust' set contained live round

Evidence from the "Rust" film shooting investigation reveals the gun Alec Baldwin fired while rehearsing on the set contained a live round, though it's too early to say if charges will be filed.
October 27
VIDEO: Gun fired by Alec Baldwin on 'Rust' set contained live round
October 27

Chicago Blackhawks face wave of resignations over investigation

An independent NHL investigation found that the Chicago Blackhawks ignored sexual assault allegations violating their own team policy while en route to a Stanley Cup championship.
October 27
VIDEO: Chicago Blackhawks face wave of resignations over investigation
October 27

With abortion, some women feel like they're stuck between arguments

The Supreme Court will take up the Texas abortion law next month.
October 27
Cessilye Smith is the founder of Abide Women’s Health Services in South Dallas, Texas.
October 27

Eric Garner's mother speaks out on first days of NYPD judicial inquiry

The unique judicial inquiry of 13 members of the NYPD continues.
October 27
Gwen Carr, the mother of Eric Garner attends the daily media briefing at the Office of the Governor of the State of New York, June 12, 2020, in New York.
October 27

Deadly Nor'easter's heavy rain and wind knocks out power to nearly 600,000

Massachusetts' governor expects a "multi-day" power restoration process.
October 27
Boats are stranded along the shores after a nor'easter that brought high winds to the Randolph, Mass., Oct. 27, 2021.
October 27

Live bullet was in gun fired by Alec Baldwin: Sheriff

Investigators are speaking out about the fatal shooting on the movie set that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
October 27
Investigators are speaking out about the fatal shooting on the movie set that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
October 27

Twist in Alec Baldwin movie-set shooting, sheriff says real bullet in gun

The Santa Fe County sheriff said 500 rounds of ammunition was seized.
October 27
Santa Fe County Sheriff Adan Mendoza speaks, Oct. 27, 2021, to the press at the Santa Fe County Public Safety Building about the Oct. 21 shooting accident on the set of the movie "Rust" in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
October 27

John Deere worker killed while reporting to strike line

A John Deere worker who was taking part in the ongoing strike was killed in a traffic accident while walking to the picket line.
October 27
A John Deere worker who was taking part in the ongoing strike was killed in a traffic accident while walking to the picket line.
October 27

Authorities give update to 'Rust' movie set shooting

The sheriff and district attorney in Santa Fe, New Mexico, give an update on the investigation into the Alec Baldwin movie set shooting.
October 27
VIDEO: Authorities give update to 'Rust' movie set shooting
October 27

Boy found in Houston home died of 'multiple blunt-force injuries.'

The boy's mother and her boyfriend were arrested and have been charged after the body was found along with his three abandoned siblings.
October 27
The boy's mother and her boyfriend were arrested and have been charged after the body was found along with his three abandoned siblings.
October 27

Santa Fe County press conference of 'Rust' movie-set shooting analysis

ABC News' Kaylee Hartung and Dan Abrams breakdown the key points in Wednesday afternoon’s press conference.
October 27
VIDEO: Post analysis of Santa County press conference of 'Rust' movie set shooting
October 27

Investigation update on ‘Rust’ set shooting

"We have collected about 600 items of evidence including three firearms, 500 rounds of ammunition," said Santa Fe County Sheriff Adan Mendoza
October 27
VIDEO: Investigation update on ‘Rust’ set shooting
October 27

ABC NEWS LIVE: FDA panel greenlights Pfizer vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11

Plus, top Pentagon officials warn ISIS-K could attack the U.S. within the next six months, and Elon Musk lashes out over proposed billionaire tax.
October 27
ABC NEWS LIVE: FDA panel greenlights Pfizer vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11.
October 27

Boy found dead in home died from blunt force, siblings in 'unspeakable' conditions

The 8-year-old died in 2020. Deputies on Sunday found his "skeletal remains."
October 27
The remains of a 9-year-old boy have been discovered in a Houston home.
October 27

Gun violence in the US

Philadelphia school principal, Le’Yondo Dunn, discusses the gun violence epidemic in his city after nine of his students died so far this year.
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VIDEO: Gun violence in the US
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A woman cries as she waits to place flowers at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Oct. 28, 2018.
October 27

Yosemite Falls roars back to life

The area surrounding California’s Yosemite Falls received five inches of rain last weekend.
October 27
The area surrounding California’s Yosemite Falls received five inches of rain last weekend.
October 27

Water crisis highlights impact of failing infrastructure

Residents have been forced to use bottled water due to lead contamination.
October 27
Volunteers with Southwest Community Action Agency load cases of bottled water into residents vehicles, as city officials warn of dangerous amounts of lead in the city's water systems, in Benton Harbor, Mich., Oct. 20, 2021.
October 27

The increasing popularity of AR-15 style rifles: What to know

These weapons have been used in shootings from Sandy Hook to Las Vegas.
October 27
AR-15 rifles are displayed for sale at the Guntoberfest gun show in Oaks, Pa., Oct. 6, 2017.
October 26

ABC News Live Prime: Tuesday, October 26, 2021

'We're just trusting God’: Friend of kidnapped American missionaries in Haiti; By the Numbers: Most expensive Thanksgiving ever; Author Michael Lewis: 'We're playing Russian roulette with evolution'
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VIDEO: ABC News Live Prime: Tuesday, October 26, 2021
October 26

Tamron Hall's new book puts spotlight on missing kids of color

ABC News' Linsey Davis speaks with Tamron Hall about her new book, "As the Wicked Watch," a fictional look at a journalist's mission to put the spotlight on missing children of color.
October 26
VIDEO: Tamron Hall's new book puts spotlight on missing kids of color
October 26

Mother's boyfriend charged with murder as boy's remains found with abandoned siblings

The child's mother and her boyfriend were charged in connection with the case.
October 26
The remains of a 9-year-old boy have been discovered in a Houston home.
October 26

Author Michael Lewis: 'We're playing Russian roulette with evolution'

ABC News' Linsey Davis speaks with bestselling author Michael Lewis about his book, "The Premonition," that looks into missed opportunities to combat COVID and the possibilities of another pandemic.
October 26
VIDEO: Author Michael Lewis: 'We're playing Russian roulette with evolution'
October 26

By the Numbers: Most expensive Thanksgiving ever

Inflation, supply chain strains and climate extremes are expected to send the cost of Thanksgiving soaring this year.
October 26
VIDEO: By the Numbers: Most expensive Thanksgiving ever
October 26

The Rundown: Top headlines today: Oct. 26, 2021

Stay up to date on the developing stories making headlines.
October 26
VIDEO: The Rundown: Top headlines today: Oct. 26, 2021
October 26

FDA advisory panel votes on Pfizer vaccine for kids aged 5 to 11

Dr. John Brownstein, ABC News medical contributor, shares his expertise as the FDA advisory committee votes on Pfizer vaccine's safety and efficacy in kids ages 5
October 26
VIDEO: FDA advisory panel votes on Pfizer vaccine for kids aged 5 to 11
October 26

Biden prepares to head to Glasgow, Scotland, ahead of the UN Climate Summit

ABC News White House Correspondent Mary Alice Parks speaks on President Joe Biden's upcoming trip to Glasgow, Scotland, ahead of the U.N. Climate Summit.
October 26
VIDEO: Biden prepares to head to Glasgow, Scotland, ahead of the UN Climate Summit
October 26

Biden pushes closer to reaching deal on social spending bill

ABC News Political Director Rick Klein speaks about President Joe Biden's infrastructure plan as officials work to reach a deal on the social spending bill by the end of the week.
October 26
VIDEO: Biden pushes closer to reaching deal on social spending bill
October 26

Baby white sharks can't tell difference between humans and seals: Study

Juvenile white sharks are responsible for the majority of bites on swimmers.
October 26
A young male great white shark swims near the surface off of the Neptune Islands in South Australia, in 2005.
October 26

ABC News Live: US unveils new international COVID-19 travel requirements

Plus, investigators are trying to piece together what happened on the set of Alec Baldwin's film "Rust," and the Houston Astros take on the Atlanta Braves in game one of the World Series.
October 26
VIDEO: ABC News Live: US unveils new international COVID-19 travel requirements
October 26

University displays hundreds of jack-o’-lanterns

Hundreds of pumpkins lined the steps of Transylvania University’s Old Morrison building in Lexington, Kentucky.
October 26
Hundreds of pumpkins lined the steps of Transylvania University’s Old Morrison building in Lexington, Kentucky.
October 26

Weapons armorer explains safety measures taken on film sets

A weapons armorer who has worked on films including the "Resident Evil" series and "Suicide Squad" outlines to "Nightline" the safety measures he takes on set.
October 26
A weapons armorer who has worked on films including the "Resident Evil" series and "Suicide Squad" outlines to 'Nightline' the safety measures he takes on set.
October 26

2 killed, including security officer, in shooting at mall; suspect dead

Authorities said the suspect had multiple firearms and ammunition.
October 26
Police close off a street outside a shopping mall after a shooting in Boise, Idaho on Monday, Oct. 25, 2021. Police said there are reports of multiple injuries and one person is in custody.
October 26

How mass shootings fit into broader picture of gun violence in America

Giffords.org senior advisor Debbie Mucarsel-Powell and FiveThirtyEight reporter Maggie Koerth share their solutions and strategies to combating gun violence in America.
October 26
VIDEO: How mass shootings fit into broader picture of gun violence in America
October 26

Black men accused of rape 72 years ago may get convictions dismissed

The motion to dismiss comes more than 70 years after the alleged incident.
October 26
Lake County Sheriff Willis McCall, far left, and an unidentified man stand next to Walter Irvin, Samuel Shepherd and Charles Greenlee, from left, in Florida.
October 26

Massive storms help raise water levels in West after months of drought and fire

Yosemite Falls, Lake Oroville and Lake Tahoe all reported increased water levels after the weekend’s historic downpours.
October 26
Yosemite Falls, Lake Oroville and Lake Tahoe all reported increased water levels after the weekend’s historic downpours.
October 26

Confederate statue hiding in plain sight near trial for Ahmaud Arbery killing

The Brunswick City Commission voted in November 2020 to remove the monument.
October 26
A Confederate soldier monument is seen wrapped in plastic during the third day of jury selection for a trial of men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery at Hanover Square in Brunswick, Ga., Oct. 20, 2021.
October 26

Dangerous nor'easter drenching Northeast: Latest forecast

The governors of New York and New Jersey declared states of emergency.
October 26
Flooded cars are pictured on a street as heavy rain moved into the northeast in Hoboken, N.J., Oct. 26, 2021.
October 26

College student’s death caused by drowning

A coroner has determined the death of Jelani Day, 25, was caused by drowning and there was no evidence of injury in the forensic autopsy.
October 26
A coroner has determined the death of Jelani Day, 25, was caused by drowning and there was no evidence of injury in the forensic autopsy.