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January 24

ABC News Live Prime: Monday, January 24, 2022

'American Baby' author talks history of adoption in US; By the Numbers: NFL playoff divisional round; 'Jeopardy!' champion: Winning 'requires knowing little about a lot'
January 24
VIDEO: ABC News Live Prime: Monday, January 24, 2022
January 24

Bitcoin operation ignites debate around Pennsylvania coal mining waste

ABC News' Elizabeth Schulze visits a once dormant power plant now humming with crypto activity, which environmentalists warn creates pollution.
January 24
VIDEO: Bitcoin operation ignites debate around Pennsylvania coal mining waste
January 24

By the Numbers: NFL playoff divisional round

After a wild weekend of NFL games beginning with eight teams competing for the Superbowl, four teams remain.
January 24
VIDEO: By the Numbers: NFL playoff divisional round
January 24

The Rundown: Top headlines today: Jan. 24, 2022

Stay up to date on the developing stories making headlines.
January 24
VIDEO: The Rundown: Top headlines today: Jan. 24, 2022
January 24

'American Baby' author talks history of adoption in US

ABC News' Linsey Davis speaks with author Gabrielle Glaser, who unpacks the truth about postwar adoption in America in new book, "American Baby: A Mother, a Child, and the Shadow History of Adoption."
January 24
VIDEO: 'American Baby' author talks history of adoption in US
January 24

Black man sues police after being mistaken for white ex-felon

A 25-year-old Black man was misidentified as a 51-year-old white man.
January 24
In this screen grab from Google Maps Street View, the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas is shown.
January 24

Hockey team celebrates with teddy bear toss

Thousands of stuffed animals were collected for charity as the Hershey Bears, a minor league affiliate of the NHL's Washington Capitals, held their teddy bear toss event.
January 24
Thousands of stuffed animals were collected for charity as the Hershey Bears, a minor league affiliate of the NHL's Washington Capitals, held their teddy bear toss event.
January 24

Baby giraffe takes first steps at Santa Barbara Zoo

A giraffe takes its first wobbly steps within an hour of being born at California’s Santa Barbara Zoo.
January 24
A giraffe takes its first wobbly steps within an hour of being born at California’s Santa Barbara Zoo.
January 24

3-year-old lends older brother some support at dentist's office

A 3-year-old boy held his brother’s hand and gave him a supportive thumbs up as his older sibling got a tooth pulled.
January 24
A 3-year-old boy held his brother’s hand and gave him a supportive thumbs up as his older sibling got a tooth pulled.
January 24

ABC News Live: NYC mayor talks gun violence after police shooting

Plus, COVID-19 cases may have peaked in the U.S., and Europe's vaccine pass goes into effect Monday, despite public backlash.
January 24
VIDEO: ABC News Live: NYC mayor talks gun violence after police shooting
January 24

Breaking down the sharp increase in gun violence following NYC police shooting

Former NYPD officers and FBI officials discuss Mayor Eric Adams' remarks on gun violence in New York City after a police officer was killed in the line of duty.
January 24
VIDEO: Breaking down the sharp increase in gun violence following NYC police shooting
January 24

COVID cases drop in some parts of the country, spike in others

Dr. Alok Patel gives insight on the future of the COVID-19 pandemic as omicron surges in some parts of the country but drops in others.
January 24
VIDEO: COVID cases drop in some parts of the country, spike in others
January 24

Europe's vaccine pass begins as omicron surge continues

People in Europe are reacting to the new vaccine pass going into effect.
January 24
VIDEO: Europe's vaccine pass begins as omicron surge continues
January 24

Prosecutor says cops made 'conscious choice' not to protect George Floyd

Opening statements began in the federal trial of three former police officers
January 24
Fencing and barricades surround the perimeter of the Warren E. Burger Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse on Jan. 20, 2022, in St Paul, Minn.
January 24

$60K reward offered for suspect ID'd deputy's killing

The deputy did not have time to defend himself, a constable said.
January 24
Oscar Rosales is pictured in an image released by the Houston Poilce Department in an interview released via YouTube on Jan. 24, 2022. Rosales is wanted in the killing of Harris County Constable deputy Cpl. Charles Galloway.
January 24

On Location: January 24, 2022

Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.
January 24
Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.
January 24

LA schools mandating non-cloth masks

As Los Angeles public schools mandate non-cloth masks, one county in Georgia will be making masks optional for students.
January 24
As Los Angeles public schools mandate non-cloth masks, one county in Georgia will be making masks optional for students.
January 24

Federal trial for disgraced attorney begins

Avenatti is charged with wire fraud and aggravated identity theft.
January 24
Former attorney Michael Avenatti arrives for his criminal trial, at the United States Courthouse in New York City, Jan. 24, 2022.
January 24

Supreme Court to hear 2 cases that could decide the affirmative action use in college

Plus, U.S. officials are ordering the evacuation of family members of U.S. embassy staff, and dozens have been killed in a prison break in Syria holding at least 3,000 suspected ISIS fighters.
January 24
VIDEO: ABC News Live: Supreme Court to hear 2 cases that could decide the affirmative action use in college admissions
January 24

Opening statements begin in federal trial over George Floyd's death

Criminal defense attorney Bernarda Villalona looks ahead as opening statements begin in the federal trial of three former officers implicated in George Floyd's death.
January 24
VIDEO: Opening statements begin in federal trial over George Floyd's death
January 24

Biden considering sending troops to Eastern Europe: Report

ABC News' Rick Klein discusses the possibility of sending U.S. troops to Russia and the continuing talks Secretary of State Antony Blinken is having with officials in Russia and Ukraine.
January 24
VIDEO: Biden considering sending troops to Eastern Europe: Report
January 24

US orders some evacuations from Ukraine as tensions rise

ABC News' Patrick Reevell discusses the rising tensions on the Russia-Ukraine border and more on Ukraine criticizing the U.S.'s decision to partially evacuate its embassy as "premature."
January 24
VIDEO: US orders some evacuations from Ukraine as tensions rise
January 24

California proposal would let preteens get vaccines without parents' consent

New legislation in California would lift the parental requirement for children age 12 and older to receive any vaccine, including the COVID-19 vaccine.
January 24
New legislation in California would lift the parental requirement for children age 12 and older to receive any vaccine, including the COVID-19 vaccine.
January 24

Six bodies found in Milwaukee home, homicide investigation underway

Officers discovered the bodies while conducting a wellness check at a home in Milwaukee’s Park West neighborhood.
January 24
Officers discovered the bodies while conducting a wellness check at a home in Milwaukee’s Park West neighborhood.
January 24

President Biden considering sending thousands of troops to Russia-Ukraine border

Plus, an attempted prison break in Syria to free thousands of ISIS fighters and a family fighting for justice after a woman was found dead after meeting with a man she met on a dating app.
January 24
VIDEO: ABC New Live: President Biden considering sending thousands of troops to Russia-Ukraine border
January 24

Woman celebrating birthday among 4 killed in 'targeted ambush' on home

"We will find you," the mayor said in a message to the attackers.
January 24
Police investigate the scene of a shooting in Inglewood, California, Jan. 23, 2022.
January 24

Inside Nevada’s hard-hit hospitals

Dr. Bayo Curry-Winchell, medical director at Saint Mary’s & Carbon Health Network, discusses how hospitals in Nevada are dealing with the influx of COVID patients.
January 24
VIDEO; Inside Nevada’s hard-hit hospitals
January 24

School district requiring non-cloth masks with nose wire at all times

Students also can't wear cloth masks during sports.
January 24
KN95 protective masks for children.
January 24

Police investigate homicide of 6 people found dead at Milwaukee home

"A horrible crime has again occurred," the acting mayor said.
January 24
Police found six people dead while conducting a welfare check at a home in Milwaukee, on Jan. 23, 2022.
January 24

Trump nemesis Avenatti back on trial

The disgraced attorney who taunted former President Trump on cable television over comments he made about his porn star client will stand trial on charges he cheated her out of money.
January 24
The disgraced attorney who taunted former President Trump on cable television over comments he made about his porn star client will stand trial on charges he cheated her out of money.
January 24

Another violence interrupter shot dead as gun violence dominates Baltimore community

DaShawn McGrier is the third Safe Streets member to be killed in a year.
January 24
Safe Streets outreach worker DaShawn McGrier was shot and killed in Baltimore on Jan. 19, 2022.
January 23

Wildfire burns near California coast

Footage shows a line of flames from the Colorado Fire in Big Sur, California -- a rare occurrence for January.
January 23
Footage shows a line of flames from the Colorado Fire in Big Sur, California -- a rare occurrence for January.
January 23

4 dead, 1 in critical condition after 'targeted ambush' at LA-area home

Multiple gunmen, at least one armed with a semi-automatic rifle, opened fire at a home in Inglewood, California, early Sunday morning.
January 23
Multiple gunmen, at least one armed with a semi-automatic rifle, opened fire at a home in Inglewood, California, early Sunday morning.
January 23

2 shot and injured at post-funeral gathering in Minneapolis

The gunman opened fire at a post-funeral meal at a Minneapolis community center where about 100 people were gathered, authorities said.
January 23
The gunman opened fire at a post-funeral meal at a Minneapolis community center where about 100 people were gathered, authorities said.
January 23

Texas deputy gunned down during traffic stop

Cpl. Charles Galloway, 47, of the Harris County Constable Precinct 5, was fatally shot during an apparent traffic stop in Southwest Houston.
January 23
Cpl. Charles Galloway, 47, of the Harris County Constable Precinct 5, was fatally shot during an apparent traffic stop in Southwest Houston.
January 23

2 critically injured in shooting at post-funeral gathering

The gunman fired into a crowd of about 100 people, police said.
January 23
A gunman was being sought on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022, after he opened fire on a crowd gathered for a post-funeral meal at a Minneapolis community center.
January 23

Trump nemesis Avenatti back on trial for allegedly stealing porn star's money

Avenatti is accused in New York of stealing proceeds from a memoir.
January 23
Former attorney Michael Avenatti walks away from court in New York, Jan. 21, 2022.
January 23

All eyes on California's proposed single-payer heath system

Other states will be watching the debate play out in Sacramento.
January 23
In this Dec. 29, 2021, file photo, a nurse speaks with a new patient just arriving inside the respiratory tent outside the Emergency Department at Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital in Los Angeles.
January 23

How COVID-19 causes loss of smell

During the pandemic, many who've contracted COVID-19 have experienced this symptom.
January 23
During the pandemic, many who've contracted COVID-19 have experienced this symptom.
January 22

Snow covers much of North Carolina

North Carolina turned into a winter wonderland, with most of the state seeing up to four inches of snow.
January 22
North Carolina turned into a winter wonderland, with most of the state seeing up to four inches of snow.
January 22

US preparing to approve evacuation from embassy in Ukraine: Sources

Contingency planning has been underway for weeks now.
January 22
The Embassy of the United States of America in Kiev, Ukraine, July 18, 2015.
January 22

'Multiple' dogs may have been sickened by rat-transmitted illness: NYC official

City agencies are now inspecting rat activity at a Brooklyn park.
January 22
New York City's health department is now investigating what killed a number of dogs after their owners took them  to a dog run at different times at McCarren Park in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, N.Y., Jan. 22, 2022.
January 22

3 dogs die after visiting same Brooklyn park

The dogs may have died from leptospirosis, a bacterial disease commonly transmitted by rodents.
January 22
The dogs died from leptospirosis, a bacterial disease commonly transmitted by rodents, according to the city’s health department.
January 22

Hazardous weather conditions after winter storm hits southeastern US with snow, ice

Two to 4.5 inches of snow have been reported from South Carolina to Virginia.
January 22
Richard Fuller, 45, shovels a sidewalk in Norfolk, Va., Jan. 22, 2022.
January 22

NYPD officer killed, 2nd officer, suspect in critical condition after shooting

The suspect was shot and is in custody, police said.
January 22
In an undated photo released by the NYPD, New York Police Department officer Jason Rivera, (L) who was killed in a police shooting, Jan. 21, 2022, in New York, is seen. Fellow officer Wilbert Mora, (R), was critically wounded in the shooting.
January 22

Food banks nationwide face staffing, supply shortages

Volunteers and donations are needed across the country amid the omicron surge.
January 22
Volunteer Allison Willis, right, fills a bag with food items with other volunteers for the backpack program at Feeding America food bank in Elizabethtown, Ky., Jan. 17, 2022. Food banks across the country are experiencing a critical shortage of volunteers as the omicron variant frightens people away from group activities. (AP Photo/Michael Clubb)
January 22

How young people can tackle climate change, according to experts

The consequences of a century of global warming is on their shoulders.
January 22
School children take part in a climate strike popularized by Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, Sept, 24, 2021, in Glasgow, Scotland.
January 22

Worker shortages, flight delays contributing to slow delivery of rapid tests

Despite efforts, millions of rapid test kits are backlogged for delivery.
January 22
In this Dec. 29, 2021, file photo, a pharmacy in Queens, N.Y., has posted a sign on the door that they have run out of COVID-19 tests.
January 21

ABC News Live Prime: Friday, January 21, 2022

By the Numbers: How abortion has changed in half century since Roe v. Wade; Toddlers can build tolerance to peanuts: Study; Looking at the legacies of singer Meat Loaf and comedian Louie Anderson
January 21
VIDEO: ABC News Live Prime: Friday, January 21, 2022
January 21

The Rundown: Top headlines today: Jan. 21, 2022

Stay up to date on the developing stories making headlines.
January 21
VIDEO: The Rundown: Top headlines today: Jan. 21, 2022