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June 20

FAA investigating after plane descended dangerously low on airport approach

An automated warning went off from the Minimum Safe Altitude Warning system.
June 20
In this Feb. 8, 2024, file photo, a Southwest Airlines plane lands at San Francisco International Airport, in San Francisco, Calif.
June 20

ABC News Live Prime: Thursday June 20, 2024

Millions on alert as dangerous heat wave hits U.S.; wildfires continue to spread on the West Coast; NRA head sits down for exclusive interview.
June 20
VIDEO: ABC News Live Prime: Thursday June 20, 2024
June 20

ABC News Live Rundown: Thursday, June 20, 2024

Stay up to date on the developing stories making headlines.
June 20
VIDEO: ABC News Live Rundown: Thursday, June 20, 2024
June 20

Trump seeks recusal of judge who fined him $464M in civil fraud trial

Trump alleges Judge Arthur Engoron violated New York's Code of Judicial Conduct.
June 20
In this June 5, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump appears at an event in Portsmouth, England.
June 20

National Rifle Association enters new era

ABC News' Jay O'Brien interviews new NRA President Bob Barr in the organization’s first network television interview in nearly a decade and explores the organization's relevance in an election year.
June 20
VIDEO: National Rifle Association enters new era
June 20

Migrant in US illegally was previously deported prior to alleged murder: ICE

Victor Antonio Martinez-Hernandez is suspected in the death of Rachel Morin.
June 20
Police said they arrested Victor Antonio Martinez-Hernandez on June 14, 2024 in connection with the 2023 homicide of Rachel Morin.
June 20

Biden and Netanyahu exchange words over delayed weapons shipment to Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Joe Biden recently traded remarks over a delayed U.S. weapons shipment. ABC News contributor Asma Khalid discusses the comments.
June 20
VIDEO: Biden and Netanyahu exchange words over delayed weapons shipment to Israel
June 20

New tension between Israel and US

The Big Story panel discusses the White House's response to accusations from Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. Later, they react to Louisiana ordering public schools to display the Ten Commandments.
June 20
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June 20

Service restored to Amtrak, NJ Transit after earlier suspension

Significant delays are still expected into the evening, Amtrak said.
June 20
An AMTRAK train arrives at BWI Marshall Rail Station in Linthicum Heights, Maryland, June 17, 2024.
June 20

Family of black belts saves woman from alleged sexual assault

They said they heard screaming near their taekwondo dojo.
June 20
Christian An, Hong An, Han An, Hannah An and Simon An came to the rescue of a woman who was allegedly being sexually assaulted next to their taekwondo dojo.
June 20

Top law enforcement official sues DeSantis, alleging he was fired for blowing whistle

The official says he warned of issues over migrants and public records.
June 20
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at press conference at the Hollywood Fire Rescue Station 5, on June 14, 2024.
June 20

USC student will not be charged in fatal stabbing of homeless person

Officials said the stabbing was done in self-defense.
June 20
This still from a video shows the scene where a homeless man was stabbed to death by a 19-year-old student on USC's Greek Row Monday evening.
June 20

Heat wave maps: How long the dangerous temperatures will last

Heat alerts are in effect on Thursday for more than 70 million Americans.
June 20
Mathew Calderon, 4, walks through a fountain at Georgetown Waterfront Park amid a heat wave in Washington, U.S., June 19, 2024.
June 20

Charges to be dropped against most pro-Palestinian protesters at Columbia

The district attorney will continue to prosecute people who assaulted officers.
June 20
In this April 30, 2024, file photo, New York Police Department officers detain dozens of pro-Palestinian students at Columbia University after they barricaded themselves at the Hamilton Hall building near Gaza Solidarity Encampment, in New York.
June 20

NY and LA move forward with cellphone ban proposals

ABC News' Zohreen Shah speaks with parents and students for their reactions on the cellphone ban proposals aimed at protecting children online in schools.
June 20
VIDEO: NY and LA move forward with cellphone ban proposals
June 20

Quadruple murder suspect caught after nearly 2-day manhunt: Police

Stacy Lee Drake was caught Thursday morning, police said.
June 20
Stacy Lee Drake, 50, was taken into custody, June 20, 2024, in a wooded area south of the Morrilton intersection of University Boulevard and Poor Farm Road in Arkansas.
June 20

Is the NRA still relevant in 2024?

Jay O'Brien sits down with the new president of the NRA, one of the dominant gun advocacy groups in the country.
June 20
VIDEO: Is the NRA still relevant in 2024?
June 20

Triple murder suspect caught in Arkansas

Stacy Lee Drake, 50, was taken into custody Thursday morning after a nearly two-day manhunt.
June 20
Stacy Lee Drake, 50, was taken into custody Thursday morning after a nearly two-day manhunt.
June 20

Man critically injured after being struck by roller coaster at Ohio amusement park

A spokesperson for the amusement park said the man had entered a restricted area when he was hit by the ride.
June 20
A spokesperson for the amusement park said the man had entered a restricted area when he was hit by the ride.
June 20

Trump urges Georgia court to reject Willis' effort to dismiss disqualification appeal

Trump has appealed the ruling that let her to stay on his Georgia election case.
June 20
Former President Donald Trump leaves the stage a the conclusion of a campaign rally at the Forum River Center in Rome, GA, March 09, 2024.
June 20

Man critically injured after being struck by roller coaster

The man was struck by the Banshee at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio.
June 20
The Banshee rollercoaster is seen at Kings Island, June 19, 2024, in Mason, Ohio.
June 20

RFK Jr. pushes 'bonkers' theory about CIA's 'takeover of the American press'

Such conspiracy theories are "classic techniques of propaganda," an expert says.
June 20
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. speaks at the Libertarian National Convention on May 24, 2024 in Washington, DC.
June 20

Alberto makes landfall in Mexico, storm surge threat ongoing for Texas

Texas has seen more than 9 inches of rain from the storm.
June 20
Members of Civil Protection work on a slope flooded by heavy rains in Monterrey, Mexico, June 19, 2024.
June 20

New documentary explores the history of Black Barbie

ABC News’ Alexis Christoforous spoke with the documentary director and one of the doll's creators.
June 20
VIDEO: New documentary explores the history of Black Barbie
June 20

Dangerous storm surge hits Texas

ABC News meteorologist Somara Theodore tracks the storm and its impact.
June 20
VIDEO: Dangerous storm surge hits Texas
June 20

7-year-old boy shot dead outside his front door: 'Unbearable'

The boy was heading to visit his next-door neighbor when he was shot.
June 20
Chicago police officers investigate the shooting that left 7-year-old Jai'mani Amir Rivera dead at the Oakley Square Apartments, June 18, 2024, in Chicago.
June 20

Tensions rise after state mandates 10 Commandments be displayed in public schools

The President of the National Education Association, Rebecca Pringle, talks about the measure some call "blatantly unconstitutional."
June 20
VIDEO: Tensions rise after state mandates 10 Commandments be displayed in public schools
June 20

Supreme Court expected to hand down major rulings

ABC News Senior National Correspondent Terry Moran reports on the Supreme Court's key cases involving former President Donald Trump, the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol and abortion access.
June 20
VIDEO: Supreme Court expected to hand down major rulings
June 20

Rapper Travis Scott arrested in Miami

Scott was arrested early Thursday on charges of disorderly intoxication and trespassing, according to jail records.
June 20
VIDEO: Rapper Travis Scott arrested in Miami
June 20

7-year-old boy shot dead outside his front door in Chicago: 'Unbearable'

The boy was heading to visit his next-door neighbor when he was shot.
June 20
The boy was heading to visit his next-door neighbor when he was shot.
June 20

Tropical Storm Alberto makes landfall in northern Mexico

ABC News' Melissa Adan reports from Corpus Christi, Texas, on the first named storm of the season, Tropical Storm Alberto, causing death and destruction in the Texas-Mexico area.
June 20
VIDEO: Tropical Storm Alberto makes landfall in northern Mexico
June 20

National headlines from ABC News

Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.
June 20
Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.
June 20

Researchers find new dinosaur species that is 'largest and most ornate' of its kind

Lokiceratops rangiformis lived about 78 million years ago, researchers said.
June 20
Reconstruction of Lokiceratops surprised by a crocodilian in the 78-million-year-old swamps of northern Montana, USA.
June 20

Flash flooding leaves motorists stranded along New Mexico highway

A severe storm brought hail and flash flooding to the region.
June 20
VIDEO: Flash flooding leaves motorists stranded along New Mexico highway
June 20

Sweltering heat wave continues, with 16 states under heat alerts

Heat alerts are in effect on Thursday for more than 70 million Americans.
June 20
Heat alerts are in effect on Thursday for more than 70 million Americans.
June 20

Eli Lilly warns about dangers of fake and counterfeit Mounjaro, Zepbound

Eli Lilly also filed lawsuits against compounding pharmacies and medical spas.
June 20
Eli Lilly logo is shown on one of the company's offices in San Diego, California, U.S., September 17, 2020.
June 20

When the hottest temperatures are expected this summer

You think these temps are brutal? Summer's hottest days are still weeks away.
June 20
People play beach volleyball in Domino Park in Brooklyn, New York, as a heat wave hits the northeast US on June 18, 2024.
June 20

4 injured in shooting at party at Oakland’s Lake Merritt, police say

More than 5,000 people had flocked to the area for the event, police said.
June 20
Police lights on a street at night.
June 19

New horned dinosaur species discovered

Lokiceratops rangiformis lived about 78 million years ago, researchers said.
June 19
Lokiceratops rangiformis lived about 78 million years ago, researchers said.
June 19

ABC News Live Prime: Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Dangerous heat rages on as a tropical storm aims for the coast of Texas; Opal Lee, grandmother of Juneteenth, returns to land of childhood home; Anthony Michael Hall talks new film "Trigger Warning.”
June 19
VIDEO: ABC News Live Prime: Wednesday, June 19, 2024
June 19

Wildfires turn deadly in New Mexico; firefighters work to contain California blazes

More than 1,400 structures have been destroyed in New Mexico.
June 19
Smoke from a wildfire partially blocks the sun in the village of Ruidoso, N.M., June 18, 2024.
June 19

ABC News Live Rundown: Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Stay up to date on the developing stories making headlines.
June 19
VIDEO: ABC News Live Rundown: Tuesday, June 18, 2024
June 19

Protecting laborers during extreme heat

ABC News' Linsey Davis speaks with WeCount! Policy Director Esteban Wood on the ongoing struggle to protect outdoor workers as our climate continues to grow hotter.
June 19
VIDEO: Protecting laborers during extreme heat
June 19

New book dissects the wealth gap between white and Black Americans

ABC News' Linsey Davis speaks with journalists Louise Story and Ebony Reed about "Fifteen Cents on the Dollar: How Americans Made the Black-White Wealth Gap."
June 19
VIDEO: New book dissects the wealth gap between white and Black Americans
June 19

10 Million Names

To mark Juneteenth, ABC News' Linsey Davis shows how the 10 Million Names project has worked to help the descendants of enslaved people trace their ancestry, something many never discover.
June 19
VIDEO: 10 Million Names
June 19

Multiple people shot at splash pad park, suspect dead: Police

Officers recovered a semi-automatic handgun and three magazines at the scene.
June 19
WXYZ -Splash Pad Shooting in Rochester Park Hills, MI Saturday 06/15/2024
June 19

1st tropical storm of season forms in Gulf, brings heavy rain to Texas

Alberto is forecast to make landfall in Mexico overnight.
June 19
Government employees work to drain a flooded overpass as tropical storm Alberto continues to advance, in Monterrey, Mexico, June 19, 2024.
June 19

On this day in 1865, the end of slavery was proclaimed in Texas

Juneteenth commemorates the day in 1865 when emancipation was fully enforced in Texas, marking the official end to slavery two years after Abraham Lincoln signed the law.
June 19
VIDEO: On this day in 1865, the end of slavery was proclaimed in Texas
June 19

60-year-old among 2 dead in New Mexico wildfires: 'He made friends everywhere'

The South Fork Fire and Salt Fire have spread with 0% containment.
June 19
Smoke plumes from the South Fork Fire rise above the tree line as the fire progresses from the Mescalero Apache Indian Reservation to the Lincoln National Forest causing mandatory evacuations in Ruidoso, N. M., June 17, 2024.
June 19

East Palestine train derailment spread 'hazardous' pollution to 16 states: Study

In Feb. 2023, a freight train carrying hazardous materials derailed in Ohio.
June 19
This photo taken with a drone shows portions of a Norfolk Southern freight train that derailed Feb. 3, in East Palestine, Ohio, are still on fire on Feb. 4, 2023.