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

More power outages are possible Wednesday in New England.
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Waves break over the harbor jetty at the entrance to Scituate Harbor, in Quincy, Mass., as a nor'easter bears down, Oct. 26, 2021.
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A woman cries as she waits to place flowers at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Oct. 28, 2018.
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Yosemite Falls roars back to life

The area surrounding California’s Yosemite Falls received five inches of rain last weekend.
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The area surrounding California’s Yosemite Falls received five inches of rain last weekend.
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On Location: October 27, 2021

Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.
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Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.
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.
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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.
October 26

Water levels jump back up in West after long drought

Lakes Tahoe, Oroville and Yosemite Falls reported increased water levels.
October 26
A still taken from a webcam shows Yosemite Falls, in California, Oct. 26, 2021.
October 26

ABC NEWS LIVE: FDA set to vote on COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11

Plus, a suspect is in custody after killing at least two people at an Idaho shopping mall, and social media burnout is forcing company executives to ensure young users’ safety.
October 26
ABC NEWS LIVE: FDA set to vote on COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11
October 26

Jelani Day's cause of death was drowning, coroner says

It is still unclear how Jelani Day ended up in the Illinois River.
October 26
Illinois State University student Jelani Day, 25, is pictured in an undated family photo.
October 26

ABC NEWS LIVE: At least 2 people dead after shooting in Idaho mall

Plus, the FDA is set to vote on the COVID vaccine for kids 5 to 11 and a severe nor’easter is sparking flood warnings up and down the East Coast.
October 26
ABC NEWS LIVE: At least 2 people dead after shooting in Idaho mall
October 26

Hate speech and social media burnout

Common Sense Media said that over 60% of all 14-to-22-year olds are exposed to some sort of hate speech while they browse social media.
October 26
VIDEO: Hate speech and social media burnout
October 26

Sacramento man saves kitten caught in floodwater

A Sacramento man waded through a flooded creek to save a stray kitten after heavy weekend rain.
October 26
A Sacramento man waded through a flooded creek to save a stray kitten after heavy weekend rain.
October 26

This is the type of gun used in most murders in the US

Handguns are used in nearly two-thirds of the nation’s gun murders.
October 26
An attendee holds an American flag themed pistol at a vendor's booth during the National Rifle Association annual meeting in Indianapolis, April 27, 2019.
October 26

ABC News Live Prime: Monday, October 25, 2021

'Industry guidelines were not being followed': Hollywood veteran on shooting; Rethinking gun violence; Trailblazing judge on her life on the bench and ideas for reform
October 26
VIDEO: ABC News Live Prime: Monday, October 25, 2021
October 25

Trailblazing judge on her life on the bench and ideas for reform

ABC News' Stephanie Ramos speaks with Judge Ladoris Hazzard Cordell about her new book "Her Honor: My Life on the Bench: What Works, What's Broken, and How to Change It."
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VIDEO: Trailblazing judge on her life on the bench and ideas for reform
October 25

The Rundown: Top headlines today: Oct. 25, 2021

Stay up to date on the developing stories making headlines.
October 25
VIDEO: The Rundown: Top headlines today: Oct. 25, 2021
October 25

By the Numbers: Rethinking gun violence

A deeper look at America's gun violence statistics, from homicides to mass shootings to death by suicide.
October 25
VIDEO: By the Numbers: Rethinking gun violence
October 25

Zoo otters chow down on jack-o'-lanterns

Otters at Portland's Oregon Zoo got the chance to feast on jack-o'-lanterns ahead of Halloween.
October 25
Otters at Portland's Oregon Zoo got the chance to feast on jack-o-lanterns ahead of Halloween.
October 25

2 killed, 4 injured in shooting at Boise mall

A shooting at a Boise, Idaho, mall killed two people and injured four, including an officer Monday afternoon.
October 25
A shooting at a Boise, Idaho, mall killed two people and injured four, including an officer Monday afternoon.
October 25

The impact of gun violence on Black America

Michael-Sean Spence and Marq Claxton examine gun violence in America and share solutions for combatting skyrocketing records in Philadelphia.
October 25
VIDEO: The impact of gun violence on Black America
October 25

Man devours 25 stone crab claws to win eating contest

A Florida Keys town held its annual stone crab claw eating contest to mark the start of the animals' harvest season.
October 25
A Florida Keys town held its annual stone crab claw eating contest to mark the start of the animals' harvest season.
October 25

Puerto Rico leads nation in vaccination rate

Dr. Daniel Colon-Ramos, president of Puerto Rico's Coalition of Scientists, explains how Puerto Rico has the nation's leading vaccination rate, with 72% of the population being fully vaccinated.
October 25
VIDEO: Puerto Rico leads nation in vaccination rates
October 25

Clouds illuminated during Kentucky sunrise

The sunrise over London, Kentucky, created a beautiful display amid the clouds.
October 25
The sunrise over London, Kentucky, created a beautiful display amid the clouds.
October 25

NYC Amazon warehouse workers file their intention to hold a vote to unionize

Amazon Labor Union president Christian Smalls is calling for the National Labor Relations Board to validate the request to unionize facilities in New York City.
October 25
VIDEO: NYC Amazon warehouse workers file their intention to hold a vote to unionize
October 25

Biden pushes infrastructure bill after meeting with Chuck Schumer and Joe Manchin

ABC News Political Director Rick Klein speaks about President Joe Biden's infrastructure deal after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said "90% of the deal is agreed to."
October 25
VIDEO: Biden pushes infrastructure bill after meeting with Chuck Schumer and Joe Manchin
October 25

ABC News Live: Biden pushes his infrastructure plan in New Jersey

Plus, FDA set to vote on the Pfizer vaccine from kids aged 5 to 11, and a coup in Sudan leaves two dozen people injured.
October 25
VIDEO: ABC News Live: Biden pushes his infrastructure plan in New Jersey
October 25

El Chapo appeals his conviction, argues for new trial

He was found guilty of running an industrial-sized drug trafficking operation.
October 25
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the head of Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel, is escorted to a helicopter in Mexico City following his capture.
October 25

Civil trial draws white nationalists back to Charlottesville

"The aim of this lawsuit is to ensure that nothing like this will happen again."
October 25
Members of the "alt-right" clash with counter-protesters as they enter Emancipation Park during the Unite the Right rally, Aug. 12, 2017, in Charlottesville, Virginia.
October 25

ABC NEWS LIVE: FDA panel to meet on the Pfizer vaccine for kids 5 to 11 years old

Plus, at least 13 tornadoes touch down in the Midwest and are now taking aim at the East Coast and family members of the 17 abducted missionaries in Haiti are speaking out.
October 25
ABC NEWS LIVE: FDA panel to meet on the Pfizer vaccine for kids 5 to 11 years old
October 25

Judicial inquiry begins looking into Eric Garner's death at hands of NYPD

The proceedings will cover use of force, lack of medical care and more.
October 25
Eric Garner poses with his children in an undated family photo provided by the National Action Network, July 19, 2014.