#TakeTheKnee hashtag reveals sharp debate over NFL players' kneeling

(NEW YORK) -- President Trump's lashing out at NFL players who kneel in protest during the national anthem and the resulting backlash is playing out in part on social media, including under a Twitter ... Read More

Worried daughter locates father in Puerto Rico with some help

(MIAMI) -- ABC News reporters helped assure a worried daughter that her family in Puerto Rico is safe after she could not reach them in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

Miami resident Tere Blanca sent ABC News reporters a video message F... Read More

FAA faces partial shutdown as authorization approaches expiration

(WASHINGTON) -- The authority tasked with regulating the nation's aviation industry is facing a partial shutdown as its authorization to do so expires next Saturday.

To avoid such a shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration, Congress... Read More

Inside alleged murder-for-hire plot that led to Texas veterinarian's suicide and a man behind bars

(RIVER OAKS, Texas) -- Using an iPad, Valerie McDaniel started an audio diary to record her deepest thoughts. In her entries, the 48-year-old talked about her daughter, her dating adventures as a new divorcee -- and a dark secret.

“I... Read More

Trump admin. ends Obama-era policy on campus sexual assault

(WASHINGTON) -- Following months of controversy, the Education Department said on Thursday it would end Obama-era guidance on campus sexual assaults.

In a "dear colleague" letter, released in 2011, the Obama administration instructed schoo... Read More

Caregiver pleads for aid for sick, elderly in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico

(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) -- In Puerto Rico, nursing home caregiver Maria Ortiz is trying desperately to get ahead of the suffering her patients may face if she doesn't get aid and supplies quickly for them.

"We can't let them die. We can't ... Read More

Sinkholes appear in central Florida neighborhood after Hurricane Irma's heavy rains

(NEW YORK) -- A pair of sinkholes have opened up in a central Florida neighborhood after hurricane Irma hit the state earlier this month.

Tuesday morning, a huge sinkhole swallowed part of a home in Apopka, Florida, a city 18 miles northwe... Read More

Police shoot and kill Oklahoma City man as neighbors shout that he is deaf

(OKLAHOMA CITY) -- An Oklahoma City man was fatally shot by police as neighbors shouted that the man could not hear officers' commands to drop a metal pipe he was holding, police said.

The incident occurred Tuesday evening after an acciden... Read More

Girl may have helped plot Maryland teen's rape by fellow classmates

(FREDERICK, Md.) -- A Maryland girl could face charges for allegedly helping plot an acquaintance's rape, police said.

Just after midnight on Sept. 2, an 18-year-old woman was opening the door to her home when she was grabbed from behind b... Read More

Marine Corps to have 1st female infantry officer

(WASHINGTON) -- For the first time in its nearly 250-year history, the United States Marine Corps will have a female infantry officer, after she graduates from an infantry officer course on Monday, a U.S. official confirmed.

The Marine's c... Read More

Tenth patient dead after Florida nursing home lost air conditioning in Hurricane Irma

(HOLLYWOOD, Fla.) -- A 10th person has died after a Florida nursing home lost its air conditioning in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, subjecting the residents to sweltering heat.

Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills resident Martha Mu... Read More