Chopper ride over Puerto Rico shows dire situation after Maria

(SAN JUAN) -- The situation is dire for the over 3 million Americans living on the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, which was battered by Hurricane Maria last week.

ABC News flew in a chopper... Read More

Veterans take a knee in support of national anthem protests

(NEW YORK) -- Since former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began kneeling during the national anthem in the 2016 pre-season, several veterans who fought for the U.S. military have been expressing their support for Kaepernick's protes... Read More

Anthony Weiner sentenced to 21 months in sexting case

(NEW YORK) -- Anthony Weiner, the disgraced former New York congressman and soon-to-be ex-husband of top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, broke down in federal court Monday as he was sentenced to 21 months in prison for sending obscene material to a... Read More

Church usher, 22, heralded as hero after deadly Nashville shooting

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- A 22-year-old church usher was heralded as a hero after he confronted a masked gunman who opened fire at a Tennessee parish on Sunday as services were ending.

Police said Robert Engle, an usher at the Burnette Chapel ... Read More

Trump issues new travel ban restricting entry from eight countries

(NEW YORK) -- President Trump has issued a presidential proclamation banning or restricting travel from eight countries, adding Chad and Venezuela and North Korea to the original list of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen.

The administ... Read More

Gunman identified in Tennessee church shooting that left one dead, six injured

(ANTIOCH, Tenn.) -- Police have identified the gunman who shot a woman dead and injured six other churchgoers after he opened fire Sunday morning at a Tennessee church as services were ending.

The shooting at Burnett's Chapel Church of Chr... Read More

#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 hashtag trending Sunday morning, #TakeAKnee, and a... Read More

Hurricane Maria weakens to Category 2; Puerto Rico dealing with threat of dam failure

(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) -- Fears in storm-battered Puerto Rico have shifted to a failing dam as the U.S. territory reels from the devastating impact of Hurricane Maria.

Early Saturday morning, the National Weather Service said failure of t... Read More

Suspect in custody after man armed with machete takes hostages at Tennessee bank

(COLUMBIA, Tenn.) -- A suspect armed with a machete was taken into custody late Friday after he took nine people hostage at a Tennessee bank earlier in the day.

According to ABC affiliate WKRN-TV, the man was tackled by police after he eme... 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