Paras Griffin/Getty ImagesCommon and Jennifer Hudson are among the musical artists that will be performing during the 2020 Democratic National Convention, which will air over a four-day period next week. Other acts scheduled to appear include John Legend, Leon Bridges, Billy Porter and many more. They’ll deliver a wide range of performances, from classic songs […]

iStock/ThamKCBy: IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Rayshard Brooks’s life was one that was dedicated to hard work and his family, according to those who knew him. The 27-year-old spent most of his life in the Atlanta area with several siblings and cousins. He married Tomika Miller eight years ago and they had three […]

iStock/MotortionBy: EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News (LOS ANGELES) — Los Angeles County officials are promising a thorough investigation into the death of a young black man who was found hanging from a tree. Robert Fuller, 24, was found dead on June 10 in Palmdale, California. Nothing was found at the scene besides the rope, his backpack […]

Kuzma/iStockBy AARON KATERSKY and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A teenager who pleaded guilty to robbery in the fatal stabbing of Barnard College student Tessa Majors was sentenced on Monday to spend 18 months in a limited secure facility. The teenager, now 14, was charged as a juvenile, as he was 13 at the […]

iStock/ijoe84By: MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News (TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) — Tallahassee police are investigating the deaths of two women, including a teenager, who were reported missing this month. Oluwatoyin “Toyin” Salau, 19, and Victoria Sims, 75, were found Saturday night in southeast Tallahassee, the Tallahassee Police Department announced on Monday. The deaths are being investigated as homicides […]

iStock/vzphotosBy: CARSON BLACKWELDER, ABC News (LOS ANGELES) — It’s official: the 2021 Oscars have been postponed. The board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences met Monday to discuss the upcoming awards ceremony amid the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic and ultimately decided to push it from Sunday, Feb. 28, until Sunday, April […]

adamkaz/iStockBy NICOLE PELLETIERE, ABC News (NORTH CONWAY, N.H.) — One senior class graduation was held high in the sky beside a mountain after traditional commencement was canceled due to COVID-19. In a private ceremony, Kennett High School’s class of 2020 graduated at Cranmore Mountain in North Conway, New Hampshire. Safety and social distancing measures were […]

Bim/iStockBy GIO BENITEZ and MINA KAJI, ABC News (NEW YORK) — As states start to ease restrictions, the man who coined the term “gridlock” is warning that drivers could face an unprecedented level of traffic if people avoid mass transit due to COVID-19 concerns. “You’re gonna have people in cars that were previous transit users,” […]

Dustin Chambers/Getty ImagesBy STEPHANIE WASH, EMILY SHAPIRO and SABINA GHEBREMEDHIN, ABC News(ATLANTA) — Days after a black man was shot to death by an Atlanta police officer, his wife says “no justice will ever” heal her broken family. Rayshard Brooks, described by his wife Tomika Miller as a loving husband and father, was fatally shot […]

ABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News (NEW YORK) — More than two dozen wildfires are burning in the West from Montana to western Texas. Some of the bigger one include the Bighorn Fire near Tucson, Arizona which covers 13,200 acres and 22% contained with evacuations in place. Another fire in northern Arizona called the Mangum […]

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