Photo Illustration by Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty ImagesBy STEPHANIE EBBS and ANNE FLAHERTY, ABC News (WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized use of a third COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S., declaring the Johnson & Johnson vaccine safe and effective in adults 18 and older. “TheRead More →

VCG/VCG via Getty ImagesBy MARLENE LENTHANG, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Basketball star Jeremy Lin said he was called “coronavirus” on the court in a social media post in which he denounced racism against Asian Americans. “Being an Asian American doesn’t mean we don’t experience poverty and racism,” Lin sharedRead More →

Yestock/iStockBy ANGELINE JANE BERNABE, ABC News (NEW YORK) — As the U.S. continues to celebrate Black History Month, Black medical workers are shining a spotlight on the lack of diversity in their profession. A biennial study conducted in 2018 by the Association of American Medical Colleges found that only 5%Read More →

Kyla ThompsonBy NICOLE PELLETIERE, ABC News (NEW YORK) — A girl who’s been hospitalized for most of her life is inspiring millions with her contagious spirit. Isabella Thompson, 7, was born with hirschsprung’s disease, severe combined immunodeficiency and a form of dwarfism. Bella has had 21 surgeries, including a bone marrow transplant, andRead More →

FernandoAH/iStockBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News (NEW YORK) — A new report demonstrates the “devastating” impact of the coronavirus pandemic on New York City’s arts and entertainment sector, as many venues, including Broadway theaters, have remained shuttered for nearly a year. One year ago, nearly 87,000 people were employed in theRead More →

Gainesville Police DepartmentBy ROSA SANCHEZ, ABC News (GAINESVILLE, Ga.) — A small plane crashed in Gainesville, Georgia Friday afternoon, killing three. Gainesville fire division chief Keith Smith told reporters the fire department responded to a 911 call made shortly after 6 p.m. from a passerby who noticed debris from theRead More →

peterschreiber.media/iStockBy WILL MCDUFFIE, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Coronavirus vaccines were allegedly stolen and two children were wrongly administered shots in Shelby County, Tennessee, the state’s top health official disclosed Friday. The incident is the latest in a string of embarrassing hiccups in the county’s vaccine rollout. Lisa Piercey, Tennessee’sRead More →