katifcam/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News (HOLTVILLE, Calif.) — Authorities have begun to identify the victims of a deadly car crash that happened earlier this week in California, just north of the U.S.-Mexico border. The incident was one of the deadliest border crashes on record and it’s believed to be linked to a migrant smuggling operation. […]

ABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Winter is back for the Northeast. Upstate New York and New England are seeing below zero-degree wind chills Friday morning, as the I-95 corridor is seeing wind chills in the teens and single digits. Winds have been gusty Friday morning, blowing at more than 40 mph. […]

ABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News (NEW YORK) — A strong storm hit Southern California Wednesday, bringing hail, snow and heavy rain to the area. The hail was so heavy that it covered the ground in San Diego and 1 to 2 inches of rain fell. Snow fell east of Los Angeles and on Mount […]

kali9/iStockBy EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News (LOS ANGELES) — The 13 people killed in a crash between their SUV and a big rig in Southern California on Tuesday are suspected to have entered the U.S. illegally that morning, breaching a fence on the U.S.-Mexico border in a likely human smuggling attempt, according to Customs and Border […]

wsfurlan/iStockBy EMILY SHAPIRO and ALEX STONE, ABC News (IMPERIAL, Calif.) — At least 13 people have died from a crash between a big rig and an SUV in Southern California Tuesday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol. A Ford Expedition SUV entered the intersection with the big rig and subsequently, the big rig, which […]

wsfurlan/iStockBy EMILY SHAPIRO and ALEX STONE, ABC News (IMPERIAL, Calif.) — At least 15 people have died from a crash between an SUV and a semi-truck in Southern California Tuesday morning, according to officials with the El Centro Regional Medical Center. Hospital officials said they believe there were 27 passengers in the SUV that struck […]

CasPhotography/iStockBy ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News (NEW YORK) — California became the first state to report 50,000 deaths from COVID-19 this week, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The state’s death toll now stands at 50,994. The grim milestone occurred after 806 additional deaths were reported in Los Angeles County on Wednesday, due to a […]

ABCBy CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — California committed $1.4 million toward helping Asian Americans report hate incidents and tracking the attacks after a slew of cases — including the murder of an 84-year-old man — has rocked the nation in recent weeks. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the larger AB85 pandemic budget bill, which includes […]

ramihalim/iStockBy JULIA JACOBO, ABC News(LOS ANGELES) — Juvenile great white shark populations have been increasingly moving up the California coast as climate change warms ocean waters, according to a new study. The marine predators typically remain in warmer waters in the Southern California current, but an “unprecedented” number of sightings emerged in central California during […]

Kali9/iStockBy HALEY YAMADA and SABINA GHEBREMEDHIN, ABC News (CALIFORNIA CITY, Calif.) — Frustration is mounting in California City, California, where several prominent billboards read: “Where are the boys?” Brothers Orson and Orrin West — ages 3 and 4, respectively — have been missing since Dec. 21, when their adopted parents reported their disappearance. The reward […]

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