Severe air pollution declared public health emergency in Delhi, India

(NEW YORK) -- Delhi, India, is surrounded by a thickening blanket of smog.  

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) declared a public health emergency in the city on Tuesday as the city's air quality rating climbed above the highest lev... Read More

Dallas news anchor’s inspiring response after online body-shaming: 'This is the way that I was born'

(DALLAS) -- Demetria Obilor, a local traffic anchor with ABC affiliate WFAA-TV in Dallas, is making headlines for her inspiring response after a woman body-shamed her on social media.

“I’m waking up from my Friday nap to some c... Read More

Meet the college student whose extra-credit biology rap went viral

(ATLANTA) -- A student at Morehouse College in Atlanta who was looking for some extra credit ended up getting more than he bargained for. A rap video he made for his biology class has gone viral, with nearly 660,000 views on YouTube.

The y... Read More

5-year-old who underwent 3 open heart surgeries gets dream wedding photo shoot

(MERIDEN, Conn.) -- One 5-year-old girl had one wish before her fourth open heart surgery -- get married to her best friend.

Sophia Chiappalone's mother, Kristy Somerset-Chiappalone, told ABC News she'd do anything to give another smile to... Read More

Doctor dressed up as 'The Joker' delivers newborn on Halloween

(PARIS, Tenn.) -- A baby girl born on Halloween was still able to celebrate, thanks to her doctor.

Dr. Paul Locus, an obstetrician at the Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tennessee, helped Oaklyn Selph into the world, donning a costum... Read More

Explaining the Texas church shooting to kids

(NEW YORK) -- After this morning's mass shooting at a church in rural Texas left at least 26 people dead, many parents are wrestling with how to explain the seemingly inexplicable act of violence to their children.

The shooting, with victi... Read More

Teen shares emotional letter found hours after her mother's death

(FORT WAYNE, Ind.) -- One teen who lost her mother after a battle with cancer was comforted after she read a letter her mother penned to her months before her passing.

Hannah Summers told ABC News her older sister found the letters Peggy S... Read More

80-pound dog named Strudel down to 54 pounds after rigorous weight loss journey

(CHESAPEAKE, Va.) -- Strudel the dog once weighed a whopping 80 pounds, but now she’s working on her summer body.

The 7-year-old rescue pup was surrendered after her owner died, and now lives with a loving foster family, Kristen and ... Read More

Report: Levels of carbon dioxide reached record high last year

(GENEVA) -- The concentration of carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere reached a record high in 2016, according to a report by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

Last year's surge was 50 percent higher than the average of the past... Read More

9-year-old with terminal cancer asks for cards to celebrate last Christmas

(PORTLAND, Maine) -- A boy and his family are wishing for cards from people around the world in honor of his favorite holiday of Christmas.

Jacob Thompson, 9, is fighting cancer at the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Cent... Read More

Father hopes to remain donor for Georgia toddler: I'll 'do whatever it takes to get my son a kidney'

(ATLANTA) -- The family of the 2-year-old Georgia boy in desperate need of a kidney transplant said in a press conference Friday that they are hopeful that the decision on whether his father will serve as the donor will be made in a meeting with Emor... Read More

Judge officiates wedding of former heroin addict bride he once sentenced

(SHAKOPEE, Minn.) -- A Minnesota woman who was sentenced to jail when she was eight months pregnant for drug use was married more than three years later by the same judge who sentenced her.

Jennifer Jensen, 24, of Shakopee, Minnesota, marr... Read More