ABC News - World News Tonight with David Muir
Dec 29, 2020 The first case of the U.K. COVID-19 variant is confirmed in the United States. The dire situation inside southern California hospitals with ICUs on the brink. President-elect Joe Biden slams the Trump administration's rollout of the coronavirus vaccine, as Operation Warp Speed will fall short of meeting its goal of distributing 20 million doses of the vaccine by year's end. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocks a vote on a bill that would include $2,000 direct payments to Americans. A Boeing 737 MAX jet takes off in the U.S. for the first time since a pair of deadly crashes prompted its grounding. And the New Year's weather alert.