A woman in Alabama is helping bring Christmas to nearly 200 families in the Harvey-stricken Houston area through a holiday adoption group she started on Facebook.“She has been an angel" »
Depending on their affinity for the white stuff, residents of Upstate and western New York State found themselves in a winter wonderland Saturday, with nearly 18 inches of lake-effect snow reported in some areas. Cattaragus County, which borders Pennsylvania in western New York state, received 17.6 inches of snow. For now, the threat of lake-effect snow has ended.
I fly a lot but still have my share of travel snafus.The good news is you can usually learn a little something from mistakes so let me share seven things all travelers should start doing (or remember to do) in the coming year.1. Make the appointmentThe appointment for your TSA interview, that is. This is part of the process of joining PreCheck (and based on my own experience and that of dozens of friends and acquaintances, it take all of five minutes). ...
The Washington Post reported that policy analysts at the CDC were told in a meeting Thursday to not use certain words in any official documents for preparing for the budget for fiscal year 2019. The words are: "evidence-based," "science-based," "entitlement," "vulnerable," "diversity," "transgender," and "fetus," the Post reported. "The assertion that HHS has 'banned words' is a complete mischaracterization of discussions regarding the budget formulation process," the HHS statement said.
This week's "Saturday Night Live" once again found fodder from the latest headlines to lampoon in the show's cold open, including jabs at recently-departed White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman, special counsel Robert Mueller, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and senior White House adviser Jared Kushner. Alex Baldwin reprised his role as President Donald Trump, who kicks off the sketch in the Oval Office, alongside Cecily Strong's Melania Trump, saying, "You can finally say [Merry Christmas] again because the War on Christmas is over. A series of people enter the Oval Office with ornaments to hang on the Christmas tree.
One snowboard-loving family was determined to get their daughter up on the slopes by her 1st birthday. Nick and Whitney Rowley pulled it off, having their daughter, Cash, successfully snowboard on a bunny slope at Bogus Basin in Boise, Idaho last Saturday. The Boise, Idaho couple, who've been married for nearly three years, are sports enthusiasts.
The ex-wife of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright was arrested Friday night in connection to his 2010 murder, authorities said. Sherra Wright-Robinson, 46, was taken into custody in California's Riverside County around 8:30 p.m. local time Friday. The Murrieta, California resident was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center on a fugitive warrant for murder, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.
Meet me in St. Louis -- or rather, Malibu. The former Malibu home of legendary actress Judy Garland, who starred in the 1944 musical comedy, "Meet me in St. Louis," as well as other beloved films, is now on the market for nearly $3.7 million. The "Wizard of Oz" actress purchased the three-bedroom, three-bath beachside hideaway back in 1947, according to Top Ten Real Estate Deals.
George Clooney is taking on Watergate. The actor is developing an eight-part series about the political scandal for Netflix, Clooney's publicist confirmed to ABC News Saturday morning. Clooney's production company, Smokehouse Pictures, is working on the project with British screenwriter Matt Charman, Clooney's publicist also confirmed.
In a shocking turn of events, Luke Skywalker used the Force to distract his old apprentice Kylo Ren at the end of "The Last Jedi" to give Rey, Leia and the rest of the group time to escape from the First Order's clutches. In something we've never seen before, Luke uses the Force to project himself into the battlefield, fight Ren (though he's never really there) and then let Ren know of his trick after the Resistance has already escaped. There are two key moments that pay homage to previous "Star Wars" films and iconic scenes within them.
The gang's all here: The revival series again stars Roseanne Barr as Roseanne Conner, John Goodman as Dan Conner, Laurie Metcalf as Jackie Harris, Lecy Goranson as Becky Conner-Healy, Sara Gilbert as Darlene Conner, Michael Fishman as D.J. Conner. "The Big Bang Theory" star Johnny Galecki, who used to play David, Darlene's guy back in the day, will reportedly also appear.
Residents of the Midwest and Northeast will wake-up Saturday morning to a bone-chilling blast of cold air, with a wind chill that will make it feel like the temperature is in the teens and single digits. It won't last too long, with milder temperatures kicking in later Saturday and continuing over the next few days. The Northeast was slammed with a quick-hitting winter storm Friday night to areas along the I-95 corridor.
About 220 passengers aboard a five-night Caribbean cruise, slated to return to Ft. Lauderdale Saturday morning, suffered from a gastro-intestinal illness over the past week, Royal Caribbean announced. "Independence of the Seas is currently on a 5-night Caribbean cruise, which departed Port Everglades, Florida on December 11," Royal Caribbean said in a statement Friday to ABC News. According to ABC Miami affiliate WPLG, Royal Caribbean encourages passengers and crew to wash their hands often, which health experts say is the best defense against stomach viruses.
The first daughter has expanded her fashion empire, opening a new Ivanka Trump-branded store in the lobby of New York City's Trump Tower. "In the ever-changing retail landscape, the Ivanka Trump brand is committed to engaging with the customers directly,” her company said in an statement to Bloomberg of the shop, which opened Thursday.
Hillary Clinton has made quite an impression on "Saturday Night Live" cast member Pete Davidson -- on his right leg, to be exact. Davidson, who publicly supported Clinton during the 2016 presidential election, posted a photo Friday on Instagram of his new tattoo, which is of Clinton. Not too long afterwards, a comedic Clinton commented on the photo.
The "Dynasty" star said her 26-year-old daughter India Oxenberg became more secretive after joining NXIVM and told her she was branded by a secret sorority.
Sarah Edmondson said she thought she was getting a tattoo when she willingly participated in strange initiation ritual for a sorority that she says is associated with NXIVM.
Cory Iverson, 32, died while fighting the Thomas Fire in Fillmore, California, according to a page set up on the crowdfunding website GoFundMe. Cal Fire-San Diego Chief Tony Mecham choked up recalling the phone call informing him of Iverson's death. The unending inferno has burned for 12 days and ravaged 252,500 acres, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) officials said.
A grand jury's report following the drinking death of a Pennsylvania State University student says school officials showed "a shocking apathy" to a dangerous pattern of hazing and excessive alcohol consumption cultivated by fraternity life on campus. The report, released Friday by a Pennsylvania district attorney, recommends a number of changes that Penn State should undertake in the wake of the death of 19-year-old Tim Piazza in February. "The system didn't protect Tim and didn't protect others," Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller said at a press conference.
"We so trusted this man, my child, Sterling, would not have been there ... if we didn’t implicitly trust him," Kyle Keiser, the mother of Sterling Riethman, one of Nassar's former patients who accused him of sexual misconduct in a civil suit, told ABC News.
For the second Friday in row, thousands of Palestinians in Jerusalem, Gaza and across the occupied West Bank turned out to protest more than a week after President Donald Trump's announcement recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and days before his vice president visits the region.Nearly 400 Palestinians were injured today across the Palestinian territories, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry. Four Palestinians have also been shot dead by Israeli forces, two in the West Bank and two in Gaza, the Gaza Health Ministry said. Today was the deadliest day since Trump's Dec. ...
After a Rhode Island dad heard that his 6-year-old daughter, who has alopecia, said she didn't love herself because she didn't have hair, he decided to show her how unimportant hair really is. Dave Sylvaria's wife, Chelsea, told him last week about the troubling conversation she had with their oldest daughter, Riley. Riley was diagnosed with alopecia, a disorder in which a person's immune system attacks the hair follicles, at just 15 months old, her mother told ABC News.
Dutch military police said they shot a knife-wielding man on Friday at one of Europe's busiest airports.The Royal Netherlands Marechaussee announced via Twitter that "the situation is safe" at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport after the suspect, who threatened to use a knife, was detained and removed from the scene.The airport's main plaza was initially evacuated but has since been reopened to the public.