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Russian curler Aleksandr Krushelnitckii, and his playing partner wife, will not be going home with a medal from Pyeongchang after all. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) officially ruled Krushelnitckii, who won a bronze medal in curling's mixed pairs, guilty of doping on Thursday. Krushelnitckii and his wife, who is his curling partner, were disqualified from the mixed doubles curling event and will be stripped of their medal.
Waterways were bolstered by the 4-8 inches of rain that fell from Texas to Arkansas to Michigan. As rain continues from Texas to Ohio, parts of Iowa, Michigan, Pennsylvania and New York may see some snow. Heavy rain is expected to continue for several days from Texas to Ohio.
A school superintendent near Houston said his district plans to suspend any student who takes part in classroom walkouts as a form of protest over gun violence after last week's school massacre in Florida. "Needville ISD will not allow a student demonstration during school hours for any type of protest or awareness," Superintendent Curtis Rhodes, of Needville, Texas, wrote in a now-deleted Facebook post, threatening a three-day suspension.
North Korea said it plans to send a high-level delegation to the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games on Sunday, according to the South's Unification Ministry. The eight-member delegation, led by hardline military general and Party Central Committee Vice Chairman Kim Yong Chol, is expected to arrive by land on the Gyeongui Line at the Korean Demilitarized Zone, the South's Unification Ministry said. "We expect the high-level delegation’s participation in the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics to help advance the process of settling peace on the Korean Peninsula including the improvement of inter-Korean relations and denuclearization," South Korea's Unification Ministry said.
David Wise waited until his last chance, but the American pulled out a gold medal repeat in the men’s ski halfpipe event at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Thursday morning. "I just woke up feeling good today," Ferreira said.
In her last race in Pyeongchang, Mikaela Shiffrin rallied from sixth place after the downhill in the women’s combined to take the silver medal after a strong slalom run. Meanwhile, Lindsey Vonn, who led after the downhill, missed a gate just seconds in -- ending her chance for a final medal in what is most likely her last Olympic Games. The combined event is a favorite race of Shiffrin's. She knew what she had to do standing at the top of the slalom course.
Nineteen-year-old Nikolas Cruz has become the latest young man accused of storming a U.S. school and gunning down students and staff. Cruz allegedly fired his way through his former school last week, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. Cruz was apprehended and charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder.
There was a "small explosion" near the U.S. embassy compound in Podgorica, the capital of the Balkan nation of Montenegro, at approximately midnight local time Thursday, the State Department has confirmed to ABC News. Following our internal review, ????Embassy Podgorica confirms all Mission personnel are safe and accounted for following the incident early this morning. "At 00:30, in front of the @USEmbassyMNE building in #Podgorica, #Montenegro an unknown person committed suicide with an explosive device," the government of Montenegro tweeted.
It's been 150 days since Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico, but the island still isn't at a level of recovery that satisfies the U.S. Army’s top engineer. "I am not satisfied that people in Puerto Rico should have to wait that much time for power," Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite said Wednesday during an interview at the Pentagon. The commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reaffirmed that 95 percent of the island will see energy restoration by the end of March.
Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korea’s supreme leader, is pregnant with a second child, according to South Korean media reports. During her visit to South Korea as part of a high-level delegation at the beginning of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, Kim told the South’s officials about her pregnancy, South Korean local press Chosun Ilbo reported Wednesday. Meanwhile, South Korean government is saving breath on this hearsay.
Comedians on the late-night TV circuit got serious on Wednesday as they slammed Donald Trump Jr. The saga started after the president’s eldest son “liked” two Twitter posts that defamed David Hogg, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where a former student allegedly shot and killed 17 students and teachers last week. TONIGHT: With Parkland students looking on, the Florida legislature opted to skip debate on assault weapons and instead tackle a far greater menace.
Vicky Cornell told ABC News' Robin Roberts that she believes her husband's battle with addiction may have led to his death.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students met with legislators in Tallahassee, while others gathered at a rally.
Broward County sheriff's deputies will now carry AR-15 rifles while on school campuses following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, last week, Sheriff Scott Israel announced today. In lieu of gun lockers, the only time deputies will not be "slinging a rifle" is when the firearm is locked in police vehicles, Israel said. The rifles will not be fully automatic and will only be handled by deputies who are "trained and qualified" to operate them, Israel said.
Parents and students — including those impacted by the deadly mass shooting at a Parkland, Fla. high school — offered emotional stories of their experiences during a “listening session” with President Donald Trump Wednesday. There was the story of Samuel Zeif, a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting survivor, who, through tears, told of frantically texting his loved ones and then realizing his brother was in a classroom on the floor above him, where the shooting was happening. Zeif sat next to Nicole Hockley, the mother of Dylan, a six-year-old killed during a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut in 2012 and near Darrell Scott, whose daughter, Rachel, was killed in yet another mass shooting years earlier in 1999 at Columbine High School in Colorado.
A firm run by Keith Schiller, the loyal bodyguard who followed Donald Trump from the boardroom to the Oval Office and then abruptly departed in September, has been added to the payroll of the Republican National Committee, federal campaign filings show. Schiller’s firm, KS Global Group LLC, has received several payments totaling $75,000 for “security services “ beginning in October, just weeks after Schiller left his White House post as director of Oval Office operations. KS Global Group is a company bearing Schiller's initials and was incorporated in Florida under his name in October 2017.
An explosion on a ferry in Mexico has left a number of people injured, according to local officials in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. There were 25 people injured in the explosion, the director of Civil Protection for Playa del Carmen told ABC News. The explosion took place when passengers were disembarking from the ferry, according to the municipality of Solidaridad, which includes Playa del Carmen.
On Thursday, SpaceX will launch a pair of prototype satellites intended to form the basis for Starlink, a constellation of about 11,000 satellites that would beam broadband internet down to Earth. Thursday's launch - originally slated for Wednesday but put on hold because of "high altitude wind shear" - marks the first big step in Musk's plan for "rebuilding the internet in space," as he put it in 2015. Critics - including broadband competitor OneWeb, which has already received FCC approval for its own constellation of low-Earth-orbit satellites - worry that all those SpaceX satellites whirring around would pose "danger from orbital debris," and risk collisions with other satellites already in orbit.
The Rev. Billy Graham, one of the world's most famous Christian evangelists, has died, a family spokesman said Wednesday. Graham died at his North Carolina home Wednesday morning, spokesman Mark DeMoss said. At a press briefing Wednesday night, DeMoss said Graham -- whose body he said is currently at Morris Funeral Home in Asheville, North Carolina -- was not in the company of any family members when he died.
"One of the best parts of playing the Big Red Jacka-- is welcoming @makeawishamerica and @childrenswishfoundation onto set," Reynolds posted on Instagram Monday. The actor also touched upon the fact that Deadpool's origin story involves conquering cancer. "Deadpool kicked Cancer ... but these kids do it for real every day," he wrote.
A photo of Jennifer Lawrence wearing a revealing black dress outside -- while surrounded by her bundled-up male co-stars -- at a "Red Sparrow" photocall in London is being labeled as "sexist" by fans online. “That Versace dress was fabulous, you think I'm going to cover that gorgeous dress up with a coat and a scarf?