One nursing student, who is set to graduate Tuesday, was inspired to choose the selfless profession after her open heart surgery 10 years ago. The Bowie State University senior originally intended to be a lawyer. Iloh, 27, would later discover that she had pericarditis, or an enlarged heart, and needed immediate open heart surgery at only 18 years old.
FBI and other law enforcement officials are privately knocking down a conspiracy theory today, fueled by conservative commentators on Fox News, that seeks to divert attention from Russia’s involvement in the hacking of the Democratic National Committee last year by suggesting a DNC staffer was murdered to cover up his involvement in passing the information to WikiLeaks. According to officials with knowledge of the matter, the FBI is not investigating the unsolved murder of Seth Rich last year in what agents have determined was “a possible attempted robbery” gone wrong.
Former FBI Director James Comey will convene with at least one top lawmaker this week, and the memos he is said to have written about his meetings with Trump could be shared with investigators in the House of Representatives. Here is a rundown of events that could rock Washington this week. The revelation that Trump disclosed what had been highly classified information in a May 10 meeting with Russian officials at the White House kicked off an especially fraught week for the administration.
A California boy received an early birthday present on Sunday, when his neighborhood celebrated his favorite fall holiday five months early. Carter Sarkar suffers from Sanfilippo syndrome, a rare metabolism disorder in which the body cannot break down sugar molecules. There is no cure, and Carter’s life expectancy is mid-to-late teenage years.
It was an emotional moment on May 19 when Raymond McNamara reunited with his 20-year-old blind cat, Lily, after she was lost for two months in Florida. “Hey Lily, you happy to be home? Happy your daddy’s got you?” Kathy Bieniek, the vice president of Saving Sage Animal Rescue in Miami, can be heard saying to McNamara in a video posted on YouTube.
Jessica Simpson slammed rumors that she's expecting her third child with husband Eric Johnson. "I'm not pregnant," she announced Monday on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." "We got an IUD. "I have two beautiful children and I’m not having a third," Simpson, 36, said.
President Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, who is expected to take the Fifth Amendment in response to a Senate committee's subpoena, once promoted news of Hillary Clinton's computer-tech aide's invoking the same constitutional right. "IT specialist takes 5th over 100 times," Flynn tweeted, linking to a June 22, 2016, story about the deposition of a former Clinton aide in a lawsuit related to her use of a private email server as secretary of state. @HillaryClinton IT specialist takes 5th over 100 times.
For "Dancing With the Stars" finalist Rashad Jennings, this week's finale could be the biggest prize the NFL star has ever taken home. In an exclusive clip shared with ABC News, Jennings speaks to his partner Emma Slater about why this means so much to him and his mother. Jennings is one of three final pairings still alive when "DWTS" returns tonight for the finale.
House Republicans and the Trump administration, seeking to end payments on Obamacare subsidies, have requested a 90-day extension on the cost-sharing reductions, a move decried by some Democrats. In the lawsuit House v. Price (previously known as House v. Burwell), Republicans argue that the Obama administration was not authorized to make the payments, which total $175 billion over 10 years. The court previously ruled that payments would continue as congressional Republicans and the new Trump administration worked toward a resolution.
Human rights was not a primary focus of President Trump’s talks with the leaders of Saudi Arabia, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said. “It was not the central part of our conversations,” Tillerson told reporters aboard Air Force One as the U.S. delegation flew from Saudi Arabia to Israel earlier today. Saudi Arabia’s is the 10th worst nation in the world for granting political and civil rights to its citizens, according to the 2017 ranking by Freedom House, an independent watchdog group.
North Korea has launched eight missile tests so far in 2017. In February, North Korea successfully tested a land-based KN-15 missile, a new solid-fuel intermediate-range missile, which traveled 310 miles into the Sea of Japan. Gen. John Hyten, the commander of U.S. Strategic Command, told a congressional panel in early April that the February launch marked a significant advancement for North Korea because it was its first successful solid-fueled missile fired from a mobile launcher.
A white University of Maryland student accused of fatally stabbing a black man on campus was held without bond after he made his first appearance in court today via closed-circuit TV. The FBI is investigating the fatal assault of Richard Collins III, a student at Bowie State University, as a possible hate crime. The suspect, Sean Christopher Urbanski, has been charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder and first-degree assault.
Princess Kate has recorded a heartfelt new public service announcement to kick off Children's Hospice Week in the U.K., and she got a little help from singer Ed Sheeran. Sheeran's song, "Lego House," is featured in the new video released today by Kensington Palace. Sheeran is an ambassador for East Anglia Children's Hospital (EACH), where Kate serves as royal patron.
Former national security adviser Michael Flynn will invoke the Fifth Amendment and refuse to honor a Senate committee's subpoena request for documents relating to Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, a source close to Flynn confirmed for ABC News. The Fifth Amendment gives an individual the right to avoid self-incrimination. Legal experts told ABC News that Fifth Amendment rights apply not just to someone seated at a witness table.
A poignant Facebook video is racking up views with its message of peace. The messenger is "Lil J," a 6-year-old boy who asks people to "stop killing each other" in the video that was posted by his mother, Leanndra Cheatham, one week ago. Since that time, the video, which Cheatham told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch was her son Jeffrey's reaction to the drive-by-shooting death of her cousin, has received 80,000 views.