One of Ed Sheeran's favorite TV shows is “Game of Thrones” and the British rocker was able to score a cameo last season. “I say literally two lines in it, and then just kind of hang in the background, so I wouldn’t necessarily call it acting,” the Grammy-winning singer and songwriter said on “GMA” today. “It’s filmed in Northern Ireland, and I toured with a band from Northern Ireland called Snow Patrol, and Gary, the lead singer, knew someone in ‘Game of Thrones,’” Sheeran explained.
A 22-year-old church usher was heralded as a "hero" after he confronted a masked gunman who opened fire at a Tennessee parish on Sunday as services were ending. Police said Robert Engle, an usher at the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Nashville, Tenn., engaged in a physical struggle with the suspected shooter, Emanual Samson, 25, after he allegedly opened fire at the church on Sunday morning, killing one woman and wounding six others. "He's the hero,” Metro Nashville Police Chief Steve Anderson said at a news conference on Sunday.
The author of a new book argues that what you feed your gut, which he calls your "second brain," can have an effect on your mood, your weight and your immune system. "The 'clever gut diet' basically is what I describe as a Mediterranean-style diet," Dr. Michael Mosley, author of "The Clever Gut Diet: How to Revolutionize Your Body From the Inside Out," told ABC News. Recommended fermented foods to add to your diet include kombucha, kefir, and "smelly cheeses," according to Mosley.
President Trump has issued a presidential proclamation banning or restricting travel from eight countries, adding Chad and Venezuela and North Korea to the original list of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen. The administration is taking a tailored approach, providing a variety of conditions, ranging from suspended immigrant and non-immigrant travel to allowing travel for nonimmigrants with additional scrutiny. Since the travel ban is condition-based, if and when the conditions change for any of the eight countries, the proclamation can be changed.
Police have identified the gunman who shot a woman dead and injured six other churchgoers after he opened fire Sunday morning at a Tennessee church as services were ending. Nashville Metro police spokesman Don Aaron said emergency calls came in around 11:15 a.m. as services were letting out. The gunman, identified by police as 25-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson, arrived in the parking lot and first fatally fired at 39-year-old Melanie Smith, who was walking to her car, police said.
White House adviser and President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner has used a private email account to communicate with White House staffers, his attorney confirmed to ABC News. "Mr. Kushner uses his White House email address to conduct White House business. Fewer than a hundred emails from January through August were either sent to or returned by Mr. Kushner to colleagues in the White House from his personal email account," Kushner attorney Abbe Lowell said in a statement.
NFL players, teams and owners across the league responded Sunday to President Trump's criticism of players kneeling in protest during the national anthem, with some kneeling, others locking arms and still others choosing not to participate in the national anthem ceremony at all. As the "Star-Spangled Banner" played at Soldier Field in Chicago for the noon game between the Chicago Bears and the Steelers, the Pittsburgh team's sideline was virtually empty. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin told a CBS Sports reporter prior to the game that his team would stay in the locker room during the anthem.
“Kneeling, taking a knee, or sitting during the national anthem has never been about disrespecting this country," Boldin said to ABC News Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz on "This Week" Sunday. "It has never been about disrespecting the flag.
German voters rewarded Angela Merkel's center-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party in national elections on Sunday, sending the chancellor to a record fourth term as one of Europe’s key leaders, while a far-right party in the country made some initial and possibly disruptive gains. Exit polls conducted for public television channels ARD and ZDF suggest Merkel's conservative bloc finished first in Germany's election, with between 32.5 and 33.5 percent in Sunday's vote. Polling indicates challenger Martin Schulz's Social Democrats trailed in second place, with between 20 and 21 percent support.
President Trump has responded to players from multiple NFL teams kneeling or locking arms on Sunday, tweeting that taking a knee is not acceptable, and suggested the act of protest will lead to bad ratings for the league’s games. Meanwhile, while one Pittsburgh team did not come out of the locker room for the anthem on Sunday, another has accepted the president's invitation to join him at the White House. Trump tweeted that the Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins will be joining him at the White House, but did not provide a date.
Prince Harry struck an inspirational tone at the Saturday opening of the Invictus Games in Toronto -- the sporting event he started three years ago to exclusively feature military veterans who were injured in combat.
Some 60 million Germans are making their way to polling stations today as Europe's most powerful country looks set to re-elect Angela Merkel as chancellor for an historic fourth term. Major western democracies have delivered unpredictable election results recently, including in the United States, the United Kingdom and France, but German polls have been historically accurate and Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) looks set to be the biggest party, although they would still likely need a coalition with smaller parties to form a government. The polls also predict that Germany's right wing nationalist and anti-immigration party Alternate for Deutschland (AfD) will enter the Bundestag -- Germany's parliament.
Fears in storm-battered Puerto Rico have shifted to a failing dam as the U.S. territory reels from the devastating impact of Hurricane Maria. Early Saturday morning, the National Weather Service said failure of the Guajataca Dam in northwest Puerto Rico is "imminent" and could cause "life-threatening flash flooding" downstream on the the Guajataca River. "Move to higher ground now," the National Weather Service urged residents in the area.
The fourth episode of the "Good Morning America" digital series "Closet Raiders" for Facebook Watch had a red-carpet-premiere theme. Fashion influencers Monica Veloz and Maryam Maquillage raided their mothers' closets in the latest themed challenge hosted by actress and Miss USA 2012 winner Olivia Culpo.