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A Michigan man is facing charges after he allegedly made threatening calls to CNN's Atlanta headquarters, telling workers that he would come "to gun you all down," according to court documents obtained by ABC News on Monday. Authorities said the suspect, identified as Brandon Griesemer of Novi, Michigan, made at least 22 phone calls to the news network’s publicly listed telephone number on Jan. 9 and 10, making derogatory comments, death threats and accusing it of spewing "fake news," according to an FBI affidavit. Griesemer is accused of violating federal extortion and interstate communications rules.
Immigration activists were outraged with Democrats on Monday night after party leadership agreed to a short-term funding bill without protections for hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children. The bill to fund the government for three weeks and end the three-day-long federal government shutdown passed in Congress earlier Monday after Senate Republicans assured Democrats that those protections would be addressed soon.
The Trump administration tried its best to make it clear that it was not responsible for the recent two-day government shutdown, but critics said it turned “childish” when it decided to use the White House's voicemail to take jabs at Senate Democrats. Unfortunately, we cannot answer your call today because congressional Democrats are holding government funding, including funding for our troops and other national security priorities, hostage to an unrelated immigration debate,” the White House’s outgoing voice message said over the weekend. TONIGHT: The government is open for business, and so is Trump's drive-thru burger window at the White House.
The legendary musician revealed the diagnosis on his website, writing to fans that, "This ride has been 'so good, so good, so good' thanks to you."
U.S. Bureau of Land Management say it's controlling the horse population but some animal rights activists say these horses could be driven to extinction.
2017 has been called the year of women, with hundreds turning their anger into activism and, in some cases, a campaign for public office.
As the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad was accused of another chemical weapons attack, the Trump administration is trying to rally international condemnation of the regime and increase pressure on Russia to rein in its ally. According to activists and rescue teams, Assad's government launched an attack with suspected poisonous gas that affected at least 20 civilians in a rebel-held suburb near Damascus, the Associated Press reported. The area, known as eastern Ghouta, is an enclave of rebel support in a part of the country that Assad has long dominated during the country's near seven-year-old war.
Next time you're traveling northbound on I-95 and your navigation app tells you to exit in Leonia, New Jersey, to skip traffic on the George Washington Bridge, you may find yourself $200 poorer. Effective Monday, the city of Leonia is shutting down local streets to nonresident drivers during rush hour. The influx of vehicles creates a major headache for residents, according to Leonia Mayor Judah Zeigler.
New England Patriots’ tight end Rob Gronkowski absorbed a crushing tackle in Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars -– a blow that led to him being immediately removed from the game and taken to the locker room for medical evaluation. Here are a few things you need to know about concussions and why they keep making headlines. Let’s get to the important point: Will Gronkowski be able to play in the “Big Game”?
Super Bowl LII is set, with the Philadelphia Eagles facing off against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Feb. 4, in a rematch of the 2005 Super Bowl that the Patriots won 24-21. This will be the 10th Super Bowl appearance for the Patriots, setting a new NFL record, according to ESPN. After winning the Super Bowl last year, New England is the first team since the Seattle Seahawks to get to back-to-back Super Bowls.
Sharing her own #MeToo experience, 84-year-old U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told a crowd at the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday that "it's about time" women speak up about sexual harassment. Speaking at a Park City, Utah forum, in advance of the premiere of a documentary about her titled "RBG" by filmmakers Betsy West and Julie Cohen, Ginsburg said she was encouraged that women have been speaking out about sexual harassment and marching in the streets of America.
One mother celebrated the upcoming anniversary of being diagnosed with alopecia with a heartwarming photo shoot that has since gone viral. Courtni Guevara was diagnosed with the autoimmune skin disease on Feb. 8, 2017. The Laurel, Maryland, physician’s assistant told ABC News that when her sister was curling her hair, she noticed several bald patches that made her worry.
It's been 10 years since the untimely death of Heath Ledger and many around the world are remembering him, including ex-girlfriend Naomi Watts. Watts, 49, took to Instagram to share a black-and-white photo of Ledger, who passed away in 2008 from an accidental overdose in his Manhattan home."Thinking about this beautiful soul today," she began in a caption.
Blizzard warnings are in effect today from Nebraska to Minnesota, as heavy snow and strong winds bring whiteout conditions to the Plains and Midwest. The heaviest of the snow is expected in eastern Kansas and Nebraska, southern Minnesota, northern Wisconsin, as well as the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where the forecast calls for 1 foot of snow.
Ahead of the Oscar nominations, which celebrate the best in film, we have the nominees for this year’s Razzie Awards, which mark the opposite."Transformers: The Last Knight" has the most nominations with a total of nine, including worst picture and worst actor for Mark Wahlberg. Following close behind is "Fifty Shades Darker," with eight nods.Those two films are joined in the worst picture category by "Baywatch," "The Emoji Movie" and "The Mummy. ...
A 15-year-old girl was hospitalized after a shooting in a cafeteria at a Texas school this morning, local officials said. The suspect, a 16-year-old male student, fired several shots from a semi-automatic handgun shortly before 8 a.m. local time at Italy High School in Italy, Texas, located about 45 miles south of Dallas, the Ellis County Sheriff's Office said. No one else was injured, officials said, adding that all students have been accounted for.
"Dance Moms" star Abby Lee Miller, who was sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison for bankruptcy fraud among other charges, recently apologized to her fans and gave an update on prison life. The former reality star took to Instagram Sunday to share a photo of herself with friends inside Victorville Federal Correctional Institution in California.
A school principal has figured out how to make the announcement of a snow day cooler to his students and fun even for parents. Principal Chad Caddell of Union Pointe Academy in northern Kentucky near Cincinnati puts snow-day alerts to music and then posts the videos online. "Snow days are stressful for parents, man.
A nonprofit organization has stepped in to provide death benefits to families of two soldiers killed in an Apache helicopter crash over the weekend. Due to the government shutdown, the families did not receive the $100,000 death benefit provided for the death of a service member under any circumstance either stateside or overseas. The nonprofit organization Fisher House Foundation, which works with military families, announced it would provide the death benefits to the families of 1st Lt. Clayton R. Cullen, of Indiana, and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kevin F. Burke, of California, who were both assigned to the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division.
Ksenia Sobchak, a former reality TV star-turned-journalist running against Russia’s President Vladimir Putin in the country's election this year, has gathered enough signatures to get on the ballot, her campaign said Monday. In a post on its website, Sobchak’s campaign said she had obtained over 101,000 signatures, putting her around 10,000 over the threshold required to be registered as a candidate by Russia’s central election commission.
The Philippines' most active volcano ejected an immense and thick gray cloud of lava, ash and steam on Monday, causing thousands of villagers in the Province of Albay to flee to evacuation centers for safety. The midday explosion at Mount Mayon "sent superheated lava, molten rocks and steam 3.5-5 kilometers (2 to 3 miles) into the sky," the Associated Press reported. The sudden eruption has forced nearly 27,000 people from Albay and neighboring communities to evacuate their homes.