The 2017 American Music Awards were handed out Sunday night, honoring the best in music this year.See who's taken home a trophy tonight »
A medical helicopter crashed in eastern Arkansas on Sunday, killing three crew members on board, authorities said.The air ambulance was not transporting patients at the time of the crash, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.The helicopter belonged to Pafford EMS, according to a statement posted on the company's Facebook page.“Pafford is devastated by the sudden loss of three of our team members,” the statement said. “At this time we have no words, only prayers for the families and loved ones involved. ...
The 2017 American Music Awards not only honored the best in music this year but also the enduring spirit of the country. Recognizing the recent violence in the U.S., the awards ceremony, which aired live on ABC from Los Angeles' Microsoft Theatre, began with a tribute. The awards ceremony was hosted by "Black-ish" star Tracee Ellis Ross.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team investigating whether President Donald Trump sought to obstruct a federal inquiry into connections between his presidential campaign and Russian operatives has now directed the Justice Department to turn over a broad array of documents, ABC News has learned. In particular, Mueller's investigators are keen to obtain emails related to the firing of FBI Director James Comey and the earlier decision of Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from the entire matter, according to a source who has not seen the specific request but was told about it. Issued within the past month, the directive marks the special counsel's first records request to the Justice Department, and it means Mueller is now demanding documents from the department overseeing his investigation.
Protesters marched on Washington D.C.'s National Mall on Sunday morning to draw attention to the situation in hurricane-stricken Puerto Rico. "The Unity for Puerto Rico March" featured politicians as well as boldface names, including Lin-Maria Manuel, whose agenda was to turn a spotlight on the devastated island territory, and work to update the 1920 law called the Jones Act, which mandates that American ships distribute all its goods. Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois said Puerto Rico had been neglected, which he called "one of the gravest injustices that I have seen" since he came to Washington as a congressman.
Wind gusts caused construction scaffolding to collapse above a subway entrance in New York City's busy SoHo neighborhood, authorities said. Five people suffered moderate to minor injuries in the incident around 11:30 a.m. local time on Sunday when wind gusts were reported to be around 30 mph to 35 mph. They were taken to Bellevue Medical Center. A New York City Fire Department official said the wind blew a piece of plywood that "acted like a sail" and brought the entire scaffold down.
A high-level Los Angeles Police Department source told ABC News that the department is currently investigating about 22 alleged sex crimes cases linked to Hollywood and the entertainment industry. The LAPD has also taken 28 "courtesy reports" of incidents that happened outside of the department's jurisdiction and sent them to the appropriate police departments, the source told ABC News on Saturday night. ABC News previously reported there are active cases involving disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein by both the LAPD and Beverly Hills police.
The storm that knocked out power for thousands, closed down local businesses and dropped a tornado in Indiana on Saturday is tracking eastward, ABC News meteorologist Brittany Borer said. Wind gusts of up to 50mph are expected in some areas, bringing power outages as wind speeds go high enough to break tree limbs. For the remainder of the day Sunday, lake-effect snow can be expected in eastern portions of the Great Lakes region.
A pair of newlyweds who got married after knowing each other for more than a decade wanted to capture just how close their families have become in a heartwarming photo that shows how resilient marriage can be. In the photo, getting tons of attention online, newlyweds Kalin and Matt Haley are featured with each of their parents -- Stephanie and Rick Bilides, who've been married for 30 years and Lisa and Bob Haley, who've been married for 47 years. "We've known each other since middle school and started dating in high school, junior year," groom Matt Haley, also 28, added, noting that after taking a small break, the couple have been together since 2012.
Kayleigh Fahey and James Regatuso had just returned from a trip to Bali and Indonesia. Instead, he picked a park that they had frequented many times throughout their relationship -- Letchworth State Park in Castile, New York.
The American Music Awards are perhaps best known for their musical performances, and according to this year's host and producers, there'll be no shortage of memorable, touching and even "insane" moments.The excitement will start right away, with Kelly Clarkson and Pink opening the show with a duet."It’s [Clarkson's] 15th anniversary of winning 'American Idol,' so she’s gonna throw it back to her very first hit, as well as doing her newest single," AMA producer Mark Bracco told ABC News. "And then Pink ... is doing something that has never been done before ... ...
One driver in Long Island took the concept of "park and ride" a little too far on Saturday when they ended up parked right on the train platform. The unbelievable photo captured by a commuter says it all, as a driver hopped a curb and drove right onto the Long Island Rail Road platform in Mineola, New York just before 5 p.m. Authorities termed the driver as "confused" after emergency responders removed the person from the car.
Americans from Florida to Maine are getting a piece of the storm Sunday. Bitterly cold temperatures, already being felt in the Midwest, will follow behind the front. The radar is showing rain for most Sunday morning, while parts of Maine and even the Buffalo, New York area are seeing cool enough temperatures for a wintry mix to snow.
Chance the Rapper gave voice to the feelings of many when he debuted a new song on "SNL" begging for former President Barack Obama to return. Thompson interjects, saying, "We lit 200 candles for you. The cold open this week featured impressions of Donald Trump Jr.
The weather system that has already brought flooding rains to the Northwest and heavy snow to the Rockies is moving into the Midwest on Saturday with the Northeast to follow. A wind advisory is in effect from Texas to Ohio as wind speeds can be expected from 20 to 30 mph with gusts over 45 mph. These gusts are high enough to cause tree limbs to fall, which may lead to scattered power outages. This system is expected to bring periods of heavy rain to the Midwest on Saturday afternoon and through the evening hours.
New Kensington police released a name and image early Sunday of the man they are searching for in the fatal shooting of a police officer in western Pennsylvania. Update New Kensington Police Officer Shooting: Rahmael Sal HOLT (DOB 05/31/88) has been identified as the person who shot and killed Officer Shaw. A warrant has been issued for Holt's arrest.
The family of an 86-year-old South Carolina man has settled with the city of Kingstree just a month after the man was tased by police following a car chase. Police dash cam video of the incident shows Albert Chatfield immediately emerging from his car at an intersection and backpedaling from two police officers, who repeatedly shout for him to "stop." As he continues to back up through the street, one officer pulls out his Taser and, after the other officer is heard shouting "tase him," fires it. Chatfield is knocked to the ground instantly.
Thousands of Zimbabweans marched through the capital on Saturday demanding that President Robert Mugabe step down, days after the military placed the longtime ruler under house arrest. Euphoric crowds gathered near the State House where Zimbabweans cheered, danced, waved flags and hugged soldiers who were stationed outside the government building in Harare. It was the first public demonstration since Zimbabwe's military apparently took charge earlier in the week, and one that would have been perhaps unthinkable just months ago.
A U.S. warship collided with a Japanese commercial tug boat in Japan's Sagami Bay on Saturday, marking the fifth time this year that a ship in the U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet in the Pacific has been involved in a crash. The Japanese tug boat lost propulsion and drifted into the USS Benfold during a towing exercise. The U.S. guided-missile destroyer sustained minimal damage, and there were no reported injuries on either vessel, according to a press release from the U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet.
More than two dozen people were injured while others remain unaccounted for after a massive fire engulfed a senior living facility west of Philadelphia on Thursday night, authorities said. The five-alarm fire at Barclay Friends Senior Living Community in West Chester, about 35 miles from Philadelphia, began just before 11 p.m. ET Thursday, authorities said. Hundreds of first responders scrambled to rescue the elderly residents from the burning building, evacuating them on beds and in wheelchairs.
Music lovers worldwide are mourning the loss of rock legend Malcolm Young. Rolling Stone magazine reported that Young had been suffering from dementia. Shortly after the announcement, many rock musicians, including Ozzy Osbourne and Eddie Van Halen, took to social media to pay tribute to their colleague and friend who helped launch the Australian rock band in 1972.