Actress Nicole Kidman fought to hold back tears during a pointed acceptance speech at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.“To receive this at this stage in my life is extraordinary" »
A major storm is expected to move toward the Central Plains and Upper Midwest today, bringing heavy snow and icy conditions to parts of those regions. Blizzard warnings have been posted from eastern Colorado to southern Minnesota, while storm warnings and weather advisories were in effect from eastern Colorado to northern Michigan, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).
A backcountry skier died in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado Sunday, marking the state's first known avalanche fatality of the season, authorities said. The skier was “caught, killed” while in an area known locally as Sam’s Trees in San Miguel County, Colorado, about 300 miles southwest of Aspen, according to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC). The site, which sits at an elevation of about 11,200 feet, received as much as 20 inches of snow in a 24-hour period, according to San Miguel County Search and Rescue.
The firefighter who caught a child who was thrown to safety from the balcony of a burning apartment building said his "heart's filled" after reuniting with the girl and her family following the blaze. The harrowing incident, which was caught on high-definition helmet-camera video, captures the moment a 5-year-old girl, Destiny Nelson, was thrown to safety by from the third-floor balcony of a Georgia apartment building by her parents earlier this month. "America heard what we were dealing with right there," Captain Scott Stroup of the Dekalb County Fire Rescue Department, who can be seen in the video catching the child as she falls, told ABC News of the incident.
Arie Luyendyk Jr. has seemingly developed a strong connection with 22-year-old Bekah M. on this season of "The Bachelor," but as of the fourth episode, he still doesn't know her age. When the racecar driver asks Bekah M. is, she demurs. 'The Bachelor': Who did Arie send home last night?
One is Tim Cook, the tireless and philanthropic chief executive officer of Apple Inc.; the other is Malala Yousafzai, the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate activist who fights for -- and puts her life on the line for -- girls' education around the world. Together, they say they will significantly expand the work already being done by Malala’s efforts to support girls’ education and advocate for equal opportunity, especially targeting the 130 million girls in the world who have no access to quality education. "We are committing resources, and we are committing money and technology,” Cook told ABC News.
A government shutdown is entering a third day - into the start of the work week Monday - after a bipartisan group of about 20 senators struggled Sunday to broker a government funding compromise. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urged a vote to help end the stalemate. Let’s stop victimizing the American people and get back to work on their behalf," McConnell said on the Senate floor Sunday night.
The families of two Army soldiers killed early Saturday morning when their Apache helicopter crashed in California will not receive the $100,000 death benefit they are entitled to because of the ongoing federal government shutdown. When the same situation happened during the last government shutdown in 2013, families received the benefit only after Congress passed a law enabling retroactive payments. The $100,000 death benefit is provided to families for the death of a service member under any circumstance either stateside or overseas.
An onslaught of wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and other natural disasters across the nation in 2017 caused $306.2 billion in damage, breaking a record for the price of destruction, according to a report released Sunday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information tallied 16 natural disasters that each caused more than $1 billion in damage. Together, the disasters shattered the previous single-year record of $214.8 billion in destruction that occurred in 2005 when hurricanes Dennis, Katrina, Rita and Wilma wreaked havoc on the Gulf and Atlantic coasts.
At least 18 civilians were killed in a fiery siege that began Saturday night at the Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan's capital of Kabul and ended 11 hours later with the deaths of six Taliban attackers dressed in suits and wielding AK-47 assault rifles, according to witnesses and the country's interior ministry. The terror group's spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the insurgents initially planned to ambush the hotel Thursday night but postponed the assault because there was a wedding underway and they wanted to avoid civilian casualties. Ministry spokesman Najib Danish told ABC News on Sunday that in addition to the 18 who died, 10 were injured -- six police officers and four civilians.
Federal lawmakers are now in a shutdown standoff: Democrats are refusing to support a bill funding the government unless they have a deal on immigration. Republicans are refusing to negotiate on immigration until Democrats support a bill to fund the government. Sources inside the White House tell ABC News that the president has expressed a willingness to support legal status for 'Dreamers' in exchange for full funding of his border wall at a cost of about $20 billion over seven years.
A winter storm is beginning to intensify and snow is expected to expand into parts of the central and northern Plains on Sunday morning. Another round of blizzard warnings were issued by the National Weather Service Sunday morning. This storm will track towards the upper Midwest over the next 48 hours, bringing a significant snowfall from eastern Colorado to Northern Wisconsin.
The 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be handed out this Sunday.And for the first time ever, the awards show will have a host. Kristen Bell said she's excited to be tapped first."I won’t be compared to anyone else, which is kind of nice," she told ABC News. "Although I will say, there’s something kind of great about having people who have gone before you so you kind of know what works."Bell said she likely won't hit below the belt while hosting or be too snarky, admitting, "I don't like to be negative. ...
President Donald Trump's son Eric doesn't believe the government shutdown is all that bad. In fact, he views it in a positive light because he believes it paints the "absolutely terrified" Democrats in a negative light. "Honestly, I think it's a good thing for us, because people see through it," Eric Trump told Jeanine Pirro on Fox News's "Justice with Judge Jeanine" Saturday night.
Furloughed federal employees in Washington wishing to drown their sorrrows may do so at a discount for the duration of the government shutdown. Capitol Lounge, a popular after-work haunt for Hill staffers, tweeted its "Shutdown Cocktails" menu, consisting of $5 cocktails for federal employees with ID. "I'm not expressing any political opinion here, but I am thankful I did get a drink special tonight," a federal employee, who declined to be identified, told ABC affiliate WJLA at Capitol Lounge.
The cold open features "SNL" cast member Aidy Bryant as White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders kicking off a daily press briefing. "Thank you for all for being here," Bryant's Sanders says to the reporters. A million women strong out there to celebrate the president's kick a-- year in office.
Two Americans and two Canadians who were kidnapped by gunmen in northern Nigeria earlier this week have been rescued, police said. The foreigners -- three men and a woman -- were rescued early Saturday in the Jere area of the Kagarko local government area of Kaduna state after a massive police manhunt, Kaduna state police spokesman Mukhtar Aliyu told ABC News. Kaduna state police commissioner Agyole Abeh told ABC News no ransom was paid for the foreigners' release.
The Women's March returned to dozens of cities across the country this weekend, with women and their allies protesting President Donald Trump's agenda and calling for political power at the polls.The main event for the 2018 Women's March, entitled "Power to the Polls," will take place Sunday in Las Vegas. But hundreds of other anniversary marches and events were held elsewhere in the nation -- and around the world -- on Saturday.Here are some of the images of the marchers and their signs:Thousands take to streets in Women's March on anniversary of Trump's 1st year
After one New York mother gave birth to her first and only child, she was devastated to learn just four months later that he had a rare genetic disorder that would leave him blind. Dones, 43, would often think of that anonymous donation. "For 15 years I’ve thought of this woman and how she saved my son’s life," she said.
A key Zimbabwe opposition leader was killed Wednesday night in a helicopter crash in the United States, authorities said. Roy Bennett, an outspoken critic of longtime Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who was forced to resign in late November, died when a helicopter crashed in a remote area of northeastern New Mexico, according to the New Mexico State Police. Bennett, 60, had left Zimbabwe under Mugabe's rule for exile in South Africa, but continued to be a fierce opponent of the president.