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"The feeling when you're on the dance floor ... it's amazing," Anastasia Machenko, 17, told ABC News' T.J. Holmes. Due to her scoliosis, however, the teen said experienced extreme pain while doing what she loved. Over the years her scoliosis worsened, and while she had the option of undergoing a fusion surgery that would permanently straighten her spine, it would have limited her flexibility so much that she would have had to give up dancing for good.
English actor and comedian Stephen Fry has been recovering from prostate cancer surgery for the past couple months, he revealed today. In a tweet to fans, Fry wrote, "For the last 2 months I've been in the throes of a rather unwelcome and unexpected adventure.
President Donald Trump’s one-time campaign aide Richard Gates has told family and close friends in a letter sent this morning he plans to plead guilty Friday in the special counsel’s criminal case against him, setting up the potential for Gates to become the latest well-informed Trump insider to assist in the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential contest, according to sources close to the matter. The potential for a guilty plea could dramatically change the dynamics in the investigation, just one day after special counsel Robert Mueller added a raft of new financial and tax charges to the criminal case against Gates and his longtime colleague, Paul Manafort.
"Daily Show" correspondent Michelle Wolf has been tapped to host this year's White House Correspondents Dinner. “This is true news,” Wolf tweeted once news broke. Margaret Talev, president of the WHCA, which hosts the annual dinner held in Washington, explained in a statement why Wolf, 32, made the perfect choice.
A stalled frontal system continues to plague much of the central U.S. with heavy rain in the south and snow and ice in parts of the Northern Plains and upper Midwest. A line of strong storms remains situated Friday morning over the south-central U.S. from northeast Texas all the way to southern Ohio. Heavy rain is accompanying these storms with rainfall rates of half an inch to three-quarters of an inch per hour.
A leading researcher at the National Institutes of Health is declaring this year's severe flu season a "wake-up call" for the medical community. The flu is widespread in 48 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and has sent 19,398 people to the hospital. Take, for example, Dr. Matt Memoli's team of researchers at NIH who are infecting healthy humans with the flu and quarantining them for days at a time.
Nearly 300 Los Angeles County residents evacuated their homes Thursday after an uncontrollable blaze erupted from an apartment complex unit and quickly spread throughout the entire building, authorities said. The fire began around 3:30 p.m. along a block in Pico Rivera, according to ABC Los Angeles station KABC-TV. Building tenant Jesse Aguilar, who witnessed the fire’s eruption, said he attempted to battle the flames with a fire extinguisher.
There were no survivors of a small plane crash in rural Indiana on Thursday night. Indiana State Police told Indianapolis ABC affiliate WRTV at least three people died in the crash. The Cessna 441 plane left from Eagle Creek Airport in Indianapolis at 7:21 p.m. before crashing in a field north of Rossville, Indiana, on its way to Green Bay, Wisconsin just 18 minutes later, according to WRTV.
Ivanka Trump arrived in South Korea to flashing cameras and a live broadcast across South Korean TV two days before she will attend the closing ceremony for the 2018 Winter Olympics. "We are very very excited to attend the 2018 winter Olympic Games to cheer for Team USA and to reaffirm our strong and enduring commitment with the people of the Republic of Korea.
A Marjory Stoneman Douglas school resource officer has been suspended without pay after Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said video shows him taking up a defensive position during the shooting but never entering the school. Israel announced Thursday that the decision to suspend Deputy Scot Peterson was made after reviewing video from the shooting and taking statements from witnesses and Peterson himself, Israel said. “He should have went in, addressed the killer, killed the killer,” Israel said.
"As we move to create a permanent memorial and museum to honor the 49 precious lives that were taken, we also know the importance of ensuring the families, survivors, first responders, and the community continue to have a place to reflect on what happened here," onePULSE Foundation executive director Barbara Poma said in a statement. The onePULSE Foundation is a non-profit organization incorporated to manage the design and construction of a permanent museum and memorial dedicated to the Pulse tragedy. As part of the process of creating the interim memorial, the onePULSE Foundation will work with the Orange County Regional History Center to collect and conserve all of the artifacts, works of art, messages, and other memorial items left at the site.
Since being elected president, Trump signed a bill rolling back an Obama-era regulation that made it harder for people with mental illnesses to purchase a gun. The regulation, recommended by Barack Obama in a memo in 2013, had required the Social Security Administration to send records of beneficiaries with mental disabilities to the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check system.
Kasey Hansen, a special education teacher from Utah, and Columbine survivor Patrick Neville believe teachers should be armed in classrooms.
An active jet stream with several low pressure systems moving through will affect 20 states with the threat of ice and snow on the cold side and flooding rain on the warm side right into the weekend! Winter weather advisories for ice and snow are in effect across the Plains and Midwest and flood watches and warnings call for for heavy rain from the Southern Mississippi Valley to the Ohio Valley, from Texas to Michigan to New York.
Six months before Nikolas Cruz allegedly gunned down former classmates and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, he apparently messaged a photo of an assault rifle, among a slew of other weapons, to a student he repeatedly threatened to kill. In an exclusive interview with ABC News Wednesday night, Enea Sabadini said it was the one time he did not report Cruz to school officials, despite a tirade of threats and insults from him via social media. Sabadini, 17, said he didn’t take Cruz’s messages seriously at the time.
Police are asking the public for help finding a missing Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employee who went home sick 10 days ago and hasn't been seen or heard from since. Timothy Cunningham, 35, went to work on Feb. 12 and left sick, the Atlanta Police Department said. Cunningham, who studied at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, is a commander in the Public Health Service and has been sent to respond to public health emergencies including the Ebola virus and the Zika virus, according to the CDC.
The “avid” gun-owning South Carolina man who posted a video documenting his step-by-step purchase of a semi-automatic AR-15 rifle wanted the world to see how easy it is for the sake of transparency, he told ABC News today, a week after the deadly shooting at a Florida high school with a similar weapon. “Just trying to shine a flashlight,” Coley Brown said today of gun purchases in his home state. Brown, 49, posted the video on his Facebook page Feb. 16, detailing his transaction with a seller he found on a private Facebook group.