The brother of Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright, one of four U.S. soldiers killed in an ambush earlier in Niger this month, said he wants to know if the military may have made mistakes that ultimately led to his brother's death. "Even with adequate resources, a fully manned team and armored vehicles, these brave men would have been lucky to exit this situation with their lives," Will Wright said in a statement released on Tuesday. The statement came just hours after the Defense Department, which is investigating the Oct. 4 attack, provided the first official timeline of the events that led up to the ambush.
Brittany Wagner, who appeared in the Netflix docu-series, is an academic coach who helps struggling student athletes find success, some making it to the NFL.
Fifteen-month-olds Erin and Abby Delaney, a set of formerly conjoined twins, are still recovering from their "terrifying" separation surgery, but they're almost ready to return home, according to their mother. The baby girls, who were born connected at the head, traveled more than six hours from their Mooresville, North Carolina home for a rare separation surgery at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia back in June, their mother, Heather Delaney, wrote in a blog post Sunday. “The weeks after the girls separation were filled with many terrifying moments,” Delaney wrote.
Next to the balloons and flowers dressing a makeshift memorial in Tampa, Florida, Casimar Naiboa helplessly clutched a portrait of his slain son wearing his cap and gown. In the year-old photo, Anthony Naiboa, the eldest of five siblings, was shown graduating Tampa's George S. Middleton High School. Last Thursday, his 20-year-old son became the third targeted victim of what Tampa Bay Police believe are killings being committed by the same person or people.
An undocumented pregnant teen, who is in federal custody in Texas, is continuing her fight in court today for the right to leave a detention facility to have an abortion. On Sunday night, attorneys for the undocumented teen filed an emergency petition to have her case reviewed by the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit -- in an attempt to reverse an order they said sidestepped serious constitutional questions. On Friday evening, after oral arguments from both sides in the morning, a three-judge appeals court panel ordered a delay in her attempt to obtain an abortion.
The Trump administration is expected to announce its decision on how to proceed with the U.S. refugee program on Tuesday, which marks the end of the 120-day ban of refugee admissions. At the end of January, one week into his term, President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning all citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries for 90 days, indefinitely banning all Syrian refugees and stopping all refugee admissions for 120 days.
Longtime Trump attorney Michael Cohen will appear on Capitol Hill Tuesday for a closed-door interview with the House Intelligence Committee, sources tell ABC News. Cohen, who has served as Trump’s personal attorney for years, is of interest to investigators for his role in confidential negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow in 2015 and 2016, at the height of the presidential campaign. The Trump Organization seriously considered the Moscow building proposal but eventually abandoned the plan and did not pursue it, Cohen told ABC News in August.
Dozens of women have come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.Oscar winners Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow and Mira Sorvino have claimed that they rebuffed Weinstein's unwanted advances. Other women have alleged sexual harassment and sexual assault."Any allegations of nonconsensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein," a spokesperson for the movie executive told The New Yorker. "Mr. Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances. Mr. ...
Two people were killed and three were injured in a shooting spree in Lake County, California, Monday, officials said. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office has arrested Alan Ashmore, 61, in connection with the shootings. The suspect allegedly fired into several residences in Clearlake Oaks, according to the sheriff's office.
Years before La David Johnson would earn national attention as a fallen soldier at the center of a controversy involving President Donald Trump, he gained some local attention for his showmanship. In 2013, before he joined the military, Johnson was known as "Wheelie King" in Miami Gardens because he would ride his bike popped up and without a front wheel. Johnson, who was 21 years old at the time of the segment, told the station that he rode his bike from his home in Miami Gardens to work at a Walmart in Pembroke Pines, two areas that are roughly 7 miles apart.
Following the tragic hurricane-related events in Houston this summer, the city and its residents now have something positive to embrace: their hometown Astros beat the Yankees this weekend to advance to the 2017 World Series. In fact, the team dedicated its win to the city of Houston and its people.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., criticized higher-income Americans who avoided fighting in the Vietnam War by getting "bone spur" diagnoses, in an interview that aired Sunday — which some interpreted as an attack on President Donald Trump. McCain, who made the remarks while discussing the Vietnam War in an interview with C-SPAN3, echoed questions that surfaced during the 2016 campaign about Trump's medical history and draft deferments. "One aspect of the [Vietnam] conflict, by the way, that I will never, ever countenance is that we drafted the lowest-income level of America, and the highest-income level found a doctor that would say that they had a bone spur," McCain said.
"Many mothers, and fathers, are concerned about what to do when an infant cries," lead study author Dr. Marc H. Bornstein said in an email to ABC News. As it turned out, new mothers in the study tended to respond to their babies in distinctively similar ways, regardless of where they lived, according to lead researchers at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. The most common responses among the 684 mothers from 11 different countries, in the first five seconds of infant crying, were to lift up, hold and talk to their babies.
Four of the five Wheaton College football players facing felony charges for allegedly assaulting another student pleaded not guilty this morning. The five athletes were suspended from the football team at the Christian school after being charged with aggravated battery, mob action and unlawful restraint. The alleged incident happened in March 2016 in Wheaton, Illinois, during which a man said he was taken forcefully out of his dorm room, restrained against his will and left at a baseball field, Wheaton police said.