A California woman who was attacked by a 10-foot great white shark earlier this year while surfing off the coast of San Diego spoke out about the harrowing experience for the first time in an exclusive interview with "Good Morning America," saying she initially did not think it was real life. "When I saw my leg on the board, that’s the image my mind gave me, was a cartoon," Leeanne Ericson told ABC News. Dusty Phillips, Ericson's boyfriend who was in the water with her when she was bitten, told ABC News, "It wasn’t a test bite.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions stands by his decision to recuse himself from the Russia investigation despite the barrage of criticism he has received publicly from the president this week, he said. "I talked to experts in the Department of Justice, people trained in that. "An attorney general who doesn't follow the law is not very effective in leading the Department of Justice," Sessions said.
At a refugee camp outside of Raqqa, ABC's Ian Pannell talks with stranded families and a woman who came to Syria to marry a man she met online.
ABC's senior foreign correspondent Ian Pannell was on the front lines with volunteers, including a local female fighter and an American.
The Marine Corps Reserve has grounded its fleet of 12 KC-130T transport aircraft, the same type of plane that was involved in the deadly July 10 crash in Mississippi that killed 15 Marines and a Navy corpsman. The cause of that crash remains under investigation, but Marine officials had said shortly afterward that it appeared that something occurred to the aircraft while it was at cruising altitude. “Out of an abundance of caution the Marine Corps took the prudent action not to fly KC-130Ts in the wake of the mishap on July 10 until further notice,” said Second Lt. Stephanie Leguizamon, a Marine Corps Reserve spokesman.
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill celebrated National Intern Day on Thursday by recognizing their young, politically-minded staff.Below, a round-up of senators, members of congress and other officials who took to Twitter to pay tribute to these hard-working folks:REP. ANDRE CARSON, D-IND."Happy #NationalInternDay to our DC summer interns," tweeted Carson with a photo of his interns. "Our staff greatly appreciates your hard work this summer. #IN07"Happy #NationalInternDay to our DC summer interns. Our staff greatly appreciates your hard work this summer. #IN07 pic.twitter. ...
When the Syrian revolution began in 2011, we started to cross into the country to report on the uprising. The breakdown in law and order, the growing violence and increasing desperation in Syria provided fertile territory for these religious radicals, who began to flock across the porous border with Turkey in ever growing numbers.
Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has issued guidance to military commanders stressing that there will be no change in military policy toward transgender service members until Defense Secretary Jim Mattis receives further direction from the White House. President Trump announced via Twitter on Wednesday what appeared to be a reinstatement of the military's ban on transgender service members. "I know there are questions about yesterday’s announcement on the transgender policy by the president," Dunford said in a written message to military commanders, according to a copy obtained by ABC News.
The Ohio State Fair is open today but its rides are closed for inspections after 18-year-old Tyler Jarrell was killed and seven more injured Wednesday evening when the Fire Ball ride he was on broke apart in mid-air, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said. Tyler's father, Anthony Jarrell, told ABC News, "He was loved and had a future, until the disaster at the Ohio fair. All rides at the fair have been shut down "until the state has inspected each and every ride again and deemed them to be safe," fair officials tweeted.
A man was charged today with killing his wife aboard a Princess Cruises ship in Alaska, according to federal court documents. Kenneth Manzanares has been detained and faces murder charges in the death of his 39-year-old wife, who is identified by the initials K.M., according to a criminal complaint filed today in federal court by the FBI. A source with knowledge of the FBI's investigation told ABC News that the victim was Kristy Manzanares of Utah.
The Beatles' holding company has emerged victorious in a lawsuit launched last year by a company founded by Sid Bernstein, the late promoter of the band's famous August 1965 concert at Shea Stadium in New York, over ownership of footage from that show, ABC News has confirmed. Apple Corps manages the rights to the Beatles’ work and is controlled by Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and the estates of John Lennon and George Harrison.
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham today warned that there would be "holy hell to pay" if President Donald Trump fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions. "This effort to basically marginalize and humiliate the attorney general is not going over well in the Senate," Graham told reporters today.
When reports surfaced earlier this week Superman actor Henry Cavill was filming "Justice League" reshoots with a mustache, which would later have to be digitally removed, fans lost their minds. "It is time to finally set the record straight in this moustache fiasco," he wrote. "Pictured above, is not a set on 'MI6' but is in fact the latest in a series of weapons being designed by Warner Bros and Paramount Studios to combat the entity known as 'Henry Cavill's Moustache,'" he continued.
King is also transgender. "I remember thinking to myself, did I just get fired in a tweet?" King told ABC News’ "Nightline" hours after President Donald Trump announced his proposed ban on transgender individuals serving in the military. King said that the confusion and lack of details didn’t change the reaction she received from her peers.
Lulu Castle, 2, is not one of those kids. Her mom, Natalia Castle of Virginia Beach, Virginia, posted a hilarious -- and honest -- photo of Lulu when she found out she was going to have a baby brother. Castle told ABC News, "Let's just say Lulu enjoys getting all the attention." The little girl had attempted to scribble out the announcement with a piece of chalk just prior to the photo being taken, her mom said.