Heather and Kole Powell thought photos from their May beach-side wedding in California were lost forever after an ocean wave swept away a camera used to take nearly 200 photos. A relative who was taking photos of the couple and family and friends before the wedding put her camera down on the beach when the ceremony started. Just after the Powells were pronounced husband and wife, an ocean wave swept the camera and a purse containing the couple’s cellphones out to sea.
Rescuers on Friday continued to search collapsed buildings in Mexico City, where people may still be buried alive following Tuesday's devastating earthquake. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, who declared three days of national mourning, has said saving lives is the top priority and search and rescue efforts will be ongoing as long as survivors are believed to be beneath the rubble. On Thursday, Pena Nieto said search and rescue efforts in Mexico City were ongoing at 38 buildings damaged from the earthquake.
The death toll in storm-battered areas is rising as Hurricane Maria continued to barrel through the Caribbean on Friday, two days after its landfall in Puerto Rico left the U.S. territory battered and in the dark. Maria remained a major Category 3 hurricane Friday as of 2 p.m. ET, with 125 mph maximum sustained winds. The storm's eye at the time was located 90 north of Grand Turk Island in Turks and Caicos, moving toward the northwest at 8 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Two teenagers who met as they battled the same metabolic disorder and then underwent liver transplants weeks apart, are now going to a homecoming dance together. "It's heartwarming," said Oula Haddad, mother to 16-year-old Grace Haddad of Olney, Maryland. Jakob “JJ” Jasin, 17, and Grace Haddad's families first met in 2001 when they were being treated at the same hospital for maple syrup urine disease (MSUD) -- a recessive metabolic disorder where the body is unable to process protein normally.
President Donald Trump called Russian interference in the 2016 election "a hoax" again this morning, a day after Facebook said it would turn over some 3,000 Russia-linked political ads purchased during the 2016 election to congressional investigators. "The Russia hoax continues, now it's ads on Facebook. What about the totally biased and dishonest Media coverage in favor of Crooked Hillary?" Trump wrote.
Jodie Sweetin, who plays Stephanie Tanner on "Full House" and its spinoff, "Fuller House," recently revealed she's never actually watched an entire episode of her show. Sweetin said it's a joy that not only have viewers loved the show for decades, but the cast has remained tightknit -- even after "Full House" ended in 1995.
The inspector general's office at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services confirmed Friday it is investigating the private jet travel of the agency's chief, Tom Price, who reportedly chartered five flights last week, drawing widespread criticism from congressional Democrats. Price's travel, first reported by Politico on Wednesday, comprised trips to Maine, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania aboard private planes estimated to cost tens of thousands of dollars per flight. Politico noted that the chartered jets did not explicitly violate government regulations, but that past health secretaries have typically flown commercially, especially when traveling domestically.
Trump called the leader a "madman" and said he "would be tested like never before," in an early-morning tweet. The latest war of words between the two leaders began when the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed new sanctions on North Korea earlier this week in response to the growing nuclear threat posed by the country. In his address to the U.N. on Tuesday, President Trump threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea.
If North Korea follows through on its latest threat of setting off a nuclear explosion over the Pacific Ocean, it will ultimately be up to President Trump whether the United States will respond with military action, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told ABC News today. ABC News Anchor David Muir asked Tillerson in an interview on "Good Morning America" about North Korea's warning that it could detonate a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific in response to Trump's speech to the United Nations General Assembly this week.
An Oklahoma City man was fatally shot by police as neighbors shouted that the man was deaf and could not hear officers' commands to drop a metal pipe he was holding, police said. The incident occurred Tuesday evening after an accident led officers to a house where Magdiel Sanchez, 35, was outside on the porch, Oklahoma City Police Capt. Bo Mathews said at a press conference Wednesday. The pipe Sanchez was carrying had been fashioned into a fairly large weapon, like a club, Oklahoma City Police Chief Bill Citty said in a press conference Thursday afternoon.
A team of American experts is in Mexico to assist with search and rescue efforts following the deadly earthquake that devastated the country's capital city Tuesday. Sixty-seven people and five dogs landed in Mexico Thursday morning, along with 62,000 pounds of specialized tools and medical equipment, to conduct around-the-clock rescue missions and help assess the damage. The group is made up of members from USAID's Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance as well as an urban search and rescue team from the Los Angeles County Fire Department, according to a statement from acting USAID Spokesperson Clayton McCleskey.
At least 15 people have died on the Caribbean island of Dominica and many homes are destroyed beyond repair after Hurricane Maria devastated the country this week, Dominica's prime minister said Thursday. In an emotional interview with ABS Television, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said the death toll is likely to rise and search and rescue missions are ongoing. “We have many deaths, but it is a miracle that we do not have hundreds of deaths in the country,” Skerrit told ABS Television.
At his post-debate outdoor rally, Judge Roy Moore’s high-profile supporters sought to cast him simultaneously as an outsider and a candidate who will fulfill President Donald Trump’s agenda -- not an easy task considering Trump has endorsed the establishment-backed incumbent, Sen. Luther Strange. "A vote for Judge Moore isn't a vote against the president, it is a vote FOR the people's agenda that elected the president!" Palin exclaimed to a cheering crowd at the Old Union Station Train Shed in Montgomery, Alabama. Blame fell with McConnell according to Sebastian Gorka, Trump’s former national security adviser, as well.
The former White House press secretary says he "made mistakes" during his tenure and reveals what the president thought of his Emmy cameo.
At the annual DEF CON event in Vegas, hackers showcased their skills for breaking into, and defending, electronic devices and systems.
Senator Luther Strange and former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore faced off tonight in the only debate before the runoff election for the GOP nomination next Tuesday to replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions in the U.S. Senate. The debate – held without a moderator – focused largely on who would best support and advocate for President Trump’s agenda in the U.S. Senate. Strange made no secret that he is endorsed by President Trump, and talked about his “close personal friendship” to a president that is broadly popular among Alabamans.