Animal rescue workers in Houston seized dozens of venomous tarantulas and scorpions from a Houston apartment on Tuesday after their owner abandoned them, according to police. The Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) seized 69 animals, including more than 50 baby scorpions and three dead tarantulas, from the vacant apartment after a maintenance worker discovered them stuffed in shoe boxes and plastic containers, according to ABC affiliate KTRK. Managers at the apartment complex told police that they were planning to evict the tenant for failing to pay rent, but he abandoned the dwelling before they could serve him with eviction papers, KTRK reports.
A Florida man who police say was trying to help a missing toddler locate her parents over the weekend ended up beaten and shamed on social media by the child's family after they mistook him for a kidnapper, according to a report. The "good Samaritan," who was not identified by authorities, was attempting to help a 2-year-old who had become separated from her parents while attending a baseball game at the Southwest Sports Complex in Lakeland, Florida on Saturday -- but her parents "feared that the citizen was attempting to kidnap the child," the Lakeland Police Department said in a statement Tuesday. The man, however, ended up being attacked by the child’s father, who admitted to punching him repeatedly, according to ABC affiliate WFTS.
The singer jokingly recalls teaching Thunder star how to play basketball and then admits the two have never met "and that's sad."
In an E! News interview, Jackson explains what he says happened to prompt Warner Bros. to launch an investigation into alleged sexual misconduct on set.
Seattle authorities led an unprecedented prostitution sting that eventually blew the lid off a secretive network of online review boards.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told Republican senators he is delaying a vote on the GOP health care bill until after the Fourth of July recess because he does not have the votes to move it to debate, two senior Senate Republican aides told ABC News. At least five Republican senators said they would oppose a procedural vote on the GOP health care plan as it stands, effectively blocking the bill from reaching the Senate floor.
In allowing President Trump’s revised travel ban to partially take effect, the Supreme Court left key questions unanswered and likely opened the floodgates for additional litigation. Heather Nauert, a State Department spokesperson, said in a press briefing Tuesday that lawyers for the Justice Department are in the process of determining what qualifies as a bona fide relationship. “We don’t have a definition here at the State Department for that yet.
New surveillance video shows the chaotic and terrifying scene inside an Apple store as gunfire erupted in a mall in New York state, causing shoppers and workers to scramble for their lives. The Albany District Attorney's Office released the Nov. 12, 2016, video, which captured the scene from inside and outside the store at the Crossgates Mall in Albany. According to authorities, "Multiple accounts of shots fired near a crowded area of the mall near the Apple Store were reported to law enforcement.
A morning commute for New Yorkers turned into a chaotic scene today when a subway scraped the side of a tunnel wall, prompting passengers to evacuate and walk underground through the smoke and darkness. The southbound A train was just outside the 125th Street station in Harlem when the emergency break automatically turned on, according to Joe Lhota, chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The train bucked forward and backward, causing two of the train's eight cars to derail and scrape the side of the wall, Lhota said.
Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn expects to have enough of his fellow Republicans' support to push through a health care vote this week and then pass legislation that would repeal and replace Obamacare, he told ABC News today. "Well, I expect to have the support to get it done," Cornyn, the senior senator from Texas, told ABC News congressional correspondent Mary Bruce. The vote in question is a procedural one to allow Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to bring the bill to the floor and open it up for discussion before a final vote on passage.
Alec Baldwin suggested in an interview last March that his days of playing Donald Trump on "Saturday Night Live" were numbered, but apparently Baldwin is not ready to hang up the wig just yet. On Monday the actor told CNN that he's agreed to appear as Trump on "SNL" this fall. The veteran actor, 59, admitted he doesn't need to keep playing Trump.
The White House did not provide specific evidence to support the allegation, which the government of President Bashar al-Assad has dismissed, according to The Associated Press. In a statement released Monday evening, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the United States found "potential" evidence that Assad was preparing to conduct an attack similar to one carried out April 4 that killed dozens of civilians, including children.
Movements were restricted this afternoon at the Redstone Arsenal, an Army base in Huntsville, Alabama, as authorities investigated morning reports of an active shooter. Redstone Arsenal Col. Tom Holliday confirmed Tuesday afternoon that there was no active shooter on the scene. Around 9:40 a.m., authorities received two 911 calls about a potential active shooter in the Sparkman Center building, Holliday said.