It’s unclear how President Donald Trump’s announced military ban on transgender people will affect those already serving in the U.S. armed forces, with White House press secretary Sarah Sanders unable to say today how the new policy will be implemented. "That's something that the Department of Defense and the White House will have to work together as implementation takes place and is done so lawfully," Sanders told ABC News chief White House correspondent Jon Karl at the press briefing today.
The widow of a New York City police officer who was shot and killed on duty three years ago gave birth to the couple’s daughter Tuesday. Sanny Liu used in-vitro fertilization with sperm preserved after the death of her husband, NYPD Detective WenJian Liu, to conceive their daughter, Angelina, the NYPD announced. WenJian Liu and his partner, Detective Rafael Ramos, were both gunned down in a December 2014 shooting.
Newly released video shows how three inmates broke out of a Southern California jail last year -- from the point of view of the inmates themselves. Using a contraband cellphone, the three men, Hoseein Nayer, Jonathan Tieu and Tien Duong, documented their escape from a maximum security wing of the Orange County Jail in January 2016. Duong turned himself into authorities a week after the escape, and Tieu and Nayeri were caught in San Francisco, 400 miles away from the jail, eight days after the escape.
President Donald Trump's surprise tweets this morning announcing a reversal in the policy allowing transgender people to serve openly in the military is one of his clearest policy moves relating to the LGBT community since taking office. The move marks a shift in his public stance, after his not taking a hard line against transgender rights during the campaign. The tweets indicate that the Trump administration is ready to ban transgender people from the military.
Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., was discharged from MedStar Washington Hospital Center on Tuesday, the hospital said in a statement today, nearly six weeks after he and three others were shot at a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia. The House majority whip "is now beginning a period of intensive inpatient rehabilitation," the hospital said.
The Senate is in the thick of a potentially dayslong process to find a health care plan that Republicans might be able to actually pass. Senators will vote on numerous possibilities for repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. The votes are being held in the hope that enough Republicans can reach some kind of agreement that would allow both chambers of Congress to pass a piece of health care legislation.
A California teenager accused of driving while livestreaming on social media and causing a car crash that killed her sister is expected to appear in court today. The driver, Obdulia Sanchez, 18, of Stockton, California, is accused of driving under the influence when she crashed on July 21 in Los Banos, California, about 80 miles southeast of San Jose, the California Highway Patrol said. The car went through a barbed wire fence and overturned in a field, ejecting Sanchez’s two passengers, the highway patrol said.
Comedy Central’s hit sitcom, "Broad City," returns in September for its fourth season. The show will include mentions of President Trump, however, his name will be bleeped out. On Tuesday, show co-creator and co-star Ilana Glazer told the annual Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour that she and her co-star Abbi Jacobson wanted to find a creative way of mentioning his name.
Despite all the activity on the Senate floor Tuesday -- including a standing ovation for the recently cancer-diagnosed Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who flew back at the last minute to cast the decisive vote -- the chamber only passed a procedural measure to move forward and kick off debate on the repeal-and replace legislation that the House passed back in May. After the vote Tuesday to move ahead to debate, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., introduced two possible amendments that would swap out the House text entirely and replace it with new language. The first, a package that included the repeal-and-replace draft Senate leadership wrote up this summer but never made it to a floor vote, failed on a series of procedural votes Tuesday night.
An Arkansas woman was arrested on Tuesday after she allegedly stomped a 5-week-old puppy to death during a heated argument with the dog's owner, according to ABC affiliate KATV. Tonia Ingle, 37, of Pea Ridge, Ark., was arrested Tuesday on aggravated animal cruelty charges after a Washington County man told authorities that she had killed his dog a day earlier, according to KATV. On Tuesday, Ingle agreed to meet authorities to speak about the incident at a local Walmart, where she initially denied hurting the dog, but later acknowledged that she may have accidentally stepped on it, according to KATV.
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos teamed up with Ivanka Trump on Tuesday at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, where the the pair read to a group of girls in an effort to excite them about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).The pair took turns reading "Rosie Revere Engineer" -- which Trump said is her 6-year-old daughter Arabella's favorite book -- to a group of 6-to-10-year-olds from the Boys and Girls Club and a local YMCA in the Washington, D.C., museum's SparkLab. ...
A California man has been arrested on a federal smuggling charge stemming from the seizure of a package that contained three live king cobras hidden inside potato chips canisters, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Special agents with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service arrested 34-year-old Monterey Park resident Rodrigo Franco on Tuesday, the DOJ said in a statement. On March 2, U.S. Customs and Border Control agents inspected a package sent from Hong Kong and discovered the cobras, a "protected and highly venomous reptile," according to an affidavit filed in the Central District of California.
In 'Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy,' William and Harry talk about their beloved mother as they remember her and her legacy.
Kent State University students Michelle Arendas and Josh Avsec swiped right back in September 2014 but hadn't met each other until now.