Newly-named White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci on Wednesday wrote in a now-deleted cryptic tweet that the "leak" of his financial disclosure form is a "felony," adding that he would be contacting the FBI and The Department of Justice. "In light of the leak of my financial disclosure info which is a felony, I will be contacting @FBI and the @JusticeDept #swamp @Reince45," read the tweet, posted at 10:41 p.m. Scaramucci was referring to a report by Politico which revealed the findings of the former Wall Street financier's disclosure, which was filed with the Office of Government Ethics.
President Trump's Twitter announcment that transgender people wouldn't be allowed to serve in the military was met with wide backlash.
Siblings Abbey and Austin Conner were found unconscious in the resort's pool after drinking and the resort denies all wrongdoing.
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered Wednesday in New York City, Washington D.C. and San Francisco to protest of President Donald Trump's ban on transgender service members in the military. The protests came just hours after Trump announced the ban on Twitter. "After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. military," tweeted the president, who said on the campaign trail that he supported the rights of LGBTQ Americans.
The U.S. State Department is cautioning Americans visiting Mexico to be conscious of "allegations that consumption of tainted or substandard alcohol has resulted in illness or blacking out," within the country. The new advisory, posted Wednesday on the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs website for Mexico, comes after reports of alcohol-related horror stories involving tourists visiting the country have mounted. “We have seen media reports regarding allegations that consumption of tainted or substandard alcohol has resulted in illness or blacking out in tourist areas in Mexico,” a State Department spokesperson told ABC News in a statement.
The FBI is investigating the death of a Utah woman aboard a Princess Cruises ship in Alaska, it announced Wednesday. The woman, 39-year-old Kristy Manzanares, died aboard the Emerald Princess ship after a domestic dispute, according to a source with knowledge of the FBI's investigation. Princess Cruises confirmed that the domestic dispute occurred at about 9 p.m. Tuesday and resulted in the woman's death.
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.
One person is dead and seven others injured -- three of whom are in critical condition -- after the Fire Ball ride at the Ohio State Fair broke apart in mid-air Wednesday night, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said. The Grant Medical Center in Columbus has admitted three patients, hospital spokesperson Mark Hopkins told ABC News. Two of the three patients are in fair and stable condition, while the third is in critical and stable condition.
Bodycam footage shows the moment a police officer took matters into his own hands to deal with an alligator trespassing on the front porch of a home in Hollywood, Florida. The Boynton Beach Police Department posted the video to Facebook Wednesday, which shows officer Alfredo Vargas wrestling the alligator after he found it lying near the front door of the residence. In the video, Vargas first approaches the alligator with a pole about 5 feet long with what appears to be a noose at the end of it.
In 2014, Chris Wright was on his way to church with his wife and children in Georgia when he passed a car idle on the side of the road. "My dad called me after she leaves and said, 'Hey, I got a lady that we need to use because for whatever it is, there's something different about her that I feel better when she's in the house and your mom loves her as well,'" Chris Wright said.
North Korea could test another intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) as early as Wednesday night, according to a U.S. official. If the regime launches an ICBM, it will be the 11th ballistic missile test this year and the first since the nation's historic Fourth of July ICBM test. U.S. officials have suspected a test could occur on July 27 to mark the North Korean holiday known as "Day of Victory," which celebrates the end of hostilities in the Korean War in 1953.
The acting chief of diplomatic security is leaving the State Department Thursday, vacating two important roles that ensure the protection of American diplomats serving around the world. Six months in, the Trump administration still has not named its pick for Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security -- and dozens of other top roles at the State Department -- despite then-candidate Donald Trump's constant criticism of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's handling of the Benghazi attack. Bill Miller has been the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and Director of the Diplomatic Security Service since 2014, and he was made Acting Assistant Secretary after his predecessor Gregory Starr, a career foreign service officer, left in January.
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.
Britain's High Court has given Charlie Gard's family until noon Thursday to agree with Great Ormond Street Hospital on how the terminally ill infant should be cared for before his death. Both Charlie's parents and his physicians at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London agreed in court today that the 11-month-old baby should spend his last days in a hospice, rather than die at home or in the hospital. Charlie’s parents had hoped to assemble a medical team who could move him from Great Ormond Street Hospital, where he is being treated, to a hospice and supervise the intensive care the child requires so they could spend several days with their son before taking him off life support.
Three-year-old twin boys died after drowning in their backyard pool on Long Island this morning, police said. Suffolk County Police said officers responded to the tragic incident in Melville, New York, at about 8:40 a.m. ET after a woman called 911 reporting that she pulled her 3-year-old son from her home’s pool and that he was not breathing. The mother began to perform CPR on him, police said, and she reported his twin brother was missing.
With the failure Wednesday afternoon of the 2015 House bill that would just repeal the Affordable Care Act, Congress’ two best chances to scrap Obamacare in one fell swoop dissipated before senators’ eyes. The Senate will now continue voting on measures from both parties, with the Republican ones mostly geared toward scrapping individual aspects of Obamacare one by one -- still in pursuit of the goal Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., laid out Wednesday morning. "Ultimately, we want to get legislation that will finally end the Obamacare status quo through Congress and to the president's desk," he said.
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.