Winfrey made a surprise visit to the gravesite of Recy Taylor, the civil rights icon she spoke about in an emotional Golden Globes speech"I don’t believe in coincidences, but if I did this would be a powerful one,” »
A Michigan woman on the brink of homelessness said she couldn't believe her eyes when she realized that her lottery ticket was a match. Fifty-year-old Shawna Donnelly, of Clarkston, Michigan, won the option of receiving $25,000 a year for life after playing "Lucky for Life" at a local 7-Eleven lottery earlier this month, Michigan lottery officials said Monday. Donnelly said she's still trying to wrap her head around the win.
A petition to recall the judge who sentenced former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner has received enough valid signatures to proceed to the ballot, according to a statement by the Santa Clara County Superior Court. “After conducting a random sampling of the 94,539 signatures submitted by a campaign to recall Judge Aaron Persky from the Santa Clara County Superior Court, the Registrar of Voters (ROV) found a sufficient number of them to be valid,” reads the statement. The results were certified on Tuesday, and the Santa Clara Board of Supervisors will add the case to the statewide primary election ballot in June, where voters will decide whether to oust Persky.
Late-night TV hosts weighed in on this year's Academy Awards nominations on Tuesday, with some applauding the Academy for its attempts to honor diversity, while others used it as an opportunity to mock last year’s epic Best Picture flub. "Live" host Jimmy Kimmel, who's slated to host the ceremony on March 4, called out some of the most noteworthy nominations during his opening monologue Tuesday night, but he said he's only excited about one category: Best Picture. "I'm excited! I can't wait to see who accidentally wins Best Picture," Kimmel joked, referring to last year's Best Picture flub.
Heavy rain, gusty winds and mild temperatures have moved out of the Northeast on Wednesday, replaced by a drier day ahead for the region. On Tuesday, temperatures reached 60 degrees in New York City. The temperatures on Wednesday will be closer to what is expected for late January.
The NCAA is looking into how Michigan State University handled a case involving Larry Nassar, the sports doctor who pleaded guilty in November to sexual assault charges. "The NCAA has sent a letter of inquiry to Michigan State University regarding potential NCAA rules violations related to the assaults Larry Nassar perpetrated against girls and young women, including some student-athletes at Michigan State," the NCAA said in a statement. Nassar worked as an athletic trainer at Michigan State for over two decades.
Noel Wells set out for Los Angeles from Austin to launch a career in Hollywood, but ended up finding initial success from a YouTube clip she posted online instead. “Some blog picked it up and it got over 100,000 views and that was insane," Wells told Rebecca Jarvis, ABC News' Chief Business, Technology & Economics Correspondent, during "No Limits with Rebecca Jarvis on ABC Radio.
Two teenagers have died and 18 other people are wounded after a shooting at a Kentucky high school this morning, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin said. The suspect, a 15-year-old male student, was taken into custody, Bevin said. Sixteeen people suffered gunshot wounds, including the two victims who died, Bevin said at a news conference.
On their first day back at work since voting to reopen the federal government, senators spent Tuesday regrouping on immigration reform. Congress voted to end the three-day shutdown Monday after Republican leaders provided assurances to Democrats that issues like immigration reform - especially the fate of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients - would be addressed soon. But the path forward remained murky Tuesday as lawmakers on both sides of the aisle couldn’t give details on what a possible compromise would look like nor was there clarity on who in the Senate was leading the effort.
The nominees include singer Mary J. Blige for her role as a wife and mother in the Jim Crow South in "Mudbound."
The horror/comedy movie, directed by Jordan Peele, stars Daniel Kaluuya and Allison Williams as an interracial couple visiting her mysterious family estate.
E-cigarettes may indeed help smokers quit, according to a new report from a top research group, but at the same time they may pose a real threat of nicotine addiction -- and, possibly even a gateway to cigarette use -- for teens and young adults. The report, released by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), reveals the conundrum facing doctors, researchers and others who have been trying to pin down whether these relatively new devices constitute a public health boon or threat. According to the report, which looked at the body of evidence on these devices so far, e-cigarettes are a far better alternative to conventional smoking, and possibly even a useful smoking cessation aid for those looking to quit.
Neil Diamond and his wife thanked his fans Tuesday, a day after the legendary singer revealed he was retiring from touring after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. The diagnosis forced Diamond to cancel a previously announced tour in Australia and New Zealand in March. "Wow, I've received a bunch of messages from people in Aus & NZ who are donating their ticket refunds to good causes: Parkinson's research, animal rescue groups, fire victim funds, etc.," she tweeted, referring to Australia and New Zealand.
Two men and a dog were saved Saturday after their sailboat crashed into a wall of rocks in Redondo Beach, California. Video captured by witness Wayne Craig shows the dramatic rescue. Craig, who is a Redondo Beach resident, said he was walking alone the pier when he saw the boat crash into the rocks in King Harbor.
Music legend Neil Diamond announced Monday he would be unable to finish the final leg of his tour because of a recent diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. Here, we take a look a few basic facts about the disease, symptoms that lead to it, and different forms of treatment. What is Parkinson’s Disease?
A 7.9 magnitude earthquake rattled the southern coast of Alaska early Tuesday and initially triggered fears of a tsunami in Hawaii and along the West Coast. The earthquake happened just after 1 a.m. local time about 175 miles south of Kodiak, Alaska. Residents of Kodiak were asked by police to move at least 100 feet above ground as a precaution.
Florida prosecutors will seek the death penalty against a suspected serial killer in Tampa who is accused of slaying four people between Oct. 9 and Nov. 14, causing widespread fear in the Seminole Heights neighborhood. The death penalty is for the "worst of the worst," Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren said at a news conference this morning. "This case, in which the defendant murdered four innocent victims in a cold, calculated and premeditated manner, qualifies [for the death penalty]," Warren said.
Visibly distraught teenage girls and young women have filed into a Michigan court over the past week, detailing how they say a former USA Gymnastics team doctor sexually abused them for years. Each has been greeted by praise from the judge, who allowed more women than those involved in the criminal case against Nassar to speak after the doctor pleaded guilty last year to sexual assault charges. "For years, victims argued that their voices were not being heard nor considered in the sentencing process," ABC News chief legal analyst Dan Abrams said.
The big day is here! The 2018 Oscar nominations are in and "The Shape of Water" led the way with a whopping 13 nods, followed by the epic war film "Dunkirk" with eight.Other movies that scored big include "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" with seven nods, and "Lady Bird" and "Blade Runner 2049" with five nominations each.The actors and actresses lists included some of the biggest names in the business: Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep and Allison Janney. But some young talent was also honored, with Saoirse Ronan, Daniel Kaluuya and Timothée Chalamet receiving nods. ...
Immigration activists were outraged with Democrats on Monday night after party leadership agreed to a short-term funding bill without protections for hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children. The bill to fund the government for three weeks and end the three-day-long federal government shutdown passed in Congress earlier Monday after Senate Republicans assured Democrats that those protections would be addressed soon.
Police in Orlando, Florida, will increase their presence at tonight’s Jackson Browne concert at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts after receiving a possible threat. “We are aware that there is a planned Jackson Browne concert Jan. 23 at the Dr. Phillips Center and there will be an increased security presence at the event,” Orlando police said in a statement. The move follows a Saturday “Resistance Fair” at the Unitarian Universalist Church in West Lafayette, Indiana, where members of the congregation were mobilizing voters ahead of the 2018 midterms.