A custodian at an elementary school in Ohio brings joy to the staff and students with his lovely singing voice."I can hear it echoing through the halls and it always brightens our day" »
Alabama senatorial candidate Doug Jones bolstered his campaign with a big endorsement the night before Tuesday's runoff -- literally. Jones brought out 6-foot-6 Basketball Hall of Famer Charles Barkley for the final rally of his campaign on Monday night in Birmingham. Barkley, a native of Leeds, Alabama, and regular supporter of Democrats, pushed Jones as the smart voter's choice for Senate from the state.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called the explosion "one of our worst nightmares." New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called it an "attempted terrorist attack."
The explosion occurred in an underground passageway near the Port Authority Bus Terminal, sending commuters scrambling to evacuate a major transit hub just blocks from Times Square. The 27-year-old suspect, Akayed Ullah, is in the hospital, badly injured in the arm and torso from the device that went off in his arms, law enforcement sources said. Port Authority Police Department Officer Anthony Manfredini apprehended Ullah, with the help of three other officers: Sean Gallagher, Jack Collins and Drew Preston, Port Authority Police Benevolent Association President Paul Nunziato told ABC News Monday evening.
As the Claffey family packed up what they could from their home in Carpinteria, California, 5-year-old Mazie Claffey begged to bring along the Christmas tree. "This fire's really ruining my daughter's Christmas," Mazie's mom, Maureen Claffey, joked ABC News. The fire, the worst of five wildfires currently burning in California, grew by more than 50,000 acres on Sunday, making it the fifth-largest wildfire in the state's history, fire officials said.
A federal judge scolded former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort Monday for his alleged role in the crafting of a recently-published opinion piece in a Ukrainian newspaper designed to burnish his image. Judge Amy Berman Jackson warned Manafort that her prior gag order “applies to you and not just your lawyer," but took no further action on the matter. After thanking the judge, Manafort's lawyer Kevin Downing took the opportunity — in a courtroom full of reporters — to take issue with “a torrent of negative press” against his client that “keeps rolling out again and again,” asking Jackson, “What is it we do” to counter that?
The Thomas fire, the worst of five wildfires currently burning in California, grew by more than 50,000 acres on Sunday, making it the fifth-largest wildfire in the state's history, fire officials said. The inferno, just north of Los Angeles in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, is being fought by about 6,400 firefighters. It's been a witch's brew fueled by plenty of vegetation and worsened by powerful Santa Ana winds and the region's extremely warm weather and dry conditions.
The 27-year-old man who allegedly set off an explosive in the New York City subway system this morning seemed to have been prepared to die as a suicide bomber, a law enforcement official source said. The suspect, Akayed Ullah, 27, told authorities he is self-inspired from ISIS online propaganda, sources said. Ullah did not specifically say why he chose Times Square but indicated to authorities that ISIS and al-Qaeda propaganda mentioned Times Square as a possible venue for an attack. Ullah said he read al-Qaeda’s online magazine “Inspire” and used instructions from the internet to build the explosive.
A man accused of detonating an explosive in the New York City subway system this morning had the bomb strapped to him while he rode in from Brooklyn to Manhattan before the attack, a law enforcement source said. The explosion occurred in an underground passageway near the Port Authority Bus Terminal, sending commuters scrambling to evacuate a major transit hub just blocks from Times Square. A law enforcement source said the bomb was built from a 12-inch-long pipe, black powder and rigged with a 9-volt battery and a wire that came from a Christmas light. Because it was strapped to the suspect, the assumption is he had been prepared to die a suicide bomber, the source said. The pipe had nails stuffed into it, the source said, and it had the ability to impose more injuries than it did.
Sunday night's midseason finale of "The Walking Dead" began with Rick stunned, trying to find out what happened to the Sanctuary — and ended with a shocker. Rick's moment is interspersed with a flashback to Carl discussing what needs to happen next. In the present, with Jadis and her people, Rick searches the Sanctuary, until someone opens fire.
Megan Schott started dressing up her 18-month-old son Forest as an Elf on the Shelf last year. Schott, 30, noted that she takes anywhere between 80 to 100 photos just to get a single silly shot of her son as an Elf on the Shelf. "But everyone kept asking, 'Hey! Are we going to see Forest as an Elf on the Shelf?' So I said, 'Let's do a fundraiser out of it,'" she explained.
The 29 women who will be competing on the new season of "The Bachelor" include a business owner, personal stylist, nanny and sports reporter -- and many work in real estate, the same profession as Arie Luyendyk, Jr., the man whose heart they are vying for. Several are women of color.
"Dancing With the Stars" duo Kym and Robert Herjavec announced they are expecting their first baby together. The happy couple tied the knot in summer 2016 at a star-studded affair that included "DWTS" judge Carrie Ann Inaba as well as Lance Bass and Donny Osmond. After getting engaged earlier that year, Kym Herjavec (nee Johnson) detailed the proposal on "Good Morning America," which she said included rose petals and a surprise party.
Christina Bethea was on her way to her security guard job in Midtown Manhattan early this morning. The 29-year-old had arrived at the sprawling Port Authority terminal after taking a bus from her home in Yonkers, north of New York City, and then a subway. “I walked down the stairs to go through the pathway that connects to the Port Authority and when I got to the end of it I heard a noise that went ‘boom’,” she told ABC News.
Model Kate Upton and Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander flew straight from his team's World Series win to Italy for their Nov. 4 nuptials, but no one would know it looking at their wedding photos. Upton shared pics and details from their special day exclusively with Vogue.com. Just two days before their wedding took place at Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco in Tuscany, Verlander was on the pitcher's mound for Game 7 of the series against the Los Angeles Dodgers and Upton was in the stands cheering him on.
The force was with this puppy when he turned one last Wednesday.Deuce, the beloved bulldog of Charles Wilson-Adams, a senior communications media major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, received a "Star Wars"-themed birthday party for first birthday.The party, in which approximately 20 partygoers feted the American bulldog, featured a birthday cake, piñata, paper plates, a banner and balloons all in the theme. Wilson-Adams, 24, threw the party and even gifted his pet a "Star Wars" sweatshirt to wear for his special day. ...
Can't find a way to get your children to eat their greens? Dawn Russell, the creator of the 8Greens, a tablet supplement packed with eight powerful green health foods including kale, spinach, chlorella, blue green algae, spirulina, aloe vera, wheatgrass and barley grass, appeared live on "Good Morning America" today to share her expert tips for how parents can sneak nutrient-dense foods into their children's favorite foods. In addition, they all contain her 8Greens superfood tablets for added nutrition.
The nominations for the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards were announced Monday morning. They were dominated by acclaimed shows such as “Big Little Lies” and “Feud: Bette and Joan,” along with Oscar-buzzy films like “I, Tonya” and “Lady Bird.”“Big Little Lies” scored nods for stars Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley, Alexander Skarsgard, Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman, and “Feud” earned nods for Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon. ...
Sheryl Crow today debuted an original song that marks the fifth anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that killed 20 students and six educators. "The Dreaming Kind" was written by Crow, a nine-time Grammy winner, after the October shooting in Las Vegas that killed 58 people and injured nearly 500 others attending a country music festival.
The National Weather Service has issued winter storm watches and warnings for nine states from Indiana to Maine as an Alberta Clipper storm system moves through Monday into Tuesday. The storm system is forecast to move east into the Great Lakes by Monday evening, bringing snow from Detroit to Cleveland. The clipper system is expected to touch down in the Northeast by Tuesday morning, with snow mostly inland and rain showers from Boston south to Washington, D.C.
Cinemas are set to open in Saudi Arabia in March 2018 for the first time since they were banned in in the early 1980s, according to the Saudi minister of culture. "It's a beautiful day in Saudi Arabia!" tweeted Haifaa al-Mansour the first female Saudi director of a feature film, the acclaimed "Wadjda". This is the second major social reform, after the lifting of the ban on women driving, announced in recent months as part of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's "Vision 2030", a socioeconomic program aimed at modernizing the Saudi economy and shepherding the conservative kingdom into the 21st century.