Caitlan Coleman Boyle, who was held captive by the Taliban for five years, says she endured beatings and rapes after trying to protect her children.Read More »
A Texas teenager has a forever home in time for the holidays after being adopted by his former teacher. “I really couldn’t sleep last night,” Anthony Berry, 16, told reporters last week after being adopted by Bennie Berry, who became a first-time mom. Anthony of Beaumont first met Berry last November when she was his English teacher.
"Star Wars" icon Harrison Ford became a real hero yet again Sunday when he stepped in to help a woman whose car had run off the road in California. Fire officials in Santa Paula, California, north of Los Angeles, confirm to ABC News that on Sunday afternoon, Ford helped a woman who was involved in a single-vehicle crash after her car veered off the side of the road into an embankment. Ford's rep had no comment on the incident to ABC News.
Country superstar Garth Brooks raved about his wife’s cooking as he looks forward to celebrating Thanksgiving this week, adding that he’s had to learn the difference between stuffing, which he was raised on, and dressing, which Trisha Yearwood makes herself. Mr. and Mrs. Yearwood, as Brooks endearingly calls himself and his wife, hold an annual “misfit” Thanksgiving at their home for people stuck in Nashville for the holiday. “Mrs. Yearwood does ‘misfit’ Thanksgiving,” said Brooks, who just released a new book, “Garth Brooks: The Anthology Part 1.” “It’s people in our industry that are in that town for one reason, and they either don’t have a spouse or they’re stuck there because they’re working with us and can’t go home.
Gathering around the table to give thanks this Thanksgiving is something that can add years to your life, research shows. “The grateful mind reaps massive advantages in life,” Dr. Robert Emmons, a professor of psychology at the University of California, Davis and the founder a research lab that studies the effects of grateful living.
Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez, who died in the line of duty on Sunday, will be remembered as a loving and giving family man, according to a longtime friend. Martinez, a native of El Paso, had been a border agent since August 2013. "He would be the type of guy to give the shirt off his back and wouldn't ask for nothing in response," Emory Crawford, a lifelong friend of agent Martinez, told ABC affiliate KVIA Sunday.
Debra Tate, sister of slain actress Sharon Tate, said she wasn't relieved on Sunday when she heard that Charles Manson, the notorious cult leader and convicted murderer responsible for her sister's death, had died in prison. Manson was deemed responsible for a heinous rampage in 1969 that began at the actress’ California home. Sharon Tate, who was pregnant at the time, hairstylist Jay Sebring, heiress Abigail Folger, writer Wojciech Frykowski and teenager Steven Parent, were fatally stabbed on Aug. 9, 1969 under the Manson’s command.
The U.S. 7th Fleet ordered that all U.S. service members on the Japanese island of Okinawa be restricted to base and to their residences and prohibited their consumption of alcohol after a deadly crash involving a U.S. Marine. A U.S. Marine whom police say had a blood-alcohol content three times the legal level was allegedly involved in an accident on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa that left a 61-year-old Japanese man dead. The unidentified Marine was driving a truck that collided with a small truck at an intersection early Sunday morning in Naha, the main city in Okinawa, police said.
Notorious murderer and cult leader Charles Manson died at 83 of natural causes on Sunday evening, according to prison officials in California. Manson shocked the world with a series of brutal murders and his face became a symbol of evil for many as he displayed seemingly no remorse and made dark, menacing statements. Pregnant actress Sharon Tate, hairstylist Jay Sebring, heiress Abigail Folger, writer Wojciech Frykowski and teenager Steven Parent, were killed at Tate's rental home on Aug. 9.
A medical helicopter crashed in eastern Arkansas on Sunday, killing three crew members on board, authorities said. The air ambulance was not transporting patients at the time of the crash, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The helicopter belonged to Pafford EMS, according to a statement posted on the company's Facebook page.
Jeffrey Tambor says he doesn't see how he can return to his hit Amazon series, "Transparent," amid two claims that he sexually assaulted other members of the cast. The Emmy Award winner confirmed the news in a statement to ABC News. "Playing Maura Pfefferman on 'Transparent' has been one of the greatest privileges and creative experiences of my life," Tambor, 73, said.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team investigating whether President Donald Trump sought to obstruct a federal inquiry into connections between his presidential campaign and Russian operatives has now directed the Justice Department to turn over a broad array of documents, ABC News has learned. In particular, Mueller's investigators are keen to obtain emails related to the firing of FBI Director James Comey and the earlier decision of Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from the entire matter, according to a source who has not seen the specific request but was told about it. Issued within the past month, the directive marks the special counsel's first records request to the Justice Department, and it means Mueller is now demanding documents from the department overseeing his investigation.
Protesters marched on Washington D.C.'s National Mall on Sunday morning to draw attention to the situation in hurricane-stricken Puerto Rico. "The Unity for Puerto Rico March" featured politicians as well as boldface names, including Lin-Manuel Miranda, whose agenda was to turn a spotlight on the devastated island territory, and work to update the 1920 law called the Jones Act, which mandates that American ships distribute all its goods. Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois said Puerto Rico had been neglected, which he called "one of the gravest injustices that I have seen" since he came to Washington as a congressman.
Keri Claussen Khalighi claims Simmons made "sexual advances" at her during a dinner at Mr. Chow in New York back in 1991. Khalighi, now 43, also claimed in the newspaper that last year she ran into Simmons at Soho House in West Hollywood. Simmons said in a statement to ABC News that what happened between him and Khalighi was consensual.
Zach Patterson routinely breaks his leg on the football field but keeps coming back for more. "I broke my leg again, like I always do," the suited-up teen said while on the sidelines cheering on his fellow Grizzlies as a diehard player on the freshman squad for Wadsworth High School in Ohio. Zach was born with one foot deformed, his parents told told ABC News affiliate WEWS-TV in Cleveland.
Wind gusts caused construction scaffolding to collapse above a subway entrance in New York City's busy SoHo neighborhood, authorities said. Five people suffered moderate to minor injuries in the incident around 11:30 a.m. local time on Sunday when wind gusts were reported to be around 30 mph to 35 mph. They were taken to Bellevue Medical Center. A New York City Fire Department official said the wind blew a piece of plywood that "acted like a sail" and brought the entire scaffold down.
A high-level Los Angeles Police Department source told ABC News that the department is currently investigating about 22 alleged sex crimes cases linked to Hollywood and the entertainment industry. The LAPD has also taken 28 "courtesy reports" of incidents that happened outside of the department's jurisdiction and sent them to the appropriate police departments, the source told ABC News on Saturday night. ABC News previously reported there are active cases involving disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein by both the LAPD and Beverly Hills police.
The storm that knocked out power for thousands, closed down local businesses and dropped a tornado in Indiana on Saturday is tracking eastward, ABC News meteorologist Brittany Borer said. Wind gusts of up to 50mph are expected in some areas, bringing power outages as wind speeds go high enough to break tree limbs. For the remainder of the day Sunday, lake-effect snow can be expected in eastern portions of the Great Lakes region.
A pair of newlyweds who got married after knowing each other for more than a decade wanted to capture just how close their families have become in a heartwarming photo that shows how resilient marriage can be. In the photo, getting tons of attention online, newlyweds Kalin and Matt Haley are featured with each of their parents -- Stephanie and Rick Bilides, who've been married for 30 years and Lisa and Bob Haley, who've been married for 47 years. "We've known each other since middle school and started dating in high school, junior year," groom Matt Haley, also 28, added, noting that after taking a small break, the couple have been together since 2012.
Kayleigh Fahey and James Regatuso had just returned from a trip to Bali and Indonesia. Instead, he picked a park that they had frequented many times throughout their relationship -- Letchworth State Park in Castile, New York.