The "GMA" anchor had no idea her love of sports would eventually lead to a 38-year career in broadcasting."The first time I remember seeing a black person on TV doing the news was my sister." »
Another round of companies on Friday announced plans to sever ties with the National Rifle Associates, following the shooting massacre last week at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in South Florida that left 17 staff and students dead. One of the first companies that said it would cut ties with the lobbying group was First National Bank of Omaha, which announced Thursday that it would not renew a co-branded Visa credit card with the NRA. A slew of other companies -- including Met Life Inc., Hertz Corp., and Best Western -- followed suit, and announced plans to terminate special discounts and benefits for NRA members.
Russian bobsled pilot Nadezhda Sergeeva made quite a fashion statement last year when she appeared in a promotional video for clothing brand Zasport, wearing a sweatshirt with "I DON'T DO DOPING" emblazoned across it. The Russian Bobsled Federation on Friday confirmed that Sergeeva, a member of for the Russian women’s team in Pyeongchang, had tested positive for a banned heart medication. In the video, which resurfaced following confirmation that the substance was in her system, Sergeeva, 30, wears the "I DON'T DO DOPING" sweatshirt as she trains at the Sliding Center Sanki Olympic bobsledding track near Sochi.
"This morning Matt and I had a heart-wrenching visit to one of the 17,000 dog farms here in South Korea," Kenworthy explained on Instagram Friday, along with a photo of his actor boyfriend Matt Wilkas and their new pooch, Beemo. "Across the country there are 2.5 million dogs being raised for food in some of the most disturbing conditions imaginable.
Has the icy relationship between Adam Rippon and Mike Pence thawed out? It seems so, now that U.S. Olympic figure skater, who said he previously turned down a phone call from the vice president, has had a change of heard and is now open to having such a conversation. "I didn’t take the phone call [with VP Mike Pence] because I needed to focus on the competition," the Scranton, Pennsylvania-born athlete explained.
Tony- and Emmy-winning actress Nanette Fabray has died, her son has confirmed. Fabray, who was the aunt of actress Shelley Fabares, died in her home in Palos Verdes, California, on Thursday from natural causes. Born Ruby Nanette Bernadette Theresa Fabares, her career began at age 3 in vaudeville.
Talk of the #MeToo and Time's Up movements have punctuated 2018 awards shows, but the Oscars will be more focused on films, according to one producer. “The Oscars should be a spectacle. Channing Dungey, president of entertainment at ABC, added that the message of the Time's Up movement will be heard.
Indiana is the only state in the country that bans carryout beer, wine and liquor sales on Sundays, but the prohibition-era laws could change in a matter of days. Gov. Eric Holcomb is expected to sign a bill that would allow Sunday take-out alcohol sales after state lawmakers passed the measure overwhelmingly this week. The vote put the Hoosier State on the brink of allowing residents to buy take-out alcohol at liquor stores, grocery stores, drug and convenience stores on Sundays.
The United Airlines Flight 878 was landing at Green Bay–Austin Straubel International Airport at approximately 3 a.m. CT when it "ran off the end of the runway by about 250 feet," according to a statement from the airport. The flight had left George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston and was destined for Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport.
The daughter of the singer and motocross star Carey Hart wanted to spend her time backstage Thursday helping those in need, so she sold candy for the people in Haiti still recovering from last year's rash of hurricanes. "So they bought bulk candy and set up a table in catering at mama @pink rehersal Hall.
In remarks to the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, President Trump this morning delivered a freewheeling speech hitting topics from last week's Florida school shooting to immigration and his defeated 2016 opponent, but mostly glossed over an expected announcement of new sanctions on North Korea the White House had previewed hours earlier. Addressing last week's massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Trump again ratcheted up his call for arming teachers and coaches who would be trained to use firearms. "So this crazy man who walked in wouldn't even know who has it," Trump said, referring to concealed weapons in the possession of coaches or teachers.
Two directors at USA Swimming have resigned this week amid allegations of widespread sexual abuse of underage swimmers by their coaches and other officials. USA Swimming on Friday announced the resignation of Susan Woessner, its safe sport senior director. According to a press release, Woessner recently provided the national governing body with information regarding a single "personal interaction" she had with former coach Sean Hutchison.
English actor and comedian Stephen Fry has been recovering from prostate cancer surgery for the past couple months, he revealed today. In a tweet to fans, Fry wrote, "For the last 2 months I've been in the throes of a rather unwelcome and unexpected adventure.
"Daily Show" correspondent Michelle Wolf has been tapped to host this year's White House Correspondents Dinner. “This is true news,” Wolf tweeted once news broke. Margaret Talev, president of the WHCA, which hosts the annual dinner held in Washington, explained in a statement why Wolf, 32, made the perfect choice.
Nearly 300 Los Angeles County residents evacuated their homes Thursday after an uncontrollable blaze erupted from an apartment complex unit and quickly spread throughout the entire building, authorities said. The fire began around 3:30 p.m. along a block in Pico Rivera, according to ABC Los Angeles station KABC-TV. Building tenant Jesse Aguilar, who witnessed the fire’s eruption, said he attempted to battle the flames with a fire extinguisher.
President Donald Trump’s one-time campaign aide Richard Gates has told family and close friends in a letter sent this morning he plans to plead guilty Friday in the special counsel’s criminal case against him, setting up the potential for Gates to become the latest well-informed Trump insider to assist in the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential contest, according to sources close to the matter. Gates is scheduled to appear before a federal judge Friday to face reduced charges of conspiracy against the United States and lying to federal agents, according to a new court filing. The potential for a guilty plea could dramatically change the dynamics in the investigation, just one day after special counsel Robert Mueller added a raft of new financial and tax charges to the criminal case against Gates and his longtime colleague, Paul Manafort.
A stalled frontal system continues to plague much of the central U.S. with heavy rain in the south and snow and ice in parts of the Northern Plains and upper Midwest. A line of strong storms remains situated Friday morning over the south-central U.S. from northeast Texas all the way to southern Ohio. Heavy rain is accompanying these storms with rainfall rates of half an inch to three-quarters of an inch per hour.
A leading researcher at the National Institutes of Health is declaring this year's severe flu season a "wake-up call" for the medical community. The flu is widespread in 48 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and has sent 19,398 people to the hospital. Take, for example, Dr. Matt Memoli's team of researchers at NIH who are infecting healthy humans with the flu and quarantining them for days at a time.
There were no survivors of a small plane crash in rural Indiana on Thursday night. Indiana State Police told Indianapolis ABC affiliate WRTV at least three people died in the crash. The Cessna 441 plane left from Eagle Creek Airport in Indianapolis at 7:21 p.m. before crashing in a field north of Rossville, Indiana, on its way to Green Bay, Wisconsin just 18 minutes later, according to WRTV.
Winfrey said her immediate reaction to the tweet from Trump was confusion. In her report, Oprah moderated a discussion that included an equal mix of Trump supporters and critics from Michigan, a key state he narrowly won on his way to the presidency.
Ivanka Trump arrived in South Korea to flashing cameras and a live broadcast across South Korean TV two days before she will attend the closing ceremony for the 2018 Winter Olympics. "We are very very excited to attend the 2018 winter Olympic Games to cheer for Team USA and to reaffirm our strong and enduring commitment with the people of the Republic of Korea.