Pope Francis arrived in Cairo Friday on his first papal trip to Egypt, which is aimed at addressing tensions between the country's Muslims and Christians after recent violence targeting Egypt's Coptic minority. Although Pope Francis has eschewed the armored "popemobile" used by his predecessors on foreign trips, there was increased security around the sprawling capital as the pontiff’s Alitalia jet touched down. From the airport, Francis traveled to the presidential palace where he met with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.
British police said they have foiled an active terrorist plot following Thursday night raids in London and southeast England. Six suspects were arrested on terrorism-related charges during the raids in London and Kent, and one woman was seriously wounded, according to Neil Basu, deputy assistant commissioner of London’s Metropolitan Police Service.
A luxury music festival planned for this weekend in the Bahamas apparently has not met expectations of some attendees or the host country, with the island nation’s tourism office releasing a statement today on the "total disorganization and chaos" of the Fyre Festival. "The event organizers assured us that all measures were taken to ensure a safe and successful event but clearly they did not have the capacity to execute an event of this scale," the statement from the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism reads. Fyre Festival attendee Trevor DeHass told ABC News that the moment he and his friends landed on the island of Exuma on Thursday night for what he thought would be "the most luxurious festival in the world," they began to worry.
Ahed Festuk stood outside the Washington, D.C., office of Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, waiting for an aide to come and collect her. Along with four other Syrian women, she was on Capitol Hill Wednesday to share the reality on the ground in the city that is truly her home: Aleppo. “I feel I have a big responsibility,” Festuk, 30, said.
Jackson, 19, who earlier this year told Rolling Stone magazine that she attempted to take her own life just four years ago, wrote a very balanced note about "13 Reasons Why" on Instagram, emphasizing that it's "important to spread towards people that are struggling with depression or anxiety, self-harm, and or suicidal thoughts" before they watch the show. In the January interview with Rolling Stone, Jackson aid that when she was 15 she took 20 Motrin pills and slit her wrist in a suicide attempt.
It's rare for Oprah Winfrey to run into someone who doesn't know her name. It's unclear if the boy simply was too star struck to reply or really didn't know who Winfrey was when she asked him, "Your dad works here, right?
Flynn, who was fired early in his tenure by President Donald Trump, is under scrutiny for his dealings with Russia, including whether the former Army lieutenant general violated the law by accepting payments from foreign governments. "We need to do a good job of vetting, but that’s a complex issue and I'm not sure anyone could be expected to find that," Sessions told ABC News' Amy Robach live on "Good Morning America" today.
Elizabeth Warren isn't too keen about former President Barack Obama's $400,000 fee to address a Wall Street conference on healthcare this fall. "I was troubled by that," the Massachusetts senator said Thursday during an interview with the SiriusXM show "Alter Family Politics" on Radio Andy.
Citing a lack of votes for the measure, House GOP leaders said they would not hold a vote on Friday for a new health care bill intended to replace President Obama's signature domestic law. The announcement assures that President Trump will fail to reach a legislative milestone on health care in his 100 days in office. "As soon as we have the votes, we'll vote on it," House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., told reporters Thursday night after departing a House GOP leadership meeting that went for almost two hours.
President Donald Trump on Thursday deflected concerns that Congress may be unable to pass a new spending bill to keep government operations afloat. Lawmakers are hoping that a stopgap measure will provide congressional leadership more time to negotiate a larger funding bill. The deadline for Congress to pass a spending bill is midnight on Friday — coincidentally, President Donald Trump's 100th day in office.
Arkansas executed its fourth prisoner in eight days on Thursday night, within an hour of the U.S. Supreme Court denying a motion for a stay of execution. Kenneth Williams, a 38-year-old man convicted of two murders, was scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection at 7 p.m. local time at a correctional facility in Varmer, but the execution was delayed so that the Supreme Court could resolve a handful of other cases before considering Williams' fate. Attorneys for Williams filed a motion Thursday evening to the country's highest court after a federal appeals court denied his request to stop the execution, the Associated Press reported.
The beer company's "World's Apart" ad, which features strangers from opposing views coming together, is receiving praise over Pepsi's Kendall Jenner protest ad.
'I Am Heath Ledger' director said he used never-before-seen home movies shot by Ledger, who died of an accidental prescription drug overdose in January 2008.
Several voters in this crucial battleground state talk about how they felt about the president's campaign promises before the election compared to how they feel about him today.
When the body of prominent New York Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam was discovered on April 12 alongside the Hudson River in Manhattan, family, friends and those who knew her best in the New York community were stunned. “As the first African-American woman to be appointed to the state's Court of Appeals, she was a pioneer," New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who appointed Abdus-Salaam to the state’s Court of Appeals in 2013, tells the Associated Press.
With a camera, tripod and a light, Chris Ulmer travels the U.S. looking for children who rarely get their moment to shine. Ulmer is a special education teacher from Jacksonville, Florida, who came up with an idea: To crisscross the country ensuring that lonely children were lonely no longer. He wanted to call it "Special Books by Special Kids." The idea, however, was rejected by 50 publishers.
First Sergeant Jonathan Compton served in the U.S. Marines for 15 years, including in combat, before taking his own life in 2014. Bailey, aged 7, said the best part of her day was meeting Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-IL). Kelly took the young girl on to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Arthur Dean Brook, 65, was enjoying dinner with his wife at Outback Steakhouse last Saturday when he noticed a few young people walk in dressed up for prom. “These kids dress so different these days,” Brook told ABC News. The picture was of him and his wife at prom in 1949.
The White House today attempted to shift blame to the previous administration for the Trump transition team's approval of Mike Flynn's security clearance when he was brought on as national security adviser. "His [security] clearance was last reissued by the Obama administration in 2016 with full knowledge of his activities that occurred in 2015," press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters this afternoon. President Trump tapped Flynn to be his first national security adviser in November 2016, a position within the incoming administration that did not need Senate confirmation.