The talk show host dedicated an emotional episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres" show to the anniversary of this cultural milestone.
Some Kentuckians insured under the Affordable Care Act share fears and hopes for the future as House GOP leaders try to negotiate a new health care bill.
Looking at the progress of the promises the candidate turned commander in chief made from before he took office to where things stand today.
Police in Texas believe that Coleman Martin, an officer with the Austin Police Department, staged his death and is alive in Mexico, officials said Friday. The 29-year-old is now facing a Class A misdemeanor charge of "false report," according to a police department statement. According to Friday's statement from the Austin Police Department, "evidence was uncovered to lead investigators to believe that the missing officer took means to stage his own death.
Fitbit has disputed a Wisconsin woman's claim that her Fitbit tracker exploded on its own. Dina Mitchell said she had owned her Fitbit Flex 2 for about two weeks, when earlier this month, the fitness tracking device allegedly caught fire on her arm while she was reading a book. "Based on our initial investigation, including testing of her device by a leading third-party failure analysis firm, we have concluded that Ms. Mitchell's Fitbit Flex 2 did not malfunction," a Fitbit spokesperson told ABC News.
President Trump has few Capitol Hill victories to show for his first 100 days in office, but it’s not for lack of trying. Trump’s major legislative pushes on health care, border wall funding and, now, tax reform have left Congress buzzing with activity.
The move is being welcomed by privacy advocates who have criticized the earlier practice as the collection of domestic communications by an agency intended to intercept only foreign communications. The agency will now limit its collection to specific internet communications that are sent directly to or from a foreign target.
Police in Maryland are now offering a reward in the ongoing search for an escaped inmate convicted in the attempted murder of a Delaware cop. "The search for escaped prisoner David M. Watson will continue overnight," Howard County Police tweeted this evening. David M. Watson, 28, escaped this morning from a van that had been driven from the Wicomico County Corrections Center to the Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center in Jessup, Maryland, Howard County Police spokeswoman Sherry Llewellyn said.
North Korea has launched six missile tests so far in 2017. In February, North Korea successfully tested a land-based KN-15 missile, a new solid-fuel intermediate-range missile, which traveled 310 miles into the Sea of Japan. Gen. John Hyten, the commander of U.S. Strategic Command, told a congressional panel Tuesday that the February launch marked a significant advancement for North Korea because it was its first successful solid-fueled missile fired from a mobile launcher.
A judge ruled on Friday that Bill Cosby's decade-old deposition comments about giving Quaaludes to women are admissible in his upcoming sexual assault trial, though his jokes about the supposed aphrodisiac Spanish fly are not. Montgomery County court Judge Steven T. O'Neill also granted a motion to exclude evidence regarding the settlement of Cosby's civil suit with accuser Andrea Constand. Cosby has been charged with three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault stemming from an alleged 2004 incident with accuser Andrea Constand.
President Trump today said he envisions Sen. Elizabeth Warren as a possible opponent in the 2020 presidential race. During an address at the National Rifle Association leadership conference today, Trump took a dig at the Massachusetts Democrat, whom he regularly calls "Pocahontas" in what many see as an offensive reference to her previous claims that she has Native-American ancestry. "I have a feeling that in the next election you're going to be swamped with candidates but you're not going to be wasting your time," Trump said at the NRA event in Atlanta.
President Trump today said he is "proud" to follow in the footsteps of "our wonderful Ronald Reagan" by speaking at a National Rifle Association event. "In the history of the organization and today I am also proud to be the first sitting president to address the NRA leadership forum since our wonderful Ronald Reagan in 1983," Trump said. "Only one candidate in the general election came to speak to you and that candidate is now the president of the United States standing before you again," Trump said of himself during his speech.
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 the 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.
Following the chaos and ultimate postponement of this week's Fyre Festival, singer Ja Rule is speaking out. In a statement on Twitter, Rule said the immediate concern is getting concertgoers home safe.
Nearly a month after a United Airlines passenger was recorded on video being dragged off a plane to make room for airline employees, the company's CEO, Oscar Munoz, is set to testify on Capitol Hill, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee announced on Friday. On Tuesday morning, Munoz, along with leadership from other domestic carriers, will face questions about the incident and what can be done to improve the relationship between airlines and passengers. “Next week’s oversight hearing will give Committee Members an opportunity to get much-needed answers about airline customer service policies and what is being done to improve service for the flying public,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster, R-Penn.
One first-time dad seemed like a pro after he expertly quieted his crying baby instantly.Author Daniel Eisenman was lying in bed while shooting a Facebook Live video when his 3-week-old daughter, Divina Victoria, began crying."So I did my go-to 'om,' which seemed to work pretty effectively," he told ABC News.In the video, which has now gone viral with more than 29 million people watching, Eisenman's daughter quiets immediately, seemingly going to sleep. ...
President Donald Trump signed a a short-term measure Friday to keep the government funded for another week, a move that gives lawmakers more time to reach a deal on a larger spending package. Congress approved the spending stopgap measure earlier in the day as House members prepared to leave Washington without a vote on the GOP health care bill, denying President Trump a major legislative victory in his first 100 days in office. The spending bill capped off a frenzied week on Capitol Hill that underscored the trouble Republicans have had fulfilling both the most basic functions of governance and implementing their ambitious agenda with GOP control of both the White House and Congress.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson today called on member nations of the U.N. Security Council to step up their diplomatic and economic pressure on North Korea after recent provocations from the rogue regime.
A year after the Zika outbreak hit the U.S., health officials are now concerned about preparing to fight another mosquito-borne illness: yellow fever. Today officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that they are taking urgent measures to keep the nation’s supply of yellow fever vaccine from being depleted within a few months. Only one vaccine called YF-VAX is licensed for use in the U.S. and the CDC reported today the vaccine is expected to run out by the middle of this year due to manufacturing problems with the supplier.
After suicide bombings at Christian churches, the pontiff met with political leaders and leaders of the Muslim faith.
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.
Members of the violent MS-13 gang have been linked to the recent deaths of at least 11 young people on Long Island, New York, according to reports from the Associated Press. While MS-13’s presence in some of Long Island's suburban communities is nothing new, some recent killings that are believed to be gang-affiliated have drawn nationwide attention, including from President Trump who said the murders are linked to relaxed immigration policies of the past. Attorney General Jeff Sessions echoed the president's remarks in a speech he gave on gang violence near a Long Island park where the bodies of four young men were found earlier this month.
One 7-year-old boy was so desperate to have more time to play video games that he hatched a master plan. Nathan Anderson decided to pen a fake letter to his mom, Lori, pretending to be his second-grade teacher at Black Ridge Elementary School in Eagle Mountain, Utah.