Some community members are against a new police training center being built in Dekalb County.
Some community members are against a new police training center being built in Dekalb County.
A massive spy balloon believed to be from China was seen above Montana and is being tracked as it flies across the continental United States, with President Joe Biden for now deciding against "military options" because of the risk to civilians, U.S. officials said on Thursday. "The United States government has detected and is tracking a high-altitude surveillance balloon that is flying over the continental United States right now," Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder said in a statement on Thursday. "NORAD [North American Aerospace Defense Command] continues to track and monitor it closely," Ryder said.
A suspect has been charged with possession of a high-powered weapon and making criminal threats after a cache of high-powered rifles, shotguns and handguns were recovered at a man's Los Angeles apartment. Braxton Johnson, 25, was arrested for criminal threats on Thursday, according to police. Authorities initially said a mass shooting may have been thwarted, but the Los Angeles Police Department later issued a statement saying, in part: "At this point of the investigation, there are no indications that any persons were threatened with a firearm nor have we identified any intent by Johnson to plan a mass shooting incident."
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris met Thursday with members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) to discuss pushing policing reform in the wake of the death of Tyre Nichols. As the group gathered in the Oval Office, Biden said it was his hope that the "dark memory" of Nichols' death "spurs some action that we've all been fighting for." Attendees included the CBC chair, Rep. Steven Horsford, Sen. Cory Booker, Sen. Raphael Warnock, Rep. James Clyburn, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee and Rep. Joe Neguse -- all Democrats.
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) said it's investigating several deaths and injuries of U.S. citizens that took place on passenger vessels recently traveling in Antarctic waters. The Coast Guard, the National Transportation Safety Board and other agencies from around the world are deploying teams to Ushuaia, Argentina to investigate four instances that took place between Nov. 15 and Dec. 1, 2022, the agency said. "Our deepest sympathies go out to the families of those impacted by these tragedies,” Capt. Gretchen Bailey, the Coast Guard Activities Europe commanding officer, said in a statement.
The Manhattan district attorney's office has recently threatened to file new criminal charges against former Trump Organization chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg, sources familiar with the matter told ABC News. Weisselberg, 75, is currently serving jail time at New York's Rikers Island after he pleaded guilty to tax fraud in August. The new charges, the sources said, would involve insurance fraud, a detail first reported by The New York Times.
As hundreds of Democrats gather in Philadelphia this weekend for their annual winter meeting, the party is primed to create a smooth on-ramp for Biden to gear up for his reelection campaign, which a source says is expected to launch within months. The main business of the Democratic National Committee's (DNC) winter meeting will go down at a Saturday session where the full body will finally green light a reconfigured -- and somewhat controversial -- primary calendar boosted by the White House that cuts the famed Iowa causes and all but guarantees the loss of the typically first-in-the-nation New Hampshire primary as part of the official early window. Many Democrats see the proposed changes -- adding Georgia and Michigan to the lineup while tapping South Carolina to kick-off the entire schedule -- as hyper-advantageous to Biden, who owes much of his 2020 campaign reinvigoration to key voting blocs in those states after early setbacks in Iowa and New Hampshire.
Nearly two years ago in June 2021, mom Fran Humphreys got a phone call at work that no parent wants to receive. Fran Humphreys was told that her 20-year-old daughter Sophia Humphreys had been found unresponsive in bed and died. Later, she and her husband learned that their daughter had allegedly been sold fake Percocet pills through the popular social media app Snapchat.
Students at an Alabama elementary school spent the last several weeks counting down the days until one of their classmates was officially adopted -- and the big day finally arrived this past Monday. Twenty second-graders at Danville-Neel Elementary School in Danville, Alabama, joined 9-year-old Jasmine and her family at the Morgan County Courthouse in Decatur for a special field trip, nicknamed "Jasmine Day." It was coordinated with the help of Jasmine's teacher, principal, family and the Alabama Department of Human Resources -- all part of the "village" that Jasmine's mom Melanie Brown said surrounds and supports them.
The Kelce brother's Super Bowl fan section just keeps growing. NFL players Jason and Travis Kelce are brothers, but on Feb. 12, they will be competitors during the Super Bowl LVII championship. On an episode of their podcast, Jason Kelce, who plays for the Philadelphia Eagles, spoke to his younger brother, Travis Kelce, a player on the Kansas City Chiefs, and said his wife is bringing a special guest to the big game: her OB-GYN.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture explains that the printed "expiration date" is there so consumers know how long the eggs will be at their highest quality and best taste when stored in ideal conditions. According to the USDA, the "use by" date "may not exceed 45 days including the day the eggs were packed into the carton." Eggs can last up to five weeks after they were packed, when stored in proper refrigerator conditions, according to The American Egg Board.
Newly obtained 911 calls and radio traffic reveal the chaos and heartbreak as the Monterey Park, California, mass shooting unfolded. One frantic 911 call came from a man who said his girlfriend had been shot in their car just outside the dance studio. The dispatcher advised him to lean her seat all the way back.
Twelve squirrel monkeys that were stolen from Zoosiana, a Louisiana zoo, shortly before midnight Saturday remain missing five days later. The thief targeted facilities of smaller primates and "compromised" the squirrel monkey exhibit, successfully stealing 12 from the enclosure, according to zoo officials. The marmoset escaped its enclosure and was later caught by the zoo, George Matthew Oldenburg, the owner of Zoosiana, which is located in Broussard, told ABC News in an interview.
Cities and towns around the country are turning to a new scientifically based algorithm that will work to help judges make decisions during pretrial processes in an attempt to create fairer judicial procedures that are less focused on a cash-based bail system. The algorithm, called the Public Safety Assessment (PSA) tool, was created by the Advancing Pretrial Policy & Research center and is a project of the National Partnership for Pretrial Justice. It was funded by Arnold Ventures, a philanthropy founded by billionaire John Arnold and his wife Laura Arnold.
Cozy up and celebrate the Snow Moon, the first full moon of the year, with these tips from celebrity astrologer Kyle Thomas, who is known for his cosmic guidance among celebrities, businesses and online influencers, spoke to "Good Morning America" about the best ways to take advantage of this lunar alignment. When is the Snow Moon in 2023? The next full moon will be the "Worm Moon" on March 7, 2023, at 7:40 a.m. ET.
According to doctors and public health experts interviewed by ABC News, the virus didn't disappear on its own. Instead, the virus was controlled through an aggressive, highly coordinated public health response. "Mpox is a success story of conquering an outbreak," said Dr. Peter Chin-Hong, an infectious disease specialist at the University of California, San Francisco.
Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders will deliver the Republican response to President Joe Biden's State of the Union address next Tuesday, Feb. 7, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy announced on Thursday via Twitter. Sanders, 40, became the first woman elected to serve as Arkansas' governor in November and is currently the youngest governor in the country. "I am grateful for this opportunity to address the nation and contrast the GOP's optimistic vision for the future against the failures of President Biden and the Democrats," Sanders said in a release with Republican congressional leaders.
Missy Elliott is reacting to her historic Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nomination for the organization's 2023 class. "I have cried my eyes out," Elliott, 51, shared when reacting to the news on Instagram. In a separate statement obtained by Billboard, Elliott called her nomination an "incredible honor."
The former principal of Richneck Elementary School, where a 6-year-old intentionally shot a teacher last month in Newport News, Virginia, was not informed that the student had a gun at school, according to her lawyer, despite allegations that administrators were warned the day of the shooting. Briana Foster Newton, the principal, was removed from her position and will be reassigned within the district, according to her lawyer, Pamela Branch. Mrs. Newton has been assumed to have been one of those administrators.
Selena Gomez is showing off her natural side. While fans are used to seeing the singer, actress and businesswoman all glammed up, she took to Instagram on Wednesday to display her bare-faced beauty in a series of photos. Since posting, Gomez's fresh-faced Insta-photos have been liked more than 7 million times and garnered tens of thousands of comments.
In addition to being a rock star, Paul McCartney is also a husband and father -- two roles that are very important to him. The Beatles legend, in a new post on his website, responded to a Twitter question about what the two roles mean to him, noting they are "two completely different things." McCartney is father to five kids, including daughters Mary and Stella and son James, whom he had with former wife Linda McCartney; Heather, Linda's daughter whom he adopted; and Beatrice, whom he shares with ex-wife Heather Mills.