ABC News Live Rundown: Monday, December 5, 2022
Stay up to date on the developing stories making headlines.
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Five days since her husband and son disappeared while kayaking on Beaver Lake in Arkansas, Thompson said that law enforcement is now working to recover their bodies. Lt. Shannon Jenkins of the Benton County Sheriff's Office confirmed the two are presumed dead. Thompson believes they likely drowned after one fell into the cold lake from a kayak and the other tried to rescue him.
President Joe Biden on Tuesday teased a 2024 run as he celebrated American legends Bruce Springsteen, Gladys Knight, Julia Louis Dreyfus and more in a White House ceremony. Biden bestowed medals to nearly two dozen individuals and groups whose work, he said, deepened the country's "understanding of the humanities and broadened our citizen's engagement with history, literature, philosophy and so many other subjects." "Above all, you're masters of your craft," Biden told the recipients.
TikTok is facing growing scrutiny from government officials over cybersecurity fears about Americans' data. U.S. officials are reportedly demanding that Chinese owners sell its stake in the app or risk a nationwide ban. Later this week, TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew is set to face questions from congressional lawmakers about the platforms' data security practices and relationship with the Chinese government.
Prosecutors in the special counsel's office have presented compelling preliminary evidence that former President Donald Trump knowingly and deliberately misled his own attorneys about his retention of classified materials after leaving office, a former top federal judge wrote Friday in a sealed filing, according to sources who described its contents to ABC News. U.S. Judge Beryl Howell, who on Friday stepped down as the D.C. district court's chief judge, wrote last week that prosecutors in special counsel Jack Smith's office had made a "prima facie showing that the former president had committed criminal violations," according to the sources, and that attorney-client privileges invoked by two of his lawyers could therefore be pierced. Trump has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing in his handling of classified documents.
Prosecutors released video on Tuesday of the March 6 chain of events that ended with the death of Irvo Otieno at Virginia’s Central State Hospital. Otieno is forcibly held down for nearly 11 minutes until he stops moving, according to the video. In an interview with ABC News, Otieno's mother Caroline Ouka wondered why no one stepped in to stop them.
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow's civil trial for a ski accident that occurred more than seven years ago began Tuesday. Terry Sanderson, a retired optometrist, filed a lawsuit in January 2019 accusing Paltrow of crashing into him at the Utah-based Deer Valley Ski Resort on Feb. 26, 2016, and leaving him "seriously injured." The actress has denied causing the collision and, in a countersuit, claimed it was Sanderson who crashed into her, delivering a full "body blow" from behind.
Two Virginia inmates are back in custody after they allegedly escaped from jail by tunneling through a cell wall, authorities said. The men, John Garza and Arley Nemo, allegedly made tools out of a toothbrush and a metal object to help them access untied rebars between the walls of the Newport News Jail Annex, according to the Newport News Sheriff's Office. Garza, 37, and Nemo, 43, then allegedly climbed the security wall on Monday afternoon and made their escape, the sheriff's office said.
The Houston Zoo is celebrating its oldest resident, Mr. Pickles the tortoise, who is currently relishing life as a first-time dad at the age of 90. The zoo proudly announced the hatch of three baby radiated tortoises, dubbed the "sweet baby pickles," to longtime tortoise couple Mr. and Mrs. Pickles on March 16. The new tortoise babies are named Dill, Gherkin and Jalapeño, according to the zoo's announcement blog post.
A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed the fungus Candida auris is spreading rapidly through U.S. health care facilities. In addition, the fungus is behind an outbreak in Mississippi that began in November, infecting at least 12 people and potentially responsible for about four deaths, according to figures provided by the state Department of Health to ABC News. Although C. auris does not present a threat to most healthy people, and infections are rare, it can affect vulnerable groups of people and can be resistant to several classes of drugs.
Kourtney Kardashian is reflecting on her wedding day and the inspiration behind her unique dress. The custom ensemble also incorporated a long elaborate veil that included a Virgin Mary design. "The first inspiration for my dress was when Travis and I were watching Guns N' Roses November Rain video one night before we were even engaged, and we said to each other 'this has to be our wedding,'" Kardashian captioned the photo, mentioning her now-husband Travis Barker.
A judge declined Tuesday to move the trial date for a civil lawsuit filed against former President Donald Trump, his eldest children and his company by New York Attorney General Letitia James, alleging they duped banks and insurers by inflating the value of Trump's real estate portfolio. Trump's legal team sought the delay but Judge Arthur Engoron said there was no need to postpone what he called a "seemingly simple case" of whether Trump's disclosures to his lenders and insurers, known as statements of financial condition, were accurate or not. Trump has denied wrongdoing and cast the lawsuit as politically motivated by the New York attorney general.
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Tuesday that "the situation is stabilizing and the U.S. banking system remains sound," after regional bank failures have shaken the U.S. banking system. "The Fed's facility and discount window lending are working as intended to provide liquidity to the banking system," she said during a speech at a meeting of the American Bankers Association in Washington. "Aggregate deposit outflows from regional banks have stabilized."
Amanda Bynes has been placed on a mental health hold, ABC News has confirmed through a person familiar with the situation. Around 6:40 a.m. on Sunday, Los Angeles law enforcement received a medical call for a female in a Sizzler parking lot on S. Vermont Avenue and West 4th Street, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. A law enforcement official briefed on the LAPD call for service said that when officers got there, they discovered Bynes.
As fallout continues from the Silicon Valley Bank collapse -- the second-biggest bank failure in U.S. history -- people across the country are simultaneously feeling the impact of inflation in their pocketbooks. The Federal Reserve will meet Wednesday to decide whether to raise or pause interest rates after continuously raising them over the past year in order to help curb inflation. The Fed's decision will have an impact on everything from individual credit card bills to the costs of everyday items to the banking crisis, experts say.
For the second time in five years, classes were canceled Tuesday for approximately 420,000 Los Angeles public school students after tens of thousands of service workers, backed by the powerful teachers union, went on strike. Custodians, cafeteria workers, bus drivers, special education assistants and other members of the Service Employees International Union Local 99 walked off the job and hit the picket lines in the rain Tuesday morning after negotiations with the Los Angeles Unified School District came to a standstill. The 30,000 members of the service employees union are demanding higher wages and better working conditions.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Tuesday again ripped into the Manhattan district attorney when asked about the potential charges against Donald Trump at a news conference at the House GOP retreat in Orlando while seemingly growing frustrated with reporters after multiple questions about the former president who has continued to dominate the news cycle. McCarthy was asked directly if had concerns specifically about Trump's alleged conduct regarding a hush money payment to Stormy Daniels and quickly pivoted to talking about Hillary Clinton and did not answer the question -- before instead targeting the Manhattan DA.
A gun used earlier this month by cartel members to kidnap a group of Americans and kill two of them was illegally trafficked from the U.S., according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court. It's a stark reminder of how the violence that often makes the news in Mexico is in large part fueled by the U.S.—by the steady flow of guns and the strong demand for illicit drugs. Roberto Lugardo Moreno appeared in court Monday to face charges for conspiring to illegally export a firearm—days after admitting to federal agents that he purchased guns in the U.S. and knowingly provided them to members of the Gulf Cartel in Mexico.
The state of California can't catch a break from the heavy moisture coming in from the coast. A major storm is moving into the West Coast on Wednesday, bringing flooding rain, damaging winds and heavy snow to the mountains, forecasts show. Heavy rain is expected to move into the San Francisco Bay area, Los Angeles and San Diego.
A 17-year-old and an 18-year-old have died after suffering a tragic sledding accident while they were on spring break. The Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of two people being involved in a sledding accident at the resort. The two teenagers -- both from Illinois and visiting Copper Mountain Ski Resort on spring break -- received immediate medical attention but neither could be revived and both of them were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
"Today is the first day of my mid-life gap year," Wootton said in a Jan. 26 TikTok video that has since gone viral. Wootton told "Good Morning America" that both she and her husband have worked since her kids were young. "Even when I was with [my kids], I was thinking about work," Wootton said.