ABC News Live Rundown: Monday, May 22, 2023
Stay up to date on the developing stories making headlines.
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Three people have been killed and three others injured in a Northern California crime spree, the motive for which authorities say remains under investigation. The suspect, 31-year-old Kevin Parkourana of San Jose, was taken into custody following the Thursday afternoon attacks. The spree began at about 3:11 p.m. when Parkourana allegedly stabbed and carjacked a victim in San Jose, according to police.
Branneisha Cooper of Texas said she was diagnosed during her senior year of high school with polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, a reproductive hormone imbalance that can cause problems with the menstrual cycle and lead to the formation of multiple ovarian cysts and infertility, according to the U.S. Office on Women's Health. The exact cause of PCOS is unknown, but people with this condition have higher levels of androgens, such as testosterone, and insulin that can lead to insulin resistance which is a risk factor for Type 2 diabetes. Cooper, now 26, said she suffered for over a decade with irregular menstrual cycles, hormonal imbalances and weight gain.
COVID-19 cases may be increasing again in New York City, new wastewater data hints. Nearly all of the 14 wastewater treatments plants in the city are currently in the "high" detection level category, meaning likely 50 or more cases per 100,000 people, according to the NYS Wastewater Surveillance Network dashboard, which was updated Friday. What's more, two-week trend data shows that just three of the plants are seeing decreases in virus detection.
President Joe Biden will address the nation in a prime-time speech Friday after Congress averted an economically disastrous default by just days by passing legislation to raise the nation's $31.4 trillion debt ceiling. Biden is expected to tout the deal he made with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy as a win for American families, and proof of his ability to compromise to keep the nation on track, themes he's using in his 2024 reelection campaign. "Our work is far from finished, but this agreement is a critical step forward, and a reminder of what's possible when we act in the best interests of our country," Biden said after Senate passage of the measure late Thursday, something of an echo of his 2024 announcement asking voters to give him more time to "finish this job."
President Joe Biden has successfully dodged calls from the left for him to participate in primary debates -- but with renewed questions circling about his physical and mental fitness, the incumbent president is experiencing mounting pressure to face his political opponents on stage. Democrats have so far opted to tune out the primary challenges levied against him, with the Democratic National Committee throwing its support behind Biden and declining to sponsor debates.
Tennis superstar Naomi Osaka is pregnant with a girl. Osaka, 25, shared photos on social media from her baby shower, posing in front of a sign that reads, "A little princess is on the way." Osaka previously confirmed her pregnancy in January, sharing a photo on Twitter of an ultrasound.
"Top Chef" host and executive producer Padma Lakshmi announced Friday that she will be leaving the culinary competition TV show at the end of the current season. Lakshmi, 52, took to Instagram to share the news with her followers, writing, "After much soul searching, I have made the difficult decision to leave Top Chef." "Having completed a glorious 20th season as host and executive producer, I am extremely proud to have been part of building such a successful show and of the impact it has had in the worlds of television and food," she continued.
Ethnic cleansing campaigns have continued in Ethiopia's Tigray region, despite a November 2022 peace agreement, according to a new report by Human Rights Watch. "The November truce in northern Ethiopia has not brought about an end to the ethnic cleansing of Tigrayans in Western Tigray Zone," Laetitia Bader, deputy Africa director for Human Rights Watch, said in a statement. "If the Ethiopian government is really serious about ensuring justice for abuses, then it should stop opposing independent investigations into the atrocities in Western Tigray and hold abusive officials and commanders to account."
Alicia Keys has announced the world premiere of her upcoming original stage musical, "Hell's Kitchen." The production, which is inspired by and loosely based on part of Keys' New York City childhood, is slated to run between Oct. 24 and Dec. 10, with the debut set for Nov. 19, during The Public Theater's 2023-24 season. The musical, which Keys says she has been working on for 13 years, will feature new music from the singer.
The Department of Justice has notified former Vice President Mike Pence that no criminal charges will be sought in their investigation into his handling of classified documents after leaving office, according to a letter sent to Pence's attorneys by the DOJ that ABC News has reviewed. Earlier this year lawyers for Pence informed the Justice Department that a small number of classified documents had been found at his home in Indiana. A Justice Department spokesperson confirmed the authenticity of the letter to ABC News, but declined to comment further.
Beanie Feldstein and her partner of five years, Bonnie-Chance Roberts, are officially married. The couple told Vogue they wed in a summer camp-themed wedding at Cedar Lakes Estate in the Hudson Valley in New York.
A settlement has been approved in the wrongful death suit filed by Matthew Hutchins and his son following the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the film set of "Rust." The cinematographer died in October 2021 after allegedly being shot by a prop gun that Alec Baldwin, also a producer for the film, was holding during rehearsals on the set, according to police. The actor was practicing a cross-draw when the gun fired, striking Hutchins.
A Pennsylvania teen who went viral for his reaction to being accepted into college will graduate high school on Saturday -- and his entire college tuition has already been paid for. Amir Staten, 17, of Philadelphia gained national attention in February when he sprinted down a street, crying and yelling in joy after learning he was accepted into Morehouse College, an all-male historically black university in Atlanta. A few months later, the soon-to-be high school graduate learned that he had also earned a four-year, full-ride scholarship to Morehouse.
Dev Shah hoisted the coveted Scripps Cup after correctly spelling the word psammophile -- an organism that prefers or thrives in sandy areas -- to win the 2023 Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday. "It felt good knowing that I accomplished something I worked hard for," Shah told "Good Morning America" Friday morning in the wake of his monumental accomplishment. When asked, "were you ever in doubt when you first heard the word?" Shah replied confidently and succinctly, "no."
A breast cancer drug already on the market has been found to lower the chances of breast cancer recurring, an advancement that could open the drug to a broader range of patients. The pharmaceutical company Novartis announced the findings Friday about its breast cancer treatment Kisqali, a drug already approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for people with more advanced stages of breast cancer. The vast majority of breast cancer patients are diagnosed in the early stages of disease.
Keith Russell began his day with a trip to the airport to pick up some supplies. It ended with a scene that could have been pulled from an adventure movie when he rescued five travelers from an airplane submerged in the crystal-clear waters of the Bahamas. A single-engine Piper PA-32 aircraft carrying five people crashed roughly 10 miles north of Andros, Bahamas on Thursday afternoon, according to the Bahamas' Aircraft Accident Investigation Authority.
When Heather Frank reported to police that an argument with her boyfriend led to him allegedly throwing punches, she was lying injured in a Denver hospital bed. It was April 2019, and she was one of more than 59 million women in America to report domestic violence in their lifetimes, according to a 2022 CDC report based on data from the 2016 to 2017 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey. According to police reports obtained by ABC News and interviews with Frank’s friends and family, this was not her first brush with domestic violence – she had reported suffering abuse at the hands of her boyfriend, Kevin Eastman, for years.
At least 80% of Haiti's capital city is controlled by gangs and there is no end in sight as the government is in full retreat. For example, the United Nations said there have been more civilians killed in Haiti than in Ukraine in the first four months of 2023. The violence has also led to a deepening nationwide food crisis.
An elite task force with dogs trained to smell death is combing through a partially collapsed building in eastern Iowa as three people remain missing. Iowa Task Force 1, a Cedar Rapids-based urban search and rescue team trained and equipped by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, arrived in the city of Davenport on Thursday, four days after a section of a six-story residential building collapsed. It's become a race against time to find and rescue any survivors since part of The Davenport collapsed for unknown reasons on Sunday afternoon.
A zoo in South Dakota has welcomed a litter of critically endangered red wolf pups -- a litter vital to the existence of the species with only an estimated two dozen left existing in the wild. The Great Plains Zoo in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, said that they were “thrilled to announce the births of six critically endangered red wolves” on Thursday in a statement on the zoo’s website. The six pups -- two females and four males -- were born to first-time parents Camelia and Uyosi, who only arrived at the Great Plains Zoo in October of last year from facilities in Washington and Texas, respectively.