ABC News Live Rundown: Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Stay up to date on the developing stories making headlines.
Stay up to date on the developing stories making headlines.
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.
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, whose name was not released, was taken into custody following the Thursday afternoon attacks. The victim was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries, San Jose police said.
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.
A group of friends in Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital, opened what they call the first military-meme art bar: Offensive. There are a bunch of war trophies and war-related jokes. The opening comes ahead of the Ukrainian army's much anticipated counteroffensive against Russians forces on the front line, some Ukrainians have turned the current success of their Armed Forces into a brand.
Just six weeks ago, Greg DeStefano began a new chemotherapy combination. The 50-year-old, from Northbrook, Illinois, had recently been diagnosed with his fourth round of cancer and doctors were hopeful the medication would treat the tumors growing in his neck. DeStefano was responding well, but then, in late May, he got a call from his doctor and was told one of the three drugs he was receiving -- carboplatin -- was under a global shortage and because of the way the hospital had to prioritize treatments, he wouldn't be qualified to receive it anymore.
The Senate on Thursday night passed legislation to lift the nation's debt ceiling and stave off what would've been an economically disastrous default days before Monday's deadline. The bill will now go to President Joe Biden's desk for his signature. Biden heralded the Senate vote passing the budget agreement as a "big win" for the economy.
A judge on Thursday set preliminary hearing dates for Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, 2023 in Lester's case, according to ABC affiliate in Kansas City, KMBC. Yarl's family said that he has been experiencing migraines after suffering a traumatic brain injury that has restricted his ability to participate in activities he loves like playing music.
A South Carolina teenager who police say was fatally shot by a gas station owner who they say had falsely accused him of shoplifting was remembered by his middle school as a well-liked student who was "intelligent" and "humorous." Cyrus Carmack-Belton, 14, died after being shot in the back on Monday, authorities said. The teen was chased from the gas station by the owner and the owner's son after they wrongly believed he had shoplifted several bottles of water and was shot during the pursuit, according to the Richland County Sheriff's Office.
With just days until the deadline for the nation to default, the Senate now is racing against the clock to pass a bipartisan debt ceiling agreement and avoid what would be an economically catastrophic failure to pay the country's bills. Debate began Thursday morning as the chamber's leaders urged swift passage of the Fiscal Responsibility Act, with critics voicing their concerns with the bill. "Time is a luxury the Senate does not have if we want to prevent default," Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said in remarks from the floor.
Five people were rescued after a private plane crashed into waters near the Bahamas on Thursday, the Bahamas' Aircraft Accident Investigation Authority told ABC News. The plane was en route to Florida when it crash-landed into the water about 10 nautical miles north of Andros, an island in the Bahamas, the Royal Bahamas Police Force said during a press conference Thursday. Two pilots and three passengers were aboard the flight, according to Volunteer Pilot Group, a Florida-based organization that connects volunteer pilots with passengers in need and said it had arranged the flight.