Julia Stiles drops by to chat about her new comedy series on Amazon, “The Lake.”
Julia Stiles drops by to chat about her new comedy series on Amazon, “The Lake.”
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson resigned Thursday, after more than 40 ministers quit his cabinet and urged him to step down. In a statement delivered outside his office at No. 10 Downing Street in London, Johnson announced that he has agreed to resign as leader of the ruling Conservative Party, which would result in his departure as prime minister once the party selects a successor through a leadership election, possibly in the fall. "It is clearly now the will of the parliamentary Conservative Party that there should be a new leader and prime minister," Johnson said.
Following months of hardships and devastating losses in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sandra Lindsay, an intensive care nurse in New York, became a symbol of hope for people across the globe when she became the first person in the United States to receive a COVID-19 vaccine following emergency authorization from federal officials. Seemingly overnight, Lindsay, who got the shot in December of 2020, became a prominent vaccine advocate, urging others to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and help curb the virus's spread. In light of her advocacy, Lindsay will be one of seventeen recipients to be honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Joe Biden.
The white teenager charged with killing 10 Black people in a Buffalo, New York, supermarket in what prosecutors described as a racially motivated mass shooting, is set to appear Thursday at a state court hearing. The status hearing for 18-year-old Payton Gendron is scheduled for 2 p.m. in Erie County Court in Buffalo. Gendron has pleaded not guilty to a 25-count indictment, including 10 first-degree murder charges and three attempted murder charges stemming from the May massacre at a Tops market.
As federal officials move to address growing concerns over an outbreak of monkeypox in the U.S., an increasing number of positive cases are emerging across the country. Last week, Brian Thomas, 32, of Baltimore became the latest American to test positive for monkeypox -- a diagnosis he has been sharing openly on social media, in the hope of curbing the spread by raising awareness about the disease. "I probably first started hearing about monkeypox a month or two ago and I really kind of wrote it off," Thomas told ABC News.
President Joe Biden on Thursday will award 17 individuals with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor. The medal is given to those who made "especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors." Olympic gymnast Simone Biles, soccer star Megan Rapinoe and actor Denzel Washington are among this year's recipients.
Stock market woes will persist into the second half of the year but stocks will eventually bottom out and begin to recover, offering hope for beleaguered investors, experts told ABC News of their predictions. The stock market took a historic plunge over the first half of the year, and many of the same economic threats still loom as inflation remains sky-high and the Federal Reserve pursues aggressive moves to tame price hikes by raising borrowing costs. As investors eventually jump off the sidelines, the market will stabilize and begin to recover, they predicted.
America is in the throes of an epidemic of mass-casualty gun violence, and the toxic political environment in Washington has crippled efforts to curb the growing threat. New gun legislation that strengthens red-flag laws and background checks are a positive step -- but those stand-alone efforts lack a holistic, community-based framework to spur meaningful change. The Independence Day mass-casualty shooting in Highland Park, Illinois, emphasizes the need for all municipalities to follow suit.
WNBA star Brittney Griner is set to appear in court on Thursday morning for the second day of her trial in Russia amid a public pressure campaign urging the Biden administration to secure her release. Griner's trial, which is taking place in Khimki -- a suburb of Moscow -- began last Friday, more than four and a half months after Griner was detained. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris called Griner's wife, Cherelle Griner, to discuss efforts to release the WNBA star, according to the White House.
Virginia police say a "hero citizen" helped prevent a mass shooting allegedly planned at a Fourth of July celebration in Richmond. News of the thwarted attack comes after seven people were killed and dozens more injured in a mass shooting at a July Fourth parade in a Chicago suburb on Monday. "There is no telling how many lives this hero citizen saved from one phone call," Richmond Police Chief Gerald Smith told reporters Wednesday.
Lorena Rebollar Sedano has attended the Highland Park, Illinois, Fourth of July parade for 28 years, but this year's festivities turned to terror when Sedano and her family were caught in the crossfire after a gunman opened fire during Monday's celebration. Sedano told ABC News that she and her family immediately rushed to a nearby store for safety. When she got inside and collected herself, Sedano soon realized that she was hit.
Speaking alongside his British counterpart in London on Wednesday, FBI Director Christopher Wray called China the "biggest long-term threat" to both the U.S. and the U.K. "The Chinese government is set on stealing your technology -- whatever it is that makes your industry tick -- and using it to undercut your business and dominate your market," Wray said while giving remarks to international business leaders. Wray also warned of potential tactics by Chinese officials, saying they steal technology by using intelligence officers to "target" valuable pieces of information and companies.
Jerry Harris, a former star of the popular Netflix docuseries "Cheer," was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to sex crime charges earlier this year. Harris, 22, of Naperville, Illinois, pleaded guilty in February to receiving child pornography and engaging in interstate travel for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct with a minor under the age of 15. Harris faced several other sexual misconduct charges.
The 21-year-old suspect in the mass shooting at a Fourth of July parade in suburban Chicago that left seven dead and more than 30 wounded is an aspiring rapper with an apparent trail of violent social media posts that investigators are combing through. Multiple law enforcement officers detained Robert "Bobby" Crimo III at gunpoint following a car chase hours after Monday's massacre in the North Shore town of Highland Park. Investigators are poring over social media posts on numerous platforms, including Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, TikTok, YouTube and Discord, which they believe are associated with Crimo.
There were several missed opportunities to stop the massacre at Robb Elementary School before it started, according to a new assessment of the law enforcement response, which provided new details and laid out a number of "key issues" with the way police handled the shooting in Uvalde, Texas, last month. Among the report's findings: A Uvalde City Police officer armed with a rifle spotted the suspected shooter before he entered the school and had him in his gun sights, but he waited for permission from a supervisor, giving the suspect the chance to enter the school. "In this instance, the [Uvalde] officer would have heard gunshots and/or reports of gunshots and observed an individual approaching the school building armed with a rifle," said the assessment.
The parents of a young child were two of the victims in the mass shooting at a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois. Irina McCarthy, 35, and Kevin McCarthy, 37, were among the seven people killed during Monday's massacre, Highland Park City Manager Ghida Neukrich told ABC News. The couple leaves behind their 2-year-old son, Aiden McCarthy, who was separated from his parents during the shooting.
The order takes several steps to defend the existing services in North Carolina, including to state that patients who receive abortions or providers who perform abortions will not be penalized or criminalized for providing, receiving or inquiring about reproductive health care services. The executive action comes almost two weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, which had guaranteed the right to abortion for almost 50 years. Cooper's order establishes that all cabinet agencies, or those who are part of the governor’s office, “should coordinate with each other and pursue opportunities to protect people or entities who are providing, assisting, seeking or obtaining lawful reproductive health care services in North Carolina.”
The trailer, which dropped Wednesday, features a star-studded cast with Christian Bale, John David Washington and Robbie starring as the main characters. While Grammy winner Swift isn't shown much in this first "Amsterdam" trailer, fans will catch a brief glimpse of her toward the end of the two-minute video, looking richly dressed and distraught. "Amsterdam," a 20th Century Studios film, also stars Robert De Niro, Mike Myers, Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Rock, Rami Malek and Zoe Saldaña.
Rihanna is now officially the youngest self-made billionaire, according to Forbes. For its annual list of the country's richest self-made women, which debuted in June, Forbes named the Fenty Beauty founder the youngest self-made billionaire woman, a title previously given to reality star and businesswoman Kylie Jenner. Jenner, then 21, was named the youngest-ever self-made billionaire in 2019 -- surpassing Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who won the title at 23 -- but Forbes later revoked that title, releasing an article claiming that the reality star and beauty business owner's billionaire status and financial documents, on which her title relied, had been skewed.
Senate Democrats have reached agreement on a key portion of a revised domestic policy bill, once known as Build Back Better, which would allow Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices, according to a source familiar with the matter. Democrats have worked for years to give Medicare this power, always falling short in the face of GOP opposition, but this time they hope to move it forward as part of a broader, as-yet-unfinished economic package, anxious to provide relief to voters buffeted to tackle sky-high inflation and a possible recession. Since centrist Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia abruptly scuttled President Joe Biden's signature domestic agenda proposal last December over fears of rising inflation -- surprising the White House and his party by announcing his decision on Fox News -- he has been working intensely behind the scenes with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on a smaller bill that would still advance under special rules that require a mere simple majority -- or in this case just Democratic votes -- for final passage, with Vice President Kamala Harris breaking an expected tie.
The Fulton County special grand jury investigating possible criminal interference in Georgia's 2020 elections issued subpoenas Tuesday for Rudy Giuliani, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and several others in former President Donald Trump's orbit. Others who were issued subpoenas include John Eastman, Cleta Mitchell, Kenneth Chesbro and Jenna Ellis, all of whom advised Trump on ways to overturn President Joe Biden's win in Georgia.