May we all one day be as pampered as Princess Phoebe!
May we all one day be as pampered as Princess Phoebe!
Oscar and Emmy winner Viola Davis is taking no prisoners in the new trailer for "The Woman King," which premieres later this year. Davis stars as General Nanisca in the epic, which also features John Boyega, Lashana Lynch, and Thuso Mbedu. "The Woman King" tells the "remarkable story of the Agojie, the all-female unit of warriors who protected the African Kingdom of Dahomey in the 1800s with skills and a fierceness unlike anything the world has ever seen," according to Sony Pictures.
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin will be sentenced Thursday on federal civil rights charges in the death of George Floyd. In April 2021, Chauvin was found guilty on three counts in Floyd's death -- second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter -- for pressing his knee against Floyd's neck for more than 9 minutes. Former officers J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao were also charged for their role in Floyd's death.
Ekaterina Volkova’s husband, Liosha, ran upstairs to check that she and their 7-year-old daughter Xenia were alright before going back downstairs to check on their dog, Ennie. Another Russian missile had struck their apartment. Suddenly, Ekaterina said she could feel herself falling, through the debris.
WNBA star Brittney Griner pleaded guilty on Thursday morning to drug charges in a Russian court, saying that the vape cartridges containing hashish oil were in her luggage unintentionally. "I would like to plead myself guilty," Griner said when asked if she would like to give testimony. "I did not have any intention on breaking Russian law," she said, adding that she was is in a rush and did not mean to leave the cartridges in her bag.
The father of the alleged Highland Park parade shooter, Bobby Crimo Jr., has told ABC News that he is not culpable in the Independence Day attack, in spite of having signed a consent form for his son to apply for gun ownership. “I had no -- not an inkling, warning -- that this was going to happen,” Crimo told ABC News about the Fourth of July attack his son, Robert “Bobby” Crimo III, carried out in Highland Park, Il. “He said ‘no.’ That was it,” Crimo recalled.
Get a fried chicken sandwich without waiting in line or dealing with the chaos that comes with trying to get your hands on the most popular fast food item of the year. Whether you've tried the mouthwatering, crispy, buttery and briny, savory chicken sandwich from Popeyes or not, chef Michael Symon shared the best way to recreate one (or four) in your own kitchen. Start with really good brioche buns and let the chicken soak submerged in buttermilk overnight to keep it juicy and tender.
Ever since the mass shooting at a July Fourth parade in Highland Park, Illinois, which left seven people dead and dozens more seriously wounded, questions have been raised about whether the new federal gun safety law could have prevented the tragedy. Would the enhanced background checks it requires for those under 21 have stopped the suspect, Robert "Bobby" Crimo III, from buying the high-powered rifle authorities said he used -- since he'd had two prior run-ins with law enforcement, including both a suicide threat and one to "kill everyone" in his family? At the same time, while Illinois has an existing red flag law, Crimo appears to have slipped past the safeguard.
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his resignation Thursday, after dozens of ministers quit his cabinet and urged him to go. In a statement delivered outside his office at no. 10 Downing Street in London, Johnson said 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 of that party and, therefore, a new 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.
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.