Apple achieves a new milestone
The company says 2 billion people are now using Apple devices.
The company says 2 billion people are now using Apple devices.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis traveled to Cobb County, Georgia, on Thursday to visit a popular gun store as part of his ongoing book tour ahead of what is expected to be a presidential campaign announcement this summer. The previously scheduled trip happened to come days after a shooter killed six people at a private school in Nashville, Tennessee, which Georgia Democrats noted in criticizing DeSantis, who is seen as a rising Republican star after easily winning reelection in November. The governor is continuing a tour pegged to his new memoir and promoting what he calls Florida's "blueprint" for the rest of the country, believing it can serve as a model for governing and politics nationwide.
A Manhattan grand jury has indicted former President Donald Trump, making him the first current or former president to face criminal charges. It was not immediately clear what the indictment was connected to, or what charges Trump will face. The indictment is under seal.
The jury has sided with Gwyneth Paltrow in the civil trial over a 2016 ski crash involving her and Terry Sanderson, a retired optometrist. The trial began on March 21 and both sides rested on March 30, handing the case over to the jury for deliberation.
Russia's detention of an American journalist is sparking sharp condemnation from the Biden administration and Capitol Hill. Evan Gershkovich from The Wall Street Journal was detained in Ekaterinburg, Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) said Thursday. The intelligence agency has accused Gershkovich of spying and collecting "state secrets."
Former President Donald Trump, who was indicted by the Manhattan district attorney on Thursday, can still be elected president -- even if he is convicted -- experts tell ABC News. Trump said recently at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference that he would "absolutely" stay in the race for president even if he were to be criminally indicted. "I wouldn't even think about leaving," Trump told reporters ahead of his speech on Saturday.
The bombshell indictment of former President Donald Trump in New York City is history-making, even as much remains currently unknown about the criminal accusations he faces. Beyond the legal implications, Trump being formally accused of a crime could change the outlook for the still-forming field of Republican presidential candidates in 2024 -- either rallying primary voters primed by his talk of the "deep state" and "retribution" or opening up an unprecedented line of criticism for Trump's rivals. The U.S. Constitution doesn't prevent people under indictment or criminal investigation from running for the White House, experts have told ABC News, so the former president could still be reelected despite the indictment -- and would still be eligible even if it leads to a conviction, regardless of practical obstacles like potential incarceration.
Old Navy is sparking joy for all the dress lovers out there this spring by doubling the number of dresses with pockets in its latest collection. The brand carries a wide variety of dress options, including everything from floral prints and stylish patterns to spring-ready mini dresses. To further celebrate Old Navy's "pockets of joy," shoppers in select top-selling dress stores will find tokens of $20 hidden in pockets of the retailer's new spring dresses.
Areas pummeled by last week's deadly tornado outbreak are likely to see more severe weather in the coming days as a cross-country storm moves east, bringing with it the threat of long-track tornadoes. As of Thursday morning, 27 states and nearly 30 million people were on alert for heavy snow, strong winds or flooding from California to Wisconsin. A major storm that battered the West Coast will move into the Heartland on Friday, with a major severe weather outbreak expected.
All nine service members on board have died after two U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopters crashed during a training mission in Trigg County, Kentucky, an Army official announced, calling it a "truly tragic loss." The Black Hawk helicopters from the 101st Airborne Division -- one with five on board and another with four on board -- were on a "routine training mission" when they crashed at about 10 p.m. Wednesday, Army officials said. The helicopters were "flying a multi-ship formation under night vision goggles," officials said.
A U.S.-based nonprofit is providing life-changing prosthetic limbs to Ukrainian soldiers who were wounded while defending their country against Russian forces. In just a few months, Kind Deeds has helped 11 soldiers receive and get fitted with prostheses. Two of them, 32-year-old Roman and 50-year-old Oleh, each lost a leg in land mine explosions.
The recent mass shooting at Covenant School in Nashville, Tennessee, that left six people dead -- including three children -- was carried out, at least in part, with semi-automatic rifles. According to Nashville police, the shooter walked into the private Christian elementary school Monday armed with a handgun, but also an AR-15-style rifle and a semi-automatic pistol-caliber carbine. While handguns have the potential to seriously harm people, sometimes fatally, semi-automatic rifles can cause even more damage.
An evacuation order has been lifted and residents can return home after a freight train derailed in a fiery crash near a small town in Minnesota early Thursday, Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office announced. Multiple tankers of a train operated by BNSF Railway derailed and caught fire on the western edge of Raymond, a town in Minnesota's southwestern Kandiyohi County that has a population of less than 800. The tankers were carrying "a form of ethanol" and "a corn syrup liquid," according to a press release from the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office.
Opening Day is here and as baseball fans shuffle to their seats at their favorite ballpark, they'll notice some major league menu upgrades for an exciting new culinary experience during the 2023 season. Fans may chant for peanuts and Cracker Jacks during the seventh inning stretch, but the food and drink offerings all around stadiums are more robust than ever, making some stadiums feel like oversized food halls that happen to show baseball games. "Good Morning America" tapped Major League Baseball to round up some of the best new ballpark bites around the league to give fans a taste of what's in store on Opening Day.
Seattle will provide paid sick and safe leave for most gig workers under a new law, becoming the first U.S. city to guarantee such benefits on a permanent basis for app-based employees. Workers who perform tasks for companies like Instacart, Postmates and DoorDash will accrue a day of paid sick leave for every 30 days they do work in Seattle. While on leave, workers will receive pay based on their average daily compensation.
Speaker Kevin McCarthy did not say the House will consider an assault weapons ban when he was asked about the calls for reform, setting up a familiar showdown between President Joe Biden and Republicans in Congress following the tragic mass shooting in Nashville. The speaker emphasized his conference's commitment to tackling the issue of mass shootings, though he did not mention particular pieces of legislation he would put forth as calls mount for changes to existing gun laws. "There's not one person in America who doesn't want to try to solve all this," he said when asked at an unrelated press conference on Thursday about his plan to deal with mass shootings.
Prosecutors have obtained indictments in the case of two men who took tainted drugs at gay night clubs in New York City and then were assaulted, multiple sources familiar with the case told ABC News. Last year’s deaths of John Umberger and Julio Ramirez were deemed homicides earlier this month and prosecutors obtained indictments last week from a grand jury last week for six people believed to be connected to the cases, sources said. Other charges would include robbery, identity theft, grand larceny and conspiracy, according to ABC News' sources.
Pharris Frank of Advance, North Carolina, won $1 million playing the lottery in 2021. Nearly two years later, the construction worker and carpenter is a winner again -- and this time, his jackpot doubled to $2 million. "I called my wife and told her, 'I did it again,'" the 41-year-old told the North Carolina Education Lottery.
Months after the Food and Drug Administration first indicated that there was a shortage of ADHD drugs, suppliers are warning that those shortfalls could continue throughout the year -- a source of frustration amid increased demand and diagnoses. Amphetamine mixed salts, commonly referred to by the brand name Adderall, is a stimulant medication that can treat ADHD. According to the FDA, Adderall is no longer in shortage, but generic versions are still impacted.
Shields looked glamorous in a tri-colored wrap blazer, pants and pink pumps, and her 16-year-old daughter, Grier Henchy, wore a monochromatic red suit and black pumps. Chris Henchy, Grier's father and Shields' husband, was also in attendance wearing a blazer and jeans.
A series of mega-storms throughout March has brought snow to Mammoth Mountain in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains, burying homes, cars and businesses. Earlier this week, 20.7 inches fell in 24 hours at Mammoth Mountain, surpassing the all-time season snowfall record, according to the UC Berkeley Snow Lab, with more than 700 inches for the season. People were out shoveling snow off roofs and trying to keep roads passable with windy conditions.