Authorities are urging people to come forward with tips as they continue searching for a missing 16-year-old who was last seen early Saturday at a large party near a campground in northern California. Kiely Rodni was last seen at around 12:30 a.m. Saturday near the Prosser Family Campground in the small town of Truckee, some 20 miles north of Lake Tahoe, according to the Placer County Sheriff's Office. The teen had attended a large party that night alongside upward of 300 young people, according to the Placer County Sheriff's Office, which is leading the ongoing investigation and search.
Three people are dead after a house exploded Wednesday in southern Indiana, officials said. Dozens of firefighters responded to the scene in Evansville, after the blast occurred Wednesday afternoon on the 1000 block of North Weinbach Avenue, officials said. The home where the explosion occurred was destroyed and 39 other structures were "damaged severely or suffered minor damage," Evansville Fire Chief Mike Connelly told reporters Wednesday evening.
In a new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change, researchers found that climate change is expected to aggravate 58% of the world’s infectious diseases. “The societal disruption caused by pathogenic diseases, as clearly revealed by the COVID-19 pandemic,” the authors wrote in the study published Monday, “provides worrisome glimpses into the potential consequences of looming health crises driven by climate change.” Dr. Aaron Bernstein, director of the Climate MD program at the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at Harvard University’s Chan School of Public Health, sat down with ABC News’ “Start Here” podcast to discuss the study’s findings, as well as its far-reaching implications.
Answering questions at the FBI Omaha, Nebraska field office, FBI Director Christopher Wray said Wednesday he couldn’t talk about FBI agents searching Mar-a-Lago, the home of former President Donald Trump, but did say that he is “always concerned” about the threats to law enforcement. “Well, as I’m sure you can appreciate that’s not something I can talk about,” Wray said, becoming the first senior Justice Department official to decline to comment on the record and on camera about the search of the former president’s estate.
The coastal city of Brunswick, Georgia, where Ahmaud Arbery was killed, is honoring the slain 25-year-old with a street sign. "The hardest part is knowing he is no longer with me," Arbery's mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones, said at Tuesday's unveiling. Thank you to everyone who came out to the very special and historic unveiling of the Honorary Ahmaud Arbery Street Sign today.
Donald Trump on Wednesday invoked his Fifth Amendment protection against testifying against himself during an hours-long deposition as part of the New York attorney general's civil investigation into his family real estate business. A source with knowledge of the matter confirmed to ABC News that Trump declined to answer questions from investigators in the deposition and, the source said, it is unlikely he will return for any additional questions. A spokesperson for Attorney General Letitia James declined to comment.
Inflation in July held steady even as the costs of housing and food rose, according to findings by the Bureau of Labor Statistics released Wednesday. The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the Consumer Price Index (CPI) which serves as an illustration of how inflation changes each month. Despite gasoline prices falling by 7.7%, this deflation was offset by inflation in food and shelter, resulting in no change in the overall CPI of urban consumers through July.
Emmett Till's cousin and advocates for justice in the decades-old case expressed disappointment in a grand jury's decision not to indict the woman who accused Till of making advances at her before the 14-year-old was kidnapped and murdered. A grand jury in Leflore County, Mississippi, determined there was insufficient evidence to indict Carolyn Bryant Donham, 88, on charges of kidnapping and manslaughter, Dewayne Richardson, the country's district attorney, said. Bryant Donham's statement allegedly led to Till's kidnapping and murder in August 1955 at the hands of her husband Roy Bryant and his half-brother J.W. Milam.
The demand for tickets to the U.S. Open are soaring after Serena Williams announced she's preparing to say goodbye to tennis. In a first-person essay for Vogue, Williams said she is "evolving away" from the sport and instead choosing to focus on her family. "I have never liked the word retirement," Williams wrote.
Primary voting in Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont and Wisconsin on Tuesday brought both a nail-bitingly close call for one of the country's most prominent -- or polarizing, depending on the view -- progressives in the House and opened the door to deliver several historic firsts to Washington. In Minnesota's 5th District, Rep. Ilhan Omar eked out a win over challenger Don Samuels by some 2% while in Vermont and Wisconsin, state Sen. Becca Balint and Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, respectively, won their Democratic nominations to seek House and gubernatorial seats.
Olivia Newton-John's husband, John Easterling, and only child, daughter Chloe Lattanzi, are paying tribute to the late actress. Easterling on Wednesday shared a moving letter he penned to his late wife to her social media pages alongside a photo of them together. Easterling called Newton-John "the most courageous woman I've ever known," adding that she was a "healer using her mediums of song, of words, of touch" and that her caring nature always wowed him.
In the month since Roe v. Wade was overturned by the Supreme Court, at least 15 states have ceased nearly all abortion services. California Congresswoman Judy Chu is the lead sponsor of the Women's Health Protection Act. Along with the Freedom to Travel for Health Care Act, these two pieces of legislation aim to cement protections to reproductive rights by ensuring a federal right to abortion and ability to travel across state lines to get an abortion although neither are expected to pass the Senate.
The Justice Department on Wednesday unsealed charges against an Iranian national and member of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps whom prosecutors say allegedly tried to arrange the murder of Donald Trump's former national security adviser John Bolton in "likely" retaliation for the killing of top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani when Trump was president. The criminal complaint against 45-year-old Shahram Poursafi, who remains at large abroad, accuses him of attempting to pay various individuals in the U.S. $300,000 to kill Bolton, beginning in October.
A wildfire is raging at an "unprecedented" rate in the famed wine region south of Bordeaux, France, firefighters said Wednesday. The prefecture of Gironde in southwest France ordered an estimated 10,000 residents to evacuate. "Prepare your papers, the animals you can take with you, some belongings," the Gironde municipality of Belin-Beliet posted on their Facebook before evacuations.
Denise Dowse, best known for her roles in "Insecure" and "Beverly Hills, 90210" is currently in a coma after contracting meningitis, her sister, Tracey Dowse, revealed. "I am requesting support and prayers be offered me and my sister, and my only immediate family @denisedowse," Tracey wrote on the actress' Instagram on Sunday. "She is currently in the hospital in a coma brought on by a virulent form of meningitis," Tracey continued.
Supporters and critics of Donald Trump continued to gather outside Mar-a-Lago two days after it was searched by the FBI. Trucks toting Trump flags were seen on the road outside of his residence and private club in Palm Beach, Florida, though the former president was in New York on Wednesday for a previously planned deposition in state Attorney General Letitia James' investigation into allegations he inflated the value of his business and properties. It isn't clear how many people have been congregating outside Mar-a-Lago on Monday and Tuesday.
Two people are dead and 17 others are injured after a bus overturned on the New Jersey Turnpike, according to state police. The fatal accident took place Tuesday around 6:53 p.m. on the southbound Turnpike just before the Grover Cleveland Service Area, when a double-decker bus overturned and came to a stop on the entrance ramp to the service area, New Jersey State Police Sgt. Lawrence Peele told reporters Tuesday night. Fourteen passengers sustained non-life-threatening injuries, the driver and two passengers were seriously injured and four passengers sustained no injuries, police said.
Labor Day may be summer's last "hoorah" -- it's also a great time to score some blowout deals. Historically, Labor Day is known for deals on clearance summer apparel and outdoor furniture. Whether you are extremely ahead of holiday shopping or just striking while the iron is hot, "Good Morning America" rounded up some Labor Day sales to watch.
A new bill has been introduced in the House of Representatives three months after a nursing mom had ice packs intended to keep breast milk cold confiscated by airport security. The proposed legislation would amend the Bottles and Breastfeeding Equipment Screening Enhancement (BABES) Act to protect parents and caregivers by requiring the Transportation Security Administration to "clarify and regularly update guidance on handling breast milk, baby formula, and other related nutrition products" and the federal agency would have to develop and update the guidelines with direction from maternal health groups, according to a press release from California Rep. Katie Porter, who is sponsoring the bill.
After several weeks of steady increases in coronavirus infections and hospitalizations, there are encouraging signs that the latest viral resurgence may be abating in the United States. The number of virus-positive Americans currently receiving care in hospitals across the country has plateaued at around 43,000 patients, according to data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Hospitalizations, however, remain significantly lower now than during every other COVID-19 surge.