Lara Spencer reports the buzziest stories of the day in "GMA" Pop News.
Lara Spencer reports the buzziest stories of the day in "GMA" Pop News.
Princess Kate is starting the new year with a new project, one that focuses on young kids. Kate, a mother of three who has made early childhood development a focus of her royal work, is launching "Shaping Us," a new campaign aimed at raising public awareness about the importance of the first five years of a child's life, according to Kensington Palace. The campaign kicked off Monday night with Kate and her husband Prince William attending a special reception at BAFTA headquarters in London, where Kate delivered a speech.
The Biden administration will end both the COVID-19 national emergency and public health emergency on May 11, the White House informed Congress on Monday night. The current public health emergency is in place through April, while the national emergency is in place until March. "To be clear, continuation of these emergency declarations until May 11 does not impose any restriction at all on individual conduct with regard to COVID-19," the administration wrote.
Two additional Memphis police officers, including the white officer seen encountering Tyre Nichols during his traffic stop, were relieved of duty and three Memphis Fire Department personnel were fired as the investigation into the Jan. 7 death of Nichols continues, officials announced Monday. Officer Preston Hemphill and an unidentified officer were relieved of their duty a day after the incident, Memphis PD revealed Monday. The Memphis Fire Department also announced Monday that it fired two EMTs and a lieutenant who responded to the scene for failing to properly assess Nichols as he lay beaten on the ground.
Ciara is a singer, dancer, businesswoman... and a fashion designer, maybe? Since posting, Ciara's video has gained plenty of traction with more than 157,000 likes and loads of comments. Ciara is no stranger to the fashion world, having launched her own fashion line LITA in 2021.
President Joe Biden on Monday traveled to Baltimore, Maryland, to kick off a $6 billion rail tunnel reconstruction project primarily funded by his bipartisan infrastructure law -- an improvement he said would make a big difference to Amtrak commuters like himself. The new tunnel will replace the aging Baltimore and Potomac Tunnel, and remove what the White House says is the largest bottleneck between New Jersey and Washington, D.C. It's a Civil War era -- Ulysses S. Grant was president.
The trio was spotted celebrating the 25th anniversary of Anastasia Beverly Hills cosmetics at a private residence this weekend. Kardashian and Lopez posted photos where everyone is seen shining and smiling together for selfie-style photos. Kardashian wore a bronze-toned shimmering strapless dress with a sleek high ponytail while Lopez was seen wearing a sheer mini dress with sequin embroidery and a topknot updo hairstyle.
Johnson & Johnson cannot use bankruptcy court to resolve civil lawsuits that claim its iconic baby powder caused cancer, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. The opinion foiled Johnson & Johnson's plan to shift onto a new entity, LTL Management LLC, some 38,000 lawsuits that alleged the talc in Johnson's Baby Powder has caused ovarian cancer and mesothelioma. LTL Management filed for chapter 11 protection in hopes of resolving the claims that have already cost Johnson & Johnson $1 billion.
First responders who rushed to the home after receiving a 911 call from a man about his wife's suicide attempt subsequently found three young children inside the home who were "unconscious with obvious signs of severe trauma," Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz said last week. A 5-year-old girl identified as Cora Clancy and a 3-year-old boy identified as Dawson Clancy were both transported to a hospital in nearby Plymouth, where they were pronounced dead. An 8-month-old boy, later identified as Callan Clancy, was flown to a Boston hospital for treatment, where he later died.
Kyle Smaine, a U.S. professional skier who was the halfpipe gold medalist in the 2015 world championships, died Sunday in an avalanche in Japan, according to his wife and a fellow skier who was also caught in the snow. Smaine, 31, was in Nagano over the weekend for a marketing trip for Ikon Pass and Nagano Tourism when the avalanche took place on Mount Hakuba Norikura, according to a blog post by the skiing news site Mountain Gazette. Pro skier and Mountain Gazette correspondent Adam Ü was also at the resort along with Mountain Gazette photographer Grant Gunderson, who was the photographer on the marketing trip, according to the site.
U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy said he believes 13 is too young for children to be on social media platforms, despite some of the most popular platforms, including Facebook and Instagram, allowing users to be that age. Murthy told CNN on Sunday that he believes being on social media "does a disservice" to kids early in their teen years. "I, personally, based on the data I've seen, believe that 13 is too early," Murthy said on "CNN Newsroom."
A Black education activist slammed Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' move to ban AP African American studies from the state's high schools and warned that the move could erase key historical lessons from the classroom. "It's going to hurt Black communities and it's going to hurt those students who would take this class as an option to explore the good, bad and ugly of our history, which makes them better students and better adults for society," American Federation of Teachers Secretary-Treasurer Fedrick Ingram said in an interview with GMA 3 Thursday. Last week, the Florida Department of Education rejected the AP course, contending it "inexplicably contrary to Florida law and significantly lacks educational value."
Martha Stewart is no stranger to selfies, and her latest snap has captured the attention of many. Stewart posted an up close and personal photo of her face and shared that the photo was filter-free. While Stewart's selfie garnered plenty of love, others expressed skepticism that she had achieved such a glowing look without the assistance of surgery or injections.
The World Health Organization said Monday that COVID-19 remains a public health emergency but the pandemic is at a "transition point." The agency said its International Health Regulations Emergency Committee met on Friday to analyze data on the state of the pandemic. WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus "acknowledges the Committee's views that the COVID-19 pandemic is probably at a transition point and appreciates the advice of the Committee to navigate this transition carefully and mitigate the potential negative consequences," the statement read.
The 9-month-old female tiger was captured on surveillance video early Monday while circling a parked car outside an office building in the town of Edenvale, northeast of South Africa's largest city. "We will not confirm that this tiger is safe, alive or at a place of safety until we have the facts," the Edenvale SPCA said in a Facebook post on Monday evening.
Tyre Nichols' family said the body camera footage of his encounter with police has left them angry, saddened and looking for more answers as to why he was brutalized. Nichols, 29, was seen in the video crying out for his mother during the encounter. RowVaughn Wells told ABC News she felt his pain in those moments.
Three women, all out-of-state tourists, were killed and four people were injured in the second mass shooting to erupt in Los Angeles County in eight days -- the sixth in California this month, according to police. The latest shooting occurred Saturday in the upscale Beverly Crest neighborhood of Los Angeles, bordering Beverly Hills. The mass-casualty shooting unfolded around 2:30 a.m. when police received multiple 911 calls of a shooting in progress at a short-term luxury rental home, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Multiple records are about to be broken in the Big Apple due to the lack of measurable snow this winter season. The first of those records -- the latest first snow ever recorded during a winter in New York City -- was broken Monday with the city going snowless through Jan. 30 and counting. Previously, the latest New Yorkers had seen snowfall in the 154 years of record-keeping was when it took until Jan. 29, 1973, during the 1972-73 winter, according to the National Weather Service.
About 5,000 French bakers and other artisans in energy-guzzling fields, including butchery, dry-cleaning and carpentry, from all over the country marched in Paris last week, protesting against energy prices and requesting a tariff shield, said Pascal Wozniak, president of a collective for the survival of bakeries and craftsmanship, organizer of the rally. Wozniak runs a bakery in Lembeye, a city of around 800 people in southwestern France, where he's the only artisan establishment in a 12-mile radius, said he has laid off four employees since the start of the pandemic. Working with locally produced flour "Noste Pan," Wozniak was able to maintain prices at first, but with soaring energy prices "it was not even possible anymore, because even the farmers were impacted," he said.
Tech giants such as Google, Microsoft and Amazon have led the sector in the size of their cuts. While a slew of smaller companies like Spotify, Vox Media and IBM have imposed layoffs too. Company officials have often cited economic uncertainty and recession fears in their layoff announcements.
Seven U.S. senators are renewing calls for the Federal Trade Commission to open an investigation into the marketing of assault-style rifles after the unveiling of the JR-15, a long rifle the manufacturer advertises as a smaller AR-15 geared towards younger users. Illinois-based WEE 1 Tactical unveiled the JR-15 in early 2022, advertising the weapon as a .22 caliber long rifle with the look and feel of an AR-15. The website for WEE1 Tactical advertises the gun as an ideal weapon to "teach a younger enthusiast."