Carolyn Bryant Donham, Emmett Till accuser, dies at 88
Donham accused Till of making improper advances at her leading to his lynching in Mississippi in 1955
Donham accused Till of making improper advances at her leading to his lynching in Mississippi in 1955
A verbal confrontation at a gas station has left one man in critical condition with life-threatening injuries after an assailant poured gasoline over him and lit him on fire, police say. “Earl Hargrove, Jr., 34, bought a small amount of gasoline from the gas station,” authorities said in their statement. The victim – who currently remains unnamed -- was taken to Tampa General Hospital where he was listed in critical condition with life-threatening injuries, police said.
The murder trial of a former "Family Feud" contestant accused of killing his wife enters its second week Tuesday in Quincy, a historic city in downstate Illinois that overlooks the Mississippi River. Adams County prosecutors say Tim Bliefnick, 39, killed his estranged wife Rebecca Bliefnick, 41, in February at her house, located just minutes away from his own. In 2020, Tim Bliefnick gained notoriety when he appeared on an episode of "Family Feud," telling host Steve Harvey his "biggest mistake" at his wedding was saying "I do" to his wife.
Several drones struck Moscow early on Tuesday, damaging residential buildings in the Russian capital, the mayor said. The attack "caused minor damage to several buildings" in a residential area, according to Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin.
Alexander Gould voiced the titular character in Pixar's "Finding Nemo," which was released 20 years ago today way back in 2003, when the actor was just 9 years old. The film, directed by Andrew Stanton, and which starred Albert Brooks as Nemo's overprotective dad Marlin and Ellen DeGeneres as a regal blue tang with a memory problem, also made history. It holds the distinction of being the first Pixar film to win the coveted best animated feature Oscar, doing so at the 2004 Academy Awards.
Nine people, including children, were injured Monday night in a Memorial Day shooting along the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk in Florida after a dispute broke out between two groups, according to police. One person of interest has been detained, and police are seeking an additional suspect who is still on the loose, Hollywood Police Department Public Information Manager Deanna Bettineschi said. Four juveniles between the ages of 1 and 17 were shot, including a child between 15 and 18 months old, Bettineschi said, as well as five adults ages 25 to 65.
Aderrien Murry, the 11-year-old boy who was shot by police on May 20 after calling 911, spoke out about the harrowing experience in an exclusive interview with ABC News that is set to air on "Good Morning America" and "GMA3" on Tuesday. “I came out of the room like this,” Murry said with his hands above his head as he reflected on the incident in an interview with "GMA3" co-anchor DeMarco Morgan. The boy’s mother, Nakala Murry, previously told "GMA3" in an interview that aired on Thursday that her son was shot in the chest by a police officer who responded to their home in Indianola, Mississippi in the early morning hours of May 20 after her son called 911.
Michael Lewis and Joseph Spring were both found missing during Monday morning's headcount at the Raymond Detention Center, according to the sheriff's office in Hinds County, which encompasses Jackson. Lewis was back in custody Sunday night and is facing additional escape charges, Sheriff Tyree Jones tweeted.
The Coast Guard is searching for four missing people after a luxury charter fishing boat sank off the coast of Alaska. Rescuers located one deceased individual near the vessel partially submerged near a small island close to Sitka, Alaska, according to the Coast Guard. Kingfisher Charters, a Sitka-based company that operates all-inclusive fishing trips, reported the missing vessel to the Coast Guard on Sunday evening.
A critical deal to raise the nation's debt ceiling was announced over the weekend, and lawmakers in Washington now face one week to pass the bill in both chambers of Congress before the predicted deadline when default would begin. Unless the $31.4 trillion borrowing limit is increased, the U.S. will run out of cash to pay all of its bills in full and on time -- the so-called "X-date" -- as early as June 5, according to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen. Despite the breakthrough on an agreement between President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, legislative hurdles remain to get the 99-page debt and spending bill to Biden's desk by next Monday.
An eighth person was rescued overnight from a partial apartment building collapse in Davenport, Iowa, officials said, adding that no one appears to be missing. More than a dozen people self-evacuated when the six-story residential and commercial building partially collapsed on Sunday afternoon, Davenport Fire Chief Michael Carlsten said. "It felt like there was an earthquake, or somebody had rammed a bulldozer into the building," Linnea Hoover, a building resident and journalist at ABC Davenport affiliate WQAD, told ABC News.
At least two Americans have died and 17 have suspected or probable cases of a potentially deadly infection linked to an outbreak at cosmetic surgery clinics in Mexico. The infected patients contracted fungal meningitis after having procedures under epidural anesthesia in Matamoros, Mexico -- just across the border from Brownsville, Texas -- according to the state’s Department of Health Services. Despite the closure of River Side Surgical Center and K3 Clinica, people developed symptoms of fungal meningitis weeks later.
Joran van der Sloot, the prime suspect in the unsolved 2005 disappearance of American teenager Natalee Holloway, has been severely beaten in Peruvian prison, his lawyer told ABC News on Monday. Van der Sloot is awaiting extradition to the U.S. on extortion and wire fraud charges stemming from an accusation that he tried to profit from his connection to the Holloway case. The Dutch citizen has been serving a 28-year sentence in Peru for the 2010 murder of 21-year-old college student Stephany Flores.
After months of back and forth, House Republicans and the White House this weekend unveiled a deal on raising the nation's $31.4 trillion borrowing limit while implementing some caps on government spending and other policy changes. The legislation, which was released publicly on Sunday, will need to be approved by Congress within days to avert a historic default that could begin as soon as June 5, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has said. President Joe Biden has vowed to sign the debt deal if it passes the House and Senate.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed one of the world's harshest anti-LGBTQ bills into law on Monday. The Anti-Homosexuality Act 2023, which was introduced in Uganda's Parliament in early March, calls for the death penalty for "aggravated homosexuality," which is defined as cases of same-sex relations involving people who are HIV positive as well as with minors and other categories of vulnerable people. Ugandan Parliament Speaker Anita Annet Among was the first to announce on Twitter that the president had signed the bill into law, saying Museveni had "answered the cries of our people."
Ralph Yarl, the teenager who was shot in the head when he mistakenly went to the wrong house to pick up his siblings, is set to attend a walk/run event in Overland Park, Kansas on Memorial Day to help raise money for traumatic brain injuries. Yarl is expected to participate in the “Going the Distance for Brain Injury” event, which takes place on Monday morning and features a 10K, 5k and 1.5 mile walk and an event for kids. Yarl suffered from his own traumatic brain injury following the shooting last month.
President Joe Biden on Sunday night celebrated a bipartisan "compromise" to raise the nation's debt ceiling and avert a historic default that could upend the economy. In a brief speech from the White House's Roosevelt Room, Biden urged Congress to move swiftly to pass the deal, brokered with House Republicans led by Speaker Kevin McCarthy, which also imposes some spending limits on the federal government and some regulatory and policy changes.
A teenager was shot and killed early Sunday morning outside an Atlanta high school after a confrontation that began at a graduation party, according to police. The Atlanta Police Department said it responded to calls about multiple people shot at 2:27 a.m. near Benjamin E. Mays High School. Powell was scheduled to begin working for the City of Atlanta on Tuesday as a participant in their youth employment program, Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens said during a news conference Sunday.
A search was underway Sunday for a gunman who shot three people at a casino in Seattle, according to police. The shooting unfolded at the Roxbury Lanes & Casino in southwest Seattle just before 11 p.m. on Saturday, the Seattle Police Department said. Officers responded to reports of multiple people shot at the casino and bowling alley and upon arrival discovered three victims suffering from gunshot wounds, police said.
Three people were killed and five others were injured when a shootout erupted between two outlaw biker gangs at the annual Red River Memorial Day Motorcycle Rally in New Mexico, police said. As tens of thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts converged on the Taos County resort town for the annual event and live music festival, members of the Bandidos and Water Dog biker gangs got into a fight in which multiple rounds of gunfire were traded between the two groups, New Mexico State Police Chief Tim Johnson said at a news conference Sunday morning. Johnson said all eight people shot in the episode, including those killed, were members of the two biker gangs.
One of the largest insurance agencies in the country will no longer accept applications for home and business insurance in California due to wildfire risks and the cost of rebuilding. State Farm has ceased new applications, including all business and personal lines property and casualty insurance, starting Saturday, the company announced in a press release. Existing customers will not be affected, and the company will continue to offer auto insurance in the state, according to the release.