Connecticut teachers foster, then adopt student
"He is an inspiration," said Jenna Riccio, who adopted Nate with her husband Tim in November 2022.
"He is an inspiration," said Jenna Riccio, who adopted Nate with her husband Tim in November 2022.
A police officer in Huntsville, Alabama, has died, and another remains hospitalized in critical condition, after being shot while responding to a shooting call Tuesday, police said. "This is a devastating loss for the our department, the Huntsville community and the State of Alabama," Huntsville Police Chief Kirk Giles said in a statement. "We send our heartfelt condolences to the officer's family as they mourn their loved one who made the ultimate sacrifice."
As the United States reels from yet another mass school shooting, experts warn that young children are suffering from its devastating impacts. A total of three children, all age nine -- as well as three adults -- were killed at the Covenant School in Nashville in what President Joe Biden referred to as "sick" and "heartbreaking." Children can respond in a wide range of ways including being numb to the event, being more angry or irritable, suffering from high anxiety and being fearful of going back to school, according to mental health experts.
Gwyneth Paltrow's two children, daughter Apple Martin and son Moses Martin, had their depositions read on Tuesday during the civil trial regarding the 2016 ski accident involving their mother and Terry Sanderson. Moses Martin, 16, who was 9 at the time of the crash, said in his deposition which was read in court that he “did not see the actual collision happen,” but remembered skiing with his ski instructor, Eric Christiansen, on the Bandana run at Deer Valley Ski Resort in Utah, when he followed Christiansen over to where his mom was.
When Starbucks' most famous former CEO, Howard Schultz, appears Wednesday before a Senate committee to face questioning from Bernie Sanders over the company's response to a unionization push -- including what a labor judge found to be union-busting practices -- he'll look to paint Starbucks as a "different kind of public company" that "balances profitability with social conscience." According to Schultz's prepared testimony before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, reviewed by ABC News, he'll argue that Starbucks has negotiated in "good faith" with employees as they've sought to unionize and obtain collective benefits.
While the nation's latest mass shooting at a private school in Nashville, Tennessee, seems sadly all too familiar -- so, too, are the now routine responses from congressional lawmakers of both parties. Despite shock over more schoolchildren being gunned down by a mass shooter, politicians in Washington quickly returned to arguments that have become standards in a deadlocked debate. "Don't tell me we can't do more together," Biden added later, sounding more hopeful at an event in North Carolina.
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin warned Tuesday that military readiness could be impaired by the growing list of senior military nominations being blocked by Alabama Republican Sen. Tommy Tuberville over his opposition to a Pentagon abortion policy. "Not approving the recommendation for promotions actually creates a ripple effect with the force that makes us far less ready than we need to be," Austin said responding to a question from Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jack Reed, D-R.I., during a hearing on the Pentagon's defense budget.
Vice President Kamala Harris started her Tuesday in Ghana looking toward what the future could hold for Africa -- but on Tuesday afternoon, she looked back at the dark history of slavery on the continent, visibly moved by what she had just seen at Cape Coast Castle, where Africans were held captive before being sent to the Americas and Caribbean. "Being here was -- was immensely powerful and moving," Harris said after touring the grounds, her voice breaking with emotion. Harris had a speech prepared for the tour, placed on a stand before she walked out, but afterward an official in the vice president's office said the remarks she actually gave were mostly off the cuff.
A Maryland appeals court on Tuesday reinstated Adnan Syed's murder conviction after finding that a lower court violated the victim's family the right to attend a hearing on vacating the conviction. Syed, the subject of the "Serial" podcast, had his conviction tossed out by a circuit court and the Baltimore County state attorney's office dropped charges before he was set free last fall. An appellate court panel voted 2-1 to reinstate the conviction, according to a court filing.
After authorities said the Nashville school shooter identified as transgender, anti-trans sentiment about the community surged from far-right political figures. Gun reform advocates and LGBTQ activists say the transgender community is being used as a “scapegoat” and that focusing on the shooter's reported trans identity is a distraction from what they say is the root of the issue: guns. "Despite what the gun industry and their political allies want, attempting to find a scapegoat isn’t going to take away from the fact that what is causing gun violence in America is our easy access to firearms,” said Kris Brown, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
The suspect in Monday's mass shooting at a small, private Christian school in Nashville, Tennessee, had legally purchased seven guns from five different local gun stores, and hid some of those weapons at home, police said Tuesday. Three children and three adults were slain in the attack at The Covenant School. Nashville police on Tuesday released dramatic body camera footage from two officers who fired at the suspect, identified by police as 28-year-old Audrey Hale.
Security video from inside Covenant School in Nashville, Tennessee, captured the suspect entering the main school building unabated by blasting through two sets of glass double doors and stalking the halls before killing six people, including three children. The security footage, released by police Monday night, raises new concerns over whether schools should have fortified or metal entrance doors that could have deterred or delayed the suspect's entry. In the wake of recent school shootings, access to campuses and the role entrance doors played in the massacres have often come into question.
A suspect armed with multiple legally purchased firearms killed three children and three adults at a Tennessee school Monday, authorities said. The tragic incident marked yet another mass shooting in the United States where the suspected shooter legally bought firearms used in the attack and has sparked renewed calls for gun reform. The suspect, identified by police as 28-year-old Audrey Hale, was shot and killed by police responding to The Covenant School, a private Christian school in Nashville.
Nashville Fire Chief William Swann spoke with GMA 3 Tuesday about the first responders who sped to The Covenant School after three students and three adult staff members were shot. But as you can see, it's something that happens all around the nation.
A friend of Nashville school shooter Audrey Hale told ABC News that she contacted local authorities on Monday morning after Hale messaged her online about "planning to die today." Hale, 28, shot and killed three children and three adults in a mass shooting at the Covenant School Monday before being killed by responding police officers, according to authorities.
The swift and organized police response to the school shooting in Nashville, Tennessee, on Monday was roundly lauded by local officials and credited with preventing additional carnage and casualties. A six-minute body camera video released Tuesday showed officers weaving through classrooms and corridors before approaching and neutralizing the shooter, who by then had shot and killed six people, including three students. Shots were being fired at the police cars.
In May, families in Uvalde, Texas, will mark one year since the shooting at Robb Elementary School that left 19 children and two teachers dead, making it the second-deadliest shooting at an elementary, middle or high school in the United States. On Monday, the families of those killed in the shooting had to relive some of their worst moments when they learned of another deadly school shooting, this one thousands of miles away in Nashville, Tennessee. Three students and three staff members were shot and killed at the Covenant School in Nashville on Monday morning.
Residents in Rolling Fork, Mississippi, one of the towns most devastated by the tornadoes, were first put under a tornado watch more than 2.5 hours before the first tornado touched down. Sharkey County, home to Rolling Fork, has a 35% poverty rate, which is higher than Mississippi’s 19% poverty rate and the less than 12% U.S. poverty rate, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. More than half of Mississippi residents have fewer than $1,000 in savings and about 38% have no savings at all, the State Treasury of Mississippi reports.
Three children and three adults were killed in a mass shooting at the Covenant School in Nashville, Tennessee, on Monday. The alleged shooter, who was identified by police as 28-year-old Nashville resident Audrey Elizabeth Hale, was killed by officers. Here is the timeline of what we know took place, according to investigators.
The top federal judge for the D.C. district court has issued a swift rejection of former President Donald Trump's assertion of executive privilege to prevent former Vice President Mike Pence from testifying before a grand jury investigating efforts to overturn the 2020 election, sources familiar with the matter told ABC News. At the same time, the judge issued a ruling that narrowly upheld parts of a separate legal challenge brought by Pence's attorneys, who have argued Pence should be exempt from providing records or answering certain questions that align with his duties as president of the Senate overseeing the formal certification of the election on Jan. 6, 2021. According to sources, D.C. Chief Judge James Boasberg ordered that Pence should have to provide answers to special counsel Jack Smith on any questions that implicate any illegal acts on Trump's part.
Taylor Swift brought a little extra sparkle to this year's iHeartRadio Music Awards. The hard-to-miss look included padded shoulders and stiletto boots. Many eagle-eyed fans pointed out that her look channeled the style of iconic model and musician Grace Jones.