In just over 24 hours, Times Square will be packed with crowds to watch the famous ball drop.
In just over 24 hours, Times Square will be packed with crowds to watch the famous ball drop.
The former principal of Richneck Elementary School, where a 6-year-old intentionally shot a teacher last month in Newport News, Virginia, was not informed that the student had a gun at school, according to her lawyer, despite allegations that administrators were warned the day of the shooting. Briana Foster Newton, the principal, was removed from her position and will be reassigned within the district, according to her lawyer, Pamela Branch. Mrs. Newton has been assumed to have been one of those administrators.
Selena Gomez is showing off her natural side. While fans are used to seeing the singer, actress and businesswoman all glammed up, she took to Instagram on Wednesday to display her bare-faced beauty in a series of photos. Since posting, Gomez's fresh-faced Insta-photos have been liked more than 7 million times and garnered tens of thousands of comments.
In addition to being a rock star, Paul McCartney is also a husband and father -- two roles that are very important to him. The Beatles legend, in a new post on his website, responded to a Twitter question about what the two roles mean to him, noting they are "two completely different things." McCartney is father to five kids, including daughters Mary and Stella and son James, whom he had with former wife Linda McCartney; Heather, Linda's daughter whom he adopted; and Beatrice, whom he shares with ex-wife Heather Mills.
House Republicans on Thursday voted to kick Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar off the House Foreign Affairs Committee. The vote on the resolution was 218-211 -- with one Republican -- Rep. David Joyce of Ohio -- voting "present." Omar defended herself in an impassioned floor speech Thursday immediately ahead of the vote, displaying a photo of her younger self on a poster board beside her.
There is up to 20 hours of additional video footage in the Tyre Nichols case that has yet to be released, Shelby County District Attorney Steve Mulroy's office confirmed to ABC News on Thursday. The timing of that release is up to the city of Memphis with the city issuing a statement earlier this week saying any additional video would be released in the "next few weeks." Nichols, 29, died three days after he was beaten by police during an encounter following a traffic stop for reckless driving on Jan. 7.
Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has not made any significant public movements toward a presidential run, but his supporters are gearing up for one. While former President Donald Trump is so far the most prominent candidate to have announced a 2024 campaign for the White House, much attention has also been on DeSantis. One of the groups already doing that is Ready for Ron, a draft committee created in May of 2022 to encourage DeSantis to run for president.
"The Bachelor" alum Sarah Herron and fiance Dylan Brown are grieving the death of her newborn son who was born prematurely at 24 weeks last week. The reality star revealed the devastating news on Instagram Wednesday by posting a carousel of pictures and a video, including one image featuring herself and her fiance embracing their baby boy, whom they named Oliver Brown, in the hospital bed. "On January 28th, at 24 weeks old, our beautiful son Oliver Brown was born," Herron, 36, wrote.
The funeral for Tyre Nichols was filled with tributes for the 29-year-old who died after a violent encounter with police, and a call to action for reform. Nichols’ mother RowVaughn Wells, who addressed the mourners gathered in Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church through tears, said she needed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act bill to be passed. Vice President Kamala Harris, Rev. Al Sharpton and attorney Ben Crump all pushed for lawmakers to revive talks on the legislation, which was crafted in the wake of George Floyd’s killing in 2020 at the hands of Minneapolis police.
A woman was seen stealing a Maltipoo puppy and attacking the dog's owner in a violent assault caught on camera in broad daylight. A concerned business owner contacted police after his surveillance cameras captured the robbery at about 12:30 p.m. Monday in Bell Gardens, in the Los Angeles area, according to Bell Gardens police. When the victim tried to grab the puppy back, the suspect "violently assaulted" the Maltipoo's owner and pepper-sprayed the victim in the face, police said.
Twelve squirrel monkeys that were stolen from Zoosiana, a Louisiana zoo, shortly before midnight Saturday remain missing five days later. The thief targeted facilities of smaller primates and "compromised" the squirrel monkey exhibit, successfully stealing 12 from the enclosure, according to zoo officials. The remaining squirrel monkeys were assessed by the zoo's veterinarian and animal care team and there are no apparent issues affecting their health or well-being, Zoosiana said in a statement posted on Facebook.
Pink has revealed the track list for her highly anticipated upcoming album "TRUSTFALL." Various venues worldwide revealed the titles of different tracks Wednesday, with international stadiums and arenas crafting unique billboards to reveal a new song off the upcoming album. Another collaboration announcement came from the Bolton Wanderers Football Club in Bolton, England, which announced the track "Kids In Love," which features Swedish sister duo First Aid Kit.
The Department of Justice is in contact with former Vice President Mike Pence's lawyers about scheduling a potential search of his home in Indiana, sources familiar with the matter told ABC News. The discussions come after classified documents were found in Pence's Indiana home and turned over to the FBI for review. A lawyer for Pence conducted the search of Pence's home in Indiana last week and found the documents.
Ira "Bob" Born, known lovingly as the "Father of Peeps," the famed marshmallow candies, has died at 98. Just Born Quality Confections announced Wednesday that Born, who was the son of the company's founder Sam Born, "passed away peacefully on the morning of January 29." Bob was our second-generation family member whose dedication was instrumental in Just Born reaching our 100-year milestone.
Bitter cold is moving into the northern Great Lakes and upper Midwest before a dangerous and possibly record-shattering freeze invades the Northeast. On Friday morning, the wind chill is forecast to fall to minus 18 degrees in Chicago. The cold will move into the Northeast Friday morning, with wind chills expected to drop to 0 degrees in Boston, minus 10 degrees in Buffalo and minus 25 degrees in Burlington, Vermont.
The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee wants more information about investigations overseen by the former head of the FBI New York Field Office Charles McGonigal. McGonigal, who was the special agent in charge of counterintelligence in the FBI's New York Field Office, was arrested last month over his alleged ties to Oleg Deripaska, a Russian billionaire who has been sanctioned by the United States and criminally charged last year with violating those sanctions.
On Saturday morning, wind chills are forecast to plunge to a bone-chilling minus 33 degrees in Boston, minus 23 degrees in Hartford and minus 9 degrees in New York City. The most extreme forecast is for Caribou, Maine, near the Canadian border, where wind chills could be as low as minus 65 degrees on Saturday morning. Keep the temperature in your home consistent during the day and night, the Red Cross advised.
There were 87 rhinos killed in 2022 -- 61 black rhinos and 26 white rhinos -- compared to 45 in the previous year, according to new data from Namibia's Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism. Elephant poaching figures however have "steeply" declined, falling from 101 in 2015 to only four in 2022. "We note with serious concern that our flagship park, Etosha National Park is a poaching hotspot," Romeo Muyanda, chief public relations officer of the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism, said in a statement.
Nearly one year after Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the U.S. is increasingly focused on denouncing what it calls a "brutal" paramilitary group aiding Russian forces there. The Wagner group is a private military organization run by an ally of Russian leader Vladimir Putin with tens of thousands of fighters, according to U.S. officials, and it has also operated in Syria and in various African countries. Last week, the U.S. labeled the group a "significant transnational criminal organization" and levied new sanctions, while human rights observers this week said they suspected Wagner fighters were linked to the mass killing of people in Mali last year.
New Zealand is full of stunning, natural beauty and home to nearly 3,000 glaciers, which are huge tourist destinations. Robin Roberts visited Rotorua on an expedition of a lifetime and shared a first-hand look at the shrinking ice. First, she suited up to hop in a helicopter for a bird's-eye view of the dangerously thin ice, which scientists call a critical part of the climate crisis.
Spring fashion is here, and Mandy Moore is teaming up with Gymboree for a third season. Gymboree brought on photographer and Moore's friend Jenna Jones for the "Our Story" campaign. "Jenna has taken pictures of Gus since he was Ozzie's age," Moore continued.