Moderna announced that it will start testing its vaccine on children as young as 6 months.
Moderna announced that it will start testing its vaccine on children as young as 6 months.
Eight people were shot dead and several others were injured in a mass shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis Thursday night, according to authorities. The suspect, 19-year-old Brandon Hole -- who FedEx says was a former employee -- was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, Craig McCartt, deputy chief of Criminal Investigations at Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, said at a Friday news conference. When officers arrived at the FedEx facility near the Indianapolis airport just after 11 p.m., they found a "chaotic and active crime scene," McCartt said.
Simon & Schuster said it will not distribute a forthcoming book from publishing house Post Hill Press written by one of the police officers who opened fire during the deadly raid of Breonna Taylor's home. John Mattingly, who is set to author the book, was one of the three plainclothes police officers who barged into the home of Taylor on a no-knock warrant in March 2020. The officers unleashed a hail of gunfire during the botched drug raid and Taylor, who was asleep as they entered, died at the scene.
President Joe Biden, faced with yet another mass shooting on his watch, said Friday that the news of at least eight Americans killed in Indianapolis on Thursday night has "become too normal." "Too many Americans are dying every single day from gun violence," Biden said in a written statement. Biden said that he had been briefed on the shooting at the FedEx facility in Indianapolis, and ordered the flags lowered to half-staff in honor of those who died "just two weeks after I gave the last such order."
A Florida mom is speaking out about her pain and fear of raising a Black son in the United States, amid a police killings of mostly Black men and racial unrest. Danielle Bayard Jackson, 33, of Tampa, said she was with her 2-year-old son Elijah at a local restaurant and outdoor play area over the weekend when she witnessed how a white family interacted with her son. According to Jackson, when Elijah began playing with the family's young daughter, the girl went over to her parents and pointed a finger at Elijah and told them he was following her.
Congress could soon get answers as to how financier Jeffrey Epstein died by suicide in Bureau of Prisons custody in August 2019, according to testimony given by BOP Director Michael Carvajal at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday. Epstein died while being held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan, and almost two years after his death, the BOP has not yet provided the customary report about the circumstances surrounding his death. Two Metropolitan Correctional Center officers were charged in November 2019 with destroying evidence in connection with the Epstein suicide.
Two transgender women were found shot to death in hotel rooms just 11 days apart in Charlotte, North Carolina, prompting police to issue a warning that a suspect, or suspects, may be targeting other members of the LGBTQ community. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said at a press conference on Thursday that it's unclear if the cases are connected, but both killings are similar. "Both of those victims ... were transgender women, both of them were sex workers, both of them shot to death in hotels," Charlotte-Mecklenburg police spokesman Rob Tufano said.
Underneath that, in slightly smaller letters, it adds: "And that one part in the 'Montero' music video by Lil Nas X when he gets nasty with the Devil because it was a cool form of self-expression and art." Another T-shirt design says, "I watched the 'Montero' video by Lil Nas X and all I got was this lousy shirt and now I'm also gay and love Satan." Prior to the T-shirt launch, Nas released "Satan shoes," claiming the sneakers contained a drop of human blood.
John Corbett said he will reprise his role as Carrie Bradshaw's ex-fiancé, Aidan Shaw, in HBO Max's "Sex and the City" revival, "And Just Like That..." The 59-year-old actor broke the news during a recent interview, telling the New York Post, "I'm going to do the show." Corbett, who can currently be seen on "Rebel" which airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET on ABC, didn't get into specifics on the extent of his involvement in the revival other than he might be in "quite a few" episodes.
HATCH, known as Meghan Markle’s favorite maternity brand, just launched a three-piece shoe collection made for mom. HATCH is known for their stylish and comfortable maternity wear but this is their first footwear collection. Markle was often spotted during her first pregnancy wearing HATCH's maternity dresses and outerwear.
Katy Perry did not mince words when recently expressing her feelings about social media. Posting from her Twitter account on Thursday, which has almost 110 million followers, the 36-year-old singer launched into a rant about online culture. "Social media is trash," she tweeted, providing no further context.
Jeannie Mai and Jeezy recently tied the knot, but on Thursday, the "Dancing with the Stars" alum shared the adorable way her husband got down on one knee and proposed to her last year. Appearing on the new episode of "Overserved with Lisa Vanderpump," Mai, 42, disclosed a few details about her engagement to the rapper. "He was going to propose to me in Vietnam and because of the pandemic, he ended up recreating a kind of Vietnamese experience," the 42-year-old stylist shared, saying he whisked her away on a date night in April 2020 and asked her to wait outside his home.
A former Democratic state lawmaker who changed his party affiliation after endorsing Donald Trump's reelection announced a bid to challenge Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, one of Trump's top Republican targets in the 2022 election cycle. "The governor's office has failed to fight for you and for me," Jones said in Atlanta on Friday. "I am planting my flag on the hallowed ground of the Georgia State Capitol," he continued.
Dwayne Johnson said he believes he would not be where he is today had it not been for one "life-changing" handshake. On Thursday, the "Jumanji" star shared a clip from his television show "Young Rock," which honors his late football coach who taught him the importance of second chances.
Former "Bachelor" star Colton Underwood is fully embracing his sexuality since coming out as gay earlier this week to Robin Roberts in an exclusive interview on "Good Morning America." Since Underwood's announcement, a clip from his season of "The Bachelor," one in which Billy Eichner appeared as a guest, has resurfaced and gone viral on social media.
After the brutal murder of his first wife, Mark Winger moved on. Police quickly concluded the 1995 killing of Donnah Winger was a tragic incident, committed at the hands of a seemingly mentally unwell driver who'd once driven her home from the airport. It was an earth-shattering tragedy for Donnah's family and Winger went on to marry the beautiful young nanny that he'd hired to care for his and his late wife's recently adopted newborn.
An April snowstorm is raging in the Rockies, Plains and the Northeast, with some areas getting more than a foot of snow. Snow will continue Friday in the central and southern Rockies, all the way to New Mexico, where some areas could see up to a foot of snow. Meanwhile in the Northeast, a nor’easter is bringing heavy snow from upstate New York into New England, where a winter storm warning and winter weather advisory have been issued.
The Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause, likely to last another seven to 10 days while a federal advisory committee evaluates a possible link to a rare but severe blood clotting disorder, may deal a blow to vulnerable populations -- the homebound, homeless and incarcerated among them -- because it had been easier to get those individuals one shot than two, health experts said. In addition to being a single dose, the J&J vaccine "is easier to store than the two mRNA vaccines that require freezing," said Dr. Wafaa El-Sadr, a professor of epidemiology and medicine at Columbia University. "That adds to the complexity of trying to set up vaccinations in settings that are not clinical."
Stun guns -- less lethal use-of-force electroshock weapons that use up to 50,000 volts of electricity to temporarily incapacitate and immobilize targets -- are widely used by police departments around the country. Critics say stun guns may also be at odds with police de-escalation policies, which the Department of Justice defines as "using the least amount of force necessary to resolve a situation." The use of stun guns has come into focus once again in the case of the shooting of Daunte Wright, who was killed by an officer in Minnesota who may have mistaken her firearm for a stun gun during a traffic stop.
When the pandemic hit more than a year ago, rates of depression soared, with 28% of respondents in one survey reporting depressive symptoms compared with 9% before COVID-19. As levels of depression rise, public health experts typically expect suicide rates to follow. After one study, published in JAMA, found that suicide rates declined in the United States from 2019 to 2020, a second study, published in Lancet Psychiatry and which included data from 21 different countries, suggested that suicide numbers were unchanged or lower in the pandemic's early months.
When President Joe Biden sat down with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos last month, Biden said Russian president Vladimir Putin would "pay a price" for involvement in the far-reaching SolarWinds cyber hack and election interference. In brief, careful remarks on Thursday, the president addressed those new sanctions imposed on Russia, emphasizing that the actions aren't intended to be overly inflammatory.