Through the Cracks: Black farmers left with staggering debt as federal relief lags
ABC News’ Rachel Scott reports on Black farmers awaiting federal debt relief on “This Week.”
ABC News’ Rachel Scott reports on Black farmers awaiting federal debt relief on “This Week.”
Actor Elliot Page's rise to fame was meteoric -- and complicated. In 2007, Page starred in the leading role of an indie film called "Juno." The film went on to earn four Oscar nominations, including best picture and best actress for Page, ultimately winning the Academy Award for best original screenplay.
Prince Harry took to the witness stand Tuesday in a U.K. courtroom, becoming the first British royal to do so in more than a century. Harry, the Duke of Sussex, was grilled by the defense team in his lawsuit against Mirror Group Newspapers, the publisher of The Daily Mirror. Harry and 100 other celebrities, including the estate of the late George Michael, are suing Mirror Group Newspapers for alleged misuse of private information between 1991 and 2011, including phone hacking and intercepting voicemails.
A section of a strategically vital Ukrainian dam and hydroelectric powerplant under Russian control has been blown up as both Ukraine and Russia are blaming each other for the breach. The Nova Kakhovka dam, which was built in 1956 and traverses the enormous Dnipro river in southern Ukraine, suffered an explosion overnight at approximately 2 a.m. local time as a deluge of water could be seen bursting through the dam that had previously held back more than 18 cubic kilometers of water -- comparable to the size of the Great Salt Lake in Utah. The dam’s breach could have a massive impact on the wider war effort between Russia and Ukraine.
The Atlanta City Council on Tuesday approved funding for the construction of a proposed police and firefighter training facility that has struck controversy in Georgia's capital. The council members voted 11-4 to approve $31 million in public funds for the construction of the Atlanta Public Safety Training Center, as well as a provision that requires the city to pay $36 million -- $1.2 million a year over 30 years -- for using the facility, according to The Associated Press. Prior to the highly anticipated vote, hundreds of residents and activists packed into Atlanta City Hall and spoke before the council for roughly 14 hours.
Former President Trump on Monday opposed an attempt by his former fixer Michael Cohen to dismiss a lawsuit that accused Cohen of breaching his fiduciary duty to Trump "by spreading falsehoods" about his ex-boss. "Despite Cohen's arguments to the contrary, the Complaint alleges that Cohen was conferred substantial benefits during his representation of the Plaintiff and utilized such benefits for purposes of obtaining selfish, financial profit at the expense of Plaintiff," Trump's attorney Alejandro Britto said in a statement. Trump accused Cohen of "egregious breaches of fiduciary duty and contract" in connection with the publication of books and the production of a podcast that "are intended to be embarrassing or detrimental" to Trump.
Tricia Bryan, 34, of Conyers, Georgia, has struggled with her weight her entire life, but when she was pregnant with her son, now 2, she gained around 100 pounds. Because she was a high-risk pregnancy, Bryan said she was induced at 39 weeks and gave birth to her son via an emergency C-section. Around one week after delivery, when Bryan was home with her son recovering, she developed a severe pain in her abdomen.
Deja Taylor was accused on Monday of unlawful use of marijuana in possession of a handgun and making a false statement about her drug use during the purchase of the firearm, both of which are felonies, federal prosecutors said. Taylor's attorney, James Ellenson, told ABC News later Monday that she will enter a guilty plea within days. Zwerner, 25, sustained a gunshot wound through her hand and into her chest on Jan. 6 when the student brought a gun into her classroom at Richneck and intentionally shot and wounded her, police have said.
The devastating wildfire emergency continues across a large swath of Canada, with numerous large fires burning out of control, from British Columbia to Newfoundland and Labrador as of Monday afternoon. The smoke is sweeping south across parts of the Midwest, including the Ohio River Valley, and will spread to much of the Northeast over the next 24 hours, peaking on Tuesday and forecast to disperse on Wednesday, according to meteorologists. Air quality alerts are in effect from Minnesota to Vermont, including cities such as Minneapolis, Chicago and Burlington, Vermont.
A decade after the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk tactic was deemed unconstitutional, the police are still unlawfully stopping and searching many people, particularly men of color, according to a new report issued Monday by a court-appointed monitor. The monitor, Mylan Denerstein, faulted certain units of the NYPD’s Neighborhood Safety Teams (NST), which are meant to combat gun violence in high-crime areas. New York City Mayor Eric Adams revived NSTs after he took office.
It was only 15 minutes after a Cessna 560 Citation civilian jet took off from an airport in northeastern Tennessee on Sunday that the aircraft, bound for New York, stopped responding to air traffic controllers, the Federal Aviation Administration said on Monday -- as new details emerged about an unusual episode in the skies over the nation's capital. About 80 minutes after takeoff, the Cessna, having apparently been unresponsive to the outside world for more than an hour, made it to the intended destination on Long Island, flight tracking software shows. Until then, the Cessna had been following its flight path and was being tracked on radar by the FAA, even despite the lack of communication.
The Portland Police Bureau in Oregon took a strong stance against “online rumors” Sunday, shutting down theories of a potential serial killer after the deaths of six women under the age of 40 within the last three months. “While any premature death is concerning…PPB has no reason to believe these six cases are connected,” the law enforcement agency wrote in a press release. Officers with the PPB first found human remains in Multnomah County, Oregon, in February, later determining that the remains belonged to Kristin Smith, 22, who was reported missing on Dec. 22, according to the PPB.
Although U.S. officials have accused China's military of carrying out dangerous provocations in recent days, diplomats from both countries are ramping up engagement at the same time -- a two-prong approach that seems to be increasingly driven by Beijing. On Monday, White House spokesperson John Kirby condemned a close call in the Taiwan Strait over the weekend when a Chinese warship crossed just about 150 yards across an American destroyer's bow, a move the Pentagon described an "unsafe maritime interaction." "We urge them to make better decisions about how they operate in international airspace, and sea-space," Kirby said, adding that this incident as well as a Chinese fighter jet recently coming within 400 feet of a U.S. Air Force reconnaissance aircraft in international airspace speaks to an "increasing level of aggressiveness" demonstrated by Beijing's military.
Thousands of women participate in a sit-in at the Colorado state Capitol Monday, calling on Gov. Jared Polis to sign an executive order to ban guns and implement a system to buy them back. The Here 4 the Kids movement, which advocates to end gun violence, is behind the event. Organizers said roughly 2,000 people were among the first to gather.
For the past 23 years, identical twin sisters Rebecca Lawrence and Christina Keefer have shared a birthday, and now their children will too. Lawrence and Keefer, who are from Pennsylvania, gave birth to their first children on the same day, in the same hospital. Lawrence delivered her daughter, whom she named Raylynn, at 12:07 a.m. on May 25 at WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital.
Lewis Capaldi is hitting pause on his touring schedule for the sake of his mental health. The singer shared the "very difficult" news in a statement posted to Instagram on Monday, writing, "I'm going to have to cancel all commitments from now until I play Glastonbury on June 24th." "I need to take a moment to rest and recover, to be at my best and ready for Glastonbury and all the other incredible shows coming up so that I'm able to continue doing what I love for a long time to come."
New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu announced Monday that he will not run for president -- in order to keep the field of Republican candidates less crowded so Donald Trump is less likely to be the party's nominee in 2024. Sununu explained his decision in a CNN interview and a Washington Post column. Ultimately, the fourth-term governor felt confident he could be a real contender in the 2024 race but felt it was more important to focus on Trump's defeat.
Neither former President Trump nor Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg object to Judge Alvin Hellerstein presiding over a matter related to Trump's criminal prosecution, the two sides indicated Monday in separate letters to the court. Hellerstein revealed last week that he had once performed legal work for a Trump entity in the 1990s while in private practice but said he did not believe that would affect his impartiality. "The People believe that the circumstances identified by the Court do not present any appearance of impropriety, reason to question the Court’s impartiality, or other basis for recusal," assistant district attorney Matthew Colangelo wrote.
The Irwin kids are honoring what would have been their parents' 31st wedding anniversary. Bindi and Robert Irwin took to their respective Instagram feeds on Sunday to share tributes to their mom Terri Irwin, 58, and their late father Steve Irwin on their special day. Terri and Steve Irwin married on June 4, 1992 in Oregon, Terri Irwin's home state.
It's been nearly 20 years since Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway vanished on the last day of her high school graduation trip to Aruba. On May 30, 2005, Holloway spent the night out at the Carlos’n Charlie’s club in Oranjestad, Aruba. The last time the 18-year-old was ever seen, she was driving off in a gray Honda with a group of local young men, including van der Sloot, then 17.
Britain's royal family has grown in size by one. Princess Eugenie, the daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, has welcomed her second child, a boy, Buckingham Palace confirmed Monday. "Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank are delighted to announce the safe arrival of their son, Ernest George Ronnie Brooksbank," the palace said in a statement.