ABC News’ Faith Abubey reports from Denver, Colorado, on the major winter storm on the move.
ABC News’ Faith Abubey reports from Denver, Colorado, on the major winter storm on the move.
Tom Brady announced his retirement -- again -- in a video on Twitter on Wednesday morning. "You only get one super emotional retirement essay, and I used mine up last year." The NFL great said his retirement this time is "for good."
Russia has escalated its attacks on Ukrainian positions in eastern Ukraine as Russian President Vladimir Putin presses for gains on the battlefield ahead of the one-year anniversary of the war towards the end of this month. Ukrainian and Russian forces remain locked in a brutal battle in and around the eastern city of Bakhmut. On Wednesday, the Ukrainian army said its positions in that area had been shelled 151 times during the previous 24 hours.
Two of the former Memphis police officers charged in the death of Tyre Nichols were previously reprimanded for not filing required paperwork after forcibly arresting individuals, ABC News has learned. ABC News obtained personnel records for Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmitt Martin III, Desmond Mills Jr. and Justin Smith, all of whom were fired from the Memphis Police Department last month before being arrested and charged with several felonies, including second-degree murder. The records show Mills failed to submit a "Response to Resistance" form after using force to assist other officers with arresting a woman in 2019.
A mountain lion attack just 40 miles south of San Francisco has left a young child in an unknown condition at a local trauma center. The incident occurred at approximately 6:50 p.m. on the 1000 block of Tunitas Creek Road in an unincorporated area of San Mateo County -- which is located about 40 miles west of San Jose, California, and 40 miles south of San Francisco. Officials from the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that they were “dispatched to a report of a mountain lion attack and we can confirm a child was transported to a local trauma center after the attack,” according to a statement posted on social media.
Republicans on Wednesday will take their first opportunity of the new Congress to illustrate what they call a protracted migration crisis across the southwestern border caused by overly lax policies of the Biden administration. "How many illegal aliens will cross the southern border this month?" House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan, who will lead a committing hearing, asked on Twitter last week. To answer Jordan's question: The number of illegal border crossings has recently declined, a data point that undermines the GOP narrative.
Kicking off its investigations into the Biden administration on Wednesday, the Republican-led House Oversight Committee will hold a hearing on COVID relief money spent during the pandemic, which Republicans argue was a “prescription for waste, fraud and abuse” and has been ignored by Democrats for the last two years of Biden’s administration. “We owe it to the American people to get to the bottom of the greatest theft of American taxpayer dollars in history,” Republican Chairman James Comer of Kentucky will tell the committee, according to prepared remarks shared with ABC News. “We must identify where this money went, how much ended up in the hands of fraudsters or ineligible participants, and what should be done to ensure it never happens again,” Comer is expected to say in his opening remarks.
If you're looking at the night skies Wednesday and make out a tiny green light in the sky, don't panic, aliens haven't landed. A rare green comet that has been traveling through our solar system for the last month is expected to make its closest pass to Earth between Wednesday and Thursday, according to NASA and astronomers. During that time, the comet will be 26 million miles away from the planet, according to astronomers.
A man accused of torturing a woman who authorities believe uses dating apps to find victims or people to help him evade police is now in custody following a manhunt, Oregon police said. Benjamin Obadiah Foster, 36, is wanted for attempted murder, kidnapping and assault, police said. A man police believe to be Foster was spotted walking a small dog in the Grants Pass area Tuesday morning, the department had said.
Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is expected to announce her run for president in the coming weeks, sources familiar tell ABC News. The announcement is likely to come mid-February, and invitations are expected to be sent to her supporters in the coming days, according to sources familiar. Haley, who served as former President Donald Trump's U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, previously said she would not run against Trump.
A man armed with an AR-15-style rifle was shot and killed by police after opening fire in a Target store in Nebraska, authorities said. No injuries were reported among employees and shoppers at the Omaha store, police said. Law enforcement officers responded to multiple reports of an active shooter at the west Omaha Target around noon local time on Tuesday, the Omaha Police Department said.
Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin has teamed up with the American Heart Association (AHA) on its latest initiative promoting CPR training. Hamlin announced the partnership on his Instagram on Tuesday, citing how CPR saved his life earlier this month when he collapsed on the field after suffering cardiac arrest. "I want to thank everybody for the love and support over these past few weeks," Hamlin said in the video.
The House could vote as soon as Wednesday on a resolution to keep Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., from the House Foreign Affairs Committee. The House Rules Committee voted along party lines on Tuesday night, 9-4, to advance a resolution to effectively block Omar from the panel -- by removing her once she is seated. The resolution, which was introduced by Republican Rep. Max Miller of Ohio, cites some of Omar's previous controversial statements to argue she doesn't have an "objective mindset."
On May 11, the U.S. will no longer officially be in a COVID-19 emergency for the first time since the pandemic began three years ago. While hundreds of COVID-19 deaths are still reported each day in the U.S. -- adding to a toll of more than 1 million -- public health experts said the Biden administration is likely looking to end the national and public health emergencies related to COVID-19 because the omicron subvariants that are circulating are producing milder disease and the U.S. has high levels of immunity from previous vaccinations or infections. Jen Kates, with the nonpartisan nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), called the end of the emergencies "symbolically a big change."
Two travelers claim United Airlines lost their wheelchairs after taking a flight with the carrier earlier this week. Karah Behrend and Ryan Major were returning from a wheelchair rugby tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, and both said they checked their wheelchairs just before boarding the plane on Sunday, expecting them to be placed in the cargo area. When the plane arrived in Houston, Behrend said United employees informed them they could not locate the wheelchairs.
A Boston attorney and former colleague of U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts' wife, Jane, has filed a complaint with Congress and the Justice Department alleging her work as a legal recruiter poses a conflict of interest at the Supreme Court. The confidential complaint, first obtained and reported by The New York Times on Tuesday, suggests Jane Roberts' past position as legal recruiter -- helping high-profile firms hire top talent, some of whom later have business before the court -- may present an ethical concern. While she quit her job as a law partner when her husband was confirmed as chief justice in 2005, Jane Roberts made millions of dollars in commissions helping recruit for firms regularly involved in court business, according to the former colleague, Kendal Price, as reported by the Times.
Two monkeys that were reported missing from the Dallas Zoo on Monday have been found, zoo officials announced. The Dallas Police Department found the emperor tamarin monkeys on Tuesday and alerted zoo officials. Dallas Police received a tip that the monkeys were at an abandoned home in Lancaster, a city in the Dallas area, and responding officers found the animals in a closet in the home shortly before 5 p.m. local time, police said.
Idaho Fish and Game officials are hunting for answers about why coyotes have been chasing skiers at a resort, even biting one person. Officials received reports this month that coyotes seen on Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort in North Idaho were chasing skiers as they skied down the slopes in what they describe as “highly unusual coyote behavior.” One woman suffered minor injuries after a coyote bit her, officials said.
The Dallas Zoo has been struck by a string of suspicious incidents in recent weeks that are under criminal investigation. A clouded leopard named Nova escaped from its enclosure after its fence was "intentionally cut," zoo officials said. The Dallas Police Department was on-site assisting with the search efforts, and the leopard was eventually located around 4:40 p.m. local time on the zoo grounds near the original habitat.
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences CEO says that “To Leslie” star Andrea Riseborough’s best actress Oscar nomination will not be rescinded after many questioned the way she earned the recognition. In a statement, from Academy CEO Bill Kramer addressing the controversy and the film’s campaigning tactics, Kramer said, “The academy has determined the activity in question does not rise to the level that the film’s nomination should be rescinded.” Kramer did however say that the academy found “social media and outreach campaigning tactics that caused concern” and that the tactics “are being addressed with the responsible parties directly.”
Gap's latest campaign with menswear brand The Brooklyn Circus features a special tribute to the late Stephen "tWitch" Boss. The hip-hop freestyle dancer and choreographer, who died by suicide in December, was photographed for the campaign prior to his death. In the photos, Boss is seen doing a high-step move while wearing a Gap 1968 logo varsity jacket, tote bag, cuffed trouser pants and black loafers.