Dolly Parton and Dionne Warwick talk new song, 'Peace Like a River'
The two legendary singers are teaming up for the first time for their new gospel-influenced duet.
The two legendary singers are teaming up for the first time for their new gospel-influenced duet.
The family of 30-year-old New Jersey councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour, who was shot and killed outside her home in February, spoke out publicly for the first time since her death, calling for justice for her death and that those responsible be apprehended. Eunice Dwumfour — a Church leader and mother of a 12-year-old girl — was shot and killed in her SUV outside her home on Feb. 1. "We are not happy about that, we need justice," Eunice Dwumfour's father, Prince Dwumfour, said during a press conference Wednesday.
The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) opened an investigation into Stephen Smith's death in June 2021 after discovering new evidence during the investigation into the murders of Maggie and Paul Murdaugh, a mother and son who were found fatally shot at the prominent legal family's South Carolina hunting estate that month. Stephen Smith's death was determined to be highway vehicular manslaughter and no suspects were ever apprehended.
Oklahoma University's women's basketball coach Jennie Baranczyk may have had the most supportive fan during her team's March Madness run this year: her 8-year-old daughter. Baranczyk's daughter Jordi was in the stands to watch Oklahoma take on the University of California, Los Angeles, in the second round of the NCAA Women's Tournament on Monday. At other points, she was seen clapping and reacting to plays and, at one point, let out a huge "Let's gooooo" cheer for the Sooners.
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on Wednesday called the U.S. banking system "strong and resilient," voicing confidence in the nation's financial system and the safety of bank deposits less than two weeks after the failure of Silicon Valley Bank, the second-biggest bank collapse in U.S. history. "All depositors' savings in the banking system are safe," Powell added in remarks made at a press conference in Washington, D.C. While characterizing recent financial problems as limited to a small part of the banking sector, Powell defended the swift and extraordinary actions undertaken by the Fed and other federal agencies to protect the financial system.
An attorney for Dominion Voting Systems accused Fox News on Wednesday of improperly redacting internal materials that the network was forced to hand over as part of Dominion's billion-dollar defamation suit against it. "They're essentially redacting embarrassing information," attorney Davida Brook told the judge hearing the case. Dominion's $1.6 billion suit accuses Fox News of knowingly pushing false conspiracy theories about the voting machine company in the wake of the 2020 election, in order to combat concerns over ratings and viewer retention.
Gomez's co-star Steve Martin also shared a photo of himself dressed in a tux standing beside her. Martin also shared a similar photo of his and Gomez's "Only Murders in the Building" co-star Martin Short with Gomez.
A proposed Florida Board of Education rule could expand restrictions on classroom instruction related to sexual orientation and gender identity. “For grades 4 through 12, instruction on sexual orientation or gender identity is prohibited unless such instruction is either expressly required by state academic standards … or is part of a reproductive health course or health lesson for which a student’s parent has the option to have his or her student not attend,” according to the proposed rule. This rule would build up on the Parental Rights in Education law Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed in March 2022.
New video obtained by ABC News shows Irvo Otieno before his March 6 in-custody death being pulled from his Henrico County jail cell and pushed into the back of a police SUV for transport to Virginia’s Central State Hospital, where he died. One view from the hallway shows seven deputies gathered outside Otieno’s cell, preparing to enter. As the door is opened, all seven deputies can be seen rushing into the cell, one carrying a pair of pants over his shoulder, the only clothing Otieno appeared to be wearing when he later died.
SZA is the face of SKIMS' latest underwear campaign. The Grammy Award-winning singer was photographed by Greg Swales wearing signature picks from the solutions-oriented shapewear brand's Fits Everybody line. The new SKIMS campaign drops on the opening night of SZA's final tour stop at The Kia Forum in Los Angeles.
A student who was under a "certain agreement to be patted down each day" at school allegedly shot and wounded two school administrators at East High School in Denver, authorities said. The suspect, a juvenile armed with a handgun, fled the school after the Wednesday morning shooting, but Denver police said they know who he is and a search for him is ongoing. One underwent surgery and the second was able to speak to authorities, officials said.
Months after Kansas voters decided to uphold protections for abortion rights, the state's House of Representatives approved a bill based on the disputed idea that providers leave newborns to die after unsuccessful abortions. If approved, the bill would provide legal protections for infants born alive after a failed abortion, requiring healthcare providers to provide them with care. Kansas voters decided to protect abortion rights in a high-turnout primary vote, striking down a proposal to remove abortion protections from the state's constitution.
During the pandemic three years ago, Jacquelyn Davis noticed her son Madden was having a difficult time learning how to read. Low literacy has been a growing problem since the pandemic and according to 2022 data from The Nation's Report Card, a federal program under the Department of Education, reading scores have decreased at both grades 4 and 8 since 2019. The reading game has so far been tested in more than 40 real-world classrooms and is now slated for distribution across all public schools in Washington, D.C., giving teachers and school administrators another tool to boost student literacy.
Emma Heming Willis is celebrating 14 years of being married to Bruce Willis. To mark the big milestone on Tuesday, Heming Willis posted a video from her and Willis' vow renewal ceremony from their 10th wedding anniversary in 2019 and reflected on the moment in the caption. Set to "Fix You" by Coldplay, the clip begins with Heming Willis walking across a lawn barefoot, in a simple white summer dress, accompanied by flower girls -- her daughters Mabel Ray and Evelyn Penn -- before joining Willis and their officiant for an intimate ceremony.
A new study is offering more information for women about whether the type of birth control they take increases their risk of breast cancer more than another. The study, published Monday in PLOS Medicine, found that new forms of progestin-only hormonal birth control -- including pills, patches, implants and injections -- carry the same, small increased risk for breast cancer as the types of birth control that contain both estrogen and progestin. The study, which drew on data from a primary care database in the United Kingdom, found that women taking any type of hormonal contraceptive had a relative increased risk of breast cancer of 20% to 30%.
A "bomb cyclone" is wreaking havoc across an already soaked California, killing at least two people whose vehicles were crushed by falling trees in the San Francisco Bay Area, officials said. A dramatic drop in atmospheric pressure triggered the so-called bomb cyclone that swept in from the Pacific Ocean and clobbered the San Francisco area. The storm packed heavy rain and wind gusts of up to 90 mph that knocked down trees, blocking major roadways and highways, officials said.
For the second straight day, classes were canceled for more than 400,000 Los Angeles public school students as tens of thousands of service workers, backed by the powerful teachers union, continued to strike. Custodians, cafeteria workers, bus drivers, special education assistants and other members of the Service Employees International Union Local 99 walked picket lines Wednesday morning with no new negotiations with the Los Angeles Unified School District publicly announced. The 30,000 members of the service employees union are demanding higher wages and better working conditions, and are planning to stay off the job for a third day on Thursday.
Padma Lakshmi and her daughter Krishna recently enjoyed a special mother-daughter date. The two were seen at the 2023 Blossom Ball on Monday night at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City wearing beautiful black matching ensembles. The annual event is organized by the Endometriosis Foundation of America, which Lakshmi co-founded with gynecologist and laparoscopic surgeon Tamer Seckin in 2009, and aims to support endometriosis awareness, education, research and advocacy.
A hush money payment made to an adult film actress nearly seven years ago is at the center of a criminal probe that could potentially result in criminal charges filed against a former U.S. president. Former President Donald Trump is currently under investigation by the Manhattan district attorney's office as part of a probe into a payment made to porn actress Stormy Daniels in the final days of the 2016 presidential race. The hush money probe had languished even as other investigations into Trump moved forward -- until Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg convened a grand jury to revive the probe at the start of this year, according to sources.
Gisele Bündchen is speaking out about her high-profile divorce from Tom Brady last year. Speaking to Vanity Fair for the magazine's April 2023 cover story, Bündchen reflected on the pivotal moment in her life, saying, "It's like a death and a rebirth."
The comedic duo joined "Good Morning America" on Wednesday to chat about the movie, fresh off the heels of Sandler's latest achievement, winning the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. "We got emotional, I didn't know what was going to happen," Sandler said of the celebration at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., earlier this month. Aniston was in attendance at that event alongside a slew of entertainment royalty, including fellow longtime Sandler co-star and close friend, Drew Barrymore.