Mona Kosar Abdi reports on the buzziest stories of the day in "GMA" Pop News.
Mona Kosar Abdi reports on the buzziest stories of the day in "GMA" Pop News.
Uvalde:365 is a continuing ABC News series reported from Uvalde and focused on the Texas community and how it forges on in the shadow of tragedy. On the morning of May 24, Eva Mireles, a mom who loved karaoke, hiking and working out, texted her daughter about a CrossFit backpack she planned to buy. Hours later, Ruiz heard about a shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, where her mom was a fourth grade teacher.
Constance Wu is reintroducing herself after a few years out of the Hollywood spotlight -- and what she is sharing is deeply personal. The actress, who shot to fame on the ABC sitcom "Fresh Off the Boat" and became a full-fledged movie star with starring roles in "Crazy Rich Asians" and "Hustlers," sat down with ABC News' Juju Chang for a wide-ranging interview airing Tuesday on "Good Morning America" and later on "Nightline." In the emotional conversation, Wu opened up about her recent allegation that she was sexually harassed by a producer of "Fresh Off the Boat" and a separate alleged date rape experience from a different man years earlier, both of which she details in her new book, "Making a Scene," out Oct. 4.
Six unprovoked murders of men ages 21 to 54 over the last few months appear to be the work of one person, according to police in Stockton, California. But that changed two days later when the department tied the five killings together and released an image of a person of interest.
A government spokesperson said Japan didn’t attempt to shoot the missile down because they didn’t think it posed a threat. Residents in Aomori and Hokkaido prefectures, toward the northern end of Japan, were advised to be on alert and to notify police or fire officials if debris is seen.
Democrats in key swing states like Arizona and Michigan have refused to face opponents who espouse the false claim that the 2020 race was stolen from former President Donald Trump. Larry Sabato, a political scientist at the University of Virginia, said candidates are usually able to "get away with canceling debates without much of a penalty" as voters don't usually see the events as key to their choices.
As she approached her 15th birthday, Noemi Mendez celebrated in a special way by creating her very own quinceañera dress. For centuries, quinceañeras have been a Hispanic celebration of a girl's 15th birthday, symbolizing her transition into becoming a woman. Mendez said her process for creating her quinceañera dress took roughly up to four hours per day and about four months to complete.
Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke rolled out an ad campaign Saturday featuring tearful endorsements from families of victims of the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde. Parents have spoken publicly about wanting commonsense gun legislation, and their calls on Abbott to convene a special session have gone unanswered. One ad begins with parents looking straight to the camera, holding photos of their children and sharing what they hoped to do when they grew up: Lexi Rubio wanted to be a lawyer, Jackie Cazares hoped to become a veterinarian and Layla Salazar, a track star.
Herschel Walker, a Georgia football icon and U.S. Senate hopeful, has denied a report in the Daily Beast that an ex-girlfriend claimed he paid the cost of her abortion more than 10 years ago, a claim that would seem to contradict his anti-abortion posture on the campaign trail. Walker, a Republican, immediately denied the claim and promised to file a defamation lawsuit against the Daily Beast, which published the story, on Tuesday morning. Walker later appeared on Fox News Channel's "Hannity," where he issued additional denials.
Just like we switch up our wardrobes with the latest fall fashion trends, our skin deserves a proper update as well. When it comes to go-to fall skincare products, New York-based board-certified dermatologist Dr. Dhavel Bhanusali advises going for heavier creams instead of lotions and gels. Bhanusali also recommends starting limiting exfoliation to 1-2 times a week as it's important to focus on maintaining and caring for your skin barrier during this season.
Before Hurricane Ian brought destruction to the Florida Peninsula on Sept. 28, federal and state officials urged Floridians to evacuate their homes and seek shelter because of dangerous winds and deadly storm surge. Sept. 27 – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an evacuation order for 12 counties, including Charlotte, Citrus, Collier, Hernando, Hillsborough, Lee, Levy, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Putnam and Sarasota, when Ian became a Category 3 hurricane, threatening coastal communities.
Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson testified Monday during the illegal foreign lobbying trial of former Donald Trump ally Tom Barrack that he never asked Barrack to undertake any diplomacy on behalf of the United States during his year-long stint as Trump’s secretary of state. "Did you ever ask Tom Barack to commit any diplomacy on behalf of the United States?" prosecutor Hiral Mehta asked. “No,” Tillerson replied.
Within days, millions of Americans are expected to be able to take their first steps to cancel up to $20,000 in debt under President Joe Biden's federal student loan forgiveness program -- a multibillion-dollar initiative cheered on by advocates but which already faces legal challenges. The Biden administration announced in August that single borrowers who earn under $125,000 can qualify for $10,000 in federal school loan debt cancellation while those who are married qualify for that amount if their joint income is under $250,000 (as calculated by gross adjusted income from 2020 or 2021). Of the 43 million federal student loan borrowers who have accrued more than $500 billion in debt, most will need to fill out an application to see if they qualify for forgiveness.
After her investiture at the U.S. Supreme Court last week, Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson heralded her "seat at the table" and a desire to "get to work." During oral arguments Monday, the public got a glimpse of what that looks like: the nation's first Black woman justice emerged as a remarkably active questioner in her debut on the bench, making clear she will not hesitate to make her mark on debate. The law gives the Environmental Protection Agency authority to regulate "waters of the United States," but there is widespread disagreement about the extent to which wetlands count.
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden on Monday visited Puerto Rico and will head to Florida on Wednesday after hurricanes ravaged the two areas. In Ponce, on the south side of Puerto Rico, the Bidens surveyed damage from Hurricane Fiona, which killed more than two dozen people on the island last month. Along with meeting with families, community and political leaders from the island, they participated in a community service project to help pack bags with food and other essential items and were joined by Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Deanne Criswell.
Gabrielle Union's little girl transformed into Ariel from "The Little Mermaid" to kick off the Halloween season. Over the weekend, the "Bring It On" actress, 49, shared a video of her and Dwyane Wade's daughter, 3-year-old Kaavia, rocking a turquoise tail, a purple seashell bikini top and a bright red wig just like the beloved character from the 1989 animated Disney movie. "You know we had to set off Halloween season right," she wrote in the Instagram caption.
Five members of the Oath Keepers facing charges of seditious conspiracy "concocted a plan for an armed rebellion to shatter a bedrock of American democracy," a federal prosecutor said Monday in opening statements at the D.C. district court, kicking off the high-stakes first trial for members of the far-right militia group. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Nestler told jurors the defendants, including Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes, along with members Kelly Meggs, Jessica Watkins, Kenneth Harrelson and Thomas Caldwell, "banded together to do whatever was necessary" to stop the transfer of power between Donald Trump and then-President-elect Joe Biden -- and that they saw U.S. Congress certification of the electoral college as their perfect opportunity.
The third week of nationwide protests in Iran turned particularly violent Sunday when security forces besieged Sharif University, a prominent university in the country, and closed the main gates of the facility where hundreds of students were protesting. The unrest swept the country after the suspicious death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman who died in the custody of the morality police, which arrests women for not wearing a hijab properly. Protests, however, soon went beyond the condemnation of the morality police and turned into a movement against the Islamic Republic, with slogans demanding the toppling of the regime.
Country singer Hardy is asking for prayers after his tour bus was involved in an accident, resulting in "significant injuries" for himself and three other passengers. "Following last night's show, our tour bus was in an accident on our way home from Bristol," he wrote in a statement posted to his social media platforms on Sunday. "Our friend, and bus driver needs your prayers as he is still in the hospital," Hardy continued.
President Barack Obama and wife Michelle Obama are celebrating 30 years of marriage in the sweetest way. In his Instagram post, President Obama shared a carousel of photos of the two on the beach as well as a throwback image of the couple on their wedding day. Michelle Obama shared a similar series of images on Instagram as well.
Around 9:45 p.m., I was in my apartment in downtown Miami when I started to hear thunder. Although Ian was forecasted to miss my area -- ultimately, the hurricane hit the Fort Myers area on the other side of the tip of Florida -- the outer ring of the storm had begun to batter Miami. On Tuesday, as Ian drew closer, I continued to prepare.