Queen Elizabeth II died Thursday Sept. 8 at the age of 96, after serving 70 years on the throne.
Queen Elizabeth II died Thursday Sept. 8 at the age of 96, after serving 70 years on the throne.
Tyler Martin, a charter boat captain who lived on his fixer-upper sailboat in Florida's Key West, planned to set sail within weeks for Panama, where the boat would launch as the mainstay of his years-long passion project: a self-owned touring company. Martin is among hundreds of Key West residents who have faced devastation in recent days. Flooding broke power outlets and ruined belongings in nearly 100 apartments, a fire engulfed a building on a main thoroughfare and more than a dozen live-aboard boats were severely damaged, Alyson Crean, a public officer with the Key West Fire Department, told ABC News.
The veteran emergency medical worker who was killed in Queens, New York was stabbed approximately 19 times in the chest in an apparently random attack, officials said. The news came as Lt. Alison Russo-Elling's colleagues grieved for her. Russo "was the mother hen of the station," colleagues said after bunting was raised outside EMS Station 49 in Astoria, Queens.
Deanne Criswell was in Florida Friday with Gov. Ron DeSantis, assessing the historic damage from Hurricane Ian and facing her biggest challenge yet as the new head of FEMA -- the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Not only is she the first woman to hold that critical job -- the face of FEMA when desperate Americans are demanding help that can never get to them fast enough -- the agency, before her time, has been roundly criticized for not delivering on its core mission. Will Criswell make a difference when FEMA is needed most?
The Texas Rangers, the FBI and several other agencies are investigating after two migrants were shot, one fatally, in a rural county outside El Paso, Texas. A spokesperson for the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) said the Hudspeth County Sheriff's Office notified them of a shooting death on Tuesday and reported that a preliminary investigation shows that a truck with two men inside pulled over and shot at a group of migrants standing alongside the road getting water. A female migrant was also shot but is recovering at a hospital in El Paso, the spokesperson added.
A Florida woman had an emotional reunion with her 78-year-old mother after using social media to find her in the wake of Hurricane Ian. Beth Booker of Naples, Florida, took to Twitter last week after seeing pictures of her mom's home in Fort Myers Beach, Florida, submerged in water. Booker, a mom of two, told "Good Morning America" that in the days before Ian made landfall, she and her husband helped her mom, Carole McDanel, prepare herself and her home for the hurricane.
A pregnant Florida woman braved strong winds and potentially dangerous flooding to get to a hospital after she went into labor during Hurricane Ian. Williams said she knew she was going to go into labor soon, so she, her fiancé and her mother drove through the treacherous conditions to Health First's Holmes Regional Medical Center.
New York Attorney General Letitia James wants to accelerate her $250 million fraud lawsuit against former President Donald Trump, his children, his company, and two of its executives. James, in a letter to the state's chief administrative judge, signaled her intention to push for a trial before 2024 and asked him to keep the civil case before Judge Arthur Engoron, who had presided over disputes between the attorney general and the Trump legal team during the investigation. The Office of the Attorney General "intends to seek an expedited preliminary conference to set a trial date before the end of 2023," James' letter said.
On Thursday, the Department of Education scaled back President Joe Biden's federal student loan cancellation program to protect against legal challenges by six states, with new guidelines that excluded at least hundreds of thousands of borrowers initially told they qualified for the program. The move excludes people who took out federal loans that, while they were guaranteed by the government, were technically handled by private banks. ABC News' Senior National Policy Reporter Anne Flaherty spoke with "Start Here" Friday about the surprise move, what prompted it and how it will affect Americans with student loan debt.
World Central Kitchen has activated its network of chef resources in Florida to help feed hard-hit communities in the wake of Hurricane Ian. The storm made landfall Wednesday afternoon as a Category 4 hurricane, bringing damaging winds and massive flooding, and leaving millions of people without power as well as compromised access to food. Severe flooding caused by Hurricane Fiona displaced thousands in Higüey—a city in eastern Dominican Republic.
Hurricane Ian has passed through Florida, leaving a path of destruction in its wake as it now targets the Carolinas. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis called the impacts and damage from the storm "historic" based on initial assessments. As damage assessments are underway, many residents may be unable to return to their homes due to flooding, curfews or damaged infrastructure.
Next year's Met Gala theme has been revealed and it is centered around the decades-long work of Karl Lagerfeld. The renowned German fashion designer died at the age of 85 in February 2019, and previously served as the creative director of luxury French fashion house Chanel from 1983 until his death. On Friday, the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that The Costume Institute's spring 2023 exhibition, "Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty," will examine the work of the late fashion icon's 65-year career, specifically his stylistic language and timeless aesthetic themes.
Hurricane Ian left a trail of damage throughout Cuba and Florida. Organizations are already mobilizing to assist in the relief and recovery efforts following the destructive storm. GoFundMe has corralled many different funds focused on both long-term and short-term relief efforts in Florida following Hurricane Ian.
Since the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline launched on July 16, call centers have seen a 45% increase in contacts -- primarily in people texting or sending messages seeking help -- compared to last year, according to new data from the federal government's Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). "What we've seen is a big increase in text and chat, and some increase in phone calls," said Tim Jansen, chief executive officer for Community Crisis Services, Inc., in Hyattsville, Maryland.
The House voted 230-201 to pass the stopgap legislation, which will keep the government funded through mid-December -- past the midterm elections. The bill now heads to President Joe Biden's desk. The Senate voted 72-25 to advance the legislation on Thursday afternoon after some stumbles earlier this week over energy permitting reform.
Rhea Perlman can't believe "Cheers" is officially 40, calling the milestone "incomprehensible." The legendary actress, who played wisecracking waitress Carla Tortelli and was a main character for the iconic sitcom's 11-season run, joked that she's been playing "a grandmother since before I was 40," as Carla begrudgingly became one in season 6. Perlman found it impossible to narrow down a favorite memory from "Cheers," but said her "favorite thing" was "the people I worked with."
While celebrity memes are often traded as harmless fun, actress Chloe Grace Moretz says one about her body was so "horrific" that she "basically became a recluse." In a frank conversation with Hunger, the star of upcoming series "The Peripheral" said that at one point she was subjected to an "onslaught of horrific memes."
Areas within Lee County, including Sanibel Island and Fort Myers, are facing major damage in the wake of Hurricane Ian. A video posted by Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno Thursday afternoon showed continued flooding across Lee County as well as destruction to roads, including bridges that appear partially sunken. "Florida Guard has about 5,000 soldiers and airmen on duty throughout the state, primarily focused right now on Lee and Charlotte Counties," Chief of the National Guard Bureau General Daniel R. Hokanson told "GMA3" Friday.
For John Stamos, losing friend Bob Saget in January was "heartbreaking" for more than the obvious reason. "It was so heartbreaking to see [that] he didn't know how loved he was," Stamos told ABC Audio.
Ketanji Brown Jackson descended the Supreme Court's marble steps for the first time as justice on Friday morning, flanked by Chief Justice John Roberts and with a smile on her face, appearing to soak up her momentous, history-making installation as the 116th member of the court. Jackson has already been sworn in and begun participating in cases, but on Friday she was feted with the investiture celebration in the historic courtroom, alongside her peer justices and a gallery full of friends, family and supporters including President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. Jackson sat in the same chair used by Chief Justice John Marshall in the 19th century as she was formally introduced to the court.
Hurricane Ian flooded major cities and devastated homes after it made landfall in Florida -- but the damage isn’t done. After temporarily becoming a tropical storm, Hurricane Ian accelerated to Category 1 strength on Thursday night as it barreled toward South Carolina, with landfall expected on Friday. In all, the economic damage wrought by the hurricane could reach up to $65 billion, according to a projection released on Thursday by data firm Enki Research, which studies the financial impact of storms.