"Democracy's having a hard time functioning," the president told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos.
"Democracy's having a hard time functioning," the president told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos.
April 11-17, 2021, is Black Maternal Health Week, a time to put a spotlight on and have a national conversation about Black maternal health in the U.S., according to Black Mamas Matter Alliance, a nonprofit organization that founded the initiative four years ago. Naomi, a 37-year-old Black woman from Portland, Oregon, will have a doula by her side when she gives birth to her seventh child, a daughter, later this month. As a Black woman in the U.S. -- which continues to have the highest rate of maternal mortality among developed nations -- Naomi is more than twice as likely to die during childbirth or in the months after than white, Asian or Latina women, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Arclight Cinemas and Pacific Theatres are closing down for good after months of losing business due to the coronavirus pandemic. "After shutting our doors more than a year ago, today we must share the difficult and sad news that Pacific will not be reopening its ArcLight Cinemas and Pacific Theatres locations," they said in a statement to KABC Monday night. Pacific Theatres operates about 300 screens in California -- the heart of the film industry.
Since then, she’s been giving her students inspiring pep talks and having them repeat words of affirmation before taking tests. Booser said that she does this ritual to help her students build confidence inside and outside the classroom, especially during what’s been a tough school year. Speaking to “World News Tonight” on Monday, Booser shared some of her words of encouragement with students across the country.
A police officer who shot and killed a driver during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, on Sunday afternoon, meant to deploy her Taser instead of her gun, police said. In a press conference on Monday, Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon says he believes the female officer intended to deploy her Taser when she "accidentally" shot 20-year-old Daunte Wright. The incident unfolded around 2 p.m. local time, when officers initiated a stop for an expired registration tag on a vehicle in the city in Minnesota's Hennepin County, about 10 miles northwest of Minneapolis.
In a historic nomination, President Joe Biden has nominated Christine Wormuth to serve as the secretary of the Army. If confirmed by the Senate, Wormuth -- who once served as the Pentagon's top policy official in the final years of the Obama administration -- would be the first woman to serve in the position. Also nominated to two other top Pentagon posts were former California Rep. Gil Cisneros to be the under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness, and Susanna Blume to serve as the director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (CAPE).
The jury has heard extensively about George Floyd's drug addiction, but until Monday little had been shared to humanize the man prosecutors say died in the most inhumane way. Prosecutors winding down their murder case against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, called Floyd's brother, Philonise Floyd, to the witness stand to provide what is known in Minnesota as "spark of life doctrine" testimony. Stemming from a 1985 state Supreme Court case, Minnesota is rare in permitting such personal and often emotional testimony from loved ones of an alleged crime victim in advance of a verdict.
Former House Speaker John Boehner on Monday kept up his harsh criticism of President Donald Trump's role in the Jan. 6 riots, saying he "abused" the trust voters placed in him. Boehner, who resigned his post in 2015 citing turmoil in the Republican Party, has repeatedly criticized Trump and fellow Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in recent appearances promoting a new book, including Monday on ABC's "The View." The saddest part is the president abused the loyalty and the trust that voters placed in him by perpetuating this noise.
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, was not among the invited guests at the White House Monday, questioned whether such promises are mere lip service. "The question before us is this: is this outreach the beginning of a true negotiation or is the administration so wedded to the details of its plan, including its exorbitant top line, that these are just courtesy briefings?" Collins said in a statement.
One person is dead and a police officer was injured during an officer-involved shooting at a high school in Knoxville, Tennessee, police reported Monday. Knoxville Police Department officers responded to Austin-East Magnet High School in northeast Knoxville after reports of a male subject who was "possibly armed in the school," police said. One male was pronounced dead at the scene, and one male was detained for further investigation, according to KPD.
President Joe Biden said that the police shooting of Daunte Wright in a suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota on Sunday was a "really tragic thing that happened" and called for an investigation into the incident. The incident unfolded Sunday afternoon, when officers initiated a stop for an expired registration tag on a vehicle in Minnesota's Hennepin County, about 10 miles northwest of Minneapolis.
Missouri prosecutors charged former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid with DWI on Monday in connection with the February crash that critically injured a 5-year-old, leaving her with severe traumatic brain injury. Jackson County prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said Reid, 35, will be surrendering later in the day on the charge of driving while intoxicated, resulting in serious physical injury. Reid, who is the son of Chiefs' head coach Andy Reid, was allegedly traveling at over 82 mph in a 65 mph zone right before the crash, the court documents said.
The answer to Michigan’s COVID-19 surge is "to close things down," according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky, not an increase in vaccine supply that the state’s governor and other public health experts have called for. "The answer is not necessarily to give vaccine because we know the vaccine will have a delayed response," Walensky said. As of Monday, Michigan’s COVID-19 positive caseload was up by 18%, according to the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center.
Hailey Bieber broke her silence regarding the alleged upskirt photos a member of the paparazzi took of her last month. "Paparazzi are such an interesting thing to me because I really don't understand it and I feel it's a really weird, invasive thing," the 24-year-old started off, noting a positive side to the media attention. According to Bieber, an overzealous photographer recently tried snapping an upward shot of her while she was on a dinner date with her husband, Justin Bieber.
First, the good news: Paul Abdul is returning to "American Idol" tonight. Now, the bad news: She's doing it because Luke Bryan is out sick after testing positive for COVID-19. "I’m sad to say I won’t be a part of tonight’s first live @AmericanIdol show," Bryan wrote on Twitter.
Britney Spears took a walk down memory lane to celebrate little sister Jamie Lynn Spears' 30th birthday. "Happy belated birthday to this beautiful soul," gushed Spears, while sharing a never-before-seen undated photo of her and sister. In addition, singer Justin Timberlake is also featured in the sweet photo.
Prince Harry traveled solo to the United Kingdom over the weekend to attend the funeral of his grandfather, Prince Philip, who died at the age of 99. Harry's wife, Duchess Meghan, who is expecting the couple's second child, is staying home in California, reportedly due to her pregnancy and at the advice of her doctor. Harry -- who is staying at his family's Frogmore Cottage in Windsor as he follows COVID-19 protocols after traveling overseas -- will see his family in person for the first time since he and Meghan stepped down from their senior royal roles last year.
Congratulations are in order for Nick Cannon, who is about to add two new members to his growing family. On Sunday, Abby De La Rosa, 30, announced via Instagram that she and the father of four are expecting twin boys later this year. Showing off her growing stomach in a series of glowing maternity photos and a video that also featured Cannon, the DJ started off the caption by dedicating the announcement to "Our dearest sons - my miracle babies."
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was very flattered to find that one poll result showed nearly 50% would apparently support his political aspirations should he ever decide to run for president. Last week, a poll from Piplsay, which surveyed over 30,000 people, found that 46% of Americans want the upcoming "Black Adam" star to run for the highest office in the nation.
Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, has flown from California to the United Kingdom after the death of his grandfather, Prince Philip. Harry's arrival in England marks the first time he has returned home in more than a year, since he and his wife, Duchess Meghan, stepped down last March from their roles as working members of the royal family. The prince's trip also comes just weeks after he and Meghan gave a bombshell interview to Oprah Winfrey, in which they claimed to have experienced racism during their time as senior royals, said they were cut off financially by Harry's father, Prince Charles, and alleged that Meghan was denied mental health help.
Bringing home a bundle of joy isn't always a walk in the park, but one nurse and soon-to-be mom of four, Karrie Locher, is making it easy for moms about to welcome their newborns. Last Spring, Locher, who is a registered nurse, launched her Instagram to help families transition from hospital to home. "When I had my own child and went home, I was like, 'Wait, nobody told me about this, nobody told me about that,'" Locher told "Good Morning America."