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The family of Brian Laundrie, the boyfriend of 22-year-old Gabby Petito, who went missing while the couple was on a cross-country trip, said Friday night his whereabouts are now unknown, too. "Be advised that the whereabouts of Brian Laundrie are currently unknown," an attorney for the family said. Laundrie returned home to North Port, Florida, on Sept. 1 without his girlfriend, according to police.
Vaccine experts advising the federal government on Friday rejected President Joe Biden's plan to begin rolling out boosters for all Americans, suggesting instead that extra Pfizer shots should only be given to those 65 and older or those at high risk of severe COVID-19. The panel also said it supports giving boosters to health care and other front-line workers, including teachers. The booster shot would be administered six months after a person's second Pfizer dose.
U.S. Central Command Gen. Frank McKenzie admitted at a briefing Friday that the Aug. 29 drone strike near Kabul airport was "a mistake." "I am now convinced that as many as 10 civilians, including up to seven children were tragically killed in that strike," said McKenzie. "Moreover, we now assess that it is unlikely that the vehicle and those who died or associated with ISIS-Khorasan or were a direct threat to U.S. forces."
It's no secret that Saweetie is a fan of ranch dressing, which makes her the perfect person to tap for Crocs' latest shoe release. The "Best Friend" rapper posted a video of herself heating up a pair of Crocs and Hidden Valley Ranch dressing in a microwave while pushing the "Zesty" setting. When the microwave appears to be on fire, Saweetie is seen fanning away green smoke with her hands and opens the door to reveal a pair of what appears to be smoking hot Crocs.
Tyra Banks is defending this year's most controversial "Dancing With the Stars" casting choice: Olivia Jade. Jade, the daughter of "Full House" actress Lori Loughlin and fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, is set to make her "DWTS" debut in Monday night's season 30 premiere. Fans, however, criticized her involvement because of her parents' participation in the college admissions cheating scandal.
Every year, many of us talk about doing our holiday shopping early. Of the 146, 92* are container ships including 61* at anchor or in drift areas & 31 at berth. "It's a problem from the loading docks in China all the way to the retailers loading docks in the United States," Steve Pasierb, president and CEO of The Toy Association, told ABC News.
This Winnie the Pooh “Bearbnb” will make all of your childhood dreams come true. To celebrate the 95th anniversary of Winnie the Pooh, Disney teamed up with Airbnb to create a cozy house in an England forest inspired by the Hundred Acre Wood.
A hostess in New York City was assaulted after asking patrons from Texas to show proof of their vaccination status when they entered a restaurant, authorities said. New York City mandates that those 12 and older seeking to dine indoors show proof of having received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, though enforcement of the policy has largely fallen on front-line hospitality workers. The incident took place at Carmine's Italian Restaurant in the Upper West Side neighborhood of Manhattan on Thursday evening, according to the New York Police Department.
The search for 6-year-old Isabella Kalua continues as authorities in Honolulu deploy search dogs, the coast guard and volunteer search crews to find the young girl. According to the Honolulu Police Department, Isabella was last seen asleep in her room at her Puha Street address in Waimanalo on Sunday, Sept. 12, around 9 p.m. local time. Honolulu Police said they won't rule out foul play just yet.
Time to face facts: The Emmys are "the big dog" this awards season. SHOULD WIN: "Pose" — It's the third and final season and last chance to win for a truly groundbreaking series about the gender-nonconforming drag ball culture.
Cryptocurrency enthusiasts unveiled what they say is the world's first statue of mystery-shrouded Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto, at a park in Budapest, Hungary. The creation of the monument to the digital currency legend was led by Andras Gyofi, the editor of a Hungarian cryptocurrency news site, as well as other key players in the Central European nation's digital currency space. The statue features a hoodie-clad figure constructed of bronze, but the face features a special bronze-aluminum composite so "every visitor can see their own face when looking at Satoshi," the project organizers wrote.
Patterns of substance use are changing amongst the younger generations, with new survey results indicating that alcohol is falling out of favor, while the use of marijuana and hallucinogens is on the rise. The survey, which began collecting data in 1975 and is designed to provide a snapshot of national drug use trends each year among young adults, was recently published in Monitoring the Future, a publication by the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research. According to the survey, the use of marijuana in 2020 continued the steady increase seen in prior years.
In St. Petersburg’s municipal elections this week, Boris Vishnevsky is running against himself. It is an update on a long-running tactic in Russian elections, known as “a double,” where authorities try to siphon votes away from an opponent by putting up candidates with the same name in the hope confused voters will put their mark next to the wrong person on their ballot paper. Vishnevsky filed a complaint to the elections commission but it was rejected.
At Anahuacalmecac International University Preparatory, ceremonial dances that hearken back to the students’ indigenous ancestral traditions are a crucial part of their education. As the K-12 students began school on a recent Friday, they participated in a dance that told the story of the ancient Aztec hunting communities, who traveled under the cover of night. Like those hunters focusing on their targets, the students were encouraged to think of their own.
A string of bloody killings and mysteries involving a prominent South Carolina family has sent investigators on a wild chase full of twists and turns. At the center of it is Alex Murdaugh, a 53-year-old South Carolina lawyer who comes from a legacy of prominent attorneys in the state where three generations of the family had been state prosecutors in the Hampton County area for more than a century. The saga began when Murdaugh's wife, Margaret "Maggie" Murdaugh, 52, and their son Paul, 22, were found fatally shot in June.
"The best thing we can hope for is that three vaccine doses will emulate the super immune response, found among those previously infected with the virus," said Dr. Paul Goepfert, an infectious disease physician and director of the Alabama Vaccine Research Clinic. "This [type of immunity] will protect against variants in the future." With the nation still slogging through the pandemic and contending with the delta variant’s threat of breakthrough infections, "super immunity" becomes an appealing concept.
Fencing is up around the U.S. Capitol and law enforcement agencies are on high alert amid concerns far-right extremists could be among the protesters who show up for the "Justice for J6" rally. Rally organizer Matt Braynard, a former Trump campaign staffer, has said that those coming to commit violent acts aren't welcome at the rally. "What we are currently seeing pales in comparison to the scale and intensity of organizing and violent rhetoric we saw before Jan. 6's Capitol riot," Jared Holt, a resident fellow at the Atlantic Council's Digital Forensic Research Lab, told ABC News' Will Steakin.
When President Joe Biden visited Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, he promised a key form of federal aid to those dealing with the lingering effects of the storm, but weeks after landfall getting that financial help has been easier said than done. The money would go straight into survivors' bank accounts "so that they can deal immediately with emergencies," Biden said Sept. 3. At least 26 people died in Louisiana.
The school district is the largest in the country to mandate the shot -- which joins a list of other vaccines already required to attend school that protect against highly contagious diseases. All 50 states and the District of Columbia have vaccine requirements for children to attend school and child care facilities, including laws around allowable exemptions. Massachusetts became the first state to enact a school vaccination requirement in the 1850s for the smallpox vaccine -- the first immunization developed against a contagious disease -- according to a publication by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Food and Drug Administration's independent advisory committee will convene in open session Friday to review the latest data submitted by Pfizer and discuss whether a booster dose is safe enough for widespread use and whether it's necessary and effective at improving protection levels against COVID-19. After that vote, the FDA will decide whether they will formally amend their current vaccine approval for Pfizer.