The “Washburn fire” is threatening the Mariposa Grove of giant sequoias.
The “Washburn fire” is threatening the Mariposa Grove of giant sequoias.
Since news broke that the FBI searched former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate on Monday, a growing number of Republicans have spoken out against the raid. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., took to Twitter, posting a statement that read in part: "I've seen enough." "The Department of Justice has reached an intolerable state of weaponized politicization," McCarthy continued.
Heavy rain with thunder and lightning has battered South Korea's central areas for two straight days, causing damage, injuries and deaths. Ten people have died and seven more have been reported missing in the heavy rain in the last two days, according to South Korea's Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters. A family of three living in a semi-basement apartment died when their home flooded, in Gwanak-gu, Seoul, officials said.
Last week monkeypox was declared a public health emergency in the U.S. and now with more than 8,900 confirmed cases of monkeypox, thousands of Americans are struggling with a defining feature of the condition, skin lesions. The classic skin lesions of monkeypox start with a pimple-like lesion that can look like pus-filled bumps (pustules) with redness around them. After that, the rash goes through phases, including pustules progressing to blisters that eventually scab over.
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is seeking an outside prosecutor to consider charges against a group of prominent individuals for having allegedly engaged in a "conspiracy" to unlawfully gain access to voting machines used in the 2020 presidential election. Among the accused is Nessel's presumptive Republican challenger, Matt DePerno, whom Nessel claims was "one of the prime instigators" but who adamantly denies wrongdoing. In February, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson requested the attorney general's office and the state police investigate reports of an "unnamed third party" gaining access to tabulation machines and data drives.
Multiple sources confirm to ABC News that former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate was raided by FBI agents on Monday. The former president put out a statement Monday evening saying federal investigators were there and that they had even gotten into his safe. Trump was not there at the time of the search.
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu extended the city's heat emergency through Tuesday as Bostonians deal with a marathon of at least 95-degree days. "With the weather forecast now showing the high temperatures and humidity lasting through Tuesday, we're extending the heat emergency to make sure all of our Boston residents and families are safe," Wu said in a statement. Boston set a new record on Monday, reaching 98 degrees, surpassing a previous high of 96 degrees from 1983, the National Weather Service tweeted.
The fourth Muslim man killed in a possible string of murders in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has been identified as a 25-year-old native of Pakistan, according to police. Naeem Hussain was found dead from a gunshot wound on Friday near Truman Street and Grand Avenue in Albuquerque's Highland Business neighborhood, according to the Albuquerque Police Department. Police are investigating whether the killing is connected to the shooting death of Muhammad Afzaal Hussain, 27, on Aug. 1, as well as the murder of Aftab Hussein, 41, on July 26 -- both of whom are also from Pakistan.
Mattel has brought back one of its most iconic dolls: Barbie Totally Hair. The original launch was available in blond or brunette hair colors and came with an accompanying styling gel. Barbie's new take on the doll includes four dolls with their own unique hairstyles, textures, fashion looks and themes.
President Joe Biden on Monday traveled to Kentucky to survey damage from severe flooding in the state -- a visit that also marks his first official trip since he tested positive for COVID-19 last month. On Sunday, the president amended an existing emergency declaration for Kentucky to free up additional disaster assistance. Biden and first lady Jill Biden met with Gov. Andy Beshear and Kentucky first lady Britainy Beshear.
The White House said Monday that it will communicate "directly" to Beijing its unease with China's recent military exercises as tensions rise higher over Taiwan in the wake of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's trip to the self-governing democracy. President Joe Biden said Monday morning that he "not worried, but I'm concerned that they're moving as much as they are" when asked about China's recent maneuvers around Taiwan, an island that China considers a breakaway territory.
Renée Zellweger recently opened up about everything from her thoughts on aging to beauty ads that push women to look younger -- and why she dislikes the latter. The Academy Award-winning actress, 53, spoke transparently with The Sunday Times about how she's loved getting older and has felt empowered by it. The "Judy" star also went on to criticize anti-aging ads, which often send a message that devalues women as they age.
Rudy Giuliani, the attorney for former President Donald Trump, is seeking to delay his court-ordered testimony before a Georgia grand jury probing efforts to overturn the 2020 election results in the state, according to new court filings. Giuliani, who helped lead Trump's legal fight as he unsuccessfully sought to overturn the results of the election nationwide, was set to appear before a Fulton County grand jury on Tuesday, according to a court order.
John Travolta is mourning the loss of his "Grease" co-star Olivia Newton-John, who died Monday at the age of 73. The two starred in the iconic 1978 movie musical as Sandy and Danny, cementing themselves as one of Hollywood's most beloved onscreen couples. "We will see you down the road and we will all be together again," Travolta, 68, continued.
Olivia Newton-John, who gained worldwide acclaim for her starring role in "Grease," died Monday morning at age 73, according to her family. "Dame Olivia Newton-John (73) passed away peacefully at her Ranch in Southern California this morning, surrounded by family and friends," her family wrote in a statement shared on social media. "Olivia has been a symbol of triumphs and hope for over 30 years sharing her journey with breast cancer," the statement continued.
The father and son convicted of federal hate crimes in the death of Ahmaud Arbery were sentenced Monday to life in prison. Gregory McMichael, 66, chased 25-year-old Arbery on Feb. 23, 2020, with his son, Travis McMichael, 36, who fired the fatal shot. The McMichaels' neighbor, William "Roddie" Bryan, 52, who joined the chase and recorded video and was also convicted of federal hate crimes, was sentenced Monday to 35 years.
Brianna Grier, the Georgia woman who died after falling out of a police car last month, died from a severe blunt force injury to the head, according to the preliminary findings of an independent autopsy ordered by her family. "In this case, the cause of death is consistent with the severe blunt force injury that occurred inside of the head," Dr. Allecia Wilson, a pathologist and the director of autopsy and forensic services at the University of Michigan, said at a press conference Monday to announce the findings. Grier's medical records from Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta showed she had two fractures, hemorrhaging and a subdural hematoma after falling out of a moving police car while handcuffed on July 15, according to Wilson.
Vince Gill and Amy Grant's daughter Corrina Grant Gill delivered a special performance in honor of her mom, who is currently recovering from a recent bike accident. The 21-year-old joined her dad on stage Friday evening at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, to sing a cover of "When My Amy Prays," a song Gill wrote for Grant, which is included on the country singer's 2019 album "Okie." Gill was performing the third night of a four-night residency at the venue, as part of its 130th anniversary celebration.
Cambodian artifacts will return to their home country after being smuggled and sold to U.S. collectors and institutions. The 10th Century Khmer sandstone statue "Skanda on a Peacock" was among the Cambodian antiquities looted from Angkor Wat, Koh Ker and other archeological sites during Cambodia’s periods of civil war and civil unrest that stretched from the 1960s to the 1990s. "Skanda on a Peacock" is largely viewed as a masterpiece of artistic achievement and an important part of the Cambodian cultural heritage, according to experts.
As the United States faces decades-high inflation, people across the country are looking to lawmakers for respite. Democratic Rep. Colin Allred of Texas joined ABC News on GMA3 to discuss the Inflation Reduction Act, a sweeping climate, tax and health care package that the Senate passed over the weekend. ALLRED: Well, it's going to help you lower the cost of your health care.
The same month the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, a couple in Kansas, thousands of miles away from Washington, D.C., faced their own abortion decision. Breanna O'Brien said she was 20 weeks pregnant with her first child in June and in the process of decorating the nursery when she and her husband Kyle received a devastating diagnosis. The O'Briens said doctors told them the fetus had Xeroderma pigmentosum group D (XPD) and Trichothiodystrophy (TTD), two rare and severe genetic conditions that they said can cause significant disability and a shortened life span.