The greatest "courtship" of all time
The greatest "courtship" of all time
The time for the big reveal of the new B-21 Raider stealth bomber has finally come, but what will we see when the Air Force's newest long-range bomber is unveiled Friday after being shrouded in secrecy? All that is known for sure is that Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will be there in person as the B-21 Raider rolls out of Northrop Grumman’s Plant 42 in Palmdale, California. There will be a live video broadcast of the unveiling presented by the U.S. Air Force and the plane’s manufacturer, Northrup Grumman, but it's unclear how much of the aircraft will actually be shown as it's made public for the first time.
The bill, which gives rail workers seven paid sick days, passed the House but was defeated by a vote of 52-43 in the Senate, as Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., joined Republican members in rejecting the measure. "It is extremely disappointing that 43 Senators voted to prioritize the corporate greed of rail carriers and CEOs over the needs and quality-of-life improvements that our members so desperately deserve," said the SMART Transportation Division, or SMART-TD, which represents about 28,000 conductors, making it the nation's largest rail union. The Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees division of the Teamsters, or BMWED, which represents 12,000 members, sharply criticized the Senate vote.
Los Angeles County may soon reimpose indoor mask mandates as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise in the area. During a press conference Thursday, LA County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said the largest county in the United States had reached "medium" COVID-19 transmission levels and will require face coverings if it reaches the "high" category. As of Dec. 1, Los Angeles County is averaging 2,490 new COVID-19 infections every day, the highest number recorded since Aug. 26, according to health department data.
Jennifer Garner and her daughter Violet Affleck made a rare, ravishing public appearance at the White House state dinner for French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday night. The mother-daughter duo shined and smiled for cameras, both wearing black dresses. Garner opted for a floor-length gown from Ralph Lauren's Fall/Winter 2022 ready-to-wear collection.
President Joe Biden on Friday signed legislation aimed at averting a nationwide rail strike while acknowledging that workers didn't get everything they wanted. Biden, speaking from the Roosevelt Room, said the bill "ends a difficult rail dispute and helps our nation avoid what coming out of that would have been an economic catastrophe in a very bad time in the calendar." The legislation, passed under pressure of a looming Dec. 9 deadline by the House and Senate this week, forces workers to accept a tentative agreement Biden himself helped broker between unions and rail companies back in September that offered union members a raise and increased health care benefits.
After months of anticipation, the public on Thursday got a first glimpse of Prince Harry and Meghan's upcoming docuseries. "No one sees what is happening behind closed doors," Harry says after a voice asks why the couple wanted to make the docuseries, which Netflix says will air in six parts. The highly-anticipated trailer was dropped just as Harry's brother Prince William and his wife Kate, the Princess of Wales, are in the middle of their own highly anticipated event, a three-day visit to Boston, their first trip to the United States in eight years.
President Joe Biden plans to meet Prince William on Friday during the royal couple's first visit to the U.S. in eight years. The Prince of Wales' media team also confirmed that a meeting would take place, which Biden's schedule later said would be at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum. On Wednesday, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said the administration was "still finalizing and working through the details" and declined to share any more specifics on what the greeting would entail.
Far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones filed for bankruptcy on Friday, less than two months after a Connecticut jury awarded almost $1 billion in damages to plaintiffs who accused Jones of committing defamation when he called the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting a hoax. In the filing, Jones said he had between $1 million and $10 million in assets, falling far short of between $1 billion and $10 billion in liabilities. Jones had claimed that the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School was performed by actors following a script written by government officials to bolster the push for gun control.
Prince William thanked the "people of Boston" as he and his wife Kate arrived in the city to kick off their first U.S. tour in nearly a decade. William and Kate are visiting Boston to attend the second annual awards ceremony for the Earthshot Prize, an initiative William launched in 2019 to create solutions for environmental problems. This is William and Kate's first visit to the United States since they visited New York City in 2014.
Disney unveiled a new rendering of the highly anticipated "The Princess and the Frog" attraction, Tiana's Bayou Adventure, coming in 2024 to Disneyland Resort in California and Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Tiana's Bayou Adventure is based on the 2009 animated film from Walt Disney Animation Studios.
Researchers in Boston and Miami reviewed 30 different studies -- some had men participating, while others focused on women, and another looked at hair loss in children -- and found nutritional supplements with the best potential benefits from several hair loss brands and natural supplements. A few of the brands include Viviscal, Nourkrin, Nutrafol, Lamdapil and Pantogar, and potentially beneficial supplements include the likes of capsaicin and isoflavone, omegas 3 and 6 with antioxidants, apple nutraceutical, total glucosides of paeony and compound glycyrrhizin tablets, zinc, tocotrienol and pumpkin seed oil, according to the findings, published Wednesday. All of the supplements in the study reportedly had mild to no side effects.
The U.S. is facing a surge of respiratory viruses, mainly driven by COVID-19, influenza and respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV. Flu and RSV have appeared earlier than usual and have particularly affected children, leading to 78% of pediatric hospital beds being full, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Here are some questions to consider when trying to determine if you have COVID-19, flu or RSV.
James Michael Grimes is speaking out for the first time in an exclusive interview with ABC News after going overboard on a Carnival cruise ship after being missing for almost 20 hours. Grimes said he treaded water for nearly 20 hours after falling overboard on Thanksgiving Eve -- battling jelly fish, rip currents and shark-infested waters before being airlifted by the U.S. Coast Guard on Nov. 24. Grimes had only been aboard the Carnival Valor for a day before his sister reported him missing.
Kanye West has been suspended from Twitter after a post on his account appeared to show a swastika inside a Star of David only hours after he made anti-Semitic remarks and praised Hitler in an interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. Elon Musk, Twitter's new owner as of only five weeks ago, tweeted in response to the now-deleted post Kanye West -- also known as Ye -- made on Thursday night.
Visiting Georgia on Thursday to campaign for Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock, former President Barack Obama urged the crowd to turn out at the polls, laying out why the state's Tuesday runoff is significant despite a decided Senate majority, touting Democratic accomplishments and taking multiple jabs at Republican Herschel Walker, who has lobbed his own criticisms at Warnock. "The biggest reason 51 is better than 50 because it means Rev. Warnock will keep representing you in Washington," Obama said to cheers.
Former Elle columnist E. Jean Carroll asked the Washington D.C. Court of Appeals Thursday evening to find that former President Donald Trump "acted outside the scope of his federal employment" when he allegedly defamed her in 2019. Trump has sought to have the United States substitute as the defendant in Carroll's defamation lawsuit, but for that to happen, the D.C. Court of Appeals, which retains jurisdiction over the conduct of federal employees, must determine Trump was acting in his official capacity as president when he allegedly implied Carroll was too ugly to rape and had invented her story to sell a book.
The City of Uvalde added to a flurry of lawsuits filed this week surrounding the Robb Elementary School shooting. The city submitted a petition Thursday against Uvalde County District Attorney Christina Mitchell, attempting to force her to turn over her investigative materials related to the Robb Elementary School shooting. This is the third suit filed in relation to the massacre this week alone, and the city is a defendant in the other two.
Health officials are warning of a "triple threat" of flu, RSV and COVID-19 across the country and hospitals are continuing to see a surge in pediatric RSV cases. U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy joined "GMA3" to discuss how people can best prepare themselves for the winter months, what this flu season will look like, and how the federal government is working with hospitals and health care workers across the country. Look, I think we have to be cognizant that all three; COVID, RSV, and the flu are threats… The good news is that we are not powerless in the face of these viruses.
A grand jury has indicted former San Antonio Police officer James Brennand on two counts of aggravated assault and one count of attempted murder after he allegedly shot at unarmed 17-year-old Erik Cantu in a McDonald's parking lot. Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales announced the indictment at a Thursday press conference. Police body camera video of the Oct. 22 incident shows Brennand opening Cantu's car door and demanding he exit the vehicle in a McDonald's parking lot.
The names and personal information of more than 6,000 noncitizens were posted on the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) website erroneously, an ICE spokesperson told ABC News on Thursday. “On November 28, 2022, while performing routine updates, a document was erroneously posted to ICE.gov for approximately five hours that included names and other personally identifiable information, along with immigration information, of approximately 6,000 noncitizens in ICE custody," an ICE spokesperson told ABC News in a statement.