A look at the top photos from around the globe.
A look at the top photos from around the globe.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp filed a motion on Wednesday looking to delay a subpoena for his testimony in front of the special grand jury as part of the ongoing criminal investigation into efforts to overturn the 2020 election in Fulton County. In the 121-page motion, Kemp's legal team pushed back on the subpoena, claiming Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis "engineered the Governor's interaction with the investigation to reach a crescendo in the middle of an election cycle." In a statement to ABC News, a spokesperson for Kemp noted the proximity to the November midterm elections.
Another set of human remains were found in Lake Mead near Las Vegas, the second time this month that remains have been found in the country's largest reservoir, officials said Wednesday. The remains were discovered at Swim Beach in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area around 8:00 p.m. Monday, according to the National Park Service. With the help of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's dive team, park rangers responded and set up a perimeter to retrieve the body, the NPS said.
Anne Heche's death has been ruled an accident, more than a week after suffering serious injuries in a fiery Los Angeles car crash, city records show. Heche, 53, died from inhalation and thermal injuries, according to records from the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner. Heche was alone in her car on Aug. 5 when she crashed into a home in the Mar Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles, engulfing her car and the house in flames, according to Los Angeles police and fire officials.
The Florida state attorney who was suspended by Gov. Ron DeSantis this month sued the governor on Wednesday, claiming his removal from office violated his First Amendment rights. The lawsuit, filed in federal court, alleges the Republican governor retaliated against Andrew Warren, the Hillsborough County state attorney, for siding with progressive prosecutors who vowed not to prosecute crimes related to abortion and gender-transition treatments for children. Warren, a Democrat, has called the suspension "political theater" and has claimed DeSantis suspended him to advance his own career.
As demand for monkeypox vaccines increases, the World Health Organization (WHO) has begun to receive preliminary reports on the efficacy of the shots, which suggests there are breakthrough cases occurring, officials said Wednesday. "We have known from the beginning that this vaccine would not be a silver bullet, that it would not meet all the expectations that are being put on it, and that we don't have firm efficacy data or effectiveness data in this context," officials said during a press conference.
In June of this year, seven weeks before the FBI raided former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in search of classified materials, former Defense Department appointee and outspoken Trump loyalist Kash Patel vowed to retrieve classified documents from the National Archives and publish them on his website. Trump had just issued a letter instructing the National Archives to grant Patel and conservative journalist John Solomon access to nonpublic administration records, according to reporting at the time. Patel, who under Trump had been the chief of staff for the acting defense secretary, claimed in a string of interviews that Trump had declassified a trove of "Russiagate documents" in the final days of his administration.
The term "Googling" may be synonymous with "searching" for things online, but for the group known as Gen Z that might be changing. Nearly 40% of Gen Z members (born from 1997 to 2012, according to the Pew Research Center) prefer TikTok for online searches, according to internal data from Google, which was first reported by TechCrunch. "They don't have a long attention span; they said that several times," said Adrienne Sheares, a social media consultant, who formed a Gen Z focus group to discuss their searching habits.
Traffic deaths for the first quarter of this year were the highest since 2002, according to early estimates from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The agency estimates 9,560 people died from motor vehicle crashes during the first quarter of this year -- up 7% from the same time in 2021. In 2019, NHTSA reported 36,355 people died on U.S. roads -- a number that grew to 38,824 in 2020 and 42,915 in 2021, despite less cars on the road.
A scathing internally initiated review of how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention handled COVID-19 has found that its approach toward the pandemic failed to meet the moment of crisis, and offered a series of changes intended to revamp the agency and make it more nimble. "For 75 years, CDC and public health have been preparing for COVID-19, and in our big moment, our performance did not reliably meet expectations," CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said in a statement on Wednesday. A fact sheet outlining the review, obtained by ABC News and confirmed by the CDC, said that the "need for change came through loud and clear."
Martha Stewart's highly anticipated first restaurant is officially open and the global lifestyle icon arrived over the weekend to unveil her new Las Vegas venture in vibrant, feather-trimmed fashion, namesake martini in hand. Stewart shined at The Bedford, located inside Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. The 194-seat dining destination boasts a French-inspired menu with a combination of Stewart's favorite recipes using locally sourced ingredients that bring an elegant farmhouse charm to the Strip in an intimate setting.
Former Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday castigated Republicans who are attacking the FBI after the agency searched Donald Trump's residence in Florida. The Aug. 8 search at Mar-a-Lago, which sources told ABC News is tied to the former president's alleged mishandling of classified documents and other White House records, has Republicans railing against the federal law enforcement agency as well as the Department of Justice. Rep. Elise Stefanik, the number 3 House Republican, said the search was "a complete abuse and overreach of its authority."
Rapper A$AP Rocky appeared in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom on Wednesday to enter a not guilty plea on assault charges in connection with a November 2021 shooting in Hollywood. The hip-hop star, whose legal name is Rakim Mayers, was charged on Monday with two counts of assault with a semi-automatic firearm for allegedly firing a handgun twice in the direction of the victim during a confrontation, according to Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón. The alleged assault with a firearm was against a former friend of Mayers and took place in Hollywood on Nov. 6, 2021, according to prosecutors.
In the trailer, Ortega transforms into Wednesday Addams in the iconic character's black and white-collared dress and pigtails. The trailer then shows Catherine Zeta-Jones and Luis Guzmán as Morticia and Gomez Addams taking Wednesday to a new school, Nevermore Academy.
A Texas middle school student had quite the start to her first day of school after she opened her front door to see an alligator. Running back into the house, her father didn't believe her until he saw the gator, Mike Trinh wrote in a Facebook post. Trinh said he called Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office who then directed him to the Missouri City Police Department, who Trinh said then directed him to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, which hadn't yet opened for the day.
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are enjoying what's left of summer on a family vacation with their two children. The "Frozen" actress, 42, shared a slideshow of Instagram photos on Tuesday featuring herself and husband Dax Shepard, as well as their daughters Lincoln, 9, and Delta, 7, enjoying the great outdoors on the Snake River in Swan Valley, Idaho. In the photos, the family is seen hiking, observing wildlife, horseback riding, swimming and rafting.
Rep. Liz Cheney is looking to turn her landslide loss in Wyoming's Republican primary Tuesday night into a nationwide crusade to keep Donald Trump out of the White House -- one she said Wednesday could include her running for president herself. Despite her six-year tenure in Congress now headed to a close, Cheney said her political work isn't done yet and is previewing what's to come next -- including a potential run for the presidency and an organization aimed at taking down Trump in 2024. Cheney's first hint at a presidential campaign came in her concession speech, in which she invoked President Abraham Lincoln as an example of patriotism and a champion of the Republican Party.
Wyoming's Republican voters got one step closer to picking their secretary of state on Tuesday in a primary matchup of candidates with opposing views on the 2020 election. ABC News reports that state Rep. Chuck Gray is projected to win the Republican nomination for secretary of state.
Zoë Kravitz says knew that she wanted her now-boyfriend Channing Tatum to star in her upcoming directorial debut, "P***y Island," even before she met him. In the upcoming thriller, Tatum will play a tech mogul who invites a cocktail waitress (Naomi Ackie) to his private island, where she soon finds that "there's more to this island than meets the eye." In a recent interview with WSJ Magazine, Kravitz explained that the script for the film, "was born out of a lot of anger and frustration around the lack of conversation about the treatment of women, specifically in industries that have a lot of money in them, like Hollywood, the tech world, all of that."
A Florida appeals court ruled on Monday that a 16-year-old girl was not "mature enough" to decide to terminate her pregnancy. The decision comes after a circuit judge in northwest Florida ruled that the teen could not get an abortion without notification and consent of a parent or guardian, despite the fact the teen has been found to be "parentless." The teen was requesting to bypass the Florida law that requires all individuals in the state under the age of 18 to receive parental consent before obtaining an abortion.
A battle between the University of Southern California and a group of its fraternities over new safety rules is playing out over the California campus this fall. Advocates who have been calling for schools to do more to curb sexual assaults, violence and underage drinking on college campuses say this could lead to a trend that further hampers student life. On Friday, the USC chapters of Kappa Alpha Order, Pi Kappa Alpha, Sigma Alpha Mu, Sigma Chi, Tau Kappa Epsilon and Zeta Beta Tau chose to sever their relationship with the school after it put in place new policies for school-sanctioned activities which include having security guards at parties, mandated ID scanners and a ban on large containers of alcohol such as kegs.