Historic March Madness shocker
16th seed Farleigh Dickinson beat 1st seed Purdue in a stunning upset.
16th seed Farleigh Dickinson beat 1st seed Purdue in a stunning upset.
Seven California Highway Patrol officers and a nurse have been charged with involuntary manslaughter nearly three years after the in-custody death of a man who was pulled over for a traffic stop in Los Angeles County and repeatedly said "I can't breathe" before losing consciousness. Edward Bronstein, 38, died on March 31, 2020, after the California Highway Patrol pulled him over while driving on the 5 Freeway in Burbank for suspicion of driving under the influence, prosecutors said. Six officers are accused of forcing Bronstein to the ground handcuffed and pinning him down by pressing their knees on his legs and neck while his blood was drawn, according to prosecutors.
A Democratic lawmaker who was screaming about Republicans' approach to gun violence just off the House floor on Wednesday soon got into a tense altercation with one of his conservative colleagues. An animated Rep. Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y., a former principal, came off the floor and began telling reporters to continue to press GOP members on their views on the issue of guns and shootings. Rep. Bowman came off the House floor, telling reporters to continue to ask Republicans about gun violence.
Although conservatives have criticized the Biden administration for what they called a lack of oversight over the funds -- with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy pledging before the midterms that there should no longer be a "blank check" -- most Republicans on the panel sought to balance support for Ukraine with a commitment to surveillance. "To be clear, I do not conduct this oversight to undermine or question the importance of support for Ukraine, but rather -- to the contrary -- oversight should incentivize the administration and Ukraine to use funds from Congress with the highest degree of efficiency and effectiveness," said Chairman Michael McCaul, R-Texas.
Pennsylvania Sen. John Fetterman is expected to return to Congress the week of April 17, after the upcoming two-week recess, according to a source familiar with the matter. The Democratic lawmaker, who suffered a stroke during his campaign, checked himself into an impatient facility on Feb. 15 while suffering from depression. “While John has experienced depression off and on throughout his life, it only became severe in recent weeks,” his chief of staff, Adam Jentleson, said in a statement at the time.
Republican members of the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday pressed Washington, D.C., officials about public safety and the city's management in the wake of Congress taking the unusual step of blocking controversial changes to the local criminal code. For almost four hours, legislators debated D.C.'s laws at a hearing nominally focused on policing in the district. Having stopped the so-called crime bill last month, House Republicans are now seeking to repeal a law enforcement reform bill in D.C.
Outgoing "Dancing with the Stars" co-host Tyra Banks is weighing in on Julianne Hough joining the show as co-host for season 32. "The businesswoman in me sees how Julianne is great on multiple levels," Banks told Us Weekly. Banks also praised Julianne Hough, a two-time Mirrorball winner herself, for having "so much personality and strong opinions backed by experience."
One man has been arrested in connection with the smuggling incident that led to 17 migrants becoming trapped on a train on Friday in Uvalde County, Texas. Two migrants died in the incident. Denniso Carranza Gonzales, a Honduran national, was allegedly a foot guide for a group of 12 Honduran migrants that day, according to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas and obtained by ABC News.
Pope Francis has been diagnosed with a respiratory infection, according to the Vatican Press Office. "In recent days, Pope Francis complained of some respiratory difficulties and this afternoon he went to [Policlinico A.] the Gemelli [hospital] for some medical checks," the statement read. "The outcome of these showed a respiratory infection (excluding Covid 19 infection) that will require several days of appropriate hospital medical treatment."
A new Idaho bill would make it illegal to aid minors in traveling across state lines for abortion care while concealing it from their parents. The proposed bill is set to be voted on by the state Senate. The proposed bill names a crime called "abortion trafficking," which criminalizes any adult who aids or obtains abortion pills for a minor in another state while seeking to conceal it from their parents or legal guardians.
When the suspected shooter drove into the parking lot of Nashville's Covenant School at 9:53 a.m. local time on Monday, a maintenance worker was standing outside with a leaf blower and a group of children were at a playground, some enjoying the sunny spring morning on a swing set, according to security video from the hilltop campus. The suspect, identified as 28-year-old Audrey Hale, circled the nearly empty parking lot in a four-door Honda Fit, driving by the playground before parking. Hale once attended the Covenant School, a preschool to sixth-grade institution run by the Presbyterian church, and did not have a criminal record.
A quick search of the term "boho braids" or "goddess braids" on TikTok is all it takes to see rising interest in the the style, as much of the country ushers in warmer weather. "When I think about its origin, the influence and who has had a hand in its evolution, I have to credit Lisa Bonet as someone who pioneered this style," celebrity hairstylist Lacy Redway told "Good Morning America."
The cause of a deadly fire is under investigation after seven people were killed and several others injured in an explosion at a chocolate factory in Pennsylvania, police and city officials said. The explosion occurred Friday evening at the RM Palmer Company in West Reading, located about 60 miles northwest of Philadelphia. Images of the scene showed smoke and flames billowing from the factory.
Camilla, the Queen Consort, donned royal jewels for the first official tour of King Charles III's reign. Camilla and Charles touched down in Germany Wednesday, attending a state banquet that evening at Schloss Bellevue, the presidential palace in Berlin. For the banquet, Camilla wore the Boucheron diamond tiara and paid tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II with her necklace, made of fringed diamonds.
A Pennsylvania woman who lives next to a chocolate factory that exploded Friday has filed a lawsuit accusing the company of negligence that led to the fatal explosion. Betty Wright claimed that she was home at the time of the explosion and was "lifted from her feet and blown across the room causing severe and permanent injuries," according to the lawsuit. Seven people died and several others were injured after the explosion at the factory in West Reading.
Artificial intelligence-driven language models have garnered millions of users in recent months, instantly whipping up viral sensations like a biblical verse about how to remove a peanut butter sandwich from a VCR. The move deepened a longstanding relationship between Microsoft and OpenAI, which began with a $1 billion investment four years ago.
A 1-year-old boy was allegedly fatally shot by his 5-year-old sibling at an apartment in Indiana, police said. Police received a report of a shooting at an apartment complex in Lafayette around 3 p.m. local time on Tuesday. Responding officers found the 1-year-old dead from a gunshot wound at the residence, police said.
The White House continued to send a pointed message Wednesday on Israel’s proposed judicial overhaul after a rare public disagreement between President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Biden and Netanyahu traded words Tuesday about Netanyahu’s controversial plan to implement reforms to the court system, with Biden going so far as to say the prime minister wouldn't be invited to the White House any time soon. "They cannot continue on this road, and I've sort of made that clear," Biden said.
Santa Fe District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies is stepping away from prosecuting the fatal on-set "Rust" shooting, her office announced Wednesday. The move comes after state Rep. Andrea Reeb announced she would be stepping down as special prosecutor in the case as well. In their place, Carmack-Altwies appointed long-time New Mexico attorneys Kari Morrissey and Jason Lewis to serve as special prosecutors in the case over the fatal October 2021 shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, her office said.
A 9-year-old Massachusetts boy has gone viral after sewing a dress shirt for his father. Aaron Gouveia shared a video of his son Sam showing him the custom creation on TikTok over the weekend, and in just three days, the post on his @daddyfiles account had garnered more than 13 million views. Gouveia, a dad of three from Franklin, Massachusetts, told "Good Morning America" that Sam has been taking sewing classes for over a year and was inspired by his great-aunt Val to pick up the hobby.
A 41-year-old man allegedly fathered more than 500 children in the Netherlands, according to the Donorkind Foundation, an organization that helps children born via sperm donations who are looking for their origins. Donorkind, which is based in Den Haag, Netherlands, confirmed in a statement that a generous "serial donor" would have given his sperm nationally and internationally. A lawsuit brought by the mother of one of his children is now asking a Dutch court to help prevent the man from donating in the future.