Investigators look into past of suspected Colorado shooter
Anderson Lee Aldrich was arrested last year after allegedly threatening to harm his mother with a bomb and weapons.
Anderson Lee Aldrich was arrested last year after allegedly threatening to harm his mother with a bomb and weapons.
With a lack of definitive proof and as experts hunt for answers, a major question remains: Did the COVID-19 pandemic start naturally the way other viruses have developed over the centuries, or did it emerge from an accident at a lab in China? "Time is running out -- and the longer it takes to answer these questions, the more difficult it becomes," Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, infectious disease epidemiologist and the World Health Organization's COVID-19 technical lead, told ABC News. "We will not stop the pursuit of understanding how this pandemic began, and we will exhaust every avenue until we can rule certain hypotheses out."
An Arizona couple brought their "Love Story" to the next level over the weekend by getting married at a Taylor Swift concert in Glendale. René Hurtado and Max Bochman, who are huge "Swifties," tied the knot at State Farm Stadium Saturday and Hurtado shared a TikTok video documenting their nuptials Monday. The couple said "I do" during a break in Swift's "Eras Tour" set, but they can still tell friends and family members "Taylor Swift sang at my wedding."
A Colorado dentist accused of killing his wife by putting poison in her protein shakes was formally charged with first-degree murder on Thursday. James Toliver Craig, 45, appeared in an orange prison jumpsuit at the Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial, Colorado, where prosecutors filed formal charges while the defense requested all law enforcement notes to be preserved and for pretrial public comments to be limited. Craig, of Aurora, Colorado, also waived his right to a preliminary hearing within the 35-day window to give his lawyers more time.
Italians have long understood and preached the value of high-quality olive oil for everything from dipping bread to drizzling atop homemade gelato, and now Starbucks has tapped a century-old Sicilian producer to brew up a new coffee innovation. Oleato, Starbucks' new line of cold-pressed, extra virgin olive oil-infused arabica coffee beverages, makes its debut in the U.S. on Thursday after it first hit menus in Milan in February. ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton joined "GMA" on Thursday to break down the health benefits of fortified food and drinks, like olive oil coffee.
A student who was under a "certain agreement to be patted down each day" at school allegedly shot and wounded two school administrators at East High School in Denver, authorities said. The suspect, Austin Lyle, 17, fled the school on Wednesday morning after the shooting, Denver police said.
Monmouth University lifted a shelter-in-place order after an investigation into a "possible armed subject" found that a curling iron "was mistaken for a weapon," a university official said. Police at Monmouth, in West Long Branch, New Jersey, had received a report at 9:15 p.m. Wednesday of a "possible armed subject" on campus, the school said in an alert posted to its website. Multiple local and county law enforcement agencies searched and secured the campus, the university said.
The White House COVID-19 team will wind down as the country moves out of the emergency phase of the pandemic, multiple administration officials confirmed to ABC News. The end will impact public health measures afforded by the pandemic, like expanded Medicaid enrollment, subsidized costs of COVID tests, and data gathering on cases and deaths across the country. It will also mark a "new phase" of COVID response, an administration official said, which will be mirrored by a restructuring within the White House.
An attorney for Dominion Voting Systems accused Fox News on Wednesday of improperly redacting internal materials that the network was forced to hand over as part of Dominion's billion-dollar defamation suit against it. The claim came during a pivotal summary judgment hearing in which each side has asked the judge to rule in their favor before the case is set to head to trial next month. Dominion's $1.6 billion suit accuses Fox News of knowingly pushing false conspiracy theories about the voting machine company in the wake of the 2020 election, in order to combat concerns over ratings and viewer retention.
As the snowpack on the Sierra Nevada mountains melts, flooding in the Central Valley will remain a concern for weeks and months to come, experts say. There has been a "catastrophic level of water," Tricia Stever Blattler, executive director of the Tulare County Farm Bureau, which represents more than 1,100 farms and ranches in the San Joaquin Valley county, told ABC News. "We're still just experiencing so much more water in these storms than can possibly be held back by these dams," she said, calling this a "50-year event."
A Supreme Court debate Wednesday over parody and popular commercial brands was dominated by talk of whiskey bottles, dog toys, pornography and poop. The case, Jack Daniel's Properties Inc., v. VIP Products, centers on a chew toy that resembles a bottle of Jack Daniel's whiskey but is spoofed as "Bad Spaniels" with the suggestion that its contents are pet waste. "This case involves a dog toy that copies Jack Daniel's trademark and trade dress and associates its whiskey with dog poop," the whiskey maker's attorney Lisa Blatt told the court on Wednesday.
The Department of Justice announced Wednesday it made the largest methamphetamine bust in West Virginia history. The DOJ charged 30 people with allegedly distributing more than 200 pounds of meth, alongside guns and other drugs, over a period of seven months, dubbing the operation "Operation Smoke and Mirrors." "The takedown of this drug trafficking organization stopped a record amount of methamphetamine, as well as other dangerous drugs, from reaching our communities and causing harm," United States Attorney Will Thompson said in a statement.
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow's civil trial for a ski accident that occurred more than seven years ago continued Wednesday. Terry Sanderson, a retired optometrist, filed a lawsuit in January 2019 accusing Paltrow of crashing into him at the Utah-based Deer Valley Ski Resort on Feb. 26, 2016, and leaving him "seriously injured." The actress has denied causing the collision and, in a countersuit, claimed it was Sanderson who crashed into her, delivering a full "body blow" from behind.
Aaron Sorkin is opening up about a stroke he had in November. The screenwriter and film director known for his work on "A Few Good Men" and "The Newsroom" told The New York Times in a recent interview that he had a stroke two months before rehearsals began for the upcoming Broadway show "Camelot," which he reimagined in a new book based off the Lerner and Loewe classic tale. When he met with his doctor, his doctor told him that his blood pressure was high and that "you're supposed to be dead."
A proposed Florida Board of Education rule could expand restrictions on classroom instruction related to sexual orientation and gender identity. "For grades 4 through 12, instruction on sexual orientation or gender identity is prohibited unless such instruction is either expressly required by state academic standards … or is part of a reproductive health course or health lesson for which a student's parent has the option to have his or her student not attend," according to the proposed rule. This rule would build up on the Parental Rights in Education law Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed in March 2022.
One of former President Donald Trump's official representatives to the National Archives -- the agency that sparked the Justice Department's probe of Trump's handling of classified documents -- has now sued the Justice Department and the National Archives, demanding access to documents that the government has said may themselves contain classified information. At the heart of the lawsuit, filed Tuesday by pro-Trump journalist John Solomon, is what Solomon describes in court records as "a binder of documents" -- "about 10 inches thick" -- that come from the FBI's past probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election. As ABC News previously reported, Trump tried to make the binder's worth of documents public the night before he left office, issuing a "declassification" memo for much of the material and secretly meeting with Solomon, who was allowed to review the documents and later keep a batch of them.
An appeals court on Wednesday rejected an effort by former President Donald Trump's attorneys to block Trump lawyer Evan Corcoran from having to testify and hand over records to special counsel Jack Smith's team investigating Trump's handling of classified records after leaving the White House, according to court records. The three-judge panel on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled extraordinarily swiftly against the request for a stay by Trump's attorneys, who sought to block an order last Friday by the chief judge for the D.C. District Court, who determined the government had made a prima facie case that Corcoran's legal services were likely used by Trump in the furtherance of a crime.
Foot Locker plans to close 400 stores in North America by 2026 as it rebrands part of its business, the company announced Monday. The company plans to close many underperforming stores in shopping malls while focusing on strengthening its standalone stores with new concepts, Foot Locker said during its Investor Day presentation. "We are entering 2023 with a focus on resetting the business -- simplifying our operations and investing in our core banners and capabilities to position the company for growth in 2024 and beyond," Foot Locker president and CEO Mary Dillon said in a news release on the company's website.
A five-planet alignment of Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Uranus and Mars will be visible in the night sky on Tuesday, March 28. Bill Cooke, who has a Ph.D. in astronomy and heads NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office at the Marshall Space Flight Center, spoke to "Good Morning America" about the best ways to catch this upcoming alignment. "Perhaps the hardest to see with your eye will be the planet Mercury, [which] will be the one closest to the horizon, and right beside it will be a brighter object, planet Jupiter," said Cooke, who added that the next planet, Venus, will probably be the brightest planet to spot, whereas Uranus, a green star, can be hard to see with an unaided eye.
Cases of invasive group A strep infections, which can cause severe illness and be deadly, remain elevated in some parts of the country, officials warned Wednesday. In a statement to ABC News, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that "preliminary" data from 2023 suggests cases have remained elevated above pre-pandemic levels in some areas of the U.S. This follows confirmed reports that five children have died of invasive Strep A so far this year in Illinois.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis likened former President Donald Trump's jabs against him to so much "background noise," according to excerpts from an upcoming interview with Piers Morgan. "To me, it's just background noise," DeSantis is quoted saying in an account of the sit-down Morgan wrote for The New York Post. DeSantis, a hugely popular and controversial GOP governor considered to be Trump's closest competitor if he enters the race for president, also took an apparent swipe at Trump's character.