Actress and producer Jamie Lee Curtis talks about the final season of her hit podcast, “Letters From Camp.”
Actress and producer Jamie Lee Curtis talks about the final season of her hit podcast, “Letters From Camp.”
A member of the Proud Boys has pleaded guilty to two charges, including seditious conspiracy and unlawful possession of a firearm, for his involvement on the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. This makes Jeremy Bertino, a former lieutenant member of the inner circle of the Proud Boys, the first member of the Proud Boys, an extremist far-right group, to plead guilty to seditious conspiracy. Bertino has also agreed to work with federal prosecutors.
Elon Musk accused Twitter on Thursday of failing to accept his restored offer to purchase the social media platform at the original price of $54.20 per share. The billionaire entrepreneur also asked the Delaware Chancery Court to halt a trial that's scheduled to begin later this month. Musk and Twitter have been embroiled in a legal battle since he made an offer to buy the platform and then decided to back out after the company allegedly did not provide him with the information he requested about bot accounts.
Herschel Walker, Georgia's Republican Senate nominee, on Thursday continued to offer shifting defenses about controversies in his personal life -- including the newest development: a report from The Daily Beast that a woman claiming he reimbursed her for an abortion in 2009 is also the mother of one of his four children. Speaking with reporters at an event on Thursday afternoon in Wadley, Georgia, Walker seemingly attempted to separate past allegations of violence related to his first marriage -- previously levied by ex-wife Cindy Grossman, and the son they share, Christian -- from the abortion-related claims this week by an anonymous woman in a series of Daily Beast articles, which he has repeatedly denied. "When my ex-wife and my past has nothing to do with what this woman said," Walker said, adding, "If anything happened, nothing to be ashamed of because my ex-wife and I are the best of friends with her husband and my wife."
President Joe Biden on Thursday announced he's pardoning all Americans who've been convicted of simple marijuana possession under federal law, coming closer to keeping a 2020 campaign promise to decriminalize the drug a little more than a month before the midterm election. The executive action will benefit 6,500 people with prior federal convictions and thousands of others charged under the District of Columbia's criminal code, according to senior administration officials. Elaborating on the number of people affected, officials said "there are no individuals currently in federal prison solely for simple possession of marijuana."
An "active shooting scene" is underway at a Hampton Inn in Dearborn, Michigan, the Michigan State Police said. One victim has been hospitalized, according to Dearborn police. Dearborn police said they have been in contact with the suspect's family and are trying to get him to surrender peacefully.
Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, is doubling down on his controversial "White Lives Matter" T-shirts. The controversial shirts were first seen at the rapper's surprise Yeezy Season 9 show in Paris earlier this week. The black and white designs included the slogan "White Lives Matter" on the back of the T-shirts.
A police officer who was hired by the Uvalde school district despite being under investigation for her conduct during the school massacre while with the Texas Department of Public Safety has now been fired. The school district said in a letter Thursday that Crimson Elizondo had been fired effective immediately. The decision to hire Elizondo drew outrage from parents' of victims of the May 24 school shooting that killed 21 people, including 19 elementary school students.
The first look at the highly anticipated "The Super Mario Bros. Movie" is finally here. Nintendo and Illumination, the studio behind the "Despicable Me" and "Minions" films, released the teaser trailer for the movie Thursday during a Nintendo Direct presentation specifically focused on the film that was simultaneously streamed at New York Comic Con. The trailer debuted "Guardians of the Galaxy" star Chris Pratt's voice as the iconic Italian plumber, one of the most popular and instantly recognizable video game characters of all time.
A federal judge in Syracuse on Thursday temporarily struck down key parts of a new law in New York that governs gun licensing. The law, called the Concealed Carry Improvement Act, replaced the unconstitutional "proper cause" standard with a requirement to demonstrate "good moral character." Applicants now have to provide a list of current and past social-media accounts, the names and contact information of family members, cohabitants and at least four character references in order to complete the license application or renewal process.
The world's tallest tower drop ride will be taken down after a Missouri teenager fell to his death while riding it earlier this year, the operator of the Florida amusement park attraction announced Thursday. Fourteen-year-old Tyre Sampson died after slipping out of his seat while on the Orlando FreeFall ride at ICON Park on March 24. Orlando Slingshot, which operates the ride, said it has decided to take down the 430-foot-tall attraction in the wake of Sampson's death.
For the past decade, Kaitlin Preble of Tucson, Arizona, said she has gone to her local pharmacy each month to pick up her daughter's prescription for methotrexate, a drug that is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, among other things. Preble's daughter, Emma Thompson, was diagnosed at age 3 with juvenile idiopathic arthritis, an autoimmune disease that can cause joint pain and inflammation in body parts including the hands, knees and ankles, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Now 14, Emma relies on methotrexate and a combination of other medications to be able to do basic functions like walking, brushing her hair and attending school in-person, according to Preble.
Power has been restored to more than 2.1 million customers as of Thursday morning in some of Florida's hardest-hit areas, a week after Hurricane Ian made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane, Florida Power & Light said. Less than 100,000 of its customers are still in the dark, the utility company reported. "In some of the hardest-hit areas, multiple specialized tree-trimming crews are needed to clear debris for every traditional line crew working to repair or, in some instances, rebuild infrastructure," FPL said in a statement.
The city of Rochester, New York, has reached a $12 million settlement with the family of Daniel Prude, who died after he was restrained by police during a mental health emergency, the mayor announced Thursday. The settlement, believed by the family's attorneys to be the largest of its kind in Rochester history, will be paid to Prude's estate and comes more than two years after his death, which sparked calls for police reform. "It is now time to look forward so we may work together and focus our efforts on Rochester's future."
While Iran's brutal attempts to put down nationwide protests -- sparked by the death of a young woman in the custody of its so-called morality police -- have done little to stop domestic dissent, the crackdown has dire implications for the regime on the international stage, cementing Iran's pariah status. Following Iranian security forces siege of an elite university in Tehran where students were demonstrating, President Joe Biden this week promised his administration would soon impose "further costs on perpetrators of violence against peaceful protestors." On Thursday, the Treasury Department announced it was "designating seven senior leaders within Iran’s government and security apparatus for the shutdown of Iran’s Internet access and the continued violence against peaceful protesters in the wake of the tragic death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who was arrested for allegedly wearing a hijab improperly, and died in the custody of Iran’s Morality Police."
It's been more than two months since the panel investigating the U.S. Capitol attack last held a public hearing after airing eight televised sessions from June to July to reveal the findings of their probe. In those hearings, lawmakers described what they called a "sophisticated, seven-part plan" by former President Donald Trump and his supporters to try to overturn his 2020 election loss to Joe Biden, including his pressure on the Department of Justice and local election officials. The last session focused exclusively on Trump's actions while violence unfolded on Jan. 6, 2021, with witnesses telling the panel Trump initially refused pleas from his staff to condemn the mob.
About 2.55 million middle and high schoolers in the United States reported using e-cigarettes, an increase of 21.5% from those who reported using those products last year, a new federal study shows. In total, 9.4% of respondents said they were current users, including 14.1% of high school students and 3.3% of middle school students. "Adolescent e-cigarette use in the United States remains at concerning levels and poses a serious public health risk to our nation's youth," said Dr. Brian King, director of the FDA's Center for Tobacco Products, in a statement.
Jordan Nguyen, a music teacher at Lakeview Elementary School in Norman, Oklahoma, a city about 20 miles south of Oklahoma City, was in the school's cafeteria when the Sept. 15 incident occurred and told "Good Morning America" it all happened in a matter of seconds. Cashton York, a third grader at Lakeview, was digging into his lunch with his classmates and friends when he "took a bite and started choking," according to Nguyen. "Immediately, the boys around him stood up and started screaming for help from me, who was the adult in the room at the time," Nguyen said, noting that Cashton had been facing away from her.
More than eight in 10 kids under the age of 17 have antibodies from a past COVID-19 infection, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The analysis shows that as of August, 86% of children between 6 months and 17-years-old have had at least one COVID infection since the pandemic began. "What we have to recognize is this is more of an indication that there's been broad spread of this virus in the pediatric community," said Dr. John Brownstein, an ABC News contributor and chief innovation officer at Boston Children's Hospital.
Kate Walsh recently revealed she is engaged -- seemingly accidentally -- on social media. The "Grey's Anatomy" actress introduced boyfriend Andrew Nixon as "my fiancé" during a recent Instagram Live with her "Private Practice" co-star Amy Brenneman, in honor of the 15th anniversary of the show's premiere. "Here comes the jungle cat, that is my fiancé," Walsh, who turns 55 on Oct. 13, told Brenneman, panning the camera over to Nixon as he walked in the door, smiled and waved.
Doja Cat was shining at Paris Fashion Week -- literally. The 26-year-old singer was photographed at the A.W.A.K.E. runway show on Tuesday wearing a two-piece Simon Miller gingham suit along with gold body paint on her face and chest. While Doja Cat appeared to be enjoying the look, not everyone was a fan and took to social media to share their thoughts.