Each day, ABC News will give you a roundup of key Olympic moments from the day’s events in Tokyo, happening 13 hours ahead of U.S. Eastern Standard Time. After a 12-month delay, the unprecedented 2020 Summer Olympics is taking place without fans or spectators and under a state of emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic.
U.S. men's swimming takes gold, Ledecky settles for silver
American swimmer Caleb Dressel led the men's team to a gold model in the 4x100-meter freestyle relay on Monday, marking Team USA's second gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics. Dressel is on a quest to win six gold medals at the Games and is often referred to as the successor to Michael Phelps, the most successful and most decorated Olympian of all time with 28 medals.
Katie Ledecky on the U.S. women's swimming team, another decorated champion, was bested in the 400-meter freestyle by Australia's Ariarne Titmus, nicknamed "The Terminator." Ledecky's silver increased U.S. swimming's current medal total at the Tokyo Olympics to 8.
13-year-old Nishiya Momiji of Japan wins gold medal in women's street skateboarding
Team Japan has now claimed both gold medals in the first two events of skateboarding at the Tokyo Olympics, as Nishiya Momiji won the women's street final after compatriot Yuto Horigome had won the men's. Momiji, 13, was joined on the podium by another 13-year-old, Rayssa Leal of Brazil, who won silver, and 16-year-old Nakayama Funa of Japan, who took home the bronze.
COVID-19 cases increase to 153 among Olympic athletes and personnel
There were 16 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 among people at the Tokyo Olympics on Monday, including three athletes and one personnel member staying at the Olympic Village. The total now stands at 153, according to data released by the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee.
Meanwhile, the city of Tokyo reported 1,429 new cases on Monday, an increase in the rolling seven-day average of 141.2%, according to data released by the Tokyo metropolitan government.
There were no confirmed cases among the 1,144 U.S. Olympic delegates in Japan as of Sunday.
U.S. softball defeats Japan in warmup for gold medal game
The U.S. softball team defeated Japan 3-1 to keep their perfect 5-0 record, finishing the group stage. The two teams will face off again in the final on Tuesday, a gold-medal rematch of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing where Japan defeated Team USA 3-1.
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The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot issued its first subpoenas Thursday to four former senior Trump administration officials, including former President Donald Trump's longest-serving aide and last chief of staff. The committee is seeking documents and depositions from Dan Scavino -- Trump's caddy-turned-social media guru and senior White House aide -- former chief of staff Mark Meadows, conservative activist Steve Bannon and Kash Patel, who was the chief of staff for the acting defense secretary on Jan. 6.
One person was killed and 14 others were hurt in a shooting at a Kroger grocery store in Collierville, Tennessee, near Memphis, authorities said. The suspected shooter is also dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said. Kroger company officials did not immediately respond to ABC News questions about the suspected shooter’s employment status.
A man attempted to storm the cockpit of a JetBlue flight on Wednesday evening and then proceeded to kick and choke members of the flight crew, according to an FBI affidavit. With a little more than an hour left in the flight from Boston to San Juan, Puerto Rico, the man attempted to make a phone call and "became angry about the call's unsuccess," a flight attendant told the FBI. A flight attendant was able to get the man "corralled" back into the passenger seating area until a pilot decided to open the flight deck door.
An independent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory panel voted to recommend seniors and other medically vulnerable Americans get a booster dose of Pfizer's COVID vaccine, six months after their second dose. The vote now awaits final signoff from the CDC director. If that happens, booster shots would quickly become available at pharmacies, doctors' offices and other sites that provide the Pfizer vaccine.
The Biden administration continued to be pressed for answers Thursday over its handling of Haitian migrants who surged to Del Rio, Texas, this past week as more information comes out about where they are being sent now. Among those questions are the outcomes for the migrants who have not been directly returned to Haiti. Multiple government officials told ABC News that they estimate the number of Haitians placed into removal proceedings and released in the U.S. -- with notices to report back to authorities -- is in the thousands.
Local lawmakers in San Jose, California, are expected to vote on a resolution next week that would apologize to Chinese immigrants and their descendants for the role the city played in "systemic and institutional racism" more than a hundred years after one of the city's thriving Chinatowns was burned by arsonists. San Jose was once home to five Chinatowns built up by immigrants arriving to the U.S. in the late 1800s, according to a memorandum posted to the city's website that acknowledges the pain and unequal treatment suffered by these early Asian American communities. "These early Chinese immigrants were met with virulent, systematic racism, xenophobia and the violence of anti-Chinese forces from early on and were regularly denied equal protection before the law," the memo states.
The Environmental Protection Agency announced a new rule Thursday to reduce super-polluting greenhouse gases commonly used in air conditioners and refrigerators as part of the cooling process. This is a major leap forward in the Biden administration's plan to combat climate change despite the president's $3.5 trillion reconciliation package, which includes an overhaul on climate policy, facing broad opposition from Republicans in Congress. The rule creates a legal requirement for companies and manufacturers to reduce HFCs and was first proposed in May under the 2020 American Innovation and Manufacturing Act, or AIM.
Julius Jones, who has spent the past 20 years on death row, has never been closer to freedom, despite the fact that last week, his execution date was set for Nov. 18. The Oklahoma Parole Board voted 3-1 to commute Jones' sentence to life in prison with the possibility of parole, and now, the final decision on his fate remains in the hands of Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt. Jones' mother, Madeline Davis-Jones, told "Nightline" the news is "magical."
The U.S. special envoy for Haiti, Daniel Foote, has resigned in protest over the Biden administration removals of Haitians from the southern border, calling them "inhumane." The White House pushed back strongly against Foote's criticisms, and the State Department accused him of not telling the truth about his involvement in the policy-making process. In his resignation letter Foote protested the Biden administration's decision to deport Haitian migrants gathered in Del Rio, Texas.
The national spotlight on Gabby Petito's disappearance has given families of other missing persons hope that they too can amplify their stories and find loves ones. Petito made headlines after she went missing on a cross-country road trip with her boyfriend earlier this month. Petito is just one of thousands reported missing each year -- the FBI had over 89,000 active missing persons at the end of 2020.
Korean musical sensation BTS stepped out this week in their new official role as South Korean President Moon Jae-in's special presidential envoys at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. "It's still hard to believe that we did a speech and a performance," BTS' Jungkook told ABC News in an exclusive joint interview with Moon Tuesday. "Being appointed as special envoys ... it felt like time had stopped ... I take [this new appointment] as sign of hope and advancement, which means a lot to me and makes me happy."
Talks of bipartisan police reform legislation in Congress are officially over as Republicans and Democrats can't agree on key issues. Democrats, after more than a year of negotiations, made a final offer, but despite "significant strides," said Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., there weren't any more concessions to be made. "I just want to make it clear that this is not an end -- the efforts to create substantive policing reform will continue," Booker told reporters at the Capitol.
The city of Moab, Utah, will launch an investigation into the Moab City Police Department’s handling of an incident involving Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie on Aug. 12. The city said in a statement that the department’s police officers “have been both praised and criticized for their response and their resolution of the incident involving Ms. Petito and Mr. Laundrie.” Cops had responded to a call to Grand County Dispatch about a possible domestic dispute between Petito and Laundrie.
A state legislator in Florida has introduced an abortion restriction bill similar to a controversial law that took effect in Texas earlier this month. The new bill, HB 167, introduced Wednesday in the Florida House of Representatives by Rep. Webster Barnaby, would ban most abortions in the state and would allow people to file civil lawsuits against doctors who violate the law. Specifically, HB 167 would require physicians to test for a "fetal heartbeat" on a pregnant person seeking an abortion.
Amid outrage over images the White House said President Joe Biden found "horrible," the U.S. Border Patrol has temporarily stopped using agents on horseback against Haitian migrants in Del Rio, Texas, Homeland Security officials said Thursday. Shortly afterward, White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed the decision to end the horse patrols in what critics said was offensively harsh treatment of the migrants. "We have taken very specific actions as it relates to the horrific photos that we -- we’re not going to stand for in this administration," she told reporters at her daily press briefing.
Lawmakers in Europe on Thursday unveiled a proposal to force smartphone makers to adopt a universal, brand-agnostic charging cable in an effort to reduce electronic waste. The plans call for a USB-C cable to become the universal standard for all smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. While years of collaborating with the industry on a voluntary approach have brought the number of mobile charger types from 30 to 3 within the last decade, according to a statement from the European Commission, the new legislation would establish a single common charging solution.
What's old can become new again, and that may be the case for skinny eyebrows. While thicker, bushier, fuller eyebrows have become more popular within the last few years, celebrities such as Bella Hadid are making a strong case for a micro-sized eyebrow that was a hit in the '90s. Hadid's eyebrows are even thinner now than years past.
Democratic House and Senate leaders on Thursday announced they and the White House have reached agreement on a "framework" that will pay for most, if not all, of the massive $3.5 trillion human infrastructure bill -- a move meant to mitigate concerns from moderate and centrist Democrats opposed to the hefty price tag. Pelosi was joined by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen at her weekly press conference, as Democrats also face a looming possible government shutdown on Oct. 1 and still need to deal with the debt ceiling, which Republicans will not support.
The official trailer for "Spencer," the film starring Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana, is out. The film is an imagining of a weekend Princess Diana spent with the royal family over the Christmas holiday in 1991 at Queen Elizabeth's Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, during which Diana supposedly decides to leave Prince Charles.
Gabrielle Union says more needs to be done to ensure all actors are paid fairly in Hollywood -- especially those of color. Speaking to 9 to 5ish with theSkimm, Union explained why she's a big believer in being transparent about salary, saying the pay disparity is worse among Black actresses and spoke about her her own pay-negotiating experiences. "As Black actresses, there's almost shame involved because we get paid so much less," she said, and that Black actors take note of who tops the Forbes' highest paid celebrity list year after year.