The magical expo is back after being sidelined by COVID-19.
The magical expo is back after being sidelined by COVID-19.
Debbie Levenson, a Fort Myers resident, takes hurricanes seriously, but she and her family are trying to remain calm and do what they need to do to ride out the storm. "You get your supplies, make sure you have flashlights [and] do your laundry ahead of time in case you lose power," Levenson told ABC News. Levenson is one of the more than 1 million Florida customers who have already lost power as Ian slams the state, bringing powerful winds and a dangerous storm surge.
The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for over a dozen migrants after their vessel sank off the coast of Florida as Hurricane Ian was moving through the region, authorities said. U.S. Border Patrol agents responded Wednesday to a migrant landing in Stock Island in the Florida Keys, Chief Patrol Agent Walter Slosar said on Twitter. Four Cuban migrants had swam to shore after their vessel sank "due to inclement weather," Slosar said.
Twenty-year-old Charlie told "Nightline" that he's lucky to be alive after he nearly became one of the thousands of people across the country who lost their lives to fentanyl. The Southern California college student, who asked not to reveal his real name, was at a party in August when he thought he was taking a party drug, but it turned out to be the synthetic opioid. Charlie's story is becoming all too common in America as parents, school officials and parents are scrambling to get ahead of the epidemic and prevent more deaths.
The outdoors community is grieving the sudden loss of ski mountaineer Hilaree Nelson, a legend of extreme feats who died after a small avalanche coming down from the peak of the world's eighth highest mountain. "Pray for her family and community, which is broadly stretched across our planet," her partner, Jim Morrison, wrote Wednesday. Nelson and Morrison were attempting to ski down Manaslu on Monday when she triggered a small avalanche, according to Morrison, that took her "down a narrow snow slope."
The Justice Department is asking a federal judge to approve a psychologist for a new round of exams on migrant parents whose children were separated from them by the Trump administration. The government's request, filed last week, is part of an ongoing lawsuit in Arizona federal court on behalf of five mothers who were separated from their kids under then-President Donald Trump's "zero-tolerance" policy which mandated prosecutions for all illegal border crossings.
President Joe Biden on Wednesday asked about the whereabouts of an Indiana congresswoman who was killed in a car crash earlier this year, prompting reporters to ask the White House to explain why he appeared confused and not be satisfied with the answer. The misstep happened as Biden spoke at the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health, where his administration pledged $8 billion in an effort to end hunger and decrease diet-related diseases by 2030. As he often does at such events, Biden was thanking the lawmakers involved in the issue when he mentioned late Rep. Jackie Walorski, who represented Indiana's 2nd Congressional District as a Republican for nine years.
When COVID-19 vaccines became widely available, some women reported changes in the timing and length of their menstrual cycles after getting vaccinated. Now, nearly two years later, a global study has confirmed that COVID-19 vaccination can lead to temporary changes in cycle length for some people. The study, published in the medical journal BMJ, looked at nearly 20,000 women around the world who self-reported their menstrual cycle through Natural Cycles, an FDA-cleared birth control app.
Little Amal is making a big impact in The Big Apple! During her journey Wednesday through New York City, the 12-foot-tall puppet made her live studio world debut on the Emmy Award-winning daytime talk show, "The View." Created in 2021, the puppet represents a 10-year-old Syrian refugee from Aleppo searching for her mother.
As elevated prices for oil and gas strain U.S. households, the country faces a weather event that some fear will send the costs of these essentials even higher: Hurricane Ian. The category 4 hurricane on Wednesday sustained wind speeds of 150 miles per hour as it made landfall on Florida's west coast. "Do not, let me repeat, do not use this as an excuse to raise gasoline prices or gouge the American people," he said.
The White House said this week that large leaks in undersea gas pipelines running from Russia to Germany were the result of "apparent sabotage." U.S. national security adviser Jake Sullivan said Tuesday night that he had spoken with his Danish counterpart about the leaks in the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines, which he labeled "apparent sabotage." "I spoke to my counterpart Jean-Charles Ellermann-Kingombe of Denmark about the apparent sabotage of Nord Stream pipelines," Sullivan tweeted.
Elton John has released the hotly anticipated music video for his and Britney Spears' "Hold Me Closer." Neither Sir Elton nor Britney appear in the colorful music video, but it does borrow some elements attributed to the legendary singers -- mainly their ability to make others want to dance.
"Jeopardy!" champion Amy Schneider announced Tuesday on social media that she and her partner Genevieve Davis are married -- and the ceremony took place months ago. In an Instagram post featuring photos from the couple's special day, Schneider wrote that she and Davis were "delighted" to share that they were married in a "small private ceremony" on May 9. Over on Twitter, Schneider shared the same photos alongside a different caption, one that reflected on how she felt before beginning her "Jeopardy!" journey and her life with Davis.
Work is underway to restore power to Cuba, after Hurricane Ian knocked out electricity to the entire island. Ian made landfall as a Category 3 storm on Tuesday, hitting the island's western end. Tuesday night, Cuban state media reported that there was no power on the island.
The man who became paralyzed from the chest down while handcuffed in police custody has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of New Haven and New Haven Police Department officers for $100 million. According to the lawsuit, Randy Cox, 36, was sitting handcuffed, but otherwise unrestrained, in the back seat of a police van on June 19 when Officer Oscar Diaz abruptly hit the brakes. "We think that there is no value that can replace the damages and the hurt and the harm and the mental anguish and the torture that he's endured every day, every hour, every minute, every second, every second of his life," attorney Ben Crump, who is representing the family, said in a news conference Tuesday afternoon announcing the lawsuit.
New -- though limited -- data released on Wednesday morning from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that people who haven't been vaccinated against monkeypox were 14 times more likely to get infected than vaccinated people. The data is drawn from people who were eligible for a monkeypox vaccine in their states, which mostly includes men who have sex with men or people who have multiple sexual partners. The numbers provide the first sense of real-world effectiveness on the JYNNEOS vaccine, the leading inoculation against monkeypox.
It's hard to believe the Spice Girls' sophomore album, "Spiceworld," is turning 25. To celebrate the anniversary, the British pop stars have announced "Spiceworld 25," a deluxe anniversary edition of their standout 1997 album, out Nov. 4. The Spice Girls curated the release themselves and have added their favorite bonus tracks, remixes and B sides.
A major hurricane is headed toward Florida, bringing with it the threat of high winds, dangerous storm surge and even tornadoes. Hurricane Ian, which is currently in the Gulf of Mexico, is forecast to make landfall on Florida's western coast on Wednesday between 1 and 6 p.m., somewhere between Port Charlotte and Sarasota. The entire Florida Peninsula is under either a hurricane or tropical storm warning.
Citing concerns about the lingering and sometimes debilitating long-term impacts of COVID-19 on the body -- and observed inequities amongst minority patients suffering disproportionately from the virus -- medical experts on “long COVID” issued the first guidance of its kind to diagnose and treat the mysterious illness. Experts at the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation said they hope the guidance will help other doctors leverage their experience with patients to help address and mitigate their symptoms. The guidance is indicative of widespread concern among medical experts that even months after resolving the initial infection, COVID is still causing serious health concerns amongst many Americans.
The body of American ski mountaineer Hilaree Nelson was found on Manaslu in Nepal on Wednesday, ABC News has learned. Nelson was on the eighth highest peak in the world along with her partner, Jim Morrison, when she went missing Monday just below the summit, North Face, her sponsor, confirmed to ABC News. "There are no words to describe the love for this woman, my life partner, my lover, my best friend, and my mountain partner," Morrison wrote on social media Wednesday.
As much of Florida prepares for Hurricane Ian to make landfall, the hospitality world is bracing for impact. Famed theme parks and hotels across the state in the path of the Category 4 storm are working fast to minimize potential damage. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer warned that the storm is predicted to hit the city with an expected 10-20 inches of rainfall and wind gusts up to 60-75 mph. Dyer told ABC News the biggest concerns locally are flooding and wind damage, and the city is preparing for downed trees and power lines.