Millions take to roads, airports for holiday weekend
Nearly 3.4 million people are expected to fly during Memorial Day weekend.
Nearly 3.4 million people are expected to fly during Memorial Day weekend.
A father and his four children were saved from an early morning house fire by a neighbor and a passerby who saw smoke coming from the home's garage and were able to alert the sleeping family, police said. The fire was reported around 5:35 a.m. Wednesday at a home in South Brunswick Township, New Jersey, local police said. A man who lives on the block told police he looked out his window at about 5:30 a.m. and "noticed puffs of smoke that looked like fog" over the corner of his neighbor's garage, the South Brunswick Township Police Department said in a statement.
The news of Cattrall's return as Samantha comes nearly six years after the actress told Piers Morgan in an interview that she and her fellow "SATC" co-stars have "never been friends" and that she wouldn't participate in a remake of the show. Last year, during an interview on The Hollywood Reporter's podcast, "Awards Chatter," Sarah Jessica Parker, who plays Carrie Bradshaw on "SATC" and "AJLT" set the record straight about Cattrall and said that "there is not a fight going on."
A South Carolina gas station owner was charged with murder on Monday after allegedly shooting and killing a 14-year-old boy he wrongly believed had shoplifted several bottles of water, according to law enforcement. Rick Chow, 58, was arrested and charged in connection to the fatal shooting of Cyrus Carmack-Belton in Columbia, South Carolina, the Richland County Sheriff's Office said. In a news conference on Monday, Sheriff Leon Lott said the teenager did not shoplift from the Shell gas station, despite Chow's belief that he did.
Despite calling for a ban on foreign lobbying, in which Americans lobby lawmakers and the public for foreign interests, Republican 2024 presidential hopeful Nikki Haley has raised tens of thousands of dollars in political donations from foreign lobbyists, disclosure reports show. The U.S. ambassador to the U.N. under the Trump administration, Haley has recently been campaigning on her opposition to foreign lobbying, saying that embassies -- and not private consultants or lobbyist agents -- should represent foreign interests in the U.S. Banning foreign lobbying has been part of her stump speech against aid to foreign countries, especially money she suggests is going to countries whose interests seem to be at odds with those of the United States.
A Los Angeles jury has found former "That '70s Show" actor Danny Masterson guilty of two counts of forcible rape in a retrial of a case involving three women. The third count against Jane Doe 3 has been declared a mistrial. Masterson, 47, pleaded not guilty to three counts of felony rape following accusations by three different women, including a former girlfriend.
Disney fans said goodbye this week to the iconic attraction Splash Mountain, which was officially closed on Wednesday, May 31, the company confirmed to ABC News. Disney announced in 2020 that the Splash Mountain ride at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resort would be re-themed to Tiana's Bayou Adventure, to reflect the story of the 2009 film "The Princess and the Frog." "In many ways, Tiana's Bayou Adventure is a love letter to New Orleans," Charita Carter, executive producer of relevancy activations for Walt Disney Imagineering, said in a statement in December 2022.
For anyone who loves a sweet and salty snack or treat -- and also has a culinary torch in their kitchen -- this TikTok "creme brûlée-gle" recipe could be your perfect bite. Sami Schnur, aka The Naughty Fork on TikTok, regularly shares food and snack taste tests with her over 173,000 followers, but her latest concoction is getting people fired up. "I really love sweet cream cheese flavors -- honey nut, strawberry -- but I didn't have any at home, so I thought about mixing sugar into the cream cheese, and then I had the idea to brûlée it instead," the self-taught home cook told "Good Morning America" of the inspiration for her recent creme brûlée-bagel creation, which she posted on TikTok on March 29.
A deal to raise the nation's debt ceiling is heading to a crucial vote in the House on Wednesday night, the next step in averting a potential default now just days away. The bill, titled the "Fiscal Responsibility Act," cleared its first major hurdle Tuesday when the House Rules Committee advanced the bill in a 7-6 vote. A subsequent vote to begin debate on the bill, on Wednesday afternoon, was approved by the House 241-187 when about three dozen Democrats joined a majority of Republicans in voting yes.
Work requirements for government safety net programs are back in the spotlight as the House readies for a key vote on the debt ceiling deal brokered by President Joe Biden and Speaker Kevin McCarthy. In a twist, a new analysis from the Congressional Budget Office released late Tuesday found tougher rules for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that Republicans demanded would actually increase the number of people eligible for benefits, sometimes referred to as food stamps. The nonpartisan agency estimated the provisions relating to SNAP would add $2.1 billion in direct spending and 78,000 people would gain benefits in an average month.
Twelve years after competing in his first spelling competition in Virginia at just 2 years old, and just days after his 14th birthday, Akash Vukoti competed in the annual Scripps National Spelling Bee for a sixth time. Vukoti is now the only participant to compete in the spelling tournament six times in its 95-year history, with his first appearance in 2016 and follow-up appearances in 2018, 2019, 2021 and 2022. Vukoti was one of the 41 spellers who returned this year from the 2022 competition and had originally hoped to break his standing 2019 record of 42nd place in his last Scripps spelling tournament before he aged out.
Police have arrested 35-year-old Matthew J. Nilo, a former Boston attorney, in connection with several decades-old rapes that took place in Boston. Officials said they were able to identify the suspect using forensic genetic genealogy. Nilo has been charged with three counts of aggravated rape, two counts of kidnapping, one count of assault with intent to rape and one count of indecent assault and battery, according to Boston police.
"It's a century's worth of hard work and dedication from our culture, coming all the way from China to a small mining town," owner Jerry Tam told "Good Morning America" about how special it is to still have the restaurant in his family, under his helm. The Pekin Noodle Parlor is the oldest continuously run family-owned Chinese restaurant in the country and Tam took "GMA" behind the scenes of the delicious operation, sharing a glimpse into its vibrant history. "I'm fifth generation Tam running and operating the Pekin Noodle Parlor," he said, referencing his great-great-grandfather, who founded the restaurant in 1911.
Say you're looking to fly from Las Vegas to Charlotte, North Carolina. Hypothetically, a traveler could use their layover as their final destination, skipping the last leg of their trip and saving themselves some money along the way. This practice is called "skiplagging" or "hidden city ticketing" and it's been around for years.
Daniella Karagach and Pasha Pashkov are officially parents. The "Dancing with the Stars" pros announced in a joint Instagram post on Wednesday that they had welcomed their first child together, a daughter named Nikita. Fellow "DWTS" pros and former contestants flooded Karagach's comments with well wishes for the family.
Jordin Sparks and her son Dana Isaiah Jr. -- aka DJ -- are making our spidey-senses tingle. The "American Idol" winner, 33, stepped out with her little man on Tuesday at the world premiere of "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse" at Regency Village Theatre in Los Angeles -- in full cosplay. The mother-son duo came to the star-studded event dressed as characters from the film, with Sparks rocking a Spider-Woman outfit like Gwen Stacy (voiced by Hailee Steinfeld in the movie) and DJ looking cool as Miles Morales' Spider-Man (voiced by Shameik Moore).
Former Vice President Mike Pence will announce next week that he is running for president, giving a kickoff speech in Iowa and releasing a campaign video on June 7 ahead of a town hall with CNN later that day in Des Moines, a source familiar confirms to ABC News. Pence will be running against Donald Trump in the Republican primary -- setting up a personal battle with the former boss he only broke from in the wake of the Jan. 6 attack. The June 7 timing puts Pence on track with his promise to make a decision before late June.
Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley’s husband, Michael Haley, is set to deploy in the coming weeks to Africa with the South Carolina Army National Guard, a source familiar confirms to ABC News. The yearlong deployment, in support of U.S. Africa Command, would span much of Nikki Haley’s campaign schedule and would be her husband's second active-duty tour overseas since joining the National Guard in 2006. Nikki Haley’s husband has been a continual part of her campaign since it launched in February, attending the kickoff as well as a number of rallies.
It's been nearly 72 hours since a Davenport, Iowa, apartment building partially collapsed, possibly trapping two men inside, including resident Branden Colvin. Colvin's son, Branden Colvin Jr., said he feels helpless as he waits for answers. "I know my dad's in there and there's nothing I can do ... wishing I could just run in there," Colvin Jr. told ABC News on Wednesday.
A Virginia man has been arrested for the murder of New Jersey councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour, who was gunned down outside her home in February. Rashid Ali Bynum, 28, who apparently knew Dwumfour from church, was taken into custody Tuesday morning on charges including first-degree murder, Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone announced at a news conference Tuesday. On Feb. 1, Dwumfour, a 30-year-old mom and church leader, was shot multiple times while she was in her SUV outside her townhouse.
Allison Holker enjoyed a family outing with her three children at the world premiere of "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse" on Tuesday. Holker, 35, stepped out with her eldest daughter Weslie, her son Maddox and her youngest daughter Zaia on the red carpet at Regency Village Theatre in Los Angeles to watch the film, which arrives in theaters on June 2. Holker's kids proved they have just as much style as their mom: Weslie, 15, donned an oversized pinstripe suit, while the two younger kids wore matching sneakers.