Rockaway Beach is temporarily banning beachgoers amid increased shark sightings.
Rockaway Beach is temporarily banning beachgoers amid increased shark sightings.
A suspect has been charged with attempted murder in the attack on author Salman Rushdie at a speaking event in New York state. Rushdie, who has faced death threats over his writing, was scheduled to give a lecture at the education center Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, in southwestern New York, Friday morning. At around 11 a.m., a man "ran up onto the stage and attacked Rushdie and an interviewer," according to New York State Police.
In front of a crowd nearly triple the anticipated turnout, John Fetterman, the Democratic nominee for Senate in the battleground state of Pennsylvania, spoke for roughly 11 minutes on Friday in his first public campaign appearance since suffering a stroke in May. Dressed in a hoodie and flanked by his wife, Gisele Barreto Fetterman, at a convention center in Erie, Fetterman discussed his stroke and threw jabs at his Republican opponent, Dr. Mehmet Oz, in front of an energized crowd his campaign said exceeded 1,300 people. "Let me just tell you right now, in front of everyone, Gisele saved my life."
Najib Mohammadi had high hopes for his life in the United States when he, his pregnant wife Susan and two small children left Afghanistan in July 2021. Mohammadi, 37, feels lucky he is safe and knows he is better off than others: he speaks English and the SIV program gives his family a pathway to citizenship. Earlier this year, an Afghan evacuee living in Pennsylvania whom Mohammadi had trained in the Afghan army called and asked him if life was easier in Sacramento.
Colleges and universities have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of students this fall, heralding a much-anticipated return to normalcy on campuses, with COVID-19 cases beginning to abate again across the country. “I think college campuses need to be very aware of the possibility” of monkeypox spreading into their student populations, Dr. Stephanie Silvera, an epidemiologist and professor of public health at Montclair State University, told ABC News.
At least one person was killed and more than 20 others were injured when strong gusts of wind caused parts of a stage to fall at a music festival in Spain, officials said. Three of the injured were in serious condition on Saturday, an official with the Valencia government said. As the weather worsened, the organizers ordered the area around the stage to be evacuated, they said, adding, “Unfortunately, the devastating meteorological phenomenon caused some structures to cause unexpected events.”
Just a few months ago, the real estate market was favorable to people selling homes. The amount of buyers was increasing, the number of listings were down and interest rates were dropping, it seemed, across the country. “Today, week after week, we see more and more inventory come on the market and demand is down,” broker Justin Itzen, who sells high-end homes in Orange County, California, told ABC News’ “Nightline.”
The gun used in the fatal shooting on the "Rust" movie set could not have been fired without pulling the trigger, according to an FBI forensic report obtained Friday by ABC News. Actor Alec Baldwin shot cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of the Western, which he was producing and starring in, last year. The actor believed he was handling a "cold gun" -- one without live ammunition -- when it went off and a live bullet struck Hutchins, killing her.
A redacted copy of the warrant and related papers from the FBI's search of Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago indicates that the Justice Department is investigating the potential violation of at least three separate criminal statutes, including under the Espionage Act. The filing -- released Friday by the court, at the government's request and with Trump's agreement -- includes the warrant, two attachments ("Attachment A" and "Attachment B") and an inventory of what was taken from Mar-a-Lago during the FBI operation on Monday in Palm Beach, Florida. Attachment B states that the property to be seized by agents includes "all physical documents and records constituting evidence, contraband, fruits of crime or other items illegally possessed" in violation of 18 USC 793, a statute under the Espionage Act involving the gathering, transmitting or loss of defense information; 18 USC 2071, which involves any federal government employee who willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, falsifies or destroys public records; and 18 USC 1519, obstruction of justice.
The Southern Baptist Convention announced Friday it is under investigation by the Department of Justice following the release of a 288-page report that found that the denomination's top leaders ignored sexual abuse allegations and disparaged survivors for more than two decades. "Individually and collectively each SBC entity is resolved to fully and completely cooperate with the investigation," a statement from organization leaders read. It continued, "While we continue to grieve and lament past mistakes related to sexual abuse, current leades across the SBC have demonstrated a firm conviction to address those issues of the past and are implementing measures to ensure they are never repeated in the future."
An Ohio boy was surprised with a puppy for his 12th birthday this week and his emotional reaction has social media users tearing up alongside him. Sarah Grimpo shared a TikTok video of her son's big surprise that has since been viewed more than 30 million times in just two days. The video shows Grimpo's son Adam unwrapping a birthday present, which turns out to be a "Stranger Things"-themed walkie-talkie dog toy and another basketball dog toy.
Every House Democrat on Friday voted to pass the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) over uniform Republican opposition, sending the multibillion-dollar climate, health and tax bill to President Joe Biden’s desk to be signed into law. The package, which similarly passed the Senate on Sunday along party lines, was approved around 6 p.m. by a vote of 220-207. Democrats in the chamber were seen celebrating what they are sure to champion as a legislative achievement -- which aims to make prescription drugs and health insurance cheaper while raising taxes on the wealthy, cutting the deficit, investing in clean energy and curbing climate change -- ahead of a contentious midterm cycle, when they will be up against the president's low approval ratings and other headwinds.
Whether you are planning a tropical vacation in the Caribbean or a day of relaxation in your backyard oasis, there are lots of little fashion and beauty buys that can help set the tone. From fabulous caftans to mood-setting candles, here are several items that certainly pass the vacation vibe check.
Perhaps no midterm primary is getting more attention than that of Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, whose race next week could be the highest-profile test yet of the voter backlash -- or lack thereof -- to a Republican participating on the House Jan. 6 committee and whether anti-Trump conservatives have a path forward within their own party. As it stands, Cheney's chances for reelection are slim: Her opponent, Wyoming attorney Harriet Hageman, bests her in past head-to-head polling match-ups, according to FiveThirtyEight, helped in part by a blessing from former President Donald Trump. On Thursday, Cheney released an ad crystalizing her closing argument: The "big lie" about the 2020 election -- and Trump's embrace of it -- is ruining democracy.
Former Louisville detective Kelly Goodlett will plead guilty to one count of conspiring to violate the civil rights of Breonna Taylor . Goodlett confirmed the plea with her attorney during an online court hearing Friday. Taylor was fatally gunned down when Louisville, Kentucky, police officers executed a “no-knock” search warrant on her home shortly after midnight on March 13, 2020.
Right out of college, Parween Mander was excited to start her new job. Mander believes the first step towards financial freedom is to assess your psychology around money. To increase cash flow, Mander recommends trying to negotiate your current position's salary or taking on a second job.
Tributes have begun pouring in for actress Anne Heche. The actress, who suffered serious injuries after a fiery car crash in Los Angeles last week, was declared brain dead Thursday night but was kept on life support for organ donation, her representative said Friday. The actress was driving in the Mar Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles when she smashed into a home, engulfing both her car and the house in flames, according to Los Angeles police and fire officials.
Diane Keaton turned a recent Hollywood outing into a rare family outing. The Oscar-winning actress had her two children -- daughter Dexter, 27, and son Duke, 22 -- by her side at Hollywood's TCL Chinese Theatre for her handprint and footprint cement ceremony on Thursday. Also joining the trio was Dexter's husband, Jordan White.
Anne Heche has died at the age of 53 after suffering serious injuries in a fiery car accident in Los Angeles, according to her family. Heche was declared brain dead Thursday night but has been kept on life support for organ donation, and her heart is still beating, her representative said Friday. "Rest In Peace Mom, I love you," he said.
Since a case of polio was reported in Rockland County -- just north of New York City -- last month, officials have suspected that "hundreds" of cases may be circulating around the state silently. "The average person has really very little risk of acquiring polio if they've been vaccinated," Dr. Daniel Kuritzkes, chief of the division of infectious diseases at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, told ABC News. There are two vaccines used to protect against polio infection: the inactivated poliovirus vaccine and the oral poliovirus vaccine.
Young Thug is facing additional gang-related charges in connection to a sweeping grand jury indictment in Fulton County, Georgia, that led to the arrest of the Atlanta rapper in May on gang-related charges. The Grammy-winning rapper, whose legal name is Jeffrey Lamar Williams, was initially charged with two counts but was reindicted this month on six additional charges, according to charging documents obtained by ABC News from the Fulton County District Attorney's office. According to ABC affiliate in Atlanta, WSBT-TV, the district attorney's office said that the additional charges against Williams and four others named in the indictment stem from arrests on March 17 and May 9, including a search of Williams' home in Buckhead, a residential area of Atlanta, the night of his arrest on May 9.