“She’s the person we’ve always looked up to somehow.”
“She’s the person we’ve always looked up to somehow.”
A federal judge last week ordered Ruby Montoya, a 32-year-old climate activist, to serve six years in prison for her role in damaging the Dakota Access Pipeline -- a sentence that federal prosecutors said they hope will deter others who plan to engage in what they characterized as "domestic terrorism." Montoya, who pleaded guilty to one charge of conspiring to damage an energy facility, and 42-year-old activist Jessica Reznicek snuck through security fences, set fire to equipment and used chemicals to burn holes in the pipeline itself from 2016 to 2017, according to their plea agreements. On Thursday, in addition to Montoya's prison sentence, U.S. District Judge Rebecca Ebinger ordered the pair to pay more than $3 million in restitution.
President Joe Biden's federal student loan forgiveness plan will cost $400 billion over 10 years, according to a revised estimate this week from the Congressional Budget Office. In a letter sent Monday to North Carolina Republicans Sen. Richard Burr and Rep. Virginia Foxx following their inquiries into Biden's announcement last month to forgive up to $20,000 in federal student loans, the CBO noted that the cost of pausing repayments through the end of 2022 will add an additional $20 million onto that $400 billion price tag.
NASA has successfully tested its Double Asteroid Redirection Test spacecraft, or DART, which collided with an asteroid Monday night. On the receiving end of that collision will be Dimorphos, a small asteroid that is the moon of a bigger space rock, Didymos. The instruments will give viewers a first glimpse of Didymos and allow the spacecraft to autonomously steer itself into a direct collision with the small asteroid, Dimorphos.
The more than 1,200 miles of shores in the southern U.S. that line the Gulf of Mexico are no stranger to strong storms -- but that doesn't make potential damage from an approaching cyclone any less likely. As Hurricane Ian marches closer to the U.S., its aim toward the Gulf Coast is especially concerning considering how vulnerable the region is to storm surge, experts told ABC News. The underwater geology of the Gulf of Mexico is what makes the Gulf Coast particularly unguarded against the massive influx of seawater.
Katya Echazarreta made history in June when she became the first Mexican-born woman to travel into outer space. The 27-year-old electrical engineer was aboard the June 4 flight of the Blue Origin as a Space for Humanity Ambassador. For her, this moment marked an emotional high point in her lifelong ambition to go into space.
Ahead of Hurricane Ian's expected landfall in Florida, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Monday that President Joe Biden has yet to speak directly with GOP Gov. Ron Desantis. "We don't have any calls to preview or that's locked into there, at this time," Jean-Pierre said when asked by ABC Chief White House Correspondent Cecilia Vega. Jean-Pierre insisted that the politically tense relationship between the two men is not at issue.
Arizona Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema on Monday doubled down on her controversial support for the filibuster and displayed her unconventional friendship with Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell during a speech hosted by the Republican in his home state of Kentucky. Speaking at the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville, Sinema reiterated her stance that the Senate should continue passing legislation under a 60-vote threshold, clarifying that she hopes to resurrect the filibuster for "everything," including all judicial and executive branch nominees.
At least 17 people, including 11 children, were killed after a man opened fire at a school in central Russia on Monday, officials said. Local authorities said at least 21 more people were injured, some severely, in the attack in the school in the city of Izhevsk about 600 miles from Moscow, making it one of the deadliest school shootings Russia has suffered. Police said the alleged shooter had killed himself at the school following the attack.
Congress has just three legislative days remaining to avert a fast-approaching government shutdown at the end of the week, and much of its ability to keep the government running will depend upon whether lawmakers can navigate an impasse over energy policy. In the few days that remain, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer will try to lead the Senate in passage of a short-term funding bill that is expected to include Sen. Joe Manchin's energy permitting reform legislation. Schumer struck a deal with Manchin to include energy permitting reform, a top priority for the West Virginia moderate Democrat, on a must-pass piece of legislation before the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30 in order to secure Manchin's crucial support for Democrats' keystone Inflation Reduction Act.
Emily is facing two important decisions on the upcoming third season of "Emily in Paris," and she's dealing with the stress of it all the best way she knows how, by cutting her bangs. A new teaser for "Emily in Paris" season 3 shows Lily Collins' titular American character abroad giving herself a drastic new 'do, much to the dismay of her bestie and roommate, Mindy (Ashley Park). First, she has to choose between the two men in her life: Alfie (Lucien Laviscount), who suggested they continue to date despite him returning to London, and Gabriel (Lucas Bravo), whom she has always had feelings for and who just rekindled with his ex -- and Emily's friend -- Camille (Camille Razat).
Russian President Vladimir Putin has reportedly granted Russian citizenship to American whistleblower Edward Snowden in a decree signed on Monday, according the country's state news agency. The decree granting Snowden and 75 other foreign nationals citizenship was published on an official government website. Snowden’s attorney, Anatoly Kucherena, told Russia's state news agency RIA Novosti that Snowden and his wife, Lindsay Mills, intend to apply for Russian passports.
"Addams Family" fans were treated to the appearance of a beloved character in a new clip from the upcoming spin-off series, "Wednesday." In the clip, Wednesday (Jenna Ortega) discovers that Thing, a disembodied hand who lives with the Addams, has joined her at Nevermore Academy, where she has been sent by her family after proving she doesn't exactly fit in with her local school. Wednesday, under the assumption that her parents Gomez (Luis Guzmán) and Morticia (Catherine Zeta-Jones) have sent Thing to spy on her, gives her friend an ultimatum.
President Joe Biden on Monday is expected to announce a new proposed rule that would allow fliers to see the total cost of an airline ticket, including extra fees, before they click on "purchase." Under the proposed rule, airlines and travel search websites would have to disclose fees upfront -- the first time the airfare is displayed -- charges associated with baggage, sitting with your child, and changing or cancelling your flight. The announcement is part of a larger effort from the White House to help lower prices for consumers as record high inflation continues.
Hurricane Ian, forecast to make landfall in Florida this week, is expected to bring a dangerous storm surge of up to 10 feet in Tampa. In coastal Pinellas County, near Tampa, emergency management director Cathie Perkins warned, "This is no joke -- this is life-threatening storm surge."
The "Cruel Intentions" actress, who turned 50 earlier this year, told "Good Morning America" that performing her Viennese waltz with partner Sasha Farber was "a whole opening of hope" for her. Blair was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, a chronic disorder in which cells from the immune system attack the central nervous system, in 2018.
In July, three months after Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, first lady Olena Zelenska told ABC News that she hoped an end to the war was near. Four months later, just last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that he is mobilizing 300,000 more troops against Ukraine. In a new interview, Zelenska told ABC News' Amy Robach that the new developments are upsetting, especially "when the whole world wants this war to be over.”
More than four months after 10 Black people were fatally shot in a Buffalo grocery store allegedly by a self-proclaimed white supremacist, Garnell Whitfield Jr., who lost his mother in that shooting, wrestles with pangs of grief and anger. At age 88, Garnell W. Whitfield Sr. lives in a nursing home just blocks from where his wife, Ruth Whitfield, was gunned down on May 14 in a Tops supermarket in the Cold Springs neighborhood of East Buffalo. "In some ways, my father's illness keeps him safe from going through what we go through every day because we can't forget," Whitfield Jr. told ABC News.
Summer has come and gone, and the time for fall fashion is now. In addition to the traditional outfit picks that tend to come back around year after year, there is a whole new crop of fall trends underway, according to fashion stylist Laura Pritchard. "Tailoring has earned its place on every runway during every season," Pritchard told "GMA."
Every day at the start of his classes, Nick Orr, a high school science teacher in Nevada, said he checks in with his students about their mental health. It's a practice Orr said he began doing after his own brother Anthony died by suicide shortly after graduating high school in 2020. Orr said Anthony's death came as a shock and made him realize his brother may have never felt there was a safe space to talk about his mental health.
Days after announcing he was opening a criminal investigation into Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis flying migrants to Massachusetts, Bexar County, Texas, Sheriff Javier Salazar sat down with ABC News' Abby Cruz to answer questions about that decision. "I'm doing my job in my county," Salazar told Cruz. More than 1,000 miles away, ABC News' Miles Cohen was seeking answers from DeSantis as well, pressing him during a campaign event in Palm Beach, Florida, about Salazar's probe.