By the Numbers: Allergy season
A look at the numbers behind climate change making seasonal allergy season longer and more challenging.
A look at the numbers behind climate change making seasonal allergy season longer and more challenging.
Former President Donald Trump has been indicted for a second time, this time on federal charges in relation to his handling of classified information while out of office, sources familiar confirm to ABC News. The former president faces at least seven charges, sources tell ABC News, which include willful retention of national defense information, conspiracy to obstruct justice, withholding a document or record, corruptly concealing a document or record, concealing a document in a federal investigation, scheme to conceal, and false statements and representations. Maximum sentences for the respective charges, per their statutes, range from five up to 20 years, although any eventual sentence should Trump be convicted would likely be much lower.
President Joe Biden on Thursday unveiled new initiatives to support LGBTQ Americans and called recent anti-trans efforts "thoroughly unjustified" and "ugly." Biden was set to host the White House's largest-ever Pride celebration but had to postpone due to the heavy smoke that inundated Washington, as well as other major U.S. cities, from raging Canadian wildfires. Instead, he discussed the initiatives during a press conference with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak when asked about his message to families who no longer feel safe amid increasing legislative onslaughts in Republican-led states.
Smoke from the record-breaking Canadian wildfires continues to blanket much of the Northeast and impact air quality. Smoke plumes made up of fine particles and toxic gases can negatively impact on our physical health, causing damage to the lungs and heart and exacerbating underlying conditions, such as asthma. "There are studies showing that there's increased levels of PTSD, depression and anxiety after wildfires," Dr. Gaurab Basu, a primary care physician and health equity fellow at Harvard's Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment, told ABC News.
At his first campaign event since announcing his bid for the White House, former Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday said the potential federal indictment of Donald Trump would be "extremely divisive" for the nation and that he hopes the Department of Justice only moves forward with "unprecedented" charges if they are certain in their case. "I think it would send a terrible message to the wider world," Pence said. When asked if Trump, a candidate who is facing multiple criminal investigations -- while denying wrongdoing in each -- best represents the Republican Party, Pence said it was time for "new leadership."
Tennis superstar Serena Williams showed off her pregnancy this week with new photos alongside her daughter Olympia, and a sentimental message from one of her favorite bands. "So take the photographs and still frames in your mind," Williams wrote in the caption of an Instagram post on Wednesday, quoting Green Day's hit song "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" in the caption. The known Green Day super fan -- who has routinely requested songs at the band's concerts, according to Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong himself -- and her 5-year-old posed for the photo positioned between weeping pine trees, with a Green Day hat atop one of the branches.
Joran van der Sloot, the main suspect in the unsolved 2005 disappearance of American teenager Natalee Holloway, has arrived in Alabama to face federal extortion and wire fraud charges. The Dutch citizen was handed over to the FBI on Thursday morning to be extradited from Peru, where he had been serving a 28-year sentence for the 2010 murder of 21-year-old Stephany Flores. Van der Sloot's plane took off for the U.S. Thursday morning from a military base in Lima.
For wheelchair users, taking a trip that involves flying can often be an undignified hassle. Oftentimes at the gate, people who use power wheelchairs are lifted out of their seats into narrow wheelchairs designed specifically for airplane aisles, while their wheelchairs go in the cargo hold. In many instances, the wheelchairs are damaged in transit.
As many as 18 states issued air quality alerts across the country this week, stretching from Michigan to South Carolina and ranging from unhealthy to hazardous levels of concern due to smoke spreading from wildfires in Canada. Kids are one group at highest risk for serious health effects, especially those with underlying health conditions like asthma and allergies, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, smoke pollution from wildfires carries a specific type of health hazard called fine particulate matter, or PM2.5.
Two police officers charged for their alleged involvement in the arrest of Randy Cox -- a Black man paralyzed while in police custody -- were fired from the New Haven Police Department on Wednesday for their conduct during the June 19, 2022, incident. According to the city of New Haven, four of six members of the New Haven Board of Police Commissioners voted to terminate Officers Jocelyn Lavandier and Luis Rivera. “This is an absolute rush to judgment," Lavandier's attorney Dan Ford told ABC News in a statement on Thursday.
At least nine people were killed by the devastating flooding caused by destruction of the Nova Kakhovka dam in the Kherson region of Ukraine and nine injured during the shelling the Russians did during the evacuation , local authorities said. Regional Governor Oleksandr Prokudin said the average water level is more than 5 meters and around 600 square kilometers are now flooded, mostly on the eastern bank which is occupied by the Russian troops. The Nova Kakhovka dam, which was built in 1956 and traverses the enormous Dnipro River in southern Ukraine, suffered an explosion Tuesday at approximately 2 a.m. local time as a deluge of water could be seen bursting through the dam that had previously held back more than 18 cubic kilometers of water -- comparable to the size of the Great Salt Lake in Utah.
Former President Donald Trump's political rivals and allies alike are weighing in as he faces a potential second indictment. With Trump on notice that he is facing the prospect of indictment in connection to a special counsel investigation into his handling of classified documents while out of office, sources familiar with the matter confirmed to ABC News, politicians have offered a range of responses, from more cautious refrains of "wait and see" to calls for him to suspend his campaign. Mike Pence, Trump's vice-president-turned-2024-opponent, said Thursday he hopes another indictment is not imminent.
As the Northeast became enveloped in dangerous fumes from the Canadian wildfires, warnings to residents about the potential health impacts of breathing in such acrid air included wearing a mask and staying indoors. Homeless populations remain vulnerable to the impacts of climate crises, facing the brunt of environmental disasters with little protection. "When you have no home, no shelter, no money, no access to a safe indoor place, there is nowhere to go and it is our responsibility to ensure the safety of everyone in our communities," said Jeff Olivet, the director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness.
Christina Applegate is opening up about the uncertainty of her acting career following her 2021 multiple sclerosis diagnosis. The "Married... with Children" alum, 51, recently discussed what could be the "possible end" to her more than four decades in Hollywood as she experiences limitations from MS. Praising the cast and crew of "Dead to Me," her latest starring role, Applegate said, "I don't know who is going to be as loving and understanding as this group of people were."
The ex-partner of a Minnesota mother who has been missing since March under suspicious circumstances has been arrested in connection with her disappearance after her remains were found, authorities said. Madeline Kingsbury, 26, was last seen the morning of March 31 when she and her children's father dropped their two young children off at a day care before returning to her home in Winona, according to Winona Police Chief Tom Williams. The children's father, Adam Fravel, told police he left the house in Kingsbury's van around 10 a.m., but when he returned later that day, Kingsbury was not there, Williams said.
Former President Donald Trump deserves a reconsideration of the damages a Manhattan jury awarded because it did not find Trump raped E. Jean Carroll, as she long alleged, defense attorneys argued Thursday in a new court filing. Such abuse could have included groping of Plaintiffs breasts through clothing or similar conduct, which is a far cry from rape.
A Florida woman appeared at her first court hearing after she was arrested in the shooting death of her neighbor, a mother of four, after an alleged dispute with the neighbor's children. Susan Lorincz, 58, appeared in court via video from the Marion County Jail where she is currently being housed, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office (MCSO). The state attorney requested that Lorincz be held with no bond and said that the state would file a motion for pretrial detention.
Wildfire smoke from Canada has clouded much of the Northeast, leaving millions of Americans exposed to unhealthy levels of particulate matter. Here’s what you need to know on the dangers of wildfire smoke and why it is so toxic to your health. What is considered a dangerous air quality level?
Nearly seven months after the killing of four University of Idaho students at an off-campus home, their families are turning the unthinkable into something positive as they celebrate the lives of the students. The family of Kaylee Goncalves is spreading the word about "Kaylee Jade Day," to celebrate what would have been her 22nd birthday on June 8 and inviting people to help them honor Kaylee by doing something they love with her in mind. Kaylee's older sister, Alivea Goncalves, told ABC News that her family plans to watch the sunset together on the beach before returning home to watch some of Kaylee's favorite childhood movies.
Lindsay Lohan is opening up about her life as she prepares for motherhood. In her cover story for Allure's June issue, the actress, who is expecting her first child with husband Bader Shammas, discussed her feelings during her pregnancy, her career aspirations, how she met her now-husband and more. Lohan, who has remained tight-lipped on her relationship with Shammas and only subtly revealed the two had married when she referred to him as her 'husband' in a social media post last year, said they shared an instant connection when they first met.
Along with all the flash came a very heartfelt moment where Pink's daughter Willow joined her onstage to sing in front of thousands of fans. Must be a surreal moment for mama to have w/ her lil girl on stage 😢." Willow's big moment came mere days after she celebrated her 12th birthday.