By the Numbers: White House Correspondents Dinner
A look at the numbers behind at the annual White House Correspondents Dinner.
A look at the numbers behind at the annual White House Correspondents Dinner.
German automaker Mercedes-Benz has seen its share of the U.S. luxury market slip as customers traded in their V8 sedans and sport utility vehicles for Teslas. Now, the company is following in Tesla's footsteps by building out its own charging network, accelerating its electrified fleet and adding Level 3 autonomous driving technology to its vehicles. Mercedes' goal is simple: Become the "most desirable electric vehicle luxury brand," according to Dimitris Psillakis, president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz North America.
Deputy Homeland Security Secretary John Tien, a 24-year Army vet, now finds himself with a new challenge, handed down by Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas specifically because of his background: defeating, disrupting and dismantling Mexican drug cartels. "These cartels are responsible for human smuggling, human trafficking, narcotics trafficking in particular, who are making, shipping and selling dangerous and deadly narcotics," Tien told ABC News in an interview, laying blame with them for the spread of opioids like fentanyl. Tien is one of the most senior law enforcement officials in the country.
Three people were killed and five others were injured in a shooting at an annual motorcycle rally in Red Rock, New Mexico, police said. "The scene is secure, no ongoing threat to public safety," New Mexico State Police said on Twitter. One of the people injured in the shooting was airlifted to a hospital in Denver, authorities said.
Speaker Kevin McCarthy announced at a brief presser on Saturday night that House Republicans and the White House have reached a tentative deal to raise the federal government's debt limit, ending a months-long stalemate. "I just got off the phone with the president -- I talked to him twice today -- and after weeks of negotiations, we have come to an agreement in principle," McCarthy said, emerging from his office shortly after 9:00 PM on Saturday. McCarthy -- who did not take any questions from the press -- laid out next steps for the deal, including plans to post the text Sunday and vote on the bill on Wednesday.
Newly released surveillance footage shows a dramatic shootout between a North Carolina public bus driver and passenger while the bus was in motion. The shooting occurred on May 18 on a Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) bus, after the passenger asked the driver to get off between stops near the Steele Creek Premium Outlet Mall, the transportation agency said. Tobias then walks away and can be seen pulling a firearm out of his jacket pocket, as two other passengers are visible seated on the bus, before moving back towards the front door of the bus and turning to face the driver.
At least two people have died in strikes on Russian territory as Russia reported more attacks on Saturday, with drones crashing in its western regions and areas on the border with Ukraine coming under shelling, according to Russian officials. Russia's Belgorod region on the border with Ukraine came under multiple rounds of shelling, killing one person, according to its governor, Vyacheslav Gladkov. In the neighboring Kursk region, which also borders Ukraine, one person was killed by cross-border mortar fire, Kursk Gov. Roman Starovoit said.
The family of a man fatally shot by a security guard in a San Francisco Walgreens last month during an apparent shoplifting altercation has filed a $25 million wrongful death lawsuit. Banko Brown, 24, died on April 27 following an altercation with the guard, police said. The guard, 33-year-old Michael Earl-Wayne Anthony, has not been charged in the shooting.
A missing youth basketball coach in Florida was found dead nearly a week after police said he was last seen going for a run. Makuach Yak, 31, was found dead Friday evening inside the Delray Oaks Natural Area, a park in Delray Beach, Florida, local authorities said. "Right now, it appears his death is not criminal in nature," the Delray Beach Police Department said in a social media post.
Board games like Monopoly, Clue and The Game of Life are iconic in many Americans' lives and in pop culture. One of those games, Daybreak, is set to launch this spring after years of development to tackle one of the most complex topics of all, how to bring the world together to combat climate change. "The game started from a conversation on what could we do about climate change as game designers," game designer Matteo Menapace told ABC News.
An American soldier was killed in a non-combat rollover accident in Kuwait, U.S. officials said late Friday. Jayson Reed Haven, 20, of Aiken, South Carolina, died from a rollover accident that occurred in a non-combat situation on Thursday at Camp Buehring in the northwestern desert of Kuwait, about 20 miles from the southern border of Iraq. The news of Haven's death came just days before Memorial Day, a federal holiday for honoring and mourning those who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.
For Christi Brown, it's the legacy of her son, Judah, who died at 3 years old in a drowning accident, that keeps her moving forward. On Sept. 24, 2016, the Brown family -- Christi, husband Mark, Judah, 3, and his six older siblings, went for a swim and a barbeque at a friend's apartment complex near their home in Houston, Texas. On the Facebook page of a charity founded in Judah's honor, the Judah Brown Project, Brown wrote a post shared almost 1,800 times on why she believes a puddle jumper contributed to her son's drowning -- one reason being the position in which the device places a child.
A recent high school graduate from Louisiana is missing after going overboard while on a trip to the Bahamas, school officials said. Cameron Robbins, who attended University Laboratory School in Baton Rouge, was on a trip with a group of students when he went overboard on Wednesday night, according to school officials. "As of this interview right now he has not been located," Kevin George, director of the Laboratory School, told ABC Baton Rouge affiliate WBRZ midday Thursday.
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Friday issued a new letter to Congress estimating that the government won't be at risk of running out of money to pay all its bills until June 5 -- slightly later than the agency's previous estimate of as soon as June 1. "Based on the most recent available data, we now estimate that Treasury will have insufficient resources to satisfy the government's obligations if Congress has not raised or suspended the debt limit by June 5," Yellen wrote. Republicans questioned Yellen's methodology, with some accusing her of "manipulation tactics."
A former leading member of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group was sentenced Friday to eight years and six months in prison for her role in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. Jessica Watkins led a small group into the Capitol building, but prosecutors said her actions enabled many more to ultimately disrupt the certification of Joe Biden's 2020 election victory. Struggling to express her remorse through her tears, Watkins apologized before the court.
The LSU Tigers women's basketball team’s national championship celebration at the White House on Friday was marked by a scary moment when a player fainted during the event. Sa'Myah Smith, a freshman forward, seemed to signal she was in distress before she collapsed. Later on, head coach Kim Mulkey assured the crowd she was alright and more embarrassed than anything.
Two members of a climate activist group were arrested and charged Friday for allegedly defacing an art exhibit at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., during a protest last month. Timothy Martin of North Carolina, and Joanna Smith of New York, both 53, surrendered to authorities after they were indicted on conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States and injury to a National Gallery of Art exhibit, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia.
A South Korean man faces 10 years in prison after he allegedly opened an emergency exit door while the plane was still in the air preparing to land. The aircraft landed safely at the Daegu airport, but officials said 12 people were taken to the hospital for respiratory issues. The Asiana Airlines Airbus A321 was reportedly about 800 feet above the ground when the passenger opened the door.
Bebe Rexha is opening up about recent comments about her body. "We're in the public eye so that's bound to happen, especially since I was a lot thinner and i did gain some weight, but it just -- that just comes with the territory," Rexha began. Rexha then opened up about her experience with polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, which she said she was diagnosed with last year.
The threat to Social Security payments posed by a debt ceiling impasse keeps Linda Stanberry, 76, dwelling on her worst fear: the loss of the home she has lived in for 48 years. Stanberry, who depends entirely on about $1,800 she receives in federal benefits each month, said she hardly saves anything after expenses like food, utilities, prescription drugs and supplemental insurance for cancer coverage. The federal government could fail to pay some of its bills as soon as June 1, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warned this week.
With a potential debt default just six days away, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy arrived at the Capitol Friday telling reporters he remained optimistic despite no deal in hand. McCarthy said negotiators "made progress" overnight but wouldn't get into specifics of the framework being discussed. "And I'm gonna work as hard as we can to try to get this done, get more progress today and finish the job," the speaker told reporters.