Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy discusses the new bipartisan gun control law and what’s next.
Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy discusses the new bipartisan gun control law and what’s next.
During Monday night's school board meeting, Uvalde citizens demanded financial transparency regarding the millions of dollars in grants announced last week aimed at strengthening school security before children return to the classroom this September. "We just saw lump sum $100,000 here, $500,000 here," one community member said during the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District meeting. The school board announced last week that it plans to spend more than $3.5 million on projects such as replacing locks, installing fences and hiring more counselors.
The Trump Organization's longtime chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, is expected to plead guilty to tax charges as soon as this week, sources familiar with the matter told ABC News. Weisselberg, 75, is currently scheduled to go on trial in the fall, but a hearing in the case is now scheduled for this Thursday, in what could be a sign that he could change his plea then. An attorney for Weisselberg declined to comment when contacted by ABC News.
A frozen food manufacturer issued a recall Sunday for more than 13,000 pounds of frozen meat pizza over possible contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said. Home Run Inn Frozen Foods said the food products "may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal," the USDA said. The company discovered the problem after it received complaints from consumers, according to the USDA.
President Joe Biden plans to sign the Democrats' massive climate, health and tax bill into law on Tuesday at the White House, marking a major accomplishment for his domestic agenda less than three months before midterm elections. Biden will deliver remarks and sign the bill, known as the Inflation Reduction Act, at an event in the White House's State Dining Room, the White House announced Monday. Taking advantage of some political momentum, Biden is interrupting his summer vacation for the signing just days after the House approved the measure, following Senate passage by just one vote amid some political drama.
A child in Martin County, Florida, has tested positive for monkeypox, state health data shows. Across the U.S., at least seven children have now tested positive for monkeypox. The child in Florida is between the ages of 0 and 4 years old, according to the state health data.
On the one-year anniversary Monday of the Taliban's takeover of Kabul, House Republicans and the Biden administration quarreled over who is to blame for the series of events that led to the Taliban victory and the handling of the chaotic withdrawal of 120,000 Afghans. A 121-page report by Republicans on the House Foreign Affairs Committee that investigated the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan blames the Biden administration for failing to plan accordingly for what would happen once all U.S. troops left the country.
Catherine Zeta-Jones gave fans a glance at what family life is like when they let loose. The "Chicago" actress, 52, shared a video to Instagram on Sunday showing her and husband Michael Douglas dancing with their children. "Our family vibe," she captioned the post.
The Justice Department said in a new court filing Monday that it opposes an effort by multiple media organizations, including ABC News, to unseal the supporting affidavit behind the now-public search warrant for former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate. "There remain compelling reasons, including to protect the integrity of an ongoing law enforcement investigation that implicates national security, that support keeping the affidavit sealed," the filing states. In a footnote, department officials write that they "carefully considered" whether they could release the affidavit with redactions, but the redactions necessary to "mitigate harms to the integrity of the investigation would be so extensive as to render the remaining unsealed text devoid of meaningful content, and the release of such a redacted version would not serve any public interest."
Mark Warner, D-Va., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla., the chair and vice chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, respectively, have sent a private letter to top intelligence officials and the Justice Department asking for more information from last week's unprecedented FBI search at Mar-a-Lago. The letter, sent Sunday to Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines and Attorney General Merrick Garland, specifically seeks the classified documents that were seized and an analysis of any national security threat posed by the mishandling of the information. The request comes after it was revealed that 11 sets of classified information were seized from former President Donald Trump's Florida resort, including confidential, secret and top-secret documents.
Last Monday, FBI officials raided former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Fla., executing a court-ordered search warrant the Department of Justice later revealed was related to possible violations of three criminal statutes. Officers seized a total of 27 boxes from Mar-a-Lago, with 11 containing classified documents -- including top secret information. ABC News contributor and former federal prosecutor Kan Nawaday spoke with ABC News’ Phil Lipof about what stands out to him in the search warrant, the top secret materials in the boxes and what officials are likely doing now.
It was a once-in-a-lifetime event for Marguerite "Peg" Koller -- also known as "grandmom" to Christine Stokes Balster and her husband Patrick Balster -- who was "absolutely ecstatic" to greet baby Koller William Balster after his birth on Aug. 4. "We went to grandmom's, introduced her to Koller, who was named after that family name," Stokes Balster, of Lafayette Hill, told "Good Morning America." Koller was lucky number 100 and arrived a week after his due date, weighing in at 9 pounds, 6 ounces.
The suspect wanted in connection with the killing of a man at a youth football game near Dallas turned himself in to authorities on Monday, his lawyer told ABC News. Police had identified Yaqub Salik Talib, the brother of former NFL cornerback Aqib Talib, as a suspect in the fatal shooting. Witnesses told Lancaster police that the coaching staff and officials had gotten into a disagreement that became physical, leading to the shooting.
A woman was killed in an apparent alligator attack in South Carolina on Monday, officials said. The large alligator was spotted "near the edge of a pond" in Sun City Hilton Head, an adult-only community, "guarding what was believed to be a person," the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office said. Alligators are active during spring and summer, because when temperatures rise, their metabolism increases and they look for food, Melody Kilborn, a spokesperson for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, told ABC News last month.
Nipsey Hussle posthumously received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday as his hometown of Los Angeles continues to honor the rapper's legacy three years after his killing. Family and friends of the rapper, including his longtime girlfriend Lauren London, attended the ceremony on Hollywood Boulevard in front of Amoeba Music, which was streamed live on the Hollywood Walk of Fame website. "I think I speak for the entire city of LA when I say that we've always known that Hussle was destined for greatness," London said at the ceremony on Monday.
Earlier this month, Lady A announced that the band would be postponing their Request Line Tour, originally set to begin Aug. 13, until 2023 while Kelley focused on his recovery. "So, right now in order to be the healthiest, strongest and most creative band we can be, Lady A will take the time with the support of our families and team of professionals to walk through this together," they continued.
New York City officials are holding a town hall Monday to discuss the ongoing monkeypox outbreak as cases continue to climb and thousands of vaccine appointments over the weekend were swept up within minutes. Currently, there are more than 2,300 confirmed cases in the Big Apple with Manhattan having the most at 917, according to data from the city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Brooklyn has the second-highest number of cases at 472, followed by the Bronx with 310, Queens with 278 and Staten Island with 13.
Former President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, has been informed that he is considered a "target" of the Georgia criminal investigation probing the effort to overturn the results of the 2020 election in that state, according to sources familiar with the matter. An attorney for Giuliani received a call Monday informing them that he is a "target" of the investigation, the sources said. The move comes just two days before Giuliani is set to testify before the Fulton Country special grand jury probing the case, as the investigation appears to be ramping up.
Republican candidate for Arizona governor Kari Lake, a former Phoenix news anchor who has seized the conservative spotlight in recent weeks, was careful not to forget former President Donald Trump when she joined Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis at a rally Sunday, even as DeSantis seeks to raise his national profile ahead of a potential presidential run against Trump. The "Unite and Win" rally was hosted by Turning Point Action, a conservative youth group founded in Arizona by activist Charlie Kirk, who blasted the FBI for escalating what he called a "paperwork dispute" with Trump.
When Paige West decided to scale back the amount of effort she was putting into her corporate job, she joined growing workplace trend known as "quiet quitting." For West, the urge to focus more on her work-life balance and give less to her job came during the coronavirus pandemic, when she, like many workers around the globe, began working remotely from home. "I was really struggling with just the idea of a 9 to 5, especially when COVID hit and we were all working from home," said West.
On Tuesday, for the first time, Alaska voters will use ranked-choice voting -- and it'll be for a special general election to fill the state's only House seat following the death of Republican Rep. Don Young. Three candidates advanced from a crowded special primary in June: Sarah Palin, the former Republican governor and 2008 vice-presidential nominee; Republican Nick Begich III, a businessman and former GOP aide; and Democratic state Rep. Mary Peltola. The seat they are seeking to fill opened for the first time in almost 50 years in March, with Young's death.