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Lava continued to flow through the island of La Palma on Tuesday following a volcanic eruption over the weekend. Roughly 180 buildings have been destroyed and more than 7,000 people have been forced to evacuate from La Palma, which is part of the Canary Islands, southwest of Morocco. About 400 tourists were evacuated to the nearby island of Tenerife, authorities said.
The Walt Disney Company announced Tuesday what fans can expect on the inaugural Disney+ Day, which arrives Friday, Nov. 12 -- exactly two years after the streaming platform launched. Disney+'s more than 116 million subscribers will be treated to content from brands including Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and Star. Fans will get a glimpse into what's to come from Disney+ in the form of "breaking news, first looks, new trailers, exclusive clips and appearances from Disney+ creators and stars," according to a press release.
A 16-year-old boy charged in connection with the 2019 stabbing death of Barnard College student Tessa Majors pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Tuesday in Manhattan Criminal Court. Luchiano Lewis, who was charged as an adult, was 14 when he and two other teenagers were accused in the fatal stabbing of 18-year-old Majors during a mugging gone wrong on Dec. 11, 2019, in Manhattan's Morningside Park, near Barnard College. Lewis also pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery Tuesday.
Officials have confirmed the body found over the weekend near Grand Teton National Park belongs to Gabby Petito, the 22-year-old woman who went missing while on a cross-country road trip with her boyfriend, the Teton County coroner said in a statement. The initial determination is that she died by homicide, but the cause of death is pending final autopsy results, Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue said. Authorities had said a body "consistent with the description of" Petito was discovered in the Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming on Sunday.
After Jacqui Webb was injured in the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013, she spent three weeks being treated for her injuries at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. One of the nurses who treated Webb there was Nichole Casper, a registered nurse who at the time was working in the hospital's trauma unit. "It was a very anxiety-inducing situation, obviously," Casper told "Good Morning America" of the days and weeks following the bombing near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, which killed three people and injured more than 200.
FBI Director Christopher Wray told a U.S. Senate panel Tuesday morning that the bureau has been forced to surge resources toward its domestic terrorism investigations in the past 18 months -- increasing personnel by 260% to help handle a caseload that has more than doubled from roughly 1,000 ongoing investigations to 2,700. "Terrorism moves at the speed of social media," Wray told the Senate Homeland Security Committee. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, who appeared alongside Wray, agreed with him that social media is a "terrain that can so easily propagate misinformation, false information and allow communications to occur among loosely affiliated individuals."
House Democrats on Tuesday released a new package of measures to limit presidential power, a rebuke of former President Donald Trump and designed with the Biden White House to prevent future presidents from breaking traditional ethics and governing norms. "Donald Trump made this legislation a necessity, but this is bigger than any one president," Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said in a news conference. The Protecting Our Democracy Act would speed up the enforcement of congressional subpoenas -- which were routinely ignored by the Trump administration -- and require administration officials to pay any court fines and legal fees.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other lawmakers paid tribute Tuesday to the more than 676,000 Americans who have died from COVID-19, visiting a memorial on the National Mall that displays hundreds of thousands of small, white flags, one for each life lost. "As we look at this work of art and see it fluttering in the breeze," Pelosi said, "it really is an interpretation of the lives of these people waving to us to remember." In fall 2020, Pelosi visited the first exhibit, which at that time consisted of more than 200,000 lives lost to the pandemic.
House Democrats are plowing ahead to vote on a bill Tuesday that will fund the government through Dec. 3, provide billions in emergency disaster relief and billions more to support Afghan evacuees -- but it is expected to be blocked by Senate Republicans. The federal government faces a looming shutdown at the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30, leaving lawmakers with little time to finagle a compromise over a suspension of the debt limit, which Democrats have attached to the must-pass spending bill. Senate Republicans say they oppose suspending the debt limit because of additional spending measures Democrats are crafting -- even though doing so would pay for previous expenditures.
President Joe Biden found videos of tactics used by Border Patrol agents on horseback against Haitian migrants at the Texas border "horrific and horrible," White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday. The videos from outlets including Reuters and Al Jazeera appear to show a mounted Border Patrol agent snap his horse's reins in the direction of a migrant who then stumbles back into the Rio Grande near Del Rio, Texas.
The city of Oakland, California, recorded its 100th homicide of the year on Monday, marking the second consecutive year of triple-digit homicides. At a press conference on Monday, a 100-second moment of silence was held to honor the victims, and Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong pleaded with the public to "put down guns."
From Snoopy and Power Rangers to Hot Wheels and Pokemon, McDonald's has long provided a jolt of joy with its kid-friendly toys inside the iconic Happy Meal. Now, the Golden Arches is making an earth-friendly move toward using sustainable materials in an effort to reduce plastic. In the midst of Climate Week 2021, McDonald’s announced its goal that by the end of 2025, every toy in every Happy Meal sold around the world will be more sustainable and reduce conventional plastic by 90%, thus lowering demand on fossil fuel plastic production.
Ellen Pompeo provided an update about the fate of "Grey's Anatomy" and teased that the show may be ready to hang up the scrubs after 18 seasons. When discussing fan theories that the long-running medical drama will come to an end soon, the 51-year-old actress told Entertainment Tonight, "They're not far off." "I have strong relationships at the network and they have been very, very good to me, and have incentivized me to stay."
Alicia Silverstone is ready to give love another shot! The "Clueless" actress revealed she has joined the dating app Bumble. Speaking to People, Silverstone said her new venture into the online dating world is giving her "hope."
A 20-year-old gas station cashier was fatally shot in Germany Saturday after telling a customer to put on a face covering, according to the Trier Police Department. A 49-year-old man was taken into custody on suspicion of murder after the shooting in the town of Idar-Oberstein, in Rhineland-Palatinate. The customer entered the gas station around 7:45 p.m. local time and got into an argument with the cashier, who asked him to mask up, police said in a press release.
President Joe Biden on Tuesday delivered his first speech as president to the United Nations General Assembly, telling diplomats that they were meeting at a moment "intermingled with great pain and extraordinary possibility." "We've lost so much to this devastating pandemic that continues to claim lives around the world, and impacts so much on our existence," Biden said. Biden addresses UN General Assembly on pandemic: “Our shared grief is a poignant reminder that our collective future will hinge on our ability to recognize our common humanity and to act together.”
Currently co-hosting "The View," Hostin is a former lawyer and previously served as a host and legal analyst at CNN, as well as a fill-in co-anchor for ABC News’ "World News Now" and "America This Morning." Beginning her career as a stand-up comedian, Shepherd concurrently worked as a legal secretary to help fill in the wage gap that came with pursuing comedy at the time. Shepherd claims that sitcom ultimately launched her into "The View" limelight.
The new data, announced in a press release, adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting that booster shots could enhance vaccine protection against breakthrough infections -- though experts agree all three vaccines are still doing their job to protect against more serious illness. Compared to the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, Johnson & Johnson's single-shot vaccine always had slightly lower efficacy. Peak efficacy from the two-shot Pfizer and Moderna vaccines was 95% and 94%, respectively, against symptomatic illness.
Just three weeks into the criminal trial of Elizabeth Holmes, jurors have already heard allegations of lies, deception and alleged intimidation from those who worked directly under her -- and the trial is expected to continue into December. "I was scared that things would not go well," one former Theranos scientist, Surekha Gangakhedkar, told prosecutors when asked why she made copies of internal communications and documents before resigning from the company. A full recap of last week's proceedings is available on today's episode of "The Dropout: Elizabeth Holmes on Trial" free on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
Karen Notzon's daughter, Callie, began her first year of middle school this fall by opting out of in-person learning after initially deciding to return to the classroom. The Huntington Beach, California, mother told ABC News there were many reasons why her daughter changed her decision -- including the rising number of COVID-19 cases across the U.S. linked to the delta variant -- but one of the biggest ones was that a particular circumstance left Callie ineligible for vaccination in time for classes. Many students like Callie, who are entering sixth or seventh grade this year, are anxiously waiting to get their shots.