Nikk Alcaraz celebrates the peculiar and creepy all year long.
Nikk Alcaraz celebrates the peculiar and creepy all year long.
Tens of thousands of Russians continue to try to flee the country, fearful of being caught up in the military mobilization ordered by president Vladimir Putin last week to replenish his forces in Ukraine. Miles-long lines of traffic have formed at border crossings with some neighboring countries amid the exodus, as Russians pack exit routes, worried the government might soon impose further restrictions on military age men leaving. Officials in Kazakhstan, which borders Russia to the south, said 98,000 Russians have crossed into their country since Putin announced the mobilization last Wednesday.
The South Carolina House rejected a bill Tuesday that would've banned nearly all abortions after fetal cardiac activity is detected. The proposed ban would have made exceptions for when the mother's life or health is in danger, for fetuses with fatal anomalies and first-trimester pregnancies that are a result of rape or incest. The bill was introduced by the state Senate in September after it rejected an abortion ban proposed by the House.
"The Last of Us" fans were treated to the teaser for the highly anticipated TV adaptation of the popular video game. The teaser, set to "Alone and Forsaken" by Hank Williams, gives some creepy peeks at the post-apocalyptic reality in which they live.
The House Jan. 6 committee scheduled for Wednesday has been postponed because of Hurricane Ian. The storm is expected to make landfall in Florida at about the same time as the hearing was to take place. "In light of Hurricane Ian bearing down on parts of Florida, we have decided to postpone tomorrow's proceedings," Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., and Vice Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., said in a statement Tuesday afternoon.
A federal appeals court issued a ruling Tuesday that could delay a former magazine columnist's defamation lawsuit against former President Donald Trump. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned an earlier district court decision that said the United States government could not substitute for Trump as a defendant in the lawsuit brought by E. Jean Carroll. Carroll, a former columnist at Elle, has said she kept the dress she wore the day Trump allegedly sexually assaulted her in a dressing room at Bergdorf Goodman in the 1990s, a claim he has denied.
A major hurricane is targeting Florida, bringing with it the threat of high winds, dangerous storm surge and even tornadoes. Hurricane Ian, which is currently in the Gulf of Mexico, is forecast to make landfall as a Category 3 storm on Florida's western coast, with sustained winds of 125 mph and gusts closer to 135 mph. Landfall is expected Wednesday between the hours of 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. -- though track, timing and intensity could still change.
Jonathan and Diana Toebbe pleaded guilty for a second time on Tuesday to federal charges that they tried to sell secrets about U.S. submarine nuclear propulsion systems to a foreign country. The couple originally pleaded guilty in February but a judge threw out the plea agreements last month after deciding the sentences called for were too low. The Toebbes, of Annapolis, Maryland, seemed to neighbors and co-workers to be the typical suburban couple before they were arrested last October for allegedly scheming to sell secrets about Virginia-class nuclear submarines to a foreign country, which was not identified in court papers but was Brazil, a source told ABC News.
"Guys, these are the most comfortable bras you will ever wear," Kim Kardashian said while giving the world a glimpse of her shapewear brand's latest launch. The reality TV star and businesswoman has introduced a brand new collection of bras from her solutionwear brand SKIMS. Throughout the brand's teaser video, a wide variety of women of different sizes, shapes and from different industries are shown wearing the bras in a range of neutral tones.
Hurricane Ian, forecast to make landfall in Florida this week, is expected to bring a dangerous storm surge of up to 12 feet near Fort Myers and 8 feet near Tampa. During Hurricane Katrina in 2005, at least 1,500 people died "directly, or indirectly, as a result of storm surge," the National Hurricane Center said. When Hurricane Sandy hit New York and New Jersey in 2012, many homes filled quickly with water that reached levels of 8 to 9 feet.
Jury selection is underway Tuesday in one of the most complex and crucial cases being brought by the Justice Department in connection with the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, as five members of the Oath Keepers anti-government group -- including its founder Stewart Rhodes -- stand trial on charges that they conspired together to oppose by force the lawful transition of presidential power. The trial, which is expected to last over a month, could prove to be the toughest test yet for prosecutors in the DOJ's sprawling investigation of the Jan. 6 attack, which has so far resulted in federal charges against nearly 900 defendants. Failing to secure convictions against Rhodes or others in the case with the rarely-brought seditious conspiracy statute, experts say, could prove to be a significant setback to the department's ongoing efforts to target alleged domestic extremist groups driven to carry out acts of violence against the government.
For her milestone birthday, Gwyneth Paltrow is going for gold. The actress and businesswoman, who turned 50 on Tuesday, posted a nude photo of herself covered in gold body paint. In a matter of two hour, Paltrow's "birthday suit" post has already received more than 284,000 likes along with lots of fans sending her thoughtful birthday wishes.
Home Depot's giant 12-foot lawn skeleton is currently sold out, but there is plenty of other Halloween decor to shop. With anticipation building over the arrival of the Halloween season, what better way to start celebrating than with some other frightfully fun lawn decorations? From the infamous Sanderson sisters to your favorite hitchhiking ghost, Home Depot has a robust selection of Halloween decorations that are sure to make your house the scariest on the block.
U.S. consumer confidence rose more than expected this month, extending a rebound in sentiment that began with a jump in August. The growing confidence in the U.S. economy defies recession fears on Wall Street less than a week after the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate and forecasted rising unemployment. The Conference Board said on Tuesday its Consumer Confidence Index rose to 108.0 this month from 103.6 in August.
American ski mountaineer Hilaree Nelson is missing after attempting to ski down Manaslu in Nepal, North Face, her sponsor, confirmed to ABC News. Nelson was on the eighth highest peak in the world along with her partner, Jim Morrison, when she went missing just below the summit, North Face said. Helicopter search efforts for her underway into Tuesday have so far been unsuccessful, mountaineer Lukas Furtenbach told ABC News.
Thousands of protesters opposed to the state-funded funeral of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lined the streets near parliament in Tokyo on Tuesday, as helicopters whizzed above and dignitaries from all over the world paid their respects to the slain leader. U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, who was among those who came Tokyo's famed Budokan arena on Tuesday, said she came out of respect for the slain leader's legacy and that Abe was a great friend to the United States. Japan's government said about 3,600 people from Japan and about 700 from overseas would come to the state funeral.
Teresa Giudice is reflecting on her "Dancing with the Stars" journey after her elimination during Monday's "Elvis Night." The "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star and her partner, Pasha Pashkov, found themselves in the bottom two for the second week in a row after performing a jive set to "All Shook Up," which earned them a score of 23 out of 40 from the judges. "I thought I was gonna make it a few more weeks, but all good," Giudice, 50, told "Good Morning America" Tuesday.
Meta, the parent company of Facebook and other services, said that the accounts tied to both countries were taken down manually, though for more in-depth investigations and bigger networks an automated feature for takedowns is also used. The accounts, as a whole, did not reach nearly the same scale as past documented efforts on social media to spread politically related messages to U.S. users and others. In response to this scrutiny about foreign actors on their platforms, Meta and other leading internet companies have taken steps, they say, to curb the spread of suspicious and misleading information.
Prince William and Kate, the Prince and Princess of Wales, traveled to Wales on Tuesday to meet with different communities across the nation and learn about the work of key charitable organizations. The couple first traveled to Anglesey to meet with crew and volunteers at the RNLI Holyhead Lifeboat Station, one of the oldest lifeboat stations on the Welsh coast, then visited St. Thomas Church in Swansea, a redeveloped church supporting locals and serving as a hub in the community. William and Kate have a "deep affection for Wales," according to Kensington Palace.
Royal Mail in the United Kingdom has revealed images of four new portrait stamps in memory of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The images of the stamps include a second class stamp featuring a photograph taken by Dorothy Wilding in 1952 to mark the queen’s accession and coronation, a first class stamp with a picture of the queen in in her admiral’s cloak snapped by Cecil Beaton taken in 1968, a £1.85 stamp displaying a portrait of the late queen taken in November 1984 by Yousuf Karsh, and a £2.55 stamp with the newest photograph in the collection that features a picture of the queen taken at Prague Castle in 1996 by Tim Graham.
Most children in the United States have returned to school for the year as districts aim to bring kids back to a setting that resembles the pre-pandemic normal. Dr. Greta Massetti, chief of the field epidemiology and prevention branch at the CDC, told reporters at the time that because unvaccinated and vaccinated people were no longer being advised to quarantine, test-to-stay was no longer necessary. Cases and hospitalizations do not appear to be dramatically rising and adults have the highest rate of weekly cases per 100,000, per CDC data.