President Biden cuts Japan trip short to address debt ceiling
Amid the G-7 meetings, the president said this debt ceiling fight is his top priority.
Amid the G-7 meetings, the president said this debt ceiling fight is his top priority.
The founder of MAGA Inc and a former Trump aide, Taylor Budowich, is appearing in front of a South Florida grand jury on Wednesday, which is hearing evidence and witness testimony in the classified documents probe. An ABC News camera caught Budowich going into the federal court in Miami. It comes as ABC News has previously reported that the special counsel has expanded his probe into political action committees that were formed by Trump allies.
"Avatar: The Way of Water," the hit sequel to "Avatar," is now streaming on Disney+. James Cameron returned as writer, director and producer for the highly anticipated follow-up to the Academy Award-winning and box office-smashing 2009 film. For the second film in the franchise, released 13 years after the first, Cameron reunited with co-producer Jon Landau and shares a screenplay credit with Josh Friedman.
CNN Chairman and CEO Chris Licht is stepping down, parent company Warner Bros. Discovery said on Wednesday. In his 13-month tenure, Licht vowed to institute down-the-middle coverage but faced backlash over decisions such as a recent town hall event with former President Donald Trump. "I have great respect for Chris, personally and professionally," said David Zaslav, president and CEO, Warner Bros. Discovery.
Whether you're team juice or team smoothie, we can all agree that cold and liquified is a great way to get your greens. This recipe from Just a Taste food blogger and recipe developer Kelly Senyei takes the nutrient-rich concoction to the next level by freezing it in popsicle form, that's perfect on a hot summer day. Check out these green juice popsicles that are easy to make ahead, freeze and enjoy without the fuss of a bottle or straws.
For Elliot Page, the transgender community is not a topic up for debate. "There's no debate to trans people's existence -- full stop," the actor told ABC News in an exclusive network interview for ABC's Pride Month special "The Freedom to Exist -- A Soul of a Nation Presentation," airing June 6. During the interview, Page recalled his rise to fame with the 2007 film "Juno" as being "quite the time" in his life.
Former President Donald Trump's last White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows, has testified before a federal grand jury hearing evidence in the special counsel's investigations into Trump, sources familiar with the matter told ABC News. Meadows' appearance was first reported by The New York Times.
A federal appeals court on Tuesday questioned whether a group of female track and field athletes in Connecticut has the right to sue over a policy allowing transgender athletes to compete in girls’ athletic events. An attorney for the athletes, John Bursch with the conservative legal group Alliance Defending Freedom, urged the judges on the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to allow the case to move forward. The athletes -- Selina Soule, Chelsea Mitchell, Alanna Smith and Ashley Nicoletti -- said they each felt the impact of the policy by the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference.
A federal judge on Tuesday directed the Biden administration to take action after a conservative group sued to reveal government records about Prince Harry's immigration to the U.S. U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols urged the government to decide how it will respond to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request from The Heritage Foundation, a Washington-based think tank, that aims to obtain documents related to the Duke of Sussex's visa and legal status in the U.S. Harry, who married Meghan Markle in 2018, moved to California in 2020 after stepping back from the British royal family.
Florida officials confirmed on Tuesday that they organized two flights carrying migrants from Texas to California in recent days. It's the latest example of a controversial strategy under Gov. Ron DeSantis, who says he wants to spotlight what he calls the failures of southern border policies -- as migrant advocates say he is exploiting vulnerable people for political ends. State officials in Florida insist they are helping safely send migrants where they want to go, not deceiving them.
Hazy and dangerous fumes from ongoing Canadian wildfires have engulfed the skies over most of the Northeast coast, prompting serious air quality alerts for millions of Americans. As of Wednesday morning, 13 states have issued those alerts, as the thick fumes have blocked the sky and sent people indoors to avoid breathing in the polluted air. Washington, D.C., public schools have canceled all outdoor activities, including athletic games, for Wednesday due to the poor air quality.
Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with a spate of robberies along a popular Houston bike trail, as police look for more suspects in the attacks, authorities said Tuesday. Since May 16, five people have been robbed and assaulted and "held up at gunpoint" while riding along the Columbia Tap Bike Trail, according to Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner. It is unclear how many additional suspects are involved, Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said.
Dr. Jennifer Ashton is a board-certified OBGYN and obesity medicine specialist who has worked with thousands of female patients over her decades-long career. "At this time, weight gain is incredibly common," Ashton said of perimenopause, which usually hits women in their 40s.
Two people have been shot, one fatally, at a Maryland cemetery during the burial of a 10-year-old girl who fell victim to gun violence last month, according to police. It appears Tuesday afternoon's shooting at Washington National Cemetery in Prince George's County, just outside of Washington, D.C., stemmed from a "dispute totally unrelated to what was going on with the funeral," Prince George's County police Maj. David Blazer said at a news conference.
"Grey's Anatomy" stars Ellen Pompeo and Katherine Heigl are reflecting on their "Grey's Anatomy" days together. The actresses, who played Meredith Grey and Izzie Stevens, respectively, recently took part in Variety's "Actors on Actors" series and reminisced about working on the landmark prime-time medical drama, having been part of the cast when it premiered in 2005. Pompeo's and Heigl's characters were two of the surgical interns -- alongside Sandra Oh as Cristina Yang, T.R. Knight as George O'Malley and Justin Chambers as Alex Karev -- who were at the center of the show, which has now aired for more than 400 episodes.
Wildfires burning in Canada are continuing to create poor air quality conditions in the U.S. as the smoke makes its way south. Hazy skies, low visibility and poor air quality will be present in most of the Northeast and the Midwest and even as far south as the Carolinas. Air quality alerts have been issued in 17 states and in cities such as Baltimore, Boston, Minneapolis, Raleigh and St. Louis.
Branneisha Cooper of Texas said she was diagnosed during her senior year of high school with polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, a reproductive hormone imbalance that can cause problems with the menstrual cycle and lead to the formation of multiple ovarian cysts and infertility, according to the U.S. Office on Women's Health. The exact cause of PCOS is unknown, but people with this condition have higher levels of androgens, such as testosterone, and insulin that can lead to insulin resistance which is a risk factor for Type 2 diabetes. Cooper, now 26, said she suffered for over a decade with irregular menstrual cycles, hormonal imbalances and weight gain.
Unlawful entries along the southern border have decreased 70% from their record highs since the end of Title 42 on May 11, according the Department of Homeland Security. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol has averaged 3,400 encounters in between ports of entry per day and fewer than 300 non-CBP One Office of Field Operations (OFO) encounters at ports of entry per day, for a total of approximately 3,700 unscheduled encounters per day, according to statistics released by DHS Tuesday morning. From May 12 to June 2, DHS repatriated over 38,400 noncitizens under Title 8 authorities, including single adults and families, to more than 80 countries.
Drew Barrymore is clarifying some recent comments she made about her mom, which the "Charlie's Angels" actress said were misconstrued in news coverage. The talk show host, 48, took to Instagram on Monday to share a video setting the record straight after some media outlets took her quotes in her recent Vulture interview to indicate that she wished her mother Jaid Barrymore was dead. "I have been vulnerable and tried to figure out a very difficult, painful relationship while admitting it is difficult to do while a parent is alive and that, for those of us who have to figure that out in real time, [we] cannot wait -- as in, they cannot wait for the time, not that the parent is dead," Barrymore continued.
One of the latest trends is berberine, a bitter-tasting quaternary ammonia compound found in many botanical products, including goldenseal, barberry, and Oregon grape. Indeed, many on social media are calling berberine supplements "nature's Ozempic," in a comparison to the highly popular prescription drug semaglutide (also known as Wegovy and Rybelsus), used for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes and obesity. MedPage Today spoke with Jamie Kane, M.D., director of Northwell Health's Center for Weight Management and chief of the section of obesity medicine at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell in Long Island, New York, to find out whether berberine's wholesome roots really make it the ideal candidate for shedding pounds safely.
Prince Harry took to the witness stand in a U.K. courtroom on Tuesday, becoming the first British royal to do so in more than a century. The Duke of Sussex was grilled by the defense team in his lawsuit against Mirror Group Newspapers, the publisher of The Daily Mirror. Harry and 100 other celebrities, including the estate of the late George Michael, are suing Mirror Group Newspapers for alleged misuse of private information between 1991 and 2011, including phone hacking and intercepting voicemails.