Kate, who like William wore a face mask during the visit, chose a white lace Catherine Walker coat dress for the visit to Westminster Abbey, which opened the vaccination clinic on March 10.
Westminster Abbey has remained open for daily worship throughout the pandemic, so the vaccination clinic is located in the east end of the cathedral. The clinic vaccinated 1,300 people in its first two days and has capacity for up to 800 vaccinations per day, according to the cathedral's website.
The Senate voted 94-1 in favor of an amended bill aimed at combatting the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes. Sponsored by Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, the legislation takes relatively modest steps to equip law enforcement and communities to better deal with the rise in attacks against Asian American and Pacific Islanders. "This long overdue bill sends two messages: to our Asian American friends, we will not tolerate bigotry against you, and to those perpetrating anti-Asian bigotry, we will pursue you to the fullest extent of the law," Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said in floor remarks shortly before the vote Thursday.
Sen. Tim Scott will deliver the Republican response to President Joe Biden's joint address to Congress next week. The announcement comes as negotiations over policing reform have taken center stage on Capitol Hill. The senator from South Carolina has been the lead negotiator for Republicans on policing reform -- working closely with Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., on a possible bipartisan deal.
A bill for D.C. statehood passed the House on a vote of 216-208 and heads to the Senate, where it has 45 co-sponsors but an uphill battle for passage. This time the measure has the public support of the White House, the Office of Management and Budget announced its support for statehood this week for the first time. H.R. 51 would change the name of the city from the District of Columbia to "Washington, Douglass Commonwealth," in honor of Fredrick Douglass, and allow a portion of the city -- including the U.S. Capitol, Supreme Court, White House and Kennedy Center -- to remain in a federal district called the "Capital."
On a Friday afternoon in July 2008, 20-year-old Courtney Wild appeared in federal court in West Palm Beach, Florida, demanding answers from federal prosecutors about their investigation of multi-millionaire Jeffrey Epstein, who allegedly sexually abused Wild and dozens of other underage girls at his waterfront mansion on Palm Beach Island. Over 12 years of litigation, Wild's case ultimately exposed details of the secret negotiations between prosecutors and Epstein's high-priced legal team that led to the controversial agreement.
Republicans unveiled a $568 billion infrastructure framework Thursday -- their answer to President Joe Biden's far more expansive $2 trillion package. The newly released GOP framework focuses exclusively on "core" infrastructure items like roads and bridges, broadband, airports, waterways, rails, ports and public transit. It excludes other big-ticket items in Biden's proposal, including explicit funding for electric vehicles, housing and home care.
An Ohio man whose job it was to collect trash has pleaded guilty to several charges related to dumping that garbage and other illegal waste at a makeshift landfill on his own property. The man, 52-year-old Donald Combs of Milford, Ohio, could face possible jail time for picking up thousands of pounds of trash over four years and putting it in the unlicensed landfill adjacent to his home, as well as at an unlicensed commercial site of his waste hauling business in nearby Goshen Township, the Ohio attorney general's office announced Thursday. Combs, described by state authorities as a "mass polluter," would solicit waste-hauling business by placing ads on Craigslist.
President Joe Biden said last year the nation was facing four “historic crises all at the same time" -- the pandemic, the related economic crisis, the need for racial justice and the “undeniable realities and accelerating threats of climate change.” At the time, given the unprecedented year, his inclusion of climate change in that list made headlines and surprised even some Democrats. While the White House lately has faced criticism for coming up short on other campaign promises around police reform and gun control, when it comes to climate change, it has largely been a different story.
The nine civilian victims gunned down at a Boulder, Colorado, grocery store last month were all killed before police officer Eric Talley and other officers "bravely charged in" the store, Boulder County District Attorney Michael Dougherty said Thursday. Less than 30 seconds after Talley -- the final victim -- was shot and killed, a "second wave of officers" headed into the store, Dougherty said at a news conference. Prosecutors have added 43 additional charges against Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, who was taken into custody after the March 22 shooting that killed 10 at the King Soopers grocery store, Dougherty said.
"Felicity," the late '90s drama, could be heading back to television in the form of a reboot -- hints series star Scott Foley. Speaking with Entertainment Tonight, the 48-year-old-actor -- who played the hunky Noel Crane on the show -- teased the possibility of a revival. While he was originally opposed to bringing back the teen drama, Foley admitted that he has had a change of heart.
Comedian Eric Andre took to Twitter on Wednesday to share an alleged racial profiling incident that unfolded while he was waiting for his flight. The "Bad Trip" star said two officers stopped him for a "random" drug search while he was boarding a plane that was set to depart from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
John Travolta is opening up more about losing his late wife, Kelly Preston. Preston, who Travolta was married to for 28 yeras, lost her battle with breast cancer in July 2020. "I learned that crying and mourning over someone is something personal," said Travolta.
Another result of the pandemic has been a temporary reduction in emissions, such as carbon dioxide, which is "the primary greenhouse gas that is emitted from human activity," according to the Environmental Protection Agency. "Preliminary estimates," according to a recent World Meteorological Organization bulletin, "indicate a reduction in the annual global emission between 4.2% and 7.5%." Greenhouse gases trap heat in the Earth's atmosphere, which increases the average temperature.
NASA said it had successfully made oxygen on Mars, a major development that could aid future human missions to the red planet. The space agency confirmed Wednesday evening that a tool sent with its Perseverance rover was succesful in converting some of Mars' thin, carbon-dioxide rich atmosphere into oxygen. The experimental instrument developed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is called the Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment, or MOXIE for short.
Elizabeth Olsen revealed she had an identity crisis when she was just starting in Hollywood. The "WandaVision" star admitted she even once considered dropping her last name entirely to stop being compared to her sisters, twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. Speaking with Glamour UK, the 32-year-old said the thought to ditch her surname first crossed her mind in 1999 -- at the height of her big sisters' fame.
Paris Hilton recently spoke about the leak of her infamous sex tape with ex Rick Salomon and revealed the moment in her life gave her PTSD. "It was even more hurtful to me to have these people think that I [released it] on purpose -- that killed me," Hilton said during a conversation in Vanity Fair's pre-Oscar special, "Vanity Fair Cocktail Hour, Live!" "It still gives me post-traumatic stress disorder to talk about it." Hilton, who's back in the headlines recently thanks to the Oscar-nominated film "Promising Young Woman" resurrecting her 2006 single "Stars Are Blind" in a key scene, spoke of feeling betrayed after the taped was released in 2004.
The last two years has seen an explosion in the sales of digital artworks, which have been embraced by major auction houses and have fetched prices ranges from a few dollars to the tens of millions. Unlike traditional artworks, these can be duplicated exactly with a couple of clicks of a mouse, which raises a divisive question: Can a digital artwork ever really be as valuable as a piece that was physically created by an artist? Behind the explosion in the digital art marketplace are nonfungible tokens, known as NFTs.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has agreed to allow both Democrats and Republicans equal subpoena power and has conceded to an even partisan split on the 9/11 style commission that would investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, backtracking from an earlier proposal that would have allowed Democrats to appoint a majority of members, sources familiar with the matter said. The talks had stalled after Republicans and Democrats were unable to agree on the makeup of the committee and its investigative scope. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell addressed the commission during a news conference on Tuesday, saying the commission “needs to be balanced” and its scope “broader than just January the 6th.”
A late season cold blast is moving through the country this morning with record lows and snow. On Thursday, nearly four dozen record lows could be tied or broken from Little Rock, Arkansas, to New York City’s JFK airport. Up to 8 inches of snow fell near Cleveland yesterday making roads a mess in northern Ohio.
Dozens of inmates at an Iowa prison were given overdoses of a COVID-19 vaccine, officials said. Two medical staff members from the Iowa Department of Corrections incorrectly administered the vaccine -- developed by U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech -- to 77 inmates at the Iowa State Penitentiary, a maximum-security prison for men located in Fort Madison, about 90 miles southeast of Iowa City. Upon learning of the error, the Iowa Department of Corrections immediately contacted Pfizer and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for guidance.
Women all over the world are playing integral roles in the fight against warming temperatures. For Earth Day 2021, ABC News is highlight three scientists and one activist who are leading the charge against climate change. Allison Fong, 39, is a trained biological oceanographer and sea ice ecologist for the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research in Bremerhaven, Germany, has spent more than 300 days in the Arctic since 2015.