Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says she can use “extraordinary measures” to pay bills until June.
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says she can use “extraordinary measures” to pay bills until June.
President Joe Biden is expected to pose two questions to House Speaker Kevin McCarthy during a Wednesday meeting and will challenge the Speaker to commit to avoiding a catastrophic default and unveil a specific, detailed and comprehensive budget, according to a White House memo obtained first by ABC News. The highly anticipated meeting comes amid an ongoing standoff over the debt limit. According to the memo, the president is expected to ask McCarthy if he will "commit to the bedrock principle that the United States will never default on its financial obligations" and whether he agrees with "former presidents, including Presidents Trump and Reagan, that it is critical to avoid debt limit brinksmanship."
The death of Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man who died following a violent encounter with Memphis police officers, has put diversity in policing back in the spotlight. Five now-former officers charged in his death are Black. A sixth officer involved, who is white, has been relieved of duty but not fired or charged.
Georgia mom Deshai Fudd thought she had an idea of what to expect when she started having contractions one day in late November last year. Fudd already had two children, but to her great surprise, she and her husband Loston Fudd welcomed their third child not at the hospital where they expected to be, but in the car, in traffic on the way there.
Actress, producer, CEO -- all of these words can be used to describe Tracee Ellis Ross. Ross is putting that on display with the new Dear Media podcast "I Am America," which she co-created and for which she serves as executive producer and co-writer. Each episode highlights a different individual, people Ross calls "hidden angels," sharing their unique stories.
Eagerly awaiting the arrival of state-of-the-art tanks from Western allies, Ukrainian tank commander Ihor Levchenko told ABC News he's confident that compared to the "rusty and old" contraptions he now operates, the prized armored combat vehicles will give his country "a very significant advantage on the battlefield." Levchenko showed ABC News the Soviet-era-design tanks he and his battalion now use, concealed in a small woodland in eastern Ukraine and within earshot of the constant thud of artillery from the front lines a few miles away. "The ones who do not get scared, are the ones that get killed," Levchenko said.
Princess Kate is starting the new year with a new project, one that focuses on young kids. Kate, a mother of three who has made early childhood development a focus of her royal work, is launching "Shaping Us," a new campaign aimed at raising public awareness about the importance of the first five years of a child's life, according to Kensington Palace. The campaign kicked off Monday night with Kate and her husband Prince William attending a special reception at BAFTA headquarters in London, where Kate delivered a speech.
The Biden administration will end both the COVID-19 national emergency and public health emergency on May 11, the White House informed Congress on Monday night. The current public health emergency is in place through April, while the national emergency is in place until March. "To be clear, continuation of these emergency declarations until May 11 does not impose any restriction at all on individual conduct with regard to COVID-19," the administration wrote.
Two additional Memphis police officers, including the white officer seen encountering Tyre Nichols during his traffic stop, were relieved of duty and three Memphis Fire Department personnel were fired as the investigation into the Jan. 7 death of Nichols continues, officials announced Monday. Officer Preston Hemphill and an unidentified officer were relieved of their duty a day after the incident, Memphis PD revealed Monday. The Memphis Fire Department also announced Monday that it fired two EMTs and a lieutenant who responded to the scene for failing to properly assess Nichols as he lay beaten on the ground.
Ciara is a singer, dancer, businesswoman... and a fashion designer, maybe? Since posting, Ciara's video has gained plenty of traction with more than 157,000 likes and loads of comments. Ciara is no stranger to the fashion world, having launched her own fashion line LITA in 2021.
President Joe Biden on Monday traveled to Baltimore, Maryland, to kick off a $6 billion rail tunnel reconstruction project primarily funded by his bipartisan infrastructure law -- an improvement he said would make a big difference to Amtrak commuters like himself. The new tunnel will replace the aging Baltimore and Potomac Tunnel, and remove what the White House says is the largest bottleneck between New Jersey and Washington, D.C. It's a Civil War era -- Ulysses S. Grant was president.
The trio was spotted celebrating the 25th anniversary of Anastasia Beverly Hills cosmetics at a private residence this weekend. Kardashian and Lopez posted photos where everyone is seen shining and smiling together for selfie-style photos. Kardashian wore a bronze-toned shimmering strapless dress with a sleek high ponytail while Lopez was seen wearing a sheer mini dress with sequin embroidery and a topknot updo hairstyle.
Johnson & Johnson cannot use bankruptcy court to resolve civil lawsuits that claim its iconic baby powder caused cancer, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. The opinion foiled Johnson & Johnson's plan to shift onto a new entity, LTL Management LLC, some 38,000 lawsuits that alleged the talc in Johnson's Baby Powder has caused ovarian cancer and mesothelioma. LTL Management filed for chapter 11 protection in hopes of resolving the claims that have already cost Johnson & Johnson $1 billion.
First responders who rushed to the home after receiving a 911 call from a man about his wife's suicide attempt subsequently found three young children inside the home who were "unconscious with obvious signs of severe trauma," Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz said last week. A 5-year-old girl identified as Cora Clancy and a 3-year-old boy identified as Dawson Clancy were both transported to a hospital in nearby Plymouth, where they were pronounced dead. An 8-month-old boy, later identified as Callan Clancy, was flown to a Boston hospital for treatment, where he later died.
Kyle Smaine, a U.S. professional skier who was the halfpipe gold medalist in the 2015 world championships, died Sunday in an avalanche in Japan, according to his wife and a fellow skier who was also caught in the snow. Smaine, 31, was in Nagano over the weekend for a marketing trip for Ikon Pass and Nagano Tourism when the avalanche took place on Mount Hakuba Norikura, according to a blog post by the skiing news site Mountain Gazette. Pro skier and Mountain Gazette correspondent Adam Ü was also at the resort along with Mountain Gazette photographer Grant Gunderson, who was the photographer on the marketing trip, according to the site.
U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy said he believes 13 is too young for children to be on social media platforms, despite some of the most popular platforms, including Facebook and Instagram, allowing users to be that age. Murthy told CNN on Sunday that he believes being on social media "does a disservice" to kids early in their teen years. "I, personally, based on the data I've seen, believe that 13 is too early," Murthy said on "CNN Newsroom."
A Black education activist slammed Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' move to ban AP African American studies from the state's high schools and warned that the move could erase key historical lessons from the classroom. "It's going to hurt Black communities and it's going to hurt those students who would take this class as an option to explore the good, bad and ugly of our history, which makes them better students and better adults for society," American Federation of Teachers Secretary-Treasurer Fedrick Ingram said in an interview with GMA 3 Thursday. Last week, the Florida Department of Education rejected the AP course, contending it "inexplicably contrary to Florida law and significantly lacks educational value."
Martha Stewart is no stranger to selfies, and her latest snap has captured the attention of many. Stewart posted an up close and personal photo of her face and shared that the photo was filter-free. While Stewart's selfie garnered plenty of love, others expressed skepticism that she had achieved such a glowing look without the assistance of surgery or injections.
The World Health Organization said Monday that COVID-19 remains a public health emergency but the pandemic is at a "transition point." The agency said its International Health Regulations Emergency Committee met on Friday to analyze data on the state of the pandemic. WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus "acknowledges the Committee's views that the COVID-19 pandemic is probably at a transition point and appreciates the advice of the Committee to navigate this transition carefully and mitigate the potential negative consequences," the statement read.
The 9-month-old female tiger was captured on surveillance video early Monday while circling a parked car outside an office building in the town of Edenvale, northeast of South Africa's largest city. "We will not confirm that this tiger is safe, alive or at a place of safety until we have the facts," the Edenvale SPCA said in a Facebook post on Monday evening.
Tyre Nichols' family said the body camera footage of his encounter with police has left them angry, saddened and looking for more answers as to why he was brutalized. Nichols, 29, was seen in the video crying out for his mother during the encounter. RowVaughn Wells told ABC News she felt his pain in those moments.