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Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Wednesday that the Justice Department is launching a "pattern or practice" investigation into the Minneapolis police department, looking at whether the department has a pattern or practice of discriminatory policing. Garland announced the investigation during public remarks Wednesday morning, a day after the guilty verdicts against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, convicted in the murder of George Floyd.
Kelly Osbourne, the TV personality and daughter of Sharon Osbourne and Ozzy Osbourne, recently revealed to her fans that she has relapsed after being sober for nearly four years. "I am sober today and I'm gonna be sober tomorrow, but I've learned it truly is just one day at a time," Osbourne, 36, continued.
An Indonesian submarine with 53 on board is feared missing after the country’s military lost contact with it Wednesday during an early morning torpedo training exercise in the waters north of Bali. The 42-year old German-made submarine, KRI Nanggala-402, is part of the Indonesian Navy’s 2nd Fleet and was taking in naval drills that were supposed to culminate on Thursday. Indonesia’s military chief Marshal Hadi told the local outlets that he has asked Singapore and Australia for assistance, with whom Jakarta has signed submarine rescue agreements with.
Last May, Judeah Reynolds, then 9, asked her older cousin to take her to get snacks in Minneapolis. Nearly one year later, Judeah, now 10, testified in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was found guilty Tuesday of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of Floyd. Judeah told "Good Morning America" co-anchor Robin Roberts in an interview Wednesday that she watched the guilty verdict being read on TV alongside her parents.
Record-breaking snow and cold are moving through the U.S., with some places not seeing so much snow this late in the season in recorded history. Kansas City, Missouri, saw a record-breaking 3.5 inches of snow Tuesday. Paducah, Kentucky, measured half an inch of snow, making it the latest measurable snow ever recorded in the city.
One of George Floyd's brothers says he was struck watching former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin put his hands behind his back to be placed into handcuffs after the guilty verdicts were read. "I watched him put his hands behind his back -- he had it a lot easier than my brother because my brother's hands were pinned backwards," Philonise Floyd told ABC News' "Good Morning America" on Wednesday. As Philonise Floyd awaited the verdict, he said, "Inside that courtroom I prayed for like 30 minutes -- because it took 30 minutes for the jurors and the judge to come out."
Queen Elizabeth is celebrating her 95th birthday Wednesday, her first birthday in more than 70 years without her husband Prince Philip by her side. The queen, who is spending her birthday at Windsor Castle, issued a very personal statement on her birthday, describing a "period of great sadness" for her family. "While as a family we are in a period of great sadness, it has been a comfort to us all to see and to hear the tributes paid to my husband, from those within the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and around the world."
Anyone 16 years old and older is entitled to a free vaccine that has been shown to be safe and effective at preventing severe illness and death from COVID-19. "There may be slight differences between vaccine types, but they are generally pretty consistent."
Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend a U.S.-led climate change summit this week at the invitation of President Joe Biden. It's the latest move by the Biden administration to push the United States back to the forefront of the global fight against human-caused climate change. Xi's acceptance of Biden's invitation came after U.S. special envoy for climate John Kerry traveled to Shanghai last week to meet with his Chinese counterpart Xie Zhenhua.
Nearly one year after the death of George Floyd in Minnesota, protesters have taken to the streets again in wake of the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright – and after promises of police reform by the state's governor and other officials. Since Floyd's death on May 25, for which former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty Tuesday of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter charges after pressing his knee into Floyd's neck for over nine minutes, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said he would demand the state legislature hold hearings to consider several police reforms passed in other states.
The faces of climate change activism have been dominated by young people in recent years, from Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg to thousands of young people organizing and protesting in the United States. As Joe Biden prepares to host a climate change summit on his first Earth Day in office, ABC News spoke to a group of young activists with diverse views on what they hope to see from the president. Levi Draheim, 13, is the youngest plaintiff in a lawsuit where a group of young people sued the Obama administration, and later the Trump administration, for failing to address climate change.
For National Infertility Awareness Week, “GMA” is spotlighting infertility stories to help demystify and destigmatize all paths to parenthood. Celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Gabrielle Union have put surrogacy in the spotlight in recent years by sharing that they welcomed children via surrogates. In the United States, the use of surrogacy has been on the rise, with more than 18,000 babies born via gestational carrier cycles between 1999 and 2013, the most recent data available, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Take a look below at some of the most surprising Oscars pairings from yesteryear. Before she was Carrie Bradshaw and he was Iron Man, SJP and RDJ conquered Hollywood as one of the 80s rising power couples and attended the 61st Academy Awards together. Lewis and Pitt met on the set of a TV movie "Too Young to Die?" and their relationship took off shortly after.
With more people staying at home, it seemed one silver lining was the positive impact it was having on the environment. It is estimated that 129 billion face masks and 65 billion gloves are being used monthly. Unfortunately, while PPE is a necessary tool, its increased use is having detrimental effects on the environment, especially our oceans.
With oceans rising, forests burning and growing pollution, climate change can be a depressing topic. No wonder so many avoid talking about it with our friends, family and especially our children. Very young children can start to form a connection with nature, from going to the local park to gardening at home to learning the names of animals and local species.
Police departments across the country have released statements in response to the guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial. In the wake of Chauvin's murder conviction for the death of George Floyd, delivered by the jury on Tuesday, police officials from New York, San Francisco, Minneapolis, and Seattle have issued statements to their communities, promising action and ensuring protection for peaceful demonstrations.
A 16-year-old girl was shot and killed by police on Tuesday afternoon in Columbus, Ohio, police said. The victim, who the Franklin County Children Services identified as Ma’Khia Bryant, was taken to the hospital in critical condition and pronounced dead just before 5:30 p.m. "She could be my grandchild," Ned Pettus, director of the Columbus Department of Public Safety, said at a press conference.
Nearly one out of every eight couples in the U.S. are affected by infertility. For National Infertility Awareness Week, “GMA” is spotlighting infertility stories to help demystify and destigmatize all paths to parenthood. Fundraising, grants, loans and credit card debt are now terms just as commonly associated with infertility as the words baby and pregnancy.
For National Infertility Awareness Week, “GMA” is spotlighting infertility stories to help demystify and destigmatize all paths to parenthood. Kerri Morgan, 35, and her husband Chris Morgan, 38, always knew they wanted to have a family, but they never anticipated it would take nearly three years -- and a roller-coaster ride of emotions -- to finally meet their son. “We were meant to be parents and we were meant even more to be parents to Brian,” Kerri said as she rocked their son in a “Star Wars”-themed nursery at their home in Wappingers Falls, New York.
The Academy Awards bring about an eclectic selection of looks every year. Kemal Harris, a New York-based stylist who has worked with stars including Robin Wright, Kate McKinnon and Alexis Bledel, said Nicole Kidman's Christian Dior gown from the 1997 Academy Awards is her favorite Oscars look of all time.