ABC News' Mary Bruce reports as the nation awaits two major Supreme Court rulings.
ABC News' Mary Bruce reports as the nation awaits two major Supreme Court rulings.
Two police officers were shot near the conclusion of a Fourth of July fireworks show in Philadelphia. One officer assigned to highway patrol received a graze wound to the forehead, police said. The other officer, who was assigned to the Montgomery County Bomb Squad, sustained a gunshot wound to the right shoulder.
A gunman opened fire on a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois, on Monday, killing at least six people and injuring over 30, including children. The others were in "more serious condition," said Dr. Brigham Temple, medical director of emergency preparedness. One child was taken to Evanston Hospital for further treatment and another was medevaced to the University of Chicago Hospital.
Adele is opening up about her decision to postpone her Las Vegas residency in January due to COVID-19. In an interview with Lauren Laverne of BBC's Desert Island Discs, Adele said she was a "shell of a person" for a few months after announcing her decision, but she stands by it. In January, the "Easy on Me" singer shared a tearful post on Instagram to let her fans know that her show wasn't ready. Adele said that due to delivery delays and COVID-19, "it's been impossible to finish the show."
A 22-year-old person of interest has been apprehended in connection with a mass shooting Monday at a Fourth of July parade in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park, Illinois, police said. Police said they apprehended Robert "Bobby" Crimo III following a vehicular pursuit Monday evening after an hours-long manhunt. Shortly after the police released a photo of Crimo and his car, officers said a North Chicago police unit they spotted the person of interest in a vehicle matching the one they were looking for.
Eyewitnesses who scrambled for their lives after a gunman opened fire at the Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois, described a frightening, chaotic scene Monday. Zoe Nicole Pawelczak told ABC News that she attended the parade with her father, and at first, they thought they heard fireworks. "It was like no fireworks that I heard," she said.
Brittney Griner personally reached out to President Joe Biden, urging him to help get her out of Russian custody, according to her representatives. A handwritten letter from Griner, portions of which were made public, was delivered to the White House on Monday. In it, she expressed fears she will be held in Russia "forever."
Black community leaders in Boston are marking the Fourth of July by responding to the white supremacists who marched through Boston two days ago. Members of the group, identified by police as Patriot Front, marched through the city on Saturday with concealed faces, wearing shirts that read "Reclaim America." The Anti-Defamation League, which tracks hate groups nationwide, has called Patriot Front a white supremacist group that spreads racism, antisemitism, and other forms of hate online.
President Joe Biden on Monday afternoon shared his "shock" and support after a deadly mass shooting at a July 4 parade in a Chicago suburb earlier that day -- the latest in an ever-longer string of mass shootings in America. In his statement, Biden also noted the threat posed by the suspected gunman, who had not yet been taken into custody. As always, we are grateful for the first responders and law enforcement on the scene.
Queen Elizabeth is reducing her workload. According to the Telegraph, Buckingham Palace changed the details of the queen’s job description in its annual report by swapping out the “Queen’s programme” of engagements for more general “visits in royal programmes.” Instead, members of the royal family, including Prince Charles, will step in and support some of her duties.
A U.S. analysis of Israeli and Palestinian investigations has determined that gunfire from Israeli positions likely killed Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in May but there was "no reason to believe" her shooting was intentional, the State Department said Monday. An Israeli ballistics test of the actual bullet that killed her was inconclusive because of too much damage to the bullet that had been provided by the Palestinian Authority to U.S. security officials who monitored the new test, the U.S. statement said. The finding came after what the U.S. said was inconclusive tests by independent ballistics experts under U.S. oversight of the bullet fragment recovered from Abu Akleh's body.
In the weeks before a mass shooting at a Fourth of July parade in a Chicago suburb, federal law enforcement officials had again been on alert because of a "heightened threat environment" fueled in part, they said, by domestic extremists and social upheaval. Six people were killed and about 24 others were seriously hurt in the mass shooting at the parade in Highland Park, Illinois, according to officials. The Department of Homeland Security recently indicated that there was real potential for another spate of violence in the near term and in the foreseeable future because of what federal authorities described as extremists and so-called "lone actors" becoming animated by events and issues ranging from Pride Month to the House's ongoing Jan. 6 hearings to controversial Supreme Court rulings.
For decades, Judy and Ed Craine parked their car in the driveway in front of their San Francisco home. Parking in the Golden City can be tricky with its steep hills and busy streets, and the Craines say they were lucky to have a spot that's all their own for the past 36 years. The Craines told ABC-affiliate KGO-TV that the San Francisco Planning Department is enforcing a decades-old section of code that bans motor vehicles of all kinds from being parked on a carpad or setback in front of a house unless it's accompanied by a garage or cover.
The Fourth of July brings lots of celebrations and lots of shopping -- and the Banana Republic Factory sale is an exciting part of the festivities. The fashion retailer is offering 50% off everything from summer essentials to go-to basics that can be worn all year long.
At least three people were killed and seven others were critically wounded in a shooting at a Copenhagen shopping mall on Sunday, authorities said. A boy and a girl, both 17-year-old Danish citizens, and a 47-year-old Russian man were killed when a gunman opened fire there, according to Copenhagen chief police inspector Søren Thomassen. Several others suffered minor injuries while fleeing the mall, Thomassen said.
This 4th of July is bringing the summer heat, possible severe storms and dangerous fire conditions to the U.S. Cities feeling the burn include Shreveport, Louisiana; Little Rock; Des Moines; and Kansas City, Missouri. Two regions may see severe storms on Monday: one zone extends from central Montana into the Dakotas, while the other tracks from Minnesota into the Chicago area.
An 11-year-old Indiana boy died from a fireworks injury on the night before the Fourth of July, authorities said. Camrynn Ray McMichael of Mt. Vernon was injured at about 9:42 p.m. and died en route to a hospital, the Indiana State Police said Monday. Nine people died from fireworks in the U.S. last year and 26 people died the year before, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
As Jayland Walker's family has demanded answers about the circumstances of last week's killing, which authorities said occurred following a police chase, large protests have erupted in Akron, Ohio, with demonstrators marching on the city's police headquarters. On Monday, Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan announced a curfew for downtown Akron from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., which will remain in effect until another order is issued.
From the glitz and glamor of Formula One, to the wide-open-throttle thrills of NASCAR, to the feat of human endurance that is the 24 Hours of LeMans, motorsport has thrilled and delighted gearheads around the world for generations. “The whole thing really flowed out of the fact that you could make the pun ‘lemons’ versus ‘LeMans,’” said Jay Lamm, co-founder and “Chief Perpetrator” of the event. The Millville race, known in the Lemons world as “The Real Hoopties of New Jersey,” featured a colorful assortment of race cars during the June 11-12 event.
A Texas man who has spent more than five months in a Russian detention center is facing a different challenge from other recent American detainees such as Trevor Reed and Brittney Griner, as authorities in Moscow are accusing him of wrongdoing in his home country. David Barnes, a Huntsville, Alabama, native who has lived in the Houston area in recent years, was taken into custody by law enforcement in Moscow in January and has been incarcerated on Russian soil ever since. "If I could go over there and just sit in that place with him, I would do it in a minute, because this is the most unjust situation I've ever experienced in my entire life," Carol Barnes, David's older sister, told ABC News.
Two women were killed in shark attacks in Egypt's Red Sea over the weekend, prompting officials to close off a stretch of the coastline. The Egyptian Ministry of Environment said in a statement Sunday that the women were attacked by a shark while swimming in the Red Sea near the resort town of Hurghada. The governor of the wider Red Sea Governorate, Maj. Gen. Amr Hanafi, has issued an order to suspend all water activities in the vicinity of the deadly attacks, according to the ministry.