ABC News Meteorologist Ginger Zee tracks the severe weather outbreak as it moves into the Southeast U.S.
ABC News Meteorologist Ginger Zee tracks the severe weather outbreak as it moves into the Southeast U.S.
After weeks of steady declines following the winter surge, which claimed 200,000 lives in the 10 weeks between mid-December and late-February, many states are currently reporting increasing case and hospitalization numbers. Readers can hover over the map of the U.S. to see case, hospitalization and death data on the state level. "I think we're way too high to be thinking that we've won this race," CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said during a White House coronavirus response team briefing on April 7.
House Democrats on Tuesday successfully killed a privileged resolution brought forth by Republicans that would have censured Rep. Maxine Waters for comments she made in Minnesota calling on protestors to "get more confrontational" if former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is not convicted of murdering George Floyd. House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy filed the resolution on the House floor Tuesday afternoon and Democrats immediately moved to table it, which stops the resolution from proceeding further, effectively killing it. The vote to table the resolution was 216-210, along party lines with no defections.
The backlash to the announcement on Sunday that 12 of soccer's biggest teams would be forming their own breakaway European Super League has been nothing short of seismic. Each of the teams involved are household names in the U.S. -- with Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester United leading the charge. The other clubs to have signed on to the competition are Arsenal, Tottenham, Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, Atletico Madrid, Inter, Milan and Juventus.
The State Department has updated its travel warnings to better reflect the advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it said, meaning that as of Tuesday, approximately 80% of countries are now a "Level 4: Do Not Travel" on its advisory. "In light of those risks, the Department of State strongly recommends U.S. citizens reconsider all travel abroad," it said in a new notice Monday. Several countries, such as India, are seeing enormous spikes in cases of COVID-19, and the World Health Organization has reported that the average number of cases reported daily worldwide is now higher than it has ever been.
Partisan divides were on full display Tuesday morning as the Senate Judiciary Committee discussed a wave of restrictive voting legislation introduced in statehouses across the country and federal legislation that would standardize voting laws. Republicans across 47 states have introduced 361 voting-related bills in their legislative sessions this year with the premise of restoring confidence in elections -- setting off outrage from Democrats and advocacy groups who are dubbing the trend "The New Jim Crow." The title of Tuesday's hearing was "Jim Crow 2021: The Latest Assault on the Right to Vote."
One employee was killed and two others were injured in a shooting allegedly carried out by a coworker at an office of a Stop & Shop supermarket in West Hempstead, New York, on Tuesday, police said. Police said the suspect, 31-year-old Gabriel Dewitt Wilson, was apprehended Tuesday afternoon following an hourslong search. The suspect, whose job is to collects carts in the supermarket lot, is alleged to have used a "small handgun," police said.
Hearkening back to the boycotts during the civil rights movement and apartheid, Georgia faith leaders representing over 1,000 Georgia churches have called for a nationwide boycott of Home Depot, accusing the largest company based in the Peach State of standing on the sidelines in the voting rights battle playing out not just in Georgia, but across the country. "A boycott is not something we wanted to do, but now it is something that we must do," Bishop Reginald T. Jackson said in a statement read during a press conference Tuesday. Jackson, the movement's leader and head of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church’s sixth district that includes over 500 AME churches in Georgia, could not attend the event outside a Home Depot in Decatur.
President Biden weighed in on his hopes for a verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the first time Tuesday, after speaking with George Floyd's family at the start of jury deliberations. "I’m praying the verdict is the right verdict, which is -- I think it’s overwhelming, in my view," Biden told reporters in the Oval Office. Biden did not explicitly say whether the "right verdict" is guilty or not guilty.
Newly reelected president of Chad, Marshal Idriss Déby Itno, died Tuesday on the battlefield in clashes with rebels, according to the Chadian army. One of Africa's longest-ruling leaders, Déby was injured on the front line in the Kanem region where rebel groups took control of the territory, Chad's presidential office told ABC News.
Apple's first event of the year took place on Tuesday afternoon and featured a slew of new announcements from the tech giant, including the unveiling of AirTags, the launch of its most advanced iPad Pro yet, a new purple hue for the iPhone and more. The cryptically named "Spring Loaded" event kicked off at 1 p.m. ET from Apple's Cupertino, California, headquarters and the all-digital show was broadcast on the company's website. As expected, the keynote announcement was the unveiling of the company's most advanced iPad Pro, featuring Apple's in-house M1 chip.
YouTube beauty vlogger James Charles has lost the ability to make money off videos on the platform after underage fans accused him of sending them inappropriate messages. At least 15 underage fans have alleged Charles sent them nude pictures, demanded explicit photos in return or pressured them into sexual conversations since 2019, YouTube announced Monday, explaining why Charles' channel was demonetized. The company confirmed to "GMA" that Charles violated its "creator responsibility policy" and has been removed from its YouTube Partner Program.
Venmo announced Tuesday that it will let users buy, hold and sell cryptocurrency directly in its app as digital currency goes more mainstream. The cryptocurrency offerings include Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash. Darrell Esch, the company's senior vice president and general manager, said the feature "is a new way for the Venmo community to start exploring the world of crypto, within the Venmo environment they trust and rely on as a key component of their everyday financial lives."
Just in time for spring, Target's latest Designer Dress Collection has a lot of people ready to step out in full bloom. The company announced that it's tapped rising fashion forces Christopher John Rogers, Alexis and Rixo to create over 70 original dresses featuring a rich mix of bright bold patterns and statement silhouettes. With prices starting at $40, shoppers will get to indulge in high fashion designer-style dresses at Target prices.
NBA legend Scottie Pippen announced on Monday the sudden death of his son, Antron. Pippen, who played for the Chicago Bulls, shared a series of photos of his eldest child on Instagram and penned an emotional tribute to his memory. "I'm heartbroken to share that yesterday, I said goodbye to my firstborn son Antron," said Pippen, 55.
Chrissy Teigen marked the start of National Infertility Awareness Week by opening up about her struggle to start a family. Teigen, who shares 5-year-old Luna and 2-year-old Miles with singer John Legend, spoke with Refinery29 about a host of issues, from her pregnancy loss last year to leaning on IVF to get pregnant. The "Cravings" author revealed she used IVF -- specifically an embryo transfer -- to became pregnant with her eldest daughter.
A stranger who found a little girl's balloon that traveled hundreds of miles, from Kansas to Louisiana, has granted her and her sister's wishes. "It was something different for the girls -- a memory they could keep after a rough 2020," mom Leticia Gonzalez of Liberal, Kansas, told "GMA." Alvin Bamburg of Shreveport, Louisiana, was on the receiving end of the balloon, which asked Santa for candy, a Spider-Man ball, a "Frozen" doll, a puppy and My Little Pony.
Police departments across the U.S. are bracing for potential protests after the Derek Chauvin verdict. Thousands of National Guard soldiers have been deployed throughout Minneapolis, where George Floyd was killed and Chauvin, now a former Minneapolis police officer, waits to learn his fate from the jury, who are on their second day of deliberations. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said Monday, "I am grateful to our colleagues in Ohio and Nebraska for their willingness to provide assistance and relief to our state troopers and law enforcement officers as they continue to work to keep the peace in our communities."
A late season cold blast is expected to hit millions from the Rockies to the East Coast on Tuesday. Already up to 17 inches of snow fell in the Rockies with up to 5 inches reported in Denver. This storm system that brought all the snow to the Rockies will move east today and Wednesday bringing snow from Colorado to New York.
Get your final questions ready, because Tuesday marks the last day users can post on Yahoo Answers. First created in 2005, Yahoo Answers is a message board for people to post questions that could then be answered by anyone on the internet willing to help. Unlike posting questions to a Facebook group, Yahoo Answers has been almost completely unregulated, which meant anyone could anonymously post whatever's on their mind -- and some people who posted to Yahoo Answers have had some big questions.
The Biden administration is voicing increasing concern about the reported atrocities committed in Ethiopia's Tigray region and continued restrictions and challenges for aid organizations responding to a crisis that has only grown since fighting erupted last November. The U.S. deployed a disaster response team to the region last month, but its leader told ABC News in an exclusive interview that its personnel and aid partners still need greater and sustained access to civilians in the region, warning of a growing humanitarian crisis without international aid. "Humanitarians absolutely need unhindered access to populations in need, and we are concerned about the fact that there are populations that we haven't yet been able to reach," said Emily Dakin, the senior U.S. Agency for International Development official leading the U.S. response in Tigray.