Police were forced to shoot a man’s pet snake after it was found strangling him. ABC News’ Andrea Fujii reports.
Police were forced to shoot a man’s pet snake after it was found strangling him. ABC News’ Andrea Fujii reports.
Flowy, feminine and functional are three words to describe the new Pioneer Woman fall fashion line at Walmart. "The blouses are lightweight enough to wear on their own while the weather is still somewhat cold, but totally perfect to layer under a jacket or wrap if it's colder outside," Ree Drummond told "Good Morning America." "The colors are incredible in the fall collection this year, and I have a couple of surprise shades -- like a super-saturated marigold -- that makes certain pieces absolutely pop," Drummond continued.
A new report is shining a spotlight on potential privacy concerns loopholes in apps that collect women's personal health information following the reversal of Roe v. Wade. A report released Wednesday by the Mozilla Foundation, a non-profit organization that advocates for online privacy, concluded that among 25 popular reproductive health apps, most apps were found to have very vague privacy policies surrounding how they will share data with law enforcement. Eighteen of the products earned Mozilla's label of "*Privacy Not Included" meaning users' data may not be secure, and eight failed to meet the foundation's "minimum security standards."
The man accused of stabbing author Salman Rushdie on stage at a speaking event in southwestern New York last week, critically injuring him, was indicted by a grand jury on charges including attempted murder. Hadi Matar, 24, pleaded not guilty to the indictment charging him with second-degree attempted murder and assault charges during an arraignment Thursday afternoon. The indictment alleges that Matar "attempted to cause the death of Salman Rushdie by stabbing him multiple times with a knife."
A lawyer for Kaitlin Armstrong, an Austin woman accused of killing 25-year-old professional cyclist Anna Moriah Wilson, filed two documents trying to suppress evidence in the case. In two documents filed Wednesday, lawyers are claiming evidence obtained during a May 12 interrogation and evidence gathered as a result of her arrest warrant in the murder should be thrown out. Armstrong is facing one charge of felony first-degree murder, for allegedly killing Wilson with a firearm earlier this year, before fleeing to Costa Rica.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, the Republican Senate nominee in Pennsylvania, has faced the usual amount of attacks from his opponent, Democratic Lt. Gov. John Fetterman -- but a lot of it has been unusually focused on just one topic: where Oz has been living. For decades, as Fetterman's campaign is quick to point out -- in memes and on social media and through former reality TV stars they've hired to make videos about it -- Oz lived in a multimillion-dollar home, which he still owns, overlooking the Hudson River in New Jersey. "I heard that you moved from New Jersey to Pennsylvania to look for a new job," Nicole LaValle, better known as "Snooki" from MTV's "Jersey Shore," said in a video released by Fetterman's camp last month, addressing Oz.
Diane von Furstenberg captured the internet's attention this week with a fresh-faced swimsuit selfie. The iconic fashion designer posted a photo of herself on Wednesday wearing a red one-piece look along with a watch and several bracelets. This isn't the first time von Furstenberg has shared a swimsuit selfie.
Nadya Suleman, also known as "Octomom," shared a photo of the eight siblings this week as they gathered to mark the start of a new school year, continuing an annual tradition they've kept up on social media. The 47-year-old, who also goes by Natalie Suleman, often shares photos of her large family and fans have been able to follow along as the children grew up.
A Spanish "stonehenge" has reemerged amid the country's devastating drought, officials said. Experts believe the striking circle of dozens of megalithic stones has existed since 5000 BC. However, it was first discovered by German archaeologist Hugo Obermaier in 1926 before it became flooded in 1963 due to a rural development project under Francisco Franco's dictatorship. Now, the structure sits in a corner of the Valdecanas reservoir located in the country's central province of Caceres.
Starting Monday, an additional 360,000 vials of monkeypox vaccine will be available, potentially enough for 1.8 million shots in arms using the administration's new approach and a number that will nearly triple the U.S. supply of vaccines available so far, the White House Monkeypox Response Team announced Thursday. The expansion of supply stems from a strategy the administration rolled out last week that changed the recommendation for how to inject the vaccines, moving from a deeper injection to a shallower, intradermal one that uses only one-fifth of the vaccine but still carries the same efficacy, officials say, allowing the administration to stretch doses five-fold. Data is still lagging on the administration's monkeypox approach, making it difficult to know how many more people have been able to get vaccinated with this new strategy and where it's being implemented.
The Internal Revenue Service does not plan to use the nearly $80 billion it's set to receive in funding from the Inflation Reduction Act to hire 87,000 new agents in order to target middle class Americans, a Treasury Department official told ABC News and documents verify, rejecting a claim widely circulated by Republican lawmakers and right-wing media personalities. A sizable portion of the money will go toward improving taxpayer services and modernizing antiquated, paper-based IRS operations, according to Treasury and the IRS, in an effort to update an agency well documented as being chronically starved of resources for decades. In a letter to IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said that the agency also is planning on hiring auditors who can enforce the tax laws against high-income Americans and corporations, not the middle class, along with employees to provide customer service to taxpayers.
Kate Hudson's sons are already rockstars in the making. The "Almost Famous" actress, 43, took to Instagram this week to share a video of her two boys, 18-year-old Ryder and 11-year-old Bingham, jamming together like their rock 'n' roll dads. "My boys," she captioned the video, posted on Aug. 16, which shows Ryder on the guitar while Bingham plays the drums.
A month after the police chief of a Mississippi town was fired following leaked audio allegedly of him using racial slurs, a civil rights group is suing the department. Jill Colin Jefferson, the founder of the civil rights organization Julian, filed a lawsuit against Lexington, Mississippi, its police department, and others on behalf of five residents who claimed to have been victims of mistreatment by officers. The lawsuit contends that the police force has had a long history of racially profiling its Black residents including with alleged targeted traffic stops, harassment and retaliation for speaking out against cops.
Apple on Monday made headlines as the latest major company to call its workers back to the office, setting a deadline for early next month that will require workers to do their jobs in person three days each week, Bloomberg reported. The move came days after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidelines that softened the recommended precautions for preventing the spread of COVID. The guidelines, announced last Thursday, recommended institutions screen otherwise healthy individuals for the virus in most settings, and the new rules set aside the 6-feet standard for social distancing.
Allen Weisselberg, who first met Donald Trump in the 1970s when he began working for Trump's father, pleaded guilty Thursday to charges in New York that accused him of running a yearslong scheme to avoid taxes while he was the Trump Organization's chief financial officer. Weisselberg pleaded guilty to all 15 counts -- including conspiracy, criminal tax fraud, grand larceny and falsifying business records -- and conceded he skirted taxes on nearly $2 million in income, including fringe benefits like rent, luxury cars and private school tuition for his grandchildren. The plea implicates former President Trump's namesake family business, which was charged in the same indictment by the Manhattan District Attorney's office.
Customs and Border Protection encounters for the month of July dipped below 200,000 for the first time in months, according to statistics released this week, as the Biden administration closes in on 2 million apprehensions by CBP by the end of next month. In total there were 199,976 encounters, with 166,792 unique encounters and 22% of all encounters in July were from repeat offenders, CPB said Monday. In about 37% of encounters, migrants were processed and extricated under Title 42 authority, which is still in place as the legal battle over that policy makes its way through the courts.
Jonah Hill may have directed and starred in the upcoming documentary "Stutz," but that doesn't mean you'll see him promoting it. "Stutz" explores mental health alongside Hill and his therapist -- and Hill's mental health was behind his decision to forgo promotional media appearances. "Through this journey of self-discovery within the film, I have come to the understanding that I have spent nearly 20 years experiencing anxiety attacks, which are exacerbated by media appearances and public facing events," he shared in an open letter exclusively with Deadline.
Just under 1 million people utilized abortion services in the U.S. in 2020, according to recent data from the Guttmacher Institute. Another report from Guttmacher in 2016 showed that 90% of abortion patients in the U.S. obtained their procedure in the first trimester. Medication abortion is approved by the Food and Drug Administration for up to 10 weeks into pregnancy, but there is good literature that has shown it is an effective method of abortion up to 11 weeks.
The FBI's search of Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate has raised critical national security, ethical and legal questions amid outcry from Republicans and other Trump allies. It came after months of developments involving the former president, the Justice Department and congressional lawmakers and it's believed to be the first-ever search of the residence of a current or former U.S. president as part of a criminal investigation. On Jan. 19, 2021, the day before Donald Trump leaves the White House, he sends Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero, a letter naming seven senior officials to handle all future requests about the protection and disposition of his presidential records.
While taking care of loved ones is priority, caregivers experienced higher levels of stress as they tried to manage their own needs while taking care of their loved ones, leading to further negative health outcomes. Per research conducted by the National Rehabilitation Research and Training Center, family caregivers experienced more negative effects from the pandemic than those who weren't, including more emotional, physical and financial burdens. Female caregivers, younger caregivers and especially families with lower incomes experienced significant issues.
A 29-year-old Florida police detective has died after being shot in the line of duty, authorities said late Wednesday. Officer Cesar "Echy" Echaverry of the Miami-Dade Police Department was critically wounded during a shootout with an armed robbery suspect in Miami’s Liberty City neighborhood on Monday night. The suspect -- identified as 32-year-old Jerry Horton of Madison Heights, Michigan -- had opened fire on officers after allegedly robbing a convenience store in Dania Beach and fleeing the scene.