Could this include a stop in Taiwan amid rising tensions and a recent warning from China?
Could this include a stop in Taiwan amid rising tensions and a recent warning from China?
The gun used in the fatal shooting on the "Rust" movie set could not have been fired without pulling the trigger, according to an FBI forensic report obtained Friday by ABC News. Actor Alec Baldwin shot cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of the Western, which he was producing and starring in, last year. The actor believed he was handling a "cold gun" -- one without live ammunition -- when it went off and a live bullet struck Hutchins, killing her.
Author Salman Rushdie was hospitalized Friday after being attacked at a speaking event in New York state. Rushdie, who has faced death threats over his writing, was scheduled to give a lecture at the education center Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, in southwestern New York, Friday morning. At around 11 a.m., a man "ran up onto the stage and attacked Rushdie and an interviewer," according to New York State Police.
A redacted copy of the warrant and related papers from the FBI's search of Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago indicates that the Justice Department is investigating the potential violation of at least three separate criminal statutes, including under the Espionage Act. The filing -- released Friday by the court, at the government's request and with Trump's agreement -- includes the warrant, two attachments ("Attachment A" and "Attachment B") and an inventory of what was taken from Mar-a-Lago during the FBI operation on Monday in Palm Beach, Florida. Attachment B states that the property to be seized by agents includes "all physical documents and records constituting evidence, contraband, fruits of crime or other items illegally possessed" in violation of 18 USC 793, a statute under the Espionage Act involving the gathering, transmitting or loss of defense information; 18 USC 2071, which involves any federal government employee who willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, falsifies or destroys public records; and 18 USC 1519, obstruction of justice.
The Southern Baptist Convention announced Friday it is under investigation by the Department of Justice following the release of a 288-page report that found that the denomination's top leaders ignored sexual abuse allegations and disparaged survivors for more than two decades. "Individually and collectively each SBC entity is resolved to fully and completely cooperate with the investigation," a statement from organization leaders read. It continued, "While we continue to grieve and lament past mistakes related to sexual abuse, current leades across the SBC have demonstrated a firm conviction to address those issues of the past and are implementing measures to ensure they are never repeated in the future."
An Ohio boy was surprised with a puppy for his 12th birthday this week and his emotional reaction has social media users tearing up alongside him. Sarah Grimpo shared a TikTok video of her son's big surprise that has since been viewed more than 30 million times in just two days. The video shows Grimpo's son Adam unwrapping a birthday present, which turns out to be a "Stranger Things"-themed walkie-talkie dog toy and another basketball dog toy.
Every House Democrat on Friday voted to pass the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) over uniform Republican opposition, sending the multibillion-dollar climate, health and tax bill to President Joe Biden’s desk to be signed into law. The package, which similarly passed the Senate on Sunday along party lines, was approved around 6 p.m. by a vote of 220-207. Democrats in the chamber were seen celebrating what they are sure to champion as a legislative achievement -- which aims to make prescription drugs and health insurance cheaper while raising taxes on the wealthy, cutting the deficit, investing in clean energy and curbing climate change -- ahead of a contentious midterm cycle, when they will be up against the president's low approval ratings and other headwinds.
Whether you are planning a tropical vacation in the Caribbean or a day of relaxation in your backyard oasis, there are lots of little fashion and beauty buys that can help set the tone. From fabulous caftans to mood-setting candles, here are several items that certainly pass the vacation vibe check.
Perhaps no midterm primary is getting more attention than that of Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, whose race next week could be the highest-profile test yet of the voter backlash -- or lack thereof -- to a Republican participating on the House Jan. 6 committee and whether anti-Trump conservatives have a path forward within their own party. As it stands, Cheney's chances for reelection are slim: Her opponent, Wyoming attorney Harriet Hageman, bests her in past head-to-head polling match-ups, according to FiveThirtyEight, helped in part by a blessing from former President Donald Trump. On Thursday, Cheney released an ad crystalizing her closing argument: The "big lie" about the 2020 election -- and Trump's embrace of it -- is ruining democracy.
Former Louisville detective Kelly Goodlett will plead guilty to one count of conspiring to violate the civil rights of Breonna Taylor . Goodlett confirmed the plea with her attorney during an online court hearing Friday. Taylor was fatally gunned down when Louisville, Kentucky, police officers executed a “no-knock” search warrant on her home shortly after midnight on March 13, 2020.
Right out of college, Parween Mander was excited to start her new job. Mander believes the first step towards financial freedom is to assess your psychology around money. To increase cash flow, Mander recommends trying to negotiate your current position's salary or taking on a second job.
Tributes have begun pouring in for actress Anne Heche. The actress, who suffered serious injuries after a fiery car crash in Los Angeles last week, was declared brain dead Thursday night but was kept on life support for organ donation, her representative said Friday. The actress was driving in the Mar Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles when she smashed into a home, engulfing both her car and the house in flames, according to Los Angeles police and fire officials.
Diane Keaton turned a recent Hollywood outing into a rare family outing. The Oscar-winning actress had her two children -- daughter Dexter, 27, and son Duke, 22 -- by her side at Hollywood's TCL Chinese Theatre for her handprint and footprint cement ceremony on Thursday. Also joining the trio was Dexter's husband, Jordan White.
Anne Heche has died at the age of 53 after suffering serious injuries in a fiery car accident in Los Angeles, according to her family. Heche was declared brain dead Thursday night but has been kept on life support for organ donation, and her heart is still beating, her representative said Friday. "Rest In Peace Mom, I love you," he said.
Since a case of polio was reported in Rockland County -- just north of New York City -- last month, officials have suspected that "hundreds" of cases may be circulating around the state silently. "The average person has really very little risk of acquiring polio if they've been vaccinated," Dr. Daniel Kuritzkes, chief of the division of infectious diseases at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, told ABC News. There are two vaccines used to protect against polio infection: the inactivated poliovirus vaccine and the oral poliovirus vaccine.
Young Thug is facing additional gang-related charges in connection to a sweeping grand jury indictment in Fulton County, Georgia, that led to the arrest of the Atlanta rapper in May on gang-related charges. The Grammy-winning rapper, whose legal name is Jeffrey Lamar Williams, was initially charged with two counts but was reindicted this month on six additional charges, according to charging documents obtained by ABC News from the Fulton County District Attorney's office. According to ABC affiliate in Atlanta, WSBT-TV, the district attorney's office said that the additional charges against Williams and four others named in the indictment stem from arrests on March 17 and May 9, including a search of Williams' home in Buckhead, a residential area of Atlanta, the night of his arrest on May 9.
"Fixer Upper" star and Magnolia Network co-owner Joanna Gaines is reflecting on the changes that come with each season -- including her eldest son going off to college. In a heartfelt essay for the new fall issue of Magnolia Journal, Gaines looked forward to fall and what the new season will bring.
The three Russian soldiers arrived at Victoria's house claiming they needed to seize her cell phone. Victoria, a 42-year-old Ukrainian woman, told ABC News she and another woman, a neighbor, were raped by two of the Russian soldiers occupying her village near Kyiv in March. Another soldier, a commanding officer who was not involved in the assault, threatened Victoria, she says.
Robin Williams' children paid tribute to their beloved father on the eighth anniversary of his death. The actor's eldest child Zak Williams, 39, shared a heartfelt note to Twitter alongside a photo of the iconic actor. Williams' only daughter Zelda didn't address her late father directly, but took to Twitter to share a thoughtful quote as well as suicide prevention resources.
Florida will soon bar transgender residents from using Medicaid to pay for gender-affirming care, according to the state's Agency for Health Care Administration. Several accredited medical institutions, including the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, alongside the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services say gender-affirming care can improve the mental health and overall well-being of gender-diverse people. "Gender-affirming care is patient-centered and treats individuals holistically, aligning their outward, physical traits with their gender identity," the guidance continues.
After decades of congressional inaction to curb climate change, advocates and experts are calling Democrats' multibillion-dollar Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) one of the country's most important steps to address the issue and potentially decrease energy costs for households nationwide. "It's a big deal because it's the for the first time that we have the full financial weight of the federal government behind the clean energy transition," said Jesse Jenkins, an assistant professor of engineering at Princeton University. The Inflation Reduction Act includes $369 billion in investments in climate and clean energy programs, mostly toward tax credits for renewable energy.