Student has best reaction to college acceptance letter
Isabel Silverman shared the sweet moment she opened her acceptance letter to Ohio State University.
Isabel Silverman shared the sweet moment she opened her acceptance letter to Ohio State University.
A record-breaking 1,269 demands were made to censor library books and resources in 2022, the highest number of attempted book bans since the American Library Association began collecting data over 20 years ago, the association said. "Of the overall number of books challenged, 90% were part of attempts to censor multiple titles," the ALA said. "Of those titles, the vast majority were written by or about members of the LGBTQIA+ community and people of color," the ALA said in a press release.
Mindy Kaling honored her late mother while celebrating a recent accomplishment. Kaling, 43, said that she received news about her award, which honors her contributions to television and as an author, from National Endowment for the Arts chair Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson "a little while ago." Others honored at Tuesday's award ceremony included Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Bruce Springsteen, Gladys Knight and fashion designer Vera Wang, among others.
More than 30,000 picketing Los Angeles school service employees are expected to return to work on Friday after a planned three-day strike prompted the city's mayor to intervene and jumpstart labor negotiations. The job walkout by the Service Employees International Union Local 99 -- which includes bus drivers, cafeteria workers and special education assistants -- began on Tuesday, forcing the Los Angeles Unified School District to cancel classes for 420,000 students for three straight days. "SEIU Local 99 school workers plan to return to schools Friday, March 24," the union said in a statement.
More than 30 million people across a large swath of the nation were on alert Thursday for tornados, large hail and damaging winds after a severe weather outbreak spawned by a "bomb cyclone" in California moved east, leaving a wake of destruction from mudslides, tree-toppling gusts and the largest twister to hit the Los Angeles area in 40 years. The wild weather system is the same one that blew in from the Pacific Ocean in Northern California as a "bomb cyclone," packing powerful winds that toppled more than 700 trees in San Francisco and killed at least five people in the Bay Area who were either struck by falling limbs or uprooted trees, officials said. The storm pummeled the Golden State for two days, flooding farmland in the San Joaquin Valley and generating two confirmed tornadoes in Southern California, one just 10 miles from downtown Los Angeles.
A growing number of children in the United States are being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder according to a report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Overall, the report found that about 1 in 36, or 2.8%, of 8-year-olds in the U.S. were diagnosed with autism in 2020, compared to 1 in 44, or 2.3%, of 8-year-olds in 2018. This does not necessarily mean, however, that autism itself is becoming more common.
From the iconic Egg McMuffin at McDonald's to French Toast Sticks at Wendy's, the competition among fast food chains to serve Americans breakfast has registered another entry. Dunkin' launched its latest menu offering, Breakfast Tacos, on Wednesday to capitalize on consumers' love of on-the-go options to start the day. The tacos are made with a flour tortilla, scrambled eggs, melted sharp white cheddar cheese, fire-roasted corn and a drizzle of lime crema.
The fraught politics of immigration have largely focused on the land border between the U.S. and Mexico, but on Thursday afternoon a panel of lawmakers will turn to Florida's maritime border and what government data shows is a sharply rising wave of migration from the Caribbean. The House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security is hearing from U.S. Customs and Border Protection as well as U.S. Coast Guard officials to learn about resource and policy needs to better secure the Florida coast. Republican lawmakers are expected to press the officials on ways the Biden administration could strengthen policy and deter migrants.
Courteney Cox is proving that Monica Geller isn't just a character she played on TV, it's a fundamental part of her personality. The "Friends" alum, 58, shared a comedic video to Instagram on Wednesday in which she is seen cleaning her Hollywood Walk of Fame star -- as well as the stars of some of her A-list pals. "Someone's gotta do it," she captioned the clip, set to Dolly Parton's classic song "9 to 5," while channeling Monica, one of TV's most beloved clean freaks.
Deon Jones, a man shot in the face with a rubber bullet during one of many mass protests in 2020, is speaking out after a federal jury found an LAPD officer liable for Jones' injuries and awarded him $375,000. The landmark verdict is believed to be the first time an individual LAPD officer was held personally liable for his alleged actions. On May 30, 2020, Jones said he had been marching with a friend in Los Angeles' Fairfax District in the wake of George Floyd's death, when they decided to move to a less chaotic location — a Trader Joe's parking lot.
An American college student is making a slow recovery after suddenly suffering a brain hemorrhage while on a spring break trip in Mexico, according to her family. Liza Burke, a senior at the University of Georgia, was vacationing with friends in Cabo San Lucas earlier this month when she complained of a headache and went to rest. When her friends found her unresponsive, Burke was taken to a local hospital, where doctors determined she had suffered a brain hemorrhage.
As artificial intelligence gains more capabilities the public has flocked to apps like ChatGPT to produce content, have fun, and even to find companionship. "Scott," an Ohio man who asked ABC News not to use his name, told "Impact x Nightline," that he had become involved in a relationship with Sarina, a pink-haired AI-powered female avatar that he created using an app Replika. "It felt weird to say that, but I wanted to say [I love you]," Scott told "Impact."
John Allen Carter, 35, was arrested Wednesday and booked in the Butler County Jail in Hamilton, Ohio, where he remained in custody as of Thursday, according to online jail records. Carter was believed to be the last person to see Katelyn Markham alive before she vanished in the summer of 2011. Markham was a 22-year-old college student residing in the Cincinnati suburb of Fairfield and was engaged to Carter at the time of her disappearance.
A Colorado dentist accused of killing his wife by putting poison in her protein shakes was formally charged with first-degree murder on Thursday. James Toliver Craig, 45, appeared in an orange prison jumpsuit at the Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial, Colorado, where prosecutors filed formal charges while the defense requested all law enforcement notes to be preserved and for pretrial public comments to be limited. Craig, of Aurora, Colorado, also waived his right to a preliminary hearing within the 35-day window to give his lawyers more time.
The parents of Michigan school shooter Ethan Crumbley will stand trial for their alleged role in the attack, a three-judge panel with the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled. Jennifer and James Crumbley have pleaded not guilty to four counts of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the Nov. 30, 2021 mass shooting at Oxford High School. Jennifer and James Crumbley are accused of making the gun accessible and failing to recognize warning signs.
With a lack of definitive proof and as experts hunt for answers, the question remains: Did the COVID-19 pandemic start naturally the way other viruses have developed over the centuries, or did it emerge from an accident at a lab in China? "Time is running out -- and the longer it takes to answer these questions, the more difficult it becomes," Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, infectious disease epidemiologist and the World Health Organization's COVID-19 technical lead, told ABC News. Both theories hone in on what is thought to be COVID-19's epicenter -- Wuhan, China.
An Arizona couple brought their "Love Story" to the next level over the weekend by getting married at a Taylor Swift concert in Glendale. René Hurtado and Max Bochman, who are huge "Swifties," tied the knot at State Farm Stadium Saturday and Hurtado shared a TikTok video documenting their nuptials Monday. The couple said "I do" during a break in Swift's "Eras Tour" set, but they can still tell friends and family members "Taylor Swift sang at my wedding."
Italians have long understood and preached the value of high-quality olive oil for everything from dipping bread to drizzling atop homemade gelato, and now Starbucks has tapped a century-old Sicilian producer to brew up a new coffee innovation. Oleato, Starbucks' new line of cold-pressed, extra virgin olive oil-infused arabica coffee beverages, makes its debut in the U.S. on Thursday after it first hit menus in Milan in February. ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton joined "GMA" on Thursday to break down the health benefits of fortified food and drinks, like olive oil coffee.
A student who was under a "certain agreement to be patted down each day" at school allegedly shot and wounded two school administrators at East High School in Denver, authorities said. The suspect, Austin Lyle, 17, fled the school on Wednesday morning after the shooting, Denver police said.
Monmouth University lifted a shelter-in-place order after an investigation into a "possible armed subject" found that a curling iron "was mistaken for a weapon," a university official said. Police at Monmouth, in West Long Branch, New Jersey, had received a report at 9:15 p.m. Wednesday of a "possible armed subject" on campus, the school said in an alert posted to its website. Multiple local and county law enforcement agencies searched and secured the campus, the university said.
The White House COVID-19 team will wind down as the country moves out of the emergency phase of the pandemic, multiple administration officials confirmed to ABC News. The end will impact public health measures afforded by the pandemic, like expanded Medicaid enrollment, subsidized costs of COVID tests, and data gathering on cases and deaths across the country. It will also mark a "new phase" of COVID response, an administration official said, which will be mirrored by a restructuring within the White House.