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The chair of former President Donald Trump's inaugural committee, Tom Barrack, pleaded not guilty Monday to charges he used his connection to Trump to illegally lobby for the United Arab Emirates. Barrack flew across the country from California, where he was arrested last week, for his arraignment in Brooklyn federal court. Assistant U.S. Attorney Nathan Reilly asked for a bail package "substantially similar" to what was imposed on Barrack in California, including a $250 million bond secured by $5 million cash, a ban on foreign transactions and a $50,000 limit on domestic transactions.
Is there a hairstyle Gabrielle Union-Wade can't pull off? "So, I did a thing," Union-Wade told fans in a social media post. In addition to her beautiful new 'do, Union-Wade also sent an inspiring message to fans about showing off a fresh haircut.
Kyle Richards appears to be in good spirits after being hospitalized over the weekend for multiple bee stings. On Sunday, the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star took to Instagram to update fans on her current health status and to issue an important reminder about EpiPens. "So this happened yesterday ... I walked into a hive of bees and was stung multiple times," she captioned a photo of herself in a hospital bed with an oxygen mask.
The probability of record-shattering heat waves is increasing due to climate change, according to scientists who are measuring temperature predictions in a new way. Researchers that looked into rate of warming, rather than how much warming has occurred, found that record-shattering heat waves occur in spurts during periods of accelerated climate warming, according to a study published Monday in Nature Climate Change. Similar events as the back-to-back heat waves that have been occurring in the Western U.S., including triple-digit temperatures in the typically cool and wet Pacific Northwest, will become the norm if climate changes continue as business as usual, Erich Fischer, a climate scientist at ETH Zurich and the author of the study, told ABC News.
The former "Reading Rainbow" host appeared on "Good Morning America" on Monday to discuss his approach to hosting and his hopes for taking on the role permanently in the future. "For me, my standard of excellence is so intense that my initial approach was to try and be as good as Alex was," Burton said. Burton's wife, Stephanie, was on set working as his makeup artist during his first episode, so she was able to give her honest feedback on his debut.
After the Norwegian women's beach handball team was penalized for wearing shorts instead of bikini bottoms at a recent championship match, singer Pink slammed the "sexist" treatment and offered to pay the team's fines. The European Handball Federation ruled that bikini bottoms are required to be worn during matches and handed down a fine of 1500 euros, charging each woman who opted to wear shorts instead of bikini bottoms 150 euros apiece -- or about $175 --for a total of about $1,750. Pink was incensed by the ruling and took to Twitter over the weekend, rallying in support of the athletes.
The U.S. men's gymnastics team came in fifth in the team competition at the Tokyo Olympics on Monday. The athletes were up against powerful teams from Japan, China Great Britain, as well as athletes from Russia competing under the Russian Olympic Committee. The U.S. team consisted of Brody Malone, Yul Moldauer, Shane Wiskus and Sam Mikulak, a 28-year-old veteran who returned for his third Olympics.
American swimmer Caleb Dressel led the men's team to a gold model in the 4x100-meter freestyle relay on Monday, marking Team USA's second gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics. Dressel is on a quest to win six gold medals at the Games and is often referred to as the successor to Michael Phelps, the most successful and most decorated Olympian of all time with 28 medals. Katie Ledecky on the U.S. women's swimming team, another decorated champion, was bested in the 400-meter freestyle by Australia's Ariarne Titmus, nicknamed "The Terminator."
Although reports of breakthrough COVID-19 cases occurring among fully vaccinated Americans are garnering much attention, as the country experiences a viral resurgence, new data illustrates just how rare these breakthrough infections are likely to be, and further shows that the vast majority of those becoming severely ill are the unvaccinated. “While anecdotal cases and clusters can conjure concern around the vaccine, when put in the larger context of how many people have been vaccinated and the sheer volume of cases in the unvaccinated population, we recognize that the vaccines are working and how rare breakthroughs actually are,” said Dr. John Brownstein, the chief innovation officer at Boston Children's Hospital and an ABC News contributor. With more than 156 million Americans fully vaccinated, nationwide, approximately 153,000 symptomatic breakthrough cases are estimated to have occurred as of last week, representing approximately 0.098% of those fully vaccinated, according to an unpublished internal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention document obtained by ABC News.
It was lunchtime when a gun altered Crystal Turner's life. Jenea Harvison and her brother, Donell McDonald, were gunned down in Columbus, Ohio, by Harvison's estranged husband, Roy Harvison, who is now serving a life sentence for aggravated murder. DeAndra Dycus understands.
Kim Maginn, a 63-year-old mother and grandmother in Arkansas, died on July 6, 2021, according to her obituary. Maginn loved animals, books and true crime cases, but above all cherished spending time with her two daughters and three grandsons, her obituary said. Maginn taught second-grade at Terry Elementary School in Little Rock, where her students loved her energy and passion, said principal Stephanie Franklin.
As American gymnasts prepare to dazzle on the Olympic stage in Tokyo this month, the sport is still struggling to shake off the specter of the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal. It's been five years since the first women came forward publicly in 2016 to accuse the former USA Gymnastics national team doctor of sexual abuse under the guise of medical treatment. In 2017, Nassar pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 60 years behind bars for child pornography and other charges.
The United States is facing a COVID-19 summer surge as the delta variant spreads. More than 610,000 Americans have died from COVID-19, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Just 57% of Americans ages 12 and up are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Images from an abandoned elementary school in Futaba, Japan, are an eerie reminder of the uneven recovery efforts 10 years after a 9.0-magnitude earthquake triggered a catastrophic tsunami and caused the world's worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. About 164,000 people were forced to evacuate in the aftermath of the meltdown at the now-infamous Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. As the Japanese government doggedly forges ahead with the delayed and beleaguered Olympic Games this year, some advocates say initial promises that the situation in Fukushima is "under control" are false.
Seven people are dead in Utah after a sandstorm caused a series of car crashes Sunday, according to Utah Highway Patrol. The crash happened around 4:30 p.m. local time on Interstate 15 in Millard County and involved at least 20 vehicles. Several other people have been transported to local hospitals in critical condition following the pileup, authorities said.
Since data was last updated last week, the cluster has grown to a cumulative total of at least 551 confirmed cases following a busy July Fourth weekend. Of these cases, 394 individuals are Massachusetts residents, 171 of whom reside in Provincetown, while the remaining individuals who tested positive reside in other states or jurisdictions. Sixty-nine percent of confirmed cases among Massachusetts residents have occurred in individuals who were fully vaccinated, officials confirmed, and those infected have been found to be predominantly symptomatic.
Four men have been arrested Sunday following a drive-by shooting that killed a 13-year-old North Carolina girl who was struck by a bullet as she sat at an outdoor picnic table with other children, police said. Monroe police announced the arrest of Javon Demontre Robinson, 20, of Monroe, who was booked into the Union County Jail on one count of first-degree murder on Sunday afternoon. Darius Roland, 19, Jamarius McLain and Jamarius Crowder, 22, have now all been taken to jail and are being held for first-degree murder with no bond, officials said.
More than 100 people were forced out of their homes overnight as California's largest wildfire continues to spread at a rapid pace. The Dixie Fire has now expanded to more than 190,000 acres -- increasing by 20,000 acres in just 24 hours -- prompting new mandatory evacuations near the Feather River Canyon as firefighters struggle to increase the 21% containment. More than 8,300 people in Northern California are currently under evacuation orders, according to the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services.
Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, said Sunday that the bipartisan infrastructure bill deal is near completion and slammed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's threat to hold off voting on the negotiated deal until a larger bill is passed through reconciliation by the Senate. “We're about 90% of the way there -- I feel good about getting that done this week,” Portman told ABC "This Week" anchor George Stephanopoulos. "We have one issue outstanding and we're not getting much response from the Democrats on it -- it's about mass transit," Portman said Sunday.
Two people were arrested after a Washington state sheriff's deputy was fatally shot in the line of duty Friday night. After an "exhaustive search," a 28-year-old man, Abran Raya-Leon, and a 35-year-old woman, Misty M. Raya, were arrested on unrelated felony warrants, Vancouver, Washington, police said in a press release on Saturday night. Another man, Guillermo O. Raya, 26, is still being sought, police said.