Lara Spencer reports the buzziest stories of the day in "GMA" Pop News.
Lara Spencer reports the buzziest stories of the day in "GMA" Pop News.
Officer Rusten Sheskey was acting "within policy" when he fired seven times toward Jacob Blake, a Black man, last year, the Kenosha, Wisconsin, Police Department said. Sheskey, who is white, will not be disciplined for his use of force and is now back on the job after returning from administrative leave on March 31, Chief Daniel Miskinis announced Tuesday. "Although this incident has been reviewed at multiple levels, I know that some will not be pleased with the outcome," Miskinis said in a statement.
Paul Flores, a former classmate, has been arrested in connection with the murder and 1996 disappearance of California college student Kristin Smart, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office announced Tuesday. Smart, a 19-year-old freshman at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo disappeared in the early hours of May 25, 1996, following a party near school. Flores' father, Ruben Flores, was charged Tuesday as an accessory to the murder, authorities said.
Federal health agencies called for a pause on the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine Tuesday after six people in the United States developed a rare blood clot disorder in the weeks after receiving it. "In a sense, this means our safety monitoring system, which is very comprehensive, is working," said Dr. William Schaffner, a professor of preventive medicine and infectious diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Pausing J&J vaccinations gives the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration time to review more data on that vaccine and make a recommendation about how to move forward.
President Joe Biden has decided to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that prompted America's longest war, officials said Tuesday. There are roughly 2,500 U.S. troops in Afghanistan now. Biden will announce the withdrawal on Wednesday, the White House said.
"Queer Eye" star Tan France revealed Tuesday on Instagram that he and his husband, Rob France, are going to be dads. "With the greatest gift/help of the most wonderful surrogate, Rob and I are lucky enough to be on our way to being parents, this Summer," he added. France's husband also expressed his excitement on Instagram alongside an illustration.
Macaulay Culkin and Brenda Song, both veterans of the child fame game, quietly welcomed their first child together into the world last week. According to a statement obtained by ABC News, the couple's newborn son, named Dakota Song Culkin, was born Monday, April 5, in Los Angeles at 1:10 p.m. PST and weighed in at 6 pounds and 14 ounces. Culkin, 40, and Song, 33, began dating after meeting on the Thailand set of the 2019 film "Changeland," and were apparently smitten with each other from the get-go.
Minnesota police officer Kim Potter resigned from her position Tuesday after shooting and killing Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, at a traffic stop on Sunday, officials in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, announced. Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon also submitted his resignation Tuesday, Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott announced at a press conference. Potter, a 26-year veteran of the Brooklyn Center Police Department, submitted her resignation effective immediately.
Sephora is inspiring us all to bloom beautifully into a new season with its annual Spring Savings Event. This year's sale is officially live and will run through April 19 with deep discounts on top brands such as Fenty Beauty, Drunk Elephant, Briogeo, Chanel, Lancôme and many, many, many more. Sephora's Spring Savings event is exclusively available to all three tiers of the company's Beauty Insider membership program, which is free to join at any time.
Lizzo is calling out an alarming trend in the body positivity movement, saying the trend meant to uplift bigger women is starting to fail the people it was meant to empower. Taking to TikTok, the three-time Grammy winner replied to a video in which user Marissa Matthews expressed disbelief after receiving a comment claiming, "everyone has time to lose weight." After catching wind of the video, Lizzo expressed that she believes the body positivity movement is no longer about encouraging bigger women to embrace their body as is, saying its messaging has been "co-opted."
U.S. Capitol Police Officer William "Billy" Evans, who died in the line of duty April 2 when a car struck him and then rammed into a barricade, is lying in honor in the Capitol Rotunda. President Joe Biden, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke at a tribute to the fallen Capitol police officer attended by members of Congress. Biden reflected on his own grief, saying that having buried two of his own children he understands the pain of losing a loved one and how painful the memories can be.
There will not be an upcoming "Met Gala Monday" but this year's fashion extravaganza will be happening in September. The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced Monday that there will be two upcoming Met Gala events. The first will be a more intimate version of the traditionally gonzo gala and will be held on Sept. 13 "pending government guidelines," the Costume Institute revealed.
President Joe Biden spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin Tuesday morning and proposed the two hold a summit in a third country "in the coming months to discuss the full range of issues facing the United States and Russia," according to the White House. The call comes days after Biden spoke to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky amid heightened concern about a massive buildup of Russian forces along Ukraine's border and in Crimea, the Ukrainian peninsula that has been occupied by Russia since 2014.
The U.S. intelligence community warned in a new report that fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic will "ripple through the world for years" and is likely to escalate existing challenges posed by America’s adversaries -- a sign of the challenges that lie ahead as the nascent Biden administration seeks to stem the virus’ spread and reassert America’s role as a global leader. The Annual Worldwide Threat Assessment, which provides lawmakers and the American people with a vast landscape of threats to the U.S. homeland, found that the "far-reaching effects" of the pandemic, which "extend well beyond global health to the economic, political, and security spheres," may present the governments of Russia, China, Iran and North Korea, an opportunity to "advance their interests at the expense of the United States and its allies."
"Lost" star Daniel Dae Kim recently revealed that his beloved character, Jin-Soo Kwon, was supposed to die in the first season. Kim also explained how "Lost" was groundbreaking in the way that he was able to have open conversations about subverting Asian stereotypes with showrunners Damon Lindelof and J.J. Abrams.
The newest venue on Broadway is a COVID-19 vaccination site for the entertainment community. Mayor Bill de Blasio was joined by "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, health commissioner Dave Chokshi and Anne del Castillo, the commissioner of the Office of Media and Entertainment, to tour the Broadway COVID-19 vaccine site. "This is the most people I have seen in a year and a half, I'm sure you feel the same way," Miranda said.
The FDA and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday that they are calling for an immediate pause on the use of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine after discovering six cases in the United States of a rare and severe type of blood clot that developed about two weeks after the vaccine was administered in these patients. "Safety is a top priority for the federal government," acting FDA Commissioner Dr. Janet Woodcock told reporters in a virtual news briefing, adding that while the blood clots were "extremely rare" the government was acting "out of an abundance of caution."
Claressa Shields is a force to be reckoned with. At 26-years-old, Shields is a powerhouse inside the boxing ring as the first undisputed champion in two different weight classes during the four-belt era. Shields has signed with the Professional Fighters League, a change in her career that she said was borne out of her experience during the past year of the coronavirus pandemic.
A new storm new storm system produced baseball-sized hail that covered roads in central Texas and broke car windshields in the region. This storm will move east today from Texas into the Gulf Coast states with a threat for damaging winds, large hail and flash flooding. A flash flood watch has been issued for Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
Dr. Ian K Smith, author of "Fast Burn: The Power of Negative Energy Balance," joined "Good Morning America" Tuesday to share some simple steps to help people looking to refresh their diets ahead of summer. "This plan is all about diversity -- every day is spelled out for you," Smith said of the nine-week plan.
The parents of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man who was shot and killed by a white police officer in a Minneapolis suburb on Sunday, said they "can't accept" the notion that their son's killing was a mistake. "I lost my son, he's never coming back," Daunte Wright's father, Aubrey Wright, told ABC News' Robin Roberts in an exclusive interview Tuesday on "Good Morning America." Daunte Wright was driving in Brooklyn Center, about 10 miles northwest of Minneapolis, when he was stopped by police on Sunday afternoon.