Extreme weather pounded the region with drenching rain and strong winds.
Extreme weather pounded the region with drenching rain and strong winds.
The Justice Department is asking a federal judge to approve a psychologist for a new round of exams on migrant parents whose children were separated from them by the Trump administration. The government's request, filed last week, is part of an ongoing lawsuit in Arizona federal court on behalf of five mothers who were separated from their kids under then-President Donald Trump's "zero-tolerance" policy which mandated prosecutions for all illegal border crossings.
President Joe Biden on Wednesday asked about the whereabouts of an Indiana congresswoman who was killed in a car crash earlier this year, prompting reporters to ask the White House to explain why he appeared confused and not be satisfied with the answer. The misstep happened as Biden spoke at the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health, where his administration pledged $8 billion in an effort to end hunger and decrease diet-related diseases by 2030. As he often does at such events, Biden was thanking the lawmakers involved in the issue when he mentioned late Rep. Jackie Walorski, who represented Indiana's 2nd Congressional District as a Republican for nine years.
A major hurricane has made landfall in Florida, bringing with it the threat of high winds, dangerous storm surge and even tornadoes. After traveling north through the Gulf of Mexico, Hurricane Ian made landfall along the southwestern coast of Florida around 3:05 p.m. ET as a Category 4 storm, with sustained winds near 150 mph, the National Hurricane Center said. Landfall was near Cayo Costa, an island off the coast of Fort Myers.
When COVID-19 vaccines became widely available, some women reported changes in the timing and length of their menstrual cycles after getting vaccinated. Now, nearly two years later, a global study has confirmed that COVID-19 vaccination can lead to temporary changes in cycle length for some people. The study, published in the medical journal BMJ, looked at nearly 20,000 women around the world who self-reported their menstrual cycle through Natural Cycles, an FDA-cleared birth control app.
Little Amal is making a big impact in The Big Apple! During her journey Wednesday through New York City, the 12-foot-tall puppet made her live studio world debut on the Emmy Award-winning daytime talk show, "The View." Created in 2021, the puppet represents a 10-year-old Syrian refugee from Aleppo searching for her mother.
As elevated prices for oil and gas strain U.S. households, the country faces a weather event that some fear will send the costs of these essentials even higher: Hurricane Ian. The category 4 hurricane on Wednesday sustained wind speeds of 150 miles per hour as it made landfall on Florida's west coast. "Do not, let me repeat, do not use this as an excuse to raise gasoline prices or gouge the American people," he said.
The White House said this week that large leaks in undersea gas pipelines running from Russia to Germany were the result of "apparent sabotage." U.S. national security adviser Jake Sullivan said Tuesday night that he had spoken with his Danish counterpart about the leaks in the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines, which he labeled "apparent sabotage." "I spoke to my counterpart Jean-Charles Ellermann-Kingombe of Denmark about the apparent sabotage of Nord Stream pipelines," Sullivan tweeted.
Elton John has released the hotly anticipated music video for his and Britney Spears' "Hold Me Closer." Neither Sir Elton nor Britney appear in the colorful music video, but it does borrow some elements attributed to the legendary singers -- mainly their ability to make others want to dance.
"Jeopardy!" champion Amy Schneider announced Tuesday on social media that she and her partner Genevieve Davis are married -- and the ceremony took place months ago. In an Instagram post featuring photos from the couple's special day, Schneider wrote that she and Davis were "delighted" to share that they were married in a "small private ceremony" on May 9. Over on Twitter, Schneider shared the same photos alongside a different caption, one that reflected on how she felt before beginning her "Jeopardy!" journey and her life with Davis.
Work is underway to restore power to Cuba, after Hurricane Ian knocked out electricity to the entire island. Ian made landfall as a Category 3 storm on Tuesday, hitting the island's western end. Tuesday night, Cuban state media reported that there was no power on the island.
The man who became paralyzed from the chest down while handcuffed in police custody has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of New Haven and New Haven Police Department officers for $100 million. According to the lawsuit, Randy Cox, 36, was sitting handcuffed, but otherwise unrestrained, in the back seat of a police van on June 19 when Officer Oscar Diaz abruptly hit the brakes. "We think that there is no value that can replace the damages and the hurt and the harm and the mental anguish and the torture that he's endured every day, every hour, every minute, every second, every second of his life," attorney Ben Crump, who is representing the family, said in a news conference Tuesday afternoon announcing the lawsuit.
New -- though limited -- data released on Wednesday morning from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that people who haven't been vaccinated against monkeypox were 14 times more likely to get infected than vaccinated people. The data is drawn from people who were eligible for a monkeypox vaccine in their states, which mostly includes men who have sex with men or people who have multiple sexual partners. The numbers provide the first sense of real-world effectiveness on the JYNNEOS vaccine, the leading inoculation against monkeypox.
With Hurricane Ian barreling toward Florida, President Joe Biden detailed his administration's efforts to prepare for the storm and warned residents to heed warnings from officials. "It's life-threatening," Biden said of the Category 4 storm as he spoke at a White House conference on hunger and nutrition. Hurricane Ian grew stronger overnight, nearing a Category 5, and is set to bring devastating floods, storm surges and winds to Florida.
It's hard to believe the Spice Girls' sophomore album, "Spiceworld," is turning 25. To celebrate the anniversary, the British pop stars have announced "Spiceworld 25," a deluxe anniversary edition of their standout 1997 album, out Nov. 4. The Spice Girls curated the release themselves and have added their favorite bonus tracks, remixes and B sides.
Citing concerns about the lingering and sometimes debilitating long-term impacts of COVID-19 on the body -- and observed inequities amongst minority patients suffering disproportionately from the virus -- medical experts on “long COVID” issued the first guidance of its kind to diagnose and treat the mysterious illness. Experts at the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation said they hope the guidance will help other doctors leverage their experience with patients to help address and mitigate their symptoms. The guidance is indicative of widespread concern among medical experts that even months after resolving the initial infection, COVID is still causing serious health concerns amongst many Americans.
American ski mountaineer Hilaree Nelson's body was found on Manaslu in Nepal on Wednesday, ABC News has learned. Nelson was on the eighth highest peak in the world along with her partner, Jim Morrison, when she went missing Monday just below the summit, North Face, her sponsor, confirmed to ABC News. "There are no words to describe the love for this woman, my life partner, my lover, my best friend, and my mountain partner," Morrison wrote on social media Wednesday.
As much of Florida prepares for Hurricane Ian to make landfall, the hospitality world is bracing for impact. Famed theme parks and hotels across the state in the path of the Category 4 storm are working fast to minimize potential damage. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer warned that the storm is predicted to hit the city with an expected 10-20 inches of rainfall and wind gusts up to 60-75 mph. Dyer told ABC News the biggest concerns locally are flooding and wind damage, and the city is preparing for downed trees and power lines.
When he saw the latest track for Hurricane Ian, Kevin Doyle, a bar owner in Punta Gorda, Florida, said his heart sank and he had a flashback to 2004 when Hurricane Charley destroyed his business and much of his coastal town. Ian is taking the same path of Charley, which caused $16 billion in damage and, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, killed 18 people. Doyle rode out Charley in his bar, the Celtic Ray Public House.
Sarah Jessica Parker had a few magical guests by her side for the "Hocus Pocus 2" premiere. Parker, 57, wore a floral jacket paired with pink cropped pants and pink pumps for the event, while her daughters kept things simpler with Tabitha wearing a sparkly silver dress and Loretta wearing a black dress with billowy sleeves. "Hocus Pocus 2" sees Parker reprising her character Sarah Sanderson alongside fellow witchy sisters Winifred "Winnie" Sanderson, played by Bette Midler, and Mary Sanderson, played by Kathy Najimy.
It’s the second ballistic missile launch in a week after North Korea test-fired one surface-to-surface short-range ballistic missile from the western inland town of Taechon on Sunday. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff immediately and strongly condemned the missile launch calling it a "grave provocation" that undermines peace and security on the Korean Peninsula as well as the international community.