New TV series ‘The Last of Us’ breaks records
HBO’s new post-apocalyptic series is based on a revered 2013 video game.
HBO’s new post-apocalyptic series is based on a revered 2013 video game.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said multiple investigators in East Palestine, Ohio, fell ill while studying possible health impacts from the train derailment last month. Residents of the town and the surrounding area had been complaining of symptoms such as lethargy and headaches ever since a Norfolk Southern train derailed Feb. 3, releasing vinyl chloride, ethyl acrylate and isobutylene into the environment -- chemicals considered to be very toxic, possibly even carcinogenic with high exposure. First reported by CNN and confirmed by ABC News, seven investigators from the CDC and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry -- part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services -- started experiencing symptoms.
The head of a police union in the San Francisco Bay Area faces federal charges for allegedly smuggling thousands of synthetic opioids into the U.S. from multiple countries with the intent to distribute them. San Jose Police Officers Association Executive Director Joanne Marian Segovia, 64, has been charged with attempt to unlawfully import a controlled substance -- specifically valeryl fentanyl, a fentanyl analog -- according to a complaint filed in federal court earlier this week. Between 2015 and 2023, Segovia received 61 shipments that were labeled "Wedding Party Favors," "Shirts Tops," "Gift Makeup," "Chocolate and Sweets," "Food Supplement," "Health Product" and "Supplement," originating from countries including Hong Kong, Hungary, India and Singapore, according to the complaint.
The first assistant director for "Rust" has been sentenced to six months unsupervised probation as part of a plea deal in connection with the fatal on-set shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. David Halls, 63, was charged with negligent use of a deadly weapon in connection with the October 2021 shooting on the Santa Fe set of the Western. Halls had handed a Colt .45 revolver to Alec Baldwin that fired while the actor was practicing a cross-draw, striking Hutchins.
An orangutan at a Virginia zoo relied on a fellow mother, a human, to teach her how to breastfeed. The orangutan, named Zoe, did not have natural maternal instincts because she was orphaned at 9 months old when her mother died unexpectedly, according to Jessica Gring, a lead zookeeper at the Metro Richmond Zoo, where Zoe was born and raised. Zoe failed to nurse her first baby, a boy named Taavi, properly, and zookeepers had to step in and hand-raise the now 2-year-old orangutan.
Gabrielle Union and Zaya Wade turned heads in glowing looks at the 2023 GLAAD Media Awards on Thursday. Union dazzled in a vibrant hooded Moschino gown covered in colorful beadwork and embroidery while Zaya went for a Miu Miu matching set that included a jacket and mini skirt. While on the red carpet, Union spoke up about supporting Zaya, who is transgender, and whose father is former NBA star Dwyane Wade.
Following Donald Trump's unprecedented indictment by a Manhattan grand jury Thursday, the former president begins the first steps in the criminal justice process. The Manhattan district attorney's office said it has been in contact with Trump's attorneys to arrange Trump's surrender to authorities in order to begin criminal proceedings. Trump, a Florida resident, will have to travel to New York City to adhere to the court's deadline and be processed by authorities before heading to court for the unsealing of the indictment.
Former South African Olympic and Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius had his parole denied following a board hearing Friday. The hearing took place in Atteridgeville Correctional Centre on the outskirts of Pretoria, South Africa, where Pistorius has been incarcerated since 2016. Pistorius was convicted of murder in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013.
Following the deadly school shooting at a private Christian elementary school in Nashville Monday, one teacher has turned to social media to ask fellow educators what they do to prepare for emergencies such as an active shooter incident. Erica Rogers teaches preschoolers at a Baptist church in North Carolina and said for her, this latest school shooting seemed to hit closer to home given the parallels she saw in what unfolded in the Tennessee capital and her everyday life. "After learning about Monday's shooting in Nashville, it just kind of really triggered me," Rogers, 28, told "Good Morning America."
The Justice Department has filed a lawsuit against Norfolk Southern seeking to hold the railroad company accountable for the derailment last month in East Palestine, Ohio, and its toxic aftermath, according to court records. The civil lawsuit on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency seeks injunctive relief and monetary penalties from Norfolk Southern for the response costs to the Feb. 3 derailment, including a nearly $65,000 fine for every day it violated clean water laws. The derailment and its aftermath have sparked a firestorm of criticism and concerns from residents about their health.
Pope Francis is expected to leave the hospital Saturday morning after spending three days recovering from bronchitis, according to the Vatican press office. "His Holiness's return home to Santa Marta is expected for tomorrow, dependent on his latest medical test results carried out this morning," director of the Holy See press office, Matteo Bruni, said in a statement Friday morning. Bruni said the pontiff's hospital stay has gone well "with normal medical progress."
Mourners will gather on Friday for the first of six funerals in the wake of Monday's mass shooting at The Covenant School, a private Christian school in Nashville, Tennessee. Friends and family of 9-year-old victim Evelyn Dieckhaus were asked to wear pink and green to her funeral service on Friday afternoon. The service for 9-year-old victim Hallie Scruggs will be on Saturday.
The unprecedented indictment of former President Donald Trump in New York has thrust the top prosecutor in Manhattan into the spotlight. Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg Jr., a Harvard grad and New York native, picked up the investigation into Trump that never got off the ground during his predecessor's tenure. Bragg has had a storied career in the New York courts and have been involved in various high-profile cases.
One of the jurors in the Gwyneth Paltrow ski trial case is speaking out in an ABC News exclusive for the first time after siding with the A-list actress Thursday. The jury sided with the actor and Goop CEO in a unanimous decision, concluding that Paltrow was not at fault in a 2016 collision between her and retired optometrist Terry Sanderson on a Utah ski slope. Samantha Imrie was juror No. 11 in the trial.
Victoria Balducci, a 39-year-old teacher in New York, was diagnosed last year with endometriosis, a condition that can cause debilitating pain and infertility for women. Before getting that diagnosis, Balducci said she spent nearly two decades of her life living with menstrual cycles so painful she'd have to miss work or school. It was only last year, as Balducci was starting the process of freezing her eggs, that she said a fertility doctor told her she should see a specialist for her pain.
Local and federal authorities are sharing an update on a person of interest in the case of a Michigan mom-of-eight who disappeared in December after she was last known to be driving to pick up an acquaintance. Heather Kelley, a 35-year-old mother from Portage, has been missing for more than 100 days, law enforcement told ABC News, adding that they are treating this case as a "homicide investigation." Authorities found Kelley's vehicle set ablaze on the side of the road on Dec. 11.
The Russian Federation will on April 1 take over the presidency of the U.N. Security Council, a shift in power that may seem extraordinary amid the war in Ukraine. Despite the international condemnation and the allegations of President Vladimir Putin's forces committing crimes against humanity in Ukraine, it will be Russia’s turn next month to step into the leadership position, which changes on a monthly basis. Russia holds the power of veto on Security Council resolutions, something that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy criticized last year, when he said the bloc should act decisively or “dissolve itself” after the atrocities committed in Bucha came to light.
After two deaths, approximately 53,000 hoverboards are being recalled due to fire risks, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said Thursday. The voluntary recall impacts certain Jetson Rogue self-balancing scooters -- also known as hoverboards -- which were sold at Target and on the company's website. CPSC said a 10-year-old girl and her 15-year-old sister died from an April 2022 fire in Hellertown, Pennsylvania.
Former President Donald Trump's indictment by a New York City grand jury was historic -- and quickly dismissed by him as politically motivated persecution -- and now opponents in his party are weighing in. Trump was indicted and is expected to surrender early next week, sources familiar with the matter told ABC News on Thursday. The charge or charges against him are not yet known while the indictment remains under seal, though he has been under investigation by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg over money paid to adult film star Stormy Daniels in the final days of the 2016 campaign, to keep Daniels from going public with a claim of an affair that he denies.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis traveled to Cobb County, Georgia, on Thursday to visit a popular gun store as part of his ongoing book tour ahead of what is expected to be a presidential campaign announcement this summer. The previously scheduled trip happened to come days after a shooter killed six people at a private school in Nashville, Tennessee, which Georgia Democrats noted in criticizing DeSantis, who is seen as a rising Republican star after easily winning reelection in November. The governor is continuing a tour pegged to his new memoir and promoting what he calls Florida's "blueprint" for the rest of the country, believing it can serve as a model for governing and politics nationwide.
A Manhattan grand jury has indicted former President Donald Trump, making him the first current or former president to face criminal charges. It was not immediately clear what the indictment was connected to, or what charges Trump will face. The indictment is under seal.