ABC News' Becky Worley investigates the latest gadgets that claim to help improve your sleep.
ABC News' Becky Worley investigates the latest gadgets that claim to help improve your sleep.
The Pfizer vaccine has been authorized for children ages 12 and up, widening the U.S. population that will be protected against the virus and bolstering chances for a safe return to full time school in the fall, the Food and Drug Administration announced Monday. "Parents and guardians can rest assured that the agency undertook a rigorous and thorough review of all available data, as we have with all of our COVID-19 vaccine emergency use authorizations," said acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock. Pfizer announced in late March that its clinical trials showed the vaccine was safe and 100% effective in children ages 12-15, similar to the 95% efficacy among adult clinical trial participants.
House Republicans are forging ahead with their plan to oust Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney from her post as GOP Conference Chair -- with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy announcing a recall vote will be held on Wednesday -- illustrating the tight grip former President Donald Trump continues to hold over the Republican Party six months after the presidential election Trump continues to falsely claim was stolen. Cheney's refusal to side with Trump and other Republicans on what she's called "the big lie" and her vote to impeach the former president for his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol attack has made her an outlier in her party, and while it's not the first time this year she's faced an internal challenge, it will be the first time she's facing one without the support of Republican leadership.
The ABC series, already the longest-running medical drama in primetime television, has been renewed for season 18. Its spinoff, "Station 19," has also been renewed for season 5. Krista Vernoff will remain showrunner and executive producer for both shows.
With the possibility of compromise on an infrastructure package looking slim, President Joe Biden prepared to host a slew of Republican lawmakers at the White House this week -- including one, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who has said his top priority is blocking Democrats' agenda. The White House insists it remains open to compromising on Biden's $2.3 trillion infrastructure proposal, but at least outwardly, a great gulf remains between his sweeping plan and a counterproposal from a group of Republican senators that tops out at a quarter of the size.
The fate of coral reefs around the world remains grim should global warming continue at its current rate, according to new research. Coral reefs will stop growing in the next decade or so unless a significant reduction in greenhouse gases is achieved, a new study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests. A team of researchers led by Christopher Cornwall, a marine botanist at the Victoria University of Wellington in Australia, analyzed data from 183 reefs worldwide to estimate the effects of ocean warming and acidification, which are posing increasing threats to underwater ecosystems.
Ford is recalling over 660,000 SUVs due to loose roof rail covers that can detach while the vehicle is in motion and “create a hazard for others on the road.” The recall affects 2016-2019 Ford Explorers. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), the retention pins in the part can loosen and allow the roof rail covers to detach from the vehicle.
Legendary rapper DMX reflected on his life just three weeks before his tragic death. "I always feel like I'm gonna look back on my life just before I go and thank God for every moment, for every single moment," DMX says in an exclusive clip. Cathy Hughes, founder and chairwoman of Urban One, said in a statement, "DMX sat down with our team and was completely UNCENSORED,” Cathy Hughes, founder and chairwoman of Urban One.
Duchess Meghan made her first appearance since her bombshell interview with Oprah this past weekend. In a pre-taped video that aired during Global Citizen's Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World event, she wore a floral print red and pink shirtdress by Carolina Herrera accompanied by a "Woman Power Charm" necklace by Awe. The 14K gold necklace combines the female Venus symbol with a protesting fist.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced his private space company was launching a lunar satellite mission dubbed "Doge-1" early next year that will be paid for entirely with the cryptocurrency dogecoin. The price of dogecoin, a digital currency which originally started as a joke, reacted tepidly on Monday to the Sunday evening announcement, rising by just a few percentage points.
A Fort Bragg sergeant has been charged in the murder of another soldier stationed at the military installation. Sgt. Tiara Nicole Vinson, 26, has been charged with first-degree murder and discharging a firearm into occupied property in the killing of Spc. The fatal shooting took place outside a home in Fayetteville, North Carolina, at around 1:30 p.m. on May 7, according to police.
Ben Affleck didn't let Mother's Day pass by without paying tribute to ex-wife Jennifer Garner, the woman who made him a father of three. The "Argo" director, 48, took to Instagram to post a sweet message to the "13 Going on 30" actress, 49, while sharing a slew of family photos. The "Justice League" star included photos of Garner with each of their three children -- daughters Violet, 15, and Seraphina, 12, as well as son Samuel, 9.
Tawny Kitaen, the actress and model known for her appearances in a series of Whitesnake videos and for her co-starring role in the 1984 comedy "Bachelor Party," died Friday morning at home in Newport Beach, California. The Orange County, California, coroner's office confirmed the news of Kitaen's passing, although her cause of death hasn't been revealed. Kitaen appeared on the front cover of Ratt's 1983 self-titled EP and 1984 full-length debut album, "Out of the Cellar," while she was dating Ratt guitarist Robbin Crosby.
A quick-thinking NYPD officer responding to the shooting in Times Square wrapped a tourniquet around the tiny leg of a 4-year-old girl who was shot to stop her bleeding before instinctively sprinting through the area to a waiting ambulance. "This little girl is the strongest person I have ever seen," Officer Alyssa Vogel told "Good Morning America." Arriving to the chaotic scene Saturday afternoon, Vogel pulled the tourniquet off her gun belt and "applied it to her leg, above the wound ... we tightened it on her."
The parents of one of two Americans who were convicted and sentenced to life in prison for the slaying of an Italian police officer have broken their silence for the first time since the verdict. In an exclusive interview with ABC News airing Monday on "Good Morning America," Ethan and Leah Elder said they are concerned about their son's mental health behind bars. "We just want Finn to be able to survive this," Leah Elder said.
A cyberattack has forced the shutdown of a major gas pipeline in the U.S. that supplies 45% of all fuel consumed on the East Coast. The cyberattack against Colonial Pipeline, which runs from Houston to Linden, New Jersey, began 7 p.m. on Friday night, according to a Federal Emergency Management Agency report reviewed by ABC News. "We proactively took certain systems offline to contain the threat, which has temporarily halted all pipeline operations, and affected some of our IT systems," the company said in a statement.
Returning to the pulpit after a COVID-19 outbreak infected him, his wife and 72 members of their congregation, the senior pastor of an Oregon church said Sunday that he will not kowtow to pressure to close the doors to the house of worship. Pastor Scott Erickson of the Peoples Church in Salem, Oregon, began his Mother's Day sermon by addressing the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in his church and throughout the state. “In the last several days, it is apparent that voices in our community and region want the church of Jesus Christ to be quiet and to be closed," Erickson told those in attendance at the church and others watching a livestream online broadcast.
Six adults were killed early Sunday morning when a suspect opened fire at a birthday party in Colorado Springs, Colorado, police said. Officers responded to a 911 call at the Canterbury Mobile Home Park around 12:18 a.m. and discovered the victims and suspect with gunshot wounds. "The children at the trailer were uninjured by the suspect and are now with relatives," the Colorado Springs Police Department said in a statement.
Newly released documents from an internal probe into the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor shows two investigators determined that none of the officers involved in serving a 2020 narcotics warrant at the 26-year-old's apartment should have fired their gun, but the findings were contradicted by senior officials in the Louisville Metro Police Department, according to a new report from two investigators. Sgt. Andrew Meyer of the police department's Professional Standards Unit determined in a preliminary report dated Dec. 4 that the three officers involved in the March 13, 2020, shooting should have held their fire after Taylor's boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, shot one of them, according to the documents obtained by ABC News.
Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit has tested positive for a banned race-day drug, its trainer announced. Bob Baffert, a Hall of Fame trainer, announced in a press conference at Churchill Downs Sunday that the horse failed a post-race drug test. Churchill Downs suspended Baffert as a result.
Robin Banks was hesitant about getting the COVID-19 vaccine. The 27-year-old California resident felt he was young and healthy enough that the virus wouldn't affect him. "I didn't really know much about [the vaccine], so I thought, maybe wait a little bit and see how that goes," Banks told San Diego ABC affiliate KGTV.