Emma Stone dazzles in the new live-action origin story of Cruella De Vil.
Emma Stone dazzles in the new live-action origin story of Cruella De Vil.
This could be a game changer for some coronavirus "long haulers" and for people who have not yet gotten a clear answer on whether they were previously infected with the virus. Launched by biotech company Adaptive, in collaboration with Microsoft, the "T-Detect" COVID-19 test looks for the unique signals of the virus through T-cells, which can "remember" prior infections. T-cells are essentially the immune system's front-line "foot soldiers," Adaptive CMO Lance Baldo told ABC News.
Words that became a national chorus in the months following the death of George Floyd, a Black man killed while being taken into police custody in Minneapolis on Memorial Day 2020. A disturbing cellphone video later posted to Facebook shows an officer pinning Floyd to the ground with his knee on the back of Floyd's neck while a handcuffed man repeats "I can't breathe" and goes unconscious. Civil rights attorney Ben Crump announces he is representing Floyd's family and "will seek justice."
The National Weather Service reported 13.2 inches of rain fell in the Haiku area of Maui’s North Shore on Monday between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. local time, causing the Kaupakalua Dam to crest and putting it in "imminent" danger of failure. The agency issued a flash flood warning for all Hawaiian islands through late Tuesday night, with more heavy rain in the forecast. Maui County initially said the dam was reported to have been breached by flood waters Monday at 3:21 p.m. local time.
Retired Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honore released a study of Capitol security following the attack on Jan. 6 and briefed members of Congress on his team's findings and recommendations Monday. The House is expected to incorporate Honore's findings into a new funding bill to boost security around the campus and pay for some of the expenses incurred after Jan. 6 -- such as the National Guard deployments and the cleanup and repair costs. The report found that Capitol Police were "understaffed, insufficiently equipped, and inadequately trained" to secure the Capitol and members on Jan. 6.
In an interview that delivered bombshell after bombshell, one of the most spellbinding, and somber, moments of Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry's sit-down interview with Oprah Winfrey was when Meghan opened up about suicidal thoughts she had during her time in the royal family. "I was really ashamed to say it at the time, and ashamed to have to admit it to Harry, especially, because I know how much loss he's suffered, but I knew that if I didn't say it that I would do it," Meghan told Winfrey. Meghan's revelation that she struggled with mental health, spoken in front of a global TV audience of tens of millions, could have a tangible impact on other people facing their own mental health battles, according to Dr. Ken Duckworth, a psychiatrist and chief medical officer of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, which describes itself as "the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization."
A Nebraska woman wrote her late husband's obituary in hopes to capture his legacy and leave a lasting impact. Crystal Sauser and Eric Sauser were married for 13 years. Sauser wrote Eric's notice of death, which was published in the local paper and recently shared across Twitter.
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has ordered self-described "QAnon Shaman" Jacob Chansley to remain in government custody pending further legal proceedings in his case on charges related to his role in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S Capitol. Saying that Chansley could still constitute a threat to members of the general public, the judge ruled that no conditions could be placed on Chansley that would assure he'd appear before the court in the future. "At the hearing and in his briefs, [Chansley] characterizes himself as a peaceful person who was welcomed into the Capitol building on Jan. 6 by police officers," Judge Royce Lamberth said in his ruling Monday.
President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin put the spotlight on two female generals who were recently promoted to head four-star combatant commands during remarks in honor of International Women's Day at the White House Monday. Austin announced the promotions of Army Lt. Gen. Laura Richardson and Air Force Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost on Saturday, and both women flanked Biden at Monday's event.
Bloomingdale's has partnered with iconic designer Stella McCartney to create a special curated carousel shop of eco-conscious items. Inspired by McCartney's approach for a more sustainable lifestyle, products include everything from ready-to-wear apparel and bestselling beauty picks to stylish shoes and accessories. "For us at Stella McCartney, change has always been about being more in tune with Mother Earth and her creatures and using the fashion industry as a platform to make the message desirable," the designer shared in a statement.
Overcoming universal Democratic opposition, Republicans in the Georgia Senate on Monday narrowly passed a sweeping elections omnibus bill that would eliminate no-excuse absentee voting, which was enacted by Republicans in 2005, just months after a record number of Georgians opted to cast ballots this way in the 2020 presidential election. Four Republicans did not vote on the bill, which was approved 29-20. The legislation, SB 241, would also change the absentee ballot verification process.
New York City high school students who chose in-person learning in the beginning of the school year will return to their classrooms on March 22, more than five months after officials temporarily switched all students to remote learning when COVID-19 cases rose. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday that the city's Department of Education has undertaken several recommendations by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including testing, mask mandates and social distancing, to ensure that students and staff will be safe for the remainder of the school year. In addition, de Blasio said high school sports will resume with strict safety protocols and small crowds.
A polar vortex in February delivered the coldest temperatures in that month to the lower 48 states since 1989, according to a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration report released Monday. Temperatures in the contiguous U.S. were about 3.2 degrees F colder than the average for that month in the 20th century, NOAA said. It was the 19th-coldest February among 127 years of record keeping, and for December through February, the three months that constitute meteorological winter, temps in the contiguous U.S. actually were 1.4 degrees F above average, among the warmest one-third on record.
Is Sam Asghari planning to have children with longtime love Britney Spears? The 27-year-old actor and model tells Forbes in a new interview that he has dreams of becoming a father in the near future. Spears, 39, is already mom to 15-year-old Sean and 14-year-old Jayden with ex-husband Kevin Federline.
Texas service workers converged outside the Capitol building in Austin on Monday to request vaccine access and demand that the state's mask mandate stay in place until that happens. On March 2, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced an end to the state's mask order starting March 10. Monday afternoon's rally was hosted by the Restaurant Organizing Project, Emergency Workplace Organizing Committee, Austin Mutual Aid and Texas Amplified Sound Coalition, which claim that Abbott's insistence on ending the mask order shows that he's willing to sacrifice the lives of restaurant workers, grocery workers and other essential service employees.
A Minnesota woman took a job in a nursing home facility so she can be close to her father amid COVID-19. Lisa Racine is a part-time food nutrition assistant at the Good Samaritan Society in Stillwater, Minnesota, where her dad, Harold Racine, 87, is a resident. Visitations were restricted amid the pandemic and are now slowly opening back up, but Lisa has decided to keep her job at Good Samaritan.
Just in time for International Women's Day, Nike is putting a spotlight on Black women with its latest film. The athletic brand debuted its "We Play Real" social campaign on Sunday, which celebrates the resilience and fortitude of many leading female athletes of color. "Black women are rarely recognized for the hard work they put in," the brand captioned a YouTube video revealing the film.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky on Monday defended her agency's decision not to endorse travel for vaccinated Americans, saying that, even as the CDC says they can socially gather without masks, increasing travel would add to the number of COVID-19 cases and pose a risk to the majority of the country not yet vaccinated. Walensky said the agency's guidance has not changed, saying that travel has increased COVID-19 cases and that, even though people who are vaccinated are less likely to become seriously ill, CDC doesn't have enough data yet to know if they can transmit the virus to others. CDC's guidance on travel, last updated in mid-February, says to avoid non-essential travel because it increases the risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19.
Saturday was a big win for the restaurant industry when the Senate passed a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package that increased a grant program for restaurants to $28.6 billion. The Restaurant Revitalization Fund, modeled after last year's Restaurants Act, was backed by Sen. Chuck Schumer and championed by leaders with the Independent Restaurant Coalition, an organization composed of hundreds of bar and restaurant owners who have fought for government assistance since April 2020. One of the group's co-founders, Tom Colicchio, owner of Crafted Hospitality in New York, hailed the latest progress as a light at the end of what has been a long, dark tunnel for the industry.
A New York man with ties to the Oath Keepers militia group and former President Donald Trump's longtime adviser Roger Stone has been arrested in connection with the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, a law enforcement official told ABC News on Monday. Roberto Minuta, of Newburgh, New York, was seen in a video first unearthed by ABC News flanking Roger Stone on the morning of Jan. 6 outside a Washington, D.C., hotel. In the video, Minuta can be seen standing with Stone wearing a baseball hat and military-style vest branded with the Oath Keeper logo.
When asked by Winfrey what he cherishes in his new life in California after stepping down with Meghan as senior working members of Britain's royal family, Harry spoke immediately about his son. "And I do, I think to myself, wow," said Harry, who added he also loves going on hikes and going to the beach with Archie, Meghan and their dogs. Both Harry and Meghan revealed Archie, who will turn 2 in May, is "on a roll" with his vocabulary, most recently saying "hydrate" and telling visitors to the family's Santa Barbara-area home to "drive safe."