Water issues expose broken infrastructure in Jackson, Mississippi
ABC News’ Rachel Scott reports on the ongoing water crisis in Jackson, Mississippi, on “This Week.”
ABC News’ Rachel Scott reports on the ongoing water crisis in Jackson, Mississippi, on “This Week.”
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.
The indictment of Donald Trump marks an unprecedented development in the country's history -- the first time a former president has ever faced criminal charges. Historians say that not since Richard Nixon had there been the real prospect of a commander-in-chief being formally accused of a crime, though Nixon avoided that fate after being pardoned by successor Gerald Ford. Trump's indictment by a New York City grand jury was confirmed to ABC News by multiple sources on Thursday.
The jury has sided with Gwyneth Paltrow in the civil trial over a 2016 ski crash involving her and Terry Sanderson, a retired optometrist. The trial began on March 21 and both sides rested on March 30, handing the case over to the jury for deliberation.
Russia's detention of an American journalist is sparking sharp condemnation from the Biden administration and Capitol Hill. Evan Gershkovich from The Wall Street Journal was detained in Ekaterinburg, Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) said Thursday. The intelligence agency has accused Gershkovich of spying and collecting "state secrets."
Former President Donald Trump, who was indicted by the Manhattan district attorney on Thursday, can still be elected president -- even if he is convicted -- experts tell ABC News. Trump said recently at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference that he would "absolutely" stay in the race for president even if he were to be criminally indicted. "I wouldn't even think about leaving," Trump told reporters ahead of his speech on Saturday.
The bombshell indictment of former President Donald Trump in New York City is history-making, even as much remains currently unknown about the criminal accusations he faces. Beyond the legal implications, Trump being formally accused of a crime could change the outlook for the still-forming field of Republican presidential candidates in 2024 -- either rallying primary voters primed by his talk of the "deep state" and "retribution" or opening up an unprecedented line of criticism for Trump's rivals. The U.S. Constitution doesn't prevent people under indictment or criminal investigation from running for the White House, experts have told ABC News, so the former president could still be reelected despite the indictment -- and would still be eligible even if it leads to a conviction, regardless of practical obstacles like potential incarceration.
Old Navy is sparking joy for all the dress lovers out there this spring by doubling the number of dresses with pockets in its latest collection. The brand carries a wide variety of dress options, including everything from floral prints and stylish patterns to spring-ready mini dresses. To further celebrate Old Navy's "pockets of joy," shoppers in select top-selling dress stores will find tokens of $20 hidden in pockets of the retailer's new spring dresses.
Areas pummeled by last week's deadly tornado outbreak are likely to see more severe weather in the coming days as a cross-country storm moves east, bringing with it the threat of long-track tornadoes. As of Thursday morning, 27 states and nearly 30 million people were on alert for heavy snow, strong winds or flooding from California to Wisconsin. A major storm that battered the West Coast will move into the Heartland on Friday, with a major severe weather outbreak expected.
All nine service members on board have died after two U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopters crashed during a training mission in Trigg County, Kentucky, an Army official announced, calling it a "truly tragic loss." The Black Hawk helicopters from the 101st Airborne Division -- one with five on board and another with four on board -- were on a "routine training mission" when they crashed at about 10 p.m. Wednesday, Army officials said. The helicopters were "flying a multi-ship formation under night vision goggles," officials said.
A U.S.-based nonprofit is providing life-changing prosthetic limbs to Ukrainian soldiers who were wounded while defending their country against Russian forces. In just a few months, Kind Deeds has helped 11 soldiers receive and get fitted with prostheses. Two of them, 32-year-old Roman and 50-year-old Oleh, each lost a leg in land mine explosions.
The recent mass shooting at Covenant School in Nashville, Tennessee, that left six people dead -- including three children -- was carried out, at least in part, with semi-automatic rifles. According to Nashville police, the shooter walked into the private Christian elementary school Monday armed with a handgun, but also an AR-15-style rifle and a semi-automatic pistol-caliber carbine. While handguns have the potential to seriously harm people, sometimes fatally, semi-automatic rifles can cause even more damage.
An evacuation order has been lifted and residents can return home after a freight train derailed in a fiery crash near a small town in Minnesota early Thursday, Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office announced. Multiple tankers of a train operated by BNSF Railway derailed and caught fire on the western edge of Raymond, a town in Minnesota's southwestern Kandiyohi County that has a population of less than 800. The tankers were carrying "a form of ethanol" and "a corn syrup liquid," according to a press release from the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office.
Opening Day is here and as baseball fans shuffle to their seats at their favorite ballpark, they'll notice some major league menu upgrades for an exciting new culinary experience during the 2023 season. Fans may chant for peanuts and Cracker Jacks during the seventh inning stretch, but the food and drink offerings all around stadiums are more robust than ever, making some stadiums feel like oversized food halls that happen to show baseball games. "Good Morning America" tapped Major League Baseball to round up some of the best new ballpark bites around the league to give fans a taste of what's in store on Opening Day.
Seattle will provide paid sick and safe leave for most gig workers under a new law, becoming the first U.S. city to guarantee such benefits on a permanent basis for app-based employees. Workers who perform tasks for companies like Instacart, Postmates and DoorDash will accrue a day of paid sick leave for every 30 days they do work in Seattle. While on leave, workers will receive pay based on their average daily compensation.