The gun used in the fatal shooting on the "Rust" movie set could not have been fired without pulling the trigger, according to an FBI forensic report obtained Friday by ABC News. Actor Alec Baldwin shot cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of the Western, which he was producing and starring in, last year. The actor believed he was handling a "cold gun" -- one without live ammunition -- when it went off and a live bullet struck Hutchins, killing her.
Eight people, including at least five Americans, were wounded when a gunman opened fire on a bus in Jerusalem early Sunday, the Israeli Foreign Ministry said. "Last night, a terrorist shot at a bus in Jerusalem wounding eight people, including a pregnant 30-year-old woman and a 60-year-old man who are in critical care," the ministry said on Twitter. At least five U.S. citizens were injured in the attack, a U.S. Embassy spokesperson confirmed to ABC News.
U.S. Capitol Police said in an initial, brief statement that a man exited his vehicle after crashing it around 4 a.m., after which the vehicle "became engulfed in flames." Late Sunday afternoon, police identified the man as 29-year old Richard A. York III, of Delaware, and said his next of kin had been notified. Nobody else was injured in the incident and York did not seem to be targeting members of Congress, which is in recess, the police said in their first statement.
A 24-year-old man was being held without bail on Sunday after police alleged he deliberately drove a car into a crowd at a Pennsylvania fundraiser, killing a woman and injuring 17 people, before allegedly hitting his mother and bludgeoning her to death with a hammer in a neighboring town. Pennsylvania State Police identified the suspect early Sunday as Adrian Oswaldo Sura Reyes after he was arraigned in court on two counts of criminal homicide. A motive in the two unrelated fatal incidents is under investigation.
The Western U.S. is bracing for more extreme weather as some regions prepare for torrential rain and others for continuing extreme heat. Monsoon rains are forecast to continue over the deserts in the Southwest and up into the Rocky Mountains, with potential for flash flooding in Arizona, Utah, Colorado and Wyoming on Sunday. A flood watch is in effect for more than 8 million Americans from Phoenix and Las Vegas all the way into Wyoming as that steady stream of moisture leads to flooding rain.
Although thousands were expected, a few hundred women gathered together over the weekend in Houston at the first major post-Roe v. Wade political convention ahead of the November midterms, with Democrats and advocates hoping the end of constitutional abortion protections will galvanize voters to their side. Multiple attendees said Kansas voters recent overwhelming rejection of an anti-abortion proposal -- in a historically red state -- gave them hope for their cause. "If Kansas can do it, why can't we?" said attendee Kristen Arteaga.
The White House continues to stress they had no private knowledge of last week's FBI raid on former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate or the status of the ongoing Department of Justice investigation, citing the "complete independence" of the DOJ from politicization. Pressed repeatedly by Karl, Jean-Pierre repeatedly declined to comment on any aspect of the federal investigation into Trump, including whether President Joe Biden is concerned about national security implications of the highly classified materials that federal agents said they found in Trump's possession.
Lower-than-expected inflation rates last week sent the S&P 500 soaring to its highest level in three months, reflecting optimism that price increases have peaked as businesses and consumers seek relief from budget-busting costs. While still elevated, price hikes last month waned from the near-historic pace reached in June, according to a release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Wednesday. The consumer price index, or CPI, rose 8.5% over the past year as of July, a marked slowdown from a 9.1% year-over-year rate measured in June, the bureau said.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Sunday the Department of Justice will need to be transparent in proving the importance of the unprecedented search of Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago last week but also criticized the response from other Republicans who he said inflamed animus against law enforcement. "But I understood that, without anyone understanding what this was about, that it was going to and could lead to even further division and angry rhetoric from both sides."
One year after the fall of Kabul, life for Afghanistan's women continues to worsen amid rising violence and the regression of human rights. "Don’t forget about us," one Afghan woman, who asked us to call her Atefeh, told ABC News. On Aug. 15, 2021, two weeks before the U.S. military was to complete its withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Taliban entered Kabul and captured the capital as the culmination of a weeklong offensive in which the hardline Islamist movement rapidly seized control over most of the country, sometimes with barely a fight.
It's the governor's latest move as he gears up for the Nov. 8 midterm election, and a rumored run for president. In recent months, DeSantis has signed legislation taking strong stances on divisive cultural issues. Here's what to know about the governor's executive order to suspend Hillsborough County's twice-elected Democrat prosecutor.
As states begin to implement abortion bans and restrictions, criminal cases involving illegal abortions have grabbed headlines, begging the question of what privacy rights women and girls have in these matters. Experts told ABC News that the rules for investigations into all crimes are the same, even though in many places, abortion was not a crime just a few months ago. "In general, access to communication records is the same for any alleged crime," Peter Swire, a professor of privacy law at the Georgia Institute of Technology, told ABC News in an interview.
At least 41 people were killed after a huge fire erupted at a church in Cairo during morning prayers on Sunday, health authorities and the Coptic Orthodox Church said. Egypt's health ministry said 14 people were also taken to hospitals for treatment after being injured in the blaze, which engulfed the Coptic Orthodox Church of Abou Seifain in the working-class district of Imbaba, which is in the greater Cairo province of Giza.. The fire erupted at 9 a.m. Cairo time. The interior ministry, which oversees the Civil Protection Authority, said the fire "broke out in an air-conditioner on the second floor of the church building, which includes a number of classrooms, as a result of an electrical fault."
On a weekday morning in May, Mark Schein drove his truck about a mile up the road and rang the doorbell of Melvin Steck and his son and caretaker Doug Steck. Mark stepped into the kitchen, saw Melvin, who is 101, and let out a joyous, “Hey there.” Melvin, who is hard of hearing and doesn’t talk much, smiled and offered Mark some peanut M&M’s from a giant-sized bag that was in its usual place in the middle of the table.
Denise Dowse, best known for her roles in "Insecure" and "Beverly Hills, 90210" has died after a battle with viral meningitis. "I want to take this moment to thank our friends and family for all of the love and prayers," she wrote. "It is with a very heavy heart that I inform everyone that my sister, Denise Dowse, has gone forward to meet our family in eternal life."
Law enforcement officials briefed on the investigation into Salman Rushdie's attack told ABC News that "a preliminary investigation into the suspected perpetrator's probable social media presence indicates a likely adherence or sympathy towards Shi'a extremism and sympathies to the Iranian regime/Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps." Author Salman Rushdie was attacked while giving a lecture at an education center, the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, in southwestern New York, Friday morning. Rushdie was stabbed at least once in the neck and abdomen, after a man ran up on stage and attacked him and his interviewer.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott traveled to Uvalde amid growing criticism of his level of engagement with a community still reeling from the May 24 shooting at Robb Elementary School. Arriving Friday morning at the town's municipal airport, Abbott said, "I'm here to help out the folks of Uvalde." State Sen. Roland Gutierrez, a Democrat from San Antonio, suggested that the governor's visit might have been a political calculation -- particularly given his hesitancy to heed their calls for gun reform.
The Great Lakes Water Authority said it discovered a break early Saturday on a 10-foot water transmission main that distributes drinking water from its Lake Huron Water Treatment Facility. Out of an "abundance of caution," the water authority issued a precautionary boil water advisory that initially covered 23 communities serviced by the water main, representing an estimated 935,000 people, it said in a statement. After reviewing water pressure data, the water authority later lifted the advisory for 11 of the communities and added one, with 13 communities now covered as of Saturday afternoon.
A suspect has been charged with attempted murder in the attack on author Salman Rushdie at a speaking event in New York state. Rushdie, who has faced death threats over his writing, was scheduled to give a lecture at the education center Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, in southwestern New York, Friday morning. At around 11 a.m., a man "ran up onto the stage and attacked Rushdie and an interviewer," according to New York State Police.
Authorities are investigating after a car crashed into a Virginia pub, injuring over a dozen people and sparking a fire. Fifteen people were injured and the crash caused a structural fire, which was extinguished, the Arlington County Police Department said. Authorities have determined that a rideshare driver with a passenger was traveling north on North Courthouse Road when "he left the roadway and crashed into the restaurant," the Arlington County Police Department.