New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is embroiled in the biggest scandal of his career following accusations from three women of inappropriate behavior. Anna Ruch, 33; Lindsey Boylan, 36; and Charlotte Bennett, 25, have come forward over the past week to accuse the governor of unwanted advances over a time period from December 2016 to June 2020. The allegations are only adding to Cuomo's political woes as his administration is under investigation for its handling of nursing home deaths during the pandemic.
Dolly Parton has received her first round of the COVID-19 vaccine. The superstar shared in an Instagram video Tuesday from Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) in Nashville, Tennessee, that she was "so excited" to be getting the vaccine. Parton even offered an updated version of her hit song "Jolene" to encourage others to get vaccinated by singing, "Vaccine / Vaccine / I'm begging of you please don't hesitate."
The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo as commerce secretary by a vote of 84-15. Raimondo is the first woman to serve as governor of Rhode Island as well as a former general treasurer of the state, and is credited with revamping the state’s pension system. “I understand that parties are placed on the Entity List and the Military End User List generally because they pose a risk to U.S. national security or foreign policy interests," Raimondo wrote to senators.
If peanut butter fans found a genie that dispensed candy instead of wishes, they might ask for something like this new treat from Reese's. Secret’s out… Reese’s Peanut Butter Lovers has gone ULTIMATE. In tandem with National Peanut Butter Lovers Day, Reese's debuted its new "Ultimate Peanut Butter Lovers Cups" that are a double dose of peanut butter.
President Joe Biden announced a major partnership Tuesday afternoon between pharmaceutical giants Merck & Co. and Johnson & Johnson to help produce J&J's newly authorized vaccine and changed the vaccine timeline, saying there would be enough for every American adult by the end of May. Johnson & Johnson and Merck will work together to expand the production of Johnson & Johnson's vaccine.
Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell had both been recently widowed when they were married on a beach in Hawaii in Nov. 2019. "I don't think I knew that Lori married Chad Daybell until I saw it on TV," Vallow's mother Janis Cox said in an interview with "20/20" in May 2020. Shortly after Chad Daybell and Lori Vallow’s wedding, the country learned that Vallow’s two minor children, 7-year-old J.J. Vallow and 16-year-old Tylee Ryan, had not been seen for weeks.
With COVID-19 affecting travel trends over the past year, Airbnb has added a brand-new search feature to its platform. Flexible Dates gives would-be travelers more options when it comes to dates and locations of stays. This new search option offers users more freedom when they choose to travel.
A Navy service member was killed and five other service members were injured when five military trucks were involved in a crash near Camp Pendleton in Southern California on Tuesday afternoon. The service member who died was 26 years old and driving one of the trucks, according to California Highway control. Additional details were not immediately available.
Gov. Greg Abbott ended Texas' statewide mask mandate and announced an executive order to allow all businesses to reopen at full capacity. "It is now time to open Texas 100%," Abbott said at a news conference Tuesday. "But it is clear from the recoveries, from the vaccinations, from the reduced hospitalizations, and from the safe practices that Texas are using, that state mandates are no longer needed."
Not long after President Joe Biden took office he moved immediately to push for an end to the war in Yemen -- pausing two arms sales to Saudi Arabia, naming a special envoy to reinvigorate diplomacy, and lifting the U.S. designation of the Houthi rebels as terrorists after aid groups warned it would spell disaster. It's a sign that despite U.S. intentions, there are limits to what U.S. diplomacy can do, but to critics, it's also proof that Biden shouldn't have revoked his predecessor Donald Trump's 11th hour designation of the Iran-backed rebels.
The U.S. Supreme Court wrestled Tuesday with whether and how to impose limits for the first time on a key part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 meant to combat racial discrimination in state election laws. During oral arguments in a case out of Arizona, conducted via teleconference because of the pandemic, the justices grappled with how to interpret and enforce Section 2 of the act, which says any measure which "results in a denial or abridgment" of voting rights "on account of race or color" is illegal. Justice Brett Kavanaugh suggested that looking at the effects of a state voting law alone wouldn't suffice.
At least 13 people have died from a crash between a big rig and an SUV in Southern California Tuesday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol. A Ford Expedition SUV entered the intersection with the big rig and subsequently the big rig, which was hauling two trailers, collided with the left side of the SUV, the highway patrol said. Twenty-five people were in the Ford Expedition, the highway patrol said.
Testifying in front of Congress for the first time since the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol, FBI Director Christopher Wray told lawmakers Tuesday he was "appalled" about the violent attack while defending the bureau's handling of the rising domestic terror threat in recent years. "I was appalled that you, our country's elected leaders were victimized right here in these very halls," Wray said in his opening statement. Wray testified as the bureau faces scrutiny over whether it properly shared intelligence leading up to the assault as well as its broader role in addressing the nation's domestic terror crisis.
"Dancing With the Stars" pro Witney Carson welcomed a baby boy earlier this year and, over the weekend, revealed that she was battling COVID-19 at the same time she was fighting through a 24-hour labor. In a series of candid Instagram Stories brought on by a spontaneous Q&A session, the 27-year-old admitted she grappled with making her previous health scare public. "So I've debated sharing this or not ... but yes we did have COVID when Leo was born," Carson revealed, according to screenshots.
Rep. Kathleen Rice has become the first New York Democrat in Congress to join mounting calls for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign after three women accused him of offensive behavior. Rice was once a close ally of Cuomo's. In the 2010 race for state attorney general, Rice was widely believed to be Cuomo's preferred pick for the role, but he ended up endorsing her opponent, Eric Schneiderman, right before the primary. In 2013, Rice was appointed by Cuomo as one of the three-co-chairs of the Moreland Commission to look into public corruption.
After a nine-month battle fighting extradition, the American father and son duo accused of aiding former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn in his dramatic international escape have arrived in Japan. Former Green Beret Michael Taylor and his adult son, Peter Taylor, arrived in Tokyo Tuesday morning, their lawyer Paul V. Kelly confirmed to ABC News. The father and son from Massachusetts face criminal charges in Japan, where they are accused of helping smuggle Ghosn out of the country in a box used for audio equipment while Ghosn was awaiting trial for financial crimes.
Despite being a highly accredited actor, Tom Holland sometimes needs a little help navigating Hollywood. Thankfully he's got his "Spider-Man" co-star Zendaya to help him out with her sage advice. In an interview with British GQ, Holland, 24, opened up about the moment that Zendaya, also 24, was able to give him some tips on how to interact with his fans.
"The Bachelor" added a disclaimer to Monday's "Women Tell All" episode, emceed by embattled host Chris Harrison. A graphic flashed on the screen as Harrison took the stage, reading: "Previously recorded on February 4, 2021." The disclaimer comes amid Harrison's ongoing controversy, which led to his announcement that he would be "stepping aside" from the franchise "for a period of time."
A U.K. judge on Tuesday denied a request by the publisher of the Mail on Sunday to appeal his ruling that the tabloid invaded the privacy of Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, by publishing portions of a letter she wrote to her father. The judge, High Court Justice Mark Warby, did acknowledge though that Associated Newspapers' Ltd., the publisher of the Daily Mail and the Mail on Sunday, could still attempt an appeal in the Court of Appeal, according to the U.K. Press Association (PA) reporter in court. Warby ruled last month that the Mail on Sunday invaded Meghan's privacy by publishing large parts of the personal letter she sent to her now-estranged father Thomas Markle before her 2018 wedding to Prince Harry.
Duchess Meghan Markle is wearing a very special piece of jewelry in her sit-down interview with Oprah Winfrey. During a conversation with the duchess and Prince Harry, slated to premiere on March 7 on CBS, Meghan is wearing a beautiful bracelet from the collection of the late Princess Diana. Before her death, the princess was seen wearing the sparkling diamond bracelet on several occasions.