Restrictions continued to ease after the country first announced it was reopening in February.
Restrictions continued to ease after the country first announced it was reopening in February.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken is scheduled to meet with officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda this week, arriving in the middle of an ongoing conflict between militias and officials in the region. Blinken will be expected by local officials to play the part of a mediator between the three countries. The Department of State said Blinken will send the message that “African countries are geostrategic players and critical partners on the most pressing issues of our day, from promoting an open and stable international system, to tackling the effects of climate change, food insecurity and global pandemics to shaping our technological and economic futures.”
The three men convicted of hate crimes in the death of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery will be sentenced Monday. Gregory McMichael; his son, Travis McMichael; and their neighbor, William "Roddie" Bryan each face life sentences after being convicted by a federal jury in February. The jury decided that the three white men followed and killed Arbery because he was Black.
Hundreds of thousands of dollars in new funding are set to be given out this week to community organizations as part of a major anti-gun violence organization's latest nationwide efforts. Everytown for Gun Safety is distributing $1.5 million to a select collection of local nonprofit groups working to stop gun violence in their areas before it happens, Everytown officials tell ABC News. "There are more guns now than there were last year and the year before that -- and we know that when there are more guns, there's more violence," said Michael-Sean Spence, Everytown's director of community safety initiatives.
Detectives are seeking the public's help to locate a 16-year-old girl who has disappeared in northern California. Kiely Rodni was last seen around 12:30 a.m. Saturday near the Prosser Family Campground in the town of Truckee, according to the Placer County Sheriff's Office. ‼️MISSING PERSON - Community Help Needed‼️We need your help in locating missing 16-year-old Kiely Rodni who was last seen near the Prosser Family Campground, in Truckee on 8/6.
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said Saturday she will send additional state police to Albuquerque after the fourth murder of a Muslim man in the city in recent months. The governor's office said additional state police will be on patrol in the city and they are working in close coordination with the Albuquerque Police Department and the FBI to provide necessary support. "In addition, we will continue to do everything we can to support to the Muslim community during this difficult time."
Human remains were again found in Lake Mead, the country's largest reservoir that continues to shrink amid a decades-long drought, officials announced Sunday. According to the National Park Service, someone made the discovery at the park's Swim Beach in Lake Mead National Recreation Area, on the Nevada side, around 11:15 a.m. Saturday. This marks the fourth time since May that human remains were found in Lake Mead, where water levels continue to recede at historic levels.
Four people are dead after a suspected drunk driver crashed into a golf cart in Texas. Officers from the Galveston Police Department responded to the scene at the intersection of 33rd Street and Avenue R around 11:35 p.m. Saturday and found the adult driver of the golf cart dead at the scene, police said. An adult female passenger and two children were transported to the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, where they later died, police said.
Nearly uniform Republican opposition in the Senate on Sunday stripped a proposed cap on insulin prices in private insurance from Democrats' party-line climate, health and tax bill. Democrats had sought to overrule a decision from the Senate rules official, the parliamentarian, that a $35-per-month limit on insulin costs under private insurances did not comply with the budget reconciliation process, which allowed Democrats to pass their bill with a bare majority. The cap, which was proposed by Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., needed 60 votes to pass and remain in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).
The Senate on Sunday passed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) along party lines, 51-50, handing Democrats a crucial legislative win as the midterm cycle ramps up -- despite GOP objections at the billions in spending and drug pricing reforms. The sprawling climate, tax and health care legislation is now set up for quick passage in the Democratic-controlled House, with timing still to be announced, before President Joe Biden signs it into law. Included in the bill, supporters are quick to highlight, are measures to foster job creation, raise taxes on large corporations and the wealthy, allow Medicare to negotiate down some prescription drug costs, expand the Affordable Care Act health care program and invest in combating climate change by implementing tax credits for clean energy initiatives, among other things.
Republican South Dakota Sen. Mike Rounds on Sunday labeled the impending passage of a Democratic tax, climate and health bill as a "boondoggle" for the country. "It's not going to do much to help inflation, we're still gonna have a problem there," Rounds told Stephanopoulos.
Basketball star Brittney Griner and former Marine Paul Whelan should hopefully be released from Russia as part of a "two-for-two" prisoner swap, former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Bill Richardson said Sunday. There's gonna be a prisoner swap -- I think it's gonna be two-for-two.
Delaware Democratic Sen. Chris Coons, one of President Joe Biden's closest allies, said Sunday he was confident the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) would pass -- but conceded that any impact the legislation has on inflation would not be immediate. "I have no doubts at all," Coons told ABC "This Week" anchor George Stephanopoulos when asked if he thought the party-line tax, climate and health care package would be approved amid a marathon series of amendment votes that was still ongoing as of late Sunday morning. "The Democrats in our Senate caucus have stayed unified throughout the night," Coons said.
Roe v. Wade's overturning in June returned the regulation -- or banning -- of abortion to individual states and at least 15 states have since ceased nearly all abortion services. As a federal district, it operates under the 1973 Home Rule Act, which provides certain authority to the D.C. mayor and 13 elected councilmembers but reserves for Congress the ultimate power to govern. With the Republican Party hoping to retake the House and Senate in November -- a likely outcome at least in the House, according to FiveThirtyEight -- some conservative lawmakers have openly mused about trying to repeal the district's limited autonomy and abortion access along with it.
Wild swings in the share price of a largely unknown Hong Kong-based fintech company in recent days have reminded some analysts and traders of the "meme stock" craze, which grabbed headlines and stoked controversy early last year. On Tuesday, the stock price of online financial services company AMTD Digital was more than 21,000% above the price at its initial public offering last month. The price fell in recent days to end the week well below the earlier peak but still, as of market close Friday, the stock price stood at $721, which amounts to a 127% jump for the week and a 9,143% increase since its IPO.
President Joe Biden has been cleared to break isolation now that he has tested negative for COVID-19 for the second time, his physician announced on Sunday. An antigen test taken by Biden on Sunday produced a negative result for the second consecutive day, White House physician Dr. Kevin O'Connor wrote in a letter clearing Biden to travel. Biden arrived in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, on Sunday morning -- his first travel out of Washington, D.C., since late July, when he first tested positive for COVID.
With the midterm elections three months away, Americans maintain a sour view on the state of the economy and are pessimistic about its future course, with President Joe Biden’s approval rating across a range of issue areas continuing to suffer, according to a new ABC News/Ipsos poll. Americans' views of Biden's handling of the economic recovery remain overwhelmingly negative -- and are virtually unchanged from the same poll in early June, with only 37% of Americans approving of the job the president is doing and 62% disapproving in the latest ABC News/Ipsos poll, which was conducted using Ipsos' KnowledgePanel. The only area where Biden sees some improvement in this poll is on his handling of gas prices.
As more states enact near-total bans and restrictions on abortion, providers say many patients are experiencing delayed care which can force them into later stages of pregnancy. Abortion care options are becoming more limited and complex in some cases, which often means higher costs for patients. For example, medication abortion, which is less costly than other options, is only an option up to 10 weeks into pregnancy.
The award-winning artist previously revealed on "Good Morning America" that he would be honoring the 25th anniversary of the famous concert with the special re-airing. The hitmaker's Central Park concert -- which took place Aug. 7, 1997 -- was broadcast live on HBO. The special, "Garth: Live from Central Park," was nominated for six Primetime Emmy Awards.
Once he saw how much water had risen in the creek by his home in eastern Kentucky, "I knew we were in trouble," Larry Adams said. Adams grew up in Whitesburg, Kentucky, which saw significant flooding during last month's storms. On July 28, as floodwaters surged through his hometown and blackouts made it difficult to contact people, Adams grabbed his kayak and GoPro camera and went out to find his family.
At least nine people were injured in a shooting in Cincinnati, Ohio, in the early hours of Sunday, police said. Officers were already on the scene to disperse a "large disorderly crowd" when gunfire broke out at about 1:45 a.m. near the 1300 block of Main Street in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, according to a press release from the Cincinnati Police Department. The gunfire occurred following a physical altercation between two groups in the crowd, and at least two individuals exchanged gunfire near, police said.