A suicide bomber was likely behind the deadly explosion in Manchester, England on Monday that killed 22 people and injured 59 others who were attending an Ariana Grande concert at one of Europe’s largest arenas. Greater Manchester Police said they were called to the Manchester Arena in England just before 10:35 p.m. local time on Monday. The attack was likely carried out by "one man” using an "improvised explosive device,” police said.
Abigail Breslin and Colt Prattes, who are leading the star-studded cast of ABC’s remake of the 1987 classic “Dirty Dancing,” said it took them months of training to nail the iconic “lift” scene. The climactic lift scene in the original is one of the most memorable moments in film history. It called for Jennifer Grey, who played Frances “Baby” Houseman, to run and leap into Patrick Swayze’s arms as he lifted her over his head in front of a ballroom full of people, set to the song “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life,” recorded by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes.Prattes, who takes on Swayze’s original role of Johnny Castle in the three-hour ABC remake, and like Swayze was a trained dancer before he picked up acting, whereas Breslin, who plays Baby, was a dance novice.
Ivo Delgado Rivero was trying to flee the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, after hearing a loud bang, when he ran into a smoky main corridor and saw people covered in blood. Rivero said he had been watching the concert near the front of the stage in the back left of the Manchester Arena when he heard what sounded like an explosion come from outside. Another concertgoer, Abby Barker, told ABC News she was just getting ready to leave the concert when she heard the bang and the arena dissolved into panic.
Local Manchester, England, residents and businesses are offering up places to stay to those affected by Monday's incident at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena. "I have a sofa, floor, blankets and tea, 5 minutes from Arena for anyone in need #RoomForManchester," wrote one user. "If you need a place to crash I live around the corner from Manchester Arena on Jefferson Place.
There was much fanfare about Rachel Lindsay becoming the first African-American Bachelorette in franchise history. On Monday, we are reintroduced to Lindsay, a 31-year-old trial attorney from Dallas, as she begins the journey to find her future fiancé. "I have neglected other areas of my life," Lindsay explained.
Director Zack Snyder will not complete production on the upcoming "Justice League" movie, as he turns his focus to his family following his daughter’s suicide. Snyder told the Hollywood Reporter that Joss Whedon will finish the Warner Brothers film, which is in post-production, as he copes with the death of his daughter Autumn. The Hollywood Reporter reported that Autumn was 20 when she died by suicide in March, and that Snyder never intended to make the news public.
President Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, who is expected to take the Fifth Amendment in response to a Senate committee's subpoena, once promoted news of Hillary Clinton's computer-tech aide's invoking the same constitutional right. "IT specialist takes 5th over 100 times," Flynn tweeted, linking to a June 22, 2016, story about the deposition of a former Clinton aide in a lawsuit related to her use of a private email server as secretary of state. @HillaryClinton IT specialist takes 5th over 100 times.
One nursing student, who is set to graduate Tuesday, was inspired to choose the selfless profession after her open heart surgery 10 years ago. The Bowie State University senior originally intended to be a lawyer. Iloh, 27, would later discover that she had pericarditis, or an enlarged heart, and needed immediate open heart surgery at only 18 years old.
FBI and other law enforcement officials are privately knocking down a conspiracy theory today, fueled by conservative commentators on Fox News, that seeks to divert attention from Russia’s involvement in the hacking of the Democratic National Committee last year by suggesting a DNC staffer was murdered to cover up his involvement in passing the information to WikiLeaks. According to officials with knowledge of the matter, the FBI is not investigating the unsolved murder of Seth Rich last year in what agents have determined was “a possible attempted robbery” gone wrong.
Former FBI Director James Comey will convene with at least one top lawmaker this week, and the memos he is said to have written about his meetings with Trump could be shared with investigators in the House of Representatives. Here is a rundown of events that could rock Washington this week. The revelation that Trump disclosed what had been highly classified information in a May 10 meeting with Russian officials at the White House kicked off an especially fraught week for the administration.
Former national security adviser Michael Flynn will invoke the Fifth Amendment and refuse to honor a Senate committee's subpoena request for documents relating to Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, a source close to Flynn confirmed for ABC News. The Fifth Amendment gives an individual the right to avoid self-incrimination. Legal experts told ABC News that Fifth Amendment rights apply not just to someone seated at a witness table.
A California boy received an early birthday present on Sunday, when his neighborhood celebrated his favorite fall holiday five months early. Carter Sarkar suffers from Sanfilippo syndrome, a rare metabolism disorder in which the body cannot break down sugar molecules. There is no cure, and Carter’s life expectancy is mid-to-late teenage years.
It was an emotional moment on May 19 when Raymond McNamara reunited with his 20-year-old blind cat, Lily, after she was lost for two months in Florida. “Hey Lily, you happy to be home? Happy your daddy’s got you?” Kathy Bieniek, the vice president of Saving Sage Animal Rescue in Miami, can be heard saying to McNamara in a video posted on YouTube.
Jessica Simpson slammed rumors that she's expecting her third child with husband Eric Johnson. "I'm not pregnant," she announced Monday on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." "We got an IUD. "I have two beautiful children and I’m not having a third," Simpson, 36, said.
For "Dancing With the Stars" finalist Rashad Jennings, this week's finale could be the biggest prize the NFL star has ever taken home. In an exclusive clip shared with ABC News, Jennings speaks to his partner Emma Slater about why this means so much to him and his mother. Jennings is one of three final pairings still alive when "DWTS" returns tonight for the finale.
House Republicans and the Trump administration, seeking to end payments on Obamacare subsidies, have requested a 90-day extension on the cost-sharing reductions, a move decried by some Democrats. In the lawsuit House v. Price (previously known as House v. Burwell), Republicans argue that the Obama administration was not authorized to make the payments, which total $175 billion over 10 years. The court previously ruled that payments would continue as congressional Republicans and the new Trump administration worked toward a resolution.
Human rights was not a primary focus of President Trump’s talks with the leaders of Saudi Arabia, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said. “It was not the central part of our conversations,” Tillerson told reporters aboard Air Force One as the U.S. delegation flew from Saudi Arabia to Israel earlier today. Saudi Arabia’s is the 10th worst nation in the world for granting political and civil rights to its citizens, according to the 2017 ranking by Freedom House, an independent watchdog group.
North Korea has launched eight missile tests so far in 2017. In February, North Korea successfully tested a land-based KN-15 missile, a new solid-fuel intermediate-range missile, which traveled 310 miles into the Sea of Japan. Gen. John Hyten, the commander of U.S. Strategic Command, told a congressional panel in early April that the February launch marked a significant advancement for North Korea because it was its first successful solid-fueled missile fired from a mobile launcher.
A white University of Maryland student accused of fatally stabbing a black man on campus was held without bond after he made his first appearance in court today via closed-circuit TV. The FBI is investigating the fatal assault of Richard Collins III, a student at Bowie State University, as a possible hate crime. The suspect, Sean Christopher Urbanski, has been charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder and first-degree assault.