A sheriff's deputy in Texas was fired Friday for her alleged involvement in a deadly fight outside a Houston-area Denny's restaurant in May. The Harris County Sheriff's Office announced in a press release Friday that it has concluded its internal investigation of the violent altercation in a parking lot of a Denny's restaurant on May 28 that left 24-year-old John Hernandez dead. As a result, Deputy Chauna Thompson, who faces charges in the man's death, has been terminated.
Stacey Gagnon said she and her husband, along with their six kids -- four of whom have special needs and were adopted -- attended a new church last Sunday in Camp Verde, Arizona. As she and her three youngest children walked into the separate children's church, where she was dropping the kids off, "the room became silent and every child stared or pointed at my son, Joel," Gagnon wrote in a Facebook post that has gone viral. Gagnon, 41, adopted Joel when he was 18 months old.
"Game of Thrones" is known for killing off our favorite characters with little or no warning -- and while viewers of the hit HBO series are often shocked by these plot developments, it turns out the actors on the fantasy series often are too.'Game of Thrones': Burning questions heading into season 7Ed Sheeran makes cameo in 'Game of Thrones,' and a recap of everything from the premiereDuring a Comic-Con International panel on Friday, some of the show's stars revealed which characters they wish hadn't died, according to a recap by Entertainment Weekly. ...
Sorry, Justin Bieber -- you're not welcome to perform in China. The statement, released Tuesday, came after a fan, or “Belieber,” demanded to know why the singer wasn't allowed to perform in China. Bieber is currently on his Purpose World Tour, in support of his 2015 album of the same name.
Minnesota officials have identified and located a key witness to the officer-involved shooting that killed an Australian bride-to-be in Minneapolis last weekend. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension announced in a press release Friday night that its agents interviewed the witness, who was seen riding a bike in the area immediately before the shooting and stopped at the scene to watch as two Minneapolis police officers provided medical assistance to Justine Ruszczyk. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, which is conducting the investigation into the incident at the request of the Minneapolis Police Department, is urging anyone who may have also witnessed the shooting to contact them at 651-793-7000.
The Massachusetts boy who went viral earlier this year after his parents' blog shed light on the five-year-old's health ordeal -- he had more than 10 operations, including one heart transplant -- died Friday, the family announced on its Facebook page. "Ari passed away peacefully this evening listening to the Red Sox," Ari "Danger" Schultz's family wrote on its Facebook page. The tragic news comes a day after Ari's parents, Mike and Erica Schultz, wrote on their Facebook page and blog, "Echo of Hope,' that Ari had been admitted to Boston Children's Hospital's emergency department and placed on life support.
First lady Melania Trump's wax doppelganger was unveiled Thursday at Spain's Museo de Cera de Madrid. The wax museum recreated Trump's look from last year's Republican National Convention in Cleveland, where she took to the stage and spoke to party delegates in a rousing speech. The wax figure's debut was timed to the one-year anniversary of the convention.
Olympic legend will attempt to beat the ocean predator for Discovery Channel's two-part "Shark Week" series, "Phelps vs. Shark."
Niko Kollias tells ESPN "Outside the Lines" about his ordeal while on the University of Rochester football team when he was shot and brutally beaten.
Sean Spicer is feeling "relieved" in the wake of his resignation as the White House press secretary, he told ABC News Friday afternoon. "Organizationally, they need to get a fresh start," he told ABC News' Senior White House Correspondent Cecilia Vega. Spicer, 45, confirmed that President Donald Trump asked him to stay on.
Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington -- within months of each other. Bennington's death is being investigated as "a suicide by hanging," a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Coroner's office told ABC News on Friday. In May, former Soundgarden frontman Cornell took his own life, according to the Wayne County Medical Examiner's office.
Prominent Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci has accepted the position of White House communications director offered to him by President Donald Trump. Scaramucci is replacing Mike Dubke, who resigned in May only three months after being hired. Axios first reported the planned hiring of Scaramucci.
Robert Mueller, who was named in late May as the special counsel to spearhead the FBI's investigation into Russian connections to the 2016 election "and related matters," has been in the headlines more than once since he was appointed. Most recently, President Donald Trump said if Mueller investigated his and his family’s personal finances, specifically those unrelated to Russia, it would cross a line. Principal deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who was named press secretary on July 21 after Sean Spicer resigned, later told reporters that Trump "has no intention" of firing Mueller.
According to Live Nation, the band has officially scrapped its North American trek, scheduled to kick off next Thursday, July 27 in Boston. "We are incredibly saddened to hear about the passing of Chester Bennington," Live Nation said in a statement on Friday. "The Linkin Park One More Light North American Tour has been canceled and refunds are available at point of purchase.
Police in Florida are pursuing misdemeanor charges against five teenagers for failure to report a death after authorities say they recorded video of a man’s drowning and didn't intervene. The video, taken earlier this month in Cocoa, Florida, about 45 miles east of Orlando, shows a person's head bobbing up and down in a pond. Cocoa Police Chief Mike Cantaloupe said the department learned of the recording last weekend and later reviewed it.
Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington's death is being investigated as "a suicide by hanging," a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Coroner's office told ABC News on Friday. A final cause of Bennington's death won't be confirmed until after the autopsy is completed, according to Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner's office. Bennington had been with the band for almost two decades.
Looking to have a whimsical adventure? Designed by Candice Petrillo of design company Zebra3, the wooden cabins were built as part of the project in conjunction with Bordeaux and Bruit du Frigo, an architectural organization that’s working with artists to build similar structures around France. The best part is that travelers can stay for one night free by making a reservation.
The single mother told ABC News she was inspired to write the July 12 post, which has accumulated more than 66,000 likes on Facebook, after Imhoff sent her a photo of herself with Johnson's 4-year-old daughter, Payton. "When Kayla started nursing school [at State Technical College of Missouri], she sent me a picture of her and Payton in matching scrubs," Johnson, 27, recalled.
President Donald Trump is shaking up his outside legal team that is charged primarily with responding to the federal probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election. John Dowd, who joined the legal team in mid-June, is replacing Trump's longtime personal lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, as lead attorney representing the president, Dowd confirmed to ABC News. The newest lawyer in the group, Ty Cobb, will take the lead in managing the team's external response to the Russia probe.