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Atlas, a service dog with a stuffed Pluto toy at home, experienced a little magic during one his weekly trips to Disney World. The golden retriever was visiting the amusement park with his owner Julian Gavino and met a giant-sized version of his favorite character at Magic Kingdom. The long-overdue encounter finally came to pass when Atlas and Gavino, 22, who is in a wheelchair, visited the Japan Pavilion at Epcot Center Friday night.
An onslaught of wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and other natural disasters across the nation in 2017 caused $306.2 billion in damage, breaking a record for the price of destruction, according to a report released Sunday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information tallied 16 natural disasters that each caused more than $1 billion in damage. Together, the disasters shattered the previous single-year record of $214.8 billion in destruction that occurred in 2005 when hurricanes Dennis, Katrina, Rita and Wilma wreaked havoc on the Gulf and Atlantic coasts.
The families of two Army soldiers killed early Saturday morning when their Apache helicopter crashed in California will not receive the $100,000 death benefit they are entitled to because of the ongoing federal government shutdown. When the same situation happened during the last government shutdown in 2013, families received the benefit only after Congress passed a law enabling retroactive payments. The $100,000 death benefit is provided to families for the death of a service member under any circumstance either stateside or overseas.
It was a night to celebrate themselves.The 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards kicked off Sunday night inside Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall and made history in the process."This Is Us" star Sterling K. Brown became the first black actor to win in this category: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series.It's now become a trend for Brown, who earlier this month became the first black actor to win the Golden Globe for best actor in a TV drama. ...
At least 18 civilians were killed in a fiery siege that began Saturday night at the Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan's capital of Kabul and ended 11 hours later with the deaths of six Taliban attackers dressed in suits and wielding AK-47 assault rifles, according to witnesses and the country's interior ministry. The terror group's spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the insurgents initially planned to ambush the hotel Thursday night but postponed the assault because there was a wedding underway and they wanted to avoid civilian casualties. Ministry spokesman Najib Danish told ABC News on Sunday that in addition to the 18 who died, 10 were injured -- six police officers and four civilians.
Federal lawmakers are now in a shutdown standoff: Democrats are refusing to support a bill funding the government unless they have a deal on immigration. Republicans are refusing to negotiate on immigration until Democrats support a bill to fund the government. Sources inside the White House tell ABC News that the president has expressed a willingness to support legal status for 'Dreamers' in exchange for full funding of his border wall at a cost of about $20 billion over seven years.
The 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be handed out this Sunday.And for the first time ever, the awards show will have a host. Kristen Bell said she's excited to be tapped first."I won’t be compared to anyone else, which is kind of nice," she told ABC News. "Although I will say, there’s something kind of great about having people who have gone before you so you kind of know what works."Bell said she likely won't hit below the belt while hosting or be too snarky, admitting, "I don't like to be negative. ...
President Donald Trump's son Eric doesn't believe the government shutdown is all that bad. In fact, he views it in a positive light because he believes it paints the "absolutely terrified" Democrats in a negative light. "Honestly, I think it's a good thing for us, because people see through it," Eric Trump told Jeanine Pirro on Fox News's "Justice with Judge Jeanine" Saturday night.
A winter storm is beginning to intensify and snow is expected to expand into parts of the central and northern Plains on Sunday morning. Another round of blizzard warnings were issued by the National Weather Service Sunday morning. This storm will track towards the upper Midwest over the next 48 hours, bringing a significant snowfall from eastern Colorado to Northern Wisconsin.
Furloughed federal employees in Washington wishing to drown their sorrrows may do so at a discount for the duration of the government shutdown. Capitol Lounge, a popular after-work haunt for Hill staffers, tweeted its "Shutdown Cocktails" menu, consisting of $5 cocktails for federal employees with ID. "I'm not expressing any political opinion here, but I am thankful I did get a drink special tonight," a federal employee, who declined to be identified, told ABC affiliate WJLA at Capitol Lounge.
The cold open features "SNL" cast member Aidy Bryant as White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders kicking off a daily press briefing. "Thank you for all for being here," Bryant's Sanders says to the reporters. A million women strong out there to celebrate the president's kick a-- year in office.
Two Americans and two Canadians who were kidnapped by gunmen in northern Nigeria earlier this week have been rescued, police said. The foreigners -- three men and a woman -- were rescued early Saturday in the Jere area of the Kagarko local government area of Kaduna state after a massive police manhunt, Kaduna state police spokesman Mukhtar Aliyu told ABC News. Kaduna state police commissioner Agyole Abeh told ABC News no ransom was paid for the foreigners' release.
After one New York mother gave birth to her first and only child, she was devastated to learn just four months later that he had a rare genetic disorder that would leave him blind. Dones, 43, would often think of that anonymous donation. "For 15 years I’ve thought of this woman and how she saved my son’s life," she said.
A key Zimbabwe opposition leader was killed Wednesday night in a helicopter crash in the United States, authorities said. Roy Bennett, an outspoken critic of longtime Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who was forced to resign in late November, died when a helicopter crashed in a remote area of northeastern New Mexico, according to the New Mexico State Police. Bennett, 60, had left Zimbabwe under Mugabe's rule for exile in South Africa, but continued to be a fierce opponent of the president.
The singer revealed Saturday that he got engaged to his longtime girlfriend, Cherry Seaborn.
The Southwest is getting walloped with winter conditions this weekend. A disturbance is moving through the region Saturday morning bringing snow to parts of Nevada and Utah, including Salt Lake City. This disturbance will move further east Saturday expanding snow into the Colorado and Wyoming Rockies.
During the hours leading up to the government shutdown, President Donald Trump invited Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., to the White House to negotiate the outline of a deal, which both sides believed was in reach. After several more conversations during the day, the deal fell apart and the Senate failed to pass a measure to keep the government funded. "During the meeting, in exchange for strong [Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals] protections, I reluctantly put the border wall on the table for the discussion," Schumer said from the Senate floor.
It didn't take long for lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to react to the government shutdown at 12:01 a.m.While Republicans included the hashtag #SchumerShutdown, pointing the blame on the Sen. Chuck Schumer, Democrats opted for the #TrumpShutdown hashtag in their tweets. #TrumpShutdown appeared to be the more popular hashtag, however, landing the number-one spot for worldwide trending on Twitter.Below, 19 lawmakers react to the shutdown:SEN. KAMALA HARRIS, D-CALIFORNIAThis shutdown was avoidable. The WH created this crisis & the GOP leaders in Congress refused to negotiate with Democrats. ...
David and Louise Turpin pleaded not guilty to a combined 75 counts that included charges of torture, child abuse and false imprisonment.
Senate Republican leaders fell short of the 60 votes necessary to proceed on the spending measure in time for the midnight deadline.
The analysis of a computer belonging to Las Vegas mass shooter Stephen Paddock revealed a "disturbing search history" and numerous images of child pornography, investigators said today. In the months, weeks and days leading up to the Oct. 1, 2017, shooting, Paddock searched online for open-air concert venues, Las Vegas SWAT tactics, weapons, explosives and the expected attendance for the Route 91 Harvest Festival on the Las Vegas Strip, according to a preliminary investigative report released by police today. Paddock ultimately opened fire at the country music festival and killed 58 people.