Few people can say they’ve dodged death. Thomas Arthur has done it seven times.The Alabama death row inmate has survived seven execution dates since 2001. Arthur, now 75, is fighting for another reprieve with just hours until he’s set to be put to death for the eighth time on Thursday at 6 p.m. CT.Arthur was convicted in the 1982 murder-for-hire slaying of Troy Wicker. Wicker’s wife, Judy, initially told police she came home after taking her children to school and was raped by a black man who shot and killed her husband. ...
Chris Cornell's widow Vicky Cornell has written an open letter to her late husband, who died last week at the age of 52. In a letter posted by Billboard magazine, Vicky Cornell wrote that her late husband was "the best father, husband and son-in-law.
In the wake of a devastating bombing in Manchester that killed at least 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert, officials and parents alike were grappling with the news that many of the injured and killed were young adolescents or children. "We struggle to comprehend the warped and twisted mind that sees a room packed with young children not as a scene to cherished but as an opportunity for carnage," May said Tuesday. According to the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care, a total of 119 people were taken by ambulance or went to a hospital following Monday night's attack at Manchester Arena.
Former Sen. Joe Lieberman sent a letter to President Donald Trump yesterday withdrawing his name from consideration for FBI director, citing a potential conflict of interest. In the letter, Lieberman cites the decision by the White House to enlist Marc Kasowitz as outside counsel to coordinate the administration's response to the Russia investigation, saying, "With your selection of Marc Kasowitz to represent you in the various investigations that have begun, I do believe it would be best to avoid any appearance of a conflict of interest, given my role as a senior counsel in the law firm of which Marc is the senior partner.""Just being thought of for this position was a great honor because of my enormous respect for the men and women of the FBI and the critical and courageous work they do in protecting the American people from criminals and terrorists and upholding our finest values," Lieberman wrote.
A federal appeals court upheld Thursday a lower court's temporary block of key provisions of President Donald Trump's revised executive order banning travel from some Middle East and African countries. "It cannot go unchecked when, as here, the President wields it through an executive edict that stands to cause irreparable harm to individuals across this nation," Gregory writes.
Cassie Clayshulte, the official newborn photographer for Coastal Carolina Hospital in Hardeeville, said she knew there would be a surge of pregnancies after the storm. “When he is born, I feel he will fill a hole in our lives we didn't even know was missing.
A "strong-willed" girl named Laura MacIntyre is in critical condition after Monday's suicide bombing at a concert in Manchester, England, that killed her friend and 21 others. Laura and her friend "were so looking forward" to the Ariana Grande concert, but Laura's friend died in the bombing and Laura was left critically injured, the family said. "Laura is strong-willed and a fighter," the family said.
U.S. President Donald Trump and newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron met for the first time as they convened at a NATO summit in Belgium, and, as is tradition in the Western world, shook hands at the conclusion of remarks in front of reporters. The shake lasted over 5.2 seconds and included an unsuccessful attempt by Trump at one point to release himself from his counterpart's grasp. Trump's hesitancy to engage in such a lengthy series of ups and downs may stem from his aversion to the gesture.
The report was released just weeks after Republicans narrowly passed a health bill through the House of Representatives. The CBO analyzed the bill as currently written and found it would drastically change health care in the U.S. They estimate the law would reduce the federal deficit by $119 billion oven ten years, but also leave 23 million more Americans without health insurance compared to current law. Additionally the bill would have huge effects on premiums for older Americans and those with health conditions.
A U.S. military investigation has found that 105 civilians were killed in west Mosul in March after a coalition airstrike caused a secondary explosion that was fatal. Investigators said they believe that ISIS deliberately planted two snipers on the structure's rooftop and rigged the house with explosives to draw a coalition airstrike that would kill the civilians sheltering inside. Neither Iraqi nor coalition forces knew that civilians were inside the home prior to the coalition airstrike.
Hashim Norat stood at the back of the crowd. Tears stained his cheeks from beneath his sunglasses. He and his wife had taken a 90-minute detour from their 25th wedding anniversary to stop today at St. Anne’s Square in Manchester, England, where a makeshift memorial has sprung up, festooned with hundreds of wreaths and candles for the victims of Monday night's bombing at the Manchester Arena.He wore shorts to “fit in, to look like a tourist” he told ABC News, expecting vitriol from hundreds gathered there to mourn because the suspected suicide bomber "thinks he did this in my religion. ...
In a statement sent out upon his arrival at the NATO Leaders Summit in Brussels, President Trump called the alleged leaks -- which he says were from "government agencies" -- "deeply troubling.""These leaks have been going on for a long time and my Administration will get to the bottom of this," Trump said.
"I felt sick to the pit of my stomach," Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham told ABC News, describing his reaction to seeing crime scene photos published on The New York Times website. Burnham, a former rising star in the Tony Blair Labour Party who was elected mayor this month, said he thought the forensic images were especially distressing to victims' families. Burnham said he has been to the crime scene, which he called a "harrowing experience," but he said the families of the victims have not had that chance yet.
Patricia Heaton and her co-star Beau Wirick on "The Middle" recently took a trip to Jordan where they met with Syrian refugees. Traveling earlier this month with the Christian humanitarian organization World Vision, the two stars toured one of the world's largest refugee camps in Azraq, Jordan, with 36,000 residents. There, they visited a kindergarten, soccer fields and the temporary homes of displaced families.
A White House spokesperson said that President Donald Trump has "no comment" on the alleged altercation between a Republican congressional candidate and a reporter. Greg Gianforte, who is running for the at-large congressional seat in Montana, reportedly body-slammed Ben Jacobs, a reporter for The Guardian, on Wednesday night.
Although "Scandal" fans may be upset about the series ending after next season, Joe Morton, who plays Rowan Pope, the former head of secret black ops organization B613, said he's at peace with it. Scandal's sixth season ended last Thursday with Morton's onscreen daughter Olivia Pope, played by Kerry Washington, becoming the new head of B613. It could be the perfect set up for Morton's Rowan Pope to get his own spin-off.
Twelve jurors and six alternates have been selected for Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial that begins next month in Norristown, Pennsylvania. In a case Cosby has said may have racial undertones, two people on the jury -- one man and one woman -- are black, and 10 -- six men and four women -- are white. "It's a terrific jury made up of people of all demographics," Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele said.
"When I told her I was going to find her a diamond for Mother's Day I didn't know I would actually find one," Wendell Fox told ABC News about his find at the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Arkansas, on May 13. Fox, 70, and his wife Jennifer, 68, live in Joliet, Montana, most of the year, but as Arkansas natives, the pair knew the storied history behind the state park. "The diamond mine is part of Arkansas history and it's the only one in the U.S." he explained, unaware that the park had been a hot bed for other diamond-seekers in recent months.
Fox News reporter Alicia Acuna says she was among a handful of journalists who witnessed Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate in Montanta's special House election, slam a reporter to the ground Wednesday night. In a Fox News report summarizing the alleged incident, Acuna said she and two members of her production crew -- field producer Faith Mangan and photographer Keith Raily -- had a scheduled interview with Gianforte at the candidate's office in Bozeman, Montana, on Wednesday. Gianforte entered the room and "exchanged pleasantries and made small talk about restaurants and Bozeman" with Acuna and her team, she said.
Sure, Darth Vader Force-choked his share of co-workers and those who stood in the way of the Empire's quest for total domination in "Star Wars," but was he really 100 percent a villain or more of a powerful pawn caught in the middle of an intergalactic chess match started thousands of years before between the Jedi and the Sith? In fact, Vader did eventually fulfill "the prophecy" at the end of "Return of the Jedi" and brought balance back to the Force by killing the evil Emperor and saving his son, Luke. It may have taken him 30 years, but he went back to the man he was before the mask, Anakin Skywalker, and actually may have uncovered what was wrong for both the Sith and the Jedi in the process.
ABC News' Molly Hunter reports from Manchester, as the U.K. prime minister takes her concern to President Trump at the NATO meeting in Brussels.