The Boy Scouts of America has found a new unit for the 11-year-old boy who was booted from his den after engaging in a tense exchange with a Colorado state senator, the organization told ABC News in a statement. Ames Mayfield was kicked out of his den last week after an Oct. 9 discussion with Sen. Vicki Marble hosted by his Cub Scout den in Broomfield, Colorado, his mother, Lori Mayfield, told ABC Denver affiliate KMGH-TV. Lori Mayfield recorded the exchanged between her son and Marble and later posted the videos to YouTube.
Director Rob Reiner said he has never worked with embattled movie producer Harvey Weinstein in a show business capacity, and that he had no idea about the allegations against Weinstein now making their way through Tinseltown. “Filmmakers would tell me: ‘You don’t ever want to work with Harvey Weinstein. There’s more Harvey Weinsteins in business, in broadcasting, in politics,” Reiner said of the man whom a number of women, including some A-list celebrities, have targeted with sexual harassment and assault allegations.
White House officials have violated federal record-keeping laws by not promptly forwarding private emails to public accounts, a top House Democrat said today. "However, the White House officials refused to identify these employees," Cummings wrote.
By a vote of 51-49, Senate Republicans passed a fiscal 2018 budget right along party lines, with every single Democrat voting against the budget framework, and all Republicans, save for one, voting for it. The fiscal 2018 budget passed late-Thursday night is not a legally binding document, but it does serve as an outline of federal spending and revenues.
Mariah Carey's Los Angeles home was burglarized earlier this month and approximately $50,000 worth of items were taken, a representative for the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed to ABC News' Los Angeles affiliate KABC. The burglary was discovered early Thursday morning, and the LAPD is now investigating.
The Colonel follows exactly 11 users on Twitter and today one social media savvy user found out the hilarious and punny reason why! Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) follows six men named "Herb" and 5 "Spice" girls from the all-girl British pop group in what appears to be an ode to the company's original-recipe blend of 11 herbs and spices. The original tweet revealing the fast food chain's genius marketing move was first posted by @edgette22 had been favorited more than 484,000 times and retweeted over 200,000 times as of midday Friday.
Since the final "Harry Potter" installment, "Deathly Hallows: Part 2," premiered onscreen in 2011, the British actor has happily shied away from roles that could even offer up a simple comparison. Now in "Jungle," in theaters and On Demand today, Radcliffe is taking on another real-life role -- that of Israeli adventurer Yossi Ghinsberg.
At least 76 people are still missing in Puerto Rico 30 days after Hurricane Maria made landfall on the island as a powerful Category 4 storm, officials said. A total of 49 people have died as a result of the storm, which barreled through Puerto Rico Sept. 20, leaving much of the island without power, cellphone signals and potable water in its wake. Relief efforts are continuing, but less than 15 percent of the island has electricity a month after the storm, according to the office of Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rossello.
The U.S. Coast Guard has nearly doubled its initial estimate of the amount of oil that seeped from a crack in a pipeline off the coast of Louisiana. The leak was first announced on Oct. 13 from a damaged pipeline operated by LLOG Exploration some 40 miles southeast of Venice, Louisiana. The privately-owned company originally reported between 333,900 to 392,700 gallons of oil were discharged by the broken line, located nearly 5,000 feet beneath the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, according to a press release from the Coast Guard.
Five arrests were made Thursday in connection with an event that self-described white supremacist Richard Spencer held at the University of Florida campus in Gainesville. Three men were arrested for their alleged role in a shooting incident following Spencer's speech, according to the Gainesville Police Department. The three individuals -- Tyler Tenbrink, 28, William Fears, 30, and Colton Fears, 28 -- are all from Texas, according to police.
U.S.-backed Syrian forces declared victory over ISIS in the terror group's former de facto capital of Raqqa. “We proudly announce today from the heart of the city of Raqqa the victory of our forces in the major battle to defeat the ISIS terror organization, which we defeated in the capital of its alleged caliphate," the Syrian Democratic Forces said in a statement in Arabic on Friday. Raqqa, nestled on the northern bank of the Euphrates River in Syria, fell into the hands of ISIS militants in 2014 and became the heart of their self-declared Islamic caliphate.
Senate Republicans passed a budget late Thursday night, setting the stage for the GOP's ultimate goal of tackling tax reform later this year. The measure is estimated to add $1.5 trillion to the deficit over the next 10 years, and contains about $4 trillion in spending cuts. “We have a once in a lifetime opportunity to replace America’s failing tax codes,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on the Senate floor after the bill was approved.
More than 27 years ago, a woman died after she was shot at her front door by someone dressed as a clown, and a former costume store employee says there is a “strong possibility” that the woman’s accused murderer bought the outfit at her shop. On the morning of May 26, 1990, Marlene Warren was at her home in Wellington, Florida, with her 22-year-old son, Joseph Ahrens, and several of his friends. Ahrens and his friends told police they saw a white car pull into the driveway and that a person in a clown costume came to the front door with flowers and balloons.Warren answered the door, and as the clown offered the items to her, witnesses told police they heard a gunshot.
The Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, has led to a dramatic decrease in the number of adults with cancer who lacked health insurance, new research shows. “We wanted to understand what the ACA did, especially for vulnerable populations,” according to Aparna Soni, a doctoral candidate at the Kelley School of Business of Indiana University whose research on the topic was published Thursday in the journal JAMA Oncology.
Dozens of women have come forward with explosive allegations of sexual harassment, and in some cases, assault, by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.Oscar winners Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow and Mira Sorvino claimed that they were forced to rebuff Weinstein's unwanted advances. Others alleged sexual assault.The latest to speak out on Thursday was "12 Years a Slave" star Lupita Nyong'o. The Oscar winner wrote in The New York Times that Weinstein tried to give her a massage and propositioned her for sex.A spokesperson for Weinstein said in a statement, "Mr. ...
An 11-year-old Cub Scout was reportedly kicked out of the program allegedly for asking a Colorado state senator some tough questions during a meeting organized by the Boy Scouts of America. Ames Mayfield was booted last week following an Oct. 9 discussion hosted by his Cub Scout den in Broomfield, Colorado, with Republican Sen. Vicki Marble, his mother, Lori Mayfield, told ABC affiliate KMGH in Denver. Lori Mayfield recorded the tense exchanges between her fifth-grade son and Marble and later posted the videos on YouTube.
O.J. Simpson has been seen enjoying life in the Las Vegas area since his release from a Nevada prison Oct. 1. New photos of the former football star and convict show Simpson engaging in ordinary activities, from getting a new driver's license photo taken at the Department of Motor Vehicles in Las Vegas to having selfies snapped with local fans at a bar. Simpson was seen in the video sitting at a bar wearing a white visor and light-blue polo shirt, drinking what appeared to be a bloody Mary and laughing with other patrons.
Lt. Gen. Paul E. Funk II congratulated the Syrian Democratic Forces on the liberation of Raqqa. The Syrian city was the capital of ISIS's self-declared caliphate in Iraq and Syria and was controlled by the terrorist group since 2013.