Director Quentin Tarantino has expressed remorse about continuing to work with film producer Harvey Weinstein over the years even though he was aware of allegations of misconduct made against him. In a new interview with The New York Times, Tarantino, who worked with Weinstein on nearly every major movie in his filmography, said that he had firsthand knowledge of some of the things the former studio head allegedly did to women, including his ex-girlfriend, Mira Sorvino. Sorvino claimed that Weinstein massaged her shoulders and chased her around a hotel room in an attempt to get physical with her -- a story Tarantino reiterated to the Times.
Senate Republicans passed a budget late Thursday night following a series of votes, setting the stage for the GOP's ultimate goal of tackling tax reform later this year. “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. The 51-49 vote sets the stage for debate later this year to dramatically overhaul the U.S. tax code for the first time in three decades.
Police have geared up for protests expected this afternoon on the University of Florida campus, where self-described white nationalist Richard Spencer is scheduled to speak at an event. Security measures are in place throughout Gainesville, where the school is located. The added precautions stems partly from Gov. Rick Scott’s decision on Wednesday to declare a state of emergency before the event.
U.S. Africa Command has launched a formal investigation into the circumstances surrounding an ambush in Niger that killed four U.S. soldiers and wounded two others. The investigation comes as the Pentagon said Thursday that the fourth soldier, Sgt. La David Johnson, was "separated" from his fellow soldiers but never left behind. "We don't leave anyone behind.... He was separated," chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana White said of Johnson, whose body wasn't recovered until more than 24 hours after the Oct. 4 firefight.
The flurry of activity surrounding the $25,000 check that President Donald Trump had promised the family of a fallen soldier is not the first time Army Cpl. Dillon Baldridge's death has drawn unwanted attention. After his June death in Afghanistan, the controversial Westboro Baptist Church, which regularly protests military funerals, issued a statement calling for Baldridge's funeral to be the target of the group's protests.
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.
Ohio Rep. Pat Tiberi is the latest seasoned House Republican to call it quits, announcing he’ll resign by Jan. 31 to accept a lucrative position in the Buckeye State rather than finish his ninth term on Capitol Hill. Suddenly, there’s less hyperbole when House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., identifies this moment as a once-in-a-generation opportunity to overhaul the tax code, with decades of GOP experience heading for greener pastures. Since the dawn of Congress, the House Ways and Means Committee has been the most powerful, coveted committee post a lawmaker can seek, as members of the panel have constitutional jurisdiction over the power of the purse.
A Las Vegas shooting victim not only got to see friends and family as she was moved to a hospital close to home in Southern California, but she got the surprise of her life from singer Miley Cyrus. Katrina Hannah was one of the victims of the shooting that took place earlier this month during the final night of the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Vegas. Stephen Paddock opened fire into the crowd from the nearby Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, killing 58 and wounding hundreds of others, including Hannah.
Rose McGowan has canceled several appearances at a film festival where she was slated to be honored for her work. Organizers for the 15th annual Tallgrass Film Festival announced less than 24 hours before the event's kick off today in Wichita, Kansas, that McGowan had pulled out. "We are sorry to announce that Rose McGowan, this year’s recipient of the Ad Astra Award tonight at the Scottish Rite Theater, has canceled all upcoming public appearances due to compounding factors surrounding recent revelations in the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment case," a statement read on the festival's website.
A man accused of fatally shooting three of his co-workers and injuring two others in Maryland before wounding another acquaintance in Delaware is being held on $2.1 million cash bail following his arraignment in court Thursday morning. Radee Labeeb Prince, 37, appeared at the Justice of the Peace Court 20 in Wilmington, Delaware, where he was charged with attempted murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession or control of a firearm by a person prohibited and carrying a concealed deadly weapon. Prince pleaded not guilty on all four charges, according to court documents obtained by ABC News.
Michelle Williams has been outspoken about her bouts of depression. The former member of Destiny's Child said she even tried to talk with her manager at the time -- Beyonce's father Mathew Knowles -- but he didn't understand.
After three long years, Wolverine is a live and kicking again, making his grand comeback in "Marvel Legacy" issue No. 1. The book is around 60 pages long and a lot goes down! Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso and Senior VP Tom Brevoort stopped by ABC's "Inside Marvel" to talk about Logan's comeback, what he's doing with an Infinity Stone and the return of other classic superheroes. Alonso said "Legacy" is the most important Marvel book of 2017.
Lee Daniels is thankful to have two primetime shows on television, but the "Empire" and "Star" creator said he's itching to get back to filmmaking. "I miss being behind the camera as a filmmaker because right now, as a creator, it's really more administrative," Daniels told ABC News. While Daniels' future intentions are clear, the now-successful television producer recalls that his entrance into television wasn't something he planned.
The Justice Department has said it will appeal the decision, but the judge who issued the temporary restraining order cited the same arguments previous courts have given with the first two bans. It's unclear if the Trump administration has done enough legal maneuvering this time to avoid those, but it's worth looking back on the judicial road that led here. One week into his term, Trump visited the Pentagon and, flanked by Vice President Mike Pence and Defense Secretary James Mattis, signed an executive order titled "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States." Its implementation was effective immediately because the threat was so urgent, according to administration officials, but so few people outside the White House even knew the contents of it.
A strong storm system wreaked havoc on the western Washington area on Wednesday, toppling trees and knocking out power for thousands as the autumn storm season whipped into full swing. The storm, the second of three expected to hit the Washington area this week, brought as much as two inches of rain to some parts of the Evergreen State. Seattle surpassed its rainfall record for the day with 1.20 inches of rain as of early Thursday, breaking a record that had been held since 1958, according to the National Weather Service.