A United Airlines aircraft's engine caught fire Tuesday night at Newark Liberty International Airport prior to departing for San Francisco, prompting the temporary closure of the New Jersey airport. United flight # 1579, a Boeing 757 with 124 passengers and 7 crew members, was scheduled to leave at 9:22 p.m, reported ABC affiliate WABC.
The U.S. government filed suit today against automaker Fiat Chrysler, alleging that it equipped more than 100,000 vehicles with so-called defeat devices to circumvent federal emission standards. The software — installed on diesel-fueled Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500 in model years 2013 to 2016 — allegedly cause the vehicles' emission system to "perform differently and less effectively during certain normal driving conditions than on federal emissions tests," resulting in nitrogen oxide emissions above allowable levels during day-to-day driving, the Environmental Protection Agency said. Fiat Chrysler maintains that its software was designed to detect not testing conditions specifically but temperature and other factors that could damage the engines if emission controls are activated.
It's been just about a month into the release of Starz's new show "American Gods" and to say this series is unique is a major understatement. The show features actors including Emily Browning, Pablo Schreiber, Ian McShane, Gillian Anderson and Cloris Leachman in a modern take on the mythology of past and present gods, originally written as a book in 2001 by Neil Gaiman. In the series, McShane's Wednesday hires an ex-con Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) to be the god's bodyguard, and along the duo's journey throughout the show, they run into some interesting characters.
Ten jurors have been selected from Allegheny County, Pennsylvania to hear testimony at Bill Cosby's criminal trial next month. Cosby, who faces 10 years in prison if he's convicted of sexual assault, has been present for both days of proceedings at the Allegheny County Courthouse in Pittsburgh.
President Donald Trump is expected to retain lawyer Marc Kasowitz as his private attorney representing him on matters related to the Russia investigation being led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, a source close to Kasowitz and sources familiar with the Trump’s decision confirmed to ABC News. Mueller was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein last week to lead the investigation into interference in the presidential election and any possible collusion with the Trump campaign. Mueller, a 12-year director of the FBI, was selected a week after his successor James Comey was fired by Trump, who later admitted he was thinking about the bureau's inquiry into the matter when he took action on Comey.
The Senate Intelligence Committee has announced two new subpoenas against former national security adviser Michael Flynn to compel him to turn over documents related to his contact with the Russians, adding that Flynn risks being held in contempt of Congress if he does not comply with the requests. Flynn invoked the Fifth Amendment and rejected the committee's subpoena request for documents relating to Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election earlier this week. The Fifth Amendment gives an individual the right to avoid self-incrimination.
The budget released by the White House today contains proposed changes for the program that provides access to food for Americans who otherwise might not be able to afford it. Lucy Melcher, associate director for advocacy with the anti-hunger group No Kid Hungry, argues that the proposed cuts are “devastating” to a program that research shows lifts people out of poverty. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, more commonly known as food stamps or SNAP, is the “hunger safety net” for Americans in poverty or out of work.
Many Republican senators who weren’t outright condemning President Donald Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget made sure to acknowledge a universal truth of budgeting in Washington: The spending bills Congress eventually passes don’t always bear much resemblance to the president’s list of priorities. “We'll be taking into account what the president's recommending, but it will not be determinative in every respect,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, told reporters Tuesday. In written statements, several other Senate Republicans asserted Congress’ lead role in government spending, emphasizing that the White House can suggest spending but that it’s the Capitol that has the final say.
After completing two Olympic-distance triathlons, America Ferrera has gone from obsessing over how her body looks to marveling at what it's able to accomplish. Growing up, Ferrera said, "Nobody taught me to appreciate and love my body for what it’s capable of.
Former CIA Director John Brennan told Congress that U.S. intelligence found contact between Russian officials and people involved with Donald Trump's campaign at a time in 2016 when the Russians were "brazenly" interfering in the presidential election. "I encountered and am aware of information and intelligence that revealed contacts and interactions between Russian officials and U.S. persons involved in the Trump campaign that I was concerned about because of known Russian efforts to suborn such individuals," Brennan said Tuesday at an open session of the House Intelligence Committee.
Texas high school student Chase Bradley wasn't just inspired to raise money for cancer research. Chase, 17, a junior at Hyde Park High School in Austin, Texas, gave away his prize to survivor Sergio Garcia, 18, since his sister, Hunter Bradley, also beat cancer five years ago. This year, Chase joined 13 other students in the Austin area to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
“It is a great honor to be here with all of my friends — so amazing + will never forget!” Trump wrote during his visit to Yad Vashem in Jerusalem today.Israeli media gave contrasting characterizations of his guestbook note. “At a time of great peril and promise, war and strife, we are blessed to have such a powerful reminder of man’s potential for great evil, but also our capacity to rise up from tragedy and remake our world.
President Trump has arrived in Rome for his first audience with Pope Francis, at the Vatican on Wednesday. The visit to the Vatican is the third stop of Trump's tour of sites representing three major religions. Over the weekend he stopped in Saudi Arabia, where he delivered an address to Muslim leaders, and Monday through Tuesday he visited Israel and the West Bank and met with Israeli and Palestinian leaders.
The deadly blast outside the security barriers of an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, is the latest instance of a terrorist attack unfolding at a location that symbolized Western culture and provided a so-called soft target. Experts tell ABC News that soft targets offer terrorists practical and symbolic value. John Cohen, a former counterterrorism coordinator for the Department of Homeland Security, listed concert venues, transportation hubs, hotels, shopping malls and sports venues as examples of soft targets.
ABC News' Molly Hunter talks to college students who attended a vigil in Albert Square to honor the victims of the Manchester attack.