The FBI has joined the investigation into the case of a South Florida woman who went missing at sea while sailing with her husband. Isabella Hellmann was last seen by her husband, Lewis Bennett, while they were at sea on the night of May 14, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. FBI Special Agent Michael Leverock confirmed to ABC News on Friday that the Bureau is now investigating Hellmann's disappearance, but declined to provide further information.
Masked gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt on Friday, killing at least 26 people, according to The Associated Press. Another 25 people were wounded in the attack, which took place south of Cairo, Egypt's ministry of interior told the AP. Coptic Christians make up just 10 percent of Egypt's population of 92 million.
Late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell was laid to rest on Friday at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles. According to the Associated Press, band members from Metallica, Linkin Park and even the likes of Brad Pitt and Pharrell Williams attended the private memorial service along with Cornell's family, which preceded a public viewing of the burial site. The private memorial opened with Cornell's song "The Promise," while fans waiting outside for their chance to later pay their final respects to the Seattle icon listened to music from his band Soundgarden, the AP added.
Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story about a man arrested at Phoenix Comicon included an image that was not related to this story. A man in Phoenix was arrested on Thursday after he allegedly attempted to bring guns and knives into the local Comicon, Phoenix Police told ABC News. The man, who was later identified as Mathew Sterling, 29, according to the Associated Press, was arrested on-site.
Andrew Wroble of Colleyville, Texas, took professional photos with his cat Charlie as the purr-fect Mother's Day gift. "I really love my cat and so I wanted pictures of him ... and I also didn’t have a Mother’s Day gift," Wroble, 21, told ABC News. The hilarious pictures with his 1-year-old Russian Blue mix cat turned out so well that his friends and family thought they looked more like engagement pictures than just a funny photo shoot.
Authorities in Florida are investigating the death of a Miami federal prosecutor and father of three after his body was found on a beach in Hollywood, Florida, on Wednesday. The body was identified by local police as Beranton Whisenant Jr., 37, and his cause of death is currently being investigated as a crime. Whisenant worked in the major crimes unit of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Miami.
A 67-year-old man was hospitalized after thieves dressed as construction workers robbed a jewelry store in New York City, police said. Detectives determined that three men had entered the jewelry store, brandished a handgun and assaulted the 67-year-old male employee before making off with approximately $800,000 worth of jewelry, gold and cash. The employee suffered a laceration to his head and was transported to a local hospital in fair condition, police said.
Zoe Saldana has a message for any mom wanting to plan a play date with her three boys. The "Guardians of the Galaxy" star said having three boys -- 2-year-old twins Cy and Bowie, along with Zen, whom she welcomed in February -- has changed her opinion about the experience. Saldana, 38, who has been married to Italian artist Marco Perego since 2013, also said that being the only woman in a house full of men has also changed how she views them.
The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin, Texas, is responding to complaints that it will host a women-only screening of "Wonder Woman" next week. Other comments shared similar sentiments about separation.
A 22-year-old man is facing a federal charge after he allegedly attempted to bite a flight attendant before opening an aircraft door and jumping to the tarmac below at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina on Thursday. According to a complaint filed in federal court, American Airlines Flight 5242 to New Bern was holding just off of a taxiway, with the fasten-seatbelt sign illuminated, when Tun Lon Sein allegedly got out of his seat and attempted to open the main aircraft door. A flight attendant stood up and immediately told Sein to return to his seat while two other passengers got up to help, the complaint said.
A U.S. service member was killed in a vehicle accident in northern Syria on Friday, according to a statement from the anti-ISIS coaliton."A U.S. service member died of injuries sustained during a vehicle rollover in northern Syria, May 26, 2017," said a statement from Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, the formal name for the military coalition helping to fight ISIS in Iraq and Syria."Further information will be released as appropriate," the statement added, saying it is the coalition's "policy to defer casualty identification procedures to the relevant national authorities. ...
When Robert Selby became a first-time dad in October 2013 he told ABC News he wasn't prepared when they diagnosed his son Chase with Tetralogy of Fallot, or a congenital heart defect, the same day he was set to go home. Tetralogy of Fallot is a very rare heart defect, affecting 5 out of every 10,000 babies, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It's also the same defect late night host Jimmy Kimmel's son was diagnosed with earlier this month.
Rashad Jennings may have won the Mirrorball Trophy, becoming the newest champion on "Dancing With the Stars," but the NFL running back is still searching for a dance partner in his own life. Jennings, 32, said there's a secret to getting his heart -- getting along with his mother, Deborah. Jennings continued, "My mom is the sweetest.
One of the biggest acts in country music joined "Good Morning America" to talk about their upcoming Smooth Tour and other exciting nonmusical projects. The country collaboration of Florida Georgia Line and Nelly took the Summer Concert Series stage in Central Park this morning, performing their hit song, "Cruise," which has been a chart-topper since 2013. The Florida Georgia Line duo recently decided to cruise into the restaurant industry with the opening of FGL House in Nashville, Tennessee on June 5, 2017.
German publication Der Spiegel reported that Trump “voiced significant displeasure” about Germany’s trade surplus during a meeting with European Union leaders in Brussels, Belgium. On Friday morning in Taormina, Sicily, the site of a meeting with G7 leaders, White House chief economic adviser Gary Cohn said Trump’s comments were about trade.
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.