The NFL commissioner spoke out on President Donald Trump's condemning players who kneel in protest during the national anthem and calling on team owners to fire those players. "Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities,” Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement that did not mention the president by name or directly refer to his comments. NFL players across the league and their union were more direct in their response to Trump's criticism Friday night of the handful of NFL players who have kneeled or sat on the bench during the national anthem performed before games over the past two seasons.
After coming in third place during the season 25 premiere of "Dancing With the Stars," Vanessa Lachey has hit a stumbling block. The actress was brought to tears after suffering a toe injury during Friday's rehearsal. "Oh, it hurts," Lachey said while inspecting her bloodied toe in a video obtained by People magazine.
Fears in storm-battered Puerto Rico have shifted to a failing dam as the U.S. territory reels from the devastating impact of Hurricane Maria. Early Saturday morning, the National Weather Service said failure of the Guajataca Dam in northwest Puerto Rico is "imminent" and could cause "life-threatening flash flooding" downstream on the the Guajataca River. "Move to higher ground now," the National Weather Service urged residents in the area.
Election officials in 21 U.S. states were notified Friday by government officials that hackers had targeted their systems ahead of the 2016 presidential election. The list includes Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas and Washington, according to The Associated Press. Election officials were informed about a year after the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) first announced states were targets of hacking efforts possibly connected to Russia.
President Donald Trump slammed Arizona Sen. John McCain at a rally on Friday night after the senator said he would not be voting in favor of the Republicans' new bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. Trump called McCain's opposition to the Cassidy-Graham bill "terrible, honestly terrible" at a rally for Alabama Sen. Luther Strange. "They gave me a list of 10 people that were absolute no's. ... John McCain was not on the list," Trump said of the first health care vote.
The point is, Italians have great taste. Here, we’ve outlined the top destinations in Italy where Italians themselves vacation. The southeastern part of the country (i.e., the heel of the boot) is less crowded and more affordable than places like Tuscany and the Amalfi Coast.
Valerie McDaniel killed herself after she and her boyfriend Leon Jacob were charged with soliciting an alleged hit on their exes. He denies all wrongdoing.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., announced in a statement on Friday that he cannot support the Graham-Cassidy health care bill. McCain’s opposition will likely sink the latest Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The Graham-Cassidy bill, considered to be Republican’s last-ditch attempt to follow through with an almost seven-year campaign promise to end Obamacare, was spearheaded by a close friend of McCain’s, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.
Rescuers on Friday continued to search collapsed buildings in Mexico City, where people may still be buried alive following Tuesday's devastating earthquake. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, who declared three days of national mourning, has said saving lives is the top priority and search and rescue efforts will be ongoing as long as survivors are believed to be beneath the rubble. On Thursday, Pena Nieto said search and rescue efforts in Mexico City were ongoing at 38 buildings damaged from the earthquake.
After a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck near Mexico City on Tuesday, a frantic search ensued for a 12-year-old girl believed to be trapped beneath the rubble of her collapsed school. Throughout much of Wednesday and into Thursday, Mexico and the world were transfixed on a pancaked pile of cinderblock and rebar that once made up a wing of the Enrique Rebsamen primary and secondary school in the capital. Rescue workers gingerly pulled out some survivors and recovered bodies from the pile of debris, but Mexicans officials believed at least one student was still buried alive there.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin used a costly government jet to make the short journey from New York City to Washington D.C. following a meeting in Trump Tower last month, a flight that is now under review by department investigators, along with at least two other requests for government travel involving the secretary, multiple officials told ABC News. Mnuchin's trip on a U.S. Air Force C-37 jet, which took less than an hour and cost American taxpayers at least $25,000, took place on Aug. 15. Mnuchin was in New York to attend the now-infamous press conference in Trump Tower during which President Trump made highly controversial remarks on the violence in Charlottesville.
According to director Charlie Bean, creating the world in which the latest Lego movie is set was a labor of love -- and a process with which viewers are familiar. Bean told ABC News at the movie's L.A. premiere last weekend that his team built the film “brick by brick,” much like fans would with real-life Lego pieces. "The Lego Ninjago Movie,” which is based on the toy's "Ninjago" line, focuses on a group of teenage ninjas who come together to defend Ninjago City.
When “Despacito” became the most streamed song of all time, raking in more than 3.8 billion views on YouTube alone, it not only brought fame to its creator, Luis Fonsi, but to the San Juan neighborhood of La Perla where much of the music video was shot. The clip opens on the beaches of La Perla, then pans out to show the multi-colored buildings, graffiti, and culture that the Puerto Rican neighborhood is known for. In fact, Puerto Rico's office of emergency management confirmed to ABC News that 100 percent of the island lost power in the hurricane, which was a Category 4 storm with winds of 155 miles per hour when it made landfall Wednesday morning.
President Donald Trump called Russian interference in the 2016 election "a hoax" again this morning, a day after Facebook said it would turn over some 3,000 Russia-linked political ads purchased during the 2016 election to congressional investigators. "The Russia hoax continues, now it's ads on Facebook. What about the totally biased and dishonest Media coverage in favor of Crooked Hillary?" Trump wrote.
Jodie Sweetin, who plays Stephanie Tanner on "Full House" and its spinoff, "Fuller House," recently revealed she's never actually watched an entire episode of her show. Sweetin said it's a joy that not only have viewers loved the show for decades, but the cast has remained tightknit -- even after "Full House" ended in 1995.
If North Korea follows through on its latest threat of setting off a nuclear explosion over the Pacific Ocean, it will ultimately be up to President Trump whether the United States will respond with military action, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told ABC News today. ABC News Anchor David Muir asked Tillerson in an interview on "Good Morning America" about North Korea's warning that it could detonate a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific in response to Trump's speech to the United Nations General Assembly this week.
The inspector general's office at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services confirmed Friday it is investigating the private jet travel of the agency's chief, Tom Price, who reportedly chartered five flights last week, drawing widespread criticism from congressional Democrats. Price's travel, first reported by Politico on Wednesday, comprised trips to Maine, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania aboard private planes estimated to cost tens of thousands of dollars per flight. Politico noted that the chartered jets did not explicitly violate government regulations, but that past health secretaries have typically flown commercially, especially when traveling domestically.
Trump called the leader a "madman" and said he "would be tested like never before," in an early-morning tweet. The latest war of words between the two leaders began when the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed new sanctions on North Korea earlier this week in response to the growing nuclear threat posed by the country. In his address to the U.N. on Tuesday, President Trump threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea.
Jimmy Kimmel's war of words with Republican leaders over the party's latest proposed health care legislation continued Thursday night. "And that is true, I'm not qualified to talk about this, but I think those people forget -- Bill Cassidy named this test after me.