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New York City mayor to propose law giving all workers 2 weeks of paid time off

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to announce legislation today guaranteeing two weeks of paid time off for all workers, one day after he announced a plan to provide health care for all city residents.

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Second man found dead at Democratic donors house, prompting renewed investigation

The death of a man at the home of a prominent Democratic political donor is raising questions and scrutiny about an earlier death at his home. Both deaths occurred at the West Hollywood, California, home of Ed Buck, who has donated to a number of Democratic politicians over the years. Now investigators are looking at […]

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Former North Korean diplomat urges international community to help ex-colleague

“I urge the Italian government to follow international law and the spirit of humanity to guarantee every condition is met so that political asylum seeker Jo Song Gil and his family can go to the country of their choice,” Thae Yong Ho, who served as the North Korean deputy ambassador to the United Kingdom before […]

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DJI drones can fly over crowds if it wears this certified parachute

“Nexus is a ballistic parachute launcher, triggered automatically if the drone suddenly begins tilting abnormally or falling. It deploys the parachute within 30 milliseconds at 90 mph, through a tube that rapidly inflates to keep the parachute lines away from the drone body and propellers. Indemnis offers the Nexus package today for the Inspire 2, […]

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House Democrats ready subpoena for acting attorney general

Democrats have grown frustrated with Whitaker and the Justice Department because, they say, after committing to appear in January in a November phone call with Nadler and House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md., Whitaker’s office has not agreed on a specific date to testify this month, citing scheduling difficulties related to the ongoing government […]

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How Trumps government shutdown is harming cyber and national security

It’s now 18 days since the U.S. government unceremoniously shut down because Congress couldn’t agree on a bill to fund a quarter of all federal departments — including paying their employees. But federal workers are starting to feel the pinch after not getting paid for two weeks, and this will have a knock-on effect to […]

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Deputies arrested for incident where 2 women drowned in their van during Florence

The Horry County Sheriff’s deputies, Bishop and Flood, were assigned to transport the two women, both mental health patients, for treatment on Sept. 18 as water levels were rising from the deadly hurricane, SLED said. The deputies were told by another officer that a certain route wouldn’t be passable because of the water, but Flood […]

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Major storm slams into West Coast with powerful winds, heavy rain and snow

Rainfall rates of nearly eight-tenths of an inch in just 30 minutes were reported in parts of the Los Angeles metro region causing flash flooding, as well as a mudslide in Malibu. The mudslide, which caused some vehicles to get stuck, happened late Saturday night along the Pacific Coast Highway on the Los Angeles and […]

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Desperate search for driver who allegedly struck and killed manicurist continues

The manhunt for a woman who allegedly struck and killed a Las Vegas salon owner continued Saturday, a week after police say she skipped out on a $35 manicure and fled during a wild escape. Krystal Whipple, 21, allegedly hit Ngoc Q. Nguyen with a rental car after getting a manicure at the victim’s nail […]

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Trump, senior staff head to weekend retreat at Camp David

White House senior staffers will spend the weekend at Camp David in Hauvers, Maryland, a rural retreat for the office of president. Trump will visit the retreat and lead meetings, but only on Sunday.

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Mystery surrounds fatal shooting of on-duty Marine in Washington D.C

Lance Cpl. Riley S. Kuznia, 20, was named by the Marine Corps as the individual who died at the barracks early Tuesday morning. The investigation is ongoing, but local police have classified the case as a death investigation rather than a homicide investigation, meaning that it may have been an accident.

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Man suspected of killing police officer charged with murder

The criminal complaint filed in Stanislaus County for suspect Gustavo Perez Arriaga, 32, a Mexican national, alleges that Arriaga “should have known” that Police Cpl. Ronil Singh was a “sworn police officer acting in the performance of his duties” and therefore “acted intentionally, deliberately and with premeditation.” Singh, 33, was killed on Dec. 26 just […]

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Lawyer for American arrested in Russia says hes holding himself with dignity

The lawyer of an American man arrested in Russia for alleged spying said his client is in good spirits and intends to contest the charges against him. The lawyer, Vladimir Zherebenkov, told ABC News on Thursday that he had seen Paul Whelan in Moscow’s Lefortovo prison, where the former Marine has been held since he […]

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North Korean ambassador goes missing, could be hiding out in Italy

Jo Song Gil and his wife left the North Korean embassy in Rome in early November and went into hiding, according to reports. “If Jo is protected, it is highly probable that the Italian government would be doing so,” an official with South Korea’s National Intelligence Service said, according to South Korea’s Yonhap News, citing […]

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Nurse under investigation in case of missing Colorado mother: Sources

A woman being investigated for her role in the case of missing Colorado mother Kelsey Berreth has been identified as a 32-year-old nurse from Twin Falls, Idaho, two of the woman’s family members and a law enforcement source told ABC News. Berreth’s fiancé, Patrick Frazee, was formally charged Monday with two counts of first-degree murder […]

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Dark side of the moon: Spacecraft makes historic lunar landing

The pioneering achievement is another demonstration of China’s ambitions to be a space power. The country aims to land a crewed flight on the moon in the coming decade. China’s CCTV confirmed the news in a brief bulletin during its noon newscast, after a morning of rumors, saying that Chang’e-4, named after a Chinese moon […]

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Woman to receive kidney from grocery store cashier: My miracle blessing lady

Donnie Drummond’s husband, Eddie Drummond, regularly eats breakfast at a grocery store ahead of his early shift at a Mississippi shipyard. His friendship to one of the cashiers, Leilani Aguirre Crocker, has proven to be something of a miracle, she says. When Crocker noticed that Eddie Drummond was feeling down one day, she asked him […]

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US ambassador to Russia visits American detained on spying charges

U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman visited a U.S. citizen detained in Russia, expressed his support for him, and offered the embassy’s assistance, a State Department official told ABC News. It was a strong show of support for Paul Whelan, who was arrested on Friday by Russian authorities and accused of spying by Russia’s Federal […]

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Teens identified in New Years Eve accidental shooting, suicide in Georgia

Devin Hodges, 15, died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound on Monday after a gun he was handling in front of a group of boys accidentally went off inside what police described as a “makeshift shed” behind a home in the upscale Atlanta suburb of Lawrenceville, according to the Gwinnett County Police Department. Hodges’ friend, […]

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Trump says shutdown will continue for as long as it takes to secure border

Twelve days into a partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump expressed resolve to continue the shutdown for “as long as it takes” in order to secure funding he’s demanded to build a southern border.

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