Boy celebrating 7th birthday dies at hotel pool

Authorities say a 7-year-old boy celebrating his birthday died after being pulled from a hotel pool during his party. The Blade reports the Lucas County Coroner’s Office says Jovontai Highsmith Jr. was pronounced dead shortly before 9 p.m. Friday at a Toledo hospital. A Toledo fire official says rescue personnel were called to the pool […]

Father of the bride can’t hold back tears

When one father saw his oldest daughter in her wedding gown for the first time, he tried to hold back his tears but he just couldn’t help it. Gladys Salinas’ father, who asked ABC News not to use his name, broke down in tears while the two hugged, a moment caught in an emotional video […]

Police: Teen admits to molesting 50 children in CA

A teenager who turned himself in to police confessed to molesting some 50 children over the past several years across Southern California, authorities said. Eighteen-year-old Joseph Hayden Boston was brought to a Riverside police station on Saturday by his mother after he allegedly told her he had sexually assaulted two boys, ages 8 and 4, […]

Lawyers walk fine line on state, federal pot laws

Interested in Marijuana? Add Marijuana as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Marijuana news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Marijuana Add Interest Just as entrepreneurs getting into the retail pot industry need a good lawyer, some of those lawyers might be wise to consult an attorney of their own. Lawyers […]

Soldiers who rescued crew in chopper fire honored

The U.S. Army says six soldiers who rescued four crew members after a military helicopter crashed in January have received the highest peacetime award for valor. A ceremony was held last week at the 101st Airborne Division headquarters at Fort Campbell. The four were hurt when a UH-60 Black Hawk crashed during training and caught […]

Suspect who opened fire at hospital is identified

California authorities have identified a gunman who fired through a glass door at a hospital emergency room before being shot and wounded by police. No one inside Bakersfield Heart Hospital was struck by the gunfire Friday. The Bakersfield Californian newspaper reports police have identified the suspect as Brandon Clark, a 44-year-old resident of Big Sur. […]

Man detained by ICE after speaking with reporters

A Mexican man who spoke with reporters about his longtime girlfriend’s immigration arrest has now been detained himself, and he says agents told him it’s because he was in the newspaper. Baltazar “Rosas” Aburto Gutierrez spoke with the local Chinook Observer as well as The Seattle Times after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detained his […]

President looking at Jerusalem action, embassy

President Trump appears to not have made a decision yet on whether to formally recognize a unified Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to move the U.S. embassy there, senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner said today during remarks on Middle East peace efforts. Interested in Israel? Add Israel as an interest to stay […]

Senator: US military families should leave SKorea

Interested in North Korea? Add North Korea as an interest to stay up to date on the latest North Korea news, video, and analysis from ABC News. North Korea Add Interest Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday that he believes it’s time to start moving the families of American military personnel out of South Korea as […]

Gates Offers $100 Million to Fight Alzheimer’s

Microsoft founder Bill Gates said Monday he’s giving $100 million to fight Alzheimer’s disease — $50 million out of his own pocket now, and $50 million later for start-up efforts. Gates said he has a family history of Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia, and he also said the condition can wreck the U.S. […]