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  • WH press secretary: Can’t offer ‘guarantee’ there is no N-word recording
    Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Tuesday that she could not offer a "guarantee" that the president has never been recorded using the N-word."I can't guarantee anything," Sanders said when asked to rule out that such a recording exists. "I can tell you the president ... read more
    ABC NewsAugust 14, 2018
  • New ‘zombie’ gene found in elephants could help humans fight cancer
    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- They may not be the fastest or the smartest or even the scariest, but when it comes to beating cancer, elephants are the superheroes of the living world.It's a phenomenon that has baffled scientists since the 1970s. After all, at their size, they should have a much ... read more
    ABC NewsAugust 14, 2018
  • US government buying $50 million of milk from dairy farmers
    iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture said it's buying 11 to 13 million gallons of milk from dairy farmers for $50 million and planning to send it to local food banks.It's the first time the USDA program that buys surplus products has purchased liquid milk.The acquisition is not related ... read more
    ABC NewsAugust 14, 2018
  • US-Turkish relations spiraling amid tit-for-tat penalties over detained pastor
    iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- While still nominally allies, the U.S. and Turkey's relationship is continuing to fall apart amid new economic penalties in the continued fight over an American pastor detained in Turkey.Andrew Brunson has been at the heart of the ongoing fight after the U.S. sanctioned two top Turkish officials for ... read more
    ABC NewsAugust 14, 2018
  • Nearly 1 year after Hurricane Maria, 100 percent of customers have power in Puerto Rico: Officials
    Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority(NEW YORK) -- Nearly 11 months after Hurricane Maria, 100 percent of the customers that lost power due to the storm have access to the grid as they now have electricity.The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) confirmed to ABC News that two families in the ... read more
    ABC NewsAugust 14, 2018
  • At least 26 dead after cars plunge off collapsed bridge in Italy: Officials
    Italian National Police(GENOA, Italy) --  A section of a towering highway bridge collapsed in Italy Tuesday, sending vehicles plunging nearly 300 feet to the ground and killing at least 26 people, officials said.The collapse of the Morandi Bridge in Genoa occurred around midday during strong storms moving through the area ... read more
    ABC NewsAugust 14, 2018
  • Southwest Airlines announces new rules for emotional support animals
    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Southwest Airlines announced Tuesday that it will soon enforce new restrictions on customers traveling with emotional support animals.Beginning September 17, only one dog or cat, either in a carrier or on a leash, will be allowed per customer on Southwest flights."Our updates are based on a careful ... read more
    ABC NewsAugust 14, 2018
  • First look: Mahershala Ali in “Green Book”; Taraji P. Henson in “What Men Want”
    ABC/Ida Mae Astute(HOLLYWOOD) -- In what could be a match made in heaven, DreamWorks Pictures has dropped the first official trailer for Green Book, the upcoming film starring Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen as two unlikely friends.The film follows Mortensen's Tony Lip, an Italian-American bouncer from the Bronx, who is ... read more
    ABC NewsAugust 14, 2018
  • Kerry Washington to star in and produce Hulu sci-fi drama “Old City Blues”
    ABC/ Heidi Gutman(HOLLYWOOD) -- Kerry Washington has set up another project at Hulu. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Washington has signed on to star in and produce the series adaptation of Boom! Studios' 2011 graphic novel Old City Blues.   The comic, set in 2048, takes place ... read more
    ABC NewsAugust 14, 2018
  • Scoreboard roundup — 8/13/18
    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from yesterday's sports events:       INTERLEAGUE Final  N-Y Mets     8  N-Y Yankees   5 Final  Cleveland   10  Cincinnati    3 Final  Texas        5  Arizona       3 Final  L-A Angels   6  San Diego     3, 10 Innings       AMERICAN LEAGUE Final  Detroit       9  Chi White Sox   5 Final  Kansas City   3  Toronto         1 Final  Oakland       ... read more
    ABC NewsAugust 14, 2018