Man caught at JFK smuggling 34 finches in hair curlers

Federal authorities say a 39-year-old Connecticut man has been caught trying to smuggle nearly three dozen live finches through John F. Kennedy Airport in order to sell them for singing competitions. Francis Gurahoo was arrested Sunday after arriving on a flight from Georgetown, Guyana. Prosecutors say customs officials found the 34 live birds in his…
Shanahan welcomes opportunity, ‘but not at the expense of being a good father’

Shanahan welcomes opportunity, ‘but not at the expense of being a good father’

In a surprise development, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has decided not to move forward with the confirmation process to take the job permanently, President Donald Trump tweeted on Tuesday. Interested in Trump Administration? Add Trump Administration as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Trump Administration news, video, and analysis from…
Google Calendar experiencing outage, company says

Google Calendar experiencing outage, company says

Engineers at Google are working to resolve an outage with Google Calendar, according to the company. Interested in Google? Add Google as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Google news, video, and analysis from ABC News. The problem began Tuesday morning, according to Google's service details dashboard. Google's other services such…
DOJ makes rare intervention to prevent Rikers Island transfer for Paul Manafort

DOJ makes rare intervention to prevent Rikers Island transfer for Paul Manafort

President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, has been spared from an expected transfer to Rikers Island jail in New York following a rare intervention by the Department of Justice, a DOJ official confirmed to ABC News. Interested in Russia Investigation? Add Russia Investigation as an interest to stay up to date on the…
Suspected money man named in attempted hit on Red Sox icon; motive still a mystery

Suspected money man named in attempted hit on Red Sox icon; motive still a...

The man suspected of paying a nearly $8,000 bounty to a team of would-be assassins implicated in the botched hit on Red Sox icon David "Big Papi" Ortiz has been named by authorities, but mystery still shrouds the identify of the person who allegedly ordered the brazen shooting in the Dominican Republic -- and why.…
Germany’s Merkel appears unsteady, shaking at ceremony

Germany’s Merkel appears unsteady, shaking at ceremony

German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared unsteady and was visibly shaking Tuesday as she greeted the new Ukrainian leader in the hot sun in Berlin, saying later that she clearly hadn't drunk enough water. Interested in Germany? Add Germany as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Germany news, video, and analysis from…

Powerful quake jolts northwest Japan, tsunami warning issued

A powerful earthquake jolted northwestern Japan on Tuesday night, and officials warned of a tsunami up to one meter (3.3 feet) high along parts of the coast. Interested in Japan? Add Japan as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Japan news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Japan's Meteorological Agency said…

Off-duty officer shot dead while trying to stop armed robbery

An off-duty Wisconsin police officer was shot dead while trying to stop an armed robbery at a bar Monday night, according to the police chief. Officer John Hetland, a 24-year veteran of the Racine Police Department, had worked the day-shift on Monday, Chief Arthel Howell said. At 9:40 p.m., the veteran officer was off-duty when…

Screeners find 6 smoke grenades in airline passenger’s bag

Transportation Security Administration screeners at Newark Liberty International Airport discovered six smoke grenades in a passenger's carry-on bag as he attempted to board a flight to the Dominican Republic. Interested in Airlines? Add Airlines as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Airlines news, video, and analysis from ABC News. The TSA…
Gloria Vanderbilt dies surrounded by loved ones at 95, son Anderson Cooper says

Gloria Vanderbilt dies surrounded by loved ones at 95, son Anderson Cooper says

Gloria Vanderbilt, mother to CNN anchor Anderson Cooper and member of the storied Vanderbilt family, has died at 95 years old. Cooper confirmed his mother's death on air on CNN, saying she died at home surrounded by family and friends. He said his mother was diagnosed with advanced cancer in her stomach earlier this month,…

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