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Boy’s giggle fits turned out to be rare form of epileptic seizures

UCLA Health(LOS ANGELES) — For years, Justin Cho’s family thought they simply had a happy kid who liked to laugh, even when nothing funny happened.
“Ever since he was an infant he would giggle and it would be very short lived, anywhere between 2 to 5 …

Bill Murray cheers on Xavier basketball team’s upset win over Arizona

ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) — Bill Murray was seen cheering on No. 11-seed Xavier University in the team’s victory over No. 2-seed University of Arizona in Thursday’s NCAA tournament matchup.Murray’s son Luke Murray is in his second year as an assistan…

‘Pizzagate’ gunman pleads guilty to two charges

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Edgar Madison Welch, who fired a gun inside a Washington, D.C., pizza restaurant in December while investigating a conspiracy theory, pleaded guilty Friday morning to two charges, including interstate transport of a fir…

Paul Manafort volunteers to testify in Russia probe

Mark Reinstein/Corbis via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., yet again faced the press for an announcement Friday, this time to note that Paul Manafort, former chairman of Donald Trump’s presidentia…

Pat Kelsey backs out of UMass contract, returns to Winthrop

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Pat Kelsey has backed out of his contract to coach at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, just two days after signing the deal.”For personal reasons, I have asked the University of Massachusetts to allow me to be rel…

Julianne Hough wants to start ‘open conversations’ about endomitriosis

ABC/Eric McCandless(NEW YORK) — Julianne Hough hopes being vocal about her struggle with endometriosis will help more women feel comfortable talking about their own experiences. In an interview with People, she talked about her diagnosis.”When I …

After president’s ultimatum, House set to vote Friday on health care bill

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The House of Representatives is set to decide Friday whether to push Republican leaders’ plan to repeal and replace Obamacare through to the Senate.After House GOP leaders postponed a vote Thursday when it was clear the…

After president’s ultimatum, House set to vote Friday on health care bill

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The House of Representatives is set to decide Friday whether to push Republican leaders’ plan to repeal and replace Obamacare through to the Senate.After House GOP leaders postponed a vote Thursday when it was clear the…

Can birth control pills protect women from cancer?

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Taking birth control pills has previously been associated with several non-contraceptive benefits. But now, a new study shows the pill can help protect women from certain cancers for decades after a woman stops taking it….

High school student hailed as hero after performing Heimlich maneuver on classmate

School District of La Crosse(LA CROSSE, Wis.) — A high school freshman from Wisconsin has been hailed as a hero by his community after he performed the Heimlich maneuver on a fellow student who was choking on his lunch in their school’s cafeteria…

State department issues presidential permit for Keystone pipeline

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — The White House announced Friday it has signed off on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, authorizing the Canadian company behind the project to begin construction.According to a press release from the Department of State, a pres…

Budget director Mick Mulvaney on fate of GOP health care bill: ‘I have a lot of confidence in the president’

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — After a last-ditch appeal to House Republicans, Mick Mulvaney, the White House budget director, said Friday morning that he’s not sure if there will be enough votes in the House to pass the GOP health care bill.”That’s up t…

Trump budget director unsure if enough votes to pass health care bill

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — After a last-ditch appeal to House Republicans, White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney Friday morning said he’s not sure there will be enough votes to pass the health insurance bill intended to r…