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Astros defeat Yankees, advance to World Series

Elsa/Getty Images(HOUSTON) — The Houston Astros have advanced to the World Series for the second time in franchise history.
The Astros defeated the New York Yankees 4-0 in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on Saturd…

Billowing black smoke from blaze at old factory spurs warning of breathing hazard

iStock/Thinkstock(PARKERSBURG, W.V.) — West Virginia residents are being warned to avoid exposure to the billowing smoke from a fire at an old tool plant now being used for storing plastics.Firefighters responded to the blaze at a former Ames tool pla…

Sgt. La David Johnson, soldier killed in Niger, laid to rest in Florida

U.S. Army(HOLLYWOOD, Fla.) — U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson, who was among four American service members killed in Niger earlier this month, was laid to rest in his home state of Florida on Saturday.A flag-covered coffin holding Johnson’s remains was…

Trump is promising to help pay legal costs for White House staffers in Russia probe

ABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump has promised to help cover the mounting legal costs for White House staff members caught up in the investigations of Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election, a White House offici…

Trump to appear via video message as five former presidents gather for hurricane relief concert

Brooks Kraft LLC/Corbis via Getty Images(COLLEGE STATION, Texas) — President Donald Trump will appear via video message on Saturday night at a hurricane relief concert in a Texas college town, where five former U.S. presidents will be in attendance, t…

Boy Scouts of America works with family to find new den for booted Cub Scout

iStock/Thinkstock(BROOMFIELD, Colo.) — The Boy Scouts of America has found a new unit for the 11-year-old boy who was booted from his den after engaging in a tense exchange with a Colorado state senator, the organization told ABC News in a statement.A…

Gun control activist moms are running for office nationwide

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Amber Gustafson, a mother of three, launched her campaign for the Iowa State Senate the day after the Las Vegas gun massacre.She had been planning the event for weeks, so despite the terrible news and the calls she got fr…

Outspoken conservative Ben Shapiro on whether free speech still has a place on college campuses

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Ben Shapiro is a 33-year-old father of two, a lawyer who wears button-down shirts and has his own media platforms.He also has been on a speaking tour promoting what he believes are frank conversations about America today …

Air Force may recall retired military pilots to address ‘acute shortage’

John Moore/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The United States Air Force could recall as many as 1,000 retired military pilots to active-duty service to address an acute shortage in its ranks.President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday allowing t…

Soldier killed in Niger remembered at Florida viewing

U.S. Army(HOLLYWOOD, Fla.) — As gospel music filled South Florida’s Christ the Rock Church during Sgt. La David Johnson’s public viewing Friday night, loved ones and strangers cried, prayed and hugged each other. His family, wearing red shirts, sat in…

President Trump to allow release of classified JFK assassination documents

Central Press/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Trump said he will allow the release of long-classified CIA and FBI documents about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.The thousands of documents are set for release by the National Archiv…

Scoreboard roundup — 10/20/17

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners:AMERICAN LEAGUEHouston 7, N.Y. Yankees 1NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONWashington 115, Detroit 111Boston 102, Philadelphia 92Cleveland 116, Milwaukee 97Charlotte 109, Atlanta 91Portl…

Singer Justine Skye takes a knee while performing national anthem at Brooklyn Nets home opener

Instagram/JustineSkye(NEW YORK) — The Brooklyn Nets invited singer Justine Skye, a native of the New York City borough, to sing the national anthem at Friday night’s home opener at Barclays Center — and to the surprise of spectators and Nets manageme…