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California fire officials say they have plenty of water to fight wildfires, despite Trump’s tweet

ABCNews.com(LOS ANGELES) — Not long after President Donald Trump approved a disaster declaration for California as it fights multiple large wildfires, he blamed California’s Democratic governor for what he said was a lack of water in the state.State f…

Walmart cashier steps in to polish disabled woman’s nails when salon refuses

Angela Peters(BURTON, Mich.) — After one of her regular customers, a woman with a disability that sometimes causes her hands to shake, was refused service at a nearby nail salon, Walmart cashier Ebony Harris decided to help.Foregoing her break, Harris…

Environmental group, steelworkers join forces to target key senate races

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — One of the nation’s largest environmental advocacy groups is joining one of the nation’s largest industrial unions to launch a multi-million dollar campaign to mobilize voters in key races that could decide the balance …

Man jumps out of freezer, attacks workers at popular New York City restaurant

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) —  In the middle of busy Sunday brunch, employees at a popular Upper West Side restaurant in Manhattan discovered something very unexpected in the kitchen.
A man who had been hiding in the restaurant’s freezer emerged …

Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel says ‘our souls are burdened’ over city’s latest deadly weekend

Joshua Lott/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel and the city’s police superintendent made an emotional plea for help in holding repeat gun offenders accountable after a deadly weekend in the Illinois city.
“We have a heavy heart,” Emanu…

NASCAR head arrested for alleged drunk driving and possession of controlled substance

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Brian France, chief executive of NASCAR, was arrested in the Hamptons on Sunday night for DWI and possession of oxycodone, according to Sag Harbor Village Police.
France was driving a 2017 Lexus on Main Street i…

Democratic Socialist surge sparks dissent on left over electoral strategy

Mario Tama/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — If the socialist left — not long ago considered a fringe movement — seems as if it’s lately been bargaining from a position of power, it might be due to a recent flood of support: since 2016, the ranks of …

First wave of US sanctions on Iran to snap back into place

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) —  At 12:01 AM Tuesday morning, the first wave of U.S. sanctions suspended under the Iran nuclear deal will snap back into place, as the Trump administration tries to ramp up the economic pressure on Iran.  But …

Sen. Rand Paul meets Russian senators in Moscow, invites them to the US

Alex Wong/Getty Images(MOSCOW) —  Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky met with Russian politicians during a trip to Moscow on Monday and invited members of the country’s upper house of parliament to visit Washington, D.C., this year.
Paul…

Reward for missing Iowa jogger Mollie Tibbetts at $260,000, breaking record

Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office(IOWA CITY, Iowa) — The reward for information about missing Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts is now $260,000, breaking a record in that part of the state.
The 20-year-old University of Iowa student disappeared on …

Michelle Obama to hit the road to register voters before the midterms

Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Former first lady Michelle Obama is helping to launch a national voter registration drive ahead of the midterm elections in November.
Obama on Monday announced an upcoming week of action that will see her an…

Scorching heat has people sweating on both coasts

ABC News (NEW YORK) — If the recent dry and hot weather wasn’t problem enough, another heat wave is on the way for the West Coast from Los Angeles to Seattle to start the work week.
There are also 68 large, uncontained wildfires burning in the U.S., w…

Dramatic video shows Atlanta police pulling trapped passenger out of car engulfed in flames

Atlanta Police Department(ATLANTA) — A very lucky passenger in a car accident in Atlanta has two police officers to thank for saving his life from an inferno consuming the vehicle.
Two officers from the Atlanta Police Department may have thought they …