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Trump says he won't attend White House Correspondents Dinner
Ida Mae Astute/ABC (WASHINGTON) -- President Trump will not attend this year's White House Correspondents Dinner, he announced on Twitter Saturday."Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!" the commander-in-chief added. I will not be attending the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 25, 2017Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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TripAdvisor names travelers' picks for top beaches in the world
DigitalVision/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Travel website TripAdvisor has released its 2017 Travelers' Choice award for the best beaches in the U.S. and around the world.According to the site's press release, the list is determined based on "the quantity and quality of traveler reviews and ratings for beaches on TripAdvisor, gathered over a 12-month period."1. Baia do Sancho, Brazil TripAdvisor says that this beach is beautiful to visit year-round, and lists it as the top attraction in the Fernando de Noronha area of Brazil.2. Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos From snorkeling to parasailing to private fishing trips, Grace Bay has plenty...
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Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield arrested Saturday morning
Allen Kee / ESPN Images (NEW YORK) -- Oklahoma Sooners star quarterback Baker Mayfield was arrested Saturday morning in Arkansas. The Washington County (Ark.) sheriff's office charged him with public intoxication, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and fleeing.ESPN obtained a preliminary police report that states Mayfield began yelling "profanities and causing a scene" as an officer was brought to address an assault and battery report.ESPN added that officers had to chase Mayfield after he slurred his speech and had trouble walking down stairs. The front of his clothing was covered in food. Mayfield would not place his arms behind his back,...
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GOP congressman says special prosecutor needed to investigate Russia election meddling
U.S. House of Representatives (WASHINGTON) -- California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa said a special prosecutor is needed to investigate into Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election.Bill Maher asked Issa during an interview on his show Real Time about reports that members of President Trump's campaign had contact with Russian officials.Maher presented the Republican representative with a hypothetical scenario -- if Russians had hacked the campaign of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney in 2012 and if there had also been contacts between the Obama administration and the Russians."You're going to let that slide?" Maher asked Issa."No," Issa said."So you're...
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Couple keeps pregnancy a secret for 9 months, surprises grandma
Tannin Pease (NEW YORK) -- A grandmother got the surprise of her life Saturday when her son and daughter-in-law revealed they were expecting -- just two days before the baby was born.Tannin Pease of Roy, Utah, captured the moment when his mom, Carolynn Pease, learned she was going to be a grandma for the 11th time."Speechless," Tannin Pease told ABC News of his mother's reaction. "You see it in the video but ultimately, it was better than I expected. I thought she was going to hit me, but she turned around and hit my dad and kind of laughed it...
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8-year-old fatally shot in Houston after car crash
iStock/Thinkstock (HOUSTON) -- An 8-year-old was fatally shot following a car crash in Houston, Texas, early Saturday morning.Three cars collided at an intersection near Sam Houston Parkway. The 8-year-old, traveling with the child's mother, survived the crash but was subsequently shot to death, officials told ABC owned-and-operated television station KTRK. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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Tracy Morgan bringing new stand-up comedy to Netflix
ABC/Lou Rocco (NEW YORK) -- Netflix has added comedian-actor Tracy Morgan to its growing roster of comedians with stand-up specials. The streaming service announced Friday that Morgan has signed on for a new stand-up special, entitled Staying Alive. The special, which was shot at New Jersey's Count Basie Theatre, will debut globally on Tuesday, May 16. According to Netflix, the show will find the comedian "exploring his fresh take on life, career and mortality" after his near-fatal traffic accident in 2014. This includes Morgan's recovery from a traumatic brain injury, learning how to walk again and tackling new challenges in...
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