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California murder probe prompts Amber Alert for 15-year-old girl
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LOS ANGELES) -- An Amber Alert was issued Thursday for a California teenager after investigators learned she was last seen with her mother and a man who are suspects in a murder and considered "armed and dangerous." Alora Benitez, 15, was last seen around 9 a.m. on Wednesday in Torrance, California, accompanied by her mother, Maricela Mercado, and Roman Cerratos, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Mercado, 40, and Cerratos, 39, are suspects in a homicide that occurred on Tuesday in Carson, California, according to the sheriff's department. The victim, whose name was...
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Justice Department to release redacted version of Mueller report
Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call (WASHINGTON) -- Attorney General William Barr on Thursday morning was set to transmit a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's highly anticipated report on Russian meddling during the 2016 presidential campaign to members of Congress, making public for the first time substantial portions of the nearly 400-page document. The Justice Department's release of the redacted report comes just weeks after Barr penned a four-page letter conveying the special counsel's "principal conclusions." In that letter, Barr described "two main" Kremlin-backed efforts to influence the election, but states definitively that the special counsel's office did not find...
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North Korea's weapon test claim attempt to get US back to table: Analysts
MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- North Korea's announcements this week that its leader Kim Jong Un had inspected military sites and overseen the test-firing of a new weapon appear to be an attempt to get the United States back to the negotiating table, analysts said. The North's state media reported this week that Kim inspected the country's military sites two days in a row, with the official Korean Central News Agency underlining the importance of "strengthening combat power." KCNA reported Thursday that North Korea test-fired a new type of tactical guided weapon the day before, while on Tuesday, state...
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Oprah Winfrey gets candid about her first Mother's Day without her mother Vernita Lee
(NEW YORK) -- CBS Photo Archive / Contributor Oprah Winfrey is opening up about Mother's Day and what it means to her now that her mother Vernita Lee has gone home. “This will be my first Mother’s Day on earth without a mother," she writes in the May issue of O Magazine. "Many of you already know what that feels like. It’s a reckoning with your own mortality. For me it’s neither lonely nor sad – just an undeniable marker of the passage of time. Time spent. Time remaining. And how precious every moment is.” Lee died at her home...
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Nina Garcia opens up about her preventative double mastectomy
ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Fashion maven Nina Garcia, the editor-in-chief of Elle magazine and a judge on Project Runway opened up about her decision to undergo a preventative double mastectomy earlier this year, saying she felt in her industry it was "very important to stand up and be like, 'You know what? We are not perfect.'"Garcia told ABC News' Robin Roberts that she underwent the preventative surgery after taking a test to see if she had BRCA-genetic mutation. "To my surprise and horror, I got that envelope that said positive," she said. The two BRCA genes (BRCA1 and BRCA2)...
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Six tips for millennial home buyers from realtors across the country
Feverpitched/iStock (NEW YORK) -- When it comes to home buying, millennials rule the game.Millennials as a whole accounted for 37 percent of all buyers last year, making them the most active generation of buyers for the sixth consecutive year, according to the National Association of Realtors' 2019 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends study.Many millennials are first-time home buyers, learning to navigate the world of loans, mortgages and interest rates. Millennials also bring to the real estate table considerations that generations before them have not faced in such depth, like student debt.With their specific needs, millennials need specific advice. ABC...
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Scoreboard roundup -- 4/17/19
iStock (NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Wednesday's sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUEPittsburgh 3 Detroit 2, 10 InningsAMERICAN LEAGUEKansas City 4 Chi White Sox 3, 10 InningsNY Yankees 5 Boston 3Cleveland 1 Seattle 0Tampa Bay 8 Baltimore 1Minnesota 4 Toronto 1Texas 5 LA Angels 4Oakland 2 Houston 1NATIONAL LEAGUEPhiladelphia 3 NY Mets 2St. Louis 6 Milwaukee 3LA Dodgers 3 Cincinnati 2Washington 9 San Francisco 6Chi Cubs 6 Miami 0Arizona 3 Atlanta 2, 10 InningsNATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFSBoston 99 Indiana 91Milwaukee 120 Detroit 99Houston 118 Utah 98NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFSBoston 6 Toronto 4Dallas 5 Nashville 1OT Colorado 3 Calgary 2MAJOR...
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