(NEW YORK) -- A New York federal judge wants a ladder and a visit to the Statue of Liberty before he sentences a woman who has come before his court.The woman in question is Staten Island resident Therese Patricia Okoumou, 44, who was arr...

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(CHICAGO) -- Singer R. Kelly was charged Friday with 10 counts of felony criminal sexual abuse involving four minors, according to the Cook County Prosecutor's Office.Three of the four victims were younger than 17 at the time of the alleg...

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(CHICAGO) -- Embattled actor Jussie Smollett will not appear in the final two episodes of Empire this season in the wake of the criminal charges he's facing for allegedly falsifying claims of a hate crime.Producers of the Fox sho...

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(PERRIS, Calif.) -- David and Louise Turpin, the California parents accused of torturing and holding captive most of their 13 children, pleaded guilty Friday to 14 counts against them, prosecutors said.David and Louise Turpin, who were ar...

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(NEW YORK) -- As Las Vegas and Los Angeles area residents enjoy rare snow days, a storm is on the move, targeting the Northeast and South for the weekend.Snowfall struck the Las Vegas Strip on Thursday -- the most snow the city has seen i...

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(FOUNTAIN, Colo.) -- Colorado authorities are planning to begin the task Tuesday morning of digging through a landfill for Kelsey Berreth's remains and other possible evidence in the missing mom's case, sources told ABC News.The search of...

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(PORT RICHEY, Fla.) -- A Florida mayor, who was accused of practicing medicine without a license, was arrested on Thursday after he allegedly fired shots at deputies who were attempting to serve a search warrant, according to police.Port...

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(NEW YORK) -- An Uber driver in Queens was the luckiest guy in New York City on Thursday.Mahboob Lodhi, who said he had just gotten off a shift working for the car-share company, was cruising through Woodside in the city's largest borough...

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(HUMBLE, Texas) -- A Texas middle school student was arrested this week for allegedly bringing a large blade and a so-called "hit list" to school, administrators said.Karl Koehler, principal of the Atascocita Middle School in Humble, Texa...

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(CHICAGO) -- A Chicago judge set Jesse Smollett's bond at $100,000 on Thursday and ordered him to surrender his passport, hours after a remarkable Chicago Police Department press conference in which Superintendent Eddie T. Johnson blasted the 'Empire...

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(WASHINGTON) -- A man allegedly caught researching acts of domestic terrorism and amassing more than a dozen firearms will spend at least two weeks in federal custody, a Maryland federal judge decided on Thursday.U.S. Coast Guard lieutena...

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(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- A national wave of teachers' strikes rolled into Oakland, California, Thursday where more than 3,000 public school educators hit picket lines in a fight for higher wages, smaller class sizes and better overall working conditions....

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(NEW YORK) -- The sister of a little girl who was strangled to death in 1973 didn't expect to see a conclusion to the mysterious cold case, she told ABC News hours after a man's arrest was announced on Wednesday."I never really thought th...

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(NEW YORK) -- In never-before-seen interrogation tapes, Jason Dalton, the former Uber driver who pleaded guilty to a 2016 shooting spree in the Kalamazoo, Michigan, area that left six dead and two severely wounded, explained in detail how he claimed...

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