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Tortured Turpin Siblings Describe 'Hell' They Endured

'I thought I was going to die,' Jordan Turpin tells Diane Sawyer

(Newser) - Reflecting on her childhood, Jennifer Turpin says "the only word I know to call it is 'hell.'" It's no wonder considering the 32-year-old grew up in what media outlets have dubbed a "house of horrors." Turpin was one of 13 siblings rescued in...

At Town Hall, Voters Fire Back at Trump
Trump Has Rough Night
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Trump Has Rough Night With Undecided Voters

Even Joe Biden got in a dig during town hall in Philadelphia with the president

(Newser) - President Trump faced "an unusual moment of exposure" Tuesday night as he was confronted on his response to the coronavirus pandemic, his vow to wipe out ObamaCare, his comments on dead soldiers, and more by a group of undecided voters during an ABC News town hall in Philadelphia, per...

ABC News Cans VP Accused of Making Racist Remarks

After independent probe and administrative leave, Barbara Fedida won't be coming back

(Newser) - Last month, ABC News executive Barbara Fedida, who oversaw diversity initiatives at the company, was placed on administrative leave after a HuffPost article detailed "a long pattern of insensitive statements, including racist comments." Now Fedida won't be coming back. The Wall Street Journal reports that an outside...

Mary Trump Has One Word for Her Uncle

'Resign,' president's niece tells ABC's George Stephanopoulos as her new tell-all is released

(Newser) - On Monday evening—the same day that the gag order against her was lifted , and on the eve of when her new tell-all was set to be released—Mary Trump made her first tweet in years: "Happy Infrastructure Week," a long-running joke referring to the inability of her...

George Stephanopoulos Has Virus Along With Wife

But ABC News figure is largely symptom-free, unlike Ali Wentworth

(Newser) - Good Morning America host George Stephanopoulos revealed Monday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus but has been relatively symptom-free, per the AP . The ABC News host revealed his diagnosis on the show, telling co-host Robin Roberts that he's "feeling great." The news comes about two...

Report: New Project Veritas Sting Hits ABC Again

Correspondent David Wright reportedly suspended after James O'Keefe's latest undercover video

(Newser) - It's not yet clear why an ABC News journalist has been disciplined by his network—but it's apparently the result of yet another Project Veritas "sting." Sources tell the Washington Post that longtime correspondent David Wright has been suspended, reportedly for comments he made while unknowingly...

ABC News' Amy Robach Has to Explain Her Epstein Comments

She's caught on a hot mic airing frustration about an interview not airing

(Newser) - "I'm so pissed right now." So ABC News anchor Amy Robach said in a private August conversation with her producer that was captured by a hot mic and released this week by conservative activist James O'Keefe's Project Veritas, reports Mediaite . Robach was talking about a...

ABC Airs Fake Video of Syria Bombing

Trump calls it a 'big scandal'

(Newser) - With the headline "Slaughter in Syria," ABC aired footage of what it said was a Turkish attack on a Syrian border town on Sunday and Monday. One problem: The video was actually of a popular military gun demonstration in Kentucky, Mediaite reports. ABC apologized after the video was...

The Whistleblower Has Struck a Deal: Schiff
The Whistleblower Has
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The Whistleblower Has Struck a Deal: Schiff

Rudy Giuliani also appeared on 'This Week'

(Newser) - Rep. Adam Schiff made it official Sunday, saying the whistleblower behind the explosive Ukraine complaint that triggered an impeachment inquiry has agreed to testify before Congress. Appearing on ABC News' This Week, the House Intelligence Committee chairman said it will happen "very soon" once precautions are established to protect...

She Aimed to Be the Next Steve Jobs. Far From It

Podcast, doc dig into the mess that was Elizabeth Holmes' Theranos

(Newser) - Theranos is kaput , but details of the once bankable blood-testing company are still coming to light, including in a documentary and six-part podcast from ABC News and Nightline. The first episode of The Dropout podcast, released Wednesday, dives into founder Elizabeth Holmes, particularly her desire to emulate Steve Jobs while...

Pilots on Deadly Southwest Flight: We Used Hand Signals

ABC News offers snippet of Friday '20/20' interview with Tammie Jo Shults, Darren Ellisor

(Newser) - It's been nearly a month since a frightening Southwest flight that ended in the death of one passenger, and now the pilot with "nerves of steel" and her co-pilot are finally offering their takes. In a short clip promoting a longer 20/20 interview set to air Friday, pilot...

Harding's Mom: Tonya 'Doesn't Know What Isn't a Lie Anymore'

LaVona Golden speaks to ABC News for TV special on her figure-skater daughter

(Newser) - In the movie I, Tonya, the film on the life of disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding, a shocking scene depicts a moment when Harding's mother threw a steak knife at her daughter, sticking in Harding's arm, during an argument. Now, in an interview with ABC News that aired...

ABC News Suspends Brian Ross Over Flynn Report

Reporter yanked after reporting Trump told Flynn to contact Russians while still a candidate

(Newser) - ABC News on Saturday suspended investigative reporter Brian Ross for four weeks without pay for his erroneous report on Michael Flynn, which it called a "serious error." Ross, citing an unnamed confidant of Flynn, the former national security adviser, reported Friday that then-candidate Donald Trump had directed Flynn...

Ashley Judd: I Escaped Weinstein by Making 'Deal' With Him

Her condition to submitting to him: She needed a future Oscar win in one of his movies

(Newser) - Ashley Judd was one of the first high-profile actresses to speak up against Harvey Weinstein , and now she's speaking out for the first time publicly since her story was told in an explosive New York Times exposé, ABC News reports. In an exclusive interview with Diane Sawyer on Good ...

ABC News Goes to Court in 'Pink Slime' Defamation Case

Investigative report could cost media outlet $6B if found guilty

(Newser) - In what could be the largest defamation suit in US history, Beef Products Inc. (BPI) is having its day in court after claiming the company lost revenue over an ABC News investigative report that described its product as “pink slime.” The Wall Street Journal reports that a 12-person...

Silence Broken: A Menendez Brother Speaks


Silence Broken:
A Menendez
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Silence Broken: A Menendez Brother Speaks

'No river of tears has changed that': Lyle Menendez on killing parents with younger brother Erik in 1989

(Newser) - In 1989, two young brothers from Beverly Hills shocked the nation by shooting their parents to death. Now, 27 years later, Lyle and Erik Menendez remain incarcerated in different prisons—each received two consecutive life sentences with no parole—and Lyle, now 48, recently spoke to ABC News for a...

Things Might Get Even Worse for Kelly Ripa

Many are speculating 'Live!' will ultimately lose its time slot

(Newser) - Kelly Ripa is apparently already unhappy about Michael Strahan's exit from Live! , but it sounds like things could get even worse for her. As the Hollywood Reporter puts it, "ABC News executives have long coveted a third hour for Good Morning America," and there are some whispers...

ABC News Doctor Drowns in Hawaii

Jamie Zimmerman was 31

(Newser) - ABC News doctor and reporter Jamie Zimmerman packed so much into her short life it was "as if she knew her time was limited," her mother says in a moving Facebook post . Dr. Zimmerman, who was 31, was on vacation in Hawaii and drowned after being swept out...

First Female Network News Anchor Dies
First Female Network
News Anchor Dies
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First Female Network News Anchor Dies

Trailblazer Marlene Sanders was 84

(Newser) - Marlene Sanders, a veteran television journalist for ABC and CBS News at a time when relatively few women did that job, has died of cancer. She was 84. Sanders was a producer for the late Mike Wallace in the early stages of his career. She wrote, reported, and produced news...

Diane Sawyer Stepping Down at ABC's World News

To be replaced by David Muir

(Newser) - Diane Sawyer is stepping down as anchor of ABC's World News in September after nearly five years in the job, to be replaced by her regular substitute, David Muir. The network also said today that George Stephanopoulos will add the role of chief anchor for live news events to...

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