5:30 p.m. ET: ABC’ Matt Gutman tweets:
5:03 p.m. ET: DEVELOPING: In a hastily convened news conference, George Zimmerman’s legal team said today they would no longer represent the man who fatally shot unarmed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. READ more here.
“Springfield was named after Springfield, Oregon,” Groening told the magazine. ”The only reason is that when I was a kid, the TV show “Father Knows Best” took place in the town of Springfield, and I was thrilled because I imagined that it was the town next to Portland, my hometown. When I grew up, I realized it was just a fictitious name. I also figured out that Springfield was one of the most common names for a city in the U.S. In anticipation of the success of the show, I thought, “This will be cool; everyone will think it’s their Springfield.” And they do.”
3:21 p.m. ET: Turns out Hillary does have a sense of humor. ABC senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper pointed out that Clinton submitted her own picture to the “Texts From Hillary” Tumblr. Read more.
2:52 p.m. ET: ABC meteorologist Ginger Zee tweets this phone while reporting on the brush fires out on Long Island today:
2:23 p.m. ET: ”Miracle after miracle, this race was as improbable as any race you could see for president” — Rick Santorum, press conference in Gettysburg, Pa.
2:02 p.m. ET: ABC News confirms that Rick Santorum is dropping out of the presidential race.
11:37 a.m. ET: ABC’s Matt Gutman, who has been following the Trayvon Martin case, tweets the latest developments:
10:35 a.m. ET: Warm, dry air for several days in various pockets around the country have produced prime conditions for brush fires. Once isolated out West, these fires now have been reported along the East coast, from Florida to Long Island. NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this view of the County Line Fire in Florida’s Osceola National Forest on April 7, 2012:
9:01 a.m. ET: Is it possible to have the perfect healthy lifestyle? Author A.J. Jacobs spent two years trying every diet plan and exercise routine to find out. His journey is detailed in his new book, “Drop Dead Healthy.” READ more about what he thinks works and doesn’t work.