7:31 p.m. ET: It’s a nice day for a… tornado wedding?
When Caleb and Candra Pence tied the knot on Saturday evening in rural Harper County, Kan. two large tornadoes were the backdrop for their wedding photos.
3:10 p.m. ET: UPDATE: ABC News’ Megan Chuchmach reports: One of the leading trainers in the famed Tennessee Walking Horse industry, Jackie McConnell, 60, pleaded guilty to one federal count related to the conspiracy to violate the Horse Protection Act. Read the full story HERE.
This comes a week after a “Nightline” investigation aired undercover video made by the Humane Society of the United States that showed McConnell and his employees beating horses with wooden sticks and shocking them with electric cattle prods.
Watch the “Nightline” report here, WARNING: Graphic images:
2:22 p.m. ET: Telenovela heartthrob William Levy earned a perfect score as he cha-cha’d his way in the judges’ hearts (and, let’s face it, ours too) on the “Dancing With the Stars” finale last night. The winner of the reality show dance competition will be announced tonight at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
Weeks before, William Levy talked with ABC’s Juju Chang about growing up in Cuba and crossing over into mainstream media. Watch it here:
12:27 p.m. ET: There’s hope for us in space, yet.
The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket safely launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station before dawn today, carrying a Dragon capsule with 1,000 pounds of supplies for the International Space Station, ABC News’ Ned Potter reported.
10:50 a.m. ET: Talk about how the other half (of the world) lives.
ABC News’ Nick Schifrin and Phoebe Natanson report: Across Italy, police are cracking down on Ferrari and Lamborghini drivers, but not because they are driving too fast. Italy, like so much of southern Europe, is drowning in debt, so police are pursuing drivers to make sure they are declaring — and therefore paying taxes on — earnings that would allow them to afford cars worth as much as half a million dollars. Read the full story HERE.
10:13 a.m. ET: In other weather related news, ABC News’ Mike Noble notes that Alberto, the first named tropical storm of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, was downgraded to a tropical depression last night. Perhaps he has a case of the Mondays?
9:40 a.m. ET: Reflection: One year ago, a devastating EF-5 tornado struck Joplin, MO and took 159 lives, in what became the deadliest tornado since 1947.