7:03 p.m. ET: Tonight on the “Nightline” Qwiki, anchor Bill Weir gives us a preview of a 16-year-old who underwent gastric bypass, the booming luxury condo market in Miami and “Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts’ new fight. Watch it here:
6:49 p.m ET: On the heels of Apple’s latest contribution to the tech revolution, new information has come to light on the late mastermind behind the revolution: Steve Jobs.
Recently released Pentagon documents indicate that in the 1980′s Steve Jobs expressed concern that his daughter might be kidnapped in an effort to blackmail him. The documents also provide more information about the Apple co-founder’s drug use as a teenager as well as a previously unreported arrest in 1975 for having failed to pay a speeding ticket.
5:09 p.m. ET: The wait is over for eager Apple fans! Apple overhauled its popular notebook, the MacBook Pro, with a state-of-the-art, super high-resolution screen, and updated it and the MacBook Air with the latest processing technology. It also showed off iOS 6, the feature-laden successor to the current software for iPhones and iPads. The company made the announcements today at its annual World Wide Developers Conference in San Francisco.
The latest MacBook Pro will be the lightest ever, weighing in at only 4.5 lbs and measuring .71 inches thick. The new Mountain Lion OS has over 100 new features including Messages, which takes iChat to an entirely new level. Users can now chat back and forth across all platforms: Mac computer, iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 5.
The new functionality extends to the iOS 6 on iPhones and iPads, for example, if you make a call on your iPhone you can continue it on your iPad. If you open a web page on your iPad, a tab will automatically appear on the screen of your iPhone.
While the new MacBook Pro and MacBook Air will be shipped out today, users will have to wait until next month for the Mountain Lion OS. However, everyone purchasing a new Mac computer is eligible for a free copy of Mountain Lion once it becomes available.
The iOS6 for iPads and iPhones will be available in the fall. But there’s been no mention of a new iPhone 5, so the wait on that front continues.
3:26 p.m. ET: Three years after Michael Jackson’s death, his daughter Paris Jackson says she’s still coping with his loss but also dealing with grown-up problems like having a security detail and coping with bullying.
In an exclusive interview with Oprah which aired on Sunday, Paris Jackson described what childhood was like with the superstar as her dad. She didn’t understand why she and her two brothers had to wear masks but now realizes that the protection allowed her to have a “normal childhood.”
Paris Jackson, following in her dad’s showbiz footsteps, is pursuing an acting career. She will star in the fantasy film “Lundon’s Bridge and the Three Keys” due out in 2013.
12:50 p.m. ET: ABC’s Joanna Stern tweeted this photo from inside Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.
11:31 a.m. EST Today on “Good Morning America”, anchor Robin Roberts announced she was recently diagnosed with MDS or myelodysplastic syndrome (previously known as preleukemia) and will need a bone marrow transplant to cure the illness.
In advance of the transplant, she will receive chemotherapy. While African-American bone marrow donors are rare, Roberts is fortunate to have a sister who she describes as a “virtually perfect match.”
Five years ago, Roberts also battled breast cancer and the treatment for that contributed to her current diagnosis. But she’s upbeat about beating the disease and her doctors say the prognosis is good.
While receiving treatment, she will continue to anchor “Good Morning America.” She also called on the prayers and support of viewers, who she credits with keeping her in good spirits and aiding her recovery during her last bout with cancer.
10:37 a.m. ET: U.S. Secretary of Commerce John Bryson suffered a seizure before two separate car crashes over the weekend, his office said today.
ABC’s senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper reports that Bryson, 68, is suspected of felony hit and run in connection with an incident that took place on Saturday evening, one that the White House was not told about until Sunday night.
9:22 a.m. ET: A tropical deluge dumped over 10 inches of rain on cities in Florida and Alabama over the weekend, and the system is heading up the coast.
Pensacola, Fla., received 13.11 inches of rain on Saturday alone — the second highest daily rainfall ever for any month of the year. It’s estimated there is more than $20 million in damage, according to the Pensacola News Journal.