By ABC News

Nation
Aug 29, 2014 3:01pm

Locust Swarm ‘Like the Plagues of Egypt’ Descends Upon Madagascar’s Capital

ABC News’ Mustafa Hameed (@mustafahameed) reports: YouTube/Sylvain Lathuy A swarm of millions of locusts descended upon Madagascar’s capital of Antananarivo on Aug. 28, slowing traffic and blotting out the skies over the city. Fully-formed clouds of the insects, which have plagued the African nation for… Read More »

By ABCNewsPR

Press Release
Aug 28, 2014 11:45am

“Good Morning America” is #1 for the Week of August 18th

“GMA” is #1 for the Week: Outperforming NBC’s “Today” by 490,000 Total Viewers and 151,000 Adults 25-54   “GMA” is Posting its Largest Total Viewer and News Demo Season Margins Over “Today” in More than Two Decades   “GMA” Grows in Total Viewers and Adults… Read More »

By ABCNewsPR

Press Release
Aug 28, 2014 11:30am

“This Week” is #1 in Adults 25-54 for the Fourth Week in a Row

 “This Week” is #1 in Adults 25-54 for the Fourth Consecutive Week  ”This Week” Ranks #1 in News Demo 11 of Last 13 Weeks “This Week” Grows by Double-Digits Year-to-Year and Season-to-Date in Adults 25-54 and Total Viewers   On August 24, 2014, ABC News’… Read More »

By ABCNewsPR

Press Release
Aug 28, 2014 11:02am

Xana O’Neill Named Managing Editor for ABC News Digital

  ABC News VP of Multi-Platform Newsgathering Subrata De sent the following note this morning announcing that Xana O’Neill has been promoted to  Managing Editor for ABC News Digital  Team, Good news to share with you today. Xana O’Neill has been promoted to Managing Editor… Read More »

Nation
Aug 27, 2014 4:11pm

Check Out This Hilarious Madden 15 Glitch

Since when are football players supposed to be acrobats? An apparent glitch has turned the new Madden NFL 15 game into a football circus — sending a player flying into the air before he crash lands onto the virtual turf. Madden NFL 15 was released… Read More »

Nation
Aug 27, 2014 10:47am

WATCH: Drama at 3,000 Feet When Parachutist Dangles in Air

A video posted to YouTube shows parachutists jumping out of a plane in quick succession before one of them becomes stuck in his lines and gets towed by the plane. The jumpers are in military-type uniforms and a Mexican flag sticker is taped to the… Read More »

Nation
Aug 26, 2014 6:53pm

Luggage Drive for Foster Children Makes the Moving a Bit Easier

When Zevon Moore, 14, and five other foster children arrived at Ollie Sharper’s home outside Richmond, Virginia, they carried their belongings in a black garbage bag. Sharper, their foster mother, said that the children deserved “more than just a garbage bag” for their personal belongings… Read More »

By Frank Elaridi

Nation
Aug 26, 2014 2:43pm

Woman Pleads to Stop Alimony Paid to Ex-Husband Accused of Killing New Husband

Paying alimony to an ex-spouse can be one of those grin-and-bear-it obligations for some, but it’s an especially galling burden for a Utah woman whose ex-husband stands accused of killing her new husband. Joy Sidwell, from Lindon, Utah, asked a judge on Monday to allow… Read More »

By Van Scott

Press Release
Aug 26, 2014 10:30am

“WORLD NEWS” RANKS #1 AMONG ADULTS 25-54 FOR THREE WEEKS IN A ROW

“World News” Wins Demo for 7 of Past 8 Weeks “World News” Gains in All Key Measures Compared to Last Year – Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 “World News” is the Only Evening Broadcast to Improve Season to Date in Both Adults 25-54… Read More »

By ABCNewsPR

Press Release
Aug 26, 2014 9:02am

Michael Corn Named Senior EP of GMA; Almin Karamehmedovic Named EP of World News

  ABC News President James Goldston sent the following note to the news division this morning announcing that Michael Corn will become the new senior executive producer of “Good Morning America” and Almin Karamehmedovic will become executive producer of “World News.”   Team, I have exciting news about… Read More »