The Note
Aug 27, 2014 8:30am

The Note: Obama Mulls Options for Airstrikes Over Syria

By JOHN R. PARKINSON (@jparkABC) NOTABLES OBAMA APPROVES ISIS SURVEILLANCE FLIGHTS OVER SYRIA: President Obama has approved U.S military surveillance flights over Syria to track the Islamic militant group ISIS, a group that American warplanes have been attacking in neighboring Iraq, ABC News has confirmed. The… Read More »

Aug 26, 2014 7:34pm

Inside the US Open Salon, Where Tennis Champs Get Glammed Up Before Matches

The world’s top tennis players, from Roger Federer to Maria Sharapova, are not only superior athletes but brands unto themselves, and part of being a brand is looking good, even during a sweaty hours-long battle on center court. When these big names hit the salon… Read More »

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 »

Medical Unit Richard Besser
Aug 26, 2014 6:01pm

2 African Ebola Patients to Be Discharged From Hospital After Getting ZMapp

MONROVIA, Liberia – Two African health workers who received doses of the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp are set to be discharged from the hospital later this week, a Liberian health official told ABC News today. Ebola Wards See Flood of Patients, Outflow of Bodies Looking… Read More »

Aug 26, 2014 4:01pm

‘Dancing With the Stars’ Pros Meet with Girl Battling Cerebral Palsy

Four “Dancing With the Stars” pros made a girl’s dream come true when they dropped by for a surprise visit before a performance in Honolulu. Currently on tour with their show, “Ballroom with a Twist,” professional dancers Val Chmerkovskiy, his brother Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Karina Smirnoff and… Read More »

By Frank Elaridi

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 »

Aug 26, 2014 11:57am

Sofia Vergara Tells Critics of Emmys Pedestal Gag to ‘Lighten Up’

Sofia Vergara thinks people need to “lighten up.” The “Modern Family” actress was referring to critics who called her rotating pedestal gag at Monday night’s Emmy Awards sexist. During the 66th annual awards, Vergara stood on a slowly rotating pedestal, showing off her curves while… Read More »

By Van Scott

Press Release
Aug 26, 2014 10:30am


“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 »

The Note
Aug 26, 2014 9:30am

The Note: Foley Video on the Campaign Trail

By CHRIS GOOD (@c_good) NOTABLES SENATE CAMPAIGN USES PHOTO OF JAMES FOLEY’S EXECUTIONER. In a video posted to his campaign’s YouTube account Monday, New Mexico Senate candidate Allen Weh uses a brief still image of American journalist James Foley’s killer. The image of Foley’s executioner,… Read More »


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 »