- ABC News Nightline at Nightline Fix14 hrs ago
By Nick Capote, Ashley Louszko and Lauren Effron
When 11-year-old Molly Ambrose is spending quality time with her father, it usually means walking up to the edge of a roaring volcano.
Molly’s father is Brad Ambrose, an award-winning photographer whose job to go to the edge of the Earth and back to grab those breathtaking, lava spewing shots companies are willing to pay top dollar to use.
These two New Zealand natives are part of a camera-wielding, globe-trotting band of adrenaline junkies who make a living traveling around the Ring of Fire to peer into the fiery abyss of an active volcano.
“Every single volcano is different,” Brad Ambrose told ABC's Gloria Riviera for “Nightline.” “They’ve got different-- basically different personalities.”
“Nightline” followed the Ambrose family and Brad’s boss Geoff Mackley on a recent adventure through Indonesia on their latest quest to capture the ultimate shot. Their destination was a remote, violent volcano that few people have ever visited -- Batu Tara, an angry volcano on an uninhabited, inhospitable island.
Mackley, who led the expedition, is a legend in the business and a life-long volcano addict.
- ABC News Nightline at Nightline Fix1 day ago
By Lesley Messer
Just one year ago, the idea of George Clooney getting married was preposterous, even to him. But how times have changed. The longtime bachelor married lawyer Amal Alamuddin Saturday in Venice, only five months after proposing and less than a year after the couple was first linked. Their civil ceremony is scheduled for today.
But how did Clooney get here? Here are the women who had previously captured the heart of the Oscar winner.
Stacy Keibler, 2011-2013
Keibler made her big debut as Clooney's girlfriend mid-2011, and the two were inseparable for more than a year before work commitments kept them apart. Finally, Keibler pulled the plug on the relationship, though a source told ABC News that the decision "had nothing to do with kids or wanting to get married." They remain friends, and Keiber, now married to Jared Pobre, recently gave birth to her first child, a daughter.
Elisabetta Canalis, 2009-2011
- ABC News Nightline at Nightline Fix6 days ago
By Juju Chang, Jackie Jesko and Lauren Effron
When Jane West and her friends get together, the laughter rolls, trays of food and stories are passed around. But instead of splitting bottles of wine, these women like to unwind with artisanal marijuana.
West and her friends, some mothers with young children, are regular pot smokers who are unapologetic about getting high. Some, like West, have made it their mission to make smoking pot as socially acceptable as having a glass of wine.
“If other people were willing to talk about it, instead of saying, ‘Oh, my God, I was so drunk last night,’ be comfortable saying, ‘Oh, my God, I was so stoned last night,’ then more people would be talking about it just as openly,” West, 38, said.
Recreational pot use is still illegal in most parts of the United States, but Denver, where West lives, has become a mecca for pot lovers since Colorado legalized marijuana earlier this year, followed by Washington as the only other state where recreational use is legal.
- ABC News Nightline at Nightline Fix7 days ago
By Martha Raddatz, Luis Martinez and Lee Ferran
The United States launched several airstrikes against ISIS targets inside Syria for the first time late Monday in what a defense official said was a "successful" start in a new front in the battle against the terror group and, separately, in potentially averting an imminent threat to the homeland from a shadowy al Qaeda group.
While the United States is still "assessing the effectiveness" of the bombing campaign against ISIS, which included up to 20 targets, the Pentagon believes “that we were successful in hitting what we were aiming at,” Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said.
"We took out command-and-control facilities, supply depots, some training areas, some vehicles and trucks, that kind of thing. Mainly, what we were going after was this group's ability to sustain itself, to resource itself and to, frankly, command and control and lead their forces,” Kirby told “Good Morning America,” referring to ISIS.
- ABC News Nightline at Nightline Fix8 days ago
By Darren Rovell, Meredith Frost, Lauren Effron
How much would you be willing to pay to get the new iPhone 6 on the day it came out, without having to wait in line?
Robert Samuel knows some people are willing to pay good money to have someone else do the waiting for them. In fact, he has turned line-waiting into a prospering business.
Samuel and his company, Same Ole Line Dudes, are professional line waiters -- literal stand-ins for other person who want the new iPhone 6, latest limited edition shoes, new video game console, whatever the hot ticket item is of the moment.
Friday was the first day customers could purchase the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in stores, Samuel got an order to secure 22 iPhones for 11 impatient customers. Hours before Apple stores in New York City opened, he and the other 10 men he employed to secure the phones scouted out store locations across the city to see which would be best, sharing war stories and comparing wait times.
Samuel, 39, got in line at the Apple store on 14th Street in Manhattan around 6 p.m. on Wednesday and waited for the next 38 hours to secure the iPhones.
- ABC News Nightline at Nightline Fix12 days ago
“Scandal,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “How to Get Away With Murder” are some of the most buzzed about television productions of the fall, and they’re keeping the shows’ creator, Shonda Rhimes, very busy.
“GMA”’s co-anchor, Robin Roberts, visited “Shondaland,” the name of Rhimes' production company and the term she and her colleagues use to refer to their workplace.
During the interview they talked about the last time a producer had three top shows on at the same time.
“I think it was Aaron Spelling -- “T.J. Hooker,” “(The) Love Boat,” “Fantasy Island," Rhimes, 44, said.
Rhimes, a producer, director and writer, told Roberts what it was like for her to know people were watching her shows and connecting with her.
'It's a Marriage. It's a Family'
“I remember my first experience, “Grey’s (Anatomy),” I felt like I was kind of just writing in my diary,” she said. “And it felt really surprising to me that I everybody else was watching.”
Rhimes is known for vetting her casts closely. Actress Kerry Washington, who plays Olivia Pope on “Scandal,” has said auditioning for Rhimes was like being vetted for the White House, but harder.
- ABC News Nightline at Nightline Fix14 days ago
By Jackie Pou and Lauren Effron
As the fashion goddess Coco Chanel used to say –- less is more.
And these days, it's never been truer.
Fashion industry experts say more and more consumers are buying more high-quality clothes than ever before, spending an average of $900 annually in high-end fashion and investing in what the industry calls "accessible luxury."
A new crop of designers, such as Rebecca Minkoff, are paying attention, keeping their prices anywhere from $200 to $500 per item and catering to customers looking to upgrade their closets with better quality staples.
"It doesn't have to break the bank," Minkoff said. "We focus on the cut and the fit a little bit more than someone who is churning out massive amounts of units and that alone makes a difference."
Joe Zee, one of the top stylists in the country, has recreated fashion at Elle magazine and is now editor-in-chief of Yahoo's fashion site. He says most consumers are starting to buy "investment pieces."
- ABC News Nightline at Nightline Fix15 days ago
By Ashley Louszko, Claire Pederson and Lauren Effron
Many Miss America contestants spend years preparing for that big moment when they get the chance to grace that big Atlantic City stage.
Beauty queens aren’t born after all. They’re made, and some of the competition’s winners were made by an Alabama man named Bill Alverson.
Alverson, the father of three grown children, is one of the most successful and sought out pageant coaches in the United States, turning beginners into pageant stars.
“We need to understand, life’s hard, life’s cruel, life can be great. But what are you doing with it?” he said. “’Why did you fail? Why did you not know the answer?’ And then if we can work from that, and see where that’s going, then even if you don’t win the crown, you’re getting life experience that’s going make you incredibly successful.”
People pay $125 an hour to get a dose of his tough love because Alverson gets results. The past two Miss America winners, the current Miss America Nina Davuluri and Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan, are his former students. In fact, Alverson has coached six of the 53 women who are vying for the 2015 Miss America title this Sunday.
- ABC News Nightline at Nightline Fix19 days ago
By Mary Bruce, Michael Falcone, and Erin Dooley
In an address to the nation Wednesday, President Obama laid out his most detailed plan yet to "lead a broad coalition" to confront the vexing problem of ISIS, the militant group that executed American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff in Syria and terrorized civilians in Syria and neighboring Iraq.
“I have made it clear that we will hunt down terrorists who threaten our country, wherever they are,” the president said from the White House. “This is a core principle of my presidency: If you threaten America, you will find no safe haven.”
Here’s Obama's four-point plan to destroy ISIS:
AMPING UP AIRSTRIKES
-The president vowed to expand the air campaign beyond its original two missions: protecting Americans and providing humanitarian aid. Now, airstrikes will be used a part of a broader effort to “roll back” ISIS in Iraq.
- ABC News Nightline at Nightline Fix20 days ago
The Apple Watch went through “millions” of different version before it was unveiled today in Cupertino, California, Apple Senior Vice President of Design Jony Ive told ABC News’ David Muir in an exclusive interview.
“When you actually do the calculations, it’s millions and millions,” Ive said. “We’ve always tried to make products that people don’t begrudgingly use but want to use, and I think that the bar for that is very high when it’s something that you wear and it’s something that you’re going to wear all day, every day.”
It was Ive’s voice that narrated the pre-recorded video demonstration for the smartwatch during today’s big unveiling at the Flint Center in Cupertino.
The watches, Ive said, come in three collections and a range of faces, which can differentiate between a touch and a press.
“The way that we treated this from a design point of view was that you had hardware and then software,” Ive said. “Our experience as customers, as users, is they’re the same. They’re one and the same. So in terms of this, we designed the user interface, gave people multiple choices.”