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Investors Assess Latest Batch of Company Earnings to End the Month

Investors Assess Latest Batch of Company Earnings to End the Month

tarabird/iStock/ThinkStock(NEW YORK) -- Stocks moved lower, to end the month, as investors assessed the latest batch of company earnings.The Dow closed down 55 points, the NASDAQ fell a fractiona nd the S&P gave up 5 points.Energy stocks were among the biggest losers. Exxon and Chevron dragged the Dow down more than 50 points.Healthcare stocks, however, ...

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Report Finds Southern Italy Region Poorest in Eurozone

Report Finds Southern Italy Region Poorest in Eurozone

Frank Lombardi Jr/iStock/ThinkStock(ROME, Italy) -- A report by the Association for Industrial Development in southern Italy shows that the region south of Rome are the poorest in the Eurozone.Employment in southern Italy, long plagued by corruption and organized crime, is lower than in any country in the European Union, at just 40 percent.Economic growth has ...

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Khloe Kardashian: We Still Call Caitlyn Jenner, Bruce

Khloe Kardashian: We Still Call Caitlyn Jenner, Bruce

Cindy Ord/NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment(LOS ANGELES) -- Since Caitlyn Jenner debuted her new look on the cover of Vanity Fair in June, her family has been slowly getting used to her new look. Khloe Kardashian even admitted Thursday that she still calls her step-father, Bruce, Jenner's name at birth."We don't like to say that Bruce is gone, per se. We, my sisters and I, ...

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18-Month-Old Boy Burned to Death in West Bank Laid to Rest

18-Month-Old Boy Burned to Death in West Bank Laid to Rest

Pawel Gaul/iStock/ThinkStock(JERUSALEM) -- It’s the tiniest grave in the village’s cemetery, just big enough for a bundle nearly two feet long.Eighteen-month-old Ali Dawabsheh burned to death after Jewish extremists attacked his family today in the Palestinian village of Duma, near Nablus. By Friday night, the Palestinian Justice Ministry autopsy report found soot inside the toddler’s ...

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Hillary Clinton ‘Fit to Serve as President,’ Doctor Says

Hillary Clinton 'Fit to Serve as President,' Doctor Says

Lisa Lake/Getty Images for Massachusetts Conference for Women(NEW YORK) -- Hillary Clinton’s doctor says she has no lasting effects from a concussion she suffered while serving as secretary of state in 2012, backing up statements that she has made in the years since the incident.A statement released on Friday by Clinton’s doctor detailing her current ...

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Mark Zuckerberg Announces He’s Going to Be a Dad

Mark Zuckerberg Announces He's Going to Be a Dad

Steve Jennings/Getty Images for Breakthrough Prize(MENLO PARK, Calif.) -- Mark Zuckerberg is going to be a dad.The Facebook CEO, 31, announced the happy news on his Facebook wall that he and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, are expecting a daughter.In the post, Zuckerberg opened up about the couple's struggles with starting a family and the ...

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How Eddie Redmayne Transformed into Stephen Hawking for “The Theory of Everything”

How Eddie Redmayne Transformed into Stephen Hawking for The Theory of Everything

Paul Drinkwater/NBC(LOS ANGELES) -- Oscar-nominated actor Eddie Redmayne said it took him four months to prepare for his role as physicist and bestselling author Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything.Redmayne said he reconfigured his body, with a choreographer’s help, to capture Hawking at each specific stage of his decades-long battle with ALS.“I just needed to train my body, just in ...

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Nebraska Pilot Critically Burned in East Texas Plane Crash

SULPHUR SPRINGS (AP) - Authorities say a 46-year-old pilot from Nebraska has been critically burned in the crash of his small plane at an East Texas airport. David German of Ogallala, Nebraska, was at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas on Friday. Sulphur Springs police say the crash happened Thursday night at ...

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Lufkin Teen Guilty of Assault in Shooting of Postal Worker

Lufkin Teen Guilty of Assault in Shooting of Postal Worker

LUFKIN (AP) - A Lufkin teenager faces up to 10 years in prison for shooting a postal worker in the leg as she delivered mail last fall. The Lufkin Daily News reports 17-year-old Jaylon Carroll Wortham pleaded guilty Thursday to assault in a plea deal. Lufkin police say Lindsey Guthery ...

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Palestine Issues Burn Ban

PALESTINE -- Effective Friday, July 31, the City of Palestine is under a burn ban and will not issue burn permits until further notice. According to a city news release, Fire Marshal Kyle Betterton says weather conditions are not currently favorable for burning. Officials say the hot, dry conditions make any spark ...

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Super Load 2 Hitting the Road This Weekend

TYLER – The second “super load” being transported from the Port of Caddo-Bossier to Eastman Chemical in Longview hits the road at 6 a.m. Saturday and is expected to roll into Texas Sunday morning. In a news release, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) advises motorists to avoid the route scheduled for the convoy. ...

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Police: Big Marijuana Haul Found in Vehicle Toolbox

TYLER -- Tyler police are reporting the arrest of two men from New Mexico around 10 p.m. last Sunday for possession of 176 pounds of marijuana. Police say the drug was located in the toolbox of the men's pickup while they stayed at the La Quinta Inn on WSW Loop 323. K-9 ...

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Longview Seeks Dismissal of Coignard Lawsuit

LONGVIEW -- The city of Longview is requesting dismissal of a lawsuit filed by the family of Kristiana Coignard. The parents of a teen shot dead after charging officers with a knife are seeking $10 million in damages in the suit. They are seeking damages for the violation of Kristiana Joy Coginard's Fourth ...

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Longview Police Chief Retires

LONGVIEW -- Today is the final day on the job for Longview Police Chief Don Dingler. The Longview native has served the city 42 years. He has been police chief since 2011. Beginning Saturday, Assistant Chief Mike Bishop will serve as interim police chief. A set schedule has not been determined for filling the ...

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Police: Big Marijuana Haul Found in Vehicle Toolbox

Posted/updated on: July 31, 2015 at 3:56 pm

SDC11282TYLER — Tyler police are reporting the arrest of two men from New Mexico around 10 p.m. last Sunday for possession of 176 pounds of marijuana. Police say the drug was located in the toolbox of the men’s pickup while they stayed at the La Quinta Inn on WSW Loop 323. K-9 Officer Steve Black says he saw the men in the parking lot standing next to a pickup acting suspiciously and that a strong odor of marijuana was soon detected coming from the truck. According to a police news release, Black found 160 individual packages of marijuana. 30-year-old Trey Bailey Bissett of Las Cruces, New Mexico, and 22-year-old Shawn C. Yelton of Dona Ana, New Mexico, were arrested and jailed on marijuana possession charges.

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Longview Seeks Dismissal of Coignard Lawsuit

Posted/updated on: July 31, 2015 at 3:56 pm

Kristina CoignardLONGVIEW — The city of Longview is requesting dismissal of a lawsuit filed by the family of Kristiana Coignard. The parents of a teen shot dead after charging officers with a knife are seeking $10 million in damages in the suit. They are seeking damages for the violation of Kristiana Joy Coginard’s Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure. The victim was killed in the Longview Police Department lobby January 22. Read more …

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Palestine Issues Burn Ban

Posted/updated on: July 31, 2015 at 3:55 pm

burn-ban_1PALESTINE — Effective Friday, July 31, the City of Palestine is under a burn ban and will not issue burn permits until further notice. According to a city news release, Fire Marshal Kyle Betterton says weather conditions are not currently favorable for burning. Officials say the hot, dry conditions make any spark potentially dangerous. You’re urged not to throw cigarette butts out of vehicles or onto grassy areas, and to maintain engines and machinery properly to stop random sparking. You’re also asked to be careful with outdoor grilling, which is deemed a potential hazard though it isn’t currently banned. Betterton says to be sure that when you are done grilling, extinguish all coals and don’t leave anything burning.

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Nebraska Pilot Critically Burned in East Texas Plane Crash

Posted/updated on: July 31, 2015 at 3:53 pm

FAASULPHUR SPRINGS (AP) – Authorities say a 46-year-old pilot from Nebraska has been critically burned in the crash of his small plane at an East Texas airport. David German of Ogallala, Nebraska, was at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas on Friday. Sulphur Springs police say the crash happened Thursday night at Sulphur Springs Municipal Airport. The Federal Aviation Administration says the single-engine O’Dell Aeromaster crashed and burned while taking off. Police Chief Jay Sanders says authorities are trying to determine whether German’s plane had engine trouble. German was alone on the aircraft. A hospital spokeswoman said German was in critical condition Friday and provided no additional information on his injuries.

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TABC: No Evidence of Wrongdoing by Bars in Fatal Accident

Posted/updated on: July 31, 2015 at 3:57 pm

crabtreecarl_42797_ver1.0TYLER – An investigation by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission has found no evidence of overserving by two bars visited by a suspected drunk driver prior to a double-fatal highway crash in southern Smith County. That’s according to a TABC news release. Carl Crabtree, 30, of Bullard, has been charged with intoxication manslaughter for his alleged role in the March 4 accident. According to the news release, TABC agents visited Click’s Billiards and Daniel Boone’s Grill & Tavern in Tyler after an investigation determined Crabtree had been drinking at both bars prior to the accident. Investigators say they examined sales receipts and security videos, and spoke with employees and witnesses, to determine whether either bar contributed to the accident by serving alcohol to an intoxicated person. Read more …

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Lufkin Teen Guilty of Assault in Shooting of Postal Worker

Posted/updated on: July 31, 2015 at 3:55 pm

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LUFKIN (AP) – A Lufkin teenager faces up to 10 years in prison for shooting a postal worker in the leg as she delivered mail last fall. The Lufkin Daily News reports 17-year-old Jaylon Carroll Wortham pleaded guilty Thursday to assault in a plea deal. Lufkin police say Lindsey Guthery was wearing a U.S. Postal Service uniform when she was shot last November while walking her route. She was treated for a wound to her left leg. Wortham initially denied targeting the carrier and told police he used an air rifle to shoot at a bird or a squirrel. Wortham, who was tried as an adult in the felony case, pleaded guilty to assault against a government employee and awaits sentencing.

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Longview Police Chief Retires

Posted/updated on: July 31, 2015 at 3:56 pm

Don DinglerLONGVIEW — Today is the final day on the job for Longview Police Chief Don Dingler. The Longview native has served the city 42 years. He has been police chief since 2011. Beginning Saturday, Assistant Chief Mike Bishop will serve as interim police chief. A set schedule has not been determined for filling the police chief’s post. According to the Longview News-Journal, Dingler began his career with Longview as a police officer in 1973. Over the years, he has worked assignments in patrol, traffic, training, jail services and narcotics. As a command level officer, he served as the commander in all major components of the police department.

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Marshall Police Seek Missing Teen

Posted/updated on: July 31, 2015 at 3:57 pm

alvidez_1438289457689_3112706_ver1.0MARSHALL — The Marshall Police Department needs the public’s help finding Mariah Anne Alvidrez. KETK reports the 16-year-old was last seen July 10 in the East Grand and East Houston areas. She is described as 5 feet 3 inches tall, weighs 120 pounds, and has brown hair and hazel eyes. If you have seen her or have information on her location, call the Marshall Police Department at (903) 935-4575.

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Super Load 2 Hitting the Road This Weekend

Posted/updated on: July 31, 2015 at 3:55 pm

Super Load 2TYLER – The second “super load” being transported from the Port of Caddo-Bossier to Eastman Chemical in Longview hits the road at 6 a.m. Saturday and is expected to roll into Texas Sunday morning. In a news release, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) advises motorists to avoid the route scheduled for the convoy. “Super load” Part 2 is expected to enter Texas via U.S. 79 at Panola at about 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, according to the carrier, Edwards Moving and Rigging. The transport is delivering a super long reflux tank from the port to the plant in Longview but will travel a slightly different route for a portion of the trip. Read more …

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Woman Who Ran Child Placement Agency Accused of Fraud

Posted/updated on: July 31, 2015 at 3:50 pm

dept-justice-sealHOUSTON (AP) – A Houston woman who operated a foster care and child placement agency has been accused of adoption fraud. Simone Swenson was arrested Friday after being indicted by a federal grand jury in Houston. Prosecutors say Swenson owned Sans Pareil Center for Children and Family Services LLC. Prosecutors say Sans Pareil defrauded couples seeking to adopt by promising the same baby to multiple families. The agency’s license was revoked in 2012 after regulators discovered money intended for foster families was used for mortgage payments and for visits to a nail salon. Swenson faces mail fraud counts and remains in custody pending an initial court appearance Monday. No working publicly listed phone number for the agency could immediately be located Friday. Authorities didn’t immediately provide attorney information for Swenson.

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Charges Filed against Ex-Surgeon Accused in Deaths of Two

Posted/updated on: July 31, 2015 at 3:52 pm

DALLAS (AP) – A former neurosurgeon whose medical license was revoked after two patients died now faces potential prison time. Dr. Christopher Duntsch was being held Friday in Dallas County Jail on bond exceeding $600,000. He was indicted last week on charges that include five counts of aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury. Officials say the 44-year-old Duntsch in 2012 botched two surgeries that resulted in significant blood loss and ultimately the deaths of the patients. They say four others he operated on suffered disabling injuries. His attorney, Mario Herrera, says his client has not entered a plea but will fight the charges. Duntsch’s medical license was revoked by the state in 2013.

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Deputy Faces Jail Drug-Smuggling Case

Posted/updated on: July 31, 2015 at 3:52 pm

thSAN ANTONIO (AP) – A South Texas jailer has been accused of smuggling drugs to inmates. Bexar County Sheriff Susan Pamerleau says 22-year-old Deputy Termaine Elliott was arrested Friday at work in San Antonio. Pamerleau says undercover investigators believe Elliott was transporting drugs and other contraband to inmates. She declined to identify what drugs were involved, including some confiscated from Elliott when he was arrested. Elliott joined the sheriff’s department in February and was assigned to the Bexar County Adult Detention Center. He’s charged with bribery and possession of controlled substances in a correctional facility. The sheriff did not immediately release bond or custody details for Elliott, or information on an attorney to speak on his behalf. If convicted, Elliott faces up to 20 years in each felony count.

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About 200 Neglected Horses to Remain in Houston SPCA Care

Posted/updated on: July 31, 2015 at 3:52 pm

spca-logoCONROE (AP) – About 200 neglected horses seized from a Houston-area ranch will remain with an animal protection group and the owners must pay $485,000 in care costs. A judge in Conroe declined to return the horses to Herman and Kathleen Hoffman. They appealed an initial court ruling that granted custody to the Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The SPCA provided the estimated cost of caring for the horses, which were seized from the Hoffman property on June 24. Experts say many of the horses were starving or had neglect-related health issues. An attorney for the Hoffmans, who face misdemeanor animal cruelty charges in the case, declined comment Thursday.

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Texas Woman Charged in Oklahoma with Medicaid Fraud

Posted/updated on: July 31, 2015 at 3:45 pm

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has filed Medicaid fraud and identity theft charges against a Texas woman. Pruitt said Friday 37-year-old Melody Lewis of Dallas fraudulently billed the Oklahoma HealthCare Authority for nearly $75,000 from October 2011 through September 2014. Court records do not list an attorney for Lewis. Pruitt says Lewis worked for several behavioral counseling agencies in the Oklahoma City area when she used the identities of 65 different Medicaid recipients to file more than 1,000 claims for face-to-face services. Pruitt says investigators found that Lewis was traveling out of state when she claimed to have provided the face-to-face services.

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Doctor Pleads Guilty in Colorado Painkiller Case

Posted/updated on: July 31, 2015 at 3:46 pm

MONTROSE, Colo. (AP) – One of two doctors accused of overprescribing painkillers at clinics in western Colorado has pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge. The Montrose Daily Press reports that court documents show that Eric Peper of Summerland Key, Florida, pleaded guilty to the charge Wednesday and agreed to fully cooperate with authorities, including offering testimony. Federal prosecutors allege that Piper and Sam Jahani of Beaumont, Texas, overprescribed the drugs to defraud health care benefit programs. They say the drugs contributed to the deaths of four people. Jahani has pleaded not guilty and is set for trial next year. Peper will be sentenced Dec. 1. Peper worked for Jahani, who formerly operated Urgent Care Inc. clinics in Delta, Montrose and Grand Junction. They were shut down after a 2009 raid by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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IOC Names Beijing as Host City for 2022 Winter Olympics

Richard Heathcote/Getty Images(KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia) -- The 2022 Winter Olympics are headed to China.

The International Olympic Committee announced on Friday that Beijing will be the host city for the Games. The IOC made its decision in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia after hearing final appeals from officials representing Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan, the other city in contention.

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Sprint Cup Series Visits Pocono This Weekend

Jerry Markland/Getty Images(LONG POND, Pa.) -- The Sprint Cup Series will race in Pennsylvania this weekend.

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Scoreboard Roundup — 7/30/15

iStock/ThinkStock(NEW YORK) -- AMERICAN LEAGUE
Detroit 9, Baltimore 8
Toronto 5, Kansas City 2
Boston 8, Chicago White Sox 2
Texas 7, N.Y. Yankees 6
Houston 3, L.A. Angels 0
Minnesota 9, Seattle 5
Cleveland 3, Oakland 1

NATIONAL LEAGUE
San Diego 8, N.Y. Mets 7
Washington 1, Miami 0
Philadelphia 4, Atlanta 1
Cincinnati 15, Pittsburgh 5
St....

Jets’ Sheldon Richardson Charged with Resisting Arrest, Speeding

Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images(ST. LOUIS, Mo.) -- New York Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson, fresh off a four-game suspension for use of marijuana, was charged with multiple traffic violations and resisting arrest following an incident earlier this month.

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One Day After Failed Trade, Carlos Gomez Dealt to Houston

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Blue Jays Acquire David Price from Tigers

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Minnesota Judge Orders Tom Brady Lawsuit to Be Transferred to NY

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Scoreboard Roundup — 7/29/15

iStock/ThinkStock(NEW YORK) -- INTERLEAGUE
Pittsburgh 10, Minnesota 4
Arizona 8, Seattle 2
Baltimore 2, Atlanta 0
Toronto 8, Philadelphia 2
L.A. Dodgers 10, Oakland 7

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Detroit 2, Tampa Bay 1
Cleveland 12, Kansas City 1
Chicago White Sox 9, Boston 2
Texas 5, N.Y. Yankees 2
Houston 6, L.A. Angels 3

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Chicago Cubs 3, Colorado...

NASCAR Penalizes No. 98 Team for Indy Violation

Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) -- NASCAR has penalized Premium Motorsports' No. 98 Ford team for a violation last weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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New England Patriots Owner Bob Kraft Defends Tom Brady

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Kraft said he regrets not taking legal action in May when the team was fined by the NFL.

"I was wrong to put my faith in the league," Kraft said,...

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Posted/updated on: July 31, 2015 at 3:26 pm

WEATHER REPORT AND SUMMARY:
KTYR
VT [VALID TIME] THROUGH 08/01/2015@1030C
ISSUED: 07/31/2015 1526C

TYLER-LONGVIEW METROPOLITAN AREA FORECAST:
REST OF TODAY: mostly sunny, high middle 90s, east winds about 10 mph;
TONIGHT: mostly clear, low near 70, east winds 5-10 mph;
SATURDAY: mostly sunny, high upper 90s, east winds 5-10 mph;
SATURDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low lower 70s, southeast winds about 5 mph;
SUNDAY: mostly sunny, high upper 90s, southeast winds 5-10 mph;
SUNDAY NIGHT: mostly clear, low middle 70s, southeast winds about 5 mph;
MONDAY: partly cloudy, high near 101, southeast winds 5-10 mph.
EXTENDED FORECAST:
MONDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low middle 70s;
TUESDAY: partly cloudy, high upper 90s;
TUESDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low middle 70s;
WEDNESDAY: partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high upper 90s;
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low middle 70s;
THURSDAY: partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high near 100;
THURSDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low middle 70s;
FRIDAY: partly cloudy, high near 100.
MID-RANGE OUTLOOK FOR AUGUST 8-14, 2015:
Above normal temperatures and below normal precipitation.

TYLER CLIMATE DATA FOR July 31, 2015
(The report is for the twemty hours ending at 2000 Greenwich
Mean Time, 3:00 p.m. Central Daylight-saving Time. The maximum
and minimum temperatures represent the observations during the preceding fourteen hours, and precipitation during the preceding twenty hours. The temperature and cumulative precipitation observations are made at NWS/419207, Tyler, Texas City Office, 95.3W/32.3N, 158M.
MAXIMUM 93
MINIMUM 77
PRECIPITATION 0.00
MONTH-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 0.00
YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 39.94

LONGVIEW CLIMATE DATA FOR July 31, 2015
(The report is for the twenty hours ending at 2000 Greenwich
Mean Time, 3:00 p.m. Central Daylight-saving Time. The maximum
and minimum temperatures represent observations during the preceding fourteen hours, while the precipitation represents observations during the preceding twenty hours. The observations are made at WMO/722470, Longview, Texas–East Texas Regional Airport, [94.7W/32.4N, 107M]
MAXIMUM 96
MINIMUM 77
PRECIPITATION 0.00
MONTH-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 0.15
YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 41.61

PUBLIC FORECAST EXPLANATION
ISSUED: 07/31/2015 1517C
Temperatures are running 5-8 degrees lower this afternoon than twenty-four hours ago,
and dew points are running from the middle 50s in the east to the lower 60s in the southwest.
This is the result of the milder and dry air mass behind last night’s cold front.
Rainfall was disappointing except over the southeast, where a station in Nacogdoches
county measured 1.27 inches.
The upper air high is over New Mexico. It is going to stay there, and we’ll be on its
eastern flank. This means that disturbances will be dropping in occasionally. Also, the 500-mb.
Level over us should increase a bit late this weekend.
The two above ideas result in a) warmer temperatures starting Monday, b) higher
humidities starting Monday night or Tuesday, and c) low-end shower chances during the middle
of next week.
At mid-afternoon today, temperatures are in the lower to middle 90s, winds are
northeasterly at 5-15 mph, and skies are fair to clear. RKP

CODED CITIES FORECAST–TYR
ISSUED: 07/31/2015 1520C

DAY WX TEMP POP
Saturday SUNNY 71/97 05%/00%
Sunday SUNNY 74/99 00%/00%
Monday PARTLY CLOUDY 75/101 00%/05%

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Charleston Church Shooting Suspect Dylann Roof Pleads Not Guilty

Grace Beahm-Pool/Getty Images(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- Alleged Charleston, South Carolina, church shooter Dylann Roof appeared in court Friday to face federal hate crime charges.

Roof's new attorneys told a federal judge that Roof is prepared to plead guilty to 33 federal hate crimes stemming from last month's massacre at Emanuel AME Church that killed nine people.

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Coast Guard Will Suspend Search for Teens Missing at Sea

US Coast Guard(MIAMI) -- The Coast Guard is expected to suspend its search for two Florida teenagers who've been missing at sea for one week.

The search for Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen, both 14, will be suspended at sunset tonight, Capt. Mark Fedor, of the Coast Guard's 7th District in Miami, said at a news conference Friday.

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Escaped Inmate Captured in Pa., Suspected of Murdering Woman

iStock/Thinkstock(KITTANNING, Pa.) -- An escaped inmate has been captured in western Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania State Police said on Friday that Robert Crissman was caught a little more than 24 hours after he walked away from the Armstrong County Jail, where he was serving time for a probation violation. He is suspected of killing a woman during his brief freedom.

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Car Crashes into Barricade at US Capitol Building, Police Say

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- A car smashed into a barricade at the U.S. Capitol building Friday morning, putting the U.S. Capitol on high alert.

The maroon Nissan Altima, which had Florida plates, hit a security barricade at Independence Avenue and New Jersey Avenue Southeast, at the South entrance to the U.S. Capitol grounds just before 9 a.m.

The car did not...

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This 19-Year-Old Will Spend the Next 25 Years as a Registered Sex Offender

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University of Cincinnati Police Officer Pays Bond, Released from Prison

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Tensing had been on suicide watch until his release at about 6:35 p.m. Thursday. Hamilton County Sheriff's Office Major Charmaine McGuffy said at a press conference outside the jail that Tensing had not received...

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Deliberations Begin in James Holmes Murder Trial

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Passengers Forced to Evacuate Two Planes at DFW Airport

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Surveillance Video Shows Lafayette Movie Theater Gunman Buying Tickets Before Shooting

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The black-and-white security video released Thursday by authorities shows 59-year-old John Russeull Houser, wearing an untucked short-sleeve shirt and shorts,...

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Mystery Oil Sheen Discovered Off California Coast

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Judge Sets $1 Million Bond for Cincinnati Cop Accused of Murdering Samuel DuBose

Hamilton County Sheriff's Office(CINCINNATI) — Police Officer Ray Tensing, who is accused of murdering Samuel DuBose during a traffic stop in Cincinnati, was arraigned in court Thursday.

Tensing, 25, was indicted Wednesday on one count of murder and one count of voluntary manslaughter for the shooting death of the unarmed DuBose on July 19. If Tensing is convicted on...

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Theater Shooting Survivor Describes Taking Bullet to Protect Friend

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18-Foot-Long Burmese Python Weighing 133 Pounds Caught in Florida Everglades

U.S. Geological Survey(EVERGLADES CITY, Fla.) — A massive female Burmese python — 18 feet 3 inches long and 133 pounds heavy -- was recently discovered and caught in the Everglades National Park in Florida, according to U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) officials.

The "big gal" is not a record-breaker, though she's only three inches shy of the longest python documented...

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AK-47 Bandit Strikes Again, Robs Credit Union in Iowa

FBI(MASON CITY, Iowa) -- A man dubbed the "AK-47 Bandit," who the FBI says shot a police officer after robbing a bank three years ago, has struck again.

The FBI released photos of the man robbing a credit union in Mason City, Iowa, on Tuesday. Armed with his signature AK-47, the man drove off with an undisclosed amount of...

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James Holmes ‘Never Harmed Anyone’ Until Massacre, Mom Says

Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office(CENTENNIAL, Colo.) -- Arlene Holmes smiled at her son James as she sat down in the witness box Wednesday, stuttering as nerves caused her to misspell her middle name.

But she soon had the courtroom’s attention as she made a desperate bid to save his life as he faces the death penalty for the 2012 Aurora,...

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18-Month-Old Boy Burned to Death in West Bank Laid to Rest

Pawel Gaul/iStock/ThinkStock(JERUSALEM) -- It’s the tiniest grave in the village’s cemetery, just big enough for a bundle nearly two feet long.

Eighteen-month-old Ali Dawabsheh burned to death after Jewish extremists attacked his family today in the Palestinian village of Duma, near Nablus. By Friday night, the Palestinian Justice Ministry autopsy report found soot inside the toddler’s body, confirming he...

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Meet Earth’s Closest Rocky Neighbor Outside the Solar System

Artist's rendering. NASA/JPL-Caltech(WASHINGTON) -- Earth's closest rocky neighbor outside of the solar system has been confirmed using NASA's Spitzer telescope.

The alien rocky planet has been named HD 219134b and is 1.6 times the size of Earth, according to NASA. What makes this exoplanet special is it's 21 light-years away from Earth, while most other exoplanets that have been...

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Cecil the Lion: New Details Emerge into the Moments Before He Was Shot

Glen Stubbe/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The American dentist who acknowledged earlier this week that he shot Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe had “no idea” that he had killed a beloved and famous lion who was wearing a GPS tracking collar, according to the tour guide’s lawyer.

Professional hunter and guide Theo Bronkhorst was with Dr....

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Man Describes Finding Piece That Could Unravel MH370 Mystery

YANNICK PITOU/AFP/Getty Images(PARIS) -- Johnny Begue and his friend were out looking for stones earlier this week on Reunion Island when he stumbled upon a piece of an airplane wing washed up on the sand.

"I asked my friend to come help pick it up. First we thought that we'd use it as a piece of decoration and then...

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Arson Attack in West Bank Kills Palestinian Toddler, Injures Four

iStock/Thinkstock(JERUSALEM) -- An arson attack in the West Bank killed a Palestinian toddler and injured four other family members on Friday.

The Israel Defense Forces said two houses near the Palestinian city of Nablus were set ablaze and sprayed painted with words in Hebrew.

The perpetrators are believed to have entered the village early Friday morning. The Israeli military...

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Taliban Names Mullah Omar’s Successor

iStock/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- A day after confirming the death of its leader, Mullah Omar, the Taliban has named his successor.

Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansoor will serve as the group's new leader, the Taliban confirmed in a statement Friday. He was appointed by senior religious leaders and Taliban council.

The group also appointed Sirajuddin Haqani and Mawlavi Haibatullah, a senior...

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US Intel Assessment Suggested That MH370 Taken Off Course: Source

YANNICK PITOU/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- U.S. intelligence agencies put together an assessment in the wake of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 indicating that the plane was deliberately taken off course, according to a source with knowledge of the matter.

The assessment -- made months ago and concerning what most likely happened to the plane, which disappeared in...

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MH370 Probe: Recovered Airplane Part May Hold Clues About How Jet Went Down, Expert Says

(NEW YORK) -- The type of damage sustained by a piece of airplane debris that washed ashore on an island near Madagascar suggests that the plane likely did not suffer a high-speed, nose-down impact, one expert tells ABC News.

The debris, which engineers believe probably came from a Boeing 777, has sparked renewed speculation about the plight of MH370, a...

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Mexico City Bans Cages, Restraints at Facilities for People With Disabilities

ABC News traveled to Mexico City, Mexico, with Disability Rights International recently as the advocacy group investigated the conditions of state-funded facilities where children, some of them with disabilities, are left to grow up. ABC News(MEXICO CITY) -- A Mexico City official said the city would ban the use of restraints and cages on children under its care and...

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Man Arrested After Six Stabbed at Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade

THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images(JERUSALEM) -- Police arrested a man on Thursday accused of stabbing six people at the Jerusalem Gay Pride parade.

A police spokesperson identified the suspect as Yishai Schlissel, an ultra-Orthodox Jew who was sentenced to 12 years in prison after stabbing three people at the same parade in 2005. Schlissel was released from prison just three weeks...

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Blue Moon: What Makes Friday’s Moon So Special

somchaisom/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- There's a reason why "once in a blue moon" is a saying and the night sky on Friday will prove it.

A blue moon is defined as any time there is a second full moon during a calendar month, according to NASA. While most years have 12 full moons, this year has 13.

Don't let the...

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US Officials Want Dentist Who Admitted to Killing Cecil the Lion to Contact Them ‘Immediately’

Adam Bettcher/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Walter Palmer, the American dentist who recently admitted to killing Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe, is now being sought by U.S. officials who want him to contact them "immediately."

"The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is investigating the circumstances surrounding the killing of 'Cecil the lion,'" the agency told ABC News in a statement Thursday....

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MH370 Search: A Look at the Plane Part That Was Found

(NEW YORK) — What appears to be a part of a Boeing 777 recovered on an island near Madagascar has sparked renewed interest in the ongoing MH370 investigation.

What exactly is the piece that was found? Malaysia Airlines referred to the airplane component as a “flaperon.”

"At the moment, it would be too premature to speculate on the origin of...

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Mark Zuckerberg Announces He’s Going to Be a Dad

Steve Jennings/Getty Images for Breakthrough Prize(MENLO PARK, Calif.) -- Mark Zuckerberg is going to be a dad.

The Facebook CEO, 31, announced the happy news on his Facebook wall that he and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, are expecting a daughter.

In the post, Zuckerberg opened up about the couple's struggles with starting a family and the "lonely experience"...

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JetBlue Responds to Family Kicked Off Flight Over Toddler’s Seating Arrangement

Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- JetBlue Airlines has responded to the online controversy that erupted after a family says it was kicked off a flight Monday because their 2-year-old son was sitting in his mom’s lap instead of his own seat.

The airline told ABC News in a statement that, “If a customer is unable to follow federally-mandated safety regulations,...

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Texas Man Says His iPhone Survived 9,300-Foot Fall

File photo. (iStock Editorial/Thinkstock)(NEW YORK) -- This is one extreme way to lose -- and later find -- your iPhone.

Ben Wilson, a Texas businessman, said he was riding in a Beechcraft Bonanza airplane from Houston to Wichita Falls, Texas, on Tuesday when a change in pressure caused a door latch to open a few inches.

While Wilson noticed...

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Facebook’s Internet Drone: How It Works

Mark Zucerkberg/Facebook(NEW YORK) -- Facebook is ready to take to the sky.

Mark Zuckerberg revealed the social network has completed production on Aquila, its first solar-powered drone that could one day help beam the Internet into some of the world's most remote areas.

The months ahead will involve plenty of testing for the unmanned, solar powered drone.

The aircraft...

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SoulCycle Planning IPO

Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for SoulCycle(NEW YORK) -- SoulCycle is planning an initial public offering, according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday.

The company, which began as an indoor cycling studio in New York City, now has 300,000 unique riders in 38 U.S. studios, the documents indicate. In 2012, the company says it...

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Unemployment Claims Clim Higher, Mixed Bag on Wall Street

JaysonPhotography/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A mixed day on Wall Street as unemployment claims jumped higher last week.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped 5.41 to a close of 17745.98.

The Nasdaq ended the session at 5128.78, gaining 17.05 from its open, while the S&P 500 close up 0.06 to 2108.63.

SoulCycle is preparing to file for its initial public offering,...

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Sales of Body Camera Type Worn by Cop Indicted for Death of Samuel DuBose on the Rise

Taser International(NEW YORK) — The type of body camera worn by the Cincinnati police officer accused of murder is seeing robust sales, according to the company, which released its earnings report Thursday.

Officer Ray Tensing was arraigned today for the murder of Samuel DuBose during a traffic stop on July 19. Tensing's body camera video shows the encounter with...

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Amazon’s Push-to-Buy ‘Dash’ Buttons Go on Sale

Amazon(NEW YORK) — Amazon is bringing its one-click ordering system to everyday life with its Amazon Dash button.

The push-to-order buttons are now available to Amazon Prime members for $4.99, with 18 different buttons -- each covering a household product. (You may recall they were announced on April 1, leading many to wonder if it was Amazon's idea of...

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US Economy Grew 2.3% in Second Quarter; Jobless Claims Jump to 267K

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The American economy grew 2.3 percent in the second quarter of this year, the Commerce Department revealed on Thursday.

In another good sign, first quarter growth was revised to show a slight rise of 0.6 percent.

Economists are looking for better growth in the second half of this year.

In other economic news, jobless claims jumped to...

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Yahoo Unveils New LiveText Texting App

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- You used to just send a text message. Not anymore.

Mobile users are flocking to amped-up messaging services like Snapchat, Skype, WhatsApp and FaceTime. The options are myriad and Yahoo is jumping into the fray with an innovation of its own: Streaming video plus chat, but no audio at all. It’s typing, reading and watching, all...

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Average Age of Cars in the US Jumps to 11.5 Years

AbleStock.com/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Americans are keeping their cars vehicles longer than ever before, new data shows.

According to IHS Automotive, the average age of all passenger cars and light trucks in the U.S. is now 11.5 years, a slight increase from last year.

This rising age is partly due to the growing reliability of automobiles and the recession.

 “As...

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“Angry Birds 2″: What Makes This Version Different

Angry Birds 2 was released Thursday, July 30, 2015. (Rovio)(NEW YORK) — Angry Birds are taking flight once again.

The latest edition, Angry Birds 2, includes everything players loved about the first game, with some additional surprises including sharper graphics, multi-stage levels and if you can believe it, even more destruction.

"Angry Birds 2 doubles down on...

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Topshop Does About-Face on Super Skinny Mannequin

iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- Topshop is the popular British-based retailer that’s known for its skinny jeans -- and even skinnier mannequins.

The retailer is now saying it will no longer use a particular skinny style of mannequin after a concerned shopper posted a photo on Facebook that showed a jeans-clad mannequin in the retailer’s Cribbs Causeway store in Bristol.

Along...

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‘Happy Birthday to You’ Should Be Copyright Free, Lawyers Say

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Some "newly discovered evidence" may be just the silver bullet that could put the classic song "Happy Birthday to You" in the public domain.

The decades-old song that nearly everyone in America can sing is owned by music company Warner/Chappell, which charges licensing fees to people who use it commercially. One of those customers is filmmaker...

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How a Supermodel Inspired the Luxury Hermes Birkin Bag

MEHDI FEDOUACH/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Former supermodel Jane Birkin, who said she no longer wants to be associated with Hermès' Birkin handbag, inspired the ultra-luxury product through a random encounter on a plane.

Birkin said she doesn't want her name to be on the bag after PETA released a report about the farming methods of crocodiles and alligators that...

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The Lowell Hotel to Debut Scotland’s First Home-Grown Tea

www.weeteaplantation.com(NEW YORK) -- It’s Scottish tea time, America!

Scotland's first home-grown tea is making its way to U.S. soil next week.

"Next Tuesday, the Upper-East Side’s acclaimed Lowell Hotel will be the first U.S. establishment to serve Scotland’s only home-grown teas in the atmospheric surroundings of its iconic Pembroke Room. Guests and visitors of the New York hotel will...

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Mixed Day on Wall Street, Despite Upbeat Monthly Employment Report

JaysonPhotography/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- An upbeat monthly unemployment report didn’t help the markets to close out the week.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 17,849.46 on Friday, down 56.12 from its open.

The Nasdaq however was up by 9.33 to close at 5,068.46. The S&P 500 fell by 3.01, to finish the session at a close of 2,092.83.

The...

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US Economy Adds 280K Jobs in May

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- U.S. employers added 280,000 jobs to their payrolls in May, the Labor Department reported Friday morning.

Last month's figures beat expert expectations of just 227,000 jobs.

The unemployment rate was “essentially unchanged,” the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics said, at 5.5 percent. The prior month, the rate stood at 5.4 percent.

 Hourly wages rose 0.3 percent...

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CVS Accused in Lawsuit of Racially Profiling Customers, Worker Discrimination

Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Four former CVS workers are suing the pharmacy chain and some of its managers in a potential class action lawsuit, claiming that staff in multiple New York City stores racially profile African-American and Hispanic shoppers, using racial slurs.

The suit alleges that the workers were "routinely" directed, among other things, to "follow...

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Hillary Clinton Emails: 1,300 Messages from Private Account Released

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The State Department released a third batch of highly sought after emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's controversial private email account Friday.

Posted on the State Department's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) website, the collection includes just over 1,300 emails all dated in 2009.

One email sent to Secretary Clinton in November of...

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Record Heat: How the Body Reacts to Soaring Temperatures

Tomwang112/iStock/ThinkStock(NEW YORK) -- Officials in both Iran and Iraq declared a mandatory holiday this month after temperatures soared far into the triple digits.

In Iraq, temperatures reached a sweltering 126 degrees and officials declared a mandatory holiday to try and protect people from succumbing to the heat. In Iran, the country faced possible record-breaking temperatures and high humidity that...

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Study: Ebola Vaccine Tested in Guinea Proves to Be 100% Effective

iStock/Thinkstock(GENEVA) -- Researchers may have found a vaccine for the deadly Ebola virus

A new study conducted on Ebola-affected communities in the African country of Guinea has proved to be 100 percent effective in stopping the spread of the virus.

Doctors used what they call a "ring vaccination" strategy, vaccinating the friends, family, neighbors and coworkers of almost 100...

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‘Skinny’ the Fat Cat Reveals 22-Pound Weight Loss

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Skinny, as he is now appropriately called, was found abandoned in a Dallas suburb back in 2012. The cat weighed a whopping 41-pounds and had a hard time walking more than five steps.

But all that changed when he was adopted by veterinarian Dr. Brittney Barton, of HEAL Veterinary Hospital, in 2013.

Barton started Skinny...

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Is Social Media Making Teens Sad?

iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Generation Z is notorious for being glued to their phones and spending countless hours on social media like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. And, according to a new study, all that time spent on social media may be making them unhappy.

Research conducted by the Ottawa Public Health agency, and published in the Cyberpsychology, Behavior,...

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Your Body: Are You Caring for Your Lips the Way You Should?

iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor

You use them every day for some of the most important things you do, and if you’re not careful, they might be silently suffering.

We’re talking lips, ladies, and things you should be doing to look out for their well-being.

If your lips are dry, that's a sign that you’re...

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NIH Says Study Showed Electrical Stimulation Could Allow Paralyzed Patients to Move Legs

Photo by Mark Wilson/Newsmakers(NEW YORK) -- The National Institutes of Health reported successful use of non-invasive electrical stimulation treatment for paralysis on Thursday, citing the ability of five paralyzed patients to move their legs.

The study involved use of electrical stimulation to the spinal cord for five men with complete motor paralysis. The number of patients who have achieved...

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How MMA Fighter Ronda Rousey Got Over Her Body Issues

Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Ronda Rousey recently posed in Sports Illustrated for its swimsuit issue. Instead of dropping weight like most do before stripping down and putting on a bikini, the champion MMA fighter decided to pack on a few pounds.

"I felt like I was much too small for a magazine that is supposed to be celebrating...

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Gatwick Airport Introduces Meals to Make Fliers Happier

Loop Images/UIG via Getty Images(LONDON) — Arriving at the airport isn't usually an experience travelers equate with a positive mood.

But fliers traveling from London's Gatwick Airport will find mood-boosting food available, designed specifically to make fliers happier before boarding.

The airport teamed up with nutritionist Jo Travers to become the first airport in the world to introduce a...

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Body Cameras: Experts Weigh In on How They Could Affect Police Officers

Richard Ellis/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Body camera footage made headlines again this week after Officer Ray Tensing was indicited for murder after he allegedly shot a man in the head during a traffic stop.

At a news conference, prosecutor Joseph Deters said the footage was "shocking" and cited it as a key component in the evidence that lead a...

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‘Crowd Birthing’ Latest Delivery Room Trend

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Could the Kardashian influence have finally infiltrated even the hospital delivery room of an expectant mother?

Fans of the show will remember Kourtney Kardashian's documented-for-TV delivery of her daughter, Penelope. There were eight family members in the room (not to mention the thousands of people who later watched at home), including son Mason, sisters Kim and...

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Outbreak of Legionnaire’s Disease Sickens 46 in NYC

BSIP/UIG Via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — An outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease has infected at least 46 in New York City and health officials said the bacteria has already been found in cooling units on top of at least two buildings.

Two patients with Legionnaire's disease died during the outbreak, but officials stressed that the two patients, a man and...

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Bestseller Teaches How to De-Clutter Your Life and Only Keep What Brings You Joy

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Organization expert Marie Kondo has been dubbed Japan’s queen of clean -- and she’s the driving force behind a new movement that’s aimed at helping people declutter their homes and lives for good.

In her New York Times best-selling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, Kondo gives...

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Your Body: Taking Care of the Men in Your Life

iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor

As much as we love them, we all know how stubborn men can be.

Unfortunately, guys can be stubborn with their health, too, and that can have some major consequences.

Men are more likely to engage in risk behaviors and less likely to take diagnoses and prescriptions seriously.

Here’s what...

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What Future Looks Like for Youngest Dual Hand Transplant Recipient

Clem Murray/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS via Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- The youngest recipient of a dual hand transplant may be through his surgery, but the real test of the transplant’s success may come as he starts to recover and gain use of his new hands.

Doctors are hopeful that the new hands for Zion Harvey, 8, will hold up during his lifetime,...

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Is Bullying Genetic?

Wavebreak Media/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Conventional wisdom has it that bullies are made, not born, but that might not be the case.

A new Canadian study finds bullying behavior could also be genetic, linked to a genetic trait that causes some people to seek social status and sexual attraction through aggressive acts, reports The National Post. If true, it...

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Khloe Kardashian: We Still Call Caitlyn Jenner, Bruce

Cindy Ord/NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment(LOS ANGELES) -- Since Caitlyn Jenner debuted her new look on the cover of Vanity Fair in June, her family has been slowly getting used to her new look. Khloe Kardashian even admitted Thursday that she still calls her step-father, Bruce, Jenner's name at birth.

"We don't like to say that Bruce is gone, per se. We, my sisters and I, we...

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How Eddie Redmayne Transformed into Stephen Hawking for “The Theory of Everything”

Paul Drinkwater/NBC(LOS ANGELES) -- Oscar-nominated actor Eddie Redmayne said it took him four months to prepare for his role as physicist and bestselling author Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything.

Redmayne said he reconfigured his body, with a choreographer’s help, to capture Hawking at each specific stage of his decades-long battle with ALS.

“I just needed to train my body, just...

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Report: Selena Gomez Will Be a Mentor on “The Voice” Season Nine

ABC/Randy Holmes (NEW YORK) -- Selena Gomez is coming to The Voice. The singer will reportedly appear on season nine of the NBC singing competition series as a mentor to Gwen Stefani’s team.

A source tells Us Weekly Selena has already impressed the cast and crew. “She was surprisingly amazing as a mentor even though she’s so young,” the source says....

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“Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation” Opens Friday

Paramount(NEW YORK) -- Vacation wasn't really a destination spot for moviegoers during its opening day.

The comedy reboot earned 3.8 million dollars on Wednesday, according to The Hollywood Reporter. That total includes the 1.2 million raised from late-night showings on Tuesday night.

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Vacation is joined at the box office...

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HBO Exec Hoping for Many More Seasons of “Game of Thrones”

Helen Sloan/HBO(LOS ANGELES) -- The fifth season of the HBO hit Game of Thrones aired this year. How much longer will the fantasy drama remain on TV? The president of programming for HBO envisions at least a few more sessions.

Speaking Thursday at the Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills, Michael Lombardo said, “Seven-seasons-and-out has never been the...

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Dwayne Johnson on Hulk Hogan Controversy: ‘We’ve All Talked Trash’

ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) -- Dwayne Johnson says he was disappointed to learn that fellow pro wrestler Hulk Hogan used racial slurs in a sex tape. However, he does not consider the Hulkster, whose birth name is Terry Bollea, to be a racist.

Johnson, who once wrestled Hogan at a WWE WrestleMania pay-per-view, commented on the controversy Thursday at the Television Critics Association press tour...

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Cara Delevingne’s Awkward Interview Defended by “Paper Towns” Author

Fox(LOS ANGELES) -- Cara Delevingne's now-infamous morning TV show interview in support of the film Paper Towns, in which the anchors accused her of being "in a mood," has sparked a heated debate over whether or not her behavior was justified, and now the book's author has come to Cara's defense.

In an essay in Medium on Thursday, John...

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Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence Vacation Together

Justin Stephens((LOS ANGELES) -- Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer seem to be the newest celebrity BFFs.

On Thursday, the Trainwreck star tweeted photos of a recent vacation with some of her girlfriends.

group shot, captioned “Binders of women,” shows a group shot of the funny woman, 34, and her friends on the float in the water. In the back, a...

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