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State Department Proposes Rollout of Clinton Emails Starting June 30

State Department Proposes Rollout of Clinton Emails Starting June 30

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- In a federal court filing submitted late Tuesday night, the State Department proposed a new plan to rollout heavily scrubbed versions of 55,000 emails belonging to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.The State Department said it ...

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FIFA Officials Arrested in Federal Corruption Investigation

FIFA Officials Arrested in Federal Corruption Investigation

iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(ZURICH) -- Swiss authorities on Wednesday arrested officials with FIFA, soccer's international governing body, in connection with a federal corruption investigation, law enforcement officials told ABC News.According to three senior U.S. law enforcement officials, the indictments to be unsealed ...

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Houston-Area Flash Flooding Leaves at Least Five Dead

Houston-Area Flash Flooding Leaves at Least Five Dead

File photo. (iStock/Thinkstock)(HOUSTON) -- Floodwaters that inundated Houston, bringing the city to a standstill, were blamed Tuesday for at least five deaths, and statewide, the disaster claimed at least 12 lives, authorities said Tuesday.Houston Mayor Annalise Parker did not identify ...

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Ramadi Fell to ISIS Fighters Even Though They Were ‘Vastly Outnumbered’ by Iraqi Troops

Ramadi Fell to ISIS Fighters Even Though They Were 'Vastly Outnumbered' by Iraqi Troops

zabelin/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The city of Ramadi is controlled by “hundreds” of ISIS fighters who were able to seize the city after Iraqi military commanders ordered the withdrawal of several thousand Iraqi troops from the city. That’s according to a U.S. ...

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Receding Texas Floodwaters Can Leave Behind Health Hazards

Receding Texas Floodwaters Can Leave Behind Health Hazards

photoquest7/iStock/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) -- Despite receding floodwaters in Texas and Oklahoma, dangers can persist as residents begin the process of cleaning up the mess left behind. At least three people were killed in Texas and many more injured as floodwaters hit the ...

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Microsoft’s Cortana Is Coming to iOS, Android Devices

Microsoft's Cortana Is Coming to iOS, Android Devices

Microsoft(NEW YORK) -- Microsoft's sassy virtual personal assistant Cortana will soon be staking out a spot on competing platforms. Joe Belfiore, head of Microsoft's operating systems group, announced in a blog post on Tuesday that Cortana will be available as ...

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Moving Day at the International Space Station

Moving Day at the International Space Station

NASA(NEW YORK) -- NASA flight controllers are preparing to relocate a storage module at the International Space Station on Wednesday, marking the biggest change to the space outpost's structure since the module was installed in 2011.The Permanent Multipurpose Module, which ...

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US Capitol Building Evacuated After Audible Alarm

US Capitol Building Evacuated After Audible Alarm

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Capitol Building, including the Capitol Visitor Center, was evacuated Tuesday afternoon because of an audible alarm, a spokeswoman for Capitol Hill Police said. U.S. Capitol Police & D.C. Fire were investigating what caused the audible alarm, ...

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Man Arrested Following Smith County Chase

SMITH COUNTY -- A chase through Smith County has led to the arrest of the vehicle's driver. He is identified as Marco Matthew Gonzales, 32. It began just before 4:30 yesterday afternoon when a Smith County sheriff's deputy tried to pull over the vehicle on Loop 49 near the ...

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Funeral Services Set for Former State Rep. Leo Berman

TYLER -- Funeral arrangements have been announced for former state representative Leo Berman. His life will be celebrated at Tyler's Christ Episcopal Church, 118 South Bois d' Arc at 2:00 Friday afternoon. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall. Berman died May 23rd following a long battle ...

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Athens Teacher Under Investigation

ATHENS -- An Athens teacher has been placed on administrative leave while the police department investigates a report of inappropriate texting between the high school teacher and a student. The investigation is just beginning and the teachers name has not been released. The school district is also conducting ...

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New Director for the Center for Earth & Space Science Education

TYLER -- The new director of the Center for Earth & Space Science Education at Tyler Junior College will be Kim Lessner. She will oversee the science center’s growth and development, with primary responsibility for overall leadership, management, planning and fundraising activities. Most recently, Lessner served as development director ...

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Rusk County storm damage 5-25-15

East Texas Storms Cause Damage, Close Schools

EAST TEXAS — Rusk County officials held a press conference Tuesday morning to address the storms that pummeled the county, especially the city of Henderson, Monday night. According to KETK, David Chenault, Public Information Officer with the Rusk County Office of Emergency Management, said approximately 20,000 residents were left ...

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Palestine Asks Residents to Conserve Water due to Power Outage

PALESTINE -- Due to the storms of May 25, power is out at the city water treatment plant in Palestine. With the loss of power, the city is dependent on water in existing tanks which are being depleted with use, according to a city news release. Officials say ...

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TEDC Reaccredited by International Group

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Tyler Economic Development Council has once again been recognized by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) as an accredited economic development organization (AEDO). TEDC is one of 43 groups to hold the accreditation. Originally accredited in February 1999, the organization was reaccredited ...

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East Texas Storms Cause Damage, Close Schools

Posted/updated on: May 27, 2015 at 2:55 am

Rusk County storm damage 5-25-15EAST TEXAS — Rusk County officials held a press conference Tuesday morning to address the storms that pummeled the county, especially the city of Henderson, Monday night. According to KETK, David Chenault, Public Information Officer with the Rusk County Office of Emergency Management, said approximately 20,000 residents were left without electricity and around 100 homes were damaged. No injuries have been reported, but the Rusk County OEM has received reports of possible entrapments. Emergency crews were sent out to scan the areas. Chenault also said a gas leak that occurred overnight has been resolved. Read more …

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Palestine Asks Residents to Conserve Water due to Power Outage

Posted/updated on: May 27, 2015 at 2:54 am

thumb_power_linesPALESTINE — Due to the storms of May 25, power is out at the city water treatment plant in Palestine. With the loss of power, the city is dependent on water in existing tanks which are being depleted with use, according to a city news release. Officials say water pressure will be affected until power is restored. Until that time, the city is asking citizens to conserve water wherever possible, turn off sprinklers, and limit unnecessary water usage. This will not affect emergency service needs, according to officials. They say if you experience issues with water pressure there is no need to contact customer service because it is related to the power outage. Residents are urged to watch http://www.CityofPalestineTx.com and the Facebook feed for updates.

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Boil Water Notice Issued for Part of Jacksonville Area

Posted/updated on: May 27, 2015 at 2:53 am

boilingwater-2JACKSONVILLE — Jacksonville customers of Gum Creek Water Supply are advised to boil their water for a minimum of two minutes prior to consumption, until further notice. Officials blame weather related issues. The area affected is on the west side of Lake Jacksonville up 747 north.

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Man Arrested Following Smith County Chase

Posted/updated on: May 27, 2015 at 2:52 am

Marco Matthew GonzalesSMITH COUNTY — A chase through Smith County has led to the arrest of the vehicle’s driver. He is identified as Marco Matthew Gonzales, 32. It began just before 4:30 yesterday afternoon when a Smith County sheriff’s deputy tried to pull over the vehicle on Loop 49 near the old Jacksonville Highway. The man sped away, at times reaching speeds up to 100 miles an hour. The chase ended under 30 minutes later when the suspect stopped and surrendered to authorities on Highway 155 near the Noonday Fire Department. The chase is said to have been triggered by the fact the man had an outstanding parole violation warrant. Gonzales was booked into the Smith County Jail on Charges of parole violation, evading arrest, and suspended drivers license.

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Funeral Services Set for Former State Rep. Leo Berman

Posted/updated on: May 27, 2015 at 2:51 am

Leo BermanTYLER — Funeral arrangements have been announced for former state representative Leo Berman. His life will be celebrated at Tyler’s Christ Episcopal Church, 118 South Bois d’ Arc at 2:00 Friday afternoon. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall. Berman died May 23rd following a long battle with lymphoma. After retiring from the military, he settled in Texas. While residing in Arlington,Texas, he was a member of the city council 1979–1985. Mr. Berman was a retired public affairs executive for Sun Exploration and Production Company. Representing District 6, Berman served in the Texas House of Representatives from 1999-2012.

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Athens Teacher Under Investigation

Posted/updated on: May 27, 2015 at 2:53 am

Athens High School hornet logoATHENS — An Athens teacher has been placed on administrative leave while the police department investigates a report of inappropriate texting between the high school teacher and a student. The investigation is just beginning and the teachers name has not been released. The school district is also conducting an investigation into the alleged texting.

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Pine Tree School Bus Driver Attacked

Posted/updated on: May 27, 2015 at 2:47 am

crimescene-4GREGG COUNTY — A Pine Tree ISD bus driver is recovering from an assault that happened while dropping off students on his route Monday afternoon. According to the Longview News-Journal, the name of the driver has not been released. No students were injured during the assault. Longview police spokeswoman Kristie Brian said the assault happened just before 4 p.m. near Old Hwy 80 and Breland Street. Read more …

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TEDC Reaccredited by International Group

Posted/updated on: May 27, 2015 at 2:47 am

thWASHINGTON, D.C. – The Tyler Economic Development Council has once again been recognized by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) as an accredited economic development organization (AEDO). TEDC is one of 43 groups to hold the accreditation. Originally accredited in February 1999, the organization was reaccredited by IEDC In 2002, 2005, 2008, and 2011. Following three more successful years of activity, TEDC has once again achieved reaccreditation through May 2018, which will result in 19 consecutive years of accreditation. “The Tyler Economic Development Council displays the professionalism, commitment, and technical expertise that is deserving of this honor,” said IEDC President and CEO Jeff Finkle. Read more …

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New Director for the Center for Earth & Space Science Education

Posted/updated on: May 27, 2015 at 2:46 am

Kim LessnerTYLER — The new director of the Center for Earth & Space Science Education at Tyler Junior College will be Kim Lessner. She will oversee the science center’s growth and development, with primary responsibility for overall leadership, management, planning and fundraising activities. Most recently, Lessner served as development director for PATH in Tyler, where she was responsible for fundraising efforts, public relations, marketing, communications and special events such as PATH Week. Read more …

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Obama Says Count On Federal Help

Posted/updated on: May 27, 2015 at 2:45 am

thumb_barackobamaWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he has expressed his condolences over the Texas flooding situation to Gov. Greg Abbott. Obama said Tuesday that he told Abbott that he can count on the federal government for help. Obama said he anticipates significant requests for federal assistance. The National Weather Service says about 11 inches of rain fell in six hours in parts of southwest Houston. Some of the worst flooding is in Wimberley, a popular tourist town along the Blanco River in the corridor between Austin and San Antonio.

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Drowning on the Trinity River

Posted/updated on: May 27, 2015 at 2:44 am

Joshua ReedFORT WORTH (AP) — A North Texas man has drowned when water being released from a dam overtook his kayak. Chad Lorance with the Tarrant Regional Water District said Tuesday that Joshua Reed, 29, of Fort Worth was on the water with others when they disregarded signs Saturday and entered a restricted part of the Trinity River adjacent to the main dam for Eagle Mountain Lake. Lorance says water was being released from the dam to prevent the lake from overflowing from recent rains. The Tarrant County medical examiner’s office says Reed died of accidental drowning. Reed’s body was recovered Sunday. He is among the nine weather-related deaths over the weekend in Texas.

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Hundreds of Rescues in Houston Area

Posted/updated on: May 27, 2015 at 2:41 am

flooding2HOUSTON (AP) — Houston fire crews overnight conducted hundreds of water rescues as parts of the city saw up to 11 inches of rain. Mayor Annise Parker said Tuesday that crews handled about 530 water-related calls since midnight Tuesday, primarily assisting motorists stuck in their vehicles. Officials say the deluge overwhelmed bayous and creeks, sending a rush of water onto Interstate 45, secondary streets and into neighborhoods. Authorities say three people have died in Harris County, Texas, which includes Houston, and there may be as many as 4,000 properties with significant dama

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Flooding Death Toll Rising

Posted/updated on: May 27, 2015 at 2:39 am

Blanco River flooding2SAN MARCOS (AP) — Authorities say a third body has been pulled from the Blanco River that crested three times above flood stage during relentless storms in Central Texas. That brings to 13 the number of people killed by the holiday weekend storms in Texas. Hays County officials say 11 people remain missing in the area. That includes eight people who were in a vacation home that was swept away and slammed into a bridge downstream. Two 6-year-olds and a 4-year-old were among those inside. They have been missing since early Sunday morning. Authorities have identified those pulled from the Blanco River only as two men and one woman.

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House May Mull Shielding Agencies that Bar Gay Adoptions

Posted/updated on: May 27, 2015 at 2:37 am

gay couplesAUSTIN (AP) — The Republican-controlled Texas House is poised to hear rules allowing religious child welfare agencies to block gays and same-sex couples from adopting children. The measure protects agencies that object to such adoptions on religious grounds from being sued. Social conservatives are championing it, but Democrats want to block it via stall tactics. The prohibition should come via an amendment to a bill reorganizing the Department of Family and Protective Services, up for consideration Tuesday. It has the votes to pass, but the amendment is attached to a Senate bill. That means it must clear the House by midnight, with the legislative session ending June 1. That gives House Democrats a chance to run out the clock. Adding to the tension is a potential last-minute vote on insurance coverage for abortion.

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Texas Senate Revives Anti-Gay Marriage Language

Posted/updated on: May 27, 2015 at 2:35 am

Eddie Lucio-state senator2AUSTIN (AP) — The Texas Senate has revived an anti-gay marriage bill that had appeared dead in the final week of the session. The measure bars public funds from being used in same-sex marriage licenses. Although it failed in the House, it was inserted into a Senate bill and is likely set for a vote Wednesday. If it passes the Senate, it will go back to the House to consider before session ends June 1. Democratic Senator Eddie Lucio, chair of the Intergovernmental Relations Committee, said Republican Representative Cecil Bell asked senators to keep the bill alive for a last-ditch effort to pass it through the GOP-controlled Legislature. Lucio said he voted for the bill, unlike other Democrats, to support “traditional structure of the family and family values.”

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Concealed Handguns in College Gets Major Boost in Texas

Posted/updated on: May 27, 2015 at 2:32 am

Concealed handguns on college campusesAUSTIN (AP) — Texas took a giant step closer to allowing concealed handguns in public college classrooms late Tuesday, with House lawmakers giving their preliminary approval, barely beating a midnight deadline. A final House vote today would set up negotiations with the Senate, which has passed a similar bill. A compromise would have to be sent to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott by June 1 to be signed into law. The so-called “campus carry” bill appeared destined to fail when faced with the approaching deadline with more than a 100 amendments lined up in a Democratic effort designed to kill it. But the amendments were abruptly dropped with about 25 minutes to go and the chamber’s Republican majority forced a vote that was approved 101-47. Gun rights groups call it a critical self-defense measure.

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Senate OKs Border Security Bill, Top Priority for Governor

Posted/updated on: May 27, 2015 at 2:29 am

border fenceAUSTIN (AP) — The Texas Senate has passed a $300 million border security bill, one of Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s priorities and part of a sweeping, $800 million border package. Senators advanced the bill Tuesday 27-4 Tuesday, then gave it final approval later by the same vote. It now heads back to the House, which must agree upon tweaks. The plan includes hiring hundreds of new troopers to guard the Texas-Mexico border, where they’ll replace National Guard troops that then-Gov. Rick Perry deployed last summer. Also included in the proposal is allowing state troopers to work 50-hour weeks, and a provision for a committee to eventually oversee Department of Public Safety border activities. Sen. Brian Birdwell, the Senate sponsor, said the border security measure addresses the “No. 1 concern in Texans’ mind.

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Texas Legislature Doubles Benefit for Line-of-Duty Deaths

Posted/updated on: May 27, 2015 at 2:27 am

Eddie Lucio-State SenatorAUSTIN (AP) — The Texas Legislature has passed a bill to double the amount of money the state pays surviving spouses, children or parents of public employees killed in the line of duty. The measure was unanimously approved by the Senate late Tuesday, after previously clearing the House. If it becomes law, surviving spouses of a police officer, firefighter or other public employee killed on-duty would receive $500,000, up from $250,000 currently. The money would go to the employee’s children if there is no surviving spouse, or to the employee’s parents if the employee had no spouse or children. Lawmakers have budgeted $6.7 million for the increased benefit. Democratic Senator Eddie Lucio called it “the right thing to do” for survivors. On average, 19 public employees are killed on-duty each year.

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Texas Senate OKs Wrongful Conviction Exoneration Commission

Posted/updated on: May 27, 2015 at 2:24 am

Rodney EllisAUSTIN (AP) — The Texas Senate has approved a bill establishing an 11-member commission that will examine wrongful convictions. Tuesday’s 31-0 vote came years after Houston Democratic Senator Rodney Ellis first tried to pass the measure. The House already approved a similar bill, and both versions may go to conference committee. The commission is named for Timothy Cole, who died in prison after he was wrongfully convicted of rape. Cole was cleared 10 years after he died, and in 2010 became the first Texan to receive a posthumous pardon. Ellis said the commission will examine exoneration cases since 2010 “to see what went wrong” and make recommendations to avoid similar occurrences. Texas exonerated 39 people in 2014, leading the country. Most were drug convictions dismissed after lab results were found to be faulty.

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Texas Senate Approves Bill Boosting Foster Care Training

Posted/updated on: May 27, 2015 at 2:21 am

Cindy BurkettAUSTIN (AP) — The Senate has approved mandating 35 hours of training for potential foster care parents, more than double what some are now required to have. The proposal by Sunnyvale Republican Representative Cindy Burkett cleared the House last month and passed the Senate without debate Tuesday. Both chambers will have to reconcile small tweaks before it goes to Gov. Greg Abbott to be signed into law. The proposal toughens the foster-care screening process. Critics worried it could make the already-difficult recruitment of foster parents even harder, but opposition was minimal. Texas already requires 35 training hours for state foster-care recruits, but only 16 hours for potential parents retained through private contractors. The bill comes after 13 children died while in Child Protective Services custody in fiscal years 2013 and 2014.

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Texas House OKs Stricter Ethics Rules, Dark Money Disclosure

Posted/updated on: May 27, 2015 at 2:19 am

Texas house of representativesAUSTIN (AP) — The Texas House has passed a sweeping package of stricter ethics rules for state lawmakers and other elected officials — including mandating more financial disclosure for “dark money” groups. Governor Greg Abbott has championed ethics overhauls, and the measure already passed the Senate. But top House leaders called that version superficial and added its own rules, which it said were tougher. Both seek to limit lawmakers’ becoming lobbyists immediately after leaving the Legislature. Before debate even began, though, the House stripped an unexpected Senate amendment mandating drug testing for all candidates for elected office. The House version, which passed 96-48 late Tuesday, also requires more disclosure for dark money groups, or non-profits currently shielded from state financial disclosure rules. It will now have to be reconciled with the Senate-approved bill.

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Senate Extends Admissions Deal with University of Texas

Posted/updated on: May 27, 2015 at 2:18 am

thumb_ut-austin-campus2AUSTIN (AP) — The Texas Senate has voted to extend a deal with the University of Texas allowing the school to accept new students whose grades don’t rank in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating class. Senators voted unanimously Tuesday to keep the 2009 agreement, sending it to Governor Greg Abbott. State law requires public universities to admit students whose grades rank in the top 10 percent of their graduating class. But the compromise allows the University of Texas to admit one student not in the top of their class for every three admitted who are. Because of high enrollment, currently 51,000, only students in the top 7 percent of their class are now automatically admitted to the University of Texas. Many lawmakers want to scrap automatic admissions provision altogether.

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Man Sentenced in Death of Woman Who Called 911 During Attack

Posted/updated on: May 27, 2015 at 2:17 am

Delvecchio PatrickDALLAS (AP) — Jurors have sentenced a Dallas man to 85 years in prison for the murder of his ex-wife, who was attacked as a 911 operator listened. A Dallas County jury deliberated for about two hours Tuesday before determining the sentence for Delvecchio Patrick, 38. Patrick was found guilty last week of murder in the death of Deanna Cook at her home in August 2012. He could have received up to life in prison. Patrick must serve 30 years before becoming eligible for parole. Police say Patrick was attacking Cook when she called 911 with her cellphone, but the operator didn’t get an address. It took about nine minutes to find Cook’s address, after which officers went to Cook’s home. They saw nothing and got no answer to a telephone call. Two days later, her family found her body.

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66 Pounds of Cocaine Washes Ashore Galveston Beaches

Posted/updated on: May 27, 2015 at 2:16 am

Cocaine washes ashore at GalvestonGALVESTON (AP) — A sixth package of narcotics has washed ashore in Galveston the past week. Houston media outlets report 66 pounds of cocaine in 30 individually wrapped bundles were found Monday by the Galveston Police Department. According to authorities, the drugs could have a street value of more than $3.5 million. The cocaine found Monday was stamped with a dolphin, indicating they belonged to the Gulf Cartel. Police say of the six bundles of narcotics that have washed ashore in the past week, two contained cocaine. Sgt. Joshua Schirard said drug cartels sometimes sink their shipments underwater and mark them with a buoy so they can be picked up by another crew. Sometimes traffickers throw the loads overboard when being pursued by law enforcement.

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Austin Official Resigns Amid Probe of Training On Women

Posted/updated on: May 27, 2015 at 2:15 am

Anthony SnipesAUSTIN (AP) — An Austin city official has resigned after being suspended during an investigation into a training session he organized for staff on how to deal with women in local government. Austin media outlets report Anthony Snipes, an assistant city manager, handed in his resignation Monday. Snipes had been on administrative leave amid an investigation into the March training session. The workshop was held in response to the newly elected City Council, which is made up of mostly women. The male consultant who led the session said female officials like to ask lots of questions and do not like to deal with financial issues. City Manager Marc Ott said in a memo to Mayor Steve Adler and City Council members that Snipes will remain on staff until August 10.

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Lee’s Sandwiches Recalls 213,000 Pounds of Meat

Posted/updated on: May 27, 2015 at 2:14 am

Lee's Sandwiches2SANTA ANA, CALIF. (AP) — Fast-food restaurant Lee’s Sandwiches has recalled 213,000 pounds of meat because it bore unauthorized United States Department of Agriculture marks of inspection, despite having not been inspected properly. The Orange County Register reports that chicken, beef and pork products were recalled by the Garden Grove-based company from its restaurants in Arizona, California, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon and Texas. There have been no reports of adverse reactions to eating any of the products. USDA officials say the biggest quantities of recalled meat products were 62,000 pounds of “pork pate chaud,” 56,000 pounds of “chicken pate chaud,” 55,000 pounds of “banh bao pork and egg steamed bun,” 23,000 pounds of “sliced oil browned turkey” and 15,000 pounds of “bahn boa trung cut pork and quail egg steamed bun.”

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‘John Wayne Day’ in Texas Honors Actor’s 108 Birthday

Posted/updated on: May 27, 2015 at 2:11 am

John WayneAUSTIN (AP) — Wearing a brown plaid coat from the 1945 film “Flame of Barbary Coast,” Republican Lt. Governor Dan Patrick declared Tuesday as John Wayne Day in Texas. The coat was once worn by Wayne, the quintessential screen cowboy. An avid collector, Patrick now owns it, and presided over the Senate in it Tuesday to mark the Hollywood legend’s 108th birthday. Patrick named Wayne, who acted in 180 movies, an honorary Texan. There were proclamations from the House, Senate and Governor Greg Abbott. Senators showered Wayne’s visiting children and grandchildren with praise, citing movies like “True Grit,” ”The Searchers,” and “Rio Bravo.” Senator Judith Zaffirini, whose district is near the permanent set of Wayne’s 1960 movie “The Alamo,” quoted her favorite Wayne-ism: “Talk low, talk slow, and don’t say too much.”

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Cavaliers Sweep the Hawks to Advance to NBA Finals

iStock/Thinkstock(CLEVELAND) -- LeBron James is headed back to the NBA finals.

The Cleveland Cavaliers forward scored 23 points during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals Tuesday night to help his team sweep the Atlanta Hawks, 118-88.

"We've worked our tail off all season to get to this point, and to be able to represent the Eastern Conference and...

Rangers Beat Lightning 7-3 to Tie Series

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The NHL Eastern Conference is anyone's for the taking.

The New York Rangers dominated the Tampa Bay Lightning during Game 6 Tuesday night, winning 7-3 to tie the series up at 3 a piece.

Rangers center Derick Brassard led the team with three goals and two assists.

"Last game we got shut out in our own...

FIFA Officials Arrested in Federal Corruption Investigation

iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(ZURICH) -- Swiss authorities on Wednesday arrested officials with FIFA, soccer's international governing body, in connection with a federal corruption investigation, law enforcement officials told ABC News.

According to three senior U.S. law enforcement officials, the indictments to be unsealed will focus on allegations of bribery and corruption by current and former FIFA board members in connection with...

Scoreboard Roundup — 5/26/15

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San Diego 4, L.A. Angels 0

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Houston 4, Baltimore 1
N.Y. Yankees 5, Kansas City 1
Toronto 10, Chi White Sox 9
Seattle 7, Tampa Bay 6, 10 Innings
Texas 4, Cleveland 3
Minnesota 2, Boston 1
Detroit 1, Oakland 0

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Pittsburgh 5, Miami 1
Chi Cubs 3, Washington 2
Cincinnati...

Roethlisberger Says Playing Patriots ‘Not the Same’ Without Tom Brady

Photo by Allen Kee / ESPN Images(PITTSBURGH) -- The matchup in Week 1 between the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots would be better having Tom Brady involved, according to Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

Roethlisberger was asked on Tuesday’s session of organized team activities if his teammates were sure if Brady won’t be in the lineup, as Brady’s appeal...

Inside the Houston Basketball Arena Where Fans Waited Out Storm Overnight

disorderly/iStock/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) -- Houston Rockets fans had an unexpected, and dangerous encounter after Monday night’s win against the Golden State Warriors when torrential rains caused flash flooding throughout the city.

"All towards the end of the game whenever there was a time out in the last few minutes in the fourth quarter, they made an announcement saying, ‘We strongly advise...

Everyday Heroes: WNBA Star on Raising Her Niece

Abby Bishop(NEW YORK) -- On the basketball court, Abby Bishop is a fierce forward in the WNBA, set to make her return this month to the Seattle Storm.

Off the court, Bishop, 26, is still adjusting to life as a single mom to her nearly 2-year-old niece, Zala.

Bishop was able to gain legal guardianship of Zala after a...

Ducks Take Series Lead with OT Win over Blackhawks

Debora Robinson/NHLI via Getty Images(ANAHEIM, Calif.) -- The Anaheim Ducks are just one win away from taking the Western Conference and heading to the Stanley Cup Finals.

The Ducks now lead the series 3-2 after a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks in overtime Monday night. Left wing Matt Beleskey scored the winning goal 45 seconds into OT during...

Rockets Keep Season Alive with Game 4 Win over Warriors

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(HOUSTON) -- The Houston Rockets still have a chance at making it to the NBA finals.

Thanks in part to a solid performance by guard James Harden, the team avoided being swept by the Golden State Warriors during Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals Monday night.

Harden scored a playoff career-high of 45 points, helping the...

Scoreboard Roundup — 5/25/15

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San Diego 3, L.A. Angels 4

AMERICAN LEAGUE
N.Y. Yankees 14, Kansas City 1
Baltimore 4, Houston 3
Minnesota 7, Boston 2
Oakland 4, Detroit 0
Texas 10, Cleveland 8
Toronto 6, White Sox 0
Seattle 4, Tampa Bay 1

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Colorado 5, Cincinnati 4
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San Francisco 8, Milwaukee...

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Dr. Bob’s Weather Report and Forecast

Posted/updated on: May 27, 2015 at 4:56 am

WEATHER REPORT AND SUMMARY:
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VT [VALID TIME] THROUGH 05/27/2015@1730C
ISSUED: 05/27/2015 0456C

TYLER–CITY OFFICE OBSERVATIONS SINCE 7:00 P.M. CDT YESTERDAY:
MAXIMUM THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 81
MINIMUM THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 63
PRECIPITATION THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 0.87

LONGVIEW–AIRPORT OBSERVATIONS SINCE 7:00 P.M. CDT YESTERDAY:
MAXIMUM THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 82
MINIMUM THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 65
PRECIPITATION THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 1.00

TYLER-LONGVIEW METROPOLITAN AREA FORECAST:
TODAY: mostly cloudy, a 50 percent chance for mainly afternoon showers and thunderstorms, high middle 80s, south winds 5-10 mph, severe weather risk marginal;
TONIGHT: mostly cloudy, a 40 percent chance for mainly evening showers and thunderstorms, low lower 70s, south winds 5-10 mph, severe weather risk–marginal;
TOMORROW: mostly cloudy, a 40 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high middle 80s, south winds 5-10 mph, severe weather risk–marginal;
THURSDAY NIGHT: mostly cloudy, a 30 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, low near 70, southeast winds 5-10 mph, severe weather risk–marginal;
FRIDAY: mostly cloudy, a 50 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high lower 80s, south winds 5-10 mph, severe weather risk–marginal.
EXTENDED FORECAST:
FRIDAY NIGHT: mostly cloudy, a 30 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, low near 70;
SATURDAY: mostly cloudy, a 50 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high lower 80s;
SATURDAY NIGHT: mostly cloudy, a 40 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, low upper 60s;
SUNDAY: mostly cloudy, a 40 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high lower 80s;
SUNDAY NIGHT: mostly cloudy, a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, low upper 60s;
MONDAY: mostly cloudy, a 30 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high lower 80s;
MONDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, low upper 60s;
TUESDAY: partly cloudy, a 30 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high middle 80s.

TYLER CLIMATE DATA FOR May 26, 2015
(The report is for the twenty-four hours ending at midnight Greenwich
Mean Time, 7:00 p.m. Central Daylight-saving Time. The maximum
and minimum temperatures represent the observations during the preceding eighteen hours, and precipitation during the preceding twenty-four hours. The observations are made at NWS/419207, Tyler, Texas City Office, 95.3W/32.3N, 158M).
MAXIMUM 87
MINIMUM 62
PRECIPITATION 0.29
MONTH-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 10.19
YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 35.32

LONGVIEW CLIMATE DATA FOR May 26, 2015(The report is for the twenty-four hours ending at midnight Greenwich Mean Time, 7:00 p.m. Central Daylight-saving Time. The maximum and minimum temperatures represent the observations during the preceding eighteen hours, and precipitation during the preceding twenty-four hours. The observations are made at WMO/722470, Longview, Texas–East Texas Regional Airport, [94.7W/32.4N, 107M]).
MAXIMUM 87
MINIMUM 64
PRECIPITATION 1.45
MONTH-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 10.43
YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 33.11

REGIONAL TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION TABLE
05/26/2015 1914C

Station Min. Max. PCPN.
Athens Texas A&M Forest Service 65 85 0.50
Bonham Texas A&M Forest Service 62 81 0.07
Clarksville Texas A&M Forest Service 62 83 0.37
Corsicana Campbell Field 66 88 tr.
Crockett Texas A&M Forest Service 64 87 1.91
Dallas Love Field 64 85 0.01
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport 58 81 0.01
*Edgewood Union Pacific Railway 65 87 1.24
Fort Worth Meacham Field 60 84 tr.
Gilmer Fox-Stephens Field 62 86 1.75
Greenville–Majors Field 64 81 0.06
Hallsville CWOP 63 87 1.39
Hawkins CWOP 62 88 1.23
*Henderson Texas A&M Forest Service 63 84 0.95
Houston Hobby Airport 65 83 5.99
*Jacksonville Cherokee County Airport 64 86 1.42
Linden Texas A&M Forest Service 61 82 1.88
Longview City 63 87 1.19
Longview East Texas Regional Airport 64 87 1.45
*Lufkin–Angelina County Airport 66 89 2.76
Marshall Harrison County Airport 66 89 1.20
Mineola/Quitman–Wood County Airport 64 84 0.26
Mount Pleasant–Regional Airport 62 82 0.39
*Nacogdoches A. L. Mangham Jr. Field 64 86 1.39
Palestine Municipal Airport 64 86 0.64
Paris Cox Field 63 81 0.29
Shreveport Regional Airport 63 87 1.04
Sulphur Springs–Municipal Airport 66 82 1.23
Terrell Municipal Airport 65 85 tr.
Texarkana Webb Field 62 80 1.09
Tyler City Office 62 87 0.29
Tyler–Pounds Field 64 87 0.16
(* Precipitation data may be reported from a nearby Forest Service
station, or from a cooperating station which reports through 7:00
a.m. CDT.
# Indicates estimated data.
@ Indicates incomplete data.
? Indicates questionable data.
R indicates that a record was set or tied.
All other precipitation reporting periods are for the 24 hours
ending at 7:00 p.m. CDT; maximum and minimum temperatures are
within the eighteen hours ending at 7:00 p.m. CDT.)

PUBLIC FORECAST EXPLANATION
ISSUED: 05/27/2015 0442C
The squall line which went through here just after midnight has reached an El Dorado-
Center-Gatesrville line, and continues to move southeastward. We will probably see light
showers through dawn, then a break, and then re-development this afternoon as more upper air
energy interacts with a surface boundary dropping southward out of Oklahoma.
The same scenario looks to play out tomorrow, with even better thunderstorm chances
Friday night into Saturday evening as the core of an upper air low crosses with an attendant cold
front. That looks to be the best time of concentration for strong thunderstorms and flooding
rains.
Beyond that, we do look for the pattern to change around the 1st or 2nd, with a break in
the activity and slightly cooler temperatures.
At 4 a.m. today, skies are cloudy with showers over the southeast. Temperatures are in
the 60s, and winds are light southerly outside the thunderstorms. RKP

CODED CITIES FORECAST–TYR
ISSUED: 05/27/2015 0454C

DAY WX TEMP POP
Wednesday THUNDERSTORMS 85/72 50%/40%
Thursday SHOWERS 86/71 40%/30%
Friday THUNDERSTORMS 83/70 50%/30%

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Jessica Alba Admits She Hates Working Out

Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Jessica Alba rocks a sexy bikini on the latest cover of Shape magazine but admits her fit physique doesn't come easy.

"I’m not going to lie. Working out sucks," she told the June issue. "Which is why I love taking classes, because I’m surrounded by other people and that keeps me...

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Softball Player’s Brain Aneurysm Draws Attention to Rare Condition

California Thunder via KABC-TV(HACIENDA HEIGHTS, Calif.) -- A 15-year-old California softball player is reportedly fighting for her life days after a brain aneurysm led her to collapse on the field.

Dana Housley told her coach she “felt dizzy” before collapsing on the field, according to ABC News’ Los Angeles station KABC-TV.

She was taken to Kaiser Permanente in...

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Girl Battles Cancer with Friend, Mom Shares Heartwarming Photo

Tazz Jones(NEW YORK) -- A snapshot of a young cancer patient has gone viral after the girl's mother posted the picture on Facebook.

Maliyah Jones is just 5 years old but has already been battling neuroblastoma for nearly three years, according to a Facebook page run by her mother, Tazz Jones.

Earlier this year, Jones snapped a picture of...

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Pair of Studies Finds More Evidence of Coffee’s Benefits

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Forget the bar. If you're looking for love, stop at the local coffee shop because apparently caffeine puts the mojo in a cup of joe.

A small field study found men who chatted up women at cafes surrounded by the pleasant aromas of coffee and pastries were more likely to walk away with a phone number....

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Anti-Wrinkler Botox May Do More Than Paralyze

pyotr021/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Since 2002, doctors have used Botox to paralyze the facial muscles underneath wrinkles, but it may be doing more than simply stopping these muscle movements – it may make the skin more youthfully elastic.

Researchers backed by Allergan, the company that makes Botox, studied the effects of Botox injections on 43 women in a study published...

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Sandra Lee Is ‘So Happy’ to Be Home After Double Mastectomy

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Sandra Lee is home from the hospital.

The lifestyle guru, who underwent a double mastectomy last week, shared photos of herself with her partner, New York governor Andrew Cuomo, and their bird, Phoenix.

"Home after a long week in the hospital," she wrote. "So happy to be in my own backyard. There is no place...

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Memorial Day Weekend a Perfect Storm for Allergies

ajkkafe/iStock/Thinkstock(CLEVELAND) -- If you’re allergic to tree and grass pollen, Memorial Day is probably not your favorite holiday.

It’s the time of year when the spring tree pollen end up overlapping with the summer grass pollen, according to the Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. David Lang, an allergist at the Cleveland Clinic, said many people experience this allergy “double whammy.”

“If...

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Florida Mom Released From Jail After Circumcision Dispute

Broward Sheriff's Office(PALM BEACH, Fla.) -- A Florida mother is out of jail after spending more than a week behind bars during an ongoing dispute over circumcising her son.

Heather Hironimus posted bond and was released Saturday night, according to authorities in Palm Beach County.

Hironimus, 31, had been taken into custody May 14 after she went missing for...

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Researchers: Depression Linked to Increased Risk of Death in Heart Failure Patients

janulla/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Researchers presented a study at a conference on Heart Failure Saturday, indicating that depression was linked to a five-fold increase in risk of death in heart failure patients.

According to a press release for the event, researchers followed patients for a year following hospitalization for heart failure. Those patients who suffered from moderate or severe depression...

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World’s Oldest Person Celebrates 116th Birthday in Michigan

Photo by Monica Morgan/WireImage(DETROIT) -- The world's oldest person, Jeralean Talley, turned 116 Saturday in Inkster, Michigan.

Talley -- who was born in 1899 -- was named the oldest living person in the world last month, according to ABC affiliate WXYZ-TV in Detroit.

Talley's birthday celebrations began earlier this week when she was honored at the Michigan Department of...

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Paralyzed Georgia Teen Walks at His High School Graduation

TongRo Images/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) -- A paralyzed high school student in Georgia did something described by some as a miraculous step forward: he walked at his graduation.

Thanks to a special medical device, Will Hutchins of Heard County was able to walk across the stage to receive his diploma at his graduation ceremony Friday night, ABC affiliate WSB-TV reports. It led...

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Mosquitoes May Be Attracted to Your Scent, Not Just Your Food

k4d/iStock/Thinkstock(CLEVELAND) -- Mosquitoes are a common summer nuisance, but according to the Cleveland Clinic, the bothersome buzzers may not be after your food -- it may be the scent you put off.

"Mosquitoes are not only attracted to our body odor," said Jennifer Lucas, MD, a dermatologist at the Cleveland Clinic, "but [also] the things we use to mask...

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Memorial Day and How to Avoid Holiday Dangers

stokkete/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- This weekend, millions of Americans will hit the road to spend time with family and friends during Memorial Day and celebrate the unofficial kick-off of the summer season.

Unfortunately, the season also means higher rates of injuries, according to experts.

To make sure you can enjoy your long weekend and stay safe, here are a few...

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How the Bird Flu Sweeping Through US Flocks Is Different Than Past Outbreaks

snowflock/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The ongoing outbreak of avian flu has prompted four states to declare a state of emergency and 40 million birds being either infected or culled as a result. And now, Minnesota has canceled its poultry shows at the state fair to protect its prize fowl.

But this outbreak is different from previous outbreaks, some of which have...

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Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin Spend Memorial Day Together

Charles Sykes/Bravo(LOS ANGELES) -- Although they are divorced, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are still dedicated to raising their two children together.

The pair, along with their kids, attended a party in honor of Memorial Day on Monday at producer Joel Silver's house in Malibu, reports People magazine.

"Gwyneth and Chris arrived separately," a source told the magazine. "At the party, they were...

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Matthew McConaughey Launches “Just Keep Livin'” Clothing Line

Paul Drinkwater/NBC(NEW YORK) -- Matthew McConaughey has his own clothing line, dubbed Just Keep Livin'. But don't worry, the Oscar-winner isn't trading in time in front of the camera for time behind a sewing machine.

"I don't think I'm becoming [a designer.] I'm just putting a lot of cool stuff that I have heard along the way on a t-shirt," he...

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Kevin Dillon Hints at What to Expect from Drama in “Entourage”

Warner Bros.(NEW YORK) -- Kevin Dillon is back as the unlucky older brother, Johnny "Drama" Chase, in the film adaptation of the former HBO series Entourage. So what is Drama up to this time around?

"I just finished up a movie that my brother directed. Vincent Chase directs me in a movie. And you know, I think I did maybe...

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Nick Cannon Says “America’s Got Talent” Gets ‘Extreme’ for Its 10th Season

Eric Liebowitz/NBC(NEW YORK) -- The 10th anniversary season of NBC's America's Got Talent gets under way Tuesday night, and host Nick Cannon says this time around, you'll definitely see things you haven't seen before.

"I definitely say this each and every season, that this is the biggest and best season, but I’m so telling the truth about season 10 because this...

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“The Bachelorette” Recap: Kaitlyn Goes on Her First Dates

ABC/Rick Rowell(NEW YORK) -- Several men fought for the "Bachelorette's" love -- literally -- on Monday night's episode of the ABC series.

For her first group date of the season, Kaitlyn Bristowe invited eight bachelors to a boxing gym, where they were trained by a team led by retired boxer Laila Ali, the daughter of Muhammad Ali. Kupah appeared to be so focused on his...

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Kelly Rutherford Granted Sole Temporary Custody of Her Two Children

Will Hart/NBC(NEW YORK) -- After six years in and out of court, one actress’ personal drama might be coming to an end.

A California judge sided with Gossip Girl star Kelly Rutherford in a custody dispute on May 22, awarding her "sole and legal" temporary custody of her children, Hermes, 8, and Helena, 5, allowing her to retain their U.S. passports so they...

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“Lawrence of Arabia” Actor Omar Sharif Has Alzheimer’s Disease, Agent Says

David M. Benett/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Actor Omar Sharif, best known for his roles in iconic films like Doctor Zhivago and Lawrence of Arabia, has Alzheimer’s disease, his agent confirmed to the Los Angeles Times Monday.

Sharif’s London-based agent, Steve Kenis, said the 83-year-old was resting at his home in Egypt. No further details about his condition were given....

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“Game of Thrones” Showrunner Explains Most Recent Shocker

Macall B. Polay/courtesy of HBO(NEW YORK) -- SPOILERS AHEAD: Game of Thrones may have noticed that Sunday night's episode featured a scene that hasn't yet happened in the books.

Tyrion Lannister and Daenerys Targaryen finally came face-to-face.

“Creatively it made sense to us, because we wanted it to happen. They’re two of the best characters of the show....

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Ben Stiller Pays Tribute to His Late Mother, Anne Meara

Peter Kramer/NBC(NEW YORK) -- Veteran actress and comedian Anne Meara died Saturday at the age of 85.

Just two days later, her son, Ben Stiller, thanked fans for their support.

"Thank you so much for all the kind words about Anne," he tweeted Monday. "All of us in our family feel so lucky to have had her in our lives."...

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“Tomorrowland” Wins Holiday Box Office Weekend

Buena Vista(NEW YORK) -- Disney's latest film landed in first place during the four-day Memorial Day weekend.

Tomorrowland, starring George Clooney, earned an estimated 41.7 million dollars from Friday through Monday to debut in the top spot.

The previous box office champ, Pitch Perfect 2, slipped to second place, collecting 38.5 million during the same time frame.

The...

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Bill Murray Wants to Wish You “A Very Murray Christmas”

Dana Edelson/NBC(NEW YORK) -- Netflix has released a trailer for A Very Murray Christmas, its upcoming Christmas special starring Bill Murray set to debut in December.

The 24-second trailer, which is clearly a nod to his role in Lost in Translation, features a signature shrug from the actor while he dons a pair of headband antlers and gazes glumly out...

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Blythe Danner Calls Criticisms of Gwyneth Paltrow ‘Hurtful’

Virginia Sherwood/NBC(NEW YORK) -- Blythe Danner doesn't go online. One reason? It would be tough for her to read criticisms of her daughter, Gwyneth Paltrow.

"I don't like to read stuff. I don't even know what they write," she told Vulture. "I'm told, but it's hurtful to see things written about your baby."

Danner added that she struggles...

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TLC Pulls “19 Kids and Counting” in Wake of Josh Duggar Scandal

David Welker/TLC(NEW YORK) -- In the wake of Josh Duggar admitting that he inappropriately touched minors several years ago as a teenager, TLC has pulled the show in which he's featured with his large family, 19 Kids and Counting.

In a statement to ABC News, the cable network said: "Effective immediately, TLC has pulled all episodes of 19 Kids and Counting currently...

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Today in History for 27th May 2015

Historical Events

1937 - Carl Hubbell wins his 24th consecutive game (since July 17, 1936)
1963 - Jomo Kenyatta elected 1st Prime Minister of Kenya
1979 - Pope John Paul II ordains John J O'Connor as a bishop
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