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Wall Street Ends a Wild Week with Small Gains and Losses

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Small gains and losses, a calm end for Wall Street after five wild days of trading.The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 11.76 to finish the session at 16643.01.The Nasdaq gained 15.62, ending at 4828.32, while the S&P 500 was up 1.21 to finish the week at 1988.87.When will the Federal Reserve ...

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Miley Cyrus Says She’s Pansexual; Not in a Relationship

Dana Edelson/NBC(NEW YORK) -- Ever since Miley Cyrus started opening up about her fluid sexuality, there’s been a lot of talk about whom she’s dating. In particular, people have been speculating that she’s in a relationship with Victoria’s Secret model Stella Maxwell.  But in a new cover story with Elle U.K., Miley says she’s not tied down ...

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Senior ISIS Member Killed by Drone Strike Inside Syria

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The U.S. military says it had killed Junaid Hussain, a senior ISIS recruiter and cyber specialist during a drone strike in Syria.Hussain's death was confirmed in a tweet from Brett McGurk, the Deputy Special Presidential Envoy to the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL.Hussain is believed to be a computer expert and propagandist ...

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Inside On-Air Shooter Vester Flanagan's Sparse Apartment

iStock/Thinkstock(ROANOKE, Va.) -- Photos from inside the apartment of alleged on-air killer Vester Flanagan show his spare living space.The only hanging decorations were a series of photos from what appeared to be his earlier careers in modeling and television.His refrigerator was covered in 10 sheets of paper, all pictures of himself. One appeared ...

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Mariners Fire General Manager Jack Zduriencik

Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images(SEATTLE) — The Seattle Mariners relieved Jack Zduriencik of his general manager duties Friday.The decision was likely prompted by the Mariners failure to see a playoff game in the seven years since Zduriencik took the general manager post, reports MLB.com.Kevin Mather, the Mariners’ team president, will look at candidates to replace Zduriencik ...

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What Customers Can Eat with McDonald's Customized Menu

iStock/Thinkstock(AURORA, Colo.) -- Customers at a McDonald's in Colorado who want to order a Big Mac may be surprised when the restaurant offers them customized options.A McDonald's location in Aurora, Colorado, is testing the burger chain's fast-casual "Create Your Taste" platform. With the test, customers use touch-screen kiosks to customize their orders, including choosing from ...

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Hillary Clinton On Her Hair: I Know ‘What The Donald Is Going Through’

Adam Bettcher/Getty Images(MINNEAPOLIS) — The day after Donald Trump asked an audience member to prove his hair is real, Hillary Clinton brought up the topic in her speech to top Democrats Friday.“A lot of people have said a lot of things about my hair over the years, so I do kind of know what Donald ...

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Rusk County Lifts Burn Ban

HENDERSON -- Another East Texas county has lifted its burn ban because of the recent rains. Rusk County Judge Joel Hale signed the order Friday morning lifting the ban. It had been put into effect August 10th.

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Arrest Made in Angelina County Boy's Death

LUFKIN -- Angelina County authorities have arrested a teen in the death of a three year old boy. Bobby Woods, Jr., 17, was arrested Friday morning in the death of Mason Cuttler. The boy disappeared early last week while playing outside his home. Searchers later found the boys body in a pond near ...

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Longview Woman Indicted in Fatal Wreck

LONGVIEW -- A Longview woman, charged in connection with the accident that killed her son, has been indicted in the case. The Gregg County grand jury has indicted Dekeshia Charity Thomas, 24, on a charge of intoxication manslaughter. She was arrested in February after her SUV hit another vehicle and a tree and rolled ...

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Longview's New Animal Shelter Director Named

LONGVIEW -- Longview has a new Animal Shelter Director. City Manager David Willard told the Longview News Journal Shannon Johnson of Everett, Washington, has been hired for the post. Johnson was the director of the animal shelter in Everett and oversaw the construction of a new their new shelter in 2009. Her first day ...

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Family Located of a Woman Found in Gladewater

GLADEWATER -- Gladewater police have located the family of a woman found wandering along U.S. Highway 271 Thursday night. She said her name was Maria Amyla, and may be from the Addison area. She appears to be suffering from Alzheimer's. They are said to have made contact to a nephew of the woman. ...

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Smith County United Way Kicks Off 75th Anniversary Campaign

TYLER -- A couple of new touches were rolled out Thursday evening as the United Way of Smith County celebrated its 75th anniversary and kicked off its annual campaign. The longstanding tradition of setting a monetary campaign goal is giving way to a different approach. United Way President Nan Moore says ...

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Longview Murder Suspect Sought

LONGVIEW -- Gregg County Crimestoppers is asking for the public's help in locating a murder suspect. He is Jose Zamarripa, 27, of Longview, a suspect in a fatal south Longview shooting in January. He is a suspect in the death of Omar Hernandez, 22. Jail records show Zamarripa has been arrested five times under ...

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Arrest Made in Angelina County Boy’s Death

Posted/updated on: August 28, 2015 at 2:30 pm

Mason CuttlerLUFKIN — Angelina County authorities have arrested a teen in the death of a three year old boy. Bobby Woods, Jr., 17, was arrested Friday morning in the death of Mason Cuttler. The boy disappeared early last week while playing outside his home. Searchers later found the boys body in a pond near the house. Authorities first said they believed the child wandered away while his parents were cleaning the residence. The father, Kevin Cuttler, says his son was allergic to some cleaning products so the boy had been playing outside. But Woods was arrested and charged with capital murder in the drowning death of the youngster. Angelina county authorities say they are interviewing others in the case.

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Longview Woman Indicted in Fatal Wreck

Posted/updated on: August 28, 2015 at 2:30 pm

Dekeshia Charity ThomasLONGVIEW — A Longview woman, charged in connection with the accident that killed her son, has been indicted in the case. The Gregg County grand jury has indicted Dekeshia Charity Thomas, 24, on a charge of intoxication manslaughter. She was arrested in February after her SUV hit another vehicle and a tree and rolled over. A few weeks later, her 8 week old son, Terrence Demarcus Crayton, died in a Dallas hospital from injuries received the wreck. Investigators say the child was not in child safety restraints. in July, Thomas was brought back to 124th District Judge Alfonso Charles’ courtroom, accused of failing to live up to a condition of her bond. The judge set a new bond of $200,000, and she is back in the Gregg County Jail. No trial date has been set for the case.

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Family Located of a Woman Found in Gladewater

Posted/updated on: August 28, 2015 at 2:30 pm

Gladewater woman wandering the streetsGLADEWATER — Gladewater police have located the family of a woman found wandering along U.S. Highway 271 Thursday night. She said her name was Maria Amyla, and may be from the Addison area. She appears to be suffering from Alzheimer’s. They are said to have made contact to a nephew of the woman. No word on how she was able to travel to Gladewater.

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Longview Murder Suspect Sought

Posted/updated on: August 28, 2015 at 2:29 pm

Jose ZamarripaLONGVIEW — Gregg County Crimestoppers is asking for the public’s help in locating a murder suspect. He is Jose Zamarripa, 27, of Longview, a suspect in a fatal south Longview shooting in January. He is a suspect in the death of Omar Hernandez, 22. Jail records show Zamarripa has been arrested five times under the name “Jose Maria Ibarra.” Charges range from possession of a controlled substance in 2007 to unlawfully carrying a weapon. Gregg County Crime Stoppers may pay up to $1,000.00 for information that leads to the arrest of Zamarripa. Contact Crimes Stoppers online at http://www.greggcountycrimestoppers.org or call 903-236-STOP (7687).

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One of Two Gang Members Arrested in Rusk County

Posted/updated on: August 28, 2015 at 2:29 pm

Jamarion Miguel HoustonHENDERSON — One of two known gang members wanted by Rusk County authorities is in custody. Jamarion Miguel Houston, 20 (pictured), turned himself in at the Rusk County Jail last night. Still at large is Taurus Trevion Roberson, 21. Both are from Lufkin. Roberson has 13 warrants out for him and Houston has four. The two are wanted for theft of a firearm, burglary of a vehicle, credit card abuse and abuse of the elderly. If you know Roberson’s whereabouts you are asked to contact the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office at 903-657-3581 or Rusk County Crime Stoppers at 903-655-8477.

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Smith County United Way Kicks Off 75th Anniversary Campaign

Posted/updated on: August 28, 2015 at 2:28 pm

unitedway-logoTYLER — A couple of new touches were rolled out Thursday evening as the United Way of Smith County celebrated its 75th anniversary and kicked off its annual campaign. The longstanding tradition of setting a monetary campaign goal is giving way to a different approach. United Way President Nan Moore says this year’s goal is a 10% increase in participation, from 8,500 donors to 9,350. Moore calls the switch part of a “new strategic direction to focus on engagement.” Campaign chair Mandi Monk says there was also a lot of “history, excitement, and legacy” as the event honored all its past chairmen. 35 of the honorees were either on hand or represented at the kickoff. You can go to http://www.unitedwaytyler.org for more information.

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Longview’s New Animal Shelter Director Named

Posted/updated on: August 28, 2015 at 2:28 pm

Shannon JohnsonLONGVIEW — Longview has a new Animal Shelter Director. City Manager David Willard told the Longview News Journal Shannon Johnson of Everett, Washington, has been hired for the post. Johnson was the director of the animal shelter in Everett and oversaw the construction of a new their new shelter in 2009. Her first day on the job in Longview will be October 26th.

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Rusk County Lifts Burn Ban

Posted/updated on: August 28, 2015 at 2:27 pm

Burn ban lifted-rainHENDERSON — Another East Texas county has lifted its burn ban because of the recent rains. Rusk County Judge Joel Hale signed the order Friday morning lifting the ban. It had been put into effect August 10th.

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Cruz, Trump to Hold Joint Event to Blast Iran Deal

Posted/updated on: August 28, 2015 at 2:25 pm

Ted Cruz3GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are planning to appear together at an upcoming Capitol Hill rally against the proposed nuclear deal with Iran. Trump announced the event during an appearance Thursday in South Carolina, saying it would be “in the next few weeks.” Cruz aides confirmed Trump’s statement. They say that the Texas senator invited Trump to join him at an event sponsored by Tea Party Patriots, the Center for Security Policy and the Zionist Organization of America. Congress is expected to begin debate on the accord when lawmakers return from recess September 8. Trump, who leads most polls of GOP primary voters, called Cruz a “nice guy.” Cruz has declined to criticize the front-runner for his controversial comments on immigration or any other topic.

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Student Contracts First Case of Rubella in Texas since 2004

Posted/updated on: August 28, 2015 at 2:24 pm

RubellaORT WORTH (AP) — Health officials have confirmed that a Texas Christian University student has contracted the first known case of rubella in Texas since 2004. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports Tarrant County officials are working to notify about 70 students who may have had contact with the unidentified student. The student had recently traveled in a region known to have rubella cases. Lab tests confirmed the case Wednesday. Rubella, also known as German measles, is a contagious disease caused by a virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says infection is usually mild with fever and rash. The virus is spread through coughing or sneezing. It can prove dangerous for pregnant women who are not immune, leading to birth defects or miscarriage. People who have received an MMR vaccine are immune.

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Dallas Police Shoot Robbery Suspect Dead During Struggle

Posted/updated on: August 28, 2015 at 2:22 pm

Dallas Police PatchDALLAS (AP) — Dallas police say a suspect was shot dead in a struggle with an officer investigating a reported robbery at a suspected drug house near Fair Park. The incident happened about 1:30 Thursday afternoon. Police Chief David Brown says officers were trying to arrest the man when a struggle ensued. When the man broke for his car, two officers used a stun gun on him. However, the man pulled the prongs from his body both times and continued to flee. Brown says the man continued to struggle with police as he tried to get into a car. Eventually, the officer struggling with the man fired his gun several times, killing the man. Brown says the man had a box cutter, but he didn’t say if he wielded it as a weapon.

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Off-Duty Houston Officer Shoots Combative Hospital Patient

Posted/updated on: August 28, 2015 at 2:22 pm

Alan Christopher PeanHOUSTON (AP) — Houston police have released the identities of a hospital patient shot by officers during a struggle and the two officers involved in the struggle. A police statement identified the patient as Alan Christopher Pean, 26, who was shot in the abdomen during the struggle Thursday at St. Joseph’s Medical Center. He remained in critical condition at St. Joseph’s late Thursday. Also requiring hospital treatment for head lacerations were Officer O. Ortega, who shot Pean, and Senior Officer R. Law. The officers are on administrative leave pending investigation by the homicide and internal affairs divisions of the Houston Police Department, as well as the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.

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Houston Robbery Ring Members Face 100-Plus Years in Prison

Posted/updated on: August 28, 2015 at 2:22 pm

gavelHOUSTON (AP) — A suburban Houston man and a man from New Orleans each face a minimum of more than 100 years in federal prison after convicted of multiple robbery and firearms charges related to a series of violent robberies in Houston. Federal prosecutors said Friday Clarence Buck, 33, of Humble, and Kendall Allen, of New Orleans, were part of a ring that robbed nearly $1 million incell phones and jewelry during a November 2012 spree. Prosecutors say Buck, convicted on 14 counts, assembled the crews, sold the stolen items and distributed the proceeds to crew members. Evidence showed Allen, named in 11 counts, was armed with an assault rifle in at least two holdups. Their sentencing is set for November. At least nine others in the ring earlier pleaded guilty.

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South Texas Hospice Executive Charged in Man’s Death

Posted/updated on: August 28, 2015 at 2:20 pm

Monica Melissa PattersonEDINBURG (AP) — The administrator of a South Texas hospice has been charged with capital murder in the death of a 96-year-old man who authorities say had left her his estate. Monica Melissa Patterson of Harlingen is being held on a $1 million bond following her arraignment Thursday. Authorities also have charged Angel Mario Garza, 37. He’s also being held on bond of $1 million, charged with murder. A criminal complaint says Patterson and Garza went to the home of Martin Knell in January where a caretaker for Knell heard him having an argument with Patterson. The caretaker, who worked for Patterson, later found Knell dead and she eventually contacted Texas Rangers. The 48-year-old Patterson is the administrator of Comfort House Services in McAllen. Her attorney says she had nothing to do with the death.

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Texas Worker Gets Prison Time for Selling Driver’s Licenses

Posted/updated on: August 28, 2015 at 2:18 pm

DPS Drivers LicenseDALLAS (AP) — A woman accused of selling driver’s licenses to more than 28 illegal immigrants while working at the Texas Department of Safety has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison. The Dallas Morning News reports Gloria Adame was sentenced Thursday. She had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to transfer identification documents produced without lawful authority. According to prosecutors, Adame, who was a driver’s license technician in the agency’s Irving office, agreed to issue more than 28 state driver’s licenses in exchange for different amounts of money from March 2011 to November 2013. Authorities said she falsely entered information into the system stating the immigrants were either U.S. citizens or living in the country legally.

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Judge Denies Attempt to Stop Removal of UT Davis Statue

Posted/updated on: August 28, 2015 at 2:16 pm

Jefferson Davis statue at U-T AustinAUSTIN (AP) — A judge has denied efforts to prevent the University of Texas’ from removing a statue of Confederate president Jefferson Davis from the main area of campus. During a hearing Thursday, the Sons of Confederate Veterans called attempts to remove the Davis statue a “cultural atrocity.” They compared doing so to Islamic State forces destroying Middle East artifacts. But Judge Karin Crump ruled the university has the authority to move the statue. Activists say the nearly century-old bronze likeness of Davis highlights the university’s racist past. New school President Greg Fenves recently ordered it moved to a campus museum, but allowed other Confederate symbols to remain. A Sons of Confederate Veterans attorney said the group hasn’t decided whether it will appeal. Officials plan to move Davis’ statue within a few days.

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Spate of Violence Prompts Crackdown by El Paso Police

Posted/updated on: August 28, 2015 at 2:16 pm

el paso police patchEL PASO (AP) — A surge in violence in parts of El Paso prompted a crackdown by police that has led to more than 100 arrests over a two-week period. Police patrols were increased in the northeast section of the city following a spate of violence that included gang feuds that led to fatal shootings of two men and the deadly stabbing of a teenager. Police Sgt. Enrique Carrillo told the El Paso Times that by focusing on minor offenses such as broken lights on vehicles, police sought to deter more serious crimes from occurring. Traffic stops over the two weeks led to arrests for offenses that included illegally possessing firearms and drugs. Police say more than 830 people were questioned and 380 vehicles were checked. Authorities also issued 176 traffic and other citations.

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Man Who Killed Fellow Oil Worker Wants to be Free Man

Posted/updated on: August 28, 2015 at 2:14 pm

Handcuffed suspect-whiteMINOT, N.D. (AP) — A Texas man who stabbed to death a fellow oil field worker in a North Dakota hotel about four years ago is seeking to be released from state supervision. Charles Davis, 37, of Trinity, Texas, acknowledged killing Donald Flowers, 48, of Wichita Falls, Texas, in a conference room at the Candlewood Suites in Minot in March 2011. But he was found to be not criminally responsible due to mental illness, and sent to the State Hospital in Jamestown for treatment of schizophrenia. Two psychologists testified this week that Davis is not a substantial risk to the public if released from supervision. Prosecutors argued he might be a risk if he fails to take his medicine. Judge Stacy Louser ordered both sides to submit written arguments, after which she will rule.

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Mariners Fire General Manager Jack Zduriencik

Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images(SEATTLE) — The Seattle Mariners relieved Jack Zduriencik of his general manager duties Friday.

The decision was likely prompted by the Mariners failure to see a playoff game in the seven years since Zduriencik took the general manager post, reports MLB.com.

Kevin Mather, the Mariners’ team president, will look at candidates to replace Zduriencik over the...

Illinois Fires Football Coach Tim Beckman

Michael Hickey/Getty Images(URBANA, Ill.) -- Illinois' coach is out only a week before the season begins.

Head football coach Tim Beckman has been dismissed by the University of Illinois Director of Athletics Mike Thomas, according to a statement on Friday.

The decision came out of an external review and one week before the season began. The review looked into...

Famed New York Islanders Coach Al Arbour Dies at 82

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(SARASOTA, Fla.) -- Hockey icon Al Arbour has died.

Al Arbour has died at the age of 82 after a lifetime career in hockey where he served as a player, coach, and as an executive.

He is perhaps most remembered as a coach for the New York Islanders, leading the team to four consecutive Stanley Cup wins...

Ronda Rousey Delivers Message for Mom Who Helped Her Discover Childhood Speech Condition

Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- The lives of champion UFC fighter Ronda Rousey and speech pathologist and mom Laura Smith might seem worlds apart, but the two women share a unique connection.

Smith and her 5-year-old daughter, Ashlynn, met Rousey, 28, this spring at a book signing in Denver for Rousey's autobiography, My Fight/Your Fight.

Smith told ABC News...

Sprint Cup Series Off This Weekend

Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- With the Chase approaching, the Sprint Cup Series drivers have the weekend off.

They return to action Sept. 6 at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina, in the Bojangles' Southern 500. It's the second-to-last event before the Chase begins.

You can still get your NASCAR fix this weekend with the XFINITY Series' Road America...

Scoreboard Roundup — 8/27/15

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- AMERICAN LEAGUE
L.A. Angels 2, Detroit 0
Texas 4, Toronto 1
Kansas City 5, Baltimore 3
Tampa Bay 5, Minnesota 4
Chicago White Sox 4, Seattle 2

NATIONAL LEAGUE

L.A. Dodgers 1, Cincinnati 0
San Francisco 9, Chicago Cubs 1
Washington 4, San Diego 2
Pittsburgh 2, Miami 1
N.Y. Mets 9, Philadelphia 5, 13 Innings
St. Louis 5, Arizona 3

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Texans’ Ryan Mallett Misses Practice for ‘Personal Issue’

Bob Levey/Getty Images(HOUSTON) -- Texans back-up quarterback Ryan Mallett missed practice on Thursday.

Earlier Thursday, the Houston Chronicle reported Mallett had overslept through Thursday's practice, but according to ESPN, later, Texans Coach Bill O'Brien said the absence was because of a "personal issue."

"It's between Ryan and I," O'Brien said. "It's a personal issue."

On Monday, Brian Hoyer...

Steelers’ WR Martavis Bryant Faces Four-Game Suspension

Don Juan Moore/Getty Images(PITTSBURGH) -- Martavis Bryant is already off to a rough pre-season start.

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant is appealing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy by using marijuana, according to ESPN.

ESPN reports Bryant is hoping to hear about his appeal in the next week or more.

Earlier this summer...

Legendary Basketball Player Darryl Dawkins Dead at 58

Manny Carabel/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Legendary basketball player Darryl Dawkins, known as "Chocolate Thunder" for his ferocious slam dunks, died on Thursday at the age of 58.

ESPN reports that a statement from Dawkins' family cited a heart attack as the cause of his death.

Dawkins played 14 years in the National Basketball Association, including seven with the Philadelphia...

Segway Cameraman Wipes Out Usain Bolt After 200m Victory in Beijing

Michael Steele/Getty Images(BEIJING) — Usain Bolt may be the world’s man, but his speed was no match for an out-of-control Segway at the World Athletic Championship in Beijing Thursday.

A cameraman following behind Bolt on the two-wheeled electric vehicle after his 200m victory over American Justin Gatlin collided with the Jamaican sprinter, taking him down as he celebrated.

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Posted/updated on: August 28, 2015 at 3:21 pm

WEATHER REPORT AND SUMMARY:
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VT [VALID TIME] THROUGH 08/29/2015@1030C
ISSUED: 08/28/2015 1521C

TYLER-LONGVIEW METROPOLITAN AREA FORECAST:
REST OF TODAY: partly cloudy, high lower 90s, southeast winds 5-10 mph;
TONIGHT: partly cloudy, low lower 70s, south winds 5-10 mph;
SATURDAY: increasing cloudiness with a 20 percent chance for afternoon showers and thunderstorms, high lower 90s, south winds 5-10 mph;
SATURDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low lower 70s, south winds about 5 mph;
SUNDAY: partly cloudy, high lower 90s, south winds 5-10 mph;
SUNDAY NIGHT: mostly clear, low lower 70s, south winds 5-10 mph;
MONDAY: mostly sunny, high lower 90s, south winds 5-10 mph.
EXTENDED FORECAST:
MONDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low lower 70s;
TUESDAY: partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high lower 90s;
TUESDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, low lower 70s;
WEDNESDAY: partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high lower 90s;
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, low lower 70s;
THURSDAY: partly cloudy, high middle 90s;
THURSDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low lower 70s;
FRIDAY: partly cloudy, high middle 90s.
MID-RANGE OUTLOOK FOR SEPTEMBER 5-11, 2015:
Above normal temperatures and below normal precipitation.

TYLER CLIMATE DATA FOR August 28, 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 89
MINIMUM 66
PRECIPITATION 0.00
MONTH-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 2.67
YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 42.61

LONGVIEW CLIMATE DATA FOR August 28, 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 89
MINIMUM 65
PRECIPITATION 0.00
MONTH-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 1.79
YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 43.40

PUBLIC FORECAST EXPLANATION
ISSUED: 08/28/2015 1516C
Our current forecast assumptions still appear to be on target. First, no major systems are
likely to affect us during the next one to two weeks. Second, our temperatures will be running
near to slightly above normal, with no major heat likely. Finally, a couple of weak features could
bring us some showers.
The first feature is a cold front, which will probably go stationary along IH-30 tomorrow.
However, the upper air energy supporting the front could bring showers as far south as IH-20.
Coverage, though, will be spotty and amounts light.
With upper air high pressure to the west and low pressure to the east, a low pressure area
could form in the North Central Gulf of Mexico early next week. This could enhance the sea-
breeze, and we could see some showers from it at mid-week.
Late next as upper air low pressure amplifies along the Pacific Coast, the high gets
shoved eastward. That warms us and probably shuts down showers for late next week and much
of the Labor Day Holiday weekend.
Erica appears to be of no direct concern to us.
At mid-afternoon today, skies are sunny, temperatures near 90, and winds are light
northeasterly to easterly. RKP

CODED CITIES FORECAST–TYR
ISSUED: 08/28/2015 1519C

DAY WX TEMP POP
Saturday PARTLY CLOUDY 71/92 00%/20%
Sunday PARTLY CLOUDY 71/93 10%/10%
Monday SUNNY 71/93 05%/05%

Pilot Dies Practicing for the New York Air Show

iStock/Thinkstock(GOSHEN, N.Y.) -- A pilot has died after practicing for an air show.

According to a statement from Orange County's Department of Emergency Services, a single-engine aircraft crashed at Stewart International Airport on Friday afternoon, killing the pilot.

The pilot was practicing for the New York Air Show.

Authorities are on the scene of the accident and practice had...

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Inside On-Air Shooter Vester Flanagan’s Sparse Apartment

iStock/Thinkstock(ROANOKE, Va.) -- Photos from inside the apartment of alleged on-air killer Vester Flanagan show his spare living space.

The only hanging decorations were a series of photos from what appeared to be his earlier careers in modeling and television.

His refrigerator was covered in 10 sheets of paper, all pictures of himself. One appeared to be a contact...

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Emmett Till Remembered 60 Years After Brutal Slaying

Scott Olson/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- Friday marked 60 years since Chicago teenager Emmett Till was killed at age 14 for apparently whistling at a white woman in Mississippi.

Civil rights activists, relatives of the black teen and other families "victimized by racial violence" -- including the family of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown -- have invited the public to unite...

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Owen Labrie Found Not Guilty of Felony Sexual Assault in Prep School Trial

ABC News(CONCORD, N.H.) — Owen Labrie was found not guilty of felony sexual assault in a case at St. Paul's School, a prestigious New Hampshire prep school.

The jury of nine men and three women delivered a not guilty verdict on the felony sexual assault charge on the second day of deliberations. He was found guilty of four misdemeanors...

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Senior ISIS Member Killed by Drone Strike Inside Syria

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The U.S. military says it had killed Junaid Hussain, a senior ISIS recruiter and cyber specialist during a drone strike in Syria.

Hussain's death was confirmed in a tweet from Brett McGurk, the Deputy Special Presidential Envoy to the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL.

Hussain is believed to be a computer expert and propagandist for terror...

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What We Know About the Latest Deaths in European Migrant Crisis

Antonio Melita/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Hundreds of people are feared dead off the coast of Libya in the latest shipwreck of migrants desperately trying to cross the Mediterranean to reach Europe.

“We are still waiting for more details, but we have learned there were 400 migrants on one of two boats; 100 have already been rescued,"...

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American’s First Thought During Train Attack Was ‘Just Trying Not to Die’

Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- U.S. serviceman Alek Skarlatos, who helped stop a gunman on a Paris-bound train last week, said his first thought was "just trying not to die."

Recalling on ABC News' Good Morning America Friday what ran though his mind when he first saw the gunman and realized his life was in danger, Skarlatos said, "I...

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Former Archbishop Accused of Sexual Abuse Dies Awaiting Trial

ERIKA SANTELICES/AFP/Getty Images(ROME) -- The first Vatican official set to stand trial for sex abuse died in Rome Friday.

Disgraced former Archbishop Josef Wesolowski was a high-ranking Vatican diplomat accused of paying young boys for sex in the Dominican Republic, where he was ambassador for five years.

His trial inside the Vatican was set to begin earlier this summer...

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Hundreds Feared Dead After Two Boats Capsize Off Libyan Coast

iStock/Thinkstock(ROME) -- Hundreds are feared dead after a pair of boats carrying people fleeing conflict and poverty capsized near Libya.

Libyan officials have been working around the clock trying to find survivors of two boats that sank off the coast of Libya Thursday night. One carrying 50 people capsized first, then later, another with 400 passengers.

Rescuers report the...

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Buzz Aldrin’s Master Plan for Colonizing Mars

Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Leave it to Buzz Aldrin to come up with a grand plan for colonizing Mars.

Aldrin, 85, who was the second person to walk on the moon in 1969, is teaming up with the Florida Institute of Technology to create an actionable plan for getting humans to Mars in the next quarter century....

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Tropical Storm Erika Hits Caribbean, 4 Dead

NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center(MIAMI) -- Another powerful storm is churning in the Caribbean.

Tropical Storm Erika arrives in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Thursday night and it may threaten Florida's Atlantic coast as soon as Monday.

So far, the storm's 12 inches of rain over the Island of Dominica caused floods and mudslides that led to the...

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Calgary’s Air Quality Affected by Washington State Wildfires

iStock/Thinkstock(CALGARY, Canada) -- The air quality in one Canadian city may be similar to Shanghai's.

Because of wildfires burning in Washington State, those living in Calgary can smell, see, and taste the smoky air.

One resident, Nolan Hill, says he's especially affected because of his asthma. He said "even climbing up a little bit of an incline...I have to...

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Saudi Arabian King Salman Visiting Washington Next Week

Carolyn Kaster/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Saudi Arabia's king is making a trip to Washington soon.

On Thursday, the White House announced Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud would be making his first trip to Washington D.C. since his ascension to the throne.

Next Friday, the Saudi king will meet with President Obama to discuss Syria, Yemen, and Iran's...

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ZSL London Zoo Holds Annual Weigh-In for 2015

Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images(LONDON) -- It's time for these animals' annual check-up.

On Wednesday, the Zoological Society of London's London Zoo held its annual "weigh-in," weighing more than 17,000 animals as a way to keep a record of their health and well-being.

According to ZSL, the data is then inputted into a database called the Zoological Information Management System...

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American Kids Try Foreign School Lunches

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- After watching this hilariously enlightening video, your kid heading back to school might not be complaining about that cafeteria sloppy joe after all.

Cut.com has compiled a video of American children trying school lunches from all over the world, with typical cuisines from India, Sweden, Japan, Cuba, France, Kenya and Afghanistan.

The results are not only...

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Hubble Telescope Captures Shimmering ‘Cosmic Butterfly’

ESA/NASA(NEW YORK) -- The cosmic butterfly, or as its known more formally, the twin jet nebula, was captured in a vibrant new image taken from the Hubble Telescope.

The glowing colors and expanding gas seen in the image are the final gasps of life for an old star, according to NASA.

The old star shed its layers, leaving its...

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Parole Review Board Sets Hearing Date for Oscar Pistorius

Alon Skuy/The Times/Gallo Images/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) -- Oscar Pistorius could be released from jail in about three weeks.

A parole review board has set a Sept. 18 hearing date that could result in the release of the former Olympic runner.

Pistorius was found guilty of culpable homicide in the killing of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Feb. 14,...

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Austrian Authorities Find Dozens of Bodies in Truck

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- At least 20 bodies have been found in the eastern Austrian province of Burgenland, according to the BBC.

At a police press conference on Thursday, an Austrian regional police commander said a refrigerated truck was found on the highway. The truck was apparently parked there on Wednesday.

BBC News says there could be as many...

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Sinkhole Swallows People Waiting at a Bus Stop in China

AbleStock.com/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A sinkhole swallowed up at least four people in China as they were waiting at a bus stop, according to The Independent.

The sinkhole opened up on Saturday night and was caught on surveillance video.

The video shows the pavement opening up and people falling in. Bystanders came to their rescue and attempted to pull...

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Wall Street Ends a Wild Week with Small Gains and Losses

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Small gains and losses, a calm end for Wall Street after five wild days of trading.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 11.76 to finish the session at 16643.01.

The Nasdaq gained 15.62, ending at 4828.32, while the S&P 500 was up 1.21 to finish the week at 1988.87.

When will the Federal Reserve raise...

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What Customers Can Eat with McDonald’s Customized Menu

iStock/Thinkstock(AURORA, Colo.) -- Customers at a McDonald's in Colorado who want to order a Big Mac may be surprised when the restaurant offers them customized options.

A McDonald's location in Aurora, Colorado, is testing the burger chain's fast-casual "Create Your Taste" platform. With the test, customers use touch-screen kiosks to customize their orders, including choosing from 25 ingredients on...

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Apple’s September Event Will Be Available to Stream for Windows 10 Users

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) — Apple's special Sept. 9 event will be live-streamed online — and this time, Windows 10 users will also be able to join in the excitement.

A website for the event — where it's widely expected Apple will show off a new iPhone 6S — says Apple will support live streaming for Windows 10 devices...

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Little-Known Rule 48 and Other Stock Regulations That Can Affect Your Money

Andrew Burton/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — While investors panicked across global markets in the last week, stock exchange officials in the U.S. used a little-known rule to try to smooth trading.

For three straight days this week, the New York Stock Exchange put into action "Rule 48," which can essentially speed up the opening of trading to prevent a panicky...

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Facebook Milestones Leading to a Billion Users in a Single Day

Founder of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg, right, and Dustin Moscovitz, co-founder have their photo taken at Harvard Yard in 2004 in Cambridge, Mass. (Justine Hunt/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)(MENLO PARK, Calif.) — When Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook from his Harvard dorm room in 2004, his audience was college students.

Eleven years later, the Facebook CEO celebrated a milestone: One...

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Ashley Madison Hack: CEO Noel Biderman Is Stepping Down

Carl Court/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Noel Biderman, the CEO of Avid Life Media, is stepping down from the company in the wake of an unprecedented hack that left 37 million customers exposed.

"This change is in the best interest of the company and allows us to continue to provide support to our members and dedicated employees. We are steadfast...

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Bimbo Bakeries Recalls Bread Products over Glass Fragments

Scott Olson/Getty Images(HORSHAM, Pa.) -- Bimbo Bakeries is recalling several of its bread products because there may be fragments of glass in them.

The company says a broken light bulb at one of its bakeries may have caused glass to end up on the outside of loaves in 11 states.

So far, Bimbo has received three reports from consumers....

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Christmas in August: Walmart to Launch Layaway Plan

Daniel Aguilar/Getty Images(BENTONVILLE, Ark.) -- The calendar may still say summer but retail giant Walmart is encouraging consumers to get in the Christmas spirit now.

With Labor Day more than a week away, the world's largest retailer is scheduled to launch its holiday season layaway plan four months before Dec. 25.

"Toy Week and the kick-off of our layaway...

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Gains for Wall Street as Crude Oil Jumps 10 Percent

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- There were mass losses earlier this week? All gains for Wall Street on Thursday.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average up 369.26 to finish the session at 16654.77. Its biggest two-day gain since December 2008.

The Nasdaq also jumped 115.17, ending at 4812.71, while the S&P 500 climbed 47.15 to 1987.66.

Crude oil also rose 10 percent...

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Facebook Hits 1 Billion User Milestone in a Single Day, Zuckerberg Says

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  For the first time ever, one billion people have logged onto Facebook in a single day, meaning 1 in 7 people in the world accessed their profiles, according to the company's co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

The milestone moment happened on Monday but was shared on Thursday in a Facebook post on Zuckerberg's wall....

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Keyless Ignitions Led to Carbon Monoxide Deaths and Should Have Been Recalled, Suit Says

iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — Some of the world’s biggest automakers should have recalled millions of vehicles with keyless ignitions because the cars, which don’t shut off automatically if the driver fails to press the start/stop button, could be a deadly carbon monoxide risk, according to a new lawsuit.

According to the suit, filed in Los Angeles Federal Court on behalf...

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Instagram Makes a Huge Change to the Shape of Your Photos

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The days of cutting a friend out of an Instagram photo in order to fit into the square format are over.

A huge new update to Instagram means photographs no longer have to be square. The Facebook-owned photo sharing app announced on Thursday it is also adding a rectangular landscape option to better accommodate...

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Facebook’s Answer to Siri and Cortana Is Called ‘M’

Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images(MENLO PARK, Calif.) — Facebook's answer to Apple's Siri and Microsoft's Cortana is a virtual personal assistant called "M" that will be housed inside the company's Messenger app.

The social network wants users to know this one can do a lot more than answering questions and managing a person's calendar. M can actually help people complete tasks...

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Apple Ready For September Event

Apple(NEW YORK) -- It's official: After plenty of speculation, Apple Thursday confirmed it will hold an event Sept.  9 in San Francisco where it is widely expected the company will show off an iPhone 6S.

The event is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. PT and will be held at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.

Apple is remaining tight-lipped...

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Group’s Investigation Finds Animal Abuse at McDonald’s Supplier

McDonalds(NEW YORK) -- An animal rights group is calling for action from McDonald's after its investigation found abuses at a Tennessee poultry farm that supplies the fast food chain.

Mercy for Animals has posted an undercover video showing chickens being hit with sticks and having their heads stepped on in overcrowded and filthy conditions before being shipped off to...

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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 On Her Hair: I Know ‘What The Donald Is Going Through’

Adam Bettcher/Getty Images(MINNEAPOLIS) — The day after Donald Trump asked an audience member to prove his hair is real, Hillary Clinton brought up the topic in her speech to top Democrats Friday.

“A lot of people have said a lot of things about my hair over the years, so I do kind of know what Donald is going through,”...

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Today on the Trail — 8/28/15

(NEW YORK) — Top Democrats are gathering in Minneapolis for their summer meeting Friday, where they will hear from their presidential hopefuls.

Frontrunner Hillary Clinton and Lincoln Chafee will join the attendees in the late morning, while Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley will address the members in the afternoon.

Vice President Joe Biden, who will not be attending the convention...

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President Obama to Pitch Iran Deal in Live Webcast to Jewish Americans

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Amid President Obama's ongoing lobbying effort to gain sufficient Congressional support to approve the Iran nuclear deal, the president Friday will make his pitch directly to the North American Jewish community in a live webcast organized by two major Jewish organizations.

Earlier this month, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also held a webcast with the...

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Cruz and Trump Plan Joint Event in September

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Sen. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump are taking their cozy relationship to a new level. The two are now going to appear at an event together.

Cruz's campaign said they invited Trump to participate in a rally against the Iran Deal that will take place Sept. 9.

Trump broke the news of the joint...

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Scott Walker Talks Foreign Policy at The Citadel

Scott Olson/Getty Images(CHARLESTON, S.C.) — Republican presidential candidate and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will lay out his foreign policy agenda in a speech at The Citadel, a military college in the early voting state of South Carolina.

Walker is making the case that the U.S. strategy in the Middle East needs to be expanded from its focus on defeating...

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Bill Clinton Sought State Department OK for Paid Speeches Related to North Korea, Congo, New E-mails Show

Adam Bettcher/Getty Images for the Starkey Hearing Foundation(WASHINGTON) -- ABC News has obtained State Department e-mails that shed light on Bill Clinton’s lucrative speaking engagements and show he and the Clinton Foundation tried to get approval for invitations related to two of the most repressive countries in the world -- North Korea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo....

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What’s Inside Just Released Huma Abedin State Department Emails

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Newly released e-mails offer a glimpse into Hillary Clinton confidant and personal aide Huma Abedin, who is facing growing scrutiny for her “special government employee” status inside the U.S. State Department while Clinton was in her final year as secretary of state.

Abedin has worked for Clinton for years, including her days in the U.S....

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Words People Most Associate with 2016 Candidates

Scott Olson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- "Crook," "weak," "joke" are just a few of the words that voters said when Quinnipiac University asked them the first word that pops into their heads when they think of Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and Jeb Bush.

Quinnipiac asked 1,563 voters and reported only the words that were said at least five times.

So what...

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2016 Candidates Respond to the Virginia Shooting

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The 2016 field of presidential candidates highlighted their various positions on gun control on Thursday while offering prayers and support in the wake of a shooting in Virginia that took the lives of two television journalists.

Other prominent shootings have prompted strong reactions from both sides -- calls for stronger gun control from the left and...

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Donald Trump’s Campaign Co-Chairman Blasted Trump While Working for Rick Perry

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Donald Trump's new national co-chairman Sam Clovis, who recently defected from Rick Perry's campaign, sent emails as recently as two months ago questioning Trump's Christian faith and condemning his comments about John McCain, according to emails obtained by ABC News.

Sam Clovis, while serving as Perry's Iowa chairman, wrote in an email titled "Faith and Our...

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Hillary Clinton Equates GOP Stance on Women to Terrorists’ Views

Jeff Swensen/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) -- Hillary Clinton compared her Republican rivals’ views on women’s health issues to those of “terrorist groups” in a Cleveland speech Thursday.

She named Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, calling their conservative views on reproductive rights “dead wrong for 21st century America,” pledging her campaign is “going...

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Donald Trump Asks a Woman to Perform ‘Inspection’ to See If He Has Toupee

Scott Olson/Getty Images(GREENVILLE, S.C.) -- Donald Trump is ready to settle one issue once and for all: Does he wear a rug?

"I don't wear a toupee,” Trump told a laughing crowd at an event in Greenville, South Carolina. “It's my hair. I swear."

He then decided that the situation required an “inspection” -- so he called a woman...

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Clinton Addresses Possible 2016 Biden Run

Barbara Kinney for Hillary for America(ANKENY, Iowa) — Hillary Clinton left her Hamptons vacation Wednesday to get back on the campaign trail in the critical state of Iowa, where she fielded questions about Vice President Joe Biden and his potential run for president.  

“I mean Joe has had more terrible events than most people can even contemplate. Losing...

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New National Poll Shows Clinton Losing Steam

Isaac Brekken/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — On the heels of the Democratic National Committee summer meeting in Minneapolis, a new Quinnipiac poll out Thursday morning shows Hillary Clinton clocking in a 45 percent, her lowest number in a national poll during this election cycle.

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The new poll also shows that only 34 percent of...

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President Obama Marks Decade of Katrina Recovery in New Orleans

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) -- President Obama marked a decade of recovery after Hurricane Katrina, touring New Orleans on Thursday not only to get a first-hand look at the progress made after the storm destroyed the city, but also to encourage its residents to achieve "real change."

"If Katrina was initially an example of what happens when government fails,...

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School Reportedly Bans Girl’s “Wonder Woman” Lunchbox

ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A warning from school administrators to parents over their daughter’s lunchbox is one seemingly worthy of a super hero’s rescue. The only problem is that super heroes are banned from the school, even on a lunchbox.

An Imgur user posted a letter earlier this week reportedly sent from school officials to...

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Pregnant Wife of Lady Antebellum Member Details Fertility Struggle

Jason Davis/Getty Images for Vh1 Save The Music(NEW YORK) — As part of the chart-topping Lady Antebellum, Charles Kelley has helped take the music industry by storm.

Now, Kelley, 33, has another reason to sing. He and his wife, 32-year-old Cassie McConnell Kelley, are expecting a baby after six years of marriage.

McConnell Kelley talked to ABC News about...

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Pup That Used to ‘Hop Like a Kangaroo’ Gets Prosthetic Paws

Marilyn Hendrickson(NEW YORK) -- A pup named Journey is now able to run like other dogs after being fitted with special prosthetic legs.

The Shiba Inu/Jundo mix lost her front paws after she was set on fire along with her siblings and was the only survivor.

Marilyn Hendrickson, director of donations at the MEOW Cat Rescue shelter in Seattle,...

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Your Body: Are Your Breasts Causing You Back Pain?

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

Some of us are more blessed than others in the bosom department. But sometimes it may seem like a curse, as large breasts can cause intense back and shoulder pain. 

I have many patients who are plagued by having large breasts. They have pain, and they feel self-conscious in clothes or swimsuits....

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SoulCycle Has Alleged ‘Illegal’ Payment System, Suit Says

Alli Harvey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A customer of the popular fitness craze SoulCycle says the company is forcing riders to use an "illegal" payment system that requires customers to buy certificates with "unreasonably short expiration periods," according to a new lawsuit.

Rachel Cody, of Los Angeles, told ABC News that SoulCycle's payment policy is "infuriating," because the firm requires...

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See a Pair of Twins Hear Their Mom for the First Time

KABC-TV(LOS ANGELES) -- A pair of twin girls were able to hear their mother clearly for the first time this week after they were both fitted with new hearing aids.

Kayla and Kiara Hernandez were born with moderate hearing loss and in need of hearing aids to hear properly, according to ABC News affiliate KABC-TV in Los Angeles.

But...

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Radio Host Elvis Duran Details Dramatic 105-Pound Weight-Loss Journey

Noam Galai/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- As the host of the number one Top 40 morning radio in the country, Elvis Duran had no problem dishing out “real talk” to his seven million loyal listeners or rubbing elbows with the likes of Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj and dozens of other A-list celebrities.

But one thing he was deeply insecure about...

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Real On-Air Violence Can Traumatize Viewers

iStock/Thinkstock(ROANOKE, Va.) -- The shooting on live television in Virginia Wednesday could have a psychological effect on the thousands of viewers who were exposed to the traumatic event, according to some experts.

Alison Parker, 24, and Adam Ward, 27, were shot to death as they did a live interview for Roanoke station WDBJ-TV. Viewers to the daily morning show...

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How Virginia Shooting May Help Psych Experts See Warning Signs

Jay Paul/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The slaying of two journalists on live television Wednesday became more shocking when the suspected gunman posted video he says he took of the shooting to his Facebook page, delivered a 23-page document about his motives and tweeted after the attack.

By poring over the documents believed to have been sent by Vester Flanagan,...

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‘Date-onomics’: How to Play the Numbers Game to Find Love

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- If you’re a single woman looking for a man but you think there are no good ones left, a new book on dating says it’s not just your imagination.

Author Jon Birger suggests the problem for women trying to find “Mr. Right” isn’t as much about interest as it numbers.

“It’s not their fault,” Birger told...

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In-Ear Thermometer May Help Women Overcome Fertility Problem

Creatas/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- An estimated 1.2 million women are trying to get pregnant and struggling. What if technology could help? That’s the question Vanessa Xi, founder of Yono labs, asked after she struggled with fertility issues. Her invention: an in-ear thermometer you sleep with.

First let’s back up and look at the way women currently determine their window of...

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‘Bus Don’t Move’ Parody Video Shines Spotlight on School Bus Safety

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Children all across the country are going back to school, and one popular mom blogger is taking the time to raise awareness about the serious issue of school bus safety with a humorous parody video that’s going viral.

Deva Dalporto’s video, “Bus, Don’t Move,” riffs off “Bust A Move,” the popular 1989 hit by Young MC....

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Study: Sexism, However Subtle, Is Detrimental to Women at Work

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Hostility and acts of overt sexism at work have negative consequences on women’s occupational well-being. But a new review of past research on almost 75,000 working women finds that “high frequency/low intensity” workplace sexism can be just as bad.

The study, published Thursday in the Psychology of Women Quarterly, says these "low intensity" behaviors include...

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Your Body: Are Smoothies Healthy for You?

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

Smoothies are not only a summer favorite, but a go-to health option for a healthy diet. But are they really that healthy?

Smoothies taste great, but it turns out that lots of them are loaded with calories from added sugars and fats, and enough carbohydrate grams to match that of...

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Seattle Children’s Hospital Warns 12,000 Patients of Possibly Improperly Sanitized Equipment

ChaNaWiT/iStock/Thinkstock(SEATTLE) -- Seattle Children's Hospital is notifying thousands of patients that certain equipment may not have been properly sanitized.

The hospital says it was unclear during what timeframe the cleaning lapse may have occurred, and therefore were notifying all patients who underwent procedures from the time that the Bellevue Clinic opened in 2010. In total, the hospital says, the...

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Miley Cyrus Says She’s Pansexual; Not in a Relationship

Dana Edelson/NBC(NEW YORK) -- Ever since Miley Cyrus started opening up about her fluid sexuality, there’s been a lot of talk about whom she’s dating. In particular, people have been speculating that she’s in a relationship with Victoria’s Secret model Stella Maxwell.  But in a new cover story with Elle U.K., Miley says she’s not tied down to anyone at the...

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Julianne Hough Says Her Wedding Proposal Was ‘Magical and Sweet’

ABC/Adam Taylor(NEW YORK) -- Earlier this month Julianne Hough announced she's engaged to her boyfriend, pro hockey player Brooks Laich. And after a short self-imposed social media break, the Dancing with the Starsjudge hasnow revealed how Laich popped the question, writing on her blog that it was "magical and sweet."

"We were at home, romantic and relaxed, which is perfectly very...

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Chaka Khan Confirmed for “Dancing with the Stars”

ABC(NEW YORK) -- The reports were true: Grammy Award-winning singer Chaka Khan will be among the celebs competing for the Mirrorball Trophy on season 21 of ABC's Dancing with the Stars.

The singer announced the news via a brief video posted on the show's official Twitter account. Chaka tells her fans to "look out for me this season."

The "I'm Every...

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“Dancing with the Stars” Season 21: Alexa and Carlos PenaVega Join Celebrity Cast

ABC(NEW YORK) -- The Dancing with the Stars cast is growing.

Alexa PenaVega and her husband Carlos PenaVega have signed on for the 21st season of the dancing competition, he announced on Instagram.

"Beyond excited that @vegaalexa and I are going to be competing this season on #season21 @dancingabc," he wrote. "Spending 24 hours at @disneyland #disneyland60 to celebrate!!!"

The Spy Kids...

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Nicki Minaj Opening Sunday’s MTV VMAs Telecast

ABC/Ida Mae Astute(LOS ANGELES) -- Here's proof Nicki Minaj no longer holds a grudge against the MTV Video Music Awards: she's opening the 2015 edition of the show this Sunday night.

Nicki let the cat out of the bag on Thursday, when she posted on her Instagram a photo of a sonogram of a Moonman statue. The picture no longer appears...

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Kim Kardashian West’s Fertility Problems Took ‘Fun Out of’ Getting Pregnant

Peter Kramer/NBC(LOS ANGELES) -- Kim Kardashian West is pregnant with her second child, but she reveals in the September edition of Cmagazine that the numerous complications she experienced this time around took "the fun out of" getting pregnant.

"I had this condition called placenta accreta," Kardashian West, 34, tells the lifestyle magazine. "There were a couple of little operations...

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“We Are Your Friends,” “War Room” Open Friday

Warner Bros.(LOS ANGELES) -- The Owen Wilson thriller No Escape opened Wednesday, earning $1.2 million in its first day of release, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Two more films debut nationwide Friday. Here's a closer look:

We Are Your Friends -- Zac Efron is an aspiring DJ who falls for his DJ mentor's girlfriend. Emily Ratajkowski and Wes Bentley also star....

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Lucy Liu Welcomes First Baby

Justin Stephens/CBS(LOS ANGELES) -- Lucy Liu is now a mother.

The Charlie's Angels actress made the announcement on Instagram late Thursday.

"Introducing the new little man in my life, my son Rockwell Lloyd Liu. In [love]," she wrote next to a picture holding her little man.

The 46-year-old, who has never been married, had her son "via gestational carrier. Mom and baby are healthy...

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Report: Terrence Howard’s Role on “Empire” to Be Reduced

Christopher Fragapane/FOX(NEW YORK) -- Terrence Howard has stayed in the headlines thanks to drama in his personal life, and Fox reportedly has taken notice.

The New York Post's Page Six claims that the Oscar nominee's role as Lucious Lyon on the network's hit hip-hop drama Empire will be scaled back. When the debut season ended, Howard's character found himself behind...

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Spike Lee, Gena Rowlands, Debbie Reynolds Among Honorees for Academy’s Governors Awards

ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Wednesday that Spike Lee and Gena Rowlands will receive Honorary Awards with Debbie Reynolds nabbing the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.

The awards will be given at the Academy's 7th Annual Governors Awards on November 14 in Hollywood.

"The Board is proud to recognize our honorees’ remarkable contributions at this year’s Governors...

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Caitlyn Jenner Feels Ready for ‘Normal’ Relationship with a Man

James White/E! Entertainment(LOS ANGELES) -- In a new clip from  I Am Cait, Caitlyn Jenner opens up to transgender author Jennifer Finney Boylan about dating a man. Still, her friend and confidant is worried that she wants to date for the wrong reasons.

"It would be very attractive to me to have a guy treat me like a woman...like a normal woman,"...

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Review: “We Are Your Friends” (Rated R)

Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures(LOS ANGELES) -- Full disclosure: In a past life, I was a sushi-loving house music D.J. from California’s San Fernando Valley who had dreams of rocking parties in Ibiza while 10,000 half-naked sweaty bodies gyrated and chanted my name. We Are Your Friends is about a sushi-loving house music D.J. from the San Fernando Valley...

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How Pamela Anderson’s Sons Found Out About Her Fame

Ray Mickshaw/FOX(LOS ANGELES) -- Believe it or not, Baywatch star Pamela Anderson has two teenage sons.

Brandon, 19, and Dylan, 17, her children with ex-husband Tommy Lee, were too young when the show was a hit in the '90s, so they were caught off guard one year when they started going to surf camp and found out about their famous heartthrob of a...

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Lea Michele Details How She Found Love Again After Cory Monteith’s Death

ABC/Fred Lee(NEW YORK) -- When Lea Michele's boyfriend and Glee co-star Cory Monteith died unexpectedly from substance abuse two years ago last month, the actress struggled to put her life back together. But Michele, who recently published a self-help book for women titled You First: Journal Your Way to Your Best Life, said she found love again because she focused...

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Is Bethenny Frankel Dating “The Profit’s” Marcus Lemonis?

Charles Sykes/Bravo(NEW YORK) -- Clearly, Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny Frankel is having fun now that's split from her estranged husband. After being linked earlier to Modern Family actor Eric Stonestreet, Us Weekly now reports Frankel is dating Marcus Lemonis, host of CNBC's The Profit.

A source told the magazine, "They met over the summer and have been seeing each other. He’s...

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You Tell Me Texas by Paul Gleiser

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Tomorrow arrives for Democrats. – They did tell us in 1992 to not stop thinking about it.

Increasingly, those who voted for the first time in 1992 can’t stop thinking about tomorrow because the prospect of tomorrow is keeping them awake nights.

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At one time, looking older as we got older was inevitable. But not so much anymore. In the hands of a skilled practitioner, compounds such as Botox and Juvederm have made looking younger easier than ever. Read more at the Health Connection website!


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A seducer; a licentious man.

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