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President Obama Talks Climate Change Solutions in Weekly Address

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- In his weekly address, President Obama discusses climate change and renewable energy sources ahead of his trip to Alaska on Monday.The president talked about the effects of climate change, specifically in Alaska, where many residents there are already suffering from the results including wildfires and storm surges."Alaska’s glaciers are melting faster ...

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House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce Blasts Iran Deal

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.) gave this week's GOP address speaking about the Iran nuclear deal.According to Royce, if the deal goes through, Iran will get a "cash bonanza," which will lead to a path of nuclear weapons."Is there any other reason why Iran – an energy rich ...

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Suspect Arrested in Murder of Harris County, TX Sheriff's Deputy

(HARRIS COUNTY, T.X.) - A suspect has been arrested in the ambush murder of a Harris County Sheriff's Deputy, authorities said.Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren H. Goforth was filling his patrol car with gas, when a man came from behind and fired multiple shots at him. The suspect continued to fire as the officer was ...

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Person of Interest Taken in For Questioning in Murder of Harris County, TX Sheriff's Deputy

(HARRIS COUNTY, T.X.) - A person of interest has been taken in for questioning in connection with the ambush murder of a Harris County Sheriff's Deputy, authorities say.Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren H. Goforth was filling his patrol car with gas Friday night when a man came from behind and fired multiple shots at him. ...

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Donald Trump Calls Anthony Weiner a 'Sleazebag' and 'Perv' at Event

ABC News(NORWOOD, Mass.) -- At a Massachusetts fundraiser Friday night, Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump continued his attacks on Democrat Hillary Clinton saying the former Secretary of State has “some very big problems” with her email server.However, the real estate mogul took things a step further attacking longtime Clinton aide Huma Abedin and her husband, ...

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Los Angeles Dodgers' Vin Scully to Return for 2016 Season

Noel Vasquez/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- He's been with the Dodgers since Brooklyn, and he's going to spend yet another year with them.Los Angeles Dodgers play-by-play announcer Vin Scully announced Friday he will return for the 2016 season, marking his 67th year as the voice of the Dodgers.The 87-year-old's decision was revealed on the video board ...

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What Can Happen if You Fly Your Drone Near Aircraft

iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- Police detained a Los Angeles man this week after he allegedly flew his drone dangerously close to an LAPD helicopter, which was on the hunt for a suspect.After taking evasive action to avoid the hovering drone, the chopper diverted, tracking the drone operator to a Rite-Aid parking lot, where officers handcuffed him ...

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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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Los Angeles Dodgers’ Vin Scully to Return for 2016 Season

Noel Vasquez/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- He's been with the Dodgers since Brooklyn, and he's going to spend yet another year with them.

Los Angeles Dodgers play-by-play announcer Vin Scully announced Friday he will return for the 2016 season, marking his 67th year as the voice of the Dodgers.

The 87-year-old's decision was revealed on the video board at Dodger...

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...

Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose Denies Sexually Assaulting Ex-Girlfriend

Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- Derrick Rose has responded to a civil suit filed against him.

Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose released a brief personal statement to USA TODAY on Thursday, commenting on the lawsuit filed against him for sexual misconduct.

“I am just focusing on staying healthy and getting ready for the season,” Rose said in the statement. “I...

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.

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

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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.

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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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Posted/updated on: August 29, 2015 at 7:21 am

WEATHER REPORT AND SUMMARY:
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VT [VALID TIME] THROUGH 08/29/2015@1730C
ISSUED: 08/29/2015 0720C

TYLER–CITY OFFICE OBSERVATIONS SINCE 7:00 P.M. CDT YESTERDAY:
MAXIMUM THROUGH 7:00 A.M. CDT: 86
MINIMUM THROUGH 7:00 A.M. CDT: 73
PRECIPITATION THROUGH 7:00 A.M. CDT: 0.00

LONGVIEW–AIRPORT OBSERVATIONS SINCE 7:00 P.M. CDT YESTERDAY:
MAXIMUM THROUGH 7:00 A.M. CDT: 85
MINIMUM THROUGH 7:00 A.M. CDT: 70
PRECIPITATION THROUGH 7:00 A.M. CDT: 0.00

TYLER-LONGVIEW METROPOLITAN AREA FORECAST:
TODAY: mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for mostly afternoon showers and thunderstorms, high lower 90s, south winds 5-10 mph;
TONIGHT: partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for evening showers and thunderstorms, low lower 70s, south winds 5-10 mph;
TOMORROW: partly cloudy, high middle 90s, south winds 5-10 mph;
TOMORROW NIGHT: partly cloudy, low lower 70s, south winds 5-10 mph;
MONDAY: partly cloudy, high middle 90s, south winds 5-10 mph.
EXTENDED FORECAST:
MONDAY NIGHT: mostly clear, low lower 70s;
TUESDAY: partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for afternoon showers and thunderstorms, high lower 90s;
TUESDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for early-evening showers and thundrstorms, low lower 70s;
WEDNESDAY: partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for afternoon showers and thunderstorms, high lower 90s;
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, 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 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 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-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 90
MINIMUM 65
PRECIPITATION 0.00
MONTH-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 1.79
YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 43.40

REGIONAL TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION TABLE
08/28/2015 1924C

Station Min. Max. PCPN.
Athens Texas A&M Forest Service 69 91
Bonham Texas A&M Forest Service 68 94
Center Municipal Airport 63 92
Clarksville Texas A&M Forest Service 65 90
Corsicana Campbell Field 69 95
Crockett Texas A&M Forest Service 64 95
Dallas Love Field 73 97
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport 72 97
*Edgewood Union Pacific Railway 68 91
Fort Worth Meacham Field 72 98
Gilmer Texas A&M Forest Service 64 91
Greenville–Majors Field 66 91
Hallsville CWOP 65 90
Hawkins CWOP 64 91
Henderson Rusk County Airport 63 89
Houston Hobby Airport 72 91
*Jacksonville Cherokee County Airport 67 91
Linden Texas A&M Forest Service 61 91
Longview City 64 92
Longview East Texas Regional Airport 65 90
Lufkin–Angelina County Airport 62 93
Marshall Harrison County Airport 66 91
Mineola/Quitman–Wood County Airport 64 90
Mount Pleasant–Regional Airport 64 91
Nacogdoches A. L. Mangham Jr. Airport 63 93
Palestine Municipal Airport 68 93
Paris Cox Field 64 91
Shreveport Regional Airport 63 92
Sulphur Springs–Municipal Airport 68 92
Terrell Municipal Airport 66 93
Texarkana Webb Field 60 89
Tyler NWS City 66 89
Tyler–Pounds Field 69 92
(* 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: 08/29/2015 0710C
The next week should see near seasonal temperatures and only widely scattered showers
on some days.
This morning, a weak cold front is moving sluggishly southward through Oklahoma.
Two bands of showers are noted with the front one has reached the IH-30 Corridor, and should
weaken. A second band of thunderstorms behind the front might make it to the IH-20 Corridor
this afternoon.
The front is going to have little impact on our temperatures, with readings staying at near
seasonal levels. The upper air high pressure ridge is to our west, and is not forecast to strengthen
significantly over us.
Meanwhile, a low has formed off the Louisiana-Mississippi Coast. This will be hanging
around for several days. It will enhance the sea-breeze front on a few days next week, and give
us another shot at some afternoon showers.
At 7 .m. today, there is a cirrus overcast. Temperatures are running from the middle 60s
in the southeast to the lower 70s elsewhere, and winds are light southerly. RKP

CODED CITIES FORECAST–TYR
ISSUED: 08/29/2015 0719C

DAY WX TEMP POP
Saturday MOSTLY CLOUDY 92/71 20%/20%
Sunday PARTLY CLOUDY 94/72 10%/10%
Monday PARTLY CLOUDY 94/71 05%/10%

Suspect Arrested in Murder of Harris County, TX Sheriff’s Deputy

(HARRIS COUNTY, T.X.) - A suspect has been arrested in the ambush murder of a Harris County Sheriff's Deputy, authorities said.

Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren H. Goforth was filling his patrol car with gas, when a man came from behind and fired multiple shots at him. The suspect continued to fire as the officer was on the ground. Goforth...

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Virginia Shooter’s Ex-Boss Tells of His ‘Abrasive’ Behavior

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Dan Dennison, the news director at WDBJ-TV when Flanagan worked there, said that everything was going well with his employment for...

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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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Women Who Survived 5 Days in Wilderness: ‘We’re Too Young to Die’

KGO-TV(SAN FRANCISCO) -- As friends Laura Sherman and Denise Diaz spent five days lost in the northern California wilderness, they said they thought to themselves, "We're too young to die."

"We've got to live to have grandchildren," Sherman, 57, told ABC News on Friday. "We've got to live our lives."

The two women, both moms of one, have been...

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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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Family Fights to Save Tree House Built in Memory of Late Father

KABC-TV(ROSSMOOR, Calif.) -- A family from Rossmoor, California, is fighting to save a three-story tree house they built in front of their home in memory of their dad, who recently passed away in a surfing accident.

Joni Doherty told ABC News that the tree house, which cost over $16,000 to build, was completed in 2014, about a year after...

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FAA Approves Use of First-Ever Paper Airplane Drone

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Federal Aviation Administration has approved its first-ever paper airplane drone to fly commercially.

Under FAA requirements, drones may not be operated outside restricted airspace and below 200 feet. However, the FAA’s exemption approval waives those restrictions.

This smartphone-controlled paper airplane -- also known as the PowerUp 3.0 -- has a flight time of 5 to 10...

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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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Surviving National Zoo Panda Cub Is Male

Smithsonian's National Zoo(WASHINGTON) -- The Washington National Zoo revealed the gender of Mei Xiang’s baby panda cub on Friday, and it’s a boy.

Veterinarians at the Giant Panda Habitat performed genetic testing from swabs taken from inside the panda’s mouths.

Genetic testing also revealed the father of the baby panda. Tian Tian, a giant panda from China Conservation and...

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Will Tropical Storm Erika Strengthen as It Heads Towards Florida?

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Tropical Storm Erika is battering the Caribbean with heavy rain but will it become a hurricane as it heads towards Florida?

"[Erika] could strengthen a little bit before it moves inland over the Florida peninsula as we get into late during the weekend and early next week," says Michael Brennan of the National Hurricane Center....

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Dash-Cam Video Shows Alleged Road Rage Accident on Arizona Highway

Arizona State Troopers(PHOENIX) — Police in Arizona credit a motorist’s dash-cam video with helping them make an arrest in an alleged road rage incident.

The high-speed chase occurred Monday on Loop 101 in Phoenix. Video shows a driver revving his engine and peeling out. The driver is seen opening his door while the car was moving, then accelerating and...

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Virginia On-Air Shooting: Survivor’s Harrowing Tale of Facing Down Gunman

Family photo(MONETA, Va.) -- The woman who survived the horrific on-air shooting that left two journalists dead in Virginia earlier this week gave her husband a harrowing account of the fusillade.

Tim Gardner told ABC News that his wife, Vicki, the executive director of the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce, was able to walk to the ambulance...

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Student Dead in Shooting at Savannah State University

iStock/Thinkstock(SAVANNAH, Ga.) -- Shots rang out on Savannah State University's campus Thursday, with one student killed and the university placed on lockdown.

The shooting, which occurred at the SSU Student Union building, was sparked by an altercation, the university said in a statement.

Christopher Starks, a junior from the metro Atlanta area, died in the shooting, the school said....

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Police Find Wig, Shawl and Gun in Virginia Shooter’s Car, Warrant Says

iStock/Thinkstock(ROANOKE, Va.) -- A briefcase with a wig, shawl and three license plates was among the items found inside the car of the gunman who killed two of his former colleagues during a televised interview in Virginia on Wednesday, according to a search warrant.

ABC News has obtained the warrant filed to search the rental car that Vester Lee...

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Tropical Storm Erika Moving Across Haiti

iSTock/Thinkstock(MIAMI) -- Erika may be losing steam.

As of Friday evening, Tropical Storm Erika was 25 miles southwest of Port au Prince and dumped rain on Haiti causing mudslides and flooding.

The storm is moving toward the west at 21 mph with maximum sustained winds at 45 mph, but it's expected to slow, according to the National Hurricane Center....

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Japan Passes Bill Requiring Companies to Set Goals for Hiring Women

Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images(TOKYO) -- There may soon be more women executives in Japan.

On Friday, Japan's upper house passed a bill requiring companies with more than 301 employees to set numerical targets for the hiring of female employees and managers.

According to The Wall Street Journal, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the efforts allowed the country to "move...

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Poland Officials ’99 Percent’ Certain Radar Shows Nazi Gold Train

iStock/Thinkstock(WALBRZYCH, Poland) -- Has the legendary Nazi gold train finally been found?

The Polish government says ground-penetrating radar images mean its "99 percent convinced" that a World War II German military train is buried near the south-western city of Walbrzych.

According to Deputy Culture Minister Piotr Zuchowski, the images appeared to show a train equipped with gun turrets, calling...

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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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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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What Can Happen if You Fly Your Drone Near Aircraft

iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- Police detained a Los Angeles man this week after he allegedly flew his drone dangerously close to an LAPD helicopter, which was on the hunt for a suspect.

After taking evasive action to avoid the hovering drone, the chopper diverted, tracking the drone operator to a Rite-Aid parking lot, where officers handcuffed him and took him...

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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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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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President Obama Talks Climate Change Solutions in Weekly Address

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- In his weekly address, President Obama discusses climate change and renewable energy sources ahead of his trip to Alaska on Monday.

The president talked about the effects of climate change, specifically in Alaska, where many residents there are already suffering from the results including wildfires and storm surges.

"Alaska’s glaciers are melting faster too, threatening...

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House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce Blasts Iran Deal

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.) gave this week's GOP address speaking about the Iran nuclear deal.

According to Royce, if the deal goes through, Iran will get a "cash bonanza," which will lead to a path of nuclear weapons.

"Is there any other reason why Iran – an energy rich country –...

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Donald Trump Calls Anthony Weiner a ‘Sleazebag’ and ‘Perv’ at Event

ABC News(NORWOOD, Mass.) -- At a Massachusetts fundraiser Friday night, Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump continued his attacks on Democrat Hillary Clinton saying the former Secretary of State has “some very big problems” with her email server.

However, the real estate mogul took things a step further attacking longtime Clinton aide Huma Abedin and her husband, former Congressman Anthony...

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‘Ridin with Biden’ Chocolate Bars a Hit at DNC Meeting

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Some might say it was the sweetest takeaway from the summer meeting of the Democratic National Committee: The “I’m Ridin With Biden” free chocolate bar.

DNC delegates arriving at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Minneapolis were greeted by the chocolate bars at the registration desk. The candy is wrapped in a drawing of Vice President Joe...

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Hillary Clinton Defends Bill Clinton’s ‘Unusual’ Paid Speech Vetting Requests

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton admitted some of the paid speeches that President Bill Clinton asked the State Department about were “unusual requests” but defended the process used to vet her husband’s speeches.

“The process that was set up in my years as secretary of state was for any requests that my husband received to...

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Defense Secretary Ash Carter Says He is ‘Extremely Careful’ with Email

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Defense Secretary Ash Carter said now that he holds the Pentagon's top job, he is very careful with his email.

"I'm extremely careful about it," Carter said during an interview with Bloomberg Television on Friday.

His comments come as Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton continues to deal with criticism about her use of a private...

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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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FDA Warns Some Type 2 Diabetes Drugs Can Cause Severe Joint Pain

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Federal Drug Administration issued an alert on Friday, warning about certain types of Type 2 Diabetes treatments causing severe and debilitating joint pain.

The FDA mentioned in the alert the medicines sitagliptin, saxagliptin, linagliptin, and alogliptin as causing the joint pain.

"Patients should not stop taking their DPP-4 inhibitor medicine, but should contact their health care...

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USDA Expands Kapowsin Meats Recall for Salmonella Contamination

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Kapowsin Meats has recalled approximately 523,380 pounds of pork products because of a Salmonella contamination, an expanded number since its original recall.

According to a statement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday, the Graham, Wash. establishment originally recalled some of their products weeks ago, but the USDA has expanded the recall after an investigation by...

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Dog Survives Being Shot in the Mouth by Ex-Boyfriend Who Beat Owner, Authorities Say

Courtesy BluePearl Veterinary Partners(NEW YORK) -- A year-old pit bull named Honey survived being shot point blank in the mouth by her owner's ex-boyfriend during an argument at her Brooklyn apartment in New York City, according to Honey's owner and a criminal court complaint.

Honey's owner, Asha Stringfield, 24, told ABC News on Friday that she has a restraining...

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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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Rob Kardashian Pokes Fun at His Weight

ABC(LOS ANGELES) -- Rob Kardashian hasn't been in the public eye for quite some time. On Keeping Up with the Kardashians, cameras documented how the reality star struggled with depression and later weight gain, reportedly packing on over 100 pounds.

But now Kardashian's back in the gym, and recently joked about his reported ongoing efforts to shed a few...

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Snooki Explains Why She’s Not Wearing Her Wedding Rings Amid Ashley Madison Scandal

ABC(NEW YORK) -- Attention is turning to Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, after her husband was accused of possibly having an Ashley Madison account.  Observers have noticed that she hasn't been wearing her wedding rings. But the outspoken reality star made sure to clear things up right away.

"FYI I don't wear my wedding rings because they're too big and I need to...

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Jessica Biel Reveals the Most ‘Magical’ Thing About Being a New Mom

Ray Mickshaw/FOX(LOS ANGELES) -- It's been four months since Jessica Biel gave birth to Silas, her son with husband, Justin Timberlake. So what's her favorite part about caring for her newborn?

"Probably the moment he wakes up from a nap," Biel tells E! News. "He's sort of looking around and you sort of creep up and look over the crib and he...

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Courteney Cox: ‘I Can’t Imagine’ Ed Sheeran Won’t Perform at My Wedding

ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) -- Ed Sheeran is the one who introduced actress Courteney Cox to her fiance, Johnny McDaid of the band Snow Patrol.  So it's no wonder that the Friends star fully expects Ed to entertain guests at their upcoming wedding.

Speaking to the British tabloid The Sun, Courtney says, "We are certainly grateful to Ed for introducing us. I can’t imagine him not...

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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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