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Scoreboard Roundup – 8/2/2015

Scoreboard Roundup - 8/2/2015

iStock/ThinkStock(NEW YORK) --INTERLEAGUEHouston 4, Arizona  1Texas 2,  San Francisco 1L.A. Dodgers 5,  L.A. Angels 3   10 InningsAMERICAN LEAGUEToronto 5, Kansas City 2Detroit 6, Baltimore 1Tampa Bay 4,  Boston 3N-Y Yankees 12,  Chi White Sox 3Seattle 4, Minnesota 1  11 InningsOakland 2, Cleveland 1  10 InningsNATIONAL LEAGUEPittsburgh 3, Cincinnati 0Miami 5, San Diego 2Atlanta 6, ...

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Hillary Clinton’s $2 Million Television Ads: All About Her Mom

Hillary Clinton's $2 Million Television Ads: All About Her Mom

ABC News(WASHINGTON) --  There's one person Hillary Clinton really want the voters of America to get to know more than anybody else. And her name is Dorothy Rodham.Dorothy is Clinton’s late mother. She died in 2011. But she's playing a starring role in her daughter’s presidential campaign, and is the focus of Clinton’s first television ...

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Baltimore Police Teaming with Federal Law Enforcement to Combat Spike in Violence

Baltimore Police Teaming with Federal Law Enforcement to Combat Spike in Violence

Alex_Schmidt/iStock/Thinkstock(BALTIMORE) -- Police in Baltimore announced that they are collaborating with a number of federal law enforcement partners to help quell a surge in violence the city has seen in recent weeks.The Baltimore Police Department will work with the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the U.S. Marshals ...

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Verizon Employees Not Striking, But Still No Deal Reached

Verizon Employees Not Striking, But Still No Deal Reached

PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Union leadership opted not to call for a strike of Verizon workers on Sunday despite no agreement in contract negotiations.The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers said that the two sides "remain far apart," in negotiations and that they "are disgusted by Verizon's attitude at the bargaining table." ...

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Hubble Telescope Captures Image of Dying Star

Hubble Telescope Captures Image of Dying Star

Image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, Acknowledgement: Matej Novak(NEW YORK) -- A picture is worth a thousand words, and NASA's Hubble telescope captured the death throes of a dying star, a process it says has taken tens of thousands of years.The photo, posted to the NASA website this week, shows the star radiating wisps ...

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Obama to Announce Climate Change Action Monday

Obama to Announce Climate Change Action Monday

YURI GRIPAS/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama will announce a major effort to fight climate change this week, with the White House posting a preview video on its Twitter account on Sunday.The White House says Obama's Clean Power Plan will be announced Monday and will represent "the biggest step we've ever taken to #ActOnClimate." ...

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Bernie Sanders Responds to Possible Joe Biden Run

Bernie Sanders Responds to Possible Joe Biden Run

(US Congress)(WASHINGTON) -- Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders said he's "very fond" of Vice President Joe Biden, but that "the American people... want to go beyond conventional establishment politics."Sanders made the statements in response to a question from ABC News' Jonathan Karl about Biden considering another run for president.Sanders suggested that voters are looking for a ...

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Two Arrested Following Three County Chase

LUFKIN -- An over hour long chase that started with a Lufkin traffic stop, has resulted in two arrests. Taken into custody was Richard Kay, 27. His passenger, Dennis Arceneaux, 35, of San Jacinto, who was let out of the vehicle, was arrested by Cherokee County authorities. During the chase, which at times ...

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Tyler's Water Disinfection Process

TYLER -- The City of Tyler will begin today converting its disinfection process to free chlorine. The process will end on September 30th. According to a news release from the city, generally, there are no noticeable changes in water quality as a result of this temporary conversion. However, some individuals may notice taste ...

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TxDOT Road Projects

TYLER - Here's a look at work planned in the district during the Week of August 3. These schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions, equipment failure or other unforeseen issues. SMITH COUNTY - Tyler Maintenance crews are joined by one of the Special Jobs crews this week to conduct seal coat operations ...

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Power Restored Following Crash into Utility Pole

TYLER -- Traffic on South Broadway between the intersections of Charnwood Street and Rusk Street was shutdown following a traffic accident. According to KETK, a truck ran into a utility pole Saturday afternoon, knocking it down and causing a power outage in the area which included the traffic lights. The driver was reportedly taken ...

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Lufkin Restaurant Brawl Lands Five in Jail

LUFKIN -- Lufkin Police officers arrested five people believed to be involved in several fights at Buffalo Wild Wings in Lufkin early Sunday morning. According to KETK, one suspect hit a man in side of head with a mug. Lufkin Police say the suspect and a friend fled the scene in a car. Several ...

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Ex-Teacher Indicted for Solicitation of Minor

GREGG COUNTY -- A former Longview middle school employee has been indicted by a Gregg County grand jury on a charge of online solicitation of a minor. According to KETK and the Longview News-Journal, Joey Huddleston, 35, was arrested April 27 on East Loop 281 after police say he made arrangements to meet with ...

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Son of Longview Woman Found Dead Held on Murder Charge

LONGVIEW -- The son of a woman found beaten to death this week in Longview is now being held in the Gregg County Jail on a charge of murder. KETK and the Longview News-Journal report Daniel Basor Kadima, 31, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of walking on the wrong side of the ...

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Ex-Teacher Indicted for Solicitation of Minor

Posted/updated on: August 3, 2015 at 2:50 am

huddleston_1430756871696_286206_ver1.0GREGG COUNTY — A former Longview middle school employee has been indicted by a Gregg County grand jury on a charge of online solicitation of a minor. According to KETK and the Longview News-Journal, Joey Huddleston, 35, was arrested April 27 on East Loop 281 after police say he made arrangements to meet with a 15-year-old boy on Airline Road. Police said Huddleston was aware of the boy’s age before the meeting. Huddleston had been communicating with the boy through online messages and traveled to meet the boy “with the intent of engaging in sexual conduct,” according to police. He is a former Foster Middle School teacher.

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Son of Longview Woman Found Dead Held on Murder Charge

Posted/updated on: August 3, 2015 at 2:49 am

daniel K murderer_1438378484133_3167828_ver1.0LONGVIEW — The son of a woman found beaten to death this week in Longview is now being held in the Gregg County Jail on a charge of murder. KETK and the Longview News-Journal report Daniel Basor Kadima, 31, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of walking on the wrong side of the road. A charge of murder had been added with a $1 million bond. Hauwa Esther Kadima, 61, was found by Longview police officers during a check welfare call Tuesday morning in an apartment in the 700 block of Gilmer Road. She had fractures to her skull with laceration of the brain because of blunt impact to the head, according to initial autopsy findings. Read more …

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Two Arrested Following Three County Chase

Posted/updated on: August 3, 2015 at 2:49 am

Lufkin Police Patch2LUFKIN — An over hour long chase that started with a Lufkin traffic stop, has resulted in two arrests. Taken into custody was Richard Kay, 27. His passenger, Dennis Arceneaux, 35, of San Jacinto, who was let out of the vehicle, was arrested by Cherokee County authorities. During the chase, which at times exceeded 100 miles an hour, Kay is said to have done donuts in a highway median and a field, threw chain saws at officers and even swerved at an Angelina County sheriff’s deputy. Even after a state trooper shot out one of his tires, Kay is said to have continued driving at 70 miles an hour into oncoming traffic. The three county chase ended back in Lufkin shortly after 6:15 last night after a state trooper shot a second tire and the car’s radiator. When taken into custody, Kay told officers he swallowed methamphetamine and prescription drugs. He was taken to a Lufkin hospital. Following treatment he will be booked into the Angelina County Jail on a variety of charges. The chain saws, plus some of the items in the men’s truck, are believed to have been stolen in burglaries.

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Lufkin Restaurant Brawl Lands Five in Jail

Posted/updated on: August 3, 2015 at 2:46 am

DocumentFragment_1213451_1438532544194_3241451_ver1.0LUFKIN — Lufkin Police officers arrested five people believed to be involved in several fights at Buffalo Wild Wings in Lufkin early Sunday morning. According to KETK, one suspect hit a man in side of head with a mug. Lufkin Police say the suspect and a friend fled the scene in a car. Several witnesses say one of the suspects appeared to have gang affiliation because of his clothing. No arrests have been made in connection with this assault. Read more …

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Police: Big Marijuana Haul Found in Vehicle Toolbox

Posted/updated on: August 3, 2015 at 2:46 am

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

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Nebraska Pilot Critically Burned in East Texas Plane Crash

Posted/updated on: August 3, 2015 at 2:46 am

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

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Palestine Issues Burn Ban

Posted/updated on: August 3, 2015 at 2:45 am

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

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Power Restored Following Crash into Utility Pole

Posted/updated on: August 3, 2015 at 2:44 am

20150801_152611_resized_1438471040393_3241406_ver1.0TYLER — Traffic on South Broadway between the intersections of Charnwood Street and Rusk Street was shutdown following a traffic accident. According to KETK, a truck ran into a utility pole Saturday afternoon, knocking it down and causing a power outage in the area which included the traffic lights. The driver was reportedly taken to the hospital. Authorities said power was restores around 1:15 Sunday morning.

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Tyler’s Water Disinfection Process

Posted/updated on: August 3, 2015 at 2:51 am

drinking waterTYLER — The City of Tyler will begin today converting its disinfection process to free chlorine. The process will end on September 30th. According to a news release from the city, generally, there are no noticeable changes in water quality as a result of this temporary conversion. However, some individuals may notice taste and odor changes and a slight discoloration to the water. The City will implement directional flushing, combined with routine water monitoring, as measures to remove iron particles from water lines and to maintain the highest water quality for our customers during the conversion. Read more …

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TxDOT Road Projects

Posted/updated on: August 3, 2015 at 2:41 am

TxDOT logoTYLER – Here’s a look at work planned in the district during the Week of August 3. These schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions, equipment failure or other unforeseen issues.

SMITH COUNTY – Tyler Maintenance crews are joined by one of the Special Jobs crews this week to conduct seal coat operations on I-20 service roads and overpasses at Joy Wright Mountain Road, Philpot Road and Howell Lake Road. A second crew on Monday continues base repairs on State Highway 135 between Troup and Arp but on Tuesday moves to Toll 49 just south of Interstate Highway 20. On Wednesday, the crew returns to State Highway 135. Expect the work at each of these locations to be reduced to one lane with flaggers providing traffic control. Read more …

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GOP Doesn’t Rush to Defend Indicted Texas Attorney General

Posted/updated on: August 3, 2015 at 2:30 am

Ken Paxton-Attorney GeneralAUSTIN (AP) — Republican leaders in Texas are not rushing to the defense of Attorney General Ken Paxton before he’s expected to turn himself in on felony securities fraud charges. A grand jury indictment is expected to be unsealed Monday near Paxton’s home in suburban Dallas. Special prosecutors and the Texas Rangers have been investigating Paxton for months over allegations that he misled investors before become the state’s top law enforcement officer. Paxton attorney Joe Kendall said in a brief statement late Saturday that they would honor a judge’s instructions to not publicly comment. Also staying quiet are Gov. Greg Abbott and other top GOP leaders. None have weighed in since a special prosecutor told The New York Times this weekend that Paxton has been indicted on three felony charges.

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Vacant West Texas Lockup Chosen to House Sex Offenders

Posted/updated on: August 3, 2015 at 2:29 am

Bill Clayton Detention Center2AUSTIN (AP) — A long-vacant lockup in a remote part of West Texas has been chosen to house Texas’ most violent sex offenders. The Houston Chronicle reports that after a year-long search, state officials say about 190 men convicted of sex crimes will be held at the privately-owned Bill Clayton Detention Center in Littlefield, about 36 miles northwest of Lubbock. Though the men have completed their prison sentences, they continue to be held in the state’s civil commitment program because they have been deemed a danger to society. Texas Civil Commitment Office officials have hailed the contract as a new beginning for the controversial program. But defense attorneys say the remote site limits access to counsel, family and work. The state will pay $128.70 per day per offender at the new site.

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Plano Woman who Drowned 2 Kids Released from Program

Posted/updated on: August 3, 2015 at 2:25 am

Lisa Ann DiazPLANO (AP) — A Texas appeals court has ruled that a mother found guilty of drowning her two young daughters by reason of insanity 11 years ago no longer must participate in court-ordered mental health services. Lisa Ann Diaz drowned her 3- and 5-year-old daughters by holding their heads under water in the bathtub of their Plano home. A jury found her not guilty by reason of insanity in 2004. The Dallas Morning News reports that Fifth Court of Appeals Chief Justice Carolyn Wright ruled that Diaz, who now goes by Lisa Ann Trevino, had been off medication since 2008 and no longer needed supervision. Prosecutors wanted her to remain in the program. Jurors decided Diaz suffered from psychotic delusions and didn’t know it was wrong to kill the girls.

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Dallas, Uber Disagree on License of Driver Accused of Rape

Posted/updated on: August 3, 2015 at 2:24 am

Talal Ali ChammoutDALLAS (AP) — City of Dallas and Uber representatives disagree on whether a driver for the ride-sharing service accused of sexually assaulting a passenger was licensed to drive for the company in the city. The Dallas Morning News reports that Uber spokeswoman Jennifer Mullin said the company has a license on file for 56-year-old Talal Ali Chammout, who police accuse of sexually assaulting a woman July 25 in her home after dropping her off. But Dallas city spokeswoman Sana Syed said Chammout had not applied to be an Uber driver in the city and had not been vetted. Uber requires all drivers pass checks that include county, federal and multi-state records. Dallas also requires drivers to pass another background check to get a permit. Chammout remained in jail Sunday on $100,000 bond.

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Man Becomes Unresponsive, Dies in Dallas County Jail Lobby

Posted/updated on: August 3, 2015 at 2:22 am

Joseph Sheldon HutchesonDALLAS (AP/STAFF) — Authorities say a panic-stricken man who dashed into a Dallas County jail lobby shouting that his wife was chasing him to kill him has died after being handcuffed and losing consciousness. Dallas County sheriff’s spokesman Raul Reyna says Joseph Sheldon Hutcheson, 48, parked in a crosswalk in front of the county’s central jail and behaved erratically as he ran into a lobby late Saturday morning, calling for a supervisor. Reyna says the man ran into another lobby area, where a deputy handcuffed him to try to prevent him from hurting himself or others. Reyna says the deputy had just sat the man down when he became unresponsive and stopped breathing. Efforts to revive him failed and he was pronounced dead about 11:30 a.m. A cause of death has not been determined.

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Wrong-way Driver Fatally Shot by Houston Police

Posted/updated on: August 3, 2015 at 2:17 am

Houston Police patchHOUSTON (AP) — Houston police say officers shot and killed a wrong-way driver who rammed into police cars that boxed him after he intentionally hit dozens of cars on the road. Police spokesman Victor Senties says the 63-year-old man in a pickup driving the wrong way on a freeway struck anywhere from 30 to 40 cars on Sunday morning. Authorities pursued him to a parking lot and tried to block him in. But, Senties says, the man refused to get out of his vehicle, instead ramming patrol cars multiple times. Two officers shot at the man, who was hit at least once. The driver then pushed through the patrol vehicles, crossing a road before striking a sign and coming to a stop. He was pronounced dead after being taken to the hospital.

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San Angelo Skateboarder Fatally Struck by Driver

Posted/updated on: August 3, 2015 at 2:16 am

skateboarder killedSAN ANGELO (AP) — San Angelo police are searching for a hit-and-run driver after a skateboarder was fatally struck. Police say Joe Carlos Lopez, 21, of San Angelo was struck and killed early Sunday morning. Police were dispatched to the scene at 2:30 after getting a report of an unconscious person in the roadway. Officers spoke with a passer-by who had seen the skateboard in the road and the body nearby. Lopez was pronounced dead at the scene. Evidence at the scene suggests the suspect vehicle may be a pickup or sport utility vehicle with damage to the headlight area.

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Woman Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver Near San Antonio

Posted/updated on: August 3, 2015 at 2:15 am

San Antonio Police PatchSAN ANTONIO (AP) — Authorities say a 38-year-old woman has been killed by a hit-and-run driver in South Texas. The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office says witnesses told investigators that a dark-colored SUV struck the woman early Sunday morning on a street west of San Antonio. Investigators say driver then fled the scene. Authorities say the woman, who was not identified, was transported to a nearby hospital where she died. Investigators say the vehicle is possibly an older model Ford Expedition and likely has damage to the front on the passenger side.

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16-Year-Old Killed in ATV Crash in Southeast Texas

Posted/updated on: August 3, 2015 at 2:13 am

ATV flipped overBROOKELAND (AP) — A 16-year-old girl has died after she lost control of an all-terrain vehicle in Southeast Texas and it flipped over. The Texas Department of Public Safety says Stevie Ray Hergert of Nederland was pronounced dead at the scene following the crash at about 3 a.m. Saturday in Newton County, about 10 miles northwest of Brookeland. The crash happened at the intersection of two roads. Authorities say the girl was ejected and suffered head fatal head injuries. The crash is still under investigation.

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Officials: Teen Arrested After Patrol Car Set Afire

Posted/updated on: August 3, 2015 at 2:07 am

Pearland police carPEARLAND (AP) — Authorities say a 16-year-old Mexican national torched a patrol car and then led deputies on a chase through two Southeast Texas counties before being arrested. The Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office says that after a constable’s patrol car was set ablaze Saturday in a parking lot, deputies approached the teen, who was in a pickup. He pointed a rifle at them and sped away. During a pursuit, the teen struck a motorcycle officer escorting a funeral. The officer was not injured. The chase ended in Pearland after he lost control of the truck. Charges against the teen include arson, aggravated assault on a public servant and evading arrest. He told deputies he crossed illegally into the U.S. and was upset about the treatment in the U.S. of his fellow countrymen.

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Event Held in North Texas to Recognize Vietnam Veterans

Posted/updated on: August 3, 2015 at 2:05 am

Vietnam veterans paradeWHITE SETTLEMENT (AP) — Vietnam War veterans waved to friends and family along a parade route in a North Texas town as part of a belated welcome-home event. The 2-mile parade route in White Settlement ended at Veterans Park on Saturday. The parade and celebration were hosted by the Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base and the city of White Settlement, located just west of Fort Worth. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports the event was part of the “Welcome Home 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Vietnam War,” a 10-year Department of Defense program to recognize veterans. During a ceremony, veterans spoke of feeling isolated upon returning home from war. James Hotopp, who returned from Vietnam in 1968, said while watching supporters that he’s finally started to feel acceptance for his service.

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Dallas Mayor Critical of Sex Exposition on City Property

Posted/updated on: August 3, 2015 at 2:05 am

Mike Rawlings-Dallas mayorDALLAS (AP) — An upcoming sex exposition in Dallas that’s billed as the largest of its kind in the U.S. is being criticized by a mayor who says it goes against the city’s position on the exploitation of women. Organizers for the three-day Exxxotica expo, which begins Friday, say it’s expected to draw more than 15,000 people. Chicago and Los Angeles have hosted Exxxotica in the past and its arrival in Dallas will mark the first time it’ll open in the Bible Belt. Mayor Mike Rawlings has sought ways to stop the event because he says it’s exploitative. But city attorneys say Dallas can’t deny the use of a city center just because of disapproval with the featured content. Exxxotica director J. Handy says his expo is tasteful and often the source of misconceptions.

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INTERLEAGUE
Houston 4, Arizona  1
Texas 2,  San Francisco 1
L.A. Dodgers 5,  L.A. Angels 3   10 Innings

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Toronto 5, Kansas City 2
Detroit 6, Baltimore 1
Tampa Bay 4,  Boston 3
N-Y Yankees 12,  Chi White Sox 3
Seattle 4, Minnesota 1  11 Innings
Oakland 2, Cleveland 1  10 Innings

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Seau’s Daughter to Speak at Hall of Fame Induction

(Karl Mondon/MCT via Getty Images)(CANTON, Ohio) -- The daughter of Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Junior Seau will be permitted to speak at her father's induction, the Hall of Fame announced Sunday.

Seau, who committed suicide in 2012, was diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a neurodegenerative disease due to repeated head trauma. CTE has been found in a...

UFC’s Ronda Rousey Destroys Bethe Correia in 34 Seconds

Matthew Stockman/Getty Images(RIO DE JANEIRO) -- Another big win for Ultimate Fighting Championship powerhouse "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey.

Saturday night in Rio, UFC star Ronda Rousey (12-0) defeated Brazilian challenger Bethe Correia (9-1) in their bantamweight title fight during UFC 190 in 34 seconds. Correia was knocked out cold by a right hand.

"I'm prepared to deal with anything," said...

Young Bat Boy Accidentally Struck by Bat, Hospitalized in Kansas

Nathan McCaffrey(LIBERAL, Kan.) -- A 9-year-old bat boy for a Kansas baseball team is in critical condition after he was struck by a bat Saturday.

Kaiser Carlile, the bat boy for the Liberal Bee Jays summer team in Liberal, Kansas, was accidentally struck by a bat during Saturday afternoon's game, the team's President Nathan McCaffrey said in a Facebook...

Jameis Winston ‘Accepting My Role’ on Buccaneers

(Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)(TAMPA, Fla.) -- Rookie and number one overall draft pick Jameis Winston, recently named starting quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, told ESPN that he has "matured," since his time at Florida State University.

Winston, who was notably involved in some off-field incidents at Florida State, said Saturday that he has "matured since I...

Wrestler ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper Dies at 61

Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Wrestling icon "Rowdy" Roddy Piper has died at the age of 61.

Roderick Toombs, commonly known as Roddy Piper, died in his sleep Friday night, according to a statement from his agent.

"He was an icon, a legend, an amazing man and a true friend," said the statement. "He was also one of...

Tom Brady Outcome Expected in September

Photo by Elsa/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The NFL and the player's union have agreed it's "in everyone's best interest" for Tom Brady to know beforehand whether he can be the starting quarterback when the Patriots open for the regular season on September 10.

The union wants a federal judge in New York to vacate Brady's suspension.

The league wants...

Roundup of MLB Trades

David Lee/iStock/ThinkStock(NEW YORK) -- After a glut of moves earlier in the week, Friday's Major League Baseball trade deadline passed with a series of smaller deals.

The biggest name to be shipped out before the deadline was Yoenis Cespedes. The Detroit Tigers outfielder was sent to the New York Mets, who just days earlier saw a trade for outfielder...

One of the Men Tied to International Soccer Scandal Pleads Not Guilty

PongsakornJun/iStock/ThinkStock(NEW YORK) -- One of the men charged with corruption tied to international soccer pleaded not guilty to the charges on Friday.

Alejandro Burzaco pleaded not guilty to a number of charges that accuse him of paying "bribes and kickbacks to obtain the media rights" to several soccer tournaments.

Prosecutors said Burzaco and others were part of a scheme...

IOC Names Beijing as Host City for 2022 Winter Olympics

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

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

Beijing now becomes...

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Posted/updated on: August 2, 2015 at 4:24 pm

WEATHER REPORT AND SUMMARY:
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VT [VALID TIME] THROUGH 08/03/2015@0530C
ISSUED: 08/02/2015 1624C

TYLER-LONGVIEW METROPOLITAN AREA FORECAST:
TONIGHT: mostly clear, low lower 70s, southeast winds about 5 mph;
MONDAY: partly cloudy, high upper 90s, southeast winds about 10 mph;
MONDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low middle 70s, south winds about 5 mph;
TUESDAY: partly cloudy, high upper 90s, south winds 5-10 mph;
TUESDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low upper 70s, south winds 5-10 mph;
WEDNESDAY: partly cloudy, high upper 90s, southwest winds 10-15 mph.
EXTENDED FORECAST:
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low middle 70s;
THURSDAY: partly cloudy, high near 100;
THURSDAY NIGHT: mostly clear, low upper 70s;
FRIDAY: partly cloudy, high near 100;
FRIDAY NIGHT: becoming mostly cloudy, low upper 70s;
SATURDAY: becoming partly cloudy, high near 100;
SATURDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, low middle 70s;
SUNDAY: partly cloudy, high upper 90s.

TYLER CLIMATE DATA FOR August 2, 2015
(The report is for the twenty-one hours ending at 2100 Greenwich
Mean Time, 4:00 p.m. Central Daylight-saving Time. The maximum
and minimum temperatures represent the observations during the preceding fifteen hours, and precipitation during the preceding twenty-one hours. The temperature and cumulative precipitation observations are made at NWS/419207, Tyler, Texas City Office, 95.3W/32.3N, 158M.
MAXIMUM 98
MINIMUM 69
PRECIPITATION 0.00
MONTH-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 0.00
YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 39.94

LONGVIEW CLIMATE DATA FOR August 2, 2015
(The report is for the twenty-one hours ending at 2100 Greenwich Mean Time, 4:00 p.m. Central Daylight-saving Time. The maximum and minimum temperatures represent observations during the preceding fifteen hours, while the precipitation represents observations during the preceding twenty-one hours. The observations are made at WMO/722470, Longview, Texas–East Texas Regional Airport, [94.7W/32.4N, 107M]
MAXIMUM 99
MINIMUM 66
PRECIPITATION 0.00
MONTH-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 0.00
YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 41.61

PUBLIC FORECAST EXPLANATION
ISSUED: 08/02/2015 1616C
Surface and upper air high pressure continue in control of our weather, bringing a sunny,
warm, and less humid afternoon. Humidities should continue low through tomorrow, but Gulf
moisture should start its return Monday night.
The upper air ridge won’t come back eastward until Tuesday.
As a result, heat indexes will be near the ambient air temperature tomorrow, but could be
approaching advisory range by mid-week.
At 4 p.m. today, winds are light northeasterly, skies are sunny, and temperatures run from
the middle to high 90s. RKP

CODED CITIES FORECAST–TYR
ISSUED: 08/02/2015 1622C

DAY WX TEMP POP
Monday PARTLY CLOUDY 72/99 05%/05%
Tuesday PARTLY CLOUDY 75/98 05%/10%
Wednesday PARTLY CLOUDY 77/99 10%/10%

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Baltimore Police Teaming with Federal Law Enforcement to Combat Spike in Violence

Alex_Schmidt/iStock/Thinkstock(BALTIMORE) -- Police in Baltimore announced that they are collaborating with a number of federal law enforcement partners to help quell a surge in violence the city has seen in recent weeks.

The Baltimore Police Department will work with the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the U.S. Marshals and the Secret...

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Port Authority Investigating Drone Incident Near New York’s JFK Airport

Stockbyte/Thinkstock Images(NEW YORK) -- New York's John F. Kennedy International airport was the site of another drone incident on Sunday evening.

A Shuttle America flight from Richmond, Va. was coming in for a landing when the pilot spotted a drone off to the left of his plane. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey was made aware...

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At Least One Killed When Wind ‘Uprooted’ Tent at Festival near Chicago

Monkey Business Images/Thinkstock(WOOD DALE, Ill.) -- At least one person was killed when a tent was uprooted at a festival today in the Chicago suburb of Wood Dale.

"Hail and extremely high winds uprooted a large tent" at the Wood Dale Prairie Fest Sunday afternoon, according to the Wood Dale Police Department Facebook page.

One person was killed and...

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Person of Interest in Custody in Connection to Memphis Officer Slaying

iStock/Thinkstock(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) -- A person of interest is in custody in Tennessee Sunday after a Memphis police officer was shot and killed Saturday night, an ABC affiliate reported.

No charges have been filed, according to ABC's Memphis affiliate, Local 24 News. The police said in a tweet that the investigation is ongoing.

Saturday night, officer Sean Bolton was...

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Two Explosive Devices Detonate Outside Churches in New Mexico

iStock/Thinkstock(LAS CRUCES, N.M.) -- Two explosive devices were detonated on Sunday morning at two churches.

ABC News affiliate KOAT-TV reports that the explosions happened within minutes of each other with one of them happening in a mailbox at Calgary Baptism Church.

The other explosion occurred in a trash bin outside the Holy Cross Church, according to authorities.
No injuries...

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Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport Evacuated After Bag Tests Positive for Explosives

Frank Polich/Getty Images(MINNEAPOLIS) -- An unattended bag leads to an evacuation at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

On Saturday, a portion of Terminal 1 ticketing at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport was briefly evacuated when an unattended bag was swabbed for explosive material and tested positive in preliminary tests.

Airport officials said the scene was now clear and the airport...

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Sensitive U.S. Sites Vulnerable to Drone Attack, DHS Assessment Says

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Sensitive sites across the United States are vulnerable to attack by store-bought drones, according to a new assessment by the Department of Homeland Security office in charge of sharing threat information with first-line personnel.

The DHS "intelligence assessment" does not cite any actual or known drone-related threats within the U.S., but it cites several recent instances overseas...

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Sam DuBose Protests in Cincinnati Lead to Arrests

iStock/Thinkstock(CINCINNATI) -- Protesters in Cincinnati hold a vigil to remember the victim of a police shooting.

Chants of "I am Sam DuBose" were heard in Cincinnati on Friday night as hundreds came together for a vigil and rally to remember Sam DuBose, a black man who was shot and killed by Ray Tensing, a white police officer, during a...

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CA in State of Emergency as Wildfires Continue to Burn

iStock/Thinkstock(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) -- California is in a state of emergency as wildfires rage on.

On Friday, California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency as firefighters continue to battle nearly two dozen wildfires. Daniel Berlant, a Cal Fire spokesman, said nearly 9,000 firefighters are on the front line.

"Right now, our largest fire that continues to threaten thousands...

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Family Desperately Seeks Answers to Missing Seattle Man’s Whereabouts

ABC News(SEATTLE) -- The search continues for software engineer Jeremiah Foco, who was en route to his job when he went missing over a week ago.

Foco’s friends plastered photos of the 34-year-old around his Seattle neighborhood, asking strangers if they had seen him.

"Our friend's gone missing,” a friend of Foco approached a passerby. “We've been looking for...

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Individual Jumps Bike Rack in Front of White House

Joe Ravi/iStock/ThinkStock(WASHINGTON) -- An individual jumped the bike rack on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House but not the actual fence, the Secret Service said Friday.

A statement from Brian Leary, spokesman for the U.S. Secret Service said, "At approximately 7pm tonight, an individual jumped the bike rack on Pennsylvania Avenue. The individual was immediately arrested by...

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Close Call: Delta Pilot Spots Drone Just Before Landing

Boarding1Now/iStock Editorial/ThinkStock(NEW YORK) -- A Delta pilot flying into JFK airport in New York spotted a drone off its right wing as it approached the runway, the Federal Aviation Administration said Friday.

The plane, an MD88 with five crew members and 154 customers on board, did not take evasive action and landed without incident, according to the FAA.

“About...

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From Wild Drinking, Drugs Scandal to Cyber Security Savior?

Win McNamee/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A U.S. government contractor, several of whose employees were caught on video drunk and drugged on a sensitive security mission in Afghanistan, is now being used to help fix the massive security breach at the Office of Personnel Management.

“What are they thinking?” asked Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-MO, who is now demanding to know...

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Watch Another Heated Traffic Stop Made by Cop Accused of Killing Samuel DuBose

Hamilton County Sheriff's Office(CINCINNATI) -- The police officer charged with murdering Samuel DuBose during a traffic stop earlier this month reportedly had another controversial run-in with motorists last year that was caught on video.

The revelation comes as union officials fought to get Ray Tensing's job back. Tensing was fired immediately after he was indicted on murder.

It also...

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Charleston Church Shooting Suspect Dylann Roof Pleads Not Guilty

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

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

But, the defense attorneys...

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Hubble Telescope Captures Image of Dying Star

Image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, Acknowledgement: Matej Novak(NEW YORK) -- A picture is worth a thousand words, and NASA's Hubble telescope captured the death throes of a dying star, a process it says has taken tens of thousands of years.

The photo, posted to the NASA website this week, shows the star radiating wisps of blue and orange light....

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Second Victim Dies From Jerusalem Pride Parade Attack

iStock/Thinkstock(JERUSALEM) -- A second victim has died in a spate of violent attacks by Jewish extremists in Israel.

Shira Banki, a 16-year-old Israeli, succumbed to her wounds after being stabbed by an Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man on Thursday at Jerusalem's gay pride parade.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his government will have "zero tolerance towards Jewish extremists" following two...

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Police Using Pepper Spray on Migrants Attempting to Cross Channel Tunnel

iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- Riot police in France are using pepper spray on migrants who attempt to get into the United Kingdom from the French side of the Channel Tunnel.

The measure was employed after hundreds of migrants attempted to storm the perimeter fences of the cross Channel Tunnel while chanting "open the border."

The tunnel is a 30 mile rail...

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Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force Apologizes for Story About Jericho the Lion, Says He’s ‘Alive and Well’

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force has apologized after claiming that a lion named Jericho, which they said was the "brother" of Cecil, was shot and killed by a hunter, and now says the lion is "alive and well."

"I would like to sincerely apologise for my last report where I stated that Jericho had been killed,"...

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Second Metallic Object Picked Up on Réunion Island

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Police in Réunion are reporting a second metallic object has been picked up on the beach.

A plane wing found there last week has been sent to France for testing as it is suspected to be part of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370.

A new, small piece of evidence was discovered near the same area...

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US Ship at Croatian Shipyard Catches Fire

The USS Mount Whitney destroyer sits in the waters of the Georgian city Poti on September 5, 2008. SEIRAN BAROIAN/AFP/Getty Images(RIJEKA, Croatia) -- A  U.S. ship caught fire while undergoing maintenance at a Croatian shipyard on Saturday.

According to the U.S. Navy, the U.S.S Mount Whitney was being worked on at the Viktor Lenac Shipyard since January. That work...

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UNAMI: 1,332 Killed, Over 2,000 Injured in Iraq Violence in July

Marcio Silva/iStock/Thinkstock(BAGHDAD) -- The United National Assistance Mission for Iraq says that more than 1,000 Iraqis were killed in acts of terror and violence in July.

UNAMI's monthly press release shows the number of Iraqis killed in attacks last month was 1,332, and an additional 2,108 were injured in those attacks. The figures include 844 civilians killed and 1,616...

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Conflicting Reports Surround Brother of Cecil the Lion

iStock/Thinkstock(BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe) -- Cecil the Lion's brother, Jericho, was shot and killed Saturday, the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force said, in the wake of Zimbabwe calling for the extradition of the American dentist who admitted killing Cecil in early July.

"It is with huge disgust and sadness that we have just been informed that Jericho, Cecil's brother has been killed...

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MH370 Probe: What’s Next for the Flaperon?

iStock/Thinkstock(TOULOUSE, France) -- With authorities “increasingly confident” the airplane debris recovered Wednesday comes from MH370, the jet that vanished over the Indian Ocean last year, official analysis of the part is set to begin on Wednesday in Toulouse, France.

Engineers have tentatively identified the part as a “flaperon” from a Boeing 777, the same plane as Malaysia Flight MH370....

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Supermodel Naomi Campbell Found Guilty of Assault in Sicilian Court

Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images(ROME, Italy) -- An Sicilian court has found supermodel Naomi Campbell guilty of assault.

A court in Sicily sentenced Campbell to a six month suspended prison term for whacking a photographer in the head with her handbag and scratching his eye.

Paparazzo Gaetano Di Giovanni was snapping pictures of the supermodel after she stepped off a...

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Report Finds Southern Italy Region Poorest in Eurozone

Frank Lombardi Jr/iStock/ThinkStock(ROME, Italy) -- A report by the Association for Industrial Development in southern Italy shows that the region south of Rome are the poorest in the Eurozone.

Employment in southern Italy, long plagued by corruption and organized crime, is lower than in any country in the European Union, at just 40 percent.

Economic growth has been far...

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

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

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

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Meet Earth’s Closest Rocky Neighbor Outside the Solar System

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

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

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

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

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

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Man Describes Finding Piece That Could Unravel MH370 Mystery

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

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

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Verizon Employees Not Striking, But Still No Deal Reached

PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Union leadership opted not to call for a strike of Verizon workers on Sunday despite no agreement in contract negotiations.

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers said that the two sides "remain far apart," in negotiations and that they "are disgusted by Verizon's attitude at the bargaining table." Still, Verizon employees will stay...

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Greek Stock Exchange Set to Reopen, Shares Expected to Dip 20 Percent

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- After a five-week closure, the Athens Stock Exchange will finally re-open on Monday and the exchange is expected to take a dive by as much as 20%, according to the BBC.

During the debt crisis, the government imposed capital controls and the stock exchange was shut down beforehand.

The BBC reports that traders are expecting...

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Head of Bankrupt Bitcoin Exchange Arrested in Tokyo

iStock/Thinkstock(TOKYO) -- Japanese police have arrested the former head of a bankrupt virtual currency exchange.

Mark Karpelès, 30, was arrested on Saturday after a spokesman for the Tokyo police said Karpelès was suspected of inflating his bank account by $1 million after accessing the computer system of his defunct Bitcoin exchange called Mt. Gox.

Local media also report Karpelès...

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Verizon Employees Could Strike with Contract Set to Expire

(Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)(NEW YORK) -- Verizon employees could walk out on Sunday after what the company is calling "challenging negotiations" on new contracts.

The company says it made a "comprehensive initial offer" in June, including a wage increase, but that union leaders "countered with a series of proposals that did virtually nothing to advance the process of...

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How an iPhone App Helped Catch a Burglar

Tatsianama/iStock/Thinkstock(SALT LAKE CITY) -- A Salt Lake City man is crediting his surveillance camera and an app on his iPhone with helping catch a burglar at his home.

Brian Ways, 25, has a surveillance app on his phone called Nest Cam, he told ABC News. The app, which detects motion and sound, records footage through a camera he set...

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Kraft Heinz Recalling Cheese Slices Due to Choking Risk

NICOLAS MAETERLINCK/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Kraft Heinz is recalling some of its cheese products due to a choking risk, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday.

Select batches of he company's Kraft Singles -- in three and four pound packages -- are being recalled due to the risk of a small part of the packaging film sticking to...

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Investors Assess Latest Batch of Company Earnings to End the Month

tarabird/iStock/ThinkStock(NEW YORK) -- Stocks moved lower, to end the month, as investors assessed the latest batch of company earnings.

The Dow closed down 55 points, the NASDAQ fell a fraction and the S&P gave up 5 points.

Energy stocks were among the biggest losers. Exxon and Chevron dragged the Dow down more than 50 points.

Healthcare stocks, however, were...

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Mark Zuckerberg Announces He’s Going to Be a Dad

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

While Wilson noticed...

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Facebook’s Internet Drone: How It Works

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

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

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

The aircraft...

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SoulCycle Planning IPO

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

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

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Unemployment Claims Clim Higher, Mixed Bag on Wall Street

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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’s $2 Million Television Ads: All About Her Mom

ABC News(WASHINGTON) --  There's one person Hillary Clinton really want the voters of America to get to know more than anybody else. And her name is Dorothy Rodham.

Dorothy is Clinton’s late mother. She died in 2011. But she's playing a starring role in her daughter’s presidential campaign, and is the focus of Clinton’s first television ads.

On Tuesday,...

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Obama to Announce Climate Change Action Monday

YURI GRIPAS/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama will announce a major effort to fight climate change this week, with the White House posting a preview video on its Twitter account on Sunday.

The White House says Obama's Clean Power Plan will be announced Monday and will represent "the biggest step we've ever taken to #ActOnClimate." In the video, the...

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Bernie Sanders Responds to Possible Joe Biden Run

(US Congress)(WASHINGTON) -- Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders said he's "very fond" of Vice President Joe Biden, but that "the American people... want to go beyond conventional establishment politics."

Sanders made the statements in response to a question from ABC News' Jonathan Karl about Biden considering another run for president.

Sanders suggested that voters are looking for a change in...

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Donald Trump Plays Down Expectations, Says ‘I’m Not a Debater’

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Republican presidential contender Donald Trump played down expectations for the first GOP debate slated for Thursday, saying “I’m not a debater” and he would not be "throwing punches" against his opponents on the stage.

“These politicians, I always say, are all talk no action. They debate all the time," Trump told ABC News’ Jonathan Karl on...

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Rick Santorum Says GOP Debate Rules ‘Arbitrary’

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said Sunday that the criteria for the first Republican debate this week, which will limit participation to the Top 10 GOP candidates according to recent national polls, are “arbitrary.”

“These national polls are irrelevant,” Santorum, a former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania who ran for president in 2012, said on ABC's...

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Lindsey Graham Quips About Cellphone and Trump on Road Trip with John McCain

Alex Wong/Getty Images(MANCHESTER, N.H.) -- Lindsey Graham took his secret weapon to New Hampshire Saturday: John McCain.

The two attended several functions, including a barbecue for veterans, a house party, an outdoor concert and a town hall meeting in New Hampshire.

McCain is still revered by many New Hampshire Republicans, and Graham tried to tap into that enthusiasm as...

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Stories You’ll Care About in Politics This Week

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- It was the week Scotland had something in common with Iowa and New Hampshire, red trucker hats became the new sweater vest, and the GOP 2016 field now stands at a lucky number 17. Plus, a Friday Clinton document dump for the ages.

Here’s a glimpse at some of the stories the ABC News political team...

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Texas Attorney General Reportedly Indicted on Felony Charges

Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images(AUSTIN, Texas) -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was reportedly indicted on multiple felony charges on Saturday.

ABC affiliate KVUE-TV in Austin reports that a grand jury indicted the state attorney general and the charges will be unsealed on Monday. A Tarrant County judge was appointed to preside over the case, KVUE adds.

It was...

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Biden’s Political Operation Coming to Life As He Considers Presidential Run

Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Vice President Joe Biden could be aiming to drop the "vice" from his job title.

One of Biden's advisers told ABC News that Biden is "not saying no" to challenging Hillary Clinton and others for the Democratic nomination. "This is his time to figure it out," the adviser added.

Biden's political operation is...

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Why the 2016 Republican Presidential Primary Could Make History

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The 2016 Republican primary is on course to become the most crowded in modern presidential history.

The GOP now has 17 major contenders for the nomination -- former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore announced on Wednesday -- breaking the record previously held by the 16 candidates who sought the Democratic Party's presidential nomination in 1972.

Counting presidential...

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What August Means for the Iran Deal and Democrats

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- For weeks, President Obama has had the ear of Democrats on the Iran nuclear agreement, meeting with members one-on-one and dispatching his advisers to hearings and briefings on Capitol Hill.

But with members leaving town until September, the administration is losing its greatest asset in the lobbying campaign: proximity.

“The recess is not good for the administration,”...

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Celebrating 50 Years of Medicare and Medicaid in President’s Weekly Address

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- This week's presidential address celebrates the fiftieth birthday of Medicare and Medicaid.

A press release from the White House said, "These programs are a promise that if we work hard, and play by thd rules, we'll be rewarded with a basic measure of dignity, security, and the freedom to live our lives as we want."...

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Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers Gives Update in GOP Weekly Address

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- This week's GOP Weekly Address gives an update to the people on progress being made by the new Congress.

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) says, "Here's the bottom line: we are just getting started on solving problems to empower you, have the opportunity to pursue your own future and reach your full...

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Meet The Chicken Mogul, Baseball Owner and Trump Brother Funding The 2016 Campaigns

It’s all about the money in the race for 2016.

Super PACs — outside groups that can raise unlimited money to spend for presidential candidates — need to release their donors and total money by Friday night at midnight. Not all the reports are in, but we are already starting to learn which mega-donors are forking over big bucks, and...

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Bill and Hillary Clinton Made $140 Million Over Last 8 Years

Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Hillary Clinton paid roughly $57 million in federal and state taxes over the last eight years based on a statement just released by the Democratic presidential candidate’s campaign.
The statement does not say how much Clinton earned each year.

According to the returns, Bill and Hillary Clinton made an income of $140,937,785 over the past...

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More Health Care Cuts Expected in Puerto Rico

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Health care officials in Puerto Rico are bracing for more Medicare cuts, according to The New York Times.

The island is facing a huge cut to Medicare as well as a shortage of funding for Medicaid.

The Times reports that more than 60 percent of those living in Puerto Rico take Medicare or Medicaid.

Decreasing...

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Four Legionnaires’ Disease Deaths in the Bronx

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Four people have died from Legionnaires' disease in the Bronx this summer.

A fourth person died from Legionnaires' disease in the South Bronx part of New York, according to a report on Saturday. There have been 65 confirmed cases of people with Legionnaires' since July 10, 55 of which were hospitalized.

The four people who died...

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FDA Warns of Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities of Hospira Infusion System

Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and pharmaceutical company Hospira announced Friday that they are aware of "cybersecurity vulnerabilities" associated with the company's Symbiq Infusion System.

The devices, computerized pumps that allow for continuous delivery of general infusions, are used in hospitals and nursing homes. Hospira notes in a statement that...

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FL Blind Woman Gets a Bionic Eye to Improve Vision

iStock/Thinkstock(MIAMI) -- Thanks to a revolutionary procedure, a woman who was blind for 16 years is now able to see.

Carmen Torres, of South Florida, is the first recipient of a bionic eye. At 18, she was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, in which the vision declines over a period of time, according to ABC News affiliate WPLG-TV.

“You have...

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Doctor Who Survived Ebola Says Experimental Vaccine ‘A Way Forward’

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A New York City doctor, who made headlines after he was diagnosed with Ebola, said he hoped an experimental vaccine could be “a way forward” for a region decimated by the deadly virus.

Craig Spencer, an emergency room physician at New York Presbyterian Hospital, made headlines last year when he contracted Ebola after treating patients for...

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Special Forces Soldier Paralyzed After Trying to Save a Drowning Girl

iStock/Thinkstock(DESTIN, Fla.) -- A heroic act to save a drowning girl last Saturday left a Special Forces soldier paralyzed.

Sgt. First Class Tim Brumit was responding to screams that a girl was drowning in the waters of Crab Island in Destin, Florida, amid a storm. As he later recalled, he felt his neck break immediately upon hitting the water....

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Maryland Cat Owner Pens Heartfelt Letter to Future Adopter Before Dying

Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center (MCASAC)(DERWOOD, Md.) -- A Maryland animal shelter is hoping that a heartfelt letter written by Susie the cat's previous owner before her death, will help the feline's chances of finding a forever home.

"I'm sure that when she wrote it, she wrote it just to the intent of getting it to the...

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Record Heat: How the Body Reacts to Soaring Temperatures

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Barton started Skinny...

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Is Social Media Making Teens Sad?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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How MMA Fighter Ronda Rousey Got Over Her Body Issues

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

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

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Outbreak of Legionnaire’s Disease Sickens 46 in NYC

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

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

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Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross Welcome Baby Girl Jagger Snow

Michael Yarish/FOX(LOS ANGELES) -- Ashlee Simpson and actor Evan Ross welcomed their first child together Thursday night.

On their Instagram accounts, the couple wrote, "We are overjoyed about the birth of our precious baby girl Jagger Snow Ross.  July 30, 2015.

A source told E! News, "Their whole family was around to support them," a source said. "Ashlee is doing great...

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Paul McCartney Rocks Lollapalooza

C Flanigan/FilmMagic(CHICAGO) -- Alternative rockers, hip hop, and emo performers bowed down to Sir Paul McCartney on night one of Lollapalooza.

A sea of tens of thousands of fans spread across Grant Park in front of the stage as McCartney played a more than two-hour-long set, pounding out more than 30 songs on both guitar and piano.  The songs...

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Zoe Saldana Says ‘It’s Been Difficult’ Getting Back in Shape After Twins

ABC/Rick Rowell(LOS ANGELES) -- It's been a long journey for Guardians of the Galaxy star Zoe Saldana getting her body back after having twins last November.

But she recently posted an inspiring picture to Facebook, showing off her toned stomach, writing, "Almost there! It's been difficult but so rewarding. I feel strong. All it takes is determination! Mommies...

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Lupita Nyong’o to Star in Off-Broadway Production

ABC/Rick Rowell(NEW YORK) -- Lupita Nyong'o has starred in some of the biggest movies, graced the cover of some of the biggest magazines and has even won an Oscar. Still, the actress' next move is an off-Broadway production.

E! News reports Nyong'o is set to star in Eclipsed at New York City's Public Theater The play, written byThe Walking...

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“Harry Potter” Stars Wish J.K. Rowling Happy 50th Birthday

Warner Bros.(NEW YORK) -- J.K. Rowling's 50th birthday is Friday.

The Harry Potter author was celebrated by Time magazine, which asked the Potter films' stars to say something nice on her big day. Here's what they had to say:

Alan Rickman, who played Severus Snape in the series, said: "The Happiest of Birthdays, Jo. A breeze for the supreme...

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Khloe Kardashian: We Still Call Caitlyn Jenner, Bruce

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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“Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation” Opens Friday

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

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

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Vacation is joined at the box office...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence Vacation Together

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

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

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

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Review: “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation” (Rated PG-13)

Paramount(NEW YORK) -- Due to its many moving parts, characters and twists, some people are going to find the plot of Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation a bit complicated, but it’s quite simple, really.

Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt believes there’s a rogue international network of former spies called “The Syndicate.” The CIA doesn’t believe him and wants to put the...

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Tami Roman Suffers a Miscarriage

Kelsey McNeal/WE tv(NEW YORK) -- Reality star Tami Roman and her boyfriend, Reggie Youngblood, suffered a miscarriage.

A rep for the couple, who currently star on WeTV's Marriage Boot Camp, told TMZ the two are "mourning their loss with close friends and family. The couple requests prayers and privacy as they get through this difficult time."  

Reportedly, Roman was three...

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