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Fatal Hit and Run in Kilgore

Posted/updated on: August 30, 2015 at 6:50 pm

Kilgore Police DepartmentKILGORE — A hit and run accident in Kilgore has left a child dead. The 5-year was riding a push scooter near the roadway when hit by a grey mini van driven by a white female. The youngster died at a Kilgore hospital. The accident happened shortly after 3:00 Sunday afternoon in the 1900 block of Florence Street. If you see a van matching this description, with damage to the front of the vehicle, you asked to contact Kilgore authorities.


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Officer-Involved Shooting Seriously Injures Suspect

Posted/updated on: August 30, 2015 at 3:07 pm

devin dial mug_1440879162272_4627019_ver1.0LONGVIEW — Longview police say a man is in the hospital in critical condition with life-threatening injuries after an officer-involved shooting. According to KETK, police say they responded shortly after 11:00 Friday night to a call involving a suspicious car in the parking lot of Walgreens near Loop 281 and Gilmer Road. An off-duty police officer had called police after noticing a man had what appeared to be a white mask covering his head. Read more …


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Fatal Overnight Shooting in Smith County

Posted/updated on: August 30, 2015 at 3:06 pm

LAPRIDA SHEARS_1440879197569_4627020_ver1.0SMITH COUNTY — One person is dead, several others injured in an overnight shooting in Smith County. KETK reports the sheriff’s office was called just after 1:00 Saturday morning about a disturbance at the Flamingo Club off FM 14. As deputies responded to the scene, they heard multiple gunshots coming from Bunny’s Truck Stop nearby. They arrived at the scene and found multiple bullet holes and casings throughout the area, according to officials. They then received a call from and emergency room of multiple victims being treated for gunshot wounds. One person, Laprida Shears, 25, had died and three others were being treated for what were termed non-life threatening injures. Deputies have been looking over surveillance video and searching for three shooters. We will update you once more information is available.


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Lawsuit Possible in Police Shooting of Teen

Posted/updated on: August 30, 2015 at 3:46 pm

CO2 pistol Joshua Kennon Thomas hadLONGVIEW — The attorney for Joshua Thomas, 17, who was shot and injured by Longview police Tuesday, says his client is considering filing a lawsuit against the police department. According to KETK and the Longview News-Journal, attorney Daryll Bennett said there are no criminal charges filed against Thomas. “At this point, we’re trying to figure out why one out of three officers would fire on (Thomas) six times when he hadn’t done anything to them and why the cops were hiding around the corner,” Bennett said. “We don’t even know where their vehicles were at that time.” Read more …


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Cruz to Visit Tyler Area on Thursday

Posted/updated on: August 30, 2015 at 3:44 pm

tedcruz-1TYLER — Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz will be making a Texas fly-around Thursday that includes a stop on the outskirts of Tyler, according to information from the Cruz campaign. Doors open at 2:00 p.m. and the program begins at 3:30 p.m. at Smith’s Lone Star Event Center on FM 2767. Campaign officials say the event is open to the public at no cost. You can go to http://www.TedCruz.org to RSVP and learn more about the campaign. Cruz’s other Thursday rallies will be in Fort Worth and Kingwood.


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New Information Suggests Motive in Toddler’s Drowning Death

Posted/updated on: August 30, 2015 at 3:44 pm

Mason CuttlerLUFKIN (AP) – Officials say an East Texas teen has been accused of pushing a 3-year-old boy into a pond in a drowning allegedly to make room for his pregnant girlfriend’s child to live at a residence. Angelina County jail records show 17-year-old Bobby W. Woods was being held without bond Saturday on a charge of capital murder of a person under age 6. Online records don’t list an attorney to speak for Woods, who was arrested Friday and booked as an adult. Mason Cuttler’s body was discovered Aug. 18 in a pond near Lufkin, a day after he disappeared outside as his parents cleaned their home. An affidavit says Woods, who lived at the home, says he pushed Mason into the water and left. The suspect’s girlfriend is related to Mason’s father.


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Boulter Middle School Receives $20,000 Verizon Grant

Posted/updated on: August 30, 2015 at 3:04 pm

image003TYLER — Boulter Middle School has received a $20,000 Verizon-Project Lead the Way (PLTW) grant to use toward Introduction to Computer Sciences (ICS) classes. According to a Tyler ISD news release, the grant will allow Boulter students to expand their Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) focus to include specialized units in Computer Science. The PLTW funds will be disbursed over the course of two years and will be used to pay for the costs associated with integrating ICS classes (Introduction to Computer Science I and Introduction to Computer Science II) into Boulter’s curriculum beginning with the 2015-2016 school year. Read more …


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Tyler Woman Wins State Title

Posted/updated on: August 30, 2015 at 6:48 pm

Queen Jo Anne1PLANO — A Tyler resident can now go by the name Queen. Saturday night, Jo Anne McMeans was named the winner of the Ms. Texas Senior Classic Pageant 2015 in Plano. Ms. McMeans, who is Community Liason Director at Tyler’s Prestige Estates Assisted Living and Memory Care Centers, was first runner up in the pageant last year. The pageant motto is “We are changing the image of aging.” It consists of judges interviews, modeling in an evening gown, “Philosophy of Life,” and talent. Even though she had no formal dance education, she to decided choreograph and perform a musical routine to Donna Summer’s “Last Dance,” which the audience really enjoyed. When the five finalists were selected, each had to select a question, sight unseen, to answer. It was after this the final scores were tabulated and the winners announced. Besides taking the top prize, Ms. McMeans also was named second runnerup in Best Talent was named Most Photogenic.


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Police Investigate Motive in Ambush of Houston-Area Deputy

Posted/updated on: August 30, 2015 at 3:09 pm

thHOUSTON (AP) – The man charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a uniformed suburban Houston sheriff’s deputy will be arraigned this week. Online jail records show that 30-year-old Shannon J. Miles is due in court Monday. Court and jail records did not list an attorney for Miles. Miles is accused of ambushing Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Darren Goforth on Friday at a gas station. Authorities believe it was a targeted killing, but said they have no information from Miles that would shed light on a motive. The killing evoked strong emotions in the local law enforcement community, with Sheriff Ron Hickman linking it to heightened tension over the treatment of African-Americans by police. Goforth was white and Miles is black. A vigil was held Saturday night at the gas station.


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“Brain-Eating” Amoeba Kills Houston Teen

Posted/updated on: August 30, 2015 at 3:35 pm

ThinkStock_083015_BrainHOUSTON (ABC) — A 14-year-old boy from Houston has died after battling a “brain-eating” amoeba. The announcement of Michael Riley’s death was posted on his Facebook page by his family on Sunday. The CDC says that the “brain-eating” amoeba, known as the Primary Amoeba Meningoencephalitis (PAM), can be contracted after being in a freshwater lake and is very common in freshwater lakes and rivers in Texas. That’s according to ABC News affiliate KTRK-TV. The amoeba is said to travel into the nose, and its most common victims are children.


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University of Texas Removes Jefferson Davis Statue

Posted/updated on: August 30, 2015 at 3:15 pm

Jefferson Davis statue at U-T AustinAUSTIN (AP) – A statue of Jefferson Davis has been removed from its place on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin after a failed appeal by a Confederate heritage group. Crews could be seen Sunday morning removing the statue of the Confederate president from its place near the university’s iconic clock tower. University President Greg Fenves recently said the statue would be moved to a museum. The statue has been a target of vandalism as well as criticism that it is a symbol of racism and discrimination. Confederate symbols nationwide are being re-considered following the recent mass shooting of members of a black church in Charleston, South Carolina. A judge last week ruled against the Sons of Confederate Veterans, which sued to stop the university from moving it.


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New Mexico Volleyball Team Involved in Bus Crash in Texas

Posted/updated on: August 30, 2015 at 3:16 pm

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Members of the New Mexico Military Institute’s girls college volleyball team suffered minor injuries when their bus crashed following a tournament in Texas. The Institute says all cadets and coaches who were hurt have since been released from various medical centers and should be back on post Sunday. Institute spokeswoman Lt. Col. Colleen Cole Velasquez told KOB-TV in Albuquerque that the incident occurred Saturday around 7:30 p.m. Velasquez says the team was heading back to Roswell after winning a volleyball tournament in Abilene. She says several of the 14 cadets on the team received medical treatment. Institute officials did not say what caused the accident. According to its website, the Institute is the only state-supported, co-ed college prep high school and junior college in the U.S.


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Mixed Bag in Texas’ Court Challenges of Obama’s EPA

Posted/updated on: August 30, 2015 at 3:18 pm

attorneygeneraloftexasAUSTIN (AP) – Nearly two dozen Texas challenges against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency during the current administration have yielded a mixed bag. The Austin American-Statesman reviewed the status of 23 actions filed by the Texas attorney general’s office since 2009, when President Barack Obama took office. The Statesman found that Texas won favorable rulings in five of those challenges and lost at least three others, with less clear results in a small number of other cases. Attorney General Ken Paxton and his predecessor, current Gov. Greg Abbott, both take pride in their records of challenging the Obama administration in court. The attorney general’s office estimates suing the EPA has cost the state about $1.4 million, mostly for staff salaries.


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Texas Business Group Head Questions School Graduation Rates

Posted/updated on: August 30, 2015 at 3:22 pm

thAUSTIN (AP) – The head of a key Texas business group says he doesn’t trust the high school dropout and graduation rates provided by state officials. Texas Association of Business president Bill Hammond told The Dallas Morning News that public schools can manipulate the statistics they give to the Texas Education Agency, including the rates of students who opt for home-schooling. But TEA spokeswoman Debbie Ratcliffe said the state monitors the numbers it receives and requires documentation to avoid stat fixing. TEA reported an 88 percent graduation rate for the 2014 graduating class. The Morning News reports that Texas is tied with Iowa for the second-highest graduation rate in the country, something that former Gov. Rick Perry has bragged about during his presidential campaign.


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Slow-Moving School Finance Case Heads to Texas Supreme Court

Posted/updated on: August 30, 2015 at 3:24 pm

supreme-court-texas-2AUSTIN (AP) – Ninth-graders who were barely a month into high school when Texas’ latest school finance trial began in 2012 are now entering their senior year. There’s no end in sight for the case, in which oral arguments begin Tuesday in front of the state Supreme Court. Attorneys for the more than 600 school districts suing Texas argue that classroom funding is inadequate and unfairly distributed. The state has said it meets constitutional requirements. There’s no timetable on when the all-Republican court will rule on whether to uphold Democratic District Judge John Dietz’s previous decisions declaring the system unconstitutional. And its ruling may slow the process even more if the case is relegated back to a lower court.


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Authorities: 4 Dead in Fiery Austin Car Crash

Posted/updated on: August 30, 2015 at 3:25 pm

AUSTIN (AP) – Four people are dead after what appears to be a one-vehicle crash overnight in north Austin. KXAN-TV reports that the crash occurred around 5 a.m. Sunday, when a potentially speeding car crashed through a concrete barrier and landed in a parking lot. The car caught on fire. Austin fire officials say firefighters put out the vehicle fire and found four victims inside. The four were not immediately identified.


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Maria Sharapova Pulls Out of the US Open

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Maria Sharapova is out of the US Open.

In a post on Facebook Sunday, tennis star Maria Sharapova announced she will not take part in the US Open this year.

"Unfortunately I will not be able to compete in this years US Open," Sharapova posted. "I have done everything possible to be ready but...

Fan Dies After Falling During Braves and Yankees Game at Turner Field

Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images(ATLANTA) -- Atlanta Police say a fan has died after falling during a game between the Braves and the New York Yankess Saturday night.

According to ESPN, the victim fell from the upper deck of Turner Field during the top of the seventh inning.

On Sunday, the Fulton County Medical Examiner's office identified the man as...


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Famed Neurologist Oliver Sacks Dies at 82

Chris McGrath/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Renowned neurologist and author of Awakenings Oliver Sacks died on Sunday. He was 82.

His assistant, Kate Edgar, told The New York Times the cause was cancer. ABC News was unable to reach Edgar.

Sacks, a professor of neurology at New York University School of Medicine, announced in February a rare eye tumor had...

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President Obama Changes the Name of Mount McKinley to Denali

iStock/Thinkstock(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) -- The highest peak in North America is getting a name change.

Mt. McKinley is now known by its Koyukon Athabascan name, Denali, in an effort by President Obama to help strengthen ties with Alaskan natives and the government.

"This designation recognizes the sacred status of Denali to generations of Alaska Natives," said a statement from the...

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Memorial Service Held for Virginia Journalists Killed On Air

Jay Paul/Getty Images(ROANOKE, Va.) -- A memorial service was held Sunday to remember two journalists who were tragically killed in Virginia.

The Roanoke Valley Symphony Orchestra played solemn songs as many gathered for an interfaith memorial service remembering Adam Ward and Alison Parker who were shot to death live on camera by a former co-worker.

The service was held...

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Bartender Wins Lottery With Cash He Found on the Street

Chris Rogers/iStock/ThinkStock(NEW YORK) -- A California bartender has won the lottery, all thanks to cash he found on the street.

After Hubert Tang picked up a $20 bill on the street outside the San Francisco airport Wednesday, he went to a market in San Mateo County, the California State Lottery said.

Tang hadn't played the lottery in 10 years,...

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For Slain Texas Deputy, Law Enforcement Was ‘His Calling,’ Brother-in-Law Says

ABC News(NEW YORK) --  For deputy Darren Goforth, who was shot and killed at a Texas gas station Friday, law enforcement was "his calling," his brother-in-law told ABC News.

Goforth, a Harris County Sheriff's deputy, was filling up his patrol car at a gas station near Houston when a man approached him from behind and shot him several times,...

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2 Dead After Storm Slams Washington State

Wavebreakmedia Ltd/iStock/ThinkStock(SEATTLE) -- A powerful storm system moved through parts of the northwest Saturday, leaving two dead and hundreds of thousands without power in Washington state.

A man was killed in Gig Harbor when a tree fell onto his car as he was driving, ABC affiliate KOMO-TV in Seattle reports. His 3-year-old daughter who was with him was uninjured....

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South Florida Prepares for What’s Left of Tropical Storm Erika

iStock/Thinkstock(MIAMI) -- South Florida prepares for the remnants of Tropical Storm Erika.

After Tropical Storm Erika dissipated over Cuba Saturdy morning, South Floridians prepared for the leftover heavy rain, flooding, and winds.

Florida Governor Rick Scott told residents they should stay alert, after declaring a state of emergency on Friday, and he said there's a possibility the storm could...

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For Slain Texas Deputy, Law Enforcement Was ‘His Calling,’ Brother-in-Law Says

Alex_Schmidt/iStock/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) -- For deputy Darren Goforth, who was shot and killed at a Texas gas station Friday, law enforcement was "his calling," his brother-in-law told ABC News.

Goforth, a Harris County Sheriff's deputy, was filling up his patrol car at a gas station near Houston when a man approached him from behind and shot him several times, according to...

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Memorial Service Held in New Orleans on Tenth Anniversary of Katrina

Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) -- Local leaders and residents attended a memorial service on Saturday for the 10 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina making landfall.

The ceremony took place at the Hurricane Katrina Memorial, a mausoleum for the nearly 100 unidentified victims of the storm. Among those in attendance were New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Louisiana...

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Mountain Lion Captured After Jumping on Mechanic Opening up Shop

MikeLane45/iStock/Thinkstock(PALMDALE, Calif.) -- A California mechanic got a surprise Friday morning when a mountain lion jumped on him as he was opening the shop where he worked.

Hank Barkerfelt said the encounter scared him but the animal quickly took off, ABC station KABC-TV reports. It happened at LJ Automotive in Palmdale, about 60 miles north of Los Angeles.

"I...

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

aijohn784/iStock/Thinkstock(HARRIS COUNTY, T.X.) - A suspect has been arrested in connection with the ambush murder of a Harris County Sheriff's Deputy, authorities say.

Saturday afternoon, police in Houston announced they made an arrest of a suspect named Shannon J. Miles possibly involved in the shooting death of Harris County Sheriff Deputy Darren Goforth.

Goforth was filling his patrol car...

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

iStock/Thinkstock(ROANOKE, Va.) -- Vester Lee Flanagan threatened to hit one of his colleagues when they were on a reporting job years before he fatally shot a reporter and a cameraman this week, his former boss told ABC News.

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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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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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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Fatal Fire at Residential Complex in Saudi Arabia

Marcio Silva/iStock/ThinkStock(NEW YORK) -- At least 200 people are injured and 11 are dead after a fire ripped through a residential complex in the eastern Saudi Arabian city of Khobar, according to the BBC.

The complex is used to house those who work for the Saudi oil company, Aramco. Many of those injured are of different nationalities.

The...

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Russian President Vladimir Putin Pumps Iron, Grills in Newly Released Photos

Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images(MOSCOW) -- The Kremlin wants the world to know Russian President Vladimir Putin pumps iron and grills meat before most of the world gets out of bed.

New photos released by the Kremlin show Putin working out and barbecuing with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at a government residence in Sochi before sitting down to breakfast and tea....

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Arrests Made in Connection to Migrant Deaths; More Migrants Found in Another Truck

Jon Gorr/iStock/ThinkStock(NEW YORK) -- Four alleged human traffickers appeared in court in Hungary on Saturday accused of playing a role in the deaths of 71 migrants found packed into a delivery truck in Austria.

Razor wire failed to hold back the tide of humanity flooding into Europe.

Hundreds of thousands of people are now on the move - a...

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Watch the Sky for a ‘Supermoon’

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- It's a bird, it's a plane, it's supermoon!

Remember to stop and look at the sky Saturday night to witness one of the biggest and fullest moons of the year -- known as a "supermoon."

A supermoon occurs when a full moon or new moon is closest to Earth and comes within 224,834 miles of us,...

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Three Al Jazeera Journalists Sentenced to Jail in Egypt

fotokon/iStock/Thinkstock(CAIRO) -- Three journalists were sentenced to three years in prison in Egypt on Saturday, in what their employer is calling "another deliberate attack on press freedom."

Al Jazeera journalists Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy will return to prison after the ruling and colleague Peter Greste was sentenced though he had been deported earlier this year. "It is a...

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Tropical Storm Erika Has Dissipated near Cuba

ERIKA SANTELICES/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Tropical Storm Erika dissipated Saturday morning as it pushed over Hispaniola and Cuba.

As the storm was moving towards Cuba, it dissipated due to higher terrain and unfavorable atmospheric conditions. The National Hurricane Center canceled all tropical storm watches and warnings related to the storm at about 9 a.m.

Before losing strength, Erika caused...

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Radar Image, Deathbed Confession May Help Solve Nazi Treasure Train Mystery

Underground galleries, part of Nazi Germany 'Riese' construction project are pictured under the Ksiaz castle in the area where the 'Nazi gold train' is supposedly hidden underground, on August 28, 2015 in Walbrzych, Poland JANEK SKARZYNSKI/AFP/Getty Images(WARSAW, Poland) -- A radar image and a deathbed confession may be the final pieces of the puzzle in solving the mystery of...

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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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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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Italian Energy Group Finds Biggest Natural Gas Field

PeterHermesFurian/iStock/ThinkStock(NEW YORK) -- Italian energy group Eni claims it has found, what is being called, one of the world's biggest natural gas fields, according to the BBC.

The field was found off the coast of Egypt and could possibly hold 5.5 billion barrels of oil.

Eni has full rights to the area after signing an energy exploration deal...

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Google’s Driverless Car Heads to Texas

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Google's driverless cars are heading east.

Google and Austin Mayor Steve Adler have announced that the Texas city will be the first outside of California to test the company's self-driving cars.

One Lexus SUV has already been spotted on the streets of Austin this summer, with safety drivers along for the ride.

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Jeep Hackers Hired to Work for Uber

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Uber hires two hackers.

After remotely hijacking a Jeep and causing the Fiat Chrysler recall of 1.4 million vehicles, hackers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek are now working for Uber.

"Looking forward to starting Tuesday with the great team at @Uber Advanced Technology Center," tweeted Miller. "Should be a cool challenge and a lot...

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Scientists Begin Year-Long Stay in Hawaii Dome to Learn About Space Travel

This photo released by University of Hawai'i's press site on July 29, 2015 shows Kim Binsted at HI-SEAS habitat on Hawai'i Island. University of Hawai'i(NEW YORK) -- Six scientists began their year-long stay in a solar-powered dome to help researchers learn what space travelers would endure while heading to Mars.

The 365-day experiment started Friday on Mauna Loa, a...

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Twitter Commits to Increasing Employment of Women

seewhatmitchsee/iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Twitter has committed itself to hiring more women in an effort to increase diversity, the company said in a blog post on Friday.

"We want the makeup of our company to reflect the vast range of people who use Twitter," the post read. "Doing so will help us build a product to better serve people...

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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.

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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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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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Minnesota Sen. Klobuchar Confident Clinton Will Avoid Repeat of ’08

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar is confident Hillary Clinton’s campaign will avoid a repeat of 2008, when she lost the Democratic presidential nomination to then-Sen. Barack Obama, even as the party's frontrunner starts to slip in the Iowa polls and faces growing controversy over her private email server.

"Her campaign is so much different than 2008,"...

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Bernie Sanders: ‘People Are Responding to Our Message’

Adam Bettcher/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders said Sunday he does not know whether new poll numbers putting him within 7 percentage points of Hillary Clinton in Iowa mean her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination is in trouble, but his campaign is "doing great."

“You know, it’s not just in Iowa. It’s in New Hampshire. It’s all...

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Gov. Bobby Jindal Predicts Donald Trump Support Will Fade After ‘Summer of Silliness’

Scott Olson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) --    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal expressed optimism for his own presidential campaign in the face of Donald Trump's surging popularity, calling it a symptom of the early campaign season.

"I think after we get past the summer of silliness and insults, the voters are going to begin to look at who is prepared to do the...

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5 Stories You’ll Care About in Politics This Week

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- If we have our undisputed frontrunners, why does nobody seem to be happy about it?

Maybe it has something to do with the hair. Donald Trump has his, but we’re not sure his rivals will have theirs by the time they read all of Trump’s Tweets. Hillary Clinton says she colors hers, but the focus of...

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How Joe Biden Surprised Delaware Democrats Ahead of 2016 Decision

Drew Angerer/Getty Images(WILMINGTON, Del.) -- Will he, or won't he?

Home in Wilmington, Delaware, for the weekend, Vice President Joe Biden made an unannounced stop by the Sussex Democratic Jamboree in Lewes, spending time with his most loyal supporters as he contemplates a presidential bid.

The vice president "wanted to thank the community for all their support the last...

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Poll: Hillary Clinton’s Iowa Lead Over Bernie Sanders Shrinks to 7 Points

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(DES MOINES, Iowa) -- Bernie Sanders is closing in.

That's the latest from a new poll released in Iowa on Saturday night, showing Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton leading Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders by only 7 percentage points, 37 percent to 30 percent.

The Des Moines Register/Bloomberg News poll also shows Vice President Joe Biden, who is...

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Donald Trump Says He’ll Decide on Possibility of Third Party Run ‘Soon’

ABC News(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump said Saturday that a decision is imminent about whether he will run as a third party candidate.

“We’re going to make a decision very soon and I think a lot of people are going to be very happy," Trump told reporters in Nashville Tennessee, after addressing the National Federation of...

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Chris Christie Wants to Track Immigrants Like FedEx Tracks Packages

Andrew Burton/Getty Images(LACONIA, N.H.) -- On immigration, Chris Christie is taking a page from FedEx's book.

At a New Hampshire town hall in the Laconia VFW on Saturday, the New Jersey governor and Republican presidential hopeful told supporters he thinks the government should track immigrants similar to how FedEx tracks packages.

"We need to have a system that tracks...

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Bobby Jindal: Katrina Victims ‘Will Never Leave Our Memories’

Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) -- Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindal spoke on Saturday at a memorial service for those lost when Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, talking about the city's rebuilding efforts.

"Our hearts are heavy," Jindal said on the tenth anniversary of Katrina making landfall. "We know there are still families wondering what exactly happened to...

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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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‘Brain-Eating’ Amoeba Kills Texas Teen

cosmin4000/iStock/ThinkStock(HOUSTON) -- A 14-year-old boy from Houston has died after battling a 'brain-eating' amoeba.

The announcement of Michael Riley's death was posted on his Facebook page by his family on Sunday.

The CDC says that the 'brain-eating' amoeba, known as the Primary Amoeba Meningoencephalitis (PAM), can be contracted after being in a freshwater lake and is very common in...

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Famed Neurologist Oliver Sacks Dies at 82

smolkapressepool/ullstein bild via Getty Images(NEW YORK) --   Renowned neurologist and author of "Awakenings" Oliver Sacks died Sunday. He was 82.

His assistant, Kate Edgar, told The New York Times the cause was cancer. ABC News was unable to reach Edgar.

Sacks, a professor of neurology at New York University School of Medicine, announced in February a rare eye tumor...

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Study: Wireless Could Be the Future of Pacemakers

janulla/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Researchers say a new type of pacemaker without wires and that doesn't require surgery to install could be the future of the device.

According to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the new device is about one-tenth the size of a conventional pacemaker and was effective in about 90 percent of...

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FDA Takes Action Against 3 Tobacco Makers for Label Language

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Don't pay any attention to the label.

The Federal Drug Administration said this week they issued "warning letters" to three tobacco manufacturers including ITG Brands LLC, Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company Inc., and Sherman’s 1400 Broadway N.Y.C. Ltd., for their package labeling that says "additive-free" or "natural."

“The FDA’s job is to ensure tobacco products are not...

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Parade of Big Trucks Honors Toddler Who Died From Rare Disease

ABC News(PHOENIX) -- It was a sight to see in Arizona road as a stream of big trucks took part in a funeral procession to pay tribute to a 3-year-old boy who recently died.

ABC News station KNXV-TV in Phoenix reports that more than 100 trucks, including fire engines, vintage military vehicles, and semis, went through the city of...

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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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“Grey’s Anatomy” Star Explains How Show Will Move on After Patrick Dempsey’s Departure

ABC/Mitchell Haaseth(LOS ANGELES) -- Grey's Anatomy is moving on after killing off Patrick Dempsey's character Dr. Derek Shepherd, better known as "McDreamy," last season.  Jason George, who plays Dr. Ben Warren on the long-running ABC series, said fans are in for a treat next season.

"The writers have made this extra effort to breathe new air and refresh everything," he told People magazine....

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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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