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July 4 Celebrations on Tap; Tyler Police Issue Traffic/Safety Advisory

Posted/updated on: July 3, 2015 at 3:46 pm

thEAST TEXAS — East Texans are celebrating Independence Day with a variety of events. A number of communities are set to go with traditional fireworks displays and other activities. Go to http://www.ktbb.com/calendarofevents/ for a sampling of what’s on tap around the area. Meantime, Tyler police are putting out a traffic advisory detailing the 4th of July fireworks show at Lindsey Park. Officials also remind residents within city limits that discharging a firearm is illegal and so are all unauthorized fireworks. Read more …


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Police Seek Missing Person

Posted/updated on: July 3, 2015 at 4:28 pm

image001TYLER — The Tyler Police Department is seeking a missing person. 23-year-old Dvontae Tramond Oliverires was last seen at 1:30 Friday afternoon on foot in the 2100 block of West Erwin in Tyler. He is African-American, 5’ 11”, 175 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing only a pair of black shorts with white stripes and socks. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Tyler Police Department at 903-531-1000.


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Memorial Fund Set Up for Pine Tree Student/Athlete

Posted/updated on: July 3, 2015 at 4:30 pm

Josh WarrenLONGVIEW — A fund has been set up to honor an East Texas student-athlete who died this week. KETK reports you can donate to the Josh Warren memorial fund at any Austin bank location. The 16-year-old Pine Tree football player died Wednesday after becoming ill the previous day following a workout session. Read more …


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Six Church of Wells Members Arrested

Posted/updated on: July 3, 2015 at 3:45 pm

bible-2CHEROKEE COUNTY — Six members of the controversial Church of Wells are under orders to stay at least two hundred feet away from a Houston mega church. The six heckled Lakewood Church Pastor Joel Osteen during Sunday’s services and were arrested and charged with trespassing. Wells resident Patricia Brotherton says they’ve been harassing town residents for years, screaming at people that they’re evil. She wants them to stop it. Brotherton says last year church members yelled at her granddaughter during the town’s homecoming parade and told the four year old she was doomed.


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Man Killed in Lufkin Accident

Posted/updated on: July 3, 2015 at 3:45 pm

thumb_police-lufkin-badgeLUFKIN — A dump truck has hit and killed a man in a motorized wheelchair in Lufkin. Killed Thursday morning was James Rudolph Roy, Jr, 70, of Lufkin. The truck’s driver, Ronnie Eugene Grogan, 64, of Lufkin, was ticketed for failure to yield from a private drive. The accident on Atkinson Drive, remains under investigation.


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Tyler Appeals Court Clerk Retiring

Posted/updated on: July 3, 2015 at 3:44 pm

12th Court of AppealsTYLER — The Clerk of the 12th Court of Appeals in Tyler, Cathy Lusk, has announced her retirement. After 20 years in the post, Lusk is stepping down August 31st. She said the decision was not made lightly. Lusk is a member of both the Appellate Court Clerks of the State of Texas and the National Conference of Appellate Court Clerks. She has served on numerous committees in both organizations. Lusk joins her husband, Mike, a former major in the Smith County Sheriff’s Office, in retirement. Read more …


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Rio Ammunition Opens New Marshall Facility

Posted/updated on: July 3, 2015 at 3:46 pm

Rio-Ammunition-Announces-New-Cartridge-Manufacturing-Facility-In-Marshall-TexasMARSHALL — Officials with Marshall-based Rio Ammunition have announced the opening of the company’s new manufacturing facility in Marshall and call it a boon to the local economy. In a news release, officials say the plant has added over 40 new jobs to the community and has the ability to double that in coming years. Rio is a subsidiary of the Spain-based MAXAM firm, and Spanish officials were on hand for the ribbon cutting at the new East Texas facility. According to the news release, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, and Gov. Greg Abbott believe the opening “also signals that the state is open for business to future international investment as well.”


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The Governor Appoints University Student Regents

Posted/updated on: July 3, 2015 at 3:43 pm

Stephen F. Austin UniversityAUSTIN — Governor Greg Abbott has appointed 10 student regents to their respective universities for terms expiring on May 31, 2016. Governor Abbott also appointed a student representative to serve on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Among those named: Stephen F. Austin University-Nacogdoches student Ryan Brown-Moreno of Plano, who’s pursuing a bachelor’s degree in general business.


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September Arguments Set for Texas School Finance Case

Posted/updated on: July 3, 2015 at 3:49 pm

thumb_supreme-court-texas-2AUSTIN (AP) – The Texas Supreme Court has set a September 1 date to hear the massive school finance case that has entangled the Legislature and hundreds of school districts for several years. A spokesman for the court announced the date Friday. A state district judge last year ruled that the way the state pays for public schools is unconstitutional. Judge John Dietz said the current state funding model unfairly distributes tax revenues among districts. The Texas attorney general’s office appealed Dietz’s decision, and the Supreme Court agreed to take the case earlier this year.


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Alligator Kills Man during Late-Night Swim

Posted/updated on: July 3, 2015 at 3:49 pm

ORANGE (AP) – A man has died after an alligator attacked him during a late-night swim at a Southeast Texas marina. Police in Orange, near the state line with Louisiana, say 28-year-old Tommie Woodward was swimming in a bayou early Friday morning when the attack occurred. Orange County sheriff’s deputies and a Texas game warden found his body nearby about two hours later. Police said the man was swimming with a woman, but Justice of the Peace Rodney Price told KFDM-TV in Beaumont that she only jumped from a dock after the man screamed for help. Price says a sign warns people not to swim in the area and that the man was bitten soon after he jumped in. The woman was not hurt.


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Democrat Files Complaint over Paxton’s Gay Marriage Opinion

Posted/updated on: July 3, 2015 at 3:52 pm

thumb_Lady-JusticeAUSTIN (AP) – A Texas Democrat has filed a complaint against Attorney General Ken Paxton accusing the Republican of instructing county clerks to “break the law” over gay marriage. Glen Maxey, a former state legislator, wrote to the State Bar of Texas accusing Paxton of violating rules of professional conduct set out for lawyers. Shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage across the country, Paxton issued a non-binding legal opinion saying county clerks could follow their conscience and refuse licenses to same-sex couples. Most county clerks in Texas eventually did issue licenses, though some waited a day or more after the ruling. Maxey accuses Paxton of “misleading county and state officials based on a false premise.” A Paxton spokeswoman says the opinion was consistent with religious freedoms established by law.


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Police: Couple Wanted Daughter’s Boyfriend Killed

Posted/updated on: July 3, 2015 at 3:54 pm

WICHITA FALLS (AP) – Police have arrested a Wichita Falls couple on charges they tried to hire someone to kill their daughter’s boyfriend in a dispute over money. 58-year-old Jeffery Peyton was being held without bond Friday at the Wichita County jail while his wife, 39-year-old Christina Peyton, was being held on a $1 million bond. Both are charged with criminal solicitation to commit capital murder. The Peytons were taken into custody Thursday by a Wichita Falls police tactical team. Police said in a statement that the couple paid an undercover officer $500 to kill the boyfriend, who was unharmed. No other information was available Friday and the case remains under investigation. Online jail records did not indicate an attorney for the couple who could respond to the allegations.


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Lawsuits Challenge Railroad’s Authority to OK Oil Pipeline

Posted/updated on: July 3, 2015 at 3:55 pm

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The U.S. government began handing out land to railroads to encourage development more than 150 years ago, but questions remain about how much control those companies have over the land. Union Pacific faces several lawsuits related to whether it had the authority to allow an oil pipeline to be built along its tracks in six states, including Texas — and who is entitled to the royalties that are worth more than $14 million a year. University of Florida law professor Danaya Wright says sorting out whether Union Pacific controls the land might require a detailed review to determine whether the railroad bought the land or received it as part of a federal grant. Union Pacific plans to defend itself against the lawsuits. The states are Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon and Texas.


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Report: DeAndre Jordan, Mavericks Reach Agreement on Contract

Tar_Heel_Rob/iStock/Thinkstock(DALLAS) -- DeAndre Jordan is leaving the Los Angeles Clippers to join the Dallas Mavericks, according to a report by ESPN.

Jordan and the Mavericks agreed to a four-year maximum contract worth more than $80 million that includes a player option after the third season to allow the center to return to free agency in July 2018, ESPN reports...

Hammon to Become First Female Head Coach of NBA Summer League

Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Becky Hammon will coach San Antonio's summer league team in Las Vegas, the Spurs announced Friday.

She will be the first female head coach in summer league history. Natalie Nakase served as an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Clippers in 2014.

Hammon became the first female full-time assistant...

Wimbledon: Serena Williams Defeats Heather Watson in Three Sets

Clive Brunskill/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Serena Williams was forced to three sets against Heather Watson in the third round of Wimbledon Friday, but managed to come out on top to continue her quest towards winning a Grand Slam.

Williams, the top-seeded player, beat Britain's Watson 6-2, 4-6, 7-5.

She will now play her sister, Venus Williams, in the fourth round....

Teen Who Survived Indonesia’s Tsunami Signs Pro Soccer Contract

SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- An Indonesian teenager, who bravely survived a deadly tsunami as a young boy, is now fulfilling his dream of becoming a professional soccer player.

When Martunis was just 7 years old, a devastating tsunami struck Indonesia on Boxing Day 2004, killing his mother and two siblings, according to ESPN.

Martunis was stranded on a...

Alex Rodriguez to Get Ball from 3,000th Hit

Allen Kee / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) -- After much debate, New York Yankees player Alex Rodriguez will get the ball from his 3,000th hit on Friday.

Zack Hample, the fan who caught the milestone hit on June 19, will give Rodriguez the ball during a news conference at Yankee Stadium at 5:30 p.m.

In exchange, the Yankees will make...

Adelaide Crows Coach Phil Walsh Dies from Stabbing at Home

Matt Roberts/AFL Media/Getty Images(SYDNEY) -- Australia's sporting community is in mourning following the death of Phil Walsh, the head coach of Australian rules football team the Adelaide Crows.

Walsh's 26-year-old son Cy has been charged with his murder after police were called to the family home Friday and found Phil Walsh with multiple stab wounds.

Despite being treated by...

Women’s World Cup Final: What You Need to Know About US-Japan

FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images(VANCOUVER, British Columbia) -- It will be payback time for the U.S. women's soccer team on Sunday when it takes on Japan in the World Cup final -- a rematch of the 2011 championship game they lost.

The teams will face off in Vancouver's BC Place Stadium, where the Americans are hoping to win a third World...

Antonio Gates Suspended Four Games Over PED Test

Photo by Scott Clarke / ESPN Images(SAN DIEGO) -- The NFL offseason will be a bit longer for Antonio Gates.

The tight end with the San Diego Chargers is being hit with a four game suspension for performance enhancing drugs.  

In a statement released by the team, Gates said he did not knowingly take a banned substance, but...

Low Qualifier Knocks Off Nadal at Wimbledon

Photo by Scott Clarke / ESPN Images(LONDON) -- A low qualifier knocked off the might Rafael Nadal in the second round of Wimbledon on Thursday.

Nadal lost to Dustin Bround, ranked 102nd in the world in four sets.

Nadal, a 30-year-old journeyman, had to qualify just to get into the tournament.

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Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Won’t Face Felony Charges After UCLA Arrest, DA Says

Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Hip-hop mogul Sean 'Diddy' Combs will not face felony charges after he allegedly assaulted and threatened a coach with a kettlebell weight at UCLA, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

"We've referred the case to the City Attorney’s Office for misdemeanor filing consideration," the D.A.'s office told ABC News...


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‘Enjoy Your Ride, Cuz We Sure Will!’ Sign in Baltimore Police Transport Van Under Investigation

A sign on the inside of a Baltimore's police van. (Obtained by ABC News)(BALTIMORE) -- A sign inside a Baltimore police van that says "Enjoy your ride, cuz we sure will!" has sparked criticism in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray -- and the department has launched an internal investigation, according to officials.

The department was put...

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San Francisco Woman Shot, Killed While Strolling on Pier with Father in ‘Random Shooting’

A California woman was shot and killed in an apparent random act of violence. (Courtesy of Steinle family)(SAN FRANCISCO) -- A San Francisco woman was recently shot and killed in a seemingly "random shooting" while she was strolling and taking photos with her father in a tourist-heavy area of the city, according to the authorities and the victim's family....

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Men Catch Shark on North Carolina Beach as String of Attacks Rattle Nerves

A man pulled a shark out of the water in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, on July 3, 2015. (Anna Korman) (KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C.) -- Amid a string of shark attacks in North Carolina, two beach-goers turned the tables on one shark that got a little bit too close for comfort on Friday.

Two men were fishing in Kill...

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City in Drought-Stricken Calif. Forced to Dump 550,000 Gallons of Water

Fuse/Thinkstock(SAN DIEGO) -- Hundreds of thousands of gallons of water went to waste in California at a time when water conservation efforts are more serious than ever for the drought-stricken state.

The mayor of Poway, a city in San Diego County, defended the decision to dump 550,000 gallons of drinking water into a nearby canyon, according to ABC News...

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Mall Security Guards Suspended After Punching Teen on Video

iStock/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) -- A cellphone video that’s burning up the Internet Friday morning has led to the suspensions of three security guards seen repeatedly punching a shirtless 15-year-old boy outside the Stonecrest Mall south of Atlanta.

Witnesses say the guards were trying to get a group of underage kids to leave. Mall policy says someone has to be 18 to...

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Mass. Police Desperate to Identify Girl Found Dead in Trash Bag

Massachusetts State Police(BOSTON) -- Massachusetts authorities have released new photos in hopes of identifying a young girl who was discovered dead inside a trash bag.

On June 25, a dog walker found the girl's body on the western shore of Deer Island in Winthrop, a peninsula in Boston Harbor opposite Logan Airport, Massachusetts State Police said. The girl was...

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Car Wedged Under Milk Tanker in Accident on Tennessee Highway

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(MT. JULIET, Tenn.) -- A father and his two sons managed to survive a scary car crash with a tractor trailer.

A Nissan Maxima and a commercial tractor trailer -- carrying milk -- collided on a Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, highway on Thursday morning, wedging the smaller car underneath the tanker, police told ABC News Friday.

The 33-year-old father...

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This Fourth of July Could Be Among Deadliest Ever on Highways

Fuse/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- An estimated 35 million Americans will be on the roads this holiday weekend, and this year could be one of the deadliest due to drunk drivers, according to AAA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The National Safety Council, a nonprofit group, estimates that about 400 Americans will die on the roads this weekend, with...

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Shark Attack Surge in North Carolina: What Could Be Behind It

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- As beach season hits high gear this holiday weekend, some people in North Carolina are calling for beach closures amid a surge in shark attacks over the past month.

There have been 11 shark attacks off the shores of the Carolinas this year, most in just the last three weeks.

On Wednesday, a 68-year-old man was...

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Armed Robbery at Florida Cellphone Store Caught on Camera

Broward Sheriff's Office(PEMBROKE PARK, Fla.) -- Dramatic surveillance video out of Pembroke Park, Florida, shows multiple angles of an armed robbery at a cellphone store this week.

The footage, released by the Broward Sheriff's Office, shows three customers and a baby present during the incident on Wednesday at a Metro PCS store.

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Anonymous Donors Give $3M to Scholarship Fund After SC Church Massacre

Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- Anonymous donors have given $3 million to a scholarship fund for members of the Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church community after a massacre at the historic house of worship left nine dead.

The money has been donated to the Rev. Pinckney Scholarship Fund, named in honor of the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, one...

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Man ‘Essentially’ Confesses to Murdering Arizona Couple: Sheriff

Pinal County Sheriff(PHOENIX) -- A man has "essentially" confessed to murdering an Arizona couple who were missing for over a week, and the suspect claims he and the victims were involved in recreational methamphetamine use, law enforcement officials said on Thursday.

Jose Valenzuela "essentially" confessed on Wednesday to killing Michael Careccia, 44, and Tina Careccia, 42, an official from...

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Florida Doctor Found Killed in Her Home, Police Say

iStock/Thinkstock(BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.) -- Sheriff's investigators in Bonita Springs, Florida, are searching for clues after deputies found Teresa Sievers, a local doctor and mother of two, dead in her home, a crime that authorities are calling a homicide.

After a family vacation last week, Sievers, 46, returned to Florida alone, calling her husband to let him know she’d arrived...

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Law Enforcement Ramps Up Security for July 4th Weekend

Photo by John Moore/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Law enforcement agencies around the country say they are pulling out all the stops to make sure that this year’s Independence Day celebrations are not disrupted by a terror attack. The Department of Homeland Security and the FBI have issued a bulletin to authorities nationwide, warning that ISIS sympathizers may try to...

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Man Recovering Day After ‘Frightening and Painful’ Shark Attack in North Carolina

A man was taken to the hospital after he was attacked by a shark, July 1,2015, off the coast of Okracoke Island, N.C. (@Jasongreer/Twitter)(OCRACOKE ISLAND, N.C.) -- A 68-year-old man bitten by a shark off the coast of Ocracoke Island, North Carolina, on Wednesday has been upgraded from fair to good condition today after surviving what he described as...

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More Turkish Troops Sent to Turkey’s Border with Syria

alexeys/iStock/Thinkstock(ISTANBUL) -- More troops are being sent to Turkey’s border with Syria.

Turkish officials are sending more troops along Turkey’s border with Syria as fighting increases in the area.

Reports are also stating that Turkish leaders may be getting ready to invade the country.

Turkish President  Recep Tayyip Erdogan has so far tried to play down ideas of an...

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Migrants Seek Refuge in Milan Holocaust Memorial

Enrico Giuseppe Agostoni/iStock/Thinkstock(MILAN) -- A Holocaust memorial is now the temporary refuge for a group of desperate migrants.

Trying to escape conflict and poverty, African migrants who have crossed from North Africa to Italy are setting up camp in Milan’s central train station on platform 21.

At the same spot 50 years ago, Nazis were sending Jews to...

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9-Year-Old Boy Reels in 600-Pound Sturgeon and There’s Video to Prove It

Kegan Rothman caught a 600-pound sturgeon in Chilliwack, British Columbia, on June 29, 2015.(Great River Fishing Adventures)(CHILLIWACK, British Columbia) -- There's The Old Man and the Sea and then there's the young boy and the river -- and the latter is a tale that even Hemingway would approve of.

After a nearly two-hour struggle, Kegan Rothman, 9, reeled in...

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The Quest for the World’s Best BBQ: Intestines, Blood Sausage and Slow-Cooked Steak

Anya Fernald, the CEO of California-based Belcampo Meat Co., looks over cuts of meat being cooked with the "asado" grilling technique in Uruguay. (ABC News)(MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay) -- Anya Fernald had been traveling for days, making the trip from her home in northern California to a place three hours outside of Montevideo, Uruguay, all for a taste of what she...

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France Rejects Julian Assange’s Asylum Request

Dan Kitwood/Getty Images(PARIS) -- France has denied Julian Assange's request for political asylum.

The WikiLeaks founder made the request in a letter addressed to French President Francois Hollande, which was published Friday in French newspaper Le Monde.

The French government replied, saying Assange does not face "immediate danger."

"France cannot act on his request," Hollande's office said in...

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Palestinian Security Forces Arrest Dozens of Hamas Militants

iStock/Thinkstock(JERUSALEM) -- The Palestinian Authority is cracking down on Hamas militants in the West Bank.  

In the biggest raid since 2007, Palestinian security forces overnight arrested more than a hundred members of the Islamic terror group across the West Bank -- in Bethlehem, Nablus and Hebron.

The massive crackdown comes after a surge in deadly West Bank attacks...

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UK Remembers Victims of Tunisian Beach Resort Attack

Stringer/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(LONDON) -- A moment of silence was held across the United Kingdom on Friday to remember those who were killed in an attack on a beachside resort in Tunisia last week.

The June 26 attack at the Hotel Imperial Marhaba in Sousse, a popular resort town on the northeast coast of Africa, left 38 people dead, 30...

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Russian Rocket Headed to International Space Station Successfully Launches

NASA TV(NEW YORK) -- An unmanned Russian rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station successfully launched from Kazakhstan overnight.

The ISS Progress 60, which is carrying over three tons of food, fuel and supplies, lifted off from Baikonur Cosmodrome Friday at 12:55 a.m. EDT, according to NASA.

The spacecraft will orbit the Earth until Sunday, NASA says, when...

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Five Things to Watch at Princess Charlotte’s Christening

HRH The Duchess of Cambridge via Getty Images(LONDON) -- Princess Charlotte, the first daughter of Prince William and Princess Kate, will be christened in the U.K. on July 5. The christening for the fourth-in-line to the British throne will be a family affair with unique details.

Here are five things to watch at the royal celebration:

1. Princess Charlotte...

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British Bodies Flown Back to UK After Tunisia Attack

LorenzoT81/iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- Bodies of British victims from the deadly attack on foreigners in Tunisia are being flown back home.

After a terror attack at a Tunisian resort that left 38 people killed, 30 of which were British citizens, nine of the British victims’ bodies were headed back to the U.K. on Thursday.

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack...

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Top ISIS Leader Killed by US Drone Strike in Syria

zabelin/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- A U.S. drone strike has killed a top ISIS leader in charge of the terror group’s foreign fighter operations and moving people and supplies into Syria and Iraq.

The Pentagon confirmed Thursday that Tariq bin Tahar-Al-Awni-al-Harzi was killed in an airstrike in Syria on June 16, the day after his brother Ali was killed in another drone...

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New Horizons Sends Back Images of Mystery Dark Spots on Pluto

New color images from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft show two very different faces of the mysterious dwarf planet, one with a series of intriguing spots along the equator that are evenly spaced. (NASA)(NEW YORK) -- Several mysterious dark spots on the surface of Pluto have caught the attention of NASA researchers as the New Horizons probe makes its final...

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Investigation Launched After Robot Kills Worker at Volkswagen Plant

Miguel Villagran/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- An investigation has been launched into the death of a 22-year-old contractor this week at a Volkswagen plant in Germany after an industrial robot grabbed him and crushed him against a metal plate, officials said.

"Earlier this week a contractor was injured while installing some machinery in the Kassel factory. He died later in...

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New Embassies Open Door to Cuba’s Health Care Triumphs

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- As President Obama proclaimed diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba for the first time in 50 years, the World Health Organization (WHO) was simultaneously celebrating Cuba Wednesday as the first country ever to eliminate mother-to-child transmissions of HIV/AIDS and congenital syphilis.

Dr. Roberto Morales, minister of public health and the first Cuban minister to come...

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Dozens Dead After Ferry Capsizes in the Philippines

STR/AFP/Getty Images(MANILA, Philippines) -- At least 36 people are dead after a ferry carrying 189 people capsized in the Philippines Thursday.

In all, there were 173 passengers and 16 crew members aboard the Kim Nirvana. So far, 127 people have been rescued and 26 remain unaccounted for. Rescue operations continue.

It is unclear what caused the ferry to overturn...

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JetBlue Operates First Flights from New York to Havana

rypson/iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- JetBlue is taking advantage of the thawing tensions between the U.S. and Cuba.

In a press release out Friday, JetBlue announced they had operated their first charter flights between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport.

The flights make JetBlue the first major airline to operate between the U.S....

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TripAdvisor Members Name the Nation’s Best Burgers

ehaurylik/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- When it comes to burgers, everybody's got one. An opinion that is.

But some voices are louder than others and TripAdvisor, which bills itself as the world's largest travel site, has announced the nation's 10 best burger restaurants, based on millions of reviews.

Featured restaurants have a minimum of 100 reviews and 10 or fewer...

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Reddit Revolts After Employee Dismissal

Photo by Carlos Osorio/Toronto Star via Getty Images(NEW YORK) – If you’re looking for cat pictures, trying to find the latest movie news, or if you’re just avoiding your family this weekend by browsing Reddit, you may have a hard time.

Social media website Reddit is on a virtual lockdown after the sudden firing of an employee.

Victoria Taylor...

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Expert Advice on How to Avoid the Top Three Grilling Gaffes

hd3dsh/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Let’s face it -- grilling ain’t no picnic.

Cooking anything over high heat in front of all your family and friends is stressful, and the inexperienced are prone to make mistakes.

In fact, you’re probably bound to make one of these three most common blunders, according to the Kansas City Barbeque Society’s survey of more than...

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Greece ‘No’ Vote May Mean No More Cash Monday

iStock/Thinkstock(ATHENS, Greece) – Greece is running out of cash, fast.

Banks are shut down in Greece, limits have been imposed on ATMs, and according to the head of the Greek Banks Union, there may be no money in ATMs on Monday morning.

Greeks will vote on Sunday whether or not they support more international loans from creditors. A “yes”...

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Aetna to Acquire Competitor Humana in $37B Deal

iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Aetna announced on Friday that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Humana to buy the health insurance competitor for $37 billion.

If it goes through, the deal would create the nation's second largest insurer, behind United Health.  

“The acquisition of Humana aligns two great companies and will significantly advance our strategy of...

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L.A.’s Giga-Mansions Spark Feuds Between Developers, Residents

ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- Some high-end developers are giving up on the McMansions for the new “giga-mansions” in the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Beverly Hills and Bel Air, but many residents are upset over the construction of these enormous, extravagant homes.

Luxury mansions soaring above 20,000 square feet are popping up on street after street in these areas, some...

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This $16 Hot Dog Is No Ballpark Frank

The "Humm Dog" is a bacon wrapped hot dog with truffle mayonnaise, Gruyere, truffle celery relish and celery leaves. (Angel Canales)(NEW YORK) -- The hot dog is a staple of American summer. As the country celebrates the Fourth of July this weekend, the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council estimates Americans will eat approximately 150 million hot dogs.

Most...

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Markets Close Slightly Lower, As Focus Shifts to Weekend Greece Vote

r_drewek/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The markets ended the day slightly lower on Thursday, as all eyes are once again on Greece and its referendum on Sunday.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 17,730.11, down 27.80 from its open.

The NASDAQ was down by 3.91 to finish the day at 5,009.21, while the S&P 500 was also down by 0.64...

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Fourth of July: Let These Five Apps Help With Fun, Food, Travel Plans

StephanieFrey/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Happy Fourth of July!

Whether you're hitting the road, planning an all-American cookout or looking for some fun in the sun, these five apps can help you enjoy the holiday weekend to its fullest.

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First things first, let's not forget why we're celebrating the Fourth of July. This free app for the...

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SoBe Apologizes for Joke Bottle Cap Message About ‘Trapped’ Worker

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Beverage brand SoBe is apologizing for a joke message under its bottle caps that has caused some alarm among drinkers.

Some customers say the message under some SoBe caps with the words, "Help me trapped in SoBe factory," is no joking matter.

"It's tasteless and mocks people who actually do work in slave like conditions ......

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Whole Foods Founder, CEO Apologize for Overcharging

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The CEOs and founder of Whole Foods are apologizing for overcharging customers and offering free food to people in return.

"Straight up, we made some mistakes. We want to own that and tell you what we’re doing about it,” Walter Robb, co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, said in a video published on Wednesday.

Investigators...

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USPS Unveils New Elvis Stamp Artwork

Elvis Presley featured on a U.S. postage stamp in 1993. (iStock Editorial/Thinkstock)(NEW YORK) -- Just like his previous postage stamp from 1993, a new stamp featuring Elvis Presley shows the King of Rock and Roll in his youthful glory.

The United States Postal Service released the artwork Thursday for the upcoming Presley stamp that will be issued on Aug....

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BP Reaches $18.7 Billion Settlement with US and Gulf States over 2010 Oil Spill

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — BP and federal officials Thursday announced an $18.7 billion settlement reached between the company, the U.S. government and the five Gulf Coast states most affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.  

A federal judge has ruled that BP acted with “gross negligence” in the spill that dumped more than 130 gallons of oil...

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Unemployment Rate Falls to Seven-Year Low as Economy Adds 223K Jobs in June

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) —The employment picture is healing, though some weakness remains. The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent as employers add 223,000 jobs in June -- a seven year low.

The large drop in the unemployment rate is likely to due to the amount of Americans who have given up on on their job searches and were no longer...

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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 Not Fazed By Bernie Sanders’ Crowds

ABC News(HANOVER, N.H.) -- Hillary Clinton does not yet seem fazed by Bernie-mentum.

During a campaign stop in New Hampshire on Friday, the Democratic presidential front-runner responded to a question from a reporter about the massive crowds her challenger, Vermont Sen.Bernie Sanders, has seen at his own campaign events this week.

“We each run our own campaigns and I...

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Iran Nuclear Negotiations Continue Over Holiday Weekend

Photo by Getty Images(VIENNA) -- The deadline passed three days ago, but the U.S. and Iran are still at it this July 4th weekend, trying to make an historic nuclear deal.  

Secretary of State John Kerry met Friday with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Vienna to try to work through unresolved issues that prevented an agreement...

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Richard Nixon Biographer: Hillary Clinton Has ‘Nixonian Attributes’

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- It’s become almost cliché in American politics to call a politician Nixonian or “like Nixon” -- and it’s rarely a positive to compare an officeholder or candidate to the only U.S. president to resign from office.

Yet to Evan Thomas, the author of a new Nixon biography who also covered the Clinton White House, comparing...

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What the 2016 Presidential Campaign Looks Like on Snapchat

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Before Chris Christie announced his presidential candidacy, he posted a picture on Instagram and Twitter with his Snapchat handle.

He immediately made use of the app during his campaign trek through New Hampshire. Users who follow Christie on Instagram can currently access his snap story, a nearly 3-minute long series of videos showing bits of his...

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Did the US Spy on German Journalists?

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Just how far did American spying on Germany go?

Berlin is looking into whether the U.S. was monitoring German journalists at places like the magazine Der Spiegel.

The White House's national security team didn't deny the reports, but said the U.S. only does surveillance when there is a national security or intelligence concern at stake.

A...

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Donald Trump’s Presidential Campaign So Far

Heidi Gutman/NBC(WASHINGTON) -- Donald Trump has been a presidential candidate for only a little more than two weeks, and his White House bid so far has been nothing short of a roller coaster ride.

Trump has offended some, wowed others and managed to find himself running in second place in a crowded field of candidates -- just behind Jeb...

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Miss Universe Joins Chorus Slamming Donald Trump

Mitchell Haaseth/NBC(WASHINGTON) -- The reigning Miss Universe joined a chorus of voices denouncing controversial remarks by the pageant’s owner, Donald Trump.

“I find Mr. Trump’s comments unjust and hurtful,” Paulina Vega wrote in an Instagram post. “As a Colombian and as Miss Universe, I want to show my support and validate the sentiments of the Latin community.”

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Secret Santa Mystery in Hillary Clinton’s Emails May Be Solved

Scott Olson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Was it really Christmas in July for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, or did it just seem that way because she happened to need a haircut?

That's the question in the air as one of the biggest mysteries from the Clinton emails may be close to being solved.

Two emails released by the State...

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How Bernie Sanders Is Attracting Monster Crowds (and Whether Hillary Should Be Worried)

Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images(MADISON, Wis.) -- "Bernie-mentum." No one is quite sure how to spell it, but Bernie Sanders supporters definitely feel the growing momentum for their underdog candidate.

“Hopefully, Webster dictionary will recognize it as a new word soon,” said volunteer Tyson Manker of Jacksonville, Illinois, who drove five hours to help at Sanders’s massive rally in...

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President Obama and Scott Walker Vie for Spotlight in Wisconsin

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker(L) after arriving on Air Force One at La Crosse Regional Airport in La Crosse, Wisconsin, July 2, 2015. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)(LA CROSSE, Wis.) -- When President Obama touched down La Crosse, Wisconsin  on Thursday to give a speech on the economy, he was forced to share the spotlight...

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President Obama Mocks GOP Nominating Contest as Political “Hunger Games”

ABC News(LA CROSSE, Wis.) -- What if the presidential nominating process were like Hunger Games?

Well, President Obama suggested on Thursday that the GOP field has enough candidates to try it out.

“I've lost count how many Republicans are running for this job. They'll have enough for an actual Hunger Games,” Obama joked during a speech in...

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Jim Webb Announces 2016 Democratic Presidential Bid, Challenging Hillary Clinton

Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images(FALLS CHURCH, Va.) -- Former Virginia senator and author Jim Webb will officially seek the Democratic presidential nomination, he announced on Thursday, acknowledging that he will face an uphill battle against Hillary Clinton.

"After many months of thought, deliberation and discussion, I have decided to seek the office of the Presidency of the United States,”...

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Why America Ferrera Is Saying ‘Thank You!’ to Donald Trump

Jason Merritt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Actress and activist America Ferrera joined the growing ranks of Donald Trump opponents on Thursday, arguing in an online missive that the real estate mogul’s recent comments about Latinos are backfiring.

“I heard what you said about the kind of people you think Latino immigrants are -- people with problems, who bring drugs, crime and...

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Rick Perry: Democrats Have Failed African Americans

Stewart F. House/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Rick Perry was in Washington, D.C. Thursday, taking on the issue of race.

The former Texas governor told the National Press Club that the Democratic party has failed African Americans.

"I am here to tell you that it is Republicans, not Democrats, who are truly offering black Americans the hope of a better life...

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Today on the Trail — 7/2/15

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Where will the 2016 presidential candidates be on Thursday?

Read on below to find out their campaign schedules:

Bernie Sanders

The Vermont senator will be in Iowa, where he'll hold town-halls at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge at 4 p.m. ET and Morningside College in Sioux City at 8:30 p.m. ET.

Chris Christie

The New...

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Fargo, North Dakota Man Sums It All Up in Two-Word Obit

kzenon/iStock/Thinkstock(FARGO, N.D.) -- A North Dakota man who wanted to keep his obituary short and simple chose to communicate the news of his death in just two words.

Doug died.

The 85-year-old Douglas Legler died on June 27. His daughter Janet Stoll told ABC affiliate WDAY-TV "he just wanted it short and sweet. He came up with it. He...

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Hilary Swank Puts Career on Hold to Care for Dad

Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Hilary Swank is taking a break from her work to care for her dad, who recently had a lung transplant.

"My dad is living with me," the 40-year-old Oscar winner revealed to HuffPost Live on Thursday. "I'm his sole caretaker right now."

Swank said she has even put work on hold in...

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Meghan Trainor Postpones Concerts Due to Vocal Cord Hemorrhage

Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images via ABC(NEW YORK) -- Fans hoping to see Meghan Trainor perform live this weekend will have to wait.

The "Lips Are Movin" star has canceled her tour stops in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Friday and in Connecticut on Saturday, due to a vocal cord hemorrhage.

"I'm so sorry Megatronz please forgive me," she wrote...

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Study: Nationality of Your Surgeon Revealed by Your Breast Implants

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The appearance of your breast augmentation can actually tell a story of where you've lived, a new study suggests.

"We asked 614 plastic surgeons from 20 different countries, and through a computer survey [of] what was their ideal shape of breasts were, and they were able to adjust the images," said Dr. Neil Tanna, a board-certified...

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Jim Carrey Apologizes for Posting Photo of Autistic Boy

Mario Tama/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Jim Carrey has apologized to the family of a young child with autism after posting pictures of the boy without their permission during an extended Twitter rant about California's new vaccine legislation.

The Truman Show star tweeted his mea culpa Thursday night, apologizing to the family of Alex Echols of Eugene, Oregon.

It all...

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Your Body: Understanding Allergies

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

Allergies can be so frustrating -- and scary if they’re severe. But can they go away? Or worse, can they develop later in life?

Some say your immune system changes every seven years, and some don’t even know where most allergies come from.

I developed a life-threatening food allergy out...

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Tired EMS Workers a Prescription for Danger on the Roads, Experts Say

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The emergency medical services industry is trusted to save lives, but all of that can change when a worker dozes off behind the wheel.

A Good Morning America investigation discovered that EMS driver fatigue is an issue causing increasing concern in the EMS industry, with some calling for federal standards limiting shift lengths or addressing the...

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Measles Death Under Investigation in Washington

RidvanArda/iStock/Thinkstock(OLYMPIA, Wash.) -- Officials are investigating the first measles death for the U.S. in a dozen years.

According to the Washington State Department of Health, a recent autopsy revealed a Clallam County woman died this spring because of an undetected measles infection.

A news release said she most likely was exposed during a visit to a local medical facility...

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Possible Link Between Eye Color and Alcoholism Risk Revealed in New Study

malyugin/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- There's a new potential clue in the ongoing effort to understand the genetic links to alcoholism: eye color.

People with lighter eye colors appear to be more likely to develop alcoholism, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Medical Genetics.

The study, published this week, examined genetic samples from 1,263 people...

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Mystery Solved: Woman with Amnesia and Battling Cancer Has Been Identified

Agencies including INTERPOL are helping with the search for “Sam’s” family and true identity.(http://www.interpol.int/)(CARLSBAD, Calif.) -- A woman with amnesia and battling cancer who was found wandering in southern California has finally learned who she is after she and officials -- both at the local and international level -- spent months searching for her identity and family.

The woman,...

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Why Mass Killings May Be Contagious, New Study Examines

Moxe/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A new study is examining whether a single mass killing can be “contagious” -- and therefore lead to other violent incidents.

Researchers from Arizona State University examined data from mass shootings and looked for “clusters” of shootings that would indicate they didn’t occur at the same time by chance.

Sherry Tower, lead author of the study...

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Georgia Dentist Office Defends ‘Papoose’ Restraint After Parent Complaint

Fuse/Thinkstock(CARROLTON, Ga.) -- A Georgia dentistry practice that’s under fire for using a restraint device on a child is defending its use of the so-called papoose board, saying every parent signs a consent form and is allowed to stay with the child during a procedure.

“[The] guideline is, if the child is moving a lot or crying or kicking,...

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Nick Jonas Chides CrossFit over Diabetes Tweet

Image Group LA/ABC(NEW YORK) -- Singer Nick Jonas is taking on CrossFit after the company’s tweet about diabetes and an iconic sugary drink.

In a tweet on Monday, the extreme fitness company wrote: “Pour some out for your dead homies.” The comment was posted next to an image of a Coca-Cola bottle and the words “Open Diabetes” and with...

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Your Body: Where Do Teens Get Their Health Information?

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

I get questions from teenagers every day -- and not just in my own house from my own teenage children, but from my teenage patients.

I’ll get a text, a Tweet, a Facebook message -- even an Instagram message. But where do most teens get their health information?

Today, they...

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Do Blue Eyes Mean a Greater Chance of Alcoholism?

iStock/Thinkstock(BURLINGTON, Vt.) — Go ahead, have another drink — unless you've got blue eyes.  Then you might want to switch to soda, according to a new study that claims people with lighter-colored eyes have a greater chance of becoming alcoholics.

As reported by Science Daily, researchers at the University of Vermont found Americans of European descent who had...

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Chris Daughtry Plays for the Troops, Chows Down on Fourth of July

RCA RecordsTo some, the Fourth of July means the beach, beer and barbecues, but Daughtry will spend that day being reminded of the true meaning of the holiday -- they'll be performing for the troops at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.  "It's just, like, the best crowd ever," says Chris Daughtry.

"That’s gonna be fun. We always love playing for...

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Trisha Yearwood Lives Up to Her Culinary Reputation on the 4th

Russ Harrington/Sunshine SachsHaving written three best-selling cookbooks and hosting her hit show, Trisha's Southern Kitchen, on the Food Network, it’s no surprise that Independence Day at Grammy-winning country singer Trisha Yearwood’s house sounds like it lives up to her culinary reputation. But the Peach State native says she tends to stick to family traditions, like her mother’s coleslaw. ...

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Longtime “Sesame Street” Regular Leaving the Show

Robin Marchant/Getty ImagesOne of Sesame Street's most beloved cast members is leaving the show.

During the American Library Association Annual Conference Monday, Sonia Manzano -- best known as "Maria" on Sesame Street -- announced she's stepping down.

"After 45 years on Sesame Street, @SoniaMManzano will no longer appear on the next season," the Library tweeted Monday.

Manzano, 65, has won...

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Donald Trump’s Miss USA Pageant Finds New TV Home

ABC NewsAfter being dropped by NBC and Univision, Donald Trump's Miss USA Pageant has found a home on the Reelz cable network.

“The decision on the part of REELZ to acquire the rights to the Miss USA Pageant was based on our belief that this special event, and the women who compete in it, are an integral part...

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Laurence Fishburne to Star in “Roots” Remake

ABC/Michael AnsellBlack-ish star Laurence Fishburne will play Alex Haley, author of Roots: The Saga of an American Family, in a remake of the 1977 ABC miniseries being simulcast on History, A&E and Lifetime, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The story, chronicling the life of Kunta Kinte, will be an original, contemporary production, combining material from Haley's novel...

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Sandra Bullock Scared by Media’s “Open Hunting Season” on Women

Anthony Harvey/Getty ImagesMonths after being named People magazine's Most Beautiful Woman, Sandra Bullock is speaking out against what she calls the media's shaming attacks on women's looks and age.

"I feel like it's become open hunting season in how women are attacked and it's not because of who we are as people, it's because of how we look or...

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Paul Rudd Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagicAnt-Man star Paul Rudd got a huge honor Wednesday: the 2,554th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Rudd seemed truly overwhelmed to get a star, saying, "This is incredible."

He was impressed that his Ant-Man co-star Michael Douglas showed up to say a few words. Douglas talked about not being impressed the first time he met Rudd...

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Billy Joel Sets MSG Performance Record with Help from Kevin James

Al Pereira/WireImageBilly Joel made history with his latest show in his Madison Square Garden residency Wednesday night.

He performed his record 65th show at the famous New York City venue, surpassing Elton John for the most performances there by an artist. 

Actor and fellow Long Island native Kevin James was there to raise a banner commemorating the achievement. "We...

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Stephen Colbert Hosts Michigan Cable Access Show, Interviews Eminem

Late Show with Stephen Colbert/YouTubeWhile the set for his new CBS late-night program is being built, Stephen Colbert is apparently itching to get behind a chat show desk -- which, he explained, was why he recently hosted a Michigan public access show called Only in Monroe.

The footage was posted on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert YouTube...

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Iggy Azalea “Saddened” Media Is “Trying to Create a ‘Beef'” Between Her and Britney Spears

Jason Merritt/Getty Images via ABCRapper Iggy Azalea insists that her supposed feud with pop singer Britney Spears is nothing more than a media creation.

Much has been made of Iggy's online comment regarding their duet "Pretty Girls," and how the two  artists allegedly threw shade at one another. But on Tuesday Iggy said she is "really saddened" that the...

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Tim McGraw Honors Veterans with Mortgage-Free Homes

Nino Munoz/Big Machine RecordsAs America prepares to celebrate its independence July 4, country music superstar Tim McGraw continues to celebrate the veterans who've helped fight for the country.

So far, on the Shotgun Rider 2015 Tour he’s given away six mortgage-free homes to deserving soldiers, with 30 more members of the armed forces set to get new houses by...

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Trailer Debuts for “Creed,” New “Rocky” Movie

Barry Wetcher/Warner Bros.A trailer for the latest film in the Rocky series, Creed, had debuted.

The movie stars Michael B. Jordan as the son of Apollo Creed, Rocky Balboa's rival/pal played by Carl Weathers in previous Rocky films. The trailer features the return of Sylvester Stallone as the Italian Stallion himself, Rocky Balboa.

Creed, helmed by Jordan's...

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Ben & Jen Reportedly in Therapy “For Years”; Will Continue to Live on Same Property Despite Split

C Flanigan/WireImageWhen Ben Affleck thanked his now-estranged wife Jennifer Garner at the 2013 Oscars for working on their marriage for "10 Christmases," he apparently wasn't kidding.  A source tells US Weekly magazine the couple nearly divorced three years ago, and was participating in regular couples therapy to try to salvage their marriage.

According to the source, the two were...

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Report: TV Land Pulls “Dukes of Hazzard” Reruns from Schedule

CBS Photo Archive/Getty ImagesThe General Lee will no longer race across your TV screens -- at least not on TV Land.  The cable network has pulled re-runs of the show from its schedule, according to Entertainment Weekly.

TV Land hasn't revealed why the show was reportedly pulled, but the move comes amid the growing debate in the U.S....

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Amber Heard Opens Up About Being Bisexual, Marriage to Johnny Depp

Samir Hussein/Getty ImagesAmber Heard is more than Johnny Depp's wife.  The Magic Mike actress, who tied the knot with the famed actor in February, has been acting since the mid-2000s and has several movies out this year including The Danish Girl opposite Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne.

But before meeting Depp and eventually falling in love, the actress, 29, dated...

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