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Poppies Commemorating World War I Go on UK Tour

Photo by Jim Dyson/Getty Images(LONDON) -- A display of 888,246 ceramic poppies at the Tower of London, an exhibit that attracted millions on visitors last year, is going on tour across the United Kingdom, first stopping at Yorkshire Sculpture Park on Sept. 5.Created by artist Paul Cummins and installation designer Tom Piper, "Blood Swept Lands ...

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Attorney General: 'Sad Fact' That 'No One Is Safe' Now from Gun Violence

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The nation’s top law enforcement official offered a sobering and blunt warning to Americans Wednesday: “It is a sad fact now that no one is safe."Attorney General Loretta Lynch was responding to a spate of “tragic” and “particularly troubling” attacks across the country in recent weeks.“We have seen violence strike at ...

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5-Year-Old's Selfless Donation May Have Saved Twin Brother with Cancer

Charlotte "Charlie" Godish, 5, donated stem cells to her twin brother Bradley. (Jennifer Godish)(ELGIN, Ill.) — A 5-year-old girl became a hero to her family after she helped her twin brother fight his aggressive form of leukemia by selflessly donating her stem cells to him."What Charlie did for her brother and my wife and I ...

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Unidentified Suspect Attempts to Abduct 2-Year-Old Girl on DC Train, Police Say

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — An unidentified woman tried to abduct a 2-year-old girl on the Washington, D.C., Metrorail Wednesday, police said.A mother and her 2-year-old daughter, who was strapped in a stroller, were on a train from Virginia to New Carrollton, Maryland, when the suspect on board tried pulling the girl out of her stroller. ...

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Meet Donald Trump's Campaign Manager, Corey Lewandowski

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Donald Trump is no stranger to the spotlight, but the relatively small group of aides who run his presidential campaign is not nearly as visible.This may change. Lately, Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, has stepped out of the shadows.The 40-year-old father of four known for his anti-establishment enthusiasm has had a ...

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Dancing with the Stars Cast Explains Why They Want to Compete

ABC/Ida Mae Astute(NEW YORK) -- The full cast of season 21 of ABC's Dancing with the Stars has finally been revealed. Don't Be Tardy star Kim Zolciak, singer Chaka Khan, jockey Victor Espinoza, and Bindi Irwin, the daughter of the late Crocodile Hunter star Steve Irwin, are among the celebrity contestants. They told ABC Radio why they decided to compete for the Mirrorball trophy."I've been asked ...

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Bizarre Travel Hoax Involves Fake Pregnancy and Search for Baby Daddy

Natalie Amyot/YouTube(NEW YORK) — A French woman made headlines Tuesday when she went on a very public search for the father of her unborn baby conceived during a one-night-stand on her Australia vacation.But it all turned out to be a bizarre tourism marketing campaign for Holiday Mooloolaba. Mooloolaba is a tourist destination on the Sunshine ...

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Cruz to Visit Tyler Area on Thursday

Cruz to Visit Tyler Area on Thursday

TYLER -- 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 ...

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Man Gets 99 Years for Child Sex Assault

RUSK -- A man was convicted and sentenced to 99 years in prison Monday in Rusk for the sexual assault of a 10-year-old girl. KETK reports that the verdicts came in from a Cherokee County jury after Joe Lira Longoria was charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child. The district attorney's office ...

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Officials Warn of Suspicious Man in Chapel Hill

CHAPEL HILL -- Several people in the Chapel Hill community are concerned about a man knocking on doors with a child attempting to sell birdhouses. Multiple residents have taken to social media to warn others of his aggressiveness. Our news partner KETK spoke to local law enforcement about the situation. Both the ...

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Plea Deal Reached in Double Homicide

TYLER -- An East Texas man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for a 25-year-old double-murder. Brandon Deon Payton, 45, accepted a plea deal for the November 1990 shooting deaths of Ivy Taylor and Joe Evans. According to KETK, Payton is currently serving a separate 50 year sentence for aggravated assault with ...

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Bond Set in Fatal Kilgore Accident

Bond Set in Fatal Kilgore Accident

KILGORE -- Bond has been set for a woman involved in a fatal hit and run accident in Kilgore. A bond of $75,000 was set Tuesday on Krysten Nycole McCarty, 25, of Kilgore. She was arrested around 5;30 Monday afternoon on a charge of accident involving death. She was said to have been driving ...

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Voting Centers Approved for Smith County

TYLER -- Smith County has received approval from the state to go forward with voting centers for the upcoming November Election. According to a county news release, voting centers are basically an early-voting concept on Election Day, allowing residents to vote at any polling place without being restricted to their precinct. For ...

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Plea Deal Reached in Double Homicide

Posted/updated on: September 2, 2015 at 3:47 pm

bRANDONPAYTON_1441203812073_4669115_ver1.0TYLER — An East Texas man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for a 25-year-old double-murder. Brandon Deon Payton, 45, accepted a plea deal for the November 1990 shooting deaths of Ivy Taylor and Joe Evans. According to KETK, Payton is currently serving a separate 50 year sentence for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon that occurred in 1996.

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Police: Longview Robbers Fight with Store Employees

Posted/updated on: September 2, 2015 at 4:38 pm

police-longview2LONGVIEW — Two Longview men have been taken into custody after they allegedly tried to steal items from a local store and then reportedly fought with store employees. According to KETK, the Longview Police Department says officers were dispatched to the 400 block of East Loop 281 at 1:17 Monday afternoon on reports of a robbery. By the time authorities arrived, both suspects had left the location. Read more …

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Man Gets 99 Years for Child Sex Assault

Posted/updated on: September 2, 2015 at 3:45 pm

Longoria_1441218411186_4673318_ver1.0RUSK — A man was convicted and sentenced to 99 years in prison Monday in Rusk for the sexual assault of a 10-year-old girl. KETK reports that the verdicts came in from a Cherokee County jury after Joe Lira Longoria was charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child. The district attorney’s office says the assault took place in 2013 at Lake Jacksonville while the girl was with her family over the Fourth of July weekend. The jury saw video-taped interviews in which the defendant admitted to the assault. The victim, now a 12-year-old, testified during the trial. Read more …

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Bond Set in Fatal Kilgore Accident

Posted/updated on: September 2, 2015 at 4:36 pm

Krysten Nycole McCartyKILGORE — Bond has been set for a woman involved in a fatal hit and run accident in Kilgore. A bond of $75,000 was set Tuesday on Krysten Nycole McCarty, 25, of Kilgore. She was arrested around 5;30 Monday afternoon on a charge of accident involving death. She was said to have been driving a 2006 Dodge Caravan that hit Robert Jack Moorhead, 5. The young boy was riding a push scooter near the roadway when hit around 3:00 Sunday afternoon in the 1900 block of Florence Street. The vehicle was found the next day about a block away from the accident scene.

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Officials Warn of Suspicious Man in Chapel Hill

Posted/updated on: September 2, 2015 at 3:47 pm

police-9CHAPEL HILL — Several people in the Chapel Hill community are concerned about a man knocking on doors with a child attempting to sell birdhouses. Multiple residents have taken to social media to warn others of his aggressiveness. Our news partner KETK spoke to local law enforcement about the situation. Both the Smith County Sheriff’s Department and Tyler Police Department confirmed the man in Chapel Hill has a long list of priors. While most of them are traffic violations or driving under the influence, the concern is his aggressiveness in the community. Chapel Hill residents have taken to Facebook saying the man has been frightening women and attempting to rob homeowners. Read more …

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Cruz to Visit Tyler Area on Thursday

Posted/updated on: September 2, 2015 at 4:33 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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Voting Centers Approved for Smith County

Posted/updated on: September 2, 2015 at 4:31 pm

voting-computerTYLER — Smith County has received approval from the state to go forward with voting centers for the upcoming November Election. According to a county news release, voting centers are basically an early-voting concept on Election Day, allowing residents to vote at any polling place without being restricted to their precinct. For several months, county Elections Administrator Karen Nelson worked with an advisory committee to put the project in place. Read more …

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Sheriff: Man Killed by Deputies Appeared to Hold Knife

Posted/updated on: September 2, 2015 at 3:57 pm

DocumentSAN ANTONIO (AP) – The Bexar County sheriff says a second video of deputies fatally shooting a man whose hands were raised appears to show him carrying what investigators believe was a knife. Sheriff Susan Pamerleau said at a news conference Wednesday that the video has been forwarded to the state crime lab to see if the footage can be blown up and slowed down. She says investigators believe 41-year-old Gilbert Flores was holding a knife, but it’s unclear. A motorist captured video that was released publicly and that shows Flores standing motionless with his hands raised in apparent surrender when he was shot. A utility pole obscured one of his arms, though. Pamerleau says the second video shows that both of Flores’ arms were raised when he was killed.

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Officials Offer Details on Big Alamo Renovation Effort

Posted/updated on: September 2, 2015 at 3:59 pm

150x150-75-e79eac5fa8cc1fa017596d875522d91de6cbb23dbabcce3a0fb26c4c6dfdf6aaSAN ANTONIO (AP) – Texas officials have unveiled a nearly $32 million state effort to renovate the Alamo and the grounds of the historic mission – with the public’s help. Land Commissioner George P. Bush was in San Antonio on Wednesday to announce details of the project, which will also include private donations. The Alamo was the site of an 1836 battle that preceded the climactic battle for Texas independence. Authorities plan an updated museum for Alamo objects and other artifacts. About 200 pieces were donated last year by musician Phil Collins. San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor says city officials are working on a master plan for the Alamo and its plaza. The Alamo in July was named a World Heritage Site by a UNESCO committee, drawing more international attention to the venerable location.

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Galveston Deals with Heavy Rain, Flooding

Posted/updated on: September 2, 2015 at 4:12 pm

GALVESTON (AP) – A late-summer storm in Southeast Texas has flooded some streets in Galveston. The National Weather Service says rainfall continued Wednesday in Galveston, where a chance of showers continues into the weekend. Forecaster Kent Prochazka says Galveston since Tuesday received nearly 5 inches of rain. That includes more than 2 inches of rain Wednesday. Emergency officials had no reports of injuries or major damage. Tuesday’s storm led to the accidental release of about 750,000 gallons of partially treated wastewater from a Galveston utility plant. Galveston spokeswoman Kala McCain says no ground wells are within a-half mile of the spill site or potentially affected area. She says public drinking water is safe, but people who get their supplies from nearby wells should boil their drinking water, as a precaution.

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Houston Not Enforcing School-Zone Phone Law

Posted/updated on: September 2, 2015 at 4:14 pm

school-zone-2HOUSTON (AP) – Houston has the state’s largest school district but city officials and educators say they don’t have the funding needed to install signs about a ban on texting and talking with cellphones in school zones. The Houston Chronicle` reported Tuesday that the Texas law banning such cellphone use in school zones has never been enforced in Houston, with about 215,000 public school students. The city puts the cost at roughly $2.3 million for about 7,800 signs. But estimates from the state Transportation Department show the price tag should be much lower. Former state Rep. Dan Branch, who sponsored the 2009 bill, said that he didn’t anticipate the sign requirement would make the law too expensive to enforce.

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Inmate Who Died in Custody Overdosed on Medication

Posted/updated on: September 2, 2015 at 4:16 pm

BRYAN (AP) – Officials say a convicted felon facing trial in the 2014 deaths of a Texas woman and her father killed himself by overdosing on a prescription drug. The Brazos County Sheriff’s Office says autopsy results show 35-year-old Dennis Wayne Brown III died May 18 of a drug overdose. Jail officials say Brown was prescribed amitriptyline, which treats depression, and hoarded the medicine. Administrator Wayne Dicky said Tuesday that Brown was in a restricted area where inmates are checked every 30 minutes. Brown was charged with capital murder, arson, burglary and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. The bodies of 32-year-old Noel Devin and 63-year-old Thomas “Mac” Devin were found at her burned house in Bryan. Brown served 15 years for aggravated robbery and was freed days before the slayings.

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Texas Court Strips Lesser Prairie Chicken of Protections

Posted/updated on: September 2, 2015 at 4:18 pm

dept-justice-sealMIDLAND (AP) – A federal court in Texas has vacated Endangered Species Act protections for the lesser prairie chicken. The ruling is a victory for Texas oil and gas companies that argued the conservation efforts are working. The Permian Basin Petroleum Association said regulations would impede operations and cost hundreds of millions of dollars in oil and gas development in one of the country’s most prolific basins. The nonprofit Center for Biological Diversity said Wednesday that the lesser prairie chicken has lost 85 percent of its habitat. But the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies says the population increased by 25 percent this year to 29,000 birds. The U.S. Senate in January rejected an amendment by Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran to remove the lesser prairie chicken from the government’s threatened species list.

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Abilene Police Officer Found Dead in Home

Posted/updated on: September 2, 2015 at 11:16 am

crimescene-2ABILENE (AP) — Investigators say they suspect homicide in the death of an off-duty Abilene police officer found dead in his West Texas home, but they don’t believe he was targeted as a random law enforcement officer. In a statement issued Tuesday, Abilene police say Officer Don Allen was found dead Monday night at his home in nearby Clyde. At a news conference Tuesday afternoon, Police Chief Stan Standridge would not say how the 27-year-old officer died, but that the death was clearly suspicious. Abilene and Clyde police are investigating with the help of the Texas Rangers and FBI, but Standridge says there is no apparent danger to the broader community nor law enforcement personnel in general. Standridge says multiple leads are being pursued and multiple motives are being considered.

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Two Kansas City Royals Players Diagnosed with Chickenpox

Kelvin Herrera (L), Photo by Cliff McBride/Getty Images / Alex Rios (R), Photo by Ronald C. Modra/Sports Imagery/Getty Images(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- The Kansas City Royals hold baseball's best record, but after a pair of players were diagnosed with the chickenpox on Tuesday, the team is working to prevent the disease from spreading further.

The Kansas City Star reported...

Truck Series Driver Fined for Having a Phone in Her Truck

Robert Laberge/NASCAR via Getty Images(BOWMANVILLE, Ontario) — NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Jennifer Jo Cobb received a fine Tuesday, all because of a cell phone.

She was fined a total of $7,500 for "having a non-engine electronic component in the truck" at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park over the weekend.

The component in question: a cell phone. Cobb was...

LA, USOC Announce 2024 Olympics Bid

SeanPavonePhoto/iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- The city of Los Angeles launched a bid on Tuesday to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, just weeks after an expected bid by the city of Boston fell apart.

According to the U.S. Olympic Committee, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to support a bid to bring the games back to California....

Former WWE Star Jimmy ‘Superfly Snuka’ Charged with Murder

Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Former professional wrestler Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka was charged with murder on Tuesday in the 1983 death of his girlfriend.

According to charging documents from a court in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, Snuka faces with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter charges. He was arrested in New Jersey on Tuesday and posted bail later that...

Scoreboard Roundup — 9/1/15

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here are Tuesday's scores and winners:

INTERLEAGUE
Texas 8, San Diego 6

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Tampa Bay 11, Baltimore 2
Toronto 5, Cleveland 3, 10 Innings
N-Y Yankees 3, Boston 1
Minnesota 8, Chi White Sox 6
Detroit 6, Kansas City 5
Seattle 7, Houston 5
L.A. Angels 6, Oakland 2

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Arizona 6, Colorado 4,...

High School Football Teammates Suffer Mysterious Brain Injuries

ABC News(EL DORADO, Cali.) -- A high school football player in California is hospitalized in critical condition, one of two teammates who suffered brain injuries during a Friday game.

Authorities say they are investigating whether drug use among players – particularly the prescription drug Adderall, used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD – may have played a...

MLB Won’t Reinstate Shoeless Joe Jackson

Photo by Sporting News/Sporting News via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred has decided not to reconsider the lifetime ban of Chicago White Sox star "Shoeless" Joe Jackson from the MLB Hall of Fame.

According to a post on the Facebook page of the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum, Manfred determined that "it would not be...

Team Penske Reveals XFINITY Series Throwback Paint Scheme for Joey Logano

Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Team Penske has announced a special paint scheme for Joey Logano's No. 22 Ford Mustang in this weekend's XFINITY Series race at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina.

The black-and-gold scheme will pay homage to the Hertz/Shelby GT350H “Rent-A-Racer” program from the 1960s.

“I’m pretty excited to run this special Hertz paint scheme,” Logano...

Robert Griffin III Blames Intern for Instagram Flap

Photo by Matt Hazlett/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III said early Tuesday that an Instagram photo criticizing the team that was "liked" by his account was not intentional and not done by him.

The post criticized team owner Dan Snyder and the team's front office while arguing that Griffin "does not deserve the blame or bad...

Scoreboard Roundup – 8/31/15

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the latest scores and winners:

INTERLEAGUE
San Diego 7, Texas 0

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Tampa Bay 6, Baltimore 3
Cleveland 4, Toronto 2
Boston 4, N-Y Yankees 3
Houston 8, Seattle 3
Oakland 11, L.A. Angels 5

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Miami 4, Atlanta 0
N-Y Mets 3, Philadelphia 1
Cincinnati 13, Chi Cubs 6
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Posted/updated on: September 2, 2015 at 2:58 pm

WEATHER REPORT AND SUMMARY:
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VT [VALID TIME] THROUGH 09/03/2015@0530C
ISSUED: 09/02/2015 1458C

TYLER-LONGVIEW METROPOLITAN AREA FORECAST:
REST OF TODAY: partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon, high lower 90s, southeast winds 5-10 mph;
TONIGHT: partly cloudy, low lower 70s, south winds about 5 mph;
THURSDAY: partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for afternoon showers and thunderstorms, high middle 90s, south winds 5-10 mph;
THURSDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low lower 70s, south winds 5-10 mph;
FRIDAY: partly cloudy, high middle 90s, south winds 5-10 mph;
FRIDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low lower 70s, south winds 5-10 mph;
SATURDAY: partly cloudy, high middle 90s, south winds 5-10 mph.
EXTENDED FORECAST:
SATURDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low middle 70s;
SUNDAY: partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high middle 90s;
SUNDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low middle 70s;
LABOR DAY: partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high middle 90s.
MONDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low lower 70s;
TUESDAY: partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high middle 90s.
TUESDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low lower 70s;
WEDNESDAY: partly cloudy, high middle 90s.
MID-RANGE OUTLOOK FOR SEPTEMBER 10-17, 2015:
Near normal temperatures and above normal precipitation.

TYLER CLIMATE DATA FOR September 2, 2015
(The report is for the twenty hours ending at 2000 Greenwich Mean Time, 3:00 p.m. Central Daylight-Saving Time. The maximum temperature represents the highest of the preceding fourteen hours, while the minimum temperature and precipitation represent observations during the preceding twenty hours. The
observations are made at WMO/722448, Tyler, Texas–Pounds Field Airport, 95.4W/32.3N, 166M).
MAXIMUM 90
MINIMUM 70
PRECIPITATION 0.00
MONTH TO DATE PRECIPITATION 0.00 YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 40.51

LONGVIEW CLIMATE DATA FOR September 2, 2015
(The report is for the twenty hours ending at 2000 Greenwich
Mean Time, 3:00 p.m. Central Daylight-saving Time. The maximum
and minimum temperatures represent observations during the preceding fourteen hours, while the precipitation represents observations during the preceding twenty hours. The observations are made at WMO/722470, Longview, Texas–East Texas Regional Airport, [94.7W/32.4N, 107M]
MAXIMUM 91
MINIMUM 70
PRECIPITATION 0.00
MONTH-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 0.00
YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 43.40

PUBLIC FORECAST EXPLANATION
ISSUED: 09/02/2015 1418C
Shower development has been pretty spotty so far, and is confined to Southwest Arkansas
and the Texas Coastal Plain. We’ll keep in the 20 percent pops just in case for the remainder of
the afternoon.
Otherwise, things will continue as we had earlier forecast.
There will be low-end shower chances again tomorrow, with the upper air high warming
us and shutting down the showers for much of the upcoming weekend. Returning low pressure
should bring shower chances back for early next week, with a cold front possibly coming through
around the 10th.
At early-afternoon today, skies are sunny to partly cloudy, temperatures are near 90, and
winds are light southerly. RKP

CODED CITIES FORECAST–TYR
ISSUED: 09/02/2015 1421C

DAY WX TEMP POP
Thursday PARTLY CLOUDY 72/94 10%/20%
Friday PARTLY CLOUDY 73/94 10%/10%
Saturday PARTLY CLOUDY 74/94 10%/10%

84-Year-Old Man Walks 700 Miles to Raise Money for Park Memorializing Late Wife

Dean Troutman/Troutmans Trek(PRINCEVILLE, Ill.) -- An 84-year-old man recently completed a 700-mile walk to help raise money for a children's playground in the memorial park in Princeville, Illinois, he had built to honor his late wife.

The man, Dean Troutman, purchased 5.75 acres of land in 2011 to establish a park for his community in memory of wife Dorothy...

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Unidentified Suspect Attempts to Abduct 2-Year-Old Girl on DC Train, Police Say

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — An unidentified woman tried to abduct a 2-year-old girl on the Washington, D.C., Metrorail Wednesday, police said.

A mother and her 2-year-old daughter, who was strapped in a stroller, were on a train from Virginia to New Carrollton, Maryland, when the suspect on board tried pulling the girl out of her stroller. The strap helped...

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Attorney General: ‘Sad Fact’ That ‘No One Is Safe’ Now from Gun Violence

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The nation’s top law enforcement official offered a sobering and blunt warning to Americans Wednesday: “It is a sad fact now that no one is safe."

Attorney General Loretta Lynch was responding to a spate of “tragic” and “particularly troubling” attacks across the country in recent weeks.

“We have seen violence strike at all segments...

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Fox Lake Police Officer Joe Gliniewicz Remembered as ‘Deeply Committed’ to Community

Fox Lake Police Department(FOX LAKE, Ill.) — The police officer killed in a Chicago suburb is being remembered by locals as a presence in the community.

Lt. Joe Gliniewicz served as a police officer for more than three decades and lived in Fox Lake, Illinois, a suburb about 55 miles north of Chicago.

"Not only did Fox Lake lose...

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West Virginia Teacher Recalls Moment Student Drew Gun in Her Classroom

Gloda/iStock/Thinkstock(PHILIPPI, W. Va.) -- Twila Smith has spent three decades teaching.

All of those years, and nothing could have prepared her for the moment a student entered her classroom and put a gun to her head.

“I thought that it was my time,” Smith told ABC News.

The harrowing situation occurred Tuesday, Aug. 25, nine days into the school...

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Inside the Manhunt for the Fox Lake Cop Killers

Police officers search an area for suspects involved in shooting an officer September 1, 2015 in Fox Lake, Illinois. A manhunt for three suspects is underway after an officer from Fox Lake Police was shot and killed this morning. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)(FOX LAKE, Ill.) — The manhunt for the three suspects believed to be responsible for the...

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Daycare Employees Charged with Running Kiddie ‘Fight Club’

iStock/Thinkstock(CRANFORD, N.J.) — The first rule of Fight Club isn't to have a minimum age limit, and that -- and a complete lack of decency -- may have led a pair of New Jersey daycare employees to stage a "Fight Club" for 4 and 6 years old in their care.

Cranford, New Jersey resident Erica Kenny, 22, and 28-year-old...

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Increased Great White Shark Sightings Cause Concern for Labor Day Weekend

joebelanger/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Hundreds of thousands of Americans are expected to visit beaches this Labor Day weekend, but the holiday comes amid an increase in shark sightings.

Biologists have spotted dozens of great whites along the Atlantic coast this summer, including 23 great whites in a 10-mile stretch off of Cape Cod, Massachusetts Monday.

Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries...

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Why Traffic Cameras Shouldn’t Annoy You As Much As They Do

Daniel Britt/Getty Images(MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md.) -- Police get it: Speed cameras can be pesky.

“Nobody has ever really liked getting a ticket – whether it’s from me or from a camera,” Montgomery County Police Capt. Thomas Didone tells ABC News.

But it turns out those cameras can reduce fatal or incapacitating injury crashes by almost 40 percent on roads...

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Butlers and Indoor Plumbing: ‘Glamping’ at a Luxury Montana Ranch

ABC News(GREENOUGH, Mont.) -- It might look like a luxury hotel room, but this high-end resort isn’t in a big city: It’s a tent in the middle of Montana.

From their robes and slippers to the camping butler assigned to every guest to take care of their every need, the Resort at Paws Up in Greenough, Montana, may have...

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North Carolina Woman Meets Doppelganger in Texas for the First Time

TwinStrangers(SPRING, Texas) -- A woman from Fayetteville, North Carolina, recently met her doppelganger in Spring, Texas, face-to-face for the first time -- an encounter they both said they'll "never forget" and made possible by a website called Twin Strangers.

Niamh Geaney, 26, previously made headlines when she met up with two doppelgangers -- one in her home country...

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Slain Police Officer Identified as Manhunt Continues for Three Suspects

iStock/Thinkstock(FOX LAKE, Ill.) —    The police officer who was fatally shot Tuesday morning outside of Chicago has been identified as a longtime veteran of the local police force, the mayor said.

Joseph Gliniewicz was named as the police officer that was killed in Fox Lake, Illinois. The manhunt for three suspects believed to be involved in the shooting...

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Chicago Teen Sings for Pope Francis, Reveals She ‘Really Couldn’t Say No’

ABC News(NEW YORK) — The day turned out to be extra special for Chicago, Illinois, student Valerie Herrera, who had the opportunity to sing before Pope Francis Tuesday.

Herrera, 17, a senior at Cristo Bey Jesuit High School, joined Americans chosen from all over the U.S. in a virtual audience with the pope via satellite. The event was moderated...

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Kentucky Court Clerk Won’t Issue Marriage Licenses One Day After Losing Supreme Court Decision

rhythmbehavior/iStock/Thinkstock(MOREHEAD, Ky.) -- Following a Supreme Court decision that a Rowan County clerk in Kentucky could not deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples, Kim Davis said Tuesday that she would not issue marriage licenses at all.

The Rowan County Deputy Clerk told ABC News Tuesday that Davis decided no marriage licenses would be issued Tuesday. Davis had said that...

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Family Files Suit in San Francisco Pier Killing

San Francisco shooting suspect Francisco Sanchez is pictured during an interview in jail and Kate Steinle is seen in an undated photo released by her family. KGO/Steinle Family

(SAN FRANCISCO) — The family of Kate Steinle, the woman gunned down on a San Francisco pier this summer, filed a lawsuit Tuesday over her death.

The lawsuit names San Francisco Sheriff...

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Scientists Uncover Dolphin Fossils That May Provide Hints About Ancient Sea Level Rise

Kevin Schafer / Barcroft USA / Getty Images(NEW YORK) — An ancient dolphin skull and shoulder fossil discovered off the coast of Panama in 2011 may hold the keys to prehistoric climate change.

New details about Isthminia panamensis -- a newly discovered dolphin genus and species -- was published in the scientific journal PeerJ Wednesday after years of study...

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Why It’s Taking Astronauts So Long to Get to the International Space Station

KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Talk about taking the long way.

Three astronauts are en route to the International Space Station but first they'll have to do 34 orbits of Earth to get there.

The three-person team, which includes a Russian, a Dane and a Kazakh, blasted off Wednesday on board a Soyuz rocket on a two-day journey to...

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Bizarre Travel Hoax Involves Fake Pregnancy and Search for Baby Daddy

Natalie Amyot/YouTube(NEW YORK) — A French woman made headlines Tuesday when she went on a very public search for the father of her unborn baby conceived during a one-night-stand on her Australia vacation.

But it all turned out to be a bizarre tourism marketing campaign for Holiday Mooloolaba. Mooloolaba is a tourist destination on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland,...

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Mars Curiosity Rover Finds Mysterious ‘Floating Spoon’ on the Red Planet

NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS(NEW YORK) — We've spotted faces, animals and now even a kitchen utensil on the surface of Mars.

The Mars Curiosity Rover captured a photo of the Red Planet's surface showing a mysterious rock formation that looks a lot like a floating spoon.

Located in the center of the photo, the feature appears to be floating in mid air...

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Poppies Commemorating World War I Go on UK Tour

Photo by Jim Dyson/Getty Images(LONDON) -- A display of 888,246 ceramic poppies at the Tower of London, an exhibit that attracted millions on visitors last year, is going on tour across the United Kingdom, first stopping at Yorkshire Sculpture Park on Sept. 5.

Created by artist Paul Cummins and installation designer Tom Piper, "Blood Swept Lands and Seas of...

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The World’s Busiest Airports

Jessica McGowan/Getty(MONTREAL) -- It's perhaps best known for its major league baseball team, the Braves, and for hosting the 1996 Olympics. Now, Atlanta, Georgia is home to the world's busiest airport.

Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson is one of four U.S. airports to make the top 10 list, according to data released Monday from Airports Council International. The others are LAX in...

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Second Suspect Taken into Custody in Thailand Shrine Bombing

NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images(BANGKOK, Thailand) -- A second suspect in the deadly bombing at a Thailand shrine last month has been arrested, the Thai prime minister announced on Tuesday.

BBC News reports that the suspect was taken into custody in the Sa Kaeo province near the Thai border with Cambodia. A foreign individual was arrested over the weekend in connection...

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Fake Syrian Passports a Way Out for the War-Weary Fleeing to Europe

Sean Gallup/Getty Images(LONDON) — A number of migrants arriving in Turkey hoping to reach Europe are purchasing fake Syrian passports in order to claim asylum at the end of their journey, the head of the European border management agency Frontex told French radio Tuesday.

“There is a traffic of Syrian passports,” Fabrice Leggeri told Europe 1, “because it’s extremely...

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UN Releases Iraq Casualty Figures for August

Romanista/iStock/Thinkstock(BAGHDAD) -- More than 1,300 Iraqis were killed and nearly 2,000 more were injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in August, according to the latest data from the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq.

In total, UNAMI says, 585 Iraqi civilians were killed and 1,103 more were hurt. Additionally, 740 members of the Iraqi Security Forces...

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Rare Supermoon Lunar Eclipse Coming This Month

A perigee full moon or "supermoon" is seen on Aug. 10, 2014, in Washington. (NASA/Bill Ingalls)(NEW YORK) — There will be an extra special show in the night sky this month when a rare supermoon lunar eclipse will occur for the first time since 1982.

The cosmic event will take place on the night of Sept. 27 when two...

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Pope Francis: Priests Can Absolve Women Who Have Had Abortions

neneos/iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(ROME) -- In a letter to Archbishop Rino Fisichella, Pope Francis on Tuesday decided to allow priests to absolve women who have had abortions.

"One of the serious problems of our time," the pope wrote, "is clearly the changed relationship with respect to life. A widespread and insensitive mentality has led to the loss of the proper personal...

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Satellite Photos Reveal ISIS’ Destruction of Temple of Bel in Palmyra

On Left: 27 August image (before destruction): “Airbus DS, UNITAR-UNOSAT” On right: 31 August image (after destruction): “UrtheCast, UNITAR-UNOSAT”(PALMYRA, Syria) -- Confirmation from the United Nations on Monday that ISIS destroyed a historic site in Syria.

Satellite photos from the UN have confirmed ISIS detonated explosives in Palmyra on Sunday, destroying the Temple of Bel.

“We can confirm destruction...

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What Canada Thinks About Building Wall on Border

iStock/Thinkstock(OTTAWA, Canada) -- Scott Walker said in an NBC interview published Sunday that the idea of building a wall along the U.S. border with Canada is a “legitimate issue” worth reviewing, when asked about the potential risk of terrorists using unpatrolled borders to cross into the United States undetected.

So what does Canada think of the idea of constructing...

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Antenna on Trump Tower in Toronto ‘Swaying’

Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket/Getty Images(TORONTO) -- Trump Internation Hotel and Tower in Toronto is causing some traffic problems.

Downtown Toronto is suffering from heavy traffic near Bay Street, Toronto's version of Wall Street, after roads were closed because of reports that Trump Tower's antenna was unstable.

According to Toronto police, the hotel staff called in their concerns, saying it looked...

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EXCLUSIVE: Pope Francis Holds Virtual Audience with Americans in ABC News Event Ahead of US Visit

ABC News(VATICAN CITY) -- Pope Francis participated in a virtual audience today with Americans from around the country during an event hosted exclusively with ABC News.

The event was moderated from inside the Vatican by ABC News’ "World News Tonight" anchor David Muir, as the pontiff engaged via satellite with individuals from three different groups: students at the Cristo...

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US Stocks Rebound in Volatile Start to September Trading

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Stocks rebounded Wednesday morning despite continued volatility from global financial markets.

Shortly after the opening bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average increased about 1.2 percent to about 16,226, while the S&P 500 had a partial comeback, up about 1.1 percent. The NASDAQ composite moved higher about 1.3 percent.

Earlier Wednesday, the Shanghai Composite Index...

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Burger King Proposes ‘Peace Day Burger’ After McDonald’s Rejects McWhopper Idea

Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Though Burger King's offer of a "burger war ceasefire" for Peace Day was spurned by McDonald's last week, the company still plans to go through with a joint burger project to mark the occasion.

In a YouTube video posted last week, Burger King offered the one-day truce to mark "Peace Day," proposing...

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California District Court Certifies Class Action Lawsuit Against Uber

Photo by Evelyn Hockstein/For The Washington Post via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A California district court on Tuesday certified a class action lawsuit against Uber made up of some of the company's California drivers.

In the ruling, the court said that all UberBlack, UberX and UberSUV drivers who either signed up to drive for the company before 2014,...

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Apple’s September Event: Don’t Forget the Operating Systems

Apple's iOS 9 is pictured. Apple(NEW YORK) -- While all eyes may be on the potential new iPhones and other hardware to be unveiled next Wednesday at Apple's special event, it's also possible users will find out when they can get their hands on hotly anticipated operating system updates.

The star of Apple's event is widely expected to be...

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Google’s New Logo: The Reason Behind It

Credit: Google(MOUTNAIN VIEW, Cali.) -- A new era calls for a new logo.

As Google restructures under a new holding company called Alphabet, the search giant announced Tuesday its logo is getting a slight makeover -- beginning with a new typeface called "Product Sans" which is designed to look like the fonts seen in school books.

"The Google logo...

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Dow Falls Again Due to Worries About China

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Following more bad news from China, U.S. stocks had another bad day as investors remain jittery over a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy.

On Tuesday, the Shanghai Composite Index closed down Tuesday 1.2 percent. American investors fear that an economic slowdown in China will affect U.S. exports to that nation.

The Dow Jones Industrial average,...

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Chipotle Will Deliver to These 40 College Campuses This Fall

Joe Raedle/Getty(DENVER) -- Chipotle is expanding its delivery partnerships by targeting the sought-after college market, specifically, more than 100 campuses by next spring.

The Denver-based Chipotle Mexican Grill announced that it will deliver to 40 college campuses this fall with the delivery company Tapingo. In addition to the cost of your burrito or whatever Chipotle food product, the delivery...

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McDonald’s Announces National Date of All-Day Breakfast

Credit: McDonalds(OAK BROOK, Ill.) -- McDonald's has set a date for when its customers can begin ordering breakfast at any time of day.

After testing all-day breakfast menus in limited markets in the U.S., McDonald's has announced it will offer Egg McMuffins and other morning items starting Oct. 6 throughout the day at its more than 14,300 restaurants across...

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Biggest Illinois Lottery Winners Lose Their Luck Amid State’s Budget Problem

Tim Boyle/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Danny Chasteen thought he hit the jackpot when he won $250,000 in the Illinois lottery this summer. But a delay in the state's budget is also delaying his payoff and dampening his celebratory mood.

"Wait a minute. I won this fair and square," Chasteen, 56, of LaSalle County, said. "I bought a ticket and scratched...

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Is Expecting Identical Twin Girls

Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Marissa Mayer is expecting identical twin girls!

The Yahoo CEO, 40, shared the happy news on her Tumblr Tuesday, writing that the "twins part was quite a surprise, because I have no family history of twins or any other predisposing factors."

Mayer said she is due in December and it appears she...

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Online Consignment Selling: How to Use Your Phone for Cash

iStock/Thinkstock(MARTINEZ, Calif.) — Shawna Behrens of Martinez, California, is a stay-at-home mom who says she’s making a killing on used clothing.

“Last month I had $18,000 in sales,” Behrens told ABC News.

Behrens finds items at local consignment stores, garage sales and eBay and then posts them to an app called Poshmark.

“It was so easy,” Behrens said. “You...

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IIHS: Speed Camera Programs Lead to Changes in Driver Behavior

InterestingLight/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that highway speed cameras have "led to long-term changes in driver behavior and substantial reductions in deaths and injuries" in at least one community near Washington, D.C.

Speed cameras were introduced in 2007 in Montgomery County, Maryland, the study notes. As of 2014, the area...

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KeyRaider Malware Targets Jailbroken iPhones

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Login information for as many as 225,000 Apple accounts may have been stolen using a sophisticated malware called KeyRaider that targets jailbroken devices -- those that have hardware restrictions removed and are no longer protected by Apple.

Cyber security company Palo Alto Networks, working alongside Chinese technology group WeipTech, published research detailing the breach, which apparently...

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Crude Oil Jumps as Wall Street Closes Mostly Down

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- It's finally the end of the worst month for stocks in several years as Wall Street closes mostly down, but crude oil is up nearly 30 percent in just three days.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 114.98 to finish the session at 16528.03.

The Nasdaq also lost 51.82, ending at 4776.51, while the S&P 500...

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Fiat Chrysler CEO Urges for Merger with GM

Bill Pugliano/Getty Images(DETROIT) -- Is a merger between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and General Motors possible? GM has so far rejected any ideas of a merger, but the FCA chief isn't backing off.

In a recent interview with Automotive Magazine, FCA Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne said "it would be unconscionable not to force a partner" when discussing...

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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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Senator Says Congress’ Work on Iran Will Continue After Deal Vote

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey told ABC News that Congress’ work on the Iran nuclear agreement is far from over, even as the deal’s success was essentially secured Wednesday as it received enough Senate support to move forward.

“The agreement will be moving forward. In some ways that’s when our work just begins,” Casey said in a phone...

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Meet Donald Trump’s Campaign Manager, Corey Lewandowski

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Donald Trump is no stranger to the spotlight, but the relatively small group of aides who run his presidential campaign is not nearly as visible.

This may change. Lately, Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, has stepped out of the shadows.

The 40-year-old father of four known for his anti-establishment enthusiasm has had a colorful career....

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Jeb Bush Puts Out Quiz Slamming Donald Trump

(WASHINGTON) — As with any good political feud, the attacks between Republican candidates Johnny Louis/FilmMagic and Donald Trump are becoming more personal.

The Bush campaign Wednesday put out a quiz asking “Which Candidate Are You?” that's designed to highlight the differences between Bush’s positions and Trump’s.

The quiz is live on the campaign’s Facebook page and takes voters to a...

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President Obama’s Iran Deal Officially Unstoppable in Congress

Pete Marovich-Pool/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama's landmark Iran nuclear agreement will survive congressional review.

Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Maryland, has announced her support for the Iran nuclear deal, becoming the 34th Democratic senator to back the president, and giving Obama the numbers in the upper chamber to sustain his promised veto of the resolution of disapproval of the deal....

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Donald Trump on Jeb Bush Attacks: ‘I Think He Had No Choice’

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said he is not surprised by the recent attacks by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

"Well, I think he had no choice,” the real estate mogul told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos Wednesday morning on Good Morning America.

“It seems to be backfiring, based on the polls. It seems to...

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POLL: Clinton Goes Under Water; Trump Polarization Grows

Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Negative views of Hillary Clinton have jumped to nearly their highest on record in ABC News/Washington Post polls, while Donald Trump’s personal popularity has grown more polarized along racial and ethnic lines.

Clinton’s favorability has burbled back under water: 45 percent of Americans now see her favorably, down 7 percentage points since...

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Iowa Pork Producers Grill (with) 2016 Presidential Candidates

Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(DES MOINES) -- Every four years, presidential candidates descend on the Iowa State Fair to meet with voters, spread their vision for the country and eat and grill pork.

The Iowa Pork Producers Association "Pork Tent" is the place to be seen on the state fairgrounds outside Des Moines. Whether you're Donald Trump or Jeb...

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Hillary Clinton Outlines Plan to Combat Substance Abuse

ABC News(MANCHESTER, N.H.) -- In an op-ed for the Union Leader, Hillary Clinton announced a plan to establish a $7.5 billion fund to support federal-state partnerships in fighting substance abuse.

The plan will also call for increasing funding to the existing Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant program. Clinton notes that on her first trip to New...

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President Obama Highlights Climate Change on Alaska Wilderness Tour

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images(SEWARD, Alaska) -- President Obama had an adventurous day in Alaska on Tuesday.

The president – who’s visiting the 49th state to address global warming – went for a hike before taking a tour of Kenai Fjords National Park, witnessing Alaska’s natural beauty.

Heading out into the bay, past Godwin Glacier, the president saw Dall’s porpoises, Steller...

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Ad Wars: Jeb Bush and Donald Trump Duke It Out

Scott Olson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- If this was a friendly feud before, Republican candidates Donald Trump and Jeb Bush have now fully entered the proverbial boxing ring and neither are pulling any punches.

These are the ad wars; Trump released an ad mocking Bush's comments that illegal immigration is an "act of love." And Tuesday, Bush fired back in,...

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Carly Fiorina Likely to Make Republican Debate Under New Rules

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- CNN is amending their GOP debate criteria, likely allowing former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina to join the other top-tier candidates on the prime time debate stage.

The news –- announced Tuesday evening –- comes after Fiorina waged a personal and public war against the network and the Republican National Committee over their previous debate...

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Anthony Weiner Slams Donald Trump’s Attacks on Wife as ‘Absurd’ and ‘Outrageous’

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- In the feud between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, embattled former Rep. Anthony Weiner – Abedin's husband – is stepping into the line of fire.

In a radio show appearance Monday, Weiner called Trump's suggestion that Abedin may have shared state secrets with him both "wrong" and "outrageous."

"I think it's absurd...

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Why Hillary Clinton Emailed About Gefilte Fish

Scott Olson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The great gefilte fish mystery may have been solved.

Among the latest batch of Hillary Clinton emails released by the State Department on Monday night was one that left people totally stumped -- and it had to do with gefilte fish.

“Where are we on this?” Clinton wrote to two of her advisers on March...

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Why Carly Fiorina’s Surge Probably Won’t Earn Her a Debate Podium

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — That’s right. Despite a surge in the polls following the first debate, it’s looking more and more unlikely that former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina will earn a spot on the main stage at the next GOP debate, a scenario which makes the candidate and her campaign clearly unhappy.

The second Republican debate, hosted by...

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Donald Trump: I’ll Change Denali Back to Mount McKinley

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Donald Trump, apparently assuming he will secure the White House, tweeted on Monday evening that he would reverse the decision announced by President Obama to change the name of Alaska's Mount McKinley back to the traditional name Denali, saying it is an affront to the Buckeye State.

"President Obama wants to change the name of...

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5-Year-Old’s Selfless Donation May Have Saved Twin Brother with Cancer

Charlotte "Charlie" Godish, 5, donated stem cells to her twin brother Bradley. (Jennifer Godish)(ELGIN, Ill.) — A 5-year-old girl became a hero to her family after she helped her twin brother fight his aggressive form of leukemia by selflessly donating her stem cells to him.

"What Charlie did for her brother and my wife and I was nothing short...

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More Men With Breast Cancer Opting for Double Mastectomies

Getty Images(PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan.) -- Seven years after finding a lump in his chest, Bret Miller was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer at age 24.

Multiple doctors had brushed off his concerns through the years, telling him it was likely a calcium deposit.

Then, after finally being told he had cancer, Miller, of Prairie Village, Kansas, was dismayed...

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How Paula Deen’s Weight Loss Encouraged Her to Dance

Larry Marano/Getty Images For SOBEWFF(NEW YORK) — Paula Deen may have dropped some serious weight in the past, but the Dancing With the Stars contestant said she "never" gave up butter.

When asked by Good Morning America what she would do to sweeten up the judges for good scores, she said, "I dunno, bring ‘em butter!"

"I probably will....

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Your Body: Stop Holding onto Your Skinny Jeans

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

You know those skinny jeans in the back of your closet from your slimmer days? Are you still hoping and even struggling to fit into them? If so, let them go.

Research shows that holding onto skinny clothes and hoping that you’ll fit into them one day is a common...

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Divorcing Couples Snap Happy Selfies to Announce Their Break-Ups

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It’s the post-break-up phenomenon taking social by storm.

Divorcees are now ditching their marriage and instead saying ‘I do’ to “divorce selfies.” The new trend is finding the silver lining in splitting up, turning a heartbreaking situation into a fun photo opp.

“[It’s] A lighthearted way to announce your divorce in one shot and also let...

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Knee Replacements Are Becoming More Common, Especially Among Women

Jodi Jacobson/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Knee replacements are on the rise, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics says, and the people undergoing the surgery are getting younger.

According to data released on Wednesday, the rate of knee replacements increased for both men and women between 2000 and 2010. The rate of the surgery...

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Cause of Mysterious, Fatal Brain Disease Linked to Mad Cow Disease-Like Proteins

Raphael Gaillarde/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO, Cali.) -- Researchers believe they have found the cause of a mysterious and fatal brain disease that leaves patients with symptom's similar to Parkinson's disease, including rigid muscles, tremors and low blood pressure.

Called Multiple System Atrophy (MSA), the disease is rare but devastating, affecting three out of every 100,000 people over the age of...

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California High School Football Teammates Suffer Mysterious Brain Injuries

iStock/Thinkstock(EL DORADO, Calif.) — A high school football player in California is hospitalized in critical condition, one of two teammates who suffered brain injuries during a Friday game.

Authorities say they are investigating whether drug use among players — particularly the prescription drug Adderall, used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD — may have played a role....

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New Heart ‘Calculator’ Lets You Find Out How Old Your Heart Really Is

iStock/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — Putting a new spin on looking “good for your age,” researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have figured out a way to determine if your cardiovascular system is actually aging faster than the rest of you.

In a new study, CDC researchers found the hearts of U.S. adults are often much “older” than...

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Your Body: Talking to Your Kids About Their Weight

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

Talking to kids about their weight is no easy task and you don’t want to hurt their feelings. But it’s such an important conversation to have in order to help your children take control of their health as soon as possible.

Here are some tips on how to talk to...

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New Jersey Couple Stuck in Portugal for Three Months After Premature Birth

Courtesy of Kim and Fred Spratt(NEW YORK) — A New Jersey couple is stranded in Portugal after giving birth to their first child, caught between medical regulations, insurance costs and visa stipulations.

Doctors cleared Kim and Fred Spratt to travel in May, when Kim was six months pregnant with twins.

But one week into the vacation, Kim went into...

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US Adult Smoking Rates Drops Below 17 Percent

Wavebreakmedia Ltd/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Cigarette smoking among Americans has hit a historic low, according to preliminary data released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics.

Through the first three months of 2015, the CDC estimates that 15.2 percent of American adults over the age of 18 are current smokers. For the purposes...

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Your Body: Dealing with Adult Nightmares

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

Are you still having nightmares? For about 10 percent of adults, they are a serious problem.

Studies in the field of sleep medicine have shown that having negative attitudes towards ourselves, being exhausted or fatigued, using sleeping pills and frequent heavy use of alcohol are all associated with nightmares.

If...

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False Positives Common in Lyme Disease Lab Tests

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Some patients relying on commercially available laboratory testing may be getting false indications that they may have contracted Lyme disease.

Lyme disease, a bacterial infection transmitted by tick bites in the northeastern U.S., often can mimic other diseases and can be an elusive diagnosis.

A study in CMAJ evaluated the accuracy of lab tests administered to...

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Teen Athlete Dies After Contracting Brain-Eating Amoeba

KTRK-TV(HOUSTON) -- The family of a 14-year-old athlete has confirmed that he died after being infected with a deadly amoeba that attacks the brain.

Michael Riley is believed to have contracted the amoeba during a swim in a fresh water lake, and his family posted a message on a Facebook page dedicated to supporting his health battle.

"Michael fought...

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Sarah Michelle Gellar Posts Wedding Pic with Freddie Prinze Jr. on Anniversary

Fox(LOS ANGELES) -- It's been 13 years since Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. tied the knot.

The actress and mother of two posted an amazing picture from the couple's wedding Monday on Instagram to commemorate their anniversary.

"13 years #happyanniversary 'I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I...

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Avril Lavigne Announces Split from Chad Kroeger

Peter Kramer/NBC(LOS ANGELES) -- Avril Lavigne and Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger have called it quits after two years of marriage. Avril officially announced their separation on Instagram Wednesday.

"It is with a heavy heart that Chad and I announce our separation today," she writes alongside a photo of them on their wedding day. "Through not only the marriage, but the music as well, we've...

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“Dancing with the Stars” Cast Explains Why They Want to Compete

ABC/Ida Mae Astute(NEW YORK) -- The full cast of season 21 of ABC's Dancing with the Stars has finally been revealed. Don't Be Tardy star Kim Zolciak, singer Chaka Khan, jockey Victor Espinoza, and Bindi Irwin, the daughter of the late Crocodile Hunter star Steve Irwin, are among the celebrity contestants. They told ABC Radio why they decided to compete for the Mirrorball trophy....

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Where Did Melissa Rivers Scattered Her Mom Joan Rivers’ Ashes?

Brian Bowen Smith/E!(NEW YORK) -- Just days from the one-year anniversary of Joan Rivers' death, daughter Melissa Rivers and her son Cooper have found a meaningful place to scatter the late star's ashes.

"Coop and I took our annual family vacation to Wyoming," the new Fashion Police co-host told Entertainment Tonight. "[The] first without my mom and scattered some of her ashes there...

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