East Texas Headlines
Posted/updated on: July 31, 2015 at 5:15 pm
LONGVIEW — The son of a woman found beaten to death this week in Longview is now being held in the Gregg County Jail on a charge of murder. KETK and the Longview News-Journal report Daniel Basor Kadima, 31, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of walking on the wrong side of the road. On Friday afternoon, online jail records showed that a charge of murder had been added with a $1 million bond. Hauwa Esther Kadima, 61, was found by Longview police officers during a check welfare call Tuesday morning in an apartment in the 700 block of Gilmer Road. She had fractures to her skull with laceration of the brain because of blunt impact to the head, according to initial autopsy findings. Read more …
Posted/updated on: July 31, 2015 at 3:56 pm
TYLER — Tyler police are reporting the arrest of two men from New Mexico around 10 p.m. last Sunday for possession of 176 pounds of marijuana. Police say the drug was located in the toolbox of the men’s pickup while they stayed at the La Quinta Inn on WSW Loop 323. K-9 Officer Steve Black says he saw the men in the parking lot standing next to a pickup acting suspiciously and that a strong odor of marijuana was soon detected coming from the truck. According to a police news release, Black found 160 individual packages of marijuana. 30-year-old Trey Bailey Bissett of Las Cruces, New Mexico, and 22-year-old Shawn C. Yelton of Dona Ana, New Mexico, were arrested and jailed on marijuana possession charges.
Posted/updated on: July 31, 2015 at 3:56 pm
LONGVIEW — The city of Longview is requesting dismissal of a lawsuit filed by the family of Kristiana Coignard. The parents of a teen shot dead after charging officers with a knife are seeking $10 million in damages in the suit. They are seeking damages for the violation of Kristiana Joy Coginard’s Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure. The victim was killed in the Longview Police Department lobby January 22. Read more …
Posted/updated on: July 31, 2015 at 3:55 pm
PALESTINE — Effective Friday, July 31, the City of Palestine is under a burn ban and will not issue burn permits until further notice. According to a city news release, Fire Marshal Kyle Betterton says weather conditions are not currently favorable for burning. Officials say the hot, dry conditions make any spark potentially dangerous. You’re urged not to throw cigarette butts out of vehicles or onto grassy areas, and to maintain engines and machinery properly to stop random sparking. You’re also asked to be careful with outdoor grilling, which is deemed a potential hazard though it isn’t currently banned. Betterton says to be sure that when you are done grilling, extinguish all coals and don’t leave anything burning.
Posted/updated on: July 31, 2015 at 3:53 pm
SULPHUR SPRINGS (AP) – Authorities say a 46-year-old pilot from Nebraska has been critically burned in the crash of his small plane at an East Texas airport. David German of Ogallala, Nebraska, was at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas on Friday. Sulphur Springs police say the crash happened Thursday night at Sulphur Springs Municipal Airport. The Federal Aviation Administration says the single-engine O’Dell Aeromaster crashed and burned while taking off. Police Chief Jay Sanders says authorities are trying to determine whether German’s plane had engine trouble. German was alone on the aircraft. A hospital spokeswoman said German was in critical condition Friday and provided no additional information on his injuries.
Posted/updated on: July 31, 2015 at 3:55 pm
TYLER – The second “super load” being transported from the Port of Caddo-Bossier to Eastman Chemical in Longview hits the road at 6 a.m. Saturday and is expected to roll into Texas Sunday morning. In a news release, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) advises motorists to avoid the route scheduled for the convoy. “Super load” Part 2 is expected to enter Texas via U.S. 79 at Panola at about 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, according to the carrier, Edwards Moving and Rigging. The transport is delivering a super long reflux tank from the port to the plant in Longview but will travel a slightly different route for a portion of the trip. Read more …
Posted/updated on: July 31, 2015 at 5:19 pm
LONGVIEW — Friday was the final day on the job for Longview Police Chief Don Dingler. The Longview native served the city 42 years. He had been police chief since 2011. Beginning Saturday, Assistant Chief Mike Bishop will serve as interim police chief. A set schedule has not been determined for filling the police chief’s post. According to the Longview News-Journal, Dingler began his career with Longview as a police officer in 1973. Over the years, he \worked assignments in patrol, traffic, training, jail services and narcotics. As a command level officer, he served as the commander in all major components of the police department.
Posted/updated on: July 31, 2015 at 5:20 pm
LUFKIN (AP) – A Lufkin teenager faces up to 10 years in prison for shooting a postal worker in the leg as she delivered mail last fall. The Lufkin Daily News reports 17-year-old Jaylon Carroll Wortham pleaded guilty Thursday to assault in a plea deal. Lufkin police say Lindsey Guthery was wearing a U.S. Postal Service uniform when she was shot last November while walking her route. She was treated for a wound to her left leg. Wortham initially denied targeting the carrier and told police he used an air rifle to shoot at a bird or a squirrel. Wortham, who was tried as an adult in the felony case, pleaded guilty to assault against a government employee and awaits sentencing.
Posted/updated on: July 31, 2015 at 3:50 pm
HOUSTON (AP) – A Houston woman who operated a foster care and child placement agency has been accused of adoption fraud. Simone Swenson was arrested Friday after being indicted by a federal grand jury in Houston. Prosecutors say Swenson owned Sans Pareil Center for Children and Family Services LLC. Prosecutors say Sans Pareil defrauded couples seeking to adopt by promising the same baby to multiple families. The agency’s license was revoked in 2012 after regulators discovered money intended for foster families was used for mortgage payments and for visits to a nail salon. Swenson faces mail fraud counts and remains in custody pending an initial court appearance Monday. No working publicly listed phone number for the agency could immediately be located Friday. Authorities didn’t immediately provide attorney information for Swenson.
Posted/updated on: July 31, 2015 at 3:52 pm
DALLAS (AP) – A former neurosurgeon whose medical license was revoked after two patients died now faces potential prison time. Dr. Christopher Duntsch was being held Friday in Dallas County Jail on bond exceeding $600,000. He was indicted last week on charges that include five counts of aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury. Officials say the 44-year-old Duntsch in 2012 botched two surgeries that resulted in significant blood loss and ultimately the deaths of the patients. They say four others he operated on suffered disabling injuries. His attorney, Mario Herrera, says his client has not entered a plea but will fight the charges. Duntsch’s medical license was revoked by the state in 2013.
Posted/updated on: July 31, 2015 at 3:52 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) – A South Texas jailer has been accused of smuggling drugs to inmates. Bexar County Sheriff Susan Pamerleau says 22-year-old Deputy Termaine Elliott was arrested Friday at work in San Antonio. Pamerleau says undercover investigators believe Elliott was transporting drugs and other contraband to inmates. She declined to identify what drugs were involved, including some confiscated from Elliott when he was arrested. Elliott joined the sheriff’s department in February and was assigned to the Bexar County Adult Detention Center. He’s charged with bribery and possession of controlled substances in a correctional facility. The sheriff did not immediately release bond or custody details for Elliott, or information on an attorney to speak on his behalf. If convicted, Elliott faces up to 20 years in each felony count.
Posted/updated on: July 31, 2015 at 3:52 pm
CONROE (AP) – About 200 neglected horses seized from a Houston-area ranch will remain with an animal protection group and the owners must pay $485,000 in care costs. A judge in Conroe declined to return the horses to Herman and Kathleen Hoffman. They appealed an initial court ruling that granted custody to the Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The SPCA provided the estimated cost of caring for the horses, which were seized from the Hoffman property on June 24. Experts say many of the horses were starving or had neglect-related health issues. An attorney for the Hoffmans, who face misdemeanor animal cruelty charges in the case, declined comment Thursday.
Posted/updated on: July 31, 2015 at 3:45 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has filed Medicaid fraud and identity theft charges against a Texas woman. Pruitt said Friday 37-year-old Melody Lewis of Dallas fraudulently billed the Oklahoma HealthCare Authority for nearly $75,000 from October 2011 through September 2014. Court records do not list an attorney for Lewis. Pruitt says Lewis worked for several behavioral counseling agencies in the Oklahoma City area when she used the identities of 65 different Medicaid recipients to file more than 1,000 claims for face-to-face services. Pruitt says investigators found that Lewis was traveling out of state when she claimed to have provided the face-to-face services.
Posted/updated on: July 31, 2015 at 3:46 pm
MONTROSE, Colo. (AP) – One of two doctors accused of overprescribing painkillers at clinics in western Colorado has pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge. The Montrose Daily Press reports that court documents show that Eric Peper of Summerland Key, Florida, pleaded guilty to the charge Wednesday and agreed to fully cooperate with authorities, including offering testimony. Federal prosecutors allege that Piper and Sam Jahani of Beaumont, Texas, overprescribed the drugs to defraud health care benefit programs. They say the drugs contributed to the deaths of four people. Jahani has pleaded not guilty and is set for trial next year. Peper will be sentenced Dec. 1. Peper worked for Jahani, who formerly operated Urgent Care Inc. clinics in Delta, Montrose and Grand Junction. They were shut down after a 2009 raid by the Drug Enforcement Administration.
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(NEW YORK) -- The NFL and the player's union have agreed it's "in everyone's best interest" for Tom Brady to know beforehand whether he can be the starting quarterback when the Patriots open for the regular season on September 10.
The union wants a federal judge in New York to vacate Brady's suspension.
The league wants...
(NEW YORK) -- After a glut of moves earlier in the week, Friday's Major League Baseball trade deadline passed with a series of smaller deals.
The biggest name to be shipped out before the deadline was Yoenis Cespedes. The Detroit Tigers outfielder was sent to the New York Mets, who just days earlier saw a trade for outfielder...
(NEW YORK) -- One of the men charged with corruption tied to international soccer pleaded not guilty to the charges on Friday.
Alejandro Burzaco pleaded not guilty to a number of charges that accuse him of paying "bribes and kickbacks to obtain the media rights" to several soccer tournaments.
Prosecutors said Burzaco and others were part of a scheme...
(KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia) -- The 2022 Winter Olympics are headed to China.
The International Olympic Committee announced on Friday that Beijing will be the host city for the Games. The IOC made its decision in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia after hearing final appeals from officials representing Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan, the other city in contention.
Beijing now becomes...
(LONG POND, Pa.) -- The Sprint Cup Series will race in Pennsylvania this weekend.
Pocono Raceway will host the Windows 10 400 on Sunday afternoon. NBC Sports Network's coverage of the event will begin at 1:30 p.m. Eastern time.
Kevin Harvick enters the weekend with a 69-point edge over Joey Logano atop the Sprint Cup points standings....
(NEW YORK) -- AMERICAN LEAGUE
Detroit 9, Baltimore 8
Toronto 5, Kansas City 2
Boston 8, Chicago White Sox 2
Texas 7, N.Y. Yankees 6
Houston 3, L.A. Angels 0
Minnesota 9, Seattle 5
Cleveland 3, Oakland 1
San Diego 8, N.Y. Mets 7
Washington 1, Miami 0
Philadelphia 4, Atlanta 1
Cincinnati 15, Pittsburgh 5
(ST. LOUIS, Mo.) -- New York Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson, fresh off a four-game suspension for use of marijuana, was charged with multiple traffic violations and resisting arrest following an incident earlier this month.
According to a release from the St. Charles County, Missouri, Prosecuting Attorney Tim Lohmar, Richardson is believed to be the...
(HOUSTON) -- The Houston Astros bolstered their lineup in advance of the trade deadline on Thursday, acquiring Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez less than a day after a trade involving Gomez to the New York Mets fell through.
On Wednesday night, reports of a Gomez trade to the Big Apple, where he began his career,...
(TORONTO) -- The Toronto Blue Jays continued making waves ahead of the Major League Baseball trade deadline, acquiring Detroit Tigers pitcher David Price on Thursday.
The ace was considered one of the prime targets available ahead of Friday's 4pm deadline. The Blue Jays gave up top pitching prospect Daniel Norris and minor...
(NEW YORK) -- A federal judge in Minnesota has ordered that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s attempt to vacate his suspension be transferred to New York, where the NFL had filed a preemptive strike.
The judge said he “perceives no reason for this action to proceed in Minnesota,” a labor friendly state where the union had...
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Posted/updated on: July 31, 2015 at 3:26 pm
WEATHER REPORT AND SUMMARY:
VT [VALID TIME] THROUGH 08/01/2015@1030C
ISSUED: 07/31/2015 1526C
TYLER-LONGVIEW METROPOLITAN AREA FORECAST:
REST OF TODAY: mostly sunny, high middle 90s, east winds about 10 mph;
TONIGHT: mostly clear, low near 70, east winds 5-10 mph;
SATURDAY: mostly sunny, high upper 90s, east winds 5-10 mph;
SATURDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low lower 70s, southeast winds about 5 mph;
SUNDAY: mostly sunny, high upper 90s, southeast winds 5-10 mph;
SUNDAY NIGHT: mostly clear, low middle 70s, southeast winds about 5 mph;
MONDAY: partly cloudy, high near 101, southeast winds 5-10 mph.
MONDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low middle 70s;
TUESDAY: partly cloudy, high upper 90s;
TUESDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low middle 70s;
WEDNESDAY: partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high upper 90s;
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low middle 70s;
THURSDAY: partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high near 100;
THURSDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low middle 70s;
FRIDAY: partly cloudy, high near 100.
MID-RANGE OUTLOOK FOR AUGUST 8-14, 2015:
Above normal temperatures and below normal precipitation.
TYLER CLIMATE DATA FOR July 31, 2015
(The report is for the twemty hours ending at 2000 Greenwich
Mean Time, 3:00 p.m. Central Daylight-saving Time. The maximum
and minimum temperatures represent the observations during the preceding fourteen hours, and precipitation during the preceding twenty hours. The temperature and cumulative precipitation observations are made at NWS/419207, Tyler, Texas City Office, 95.3W/32.3N, 158M.
MONTH-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 0.00
YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 39.94
LONGVIEW CLIMATE DATA FOR July 31, 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]
MONTH-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 0.15
YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 41.61
PUBLIC FORECAST EXPLANATION
ISSUED: 07/31/2015 1517C
Temperatures are running 5-8 degrees lower this afternoon than twenty-four hours ago,
and dew points are running from the middle 50s in the east to the lower 60s in the southwest.
This is the result of the milder and dry air mass behind last night’s cold front.
Rainfall was disappointing except over the southeast, where a station in Nacogdoches
county measured 1.27 inches.
The upper air high is over New Mexico. It is going to stay there, and we’ll be on its
eastern flank. This means that disturbances will be dropping in occasionally. Also, the 500-mb.
Level over us should increase a bit late this weekend.
The two above ideas result in a) warmer temperatures starting Monday, b) higher
humidities starting Monday night or Tuesday, and c) low-end shower chances during the middle
of next week.
At mid-afternoon today, temperatures are in the lower to middle 90s, winds are
northeasterly at 5-15 mph, and skies are fair to clear. RKP
CODED CITIES FORECAST–TYR
ISSUED: 07/31/2015 1520C
DAY WX TEMP POP
Saturday SUNNY 71/97 05%/00%
Sunday SUNNY 74/99 00%/00%
Monday PARTLY CLOUDY 75/101 00%/05%
(WASHINGTON) -- An individual jumped the bike rack on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House but not the actual fence, the Secret Service said Friday.
A statement from Brian Leary, spokesman for the U.S. Secret Service said, "At approximately 7pm tonight, an individual jumped the bike rack on Pennsylvania Avenue. The individual was immediately arrested by...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- A Delta pilot flying into JFK airport in New York spotted a drone off its right wing as it approached the runway, the Federal Aviation Administration said Friday.
The plane, an MD88 with five crew members and 154 customers on board, did not take evasive action and landed without incident, according to the FAA.
(NEW YORK) -- A U.S. government contractor, several of whose employees were caught on video drunk and drugged on a sensitive security mission in Afghanistan, is now being used to help fix the massive security breach at the Office of Personnel Management.
“What are they thinking?” asked Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-MO, who is now demanding to know...Read more...
(CINCINNATI) -- The police officer charged with murdering Samuel DuBose during a traffic stop earlier this month reportedly had another controversial run-in with motorists last year that was caught on video.
The revelation comes as union officials fought to get Ray Tensing's job back. Tensing was fired immediately after he was indicted on murder.
It also...Read more...
(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- Alleged Charleston, South Carolina, church shooter Dylann Roof appeared in court Friday to face federal hate crime charges.
Roof's new attorneys told a federal judge that Roof is prepared to plead guilty to 33 federal hate crimes stemming from last month's massacre at Emanuel AME Church that killed nine people.
But, the defense attorneys...
(MIAMI) -- The Coast Guard is expected to suspend its search for two Florida teenagers who've been missing at sea for one week.
The search for Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen, both 14, will be suspended at sunset tonight, Capt. Mark Fedor, of the Coast Guard's 7th District in Miami, said at a news conference Friday.
(KITTANNING, Pa.) -- An escaped inmate has been captured in western Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania State Police said on Friday that Robert Crissman was caught a little more than 24 hours after he walked away from the Armstrong County Jail, where he was serving time for a probation violation. He is suspected of killing a woman during his brief freedom.
(WASHINGTON) -- A car smashed into a barricade at the U.S. Capitol building Friday morning, putting the U.S. Capitol on high alert.
The maroon Nissan Altima, which had Florida plates, hit a security barricade at Independence Avenue and New Jersey Avenue Southeast, at the South entrance to the U.S. Capitol grounds just before 9 a.m.
The car did not...
(ST. JOSEPH, Mich.) -- When Les and Amanda Anderson went to pick up their son from a county jail in St. Joseph, Michigan, it was the first time they had seen him in two and half...Read more...
(CINCINNATI) -- Officer Ray Tensing, charged in the shooting death of Sam Dubose, was released from a Cincinnati area prison on Thursday.
Tensing had been on suicide watch until his release at about 6:35 p.m. Thursday. Hamilton County Sheriff's Office Major Charmaine McGuffy said at a press conference outside the jail that Tensing had not received...
(CENTENNIAL, Colo.) -- The jury in the James Holmes murder trial went home Friday now without reaching a decision with plans to continue deliberation on Monday.
Jurors were told to arrive at the Arapahoe County Courthouse prepared for a marathon afternoon. On Thursday, the jury received instructions and heard closing arguments from both the defense and...
(DALLAS) -- It was a rough afternoon for air travel at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport Thursday.
Two separate planes were forced to evacuate in separate incidents after an American Airlines flight reported possible smoke in the cabin and a Spirit Airlines flight experienced a fire in one of the landing gear tires. The American Airlines flight from Dallas to...
(LAFAYETTE, La.) — Newly-released surveillance footage shows the Lafayette movie theater gunman buying a ticket just minutes before he killed two people and wounded nine others in a shooting spree at an auditorium showing Trainwreck last week.
The black-and-white security video released Thursday by authorities shows 59-year-old John Russeull Houser, wearing an untucked short-sleeve shirt and shorts,...
(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) — An oil sheen showed up in the Pacific Ocean, leaving officials baffled as to what caused it.
The Santa Barbara County Fire Department responded to strong smells of gas just before 10 a.m. Wednesday at Goleta Beach and quickly found a large sheen of what appeared to be oil in the ocean, captain David...
(CINCINNATI) — Police Officer Ray Tensing, who is accused of murdering Samuel DuBose during a traffic stop in Cincinnati, was arraigned in court Thursday.
Tensing, 25, was indicted Wednesday on one count of murder and one count of voluntary manslaughter for the shooting death of the unarmed DuBose on July 19. If Tensing is convicted on...
(ROME, Italy) -- An Sicilian court has found supermodel Naomi Campbell guilty of assault.
A court in Sicily sentenced Campbell to a six month suspended prison term for whacking a photographer in the head with her handbag and scratching his eye.
Paparazzo Gaetano Di Giovanni was snapping pictures of the supermodel after she stepped off a...
(ROME, Italy) -- A report by the Association for Industrial Development in southern Italy shows that the region south of Rome are the poorest in the Eurozone.
Employment in southern Italy, long plagued by corruption and organized crime, is lower than in any country in the European Union, at just 40 percent.
Economic growth has been far...Read more...
(JERUSALEM) -- It’s the tiniest grave in the village’s cemetery, just big enough for a bundle nearly two feet long.
Eighteen-month-old Ali Dawabsheh burned to death after Jewish extremists attacked his family today in the Palestinian village of Duma, near Nablus. By Friday night, the Palestinian Justice Ministry autopsy report found soot inside the toddler’s body, confirming he...Read more...
(WASHINGTON) -- Earth's closest rocky neighbor outside of the solar system has been confirmed using NASA's Spitzer telescope.
The alien rocky planet has been named HD 219134b and is 1.6 times the size of Earth, according to NASA. What makes this exoplanet special is it's 21 light-years away from Earth, while most other exoplanets that have been...
(NEW YORK) -- The American dentist who acknowledged earlier this week that he shot Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe had “no idea” that he had killed a beloved and famous lion who was wearing a GPS tracking collar, according to the tour guide’s lawyer.
Professional hunter and guide Theo Bronkhorst was with Dr....
(PARIS) -- Johnny Begue and his friend were out looking for stones earlier this week on Reunion Island when he stumbled upon a piece of an airplane wing washed up on the sand.
"I asked my friend to come help pick it up. First we thought that we'd use it as a piece of decoration and then...
(JERUSALEM) -- An arson attack in the West Bank killed a Palestinian toddler and injured four other family members on Friday.
The Israel Defense Forces said two houses near the Palestinian city of Nablus were set ablaze and sprayed painted with words in Hebrew.
The perpetrators are believed to have entered the village early Friday morning. The Israeli military...
(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- A day after confirming the death of its leader, Mullah Omar, the Taliban has named his successor.
Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansoor will serve as the group's new leader, the Taliban confirmed in a statement Friday. He was appointed by senior religious leaders and Taliban council.
The group also appointed Sirajuddin Haqani and Mawlavi Haibatullah, a senior...
(NEW YORK) -- U.S. intelligence agencies put together an assessment in the wake of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 indicating that the plane was deliberately taken off course, according to a source with knowledge of the matter.
The assessment -- made months ago and concerning what most likely happened to the plane, which disappeared in...
(NEW YORK) -- The type of damage sustained by a piece of airplane debris that washed ashore on an island near Madagascar suggests that the plane likely did not suffer a high-speed, nose-down impact, one expert tells ABC News.
The debris, which engineers believe probably came from a Boeing 777, has sparked renewed speculation about the plight of MH370, a...
(MEXICO CITY) -- A Mexico City official said the city would ban the use of restraints and cages on children under its care and...Read more...
(JERUSALEM) -- Police arrested a man on Thursday accused of stabbing six people at the Jerusalem Gay Pride parade.
A police spokesperson identified the suspect as Yishai Schlissel, an ultra-Orthodox Jew who was sentenced to 12 years in prison after stabbing three people at the same parade in 2005. Schlissel was released from prison just three weeks...
(NEW YORK) -- There's a reason why "once in a blue moon" is a saying and the night sky on Friday will prove it.
A blue moon is defined as any time there is a second full moon during a calendar month, according to NASA. While most years have 12 full moons, this year has 13.
Don't let the...
(WASHINGTON) — Walter Palmer, the American dentist who recently admitted to killing Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe, is now being sought by U.S. officials who want him to contact them "immediately."
"The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is investigating the circumstances surrounding the killing of 'Cecil the lion,'" the agency told ABC News in a statement Thursday....
(NEW YORK) — What appears to be a part of a Boeing 777 recovered on an island near Madagascar has sparked renewed interest in the ongoing MH370 investigation.
What exactly is the piece that was found? Malaysia Airlines referred to the airplane component as a “flaperon.”
"At the moment, it would be too premature to speculate on the origin of...
(NEW YORK) -- Stocks moved lower, to end the month, as investors assessed the latest batch of company earnings.
The Dow closed down 55 points, the NASDAQ fell a fraction and the S&P gave up 5 points.
Energy stocks were among the biggest losers. Exxon and Chevron dragged the Dow down more than 50 points.
Healthcare stocks, however, were...Read more...
(MENLO PARK, Calif.) -- Mark Zuckerberg is going to be a dad.
The Facebook CEO, 31, announced the happy news on his Facebook wall that he and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, are expecting a daughter.
In the post, Zuckerberg opened up about the couple's struggles with starting a family and the "lonely experience"...
(NEW YORK) -- JetBlue Airlines has responded to the online controversy that erupted after a family says it was kicked off a flight Monday because their 2-year-old son was sitting in his mom’s lap instead of his own seat.
The airline told ABC News in a statement that, “If a customer is unable to follow federally-mandated safety regulations,...
(NEW YORK) -- This is one extreme way to lose -- and later find -- your iPhone.
Ben Wilson, a Texas businessman, said he was riding in a Beechcraft Bonanza airplane from Houston to Wichita Falls, Texas, on Tuesday when a change in pressure caused a door latch to open a few inches.
While Wilson noticed...
(NEW YORK) -- Facebook is ready to take to the sky.
Mark Zuckerberg revealed the social network has completed production on Aquila, its first solar-powered drone that could one day help beam the Internet into some of the world's most remote areas.
The months ahead will involve plenty of testing for the unmanned, solar powered drone.
(NEW YORK) -- SoulCycle is planning an initial public offering, according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday.
The company, which began as an indoor cycling studio in New York City, now has 300,000 unique riders in 38 U.S. studios, the documents indicate. In 2012, the company says it...
(NEW YORK) -- A mixed day on Wall Street as unemployment claims jumped higher last week.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped 5.41 to a close of 17745.98.
The Nasdaq ended the session at 5128.78, gaining 17.05 from its open, while the S&P 500 close up 0.06 to 2108.63.
SoulCycle is preparing to file for its initial public offering,...
(NEW YORK) — The type of body camera worn by the Cincinnati police officer accused of murder is seeing robust sales, according to the company, which released its earnings report Thursday.
Officer Ray Tensing was arraigned today for the murder of Samuel DuBose during a traffic stop on July 19. Tensing's body camera video shows the encounter with...
(NEW YORK) — Amazon is bringing its one-click ordering system to everyday life with its Amazon Dash button.
The push-to-order buttons are now available to Amazon Prime members for $4.99, with 18 different buttons -- each covering a household product. (You may recall they were announced on April 1, leading many to wonder if it was Amazon's idea of...
(WASHINGTON) -- The American economy grew 2.3 percent in the second quarter of this year, the Commerce Department revealed on Thursday.
In another good sign, first quarter growth was revised to show a slight rise of 0.6 percent.
Economists are looking for better growth in the second half of this year.
In other economic news, jobless claims jumped to...
(NEW YORK) -- You used to just send a text message. Not anymore.
Mobile users are flocking to amped-up messaging services like Snapchat, Skype, WhatsApp and FaceTime. The options are myriad and Yahoo is jumping into the fray with an innovation of its own: Streaming video plus chat, but no audio at all. It’s typing, reading and watching, all...
(NEW YORK) -- Americans are keeping their cars vehicles longer than ever before, new data shows.
According to IHS Automotive, the average age of all passenger cars and light trucks in the U.S. is now 11.5 years, a slight increase from last year.
This rising age is partly due to the growing reliability of automobiles and the recession.
(NEW YORK) — Angry Birds are taking flight once again.
The latest edition, Angry Birds 2, includes everything players loved about the first game, with some additional surprises including sharper graphics, multi-stage levels and if you can believe it, even more destruction.
"Angry Birds 2 doubles down on...
(LONDON) -- Topshop is the popular British-based retailer that’s known for its skinny jeans -- and even skinnier mannequins.
The retailer is now saying it will no longer use a particular skinny style of mannequin after a concerned shopper posted a photo on Facebook that showed a jeans-clad mannequin in the retailer’s Cribbs Causeway store in Bristol.
(NEW YORK) -- Some "newly discovered evidence" may be just the silver bullet that could put the classic song "Happy Birthday to You" in the public domain.
The decades-old song that nearly everyone in America can sing is owned by music company Warner/Chappell, which charges licensing fees to people who use it commercially. One of those customers is filmmaker...
(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...Read more...
(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.
(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...Read more...
(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...Read more...
It’s all about the money in the race for 2016.
Super PACs — outside groups that can raise unlimited money to spend for presidential candidates — need to release their donors and total money by Friday night at midnight. Not all the reports are in, but we are already starting to learn which mega-donors are forking over big bucks, and...Read more...
(WASHINGTON) -- Hillary Clinton paid roughly $57 million in federal and state taxes over the last eight years based on a statement just released by the Democratic presidential candidate’s campaign.
The statement does not say how much Clinton earned each year.
According to the returns, Bill and Hillary Clinton made an income of $140,937,785 over the past...Read more...
(WASHINGTON) -- Presidential candidate Donald Trump wants a prominent chef to pay $10 million in damages after the food star bailed on plans to open a new restaurant inside Trump’s latest project in the nation’s capital.
Last year the group began $200 million in renovations on the historic Old Post Office Pavilion in downtown Washington. And within...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- Hillary Clinton’s doctor says she has no lasting effects from a concussion she suffered while serving as secretary of state in 2012, backing up statements that she has made in the years since the incident.
A statement released on Friday by Clinton’s doctor detailing her current and past health...
(WASHINGTON) -- The State Department released a third batch of highly sought after emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's controversial private email account Friday.
Posted on the State Department's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) website, the collection includes just over 1,300 emails all dated in 2009.
One email sent to Secretary Clinton in November of...Read more...
(WASHINGTON) -- Could a debate over Planned Parenthood funding shut down the government? According to conservative Republicans in Congress, the answer is yes.
Many have been warning that they will hold up measures to fund the government past October if the legislation contains any taxpayer dollars for Planned Parenthood, which became the center of debate again after...
(FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) -- Appearing in the same city and at the same event as Jeb Bush on Friday, Hillary Clinton took aim at the candidate who could be her future Republican presidential rival in the state where he lives and governed for eight years.
Without mentioning Bush by name, Clinton sunk her teeth into a phrase...
(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama signed the short term Highway Reauthorization Act, which will provide $8 billion in federal funding for highway and infrastructure repairs until October 29. While he said the three month funding is a “good thing,” the president said Congress needs to stop its patchwork funding for transportation projects.
“That’s a good thing because if...
(WASHINGTON) -- Where will the 2016 presidential candidates be on Friday?
Read below to find out their campaign schedules:
- In Tinley Park, Illinois the Black Conservative R.I.S.E Initiative Conference will feature retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson and Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. Also called the “All Lives Matter Conference,” it is a conservative gathering of African American anti-abortion activists.
(MIAMI) -- Hillary Clinton will deliver a speech in Miami on Friday, calling on Congress to end the trade embargo with Cuba.
Given that Republicans have forcefully criticized President Obama's rapprochement, this will draw some bright lines between Clinton and GOP rivals in a major general election state with a big Cuban-American population that also happens to...
(WASHINGTON) -- Friday is the deadline for super PACs to file campaign-finance disclosures covering the first half of the year.
By midnight, we should have a solid tally of who's up and who's down in the money race, judged by campaign and super PAC fundraising combined.
The campaigns disclosed their numbers two weeks ago, and some of the super...
(WASHINGTON) -- The Hillary Clinton e-mail saga continues.
The State Department will release the next batch of Clinton’s e-mails from her tenure as secretary of state on Friday.
The last batch revealed little in the way of hard news but some interesting bits of flavor from her daily life as secretary.
The release is part of a...
(WASHINGTON) -- A boiling standoff between Republican leaders in the House and Senate is settling.
In a 65-34 vote, the Senate on Thursday passed a long-term, $350 billion highway funding bill that would last six years. The move now sets up discussions with the House over the future course of transportation funding.
"The House has now indicated as a...
(KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine) -- Former President George H.W. Bush tweeted on Thursday thanking those who sent him get-well messages following his fall earlier this month.
Bush tweeted a smiling photo in which he gives two thumbs up, captioned "who knew jumping out of planes was safer than getting out of bed? Thanks to all for your...
(WASHINGTON) -- The WhiteHouse.gov petition calling for the extradition of Walter Palmer, the Minnesota dentist who recently admitted to killing Cecil the...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- Officials in both Iran and Iraq declared a mandatory holiday this month after temperatures soared far into the triple digits.
In Iraq, temperatures reached a sweltering 126 degrees and officials declared a mandatory holiday to try and protect people from succumbing to the heat. In Iran, the country faced possible record-breaking temperatures and high humidity that...Read more...
(GENEVA) -- Researchers may have found a vaccine for the deadly Ebola virus
A new study conducted on Ebola-affected communities in the African country of Guinea has proved to be 100 percent effective in stopping the spread of the virus.
Doctors used what they call a "ring vaccination" strategy, vaccinating the friends, family, neighbors and coworkers of almost 100...
(NEW YORK) -- Skinny, as he is now appropriately called, was found abandoned in a Dallas suburb back in 2012. The cat weighed a whopping 41-pounds and had a hard time walking more than five steps.
But all that changed when he was adopted by veterinarian Dr. Brittney Barton, of HEAL Veterinary Hospital, in 2013.
Barton started Skinny...
(NEW YORK) -- Generation Z is notorious for being glued to their phones and spending countless hours on social media like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. And, according to a new study, all that time spent on social media may be making them unhappy.
Research conducted by the Ottawa Public Health agency, and published in the Cyberpsychology, Behavior,...
By DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor
You use them every day for some of the most important things you do, and if you’re not careful, they might be silently suffering.
We’re talking lips, ladies, and things you should be doing to look out for their well-being.
If your lips are dry, that's a sign that you’re...
(NEW YORK) -- The National Institutes of Health reported successful use of non-invasive electrical stimulation treatment for paralysis on Thursday, citing the ability of five paralyzed patients to move their legs.
The study involved use of electrical stimulation to the spinal cord for five men with complete motor paralysis. The number of patients who have achieved...
(NEW YORK) — Ronda Rousey recently posed in Sports Illustrated for its swimsuit issue. Instead of dropping weight like most do before stripping down and putting on a bikini, the champion MMA fighter decided to pack on a few pounds.
"I felt like I was much too small for a magazine that is supposed to be celebrating...
(LONDON) — Arriving at the airport isn't usually an experience travelers equate with a positive mood.
But fliers traveling from London's Gatwick Airport will find mood-boosting food available, designed specifically to make fliers happier before boarding.
The airport teamed up with nutritionist Jo Travers to become the first airport in the world to introduce a...
(NEW YORK) — Body camera footage made headlines again this week after Officer Ray Tensing was indicited for murder after he allegedly shot a man in the head during a traffic stop.
At a news conference, prosecutor Joseph Deters said the footage was "shocking" and cited it as a key component in the evidence that lead a...
(NEW YORK) — Could the Kardashian influence have finally infiltrated even the hospital delivery room of an expectant mother?
Fans of the show will remember Kourtney Kardashian's documented-for-TV delivery of her daughter, Penelope. There were eight family members in the room (not to mention the thousands of people who later watched at home), including son Mason, sisters Kim and...
(NEW YORK) — An outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease has infected at least 46 in New York City and health officials said the bacteria has already been found in cooling units on top of at least two buildings.
Two patients with Legionnaire's disease died during the outbreak, but officials stressed that the two patients, a man and...
(NEW YORK) -- Organization expert Marie Kondo has been dubbed Japan’s queen of clean -- and she’s the driving force behind a new movement that’s aimed at helping people declutter their homes and lives for good.
In her New York Times best-selling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, Kondo gives...
By DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor
As much as we love them, we all know how stubborn men can be.
Unfortunately, guys can be stubborn with their health, too, and that can have some major consequences.
Men are more likely to engage in risk behaviors and less likely to take diagnoses and prescriptions seriously.
(PHILADELPHIA) -- The youngest recipient of a dual hand transplant may be through his surgery, but the real test of the transplant’s success may come as he starts to recover and gain use of his new hands.
Doctors are hopeful that the new hands for Zion Harvey, 8, will hold up during his lifetime,...
(NEW YORK) -- Conventional wisdom has it that bullies are made, not born, but that might not be the case.
A new Canadian study finds bullying behavior could also be genetic, linked to a genetic trait that causes some people to seek social status and sexual attraction through aggressive acts, reports The National Post. If true, it...
(NEW YORK) -- Lupita Nyong'o has starred in some of the biggest movies, graced the cover of some of the biggest magazines and has even won an Oscar. Still, the actress' next move is an off-Broadway production.
E! News reports Nyong'o is set to star in Eclipsed at New York City's Public Theater The play, written byThe Walking...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- J.K. Rowling's 50th birthday is Friday.
The Harry Potter author was celebrated by Time magazine, which asked the Potter films' stars to say something nice on her big day. Here's what they had to say:
Alan Rickman, who played Severus Snape in the series, said: "The Happiest of Birthdays, Jo. A breeze for the supreme...Read more...
(LOS ANGELES) -- Since Caitlyn Jenner debuted her new look on the cover of Vanity Fair in June, her family has been slowly getting used to her new look. Khloe Kardashian even admitted Thursday that she still calls her step-father, Bruce, Jenner's name at birth.
"We don't like to say that Bruce is gone, per se. We, my sisters and I, we...Read more...
(LOS ANGELES) -- Oscar-nominated actor Eddie Redmayne said it took him four months to prepare for his role as physicist and bestselling author Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything.
Redmayne said he reconfigured his body, with a choreographer’s help, to capture Hawking at each specific stage of his decades-long battle with ALS.
“I just needed to train my body, just...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- Selena Gomez is coming to The Voice. The singer will reportedly appear on season nine of the NBC singing competition series as a mentor to Gwen Stefani’s team.
A source tells Us Weekly Selena has already impressed the cast and crew. “She was surprisingly amazing as a mentor even though she’s so young,” the source says....Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- Vacation wasn't really a destination spot for moviegoers during its opening day.
The comedy reboot earned 3.8 million dollars on Wednesday, according to The Hollywood Reporter. That total includes the 1.2 million raised from late-night showings on Tuesday night.
Vacation is joined at the box office...Read more...
(LOS ANGELES) -- The fifth season of the HBO hit Game of Thrones aired this year. How much longer will the fantasy drama remain on TV? The president of programming for HBO envisions at least a few more sessions.
Speaking Thursday at the Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills, Michael Lombardo said, “Seven-seasons-and-out has never been the...Read more...
(LOS ANGELES) -- Dwayne Johnson says he was disappointed to learn that fellow pro wrestler Hulk Hogan used racial slurs in a sex tape. However, he does not consider the Hulkster, whose birth name is Terry Bollea, to be a racist.
Johnson, who once wrestled Hogan at a WWE WrestleMania pay-per-view, commented on the controversy Thursday at the Television Critics Association press tour...Read more...
(LOS ANGELES) -- Cara Delevingne's now-infamous morning TV show interview in support of the film Paper Towns, in which the anchors accused her of being "in a mood," has sparked a heated debate over whether or not her behavior was justified, and now the book's author has come to Cara's defense.
In an essay in Medium on Thursday, John...Read more...
((LOS ANGELES) -- Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer seem to be the newest celebrity BFFs.
On Thursday, the Trainwreck star tweeted photos of a recent vacation with some of her girlfriends.
A group shot, captioned “Binders of women,” shows a group shot of the funny woman, 34, and her friends on the float in the water. In the back, a...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- Due to its many moving parts, characters and twists, some people are going to find the plot of Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation a bit complicated, but it’s quite simple, really.
Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt believes there’s a rogue international network of former spies called “The Syndicate.” The CIA doesn’t believe him and wants to put the...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- Reality star Tami Roman and her boyfriend, Reggie Youngblood, suffered a miscarriage.
A rep for the couple, who currently star on WeTV's Marriage Boot Camp, told TMZ the two are "mourning their loss with close friends and family. The couple requests prayers and privacy as they get through this difficult time."
Reportedly, Roman was three...Read more...
(LOS ANGELES) -- Robin Thicke's new girlfriend, April Geary Love, gets a thumbs up from dad, Alan Thicke.
"She's lovely," Alan told E! News at the Vacation premiere in Los Angeles. "It's a great time for him. [He has an] album coming out and April is there and supportive."
The 18-year age gap between the 38-year-old "Blurred Lines" singer and...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- It's no secret Rob Kardashian has had a hard time recently. His struggle with weight issues and depression have been detailed on the family's reality show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
Although the cause of his issues is unknown, his older sister Khloe Kardashian, recently opened up about living with him in a now uncut version...Read more...
(ATLANTA) -- There's speculation that celebrity chef Paula Deen may be whipping up something special for her husband of 11 years -- a divorce.
According to the New York Post's Page Six, Deen signed over the deed of their three-bedroom, three-bathroom Savannah, Georgia mansion to her husband, Michael Groover earlier this year.
Court records, obtained by the paper, said...Read more...
You Tell Me Texas by Paul Gleiser
We have come to know what abortion doctors have long known — abortion is a gruesome business, the grisliness of which increase with each week of pregnancy.Read more... | Visit The You Tell Me Texas Blog
If you’re a man, you almost can’t avoid the subject of low testosterone – or “Low-T.” The commercials you see and hear promising to restore youthful manhood are on the air practically everywhere. But what’s the truth about Low-T? In this post to HealthConnection.TV, UT Health Northeast endocrinology expert Dr. Christina Bratcher answers questions on this hot topic. Read more at the Health Connection website!