East Texas Headlines
Posted/updated on: September 2, 2015 at 3:47 pm
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 a deadly weapon that occurred in 1996.
Posted/updated on: September 2, 2015 at 4:38 pm
LONGVIEW — 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 …
Posted/updated on: September 2, 2015 at 3:45 pm
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 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 …
Posted/updated on: September 2, 2015 at 4:36 pm
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 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.
Posted/updated on: September 2, 2015 at 3:47 pm
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 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 …
Posted/updated on: September 2, 2015 at 4:33 pm
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 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.
Posted/updated on: September 2, 2015 at 4:31 pm
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 several months, county Elections Administrator Karen Nelson worked with an advisory committee to put the project in place. Read more …
Posted/updated on: September 2, 2015 at 3:57 pm
SAN 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.
Posted/updated on: September 2, 2015 at 3:59 pm
SAN 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.
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.
Posted/updated on: September 2, 2015 at 4:14 pm
HOUSTON (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.
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.
Posted/updated on: September 2, 2015 at 4:18 pm
MIDLAND (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.
Posted/updated on: September 2, 2015 at 11:16 am
ABILENE (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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(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...
(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...
(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....
(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...
(NEW YORK) -- Here are Tuesday's scores and winners:
Texas 8, San Diego 6
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
Arizona 6, Colorado 4,...
(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...
(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...
(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...
(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...
(NEW YORK) -- Here are the latest scores and winners:
San Diego 7, Texas 0
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
Miami 4, Atlanta 0
N-Y Mets 3, Philadelphia 1
Cincinnati 13, Chi Cubs 6
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Dr Bob Peter's Forecast
Dr. Bob’s Weather Forecast and Report
Posted/updated on: September 2, 2015 at 2:58 pm
WEATHER REPORT AND SUMMARY:
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.
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).
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]
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
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%
(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...Read more...
(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...
(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...
(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...
(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...
(FOX LAKE, Ill.) — The manhunt for the three suspects believed to be responsible for the...Read more...
(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...
(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...
(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...Read more...
(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...Read more...
(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...Read more...
(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...Read more...
(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...
(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...
(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...
(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...
(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,...
(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...
(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...
(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...Read more...
(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...
(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...
(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...
(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...
(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...
(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...Read more...
(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...Read more...
(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...Read more...
(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...
(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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In a YouTube video posted last week, Burger King offered the one-day truce to mark "Peace Day," proposing...
(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.
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(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...
(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...Read more...
(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,...Read more...
(DENVER) -- Chipotle is expanding its delivery partnerships by targeting the sought-after college market, specifically, more than 100 campuses by next spring.
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(OAK BROOK, Ill.) -- McDonald's has set a date for when its customers can begin ordering breakfast at any time of day.
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(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...
(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...
(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...
(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...
(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...Read more...
(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...Read more...
(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...Read more...
(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...
(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...
(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....
(WASHINGTON) — As with any good political feud, the attacks between Republican candidates 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...Read more...
(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....
(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...
(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...
(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...
(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...
(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...
(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,...Read more...
(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...Read more...
(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...Read more...
(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...
(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...
(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...
(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...
(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...Read more...
(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....
By 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...
(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...
(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...
(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...Read more...
(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....
(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...
By 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...
(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...
(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...
By 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.
(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...Read more...
(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...Read more...
(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...Read more...
(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...Read more...
(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....Read more...
(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...Read more...
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Increasingly, those who voted for the first time in 1992 can’t stop thinking about tomorrow because the prospect of tomorrow is keeping them awake nights.Read more... | Visit The You Tell Me Texas Blog
At one time, looking older as we got older was inevitable. But not so much anymore. In the hands of a skilled practitioner, compounds such as Botox and Juvederm have made looking younger easier than ever.Our kids are overweight and they’re growing up to be overweight adults. Poor eating habits that begin in childhood are having a lasting impact on health and quality of life. Read more at the Health Connection website!