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Carnival Cruises to Launch Trips to Cuba

Carnival Cruises to Launch Trips to Cuba

iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- As relations open up between the United States and Cuba, so are business relations. Carnival Corporation is the latest travel company beginning to offer trips to Cuba, according to USA Today.Beginning in May 2016, Carnival says it will launch seven-night, people-to-people cruise tours to Cuba. The cruise will originate ...

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#DontJudgeChallenge: Teens Protest Body Shaming Through Hashtag

#DontJudgeChallenge: Teens Protest Body Shaming Through Hashtag

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A beauty trend is blowing up on social media where teens are posting thousands of videos with the hashtag, “dontjudgechallenge,” mocking glamour shots by intentionally making themselves look exceptionally unattractive.The hashtag has been used more than two million times in less than two weeks.“Essentially the idea was, ‘This is not what I ...

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Three Injured in Spain’s Running of the Bulls

Three Injured in Spain's Running of the Bulls

David Ramos/Getty Image(PAMPLONA, Spain) -- At least three people were hurt at Pamplona's first day of the Running of the Bulls.According to Spain's major newspaper, El Pais, two Americans and one British national were hurt on Tuesday. One American was injured after being gored in the chest by a bull while the other American was ...

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Story Behind Obama Singing ‘Amazing Grace’ at Charleston Funeral

Story Behind Obama Singing 'Amazing Grace' at Charleston Funeral

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama’s singing of “Amazing Grace” during the eulogy for the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, who was killed last month in a shooting at a Charleston, South Carolina church, has been widely acknowledged as one of the most powerful moments of his presidency.But when he first raised the idea with first lady ...

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Twitter Wants to Celebrate Your Birthday

Twitter Wants to Celebrate Your Birthday

iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Twitter wants to celebrate your birthday -- if you're so inclined to let the world know it's your big day.A new option unveiled this week allows a user to share their birthday with targeted audiences including the public, a user's followers and a more select group where "we follow each other."Another ...

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Today on the Trail — 7/7/15

Today on the Trail -- 7/7/15

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Where will the 2016 presidential candidates be on Tuesday?Read on below to find out their campaign schedules:Hillary ClintonThe former secretary of state will be in Iowa Tuesday for an organizing event at the Iowa City Public Library at 11:45 a.m. ET and a house party in Ottumwa at 4:15 p.m. ET.She'll do her ...

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US Women’s National Team Parade In New York City?

US Women's National Team Parade In New York City?

William Volcov/LatinContent/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Now that they're back on U.S. soil, members of the World Cup winning Women's National Soccer team are ready to celebrate.They'll appear at a rally on Tuesday and soon, they could have a ticker-tape parade in New York.The last time a ticker tape parade hit the streets of New York ...

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Wrecks Snarl Traffic on I-20 Near Kilgore

KILGORE -- Traffic on Interstate 20 in the Kilgore area has been diverted after two separate wrecks this morning. According to the Kilgore Police Department and KETK, all westbound I-20 traffic has been diverted to Highway 31 and US 259 near mile marker 558. Also, westbound traffic between SH 31 and SH 41 is ...

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Gregg County Homicide Victim Identified

LAKEPORT -- An autopsy has been completed after a woman's body was found just west of the East Texas Regional Airport. She's been identified as Eugenia Denise Williams, 47, Longview. According to the Gregg County Sheriff's department Facebook page, her body was discovered in a ditch along Farm Road 349 around 1:15 Sunday afternoon. ...

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Officials Identify Man Found in Lake Acker

JACKSONVILLE -- The man whose body has been found in in Lake Acker just northwest of Jacksonville has been identified. He is K.D. Dixon, 35, of Jacksonville. The body was recovered around 4:30 Sunday afternoon. He had earlier been reported missing by his wife. The cause of death is still undetermined, but foul play ...

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Human Remains Found in Henderson County

CROSS ROADS -- The Henderson County Sheriff's Office is investigating human remains that were found over the weekend off County Road 133 in the Cross Roads area. KETK reports a search party discovered the remains Sunday around 2 p.m. The party was formed in response to a missing person report that was filed last ...

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Officials Address Post-Holiday Trash Problem at Lake Tyler

LAKE TYLER -- The campground area at Lake Tyler is covered with trash left over from the holiday weekend, and Tyler city officials are looking for long-term solutions. According to KETK, Director of Utilities and Public Works Greg Morgan says for now, it's just something they expect. "It’s all kinds of debris that you ...

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Longview Man Remains in Racist Spotlight

LONGVIEW -- More exposure for a Longview man accused of being a white supremacist, as questions arise about ownership of his home. According to the Longview News-Journal, as president of the nonprofit Council of Conservative Citizens, Earl P. Holt III has been connected with Dylann Roof, whom authorities say opened fire ...

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Gregg County Homicide Victim Identified

Posted/updated on: July 7, 2015 at 8:28 am

EugeniaLAKEPORT — An autopsy has been completed after a woman’s body was found just west of the East Texas Regional Airport. She’s been identified as Eugenia Denise Williams, 47, Longview. According to the Gregg County Sheriff’s department Facebook page, her body was discovered in a ditch along Farm Road 349 around 1:15 Sunday afternoon. The sheriff’s department confirms the case is a homicide but they will not release the nature of the injury due to the ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case are asked to contact Investigator David Falco at (903) 236-8438 or Crime Stoppers at (903) 236-STOP.

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Officials Identify Man Found in Lake Acker

Posted/updated on: July 7, 2015 at 7:33 am

game warden's badge2JACKSONVILLE — The man whose body has been found in in Lake Acker just northwest of Jacksonville has been identified. He is K.D. Dixon, 35, of Jacksonville. The body was recovered around 4:30 Sunday afternoon. He had earlier been reported missing by his wife. The cause of death is still undetermined, but foul play is not suspected. It appears as if the death is an accidental drowning, but an autopsy has been ordered.

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Human Remains Found in Henderson County

Posted/updated on: July 7, 2015 at 7:33 am

index.phpCROSS ROADS — The Henderson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating human remains that were found over the weekend off County Road 133 in the Cross Roads area. KETK reports a search party discovered the remains Sunday around 2 p.m. The party was formed in response to a missing person report that was filed last month. The sheriff’s office says David McCan, who was last seen in the general area, went missing around June 11. At this time it’s unknown whom the remains belong to. An autopsy has been ordered. Preliminary results are expected later on this week.

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Officials Address Post-Holiday Trash Problem at Lake Tyler

Posted/updated on: July 7, 2015 at 7:33 am

LAKE TYLER TRASH_1436215438520_1883133_ver1.0LAKE TYLER — The campground area at Lake Tyler is covered with trash left over from the holiday weekend, and Tyler city officials are looking for long-term solutions. According to KETK, Director of Utilities and Public Works Greg Morgan says for now, it’s just something they expect. “It’s all kinds of debris that you would anticipate seeing as a result of people utilizing the camping facilities over the weekend and/or the parking lot,” says Morgan. Beer bottles, left-over fireworks, food, and diapers were scattered throughout the area. Cleanup crews began pick-up Monday morning and had a lot of work ahead of them. As for fixing the problem, Morgan says the city will “evaluate…maybe additional dumpsters scattered around at various locations to make more receptacles available. But again, there is not a lot of excuse for anybody to trash a public facility like that and leave it in that kind of condition.”

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Wrecks Snarl Traffic on I-20 Near Kilgore

Posted/updated on: July 7, 2015 at 9:35 am

KPDCrash070715_1436272912080_1896209_ver1.0KILGORE — Traffic on Interstate 20 in the Kilgore area has been diverted after two separate wrecks this morning. According to the Kilgore Police Department and KETK, all westbound I-20 traffic has been diverted to Highway 31 and US 259 near mile marker 558. Also, westbound traffic between SH 31 and SH 41 is closed.

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Longview Man Remains in Racist Spotlight

Posted/updated on: July 7, 2015 at 7:33 am

EarlHoltCofCC_1434997441291_1614435_ver1.0LONGVIEW — More exposure for a Longview man accused of being a white supremacist, as questions arise about ownership of his home. According to the Longview News-Journal, as president of the nonprofit Council of Conservative Citizens, Earl P. Holt III has been connected with Dylann Roof, whom authorities say opened fire June 17 in a South Carolina church, killing nine people. Before the massacre, Roof wrote he was motivated in part by information on the council’s website, which shocked him with stories of black on white crime. Holt has written more than 4,300 internet posts this year alone commenting on topics mostly involving race and politics. Read more …

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Cruz Super PACs Boost Their Fundraising Close to $38 Million

Posted/updated on: July 7, 2015 at 7:34 am

Ted Cruz3WASHINGTON (AP) — Super PACs helping Texas Senator Ted Cruz win the Republican presidential nomination have raised almost $38 million. That’s according to Dathan Voelter, a treasurer for the committees. Just after Cruz announced his campaign in March, four super PACs with “Keep the Promise” in their names committed to giving him at least $31 million. They’ll have to report their fundraising details, including donors, to federal regulators by the end of July. Cruz’s own campaign has raised $14.2 million, meaning supporters have put up about $52 million to help him through the Republican primaries. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is also making use of super PACS that don’t have campaign finance limits. His group Right to Rise is expected to report having raised as much as $100 million since January.

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Houston Officer Fatally Shoots 1, Wounds 2 in Missouri City

Posted/updated on: July 7, 2015 at 9:26 am

MISSOURI CITY (AP) – A Houston police officer has fatally shot one suspect and wounded two others when a chase ended in nearby Missouri City. Houston police say another suspect fled following the gunfire before dawn Tuesday. Police say the shootings happened at front of a home in Missouri City, which is just southwest of Houston. Investigators didn’t immediately say what prompted that chase that began in Houston. Details weren’t immediately available on conditions of the two wounded people, who were transported to hospitals, or about the suspect who remains at large.

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Austin House Fire Leaves Woman Dead, Son Hurt

Posted/updated on: July 7, 2015 at 9:28 am

AUSTIN (AP) – A Central Texas house fire has left a 61-year-old woman dead and her son injured. The Austin Fire Department says the blaze broke out before dawn Tuesday. Investigators are trying to determine what sparked the fire. Authorities didn’t immediately release the name of the woman who died. Her son, who was also in the home in East Austin, was treated for smoke inhalation. Battalion Chief Palmer Buck estimates the house has about $100,000 in damage.

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Boy, 3, Fatally Shoots Himself with Grandparents’ Gun

Posted/updated on: July 7, 2015 at 7:34 am

Harris County Sheriffs Patch2SPRING (AP) — A 3-year-old is dead after Houston-area authorities say he shot himself with his grandparent’s handgun. Harris County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Tebben Lewis says the boy died Monday at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. Officials say deputies went to a neighborhood in the north Houston suburb of Spring after receiving a report that a 3-year-old boy who had been hurt. Detectives said the boy’s grandparents had been babysitting him and put him down for a nap in the master bedroom. Sgt. Ben Beall says the grandparents later went in to check on him and found that the child apparently had found a pistol in the bedroom and shot himself in the head. The case is being referred to a grand jury.

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Police ID Gunman, Victim He Shot in Austin Hotel Lobby

Posted/updated on: July 7, 2015 at 7:34 am

Omni Austin HotelAUSTIN (AP) — Austin police have released the identity of a gunman killed by an officer in a posh downtown hotel after the man fatally shot another person in the lobby. A police statement issued Monday says officers shot and killed Michael Holt, 35, at the Omni Austin Hotel after Holt pointed a gun at the officers early Sunday. Holt was suspected of opening fire in the lobby, killing 60-year-old taxicab driver and innocent bystander Conrado Guadalupe Contreras moments before. The Capital Factory, a startup incubator, is situated in the same building as the hotel and said Holt rented a desk in its suite. Officials with Capitol Factory said they had no information suggesting the incident had to do with Holt’s work there.

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Man Charged after Austin Police say He Struck Man with Sword

Posted/updated on: July 7, 2015 at 9:29 am

AUSTIN (AP) – Police say a man was injured when he was slashed by a double-sided sword during an argument in North Austin. An arrest warrant affidavit says 23-year-old Joshua Mejia was charged Friday with aggravated assault with serious bodily injury. Police say officers responded to a home that day and found a man in the driveway bleeding heavily from his left arm and shoulder. According to the affidavit, the victim said Mejia had confronted him about blocking his car in the driveway before Mejia went inside the residence and came out with a sword. Mejia is being held in the Travis County Jail and his bail is set at $50,000.

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Texan gets 60 Years for Porn, Items at Deer Hunting Lease

Posted/updated on: July 7, 2015 at 9:27 am

DALLAS (AP) – A former Dallas-area man has been sentenced to 60 years in prison in child pornography cases based on evidence found at a deer hunting lease. Stephen Walker of Quinlan last February pleaded guilty to two counts of production of child pornography. Prosecutors linked the 32-year-old Walker to cases of girls enticed into sexually explicit conduct and photographed. The incidents happened in 2006 with a 7-year-old girl and again in 2010, with a girl who was 3 years old. The investigation began last fall when a memory card, with images of child porn, was found at a deer lease in a hunting club where Walker had been. Authorities determined some child porn videos were shot at Walker’s previous residence in Rowlett.

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Decommissioned USS Ranger Headed to Brownsville

Posted/updated on: July 7, 2015 at 9:28 am

BROWNSVILLE (AP) – The former aircraft carrier USS Ranger is expected to reach a South Texas shipyard this weekend as the vessel faces the scrapyard. The Brownsville Herald reports the Ranger could arrive at the Port of Brownsville by Saturday. The Ranger left Bremerton, Washington, on March 5, and is being towed about 16,000 miles to Texas. International Shipbreaking Ltd. has been hired to dismantle the former U.S. warship. The Ranger was commissioned in 1957 and was active from the Vietnam War to Operation Desert Storm, the first Persian Gulf War. The carrier was decommissioned in 1993 at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Washington.

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Man Accused of Killing Activist Sentenced in Unrelated Fraud

Posted/updated on: July 7, 2015 at 7:34 am

gavelHOUSTON (AP) — A Jordanian-born Houston-area man awaiting trial for the slaying of a female Iranian activist has been sentenced to almost four years in prison for conspiring with family members to defraud the U.S. government. Ali Irsan of Conroe was sentenced to 45 months in federal prison for conspiring to receive undeserved Social Security payments. The 58-year-old naturalized American has been charged with capital murder in the 2012 death of Gelareh Bagherzadeh. The graduate student at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center was shot while driving in Houston. Irsan’s wife, Shmou Ali Alrawabdeh, and daughter Nadia Irsan previously received two-year prison sentences for making false statements in the scheme. The mother is charged with murder in the activist’s death; Nadia is charged with felony stalking.

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Poached Alligator Identified as Southeast Texas Man’s Killer

Posted/updated on: July 7, 2015 at 7:34 am

Tommie WoodwardORANGE (AP) — An 11-foot, 400-pound alligator game officials say was shot and killed without a permit has been identified as the beast that killed a late-night swimmer at a Southeast Texas marina. Texas game officials say the alligator was shot in the head and killed Monday afternoon in Adams Bayou in Orange, near where Tommie Woodward’s maimed body was found early Friday. Justice of the Peace Rodney Price of Orange County Precinct 4 said remains found inside the carcass were identified as those of the 28-year-old Orange man. An autopsy determined Woodward died by drowning but lost his left arm below the elbow in the attack. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officers had been searching for the alligator since the fatal attack.

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Gay Couple Quickly Granted Marriage License after Lawsuit

Posted/updated on: July 7, 2015 at 7:34 am

Marriage license2DALLAS (AP) — A gay couple has received a marriage license after filing a federal lawsuit against a North Texas county clerk who previously cited her religious opposition to gay marriage in denying the license. Jim Cato and Joe Stapleton filed the lawsuit Monday against Hood County Clerk Katie Lang, saying they repeatedly had been turned away when trying to obtain a license last week. The couple was quickly granted a license later in the morning in Granbury, the county seat. The city is southwest of Fort Worth. The couple’s attorney, Jan Soifer, released a statement saying they haven’t withdrawn the lawsuit and are seeking an agreement from Lang that her office will issue licenses to same-sex couples without delay. They’re also seeking attorney fees.

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TCU, North Texas Health Science Center to Open Med School

Posted/updated on: July 7, 2015 at 7:34 am

Fort Worth2FORT WORTH (AP) — Texas Christian University and the University of North Texas Health Science Center are joining forces to open a medical school in Fort Worth, the biggest Texas city without such a school. Officials for the two universities announced the collaboration in Fort Worth on Monday. TCU has pledged $50 million toward the project, while the UNT Health Science Center has rounded up about $25 million in private pledges. The “memorandum of understanding” between the two calls for an initial class of 60 students in 2018 with a planned full enrollment of 240. The school will use existing facilities and faculties of the two Fort Worth schools to minimize startup costs. The UNT Health Science Center already has an osteopathic medical school and graduate programs for other health professionals in Fort Worth.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- AMERICAN LEAGUE
Houston 9, Cleveland 4
Minnesota 4, Baltimore 2, 10 Innings
Chicago White Sox 4, Toronto 2
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Dr. Bob’s Weather Forecast and Report

Posted/updated on: July 7, 2015 at 4:38 am

WEATHER REPORT AND SUMMARY:
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VT [VALID TIME] THROUGH 07/07/2015@1730C
ISSUED: 07/07/2015 0438C

TYLER–CITY OFFICE OBSERVATIONS SINCE 7:00 P.M. CDT YESTERDAY:
MAXIMUM THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 88
MINIMUM THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 76
PRECIPITATION THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 0.00

LONGVIEW–AIRPORT OBSERVATIONS SINCE 7:00 P.M. CDT YESTERDAY:
MAXIMUM THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 89
MINIMUM THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 78
PRECIPITATION THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 0.00

TYLER-LONGVIEW METROPOLITAN AREA FORECAST:
TODAY: mostly cloudy, high lower 90s, south winds 10-15 mph;
TONIGHT: mostly cloudy, low middle 70s, south winds 50-10 mph;
TOMORROW: morning clouds then partly cloudy, high lower 90s, southwest winds 5-10 mph;
TOMORROW NIGHT: partly cloudy, low lower 70s, south winds about 5 mph;
THURSDAY: some morning clouds then mostly sunny, high lower 90s, south winds about 5 mph.
EXTENDED FORECAST:
THURSDAY NIGHT: mostly clear, low middle 70s;
FRIDAY: partly cloudy, high lower 90s;
FRIDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low middle 70s;
SATURDAY: partly cloudy, high middle 90s;
SATURDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low middle 70s;
SUNDAY: some morning clouds then mostly sunny, high middle 90s;
SUNDAY NIGHT: mostly clear, low middle 70s;
MONDAY: mostly sunny, high upper 90s.
MID-RANGE OUTLOOK FOR JULY 14-20, 2015:
Above normal temperatures and below normal precipitation.

TYLER CLIMATE DATA FOR July 2, 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.
MAXIMUM 91
MINIMUM 71
PRECIPITATION 0.00
MONTH-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 0.00
YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 39.94

LONGVIEW CLIMATE DATA FOR July 2, 2015
(The report is for the twenty hours ending at 2000 Greenwich
Mean Time, 3:00 p.m. Central Daylight-saving Time. The maximum
and minimum temperatures represent observations during the preceding fourteen hours, while the precipitation represents observations during the preceding twenty hours. The observations are made at WMO/722470, Longview, Texas–East Texas Regional Airport, [94.7W/32.4N, 107M]
MAXIMUM 92
MINIMUM 76
PRECIPITATION 0.00
MONTH-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 0.00
YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 41.46

REGIONAL TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION TABLE
07/06/2015 1906C

Station Min. Max. PCPN.
Athens Texas A&M Forest Service 78 92
Bonham Texas A&M Forest Service 78 90 0.02
Center Municipal Airport 73 91
Clarksville Texas A&M Forest Service 77 90
Corsicana Campbell Field 78 93 tr.
Crockett Texas A&M Forest Service 75 92
Dallas Love Field 80 94
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport 80 93
*Edgewood Union Pacific Railway 76 92
Fort Worth Meacham Field 80 94
Gilmer Fox-Stephens Field 74 90
Greenville–Majors Field 77 91
Hallsville CWOP 75 94
Hawkins CWOP 75 92
Henderson Rusk County Airport 76 90
Houston Hobby Airport 79 91
*Jacksonville Cherokee County Airport 75 91
Linden Texas A&M Forest Service 72 92
Longview City 76 92
Longview East Texas Regional Airport 79 96
Lufkin–Angelina County Airport 78 95
Marshall Harrison County Airport 76 94
Mineola/Quitman–Wood County Airport 79 91
Mount Pleasant–Regional Airport 73 92
Nacogdoches A. L. Mangham Jr. Airport 75 91
Palestine Municipal Airport 77 94
Paris Cox Field 73 90
Shreveport Regional Airport 74 93 0.11
Sulphur Springs–Municipal Airport 78 91
Terrell Municipal Airport 77 91
Texarkana Webb Field 71 91 tr.
Tyler City 76 91
Tyler–Pounds Field 77 92
(* Precipitation data may be reported from a nearby Forest Service
station, or from a cooperating station which reports through 7:00
a.m. CDT.
# Indicates estimated data.
@ Indicates incomplete data.
? Indicates questionable data.
R indicates that a record was set or tied.
All other precipitation reporting periods are for the 24 hours
ending at 7:00 p.m. CDT; maximum and minimum temperatures are
within the eighteen hours ending at 7:00 p.m. CDT.)

PUBLIC FORECAST EXPLANATION
ISSUED: 07/07/2015 0428C
The big question for us is whether we’re going to see any of that rain which currently
drenching parts of west Texas.
Though this seems inconceivable, I doubt that we will. Though the cold front will drift a
bit farther south, and the upper air low will go eastward through Oklahoma tomorrow, upper air
high pressure is also trying to build in from the southeast. I think this is going to suppress any
showers as far east as Tyler/Longview.
The sea-breeze may become a bit more active this weekend thanks to an easterly wave.
However, I don’t hold out much hope for rain with that one, either.
Also, the long-range models are hinting at another Eastern states trough by this time next
week. Not wanting to be a pessimist, I’m also not betting on that one.
Thus, I think we’re entering a dry period with increasing temperatures.
At 4 a.m. today, skies are mostly cloudy with blow-off from the West Texas
thunderstorms. Temperatures are in the middle to high 70s, and winds are light southerly. RKP

CODED CITIES FORECAST–TYR
ISSUED: 07/07/2015 0436C

DAY WX TEMP POP
Tuesday MOSTLY CLOUDY 92/76 10%/10%
Wednesday PARTLY CLOUDY 92/73 10%/05%
Thursday PARTLY CLOUDY 93/75 10%/05%

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Woman Shot and Killed While Walking in Hollywood, Motive Unclear

iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- A gunman shot and killed a woman in Hollywood, and the shooter’s motive remains unclear, authorities said.

The shooting happened after 10 p.m. Sunday near Sunset Boulevard.

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Chicago Mayor Decries Gang Violence After Violent Holiday Weekend

Antonprado/iStock/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) -- Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel said on Monday he is both “saddened and sickened” by the gun violence in the city over the July 4th weekend.

The shootings, which were concentrated in the city's struggling south and west sides, left 9 people dead and at least 53 injured.

A 7-year-old-boy, and a 17-year-old-boy, were among the fatal victims....

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Bikes Stolen From Neighborhood Bicycle Program, Community Donates Three Times as Many

When Conkey Cruisers, a neighborhood bike program, had bikes stolen, the community donated three times as many bikes back to them.(Theresa Bowick)(ROCHESTER, N.Y.) -- When a neighborhood bicycle program in upstate New York had more than a hundred of its bikes stolen, the community revved up and replaced them with three times as many.

Conkey Cruisers in Rochester, New...

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Turnabout: ISIS Fighter Makes July 4 Threat, Reportedly Killed That Day

zabelin/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A day after a purported high-profile Western member of ISIS posted an ominous message on Twitter saying this Fourth of July would be a “day to remember,” U.S.-led coalition missiles may have kept the promise for him – just probably not the way he meant.

On Monday, other Twitter accounts associated with suspected ISIS members mourned...

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Maryland Mom Accused of Leaving Infant on Road Held on $500K Bail

Sandra McClary is seen in this undated mugshot posted to Facebook by Anne Arundel County Police Department. (Anne Arundel County Police Department/Facebook)(PASADENA, Md.) -- The Maryland mother charged with abandoning her infant on the side of a road Sunday morning is being held on $500,000 bail and faces a separate indictment for armed robbery, court records indicate.

Sandra Clara...

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Convicted Boston Marathon Bomber Begins Appeals Process

FBI(BOSTON) -- Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has taken the first step in what could be a lengthy appeals process.

On Monday, the legal team representing Tsarnaev filed a preliminary motion for a new trial after the 21-year-old was convicted on multiple charges and sentenced last month to death on six of them. 

The basis of the request was not immediately clear. ...

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Walter Reed Medical Center on Lockdown After Report of Suspected ‘Active Shooter’

ABC News(BETHESDA, Md.) — The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center campus near Bethesda, Maryland, placed a shelter in place order this morning following reports of a suspected active shooter.

Montgomery County Police officers responded but have not confirmed the initial report of a gunshot heard on campus.

The National Naval Medical Center and Walter Reed Army Medical Center...

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South Carolina Takes Step Towards Removing Confederate Flag With Senate Vote

Denis Jr. Tangney/iStock/Thinkstock(COLUMBIA, S.C.) -- A step has been taken toward removing the Confederate flag from the South Carolina state capitol grounds with the Senate voting in favor of its removal.

The flag isn't coming down quite yet, however, as the bill now has to go to the state's House of Representatives for more debate and approval, before it...

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San Francisco Shooting Suspect Says He Kept Coming Back to the City to Avoid Deportation

Courtesy of Steinle family(SAN FRANCISCO) — An undocumented immigrant suspected of killing a woman at a San Francisco pier said he chose the city for its sanctuary policies — that is, he knew San Francisco was a good place to avoid deportation, he told ABC station KGO-TV.

In an exclusive jailhouse interview, a KGO-TV reporter asked Francisco Sanchez, the...

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Two Killed, Three Missing After Boat Capsizes on Ohio River in Kentucky

Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) -- A man and a 14-year-old boy are dead and three people were missing Sunday after a boat capsized on the Ohio River near Louisville, Kentucky, officials said.

Nine people were on board when the accident occurred Saturday night, Louisville Fire Chief Gregory Frederick said.

Four people were rescused but three people --...

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Suspect in Woman’s Death on San Francisco Pier Says Shooting Was an Accident

A California woman was shot and killed in an apparent random act of violence. (Courtesy of Steinle family)(SAN FRANCISCO) -- The man suspected of killing a woman at a popular San Francisco pier said the shooting was an accident, claiming he found a gun wrapped in a T-shirt and it went off when he picked it up.

Francisco Sanchez...

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Mother of Baby Girl Found on Side of Maryland Road Arrested

Anyone with information about this baby found abandoned in Maryland is asked to call the Anne Arundel County Police Department. (Anne Arundel County Police Department)(ANNE ARUNDEL, Md.) --  The mother of a baby girl found apparently abandoned on the side of a Maryland road was arrested Sunday evening, accused of taking the infant out of her car and leaving...

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Inspectors Investigating Deck Collapse at North Carolina Beach House That Injured 14

iStock/Thinkstock(EMERALD ISLE, N.C.) -- Police and building inspectors are investigating what may have caused a deck to collapse at an Emerald Isle, North Carolina, beach house, injuring at least 14 people.

Preliminary findings reveal the floor joists and fasteners failed to hold the deck together, Emerald Island Town Manager Frank Rush told ABC News on Sunday. Results from the...

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Suicide Car Bomb Targets NATO Convoy in Afghanistan

iStock/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- At least five people were injured Tuesday when a suicide car bomb targeted a NATO convoy in eastern Afghanistan, according to officials.

The attack, which the Taliban has claimed responsibility for, happened in the Shah Shaheed area of Kabul, police said. NATO confirmed the incident, adding that it suffered no casualties.

According to officials from the...

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UN Chief Calls for Inquiry into Mysterious Dag Hammarskjold Plane Crash

ullstein bild/ullstein bild via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon believes further investigation is necessary to uncover the truth behind a 1961 plane crash in which Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold and 15 others died.

According to Ban, questions remain about a possible aerial attack or other interference.

However, Ban said in a letter to the U.N. General...

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Malala Yousafzai Calls on World Leaders to Invest in Books, Not Bullets

Andrew Burton/Getty Images(OSLO, Norway) -- Education activist Malala Yousafzai is calling on world leaders to invest in books, not bullets.

Speaking at the Oslo Education Summit in Oslo, Norway, the 17-year-old Nobel Laureate declared that every child deserves access to 12 years of free education.

“The poorest girls get just three years of schooling because of a lack of...

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Russian Bombers Fly Near US on July 4th

Biskariot/iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- As Americans were celebrating the Fourth of July holiday, four Russian long-range bomber aircraft flew close enough to the US shores that they were intercepted by military fighter jets.

The first set of two bombers flew near Alaska and just 30 minutes later a separate set flew far off the west coast of California.

According to...

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New Horizons Pluto Probe Suffers a Glitch

A drawing shows the New Horizons spacecraft approaching Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, in July 2015. (NASA)(NEW YORK) -- NASA's New Horizon space probe is on track to make a scheduled approach to Pluto following a heart-stopping glitch on Saturday when the spacecraft briefly cut communications with Earth.

The space probe, which has been on a nearly decade-long...

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Canadian Man Arrested After Flying Lawn Chair With Helium Balloons

A man attached helium balloons to a lawn chair and soared above Stampede Park in Calgary, Canada on July 5, 2015. (Tom Warne)(CALGARY, Alberta) -- It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s a man in a lawn chair flying over Canada.

A Canadian man attached giant helium-filled balloons to a makeshift cockpit -– a lawn chair -– and...

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Iraqi Fighter Jet Accidentally Bombs Neighborhood

MarkRubens/iStock(BAGHDAD) -- Iraqi officials say at least 12 people were killed when one of the country's fighter jets accidentally bombed a Baghdad neighborhood.

Three children and two women are among the dead while more than two dozen others were wounded.

Officials say it was a malfunction that caused the plane to drop its deadly payload over the neighborhood.

The...

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Woman Rescued by Hotel Employee After Sleepwalking into the Sea

iStock/ThinkstockA woman’s sleepwalking turned life-threatening when she walked straight into the sea in the middle of the night.

Marie Lord, 39, has a hotel porter to thank for saving her life after she sleepwalked into the sea in front of the Anchor Head Hotel in Somerset, U.K.

Lee Searle was three hours into his night shift two weeks ago...

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Russian President and Greek Prime Minister Speak After Referendum

iStock/Thinkstock(MOSCOW) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras spoke by phone on Monday to discuss the results of Sunday's referendum in Greece.

In a statement from the Kremlin, the leaders "...discussed the results of the Greek referendum on the conditions of financial support being proposed by international creditors to Athens, as well as several questions...

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U.S. Led Coalition Carries Out More Airstrikes Against ISIS

iStock/Thinkstock(DAMASCUS, Syria) -- Officials say the U.S.-led coalition carried out nearly 40 airstrikes against the Islamic State over the weekend.

At an on-camera meeting at the Pentagon, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said, “We are doing more in Syria from the air. I think you saw some of that in recent days. And the opportunity to do that effectively is...

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Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis Resigns

iStock/Thinkstock(ATHENS) — Yanis Varoufakis resigned Sunday from his post as Greece’s Minister of Finance after Greek voters overwhelmingly rejected Europe’s terms of a bailout.

“The referendum of 5th July will stay in history as a unique moment when a small European nation rose up against debt-bondage,” Varoufakis wrote in a post resigning his post on his website, adding, “Like...

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Twitter Wants to Celebrate Your Birthday

iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Twitter wants to celebrate your birthday -- if you're so inclined to let the world know it's your big day.

A new option unveiled this week allows a user to share their birthday with targeted audiences including the public, a user's followers and a more select group where "we follow each other."

Another option lets...

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German Hotel Will Block Wi-Fi for $1,200 Per Night

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Travelers who struggle to disconnect from their devices don’t just have to trek off the grid to escape technology. One luxurious German hotel now offers to make Wi-Fi inaccessible as part of its appeal.

For a lofty $1,200 per night, rooms at Villa Stephanie spa resort, located in Baden-Baden, are built inside of a copper...

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Day Pack and Washing Machine in One, the Stuff Backpacker’s Dreams Are Made Of

Courtesy Scrubba Wash Pack(NEW YORK) -- It's a common backpacker's dilemma: carrying few enough clothes to easily move from place to place and keeping those few possessions from becoming caked in filth.

Enter the Scrubba Wash Pack, the latest iteration of a washing machine on the go. Described as a day pack that is also a washing machine, it's...

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Prince George’s Christening Outfit Sells Out

Courtesy Rachel Riley(LONDON) -- Who is the biggest fashion icon in Britain’s royal family?

One might assume it is Duchess Kate, but these days it is her son, Prince George, the third-in-line to the British throne, whose outfits are selling off the shelf in minutes.

Most recently, the red shorts and white shirt worn by nearly 2-year-old Prince George...

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The Unlikely Story of How Burt’s Bees Founder Started Company with a Hitchhiker

Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Burt's Bees began when co-founder Burt Shavitz picked up a hitchhiker in 1984 in his yellow Datsun.

Shavitz, who died Sunday at his home in rural Maine, and that hitchhiker would eventually become business partners.

The skincare products would become ubiquitous and Shavitz's face would be emblazoned on the packaging.

Roxanne Quimby, the...

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Markets Close Slightly Lower Following Greece Bailout Vote

vichie81/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Stocks opened lower on Monday, after voters in Greece voted overwhelmingly to reject the terms of the country’s latest bailout, but the declines weren’t as bad as many as feared.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 17,683.58, down 46.53 from its open.

The NASDAQ was down by 17.27 to finish the day at 4,991.94, while...

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What Google Mystery Device Could Be

Adam Berry/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A mystery Google product described in a recent filing with the Federal Communications Commission could very well be the next iteration of Google Glass.

It's no secret Google's team has been back at the drawing board to come up with Google Glass 2.0 and the new filing first spotted by Droid Life seems to...

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Greece: Here’s What Happens Next

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Following the Greek people's majority rejection of creditors' terms for austerity and the resignation of the country's finance minister, Greece's future in the European Union is more tenuous than ever.

"At this point, the pressure is on [Prime minister Alex Tsipras] to come up with a plan to stay in the euro, but time is running...

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Side-By-Side Comparison of New Oreo Thins to Original

ABC News(NEW YORK) — It’s been a busy year for Oreo: Red Velvet and S’Mores flavors debuted, with much speculation of what’s coming next.

Well, the wait is over, because as of Tuesday, there’s a brand new version hitting shelves: Oreo Thins.

These new and improved cookie sandwiches are identical to their bulkier older brother, but they’ve been on...

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Burt’s Bees Co-Founder Dead at 80

Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Burt Shavitz, co-founder of Burt's Bees, has died at the age of 80.

The company posted to its Facebook page saying that Shavitz "has left for greener fields and wilder woods." The company described its leader as "a bearded, free-spirited Maine man, a beekeeper, a wisecracker, a lover of golden retrievers...

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Eurogroup to Discuss Greek ‘No’ Vote Tuesday

LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- In the wake of a resounding "no" vote in Greece, the Dutch finance minister shared his concerns on Twitter Sunday night.

"I take note of the outcome of the Greek referendum," he wrote. "This result is very regrettable for the future of Greece."

The Eurogroup plans to discuss the refendum on Tuesday.

Experts have...

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Southwest Airlines Agrees to Terms with Flight Attendants, Will Give Wage Increases

icholakov/iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Southwest Airlines reached an agreement with its flight attendants this past week to increase their wages and extend the current contract through May 2019.

According to a press release from the airline, flight attendants will also get bonus opportunities and work-rule adjustments in addition to higher wages. "I applaud the efforts of everyone who worked...

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Find This Man a Girlfriend and He’ll Pay You $10K

Ren You, 29, has offered $10,000 to anyone who can find him a long-term girlfriend.(Courtesy Ren You)(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) -- Ren You is a 29-year-old with a Harvard MBA and a job at a private equity firm. He is also someone who does not like to be inefficient and does not want to miss out on opportunities. Those two character...

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The Fate of Greece Decided in Sunday Referendum

iStock/Thinkstock(ATHENS, Greece) -- Will Greece run out of cash? A vote on Sunday will decide.

Millions in Greece are struggling as they try to deal with high unemployment and limits on ATM withdrawals. A vote Sunday will allow Greek voters to decide whether or not Greece should accept an international bailout plan after months of talks.

The plan has...

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Injured Sept. 11 Firefighter Wins $5 Million From Scratch-Off Lottery Ticket

Steve Snowden/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Carmelo Mercado, a retired New York firefighter who sacrificed his health as a 9/11 responder, is now getting something back from New York, through the form of a lottery ticket.

The 63-year-old father, who lives in Orange County, New York, started buying scratch-off tickets when he retired from the fire department 11 years ago, he...

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The Lowell Hotel to Debut Scotland’s First Home-Grown Tea

www.weeteaplantation.com(NEW YORK) -- It’s Scottish tea time, America!

Scotland's first home-grown tea is making its way to U.S. soil next week.

"Next Tuesday, the Upper-East Side’s acclaimed Lowell Hotel will be the first U.S. establishment to serve Scotland’s only home-grown teas in the atmospheric surroundings of its iconic Pembroke Room. Guests and visitors of the New York hotel will...

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Mixed Day on Wall Street, Despite Upbeat Monthly Employment Report

JaysonPhotography/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- An upbeat monthly unemployment report didn’t help the markets to close out the week.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 17,849.46 on Friday, down 56.12 from its open.

The Nasdaq however was up by 9.33 to close at 5,068.46. The S&P 500 fell by 3.01, to finish the session at a close of 2,092.83.

The...

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US Economy Adds 280K Jobs in May

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- U.S. employers added 280,000 jobs to their payrolls in May, the Labor Department reported Friday morning.

Last month's figures beat expert expectations of just 227,000 jobs.

The unemployment rate was “essentially unchanged,” the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics said, at 5.5 percent. The prior month, the rate stood at 5.4 percent.

 Hourly wages rose 0.3 percent...

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CVS Accused in Lawsuit of Racially Profiling Customers, Worker Discrimination

Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Four former CVS workers are suing the pharmacy chain and some of its managers in a potential class action lawsuit, claiming that staff in multiple New York City stores racially profile African-American and Hispanic shoppers, using racial slurs.

The suit alleges that the workers were "routinely" directed, among other things, to "follow...

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Today on the Trail — 7/7/15

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

Read on below to find out their campaign schedules:

Hillary Clinton

The former secretary of state will be in Iowa Tuesday for an organizing event at the Iowa City Public Library at 11:45 a.m. ET and a house party in Ottumwa at 4:15 p.m. ET.

She'll do her...

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White House Takes Executive Action on Solar Energy

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Obama administration is taking new steps to make solar energy more accessible to low-income Americans.

While solar power has become an increasingly cost-efficient alternative to traditional source of energy in recent years, the White House says solar power has remained largely out of reach for many low-income Americans who would stand to benefit the most from...

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President Obama Gives Update on ISIS, Says Lone Wolf Threat ‘Harder to Detect, Harder to Prevent’

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Nearly one month ago, President Barack Obama admitted the United States did not “yet have a complete strategy” to defeat the Islamic State.

On Monday, after meeting with his top military brass and senior administration officials in a rare visit to the Pentagon, the president outlined a strategy, step-by-step, that he believes will be a winning...

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Carter Says Raqqa Airstrikes Aimed at Preventing ISIS Response to Kurdish Advance

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, and French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian hold a press conference at the Pentagon, July 6, 2015. (DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett)(WASHINGTON) -- Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Monday that the large number of airstrikes north of Raqqa over the July 4th weekend were designed to prevent ISIS from attacking Syrian Kurdish forces...

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Donald Trump Deletes Tweet About Jeb Bush’s Wife

Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- As the immigration battle among presidential candidates heats up, the attacks are getting personal.

Donald Trump retweeted an offensive comment about Jeb Bush’s wife, Columba, who came to this country legally from Mexico.

"@RobHeilbron: @realDonaldTrump #JebBush has to like the Mexican Illegals because of his wife."

That tweet was later deleted, but...

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Obama to Address NAACP National Convention in Philadelphia

Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- President Obama will address the 106th NAACP Annual Convention in Philadelphia later this month.

The president will speak on Tuesday, July 14 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, the organization announced on Monday.

It will be the second time that Obama will address the NAACP’s National Convention while serving as president.

“We are...

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Kerry on Iran Nuclear Negotiations: ‘Could Go Either Way’

Photo by Hasan Tosun/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(VIENNA) -- Though progress has been made in recent days, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says that nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 countries "could go either way."

Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif met multiple times on Sunday, with Kerry telling reporters that it is "time to see whether or...

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Sen. Tom Cotton: Military Strikes Must ‘Remain an Option’ Over Iran Nuclear Program

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- As the deadline to reach a final agreement with Iran over its nuclear program rapidly approaches, Sen. Tom Cotton said the threat of military action should "remain an option" to ensure a strong deal.

"It's never the preferred choice, but military force does have to remain an option if our diplomacy is going to be credible,"...

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Rick Perry on Donald Trump: ‘I Was Offended by His Remarks’

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry said he didn’t believe that his fellow 2016 contender Donald Trump “understands the challenge” of strengthening the U.S.-Mexico border, adding he was “offended” when Trump labeled Mexicans “rapists” during a speech last month.

“The fact is that I’ve said very clearly that Donald Trump does not represent the Republican Party,”...

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Obama Celebrates Military Families on July 4th: ‘Freedom Is Not Free’

The White House(WASHINGTON) -- On the Fourth of July, President Obama reminded thousands of military families celebrating the holiday in his backyard that American freedom comes at a cost.

"Freedom is not free. It’s paid by all the folks who are here today and all the folks who are around the world," the president said Saturday at an Independence...

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Hillary Clinton Marches in Parade, Reporters Kept Behind Rope Line

iStock/Thinkstock(GORHAM, N.H.) -- At the Fourth of July parade Hillary Clinton marched in Saturday in Gorham, New Hampshire, reporters following the candidate were kept -- and at moments, dragged -- behind an actual moving rope line.

The rope, which two Clinton staffers held on to on either side, was meant to give Clinton space as she walked down the...

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Hillary Clinton Encourages Distraught Gay Child Depicted in Viral Photo

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- A Humans of New York photo showing what it says is a distraught young boy crying because he is gay has gone viral, with thousands of people commenting on Facebook offering advice and words of support.

“I’m homosexual and I’m afraid about what my future will be and that people won’t like me,” the caption reads....

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Obama Pays Tribute to Military Members, Wishes Women’s Soccer Team Luck in Weekly Address

Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- In his weekly address, President Obama paid tribute to the men and women in the military, touched on the country’s diversity and wished the women’s soccer team luck in the World Cup final on Sunday.

The president said he is going to spend the day outdoors “grilling burgers and dogs,” celebrating Malia’s birthday...

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GOP Weekly Address: Let’s Come Together to Protect All That Makes America Great

US Congress(WASHINGTON) -- In this week’s Republican address, Rep. Will Hurd of Texas discussed Republicans' efforts to provide U.S. troops and intelligence professionals with the support they need to carry out their vital missions.

Hurd spoke of the importance of funding America’s military, despite claims that Senate Democrats have held the defense spending bill hostage in order to get...

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Hillary Clinton Not Fazed By Bernie Sanders’ Crowds

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

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

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

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#DontJudgeChallenge: Teens Protest Body Shaming Through Hashtag

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A beauty trend is blowing up on social media where teens are posting thousands of videos with the hashtag, “dontjudgechallenge,” mocking glamour shots by intentionally making themselves look exceptionally unattractive.

The hashtag has been used more than two million times in less than two weeks.

“Essentially the idea was, ‘This is not what I really look...

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#DontJudgeChallenge: Teens Protest Body Shaming Through Hashtag

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A beauty trend is blowing up on social media where teens are posting thousands of videos with the hashtag, “dontjudgechallenge,” mocking glamour shots by intentionally making themselves look exceptionally unattractive.

The hashtag has been used more than two million times in less than two weeks.

“Essentially the idea was, ‘This is not what I really look...

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#DontJudgeChallenge: Teens Protest Body Shaming Through Hashtag

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A beauty trend is blowing up on social media where teens are posting thousands of videos with the hashtag, “dontjudgechallenge,” mocking glamour shots by intentionally making themselves look exceptionally unattractive.

The hashtag has been used more than two million times in less than two weeks.

“Essentially the idea was, ‘This is not what I really look...

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Your Body: Could Nuts Be the Key to a Healthier Life?

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

Nuts. They fit in the palm of your hands. They come in a variety of types and flavors. And they just might help you live a longer life.

Researchers found a handful of peanuts -- or other nuts -- everyday seemed to be linked to a lower risk of a...

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Your Age Might Not Match the Age of Your Cells

Alexander Traksel/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A new study from Duke University found that some people are biologically 'older' and aging at a faster rate – even though their chronological age is the same.

The study examined about 1000 adults born within the same year, all 38 years old.  

But looking at 18 different biomarkers of physiologic aging in their...

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Brooklyn Woman Officially Named World’s Oldest Person at 116

Susannah Mushatt Jones of Brooklyn, New York has been named the oldest living person. (Guinness World Records)(NEW YORK) -- At 116 years old, Susannah Mushatt Jones of Brooklyn, New York is now officially the world's oldest living person.

Born on July 6, 1899, Jones became the record holder on June 17, 2015 at the age of 115 years and...

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Model You Never Knew Existed Shapes the Jeans You Wear

ABC News(NEW YORK) — J.Lo, Beyonce and Kim Kardashian may have the most talked-about derrieres in Hollywood, but when it comes to finding that perfect fit, 34-year-old Natasha Wagner influences the fashion industry more that those celebrities.

Wagner is a “fit model” for some of the world’s most popular denim brands, including Gap, Levi’s and 7 For All Mankind....

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Jada Pinkett Smith Reveals Fitness Secrets at 43

Jemal Countess/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — It's hard to believe Jada Pinkett Smith is 43 and a mother of two.

The Magic Mike star opened up to People magazine about how she maintains her figure and what she does to stay in shape.

"We talk about diet a lot, we talk about exercise a lot, but what we don't talk...

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Your Body: Keeping Your Kids Hydrated

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

Is your child cranky this summer? It could be for a reason you haven’t considered -- one that health experts say affects more than half of the children in America.

A new study out of Harvard suggests that most children might not be getting the water they need to stay...

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Study Investigates Possible Link Between Citrus and Skin Cancer

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Cancer researchers are examining if eating citrus might put people more at risk for developing melanoma since researchers have long known that certain citrus juices on the surface of the skin can make skin so sensitive to light that people can end up with serious burns.

Dr. Abar Qureshi, director of dermatology at Brown University and...

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Higher Testosterone May Lead to Bigger Financial Risks

GH-Photography/iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- Financial markets are controlled by testosterone more than you think.

A new study from Imperial College London published in Scientific Reports reveals men with higher testosterone levels make bigger financial risks.

The researchers conducted the study using a trading floor simulation with volunteers buying and selling assets among themselves. In one experiment, volunteers kept their natural hormone...

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Sunburn Art is Trending and Doctors are Speaking Out

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A social media trend is leaving dermatologists burned up this summer.

Many people who see their skin as a blank canvas for art get a tattoo, but what about getting something else that may be just as permanent?

A new social media trend called #sunburnart has people showing off their burned skin after strategically placing sunscreen...

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Texas Child Saves Woman Who Had Seizure in Pool

iStock/Thinkstock(TYLER, Texas) -- A 7-year-old Texas girl responded with grace under pressure, reportedly saving a woman who had a seizure from drowning in a pool.

Dasia Wessner was visiting the Glascow Trails Community mobile home park swimming pool in Tyler, Texas, Wednesday when she noticed a family friend in trouble, ABC News affiliate station KLTV reported.

Natalie Foster, 34,...

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Study Finds Hope for Potential HIV Vaccine

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A vaccine to help protect against HIV may be closer to reality than previously though, one study indicates.

The study, published in the journal Science, found that one potential HIV vaccine can be used to protect rhesus monkeys from the disease. Fifty percent of the monkeys given the vaccine were protected, researchers say, when...

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

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

Doug died.

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

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Hilary Swank Puts Career on Hold to Care for Dad

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

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

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

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Meghan Trainor Postpones Concerts Due to Vocal Cord Hemorrhage

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

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

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

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“The Bachelorette” Recap: Shawn B. Finds Out About Kaitlyn’s Night with Nick

ABC/Clodagh Kilcoyne(NEW YORK) -- Monday night on ABC's The Bachelorette, Kaitlyn Bristowe confessed to Shawn B. that she slept with Nick Viall...and he didn't take the news too well.

Though Shawn remained committed to his relationship with Kaitlyn, he also couldn't get the Nick situation off his mind. He decided to confront Nick, accusing him of being manipulative and arrogant. The episode ended...

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Report: Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick Split

Timothy White/ E!(LOS ANGELES) -- Amid rumors that Scott Disick has fallen off the wagon, there's a report that he and Kourtney Kardashian have split.

According to People magazine, the E! reality couple has broken up after nine years together.

They have three children: 5-and-a-half-year-old son Mason; daughter Penelope, who turns 3 this week; and infant son Reign Aston, who was born...

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Final Totals for July 4 Weekend Box Office Puts “Inside Out” Ahead of “Jurassic World”

Disney/Buena Vista(HOLLYWOOD) -- Jurassic World's reign as box office champ has come to an end.

Estimates for the Fourth of July weekend had the dinosaur flick as the number-one movie with 30.9 million dollars, just ahead of the Disney/Pixar movie Inside Out. But according to the final figures released Monday by Rentrak, Inside Out earned more money:...

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Caitlyn Jenner ‘Feels a Responsibility’ to the Transgender Community

Annie Leibovitz/Vanity Fair(LOS ANGELES) -- Caitlyn Jenner is exploring the issues and people in the LGBT community in a series of editorials for WhoSay called "The Real Me," and she opens by noting she feels a responsibility to other transgender people.

"Up until now, I have totally isolated myself from the transgender community so I have a lot of catching...

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The Actress Hugh Jackman Is Not ‘Allowed to Work With’

ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) -- Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness have been married for nearly 20 years, and his wife would like to keep it that way.

Although Furness, who met Jackman on the set of the Australian TV show Correlli, is used to seeing her hunky husband star opposite a beautiful woman, she told Australian television that there's one actress he's...

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Bobby Brown Forgets Lyrics During Concert Performance

Lisette M. Azar/CBS (ATLANTA) -- Bobby Brown is dealing with a lot. Although his daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, remains in hospice care, the singer was able to get through a concert performance at Wolf Creek Amphitheater in Atlanta July 4, according to E! News.

"Hold on Atlanta. Atlanta, I can't hear y'all. I know it's a little early, but God...let's...

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Scaled-Down “American Idol Live!” Tour Launches Tonight

Frank Micelotta / FOX(LOS ANGELES) -- American Idol season 14 ended in May, but now the top five contestants are hitting the road for the annual American Idol Live! tour.  Yes, that's right: only the top five contestants -- champ Nick Fradiani, runner-up Clark Beckham, Jax, Tyanna Jones and Rayvon Owen -- will be featured this year. 

Previous tours have featured 10 or more finalists, but...

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Bill Cosby Admits to Giving Quaaludes to Woman, Seeking the Drug for Others, Court Documents Say

Jemal Countess/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Embattled TV superstar Bill Cosby admitted to giving a woman Quaaludes and said that he obtained the drugs with the idea that he would give them to women he wanted to have sex with, according to court filings released Monday.

In the 2005 filing, part of a civil case, Cosby, who has been accused...

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Marisa Tomei Joins “Empire” Cast

ADRIAN SANCHEZ-GONZALEZ/AFP/Getty ImagesMarisa Tomei has joined the cast of the Fox drama Empire, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Tomei will appear in a recurring role as Mimi Whiteman, a demanding venture capitalist who becomes involved with the Lyon family. The Oscar-winning actress joins a growing list of guest stars on the series that includes Chris Rock, Alicia...

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Taylor Swift Says “Bad Blood” Was Her Way of “Standing Up for” Herself

ABC/Ida Mae AstuteBy now, fans know Taylor Swift's hit "Bad Blood" was supposedly inspired by fellow pop star Katy Perry, though neither woman has ever confirmed it.  But what's really interesting about the song is that Taylor says she wrote it as a way of "standing up for herself."

Taylor made her reputation by writing songs about heartbreak caused...

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Missy Elliot, Usher, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar Highlights at Essence Music Festival

Josh Brasted/FilmMagicThe Essence Music Festival 2015 took over New Orleans' Superdome last weekend for the 21st year. With their theme of "Through love we build! Through love we learn! Through love we share!, the festival encouraged music lovers to #BringtheLove, while Essence brought the music.

Gospel singer Lecrae and R&B crooner Trey Songz helped kick things off Thursday night...

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Does Kit Harington’s Long Hair Mean He’s Returning to “Game of Thrones?”

Ian Walton/Getty ImagesGame of Thrones' Kit Harington was photographed at a Wimbledon tennis match in London on Thursday, but the big story seems to be his hair.

In the picture, Harington is back to sporting his familiar long hair, after showing up at the U.K. premiere of the movie Testament of Youth back in January with a much...

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Report: Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis Tie the Knot

Noel Vasquez/GC ImagesAshton Kutcher and Mila Kunis had an eventful Fourth of July weekend.

The couple tied the knot sometime during the weekend, People magazine reports, citing an unnamed source.

Kutcher, 37, and Kunis, 31, got engaged in February of 2014 and welcomed daughter Wyatt Isabelle the following October.

Their status was a topic of conversation when Kunis appeared...

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“Jurassic World” Wins Fourth of July Weekend Box Office

UniversalArnold Schwarzenegger couldn't terminate Jurassic World's winning streak at the box office during the Fourth of July weekend.

For the fourth consecutive weekend, Jurassic World was the top film. The dinosaur flick raked in an estimated 30.9 million dollars. It has now made a total of 558 million dollars at the domestic box office to date.

The Disney/Pixar...

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Jim Carrey Apologizes for Posting Photo of Autistic Boy in Tweets About Vaccination Law

Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagicJim Carrey has apologized to the family of a young autistic child after posting pictures of the boy without their permission during an extended Twitter rant about California's new vaccine legislation.

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

It all began Tuesday, when the 53-year-old actor and comedian...

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1124 - Tyrus surrenders to Crusaders
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