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Posted/updated on: May 28, 2015 at 11:48 am
HENDERSON — Copper thefts were among the newly-voiced concerns Thursday morning as Rusk County and Henderson city leaders met with representatives of local agencies to get an assessment of the current situation on the ground following Monday night’s tornado. According to KETK, authorities say there have been some isolated reports of copper theft in areas where utility crews are trying to restore power lines. Residents are asked to report all suspicious activity involving utility materials, especially at night. Read more …
Posted/updated on: May 28, 2015 at 2:55 pm
EAST TEXAS — Thursday was another day off for a number of East Texas students following damage from Monday’s storms. Jacksonville, New Summerfield, and Henderson all canceled classes Thurday. According to KETK, officials said Henderson ISD was closed due to unexpected difficulties with efforts to restore power at the middle school. School officials say they’re confident that all campuses will be open Friday. In New Summerfield, elementary students will be out the remainder of this school year. Secondary students, because of final exams, will be updated on a day to day basis. Carlisle had a two hour delay on starting classes Thursday. Troup schools had an early release.
Posted/updated on: May 28, 2015 at 1:23 pm
HOUSTON (AP) – A federal appeals court has agreed to consider an appeal from a 48-year-old East Texas man on death row for the 2002 slaying of his 2-year-old daughter. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says it will look at arguments on whether the rights of Robert Roberson III were violated when his trial judge in Palestine refused to allow testimony from a neurologist. Roberson was convicted of the death of his daughter, Nikki Curtis, at their Palestine home. His attorneys contend the physician would have said Roberson didn’t deliberately kill her, a key element in his defense. The appeals court said late Wednesday the Supreme Court has made clear defendants are entitled to a meaningful opportunity to a complete defense. The 5th Circuit has ordered briefings to address the issue.
Posted/updated on: May 28, 2015 at 12:39 pm
GLADEWATER — Because of unsafe conditions, Lake Gladewater Park is being closed. According to a notice on the city’s Facebook page, In the interest of public safety, the city of Gladewater has decided to close the Lake Gladewater Park due to the potential for unsafe water conditions caused by the area’s recent rainfall and runoff amounts. The lake has seen a significant increase in the water level and with more runoff and rain expected in the near future this is the logical and responsible thing to do to protect our citizens. Boaters who live on the lake are strongly encouraged to stay on the north side of the lake and avoid areas south of the boat ramps. Both public boat ramps are also closed as a result of this decision. The entire park will remain closed until deemed appropriate and safe to reopen.
Posted/updated on: May 28, 2015 at 1:24 pm
SMITH COUNTY — Smith County Engineer Frank Davis said late Wednesday afternoon that county roads still closed due to recent storm damage are all in precinct 3, to the west and northwest of Lindale. They include CR 4119 and CR 445. Both roads and culverts have been washed out and will be closed for several weeks until pipes can be ordered to repair the culverts, according to Davis. CR 499 was washed out due to a broken dam on a private pond and remains closed. CR 4129 is closed to drivers after a wooden bridge was damaged and moved 4 feet by water and debris. Davis says road and bridge crews will have to reposition and repair the bridge, which could take weeks. CR 496 and CR 411 remain closed after suffering washouts from the May 10 storm.
Posted/updated on: May 28, 2015 at 12:39 pm
LONGVIEW — A Longview man remains jailed, charged with assault of a family or household member with a prior conviction and possession of less than 28 grams of a controlled substance. KETK and the Longview News-Journal report Kelan Tevorion Richardson, 24, is held on a total of $11,000 in bonds. He was arrested Tuesday in the 700 block of Texas 31 after Longview police said he was beating a woman in a parking lot. The woman said Richardson asked her to bring him a cigarette, then punched her several times in the face after she brought it, police said. Police said Richardson also dropped a plastic bag that contained 20 pills of Xanax from his pocket while talking to an officer. Officers said the drugs weighed 3.1 grams, according to the arrest report.
Posted/updated on: May 28, 2015 at 12:11 pm
LONGVIEW — Jim Kendrick, chief executive officer of Longview Regional Medical Center, has resigned his position effective the end of July to accept a newly created position as Network CEO for 10 Community Health Systems-affiliated hospitals in Oklahoma. That’s according to KETK. “This was not an easy decision because we have accomplished so much at Longview Regional and opportunities still exist to advance the care we provide the community,” said Kendrick. “There is a solid infrastructure in place to continue the vision we’ve established and a leadership team that will support its success. I will miss all of Longview’s talented employees, volunteers, board members and medical staff and wish them all the best in the future.” Read more …
Posted/updated on: May 28, 2015 at 10:52 am
GREGG COUNTY — A Longview man found dead in March near the Boorman Trail was connected to the burglary of a nearby pawn shop a few days before and apparently was running from police when he fell into water and drowned. According to the Longview News-Journal, the body of Kendrick Fitzgerald Hill, 32, was found March 6 floating face down in shallow water near the trail. According to an autopsy performed by Forensic Medical of Texas in Tyler, Hill died of hypothermia and drowning, and his death was ruled accidental. Hill also tested positive for PCP. Read more …
Posted/updated on: May 28, 2015 at 11:25 am
TYLER — Smith County Veterans Service Officer Michael Roark presented information about the new Veterans Treatment Court Thursday to members of the Smith County Bar Association. Roark serves as program director for the new veterans court, which has recently been implemented and has one veteran participating. He gave his presentation about the court to members of the Smith County Bar Association attending the seventh annual Honorable Thomas A. Dunn Criminal Law CLE at the R.B. “Hub” Hubbard Center. Read more …
Posted/updated on: May 28, 2015 at 2:16 pm
ATHENS — A Payne Springs man was taken into custody on Wednesday for multiple charges, including driving a stolen vehicle out of Tennessee. KETK reports authorities arrested Shawn Dyvene Smith, 27, following a traffic stop for no brake lights. During this time, the Payne Springs Police Department learned the car’s license plate is registered as stolen out of Maryville, Tennessee. The suspect was also wanted on five local warrants. Smith was arrested and booked into the Henderson County Jail. He is charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle and five outstanding warrants. He was released Thursday on $9,166 bond.
Posted/updated on: May 28, 2015 at 10:55 am
SMITH COUNTY — Three Smith County residents have been hospitalized after being overcome in their home by carbon monoxide. A family member found the three around 2:00 Wednesday afternoon in a home on County Road 3174. The grandmother and two grandchildren were all unconscious. They had been exposed to the gas from a generator. They were using the generator after storms knocked out the power. The three are listed in stable condition at East Texas Medical Center.
Posted/updated on: May 28, 2015 at 11:01 am
SMITH COUNTY — Smith County Sheriff’s deputies continue to search for a burglary suspect in a wooded area. KETK reports the other suspect has already been captured. Lt. Gary Middleton said the search began around midday Wednesday. The search is taking place on County Road 1102 off Highway 155 South near FM 344. Read more …
Posted/updated on: May 28, 2015 at 10:57 am
LONGVIEW — The U.S. 259 exit on Interstate 20 was closed Wednesday ight after a truck spilled oil on the road. The liquid was on the surface of the exit ramp and access road, and trailed east on U.S. 259 to where the truck was parked. in a truck rest stop area behind a restaurant. Sand was placed underneath the truck to absorb residual fluid. Fire crews sprayed the access road and intersection with water to clean up the spill.
Posted/updated on: May 28, 2015 at 11:04 am
LONGVIEW — Longview police have arrested a man in connection with Monday’s attack on a Pine Tree ISD bus driver — and he also faces charges in a Monday night incident. KETK and the Longview News-Journal report Michael Jesse Najera, 36, of Escondido, Calif., is being held in Gregg County Jail on more than $1 million bond. He faces an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge in addition to other charges stemming from the second attack. Read more …
Posted/updated on: May 28, 2015 at 10:59 am
TYLER — The top performing students of the Tyler Independent School District and 35 influential TISD educators will step into the spotlight tonight during the Tyler ISD Foundation’s A Night of Shining Stars. The academic excellence recognition event will be held at 6:00pm at the Ornelas Activity Center in Tyler. The TISD Foundation, in cooperation with the Tyler ISD, will host the eighth annual A Night of Shining Stars to honor the top 20 graduating seniors of the class of 2015 from John Tyler High School and Robert E. Lee High School. The top 20 students will be honored as Shining Stars. Each student selected one Tyler ISD educator who they felt made the biggest and most positive impact in their educational careers to be recognized alongside them as a Distinguished Educator. Read more …
Posted/updated on: May 28, 2015 at 11:17 am
DALLAS (AP) — This has been the wettest month on record for Texas, and there are still several days left. The Office of the State Climatologist at Texas A&M University said Wednesday that an average of 7.54 inches of rain has already fallen in Texas in May. The previous record was 6.66 inches, which fell in June 2004. John Nielsen-Gammon, who serves as the state climatologist, says continuous storms for the past week to 10 days have contributed to rainfall records in many locales. The wettest area has been from Dallas-Fort Worth to the Red River, where some places have gotten more than 20 inches of rain. Recent storms have caused widespread flooding and killed at least 15 people in Texas and four others in Oklahoma. Twelve people in Texas are also missing.
Posted/updated on: May 28, 2015 at 11:17 am
UNDATED (AP) — While the barrage of deadly thunderstorms that hit Texas this week has tapered off, various cities aren’t out of danger, as officials warn about possible flooding from rivers swollen by rainfall. In suburban Houston, subdivisions along the San Jacinto River were expected to flood. In Wharton, located southwest of Houston, residents in 300 homes on the west side of the city were asked to evacuate due to the predicted rise of the Colorado River. And in the North Texas town of Horseshoe Bend, about 250 residents were asked to evacuate, as the Brazos River was expected to rise above its flood stage. The death toll from the storms and flooding has climbed to 21, 17 in Texas and four in Oklahoma. Houston alone had six storm-related deaths.
Posted/updated on: May 28, 2015 at 11:18 am
DALLAS (AP) — Police say the threat of a dam southwest of Dallas breaking has passed. Midlothian police Capt. John Spann said late Wednesday morning that water was still coming over the earthen dam at Padera Lake, near Midlothian, but that the volume had decreased. The area has experienced days of heavy rain. Emergency personnel planned to shut down Highway 287 if the dam broke, because it could have flooded with a couple feet of water. About a dozen homes in the mostly rural area were threatened as well. Midlothian is some 25 miles southwest of Dallas.
Posted/updated on: May 28, 2015 at 11:18 am
AUSTIN (AP) — Texas Republicans have stopped legislative efforts that sought to defy the U.S. Supreme Court if same-sex marriage is legalized this summer. That means the first session under Republican Governor Greg Abbott will end next week without new restrictions that gay rights activists and some Texas businesses intensely opposed. The Texas Senate on Wednesday night had a final chance to vote on prohibiting government officials from giving marriage licenses to same-sex couples. But with only hours until a midnight deadline, the bill was scrapped. Computer maker Dell Inc. was among businesses that had urged lawmakers to not pursue the measure. Republicans instead passed a resolution that says they believe marriage is between a man and woman. The symbolic statement falls short of what some conservatives sought. The Legislature adjourns June 1.
Posted/updated on: May 28, 2015 at 11:18 am
AUSTIN (AP) — The Texas House has passed a bill reorganizing a state family agency, without divisive rules allowing private child welfare agencies to block gays and same-sex couples from adopting children on religious grounds. The lower chamber voted 146-0 Wednesday to advance an overhaul of the Department of Family and Protective Services. The bill already cleared the Senate. House social conservatives had planned to attach an amendment before a preliminary approval vote that came Tuesday. It would have protected child agencies that object to gay and same-sex adoptions for religious reasons from being sued. Democrats opposed it and slowed debate down, however. With a key deadline looming at midnight Tuesday, the amendment was abandoned. It could have resurfaced Wednesday during final approval, but didn’t. The final vote didn’t include any amendments.
Posted/updated on: May 28, 2015 at 11:18 am
AUSTIN (AP) — The House has altered a sweeping ethics bill, making it easier for lawmakers, and everyone at the Texas Capitol, to sue people who film them without permission. Lawmakers voted 100 to 40 Wednesday to allow those being filmed to ask the person doing so what they’re up to. If the person lies, but later releases footage, the amendment would facilitate lawsuits. The Legislature has been rocked by the American Phoenix Foundation, a conservative group with cameras that has descended on the Capitol, hoping to embarrass veteran lawmakers. Both Republicans and Democrats have complained about the group. But, since banning filming would violate state law, they’ve looked for other protections. The House version of the ethics bill must be reconciled with the Senate’s, meaning the amendment may not survive.
Posted/updated on: May 28, 2015 at 11:20 am
AUSTIN (AP) — The Texas House has passed a proposed state constitutional amendment that would allow statewide officeholders to live somewhere other than Austin. Drafted by tea party-backed Senator Donna Campbell, the proposal would excuse the governor and other officials elected by voters statewide form living in the state capital. It already cleared the Senate. As a proposed constitutional amendment, it needed two-thirds House support, or 100 minimum votes. It barely cleared that threshold Wednesday, passing 102 to 43. The measure puts a referendum on this November’s general election ballot. It lets voters decide whether to change the Texas Constitution, scraping a statewide officeholder residency requirement dating back to 1876. The ballot question is expected to cost the state nearly $120,000. But Campbell argues that modern technology has made the requirement obsolete
Posted/updated on: May 28, 2015 at 11:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government says it won’t ask the Supreme Court to review a judge’s decision that put on hold President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration. The Justice Department announcement on Wednesday came one day after a federal appeals court panel refused to stay a Texas judge’s injunction that kept the sweeping immigration plan from taking effect. Spokesman Patrick Rodenbush said the Justice Department is instead focused on its appeal that will be argued the week of July 6th before the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The plan would shield as many as 5 million immigrants living in the U.S. from deportation, but it remains on hold after the appeals court panel refused to allow it to take effect immediately.
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(ZURICH) -- FIFA President Sepp Blatter said Thursday that the allegations of corruption brought against 14 people "bring shame and humiliation" to the global soccer organization.
"There can be no place for corruption of any kind," Blatter said in Zurich.
In a series of overnight busts on Wednesday, authorities arrested high-ranking FIFA officials over allegations of vast...
(CHICAGO) -- The Chicago Blackhawks beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-2 Wednesday night, forcing a Game 7 in the Western Conference Final.
Blackhawks right wing Andrew Shaw scored two goals in the third period and Brandon Saad, Marian Hossa and Patrick Kane each scored a goal in the second period. Defenseman Duncan Keith had an assist...
(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- The true champion of the 2015 NBA Playoffs isn't a player with the Golden State Warriors or Cleveland Cavaliers, the two teams facing off for the title.
No, this postseason belongs to Riley Curry, the 2-year-old daughter of Warriors guard Stephen Curry. Riley stole the spotlight again on Wednesday, celebrating on the court after...
(NEW YORK) -- Three Sprint Cup teams have been penalized for infractions at Charlotte Motor Speedway, which hosted the Coca-Cola 600 last weekend.
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(NEW YORK) -- INTERLEAGUE
San Diego 5, L.A. Angels 4
Cleveland 12, Texas 3
Chi White Sox 5, Toronto 3, 10 Innings
N.Y. Yankees 4, Kansas City 2
Minnesota 6, Boston 4
Seattle 3, Tampa Bay 0
Detroit 3, Oakland 2
Baltimore 5, Houston 4
Colorado 6, Cincinnati 4
Pittsburgh 5, Miami 2
(SANTA CLARA, Calif.) -- Former San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Bears defensive lineman Ray McDonald was arrested again on Wednesday after allegedly violating a restraining order.
Released on Monday by the Bears after his second arrest on domestic violence charges, police say McDonald was at a Santa Clara residence prohibited by the order, which...
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(NEW YORK) -- Amid a U.S. and international investigation of corruption within FIFA, the Union of European Football Associations on Wednesday called for a delayed vote for FIFA's presidency.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers forward scored 23 points during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals Tuesday night to help his team sweep the Atlanta Hawks, 118-88.
"We've worked our tail off all season to get to this point, and to be able to represent the Eastern Conference and...
(ZURICH) -- In a series of overnight busts, authorities arrested high-ranking FIFA officials over allegations of vast racketeering and corruption involving more than $150 million in bribes and kickbacks spanning two decades in soccer’s controversial governing body, law enforcement officials said.
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Posted/updated on: May 28, 2015 at 4:43 am
WEATHER REPORT AND SUMMARY:
VT [VALID TIME] THROUGH 05/28/2015@1730C
ISSUED: 05/28/2015 0443C
TYLER–CITY OFFICE OBSERVATIONS SINCE 7:00 P.M. CDT YESTERDAY:
MAXIMUM THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 82
MINIMUM THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 72
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: 82
MINIMUM THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 73
PRECIPITATION THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: Tr.
TYLER-LONGVIEW METROPOLITAN AREA FORECAST:
FLASH FLOOD WATCH WEST OF A PARIS-ATHENS LINE FROM 6:00 P.M. CDT TODAY THROUGH 12:00 NOON SATURDAY!
TODAY: mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high middle 80s, south winds 5-10 mph, severe weather risk–marginal;
TONIGHT: mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, low lower 70s, south winds 5-10 mph, severe weather risk–marginal;
TOMORROW: mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high lower 80s, south winds 5-10 mph, severe weather risk–marginal;
TOMORROW NIGHT: mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, low upper 60s, south winds 5-10 mph, severe weather risk–marginal;
SATURDAY: mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high lower 80s, south winds 5-10 mph, severe weather risk–marginal.
SATURDAY NIGHT: mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, low upper 60s;
SUNDAY: mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high lower 80s;
SUNDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low lower 60s;
MONDAY: partly cloudy, high middle 80s;
MONDAY NIGHT: mostly cear, low middle 60s;
TUESDAY: partly cloudy, high middle 80s;
TUESDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low upper 60s;
WEDNESDAY: partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high middle 80s.
MID-RANGE OUTLOOK FOR JUNE 4-10, 2015:
Below normal temperatures and above normal precipitation.
TYLER CLIMATE DATA FOR May 27, 2015
(The report is for the twenty-four hours ending at midnight Greenwich
Mean Time, 7:00 p.m. Central Daylight-saving Time. The maximum
and minimum temperatures represent the observations during the preceding eighteen hours, and precipitation during the preceding twenty-four hours. The observations are made at NWS/419207, Tyler, Texas City Office, 95.3W/32.3N, 158M).
MONTH-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 11.08
YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 36.21
LONGVIEW CLIMATE DATA FOR May 27, 2015(The report is for the twenty-four hours ending at midnight Greenwich Mean Time, 7:00 p.m. Central Daylight-saving Time. The maximum and minimum temperatures represent the observations during the preceding eighteen hours, and precipitation during the preceding twenty-four hours. The observations are made at WMO/722470, Longview, Texas–East Texas Regional Airport, [94.7W/32.4N, 107M]).
MONTH-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 11.48
YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 34.16
REGIONAL TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION TABLE
Station Min. Max. PCPN.
Athens Texas A&M Forest Service 64 86 1.29
Bonham Texas A&M Forest Service 62 90 0
Clarksville Texas A&M Forest Service 65 87 0
Corsicana Campbell Field 65 86 1.17
Crockett Texas A&M Forest Service 63 88 0.72
Dallas Love Field 63 87 0.26
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport 58 85 0.42
*Edgewood Union Pacific Railway 66 89 1.43
Fort Worth Meacham Field 63 87 0.59
Gilmer Fox-Stephens Field 63 88 2.48
Greenville–Majors Field 63 86 0.02
Hallsville CWOP 64 89 2.01
Hawkins CWOP 62 90 0.93
*Henderson Texas A&M Forest Service 63 88 0.94
Houston Hobby Airport 67 87 0.71
*Jacksonville Cherokee County Airport 64 85 0.58
Linden Texas A&M Forest Service 64 88 0.20
Longview City 65 90 N.A.
Longview East Texas Regional Airport 65 90 1.05
*Lufkin–Angelina County Airport 67 90 0.82
Marshall Harrison County Airport 68 89 1.58
Mineola/Quitman–Wood County Airport 64 M. 2.32
Mount Pleasant–Regional Airport 64 87 0
Nacogdoches A. L. Mangham Jr. Field 63 84 1.03
Palestine Municipal Airport 64 84 0.61
Paris Cox Field 63 86 0
Shreveport Regional Airport 65 88 0.65
Sulphur Springs–Municipal Airport 63 88 0
Terrell Municipal Airport 62 85 0.82
Texarkana Webb Field 66 85 0
Tyler City Office 62 87 0.89
Tyler–Pounds Field 64 87 0.88
(* Precipitation data may be reported from a nearby Forest Service
station, or from a cooperating station which reports through 7:00
# 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: 05/28/2015 0425C
Last night’s convection dissipated about 9 p.m., with only a trace reported at Longview.
This morning’s activity is concentrated over the Texas Panhandle, and is weakening now. It will
send down an outflow boundary to our north this afternoon, which will combine with very rich
moisture and another disturbance to bring scattered showers and thunderstorms late this
afternoon and overnight.
Tomorrow should see another brief decrease in activity before it cranks up again
tomorrow night with the approach of the much-heralded cold front and core of the upper air low.
We should be quite wet from Friday night through Saturday evening. There is also a severe risk
Activity should decrease but not go away early next week. By mid-week, another system
will perhaps approach and again increase rain chances.
At 4 p.m. today, skies are cloudy, winds light southerly, and temperatures are in the
CODED CITIES FORECAST–TYR
ISSUED: 05/28/2015 0433C
DAY WX TEMP POP
Thursday MOSTLY CLOUDY 84/71 20%/40%
Friday THUNDERSTORMS 83/68 50%/40%
Saturday THUNDERSTORMS 82/67 50%/40%
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“We do have...
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As expected, she announced plans for a referendum on the United Kingdom's membership in the European Union during her speech.
"My government will renegotiate the United Kingdom's relationship with the European Union, and pursue reform of the...
(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- Four gunmen attacked an upscale neighborhood in Kabul, Afghanistan overnight, engaging in a fierce firefight with security forces, according to officials.
There were no casualties other than the four gunmen, all of whom were killed.
Police say the attackers were targeting a guesthouse in the area.
The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack. Earlier this...
(ROME) -- UberPOP has been blocked throughout Italy.
The ride-sharing app, similar to the American UberX , allows users to order a ride from a driver without a commercial licence. Italian taxi drivers, on the other hand, are tightly regulated with severe limits on the number of licenses.
A judge ruled Tuesday that UberPOP "was subject to only minor...
(WASHINGTON) -- The city of Ramadi is controlled by “hundreds” of ISIS fighters who were able to seize the city after Iraqi military commanders ordered the withdrawal of several thousand Iraqi troops from the city.
That’s according to a U.S. official who also confirmed that the withdrawal of Iraqi troops from Ramadi may have been prompted by the unexplained...
(JERUSALEM) -- After weeks of quiet, sirens blared across parts of southern Israel on Tuesday.
Militants in Gaza launched the first long-range rockets since the 50 day war last summer between Israel and the terrorist group Hamas.
Residents in the south reported hearing several explosions, but Army officials have confirmed just one rocket fired from Gaza hit near...Read more...
(ROME) -- Artwork stolen from the ancient city of Pompeii has been found in the United States.
Sixty years ago, thieves stripped three exquisite frescoes from the walls of Pompeii, an ancient city famously destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.
The first century artworks depict a young woman with a cupid on her shoulder, a...Read more...
(DUBLIN) -- One day after an overwhelming majority voted yes to gay marriage in a historic referendum in Ireland, a new campaign from Tourism Ireland is already targeting the LGBT community by endorsing the country as a prime place to tie the knot.
The video, titled "Ireland Says I Do," promotes the most beautiful destinations for Irish weddings...
(SAN FRANCISCO) -- The latest Android update -- M -- is officially in the pipeline, Google announced Thursday at its annual I/O developer's conference.
It wasn't immediately known which sweet treat Android M would be named for, following Google's tradition of working its way through the alphabet, naming each operating system update after a sweet treat.
(RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif.) -- The price of virtual reality won't be cheap.
When Oculus Rift releases its consumer headset and computer next year, CEO Brandon Iribe said the system will likely cost around $1,500 -- making the virtual reality dream for the masses expensive.
"We are looking at an all-in price, if you have to go out...
(WASHINGTON) -- Jobless claims continued to climb last week, increasing by 7,000, according to the latest figures released Thursday by the Labor Department.
For the week ending May 23, the number of people filing for benefits shot up to 282,000. Claims for the previous week were revised up by 1,000 to 275,000.
The Labor Department said there were no...
(NEW YORK) -- SkyMall was the quirky catalog most commonly found on airplanes before the company declared bankruptcy in January. This week, its new owner since April is declaring "SkyMall is back."
C&A Marketing, based in New Jersey, purchased SkyMall at auction for $1.9 million. While SkyMall folded its paper catalog, pointing to the proliferation of online devices on...
(NEW YORK) -- Walmart has agreed to settle a civil lawsuit brought by comedian Tracy Morgan, ABC News has learned.
The terms of the proposed settlement were not disclosed, and will need to be approved by a federal judge in New Jersey, where the case was filed.
"Walmart did right by me and my family, and for...
(NEW YORK) -- Office Depot has agreed to pay out 3.4 million dollars for defective office chairs that allegedly hurt dozens of desk-hunched workers’ backs. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says Office Depot received nearly 200 reports about the chairs from customers, over 30 of which resulted in injuries.
Companies are required to report product defects...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- A bug in Apple's iMessage app is wreaking havoc on some iPhones, causing them to reboot after receiving a specific string of characters via text.
Apple said the company is "aware of an iMessage issue caused by a specific series of unicode characters and we will make a fix available in a software update," an...
(NEW YORK) -- Rebounding from a poor day on Tuesday, Wall Street posted major gains following a mixed report on state unemployment levels from the Labor Department.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished the session at 18162.99, a gain of 121.45 from its open.
The Nasdaq closed up 73.84 to an all-time high of 5106.59, and the S&P 500...
(NEW YORK) -- The internet may soon be less about typing and more clicking and watching. In other words, the web is becoming a giant TV screen: video is expected to become at least 80 percent of consumer traffic on the web by 2019.
Those figures come from a new forecast by Cisco.
Clicks on YouTube...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- A small wind and solar powered pod home called the Ecocapsule could be the home of the future if its creators have their way.
While the egg-shaped homes look more like something from a Hunger Games movie, Nice Architects, a company based in Slovakia, said each Ecocapsule has an "efficient spatial layout [that] allows you to...
(WASHINGTON) -- Gas prices continue to go up as summer nears.
The Energy Department says the average price of regular unleaded gas went up about three more cents in the past week and now stands at $2.77 a gallon.
In California, the average is about a buck higher. And in the southern part of the state, it's even worse....
(NEW YORK) -- Microsoft's sassy virtual personal assistant Cortana will soon be staking out a spot on competing platforms.
Joe Belfiore, head of Microsoft's operating systems group, announced in a blog post on Tuesday that Cortana will be available as an option on Android and iOS devices later this year as a companion to Windows 10.
A phone companion...
(NEW YORK) -- The Dow suffered its worst day in a month on Tuesday as all of the sectors of the S&P 500 continued to drop after the holiday weekend.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 18,041.54 on Tuesday, down 190.48 from its open.
The Nasdaq was down by 56.61 to close at 5,032.75. The S&P 500 was...
(KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa.) -- Lilly Pulitzer is again stirring up controversy along with its colorful cocktail-and-dress culture, but it has nothing to do with its Black-Friday-style team-up with Target last month.
The brand's King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, headquarters was the subject of an online story and slideshow Tuesday on New York Magazine's The Cut. Among...
(NEW YORK) -- Jony Ive was already the most prominent design visionary at Apple and now the London-born designer, who has the honor of having a sir before his name, is stepping into the newly created position of chief design officer.
The move will allow Ive to focus his energy on current design projects and future initiatives, according to...
(EXETER, N.H.) -- Former New York Gov. George Pataki launched his 2016 presidential run Thursday by committing a minor flub while in New Hampshire.
Delivering the final, emphatic lines of his announcement speech, the former Republican governor exhorted the crowd of supporters, saying: "Let us move forward, so just as the dreams of that young child growing...
(MIAMI) -- President Obama met Thursday with the family of Steven Sotloff -- one of the American journalists brutally beheaded by ISIS last year.
The White House announced that Obama met with Art and Shirley Sotloff during his trip to Miami. The Sotloffs live in Florida, so the White House says it was “an...
(WASHINGTON) -- The Secret Service is testing out new spikes to reinforce the White House fence and deter against future would-be fence jumpers.
ABC News first learned last month that the White House would be adding these so-called “no-climb” spikes as a temporary fix to the current fence, but Thursday was the first time that we actually got to...
(WASHINGTON) -- Coming soon to a rally near you: a fashion-forward Rick Santorum.
The newly-announced presidential candidate -- known for his signature sweater vests -- may be sporting an updated look in 2016.
"I have two daughters who are the fashion consultants -- they've appointed themselves the fashion consultants to the campaign and so you're going to be...
(WASHINGTON) -- On the heels of Rick Santorum’s presidential announcement in Pennsylvania Wednesday, former New York Gov. George Pataki plans to announce he’s joining the ballooning field of 2016 candidates on Thursday.
Pataki will be making his decision known in Exeter, New Hampshire.
Ahead of his announcement, the Republican released a video on his website Thursday morning....
(WASHINGTON) -- As Jeb Bush makes his way through key primary states, two campaign finance watchdog groups are pushing for the Department of Justice to investigate the potential candidate’s interactions with his super PAC.
Democracy 21 and Campaign Legal Center filed a letter with Attorney General Loretta Lynch and the DOJ requesting a special counsel to...
(WASHINGTON) -- Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says he was “sickened” by allegations that reality TV star Josh Duggar molested underage girls when he was a teenager.
In an interview that aired Thursday on Good Morning America, ABC News' Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos asked the former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania for his reaction to the story...
(NEW ORLEANS) -- The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday refused to life a block on the Obama administration's executive action on immigration, a ruling that the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security expressed disappointment towards, while saying that an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court was not in the cards just yet.
"The Department of Justice is...
(WASHINGTON) -- Rick Santorum is ready for Hillary, but not in the way her supporters are.
The former Pennsylvania Republican senator turned two-time presidential candidate is in a “great place” to begin “countering a big, top-down, statist approach that Hillary Clinton has advocated,” he said in an exclusive interview with ABC News’ Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos Wednesday.
(WASHINGTON) -- Self-dubbed hair icon and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton assured voters Wednesday that if she gets elected president, her hair -- unlike that of her would-be predecessors -- will not turn gray over the course of her term.
“All of our presidents come into office looking so vigorous,” Clinton said during a campaign...
(WASHINGTON) -- In a clarification to existing water standards, President Obama issued a new rule aimed at protecting drinking water Wednesday.
The president says the “Clean Water Rule” will make existing permits clearer. The Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers will regulate federally-protected sources, and be able to issue swifter penalties when water...Read more...
(WASHINGTON) -- Newly-minted presidential candidate Rick Santorum Wednesday slammed fellow 2016 hopeful Rand Paul, who said he blames Republican hawks for the rise of terrorist group ISIS.
“I think that is just fundamentally a misunderstanding of the nature of the enemy we face,” Santorum said in an exclusive interview with ABC News’ Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos.
“ISIS didn't...Read more...
(WASHINGTON) -- Vivian Bailey, 97, never had the chance to go on a field trip as a child, but on Tuesday, she took the “field trip” of her dreams to the White House and was even...Read more...
(WASHINGTON) -- Hillary Clinton will have some company when she visits South Carolina on Wednesday: Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina.
The former Hewlett-Packard CEO, and only other female candidate in the race, is planning to rain on Clinton’s parade by hosting her own event outside of the hotel where Clinton will be delivering a keynote address.
(WASHINGTON) -- Rick Santorum, the former Republican senator from Pennsylvania who lost the GOP nomination to Gov. Mitt Romney in 2012, says he’s “ready” to run for president in 2016.
“I’m ready to do this again,” he said in an exclusive interview with ABC News' Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos.
“It's an exciting opportunity,” he told Stephanopoulos. “To...
(NEW YORK) -- A California softball player has died days after having a brain aneurysm on the field.
Dana Housley was playing in a game Saturday when she reportedly told her coach she felt dizzy and collapsed. Family and teammates had held out hope that the 15-year-old player would survive the traumatic event.
Housley’s family announced...
(NEW YORK) -- The treadmill is back. The once-monotonous machine is finding its groove again.
The machine is making a comeback in fitness classes, and celebrities including Heidi Klum, Shakira and Zoe Saldana are sprinting their way to great shape on treadmills.
Fitness experts Anna Kaiser, Alycia Stevenin and David Siik appeared on ABC's Good Morning America Thursday to...
(NEW YORK) -- The FBI is investigating whether Johnson and Johnson was aware that a surgical device it manufactured could spread cancer in the women on whom it is used.
Johnson and Johnson is one of the leading manufacturers of the power morcellator -- a surgical device that breaks down growths in the uterus so that they can...
(UNION COUNTY, N.C.) -- North Carolina health officials have yet to find an explanation for a mysterious illness suspected of contributing to about one-third of students at an elementary school staying home Friday.
Officials said they believe many of the students who were absent stayed home because of the disease that is under investigation.
At least 160 students and...
(WATERBURY, Vt.) -- Everyone knows that "an apple a day keeps the doctor away," but Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin announced on Wednesday a new program that will have doctors prescribing visits to state parks instead of apples.
Under the new "Park Prescription" program, doctors all around the state of Vermont will prescribe their patients time outdoors. Those prescriptions, meant...
(NEW YORK) -- The National Safety Council issued a warning on traffic fatalities on Wednesday, noting that each of the past six months has seen higher numbers of traffic deaths than the same month last year.
That trend, the NSC says, is expected to last into the summer, a period it calls the "100 deadly days." Between Memorial...
(IDAHO CITY, Idaho) -- A man who went on an all-terrain vehicle ride with friends over Memorial Day Weekend is now recovering from what could have been a life-threatening incident.
Ryan Cross was with friends on a camping trip near Idaho City, Idaho, when they came across an unexpected storm on Sunday.
"They were riding, and it started raining...
(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a pair of treatments for irritable bowel syndrome.
Viberzi and Xifaxan, medications manufactured by two different companies, can be used, the FDA says, in adult men and women to treat IBS with diarrhea. The National Institutes of Health says that IBS affects 10 to 15 percent of...
(NEW YORK) -- Increases in the rates of three major sexually transmitted diseases in Rhode Island have led local health officials to warn that high-risk behaviors could be to blame, including the use of social media to “arrange casual and often anonymous sexual encounters."
Among the statistics, HIV rates have risen 33 percent, gonorrhea cases are up 30 percent...
(LONDON) -- Twin sisters Florence Davies and Glenys Thomas, both 103, have died within weeks of each other at their home care center in the United Kingdom.
"It was a huge privilege for all of us at Abermill to care for two such wonderful ladies," said Christine Tipper, Abermill Care Home's deputy manager. "They both made such a positive...
(NEW YORK) -- A Connecticut woman was rushed to the hospital with intense stomach pain after she accidentally swallowed something in her hamburger.
The culprit: a bristle from a grill brush.
Cheryl Harrison went to MidState Medical Center in Meriden two days after eating the hamburger, and had to have emergency surgery earlier this month in order to remove...
(BETHLEHEM, N.H.) -- A New Hampshire principal battling a rare cancer was brought to tears when her senior class unanimously decided to give up their senior class trip and donate nearly $8,000 to her medical care.
Courtney Vashaw, principal of the Profile school for both junior and high school students in Bethlehem, New Hampshire, was diagnosed with a rare...
(NEW YORK) -- New versions of "The Pill" could raise the risk of serious blood clots, according to a study out Wednesday in the British Medical Journal.
The study shows that the risk of clotting nearly doubled for women taking newer oral contraceptives versus older versions.
But, as ABC News' senior medical contributor Dr. Jennifer Ashton points out,...
(NEW YORK) -- For the second year in a row, Mississippi had the highest obesity rate in the U.S. in 2014, the latest Gallup Healthways Well Being Index shows.
The state's obesity rate was 35.2 percent last year -- nearly unchanged from 35.4 percent in 2013. That's well above the national rate of 27.7 percent.
In second place was...
(HOUSTON) -- Despite receding floodwaters in Texas and Oklahoma, dangers can persist as residents begin the process of cleaning up the mess left behind.
At least three people were killed in Texas and many more injured as floodwaters hit the state Monday night.
Bristel Minsker, spokeswoman for American Red Cross, said a big risk for residents is that remaining...
(LOS ANGELES) -- It's a sad day for Bachelor fans. Chris Soules and Whitney Bischoff have ended their engagement, ABC News has confirmed.
"Whitney Bischoff and Chris Soules have mutually and amicably decided to end their engagement," his rep said in a statement. "They part with nothing but respect and admiration for one another and will...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- Comedy Central has picked the day Trevor Noah will take over The Daily Show -- September 28.
The announcement comes in a brief video released Thursday, in which Noah apparently sneaks onto the Daily Show set and behind the desk.
"Welcome to the Daily Show!" he repeats, practicing his opening, as well as some different poses,...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- Chris Pratt is proving that he's all-American. The actor posted a video to Facebook Wednesday, teaching his son the Pledge of Allegiance.
The video, which has been viewed over 880,000 times, was paired with this caption: "Meant to post this on #MemorialDay but I was in China and my phone wasn't working. I'm proud to be American. I'm...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- David Duchovny will return to The X-Files universe in early 2016, but in the meantime he's starring in a new drama for NBC.
Aquarius, premiering Thursday night at 9 p.m. Eastern time, is set in 1967 Los Angeles, and features Duchovny as a homicide detective investigating the disappearance of a 16-year-old girl who, it turns...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- The boys are back in Hollywood. In the film adaptation of the hit HBO series Entourage, Adrian Grenier's Vincent Chase wants to step behind the camera to write and direct his first big-budget film. Grenier told ABC Radio what else fans can expect from the film.
"It's everything that you always want from Entourage...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- While TLC has pulled 19 Kids and Counting after a report revealed sexual misconduct allegations against Josh Duggar, there's speculation that a spin-off of the reality series could happen at the cable network.
People magazine, citing a source close to the Duggars, says a show centered on a couple of newlyweds in the family, Jill and Derick Dillard and Jessa and Ben...Read more...
(LOS ANGELES) -- Some positive news for Lindsay Lohan -- she's completed the community service obligations required of her in connection with a 2012 reckless driving case.
Santa Monica City Attorney Terry White told E! News Wednesday that the Mean Girls star has fulfilled her obligations ahead of Thursday's deadline, which coincides with a court hearing in the matter.
In February, a...Read more...
(LOS ANGELES) -- Amy Schumer thinks she's figured out the reason for the inequality of women in show business.
"I think people hate women," the Inside Amy Schumer creator and star declared during a roundtable of comedic actresses assembled by The Hollywood Reporter for its June 5 edition.
"I don't think they want to hear a woman talk for too...Read more...
(HOUSTON) -- Jeremy Renner had a little downtime during a trip to Houston, Texas, for the Comicpalooza convention, so he decided to crash a wedding.
"There was a reception at the bar in the hotel I stayed in," the Avengers: Age of Ultron star tells People magazine. However, he was careful not to upstage the guests of honor.
"I was...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- Note to young fans: Taylor Swift is not your mom.
While catching up with her fans on Tumblr this week, Taylor addressed one girl in particular who keeps calling her “mom.” She responded to a video from the girl’s actual mom, in which the woman asks her daughter to stop using the maternal term to refer...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- Has Khloe Kardashian moved on from rapper French Montana to former basketball player Rick Fox?
According to Us Weekly, the two were spotted last Friday on a date at Casa Vega, a Mexican restaurant in Los Angeles' Sherman Oaks neighborhood.
Several eyewitnesses said they saw the two come in late and grab a table. One source added, "It looked...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- When Kalinda, played by Archie Panjabi, and Alicia, played by Julianna Margulies, shared a final scene together on the recent season finale of The Good Wife, it almost seemed too good to be true.
After the scene aired, rumors spread online that the two actresses shot the scene separately and the final product was computer...Read more...
(LOS ANGELES) -- Dennis Sheehan, U2's longtime tour manager, died early Wednesday morning at a hotel in West Hollywood, California.
KABC confirms the news of Sheehan's passing, and reports the Los Angeles County Fire Department responded to a cardiac arrest call at the Marquis Hotel at 5:40 a.m. local time.
Sheehan had been accompanying U2 on their recently launched iNNOCENCE +...Read more...
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Based on the subject matter of the past few posts to this site I was accused Wednesday of hating Democrats. Rubbish. I don’t hate Democrats. As the saying goes, some of my best friends are Democrats. (No, really, some of my best friends are Democrats.) I don’t hate them and hate is such a strong […]Read more... | Visit The You Tell Me Texas Blog
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Today in History
1608 - Claudio Monteverdi's "Arianna" premieres in Mantua
1938 - Foundation for Tel Aviv harbor laid
1941 - NY Yankees nip Wash Senators 6-5 in 1st night game at Griffith Stadium
1959 - Johnson and Bart's musical "Lock up your daughters" premieres... Read more... | Visit HistoryOrb.com