East Texas Headlines
Posted/updated on: August 30, 2015 at 3:07 pm
LONGVIEW — Longview police say a man is in the hospital in critical condition with life-threatening injuries after an officer-involved shooting. According to KETK, police say they responded shortly after 11:00 Friday night to a call involving a suspicious car in the parking lot of Walgreens near Loop 281 and Gilmer Road. An off-duty police officer had called police after noticing a man had what appeared to be a white mask covering his head. Read more …
Posted/updated on: August 30, 2015 at 3:06 pm
SMITH COUNTY — One person is dead, several others injured in an overnight shooting in Smith County. KETK reports the sheriff’s office was called just after 1:00 Saturday morning about a disturbance at the Flamingo Club off FM 14. As deputies responded to the scene, they heard multiple gunshots coming from Bunny’s Truck Stop nearby. They arrived at the scene and found multiple bullet holes and casings throughout the area, according to officials. They then received a call from and emergency room of multiple victims being treated for gunshot wounds. One person, Laprida Shears, 25, had died and three others were being treated for what were termed non-life threatening injures. Deputies have been looking over surveillance video and searching for three shooters. We will update you once more information is available.
Posted/updated on: August 30, 2015 at 3:46 pm
LONGVIEW — The attorney for Joshua Thomas, 17, who was shot and injured by Longview police Tuesday, says his client is considering filing a lawsuit against the police department. According to KETK and the Longview News-Journal, attorney Daryll Bennett said there are no criminal charges filed against Thomas. “At this point, we’re trying to figure out why one out of three officers would fire on (Thomas) six times when he hadn’t done anything to them and why the cops were hiding around the corner,” Bennett said. “We don’t even know where their vehicles were at that time.” Read more …
Posted/updated on: August 30, 2015 at 3:44 pm
TYLER — Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz will be making a Texas fly-around Thursday that includes a stop on the outskirts of Tyler, according to information from the Cruz campaign. Doors open at 2:00 p.m. and the program begins at 3:30 p.m. at Smith’s Lone Star Event Center on FM 2767. Campaign officials say the event is open to the public at no cost. You can go to http://www.TedCruz.org to RSVP and learn more about the campaign. Cruz’s other Thursday rallies will be in Fort Worth and Kingwood.
Posted/updated on: August 30, 2015 at 3:44 pm
LUFKIN (AP) – Officials say an East Texas teen has been accused of pushing a 3-year-old boy into a pond in a drowning allegedly to make room for his pregnant girlfriend’s child to live at a residence. Angelina County jail records show 17-year-old Bobby W. Woods was being held without bond Saturday on a charge of capital murder of a person under age 6. Online records don’t list an attorney to speak for Woods, who was arrested Friday and booked as an adult. Mason Cuttler’s body was discovered Aug. 18 in a pond near Lufkin, a day after he disappeared outside as his parents cleaned their home. An affidavit says Woods, who lived at the home, says he pushed Mason into the water and left. The suspect’s girlfriend is related to Mason’s father.
Posted/updated on: August 30, 2015 at 3:04 pm
TYLER — Boulter Middle School has received a $20,000 Verizon-Project Lead the Way (PLTW) grant to use toward Introduction to Computer Sciences (ICS) classes. According to a Tyler ISD news release, the grant will allow Boulter students to expand their Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) focus to include specialized units in Computer Science. The PLTW funds will be disbursed over the course of two years and will be used to pay for the costs associated with integrating ICS classes (Introduction to Computer Science I and Introduction to Computer Science II) into Boulter’s curriculum beginning with the 2015-2016 school year. Read more …
Posted/updated on: August 30, 2015 at 4:04 pm
PLANO — A Tyler resident can now go by the name Queen. Saturday night, Jo Anne McMeans was named the winner of the Ms. Texas Senior Classic Pageant 2015 in Plano. Ms. McMeans, who is Community Liason Director at Tyler’s Prestige Estates Assisted Living And memory Care Centers, was first runner up in the pageant last year. The pageant motto is “We are changing the image of aging.” It consists of judges interviews, modeling in an evening gown, “Philosophy of Life,” and talent. Even though she had no formal dance education, she to decided choreograph and perform a musical routine to Donna Summer’s “Last Dance,” which the audience really enjoyed. When the five finalists were selected, each had to select a question, sight unseen, to answer. It was after this the final scores were tabulated and the winners announced. Besides taking the top prize, Ms. McMeans also placed second in Best Talent was named Most Photogenic.
Posted/updated on: August 30, 2015 at 3:09 pm
HOUSTON (AP) – The man charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a uniformed suburban Houston sheriff’s deputy will be arraigned this week. Online jail records show that 30-year-old Shannon J. Miles is due in court Monday. Court and jail records did not list an attorney for Miles. Miles is accused of ambushing Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Darren Goforth on Friday at a gas station. Authorities believe it was a targeted killing, but said they have no information from Miles that would shed light on a motive. The killing evoked strong emotions in the local law enforcement community, with Sheriff Ron Hickman linking it to heightened tension over the treatment of African-Americans by police. Goforth was white and Miles is black. A vigil was held Saturday night at the gas station.
Posted/updated on: August 30, 2015 at 3:35 pm
HOUSTON (ABC) — A 14-year-old boy from Houston has died after battling a “brain-eating” amoeba. The announcement of Michael Riley’s death was posted on his Facebook page by his family on Sunday. The CDC says that the “brain-eating” amoeba, known as the Primary Amoeba Meningoencephalitis (PAM), can be contracted after being in a freshwater lake and is very common in freshwater lakes and rivers in Texas. That’s according to ABC News affiliate KTRK-TV. The amoeba is said to travel into the nose, and its most common victims are children.
Posted/updated on: August 30, 2015 at 3:15 pm
AUSTIN (AP) – A statue of Jefferson Davis has been removed from its place on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin after a failed appeal by a Confederate heritage group. Crews could be seen Sunday morning removing the statue of the Confederate president from its place near the university’s iconic clock tower. University President Greg Fenves recently said the statue would be moved to a museum. The statue has been a target of vandalism as well as criticism that it is a symbol of racism and discrimination. Confederate symbols nationwide are being re-considered following the recent mass shooting of members of a black church in Charleston, South Carolina. A judge last week ruled against the Sons of Confederate Veterans, which sued to stop the university from moving it.
Posted/updated on: August 30, 2015 at 3:16 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Members of the New Mexico Military Institute’s girls college volleyball team suffered minor injuries when their bus crashed following a tournament in Texas. The Institute says all cadets and coaches who were hurt have since been released from various medical centers and should be back on post Sunday. Institute spokeswoman Lt. Col. Colleen Cole Velasquez told KOB-TV in Albuquerque that the incident occurred Saturday around 7:30 p.m. Velasquez says the team was heading back to Roswell after winning a volleyball tournament in Abilene. She says several of the 14 cadets on the team received medical treatment. Institute officials did not say what caused the accident. According to its website, the Institute is the only state-supported, co-ed college prep high school and junior college in the U.S.
Posted/updated on: August 30, 2015 at 3:18 pm
AUSTIN (AP) – Nearly two dozen Texas challenges against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency during the current administration have yielded a mixed bag. The Austin American-Statesman reviewed the status of 23 actions filed by the Texas attorney general’s office since 2009, when President Barack Obama took office. The Statesman found that Texas won favorable rulings in five of those challenges and lost at least three others, with less clear results in a small number of other cases. Attorney General Ken Paxton and his predecessor, current Gov. Greg Abbott, both take pride in their records of challenging the Obama administration in court. The attorney general’s office estimates suing the EPA has cost the state about $1.4 million, mostly for staff salaries.
Posted/updated on: August 30, 2015 at 3:22 pm
AUSTIN (AP) – The head of a key Texas business group says he doesn’t trust the high school dropout and graduation rates provided by state officials. Texas Association of Business president Bill Hammond told The Dallas Morning News that public schools can manipulate the statistics they give to the Texas Education Agency, including the rates of students who opt for home-schooling. But TEA spokeswoman Debbie Ratcliffe said the state monitors the numbers it receives and requires documentation to avoid stat fixing. TEA reported an 88 percent graduation rate for the 2014 graduating class. The Morning News reports that Texas is tied with Iowa for the second-highest graduation rate in the country, something that former Gov. Rick Perry has bragged about during his presidential campaign.
Posted/updated on: August 30, 2015 at 3:24 pm
AUSTIN (AP) – Ninth-graders who were barely a month into high school when Texas’ latest school finance trial began in 2012 are now entering their senior year. There’s no end in sight for the case, in which oral arguments begin Tuesday in front of the state Supreme Court. Attorneys for the more than 600 school districts suing Texas argue that classroom funding is inadequate and unfairly distributed. The state has said it meets constitutional requirements. There’s no timetable on when the all-Republican court will rule on whether to uphold Democratic District Judge John Dietz’s previous decisions declaring the system unconstitutional. And its ruling may slow the process even more if the case is relegated back to a lower court.
Posted/updated on: August 30, 2015 at 3:25 pm
AUSTIN (AP) – Four people are dead after what appears to be a one-vehicle crash overnight in north Austin. KXAN-TV reports that the crash occurred around 5 a.m. Sunday, when a potentially speeding car crashed through a concrete barrier and landed in a parking lot. The car caught on fire. Austin fire officials say firefighters put out the vehicle fire and found four victims inside. The four were not immediately identified.
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(ATLANTA) -- Atlanta Police say a fan has died after falling during a game between the Braves and the New York Yankess Saturday night.
According to ESPN, the victim fell from the upper deck of Turner Field during the top of the seventh inning.
On Sunday, the Fulton County Medical Examiner's office identified the man as...
(SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.) -- A loss for this triple crown winner.
Though he had won eight consecutive races before Saturday, American Pharoah was overtaken by Keen Ice in the Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course.
According to USA Today, American Pharoah's trainer Bob Baffert said, "He didn't bring his A-game today...He got beat, we have to suck...
(NEW YORK) -- Jordan Spieth's reign as the world's number one golfer lasted just one tournament.
Spieth, the 22-year-old phenom who won this year's Masters and U.S. Open, claimed the top spot in the world rankings on the back of those major victories and a top-10 finish at the British Open last month. The Official...
(WASHINGTON) -- Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will not play in Saturday's preseason game due to concern over concussion-like symptoms.
Griffin suffered the injury in the team's August 20 preseason game against the Detroit Lions. While he practiced all week, the team said on Twitter Friday that "further review by neuropsychologists" determined he should...
(NEW YORK) -- Here are the latest scores from today's sports events:
Boston 6, N-Y Mets 4, 10 Innings
N-Y Yankees 15, Atlanta 4
Arizona 6, Oakland 4
Toronto 5, Detroit 3
Kansas City 3, Tampa Bay 2
Cleveland 3, L.A. Angels 1
Texas 4, Baltimore 1
Minnesota 3, Houston 0
Seattle 2, Chi White Sox...
(LOS ANGELES) -- He's been with the Dodgers since Brooklyn, and he's going to spend yet another year with them.
Los Angeles Dodgers play-by-play announcer Vin Scully announced Friday he will return for the 2016 season, marking his 67th year as the voice of the Dodgers.
The 87-year-old's decision was revealed on the video board at Dodger...
(SEATTLE) — The Seattle Mariners relieved Jack Zduriencik of his general manager duties Friday.
The decision was likely prompted by the Mariners failure to see a playoff game in the seven years since Zduriencik took the general manager post, reports MLB.com.
Kevin Mather, the Mariners’ team president, will look at candidates to replace Zduriencik over the...
(URBANA, Ill.) -- Illinois' coach is out only a week before the season begins.
Head football coach Tim Beckman has been dismissed by the University of Illinois Director of Athletics Mike Thomas, according to a statement on Friday.
The decision came out of an external review and one week before the season began. The review looked into...
(CHICAGO) -- Derrick Rose has responded to a civil suit filed against him.
Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose released a brief personal statement to USA TODAY on Thursday, commenting on the lawsuit filed against him for sexual misconduct.
“I am just focusing on staying healthy and getting ready for the season,” Rose said in the statement. “I...
(SARASOTA, Fla.) -- Hockey icon Al Arbour has died.
Al Arbour has died at the age of 82 after a lifetime career in hockey where he served as a player, coach, and as an executive.
He is perhaps most remembered as a coach for the New York Islanders, leading the team to four consecutive Stanley Cup wins...
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Posted/updated on: August 30, 2015 at 4:28 pm
WEATHER REPORT AND SUMMARY:
VT [VALID TIME] THROUGH 08/31/2015@0530C
ISSUED: 08/30/2015 1628C
TYLER-LONGVIEW METROPOLITAN AREA FORECAST:
TONIGHT: partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms early this evening, low lower 70s, south winds about 5 mph;
MONDAY: partly cloudy, high middle 90s, south winds 5-10 mph;
MONDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low lower 70s, south winds 5-10 mph;
TUESDAY: partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon, high lower 90s, south winds 5-10 mph;
TUESDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low lower 70s, south winds 5-10 mph;
WEDNESDAY: partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon, high lower 90s, south winds 5-10 mph.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low lower 70s;
THURSDAY: partly cloudy, high middle 90s;
THURSDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low lower 70s;
FRIDAY: partly cloudy, high middle 90s;
FRIDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low lower 70s;
SATURDAY: partly cloudy, high middle 90s;
SATURDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low lower 70s;
SUNDAY: partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high middle 90s.
TYLER CLIMATE DATA FOR August 30, 2015
(The report is for the twenty-one hours ending at 2100 Greenwich
Mean Time, 4:00 p.m. Central Daylight-saving Time. The maximum
and minimum temperatures represent the observations during the preceding fifteen hours, and precipitation during the preceding twenty-one hours. The temperature and cumulative precipitation observations are made at NWS/419207, Tyler, Texas City Office, 95.3W/32.3N, 158M.
MONTH-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 2.67
YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 42.61
LONGVIEW CLIMATE DATA FOR August 30, 2015
(The report is for the twenty-one hours ending at 2100 Greenwich Mean Time, 4:00 p.m. Central Daylight-saving Time. The maximum and minimum temperatures represent observations during the preceding fifteen hours, while the precipitation represents observations during the preceding twenty-one hours. The observations are made at WMO/722470, Longview, Texas–East Texas Regional Airport, [94.7W/32.4N, 107M]
MONTH-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 1.79
YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 43.40
PUBLIC FORECAST EXPLANATION
ISSUED: 08/30/2015 1621C
Weak low pressure aloft has generated a few showers over the Hill Country this
afternoon, but they are unlikely to make it this far northeast.
Seasonably warm and mostly dry weather is likely this week, with possible warming over
the Labor Day weekend to above normal temperatures.
Low pressure over the North Central Gulf of Mexico could bring us showers at mid-week
during the afternoons. This weekend, subsidence as that low departs could warm us into the
At 4 p.m. today, skies are fair at most stations, temperatures are near 90, and winds are
light southerly. RKP
CODED CITIES FORECAST–TYR
ISSUED: 08/30/2015 1627C
DAY WX TEMP POP
Monday PARTLY CLOUDY 73/94 20%/05%
Tuesday PARTLY CLOUDY 73/93 10%/20%
Wednesday PARTLY CLOUDY 71/93 10%/20%
(NEW YORK) -- Renowned neurologist and author of Awakenings Oliver Sacks died on Sunday. He was 82.
His assistant, Kate Edgar, told The New York Times the cause was cancer. ABC News was unable to reach Edgar.
Sacks, a professor of neurology at New York University School of Medicine, announced in February a rare eye tumor had...Read more...
(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) -- The highest peak in North America is getting a name change.
Mt. McKinley is now known by its Koyukon Athabascan name, Denali, in an effort by President Obama to help strengthen ties with Alaskan natives and the government.
"This designation recognizes the sacred status of Denali to generations of Alaska Natives," said a statement from the...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- At least 200 people are injured and 11 are dead after a fire ripped through a residential complex in the eastern Saudi Arabian city of Khobar, according to the BBC.
The complex is used to house those who work for the Saudi oil company, Aramco. Many of those injured are of different nationalities.
(MOSCOW) -- The Kremlin wants the world to know Russian President Vladimir Putin pumps iron and grills meat before most of the world gets out of bed.
New photos released by the Kremlin show Putin working out and barbecuing with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at a government residence in Sochi before sitting down to breakfast and tea....Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- Four alleged human traffickers appeared in court in Hungary on Saturday accused of playing a role in the deaths of 71 migrants found packed into a delivery truck in Austria.
Razor wire failed to hold back the tide of humanity flooding into Europe.
Hundreds of thousands of people are now on the move - a...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- It's a bird, it's a plane, it's supermoon!
Remember to stop and look at the sky Saturday night to witness one of the biggest and fullest moons of the year -- known as a "supermoon."
A supermoon occurs when a full moon or new moon is closest to Earth and comes within 224,834 miles of us,...Read more...
(CAIRO) -- Three journalists were sentenced to three years in prison in Egypt on Saturday, in what their employer is calling "another deliberate attack on press freedom."
Al Jazeera journalists Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy will return to prison after the ruling and colleague Peter Greste was sentenced though he had been deported earlier this year. "It is a...
(NEW YORK) -- Tropical Storm Erika dissipated Saturday morning as it pushed over Hispaniola and Cuba.
As the storm was moving towards Cuba, it dissipated due to higher terrain and unfavorable atmospheric conditions. The National Hurricane Center canceled all tropical storm watches and warnings related to the storm at about 9 a.m.
Before losing strength, Erika caused...
(WARSAW, Poland) -- A radar image and a deathbed confession may be the final pieces of the puzzle in solving the mystery of...Read more...
(MIAMI) -- Erika may be losing steam.
As of Friday evening, Tropical Storm Erika was 25 miles southwest of Port au Prince and dumped rain on Haiti causing mudslides and flooding.
The storm is moving toward the west at 21 mph with maximum sustained winds at 45 mph, but it's expected to slow, according to the National Hurricane Center....Read more...
(TOKYO) -- There may soon be more women executives in Japan.
On Friday, Japan's upper house passed a bill requiring companies with more than 301 employees to set numerical targets for the hiring of female employees and managers.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the efforts allowed the country to "move...Read more...
(NEW YORK) — The U.S. military says it had killed Junaid Hussain, a senior ISIS recruiter and cyber specialist during a drone strike in Syria.
Hussain's death was confirmed in a tweet from Brett McGurk, the Deputy Special Presidential Envoy to the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL.
Hussain is believed to be a computer expert and propagandist for terror...
(NEW YORK) — Hundreds of people are feared dead off the coast of Libya in the latest shipwreck of migrants desperately trying to cross the Mediterranean to reach Europe.
“We are still waiting for more details, but we have learned there were 400 migrants on one of two boats; 100 have already been rescued,"...
(NEW YORK) -- U.S. serviceman Alek Skarlatos, who helped stop a gunman on a Paris-bound train last week, said his first thought was "just trying not to die."
Recalling on ABC News' Good Morning America Friday what ran though his mind when he first saw the gunman and realized his life was in danger, Skarlatos said, "I...
(NEW YORK) -- Italian energy group Eni claims it has found, what is being called, one of the world's biggest natural gas fields, according to the BBC.
The field was found off the coast of Egypt and could possibly hold 5.5 billion barrels of oil.
Eni has full rights to the area after signing an energy exploration deal...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- Google's driverless cars are heading east.
Google and Austin Mayor Steve Adler have announced that the Texas city will be the first outside of California to test the company's self-driving cars.
One Lexus SUV has already been spotted on the streets of Austin this summer, with safety drivers along for the ride.
Copyright ©...Read more...
(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Uber hires two hackers.
After remotely hijacking a Jeep and causing the Fiat Chrysler recall of 1.4 million vehicles, hackers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek are now working for Uber.
"Looking forward to starting Tuesday with the great team at @Uber Advanced Technology Center," tweeted Miller. "Should be a cool challenge and a lot...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- Six scientists began their year-long stay in a solar-powered dome to help researchers learn what space travelers would endure while heading to Mars.
The 365-day experiment started Friday on Mauna Loa, a...
(NEW YORK) -- Twitter has committed itself to hiring more women in an effort to increase diversity, the company said in a blog post on Friday.
"We want the makeup of our company to reflect the vast range of people who use Twitter," the post read. "Doing so will help us build a product to better serve people...
(LOS ANGELES) -- Police detained a Los Angeles man this week after he allegedly flew his drone dangerously close to an LAPD helicopter, which was on the hunt for a suspect.
After taking evasive action to avoid the hovering drone, the chopper diverted, tracking the drone operator to a Rite-Aid parking lot, where officers handcuffed him and took him...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- Small gains and losses, a calm end for Wall Street after five wild days of trading.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 11.76 to finish the session at 16643.01.
The Nasdaq gained 15.62, ending at 4828.32, while the S&P 500 was up 1.21 to finish the week at 1988.87.
When will the Federal Reserve raise...Read more...
(AURORA, Colo.) -- Customers at a McDonald's in Colorado who want to order a Big Mac may be surprised when the restaurant offers them customized options.
A McDonald's location in Aurora, Colorado, is testing the burger chain's fast-casual "Create Your Taste" platform. With the test, customers use touch-screen kiosks to customize their orders, including choosing from 25 ingredients on...Read more...
(SAN FRANCISCO) — Apple's special Sept. 9 event will be live-streamed online — and this time, Windows 10 users will also be able to join in the excitement.
A website for the event — where it's widely expected Apple will show off a new iPhone 6S — says Apple will support live streaming for Windows 10 devices...
(NEW YORK) — While investors panicked across global markets in the last week, stock exchange officials in the U.S. used a little-known rule to try to smooth trading.
For three straight days this week, the New York Stock Exchange put into action "Rule 48," which can essentially speed up the opening of trading to prevent a panicky...
(MENLO PARK, Calif.) — When Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook from his Harvard dorm room in 2004, his audience was college students.
Eleven years later, the Facebook CEO celebrated a milestone: One...
(NEW YORK) -- Noel Biderman, the CEO of Avid Life Media, is stepping down from the company in the wake of an unprecedented hack that left 37 million customers exposed.
"This change is in the best interest of the company and allows us to continue to provide support to our members and dedicated employees. We are steadfast...
(HORSHAM, Pa.) -- Bimbo Bakeries is recalling several of its bread products because there may be fragments of glass in them.
The company says a broken light bulb at one of its bakeries may have caused glass to end up on the outside of loaves in 11 states.
So far, Bimbo has received three reports from consumers....
(BENTONVILLE, Ark.) -- The calendar may still say summer but retail giant Walmart is encouraging consumers to get in the Christmas spirit now.
With Labor Day more than a week away, the world's largest retailer is scheduled to launch its holiday season layaway plan four months before Dec. 25.
"Toy Week and the kick-off of our layaway...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- There were mass losses earlier this week? All gains for Wall Street on Thursday.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average up 369.26 to finish the session at 16654.77. Its biggest two-day gain since December 2008.
The Nasdaq also jumped 115.17, ending at 4812.71, while the S&P 500 climbed 47.15 to 1987.66.
Crude oil also rose 10 percent...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- It’s Scottish tea time, America!
Scotland's first home-grown tea is making its way to U.S. soil next week.
"Next Tuesday, the Upper-East Side’s acclaimed Lowell Hotel will be the first U.S. establishment to serve Scotland’s only home-grown teas in the atmospheric surroundings of its iconic Pembroke Room. Guests and visitors of the New York hotel will...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- An upbeat monthly unemployment report didn’t help the markets to close out the week.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 17,849.46 on Friday, down 56.12 from its open.
The Nasdaq however was up by 9.33 to close at 5,068.46. The S&P 500 fell by 3.01, to finish the session at a close of 2,092.83.
(WASHINGTON) -- U.S. employers added 280,000 jobs to their payrolls in May, the Labor Department reported Friday morning.
Last month's figures beat expert expectations of just 227,000 jobs.
The unemployment rate was “essentially unchanged,” the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics said, at 5.5 percent. The prior month, the rate stood at 5.4 percent.
Hourly wages rose 0.3 percent...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- Four former CVS workers are suing the pharmacy chain and some of its managers in a potential class action lawsuit, claiming that staff in multiple New York City stores racially profile African-American and Hispanic shoppers, using racial slurs.
The suit alleges that the workers were "routinely" directed, among other things, to "follow...Read more...
(WASHINGTON) -- Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar is confident Hillary Clinton’s campaign will avoid a repeat of 2008, when she lost the Democratic presidential nomination to then-Sen. Barack Obama, even as the party's frontrunner starts to slip in the Iowa polls and faces growing controversy over her private email server.
"Her campaign is so much different than 2008,"...Read more...
(WASHINGTON) -- Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders said Sunday he does not know whether new poll numbers putting him within 7 percentage points of Hillary Clinton in Iowa mean her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination is in trouble, but his campaign is "doing great."
“You know, it’s not just in Iowa. It’s in New Hampshire. It’s all...Read more...
(WASHINGTON) -- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal expressed optimism for his own presidential campaign in the face of Donald Trump's surging popularity, calling it a symptom of the early campaign season.
"I think after we get past the summer of silliness and insults, the voters are going to begin to look at who is prepared to do the...Read more...
(WASHINGTON) -- If we have our undisputed frontrunners, why does nobody seem to be happy about it?
Maybe it has something to do with the hair. Donald Trump has his, but we’re not sure his rivals will have theirs by the time they read all of Trump’s Tweets. Hillary Clinton says she colors hers, but the focus of...Read more...
(WILMINGTON, Del.) -- Will he, or won't he?
Home in Wilmington, Delaware, for the weekend, Vice President Joe Biden made an unannounced stop by the Sussex Democratic Jamboree in Lewes, spending time with his most loyal supporters as he contemplates a presidential bid.
The vice president "wanted to thank the community for all their support the last...Read more...
(DES MOINES, Iowa) -- Bernie Sanders is closing in.
That's the latest from a new poll released in Iowa on Saturday night, showing Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton leading Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders by only 7 percentage points, 37 percent to 30 percent.
The Des Moines Register/Bloomberg News poll also shows Vice President Joe Biden, who is...Read more...
(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump said Saturday that a decision is imminent about whether he will run as a third party candidate.
“We’re going to make a decision very soon and I think a lot of people are going to be very happy," Trump told reporters in Nashville Tennessee, after addressing the National Federation of...Read more...
(LACONIA, N.H.) -- On immigration, Chris Christie is taking a page from FedEx's book.
At a New Hampshire town hall in the Laconia VFW on Saturday, the New Jersey governor and Republican presidential hopeful told supporters he thinks the government should track immigrants similar to how FedEx tracks packages.
"We need to have a system that tracks...Read more...
(NEW ORLEANS) -- Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindal spoke on Saturday at a memorial service for those lost when Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, talking about the city's rebuilding efforts.
"Our hearts are heavy," Jindal said on the tenth anniversary of Katrina making landfall. "We know there are still families wondering what exactly happened to...
(WASHINGTON) -- In his weekly address, President Obama discusses climate change and renewable energy sources ahead of his trip to Alaska on Monday.
The president talked about the effects of climate change, specifically in Alaska, where many residents there are already suffering from the results including wildfires and storm surges.
"Alaska’s glaciers are melting faster too, threatening...Read more...
(WASHINGTON) -- House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.) gave this week's GOP address speaking about the Iran nuclear deal.
According to Royce, if the deal goes through, Iran will get a "cash bonanza," which will lead to a path of nuclear weapons.
"Is there any other reason why Iran – an energy rich country –...Read more...
(NORWOOD, Mass.) -- At a Massachusetts fundraiser Friday night, Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump continued his attacks on Democrat Hillary Clinton saying the former Secretary of State has “some very big problems” with her email server.
However, the real estate mogul took things a step further attacking longtime Clinton aide Huma Abedin and her husband, former Congressman Anthony...Read more...
(WASHINGTON) -- Some might say it was the sweetest takeaway from the summer meeting of the Democratic National Committee: The “I’m Ridin With Biden” free chocolate bar.
DNC delegates arriving at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Minneapolis were greeted by the chocolate bars at the registration desk. The candy is wrapped in a drawing of Vice President Joe...Read more...
(WASHINGTON) -- Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton admitted some of the paid speeches that President Bill Clinton asked the State Department about were “unusual requests” but defended the process used to vet her husband’s speeches.
“The process that was set up in my years as secretary of state was for any requests that my husband received to...Read more...
(WASHINGTON) -- Defense Secretary Ash Carter said now that he holds the Pentagon's top job, he is very careful with his email.
"I'm extremely careful about it," Carter said during an interview with Bloomberg Television on Friday.
His comments come as Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton continues to deal with criticism about her use of a private...Read more...
(HOUSTON) -- A 14-year-old boy from Houston has died after battling a 'brain-eating' amoeba.
The announcement of Michael Riley's death was posted on his Facebook page by his family on Sunday.
The CDC says that the 'brain-eating' amoeba, known as the Primary Amoeba Meningoencephalitis (PAM), can be contracted after being in a freshwater lake and is very common in...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- Renowned neurologist and author of "Awakenings" Oliver Sacks died Sunday. He was 82.
His assistant, Kate Edgar, told The New York Times the cause was cancer. ABC News was unable to reach Edgar.
Sacks, a professor of neurology at New York University School of Medicine, announced in February a rare eye tumor...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- Researchers say a new type of pacemaker without wires and that doesn't require surgery to install could be the future of the device.
According to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the new device is about one-tenth the size of a conventional pacemaker and was effective in about 90 percent of...
(WASHINGTON) -- Don't pay any attention to the label.
The Federal Drug Administration said this week they issued "warning letters" to three tobacco manufacturers including ITG Brands LLC, Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company Inc., and Sherman’s 1400 Broadway N.Y.C. Ltd., for their package labeling that says "additive-free" or "natural."
“The FDA’s job is to ensure tobacco products are not...Read more...
(PHOENIX) -- It was a sight to see in Arizona road as a stream of big trucks took part in a funeral procession to pay tribute to a 3-year-old boy who recently died.
ABC News station KNXV-TV in Phoenix reports that more than 100 trucks, including fire engines, vintage military vehicles, and semis, went through the city of...Read more...
(WASHINGTON) -- The Federal Drug Administration issued an alert on Friday, warning about certain types of Type 2 Diabetes treatments causing severe and debilitating joint pain.
The FDA mentioned in the alert the medicines sitagliptin, saxagliptin, linagliptin, and alogliptin as causing the joint pain.
"Patients should not stop taking their DPP-4 inhibitor medicine, but should contact their health care...Read more...
(WASHINGTON) -- Kapowsin Meats has recalled approximately 523,380 pounds of pork products because of a Salmonella contamination, an expanded number since its original recall.
According to a statement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday, the Graham, Wash. establishment originally recalled some of their products weeks ago, but the USDA has expanded the recall after an investigation by...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- A year-old pit bull named Honey survived being shot point blank in the mouth by her owner's ex-boyfriend during an argument at her Brooklyn apartment in New York City, according to Honey's owner and a criminal court complaint.
Honey's owner, Asha Stringfield, 24, told ABC News on Friday that she has a restraining...Read more...
(NEW YORK) — A warning from school administrators to parents over their daughter’s lunchbox is one seemingly worthy of a super hero’s rescue. The only problem is that super heroes are banned from the school, even on a lunchbox.
An Imgur user posted a letter earlier this week reportedly sent from school officials to...
(NEW YORK) — As part of the chart-topping Lady Antebellum, Charles Kelley has helped take the music industry by storm.
Now, Kelley, 33, has another reason to sing. He and his wife, 32-year-old Cassie McConnell Kelley, are expecting a baby after six years of marriage.
McConnell Kelley talked to ABC News about...
(NEW YORK) -- A pup named Journey is now able to run like other dogs after being fitted with special prosthetic legs.
The Shiba Inu/Jundo mix lost her front paws after she was set on fire along with her siblings and was the only survivor.
Marilyn Hendrickson, director of donations at the MEOW Cat Rescue shelter in Seattle,...
By DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor
Some of us are more blessed than others in the bosom department. But sometimes it may seem like a curse, as large breasts can cause intense back and shoulder pain.
I have many patients who are plagued by having large breasts. They have pain, and they feel self-conscious in clothes or swimsuits....
(NEW YORK) -- A customer of the popular fitness craze SoulCycle says the company is forcing riders to use an "illegal" payment system that requires customers to buy certificates with "unreasonably short expiration periods," according to a new lawsuit.
Rachel Cody, of Los Angeles, told ABC News that SoulCycle's payment policy is "infuriating," because the firm requires...Read more...
(LOS ANGELES) -- A pair of twin girls were able to hear their mother clearly for the first time this week after they were both fitted with new hearing aids.
Kayla and Kiara Hernandez were born with moderate hearing loss and in need of hearing aids to hear properly, according to ABC News affiliate KABC-TV in Los Angeles.
(NEW YORK) -- As the host of the number one Top 40 morning radio in the country, Elvis Duran had no problem dishing out “real talk” to his seven million loyal listeners or rubbing elbows with the likes of Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj and dozens of other A-list celebrities.
But one thing he was deeply insecure about...Read more...
(LOS ANGELES) -- Grey's Anatomy is moving on after killing off Patrick Dempsey's character Dr. Derek Shepherd, better known as "McDreamy," last season. Jason George, who plays Dr. Ben Warren on the long-running ABC series, said fans are in for a treat next season.
"The writers have made this extra effort to breathe new air and refresh everything," he told People magazine....Read more...
(LOS ANGELES) -- Rob Kardashian hasn't been in the public eye for quite some time. On Keeping Up with the Kardashians, cameras documented how the reality star struggled with depression and later weight gain, reportedly packing on over 100 pounds.
But now Kardashian's back in the gym, and recently joked about his reported ongoing efforts to shed a few...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- Attention is turning to Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, after her husband was accused of possibly having an Ashley Madison account. Observers have noticed that she hasn't been wearing her wedding rings. But the outspoken reality star made sure to clear things up right away.
"FYI I don't wear my wedding rings because they're too big and I need to...Read more...
(LOS ANGELES) -- It's been four months since Jessica Biel gave birth to Silas, her son with husband, Justin Timberlake. So what's her favorite part about caring for her newborn?
"Probably the moment he wakes up from a nap," Biel tells E! News. "He's sort of looking around and you sort of creep up and look over the crib and he...Read more...
(LOS ANGELES) -- Ed Sheeran is the one who introduced actress Courteney Cox to her fiance, Johnny McDaid of the band Snow Patrol. So it's no wonder that the Friends star fully expects Ed to entertain guests at their upcoming wedding.
Speaking to the British tabloid The Sun, Courtney says, "We are certainly grateful to Ed for introducing us. I can’t imagine him not...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- Ever since Miley Cyrus started opening up about her fluid sexuality, there’s been a lot of talk about whom she’s dating. In particular, people have been speculating that she’s in a relationship with Victoria’s Secret model Stella Maxwell. But in a new cover story with Elle U.K., Miley says she’s not tied down to anyone at the...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- Earlier this month Julianne Hough announced she's engaged to her boyfriend, pro hockey player Brooks Laich. And after a short self-imposed social media break, the Dancing with the Starsjudge hasnow revealed how Laich popped the question, writing on her blog that it was "magical and sweet."
"We were at home, romantic and relaxed, which is perfectly very...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- The reports were true: Grammy Award-winning singer Chaka Khan will be among the celebs competing for the Mirrorball Trophy on season 21 of ABC's Dancing with the Stars.
The singer announced the news via a brief video posted on the show's official Twitter account. Chaka tells her fans to "look out for me this season."
The "I'm Every...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- The Dancing with the Stars cast is growing.
Alexa PenaVega and her husband Carlos PenaVega have signed on for the 21st season of the dancing competition, he announced on Instagram.
"Beyond excited that @vegaalexa and I are going to be competing this season on #season21 @dancingabc," he wrote. "Spending 24 hours at @disneyland #disneyland60 to celebrate!!!"
The Spy Kids...Read more...
(LOS ANGELES) -- Here's proof Nicki Minaj no longer holds a grudge against the MTV Video Music Awards: she's opening the 2015 edition of the show this Sunday night.
Nicki let the cat out of the bag on Thursday, when she posted on her Instagram a photo of a sonogram of a Moonman statue. The picture no longer appears...Read more...
(LOS ANGELES) -- Kim Kardashian West is pregnant with her second child, but she reveals in the September edition of Cmagazine that the numerous complications she experienced this time around took "the fun out of" getting pregnant.
"I had this condition called placenta accreta," Kardashian West, 34, tells the lifestyle magazine. "There were a couple of little operations...Read more...
(LOS ANGELES) -- The Owen Wilson thriller No Escape opened Wednesday, earning $1.2 million in its first day of release, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Two more films debut nationwide Friday. Here's a closer look:
We Are Your Friends -- Zac Efron is an aspiring DJ who falls for his DJ mentor's girlfriend. Emily Ratajkowski and Wes Bentley also star....Read more...
You Tell Me Texas by Paul Gleiser
Increasingly, those who voted for the first time in 1992 can’t stop thinking about tomorrow because the prospect of tomorrow is keeping them awake nights.Read more... | Visit The You Tell Me Texas Blog
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