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L.A. Angels Trade OF Josh Hamilton to Rangers

L.A. Angels Trade OF Josh Hamilton to Rangers

Photos.com/Thinkstock(ARLINGTON, Texas) -- The Los Angeles Angels dealt outfielder Josh Hamilton to the Texas Rangers on Monday for a player to be named later or cash considerations. The Halos are expected to pick up most of the $80.2 million remaining ...

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First Approved HIV Self-Test Kit on Sale in United Kingdom

First Approved HIV Self-Test Kit on Sale in United Kingdom

MARK BRAZIER/iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- The first approved HIV self-test kit is on sale in the United Kingdom.BBC News reports that the kits do not need to be sent to a lab for results; with a small drop of ...

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Video Shows Cops Allegedly Breaking Woman’s Face During Arrest

Video Shows Cops Allegedly Breaking Woman's Face During Arrest

Alex_Schmidt/iStock/Thinkstock(SAN FRANCISCO) --  A bartender and model is broadening her lawsuit against San Francisco transit police to include an Oakland cop after she says they used excessive force while booking her on St. Patrick’s Day last year and caused her ...

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Why the Scene Outside the Supreme Court Is Part Tailgate, Part Debate Stage

Why the Scene Outside the Supreme Court Is Part Tailgate, Part Debate Stage

Kentucky same-sex supporters pose, as pastor Rick Grogan from Fort Worth, TX, an opponent, seated, looks on. ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The scene outside the Supreme Court Monday felt a lot like a football game tailgate party -- and for supporters ...

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Starbucks to Unveil Cookie Straw

Starbucks to Unveil Cookie Straw

Starbucks(NEW YORK) -- Starbucks will unveil a new cookie straw next week in tandem with its Frappuccino Happy Hour. Starbucks @Frappuccino Happy Hour returns May 1-10 http://t.co/WfHEcVd2BW Yes, that's a cookie straw!

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UNESCO: Nepal Earthquake Did ‘Extensive and Irreversible Damage’ to Cultural Sites in Kathmandu Valley

UNESCO: Nepal Earthquake Did 'Extensive and Irreversible Damage' to Cultural Sites in Kathmandu Valley

Photo by: JTB Photo/UIG via Getty Images(KATHMANDU, Nepal) -- The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is working to assess the damage done by the recent earthquake to the Kathmandu Valley."I am deeply aggrieved by the magnitude of ...

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Actress Jayne Meadows Dead at 95

Actress Jayne Meadows Dead at 95

Earl Leaf/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Jayne Meadows has died, her agent confirmed to ABC News. She was 95.Meadows, who was married to TV legend Steve Allen from 1954 until his death in 2000, was born in China and ...

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Multiple Police Officers Injured as People Clash with Police in Baltimore

Multiple Police Officers Injured as People Clash with Police in Baltimore

Getty Images(BALTIMORE) -- Multiple police officers were injured in Baltimore Monday in violent protests after the funeral of Freddie Gray, who died of a spinal injury while in police custody earlier this month.Police said a group of protesters were throwing ...

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Couple Charged with Child Abandonment

TYLER -- A Smith County couple has been arrested after being accused of leaving their 7 year old daughter alone an locked in a bathroom. Smith County sheriff's deputies were called to the Oasis convenience store, 14773 Hwy 110 North Saturday morning regarding a little girl who was found ...

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Mineola Man Accused of Firing Gun in Car

QUITMAN -- A Mineola man was taken into custody Sunday morning for allegedly firing rounds inside a person's vehicle. Authorities say around 5:30 a.m., the Wood County Sheriff's Office received a report of a possible burglary on FM 49. While law officers responded to the scene, dispatchers ...

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Smith County Partners for School Safety Zone Program

TYLER -- Smith County is implementing a program to help curb dangerous speeding in school zones, reduce collisions, and enhance the safety of children and pedestrians in the community. According to a news release, the county is partnering with American Traffic Solutions (ATS) to launch a school zone ...

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Oil Tank Blast Damages Homes in White Oak

WHITE OAK -- Ten homes were damaged Monday morning when two oil tanks exploded in White Oak. According to KETK, fire officials said the tank caught fire at around 3 a.m. Three homes at the Lake Harris Mobile Home Park suffered extensive heat damage and others were hit ...

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Big Sandy Man Killed in Harrison County Crash

HARRISON COUNTY -- One person was killed Monday morning in a Harrison County crash involving a tractor trailer. According to KETK, the Department of Public Safety said the deceased driver is Allan Douglas Rambin, 56, of Big Sandy. A hazmat crew responded to the scene on ...

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Severe Weather Damage in East Texas

EAST TEXAS -- Widespread damage was caused in East Texas by storms that passed through the area Sunday night. Here's a partial rundown as reported by KETK:

* Part of Highway 69 north of Alto in Cherokee County was closed due to flooding.
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Police Investigate Infant Death

TYLER -- The death of an infant is under investigation by Tyler Police. Authorities say police, fire, and EMS personnel responded to 6312 Springbrook Dr. in Tyler Saturday at 10:49 a.m. in reference to an infant who was not responsive. The mother told police that she was ...

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Couple Charged with Child Abandonment

Posted/updated on: April 27, 2015 at 6:06 pm

Kimberly JohnsonTYLER — A Smith County couple has been arrested after being accused of leaving their 7 year old daughter alone an locked in a bathroom. Smith County sheriff’s deputies were called to the Oasis convenience store, 14773 Hwy 110 North Saturday morning regarding a little girl who was found at the store alone. She told deputies that her parents had locked her in the restroom of her house and had left her alone as punishment. After checking her house, it was determined that no one was there. Deputies also found a chest of drawers against the bathroom door. It was later determined that the 7 year olds parents had pushed the chest of drawers against the door in an attempt to lock her in. She was able to push the door open enough to escape from the restroom and walk to the store. Monday, warrants were issued for both Kimberly and Mark Johnson by 241st State District Judge Jack Skeen for Child Abandonment or Endangering. Judge Skeen set bond at $300,000 on each defendant. Read more …

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Severe Weather Damage in East Texas

Posted/updated on: April 27, 2015 at 5:49 pm

SevereWeatherMGN_1430144567178_270323_ver1.0EAST TEXAS — Widespread damage was caused in East Texas by storms that passed through the area Sunday night. Here’s a partial rundown as reported by KETK:

* Part of Highway 69 north of Alto in Cherokee County was closed due to flooding.
* Farm to Market Road 241 and Highway 69 in Cherokee County was closed due to trees and power lines across the road.
* Numerous trees down across the southern part of Cherokee County.
* Trees down along County Road 4248 in Reklaw.
* Tree falls through roof of house along Treasure Cove in Bullard.

We’ll continue to update this list as new information comes in.

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Police Investigate Infant Death

Posted/updated on: April 27, 2015 at 4:10 pm

thumb_police-tyler-carTYLER — The death of an infant is under investigation by Tyler Police. Authorities say police, fire, and EMS personnel responded to 6312 Springbrook Dr. in Tyler Saturday at 10:49 a.m. in reference to an infant who was not responsive. The mother told police that she was sleeping in her bed with her 8-month-old son and upon waking at approximately 10:30 a.m. found him cold and unresponsive. EMS responded but the child was found to be deceased. The infant was transported to the Southwest Institute of Forensic Science in Dallas for an autopsy.

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Murder Trial Starting in Longvew

Posted/updated on: April 27, 2015 at 3:47 pm

Brendan Xavier DouglasLONGVIEW — Officials got busy Monday selecting jurors in the capital murder trial of Brendan Xavier Douglas, 25. He has been charged with aggravated robbery and capital murder in the May 15, 2012, shooting death of DeAundray Lamanze Rossum, 23. The shooting occurred in a parking lot at the Signal Hill Apartments on Longview’s south side. Also charged in the case are Torry and Deion Reed.

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Weather Related Issues Force Class Cancellation

Posted/updated on: April 27, 2015 at 3:46 pm

closings-1EAST TEXAS — According to officials at Rusk Independent School District and Alto Independent School District, Monday’s classes were canceled due to weather-related problems. District leaders informed KETK of the closing around 8:15 a.m.

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One Killed in Kilgore Wreck

Posted/updated on: April 27, 2015 at 3:45 pm

thumb_police-lights-2KILGORE — One person is dead after a vehicle and motorcycle collided in Kilgore. KETK reports that on Saturday at approximately 4:35 p.m., Kilgore police officers responded to a crash at the intersection of State Highway 135 North and Peavine Road. According to authorities, the initial investigation revealed a car driven by Angel Tovias Fajardo, 26, of Kilgore, was traveling eastbound on Peavine and tried to cross the northbound lane of Highway 135 traffic, failing to yield to traffic. The vehicle was then struck by a motorcycle, driven by Joshua Shane Clinton, 37, of Overton. Clinton was traveling northbound in the 4000 block of SH 135N in the outside lane of traffic. Clinton died as a result of injuries from the crash. Read more …

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Lightning Strike Apparently Causes Morning House Fire

Posted/updated on: April 27, 2015 at 3:46 pm

firefighters-1SMITH COUNTY — Fire officials are investigating an early morning house fire. According to the Smith County Sheriff’s Office and KETK, a home in the 1500 block of Cooks Crossing caught fire Monday morning. They believe it was caused by a lightning strike. Details are limited.

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Oil Tank Blast Damages Homes in White Oak

Posted/updated on: April 27, 2015 at 3:43 pm

oilwellfire_1430158135238_270341_ver1.0WHITE OAK — Ten homes were damaged Monday morning when two oil tanks exploded in White Oak. According to KETK, fire officials said the tank caught fire at around 3 a.m. Three homes at the Lake Harris Mobile Home Park suffered extensive heat damage and others were hit by metal debris. Authorities believe a lightning strike may have sparked the blaze. Firefighters monitored the flames as they burned themselves out off South Lake Harris Road. Martineau Operating Co. has shut down production at the site until further notice. A woman was taken to a local hospital after stepping on glass, but no other injuries were reported. Residents in the area were evacuated during the incident but have since returned to their homes. White Oak, East Mountain, and Clarksville City Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the scene.

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Early Voting Underway in May Elections

Posted/updated on: April 27, 2015 at 3:45 pm

thumb_voting-computerEAST TEXAS — Early voting is underway as of Monday and runs through May 5 in the May 9 municipal elections in East Texas. A number of candidates and issues are on ballots throughout the region. Among other things, Longview will soon have a new mayor, and there will be a change on the Tyler City Council. Check with your local governmental entities for more information. In Smith County, you can check http://smith-county.com/Government/Departments/Elections/ElectionInfo.aspx for a more complete rundown.

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Mineola Man Accused of Firing Gun in Car

Posted/updated on: April 27, 2015 at 5:36 pm

thumb_police-lightsQUITMAN — A Mineola man was taken into custody Sunday morning for allegedly firing rounds inside a person’s vehicle. Authorities say around 5:30 a.m., the Wood County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a possible burglary on FM 49. While law officers responded to the scene, dispatchers learned a man was inside the caller’s vehicle shooting a gun. When authorities arrived at the home, they found Brandon Corey Chrietzberg, 40, in the back yard. Deputies also found two guns near the suspect and bullet holes in the interior of the vehicle involved. Chrietzberg was arrested and booked into the Wood County Jail. He is charged with deadly conduct, mischief, and burglary of a vehicle. The suspect’s bond was set at $73,000.

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Smith County Partners for School Safety Zone Program

Posted/updated on: April 27, 2015 at 4:18 pm

thumb_smithcounty-sealTYLER — Smith County is implementing a program to help curb dangerous speeding in school zones, reduce collisions, and enhance the safety of children and pedestrians in the community. According to a news release, the county is partnering with American Traffic Solutions (ATS) to launch a school zone safety camera program. “Smith County is focused on public safety and limited enforcement to ensure the safety of the community’s school children,” County Judge Joel Baker said. “I believe it is a more efficient way to enforce laws that are already in place.” Read more …

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Sulphur Springs High School Student Drowns

Posted/updated on: April 27, 2015 at 3:49 pm

Isaac PerezSULPHUR SPRINGS — A swimming accident has claimed the life of a Sulphur Springs High School Senior. Isaac Perez died while swimming on Saturday. The announcement was made on the band’s Facebook page, where school employee Cindy Welch released the following statement: “There are some students who quietly gain your respect and affection. They don’t draw much attention to themselves, just steadily pursue goals with quiet determination. Isaac Perez, an SSHS Band Senior, was such a young man. He gave it all on the football field and right in the middle of the game gave it all on the marching field. We lost Isaac today in a swimming accident. Our SSHS band family will miss him very much.”

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TxDOT Road Projects

Posted/updated on: April 27, 2015 at 3:49 pm

TxDOT signTYLER Here’s a look at work planned in the district during the Week of April 27, 2015. Schedules are subject to change due to weather, equipment or other unforeseen issues. Slow down and pay attention in these and all work zones.

SMITH COUNTY – Tyler Maintenance crews plan to conduct base repair work on Farm Road 2015 between Farm Road 14 and Farm Road 16 as well as on Farm Road 1805 between Farm Road 1252 and the Van Zandt County line. Expect lane closures with traffic controlled by flaggers. Read more …

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Texas Storms Bring Reports of Tornadoes, Damage to Buildings

Posted/updated on: April 27, 2015 at 3:52 pm

WAXAHACHIE (AP) – A severe storm system that swept across parts of Texas brought numerous reports of tornadoes, damage to buildings, large hail and several inches of rain. The National Weather Service office in Fort Worth said Sunday night it received reports of twisters in rural Johnson and Hill counties. The weather service has not confirmed those reports. Broadcast images showed flattened buildings and roofs torn from structures. There were no accounts of injuries. Hail described as ping-pong size and larger showered the area. NWS forecaster Lamont Bain says severe weather reached Comanche, Erath, Somervell, Bosque, Hill and Johnson counties. He says Glen Rose received more than 4 inches of rain. Part of the Waxahachie police headquarters, south of Dallas, flooded as water several inches deep rushed into the building.

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Houston Police Investigate Human Torso near Interstate 10

Posted/updated on: April 27, 2015 at 3:53 pm

HOUSTON (AP) – Houston police say members of a volunteer search group have found part of a human torso along west Interstate 10. An official with Texas EquuSearch said Monday that relatives of a missing 22-year-old homeless man believe he’s the victim. Police and a coroner didn’t immediately identify the remains located Sunday. Texas EquuSearch founder Tim Miller says the family last saw the missing man on March 17, to celebrate his birthday. Police spokesman John Cannon says the man reported missing April 10 has mental health issues. Relatives recently asked volunteers to search near a homeless camp. Miller says volunteers and the father Saturday discovered bloody items allegedly belonging to the son and contacted police. Police knew that volunteers, who found the torso in a brushy area, resumed searching after officers left.

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Two Texas Officers on Leave after Fatal Shooting of Army Vet

Posted/updated on: April 27, 2015 at 3:54 pm

VICTORIA (AP) – Two South Texas officers have been put on paid administrative leave over the fatal shooting of an Army veteran who police say refused to drop a machete. Victoria police Chief Jeff Craig says Texas Rangers will help investigate Saturday night’s fatal shooting during a disturbance call. Craig didn’t immediately identify the officers involved in the death of 25-year-old Brandon Lawrence. Yasmine Lawrence says her husband suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, had a dispute with a neighbor and was confused by the officers. Craig says the officers identified themselves and more than 30 times told Lawrence to drop the machete, but he refused and advanced toward them. Craig says the officers were forced to open fire. The chief had no immediate information about whether police knew of Lawrence’s military history.

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Houston Couple Sentenced for $9M Health Care Billing Scam

Posted/updated on: April 27, 2015 at 3:55 pm

HOUSTON (AP) – A Houston businessman has been sentenced to five years in prison and his nurse wife faces home confinement in a $9 million health care billing scam. William Owuama was sentenced Monday. The 56-year-old owner of Wilmar Healthcare Systems in February pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud and violation of kickback laws. His 47-year-old wife, Marla Owuama, received a year of home confinement probation. She pleaded guilty to misprision of a felony for helping conceal the scheme. The couple must also repay nearly $4 million. Investigators say Medicare beneficiaries, in the kickback scheme, were paid to visit a clinic where Marla Owuama worked. Prosecutors say the couple billed the government for Medicare and Medicaid patient testing that wasn’t done. Fraudulent claims were paid from 2006 through October 2009.

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House OKs Bill Requiring Warrants for Body Cavity Searches

Posted/updated on: April 27, 2015 at 3:57 pm

thumb_texas-state-capitol-2AUSTIN (AP) – The Texas House has preliminarily approved a bill requiring police and law enforcement officials to get a search warrant before conducting body cavity searches. Houston Democratic Rep. Harold Dutton Jr. said that although officers rarely search a person’s vagina or anal cavity, his bill would prohibit doing so without warrants. Lawmakers’ unanimous voice vote Monday came two years after the state settled a federal civil rights lawsuit for $185,000 with two women whose genitals were probed by a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper. The trooper was fired and criminally charged for the incident, which occurred in Irving. Still, DPS spokesman Tom Vinger said “intrusive body searches without a warrant” have always been against department policy. Dutton’s measure needs a final, largely ceremonial House vote before heading to the Senate.

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North Texan Survives Nepal Quake, Mount Everest Avalanche

Posted/updated on: April 27, 2015 at 3:58 pm

ALLEN (AP) – A North Texas woman who survived an avalanche triggered by a 7.8 -magnitude earthquake in Nepal is trying to get home. Danielle Banks, an Allen High School graduate, texted her mother Friday saying that she experienced an earthquake while on the way up Mount Everest. Sharon Banks didn’t hear from her daughter again until two days later. The 22-year-old sent another text message Sunday letting her mother know she’s safe. Sharon Banks says her daughter began her 11-hour journey to the bottom of the mountain Sunday evening, but does not yet have a way of making it back to the U.S. The mother says she may need to pay for a helicopter to get her daughter out of Nepal. Danielle Banks graduated from Texas A&M University in December.

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Texas English Teacher Named National Teacher of the Year

Posted/updated on: April 28, 2015 at 1:49 am

Shanna Peeples2LUBBOCK (AP) — A Texas high school English teacher has been named the 2015 National Teacher of the Year. The Council of Chief State School Officers announced the honor Monday for Shanna Peeples. Peeples, who works at Palo Duro High in Amarillo, will be recognized by President Barack Obama in a ceremony at the White House on Wednesday. She says growing up around domestic violence helps her connect with students who are refugees from war-torn countries and are traumatized by what they’ve seen. She came to teaching after working as a disc jockey, medical assistant, pet sitter and journalist. Peeples teaches AP English and serves as the English department chair and is an instructional coach for other teachers. She is the first teacher from Texas to win the award since 1957.

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Alligator Trainer Bit During Houston-Area Demonstration

Posted/updated on: April 28, 2015 at 1:48 am

Texas Crawfish and Music FestivalSPRING (AP) — An alligator trainer has been slightly hurt when a 5-foot-long reptile turned and bit him during a demonstration at a Houston-area event. KTRK-TV reports the trainer is recovering after the incident at the Texas Crawfish and Music Festival in Spring. Bystander video shows the trainer on Saturday coming up behind the alligator, which then turns and bites him. The trainer from Gator Country refuge in Beaumont quickly moves away from the alligator, then stops to examine his injured left arm. Refuge owner Gary Saurage says the trainer did not need stitches but is sore following the weekend incident. The trainer’s name wasn’t immediately released.

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Texas A&M Galveston Professor Fails Entire Class

Posted/updated on: April 28, 2015 at 1:46 am

Texas A&M GalvestonGALVESTON (AP) — In a fiery email, a Texas A&M Galveston professor told an entire class that they would be getting failing grades and called them a disgrace to the school. But a university official says the failing grades won’t stick. KPRC television station in Houston reports Irwin Horwitz sent an email to students in his Strategic Management. He said in the email he would no longer be teaching the class. He says the students lacked the maturity level to enter the workforce. Some of the students told the television station they were shocked by the email. Patrick Louchouarn, a university official, says the only reason for a failing grade would be based on the student’s performance. The department head will take over the class until the end of the semester.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 4/27/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA Playoffs – First Round: Milwaukee Bucks 94 – Chicago Bulls 88 (Bulls lead series, 3-2)

Brooklyn Nets 120 – Atlanta Hawks 115 (Series tied at 2-2)

NHL Playoffs – First Round: Washington Capitals 2 – New York Islanders 1 (Capitals win series, 4-3)

Tampa Bay Lightning 5 – Detroit Red Wings 2 (Series tied...

Marlins Designated C Jarrod Saltalamacchia for Assignment

Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images(MIAMI) -- The Miami Marlins designated catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia for assignment on Monday. If no team claims him on the waiver wire, he will become a free agent.

The Marlins signed Saltalamacchia to a three-year contract, worth $21 million, prior to the 2014 season. In 123 games with Miami, he batted .209 with 12 home runs...

Mark Sanchez Explains Why the Eagles Signed Tim Tebow

Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez isn't worried that his job is in jeopardy after the team signed Tim Tebow to a one-year deal.

"He's obviously a great guy, he works hard. And we needed another guy to throw while [Sam Bradford] is still recovering," Sanchez told CSNPhilly.com. "So that's kind of the reason there [for the...

Royals’ Lorenzo Cain Says Feud with White Sox Over

Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- Kansas City Royals' outfielder Lorenzo Cain, who was among those suspended by Major League Baseball following the brawl between his team and the Chicago White Sox, says the bad blood between the two teams has been resolved.

Six players overall, including Cain, were suspended by Major League Baseball for a total of 26 games as...

Nationals’ Max Scherzer Thinks It’s Time for the NL to Add the DH

Photos.com/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- After hurting his thumb during at-bat, Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer thinks the National League should add the designated hitter like the American League.

Scherzer, who will miss his next scheduled start because of the thumb injury, also hurt his wrist in the process.

His injury comes at a time when St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher...

Canadiens Eliminate Senators in Six

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(OTTAWA) -- Canadiens goalie Carey Price was clearly tired of playing against the Ottawa Senators and eager to send Montreal to the second round. He stopped 43 shots on way to Montreal's 2-0 shutout over Ottawa.

Brendan Gallagher's goal in the first period was all the Canadiens needed and Max Pacioretty sealed the game with an empty netter...

Grizzlies’ Conley Out Game 4

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(MEMPHIS) -- The Memphis Grizzlies are on the cusp of eliminating the Portland Trailblazers from the first round of the playoffs, but they will have go without point guard Mike Conley in game four.

Conley's face was on the receiving end of Portland's C.J. Miller's elbow in the third quarter of Saturday's 115-109 victory.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 4/26/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA Playoffs First Round: Cleveland Cavaliers 101 - Boston Celtics 93 (Cavaliers series win series 4-0)

MLB: Chicago White Sox 3 (7-9) - Kansas City Royals 2 (12-5) - Game 1

Detroit Tigers 8 (13-6) - Cleveland Indians 6 (6-11)

Chicago Cubs 5 (10-7) - Cincinnati Reds 2 (8-10) 

Miami Marlins 6 (8-11) - Washington...

Kurt Busch Wins at Richmond

Chris Graythen/Getty Imgages for NASCAR(RICHMOND, Va.) -- Kurt Busch snapped a long 35-race losing streak on Sunday at Richmond International Speedway after he held off Stewart-Haas racing teammate Kevin Harvick.

Busch led 291 of the 400 laps and credited his team for his successful day.

"We're winners in April. It feels good," Busch said. "Plenty of time to do...

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Dr. Bob’s Weather Report and Forecast

Posted/updated on: April 27, 2015 at 3:46 pm   Print This Print This

WEATHER REPORT AND SUMMARY:
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VT [VALID TIME] THROUGH 04/28/2015@0500C
ISSUED: 04/27/2015 1546C

TYLER-LONGVIEW METROPOLITAN AREA FORECAST:
TONIGHT: cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely, low middle 50s, north winds 5-10 mph, (60 percent probability for measurable precipitation,) severe risk–marginal;
TUESDAY: cloudy with a 40 percent chance for showers during the morning, high lower 60s, north winds 10-15 mph;
TUESDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low upper 40s, north winds 5-10 mph;
WEDNESDAY: mostly sunny, high near 70, northwest winds about 10 mph;
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: mostly clear, low near 50, light easterly winds;
THURSDAY: mostly sunny, high middle 70s, southeast winds about 10 mph.
EXTENDED FORECAST:
THURSDAY NIGHT: mostly clear, low lower 50s;
FRIDAY: mostly sunny, high upper 70s;
FRIDAY NIGHT: mostly clear, low middle 50s;
SATURDAY: partly cloudy, high near 80;
SATURDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low upper 50s;
SUNDAY: partly cloudy, high upper 70s;
SUNDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low lower 60s;
MONDAY: partly cloudy, high lower 80s.
MID-RANGE OUTLOOK FOR MAY 5-11, 2015:
Near normal temperatures and near normal precipitation.

TYLER CLIMATE DATA FOR April 27, 2015
(The report is for the twemty hours ending at 2000 Greenwich
Mean Time, 3:00 p.m. Central Daylight-saving Time. The maximum
and minimum temperatures represent the observations during the preceding fourteen hours, and precipitation during the preceding twenty hours. The temperature and cumulative precipitation observations are made at NWS/419207, Tyler, Texas City Office, 95.3W/32.3N, 158M.
MAXIMUM 73
MINIMUM 59
PRECIPITATION 0.55
MONTH-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 7.40
YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 24.45

LONGVIEW CLIMATE DATA FOR April 27, 2015
(The report is for the twenty hours ending at 2000 Greenwich
Mean Time, 3:00 p.m. Central Daylight-saving Time. The maximum
and minimum temperatures represent observations during the preceding fourteen hours, while the precipitation represents observations during the preceding twenty hours. The observations are made at WMO/722470, Longview, Texas–East Texas Regional Airport, [94.7W/32.4N, 107M]
MAXIMUM 72
MINIMUM 58
PRECIPITATION 0.21
MONTH-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 5.81
YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 22.86

PUBLIC FORECAST EXPLANATION
ISSUED: 04/27/2015 1447C
The big questions with tonight’s forecast are: will we have thunderstorms, and if we do,
will they be severe?
In answer to the first, I think we will, and they’ll be in here around nightfall. I base this
on the presence of a frontal zone south of IH-20 and another from Wichita Falls to Lampasas;
those will serve as focusing mechanisms. There is still the upper air low east of Lubbock to
provide lift, and very ample moisture.
Insofar as severe: the activity of early this morning stabilized the atmosphere. Also,
despite the afternoon sunshine, we’re still in the cool sector over most of the region. So, I doubt
a widespread severe event. What severe weather develops should be from Lufkin southward.
Light showers could continue into tomorrow morning before the cool air mass associated
with the West Texas upper air low arrives. That clears us out as that low goes east of the region
tomorrow evening.
We’re then looking at two or three days with below normal temperatures, with readings
going back to normal by late-week.
The extended forecast data suggests still that our next storm system will not arrive here
until the middle of next week. Thus, we’re looking at five or six days of dry weather.
The two heaviest rainfall reports from the region this morning were 3.46 inches from
Mart, and 2.44 from a station southeast of Lufkin. Amounts south of IH-20 were around
three/fourths of an inch or greater, while amounts north of IH-20 were less down to only a few
hundredths in the far north.
At mid-afternoon, skies are sunny, temperatures in the 70s, and winds light easterly over
the region. RKP

CODED CITIES FORECAST–TYR
ISSUED: 04/27/2015 1517C

DAY WX TEMP POP
Tuesday RAIN 54/64 60%/40%
Wednesday SUNNY 48/71 10%/00%
Thursday SUNNY 52/74 00%/00%

Video Shows Cops Allegedly Breaking Woman’s Face During Arrest

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Megan Sheehan acknowledges she was intoxicated and belligerent when she...

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Tulsa Undersheriff Resigns in Wake of Eric Harris Shooting Death

NoahBryant/iStock/Thinkstock(TULSA, Okla.) -- Tulsa Undersheriff Tim Albin has resigned, Sheriff Stanley Glanz announced on Monday, following the release of an internal investigation that showed Albin pressured employees to give special treatment to Reserve Deputy Robert Bates, the deputy who shot and killed Eric Harris when he says he mistook his firearm for his Taser.

"The last few weeks has...

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Multiple Police Officers Injured as People Clash with Police in Baltimore

Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) -- Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency Monday following a violent gathering in Baltimore, where people threw objects at police, set cars on fire and looted businesses. Hogan also activated the National Guard.

Multiple police officers were injured in the violent protests after the funeral of Freddie Gray, who died of...

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Weather Delays Search for Four Sailors in Alabama

iStock/Thinkstock(MOBILE BAY, Ala.) -- Storms have put a temporary halt to the U.S. Coast Guard's efforts Monday to find four people who disappeared after hurricane-like weather struck a regatta in Alabama this weekend.

"We've covered about 3,000 square miles," Coast Guard Capt. Duke Walker said, "but safety is my biggest concern....We continue to search as opposed to recover. [We]...

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Teacher Credited with Stopping Shooter at Washington School

iStock/Thinkstock(OLYMPIA, Wash.) -- A Washington high school teacher is credited with apprehending a shooter at the school where he works Monday.

In a statement, Brady Olson, an Advanced Placement Government teacher at North Thurston High School who the school district says is credited with stopping the shooter, said he was "happy...that everyone is safe after today's incident." The...

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Louisiana Train Cars Tumble Off Track Due to Strong Winds

WGNO(JEFFERSON PARISH, La.) -- Dramatic video captured train cars that derailed and fell off an elevated train track due to strong winds in Louisiana.

Like toys tumbling over like dominoes, the real train was blown off the track as the camera was rolling in heavy rain near a restaurant called Raising Cane’s in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.

Strong winds knocked...

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James Holmes Appears Starkly Different as Aurora Shooting Trial Begins

ABC News(AURORA, Colo.) -- Aurora, Colorado theater shooter James Holmes was present in court Monday for the opening of his trial, and looked dramatically different from his earlier court appearances.

Holmes, who has previously been seen wearing an orange prison jumpsuit in various court hearings, was wearing khakis, a blue-and-white striped button-down shirt and glasses. On Monday, he also...

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SpaceX Dragon Gets Ready for Crucial Launch Test

SpaceX(NEW YORK) -- It's proven its mettle carrying cargo to and from the International Space Station and now the Dragon capsule is gearing up for a crucial safety test.

As early as May 5, SpaceX will make its first attempt for a pad abort test of a Dragon capsule designed to ferry astronauts to and from the International Space...

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Freddie Gray Funeral Held Amid Alleged Credible Threat to Law Enforcement

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) — The family of Freddie Gray, the man who died after suffering a spinal injury while in police custody in Baltimore, is preparing to lay the 25-year-old to rest Monday morning.

This comes as Baltimore police announced that there is a credible threat against law enforcement officers as members from gangs including the Bloods, Crips, and...

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‘American Sniper’ Widow Taya Kyle Recalls Moment She Told Kids Chris Kyle Was Dead

Heidi Gutman/ABC(NEW YORK) — Millions of people know the name of former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. history, whose story was portrayed in the blockbuster movie, American Sniper.

Now his wife and veteran family advocate Taya Kyle is opening up for the first time in an exclusive interview with ABC's Robin Roberts about...

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Exclusive: Cleveland Kidnapping Survivors Describe Life in Captivity

Heidi Gutman/ABC(NEW YORK) — On May 6, 2013, the city of Cleveland witnessed a miracle when Amanda Berry called 911 from a neighbor’s phone.

“I’ve been kidnapped and been missing for 10 years. I’m here. I’m free now,” Berry, now 29, told the 911 operator.

Berry, along with Gina DeJesus, now 25, and Michelle Knight, had been held captive...

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Meet the James Holmes Trial Jurors

Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office(AURORA, Colo.) — When the trial of James Holmes, accused of murdering 12 people and wounding 70 in an Aurora, Colorado, theater gets under way Monday, his fate will be decided by a jury that includes a retired Army ICU nurse, an explosions expert and a plumber.

One of the jurors used to be a victim's...

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Woman Finds 3.69-Carat White Diamond at Arkansas State Park

Arkansasstateparks.com(MURFREESBORO, Ark.) -- Susie Clark and her husband spent days hunting diamonds at Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Arkansas, and on the last day, she said a prayer.

“Are you going to bless me and let me find a diamond today?” Clark, from Evening Shade, Arkansas, prayed, according to a park news release.

Her prayer was answered...

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Demonstrations Over Freddie Grey’s Death in Baltimore Turn Violent

Laryn Bakker/iStock/Thinkstock(BALTIMORE) -- An otherwise peaceful demonstration turned violent in the streets of Baltimore Saturday night, as some protesters, angry over the death 25-year-old Freddie Grey while in police custody, broke shop windows and fought with police.

Police said on Sunday that officers arrested 34 people after a small group of protesters got violent outside of Camden Yards.

A...

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Two Dead, Five Missing After Storm Capsizes Sailboats in Alabama

Minertree/iStock/Thinkstock(MOBILE, Ala.) -- A second body was found in Alabama waters after a storm capsized several sailboats during a regatta, the Coast Guard said Sunday.

One body was found Saturday night and the second body was found Sunday morning, according to the Alabama Department of Public Safety. Neither has been identified.

The Coast Guard said in a news release...

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UNESCO: Nepal Earthquake Did ‘Extensive and Irreversible Damage’ to Cultural Sites in Kathmandu Valley

Photo by: JTB Photo/UIG via Getty Images(KATHMANDU, Nepal) -- The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is working to assess the damage done by the recent earthquake to the Kathmandu Valley.

"I am deeply aggrieved by the magnitude of human loss caused by the earthquake in Nepal," said Irina Bokova, UNESCO's director general. "I am also shocked...

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Nepal Earthquake Strands Americans at Airport, US Embassy

Bulent Doruk/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(KATHMANDU, Nepal) -- Hundreds of American citizens are stranded in Nepal, with many sheltered at the U.S. embassy and others desperately looking for flights at the Kathmandu airport, in the wake of the devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake this weekend.

Eighty-five American citizens are sheltering in the embassy, according to the U.S. State Department, while another 220 Americans...

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Royal Baby Watch: Meet the Royal Baby’s Aunt and Uncles

Karwai Tang/WireImage(LONDON) -- Prince George and his younger brother or sister -- due to be born any day now -- will be brought up in a life of privilege and power. Their parents, Prince William and Duchess Kate, also want to make sure the royal children are grounded and lead a life away from the spotlight, surrounded by love....

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British Couple Could Be Oldest Newlyweds in the World

Tony Kershaw/SWNS.com(LONDON) -- A U.K. couple is taking love to the limit; age limit, that is.

Doreen Luckie, 91, is engaged to her 102-year-old boyfriend, George Kirby, and when the pair wed this June, their combined age will be 194, potentially making them the oldest newlyweds in the world.

"I didn’t think that was possible. Because you hear so...

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See the Moment a Great White Shark Attacked a Film Crew

iStock/Thinkstock(AUCKLAND, New Zealand) -- Groups protesting the shark cage-diving industry in New Zealand are now using footage of a great white shark attacking two film crew members on a small boat to highlight what they see as a growing problem.

The video was part of the Discovery documentary, Lair of the Megashark, which aired last year.

Two film...

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Nepal Earthquake Rescue Teams En Route in Wake of Devastation

JEAN-PIERRE MULLER/AFP/Getty Images(KATHMANDU, Nepal) — Rescue crews from around the globe are headed to Nepal in the race to provide disaster relief and pull survivors still beneath the rubble in the wake of Saturday's earthquake that toppled temples, triggered a Mt. Everest avalanche and devastated the capital of Kathmandu.

This comes as officials said Monday that death toll had...

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Nepal Earthquake: Americans Trying to Get Out Describe ‘Really Bad’ Situation

Omar Havana/Getty Images(KATHMANDU, Nepal) -- Alex Diaz is just one of hundreds of Americans stuck at Kathmandu airport trying to flee the aftermath of this weekend's deadly quake in Nepal.

Diaz, who hails from New York, described the situation at the airport as a “complete madhouse” -- with many Americans stuck trying to leave the disaster ravaged country.

“It's...

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Nepal Earthquake: For Climbers on Mount Everest, a Terrifying Tragedy

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Nick Cienski considers himself fortunate.

He was on Mount Everest with his team when a massive earthquake -- and avalanche -- hit. The disasters are responsible for more than 4,000 deaths, plus 18 people killed on the mountain.

Cienski was located at the edge of the avalanche.

“When you looked up and saw this thing...

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Finnish Man Nearly Finished with Country After $60K Speeding Ticket

plusphoto/amanaimagesRF/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A wealthy Finn is fed up with his country after being slapped with a speeding ticket that topped a hundred thousand dollars.

According to the local publication Italehti, Finland's speeding fines are linked to the wealth of the offender, and thanks to businessman Reima Kuisla's 2013 salary of over four million bucks, his ticket for...

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Israeli Defense Forces Thwart Attack From Syria, Raises Alert Level

Joel Carillet/iStock/Thinkstock(JERUSALEM) -- Several alleged terrorists were killed Sunday night while trying to place explosives along the Syrian-Israeli border, the Israeli Defense Force announced.

An IDF patrol identified the targets around 9:30 p.m. local time who were “attempting to place an explosive device against IDF forces on Israel's border with Syria.”

"Terrorists armed w/ explosives along Israeli-Syrian border were...

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Three Americans Among Dead in Nepal Earthquake

ABC News(KATHMANDU, Nepal) -- Three Americans were among the thousands killed in a massive earthquake that struck Nepal's capital on Saturday.

The State Department hasn't identified any of the three, but two of the Americans were killed in an avalanche on Mt. Everest that was triggered by the magnitude 7.8-earthquake near Kathmandu.

Seattle-based Madison Mountaineering said on its website...

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Americans in Nepal Describe Massive Earthquake and Devastating Aftermath

Abigail Hunter (BAKTAPUR, Nepal) -- An American traveling in Nepal described the moment a massive earthquake hit Saturday, as she witnessed "the whole ground, all the temples... moving at once."

"It was huge. Everyone felt it," Abigail Hunter said. "A lot of screaming going on, a lot of bricks coming down."

Hunter, the sister of an ABC News employee, is...

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Nepal Earthquake: Death Toll Continues to Rise

Abigail Hunter(KATHMANDU, Nepal ) — The U.S. government is offering help to Nepal following Saturday's massive 7.8 earthquake that killed at least 3,600 people, including three Americans. Powerful aftershocks have continued non-stop since the temblor struck, terrifying survivors as thousands are forced to sleep out in the open.

Along with an initial $1 million to help with quake relief,...

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Starbucks to Unveil Cookie Straw

Starbucks(NEW YORK) -- Starbucks will unveil a new cookie straw next week in tandem with its Frappuccino Happy Hour.

 



The delicious-looking sweet addition to Starbucks' popular coffee drinks will launch on May 1, with the return of...

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Man Leaves 7,000-Percent Tip for Waitress Because of Middle School Teacher’s Pay It Forward Movement

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- It’s becoming more and more common to leave at least a 20-percent tip when dining out, but one man left his waitress a pretty unheard-of gratuity: nearly 7,000 percent.

Mike from New York City left his server $3,000 on a bill for $43.50 last week.

“This woman had been serving us for almost a year now....

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Down Day on Wall Street Ahead of Fed Meeting

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Wall Street posted small losses on Monday just days ahead of another Federal Reserve meeting.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed the day at 18,037.97, off 42.17 from its open.

The Nasdaq dipped 31.84 to 5,060.25, while the S&P 500 ended the session at 2,108.92, following losses of 8.77.

The Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee...

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Facebook, Instagram Additions You Need to Know About

Facebook(NEW YORK) -- Facebook and Instagram rolled out some new additions Monday that will enhance the way users communicate on both social networks.

Video calling will now be available to the more than 600 million people who use Facebook's Messenger app.

While the service previously offered voice calling, the new feature allows users to have a real-time video chat...

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Maternity Wear, Lingerie and Suiting Emerge for LGBTQ, Trans Community

Sharpe Suiting(NEW YORK) -- Feeling comfortable in one's own skin is hard enough. Feeling comfortable in one's clothing should be relatively easy, by comparison.

But for members of the LGBTQ community who don't identify with common notions of gender or appearance, what to wear can be a daily frustration. Fortunately, a new wave of fashion start-ups have recently launched...

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Pittsburgh Pop-Up Shop Charges Men More than Women

Ross Mantle(PITTSBURGH) -- Pay what you're paid.

That's the pricing model behind a new traveling pop-up shop called Less Than 100, which seeks to shine a light on wage inequality.

The inaugural Pittsburgh outpost, launched by artist Elana Schlenker, has been charging men full price all month. But women paid just 76 percent of the price for all items,...

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Chipotle Is Now Completely GMO-Free

Chipotle(NEW YORK) -- The next time you go eat at Chipotle Mexican Grill, you can be assured that none of your food will contain genetically modified organisms, or GMOs.

The Denver-based company announced on its website that it has changed its tortillas, making it the first national restaurant chain to cook with only non-GMO ingredients.

“This is another step...

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Cheaper Apple Watch Alternatives That Don’t Require an iPhone

Pebble/Martian/Motorola(NEW YORK) -- Apple is making wearing a watch cool again -- and that's good news for competitors.

While the Apple Watch easily ascended to the top spot in the wearables market, according to analysts, its arrival is good news for competitors.

"It's a rising tide," Ben Wood, chief of research at CCS Insight, told ABC News. "If you...

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Nepal Earthquake Prompts Google, Facebook Tools to Reunite Loved Ones

Google(NEW YORK) — Following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that shook Nepal, Google and Facebook are using their tremendous reach to help reunite people around the world with loved ones in the disaster zone.

Google's person finder tool, which was first launched after the 2010 Haiti earthquake, allows people to enter information about themselves or someone they're caring for...

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More Job Opportunities and Better Pay for 2015 College Grads

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It's college graduation season and this year's crop of diploma-earners can expect a robust job market for their skills and services, according to a new CareerBuilder survey of 2,175 hiring managers and human resource professionals.

With the economy having emerged from the Great Recession, two-thirds of employers plan to hire college grads, up from 57 percent...

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Many in Finance Like No Part of Their Jobs

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — If you think people in the world of finance have got it made, a new survey by the executive search and consulting firm Options Group suggests otherwise.

Based on responses from 3,100 people who work in the field of finance, half said they were not happy with their job, the firm for which they worked, their...

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Ford Recalls 390,000 Cars to Fix Door Latches

Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images(DEARBORN, Mich.) -- The Ford Motor Company issued a safety recall on Friday for 390,000 cars over concerns that car doors may swing open.

The recall affects model year 2012-2014 Ford Fiesta vehicles, and model year 2013-2014 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles, which were built in Mexico.

The automaker said in a release the...

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Google Executive Daniel Fredinburg Killed in Mt. Everest Avalanche

Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic(KATHMANDU, Nepal) -- Google executive Daniel Fredinburg was among at least 17 people killed Saturday in an avalanche on Mt. Everest that was triggered by a massive earthquake near the Nepal capital of Kathmandu.

Google's Director of Privacy Lawrence You wrote in a statement: "Sadly, we lost one of our own in this tragedy. +Dan Fredinburg...

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Worst Mayweather-Pacquiao Seats Will Still Cost $5,000

Tiql(LAS VEGAS) -- Tickets for the Mayweather-Pacquiao boxing match, called the "fight of the century," have creeped up on Super Bowl prices, but what you’ll pay for the worst seat in the house might surprise you.

Floyd “Money” Mayweather will face eight-division world champion Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao May 2, 3 p.m. ET, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas,...

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How the Apple Watch Compares to Fictional Dream Watches

Apple Inc.(NEW YORK) -- The Apple Watch, on sale starting Friday, may be touted as the wearable tech that fans have been waiting for, but it's not quite the watch of our dreams yet.

There are more than 3,000 apps available, from adjusting your hearing aid volume with Beltone's app or controlling your PowerPoint presentation from your wrist. But...

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New AG Loretta Lynch Decries ‘Senseless Acts of Violence’ in Baltimore

Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Newly sworn-in Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Monday night issued a statement calling the clashes between protesters and police in Baltimore "senseless acts of violence."

"I condemn the senseless acts of violence by some individuals in Baltimore that have resulted in harm to law enforcement officers, destruction of property and a shattering of...

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Why the Scene Outside the Supreme Court Is Part Tailgate, Part Debate Stage

Kentucky same-sex supporters pose, as pastor Rick Grogan from Fort Worth, TX, an opponent, seated, looks on. ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The scene outside the Supreme Court Monday felt a lot like a football game tailgate party -- and for supporters and opponents of same-sex marriage who have spent days camped out to score a seat, Tuesday's oral arguments are...

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EXCLUSIVE: American Prisoner in Iran Taunted After Obama’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner Speech

KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Just hours after President Obama used his appearance at the White House Correspondents' Dinner to call for the release of an American journalist held prisoner in Iran, another American held at the same prison was taunted by Iranian prison guards who told him the president did not mention his name, his family said.

The prisoner,...

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Check Out the New Obama ‘Kailua Blue’ China

The White House(WASHINGTON) -- The state dinner on Tuesday for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be a celebration of "a long-awaited spring" and the long-awaited Obama china.

Guests at the lavish dinner will be treated to toro tartare, Wagyu tenderloin and silken custard cake prepared by famed chef Masaharu Morimoto, all served on the newly unveiled 11-piece Obama...

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Official: White House Likely to Create Hostage Family Engagement Team

Memorial Service for US journalistr James Foley, executed by ISIS. Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Stung by harsh criticism from relatives of American hostages killed by terrorists in recent months, the Obama White House is moving to create a government office to coordinate incident response, which will likely include a "Family Engagement Team," a senior U.S....

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Loretta Lynch Sworn In as Attorney General

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- After the longest confirmation process in recent U.S. history, Loretta Lynch was sworn in Monday as the 83rd attorney general of the United States.

"Ladies and gentlemen, it's about time. It's about time this woman is being sworn in," Vice President Joe Biden, who presided over the swearing-in ceremony, said.

The Senate confirmed Lynch as the...

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Hillary Clinton Pens Op-Ed About Iowa Visit

Getty Images(DES MOINES, Iowa) -- Hillary Clinton wrote an op-ed in The Des Moines Register Monday, reflecting on the stories and ideas she heard from Iowans during her visit to the Hawkeye State.

"When I came to Iowa, I wanted to do something a little different. No big speeches or rallies. Just talking directly with everyday Iowans," she began...

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Matt Lloyd to Return to the Pence Fold

Gov. Pence / United States Congress(WASHINGTON) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence announced that Matt Lloyd will be joining the governor's office as Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications and Strategy in late May.

Lloyd served as Communications Director on Pence's congressional staff for 10 years, according to a release shared with ABC News. He also served in the top...

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Obama Emails Caught Up in Russian Hack

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — The more authorities dig into the hacking of the State Department and the White House, it's becoming increasingly clear that the Russians were hunting for weaknesses.

Sources tell ABC News that some of President Obama's emails were caught up in the Russian cyberattack last October that led to a partial shutdown...

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George W. Bush Critical of US Nuclear Deal with Iran

Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images(LAS VEGAS) — Former President George W. Bush, who has mostly stayed away from criticizing his successor in the White House, ended that embargo Saturday night by faulting President Obama for making a tentative nuclear deal with Iran.

During a question and answer session at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, Bush charged that the agreement if...

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“Clinton Cash” Author Defends Upcoming Book

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The author of a forthcoming book on Hillary Clinton and foreign donations made to her family's foundation defended the accuracy of his research, saying in an interview on ABC's This Week Sunday that while he found "no direct evidence" she took official action at the State Department to benefit donors to her family's foundation, the...

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Ted Cruz Facebook Interactions More Than Double Those of Jeb Bush Nationally

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Interactions on the social platform Facebook related to Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas more than doubled those of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush during a period measured earlier this month according to data -- which is approximate -- provided to ABC News by Facebook.

Facebook, which measured the data from April 17 to April...

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Potential Shift in Hostage Policy: Officials to Recommend Families Be Free to Pay Ransom

zabelin/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Families of American hostages who communicate with foreign kidnappers or raise money and pay ransoms will no longer have to fear prosecution for aiding terrorist groups, a White House-ordered advisory group on U.S. hostage policy is expected to recommend, senior officials told ABC News last week.

"There will be absolutely zero chance of any family member of...

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White House Correspondents’ Dinner 2015: Obama’s Most Hilarious One-Liners

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- President Barack Obama once again brought jokes to the 89th annual White House Correspondents' Dinner.

From cracks about his birth certificate to jabs at his vice president, Obama has always been willing to go the distance to get laughs from the White House press corps and their Hollywood guests.

This was Obama's second to last dinner...

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President Obama Reveals Surprise Guest at White House Correspondents’ Dinner

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- President Barack Obama brought out a surprise guest during his monologue at the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday night.

Obama had Keegan-Michael Key, of Comedy Central's Key and Peele, come on the stage in character as the president's anger translator Luther. As the president rattled off issues like global warming and campaign finance, Luther...

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Study: Heart Structure Could Be Linked to Strokes

decade3d/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Researchers are looking into whether the volume of a person's left atria may be correlated in some way with strokes.

According to a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, scientists looked at 169 patients with a regular heart rhythm and a history of atrial fibrillation. Those patients underwent a cardiac MRI...

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First Approved HIV Self-Test Kit on Sale in United Kingdom

MARK BRAZIER/iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- The first approved HIV self-test kit is on sale in the United Kingdom.

BBC News reports that the kits do not need to be sent to a lab for results; with a small drop of the patient's blood, the kit can detect antibodies that signal the presence of HIV. The antibodies, BBC News notes, are only...

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Woman Paralyzed at Bachelorette Party Becomes a Mom Thanks to Surrogate

Rachelle and Chris Chapman with their new baby, Kaylee Rae. Rachelle Chapman(KNIGHTDALE, N.C.) -- Rachelle Friedman Chapman was paralyzed when a bridesmaid playfully pushed her into a pool at her bachelorette party five years ago, causing irreversible damage to her spinal cord.

But now, thanks to a surrogate, she's a new mom. Kaylee Rae Chapman was born at 10:48...

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CDC Says Microneedle Measles Vaccine Patch Could Be ‘Game-Changer’

James Gathany/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday that a microneedle patch currently being developed could be a major advancement in the effort to vaccinate people against measles and other diseases.

The patch, being developed by the CDC and the Georgia Institute of Technology, is designed to be...

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US Lowers Recommended Fluoride Levels for Drinking Water

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Monday announced a final recommendation for optimal levels of fluoride in drinking water -- lowering the recommendation to 0.7 milligrams per liter, the low end of the previous recommendation issued in 1962.

The department says in a press release the change was made "because Americans now have...

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Women Put an Average of 168 Chemicals on Their Bodies Each Day, Consumer Group Says

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- American women put an average of 168 chemicals on their bodies each day, according to a nonprofit group, but two senators say federal regulations on personal care products have barely changed since the 1930s.

Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, introduced an amendment to the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act that would give...

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Why Broccoli Sprouts May Be a True Disease-Fighting Super Food

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Broccoli has long been considered a “super food” but it’s sulforaphane -- a concentrated form of the phytochemicals found in broccoli sprouts -- that’s shaping up to be the true disease fighter.

A new British study found the compound might be an effective treatment for osteoarthritis, a debilitating condition characterized by inflamed, painful joints. Mice given...

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Expert Tips for Healthy Airport Eating this Summer

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Plenty of travelers plan to shed a few pounds before their summer trips, but that necessary evil -- the airport -- is filled with potential pitfalls for derailing your diet just as you embark on your beach vacation.

So what's a hungry summer flier to do?

Most importantly, eat your typical, healthy meal before you leave...

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Survey Shows Evolving Views of Men’s Roles in Society

Stockbyte/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — What is the American Dream in 2015? For most men, it means being a good husband, father, son or friend.

That's one of the surprising findings of a survey entitled "The Shriver Report Snapshot: An Insight Into the 21st Century Man."

Of the more than 800 men surveyed, 60 percent said that the real marker...

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Digital Device Users Getting Younger and Younger and Younger

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Nowadays, before a child in the U.S. even says his first word, he may actually be playing with an electronic device.

According to the Einstein Healthcare Network, which surveyed 370 parents with children from half-a-year to four years old, more than a third of infants handled smartphones and tablets by the age of six months and...

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Study: Teens Texting While Driving Rates Down After State Bans

Onzeg/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- As many states move to adopt laws banning texting while driving, a new study found teens in states without bans texted much more while driving than teens in states with bans.  

Within the states themselves, the rates of teen texting while driving decreased from 43 percent to 30 percent in a two year period after...

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Smiley Faces May Help Kids Eat Healthy

stockerteam/iStock/Thinkstock (CINCINNATI) -- Getting children to eat healthy, particularly in school where a larger selection of unhealthy foods is readily available, is an ongoing challenge.  

Researchers in Cincinnati tried a simple reward when visiting an inner-city school.

For 3 months, they placed “Green Smiley Faced” emoticons near the healthful foods, according to a new study published in the Pediatric...

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Gender Identity Versus Attraction: ‘It’s Apples and Oranges’ Says Bruce Jenner

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- When Brandon Jenner, Bruce Jenner’s son, learned his dad is transgender, his “biggest question,” he tells ABC News, was who his father might want to be in a relationship with in the future.

“I feel like in life we’re all looking for love and so many things are done in the world just to try...

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Seven Questions Answered About Transgender People

m_a_r_t_i_n/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- It is believed there have always been people whose brain and bodies are at odds when it comes to their gender. In the past two decades, the term “transgender” has been used to define this population.

As part of Diane Sawyer’s exclusive interview with Bruce Jenner Friday on ABC's 20/20, a few experts offered to...

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Heroin Use Continues To Rise Over 10 Years

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -– The number of heroin users has continued to increase over the past 10 years.

From 2002 to 2013, the number of heroin users has increased from 404,000 to 681,000, while the number of users undergoing treatment has increased from 277,000 to 526,000, according to a survey released Thursday by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services...

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Actress Jayne Meadows Dead at 95

Earl Leaf/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Jayne Meadows has died, her agent confirmed to ABC News. She was 95.

Meadows, who was married to TV legend Steve Allen from 1954 until his death in 2000, was born in China and moved to Connecticut with her missionary parents as a child. As a teenager, she developed a love of...

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Castle’s Stana Katic Ties The Knot

ABC/John Fleenor(NEW YORK) -- Stana Katic is off the market!

The Castle star married her longtime beau, Kris Brkljac, her rep confirmed to ABC News.

Katic, 37, wed the business efficiency consultant over the weekend at a private family monastery on the Dalmatian Coast in Croatia. The actress's parents are originally from there.

This is the first marriage for...

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“Grey’s Anatomy” Star Ellen Pompeo on What’s Next for Meredith

ABC/Kelsey McNeal(NEW YORK) -- Ellen Pompeo gave Grey's Anatomy fans a hint at what her character, Dr. Meredith Grey, will deal with after the untimely death of her onscreen husband, Dr. Derek Shepherd, portrayed by Patrick Dempsey.

"I have always said what keeps me going is the fans. Knowing we move you and inspire you," she tweeted Monday. "There are so many people...

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Bruce Jenner’s Ex-Wife on When Former Olympian Said He Wanted to ‘Be a Woman’

Ron Galella/WireImage(NEW YORK) — Even before Bruce Jenner became an Olympic champion, his first wife Chrystie Scott said, he told her early on during their marriage that he was struggling with being transgender and wanted to “be a woman.”

“It was such a shock to me, but he opened up his heart and confessed,” Scott said in an exclusive...

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Brad Pitt Explains His Facial Injury

Tommaso Boddi/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) — Brad Pitt is often regarded as one of Hollywood's most handsome leading men.

So, when he appeared at an event over the weekend with a bruise on his face, many wondered what could have happened.

"This is what happens when you try to run up steps in the dark, with your arms full, wearing flip...

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Derek Hough Says ‘I Can’t Dance’ on “Dancing with the Stars”

ABC/Craig Sjodin(LOS ANGELES) -- After Dancing with the Stars pro Derek Hough injured both feet last week, ABC released a statement, saying it was "unclear" if he'd be able to perform on Monday night's episode with his partner, Nastia Liukin. Now, we have more clarity: Hough says he can't.

"Although I can sort of wobble around...I don't know, I...

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Bruce Jenner’s Children Discuss Pain of Father’s Absence, Forgiveness

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The 1980s were a painful time for some of Bruce Jenner's older children, who told ABC News' Diane Sawyer in an exclusive interview that their father, an Olympic icon and international celebrity, seemed to vanish during those years.

Three decades later, they finally understand why.

“We have a very complex relationship,” Jenner’s daughter, Cassandra Marino,...

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Bruce Jenner on Being Transgender: ‘Life Is Much More Difficult than Running a Decathlon’

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- In a previously unseen exchange between ABC News’ Diane Sawyer and Bruce Jenner during an interview about his revelation that he considers himself a woman, the former Olympian likened his coming out to winning the 1976 Olympic decathlon.

“Actually, I thought of the title for a book is The Eleventh Event: Overcoming Life's Obstacles....

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Sophia Bush Remembers Ex-Boyfriend Killed in Mount Everest Avalanche

Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC(NEW YORK) — Sophia Bush is mourning the loss of an ex-boyfriend who was among the casualties in the devastating earthquake in Nepal on Saturday.

Google executive Dan Fredinburg had been hiking Mount Everest, where the earthquake caused an avalanche.

Bush posted a tribute to Fredinburg on Instagram on Saturday, writing, "There are no adequate words....

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Native Americans Speak Out About Adam Sandler Movie

ABC/Randy Holmes(SANTA FE, N.M.) — A number of Native American actors recently quit Adam Sandler’s new Netflix movie, The Ridiculous Six, because of perceived stereotyping offensive to their culture.

The movie began filming earlier this month in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

A scene where a Native American woman passes out and can only be revived by an alcoholic...

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It’s ‘Eras Night’ on “Dancing with the Stars” Monday Night

ABC(LOS ANGELES) — Dancing with the Stars will showcase the past, the present and the future of dancing on Monday night's show.

The seven remaining couples will perform dances from different time periods, ranging from the 1920s to the present and beyond, as part of "Eras Night."

Riker Lynch will turn back the clock to the '20s for a...

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“Days of Our Lives,” “The Young and the Restless” Split Top Prize at Daytime Emmys

Marc Bryan-Brown/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) — The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards ended with a tie on Sunday night.

The top prize, outstanding drama series, was split between NBC's Days of Our Lives and CBS' The Young and the Restless.

Earlier in the night, Jeopardy! was named outstanding game show, while Craig Ferguson accepted the award for outstanding game show...

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“Daredevil” Star Talks Fan Reaction, Season 2, and Joining “The Avengers”

Michael Tullberg/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — In an interview with the website Close-Up Film, Daredevil star Charlie Cox admits while he hadn't read any comics before he was cast as blind lawyer/superhero vigilante Matt Murdock, he's now a voracious fan of the hero's "incredible back-catalogue."

Cox explained it was important that the just-released Netflix show -- which has just...

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“Suicide Squad” Director Tweets New Photo of Jared Leto as the Joker

ABC/Craig Sjodin(NEW YORK) — The latest sneak peek of Jared Leto as the Joker in the upcoming movie Suicide Squad had social media buzzing on Friday.

Director David Ayer tweeted a photo of Leto's Joker in celebration of the 75th birthday of the Batman villain.

Leto sports the Joker's trademark green hair, but he also has grills on his...

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“Furious 7” Dominates for Fourth Straight Week at Box Office

Universal(NEW YORK) -- At the box office this weekend, Furious 7 dominated yet again.

For a fourth straight week, Furious 7 took the top spot, taking in $18.3 million.

The last time a film was on top for that long was the Hunger Games three years ago. It’s expected that Furious 7’s reign will finally come to an...

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Historical Events

1908 - 4th modern Olympic games opens in London
1920 - Pogrom leader Petljoera declares Ukraine Independence
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