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What Twizzlers Have to Do With the Iran Nuclear Talks

What Twizzlers Have to Do With the Iran Nuclear Talks

bhofack2/iStock/Thinkstock(VIENNA) -- As the Iran nuclear talks in Vienna, Austria, drag on, passing deadlines and creating marathon work days, U.S. negotiators are focusing their attention on sticking points of a potential deal, not a healthy diet.The 15-person U.S. delegation and their staff have, since June, consumed 10 pounds of strawberry Twizzlers, 30 pounds of mixed ...

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Two Killed in Midair Crash Between F-16 and Cessna near Charleston, Officials Say

Two Killed in Midair Crash Between F-16 and Cessna near Charleston, Officials Say

iStock/Thinkstock(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- Two people died when a military fighter crashed into a Cessna plane Tuesday midair about 11 miles north of Charleston, South Carolina, according to the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board.The NTSB confirmed Tuesday afternoon that the two people on board the Cessna C 150 died in the 11:06 ...

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Wimbledon 2015 Week Two: Inside the Secret Bunker

Wimbledon 2015 Week Two: Inside the Secret Bunker

ABC News(LONDON) -- The second week of the 2015 Wimbledon tennis championship has begun in London and ABC News' Bob Woodruff went into the rarely seen "bunker" where commentators have the perfect view of players on Centre Court.Woodruff spoke with ESPN’s Chris Fowler and John McEnroe about their job in the booth and takes a ...

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FSU Cuts Quarterback De’Andre Johnson After He Punched Woman in Fla. Bar

FSU Cuts Quarterback De'Andre Johnson After He Punched Woman in Fla. Bar

Allen Kee / ESPN Images(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) -- Florida State University has booted its freshman quarterback from the team after video surfaced of his punching a woman at a bar.De'Andre Johnson, 19, was scheduled to start as quarterback this fall before he was arrested last month on charges of misdemeanor battery.FSU Football coach Jimbo Fisher made ...

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Paula Deen Lands in Another Racial Controversy After Posting Pic of Son in Brownface

Paula Deen Lands in Another Racial Controversy After Posting Pic of Son in Brownface

Paul Zimmerman/NBC(NEW YORK) -- Paula Deen is right about one thing: she's got some explaining to do.The chef landed in another racial controversy Tuesday after posting a picture to her Twitter account of herself with her son, Bobby, dressed as I Love Lucy stars Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. The thing is, Bobby is in brownface. The caption on the since-deleted tweet ...

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‘Lenin’ and ‘Stalin’ Come to Blows in Moscow’s Red Square

'Lenin' and 'Stalin' Come to Blows in Moscow's Red Square

lemtal/iStock/Thinkstock(MOSCOW) -- Stalin and Lenin came to blows not far from Moscow’s famed Red Square. At least that’s how Lenin tells it.Two impersonators who dress up as the former Soviet leaders to entertain tourists were in a subway station when “Stalin” fell upon “Lenin” with his umbrella, Lenin, also known as Igor Gorbunov, told the ...

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Boris Kodjoe & Nicole Ari-Parker Are Daytime TV’s Latest Hosts

Boris Kodjoe & Nicole Ari-Parker Are Daytime TV's Latest Hosts

The Boris and Nicole Show(LOS ANGELES) -- Husband and wife Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari-Parker are going the way of Sonny and Cher: the couple will be hosting their own TV show. The Boris and Nicole Show began its four-week run Monday on Fox stations around the country.It's not the first time the acting couple have been co-stars. ...

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City of Longview Sued in Police Shooting

MARSHALL -- The parents of a teen shot dead after charging officers with a knife are suing the city of Longview. KETK reports the plaintiffs are seeking $10 million in damages for the violation of Kristiana Joy Coginard's Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure. The victim was killed ...

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Missing Teen Sought by Harrison County Officials

MARSHALL -- The Harrison County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on the location of 15-year-old Robert Haskins, who has been missing from his home on Lee Island Road in Marshall since last Tuesday, July 2. That's according to KETK and the Marshall News Messenger. “He was enrolled in summer school at Marshall ...

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Wreck Ties Up I-20 Traffic for Hours

KILGORE -- TxDOT officials say traffic flow returned to normal around noon Tuesday on a stretch of I-20 near Kilgore -- some eight hours after a wreck started creating big problems for drivers. The closure of westbound lanes occurred around 4 a.m. when two trucks collided on the shoulder. Officials say crews ...

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Man Charged in Baseball Bat Attack, Grandma's Neck Broken

NACOGDOCHES (AP) - An East Texas man has been accused in a baseball bat attack that left his 77-year-old grandmother with a broken neck and his aunt hurt. Nacogdoches County jail records show James Leo Lacy was being held Tuesday on charges of injury to an elderly person, aggravated assault with a ...

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Kilgore Police Seek Missing Man

KILGORE -- The Kilgore Police Department has requested the public's help in the search for a missing man. KETK reports Larry Don Morgan, 33, was last seen walking around Martin Street in the downtown area around 6 p.m. on June 25. He's described as 5 feet 10 inches tall and about 190 ...

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Gregg County Homicide Victim Identified

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

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Officials Investigate Death of Man Found in Lake Acker

JACKSONVILLE -- Officials continue to investigate after identifying the man whose body was found Sunday in Lake Acker, just northwest of Jacksonville. He is K.D. Dixon, 35, of Jacksonville. The body was recovered around 4:30 Sunday afternoon. He had earlier been reported missing by his wife. The cause of death is still undetermined, but ...

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City of Longview Sued in Police Shooting

Posted/updated on: July 7, 2015 at 4:44 pm

KristianaCoignardFB_1428587612726_65388_ver1.0MARSHALL — The parents of a teen shot dead after charging officers with a knife are suing the city of Longview. KETK reports the plaintiffs are seeking $10 million in damages for the violation of Kristiana Joy Coginard’s Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure. The victim was killed in the Longview Police Department lobby January 22. The Gregg County District Attorney’s Office announced June 26 there would be no charges brought against the officers involved. The case had been presented to a grand jury the previous day, and the panel found that the use of deadly force was authorized under state law. The lawsuit alleges the city failed to properly train its officers. Tim Maloney of San Antonio is representing the family. The suit was filed in Marshall federal court.

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Gregg County Homicide Victim Identified

Posted/updated on: July 7, 2015 at 3:55 pm

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

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Officials Investigate Death of Man Found in Lake Acker

Posted/updated on: July 7, 2015 at 3:55 pm

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

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Missing Teen Sought by Harrison County Officials

Posted/updated on: July 7, 2015 at 3:48 pm

MISSINGTEEN_1436299203754_1900527_ver1.0MARSHALL — The Harrison County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on the location of 15-year-old Robert Haskins, who has been missing from his home on Lee Island Road in Marshall since last Tuesday, July 2. That’s according to KETK and the Marshall News Messenger. “He was enrolled in summer school at Marshall High School but has not attended classes during the last week. He was taken to the school on Thursday, July 2nd, but when his grandmother was to pick him up from school at 11:30, he was not at school,” said Jay Webb, administrative lieutenant with the sheriff’s office. “She was told by the instructors that he had not been in school all week.” Read more …

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Kilgore Police Seek Missing Man

Posted/updated on: July 7, 2015 at 3:54 pm

larrymorgan_1436284210436_1896379_ver1.0KILGORE — The Kilgore Police Department has requested the public’s help in the search for a missing man. KETK reports Larry Don Morgan, 33, was last seen walking around Martin Street in the downtown area around 6 p.m. on June 25. He’s described as 5 feet 10 inches tall and about 190 pounds in weight. If you know anything about Morgan’s whereabouts, you can submit a tip by contacting Detective Kay Lynn Newbill at kay.newbill@cityofkilgore.com or (903) 218-6907. You can also text your anonymous tip to 847411 + KILGORE + your tip.

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Wreck Ties Up I-20 Traffic for Hours

Posted/updated on: July 7, 2015 at 3:53 pm

KPDCrash070715_1436272912080_1896209_ver1.0KILGORE — TxDOT officials say traffic flow returned to normal around noon Tuesday on a stretch of I-20 near Kilgore — some eight hours after a wreck started creating big problems for drivers. The closure of westbound lanes occurred around 4 a.m. when two trucks collided on the shoulder. Officials say crews worked to remove the trucks, their cargo, and debris from the crash, opening one of the lanes later in the morning. Traffic was routed around the scene via the US 259/SH 31 Exit to SH 42 and back to I-20.

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Human Remains Found in Henderson County

Posted/updated on: July 7, 2015 at 3:55 pm

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

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Officials Address Post-Holiday Trash Problem at Lake Tyler

Posted/updated on: July 7, 2015 at 3:56 pm

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

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Man Charged in Baseball Bat Attack, Grandma’s Neck Broken

Posted/updated on: July 7, 2015 at 3:54 pm

index.phpNACOGDOCHES (AP) – An East Texas man has been accused in a baseball bat attack that left his 77-year-old grandmother with a broken neck and his aunt hurt. Nacogdoches County jail records show James Leo Lacy was being held Tuesday on charges of injury to an elderly person, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, interference with an emergency call and resisting arrest. Online records don’t list an attorney to speak for Lacy. The 36-year-old Nacogdoches man was arrested Friday with bond at $860,000, but no bond on a parole violation charge. Police didn’t say what started the dispute. An affidavit says the grandmother was beaten with a bat and her neck broken. Lacy’s 55-year-old aunt tried calling for help but was struck in the head. Authorities didn’t release more details on the victims.

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Rail Car Worker Found Dead inside Tanker in Southeast Texas

Posted/updated on: July 7, 2015 at 3:57 pm

ORANGE (AP) – Investigators say a worker has been found dead inside a tanker at a business that does maintenance on railroad cars. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday identified the worker as 42-year-old Martin Parks Jr. of Beaumont. The sheriff’s department received an emergency call Monday night from Rescar Industries in Orange. A co-worker discovered the victim inside the tanker during a search when Parks couldn’t immediately be found a few hours after a break. Officials say Parks was dead at the scene. Justice of the Peace Derry Dunn says the body had no visible injuries. An autopsy has been ordered. Authorities are trying to determine what caused the death. Further details about the tank were not immediately released.

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35 People Test Positive for Tuberculosis at El Paso School

Posted/updated on: July 7, 2015 at 3:58 pm

EL PASO (AP) – Public health officials say nearly three dozen students and staff at a West Texas school have tested positive for tuberculosis since examinations began in mid-June. The El Paso Department of Public Health ordered tests for 163 students and eight staff members at Frank Macias Elementary School after an active case of tuberculosis was discovered at the school last month. Of the 150 or so people who have been tested, 29 children and six staff members tested positive for the infectious bacterial disease. Another round of testing will begin Wednesday for 40 more children and the school’s entire staff of about 100 adults. It’s expected to be complete by the end of the week. Last year, 44 cases of tuberculosis were identified in the El Paso area.

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Plane Deploys Chute, Lands in Houston-Area Neighborhood

Posted/updated on: July 7, 2015 at 4:00 pm

HOUSTON (AP) – Authorities say the pilot of a small plane reported engine trouble and deployed an emergency chute before landing in a Houston-area neighborhood. The Federal Aviation Administration says the accident happened late Tuesday morning. Authorities say the pilot and a passenger were being treated for minor injuries. The FAA says the pilot of the Cirrus SR-22 reported engine failure shortly after leaving George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. The plane came to rest nose-down in a grassy area along a sidewalk in a cul-de-sac, near several houses. Officials are trying to determine what caused the engine trouble as the plane was bound for Austin. Further details weren’t immediately available.

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Facebook Breaks Ground on New Data Center

Posted/updated on: July 7, 2015 at 4:12 pm

FORT WORTH (AP) – Facebook has broken ground for a $500 million data center in Fort Worth. The more than 100-acre complex that will be powered by renewable energy is expected to have at least 40 workers at the start. The first of three buildings could be completed by the end of the year.

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Google Tests Driverless Vehicle

Posted/updated on: July 7, 2015 at 4:13 pm

AUSTIN (AP) – Google is testing a self-driving car in Austin. The Lexus SUV with safety drivers aboard will operate a few square miles north and northeast of downtown Austin. The self-driving cars have special software and sensors which can detect objects as far as two football fields away in all directions.

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Bald Eagle Illegally Captured in 2012 Set Free

Posted/updated on: July 7, 2015 at 4:19 pm

SAN ANTONIO (AP) – A bald eagle has been rehabilitated and freed after being rescued in 2012 in Texas following an alleged attempt to capture the bird for falconry. An official with the nonprofit group Last Chance Forever said Tuesday that the eagle was released into the wild in June. Executive director John Karger declined to say where the eagle was freed. Karger says the 3-year-old male was treated for avian pox and a broken beak, suffered during illegal attempts to capture it. San Antonio-based Last Chance Forever has a federal permit to rehabilitate injured birds. A Houston-area man was convicted of violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, put on probation and fined $15,000 for disturbing the nest on his property. Prosecutors say he intended to catch and train the eaglet for falconry.

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Former Montana State Athlete Died of Pancreatitis Complications

Posted/updated on: July 7, 2015 at 4:18 pm

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) – An autopsy has determined that former Montana State football player Eryon Barnett died as a result of complications from pancreatitis, or inflammation of the pancreas. Gallatin County officials say Barnett, who was 24, was hospitalized in Bozeman for a recent flare-up when he died on July 4. Barnett, a native of Euless, Texas, played three seasons at Montana State after transferring from Texas in 2012. He missed two games last November due to pancreatitis. MSU coach Rob Ash said Barnett had been battling the illness over the past 18 months. Ash called Barnett’s death devastating. Bobcats linebackers coach Jody Owens told The Billings Gazette that Barnett always had a huge smile and an uplifting spirit and was a guy everyone wanted to be around.

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FSU Cuts Quarterback De’Andre Johnson After He Punched Woman in Fla. Bar

Allen Kee / ESPN Images(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) -- Florida State University has booted its freshman quarterback from the team after video surfaced of his punching a woman at a bar.

De'Andre Johnson, 19, was scheduled to start as quarterback this fall before he was arrested last month on charges of misdemeanor battery.

FSU Football coach Jimbo Fisher made the announcement...

NBA Player Matt Bonner Blames Elbow Injury on Bigger iPhone 6

iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- At 6-foot-10, Matt Bonner should be able to handle a bigger iPhone with ease but the NBA player blames the smartphone for hindering his game.

Matt Bonner said he suffered from tennis elbow in his non-shooting arm which he said resulted in his shooting average sliding over the past season playing for the San Antonio...

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

William Volcov/LatinContent/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Now that they're back on U.S. soil, members of the World Cup winning Women's National Soccer team are ready to celebrate.

They'll appear at a rally on Tuesday and soon, they could have a ticker-tape parade in New York City.

The last time a ticker tape parade hit the streets of New York was...

Mo Williams Tweets He’s ‘Coming Home’ to Cleveland Cavaliers

Rocky Widner/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Mo Williams appears to be headed back to Cleveland.

The point guard tweeted Monday night, "I'm coming home!!!!!  #cavsnation #cityilove #questforaring." He also changed his Twitter profile description to: "Official Twitter page for Cleveland cavs guard Mo Williams."

Sources tell ESPN Williams' deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers will be for two years and $4.3...

WBO Strips Floyd Mayweather of Title He Won in Pacquiao Fight

Al Bello/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Floyd Mayweather Jr. lost his welterweight world title on Monday, the one he won after beating Manny Pacquiao on May 2, for failing to adhere to the World Boxing Organization's (WBO) rules.

According to the WBO, Mayweather failed to pay a $200,000 sanctioning fee and vacate two titles he holds in other weight divisions...

Scoreboard Roundup — 7/6/15

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- AMERICAN LEAGUE
Houston 9, Cleveland 4
Minnesota 4, Baltimore 2, 10 Innings
Chicago White Sox 4, Toronto 2
Tampa Bay at Kansas City (8:10 p.m., postponed, tornado)
Detroit 12, Seattle 5  

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Cincinnati 3, Washington 2
Pittsburgh 2, San Diego 1
St. Louis 6, Chicago Cubs 0
Atlanta 5, Milwaukee 3
L.A. Dodgers 10,...

Newly Released Video Shows FSU Quarterback Striking Woman at Bar

Scott Clarke / ESPN Images(TALLAHASSEE, FLA.) -- Newly released video shows Florida State quarterback De'Andre Johnson punching a woman at a bar.

The video released Monday by the Florida State Attorney's Office shows Johnson pushing a woman at the bar before then grabbing her arm and punching her in the face.

The incident took place on June 24.

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“ESPN Magazine’s” ‘The Body Issue’ 2015 Behind the Scenes: How Athletes Are Chosen

Photo by Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) -- On the field, U.S. women's soccer star Ali Krieger turned heads with her team's jaw-dropping win at Sunday's World Cup final.

Off the field, she will be turning heads for a totally different reason because Krieger is among 24 athletes who stripped down and bared it all, tastefully, for the...

“ESPN Magazine’s” ‘The Body Issue’ 2015: Kevin Love Talks ‘Full Monty,’ Athletes Reveal All

Photo by Joe Faraoni / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) -- ESPN The Magazine's “Body Issue” issue has celebrated the finest naked physiques of athletes from around the world, including tennis star Venus Williams, soccer goalie Hope Solo and baseball player Prince Fielder.

For this year’s issue, soccer player Ali Krieger, pro tennis player Stan Wawrinka and Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman...

The Future of American Soccer After Women’s World Cup Victory

photogearch/iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. team's victory at the 2015 Women's World Cup is part of a slow but steady trend of growing national interest in soccer.

So what's taking so long?

"Soccer is already being taken more seriously than ever before," Danny Townsend, chief revenue officer of global sports and entertainment sponsorship research company Repucom, said, pointing...

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Posted/updated on: July 7, 2015 at 3:27 pm

WEATHER REPORT AND SUMMARY:
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VT [VALID TIME] THROUGH 07/08/2015@0530C
ISSUED: 07/07/2015 1527C

TYLER-LONGVIEW METROPOLITAN AREA FORECAST:
REST OF THIS AFTERNOON: partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high lower 90s, south winds 10-15 mph and gusty;
TONIGHT: partly cloudy, low middle 70s, south winds about 10 mph;
WEDNESDAY: morning clouds then partly cloudy, high lower 90s, south winds 10-15 mph;
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low lower 70s, south winds about 10 mph;
THURSDAY: partial morning clouds then sunny, high lower 90s, south winds about 10 mph;
THURSDAY NIGHT: mostly clear, low lower 70s, south winds 5-10 mph;
FRIDAY: partly cloudy, high lower 90s, south winds about 10 mph.
EXTENDED FORECAST:
FRIDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low middle 70s;
SATURDAY: partly cloudy, high lower 90s;
SATURDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low middle 70s;SUNDAY: mostly sunny, high middle 90s;
SUNDAY NIGHT: mostly clear, low middle 70s;
MONDAY: mostly sunny, high middle 90s;
MONDAY NIGHT: mostly clear, low middle 70s;
TUESDAY: mostly sunny, high middle 90s.

TYLER CLIMATE DATA FOR July 7, 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 92
MINIMUM 76
PRECIPITATION 0.00
MONTH-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 0.00
YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 39.94

LONGVIEW CLIMATE DATA FOR July 7, 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 93
MINIMUM 78
PRECIPITATION 0.09
MONTH-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 0.10
YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 41.56

PUBLIC FORECAST EXPLANATION
ISSUED: 07/07/2015 1517C
A few isolated showers have developed in the moist air mass as a result of daytime
heating and perhaps some energy from the West Texas upper air low. We’ll keep in a 20 pop
through nightfall, then shut shower chances down as it still looks like the upper air high will
ridge in from the southeast and suppress showers.
Temperatures are also going to be on the increase over the next few days, going slightly
above normal by next weekend.
There is a tropical wave along 56W which could be in the Gulf in about a week. That
would appear to be our next shot at any shower activity.
At 3 p.m. today, skies are sunny, temperatures are in the lower 90s, and winds are
southerly at 10-20 mph. RKP

CODED CITIES FORECAST–TYR
ISSUED: 07/07/2015 1522C

DAY WX TEMP POP
Wednesday PARTLY CLOUDY 76/91 10%/10%
Thursday SUNNY 73/91 05%/10%
Friday PARTLY CLOUDY 73/92 05%/05%

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Immigration Debate Rages On After San Francisco Pier Shooting

Suspected San Francisco shooter Francisco Sanchez is pictured during an interview in jail and Kate Steinle is seen in an undated photo released by her family. (KGO/Steinle Family)(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Law enforcement and federal immigration officials are trading attacks after an illegal immigrant was accused of killing a young woman in a tourist-heavy area of San Francisco.

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Immigration Debate Rages On After San Francisco Pier Shooting

Suspected San Francisco shooter Francisco Sanchez is pictured during an interview in jail and Kate Steinle is seen in an undated photo released by her family. (KGO/Steinle Family)(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Law enforcement and federal immigration officials are trading attacks after an illegal immigrant was accused of killing a young woman in a tourist-heavy area of San Francisco.

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Man Tries to X-Ray Cat at Airport Security in Los Angeles

Serghei Velusceac/Hemera/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- Airport security would have been the optimal spot to let this particular cat of the bag.

Literally.

A passenger traveling through Los Angeles last week had a cat in a bag — not a pet carrier case — and sent the tabby through the X-ray machine at LAX, the Transportation Security Administration confirmed.

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Man Tries to X-Ray Cat at Airport Security in Los Angeles

Serghei Velusceac/Hemera/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- Airport security would have been the optimal spot to let this particular cat of the bag.

Literally.

A passenger traveling through Los Angeles last week had a cat in a bag — not a pet carrier case — and sent the tabby through the X-ray machine at LAX, the Transportation Security Administration confirmed.

"The passenger...

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Two Killed in Midair Crash Between F-16 and Cessna near Charleston, Officials Say

ABC News(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- Two people died when a military fighter crashed into a Cessna plane Tuesday midair about 11 miles north of Charleston, South Carolina, according to the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board.

The NTSB confirmed Tuesday afternoon that the two people on board the Cessna C 150 died in the 11:06 a.m. crash...

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‘Lenin’ and ‘Stalin’ Come to Blows in Moscow’s Red Square

lemtal/iStock/Thinkstock(MOSCOW) -- Stalin and Lenin came to blows not far from Moscow’s famed Red Square. At least that’s how Lenin tells it.

Two impersonators who dress up as the former Soviet leaders to entertain tourists were in a subway station when “Stalin” fell upon “Lenin” with his umbrella, Lenin, also known as Igor Gorbunov, told the tabloid TV station...

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Russia Warning Citizens About the Dangers of Selfies

Russia Interior Ministry(MOSCOW) -- Russian authorities are taking action to prevent anyone from taking photos of themselves in dangerous places.

Following a recent spate of selfie-related deaths, officials there have launched a campaign called "Safe selfies."

Beginning on Tuesday, graphics and instructions will start appearing on Russian social media sites warning against posing for pictures on railways, roofs and...

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Only 60 Syrian Fighters Trained: US Military Falling Short of Goals

File. DoD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo(WASHINGTON) -- Defense Secretary Ash Carter made a shocking admission Tuesday about just how slowly the strategy against ISIS is unfolding, saying that the U.S. is currently training only 60 Syrian fighters to combat ISIS.

When the strategy to defeat ISIS inside Syria was announced last year the Pentagon said it aimed to...

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Three Injured in Spain’s Running of the Bulls

David Ramos/Getty Image(PAMPLONA, Spain) -- At least three people were hurt at Pamplona's first day of the Running of the Bulls.

According to Spain's major newspaper, El Pais, two Americans and one British national were hurt on Tuesday. One American was injured after being gored in the chest by a bull while the other American was caught in...

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Suicide Car Bomb Targets NATO Convoy in Afghanistan

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

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

According to officials from the...

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UN Chief Calls for Inquiry into Mysterious Dag Hammarskjold Plane Crash

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Russian Bombers Fly Near US on July 4th

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

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

According to...

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New Horizons Pluto Probe Suffers a Glitch

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

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

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Canadian Man Arrested After Flying Lawn Chair With Helium Balloons

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

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

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Iraqi Fighter Jet Accidentally Bombs Neighborhood

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

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

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

The...

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Woman Rescued by Hotel Employee After Sleepwalking into the Sea

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

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

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

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Russian President and Greek Prime Minister Speak After Referendum

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

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

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

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

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

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Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis Resigns

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

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

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Female Lawyers Object to Stylists’ ‘Blatantly Sexist’ Article on Fashion Sense

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(SAN RAFAEL, Calif. ) -- Some female attorneys are saying "I object" to two stylists in California who wrote an article critiquing what they described as the dreary fashion sense of women in the legal profession.

Jill Sperber and Susana Perczek, personal stylists in the San Francisco Bay Area, wrote a feature article in the June issue of...

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Subway Spokesman Jared Fogle’s Home Searched by FBI

PRNewsFoto/SUBWAY Restaurants(ZIONSVILLE, Ind.) -- The FBI has raided the home of Subway spokesman Jared Fogle as part of an investigation, authorities told ABC News on Tuesday.

Fogle was seen at his Zionsville, Indiana, home during the search Tuesday morning.

Authorities would not elaborate on the nature of the investigation, though it comes two months after the executive director of...

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Starbucks Raises Prices: How Will It Affect Your Bottom Line?

Starbucks/ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The latest jump in Starbucks coffee prices Tuesday makes a cup of joe a greater luxury for many.

The price increase is 5 to 20 cents for most beverages starting Tuesday, which the company attributed to various business factors.

Starbucks' "tall" and "venti" sizes of brewed coffee increase by 10 cents in "most markets" the...

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Facebook: How to Find Out Who Unfriended You

Lightwave Media/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- First comes the sting of being unfriended on Facebook and then the curiosity of who did it. Or perhaps you look up an old friend only to find they're no longer one of your social media pals.

A new third-party app called "Who Deleted Me on Facebook" promises to keep track of your friends list...

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Inside the Fight Between Greece and EU Leaders

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Some of Europe's most powerful money leaders said that the ball is in Greece's court to prevent a nationwide catastrophe.

The Eurogroup, comprised of the ministers of the euro area member states, said at the end of their meeting Tuesday that they are waiting for a letter from Greece with a new financing proposal.

"In the...

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Carnival Cruises to Launch Trips to Cuba

iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- As relations open up between the United States and Cuba, so are business relations. Carnival Corporation is the latest travel company beginning to offer trips to Cuba, according to USA Today.

Beginning in May 2016, Carnival says it will launch seven-night, people-to-people cruise tours to Cuba. The cruise will originate out of...

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Twitter Wants to Celebrate Your Birthday

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

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

Another option lets...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Prince George’s Christening Outfit Sells Out

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Roxanne Quimby, the...

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Markets Close Slightly Lower Following Greece Bailout Vote

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

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

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

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What Google Mystery Device Could Be

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

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

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Greece: Here’s What Happens Next

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Mixed Day on Wall Street, Despite Upbeat Monthly Employment Report

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

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

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

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US Economy Adds 280K Jobs in May

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

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

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

 Hourly wages rose 0.3 percent...

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CVS Accused in Lawsuit of Racially Profiling Customers, Worker Discrimination

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

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

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PGA Announces its Moving Grand Slam From Trump National Course

ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- The Professional Golfers Association has announced that it will move its 2015 Grand Slam of Golf event from a Trump course in Los Angeles amidst the controversy surrounding Donald trump and the comments he made about illegal immigrants.

In a statement the PGA said, "The PGA of America met with Donald J. Trump yesterday and...

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Story Behind Obama Singing ‘Amazing Grace’ at Charleston Funeral

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

But when he first raised the idea with first lady Michelle Obama and...

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Today on the Trail — 7/7/15

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

Read on below to find out their campaign schedules:

Hillary Clinton

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

She'll do her...

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White House Takes Executive Action on Solar Energy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Donald Trump Deletes Tweet About Jeb Bush’s Wife

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

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

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

That tweet was later deleted, but...

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Obama to Address NAACP National Convention in Philadelphia

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

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

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

“We are...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hillary Clinton Marches in Parade, Reporters Kept Behind Rope Line

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

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

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Hillary Clinton Encourages Distraught Gay Child Depicted in Viral Photo

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

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

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

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

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

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Victim Calls Former Cancer Doc ‘Monster and Master of Deceit’

michigancancercenter.com(DETROIT) -- The Michigan doctor who gave patients fake cancer diagnoses so he could bilk Medicare is a "monster and a master of deceit," one of his patients told a judge on Tuesday.

Dr. Farid Fata pleaded guilty in the fall to fraud, money laundering and conspiracy charges after scamming Medicare for millions of dollars.

Many of Fata's former...

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#DontJudgeChallenge: Teens Protest Body Shaming Through Hashtag

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Your Age Might Not Match the Age of Your Cells

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

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

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

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Brooklyn Woman Officially Named World’s Oldest Person at 116

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

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

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Model You Never Knew Existed Shapes the Jeans You Wear

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

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

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Jada Pinkett Smith Reveals Fitness Secrets at 43

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

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

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

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Your Body: Keeping Your Kids Hydrated

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

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

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

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Study Investigates Possible Link Between Citrus and Skin Cancer

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

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

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Higher Testosterone May Lead to Bigger Financial Risks

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

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

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

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Sunburn Art is Trending and Doctors are Speaking Out

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

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

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

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Texas Child Saves Woman Who Had Seizure in Pool

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

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

Natalie Foster, 34,...

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Study Finds Hope for Potential HIV Vaccine

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

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

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

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

Doug died.

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

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Hilary Swank Puts Career on Hold to Care for Dad

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

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

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

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Paula Deen Lands in Another Racial Controversy After Posting Pic of Son in Brownface

Paul Zimmerman/NBC(NEW YORK) -- Paula Deen is right about one thing: she's got some explaining to do.

The chef landed in another racial controversy Tuesday after posting a picture to her Twitter account of herself with her son, Bobby, dressed as I Love Lucy stars Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. The thing is, Bobby is in brownface. The caption on the since-deleted tweet reads,...

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Boris Kodjoe & Nicole Ari-Parker Are Daytime TV’s Latest Hosts

The Boris and Nicole Show(LOS ANGELES) -- Husband and wife Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari-Parker are going the way of Sonny and Cher: the couple will be hosting their own TV show. The Boris and Nicole Show began its four-week run Monday on Fox stations around the country.

It's not the first time the acting couple have been co-stars. They...

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Former “Cosby Show” Star Raven-Symone Reacts to New Bill Cosby Revelations

ABC/Lou Rocco(NEW YORK) -- Bill Cosby's former The Cosby Show co-star, Raven-Symone, said Tuesday she still needs time to process her feelings after it was revealed Monday in newly released court documents that Cosby admitted to procuring drugs for use in having sex with women.

"I don't really like to talk about it that much because he's the reason I'm...

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Paul Rudd’s “Ant-Man” Co-Stars Says He Looks Great Onscreen

Buena Vista/Marvel(LOS ANGELES) -- Paul Rudd plays the titular tiny hero in Marvel's Ant-Man, and Tuesday's Good Morning America got a behind-the-scenes look at the film set, and also chatted with the stars.

One of those stars is Evangeline Lilly, aka the film's Dr. Janet Van Dyne, who said Rudd will make a big impact onscreen, especially on the...

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

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

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

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Report: Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick Split

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Caitlyn Jenner ‘Feels a Responsibility’ to the Transgender Community

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

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

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

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

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

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Bobby Brown Forgets Lyrics During Concert Performance

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Marisa Tomei Joins “Empire” Cast

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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You Tell Me Texas by Paul Gleiser

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If a flag is the problem, let’s get rid of it now.

If the shadow of the Confederacy is truly so pervasive and so dark as to be keeping black Americans from achieving economic success, let’s remove all vestiges of it.

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Restless Leg Syndrome: The Rest of the Story

An uncontrollable urge to move your legs, particularly when you’re trying to relax or go to sleep? It’s called restless leg syndrome — or RLS — and it’s a neurological disorder and a sleep disorder. In this post to HealthConnection.TV, UT Health Northeast sleep medicine expert Dr. James Stocks answers questions about this vexing problem. Visit the Health Connection website!


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Today in History

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Today in History for 7th July 2015

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 216

1124 - Tyrus surrenders to Crusaders
1438 - French church/King Charles VII release Pragmatieke Sanctie of Bourges
1456 - A retrial verdict acquits Joan of Arc of heresy 25 years... Read more... | Visit HistoryOrb.com



Wordsmith.org: Today's Word

Wordsmith.org: Today's Word

accidence

1. The fundamentals of any subject. 2. The branch of grammar dealing with inflections of words. 3. A book of fundamentals of a subject.

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