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Samsung Has Surprises in Store for August Event

Samsung Has Surprises in Store for August Event

An invite to an upcoming Samsung Galaxy event in New York. (Samsung)(NEW YORK) — Expect Samsung to go even bigger at the company's "Unpacked" launch event.While the South Korea-based electronics company is keeping its agenda for the Aug. 13 event in New York City under wraps, it's widely expected Samsung will stick to what ...

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White House Responds to Petition to Pardon Edward Snowden

White House Responds to Petition to Pardon Edward Snowden

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The White House isn’t interested in pardoning NSA leaker Edward Snowden. The president’s Homeland Security and Counterterrorism adviser Lisa Monaco responded Tuesday to a petition calling for Snowden to be pardoned, saying that he should return to the U.S. to “be judged by a jury of his peers” rather than ...

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NY Prison Worker Joyce Mitchell Pleads Guilty to Aiding Escapees

NY Prison Worker Joyce Mitchell Pleads Guilty to Aiding Escapees

G.N. Miller - Pool/Getty Images(PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.) -- Former New York prison employee Joyce Mitchell pleaded guilty Tuesday to helping two prisoners escape from a maximum security prison in June.Mitchell, who worked in the tailor shop at Clinton Correctional Facility, was jailed shortly after Richard Matt and David Sweat escaped on June 6.Following a three-week manhunt, ...

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Coast Guard Expands Search for Florida Teenagers Missing at Sea

Coast Guard Expands Search for Florida Teenagers Missing at Sea

U.S. Coast Guard press release(JUPITER, Fla.) -- The Coast Guard has searched 27,000 square miles for two teenagers believed to be lost at sea off the coast of Florida.An area roughly the size of West Virginia had been searched for Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen as of midnight Tuesday. The two 14-year-olds were last seen ...

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Study: Teen Girls Face Leadership Biases

Study: Teen Girls Face Leadership Biases

iStock/Thinkstock(CAMBRIDGE, Mass.) -- For the last few decades, women have been breaking professional barriers. But a new report by Harvard’s Educational School reveals there’s a hidden barrier teen girls are running up against.“Girls are facing biases from many sources, from teen boys, from some parents, and they are facing biases from each other,” Richard Weissbourd, ...

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Cassini: What It Saw on Saturn’s Moon Tethys

Cassini: What It Saw on Saturn's Moon Tethys

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute(NEW YORK) — NASA's Cassini spacecraft has spotted a huge impact basin on Tethys, one of Saturn's 62 known moons, shining brightly and spiking curiosity about the landscape of the icy world.While the rest of the moon appears dark, the photo shows a 280-mile impact region called Odysseus, spanning near half the width ...

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Government Officers in Oregon Receive Threatening Letters

Government Officers in Oregon Receive Threatening Letters

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The Oregon State Police along with other law enforcement agencies are investigating suspicious letters and packages -- some containing "an unknown substance" -- sent to government offices across the state, the police department said in a statement.Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer was taken to the hospital Monday night after opening up one ...

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Welfare Check Leads to Dead Body

LONGVIEW -- Longview Police are investigating after finding a dead body during a welfare check. Information from the police department says officers were dispatched at 9:20 Tuesday morning to the 700 block of Gilmer Road and found a woman's body in an apartment. Police were waiting for a search warrant to re-enter the ...

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Public Hearings Today on Voting Centers

Public Hearings Today on Voting Centers

TYLER -- Smith County Commissioners hold one more public hearing today to gather community input as the county considers implementing Election Day voting centers in November. According to a news release, the centers would allow residents to vote at any polling location on Election Day instead of being restricted to their precinct. ...

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Toddler's Death Ruled a Homicide

WINNSBORO -- The death of a Winnsboro toddler has been ruled a homicide. That's the findings of the autopsy report from the Dallas County Institute of Forensic Sciences in the death of 16 month old Madison Cannon. The youngster died of blunt force trauma to the head. The youngster was found unconscious on April ...

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One Dead in Accident near Harleton

HARLETON — A single-vehicle accident in Harrison County has left one person dead. The wreck occurred just before 5:30 Sunday afternoon on Farm Road 2208 near Harleton. Killed was Ricky Bradford, 53, of Longview. The Department of Public Safety report said Bradford was driving dangerously on his motorcycle when he entered a curve on ...

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Whitehouse Police Chief Resigns

WHITEHOUSE -- Whitehouse Police Chief Craig Shelton has resigned. After a couple of months of controversy, Shelton submitted his resignation Monday, saying he was taking a job in the private sector. In a letter to Interim Whitehouse City Manager Stefani Wright, Shelton said, "It is with a heavy heart that I wish to inform ...

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Local Authorities Issue Heat Response Plan

TYLER -- Authorities in Tyler and Smith County have updated their heat plan now that temperatures and heat indices are climbing into the 100-degree range. A news release from the Northeast Texas Public Health District (NET Health) points out that "heat is a killer." According to officials, a Heat Advisory means that ...

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One Killed in Smith County Wreck

TYLER — Westbound traffic was blocked for a time on Highway 64 West and Loop 49 near Tyler after a wreck in which one person died and another was injured. Killed was Sue Davis, 72, of Frankston. Authorities did not immediately release the name of the injured passenger, who was flown to a Tyler ...

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Whitehouse Police Chief Resigns

Posted/updated on: July 28, 2015 at 10:55 am

Craig SheltonWHITEHOUSE — Whitehouse Police Chief Craig Shelton has resigned. After a couple of months of controversy, Shelton submitted his resignation Monday, saying he was taking a job in the private sector. In a letter to Interim Whitehouse City Manager Stefani Wright, Shelton said, “It is with a heavy heart that I wish to inform the Mayor, City Council and you that, effective immediately, I am retiring from my position as Police Chief to accept a job in the private sector.” He said he felt it was in the best interest of the city and his family that he move on. Read more …

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Toddler’s Death Ruled a Homicide

Posted/updated on: July 28, 2015 at 10:54 am

Madison CannonWINNSBORO — The death of a Winnsboro toddler has been ruled a homicide. That’s the findings of the autopsy report from the Dallas County Institute of Forensic Sciences in the death of 16 month old Madison Cannon. The youngster died of blunt force trauma to the head. The youngster was found unconscious on April 9th. She was declared “brain dead” at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas and pronounced dead on April 11th. KETK reports there are persons of interest in the case, but no names have been released and police stated there is no reason to believe someone outside the home would have harmed the child. The investigation continues.

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Welfare Check Leads to Dead Body

Posted/updated on: July 28, 2015 at 11:44 am

police-longviewLONGVIEW — Longview Police are investigating after finding a dead body during a welfare check. Information from the police department says officers were dispatched at 9:20 Tuesday morning to the 700 block of Gilmer Road and found a woman’s body in an apartment. Police were waiting for a search warrant to re-enter the apartment and continue their investigation, according to authorities.

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Local Authorities Issue Heat Response Plan

Posted/updated on: July 28, 2015 at 10:55 am

hot_weatherTYLER — Authorities in Tyler and Smith County have updated their heat plan now that temperatures and heat indices are climbing into the 100-degree range. A news release from the Northeast Texas Public Health District (NET Health) points out that “heat is a killer.” According to officials, a Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected and will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Heat advisories are announced by local weather reports. Officials say it’s important to be aware of the dangers of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. The Tyler Fire Department is the lead agency for the Heat Plan and you can click on http://www.tylerfiredept.com to view the plan in its entirety. Read more …

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Public Hearings Today on Voting Centers

Posted/updated on: July 28, 2015 at 11:29 am

150x150-75-15ed49f3fdad433eacaad67896cb6026e8c9351e6fd6e629a039ac648cae42beTYLER — Smith County Commissioners hold one more public hearing today to gather community input as the county considers implementing Election Day voting centers in November. According to a news release, the centers would allow residents to vote at any polling location on Election Day instead of being restricted to their precinct. One hearing was held this morning during Commissioners Court; the second one is set for 6:30 p.m. at the R. B. Hubbard Center (The Hub), 304 E. Ferguson. Only one public hearing is required. Following tonight’s session, the elections department will send in its application to participate in the state’s Countywide Polling Location Program. Read more …

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One Killed in Smith County Wreck

Posted/updated on: July 28, 2015 at 10:57 am

HWY64LOOP49AX2_1438006690553_2873554_ver1.0TYLER — Westbound traffic was blocked for a time on Highway 64 West and Loop 49 near Tyler after a wreck in which one person died and another was injured. Killed was Sue Davis, 72, of Frankston. Authorities did not immediately release the name of the injured passenger, who was flown to a Tyler Hospital for treatment. According to the Department of Public Safety, a car was traveling northbound on Loop 49 and a truck was heading southbound. The vehicles collided in the southbound lane. The wreck occurred just south of Highway 64 West. The accident remains under investigation.

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One Dead in Accident near Harleton

Posted/updated on: July 28, 2015 at 11:26 am

DPS badgeHARLETON — A single-vehicle accident in Harrison County has left one person dead. The wreck occurred just before 5:30 Sunday afternoon on Farm Road 2208 near Harleton. Killed was Ricky Bradford, 53, of Longview. The Department of Public Safety report said Bradford was driving dangerously on his motorcycle when he entered a curve on the crest of a hill and lost control of his bike. He was killed when thrown from the vehicle.

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Graffiti Vandals Hit Downtown Palestine

Posted/updated on: July 28, 2015 at 10:58 am

police-1PALESTINE — Palestine detectives are investigating downtown graffiti vandalism targeting several buildings, including some high-profile locations, and even a police squad car. According to KETK, authorities responded between 10:20 and 10:30 p.m. Sunday, after an officer found his squad car had been “tagged” with black spray paint on the driver’s side center post while he was in the police station. Other target locations include the Federal Building, the Anderson County Courthouse, Capital Gaines II, The Masonic Lodge, First Christian Church, Mini-Mart, Brianna’s, KYYK, Prosperity Bank, Anderson County Probation, Reagan Park, Kroger, USA Donuts, and Family Dollar at 328 E. Spring. Read more …

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Austin Doctor Gets 10 Years in Prison for Medicare Fraud

Posted/updated on: July 28, 2015 at 11:34 am

HOUSTON (AP) – An Austin physician has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison and must repay $1.2 million for Medicare fraud. Dr. Dennis Barson was sentenced Monday in Houston. Barson and his clinical administrator, Dario Juarez of Beeville, were convicted in November of conspiracy and health care fraud counts. An assistant medical director, Edgar Shakbazyan of Glendale, California, pleaded guilty in October on health care fraud charges related to kickbacks. Shakbazyan was sentenced to eight years in prison. Juarez received a nearly 11-year federal prison term. Prosecutors say the men in 2009 submitted fraudulent billing related to more than 400 patients for tests that were not done. Barson was the only physician affiliated with the clinic in Houston but Juarez, identified by prosecutors as an unlicensed physician’s assistant, saw patients.

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Lynch: Easing Distrust Between Minorities, Police a Top Goal

Posted/updated on: July 28, 2015 at 11:33 am

Loretta LynchHOUSTON (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch says one of her top priorities remains alleviating an “epidemic of distrust” between communities and law enforcement. Lynch discussed tensions between minority communities and police agencies during a speech Monday in Houston at the national convention of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the country’s largest African-American women’s organization. Lynch did not mention any specific incidents related to this tension, including the in-custody death in nearby Waller County, Texas, of Sandra Bland, a black woman who authorities say hanged herself earlier this month in her cell after a traffic-stop confrontation with a white officer. Lynch says she’s determined to take on the tension between minorities and law enforcement as well as other issues “not only to build a stronger nation, but to empower its people.”

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11-Year-Old Boy Dies in Pasadena All-Terrain Vehicle Crash

Posted/updated on: July 28, 2015 at 11:34 am

PASADENA (AP) – An 11-year-old boy has died after the all-terrain vehicle he was driving crashed in Pasadena, Texas. According to Pasadena police, the boy as driving the ATV Monday morning with his uncle sitting behind him, when he lost control and struck a tree. Authorities say the child and his uncle were thrown off. The child was transported to Bayshore Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. His uncle suffered injuries but is expected to survive. An investigation is ongoing.

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177 Pounds of Marijuana Seized in Fayette County

Posted/updated on: July 28, 2015 at 11:33 am

LA GRANGE (AP) – Fayette County authorities have seized approximately 177 pounds of marijuana after a traffic stop. According to the Fayette County sheriff’s office, deputies pulled over a vehicle Friday on Interstate 10 for an unspecified traffic violation and a deputy asked the driver, 42-year-old Javier Rodriguez, for permission to search the car. A police K-9 alerted officers to the trunk of the vehicle where authorities found the drugs. Rodriguez was arrested and has been charged with possession of marijuana. It was not immediately clear if he has an attorney.

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Wichita Falls Issues Warning Over Missing 6-foot Snake

Posted/updated on: July 28, 2015 at 11:33 am

WICHITA FALLS (AP) – A public safety alert in one North Texas city has nothing to do with traffic or weather but instead involves a 6-foot creature that slithers. Officials in Wichita Falls say be on the lookout for a pet boa constrictor reported missing in the City View area. Monday’s advisory does not say who owns the big snake, which has been missing since Sunday. Experts say the reptile is not poisonous. Animal control officials say anyone locating the snake should not approach or try to capture the animal. People in Wichita Falls are advised to closely watch their dogs, cats or other small animals if the pets are taken outside. Boa constrictors wrap their bodies around prey to suffocate the creatures.

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Four Cannons from Confederate Warship Reach Texas A&M

Posted/updated on: July 28, 2015 at 11:35 am

COLLEGE STATION (AP) – Four cannons recovered from a sunken Confederate warship have arrived at Texas A&M University for preservation. Officials say the cannons from the CSS Georgia were trucked to the school’s Conservation Research Lab on Monday. The Georgia was scuttled by its crew before Savannah fell to Union forces in 1864. The cannons were recovered from the ironclad, which is being raised from the Savannah River as part of a channel-deepening project. A&M’s research lab in College Station is working on the $15 million removal with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Navy, which owns the ship and its contents. Experts hope to display many of the artifacts.

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Houston Nurse Accused of Scalding Newborn with Hot Diaper

Posted/updated on: July 28, 2015 at 11:30 am

St. Joseph Medical CenterHOUSTON (AP) — The Houston parents of a newborn claim she suffered second-degree burns when a nurse applied a diaper hot out of the microwave. Houston TV station KPRC reported that the infant’s father, Spencer Lewandowski, hired an attorney after Isabel’s ankle and foot were burned during a routine blood-draw shortly after she was born. Lewandowski says the nurse wet a diaper, heated it in the microwave and then applied it to the baby’s foot and heel. St. Joseph Medical Center told the TV station that it was “aware of the complaint” and that an investigation is ongoing.

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Arizona Cardinals Make Jen Welter NFL’s First Female Coach

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The National Football League now has its first female coach.

The Arizona Cardinals scheduled a news conference for Tuesday where the team was expected to introduce Jen Welter, who has been hired as an assistant coaching intern for training camp and the preseason to work with inside linebackers, ESPN reports.

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Scoreboard Roundup — 7/27/15

iStock/ThinkStock(NEW YORK) -- INTERLEAGUE
Baltimore 2, Atlanta 1, 11 Innings
Arizona 4, Seattle 3

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Chicago White Sox 10, Boston 8
Tampa Bay 5, Detroit 2
Kansas City 9, Cleveland 4
N.Y. Yankees 6, Texas 2

NATIONAL LEAGUE
St. Louis 4, Cincinnati 1
Chicago Cubs 9, Colorado 8
San Francisco 4, Milwaukee 2

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Jeff Gordon Disappointed in Indy Results

Patrick Smith/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) -- Jeff Gordon's swan song at Indianapolis Motor Speedway did not go as well as he would've liked.

Gordon, a native of Indiana who's currently in his final season as a full-time Sprint Cup Series driver, finished 42 out of 43 Sunday in the Crown Royal Presents the Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard. His No....

Arizona Cardinals Hires First Female Coach

Willard/iStock/ThinkStock(TEMPE, Ariz.) -- Taking another step toward incorporating women into male-dominated professional sports, the Arizona Cardinals Football Club announced Monday that they've hired a woman to be a coach intern.

A press release from the Arizona Cardinals Football Club states that Dr. Jen Welter "is believed to be the first woman to hold a coaching position of any kind...

Former NBA Star Gilbert Arenas Isn’t Actually Banned from Orange County Fair

valio84sl/iStock/ThinkStock(COSTA MESA, Calif.) -- It's been several years since Gilbert Arenas has played in the NBA, but the basketball star had a seemingly unfair advantage when he went to play the basketball games at the Orange County Fair in Costa Mesa, California.

The former Washington Wizards and Orlando Magic player wrote on Instagram Sunday: "We just got banned from...

Russian President Says FIFA President Deserves Nobel Prize

Sean Gallup/Getty Images(MOSCOW) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin says the embattled FIFA President, Sepp Blatter, deserves a Nobel Prize, according to the BBC.

Soccer's governing body, FIFA, currently is in a corruption crisis as an investigation is being held into the selection of Russia for the 2018 World Cup. Swiss authorities are also holding a separate criminal investigation.

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US Olympic Committee Pulls Boston Bid for 2024 Olympic Games

Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images(BOSTON) -- The 2024 Olympics may still be hosted in America, but they aren't going to be in Boston.

On Monday, the U.S. Olympic Committee pulled an offer for the 2024 Olympics to be hosted in Boston.

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Report: Anti-Violence Group Advocate for Ray Rice’s NFL Return

Rob Carr/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A group that advocates to end violence against women says Ray Rice, the former Ravens running back who was caught on video punching his then-fiancee in an elevator, deserves another chance.

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Cavs Will Trade Mike Miller and Brendan Haywood to Portland Trail Blazers

Phil Ellsworth/ESPN(CLEVELAND) — The Portland Trail Blazers struck a deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers to get Mike Miller and Brendan Haywood. The deal will expand options and save luxury-tax money for the Cavs, sources told ESPN.

ESPN reports the Blazers could cut Haywood and arrange a buyout with Miller to receive two future second-round picks from the Cavs.

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Scoreboard Roundup — 7/26/15

iStock/ThinkStock(NEW YORK) -- INTERLEAGUE
San Francisco 4, Oakland 3

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Baltimore 5, Tampa Bay 2
Chicago White Sox 2, Cleveland 1
Kansas City 5, Houston 1
N.Y. Yankees 7, Minnesota 2
L.A. Angels 13, Texas 7
Seattle 6, Toronto 5, 10 Innings
Boston 11, Detroit 1

NATIONAL LEAGUE
N.Y. Mets 3, L.A. Dodgers 2, 10 Innings
Pittsburgh 3,...

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Dr. Bob’s Weather Forecast and Report

Posted/updated on: July 28, 2015 at 4:43 am

WEATHER REPORT AND SUMMARY:
KTYR
VT [VALID TIME] THROUGH 07/28/2015@1730C
ISSUED: 07/28/2015 0443C

TYLER–CITY OFFICE OBSERVATIONS SINCE 7:00 P.M. CDT YESTERDAY:
MAXIMUM THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 97
MINIMUM THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 80
PRECIPITATION THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 0.00

LONGVIEW–AIRPORT OBSERVATIONS SINCE 7:00 P.M. CDT YESTERDAY:
MAXIMUM THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 94
MINIMUM THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 81
PRECIPITATION THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 0.00

TYLER-LONGVIEW METROPOLITAN AREA FORECAST:
TODAY: mostly sunny, high upper 90s, south winds 5-10 mph;
TONIGHT: mostly clear, low upper 70s, south winds about 5 mph;
TOMORROW: mostly sunny, high near 100, south winds about 5 mph;
TOMORROW NIGHT: mostly clear, low upper 70s, south winds 5-10 mph;
THURSDAY: partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for afternoon showers and thunderstorms, high near 100, winds becoming northeasterly 5-10 mph.
EXTENDED FORECAST:
THURSDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, low middle 70s;
FRIDAY: partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high upper 90s;
FRIDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low middle 70s;
SATURDAY: mostly sunny, high upper 90s;
SATURDAY NIGHT: mostly clear, low lower 70s;
SUNDAY: mostly sunny, high near 100;
SUNDAY NIGHT: mostly clear, low middle 70s;
MONDAY: mostly sunny, high near 100.
MID-RANGE OUTLOOK FOR AUGUST 4-10, 2015:
Above normal temperatures and below normal precipitation.

TYLER CLIMATE DATA FOR July 27, 2015
(The report is for the twenty-four hours ending at midnight Greenwich
Mean Time, 7:00 p.m. Central Daylight-saving Time. The maximum
and minimum temperatures represent the observations during the preceding eighteen hours, and precipitation during the preceding twenty-four hours. The observations are made at NWS/419207, Tyler, Texas City Office, 95.3W/32.3N, 158M).
MAXIMUM 99
MINIMUM 77
PRECIPITATION 0.00
MONTH-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 0.00
YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 39.94

LONGVIEW CLIMATE DATA FOR July 27, 2015(The report is for the twenty-four hours ending at midnight Greenwich Mean Time, 7:00 p.m. Central Daylight-saving Time. The maximum and minimum temperatures represent the observations during the preceding eighteen hours, and precipitation during the preceding twenty-four hours. The observations are made at WMO/722470, Longview, Texas–East Texas Regional Airport, [94.7W/32.4N, 107M]).
MAXIMUM 100
MINIMUM 76
PRECIPITATION 0.00
MONTH-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 0.15
YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 41.61

REGIONAL TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION TABLE
07/27/2015 1908C

Station Min. Max. PCPN.
Athens Texas A&M Forest Service 78 98
Bonham Texas A&M Forest Service 78 99
Center Municipal Airport 75 99 0.02
Chandler PWS 76 99
Corsicana Campbell Field 77 99
Crockett Texas A&M Forest Service 76 100
Dallas Love Field 81 101
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport 78 100
*Edgewood Union Pacific Railway 77 98
Fort Worth Meacham Field 79 102
Gilmer Fox-Stephens Field 73 97
Greenville–Majors Field 75 100
Hallsville CWOP 75 101
Hawkins CWOP 75 100
Henderson Rusk County Airport 74 98
Houston Hobby Airport 79 96
*Jacksonville Cherokee County Airport 77 99
Linden Texas A&M Forest Service 74 100
Longview City 77 100
Longview East Texas Regional Airport 76 100
Lufkin–Angelina County Airport 75 98
Marshall Harrison County Airport 76 100
Mineola/Quitman–Wood County Airport 75 99
Mount Pleasant–Regional Airport 74 99
Nacogdoches Texas A&M Forest Service 74 97 0.14
Palestine Municipal Airport 76 98
Paris Cox Field 77 99
Shreveport Regional Airport 74 100
Sulphur Springs–Municipal Airport 77 100
Terrell Municipal Airport 76 100
Texarkana Webb Field 75 100
Tyler City 77 99
Tyler–Pounds Field 77 100 Tr.
(* Precipitation data may be reported from a nearby Forest Service
station, or from a cooperating station which reports through 7:00
a.m. CDT.
# Indicates estimated data.
@ Indicates incomplete data.
? Indicates questionable data.
R indicates that a record was set or tied.
All other precipitation reporting periods are for the 24 hours
ending at 7:00 p.m. CDT; maximum and minimum temperatures are
within the eighteen hours ending at 7:00 p.m. CDT.)

PUBLIC FORECAST EXPLANATION
ISSUED: 07/28/2015 0432C
We are going to see something of a weather change later this week; it won’t be large, but
it will be there. The upper air high is currently shifting slowly westward, and should be centered
over New Mexico by Thursday or Friday with the ridge extending poleward. At the same time,
an upper air low will be forming and should be centered over the Great Lakes.
Winds aloft down the Plains will be northerly to northwesterly, and should remain so
through the upcoming weekend.
This means low-end rain chances Thursday and Friday when the cold front associated
with the Great Lakes upper air low comes through. Temperatures should also lower a degree or
two.
At 4 a.m. today, skies are clear, temperatures near 80, and winds are light southerly to
near calm. Only Bowie County remains in the heat advisory today with lower dew points
forecast over the remainder of the area. RKP

CODED CITIES FORECAST–TYR
ISSUED: 07/28/2015 0441C

DAY WX TEMP POP
Tuesday SUNNY 99/77 10%/05%
Wednesday SUNNY 100/77 10%/05%
Thursday PARTLY CLOUDY 100/75 30%/20%

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NY Prison Worker Joyce Mitchell Pleads Guilty to Aiding Escapees

G.N. Miller - Pool/Getty Images(PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.) -- Former New York prison employee Joyce Mitchell pleaded guilty Tuesday to helping two prisoners escape from a maximum security prison in June.

Mitchell, who worked in the tailor shop at Clinton Correctional Facility, was jailed shortly after Richard Matt and David Sweat escaped on June 6.

Following a three-week manhunt, Matt was...

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Coast Guard Expands Search for Florida Teenagers Missing at Sea

U.S. Coast Guard press release(JUPITER, Fla.) -- The Coast Guard has searched 27,000 square miles for two teenagers believed to be lost at sea off the coast of Florida.

An area roughly the size of West Virginia had been searched for Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen as of midnight Tuesday. The two 14-year-olds were last seen Friday when they...

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Cassini: What It Saw on Saturn’s Moon Tethys

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute(NEW YORK) — NASA's Cassini spacecraft has spotted a huge impact basin on Tethys, one of Saturn's 62 known moons, shining brightly and spiking curiosity about the landscape of the icy world.

While the rest of the moon appears dark, the photo shows a 280-mile impact region called Odysseus, spanning near half the width of the entire...

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Algae Invasion Turns Yellow Sea Green

iStock/Thinkstock(QINGDAO, China) -- It's beach time as usual for people on vacation in eastern China -- despite a thick layer of green algae appearing at popular resorts.

More than 13,500 square miles of water along the Qingdao coast have been affected by the phenomenon, Chinese media reported, and it's been a recurring event since 2007.

Scientists say the plant...

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John Kerry Names New US Special Envoy for Syria

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Michael Ratney will replace Daniel Rubinstein as the third U.S. special envoy for Syria since the war there began in 2011, Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Tuesday.

In a statement, Kerry said Ratney is "a Senior Foreign Service officer who is fluent in Arabic and whose distinguished career has spanned Iraq, Lebanon, Morocco, Qatar, and...

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NATO Gathers to Discuss Violence Along Turkey-Syria Border

iStock/Thinkstock(BRUSSELS) -- An emergency gathering of NATO countries is taking place in Brussels Tuesday morning to discuss the increasingly volatile situation in Turkey.

In recent days, trouble in neighboring Syria has spilled over the border. Those troubles include bombings and shootings that killed police, soldiers and civilians.

Turkey has responded by launching airstrikes into Syria and Iraq.

Officials in...

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Thousands of Students Perform Haka Dance for Beloved Teacher

iStock/Thinkstock(PALMERSTON NORTH, New Zealand) -- Thousands of high school students in New Zealand performed a traditional haka dance as a send-off for a beloved teacher who died.

Video shows at least 1,700 students from Palmerston North Boys' High School on the country's North Island performing the dance last Friday at the funeral service of Dawson Tamatea, who died on...

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American Airlines Dreamliner Damaged by Weather During Flight from Beijing to DFW

iStock/Thinkstock(BEIJING) -- An American Airlines Dreamliner suffered damage Monday during its flight from Beijing to Dallas due to weather.

“American Airlines Flight 88, a flight from Beijing Capital International Airport to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, returned to Beijing due to damage sustained by weather in flight,” American Airlines said in a statement to ABC News.

The aircraft was in...

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Obama Assembles Meeting with Regional Leaders on South Sudan

Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia) — President Obama met with regional leaders in Ethiopia Monday to discuss the crisis in South Sudan and counterterrorism efforts in Somalia.
 
According to senior administration officials, the assembled leaders, which included the president of Uganda, president of Kenya, Prime Minister of Ethiopia, chairman of the African Union and the foreign...

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Baby “AirForceOne” Named in President Obama’s Honor

Pete Souza/The White House(KISUMU, Kenya) — Obamamania may have seized Kenya over the weekend, but for some, the frenzy will now be life-long.

A handful of children born during the President’s visit to his father’s homeland have been named after him, his family — and even his airplane.

That’s right: Baby AirForceOne.

The boy’s full name is “AirForceOne Barack...

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State Department Releases Annual Report on Human Trafficking

State Department photo(WASHINGTON) — Secretary of State John Kerry formally released the State Department’s annual report on human trafficking Monday with a message of thanks to those who are fighting the issue abroad and in the U.S.

The 384-page report, titled “Trafficking in Persons,” calls attention to the $150 billion illicit trafficking industry.

“It’s a battle against money. It’s...

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Turkey Requests Special Session of NATO Talks

iStock/Thinkstock(ISTANBUL) -- Turkish officials are requesting a special session of NATO talks amid growing security concerns along the country's border with Syria.

The proposed talks follow a string of attacks on Turkish soil and counterattacks in Syria and Iraq.

Over the last week, a Turkish soldier was killed in a cross-border attack by the Islamic State. Soldiers and policemen...

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Philippines Crushes World Record for Largest Zumba Class Ever to Dance

Guinness World Records(MANILA, Philippines) -- More than 12,000 people have officially crushed the Guinness World Record for the largest Zumba class ever to dance.

The event, which took place on July 19, was organized by the city of Mandaluyong in the Philippines and was part of Mayor Benhur Abalos' birthday celebrations.

Abalos, who recently won a United Nations Public...

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Bombing at Mogadishu Hotel Leaves at Least 10 Dead

iStock/Thinkstock(MOGADISHU, Somalia) -- An Islamist group claimed responsibility for a deadly explosion in Mogadishu Sunday.

BBC News reports that Islamist group al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack, which took place at a hotel and left at least ten dead. President Barack Obama was leaving Kenya for Ethiopia on his African trip at the time of the attack. Obama had...

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Car Crash Near Tour de France Finish Line

Gemini-Create/iStock/ThinkStock(PARIS) -- Police in Paris say they're searching for a vehicle that hit a cab and ran into barriers set up near the Tour de France finish line on Sunday morning.

There was a simple accident between two cars and one of the cars tried to get away. The car tried to force its way through a police road...

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Why Attorney General Says ISIS Is More of a Threat Than al Qaeda

Ramin Talaie/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The nation’s top law enforcement official says the threat from ISIS is so great because the terror group's technologically advanced tactics are “still new to us," and the U.S. government is “still trying to determine the scope” of efforts to radicalize Americans and others around the world.

“It's as serious -- if not more serious...

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Small Plane Crashes in Tokyo Killing Three

Michael Neary/iStock/ThinkStock(TOKYO) -- A small plane has crashed in Japan's capital.

The propeller-driven airplane plowed into a row of houses just minutes after taking off from a small airport.

The pilot and one passenger were killed as well as a woman inside the house.

Three remaining passengers and two people on the ground were taken to hospitals.

A witness...

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Samsung Has Surprises in Store for August Event

An invite to an upcoming Samsung Galaxy event in New York. (Samsung)(NEW YORK) — Expect Samsung to go even bigger at the company's "Unpacked" launch event.

While the South Korea-based electronics company is keeping its agenda for the Aug. 13 event in New York City under wraps, it's widely expected Samsung will stick to what it does best and...

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Florida Sunken Treasure Discovery from 1715 Shipwreck Valued at over $1 Million

1715 Fleet - Queens Jewels, LLC(FT. PIERCE, Fla.) — Florida treasure hunters hit the sunken treasure jackpot.

Brent Brisben, co-founder of 1715 Fleet-Queens Jewels LLC — the company that has the rights to dive at the wreckage site where the gold was discovered — told ABC News that the 60 gold artifacts on the bottom of the ocean floor...

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Where Startup that Turned Down $30M “Shark Tank” Offer Is Today

Coffee Meets Bagel(NEW YORK) -- The Kang sisters -- Soo, Dawoon and Arum -- stunned everyone when they said no to $30 million, walking away from Mark Cuban’s record-setting offer for their dating app on ABC’s Shark Tank earlier this year.

“We got so many emails, ‘You sisters are so crazy! What are you thinking?’” Dawoon Kang told ABC...

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Walmart’s Oldest US Employee Celebrates His 103rd Birthday

Courtesy Walmart(WINFIELD, Kan.) -- There’s a lot to celebrate as you get older. Especially when you’re 103 and Walmart’s oldest employee in the United States.

Meet Loren Wade, who on Saturday celebrated his 103rd birthday and 33 years as a Walmart employee with dozens of his closest friends.

“It was great. Lots of people. It was quite a deal,”...

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New York’s LaGuardia Airport Will Be Rebuilt

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- New York's LaGuardia Airport is getting a makeover.

Vice President Joe Biden joined New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in announcing that the airport will be torn down next year and rebuilt.

The plans to revamp the airport come after several complaints about LaGuardia. Vice President Joe Biden explained, "It's about the hallways that don't...

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Global Markets Sink After Chinese Stocks Suffer Sell Off

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- World markets sank after Chinese stocks suffered another sell off and US stocks fall for a fifth day.

The Shanghai "share index" shed more than 8 percent, it's biggest one-day decline since 2007 and it had a ripple effect around the world.

The Dow now at a six month low after dropping 128 points to just...

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Internet.Org: Where Mark Zuckerberg’s Pet Project Stands 1 Year Later

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- During its first year in existence, Mark Zuckerberg's Internet.org initiative has brought free online access to more than one billion people in emerging markets but it turns out the service could also be beneficial for mobile providers' bottom lines.

Launching first in Zambia, Internet.org has since teamed up with mobile operators in 17 countries...

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Dolly Parton’s DreamMore Resort Features Butterflies, Glitter and Plenty of Pink Lemonade

DreamMore Resort (PIGEON FORGE, Tenn.) — Hello, Dolly!

Dolly Parton's Tennessee resort opens Monday in the Great Smoky Mountains. The 300-room DreamMore Resort is named for the singer's 2012 book of the same name.

Parton's presence is felt throughout, with instruments she toured and performed with on display and album covers lining the walls of the lobby. Guests will be...

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Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking Want to Save World from Killer Robots

Frederick M. Brown/Bryan Mitchell/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking are among the leaders from the science and technology worlds calling for a ban on autonomous weapons, warning that weapons with a mind of their own "would not be beneficial for humanity."

Along with 1,000 other signatories, Musk and Hawking signed their names to an open letter...

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Apple Watch Heads to Best Buy

Apple Inc.(NEW YORK) -- Apple is expanding sales of its Apple Watch outside the company's store by allowing its flagship wearable device to be offered at Best Buy locations across the United States.

Beginning Aug. 7, Best Buy will be the first national retailer outside of Apple stores to offer customers the chance to purchase an Apple Watch in...

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New Baby Doesn’t Have to Break Expecting Parents’ Budget

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The average middle income family spends more than $300,000 to raise a child until he or she is 18 years old, according to the latest annual government estimate. And that doesn't include the costs of college.

If you're a new or expecting parent and are feeling concerned, watch the ABC News report below to learn how...

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American Beverage Association Sues San Francisco over Sugary Drink Rules

Siraphol/iStock/Thinkstock(SAN FRANCISCO) -- The American Beverage Association is suing the city of San Francisco, it says, arguing that new legislation requiring health warning labels on sugary beverages is a violation of the First Amendment.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the lawsuit claims the city is "trying to ensure that there is no free marketplace of ideas, but instead...

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Chrysler Fined Up to $105 Million for Mishandling Recalls

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- In the largest civil penalty ever imposed by the agency, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has slapped Fiat Chrysler with a fine of up to $105 million for allegedly mishandling the recalls of more than 11 million potentially defective cars.

"We're sending very sharp signals to the industry that we’re not playing around," Transportation...

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Starbucks Bans Man for Life After He Asked Patrons Not to Park in Disability-Reserved Spot

Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.) -- An art gallery owner in St. Petersburg, Florida, said he's been expelled from all Starbucks locations for causing a "disruption" when he'd ask customers at one Tampa store to stop illegally parking in a spot reserved for people with disabilities.

Rob Rowen said he'd stop by this particular Starbucks in Tampa...

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Jet Takes Off as a Potential Amazon Competitor

Marc Lore, CEO of new e-commerce site jet.com laughs while chatting with his team in a conference room at jet.com headquarter on Apr. 28, 2015 in Montclair, NJ. (Photo by Shin Woong-jae/For the Washington Post)(NEW YORK) -- It’s somewhere between Costco and Amazon, but will this new e-merchant take off?

Jet.com officially launched this week and for $50 a...

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

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

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

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

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Mixed Day on Wall Street, Despite Upbeat Monthly Employment Report

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

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

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

The...

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US Economy Adds 280K Jobs in May

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

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

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

 Hourly wages rose 0.3 percent...

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CVS Accused in Lawsuit of Racially Profiling Customers, Worker Discrimination

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

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

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White House Responds to Petition to Pardon Edward Snowden

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The White House isn’t interested in pardoning NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
 
The president’s Homeland Security and Counterterrorism adviser Lisa Monaco responded Tuesday to a petition calling for Snowden to be pardoned, saying that he should return to the U.S. to “be judged by a jury of his peers” rather than “running away from...

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Obama Concludes Visit to Africa with Speech Before African Union

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia) -- President Obama departed Ethiopia on Air Force One Tuesday after capping off his five-day, two-country visit to Africa with a speech before the African Union -- the first time a U.S. president has addressed the 54-country body.

“I stand before you as a proud American. I also stand before you as the son...

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Obama Thinks He ‘Could Win’ Third Term in White House

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia) -- President Obama thinks he ‘could win’ a third term in the White House if he wasn’t barred from running again.

“I actually think I’m a pretty good president,” Obama said Tuesday in a speech before the African Union in Ethiopia. “I think if I ran, I could win. But I can’t.”

The president’s...

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Obama Tours Food Factory on Last Day in Ethiopia

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia) -- On the last day of his five-day, two-country visit to Africa, President Obama toured a food factory in Ethiopia Tuesday morning, highlighting efforts to promote food security in the region.

Donning a USAID cap, the president spoke with a local farmer at the Faffa Foods plants and touted the U.S. government’s Feed the...

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House Republicans Asking President to Fire IRS Head

marcnorman/iStock/ThinkStock(WASHINGTON) -- Congressional Republicans are demanding the President ask his Internal Revenue Service (IRS) commissioner to resign.

They insist he hasn't cooperated and let the agency destroy evidence that could prove the IRS targeted conservative groups.

The agency released a statement saying Commissioner Josh Koskinen has cooperated and has been truthful and employees have testified in more than 30...

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Request to DOJ to Investigate Planned Parenthood

Max Whittaker/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- More fallout from the controversial undercover video of a Planned Parenthood meeting.

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and 134 of her colleagues sent a request to the Department of Justice on Monday requesting an investigation. Blackburn says the video shows Planned Parenthood is illegally selling fetal organs.

The organization is apologizing for the tone of their...

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The First Republican Presidential Debate: Who’s In, Who’s Out

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The first Republican Presidential debate is just 10 days away, but the question remains: who will be on stage and who will be watching from home?

Fox News, which is hosting the first debate next Thursday in Cleveland, says that they will include the top 10 candidates from an average of the five most recent national...

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Meet John Kasich: Everything You Need to Know (And Probably Didn’t Know) About the 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate

ABC News(WASHINGTON) —

Name: John Richard Kasich

Party: Republican

Declared as a candidate: July 21, 2015 at the Ohio State University.

What he does now: Kasich is the 69th Governor of Ohio, elected first in 2010 and re-elected in 2014.

What he used to do: Kasich was a managing director in the Investment Banking Division of Lehman Brothers up...

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Meet Donald Trump: Everything You Need To Know (And Probably Didn’t Know) About The 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate

ABC News(WASHINGTON) —

Name: Donald John Trump

Party: Republican

What he does now: Trump has been the chairman and president of the Trump Organization since 1971 and is the founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts.

What he used to do:
During summers as a teen, Trump worked for his father’s company at construction sites. Influenced by his father to start...

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Katy Perry’s Presidential Ambitions: Singer Poses with Two Former Presidents

@katyperry/Instagram(ST. PAUL, Minn.) — Katy Perry held her own among two political powerhouses Sunday night when she headlined a charity event in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Posing between President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush -- the 42nd and 43rd presidents of the United States -- the singer suggested that she might even be next.

"42, 43, 46?!" Perry...

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Today on the Trail — 7/27/15

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Hillary Clinton is on the third day of a swing in Iowa and Monday she will further address her climate change policies she unveiled last night.

At 11 a.m. ET, she will take a tour and speak at the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Central Station, which is LEED Platinum certified.

At 12:15 p.m. ET, she...

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Obama: Huckabee Is Trying to ‘Push Mr. Trump’ Out of Headlines

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia) -- On his first day in Ethiopia, President Obama waded into the 2016 presidential campaign, criticizing Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee for suggesting the president is trying to push Israelis to the "door of the oven" with Iran's nuclear deal.

“The particular comments of Mr. Huckabee are I think part of just a general...

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Ethiopia Welcomes President Obama for Historic Trip

SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images(ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia) -- President Obama kicked off his first full day in Ethiopia as he heads into the second half of his historic trip to East Africa.

Obama arrived Monday morning at the National Palace in Addis Ababa, where he was greeted by Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn. The two men shook hands and exchanged pleasantries as...

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Mike Huckabee: Obama Marching Israelis to ‘Door of the Oven’

ABC/Ida Mae Astute(WASHINGTON) -- Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee evoked imagery of Nazi death camps when discussing the deal over Iran’s nuclear program Saturday, saying President Obama “would take the Israelis and basically march them to the door of the oven.”

“This president’s foreign policy is the most feckless in American history,” Huckabee, a former governor of Arkansas, said....

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Meet George Pataki: Everything You Need to Know (And Probably Didn’t Know) About The 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate

PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) --

Name: George Elmer Pataki

Party: Republican

Declared as a candidate: May 28, 2015

What he does now: He is Of Counsel with Chadbourne and Parke LLC and president of The Pataki-Cahill Group, which he founded to advise companies in the energy, infrastructure, clean-tech and environmental industries.

What he used to do: Pataki began his...

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Study: Teen Girls Face Leadership Biases

iStock/Thinkstock(CAMBRIDGE, Mass.) -- For the last few decades, women have been breaking professional barriers. But a new report by Harvard’s Educational School reveals there’s a hidden barrier teen girls are running up against.

“Girls are facing biases from many sources, from teen boys, from some parents, and they are facing biases from each other,” Richard Weissbourd, co-director of Harvard’s...

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Deadly MERS Outbreak Virtually Over, South Korea Says

iStock/Thinkstock(SEOUL, South Korea) -- The deadly MERS virus that rattled South Korea with 36 deaths is now virtually gone.

With no news cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in more than three weeks, the country's prime minister told residents Tuesday they "can now be free from worry," the BBC reports.

The World Health Organization, however, won't declare the...

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Boy, 11, Starts Foundation to Make Sick Kids Smile

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A child’s smile can light up any room, but it may be harder to find smiling young faces in a children’s hospital.

Martand Bhagavatula, 12, of Yorba Linda, California, was determined to do something about that.

“I was playing violin for youth group at a pediatric hospital," he said. "And what I'd noticed is that most...

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Your Body: Are Contact Sports Safe for Young Girls?

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

Does your teenage daughter like to play rough?

In the age of girl power, lots of our young ladies are buffing up to do the same things boys do, especially in sports. But is this safe?

Research does show that young women who participate in sports tend to have better...

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Three Women Born at Same Hospital Return to Volunteer

peterspiro/iStock/ThinkStock(WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.) -- Three young women are giving back to their community.

According to ABC News affiliate WABC-TV, the women are volunteers at White Plains Hospital in Westchestery County, where they provide comfort to worried parents in the neonatal intensive care unit. That unit happens to be where all three of the women were born.

Kathryn Linehan,...

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Drug Companies Sometimes Slow in Reporting Adverse Events to FDA

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — When medications work they alleviate pain, heal infection, prevent disease or even save lives. But every medication comes with the risk of side effects — and, occasionally, those side effects are debilitating or deadly. Are companies always reporting those adverse effects in a timely manner, though? Apparently, they are not, according to researchers.

Drug manufacturers are...

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See These Adoptive Parents Meet Their Newborn Daughter

Kristen Anne Photography(NEW YORK) — If you ask 100 different parents about their journey to parenthood, there would be 100 different stories to share.

In the case of the Olsons of Minnesota, the journey to becoming parents for the third time was not only a figurative one, but a literal one as well.

Sarah and David Olson always knew...

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Many New Moms Get ‘Bad’ Advice, Study Finds

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Women with newborns get advice, of course, from their families, friends and neighbors. But a new study reveals that up to half of mothers don't get any advice from their doctors on some important topics, including where and how to put their infant to sleep.

Researchers surveyed more than 1,000 mothers of infants at 32 different...

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Your Body: Can Acupuncture Be Used for Stress Relief?

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

Did you know that acupuncture may be able to help stress and anxiety?

Research shows that this go-to pain reliever may also be good for keeping you calm and can treat things like PMS, menopause symptoms and even infertility.

So how does it work? We don’t completely know. But 3,000-plus...

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Study: Young Cancer Patients Unaware of Impact on Fertility, Options

Ridofranz/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The overwhelming majority of young cancer patients are unaware of the affect that chemotherapy could have on their fertility, a new study finds.

Researchers looked at nearly 500 patients from around the U.S. involved in the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results Program. They found that 80 percent of women and 74 percent of...

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CA Town Sees Spike in Mosquitoes Carrying West Nile Virus

Henrik_L/iStock/ThinkStock(TUSTIN, Calif.) -- One town in California can't scratch away this itch.

According to ABC News affiliate KABC-TV, a two-block section of Tustin has “higher than normal rates” of mosquitoes infected with the West Nile Virus. The area includes 40 homes and two public parks.

In Orange County, 32 samples of mosquitoes have tested positive for the West...

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Planned Parenthood President Says Organization Has Broken No Laws

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Following the release of two secretly recorded videos that appear to feature the discussion of the price of fetal tissue involving a Planned Parenthood employee, the organization’s president said on Sunday it has done nothing illegal and criticized those responsible for the videos.

“Planned Parenthood has broken no laws," Cecile Richards, the president of the...

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Six New Cases of MERS Confirmed in Saudi Arabia

VILevi/iStock/Thinkstock(RIYADH, Saudi Arabia) -- The World Health Organization announced Friday that in the first two weeks of this month, six new cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, also known as MERS, were identified in Saudi Arabia.

The new cases involve patients between the ages of 35 and 77, according to the WHO. Four of the patients were identified...

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New Skin Cancer Drug Approved by FDA

Minerva Studio/iStock/ThinkStock(NEW YORK) -- A new treatment has been approved for the most common form of skin cancer.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new drug for advanced basal cell carcinoma, a skin cancer that's easy to treat, if caught early enough.

Odomzo, a daily pill, from Novartis, has been approved for patients whose cancer hasn't...

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Surgeon Dances With Former Transplant Patient at Her Wedding 10 Years After Life-Saving Surgery

XiXinXing/iStock/ThinkStock(CLEVELAND) -- On Christine Taber’s wedding day, the surgeon who helped give her a new lease on life 10 years ago was again tasked with saving the day by becoming an emergency wedding photographer.

“Our photographer for the reception bailed out last minute,” Taber told ABC News. “Between being a surgeon, saving my life and taking pictures. ... He’s...

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“The Bachelorette’s” Kaitlyn Bristowe & Shawn Booth Look Forward to Life Together

Fred Lee/ABC(NEW YORK) -- The Bachelorette star Kaitlyn Bristowe chose Shawn Booth on Monday night's season finale, and now the couple is engaged to be married. Tuesday on ABC's Good Morning America, the reality star admitted she always had her eye on the 29-year-old personal trainer from Connecticut.

"You go through the show and I think they try to confuse you, but the...

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“The Bachelorette” Recap: Kaitlyn Bristowe Gets Engaged To…

ABC/Rick Rowell(NEW YORK) -- "The Bachelorette," Kaitlyn Bristowe, has found love with Shawn Booth.  

She accepted a proposal from the 29-year-old personal trainer from Connecticut on the season finale of the ABC series on Monday night.

The romantic moment came after Kaitlyn spurned Nick Viall, now a runner-up on The Bachelorette for two consecutive seasons.

When Kaitlyn chose Shawn as the...

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“Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation” Stars Run the Carpet at NYC Premiere

Paramount(NEW YORK) -- Producer and star Tom Cruise, plus Jeremy Renner, Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, and the other stars ofMission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation hit the red carpet at the movie's New York City premiere Monday night. 

"It's such a fun character," says Cruise, who will be seen as super-spy Ethan Hunt for the fifth time when the movie hits theaters Friday....

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Bobbi Kristina’s Story Isn’t Over Yet: ‘People Are Gonna Want Answers’

Lifetime(NEW YORK) -- The death on Sunday of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown's only child, Bobbi Kristina Brown has closed a chapter, but the story is far from over, says Essence Entertainment Director Cori Murray.

"No, it isn’t. I mean, on one hand, there’s no more suffering for Bobbi Kristina, but on the other hand there are tons of questions that still need to be...

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Khloe Kardashian Defends Tyga & Kylie’s Rumored Relationship

Timothy White/E!(LOS ANGELES) -- Khloe Kardashian didn't bite her tongue when it came  to addressing the ongoing criticism of her young sister Kylie Jenner and her rumored boyfriend Tyga.

In an interview with Complex, Khloe argues that Kylie is not a normal 17-year-old and believes her dealing with the 25-yeard-old rapper isn't an issue. 

"I think at 16 I was probably f****** someone...

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Shia LeBeouf’s Heated Argument with Girlfriend Caught on Video

Peter Kramer/NBC(NEW YORK) -- Shia LaBeouf is involved in a new controversy, this time involving a fight with his girlfriend that was caught on video.

The clip, obtained by Entertainment Tonight, shows the 29-year-old actor fighting with his girlfriend, British actress Mia Goth, 22, outside a hotel in Tubingen, Germany, where she's reportedly filming a movie.

Shia is then seen...

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Alec & Ireland Baldwin Poke Fun at Infamous ‘Thoughtless Little Pig’ Voicemail

ABC/Lou Rocco(NEW YORK) -- Ireland Baldwin can laugh off the fact that her dad, Alec Baldwin, called her a "rude, thoughtless little pig" in an infamous voicemail that leaked eight years ago.

Ireland, 19, on Sunday tweeted a photo of herself and her father, who's holding a children's book titled If I Were a Pig....

She joked, "If I were a...

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Fantasia Barrino Shares Photos of Her Honeymoon

Image Courtesy RCA(LOS ANGELES) -- After showing fans a sneak peek video of her wedding day on Instagram, Fantasia Barrino is sharing photos of her honeymoon photos with new husband Kendall Taylor.

Barrino has taken to Instagram to share photos of her tropical vacation, which includes shots of her lounging on the beach and another of herself strolling through a rainforest....

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Jason Derulo Says “So You Think You Can Dance” Has Been ‘Amazing’

Jeffrey Neira/FOX(NEW YORK) -- Jason Derulo is a singer and songwriter, but this year, he added "reality show judge" to his resume, joining the panel of Fox's long-running series So You Think You Can Dance.  As the show heads into the home stretch, the "Want to Want You" singer says his time on the panel this season has been...

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Jeremy Renner Talks What to Expect in “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation”

Peter Kramer/NBC(NEW YORK) -- In Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation, Tom Cruise is seen hanging from the side of a plane as it takes off as he reprises his role as agent Ethan Hunt. Can moviegoers expect the same high-octane action sequences from co-star Jeremy Renner? 

"I don't know," Renner admitted on Monday's Live with Kelly and Michael of daring stunts. "I...

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Nick Gordon’s Dad Says Son Is ‘Distraught’ over Bobbi Kristina Brown’s Death

Lifetime(NEW YORK) -- Nick Gordon hasn't said much since he entered rehab earlier this year. Now, his father, Jack Walker Jr., had told Access Hollywood how his son is dealing with the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown, his partner.

"He's distraught. I can't put it into words right now," Walker said. 

Walker also denied reports his son was suicidal following Brown's death. ...

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Ice-T and Coco Announce They’re Expecting a Baby

Peter Kramer/NBC(NEW YORK) -- Ice-T and his wife Coco have more than a new daytime talk show coming soon. They're also expecting their first child together.

"I'm pregnant!!! Yah!! Ice & I are so excited! I announced it Friday on our new talk show which airs Aug 3rd," Coco tweeted Monday.

Coco, who wed T in 2001, also revealed her pregnancy news...

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Inside Bobbi Kristina’s Relationship with Her Mom Whitney Houston

Lifetime(NEW YORK) -- Bobbi Kristina Brown's close relationship with her legendary mother, Whitney Houston, was well known. From the time she was a little girl, Houston would take Brown on tour, even pulling her up on stage to sing along with her.

Later, Brown would make appearances with Houston on her famous father's reality show, Being Bobby Brown, and accompany her mom...

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Celebs React to the Death of Bobbi Kristina Brown

Jason Merritt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter and only child of the late Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown, died Sunday. She was 22 years old.

From the moment the news was announced, celebrity reaction began, and it hasn't let up since.  Here's a round-up of some of the comments so far:

Oprah Winfrey:...

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Bobbi Kristina Brown, Whitney Houston’s Daughter, Dead at 22

(Photo by Christopher Polk/WireImage)(ATLANTA) -- Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter and only child of the late Whitney Houston and rapper Bobby Brown, died Sunday. She was 22 years old.

A statement from the Houston family reads, "Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away Sunday, July 26 2015, surrounded by her family. She is finally at peace in the arms of God....

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Testosterone: The Truth About Low-T

If you’re a man, you almost can’t avoid the subject of low testosterone – or “Low-T.” The commercials you see and hear promising to restore youthful manhood are on the air practically everywhere. But what’s the truth about Low-T? In this post to HealthConnection.TV, UT Health Northeast endocrinology expert Dr. Christina Bratcher answers questions on this hot topic. Read more at the Health Connection website!


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