East Texas Headlines
Posted/updated on: August 4, 2015 at 11:08 am
LONGVIEW — An accidental shooting has killed a two year old Longview girl. The girl, who name has not been released, was reported dead at the scene around 2:00 Monday afternoon at the Huntington Hills apartments in the 2500 block of North Eastman Road. Investigators say a child had been playing with a gun when it accidently discharged, hitting the girl. Gregg County Pct. 1 Justice of the Peace B.H. Jameson has ordered an autopsy from Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas. The investigation into the shooting is continuing.
Posted/updated on: August 4, 2015 at 11:08 am
HARRISON COUNTY — A homicide investigation is underway in Marshall. According to KETK, police said around midnight, they received a call concerning a man in the roadway at the intersection of Ralph and Stanley Streets. Upon arrival, officers located the victim, identified as Anton Christopher Colton. He had reportedly been shot several times and was pronounced dead at the scene. Detectives with the Marshall Police Department Criminal Investigations Bureau are handling the case. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Criminal Investigations Bureau at 903-935-4540 or Marshall/Harrison County Crimestoppers at 903-935-9969.
Posted/updated on: August 4, 2015 at 11:31 am
PALESTINE — The Palestine Police Department has made an arrest in the June 20 shooting deaths of Timothy Owens and Ashley Quinn. According to information from the police department and KETK, officers responded to the 900 block of Conway Street after it was reported that a man had shot and killed the two in a residence at that location. Officials say detectives obtained an arrest warrant on Palestine resident Kevin Birdow, 35, and served it over the weekend. Birdow was already in custody at the Anderson County Jail on unrelated drug charges stemming from a search warrant conducted July 30 in Palestine. Birdow, charged with capital murder, remains in jail with no bond.
Posted/updated on: August 4, 2015 at 12:37 pm
TYLER — Bois D’Arc Avenue remains closed in front of an abandoned warehouse that was gutted by fire Monday afternoon at the corner of Bois D’Arc and Vance Street in Tyler. Assistant Fire Chief James Pike tells KTBB the warehouse is in unsafe condition. He said Bois D’Arc would likely be closed at least until sometime Tuesday afternoon from Vance to Harmony Street. There was no immediate word on how the two-alarm fire started. Pike says the initial call came in shortly after 2:00pm. According to officials, the first arriving unit reported the warehouse heavily involved and initiated a defensive attack. A ladder truck, 5 engines, a district chief, and an investigator responded. No injuries were reported. We’ll have more information as it becomes available.
Posted/updated on: August 4, 2015 at 11:08 am
TYLER — Officials are advising drivers planning to use Toll 49 to expect delays due to construction. The work began at 8:00 this morning and is expected to end at 4:00 today. Maintenance crews will be working on the west side of the toll road from the SH 110 bridge to Interstate 20. There will be lane closures while maintenance is performed, however, one lane will remain open to keep traffic moving.
Posted/updated on: August 4, 2015 at 11:42 am
TYLER — Meals on Wheels Ministry (MOWM) is in desperate need of additional volunteer support, according to a news release from the ministry. , MOWM officials say declining numbers of volunteers at the agency’s Tyler location have left over 100 routes currently open within the city limits each month. MOWM President and CEO Mike Powell terms volunteers “the backbone of this organization,” adding that declines in volunteers are often seen in the summer months. Read more …
Posted/updated on: August 4, 2015 at 12:40 pm
GREGG COUNTY — The East Texas Regional Airport Tuesday announced new flights to and from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. According to a news release, starting October 5, there will be a 7:00 a.m. departure from ETRA arriving in DFW at 08:03 a.m., allowing passengers access to numerous morning connections with American Airlines. A new late evening ETRA arrival, 9:21 p.m. will provide the ability to complete a full day’s activities before arriving back in Gregg County. The evening flight will depart DFW at 8:25 p.m. Read more …
Posted/updated on: August 4, 2015 at 11:44 am
MARSHALL — An East Texas city known for its amazing downtown Christmas lights is about to see a revitalization that could bring it even more culture. The Marshall City Commission has approved the completion of renovations to the town’s historic Memorial City Hall, which will be used as a downtown performance venue. City Manager Lisa Agnor says she thinks the project will re-energize downtown for citizens and visitors alike. The building restoration and renovations, which have been plagued with delays, are now on track to be completed in October of 2016.
Posted/updated on: August 4, 2015 at 11:44 am
AUSTIN — An Anderson County man is one of four persons named by the governor to the Texas Lottery Commission. Named to the panel was Doug Lowe of Palestine. He was named to a term set to expire on February 1, 2017. Lowe is a solo practitioner at the Lowe Law Firm. He previously served as criminal district attorney in Anderson County for 16 years. He is a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow, board member and treasurer for the Palestine YMCA, trial skills trainer for the Texas Children’s Commission, and certified fraud examiner. Additionally, he serves as an adjunct instructor for Trinity Valley Community College. Lowe received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Houston and a Juris Doctor from the University of Houston Law Center. Read more …
Posted/updated on: August 4, 2015 at 11:24 am
DALLAS (AP) — Texas faces a less stringent mandate under the final version of a federal plan to reduce power plants’ greenhouse gas emissions. Under the plan unveiled Monday, Texas would need to cut emissions by nearly 34% by 2030. The Environmental Protection Agency had originally proposed that Texas reduce emissions by 39%. The EPA’s broader plan calls for a 32% nationwide reduction by 2030. Texas Commission on Environmental Quality spokeswoman Andrea Morrow says that concerns remain about how the plan will affect the cost and reliability of the state’s electrical supply. The electric distribution grid operator for most of Texas expects half the state’s coal-fired power plants would shut down with Texas forced to develop more renewable energy sources. Governor Greg Abbott vowed Monday to challenge the rule.
Posted/updated on: August 4, 2015 at 11:19 am
AUSTIN (AP) — A baby sitter who spent years on death row before winning a new trial for an Austin-area infant’s 1994 death has died less than two months after pleading guilty to murder. Cathy Henderson’s attorney, Jon Evans, tells the Austin American-Statesman the 58-year-old woman died Sunday. She’d been at a hospital for treatment of pneumonia and a stroke. Henderson June 12 accepted a plea deal with a 25-year sentence for the death of 3-month-old Brandon Baugh. She was hospitalized June 25 for breathing difficulties. She’d insisted she dropped the child while caring for him in 1994 at her Pflugerville home. His body was found buried about 60 miles away. She was arrested in Missouri, convicted of capital murder and received a death sentence. In 2012, a court ordered her retried..
Posted/updated on: August 4, 2015 at 11:23 am
HOUSTON (AP) — A group of pastors is suing Houston Mayor Annise Parker for allegedly infringing on residents’ rights by denying efforts to let people vote on an equal rights ordinance that bans discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The lawsuit, filed Monday by the Houston Area Pastors Council, seeks legal fees and damages associated with a challenge last year to the city’s decision to not certify a petition that sought to place the ordinance before voters. Andy Taylor, the pastors’ attorney, says Parker violated his clients’ religious freedom by having subpoenas issued that sought sermons related to the repeal petition. Parker says the lawsuit isn’t about religious freedom but about politics. Last month, the Texas Supreme Court ruled Houston must repeal the ordinance or place it on the November ballot.
Posted/updated on: August 4, 2015 at 11:23 am
HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston-area businessman charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission with defrauding investors of $114 million through a Ponzi scheme has agreed to return allegedly ill-gotten gains with interest. The SEC’s case filed in federal court Monday charges Frederick Alan Voight with defrauding more than 300 investors in multiple offerings of promissory notes issued by two partnerships he owns. The complaint alleges that while Voight’s latest offering promised investors returns as high as 42% a year from loans to small public companies, most of the funds went to pay earlier investors. Without addressing the allegations, Voight agreed to settle the SEC’s complaint by consenting to permanent injunctions against committing these violations in the future. He also agreed to asset freezes and to pay civil penalties.
Posted/updated on: August 4, 2015 at 11:19 am
COLLEGE STATION (AP) — Police believe three juveniles arrested over the weekend in College Station may be responsible for at least 17 car break-ins where electronics and other valuables have been stolen. The three have been given court referrals and have been turned over to their parents. Police Cpl. Stephen Scholleman tells The Eagle of Bryan-College Station that investigators are going through a “whole lot of stuff” recovered from the trio and will try to get the items back to owners. Police had urged residents to be more aware after a rash of break-ins this summer and received a call about 4:30 a.m. on Sunday about cars being burglarized.
Posted/updated on: August 4, 2015 at 11:23 am
DALLAS (AP) — Former college football broadcaster Craig James has filed a lawsuit against Fox Sports saying he was fired because he had expressed opposition to gay marriage. The former running back for Southern Methodist University and the New England Patriots filed a lawsuit Monday in Dallas County that seeks at least $100,000 in damages. Fox hired him in August 2013 only to fire him days later. James is seeking a jury trial to hear claims against the network that include breach of contract and discrimination. A Dallas attorney for Fox did not immediately return a call seeking comment about the lawsuit. James last year filed a complaint with the Texas Workforce Commission accusing Fox of firing him because he spoke as a U.S. Senate candidate about his opposition to gay marriage.
Posted/updated on: August 4, 2015 at 11:22 am
FORT WORTH (AP) — American Airlines has said that it will no longer transport big game trophies, the latest carrier to announce such a policy since a popular lion named Cecil was killed by a recreational hunter in Zimbabwe. The world’s largest airline announced on Twitter Monday that it would no longer carry buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion or rhino carcasses. Spokesman Ross Feinstein said it’s largely a symbolic gesture since the airline does not serve Africa but prohibits carrying such items on any flight. The first ban was initiated by South African Airways in April, followed by British Airways, Emirates and Lufthansa. Delta Air Lines, which has direct service to Africa, adopted a ban earlier on Monday. Last month American Airlines reported its most profitable quarter ever, after excluding one-time costs and gains.
Posted/updated on: August 4, 2015 at 11:19 am
GALVESTON (AP) – The owner of a year-old Galveston Seawall beach bar called Hemingway’s has to come up with a new name for his place after attorneys for the holders of the Ernest Hemingway trademark demanded a licensing fee if he wanted to continue using the famous author’s name. James Cunningham says he ignored earlier cease-and-desist letters from attorneys for Hemingway, Ltd., owners of the trademark, but took the demand seriously after getting a phone call from New York lawyers representing the name holder. Cunningham tells The Galveston County Daily News he didn’t mean to infringe on trademarks but thought the name fit on his bar. He also says he can’t afford either the licensing fee to use the name or the cost of a legal fight. The author died in 1961.
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(NEW YORK) -- Tom Brady and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will both attend a settlement hearing in New York City regarding the "Deflategate" scandal next week, sources tell ESPN.
The Aug. 12 hearing comes after Goodell upheld the New England Patriots quarterback's four-game suspension.
"I did nothing wrong, and no one in the...
(NEW YORK) -- Ronda Rousey is making big headlines with the announcement that she’s set to star in a biopic based on her life inside the ring, with Carl’s Jr. also confirming to ABC News that she is their newest ad’s star. All of this is coming on the heels of Rousey’s earth-shattering UFC victory, downing her...
(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners:
Seattle 8, Colorado 7
Toronto 5, Minnesota 1
Texas 12, Houston 9
Tampa Bay 5, Chi White Sox 4
Baltimore 9, Oakland 2
L.A. Angels 5, Cleveland 4
Arizona 6, Washington 4
N-Y Mets 12, Miami 1
Atlanta 9, San Francisco...
(NEW YORK) — Could a Clint Bowyer and Martin Truex Jr. reunion be in the cards?
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The two were...
(PAPEETE, Tahiti) -- Tahiti is a surfer’s paradise. Now, it’s paradise for stunt rider Robbie Maddison.
Maddison, who partnered with DC Shoes, was able to fulfill a three-year dream and ride a modified-motorcycle across the waves on Tahiti’s shore.
The dramatic video below shows Maddison zooming through a rainforest before trading solid ground for water.
He enters the...
(NEW YORK) -- Will James Harden be making the switch from Nike to Adidas?
The latter has offered the Houston Rockets shooting guard a 13-year, $200 million endorsement deal, sources tell ESPN.
The bid comes after Nike's contract with Harden expired. The company now has until the end of next week to offer a similar contract...
(NEW YORK) -- Tom Brady turns 38 on Monday, and Gisele Bündchen marked the occasion on social media.
The supermodel shared a photo of her and Brady kissing in the sea, with their children on their shoulders.
"Happy birthday my love! We're so blessed to have you in our lives," she captioned the...
(BUFFALO, N.Y.) -- Buffalo Bills offensive line coach Aaron Kromer has been suspended for six games without pay following an incident in which he allegedly punched a teenage boy in the face.
"The suspension will begin on Monday, September 7, 2015 and end with the conclusion of the Buffalo Bills vs. Cincinnati Bengals game on October 18,...
(AMARILLO, Texas) — Drag-racing reality star “Daddy Dave” Comstock is recovering after a serious crash during a race in which his car catapulted off the track and somersaulted at least six times.
The accident happened Saturday, during a no-prep race at Amarillo Dragway in Texas. Comstock’s hot rod, nicknamed “Goliath,” swerved and rolled, its front end mangled in the...
(LONG POND, Pa.) — Kyle Busch's win streak was snapped at Pocono Raceway on Sunday.
His Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, Matt Kenseth, won the Sprint Cup Series' Windows 10 400 at the Pennsylvania track.
Busch, making a bid for his fourth consecutive win, finished 21st after running out of fuel late.
Brad Keselowski, who finished second, slid...
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Posted/updated on: August 4, 2015 at 4:40 am
WEATHER REPORT AND SUMMARY:
VT [VALID TIME] THROUGH 08/04/2015@1730C
ISSUED: 08/04/2015 0440C
TYLER–CITY OFFICE OBSERVATIONS SINCE 7:00 P.M. CDT YESTERDAY:
MAXIMUM THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 95
MINIMUM THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 75
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: 97
MINIMUM THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 77
PRECIPITATION THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 0.00
TYLER-LONGVIEW METROPOLITAN AREA FORECAST:
TODAY: partly cloudy, high upper 90s, south winds 5-10 mph;
TONIGHT: partly cloudy, low upper 70s, south winds 5-10 mph;
TOMORROW: partly cloudy, high near 100, south winds 5-10 mph;
TOMORROW NIGHT: partly cloudy, low upper 70s, south winds 10-15 mph;
THURSDAY: partly cloudy, high near 101, southwest winds 10-15 mph.
THURSDAY NIGHT: mostly clear, low upper 70s;
FRIDAY: partly cloudy, high near 101;
FRIDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low middle 70s;
SATURDAY: partly cloudy, high near 102;
SATURDAY NIGHT: mostly clear, low upper 70s;
SUNDAY: partly cloudy, high near 102;
SUNDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low upper 70s;
MONDAY: partly cloudy, high near 103.
MID-RANGE OUTLOOK FOR AUGUST 11-17, 2015:
Above normal temperatures and below normal precipitation.
TYLER CLIMATE DATA FOR August 3, 2015
(The report is for the twenty-four hours ending at midnight Greenwich
Mean Time, 7:00 p.m. Central Daylight-saving Time. The maximum
and minimum temperatures represent the observations during the preceding eighteen hours, and precipitation during the preceding twenty-four hours. The observations are made at NWS/419207, Tyler, Texas City Office, 95.3W/32.3N, 158M).
MONTH-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 0.00
YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 39.94
LONGVIEW CLIMATE DATA FOR August 3, 2015(The report is for the twenty-four hours ending at midnight Greenwich Mean Time, 7:00 p.m. Central Daylight-saving Time. The maximum and minimum temperatures represent the observations during the preceding eighteen hours, and precipitation during the preceding twenty-four hours. The observations are made at WMO/722470, Longview, Texas–East Texas Regional Airport, [94.7W/32.4N, 107M]).
MONTH-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 0.00
YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 41.61
REGIONAL TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION TABLE
Station Min. Max. PCPN.
Athens Texas A&M Forest Service 74 99
Bonham Texas A&M Forest Service 73 100
Center Municipal Airport 69 100
Clarksville Texas A&M Forest Service 72 98
Corsicana Campbell Field 73 100
Crockett Texas A&M Forest Service 71 99
Dallas Love Field 78 100
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport 77 101
*Edgewood Union Pacific Railway 71 100
Fort Worth Meacham Field 78 101
Gilmer Fox-Stephens Field 67 98
Greenville–Majors Field 72 99
Hallsville CWOP 71 99
Hawkins CWOP 68 100
Henderson Rusk County Airport 67 99
Houston Hobby Airport 76 98
*Jacksonville Cherokee County Airport 77 98
Linden Texas A&M Forest Service 69 100
Longview City 72 100
Longview East Texas Regional Airport 71 100
Lufkin–Angelina County Airport 67 98
Marshall Harrison County Airport 71 101
Mineola/Quitman–Wood County Airport 70 99
Mount Pleasant–Regional Airport 68 100
Nacogdoches Texas A&M Forest Service 69 98
Palestine Municipal Airport 70 98
Paris Cox Field 72 99
Shreveport Regional Airport 71 100
Sulphur Springs–Municipal Airport 72 98
Terrell Municipal Airport 73 100
Texarkana Webb Field 69 99
Tyler City 72 98
Tyler–Pounds Field 73 100
(* Precipitation data may be reported from a nearby Forest Service
station, or from a cooperating station which reports through 7:00
# Indicates estimated data.
@ Indicates incomplete data.
? Indicates questionable data.
R indicates that a record was set or tied.
All other precipitation reporting periods are for the 24 hours
ending at 7:00 p.m. CDT; maximum and minimum temperatures are
within the eighteen hours ending at 7:00 p.m. CDT.)
PUBLIC FORECAST EXPLANATION
ISSUED: 08/04/2015 0430C
It is going to get hot!
The surface high has gone farther east, and dew points and temperatures are up by 5-8
deg. This morning over yesterday. The upper air high will be shifting our way, and should be
just about directly over head from Thursday through the middle of next week. This is going to
translate to hot temperatures, high humidities, and no rain.
We should be reaching heat advisory levels tomorrow or Thursday, and that should
persist for several days.
At 4 a.m. today, skies are clear, winds are light southerly, and temperatures are in the
CODED CITIES FORECAST–TYR
ISSUED: 08/04/2015 0438C
DAY WX TEMP POP
Tuesday PARTLY CLOUDY 99/77 10%/05%
Wednesday PARTLY CLOUDY 100/78 10%/10%
Thursday PARTLY CLOUDY 101/78 10%/05%
(LANCASTER, N.H.) -- Heidi Medeiros was enjoying the circus with her young son in Lancaster, New Hampshire, Monday evening, when a rainstorm suddenly turned deadly, and she was desperate to get her 3-year-old away from the chaos.
"We’re all looking, thinking, it’s just a rainstorm, no big deal," Medeiros said via Skype.
She had taken her son, Jax,...
(NEW YORK) — Star Trek icon Nichelle Nichols revealed Monday during a Reddit AMA that she will be involved in an upcoming NASA mission.
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(SUNNYVALE, Calif.) — Two police officers saved a man from being hit from an oncoming train and the dramatic rescue was all caught on video.
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(NEW YORK) -- Even after a trip to the moon, Buzz Aldrin still had to clear customs.
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(NEW YORK) — A judge in New York set a retrial date for the man charged in the abduction and murder of a boy who was the first missing child featured on a milk carton.
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(CENTENNIAL, Colo.) -- The jury in the sentencing phase of the James Holmes murder trial decided on Monday that the death penalty will remain an option.
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The Shelby County Sheriff's Department said on it's Facebook page that 29-year-old Tremaine Wilbourn surrendered to the U.S. Marshals Office.
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Book a night at Turkey's Titanic Hotel, of course.
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Spokesman for the minister, Lim Chau...Read more...
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One of the suspects...Read more...
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Since last month, Turkey has continued to target Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq, and in the process the country may acutally be helping ISIS.
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Upscale retailer Selfridges has become one of the first department stores in the world to launch its Christmas Shop this week.
"Despite the summer weather, we're in full festive mode here at Selfridges,” said Geraldine James, Selfridges Christmas Home & Decorations...
(NEW YORK) — While smartwatches certainly impress as geek chic, they don't exactly raise eyebrows with the high society crowd, but a new watch company is seeking to bridge both worlds with an really expensive timepiece that also allows one to slum it with the already pricey Apple Watch.
California-based Nico Gerard's Pinnacle line features...
(NEW YORK) -- You will soon be able to add Cecil the Lion to your Beanie Baby collection.
Ty Inc. has designed a new Beanie Baby modeled after Cecil the Lion, a protected lion who was illegally killed by a Minnesota hunter in Zimbabwe. The news comes from a statement released by the plush-toy maker.
According to The...Read more...
(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) -- Puerto Rico may become America's Greece after defaulting on most of a debt payment.
On Monday, Puerto Rico defaulted for the first time by missing most of a $58 million bond payment. Puerto Rico owes around $70 billion to its creditors.
The missed payment was due to the legislature not appropriating money to service...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- Stocks fall for Wall Street and automakers report strong sales this summer.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 91.66 to close at 17598.20.
The Nasdaq ended the session at 5115.38, dropping 12.90 from its open, while the S&P 500 closed down 5.80 to finish at 2098.04.
Summer deals and a larger demand for SUV's and luxury...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- Uber has ballooned into a $50 billion transportation juggernaut just five years after its launch -- and now Microsoft is said to want a piece of the action.
The software company reportedly invested $100 million as part of a massive $1 billion fundraising round Uber recently completed, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people...
(NEW YORK) -- Once a go-to department store that dates back to the 19th century, Sears on Monday reported another double-digit sales decline.
As part of an update Monday on its anticipated financial performance, Sears Holdings, the parent of the namesake department store and Kmart, said same-store sales fell by 10.6 percent during its quarter-to-date period that ended...
(NEW YORK) — After a five-week closure, the Athens Stock Exchange in Greece re-opened for trading on Monday.
The struggling country’s stock market is suffering huge losses, declining more than 20 percent on the first day back.
So far, Greece’s slump Monday has not translated to a downturn in stocks around the globe. Europe is holding steady, and while...
(NEW YORK) — For the Ponisciak family, "home sweet home" isn’t so sweet.
Joe and Heather Ponisciak are eager to sell their four-bedroom home in Mount Holly, New Jersey, so they can move to be closer to Heather’s job in Philadelphia.
Their home was initially listed for $325,000. They’ve already dropped the price twice, but it hasn't sold so...
(NEW YORK) -- Union leadership opted not to call for a strike of Verizon workers on Sunday despite no agreement in contract negotiations.
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers said that the two sides "remain far apart," in negotiations and that they "are disgusted by Verizon's attitude at the bargaining table." Still, Verizon employees will stay...
(NEW YORK) -- It’s Scottish tea time, America!
Scotland's first home-grown tea is making its way to U.S. soil next week.
"Next Tuesday, the Upper-East Side’s acclaimed Lowell Hotel will be the first U.S. establishment to serve Scotland’s only home-grown teas in the atmospheric surroundings of its iconic Pembroke Room. Guests and visitors of the New York hotel will...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- An upbeat monthly unemployment report didn’t help the markets to close out the week.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 17,849.46 on Friday, down 56.12 from its open.
The Nasdaq however was up by 9.33 to close at 5,068.46. The S&P 500 fell by 3.01, to finish the session at a close of 2,092.83.
(WASHINGTON) -- U.S. employers added 280,000 jobs to their payrolls in May, the Labor Department reported Friday morning.
Last month's figures beat expert expectations of just 227,000 jobs.
The unemployment rate was “essentially unchanged,” the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics said, at 5.5 percent. The prior month, the rate stood at 5.4 percent.
Hourly wages rose 0.3 percent...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- Four former CVS workers are suing the pharmacy chain and some of its managers in a potential class action lawsuit, claiming that staff in multiple New York City stores racially profile African-American and Hispanic shoppers, using racial slurs.
The suit alleges that the workers were "routinely" directed, among other things, to "follow...Read more...
(WASHINGTON) — Keep The Promise I, a super PAC supporting Sen. Ted Cruz, has officially launched Tuesday.
In a press release, the group said that it is planning a seven-figure media effort that will involve radio, digital and television buys nationwide and in early primary and caucus states.
Filings released last week showed hedge fund manager Robert Mercer...
(WASHINGTON) — Piper Kerman, the woman who chronicled her year in a women’s prison in the book Orange is the New Black, now a hit TV series, told a Senate panel Tuesday that the entire female incarceration system needs an overhaul.
She detailed some of her own experiences, some of which might have sounded...
(WASHINGTON) -- Vermont’s independent Sen. Bernie Sanders has positioned himself to the left of front-runner Hillary Clinton on several key issues, ranging from climate change to minimum wage, but his recent comments on immigration are giving some activists pause.
In a series of interviews this week, Sanders defended his decision to vote against a comprehensive immigration bill...
(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama will host entrepreneurs at the White House on Tuesday for the first-ever "Demo Day."
"Unlike a private-sector Demo Day, where entrepreneurs and startups pitch their ideas to funders, these innovators from around the country will 'demo' their individual stories," the White House explains in a statement.
The president says every American deserves...
(WASHINGTON) — The first Republican Presidential debate is just two 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 this Thursday in Cleveland, says that they will include the top 10 candidates from an average of the five most recent...
(MANCHESTER, N.H.) -- The most crowded field of Republican candidates in history descended upon New Hampshire Monday to square off in a rapid-fire question and answer session at the Voters First Forum.
Eleven candidates came to St. Anselm College in Manchester, and another three joined via satellite. The result was a one-by-one parade of candidates across the stage,...Read more...
(WASHINGTON) -- The White House isn’t ready to pick sides in a hypothetical primary battle between Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden. But Press Secretary Josh Earnest made clear Monday that the president believes Biden is up for the job should he decide to run.
“I won’t get into rating the qualifications of any candidates or possible candidates,”...Read more...
(WASHINGTON) -- Comedian Amy Schumer is joining forces with her cousin, Sen. Chuck Schumer, to push for new gun control legislation on Capitol Hill.
The Trainwreck star appeared with the New York senator Monday morning at a news conference with a sign saying "Enough Is Enough" by their side.
"Amy may have started out as a comedian...
(WASHINGTON) -- The first Republican Presidential debate is just three 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 this Thursday in Cleveland, says that they will include the top 10 candidates from an average of the five most recent national polls....
(WASHINGTON) -- Will Pierce is never far from Vice President Joe Biden.
The 27-year-old executive director of Draft Biden 2016, a super PAC dedicated to luring the vice president into the presidential race, is greeted by Biden’s face on a life-sized cutout every morning. Pierce works from a desk surrounded by Draft Biden signage and stickers.
(ATLANTA) -- Former President Jimmy Carter underwent an elective surgery on his liver Monday.
According to a statement from The Carter Center, Carter, 90, had a "small mass in his liver" removed. The procedure took place at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.
The operation "proceeded without issues, and the prognosis is excellent for a full recovery," the...
(WASHINGTON) — On Monday, the Granite State is in the spotlight. The New Hampshire Union Leader's Voters First Presidential Forum is Monday evening and almost all of the GOP candidates will be there.
Donald Trump, Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore are out, but Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Florida Gov. Jeb...
(WASHINGTON) -- The Obama administration is lobbying Congress -- and the American public -- to get on board with its Iran nuclear accord. But a new poll shows that may be a tough sell.
American voters oppose the nuclear deal with Iran, 2 to 1, according to the latest polling from Quinnipiac University. And a majority says the pact...
(FRANKLIN, N.H.) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders landed the sweetest food endorsement so far of the 2016 election cycle: Ben Cohen, the co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s.
The ice cream magnate spoke Sunday to a gymnasium of supporters in Franklin, New Hampshire, telling them “as a person who has been his constituent for the last 30 years,...
(WASHINGTON) -- There's one person Hillary Clinton really want the voters of America to get to know more than anybody else. And her name is Dorothy Rodham.
Dorothy is Clinton’s late mother. She died in 2011. But she's playing a starring role in her daughter’s presidential campaign, and is the focus of Clinton’s first television ads.
(NEW YORK) -- Rachel Platten, the artist inspiring thousands with her hit song “Fight Song,” has a special message for a 10-year-old Missouri girl fighting stage 4 kidney cancer that has spread to her lungs.
“Hi Camille. This is Rachel,” Platten, 34, told Camille Clark in a video shared with ABC News.
“I hear that you’re going...
By DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor
Whooping cough is a very dangerous disease, especially for babies.
The disease, caused by bacteria, is intense and leads to horrible coughing fits that can last for up to 10 weeks. If a newborn catches it, it could be fatal.
The scariest fact is that whooping cough is spread through...
(NEW YORK) — If new research is true, losing inches from your waistline could be as easy as standing up.
According to a study published in European Heart Journal, those who spent two hours walking rather than sitting had waistlines that were three inches smaller on average. The study also found that those who spent less time sitting...
(NEW YORK) — The Legionnaire’s disease outbreak in New York City continues to get worse with health officials now reporting 86 people infected and 7 deaths of people with the disease.
The New York City Health Department reported that the all those who died had underlying medical problems and were older adults. Of those infected 64 had to be...
(TACOMA, Wash.) -- When Alicia Wheatley of Tacoma, Washington, worried about how to to pay for the ongoing medical care her toddler needs to treat an eye disorder, she found help in an unlikely place: Online crowdfunding.
Wheatley’s daughter Chayla is just 2 years old and suffers from amblyopia in her right eye. The disorder causes decreased vision,...
(HARWOOD, Md.) -- Hunter Hayes recorded a special performance of his song, "Invisible," for a fan from Maryland he called "a rock star," days before she died from terminal cancer.
Her name was Erin Catterton and she died at 22 years old on Wednesday "with her family and friends by her side at the Mandrin Chesapeake Hospice...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- Teachers across the country are advocating for the right to pump breast milk at work.
After discovering a loophole that leaves salaried workers unprotected under federal law, teachers from states including Texas and Florida are fighting for the right to pump at work.
The Affordable Care Act currently protects working mothers with hourly wages, but the...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- The problems of “picky eating” in kids may extend beyond the dinner table -- perhaps even to the psychiatrist’s couch, according to a new study published in Pediatrics Monday.
Duke University researchers looked at 917 kids between 2 and 6 years old, assessing their degree of picky or “selective” eating. They found that children with moderate...
By DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor
Half of all teens will be involved in a car crash before graduating from high school.
And contrary to popular belief, teens crash most often because they are inexperienced.
So, here are some things you should know:
Make sure your teens get all the practice they can. There are graduated...
(TUSCALOOSA, Ala.) — The longtime debate over whether men and women can be “just friends” continues. This time, science is weighing in.
Researchers from the University of Alabama conducted a study on college students and found that both men and women believe that actual platonic friendships between opposite sexes are possible, reports Vocativ.
Sounds promising, but most students...
(NEW YORK) — Bronzer is the secret for getting that beach-ready glow without soaking up damaging UV rays.
The look has been perfected by A-list celebrities, including Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lopez and Victoria Beckham.
Makeup guru and Yahoo Beauty’s editor-in-chief, Bobbi Brown, appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America Monday as part of the Yahoo Your Day series – a...
The island is facing a huge cut to Medicare as well as a shortage of funding for Medicaid.
The Times reports that more than 60 percent of those living in Puerto Rico take Medicare or Medicaid.
(NEW YORK) -- Four people have died from Legionnaires' disease in the Bronx this summer.
A fourth person died from Legionnaires' disease in the South Bronx part of New York, according to a report on Saturday. There have been 65 confirmed cases of people with Legionnaires' since July 10, 55 of which were hospitalized.
The four people who died...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and pharmaceutical company Hospira announced Friday that they are aware of "cybersecurity vulnerabilities" associated with the company's Symbiq Infusion System.
The devices, computerized pumps that allow for continuous delivery of general infusions, are used in hospitals and nursing homes. Hospira notes in a statement that...
(MIAMI) -- Thanks to a revolutionary procedure, a woman who was blind for 16 years is now able to see.
Carmen Torres, of South Florida, is the first recipient of a bionic eye. At 18, she was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, in which the vision declines over a period of time, according to ABC News affiliate WPLG-TV.
“You have...Read more...
(LOS ANGELES) -- Former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kim Richards was arrested Sunday for alleged shoplifting at a Target in Van Nuys, California, local police told ABC News.
Richards was privately arrested by Target loss prevention security for allegedly stealing more than $600 in merchandise. She was later booked at the Van Nuys station and...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- Monday night in New York City, Meryl Streep was joined on the red carpet by her daughter and co-starMamie Gummer for the premiere of Ricki and the Flash.
Ricki and the Flash does not represent the first time Streep has worked with Mamie. She explained on the red carpet, "I've been working with my daughter for 32...Read more...
(LOS ANGELES) -- The cast and crew behind the groundbreaking Amazon show Transparent took part Monday in the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills, discussing season two and how everything has changed for them.
A year ago, they'd taken the stage at the press tour, and it seemed almost no one was talking about transgender...Read more...
(LOS ANGELES) -- Zooey Deschanel is a new mom...and a new wife.
A rep for the New Girl star says Deschanel and her now-husband, Jacob Pechenik, have welcomed a child.
"I am thrilled to confirm that Zooey Deschanel and her husband Jacob Pechenik are new parents to a beautiful healthy baby girl," the rep said in a statement obtained by...Read more...
(LOS ANGELES) -- Will Smith took to Facebook Monday to dispel rumors that he and his wife of almost 20 years, Jada Pinkett Smith, were divorcing.
"Under normal circumstances, I don't usually respond to foolishness. (Because it's contagious)," he wrote. "But, so many people have extended me their 'deepest condolences' that I figured - 'What the hell... I can be foolish,...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- Bobbi Kristina Brown was laid to rest in Fairview Cemetery in Westfield, New Jersey, on Monday afternoon, the Associated Press reported.
The 22-year-old was buried next to her mother, Whitney Houston.
According to the AP, the casket arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport earlier Monday morning and was transferred to Whigham Funeral Home, the same place that handled...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale are ending their 13-year marriage, a rep for the couple told ABC News.
"While the two of us have come to the mutual decision that we will no longer be partners in marriage, we remain partners in parenthood and are committed to jointly raising our three sons in a happy and healthy environment....Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- Ice-T and Coco revealed Monday on their daytime talk show, Ice & Coco, that they're expecting a baby girl.
The couple, who have been married for 14 years, pulled up a picture of their baby's ultrasound and asked the audience to guess whether the baby was a boy or a girl. Then the two said in unison,...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- Michael B. Jordan is one of the stars of the latest adaption of Fantastic Four. The Fruitvale Station actor warned moviegoers to expect a more realistic onscreen approach to the classic Marvel tale.
"This is like an origin story, you know?" he said on Monday's Live with Kelly and Michael. "The other films were cool and it was...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- Married with Children star Christina Applegate dated many Hollywood actors before she wed her second husband, Martyn LeNoble, in 2013.
On Sunday night's Watch What Happens Live, the actress spoke about her botched date with Brad Pitt, when the two attended the MTV Movie Awards in 1989. Reportedly, Applegate ditched Pitt during the date for another guy.
It's the second major split for a country star in a month. Reba McEntire is ending her marriage to Narvel Blackstock, her manager and husband of 26 years.
In a joint statement, the couple announce that they have been separated for the past few months, after 26 years of marriage, adding, "Despite this being...Read more...
(LOS ANGELES) -- These days, you're more likely to catch Drew Barrymore promoting her beauty and accessories business, Flower, than appearing in a role on the big screen.
"Flower has changed my life because it lets me be a mom the way I want to be and I still get to do something meaningful and think about girls and women...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- When Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin announced in 2014 that they were splitting after 10 years of marriage, the pair famously referred to their split as a "conscious uncoupling." The actress now revealed they didn't come up with the term.
In the September issue of Fast Company, Paltrow said the term was created by Elise Loehnen, the editorial director...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- Candace Cameron-Bure has reunited with her Full House co-stars for Netflix's upcoming sequel, Fuller House. The actress revealed more about the series on Monday's Good Morning America.
"This journey is really about the three women. It's a little flip-flop of the original show," she teased.
On Fuller House, Cameron-Bure's character will be a widowed mother...Read more...
(LOS ANGELES) -- Earning the top spot at the weekend box office was anything but Mission: Impossible for Tom Cruise.
His fifth film in the series, Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation, opened in first place, earning an estimated 56 million dollars.
The weekend's other new film, the comedy reboot Vacation, didn't fare nearly as well. The Ed Helms flick...Read more...
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Of all the things that can befall us in our later years, dementia — the loss of the ability to think and remember — is perhaps the most devastating. So what is this disease, in what forms does it come and how do we deal with it? Read more at the Health Connection website!