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Scoreboard Roundup -- 9/2/15

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the latest scores and winners:INTERLEAGUETexas 4, San Diego 3, 10 InningsAMERICAN LEAGUEL.A. Angels 9, Oakland 4N-Y Yankees 13, Boston 8Baltimore 7, Tampa Bay 6, 11 InningsToronto 5, Cleveland 1Minnesota 3, Chi White Sox 0Kansas City 12, Detroit 1Seattle 8, Houston 3NATIONAL LEAGUEMiami 7, Atlanta 3Cincinnati 7, Chi Cubs 4N-Y Mets ...

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Shondaland Casts Unite for Epic Photo

ABC/Todd Wawrychuk(NEW YORK) -- Just how big a producer is Shonda Rimes? Big enough that an epic group photo of the casts from her biggest shows is being featured in Entertainment Weekly, Essence, and People.The casts of ABC's Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder and Grey's Anatomy -- 33 people in all -- shuttled into the Jewel Suite at the New York Palace ...

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Donald Trump Advises Jeb Bush to 'Really Set the Example by Speaking English' in the US

Scott Olson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said fellow Republican Jeb Bush should speak English in the United States, another comment likely to spark controversy in light of the millions of U.S. citizens who speak dozens of other languages nationwide.“I like Jeb; he’s a nice man,” the real estate mogul told Breitbart ...

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Another Gay Kentucky Couple Denied Marriage License by Controversial Clerk

Cultura RM/Angela Cappetta/Getty Images(ROWAN COUNTY, Ky.) -- Another same-sex couple was refused a marriage license Wednesday by the Kentucky county clerk who has come under fire for refusing to follow the Supreme Court’s ruling legalizing gay marriage.Rowan County clerk Kim Davis defended her decision Wednesday when Robbie Blankenship and Jesse Cruz tried to get a ...

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Dozens of North Carolina Students Sent Home Due to Mysterious Illness

Getty Images(PERSON COUNTY, N.C.) -- Dozens of students at a North Carolina school were sent home after they exhibited possible signs of a virus, according to the local school superintendent.At least 84 students at the Person High School in Person County were sent home after exhibiting "virus type symptoms," according to a statement from Person ...

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Judge Rejects Effort to Try Officers Together in Freddie Gray Death

ABC News(BALTIMORE) --  The six Baltimore police officers charged in connection with Freddie Gray's death can have separate trials, a judge ruled Wednesday.Deputy State’s Attorney Janice Bledsoe had argued at the pre-trial hearing at Baltimore City Circuit Court that three of the officers should be tried together, saying they exhibited "degrees of the same breach ...

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Polar Bears Besiege Russian Scientists

Getty Images Europe(MOSCOW) -- A pair of scientists on a remote Russian island are besieged in their research station by a group of aggressive, hungry polar bears.The World Wildlife Fund (WWF), says that a meteorologist and an engineer are stuck inside the Fyodorov weather station on Vaygach island in the Arctic Ocean, an incredibly remote ...

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Tyler Police Chief Named to State Board

AUSTIN -- Governor Greg Abbott has named Tyler Police Chief Gary Swindle to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Board. The governor made the announcement late yesterday afternoon. Swindle is a 33 year veteran of the Tyler Police Department and has served as the Chief of Police since 2000. As Chief of Police, he ...

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Police Solidarity Event Planned for Friday

TYLER -- Tyler area law officers are taking part in a statewide solidarity event. Governor Greg Abbott is asking that all law enforcement in Texas activate their emergency lights at 11:00 a.m. for 1 minute this Friday. Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth’s funeral is scheduled to begin at that time. The ...

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Cruz to Visit Tyler Area Today

Cruz to Visit Tyler Area Today

TYLER — Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz will be making a Texas fly-around today that includes a stop on the outskirts of Tyler, according to information from the Cruz campaign. Doors open this afternoon at 2:00 and the program begins at 3:30 at Smith’s Lone Star Event Center on Farm Road 2767. Campaign officials ...

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Man Gets 99 Years for Child Sex Assault

RUSK -- A man was convicted and sentenced to 99 years in prison Monday in Rusk for the sexual assault of a 10-year-old girl. KETK reports that the verdicts came in from a Cherokee County jury after Joe Lira Longoria was charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child. The district attorney's office ...

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Officials Warn of Suspicious Man in Chapel Hill

CHAPEL HILL -- Several people in the Chapel Hill community are concerned about a man knocking on doors with a child attempting to sell birdhouses. Multiple residents have taken to social media to warn others of his aggressiveness. Our news partner KETK spoke to local law enforcement about the situation. Both the ...

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Plea Deal Reached in Double Homicide

TYLER -- An East Texas man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for a 25-year-old double-murder. Brandon Deon Payton, 45, accepted a plea deal for the November 1990 shooting deaths of Ivy Taylor and Joe Evans. According to KETK, Payton is currently serving a separate 50 year sentence for aggravated assault with ...

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Tyler Police Chief Named to State Board

Posted/updated on: September 3, 2015 at 4:26 am

Gary SwindleAUSTIN — Governor Greg Abbott has named Tyler Police Chief Gary Swindle to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Board. The governor made the announcement late yesterday afternoon. Swindle is a 33 year veteran of the Tyler Police Department and has served as the Chief of Police since 2000. As Chief of Police, he commands a department comprised of 245 employees (194 sworn officers) and oversees an annual operating budget of $26 million dollars. Read more …

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Plea Deal Reached in Double Homicide

Posted/updated on: September 3, 2015 at 1:43 am

bRANDONPAYTON_1441203812073_4669115_ver1.0TYLER — An East Texas man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for a 25-year-old double-murder. Brandon Deon Payton, 45, accepted a plea deal for the November 1990 shooting deaths of Ivy Taylor and Joe Evans. According to KETK, Payton is currently serving a separate 50 year sentence for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon that occurred in 1996.

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Police: Longview Robbers Fight with Store Employees

Posted/updated on: September 3, 2015 at 1:42 am

police-longview2LONGVIEW — Two Longview men have been taken into custody after they allegedly tried to steal items from a local store and then reportedly fought with store employees. The Longview Police Department says officers were dispatched to the 400 block of East Loop 281 at 1:17 Monday afternoon on reports of a robbery. By the time authorities arrived, both suspects had left the location. Read more …

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Man Gets 99 Years for Child Sex Assault

Posted/updated on: September 3, 2015 at 1:42 am

Longoria_1441218411186_4673318_ver1.0RUSK — A man was convicted and sentenced to 99 years in prison Monday in Rusk for the sexual assault of a 10-year-old girl. KETK reports that the verdicts came in from a Cherokee County jury after Joe Lira Longoria was charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child. The district attorney’s office says the assault took place in 2013 at Lake Jacksonville while the girl was with her family over the Fourth of July weekend. The jury saw video-taped interviews in which the defendant admitted to the assault. The victim, now a 12-year-old, testified during the trial. Read more …

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Officials Warn of Suspicious Man in Chapel Hill

Posted/updated on: September 3, 2015 at 1:41 am

police-9CHAPEL HILL — Several people in the Chapel Hill community are concerned about a man knocking on doors with a child attempting to sell birdhouses. Multiple residents have taken to social media to warn others of his aggressiveness. Our news partner KETK spoke to local law enforcement about the situation. Both the Smith County Sheriff’s Department and Tyler Police Department confirmed the man in Chapel Hill has a long list of priors. While most of them are traffic violations or driving under the influence, the concern is his aggressiveness in the community. Chapel Hill residents have taken to Facebook saying the man has been frightening women and attempting to rob homeowners. Read more …

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Cruz to Visit Tyler Area Today

Posted/updated on: September 3, 2015 at 1:40 am

tedcruz-1TYLER — Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz will be making a Texas fly-around today that includes a stop on the outskirts of Tyler, according to information from the Cruz campaign. Doors open this afternoon at 2:00 and the program begins at 3:30 at Smith’s Lone Star Event Center on Farm Road 2767. Campaign officials say the event is open to the public at no cost. You can go to http://www.TedCruz.org to RSVP and learn more about the campaign. Cruz’s other Thursday rallies will be in Fort Worth and Kingwood.

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Police Solidarity Event Planned for Friday

Posted/updated on: September 3, 2015 at 1:39 am

thTYLER — Tyler area law officers are taking part in a statewide solidarity event. Governor Greg Abbott is asking that all law enforcement in Texas activate their emergency lights at 11:00 a.m. for 1 minute this Friday. Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth’s funeral is scheduled to begin at that time. The governor has asked for the display as a show of solidarity for the men and women who serve as police officers. According to a Tyler Police Department news release, a special detail of area departments will gather at Broadway Square Mall from J.C. Penney and will line up facing Broadway activating their emergency lights. Law officers will stand in front of their emergency vehicles in remembrance of all officers who have died recently in the line of duty. Officers working the streets in local communities will also pull over and activate their emergency lights for the one-minute period.

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Family Lawyer: Deputies Presence Not Justified Prior to Shooting

Posted/updated on: September 3, 2015 at 1:38 am

Gilbert FloresSAN ANTONIO (AP) —The lawyer for the family of a Texas man shot and killed by sheriff’s deputies says none of the events that brought the deputies to the man’s home should have resulted in his death. Attorney Thomas J. Henry said Wednesday that domestic disturbance complaints that brought Bexar County deputies to the San Antonio-area home “should not have precipitated him being shot in the yard.” Gilbert Flores, 41,(pictured) was killed Friday moments after video shows he raised his arms as if he were surrendering. Authorities have said efforts to subdue Flores were unsuccessful, including the use of a stun gun, and that they believe he was holding a knife. Henry declined to say whether Flores was armed, arguing that the central question is whether the confrontation was escalating or de-escalating when Flores was shot. Read more …

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Autopsy Shows Football Player Shot By Police had Drugs in His System

Posted/updated on: September 3, 2015 at 1:34 am

Christian TaylorFORT WORTH (AP) — An autopsy report has found that a black college football player killed by a police officer had used a synthetic psychedelic drug and marijuana prior to the deadly confrontation at a Texas car dealership. Christian Taylor was unarmed when Arlington police officer Brad Miller shot him on August 7. Miller has been fired, but his attorney said Wednesday that he hopes the chief will reconsider that decision. The report released Wednesday shows there was THC, one of the active components of marijuana, and a synthetic drug that causes hallucinations in Taylor’s system. The autopsy showed Taylor was shot four times. The six-foot-tall 19-year-old attended Angelo State University in San Angelo in West Texas, where he was to start his sophomore year on the team.

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Inmate Who Died in Custody Overdosed on Medication

Posted/updated on: September 3, 2015 at 1:32 am

Dennis Wayne Brown IIIBRYAN (AP) — Officials say a convicted felon facing trial in the 2014 deaths of a Texas woman and her father killed himself by overdosing on a prescription drug. The Brazos County Sheriff’s Office says autopsy results show Dennis Wayne Brown III, 35, died May 18 of a drug overdose. Jail officials say Brown was prescribed amitriptyline, which treats depression, and hoarded the medicine. Administrator Wayne Dicky said Tuesday that Brown was in a restricted area where inmates are checked every 30 minutes. Brown was charged with capital murder, arson, burglary and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. The bodies of Noel Devin, 32, and Thomas Mac” Devin, 63, were found at her burned house in Bryan. Brown served 15 years for aggravated robbery and was freed days before the slayings.

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Worker’s Body Found Beneath Under-Construction Austin House

Posted/updated on: September 3, 2015 at 1:30 am

Austin Police patchAUSTIN (AP) — Authorities say the body of a construction worker has been found under a house being built in Austin. Emergency personnel were summoned Tuesday night when a member of a work crew could not be found. Austin firefighters helped locate the body. Investigators say the death does not appear to be suspicious and could be related to heat. The National Weather Service says temperatures were in the 90s on Tuesday in Austin. The name of the man who died was not immediately released.

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Texas Man Gets 17 Years in Prison in Fake Disney Park Scam

Posted/updated on: September 3, 2015 at 1:24 am

prison cells SHERMAN (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 17½ years in prison for swindling investors with a fake story about a Walt Disney theme park in North Texas. The judge also ordered Thomas W. Lucas Jr. of Plano to pay $8.4 million in restitution Tuesday. Lucas was convicted on seven counts of wire fraud and one count of making false statements to the FBI. Prosecutors say Lucas defrauded more than 280 investors out of about $20 million from 2006 to 2010. Those who paid for land in Collin and Denton counties were told it was on the edges of the future park. Investors hoped to sell the land to developers for a profit after Disney made an announcement. The Walt Disney Co. has denied rumors of a North Texas theme park.

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Indonesia Extradites Ex-Police Officer Sought in US Murder

Posted/updated on: September 3, 2015 at 1:28 am

VonTrey Jamal ClarkAUSTIN (AP) — A former Austin, Texas, police officer has been charged with capital murder in the death of his pregnant girlfriend. VonTrey Jamal Clark was being extradited Wednesday from Indonesia to the United States. The Bastrop County Sheriff’s Office has scheduled a news conference today to discuss the case against him in the death of Samantha Dean, whose body was found Feb. 3 behind a vacant shopping center. A federal arrest affidavit says a Bastrop County judge had sworn out a state arrest warrant July 21 charging Clark with capital murder. A federal warrant for unlawful flight, from July 24, was unsealed Wednesday.

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Baylor Handling of Sex Assault Cases Gets Outside Probe

Posted/updated on: September 3, 2015 at 1:28 am

Baylor UniversityWACO (AP) — Baylor University has hired a Philadelphia law firm to independently investigate the university’s handling of sexual assault complaints, including one against defensive end Sam Ukwuachu. Ukwuachu was sentenced last month to six months in jail and 10 years of probation for sexual assault. In a statement Wednesday, Baylor regents said Gina Maisto Smith and Leslie Gomez, partners in the law firm Pepper Hamilton LLP, will lead the investigation. The Baylor statement describes the pair as experts in the institutional response to all aspects of sexual misconduct matters. The attorneys will report their findings to the Baylor University Board of Regents. University President Ken Starr proposed an independent investigation after reviewing an internal inquiry. He also has proposed appointing a monitor of university athletes’ behavior to report directly to him.

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Houston Not Enforcing School-Zone Phone Law

Posted/updated on: September 3, 2015 at 1:15 am

school-zone-2HOUSTON (AP) – Houston has the state’s largest school district but city officials and educators say they don’t have the funding needed to install signs about a ban on texting and talking with cellphones in school zones. The Houston Chronicle` reported Tuesday that the Texas law banning such cellphone use in school zones has never been enforced in Houston, with about 215,000 public school students. The city puts the cost at roughly $2.3 million for about 7,800 signs. But estimates from the state Transportation Department show the price tag should be much lower. Former state Rep. Dan Branch, who sponsored the 2009 bill, said that he didn’t anticipate the sign requirement would make the law too expensive to enforce.

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US Rep. Michael McCaul Writing Book on Homeland Security

Posted/updated on: September 3, 2015 at 1:27 am

Michael McCaulNEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Representative Michael McCaul, a Texas Republican who chairs the House Committee on Homeland Security, has a book deal. McCaul’s “Failures of Imagination: The Deadliest Threats to Our Homeland — and How to Thwart Them” will be published Jan. 12 by Crown Forum, the publisher told The Associated Press on Wednesday. According to Crown Forum, a conservative imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, McCaul will present a “compelling and action-packed narrative” of possible terrorist attacks and how they can be prevented. In a statement released through Crown, McCaul says the “greatest threat to America’s homeland is a failure to imagine the worst-case scenarios.” The 53-year-old McCaul was first elected to Congress in 200

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Galveston Deals with Heavy Rain, Flooding

Posted/updated on: September 3, 2015 at 1:26 am

flooding2GALVESTON (AP) — A late-summer storm in Southeast Texas has flooded some streets in Galveston. The National Weather Service says rainfall continued Wednesday in Galveston, where a chance of showers continues into the weekend. Forecaster Kent Prochazka says Galveston since Tuesday received nearly 5 inches of rain. That includes more than 2 inches of rain Wednesday. Emergency officials had no reports of injuries or major damage. Tuesday’s storm led to the accidental release of about 750,000 gallons of partially treated wastewater from a Galveston utility plant. Galveston spokeswoman Kala McCain says no ground wells are within a-half mile of the spill site or potentially affected area. She says public drinking water is safe, but people who get their supplies from nearby wells should boil their drinking water, as a precaution.

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Texas Court Strips Lesser Prairie Chicken of Protections

Posted/updated on: September 3, 2015 at 1:26 am

lesser prairie chickenMIDLAND (AP) — A federal court in Texas has vacated Endangered Species Act protections for the lesser prairie chicken. The ruling is a victory for Texas oil and gas companies that argued the conservation efforts are working. The Permian Basin Petroleum Association said regulations would impede operations and cost hundreds of millions of dollars in oil and gas development in one of the country’s most prolific basins. The nonprofit Center for Biological Diversity said Wednesday that the lesser prairie chicken has lost 85% of its habitat. But the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies says the population increased by 25% this year to 29,000 birds. The U.S. Senate in January rejected an amendment by Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran to remove the lesser prairie chicken from the government’s threatened species list.

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Scoreboard Roundup — 9/2/15

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the latest scores and winners:

INTERLEAGUE
Texas 4, San Diego 3, 10 Innings

AMERICAN LEAGUE
L.A. Angels 9, Oakland 4
N-Y Yankees 13, Boston 8
Baltimore 7, Tampa Bay 6, 11 Innings
Toronto 5, Cleveland 1
Minnesota 3, Chi White Sox 0
Kansas City 12, Detroit 1
Seattle 8, Houston 3

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Miami...

Two Kansas City Royals Players Diagnosed with Chickenpox

Kelvin Herrera (L), Photo by Cliff McBride/Getty Images / Alex Rios (R), Photo by Ronald C. Modra/Sports Imagery/Getty Images(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- The Kansas City Royals hold baseball's best record, but after a pair of players were diagnosed with the chickenpox on Tuesday, the team is working to prevent the disease from spreading further.

The Kansas City Star reported...

Truck Series Driver Fined for Having a Phone in Her Truck

Robert Laberge/NASCAR via Getty Images(BOWMANVILLE, Ontario) — NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Jennifer Jo Cobb received a fine Tuesday, all because of a cell phone.

She was fined a total of $7,500 for "having a non-engine electronic component in the truck" at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park over the weekend.

The component in question: a cell phone. Cobb was...

LA, USOC Announce 2024 Olympics Bid

SeanPavonePhoto/iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- The city of Los Angeles launched a bid on Tuesday to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, just weeks after an expected bid by the city of Boston fell apart.

According to the U.S. Olympic Committee, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to support a bid to bring the games back to California....

Former WWE Star Jimmy ‘Superfly Snuka’ Charged with Murder

Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Former professional wrestler Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka was charged with murder on Tuesday in the 1983 death of his girlfriend.

According to charging documents from a court in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, Snuka faces with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter charges. He was arrested in New Jersey on Tuesday and posted bail later that...

Scoreboard Roundup — 9/1/15

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here are Tuesday's scores and winners:

INTERLEAGUE
Texas 8, San Diego 6

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Tampa Bay 11, Baltimore 2
Toronto 5, Cleveland 3, 10 Innings
N-Y Yankees 3, Boston 1
Minnesota 8, Chi White Sox 6
Detroit 6, Kansas City 5
Seattle 7, Houston 5
L.A. Angels 6, Oakland 2

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Arizona 6, Colorado 4,...

High School Football Teammates Suffer Mysterious Brain Injuries

ABC News(EL DORADO, Cali.) -- A high school football player in California is hospitalized in critical condition, one of two teammates who suffered brain injuries during a Friday game.

Authorities say they are investigating whether drug use among players – particularly the prescription drug Adderall, used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD – may have played a...

MLB Won’t Reinstate Shoeless Joe Jackson

Photo by Sporting News/Sporting News via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred has decided not to reconsider the lifetime ban of Chicago White Sox star "Shoeless" Joe Jackson from the MLB Hall of Fame.

According to a post on the Facebook page of the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum, Manfred determined that "it would not be...

Team Penske Reveals XFINITY Series Throwback Paint Scheme for Joey Logano

Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Team Penske has announced a special paint scheme for Joey Logano's No. 22 Ford Mustang in this weekend's XFINITY Series race at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina.

The black-and-gold scheme will pay homage to the Hertz/Shelby GT350H “Rent-A-Racer” program from the 1960s.

“I’m pretty excited to run this special Hertz paint scheme,” Logano...

Robert Griffin III Blames Intern for Instagram Flap

Photo by Matt Hazlett/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III said early Tuesday that an Instagram photo criticizing the team that was "liked" by his account was not intentional and not done by him.

The post criticized team owner Dan Snyder and the team's front office while arguing that Griffin "does not deserve the blame or bad...

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Posted/updated on: September 3, 2015 at 4:33 am

WEATHER REPORT AND SUMMARY:
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VT [VALID TIME] THROUGH 09/03/2015@1730C
ISSUED: 09/03/2015 0433C

TYLER–CITY OFFICE OBSERVATIONS SINCE 7:00 P.M. CDT YESTERDAY:
MAXIMUM THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 87
MINIMUM THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 71
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: 90
MINIMUM THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 72
PRECIPITATION THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 0.00

TYLER-LONGVIEW METROPOLITAN AREA FORECAST:
TODAY: partly cloudy, high middle 90s, southeast winds about 10 mph;
TONIGHT: partly cloudy, low lower 70s, south winds about 5 mph;
TOMORROW: partly cloudy, high middle 90s, southeast winds about 10 mph;
TOMORROW NIGHT: partly cloudy, low middle 70s, south winds 5-10 mph;
SATURDAY: partly cloudy, high middle 90s, south winds 5-10 mph.
EXTENDED FORECAST:
SATURDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low middle 70s;
SUNDAY: partly cloudy, high middle 90s;
SUNDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low middle 70s;
LABOR DAY: mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high upper 90s.
MONDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low middle 70s;
TUESDAY: partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high middle 90s.
TUESDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low lower 70s;
WEDNESDAY: partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high middle 90s.
MID-RANGE OUTLOOK FOR SEPTEMBER 10-17, 2015:
Near normal temperatures and above normal precipitation.

TYLER CLIMATE DATA FOR September 2, 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 91
MINIMUM 69
PRECIPITATION 0.00
MONTH-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 0.00
YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 42.61

LONGVIEW CLIMATE DATA FOR September 2, 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 92
MINIMUM 70
PRECIPITATION 0.00
MONTH-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 0.00
YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 43.40

REGIONAL TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION TABLE
09/02/2015 1914C

Station Min. Max. PCPN.
Athens Texas A&M Forest Service 72 91
Bonham Texas A&M Forest Service 71 94
Center Municipal Airport 71 94
Clarksville Texas A&M Forest Service 69 94
Corsicana Campbell Field 69 93
Crockett Texas A&M Forest Service 69 94
Dallas Love Field 74 95
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport 73
*Edgewood Union Pacific Railway 69 91
Fort Worth Meacham Field 73 96
Gilmer Texas A&M Forest Service 68 92 0.01
Greenville–Majors Field 70 91
Hallsville CWOP 70 93
Hawkins CWOP 67 93
Henderson Rusk County Airport 68 91
Houston Hobby Airport 72 87 0.52
*Jacksonville Cherokee County Airport 71 92
Linden Texas A&M Forest Service 67 93
Longview City 70 94
Longview East Texas Regional Airport 70 92
Lufkin–Angelina County Airport 70 95
Marshall Harrison County Airport 71 94
Mineola/Quitman–Wood County Airport 68 91
Mount Pleasant–Regional Airport 66 94
Nacogdoches A. L. Mangham Jr. Airport 70 93
Palestine Municipal Airport 67 91
Paris Cox Field 70 93
Shreveport Regional Airport 71 95
Sulphur Springs–Municipal Airport 71 93
Terrell Municipal Airport 69 93
Texarkana Webb Field 70 94
Tyler City 69 91
Tyler–Pounds Field 70 92
(* 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: 09/03/2015 0423C
The Gulf of Mexico upper air low has drifted southward. This means that our shower
chances are going away, and our temperatures will warm by a few degrees as upper air high
pressure returns.
This looks to hold through the upcoming holiday weekend and into next week.
We’re still expecting a cold front around the 10th or 11th, which should give us some rain
and lower temperatures.
At 4 a.m. today, skies are clear, temperatures in the lower 70s, and winds are light
southerly to near calm. RKP

CODED CITIES FORECAST–TYR
ISSUED: 09/03/2015 0431C

DAY WX TEMP POP
Thursday PARTLY CLOUDY 94/73 10%/10%
Friday PARTLY CLOUDY 95/74 10%/10%
Saturday PARTLY CLOUDY 96/76 10%/10%

Ohio Dad’s Tear-Jerking Letter to Newlywed Daughter with Down Syndrome

Jeremy Frechette/Getty Images(CINCINNATI) -- One dad is warming hearts all over world after sharing a tear-jerking letter he wrote to his daughter, following her long-awaited wedding day.

"Everything that's in that letter I've already said to her before," Paul Daugherty of Cincinnati told ABC News. "The response has been exactly what I hoped it would be, parents pretty much...

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Patches the Crossing Guard Dog ‘Fired’ by School District

ABC News(LYCOMING COUNTY, Pa.) -- A dog that has spent the past two years acting as a crossing guard for the Jersey Shore Area School District in Pennsylvania has been "fired," according to local media reports.

Though residents and students have credited Patches with helping keep kids safe, the superintendent of the school district told ABC affiliate WNEP that...

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Judge Rejects Effort to Try Officers Together in Freddie Gray Death

ABC News(BALTIMORE) --  The six Baltimore police officers charged in connection with Freddie Gray's death can have separate trials, a judge ruled Wednesday.

Deputy State’s Attorney Janice Bledsoe had argued at the pre-trial hearing at Baltimore City Circuit Court that three of the officers should be tried together, saying they exhibited "degrees of the same breach of care."

But...

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Man Bought 2 Shots of Whiskey with $100 Bill, Held Bartender at Gunpoint

ABC News(PUYALLUP, Wash.) -- A man wearing a blonde wig paid for two shots of whiskey with a $100 bill at a restaurant in Puyallup, Washington, just before he robbed the bartender at gunpoint, according to police.

The suspect, who remains at large, walked into the restaurant, Ma's Place, Monday around 9 a.m., ordering two shots of Jack Daniel's...

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84-Year-Old Man Walks 700 Miles to Raise Money for Park Memorializing Late Wife

Dean Troutman/Troutmans Trek(PRINCEVILLE, Ill.) -- An 84-year-old man recently completed a 700-mile walk to help raise money for a children's playground in the memorial park in Princeville, Illinois, he had built to honor his late wife.

The man, Dean Troutman, purchased 5.75 acres of land in 2011 to establish a park for his community in memory of wife Dorothy...

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Unidentified Suspect Attempts to Abduct 2-Year-Old Girl on DC Train, Police Say

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — An unidentified woman tried to abduct a 2-year-old girl on the Washington, D.C., Metrorail Wednesday, police said.

A mother and her 2-year-old daughter, who was strapped in a stroller, were on a train from Virginia to New Carrollton, Maryland, when the suspect on board tried pulling the girl out of her stroller. The strap helped...

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Attorney General: ‘Sad Fact’ That ‘No One Is Safe’ Now from Gun Violence

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The nation’s top law enforcement official offered a sobering and blunt warning to Americans Wednesday: “It is a sad fact now that no one is safe."

Attorney General Loretta Lynch was responding to a spate of “tragic” and “particularly troubling” attacks across the country in recent weeks.

“We have seen violence strike at all segments...

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Fox Lake Police Officer Joe Gliniewicz Remembered as ‘Deeply Committed’ to Community

Fox Lake Police Department(FOX LAKE, Ill.) — The police officer killed in a Chicago suburb is being remembered by locals as a presence in the community.

Lt. Joe Gliniewicz served as a police officer for more than three decades and lived in Fox Lake, Illinois, a suburb about 55 miles north of Chicago.

"Not only did Fox Lake lose...

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West Virginia Teacher Recalls Moment Student Drew Gun in Her Classroom

Gloda/iStock/Thinkstock(PHILIPPI, W. Va.) -- Twila Smith has spent three decades teaching.

All of those years, and nothing could have prepared her for the moment a student entered her classroom and put a gun to her head.

“I thought that it was my time,” Smith told ABC News.

The harrowing situation occurred Tuesday, Aug. 25, nine days into the school...

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Inside the Manhunt for the Fox Lake Cop Killers

Police officers search an area for suspects involved in shooting an officer September 1, 2015 in Fox Lake, Illinois. A manhunt for three suspects is underway after an officer from Fox Lake Police was shot and killed this morning. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)(FOX LAKE, Ill.) — The manhunt for the three suspects believed to be responsible for the...

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Daycare Employees Charged with Running Kiddie ‘Fight Club’

iStock/Thinkstock(CRANFORD, N.J.) — The first rule of Fight Club isn't to have a minimum age limit, and that -- and a complete lack of decency -- may have led a pair of New Jersey daycare employees to stage a "Fight Club" for 4 and 6 years old in their care.

Cranford, New Jersey resident Erica Kenny, 22, and 28-year-old...

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Increased Great White Shark Sightings Cause Concern for Labor Day Weekend

joebelanger/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Hundreds of thousands of Americans are expected to visit beaches this Labor Day weekend, but the holiday comes amid an increase in shark sightings.

Biologists have spotted dozens of great whites along the Atlantic coast this summer, including 23 great whites in a 10-mile stretch off of Cape Cod, Massachusetts Monday.

Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries...

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Why Traffic Cameras Shouldn’t Annoy You As Much As They Do

Daniel Britt/Getty Images(MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md.) -- Police get it: Speed cameras can be pesky.

“Nobody has ever really liked getting a ticket – whether it’s from me or from a camera,” Montgomery County Police Capt. Thomas Didone tells ABC News.

But it turns out those cameras can reduce fatal or incapacitating injury crashes by almost 40 percent on roads...

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Butlers and Indoor Plumbing: ‘Glamping’ at a Luxury Montana Ranch

ABC News(GREENOUGH, Mont.) -- It might look like a luxury hotel room, but this high-end resort isn’t in a big city: It’s a tent in the middle of Montana.

From their robes and slippers to the camping butler assigned to every guest to take care of their every need, the Resort at Paws Up in Greenough, Montana, may have...

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Slain Police Officer Identified as Manhunt Continues for Three Suspects

iStock/Thinkstock(FOX LAKE, Ill.) —    The police officer who was fatally shot Tuesday morning outside of Chicago has been identified as a longtime veteran of the local police force, the mayor said.

Joseph Gliniewicz was named as the police officer that was killed in Fox Lake, Illinois. The manhunt for three suspects believed to be involved in the shooting...

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Polar Bears Besiege Russian Scientists

Getty Images Europe(MOSCOW) -- A pair of scientists on a remote Russian island are besieged in their research station by a group of aggressive, hungry polar bears.

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF), says that a meteorologist and an engineer are stuck inside the Fyodorov weather station on Vaygach island in the Arctic Ocean, an incredibly remote place.

The researchers...

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Poppies Commemorating World War I Go on UK Tour

Photo by Jim Dyson/Getty Images(LONDON) -- A display of 888,246 ceramic poppies at the Tower of London, an exhibit that attracted millions on visitors last year, is going on tour across the United Kingdom, first stopping at Yorkshire Sculpture Park on Sept. 5.

Created by artist Paul Cummins and installation designer Tom Piper, "Blood Swept Lands and Seas of...

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US Stocks Rebound in Volatile Start to September Trading

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Stocks rebounded Wednesday morning despite continued volatility from global financial markets.

Shortly after the opening bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average increased about 1.2 percent to about 16,226, while the S&P 500 had a partial comeback, up about 1.1 percent. The NASDAQ composite moved higher about 1.3 percent.

Earlier Wednesday, the Shanghai Composite Index...

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Burger King Proposes ‘Peace Day Burger’ After McDonald’s Rejects McWhopper Idea

Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Though Burger King's offer of a "burger war ceasefire" for Peace Day was spurned by McDonald's last week, the company still plans to go through with a joint burger project to mark the occasion.

In a YouTube video posted last week, Burger King offered the one-day truce to mark "Peace Day," proposing...

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California District Court Certifies Class Action Lawsuit Against Uber

Photo by Evelyn Hockstein/For The Washington Post via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A California district court on Tuesday certified a class action lawsuit against Uber made up of some of the company's California drivers.

In the ruling, the court said that all UberBlack, UberX and UberSUV drivers who either signed up to drive for the company before 2014,...

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Apple’s September Event: Don’t Forget the Operating Systems

Apple's iOS 9 is pictured. Apple(NEW YORK) -- While all eyes may be on the potential new iPhones and other hardware to be unveiled next Wednesday at Apple's special event, it's also possible users will find out when they can get their hands on hotly anticipated operating system updates.

The star of Apple's event is widely expected to be...

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Google’s New Logo: The Reason Behind It

Credit: Google(MOUTNAIN VIEW, Cali.) -- A new era calls for a new logo.

As Google restructures under a new holding company called Alphabet, the search giant announced Tuesday its logo is getting a slight makeover -- beginning with a new typeface called "Product Sans" which is designed to look like the fonts seen in school books.

"The Google logo...

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Dow Falls Again Due to Worries About China

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Following more bad news from China, U.S. stocks had another bad day as investors remain jittery over a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy.

On Tuesday, the Shanghai Composite Index closed down Tuesday 1.2 percent. American investors fear that an economic slowdown in China will affect U.S. exports to that nation.

The Dow Jones Industrial average,...

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Chipotle Will Deliver to These 40 College Campuses This Fall

Joe Raedle/Getty(DENVER) -- Chipotle is expanding its delivery partnerships by targeting the sought-after college market, specifically, more than 100 campuses by next spring.

The Denver-based Chipotle Mexican Grill announced that it will deliver to 40 college campuses this fall with the delivery company Tapingo. In addition to the cost of your burrito or whatever Chipotle food product, the delivery...

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McDonald’s Announces National Date of All-Day Breakfast

Credit: McDonalds(OAK BROOK, Ill.) -- McDonald's has set a date for when its customers can begin ordering breakfast at any time of day.

After testing all-day breakfast menus in limited markets in the U.S., McDonald's has announced it will offer Egg McMuffins and other morning items starting Oct. 6 throughout the day at its more than 14,300 restaurants across...

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Biggest Illinois Lottery Winners Lose Their Luck Amid State’s Budget Problem

Tim Boyle/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Danny Chasteen thought he hit the jackpot when he won $250,000 in the Illinois lottery this summer. But a delay in the state's budget is also delaying his payoff and dampening his celebratory mood.

"Wait a minute. I won this fair and square," Chasteen, 56, of LaSalle County, said. "I bought a ticket and scratched...

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Is Expecting Identical Twin Girls

Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Marissa Mayer is expecting identical twin girls!

The Yahoo CEO, 40, shared the happy news on her Tumblr Tuesday, writing that the "twins part was quite a surprise, because I have no family history of twins or any other predisposing factors."

Mayer said she is due in December and it appears she...

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Online Consignment Selling: How to Use Your Phone for Cash

iStock/Thinkstock(MARTINEZ, Calif.) — Shawna Behrens of Martinez, California, is a stay-at-home mom who says she’s making a killing on used clothing.

“Last month I had $18,000 in sales,” Behrens told ABC News.

Behrens finds items at local consignment stores, garage sales and eBay and then posts them to an app called Poshmark.

“It was so easy,” Behrens said. “You...

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IIHS: Speed Camera Programs Lead to Changes in Driver Behavior

InterestingLight/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that highway speed cameras have "led to long-term changes in driver behavior and substantial reductions in deaths and injuries" in at least one community near Washington, D.C.

Speed cameras were introduced in 2007 in Montgomery County, Maryland, the study notes. As of 2014, the area...

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KeyRaider Malware Targets Jailbroken iPhones

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Login information for as many as 225,000 Apple accounts may have been stolen using a sophisticated malware called KeyRaider that targets jailbroken devices -- those that have hardware restrictions removed and are no longer protected by Apple.

Cyber security company Palo Alto Networks, working alongside Chinese technology group WeipTech, published research detailing the breach, which apparently...

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Crude Oil Jumps as Wall Street Closes Mostly Down

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- It's finally the end of the worst month for stocks in several years as Wall Street closes mostly down, but crude oil is up nearly 30 percent in just three days.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 114.98 to finish the session at 16528.03.

The Nasdaq also lost 51.82, ending at 4776.51, while the S&P 500...

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Fiat Chrysler CEO Urges for Merger with GM

Bill Pugliano/Getty Images(DETROIT) -- Is a merger between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and General Motors possible? GM has so far rejected any ideas of a merger, but the FCA chief isn't backing off.

In a recent interview with Automotive Magazine, FCA Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne said "it would be unconscionable not to force a partner" when discussing...

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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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President Obama Does a Native Alaskan Dance with Kids

ABC News(DILLINGHAM, Alaska) -- President Obama's been known to bust a move now and then -- and he's not a bad dancer. On Wednesday, he had the opportunity to show off his moves on the last day of his three-day trip to Alaska.

Obama stopped at Dillingham Middle School and was treated to a cultural performance by the school...

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Donald Trump Advises Jeb Bush to ‘Really Set the Example by Speaking English’ in the US

Scott Olson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said fellow Republican Jeb Bush should speak English in the United States, another comment likely to spark controversy in light of the millions of U.S. citizens who speak dozens of other languages nationwide.

“I like Jeb; he’s a nice man,” the real estate mogul told Breitbart News Wednesday, which...

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Another Gay Kentucky Couple Denied Marriage License by Controversial Clerk

Cultura RM/Angela Cappetta/Getty Images(ROWAN COUNTY, Ky.) -- Another same-sex couple was refused a marriage license Wednesday by the Kentucky county clerk who has come under fire for refusing to follow the Supreme Court’s ruling legalizing gay marriage.

Rowan County clerk Kim Davis defended her decision Wednesday when Robbie Blankenship and Jesse Cruz tried to get a marriage license.

She...

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Senator Says Congress’ Work on Iran Will Continue After Deal Vote

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey told ABC News that Congress’ work on the Iran nuclear agreement is far from over, even as the deal’s success was essentially secured Wednesday as it received enough Senate support to move forward.

“The agreement will be moving forward. In some ways that’s when our work just begins,” Casey said in a phone...

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Meet Donald Trump’s Campaign Manager, Corey Lewandowski

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Donald Trump is no stranger to the spotlight, but the relatively small group of aides who run his presidential campaign is not nearly as visible.

This may change. Lately, Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, has stepped out of the shadows.

The 40-year-old father of four known for his anti-establishment enthusiasm has had a colorful career....

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Jeb Bush Puts Out Quiz Slamming Donald Trump

(WASHINGTON) — As with any good political feud, the attacks between Republican candidates Johnny Louis/FilmMagic and Donald Trump are becoming more personal.

The Bush campaign Wednesday put out a quiz asking “Which Candidate Are You?” that's designed to highlight the differences between Bush’s positions and Trump’s.

The quiz is live on the campaign’s Facebook page and takes voters to a...

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President Obama’s Iran Deal Officially Unstoppable in Congress

Pete Marovich-Pool/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama's landmark Iran nuclear agreement will survive congressional review.

Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Maryland, has announced her support for the Iran nuclear deal, becoming the 34th Democratic senator to back the president, and giving Obama the numbers in the upper chamber to sustain his promised veto of the resolution of disapproval of the deal....

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Donald Trump on Jeb Bush Attacks: ‘I Think He Had No Choice’

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said he is not surprised by the recent attacks by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

"Well, I think he had no choice,” the real estate mogul told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos Wednesday morning on Good Morning America.

“It seems to be backfiring, based on the polls. It seems to...

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POLL: Clinton Goes Under Water; Trump Polarization Grows

Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Negative views of Hillary Clinton have jumped to nearly their highest on record in ABC News/Washington Post polls, while Donald Trump’s personal popularity has grown more polarized along racial and ethnic lines.

Clinton’s favorability has burbled back under water: 45 percent of Americans now see her favorably, down 7 percentage points since...

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Iowa Pork Producers Grill (with) 2016 Presidential Candidates

Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(DES MOINES) -- Every four years, presidential candidates descend on the Iowa State Fair to meet with voters, spread their vision for the country and eat and grill pork.

The Iowa Pork Producers Association "Pork Tent" is the place to be seen on the state fairgrounds outside Des Moines. Whether you're Donald Trump or Jeb...

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Hillary Clinton Outlines Plan to Combat Substance Abuse

ABC News(MANCHESTER, N.H.) -- In an op-ed for the Union Leader, Hillary Clinton announced a plan to establish a $7.5 billion fund to support federal-state partnerships in fighting substance abuse.

The plan will also call for increasing funding to the existing Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant program. Clinton notes that on her first trip to New...

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President Obama Highlights Climate Change on Alaska Wilderness Tour

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images(SEWARD, Alaska) -- President Obama had an adventurous day in Alaska on Tuesday.

The president – who’s visiting the 49th state to address global warming – went for a hike before taking a tour of Kenai Fjords National Park, witnessing Alaska’s natural beauty.

Heading out into the bay, past Godwin Glacier, the president saw Dall’s porpoises, Steller...

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Ad Wars: Jeb Bush and Donald Trump Duke It Out

Scott Olson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- If this was a friendly feud before, Republican candidates Donald Trump and Jeb Bush have now fully entered the proverbial boxing ring and neither are pulling any punches.

These are the ad wars; Trump released an ad mocking Bush's comments that illegal immigration is an "act of love." And Tuesday, Bush fired back in,...

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Carly Fiorina Likely to Make Republican Debate Under New Rules

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- CNN is amending their GOP debate criteria, likely allowing former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina to join the other top-tier candidates on the prime time debate stage.

The news –- announced Tuesday evening –- comes after Fiorina waged a personal and public war against the network and the Republican National Committee over their previous debate...

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Anthony Weiner Slams Donald Trump’s Attacks on Wife as ‘Absurd’ and ‘Outrageous’

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- In the feud between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, embattled former Rep. Anthony Weiner – Abedin's husband – is stepping into the line of fire.

In a radio show appearance Monday, Weiner called Trump's suggestion that Abedin may have shared state secrets with him both "wrong" and "outrageous."

"I think it's absurd...

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Dozens of North Carolina Students Sent Home Due to Mysterious Illness

Getty Images(PERSON COUNTY, N.C.) -- Dozens of students at a North Carolina school were sent home after they exhibited possible signs of a virus, according to the local school superintendent.

At least 84 students at the Person High School in Person County were sent home after exhibiting "virus type symptoms," according to a statement from Person County School Superintendent...

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5-Year-Old’s Selfless Donation May Have Saved Twin Brother with Cancer

Charlotte "Charlie" Godish, 5, donated stem cells to her twin brother Bradley. (Jennifer Godish)(ELGIN, Ill.) — A 5-year-old girl became a hero to her family after she helped her twin brother fight his aggressive form of leukemia by selflessly donating her stem cells to him.

"What Charlie did for her brother and my wife and I was nothing short...

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More Men With Breast Cancer Opting for Double Mastectomies

Getty Images(PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan.) -- Seven years after finding a lump in his chest, Bret Miller was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer at age 24.

Multiple doctors had brushed off his concerns through the years, telling him it was likely a calcium deposit.

Then, after finally being told he had cancer, Miller, of Prairie Village, Kansas, was dismayed...

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How Paula Deen’s Weight Loss Encouraged Her to Dance

Larry Marano/Getty Images For SOBEWFF(NEW YORK) — Paula Deen may have dropped some serious weight in the past, but the Dancing With the Stars contestant said she "never" gave up butter.

When asked by Good Morning America what she would do to sweeten up the judges for good scores, she said, "I dunno, bring ‘em butter!"

"I probably will....

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Your Body: Stop Holding onto Your Skinny Jeans

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

You know those skinny jeans in the back of your closet from your slimmer days? Are you still hoping and even struggling to fit into them? If so, let them go.

Research shows that holding onto skinny clothes and hoping that you’ll fit into them one day is a common...

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Divorcing Couples Snap Happy Selfies to Announce Their Break-Ups

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It’s the post-break-up phenomenon taking social by storm.

Divorcees are now ditching their marriage and instead saying ‘I do’ to “divorce selfies.” The new trend is finding the silver lining in splitting up, turning a heartbreaking situation into a fun photo opp.

“[It’s] A lighthearted way to announce your divorce in one shot and also let...

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Knee Replacements Are Becoming More Common, Especially Among Women

Jodi Jacobson/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Knee replacements are on the rise, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics says, and the people undergoing the surgery are getting younger.

According to data released on Wednesday, the rate of knee replacements increased for both men and women between 2000 and 2010. The rate of the surgery...

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Cause of Mysterious, Fatal Brain Disease Linked to Mad Cow Disease-Like Proteins

Raphael Gaillarde/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO, Cali.) -- Researchers believe they have found the cause of a mysterious and fatal brain disease that leaves patients with symptom's similar to Parkinson's disease, including rigid muscles, tremors and low blood pressure.

Called Multiple System Atrophy (MSA), the disease is rare but devastating, affecting three out of every 100,000 people over the age of...

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California High School Football Teammates Suffer Mysterious Brain Injuries

iStock/Thinkstock(EL DORADO, Calif.) — A high school football player in California is hospitalized in critical condition, one of two teammates who suffered brain injuries during a Friday game.

Authorities say they are investigating whether drug use among players — particularly the prescription drug Adderall, used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD — may have played a role....

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New Heart ‘Calculator’ Lets You Find Out How Old Your Heart Really Is

iStock/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — Putting a new spin on looking “good for your age,” researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have figured out a way to determine if your cardiovascular system is actually aging faster than the rest of you.

In a new study, CDC researchers found the hearts of U.S. adults are often much “older” than...

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Your Body: Talking to Your Kids About Their Weight

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

Talking to kids about their weight is no easy task and you don’t want to hurt their feelings. But it’s such an important conversation to have in order to help your children take control of their health as soon as possible.

Here are some tips on how to talk to...

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New Jersey Couple Stuck in Portugal for Three Months After Premature Birth

Courtesy of Kim and Fred Spratt(NEW YORK) — A New Jersey couple is stranded in Portugal after giving birth to their first child, caught between medical regulations, insurance costs and visa stipulations.

Doctors cleared Kim and Fred Spratt to travel in May, when Kim was six months pregnant with twins.

But one week into the vacation, Kim went into...

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US Adult Smoking Rates Drops Below 17 Percent

Wavebreakmedia Ltd/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Cigarette smoking among Americans has hit a historic low, according to preliminary data released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics.

Through the first three months of 2015, the CDC estimates that 15.2 percent of American adults over the age of 18 are current smokers. For the purposes...

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Your Body: Dealing with Adult Nightmares

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

Are you still having nightmares? For about 10 percent of adults, they are a serious problem.

Studies in the field of sleep medicine have shown that having negative attitudes towards ourselves, being exhausted or fatigued, using sleeping pills and frequent heavy use of alcohol are all associated with nightmares.

If...

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False Positives Common in Lyme Disease Lab Tests

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Some patients relying on commercially available laboratory testing may be getting false indications that they may have contracted Lyme disease.

Lyme disease, a bacterial infection transmitted by tick bites in the northeastern U.S., often can mimic other diseases and can be an elusive diagnosis.

A study in CMAJ evaluated the accuracy of lab tests administered to...

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Andy Grammer Says His Late Mom Inspired Him to Do “Dancing with the Stars”

ABC/Adam Taylor(NEW YORK) -- Andy Grammer will be one of several singers competing this season on ABC's Dancing with the Stars,along with Backstreet Boy Nick Carter, R&B legend Chaka Khan, and reality star, talk show host and singer Tamar Braxton.  Andy says he feels his late mom would've wanted him to do the show, and he's dancing, in part, to honor her...

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Sarah Michelle Gellar Posts Wedding Pic with Freddie Prinze Jr. on Anniversary

Fox(LOS ANGELES) -- It's been 13 years since Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. tied the knot.

The actress and mother of two posted an amazing picture from the couple's wedding Monday on Instagram to commemorate their anniversary.

"13 years #happyanniversary 'I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I...

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Avril Lavigne Announces Split from Chad Kroeger

Peter Kramer/NBC(LOS ANGELES) -- Avril Lavigne and Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger have called it quits after two years of marriage. Avril officially announced their separation on Instagram Wednesday.

"It is with a heavy heart that Chad and I announce our separation today," she writes alongside a photo of them on their wedding day. "Through not only the marriage, but the music as well, we've...

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“Dancing with the Stars” Cast Explains Why They Want to Compete

ABC/Ida Mae Astute(NEW YORK) -- The full cast of season 21 of ABC's Dancing with the Stars has finally been revealed. Don't Be Tardy star Kim Zolciak, singer Chaka Khan, jockey Victor Espinoza, and Bindi Irwin, the daughter of the late Crocodile Hunter star Steve Irwin, are among the celebrity contestants. They told ABC Radio why they decided to compete for the Mirrorball trophy....

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Where Did Melissa Rivers Scattered Her Mom Joan Rivers’ Ashes?

Brian Bowen Smith/E!(NEW YORK) -- Just days from the one-year anniversary of Joan Rivers' death, daughter Melissa Rivers and her son Cooper have found a meaningful place to scatter the late star's ashes.

"Coop and I took our annual family vacation to Wyoming," the new Fashion Police co-host told Entertainment Tonight. "[The] first without my mom and scattered some of her ashes there...

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New “Dancing with the Stars” Cast Includes Paula Deen, Tamar Braxton & More

ABC/Ida Mae Astute(NEW YORK) -- The full cast of season 21 of ABC's Dancing with the Stars has finally been revealed, and it turns out most of the rumors regarding who would be included turned out to be true -- including controversial celebrity chef Paula Deen.

Nine of the celebrity dancers had already been revealed before Wednesday morning's announcement, with...

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“James Bond” Author Apologizes After Calling Idris Elba ‘Too Street’ to Play 007

Sony/Screen Gems(LONDON) -- Current James Bond author Anthony Horowitz has apologized after stating that British actor Idris Elba is too "street" to play 007 on the big screen.

"Idris Elba is a terrific actor, but I can think of other black actors who would do it better," Horowitz told the U.K.'s Daily Mail. "For me, Idris Elba is a bit too rough...

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“The Muppets”: Kermit Says He’s Just Friends with Denise

Disney Junior/Rick Rowell(LOS ANGELES) -- Kermit the Frog has moved on.

Photos of the Muppets star with his new girlfriend, Denise, were released Tuesday.

"The word is out: Kermit is seeing Denise," read a tweet from the Muppets Twitter account. "We're bracing for Miss Piggy's forthcoming wrath."

However, Kermit subsequently tweeted, “While I prefer to keep my...

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Andrew Garfield Says Playing “Spider-Man” Felt ‘Like a Prison’

Ida Astute/ABC(LOS ANGELES) -- Andrew Garfield was candid when asked about his experience taking on the role of The Amazing Spider-Man, calling the pressure "like a prison."

"I was well up for the challenge and I still am," Garfield told Indie Wire's the Playlist while promoting his new film 99 Homes, out September 25.

He continued, "The pressure to get it right,...

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J.K. Rowling Wishes Harry Potter’s Son James Sirius Good Luck on His First Day of School

Warner Bros.(NEW YORK) -- J.K. Rowling has conjured up more than a cauldron’s worth of emotions for Harry Potter fans after wishing James Sirius Potter a happy first day at Hogwarts.

The author took to Twitter to remind fans that, according to the novels’ timeline, today is the day Harry’s son would board the Hogwarts Express at platform 9 and three...

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“The Voice” Coaches’ Dream Picks for a Fifth Coach Include Kermit the Frog

NBCUniversal(LOS ANGELES) -- There are only four red chairs on The Voice, but if the show ever added another, who should sit in it? In a new video on TVLine.com, this season’s coaches reveal their dream picks for a fifth coach.

Both Adam Levine and Gwen Stefani think Bette Midler would make a great addition to the show. Gwen...

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Is Rihanna Launching Beauty Line?

ABC/Lou Rocco(NEW YORK) -- Rihanna is planning her own beauty line.

While promoting her new RiRi perfume at a meet-and-greet Monday at Macy’s in Brooklyn, New York, The Barbadian singer said a line called Fenty Beauty is next in her business plan.

"That is definitely something I am going to have my hands on and would love to do,” she...

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“James Bond” Author Says Idris Elba Is ‘Too Street’ to Portray 007

Sony/Screen Gems(LONDON) -- If left up to current James Bond author Anthony Horowitz, British actor Idris Elba would never portray 007 on the big screen.

"Idris Elba is a terrific actor, but I can think of other black actors who would do it better," Horowitz told the U.K.'s Daily Mail. "For me, Idris Elba is a bit too rough...

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Jaime King Calls Being the Mother of Two Boys ‘Surreal’

Eddy Chen/The CW(LOS ANGELES) -- Jaime King is still trying to comprehend that she's a mother to two boys.

The actress, who gave birth to her second son, Leo Thames, last month, told ABC News that having two children under the age of two is "surreal."  "It feels like I'm living in a dream," she said in Los Angeles last week....

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Benedict Cumberbatch Finally Reveals Son’s Name

ABC/Rick Rowell(NEW YORK) -- Benedict Cumberbatch and wife Sophie Hunter have finally publicly revealed their newborn son's name.

People confirmed the couple named their son Christopher Carlton Cumberbatch. The baby's middle name reportedly is one passed down through Cumberbatch's family.

Baby Christopher was born in June. Cumberbatch met Hunter in 2009, the pair were engaged last November and wed on Valentine's Day....

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Tomorrow arrives for Democrats. – They did tell us in 1992 to not stop thinking about it.

Increasingly, those who voted for the first time in 1992 can’t stop thinking about tomorrow because the prospect of tomorrow is keeping them awake nights.

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