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Andy Grammer Joins Dancing with the Stars

Sherwin Lainez(NEW YORK) -- Honey, he's good...but is he a good dancer?  We'll find out soon, because Andy Grammer has joined the cast of ABC's Dancing with the Stars.Andy appeared on the show twice last year, and told ABC Radio at the time that competing on the show was something he hadn't ruled out.  He even said he'd ...

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Bernie Sanders Applied for 'Conscientious Objector' Status During Vietnam

Adam Bettcher/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Bernie Sanders applied for conscientious objector status during the Vietnam War, his campaign confirmed to ABC News."As a college student in the 1960s he was a pacifist," Michael Briggs, campaign spokesman added in an email. "[He] isn't now."Last week, the Des Moines Register ran a column from a Hillary Clinton supporter ...

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EXCLUSIVE: Pope Francis Holds Virtual Audience with Americans in ABC News Event Ahead of US Visit

ABC News(THE VATICAN) -- Pope Francis participated in a virtual audience today with Americans from around the country during an event hosted exclusively with ABC News.The event was moderated from inside the Vatican by ABC News’ "World News Tonight" anchor David Muir, as the pontiff engaged via satellite with individuals from three different groups: students ...

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Health Officials Investigating Legionnaires’ Outbreak at San Quentin Prison

iStock/Thinkstock(SAN QUENTIN, Calif.) — The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, along with local and state health officials are investigating an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease at San Quentin State Prison.As of Sunday, officials confirmed there are six cases of the disease, which is a severe form of pneumonia, according to the Centers for Disease Control ...

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Carson Tied for Lead with Trump in Iowa, Poll Finds

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Neurosurgeon Ben Carson has surged into the spotlight.A new poll released Monday shows Ben Carson tied with Donald Trump for the lead in Iowa with 23 percent support, marking the first time since mid-July that an Iowa poll has shown Trump not alone in the lead.The Monmouth University poll shows ...

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Why Netflix Is Losing The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Other High-Profile Movies

Lionsgate Films(NEW YORK) -- If you've yet to watch The Hunger Games: Catching Fire on Netflix, you better act fast.Netflix said Sunday that the second Hunger Games movie, along with other high-profile flicks like World War Z and Transformers: Age of Extinction, will expire at the end of September on its U.S. service.Why? Because, Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos explained in a ...

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New Horizons Probe Gets Its Next Flyby Target After Pluto

NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI/Alex Parker(NEW YORK) — New Horizons has passed Pluto but the space probe's work isn't done yet.NASA has selected a potential new target for New Horizons to fly past located nearly one billion miles beyond the dwarf planet in the Kuiper Belt, an area beyond Pluto's orbit of the Sun that is the largest structure ...

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Teen to be Charged with Murder

MARSHALL -- A Marshall man has died after being shot in the stomach by a juvenile. The shooting occurred shortly after 6:15 Sunday evening in the 200 block of Albermarle Road. The victim, Jimmy Thomas Henington, 55, is said to have died in a Marshall hospital around 4:00 Monday morning. Marshall police say the ...

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Teen Dies in ATV Accident

NACOGDOCHES -- A teenager has died in an ATV accident in Nacogdoches. Patrick Clayton Ryan, 14, died at a Nacogdoches hospital following the Saturday night accident. It occurred on private property of County Road 302. Investigators say the accident occurred as Ryan attempted to jump and embankment. It appears as if the front tire ...

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Sex Offender Arrested in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE — A registered sex offender from Tyler who allegedly violated his parole has been captured in Jacksonville by the U.S. Marshal’s Joint East Texas Fugitive Task Force (JETTF). KETK reports Justin Lee Paul, 27, was wanted for an alleged violation on the original offense of aggravated sex assault of a child. Officials also ...

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Signup Underway for Texans Against Crime in Tyler

TYLER -- The date has been set for the annual Texans Against Crime (T.A.C.) block parties in Tyler. The event will take place on Tuesday, October 13, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. T.A.C. celebrations are held throughout East Texas on the second Tuesday in October. Last year Tyler had over ...

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TxDOT Road Projects

Here's a look at work planned in the district during the weeks of August 31 and September 7. These schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions, equipment failure or other unforeseen issues. A $5.2 million night time operation gets underway Tuesday, September 1 on U.S. Highway 79 in Henderson (Rusk County). The contractor ...

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Fatal Hit and Run in Kilgore

KILGORE -- A hit and run accident in Kilgore has left a child dead. Robert Jack Moorhead, 5 was riding a push scooter near the roadway when hit by a grey mini van driven by a white female. The youngster died at a Kilgore hospital. The accident happened shortly after 3:00 Sunday afternoon ...

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Cruz to Visit Tyler Area on Thursday

TYLER -- Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz will be making a Texas fly-around Thursday that includes a stop on the outskirts of Tyler, according to information from the Cruz campaign. Doors open at 2:00 p.m. and the program begins at 3:30 p.m. at Smith's Lone Star Event Center on FM 2767. Campaign ...

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Fatal Hit and Run in Kilgore

Posted/updated on: August 31, 2015 at 12:21 pm

Kilgore Police DepartmentKILGORE — A hit and run accident in Kilgore has left a child dead. Robert Jack Moorhead, 5 was riding a push scooter near the roadway when hit by a grey mini van driven by a white female. The youngster died at a Kilgore hospital. The accident happened shortly after 3:00 Sunday afternoon in the 1900 block of Florence Street. If you see a van matching this description, with damage to the front of the vehicle, you asked to contact Kilgore authorities.

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Teen Dies in ATV Accident

Posted/updated on: August 31, 2015 at 2:50 pm

Patrick Clayton RyanNACOGDOCHES — A teenager has died in an ATV accident in Nacogdoches. Patrick Clayton Ryan, 14, died at a Nacogdoches hospital following the Saturday night accident. It occurred on private property of County Road 302. Investigators say the accident occurred as Ryan attempted to jump and embankment. It appears as if the front tire of the four-wheeler caught the lip of a concrete edge, causing the vehicle to flip.

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Teen to be Charged with Murder

Posted/updated on: August 31, 2015 at 2:49 pm

Marshall Police ShieldMARSHALL — A Marshall man has died after being shot in the stomach by a juvenile. The shooting occurred shortly after 6:15 Sunday evening in the 200 block of Albermarle Road. The victim, Jimmy Thomas Henington, 55, is said to have died in a Marshall hospital around 4:00 Monday morning. Marshall police say the victim’s wife first called authorities. A short time later the 14 year old boy called police to say he would be waiting for their arrival. He will be charged with murder.

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Sex Offender Arrested in Jacksonville

Posted/updated on: August 31, 2015 at 2:49 pm

us-marshallJACKSONVILLE — A registered sex offender from Tyler who allegedly violated his parole has been captured in Jacksonville by the U.S. Marshal’s Joint East Texas Fugitive Task Force (JETTF). KETK reports Justin Lee Paul, 27, was wanted for an alleged violation on the original offense of aggravated sex assault of a child. Officials also say he was not in compliance with his sex offender registration requirements. According to a news release, the JETTF developed information that Paul was in the Jacksonville area. Officials say he was located and arrested around noon Sunday without an incident, as was booked into the Cherokee County Jail.

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Cruz to Visit Tyler Area on Thursday

Posted/updated on: August 31, 2015 at 2:48 pm

tedcruz-1TYLER — Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz will be making a Texas fly-around Thursday that includes a stop on the outskirts of Tyler, according to information from the Cruz campaign. Doors open at 2:00 p.m. and the program begins at 3:30 p.m. at Smith’s Lone Star Event Center on FM 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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Signup Underway for Texans Against Crime in Tyler

Posted/updated on: August 31, 2015 at 2:48 pm

police-tyler-badgeTYLER — The date has been set for the annual Texans Against Crime (T.A.C.) block parties in Tyler. The event will take place on Tuesday, October 13, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. T.A.C. celebrations are held throughout East Texas on the second Tuesday in October. Last year Tyler had over 120 block parties. Registration is now open, and you can register your block party at http://www.tylerpolice.com or by calling the Tyler Police Department at 903-531-1096. According to information from the police department, T.A.C. is designed to unite neighbors and communities to encourage neighborhood communication, community involvement and crime prevention. Police say the program helps to educate residents about crime prevention and inform residents that communities are safer when neighbors work together.

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TxDOT Road Projects

Posted/updated on: August 31, 2015 at 2:47 pm

TxDOT signHere’s a look at work planned in the district during the weeks of August 31 and September 7. These schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions, equipment failure or other unforeseen issues.

A $5.2 million night time operation gets underway Tuesday, September 1 on U.S. Highway 79 in Henderson (Rusk County). The contractor will start work at 7:00pm. The repair project runs from Farm Road 225 going north to the Traffic Star. Work will be conducted in one-mile sections from 7:00pm to 6:00am each Sunday through Thursday for the duration of the project. Business access will be temporarily affected as the contractor stages equipment. Read more …

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DA: Harris County Deputy Shot 15 Times in Friday Night Ambush

Posted/updated on: August 31, 2015 at 2:42 pm

Shannon J. MilesHOUSTON (AP) — Authorities say a suburban Houston police officer who was ambushed at a gas station was shot 15 times. Shannon J. Miles appeared briefly in state District Court on Monday. He is being held without bond and was appointed two attorneys. Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson said Deputy Darren Goforth was shot 15 times and the shell casingsmatch the handgun that was found at Miles’ home. She also said a witness saw the shooting. Goforth, a 10-year veteran, was pumping gas about 8:20 p.m. Friday when he was ambushed and fatally shot. He died at the gas station in Cypress. Governor Greg Abbott has ordered Texas flags in Harris County and at the Capitol to be lowered to half-staff to honor the Houston-area deputy. Read more …

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Death of Man in Dallas County Jail Lobby Ruled Homicide

Posted/updated on: August 31, 2015 at 2:41 pm

Joseph hutchesonDALLAS (AP) — The death of a man in a Dallas County jail lobby after being handcuffed has been ruled a homicide, with contributing factors including drugs and stress to his body associated with the struggle and being restrained. The Dallas County medical examiner’s office said Monday the death of Joseph Hutcheson, 48, of Arlington was caused by the combined toxic effects of cocaine and methamphetamine, compounded by heart problems due to high blood pressure and the stress associated with struggle and restraint. Surveillance video from the lobby shows the man acting erratically before being subdued by deputies and losing consciousness August 1. Deputies had said they restrained Hutcheson because he posed a threat to himself and others.

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Police: Dallas Guard Shoots Wife After Fight Over Infidelity

Posted/updated on: August 31, 2015 at 2:37 pm

David Thompson-Dallas security guardDALLAS (AP) — A security guard at a Dallas office tower is accused of murder after allegedly calling 911 and saying he shot his wife because he feared for his life. Dallas police say David Thompson shot his wife late Saturday night in the lobby of the Bank Tower at Oak Cliff, where he was working as a guard. Police say Thompson’s wife went to the tower to confront him over alleged incidents of infidelity. A police affidavit says Thompson believed his wife was reaching for his pistol, and the two began to struggle. Thompson allegedly drew his weapon and fired. Police say the woman was not carrying a weapon of her own. Thompson is being held on $500,000 bond and did not have an attorney listed in jail records.

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“Brain-Eating” Amoeba Kills Houston Teen

Posted/updated on: August 31, 2015 at 2:36 pm

Michael Riley JrHOUSTON (ABC) — A 14-year-old boy from Houston, seen her in his Facebook picture, has died after battling a “brain-eating” amoeba. The announcement of Michael Riley’s death was posted on his Facebook page by his family on Sunday. The CDC says that the “brain-eating” amoeba, known as the Primary Amoeba Meningoencephalitis (PAM), can be contracted after being in a freshwater lake and is very common in freshwater lakes and rivers in Texas. That’s according to ABC News affiliate KTRK-TV. The amoeba is said to travel into the nose, and its most common victims are children.

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Authorities: 4 Dead in Fiery Austin Car Crash

Posted/updated on: August 31, 2015 at 2:36 pm

Austin Police patchAUSTIN (AP) — Four people are dead after what appears to be a one-vehicle crash overnight in north Austin. KXAN-TV reports that the crash occurred around 5 a.m. Sunday, when a potentially speeding car crashed through a concrete barrier and landed in a parking lot. The car caught on fire. Austin fire officials say firefighters put out the vehicle fire and found four victims inside.

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Doctor Claims College Wanted to Fire Her Over Facebook Posts

Posted/updated on: August 31, 2015 at 2:35 pm

Doctors symbolAUSTIN (AP) — A new doctor in a University of Texas residency training program has sued the school, claiming she faced possible dismissal after complaining on Facebook about having to work 100 hours or more per week. A judge in Austin issued a temporary restraining order that halted this week’s potential firing of Jenny Scoville Walsh. Her attorney contends that Walsh was exercising her free speech rights in her Facebook posts. The Austin American-Statesman reports that national rules limit residents to a maximum of 80 duty hours per week. A university lawyer told the judge that Walsh was put on probation and was being terminated for academic reasons only. Lawyers for the school declined to comment after Friday’s court hearing.

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Blue Bell Resumes Selling Ice Cream After listeria Recall

Posted/updated on: August 31, 2015 at 2:33 pm

Blue Bell TruckBRENHAM (AP) — Blue Bell ice cream is back. Blue Bell Creameries has resumed selling its products in select locations Monday, four months after the Texas-based retailer halted sales due to listeria contamination. Blue Bell ice cream is now available at stores in the Houston and Austin areas, including in the company’s hometown of Brenham, plus parts of Alabama. The company voluntarily recalled its products in April after they were linked to 10 listeria cases in four states, including three deaths in Kansas. Production plants in Texas, Oklahoma and Alabama then underwent an extensive cleaning and decontamination, under the regulatory oversight of health officials. Listeria bacteria can cause serious illness, especially in older adults, pregnant women and those with weakened immune systems. Read more …

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Tom Brady’s Fantasy Football Ranking Takes Hit with Looming Suspension

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is still fighting a looming four-game suspension penalty by the NFL while he awaits a judge's decision.

This past weekend was the first major draft weekend of the most competitive money Fantasy Football leagues, said Yahoo Sports Fantasy expert Andy Behrens, and the impending suspension has taken a...

Tom Brady and NFL Fail to Reach Settlement in ‘Deflate-Gate’ Suspension Decision

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is set to find out within the next two days whether his four-game suspension is upheld or overturned, according to the judge hearing his lawsuit against the NFL.

Brady is fighting his four-game suspension that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell ordered over the "deflate-gate" accusation that stemmed from the...

Serena Williams Seeks to Make History at US Open

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Serena Williams is the queen of Grand Slams, and the number one female tennis player in the world is back to defend her U.S. Open crown.

Williams, 33, talked with ABC News Good Morning America co-host Robin Roberts ahead of the her bid for her fourth consecutive U.S. Open title.

The tournament starts Monday and...

Paul Menard Wins XFINITY Series Race in Wisconsin

Rainier Ehrhardt/NASCAR via Getty Images(ELKHART LAKE, Wis.) — While the Sprint Cup Series was idle this weekend, the XFINITY Series was in action at Road America in Wisconsin.

Paul Menard, a native of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, won the Road America 180 Fired Up by Johnsonville on Saturday.

It was his third career XFINITY Series win at the track.

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Scoreboard Roundup — 8/30/15

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here’s the latest scores and winners:

INTERLEAGUE

N-Y Mets 5, Boston 4
N-Y Yankees 20, Atlanta 6
Oakland 7, Arizona 4, 11 Innings

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Toronto 9, Detroit 2
Tampa Bay 3, Kansas City 2
Cleveland 9, L.A. Angels 2
Minnesota 7, Houston 5
Chi White Sox 6, Seattle 5, 11 Innings
Texas 6, Baltimore 0...

Chicago Cubs’ Jake Arrieta Throws No-Hitter Against Dodgers

Stephen Dunn/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Jake Arrieta pitches the sixth no-hitter this season.

Arrieta threw a no-hitter for the Chicago Cubs, winning 2-0 against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday night. It marks his first career no-hitter and the sixth for Major League Baseball this season.

The Cubs pitcher struck out 12 and walked one for 116 pitches in nine...

Maria Sharapova Pulls Out of the US Open

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Maria Sharapova is out of the US Open.

In a post on Facebook Sunday, tennis star Maria Sharapova announced she will not take part in the US Open this year.

"Unfortunately I will not be able to compete in this years US Open," Sharapova posted. "I have done everything possible to be ready but...

Hokies Honor Virginia Journalists with Helmet Sticker

Michael Shroyer/Getty Images(BLACKSBURG, Va.) -- Virginia Tech will honor the two journalists who were tragically killed on air this past week.

In a statement on Sunday, the Virginia Tech Athletics Department announced the football team would wear special stickers on their helmets in memory of Alison Parker and Adam Ward who were shot by a former co-worker while doing...

Fan Dies After Falling During Braves and Yankees Game at Turner Field

Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images(ATLANTA) -- Atlanta Police say a fan has died after falling during a game between the Braves and the New York Yankess Saturday night.

According to ESPN, the victim fell from the upper deck of Turner Field during the top of the seventh inning.

On Sunday, the Fulton County Medical Examiner's office identified the man as...

American Pharoah Falls Behind Keen Ice in Travers Stakes

Horsephotos/Getty Images(SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.) -- A loss for this triple crown winner.

Though he had won eight consecutive races before Saturday, American Pharoah was overtaken by Keen Ice in the Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course.

According to USA Today, American Pharoah's trainer Bob Baffert said, "He didn't bring his A-game today...He got beat, we have to suck...

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Posted/updated on: August 31, 2015 at 4:30 am

WEATHER REPORT AND SUMMARY:
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VT [VALID TIME] THROUGH 08/31/2015@1730C
ISSUED: 08/31/2015 0430C

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: 87
MINIMUM THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 71
PRECIPITATION THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 0.00

TYLER-LONGVIEW METROPOLITAN AREA FORECAST:
TODAY: partly cloudy, high middle 90s, south winds 5-10 mph;
TMONIGHT: partly cloudy, low lower 70s, south winds 5-10 mph;
TOMORROW: partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon, high lower 90s, south winds 5-10 mph;
TOMORROW NIGHT: partly cloudy, low lower 70s, south winds 5-10 mph;
WEDNESDAY: partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon, high lower 90s, south winds 5-10 mph.
EXTENDED FORECAST:
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low lower 70s;
THURSDAY: partly cloudy, high middle 90s;
THURSDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low lower 70s;
FRIDAY: partly cloudy, high middle 90s;
FRIDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low lower 70s;
SATURDAY: partly cloudy, high middle 90s;
SATURDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low lower 70s;
SUNDAY: partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high middle 90s.

TYLER CLIMATE DATA FOR August 30, 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 72
PRECIPITATION 0.00
MONTH-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 2.67
YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 42.61

LONGVIEW CLIMATE DATA FOR August 30, 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 73
PRECIPITATION 0.00
MONTH-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 1.79
YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 43.40

REGIONAL TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION TABLE
08/30/2015 1911C

Station Min. Max. PCPN.
Athens Texas A&M Forest Service 74 92
Bonham Texas A&M Forest Service 76 96
Center Municipal Airport 71 92
Clarksville Texas A&M Forest Service 72 96
Corsicana Campbell Field 76 92
Crockett Texas A&M Forest Service 73 95
Dallas Love Field 78 98
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport 75 97
*Edgewood Union Pacific Railway 74 94
Fort Worth Meacham Field 75 98 Tr.
Gilmer Fox-Stephens Field 71 92
Greenville–Majors Field 72 95
Hallsville CWOP 71 92
Hawkins CWOP 70 93
Henderson Rusk County Airport 69 90
Houston Hobby Airport 71 90
*Jacksonville Cherokee County Airport 74 92
Linden Texas A&M Forest Service 69 93
Longview City 71 93
Longview East Texas Regional Airport 73 92
Lufkin–Angelina County Airport 69 90
Marshall Harrison County Airport 71 94
Mineola/Quitman–Wood County Airport 75 91
Mount Pleasant–Regional Airport 72 95
Nacogdoches A. L. Mangham Jr. Airport 66 91
Palestine NASA 73 89
Paris Cox Field 72 95
Shreveport Regional Airport 70 94
Sulphur Springs–Municipal Airport 75 93
Terrell Municipal Airport 73 96
Texarkana Webb Field 70 94
Tyler NWS City 72 91
Tyler–Pounds Field 76 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: 08/31/2015 0422C
A broad low pressure trough is over the Eastern United States, with broad high pressure
anchored over the desert Southwest. We’re in between.
There are a couple of disturbances in our general area one over North Mexico and a
second over Northeast Arkansas. In addition, a surface disturbance is over the North Central
Gulf of Mexico.
So, it looks as if temperatures will remain seasonably warm for the next week, rain
chances will be minimal though not absent, and skies will be partly cloudy to fair.
A significant change in this pattern looks likely for some time around the 8th or 9th.
At 4 a.m. today, skies are fair over the northern two-thirds of the region and cloudy over
the south. Temperatures are a few degrees either side of 70, and winds are light southerly. RKP

CODED CITIES FORECAST–TYR
ISSUED: 08/31/2015 0428C

DAY WX TEMP POP
Monday PARTLY CLOUDY 94/73 05%/10%
Tuesday PARTLY CLOUDY 93/72 20%/10%
Wednesday PARTLY CLOUDY 94/72 20%/05%

Maryland Quadruplets Join Freshman Class at Same College

Courtesy Randolph-Macon College(ASHLAND, Va.) -- Getting to know your new classmates can be one of the hardest parts of starting life as a college student, but four freshmen at a Virginia college already have that problem solved.

The freshmen are quadruplets who each chose, on their own, to attend the same college, Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia.

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Maryland Quadruplets Join Freshman Class at Same College

Courtesy Randolph-Macon College(ASHLAND, Va.) -- Getting to know your new classmates can be one of the hardest parts of starting life as a college student, but four freshmen at a Virginia college already have that problem solved.

The freshmen are quadruplets who each chose, on their own, to attend the same college, Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia.

The 17-year-old...

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Suspect Allegedly Unloaded His Entire Pistol in Texas Deputy

Harris County Sheriff's Office(HOUSTON) — A gunman unloaded his entire pistol into Harris County Sheriff's deputy Darren Goforth when he stopped at a gas station near Houston Friday, prosecutors said in court Monday, adding that they found 15 shell-casings at the scene.

Suspect Shannon Miles, 30, allegedly ran up to Goforth as he was filling up his tank and...

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Two Southwest Planes Clip One Another at Oakland Airport

iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(OAKLAND, Calif.) — Southwest Airlines says no one was hurt when two of its planes clipped one another other near a gate at Oakland International Airport Sunday night.

“The wing on Southwest Airlines aircraft operating flight number 280 came into contact with the wing of another Southwest aircraft, while pushing back from the gate at Oakland Airport. No...

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Florida Residents Brace for Erika’s Remnant Heavy Rains

In this NOAA handout, Tropical Storm Erika weakens and falls apart over Cuba on Saturday. (NOAA/NASA GOES Project via Getty Images)(TAMPA, Fla.) — Tropical Storm Erika may be done, but she’s left behind big rains that are headed for Florida.

Residents in the Sunshine State are hoping to stave off any flooding from the heavy rains expected to arrive...

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Hawaii Prepares for Ignacio as 2 More Hurricanes Swirl in the Pacific

National Hurricane Center(HONOLULU) -- Three hurricanes are whirling in the Pacific.

Even though it's been downgraded to a Category 3 hurricane, Ignacio is forecast to hit the Big Island on Monday and Maui on Tuesday.

Its maximum sustained winds are at 115 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Another hurricane of note is Hurricane Jimena, which the NHC...

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President Obama Changes the Name of Mount McKinley to Denali

iStock/Thinkstock(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) -- The highest peak in North America is getting a name change.

Mt. McKinley is now known by its Koyukon Athabascan name, Denali, in an effort by President Obama to help strengthen ties with Alaskan natives and the government.

"This designation recognizes the sacred status of Denali to generations of Alaska Natives," said a statement from the...

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Memorial Service Held for Virginia Journalists Killed On Air

Jay Paul/Getty Images(ROANOKE, Va.) -- A memorial service was held Sunday to remember two journalists who were tragically killed in Virginia.

The Roanoke Valley Symphony Orchestra played solemn songs as many gathered for an interfaith memorial service remembering Adam Ward and Alison Parker who were shot to death live on camera by a former co-worker.

The service was held...

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Bartender Wins Lottery With Cash He Found on the Street

Chris Rogers/iStock/ThinkStock(NEW YORK) -- A California bartender has won the lottery, all thanks to cash he found on the street.

After Hubert Tang picked up a $20 bill on the street outside the San Francisco airport Wednesday, he went to a market in San Mateo County, the California State Lottery said.

Tang hadn't played the lottery in 10 years,...

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For Slain Texas Deputy, Law Enforcement Was ‘His Calling,’ Brother-in-Law Says

ABC News(NEW YORK) --  For deputy Darren Goforth, who was shot and killed at a Texas gas station Friday, law enforcement was "his calling," his brother-in-law told ABC News.

Goforth, a Harris County Sheriff's deputy, was filling up his patrol car at a gas station near Houston when a man approached him from behind and shot him several times,...

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2 Dead After Storm Slams Washington State

Wavebreakmedia Ltd/iStock/ThinkStock(SEATTLE) -- A powerful storm system moved through parts of the northwest Saturday, leaving two dead and hundreds of thousands without power in Washington state.

A man was killed in Gig Harbor when a tree fell onto his car as he was driving, ABC affiliate KOMO-TV in Seattle reports. His 3-year-old daughter who was with him was uninjured....

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South Florida Prepares for What’s Left of Tropical Storm Erika

iStock/Thinkstock(MIAMI) -- South Florida prepares for the remnants of Tropical Storm Erika.

After Tropical Storm Erika dissipated over Cuba Saturdy morning, South Floridians prepared for the leftover heavy rain, flooding, and winds.

Florida Governor Rick Scott told residents they should stay alert, after declaring a state of emergency on Friday, and he said there's a possibility the storm could...

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For Slain Texas Deputy, Law Enforcement Was ‘His Calling,’ Brother-in-Law Says

Alex_Schmidt/iStock/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) -- For deputy Darren Goforth, who was shot and killed at a Texas gas station Friday, law enforcement was "his calling," his brother-in-law told ABC News.

Goforth, a Harris County Sheriff's deputy, was filling up his patrol car at a gas station near Houston when a man approached him from behind and shot him several times, according to...

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Memorial Service Held in New Orleans on Tenth Anniversary of Katrina

Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) -- Local leaders and residents attended a memorial service on Saturday for the 10 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina making landfall.

The ceremony took place at the Hurricane Katrina Memorial, a mausoleum for the nearly 100 unidentified victims of the storm. Among those in attendance were New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Louisiana...

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Mountain Lion Captured After Jumping on Mechanic Opening up Shop

MikeLane45/iStock/Thinkstock(PALMDALE, Calif.) -- A California mechanic got a surprise Friday morning when a mountain lion jumped on him as he was opening the shop where he worked.

Hank Barkerfelt said the encounter scared him but the animal quickly took off, ABC station KABC-TV reports. It happened at LJ Automotive in Palmdale, about 60 miles north of Los Angeles.

"I...

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Suspect Arrested in Murder of Harris County, TX Sheriff’s Deputy

aijohn784/iStock/Thinkstock(HARRIS COUNTY, T.X.) - A suspect has been arrested in connection with the ambush murder of a Harris County Sheriff's Deputy, authorities say.

Saturday afternoon, police in Houston announced they made an arrest of a suspect named Shannon J. Miles possibly involved in the shooting death of Harris County Sheriff Deputy Darren Goforth.

Goforth was filling his patrol car...

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Missing GW Student Last Seen Swimming in South Africa During Study Abroad

Jessica McConnell Burt/GW(WASHINGTON) -- A student from George Washington University has disappeared while studying abroad in South Africa this past weekend, the school confirmed.

Nicholas Upton is a junior at the school and is currently studying at a partner program in Cape Town.

He has not been seen since he went swimming in the Eastern Cape Province on Sunday...

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EXCLUSIVE: Pope Francis Holds Virtual Audience with Americans in ABC News Event Ahead of US Visit

ABC News(VATICAN CITY) -- Pope Francis participated in a virtual audience today with Americans from around the country during an event hosted exclusively with ABC News.

The event was moderated from inside the Vatican by ABC News’ "World News Tonight" anchor David Muir, as the pontiff engaged via satellite with individuals from three different groups: students at the Cristo...

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New Horizons Probe Gets Its Next Flyby Target After Pluto

NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI/Alex Parker(NEW YORK) — New Horizons has passed Pluto but the space probe's work isn't done yet.

NASA has selected a potential new target for New Horizons to fly past located nearly one billion miles beyond the dwarf planet in the Kuiper Belt, an area beyond Pluto's orbit of the Sun that is the largest structure in the planetary...

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Violent Clashes Outside Parliament in Kiev

SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images(KIEV, Ukraine) -- Violent clashes erupted in Ukraine's capital city Monday as demonstrators there protested constitutional amendments being discussed by lawmakers.

Police in riot gear hurled stun grenades and smoke bombs into the crowds, and at least 10 police officers were injured in the clashes.

The parliament is discussing amendments that would grant greater autonomy to Ukraine’s...

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ISIS Destroys Part of the Temple of Bel in Palmyra

iStock/Thinkstock(PALMYRA, Syria) -- ISIS destroys another historic site in Syria.

According to Aljazeera, ISIS blew up part of the historic Temple of Bel in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra on Sunday, detonating more than 30 tons of explosives.

ISIS originally gained control of Palmyra in May, and has continued to destroy items of historical importance including tombs...

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Vancouver Suffers Record Wind Storm and Flooding

iStock/Thinkstock(VANCOUVER, Canada) -- Vancouver braces for flooding after the city cleans up from the worst wind storm in nearly a decade.

Toppling trees all over the Vancouver-area, a wind storm's record high winds left 400,000 homes without power, one woman with life-threatening injuries after a tree fell on her, and another woman injured when a street light fell onto...

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Fatal Fire at Residential Complex in Saudi Arabia

Marcio Silva/iStock/ThinkStock(NEW YORK) -- At least 200 people are injured and 11 are dead after a fire ripped through a residential complex in the eastern Saudi Arabian city of Khobar, according to the BBC.

The complex is used to house those who work for the Saudi oil company, Aramco. Many of those injured are of different nationalities.

The...

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Russian President Vladimir Putin Pumps Iron, Grills in Newly Released Photos

Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images(MOSCOW) -- The Kremlin wants the world to know Russian President Vladimir Putin pumps iron and grills meat before most of the world gets out of bed.

New photos released by the Kremlin show Putin working out and barbecuing with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at a government residence in Sochi before sitting down to breakfast and tea....

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Arrests Made in Connection to Migrant Deaths; More Migrants Found in Another Truck

Jon Gorr/iStock/ThinkStock(NEW YORK) -- Four alleged human traffickers appeared in court in Hungary on Saturday accused of playing a role in the deaths of 71 migrants found packed into a delivery truck in Austria.

Razor wire failed to hold back the tide of humanity flooding into Europe.

Hundreds of thousands of people are now on the move - a...

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Watch the Sky for a ‘Supermoon’

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- It's a bird, it's a plane, it's supermoon!

Remember to stop and look at the sky Saturday night to witness one of the biggest and fullest moons of the year -- known as a "supermoon."

A supermoon occurs when a full moon or new moon is closest to Earth and comes within 224,834 miles of us,...

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Three Al Jazeera Journalists Sentenced to Jail in Egypt

fotokon/iStock/Thinkstock(CAIRO) -- Three journalists were sentenced to three years in prison in Egypt on Saturday, in what their employer is calling "another deliberate attack on press freedom."

Al Jazeera journalists Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy will return to prison after the ruling and colleague Peter Greste was sentenced though he had been deported earlier this year. "It is a...

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Tropical Storm Erika Has Dissipated near Cuba

ERIKA SANTELICES/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Tropical Storm Erika dissipated Saturday morning as it pushed over Hispaniola and Cuba.

As the storm was moving towards Cuba, it dissipated due to higher terrain and unfavorable atmospheric conditions. The National Hurricane Center canceled all tropical storm watches and warnings related to the storm at about 9 a.m.

Before losing strength, Erika caused...

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Radar Image, Deathbed Confession May Help Solve Nazi Treasure Train Mystery

Underground galleries, part of Nazi Germany 'Riese' construction project are pictured under the Ksiaz castle in the area where the 'Nazi gold train' is supposedly hidden underground, on August 28, 2015 in Walbrzych, Poland JANEK SKARZYNSKI/AFP/Getty Images(WARSAW, Poland) -- A radar image and a deathbed confession may be the final pieces of the puzzle in solving the mystery of...

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Tropical Storm Erika Moving Across Haiti

iSTock/Thinkstock(MIAMI) -- Erika may be losing steam.

As of Friday evening, Tropical Storm Erika was 25 miles southwest of Port au Prince and dumped rain on Haiti causing mudslides and flooding.

The storm is moving toward the west at 21 mph with maximum sustained winds at 45 mph, but it's expected to slow, according to the National Hurricane Center....

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Japan Passes Bill Requiring Companies to Set Goals for Hiring Women

Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images(TOKYO) -- There may soon be more women executives in Japan.

On Friday, Japan's upper house passed a bill requiring companies with more than 301 employees to set numerical targets for the hiring of female employees and managers.

According to The Wall Street Journal, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the efforts allowed the country to "move...

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Ashley Madison Says Site Continues to Attract New Members After Hack

Carl Court/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Adultery website Ashley Madison said today it has continued to attract new members, many of whom self-identified as female when signing up for the service.

Avid Life Media, the parent company of Ashley Madison, said in a statement Monday that "hundreds of thousands of new users signed up for the Ashley Madison platform" in...

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Girl, 9, Challenges Company’s Description of Boys’ vs. Girls’ Pajamas

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Adair Mahoney may only be 9 years old, but she knows how to get things done.

The North Carolina native was shopping for pajama pants on line at the popular store, Vineyard Vines, when she noticed that boys’ bottoms were called “lounge pants,” while the girls’ pants were called described as “lazy pants.”

“I thought, ‘uh,...

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Netflix Drops Epix in Move to Create More Original Content

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(LOS GATOS, Calif.) -- Now's the time to catch some of the biggest blockbusters on Netflix.

Netflix announced in a statement on Sunday that they will dropping its contract with Epix, the cable network, in pursuit of creating more original content.

Without Epix, the streaming service will not show such films as Hunger Games: Catching Fire,...

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Italian Energy Group Finds Biggest Natural Gas Field

PeterHermesFurian/iStock/ThinkStock(NEW YORK) -- Italian energy group Eni claims it has found, what is being called, one of the world's biggest natural gas fields, according to the BBC.

The field was found off the coast of Egypt and could possibly hold 5.5 billion barrels of oil.

Eni has full rights to the area after signing an energy exploration deal...

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Google’s Driverless Car Heads to Texas

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Google's driverless cars are heading east.

Google and Austin Mayor Steve Adler have announced that the Texas city will be the first outside of California to test the company's self-driving cars.

One Lexus SUV has already been spotted on the streets of Austin this summer, with safety drivers along for the ride.

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Jeep Hackers Hired to Work for Uber

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Uber hires two hackers.

After remotely hijacking a Jeep and causing the Fiat Chrysler recall of 1.4 million vehicles, hackers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek are now working for Uber.

"Looking forward to starting Tuesday with the great team at @Uber Advanced Technology Center," tweeted Miller. "Should be a cool challenge and a lot...

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Scientists Begin Year-Long Stay in Hawaii Dome to Learn About Space Travel

This photo released by University of Hawai'i's press site on July 29, 2015 shows Kim Binsted at HI-SEAS habitat on Hawai'i Island. University of Hawai'i(NEW YORK) -- Six scientists began their year-long stay in a solar-powered dome to help researchers learn what space travelers would endure while heading to Mars.

The 365-day experiment started Friday on Mauna Loa, a...

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Twitter Commits to Increasing Employment of Women

seewhatmitchsee/iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Twitter has committed itself to hiring more women in an effort to increase diversity, the company said in a blog post on Friday.

"We want the makeup of our company to reflect the vast range of people who use Twitter," the post read. "Doing so will help us build a product to better serve people...

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What Can Happen if You Fly Your Drone Near Aircraft

iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- Police detained a Los Angeles man this week after he allegedly flew his drone dangerously close to an LAPD helicopter, which was on the hunt for a suspect.

After taking evasive action to avoid the hovering drone, the chopper diverted, tracking the drone operator to a Rite-Aid parking lot, where officers handcuffed him and took him...

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Wall Street Ends a Wild Week with Small Gains and Losses

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Small gains and losses, a calm end for Wall Street after five wild days of trading.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 11.76 to finish the session at 16643.01.

The Nasdaq gained 15.62, ending at 4828.32, while the S&P 500 was up 1.21 to finish the week at 1988.87.

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What Customers Can Eat with McDonald’s Customized Menu

iStock/Thinkstock(AURORA, Colo.) -- Customers at a McDonald's in Colorado who want to order a Big Mac may be surprised when the restaurant offers them customized options.

A McDonald's location in Aurora, Colorado, is testing the burger chain's fast-casual "Create Your Taste" platform. With the test, customers use touch-screen kiosks to customize their orders, including choosing from 25 ingredients on...

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Apple’s September Event Will Be Available to Stream for Windows 10 Users

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) — Apple's special Sept. 9 event will be live-streamed online — and this time, Windows 10 users will also be able to join in the excitement.

A website for the event — where it's widely expected Apple will show off a new iPhone 6S — says Apple will support live streaming for Windows 10 devices...

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Little-Known Rule 48 and Other Stock Regulations That Can Affect Your Money

Andrew Burton/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — While investors panicked across global markets in the last week, stock exchange officials in the U.S. used a little-known rule to try to smooth trading.

For three straight days this week, the New York Stock Exchange put into action "Rule 48," which can essentially speed up the opening of trading to prevent a panicky...

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Facebook Milestones Leading to a Billion Users in a Single Day

Founder of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg, right, and Dustin Moscovitz, co-founder have their photo taken at Harvard Yard in 2004 in Cambridge, Mass. (Justine Hunt/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)(MENLO PARK, Calif.) — When Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook from his Harvard dorm room in 2004, his audience was college students.

Eleven years later, the Facebook CEO celebrated a milestone: One...

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Ashley Madison Hack: CEO Noel Biderman Is Stepping Down

Carl Court/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Noel Biderman, the CEO of Avid Life Media, is stepping down from the company in the wake of an unprecedented hack that left 37 million customers exposed.

"This change is in the best interest of the company and allows us to continue to provide support to our members and dedicated employees. We are steadfast...

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

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

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

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

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Mixed Day on Wall Street, Despite Upbeat Monthly Employment Report

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

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

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

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US Economy Adds 280K Jobs in May

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

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

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

 Hourly wages rose 0.3 percent...

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CVS Accused in Lawsuit of Racially Profiling Customers, Worker Discrimination

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

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

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Issues Obama Should Discuss as He Heads to the Arctic

Tom Pennington/Getty Images(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) -- President Obama heads north on Monday to highlight the issue of climate change against the backdrop of receding glaciers in Alaska.

While visiting the 49th state, he plans to tour Seward’s Exit glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park, which has receded more than 1.25 miles since records have been kept, visit fishing villages and...

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Bernie Sanders Applied for ‘Conscientious Objector’ Status During Vietnam

Adam Bettcher/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Bernie Sanders applied for conscientious objector status during the Vietnam War, his campaign confirmed to ABC News.

"As a college student in the 1960s he was a pacifist," Michael Briggs, campaign spokesman added in an email. "[He] isn't now."

Last week, the Des Moines Register ran a column from a Hillary Clinton supporter and Vietnam...

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Obama’s Denali Renaming Gets Mixed Reactions in Congress

Lance King/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The Obama administration’s decision to rename North America’s highest summit from Mount McKinley to its traditional Native American name, Denali, has divided lawmakers along geographical lines.

Many lawmakers from McKinley’s home state of Ohio were furious with the announcement Sunday, while Alaskan legislators welcomed the decision, which reverts the mountain back to its original name...

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Carson Tied for Lead with Trump in Iowa, Poll Finds

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Neurosurgeon Ben Carson has surged into the spotlight.

A new poll released Monday shows Ben Carson tied with Donald Trump for the lead in Iowa with 23 percent support, marking the first time since mid-July that an Iowa poll has shown Trump not alone in the lead.

The Monmouth University poll shows the surgeon’s...

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Today on the Trail — 8/31/15

ABC News (NEW YORK) — It looks like an exciting, unpredictable month of August in the race for the White House is approaching a quiet end.

Frontrunners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have no public events Monday, with Clinton back to the Hamptons to continue her vacation.

Republican establishment favorite Jeb Bush is also off the trail.

Meanwhile, New Jersey...

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Hillary Clinton’s 55,000 Pages of Emails: That’s a Whole Lot of Paper

Scott Olson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The State Department is set to release its largest batch of Hillary Clinton's emails to date Monday, at least 6,000 pages from the over 55,000 pages it’s been poring over since April.

That’s a lot of paper.

With the average ream of paper measuring two inches thick, 55,000 pieces of paper stacked on top of...

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Scott Walker Doesn’t Rule Out Building Fence Along US-Canada Border

Scott Olson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- When it comes to securing the nation's borders, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he has heard "legitimate concerns" from voters about the need to strengthen security along the U.S. border with Canada, not just Mexico.

Asked by NBC about the notion of building a fence along the Canadian border, the Republican presidential candidate said it's...

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Minnesota Sen. Klobuchar Confident Clinton Will Avoid Repeat of ’08

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar is confident Hillary Clinton’s campaign will avoid a repeat of 2008, when she lost the Democratic presidential nomination to then-Sen. Barack Obama, even as the party's frontrunner starts to slip in the Iowa polls and faces growing controversy over her private email server.

"Her campaign is so much different than 2008,"...

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Bernie Sanders: ‘People Are Responding to Our Message’

Adam Bettcher/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders said Sunday he does not know whether new poll numbers putting him within 7 percentage points of Hillary Clinton in Iowa mean her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination is in trouble, but his campaign is "doing great."

“You know, it’s not just in Iowa. It’s in New Hampshire. It’s all...

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Gov. Bobby Jindal Predicts Donald Trump Support Will Fade After ‘Summer of Silliness’

Scott Olson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) --    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal expressed optimism for his own presidential campaign in the face of Donald Trump's surging popularity, calling it a symptom of the early campaign season.

"I think after we get past the summer of silliness and insults, the voters are going to begin to look at who is prepared to do the...

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5 Stories You’ll Care About in Politics This Week

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- If we have our undisputed frontrunners, why does nobody seem to be happy about it?

Maybe it has something to do with the hair. Donald Trump has his, but we’re not sure his rivals will have theirs by the time they read all of Trump’s Tweets. Hillary Clinton says she colors hers, but the focus of...

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How Joe Biden Surprised Delaware Democrats Ahead of 2016 Decision

Drew Angerer/Getty Images(WILMINGTON, Del.) -- Will he, or won't he?

Home in Wilmington, Delaware, for the weekend, Vice President Joe Biden made an unannounced stop by the Sussex Democratic Jamboree in Lewes, spending time with his most loyal supporters as he contemplates a presidential bid.

The vice president "wanted to thank the community for all their support the last...

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Poll: Hillary Clinton’s Iowa Lead Over Bernie Sanders Shrinks to 7 Points

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(DES MOINES, Iowa) -- Bernie Sanders is closing in.

That's the latest from a new poll released in Iowa on Saturday night, showing Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton leading Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders by only 7 percentage points, 37 percent to 30 percent.

The Des Moines Register/Bloomberg News poll also shows Vice President Joe Biden, who is...

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Donald Trump Says He’ll Decide on Possibility of Third Party Run ‘Soon’

ABC News(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump said Saturday that a decision is imminent about whether he will run as a third party candidate.

“We’re going to make a decision very soon and I think a lot of people are going to be very happy," Trump told reporters in Nashville Tennessee, after addressing the National Federation of...

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Chris Christie Wants to Track Immigrants Like FedEx Tracks Packages

Andrew Burton/Getty Images(LACONIA, N.H.) -- On immigration, Chris Christie is taking a page from FedEx's book.

At a New Hampshire town hall in the Laconia VFW on Saturday, the New Jersey governor and Republican presidential hopeful told supporters he thinks the government should track immigrants similar to how FedEx tracks packages.

"We need to have a system that tracks...

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Health Officials Investigating Legionnaires’ Outbreak at San Quentin Prison

iStock/Thinkstock(SAN QUENTIN, Calif.) — The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, along with local and state health officials are investigating an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease at San Quentin State Prison.

As of Sunday, officials confirmed there are six cases of the disease, which is a severe form of pneumonia, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Five...

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Acting as Surrogate, North Dakota Woman Gives Birth to Her Granddaughter

ABC News(NEW YORK) — A 51-year-old mother with multiple sclerosis gave birth to her own granddaughter in North Dakota, acting as a surrogate for her daughter.

The pregnancy came with an unexpected and welcome side effect.

Mandy Stephens and her husband Jamie couldn’t wait to get pregnant after marrying in 2013, but they had trouble conceiving and opted for...

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Ice Cream that’s Better for You… and Doesn’t Melt?!

iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- Reduced-fat ice cream that doesn't melt? That's what British scientists are said to be working on.

A team of scientists from the University of Edinburgh and the University of Dundee said in a written statement that they have discovered a type of protein which could be used to create ice cream that is more resistant to melting....

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Pediatricians Urge Parents to Talk to Teens Early About Alcohol

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- It may be better to talk to your teens about alcohol earlier rather than later.

The American Academy of Pediatrics issued a statement Monday telling parents to talk to their teens about alcohol, and specifically address the dangers and health effects of binge drinking.

And the message may not come a moment too soon.

Past research...

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‘Brain-Eating’ Amoeba Kills Texas Teen

cosmin4000/iStock/ThinkStock(HOUSTON) -- A 14-year-old boy from Houston has died after battling a 'brain-eating' amoeba.

The announcement of Michael Riley's death was posted on his Facebook page by his family on Sunday.

The CDC says that the 'brain-eating' amoeba, known as the Primary Amoeba Meningoencephalitis (PAM), can be contracted after being in a freshwater lake and is very common in...

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Famed Neurologist Oliver Sacks Dies at 82

smolkapressepool/ullstein bild via Getty Images(NEW YORK) --   Renowned neurologist and author of "Awakenings" Oliver Sacks died Sunday. He was 82.

His assistant, Kate Edgar, told The New York Times the cause was cancer. ABC News was unable to reach Edgar.

Sacks, a professor of neurology at New York University School of Medicine, announced in February a rare eye tumor...

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Study: Wireless Could Be the Future of Pacemakers

janulla/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Researchers say a new type of pacemaker without wires and that doesn't require surgery to install could be the future of the device.

According to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the new device is about one-tenth the size of a conventional pacemaker and was effective in about 90 percent of...

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FDA Takes Action Against 3 Tobacco Makers for Label Language

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Don't pay any attention to the label.

The Federal Drug Administration said this week they issued "warning letters" to three tobacco manufacturers including ITG Brands LLC, Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company Inc., and Sherman’s 1400 Broadway N.Y.C. Ltd., for their package labeling that says "additive-free" or "natural."

“The FDA’s job is to ensure tobacco products are not...

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Parade of Big Trucks Honors Toddler Who Died From Rare Disease

ABC News(PHOENIX) -- It was a sight to see in Arizona road as a stream of big trucks took part in a funeral procession to pay tribute to a 3-year-old boy who recently died.

ABC News station KNXV-TV in Phoenix reports that more than 100 trucks, including fire engines, vintage military vehicles, and semis, went through the city of...

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FDA Warns Some Type 2 Diabetes Drugs Can Cause Severe Joint Pain

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Federal Drug Administration issued an alert on Friday, warning about certain types of Type 2 Diabetes treatments causing severe and debilitating joint pain.

The FDA mentioned in the alert the medicines sitagliptin, saxagliptin, linagliptin, and alogliptin as causing the joint pain.

"Patients should not stop taking their DPP-4 inhibitor medicine, but should contact their health care...

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USDA Expands Kapowsin Meats Recall for Salmonella Contamination

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Kapowsin Meats has recalled approximately 523,380 pounds of pork products because of a Salmonella contamination, an expanded number since its original recall.

According to a statement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday, the Graham, Wash. establishment originally recalled some of their products weeks ago, but the USDA has expanded the recall after an investigation by...

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Dog Survives Being Shot in the Mouth by Ex-Boyfriend Who Beat Owner, Authorities Say

Courtesy BluePearl Veterinary Partners(NEW YORK) -- A year-old pit bull named Honey survived being shot point blank in the mouth by her owner's ex-boyfriend during an argument at her Brooklyn apartment in New York City, according to Honey's owner and a criminal court complaint.

Honey's owner, Asha Stringfield, 24, told ABC News on Friday that she has a restraining...

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School Reportedly Bans Girl’s “Wonder Woman” Lunchbox

ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A warning from school administrators to parents over their daughter’s lunchbox is one seemingly worthy of a super hero’s rescue. The only problem is that super heroes are banned from the school, even on a lunchbox.

An Imgur user posted a letter earlier this week reportedly sent from school officials to...

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Pregnant Wife of Lady Antebellum Member Details Fertility Struggle

Jason Davis/Getty Images for Vh1 Save The Music(NEW YORK) — As part of the chart-topping Lady Antebellum, Charles Kelley has helped take the music industry by storm.

Now, Kelley, 33, has another reason to sing. He and his wife, 32-year-old Cassie McConnell Kelley, are expecting a baby after six years of marriage.

McConnell Kelley talked to ABC News about...

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Pup That Used to ‘Hop Like a Kangaroo’ Gets Prosthetic Paws

Marilyn Hendrickson(NEW YORK) -- A pup named Journey is now able to run like other dogs after being fitted with special prosthetic legs.

The Shiba Inu/Jundo mix lost her front paws after she was set on fire along with her siblings and was the only survivor.

Marilyn Hendrickson, director of donations at the MEOW Cat Rescue shelter in Seattle,...

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Andy Grammer Joins “Dancing with the Stars”

Sherwin Lainez(NEW YORK) -- Honey, he's good...but is he a good dancer?  We'll find out soon, because Andy Grammer has joined the cast of ABC's Dancing with the Stars.

Andy appeared on the show twice last year, and told ABC Radio at the time that competing on the show was something he hadn't ruled out.  He even said he'd talked about...

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Why Netflix Is Losing “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” and Other High-Profile Movies

Lionsgate Films(NEW YORK) -- If you've yet to watch The Hunger Games: Catching Fire on Netflix, you better act fast.

Netflix said Sunday that the second Hunger Games movie, along with other high-profile flicks like World War Z and Transformers: Age of Extinction, will expire at the end of September on its U.S. service.

Why? Because, Netflix Chief...

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Matt Damon Says New “Bourne” Film Inspired by Edward Snowden

Peter Kramer/NBC(LOS ANGELES) -- Matt Damon says the reason he hasn't done a Bourne movie since 2007 is that he and director Paul Greengrass were waiting for a big enough change in the world.

Enter Edward Snowden.

Though his first three movies were hits, the actor told BuzzFeed, "We always looked at those movies as really about the Bush presidency, and so we kind...

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Watch Promo for Final “Downton Abbey” Season

ITV(NEW YORK) -- While the final season of Downton Abbey won't premiere in the U.S. until January, there's a new promo online that will whet your appetite.

It was released over the weekend by British broadcaster ITV, which will debut the sixth and final season of the period drama in the U.K. on September 20.

In the one-minute clip,...

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Judge Joe Brown in Jail for Contempt of Court

Shelby County Sheriff's Office(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) -- Former TV judge Joe Brown turned himself in to authorities Thursday night and is serving a five-day stint for being found in contempt of court dating back to an incident from last year, Shelby County Sheriff's Office confirmed to ABC News.

 

Brown, 68, surrendered himself to Memphis police, then was transferred to Shelby Corrections,...

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Robin Wright and Fiancé End Engagement

David Giesbrecht for Netflix(LOS ANGELES) -- Robin Wright and and her fiancé Ben Foster have called off their engagement, a source tells People magazine.

The couple actually broke up months ago, according to the insider.

Wright, 49, and Foster, 34, met on the set of the 2011 film Rampart, and got engaged in February of 2014. They broke up the...

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“Fear the Walking Dead” Recap: Episode 2 – ‘So Close Yet So Far’

Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC(NEW YORK) -- SPOILERS AHEAD: The second episode of Fear the Walking Dead shows the outbreak swiftly starting to spread, though it's the survivors -- not the walkers -- who kick-start the end of the world. 

The episode kicks off with the high school's Principal Costa (Scott Lawrence) walking through his eerily empty school.

Meanwhile, after...

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Hulk Hogan on Racial Slur Scandal: ‘Please Forgive Me’

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- With his signature leg drop, horseshoe moustache and undeniable strength, 12-time world wrestling champion Hulk Hogan single-handedly transformed wrestling into a global phenomenon, but he's now he’s fighting to maintain his legacy after fallout over his admitted use of the N-word.

In an exclusive interview with ABC News’ Amy Robach that aired Monday on Good...

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“Bachelor in Paradise” Recap: Samantha Gives Joe the Heave-Ho

ABC/Rick Rowell(NEW YORK) -- Joe Bailey's time in paradise came to a sudden end on Sunday night.

He was eliminated during the latest episode of Bachelor in Paradise -- all thanks to Samantha Steffen, the woman who motivated him to join the show in the first place.

In a dramatic rose ceremony, Samantha held the final rose and was forced...

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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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Childhood Nutrition: What They Eat Matters Now and Later

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fribble

verb intr.: To act in a wasteful or frivolous manner. verb tr.: To fritter away. noun: A wasteful or frivolous person or thing.

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