East Texas Headlines
Posted/updated on: October 9, 2015 at 11:32 am
LONGVIEW — A fatal accident in which the victim apparently fell out of a car has Longview police looking for leads. Police were dispatched at 7:49 p.m. Thursday to a Young Street location near the Martin Luther King Boulevard intersection. When officers arrived they were told a green, older model Ford Crown Victoria was traveling westbound on Young Street. As the driver of the car turned to travel north on MLK, the driver lost control of the vehicle and struck the west side of a store, causing significant damage to the building. Read more …
Posted/updated on: October 9, 2015 at 10:43 am
TYLER — Tyler Police are searching for the driver involved in a hit and run accident. It happened just before midnight Thursday on Loop 323 and Troup Highway. The condition of the victim is unknown. We’ll have more information as it becomes available.
Posted/updated on: October 9, 2015 at 10:42 am
LONGVIEW — The Longview Police Department has now arrested five people in connection with an August shooting at the Bunny’s store in northern Smith County, bringing this week’s arrest total to six in the case. According to KETK, police say Longview SWAT served a warrant on 15th Street around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Police said they received information a suspect involved in a fatal shooting was at the location. Police were able to locate the suspect and take him into custody. Three other men at the location were also arrested and taken to the Gregg County Jail. One man died in the Bunny’s melee, in which more than 300 people were said to be involved. Read more …
Posted/updated on: October 9, 2015 at 10:41 am
SMITH COUNTY — The names of two people killed a wreck on Interstate 20 have been released. The accident happened around 11:00 Wednesday night when two 18-wheelers collided. According to KETK, the Texas Department of Public Safety says the driver, William Harris, 54, and Adam Banicki, 42, the passenger, both from Florida, were killed in the accident. According to one truck driver, he was hit from behind by another truck, which then caught fire. The driver said he tried to use a fire extinguisher and help the two escape but was unable to get them out. No other injuries were reported.
Posted/updated on: October 9, 2015 at 10:45 am
TYLER — Officials say skeletal remains found in eastern Smith County have been identified as those of Jerry Wayne Potter, 62. Potter was reported missing to the Smith County Sheriff’s Office on April 22. According to family members, it was not uncommon for him to not be seen or heard from for weeks at a time. On Tuesday around 3:15 p.m., sheriff’s deputies responded to a suspicious circumstance call from someone who had discovered the remains on his property. If you saw Potter at any time or have any information that may help with the investigation you are asked to call the Smith County Sheriff’s Office at 903-566-6600.
Posted/updated on: October 9, 2015 at 1:13 pm
RUSK COUNTY – Authorities in the Kilgore area have taken Millard Wiley III, 32, into custody after he allegedly shot his father earlier this week. According to KETK, deputies and state troopers were called at 4:39 Wednesday afternoon to a shooting on Rusk County Road 167E. They found Millard Wiley Jr. with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was taken to a Tyler hospital, where he is still recovering. The younger Wiley was taken to the county jail and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Posted/updated on: October 9, 2015 at 10:44 am
PALESTINE — A former Anderson County teacher will be spending time in prison because of an improper relationship between an educator and Student. In a plea agreement with the state, Rachel Bauer, 25, was sentenced to 10 years in prison. The former Frankston High School agriculture teacher was also sentenced to 10 years deferred adjudication probation for the felony offense of Sexual Assault of a Child. The probation begins once she is released from prison. Bauer must register as a sex offender for life.
Posted/updated on: October 9, 2015 at 3:00 pm
HOUSTON (AP) – Officials say a student was killed during a shooting outside a Texas Southern University student housing complex, and that two people have been detained for questioning. University President John Rudley says the student was a freshman at the school. The student’s name, age and gender weren’t immediately released. Houston police spokeswoman Jodi Silva says the other person who was shot is hospitalized in stable condition. That person’s name and condition also haven’t been released. Silva says the shooting happened in a parking lot outside the University Courtyard Apartments, which is on the edge of the school’s Houston campus. She says two people have now been detained, but that a motive remains unclear. She says a third person is being sought for questioning, but that there is no active shooting investigation. Rudley says the school is no longer on lockdown and classes will resume Monday.
Posted/updated on: October 9, 2015 at 10:55 am
AUSTIN (AP) — A tenured professor at the University of Texas says he will not teach next year because the new law allowing for concealed handguns at public universities has left him fearing for his safety. Economics Professor Daniel Hamermesh says he teaches required courses that draw hundreds of students and it would be difficult to identity one who may be disgruntled or has a mental disorder. The Austin American-Statesman reports that some faculty have threatened to leave over the law that takes effect Aug. 1, but Hamermesh appears to be the first to have followed through. He doesn’t expect many professors to leave because of the law but says it will likely affect the hiring of academic leaders. The law allows campuses to carve out “reasonable” gun-free zones, provided they don’t effectively ban guns entirely.
Posted/updated on: October 9, 2015 at 10:56 am
AUSTIN (AP) — Texas has filed suit against Volkswagen, charging that the automaker’s emissions rigging violated state consumer protection laws and clean air standards. Attorney General Ken Paxton said Thursday that his state would seek restitution for consumers, and an injunction and civil penalties to prohibit future violations. Paxton, who himself has been indicted for securities fraud, said in a statement, “When companies willfully violate the public’s trust, a penalty must be paid.” VW says it installed devices designed to defeat emissions testing on many Volkswagen and Audi diesel cars dating to model year 2009. Paxton said Texans purchased around 32,000 affected vehicles. There are about 49 authorized VW dealerships statewide. Last month, Harris County, which includes Houston, filed a multimillion dollar lawsuit against VW, alleging the automaker contributed to air quality problems.
Posted/updated on: October 9, 2015 at 10:55 am
SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Up to 10 inches of rain has fallen overnight in parts of Texas Hill Country, triggering flash flood warnings, road closures and the cancellation of classes. Heavy rainfall fell early Friday morning in Rio, Uvalde, Zavala and other counties west of San Antonio. Lighter precipitation was moving eastward into the San Antonio region. The National Weather Service says the Rio Grande River at Eagle Pass normally flows at about three feet but is expected to swell to nearly 10 feet (the flood stage is 16 feet). The Eagle Pass school district cancelled all Friday classes. Intermittent showers are expected to continue through the day in the region before giving way to sunny skies Saturday.
Posted/updated on: October 9, 2015 at 10:55 am
WACO (AP) – Baylor University has joined a growing list of schools rescinding honorary degrees conferred on Bill Cosby over the years. The Waco Tribune-Herald reports the university’s board of regents on Thursday voted to rescind an honorary doctorate awarded to Cosby in 2003. Baylor spokeswoman Lori Fogleman said in a statement that “acts of interpersonal and sexual violence” contradict the school’s values. The vote by regents comes days after Wilkes University in Pennsylvania revoked an honorary degree it granted Cosby in 2004. Court documents unsealed in July show Cosby admitting in 2005 to carrying on extramarital relationships with several women, including some who accuse him of sexual assault. He has not been charged with a crime.
Posted/updated on: October 9, 2015 at 10:56 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump says Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl should have been executed for leaving his post in Afghanistan. Trump made the comments Thursday afternoon at a rowdy rally inside a packed Las Vegas theater at the casino-hotel Treasure Island. Trump says Bergdahl is a “no-good traitor” and would have been shot 30 years ago. Bergdahl was charged in March with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. The Army conducted a hearing on his case earlier this month in Texas. Bergdahl is accused of leaving his post in southeastern Afghanistan in June 2009. He was held prisoner by the Taliban for five years, then exchanged for five Taliban commanders being held by the U.S. Trump has long railed against the deal. Read more …
Posted/updated on: October 9, 2015 at 10:56 am
BEEVILLE (AP) — Two men have been arrested and charged with murder in the fatal shooting of two men and a woman at a South Texas home. The Bee County Sheriff’s Office says Felix Lee Perez,23, was arrested about 5:00 Thursday afternoon without incident in a residential neighborhood on Beeville’s south side. Bee County Sheriff Carlos Carrizales said Presciliano “Pres” Martinez, 36, was arrested Wednesday night in a neighborhood west of downtown Beeville. The sheriff did not offer a possible motive for the gunfire September 22 at a house in Beeville. Carrizales says authorities were summoned by a call from inside the home or from a neighbor. The victims were identified as 33-year-old Barry Garcia, 18-year-old Marc Fuentes and 45-year-old Rosalinda Posada. Beeville is 50 miles northwest of Corpus Christi.
Posted/updated on: October 9, 2015 at 10:56 am
DALLAS (AP) — Somebody is going to get some barbecue, but who gets it will be decided by the outcome of Saturday’s annual Red River Rivalry game between Texas and Oklahoma in Dallas. Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin have made the two state’s traditional wager over the outcome. A statement from Abbott’s office says a Texas win would mean Fallin and Head Country Bar-B-Q in Oklahoma City will sponsor 600 meals to be served at Austin’s Capital Area Food Bank. An OU win would mean Abbott will send a shipment of meals from Railhead BBQ in Fort Worth to the City Rescue Mission, an Oklahoma City nonprofit partnering with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.
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(NEW YORK) -- Thabo Sefolosha was acquitted Friday of three counts stemming from an incident outside a New York City nightclub earlier this year.
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(NEW YORK) — Here’s the latest scores and winners:
AMERICAN LEAGUE DIVISION SERIES
Texas 5, Toronto 3
Houston 5, Kansas City 2
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Indianapolis 27, Houston 20
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Ottawa 3, Buffalo 1
Winnipeg 6, Boston 2
OT Tampa Bay 3, Philadelphia 2
Nashville 2, Carolina 1
St. Louis 3, Edmonton 1
Dallas 3, Pittsburgh 0...
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"On the advice of his...
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(DALLAS) -- Greg Hardy has a few things to stay about Tom Brady and his wife.
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(NEW YORK) -- FIFA President Sepp Blatter has been suspended for three months, FIFA announced on Thursday.
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The suspension stems from criminal proceedings that were...
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Dr. Bob’s Weather Forecast and Report
Posted/updated on: October 9, 2015 at 4:41 am
WEATHER REPORT AND SUMMARY:
VT [VALID TIME] THROUGH 10/09/2015@1730C
ISSUED: 10/09/2015 0441C
TYLER–CITY OFFICE OBSERVATIONS SINCE 7:00 P.M. CDT YESTERDAY:
MAXIMUM THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 82
MINIMUM THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 66
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: 82
MINIMUM THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 68
PRECIPITATION THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 0.00
TYLER-LONGVIEW METROPOLITAN AREA FORECAST:
TODAY: mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for afternoon showers and thunderstorms, high upper 80s, light southwest winds becoming northerly about 10 mph in the afternoon;
TONIGHT: partly cloudy, low lower 60s, north winds about 5 mph;
TOMORROW: mostly sunny, high middle 80s, north winds 5-10 mph;
TOMORROW NIGHT: mostly clear, low upper 50s, northeast winds about 5 mph;
SUNDAY: partly cloudy, high upper 80s, south winds about 10 mph.
SUNDAY NIGHT: mostly clear, low upper 60s;
COLUMBUS DAY: partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for afternoon showers and thunderstorms, high lower 90s;
MONDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for evening showers and thunderstorms, low lower 60s;
TUESDAY: mostly sunny, high middle 80s;
TUESDAY NIGHT: mostly clear, low middle 50s;
WEDNESDAY: mostly sunny, high upper 80s;
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: mostly clear, low upper 50s;
THURSDAY: mostly sunny, high upper 80s.
TYLER CLIMATE DATA FOR October 8, 2015
(The report is for the twenty-four hours ending at midnight Greenwich
Mean Time, 7:00 p.m. Central Daylight-saving Time. The maximum
and minimum temperatures represent the observations during the preceding eighteen hours, and precipitation during the preceding twenty-four hours. The observations are made at NWS/419207, Tyler, Texas City Office, 95.3W/32.3N, 158M).
MONTH-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 0.00
YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 42.76
LONGVIEW CLIMATE DATA FOR October 8, 2015(The report is for the twenty-four hours ending at midnight Greenwich Mean Time, 7:00 p.m. Central Daylight-saving Time. The maximum and minimum temperatures represent the observations during the preceding eighteen hours, and precipitation during the preceding twenty-four hours. The observations are made at WMO/722470, Longview, Texas–East Texas Regional Airport, [94.7W/32.4N, 107M]).
MONTH-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 0.00
YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 43.44
REGIONAL TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION TABLE
Station Min. Max. PCPN.
Athens Municipal Airport 61 88
Bonham Texas A&M Forest Service 60 90
Center Municipal Airport 65 91
Clarksville Texas A&M Forest Service 64 89
Corsicana Campbell Field 66 91
Crockett Houston County Airport 63 90
Dallas Love Field 68 91
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport 68 91
*Edgewood Union Pacific Railway 65 91
Fort Worth Meacham Field @67 91
Gilmer Fox Stephens Field 63 88
Greenville–Majors Field 61 91
Hallsville CWOP 67 M.
Hawkins CWOP 64 90
Henderson Rusk County Airport 61 90
Houston Hobby Airport 71 87
*Jacksonville Cherokee County Airport 68 89
Linden Texas A&M Forest Service 63 92
Longview City 66 91
Longview East Texas Regional Airport 63 92
Lufkin–Angelina County Airport 63 89
Marshall Harrison County Airport 66 93
Mineola/Quitman–Wood County Airport 61 90
Mount Pleasant–Regional Airport 63 90
Nacogdoches A. L. Mangham Jr. Airport 61 90
Palestine Municipal Airport 64 90
Paris Cox Field 64 88
Shreveport Regional Airport 68 92
Sulphur Springs–Municipal Airport 63 90
Terrell Municipal Airport 62 91
Texarkana Webb Field 64 90
Tyler City 65 89
Tyler–Pounds Field 66 91
(* Precipitation data may be reported from a nearby Forest Service
station, or from a cooperating station which reports through 7:00
# Indicates estimated data.
@ Indicates incomplete data.
? Indicates questionable data.
R indicates that a record was set or tied.
All other precipitation reporting periods are for the 24 hours
ending at 7:00 p.m. CDT; maximum and minimum temperatures are
within the eighteen hours ending at 7:00 p.m. CDT.)
PUBLIC FORECAST EXPLANATION
ISSUED: 10/09/2015 0429C
A 1020-mb. Surface high is centered near Chattanooga this morning, and is our main
surface feature. Meanwhile, a cold front has reached the IH-40 Corridor in Oklahoma, and
should reach us this afternoon. The North Mexican storm is still putting out lots of rain from the
Edwards Plateau into the Big Bend region this morning.
The front should be here this afternoon, preceded by a wind shift this morning. The cloud
cover from the Southwest Texas rains will act to hold down temperatures slightly today.
Readings should be cooler tonight through tomorrow night because of the cold front.
Upper air high pressure returns Sunday and Monday, with significant warming.
Another cold front shows up Monday night, with another brief cooling.
The high is back by the middle of next week, and we’ll warm again ahead of yet another
front due around the 16th or 17th.
I don’t see anything to suggest that we’re going to be getting a good rain any time
soon though a few showers are possible this afternoon with coverage under 20 percent and
amounts under one-fourth inch.
At 4 a.m. today, skies are mostly cloudy, temperatures in the middle to high 60s, and
winds are light to near calm. RKP
CODED CITIES FORECAST–TYR
ISSUED: 10/09/2015 0439C
DAY WX TEMP POP
Friday MOSTLY CLOUDY 89/63 20%/10%
Saturday SUNNY 85/58 00%/00%
Sunday PARTLY CLOUDY 89/68 00%/00%
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Of the candidates who have revealed their latest fundraising numbers, Cruz is second only to Ben Carson. Carson raised $20...
(WASHINGTON) -- Aides to Vice President Joe Biden met with Democratic National Committee officials this week to discuss the critical rules and details involved in a presidential campaign, a Democratic official with knowledge of the meeting confirmed to ABC News on Friday.
The meeting included a discussion on the filing deadlines to appear on primary ballots. Many of...
(WASHINGTON) -- Rep. Paul Ryan is discussing the possibility of pursuing the job as House Speaker, a source close to the Wisconsin Republican told ABC News Friday.
Ryan has repeatedly declined to shut down the chatter around calls for him to run for speaker, while his congressional office maintains publicly that he is "still not running."
(INDIANOLA, Iowa) — Inside local eatery the Pizza Ranch, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush was in the process of selling himself to a roomful of Iowa voters when a man asked Bush what his biggest mistake had been as governor of Florida and how he would change it.
Seated in the back row, Dorene Oliver muttered audibly,...
(WASHINGTON) — On the same day President Obama travels to visit with the Umpqua Community College shooting victims’ families, the White House says he is considering using his executive authority to create new background check requirements.
In a news conference last week, the president said he directed his team “to scrub what kinds of authorities do we...
(NEW YORK) — Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson defended his controversial remarks Friday morning in which he suggested that 6 million Jews would not have been slaughtered in they had easy access to guns.
“I think the likelihood of Hitler being able to accomplish his goals would have been greatly diminished if the people had...
(NEW YORK) — Where will the 2016 presidential candidates be on Friday? Read below to find out their schedules:
Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Chris Christie, John Kasich and Lindsey Graham are all in New Hampshire Friday.
Ben Carson is in Washington, D.C. Friday for a stop on his book tour. He also appeared on...
(LAS VEGAS) -- Donald Trump took "a lot of credit" for driving Rep. Kevin McCarthy out of the race for House Speaker, he told a crowd of 1,600 in Las Vegas on Thursday.
“I wanna just start by saying, you know Kevin McCarthy is out, you know that? right?,” Trump said to a loud applause. “They are...Read more...
(WASHINGTON) -- Now that House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is out of the House speaker race, is Paul Ryan in?
Congressman Ryan, who has been hounded publicly and privately to run for speaker after McCarthy’s decision to drop out of the race, repeatedly declined to shut down the chatter Thursday evening.
“I’ve got nothing to add...Read more...
(WASHINGTON) -- Draft Biden, the super PAC seeking to recruit Vice President Joe Biden into the 2016 presidential race, no longer plans to air the new emotional ad encouraging him to run, a group officials said on Thursday.
The decision comes after a Los Angeles Times report saying the vice president did not want the ad to...Read more...
(WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Rand Paul is putting his own mark on the debate over raising the nation’s debt limit, starting a new campaign geared towards getting the federal government to cut what he considers wasteful spending.
Called “Cut Their Card,” the new push coincides with the approaching deadline for Congress to raise the debt ceiling, which limits...Read more...
(WASHINGTON) -- Republican candidate Ben Carson continued his controversial remarks about guns Thursday -- suggesting in a new interview that the Jews may have been able to diminish the likelihood of the Holocaust if they were armed.
Carson made the remarks, which drew swift condemnation -- on CNN. He said that passengers on Flight 93, which crashed...Read more...
(WASHINGTON) -- House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy made up his mind to pull out of the race to be House speaker Thursday morning after hearing from chamber conservatives that they would directly challenge him on the House floor, sources say.
McCarthy’s team determined he only had between 175 to 200 House Republicans who they could count...
(WASHINGTON) -- Hillary Clinton has said repeatedly over the course of her campaign that she’s not running for President Obama’s third term. And as outsider candidate Bernie Sanders surges in the polls, and a possible run by Vice President Joe Biden looms, Clinton appears to be increasingly casting herself as different from the Obama administration.
In the past...
(WASHINGTON) -- House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy took his name out of the running for House Speaker Thursday in a stunning move that came as a surprise to many in the GOP.
"If we are going to unite and be strong, we need a new face to help do that," McCarthy told reporters after informing House members...
(NEW YORK) -- An estimated 100 million Americans suffer from some sort of skin disease or disorder. And for adults battling breakouts, help may be on the way.
Watch the report below from ABC News' Good Morning America to learn more:
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By DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor
Probiotics carry potentially big benefits.
They are a combo of live bacteria and yeast, and they are flooding store shelves, promising to revamp your health. Claims range from boosting your immune system and improving your digestive system to potentially helping with weight loss.
Probiotics have shown some evidence for bloating,...
(NEW YORK) — Many have experienced the drunk hook-up, but a new study proves the same applies to vegetarians — who cheat with meat when they've had too many.
According to a survey from a coupon website called VoucherCodesPro, a poll of 1,789 British vegetarians revealed that 34 percent of them eat meat every time they get drunk.
(BETHESDA, Md.) -- It wasn’t until the third time Army National Guard Staff Sergeant Jon Meadows was hit by a blast that he realized something was wrong.
“My whole lower part of my body was going numb. I was starting to not feel anything,” Meadows told ABC News.
Meadows’ convoy had felt hits twice before on tours in...Read more...
(LANTANA, Fla.) -- A Florida woman is seeking medical help after she said she mistakenly glued her eye shut with super glue.
Katherine Gaydos told ABC News affiliate WPBF-TV that she accidentally glued her eyes shut after getting debris into her eye last week.
“Something blew into my eye and I screamed for someone else to get eye drops...Read more...
(SHREWSBURY, England) -- A young British girl has volunteered to have her head shaved in an effort to raise money for the hospice that cared for her dying father.
"I'm immensely proud of her," mom Sarah Lewis-Schulz told ABC News. "I couldn't believe it. It made me really see how much determination, bravery and selflessness she has.
(HARTFORD, Conn.) -- Gerard and Meg Campion shared their lives for decades raising two daughters in Connecticut, but the husband and wife never expected that a life spent together would also mean sharing diagnosis of breast cancer.
In 2006, Gerard Campion was diagnosed first with the disease after spotting a tiny “blister”-like bump on his chest.
“It was...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- Here’s a feel good video just in time for the weekend.
Laura and her husband just became parents after about trying to adopt for a year.
To celebrate, they staged the ultimate surprise for Laura’s mom, who was adopted herself, at her work.
“I have a gift for you,” Laura says while handing her mother a...Read more...
(NEW YORK) — The fall season can often lead to falling off your diet.
As the days get cooler, Yahoo Health’s editor in chief, Michele Promaulayko, has tips to keep your waistline from getting bigger.
Diet Trap 1: Shorter Days
“You’re exposed to less natural sunlight and that triggers a dip in serotonin levels which leads to food cravings,”...
(NEW YORK) -- Selena Gomez took a break early last year from touring to handle her health. Now, the 23-year-old singer is opening up about exactly what she was suffering from.
“I was diagnosed with lupus, and I’ve been through chemotherapy. That’s what my break was really about. I could’ve had a stroke," Gomez told Billboard for its...
(NEW YORK) — A new live-TV event airing on Halloween will take the fear factor to a whole new low: 6 feet under.
Airing on A&E, Fear: Buried Alive will feature three people sealed in underground coffins fitted with infrared cameras and vital signs monitors.
The event is being billed as one of the most chilling psychological experiments ever...
(NEW YORK) — A new ranking by the website QualityHealth names Denver, Colorado as the most sexually active city in the country.
The study crunched data on birth rates, contraceptive sales, and sales of adult-themed products and books to determine the rankings. The Mile High City, the survey notes, logged contraceptive sales -- and perhaps ironically, considering the former,...
(NEW YORK) -- A new study found that sexual orientation may be a factor in both a person's likelihood to use indoor tanning machines and, as a result, their risk of skin cancer.
Researchers looked at data from the a series of California Health Interview Surveys and the 2013 National Health Interview Survey in an effort to analyze whether...
(SEATTLE) -- In the war on drugs, Seattle police are on the frontlines, capturing users addicted to crack cocaine and heroin.
The United States is currently...
(NEW YORK) -- The World Health Organization announced Wednesday that last week was the first since March 2014 without a single new confirmed case of Ebola.
The international agency notes that that timespan represented the entirety of the West African Ebola outbreak, but that risk of transmission still exists. The WHO says it still has to follow...
(LOS ANGELES) -- Justin Bieber's not happy about nude photos of him that have been turning up on various media outlets, and he's decided to take action.
Lawyers for the 21-year-old "What Do You Mean" singer have fired off a cease-and-desist letter to New York's Daily News, which published the nude photos Wednesday showing the pop star...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- Jack Black has built a career on making people laugh, but in the latest edition of Parade magazine, he reveals that his childhood was anything but happy.
The 46-year-old actor's parents divorced when he was just 10 years old, he tells the magazine, adding the turmoil he experienced during that period led to a number of...Read more...
(LOS ANGELES) -- Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick may have broken up, but apparently he's still a fan of his ex.
Scott responded to a nude photo spread of the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star in Vanity Fair with anInstagram post on Thursday that featured one of the photos, along with the caption, "Now that's 1 hot mama."...Read more...
Ant-Man is getting bigger.
Marvel on Thursday announced a sequel to its summer hit Ant-Man. Ant-Man and the Wasp will open July 6, 2018.
Marvel didn't specify whether Paul Rudd will reprise his role of Scott Lang/Ant-Man for the follow-up, but it's a safe bet that he will. He will appear in character in next year's Captain America: Civil War...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- New York Comic Con blasted off at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in the Big Apple on Thursday, and for the next three days, fanboys and fangirls of every stripe will be up to their rubber Spock ears in games, gear, and gobs of news about their favorite movies and TV shows.
On the...Read more...
It seems Britney Spears was a hit with the cast of The CW’s Jane the Virgin. The show’s star Gina Rodriguez tells HuffPost Live what it was like working with the pop star.
"She is so incredible,” Gina says. “You can tell she just wanted to be there. 'Cause she was light, and love and giving, and it's a great...Read more...
(LOS ANGELES) -- Peter Pan flies into theaters once again on Friday in a new origin story, Pan.
Australian newcomer Levi Miller plays Peter, an orphan who's whisked away to Neverland. Hugh Jackman co-stars as the villainous Blackbeard, Garrett Hedlund is Hook, and Rooney Mara plays Tiger Lily.
Pan, the only movie debuting in wide release this weekend, is rated PG.
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(NEW YORK) -- On Thursday's episode of Scandal, the White House tried to cover up President Fitzgerald Grant's affair with Olivia Pope, but it was too late because Liv had already outed herself to the press.
Too bad Fitz and first lady Mellie Grant were in the middle of an interview, claiming their relationship was stronger than ever. Press Secretary Abby Whelan -- in...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- For the third straight week, the ratings for Fox's hit hip-hop musical, Empire, have fallen.
According to The Wrap, the third episode of the Taraji P. Henson-led series had a 5.0 rating for adults between the ages of 18 to 49 with just under 13 million viewers tuning it.
That's a drop of eight...Read more...
(LOS ANGELES) -- Ashley Benson is apologizing for the Halloween costume mix up she said her social media team made on Wednesday.
An Instagram posted from Wednesday showed Benson wearing a costume, which originally said it was Cecil the Lion. It was later changed to "Help! Can’t decide on my Halloween costume this year! What do you guys think...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- Twelve-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis already has an Academy Award nomination and a Golden Globe nomination. Now she can author to that list.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the young Beasts of the Southern Wild and Annie actress has secured a four-book deal with Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. A source told the magazine the deal...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- Jennie Garth became a household name almost overnight after Beverly Hills, 90210 premiered in 1990. Today, the actress said starring in one of the biggest shows on TV had a profound effect on her life during her precious teenage years, and forced her into adulthood too quickly.
"Everything that I had known before [was] replaced by my...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- I went to see a Joe Wright movie and a Baz Luhrmann film broke out. Or at least something that wanted to be a Baz Luhrmann movie, very badly.
With Pan, director Wright’s attempting to tell an origin story – that of Peter Pan. Since it’s the world of Peter Pan, anything...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- While his wife, Teresa Giudice, is finishing her prison term, Joe said he's had to adapt to care for their four young daughters.
"I've always been a father," he told E! News. "I've always done everything but Teresa did all the driving around, running around, paying for everything and doing all this and doing all that. I...Read more...
(LONDON) -- Earlier this year, Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj clashed on Twitter after Taylor thought that Nicki had taken a shot at her personally when Nicki complained about not being nominated for an MTV VMA. Taylor says that mess inspired her to change her behavior.
Speaking to Britain's NME, Taylor explains, "I don't want to talk about...Read more...
You Tell Me Texas by Paul Gleiser
We keep hitting the debt limit and therefore keep having government “shutdown” dramas because the Congress has stopped functioning as it should as keeper of the purse.Read more... | Visit The You Tell Me Texas Blog
We associate depression and its debilitating effects with adulthood but the fact is, depression strikes in the pre-teen years as well. Given the challenges that already face pre-adolescence, an onset of depression can be particularly devastating. Read more at the Health Connection website!
Wordsmith.org: Today's Word
1. Any of various birds, typically having a long tail and black-and-white plumage; also various other birds that resemble a magpie. 2. A chatterer. 3. A person who indiscriminately collect things, especially things of little value.
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