East Texas Headlines
Posted/updated on: August 28, 2015 at 7:33 am
TYLER — Smith County authorities have turned up additional cases against a man arrested earlier this year for sexual abuse of a child. He is Rance Kevin Lusby, 59. The first incident is said to have occurred in 2010 while Lusby was doing landscape work for a family. Detectives then discovered there were two separate incidents reported to the Smith County Sheriff’s Office in reference to Lusby who had been accused of similar acts of sexual abuse against two other children. They were said to have occurred in 2010 against a 3 year old female and 2011 against a 3 year old boy. These two cases were investigated previously but were subsequently suspended due to lack of sufficient evidence. As the investigation continued, more evidence surfaced and Lusby was arrested back in April. Read more …
Posted/updated on: August 28, 2015 at 7:32 am
LONGVIEW — Gregg County Crimestoppers is asking for the public’s help in locating a murder suspect. He is Jose Zamarripa, 27, of Longview, a suspect in a fatal south Longview shooting in January. He is a suspect in the death of Omar Hernandez, 22. Jail records show Zamarripa has been arrested five times under the name “Jose Maria Ibarra.” Charges range from possession of a controlled substance in 2007 to unlawfully carrying a weapon. Gregg County Crime Stoppers may pay up to $1,000.00 for information that leads to the arrest of Zamarripa. Contact Crimes Stoppers online at http://www.greggcountycrimestoppers.org or call 903-236-STOP (7687).
Posted/updated on: August 28, 2015 at 7:32 am
HENDERSON — One of two known gang members wanted by Rusk County authorities is in custody. Jamarion Miguel Houston, 20 (pictured), turned himself in at the Rusk County Jail last night. Still at large is Taurus Trevion Roberson, 21. Both are from Lufkin. Roberson has 13 warrants out for him and Houston has four. The two are wanted for theft of a firearm, burglary of a vehicle, credit card abuse and abuse of the elderly. If you know Roberson’s whereabouts you are asked to contact the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office at 903-657-3581 or Rusk County Crime Stoppers at 903-655-8477.
Posted/updated on: August 28, 2015 at 7:33 am
AUSTIN — A Smith County man has received one of the awards handed out by the Texas Department of Public Safety. He is State Trooper Jeremy Frazier of Tyler. He received a Lifesaving Award for his actions during a life-threatening incident last September. While on patrol, Frazier heard and responded to a request for emergency medical assistance for an unresponsive passenger in a vehicle on U.S. Highway 83 in Rio Grande City. Upon arriving at the scene, Frazier checked on the woman, removed an obstruction from her airways and began performing CPR until EMS arrived. The woman was ultimately transported by EMS to the hospital. Frazier was one of seven persons to received awards from the Texas Public Safety Commission and the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Posted/updated on: August 28, 2015 at 7:41 am
LUFKIN (AP) – An endangered jaguar has been born at an East Texas zoo as part of a breeding program called the Species Survival Plan. The Ellen Trout Zoo in Lufkin on Thursday announced the birth of the male cub. The jaguar was born Aug. 20 and named Balam, which is the Mayan word for jaguar. The animal weighed 1 pound, 6 ounce at birth, but has since grown to about 2 pounds. A zoo statement says the parents are 8-year-old Seraphina and 3-year-old Kabah. Zoo experts are tending to the cub because the first-time mother was not nursing her offspring and the newborn required special attention. The cub is not yet on public display.
Posted/updated on: August 28, 2015 at 7:45 am
EL PASO (AP) — Health officials say a fourth person has died in Texas this year after contracting the West Nile virus. The El Paso Department of Health on Thursday announced the death of an 89-year-old man, but did not release his name or say when he died. Authorities say the elderly victim had several underlying medical conditions. City officials in Dallas on Tuesday announced the West Nile-related death of a resident. Tarrant County reported a West Nile-related death on Aug. 8. Kleberg County in South Texas reported a death last month that also was confirmed to be West Nile-related. The Texas Department of State Health Service says the state last year had 379 human cases of West Nile virus, including six deaths.
Posted/updated on: August 28, 2015 at 7:47 am
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are planning to appear together at an upcoming Capitol Hill rally against the proposed nuclear deal with Iran. Trump announced the event during an appearance Thursday in South Carolina, saying it would be “in the next few weeks.” Cruz aides confirmed Trump’s statement. They say that the Texas senator invited Trump to join him at an event sponsored by Tea Party Patriots, the Center for Security Policy and the Zionist Organization of America. Congress is expected to begin debate on the accord when lawmakers return from recess September 8. Trump, who leads most polls of GOP primary voters, called Cruz a “nice guy.” Cruz has declined to criticize the front-runner for his controversial comments on immigration or any other topic.
Posted/updated on: August 28, 2015 at 7:47 am
DALLAS (AP) — Dallas police say a suspect was shot dead in a struggle with an officer investigating a reported robbery at a suspected drug house near Fair Park. The incident happened about 1:30 Thursday afternoon. Police Chief David Brown says officers were trying to arrest the man when a struggle ensued. When the man broke for his car, two officers used a stun gun on him. However, the man pulled the prongs from his body both times and continued to flee. Brown says the man continued to struggle with police as he tried to get into a car. Eventually, the officer struggling with the man fired his gun several times, killing the man. Brown says the man had a box cutter, but he didn’t say if he wielded it as a weapon.
Posted/updated on: August 28, 2015 at 7:44 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston police have released the identities of a hospital patient shot by officers during a struggle and the two officers involved in the struggle. A police statement identified the patient as Alan Christopher Pean, 26, who was shot in the abdomen during the struggle Thursday at St. Joseph’s Medical Center. He remained in critical condition at St. Joseph’s late Thursday. Also requiring hospital treatment for head lacerations were Officer O. Ortega, who shot Pean, and Senior Officer R. Law. The officers are on administrative leave pending investigation by the homicide and internal affairs divisions of the Houston Police Department, as well as the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.
Posted/updated on: August 28, 2015 at 7:45 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston police say a suspect has been accused of assault after two people were shot while at a Texas Southern University dormitory parking lot. Darrius T. Nichols was being held Thursday on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. City jail records didn’t immediately list bond or an attorney to speak for the 20-year-old Nichols, who does not attend TSU. Authorities are trying to determine what sparked Wednesday night’s shootings. A woman, who’s not a student, was treated and released. A man remains hospitalized in critical condition. Police are trying to determine if he attends TSU. A TSU officer saw a gunman fire toward a crowd. The man refused to drop his gun and turned toward the officer, who shot at the suspect but missed. The suspect surrendered.
Posted/updated on: August 28, 2015 at 7:46 am
AUSTIN — The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Jesse Cruz Jr., 49, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list. Cruz, a violent sex offender, is wanted for failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements. Cruz has ties to the San Antonio area, which was his last known address. In 1993, Cruz was convicted of indecency with a child by sexual contact after an incident in Bexar County involving a 12-year-old girl. His criminal history also includes aggravated assault with deadly weapon and unlawful carrying of a weapon. A cash reward up to $3,000 is being offered for information leading to his capture. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.
Posted/updated on: August 28, 2015 at 7:45 am
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A former student at a San Antonio school has been sentenced to eight years in prison for taking loaded guns to campus. Brendan Sean Tarwater was sentenced Wednesday in San Antonio in a plea deal. Prosecutors say Tarwater in April 2014 took guns to James Madison High School, when he was a sophomore and 17 years old. Nobody was hurt. Tarwater, who’s now 18 and prosecuted as an adult, in June pleaded no contest to a third-degree felony of taking prohibited items, guns, to school. The weapons, an AK-47, two handguns, ammunition and a knife, were found in Tarwater’s backpack after his parents reported him missing. Tarwater originally was also charged with making terroristic threats.
Posted/updated on: August 28, 2015 at 7:44 am
DALLAS (AP) — Police have nabbed a driver accused of flashing law enforcement-style red and blue lights behind a vehicle being driven by an off-duty Dallas officer. Charles Troutman has been charged with impersonating a public servant and possession of marijuana. Dallas County online jail records do not list the 22-year-old suspect as still in custody Thursday or information on an attorney or bond for him. An off-duty Dallas officer was traveling in his personal vehicle on Interstate 30 before dawn Wednesday when a vehicle behind him flashed police-type lights. The officer became suspicious, pulled over and called 911. The suspect’s unmarked Chevrolet pickup truck drove by but was stopped by Mesquite police and Troutman was arrested. Dallas police are seeking other drivers allegedly pulled over by Troutman.
Posted/updated on: August 28, 2015 at 7:46 am
AUSTIN (AP) — A judge has denied efforts to prevent the University of Texas’ from removing a statue of Confederate president Jefferson Davis from the main area of campus. During a hearing Thursday, the Sons of Confederate Veterans called attempts to remove the Davis statue a “cultural atrocity.” They compared doing so to Islamic State forces destroying Middle East artifacts. But Judge Karin Crump ruled the university has the authority to move the statue. Activists say the nearly century-old bronze likeness of Davis highlights the university’s racist past. New school President Greg Fenves recently ordered it moved to a campus museum, but allowed other Confederate symbols to remain. A Sons of Confederate Veterans attorney said the group hasn’t decided whether it will appeal. Officials plan to move Davis’ statue within a few days.
Posted/updated on: August 28, 2015 at 7:46 am
COLLEGE STATION (AP) —Activities on the Texas A&M University campus have returned to normal after a natural gas leak prompted the evacuation of several residence halls and other campus buildings. Officials at the school in College Station say the leak was discovered late Thursday morning at A&M’s central utility plant. Crews with Atmos energy found the leak during a routine inspection. A&M evacuated Hobby Hall, Neeley Hall, Hotard Hall, the Sbisa Dining Center and the central utility plant. Several nearby roads were also closed, as a precaution. The buildings and roads were reopened about three hours later after the leak was isolated, according to a university statement. The campus has more than 58,000 students.
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(NEW YORK) -- The lives of champion UFC fighter Ronda Rousey and speech pathologist and mom Laura Smith might seem worlds apart, but the two women share a unique connection.
Smith and her 5-year-old daughter, Ashlynn, met Rousey, 28, this spring at a book signing in Denver for Rousey's autobiography, My Fight/Your Fight.
Smith told ABC News...
(NEW YORK) -- With the Chase approaching, the Sprint Cup Series drivers have the weekend off.
They return to action Sept. 6 at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina, in the Bojangles' Southern 500. It's the second-to-last event before the Chase begins.
You can still get your NASCAR fix this weekend with the XFINITY Series' Road America...
(HOUSTON) -- Texans back-up quarterback Ryan Mallett missed practice on Thursday.
Earlier Thursday, the Houston Chronicle reported Mallett had overslept through Thursday's practice, but according to ESPN, later, Texans Coach Bill O'Brien said the absence was because of a "personal issue."
"It's between Ryan and I," O'Brien said. "It's a personal issue."
On Monday, Brian Hoyer...
(PITTSBURGH) -- Martavis Bryant is already off to a rough pre-season start.
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant is appealing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy by using marijuana, according to ESPN.
ESPN reports Bryant is hoping to hear about his appeal in the next week or more.
Earlier this summer...
(NEW YORK) -- Legendary basketball player Darryl Dawkins, known as "Chocolate Thunder" for his ferocious slam dunks, died on Thursday at the age of 58.
ESPN reports that a statement from Dawkins' family cited a heart attack as the cause of his death.
Dawkins played 14 years in the National Basketball Association, including seven with the Philadelphia...
(BEIJING) — Usain Bolt may be the world’s man, but his speed was no match for an out-of-control Segway at the World Athletic Championship in Beijing Thursday.
A cameraman following behind Bolt on the two-wheeled electric vehicle after his 200m victory over American Justin Gatlin collided with the Jamaican sprinter, taking him down as he celebrated.
(NEW YORK) -- One group of Little Leaguers -- including a 14-year-old who battled cancer for years -- got to fulfill a cherished dream when the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim invited them to play on their field.
It was a day of many firsts for the boys from West Covina, California, whose love for the game and for...
(NEW YORK) -- INTERLEAGUE
Cleveland 6, Milwaukee 2
Houston 6, N.Y. Yankees 2
Seattle 8, Oakland 2
Detroit 5, L.A. Angels 0
Minnesota 5, Tampa Bay 3
Boston 3, Chicago White Sox 0
Toronto 12, Texas 4
Baltimore 8, Kansas City 5
N.Y. Mets 9, Philadelphia 4
San Diego 6, Washington 5
Colorado 6, Atlanta...
(NEW YORK) -- Kurt Busch had big news to share on Twitter Wednesday.
The Stewart-Haas Racing driver announced to his 200,000-plus followers that he's engaged. The lucky lady is Ashley Van Metre, a polo player.
Busch tweeted a photo of the two of them together, with an engagement ring noticeably on Van Metre's finger. He...
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Dr. Bob’s Weather Forecast and Report
Posted/updated on: August 28, 2015 at 4:44 am
WEATHER REPORT AND SUMMARY:
VT [VALID TIME] THROUGH 08/28/2015@1730C
ISSUED: 08/28/2015 0444C
TYLER–POUNDS FIELD OBSERVATIONS SINCE 7:00 P.M. CDT YESTERDAY:
MAXIMUM THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 85
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: 85
MINIMUM THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 69
PRECIPITATION THROUGH 4:00 A.M. CDT: 0.00
TYLER-LONGVIEW METROPOLITAN AREA FORECAST:
TODAY: partly cloudy, high lower 90s, southeast winds 5-10 mph;
TONIGHT: partly cloudy, low lower 70s, south winds 5-10 mph;
TOMORROW: increasing cloudiness with a 20 percent chance for afternoon showers and thunderstorms, high lower 90s, south winds 5-10 mph;
TOMORROW NIGHT: partly cloudy, low lower 70s, south winds about 5 mph;
SUNDAY: partly cloudy, high lower 90s, south winds 5-10 mph.
SUNDAY NIGHT: mostly clear, low lower 70s;
MONDAY: mostly sunny, high lower 90s;
MONDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low lower 70s;
TUESDAY: partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high lower 90s;
TUESDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers and thundrstorms, low lower 70s;
WEDNESDAY: partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high lower 90s;
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, low lower 70s;
THURSDAY: partly cloudy, high middle 90s.
TYLER CLIMATE DATA FOR August 27, 2015
(The report is for the twenty-four hours ending at midnight Greenwich
Mean Time, 7:00 p.m. Central Daylight-saving Time. The maximum
and minimum temperatures represent the observations during the preceding eighteen hours, and precipitation during the preceding twenty-four hours. The observations are made at NWS/419207, Tyler, Texas City Office, 95.3W/32.3N, 158M).
MONTH-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 2.67
YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 42.61
LONGVIEW CLIMATE DATA FOR August 27, 2015(The report is for the twenty-four hours ending at midnight Greenwich Mean Time, 7:00 p.m. Central Daylight-saving Time. The maximum and minimum temperatures represent the observations during the preceding eighteen hours, and precipitation during the preceding twenty-four hours. The observations are made at WMO/722470, Longview, Texas–East Texas Regional Airport, [94.7W/32.4N, 107M]).
MONTH-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 1.79
YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 43.40
REGIONAL TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION TABLE
Station Min. Max. PCPN.
Athens Texas A&M Forest Service 65 90
Bonham Texas A&M Forest Service 63 92
Center Municipal Airport 64 90
Clarksville Texas A&M Forest Service 65 90
Corsicana Campbell Field 67 95
Crockett Texas A&M Forest Service 64 93
Dallas Love Field 74 96
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport 72 97
*Edgewood Union Pacific Railway 66 91
Fort Worth Meacham Field 74 98
Gilmer Texas A&M Forest Service 64 88
Greenville–Majors Field 64 91
Hallsville CWOP 66 88
Hawkins CWOP 61 88
Henderson Rusk County Airport 63 87
Houston Hobby Airport 71 92
*Jacksonville Cherokee County Airport 68 89
Linden Texas A&M Forest Service 63 89
Longview City 65 91
Longview East Texas Regional Airport 66 89
Lufkin–Angelina County Airport 60 92
Marshall Harrison County Airport 68 89
Mineola/Quitman–Wood County Airport 63 88
Mount Pleasant–Regional Airport 62 88
Nacogdoches Texas A&M Forest Service 65 89
Palestine Municipal Airport 62 90
Paris Cox Field 64 90
Shreveport Regional Airport 65 89
Sulphur Springs–Municipal Airport 66 90
Terrell Municipal Airport 66 93
Texarkana Webb Field 63 87
Tyler City 64 88
Tyler–Pounds Field 67 89
(* Precipitation data may be reported from a nearby Forest Service
station, or from a cooperating station which reports through 7:00
# Indicates estimated data.
@ Indicates incomplete data.
? Indicates questionable data.
R indicates that a record was set or tied.
All other precipitation reporting periods are for the 24 hours
ending at 7:00 p.m. CDT; maximum and minimum temperatures are
within the eighteen hours ending at 7:00 p.m. CDT.)
PUBLIC FORECAST EXPLANATION
ISSUED: 08/28/2015 0435C
Temperatures are running a couple of degrees warmer in the area this morning due to
higher dew points and a southeast wind. These happened as our surface high pressure ridge
moved farther east centered over Pennsylvania this morning.
Meanwhile, another cold front will be going through early tomorrow. It is looking
stronger than we had previously thought, and might bring us a couple of showers on Saturday
along with holding down a warm-up.
A cut-off upper air low will be wandering around the Southeastern United States next
week. This gives us more shower chances. More importantly, it holds down the warm-up even
longer. I think it is a pretty good bet that we’ve seen our last 100-plus days for this Summer.
At 4 a.m. today, skies are clear, and temperatures are running from the middle 60s to
lower 70s. RKP
CODED CITIES FORECAST–TYR
ISSUED: 08/28/2015 0442C
DAY WX TEMP POP
Friday PARTLY CLOUDY 92/71 00%/00%
Saturday PARTLY CLOUDY 92/71 20%/10%
Sunday PARTLY CLOUDY 93/71 10%/05%
(WASHINGTON) -- The Washington National Zoo revealed the gender of Mei Xiang’s baby panda cub on Friday, and it’s a boy.
Veterinarians at the Giant Panda Habitat performed genetic testing from swabs taken from inside the panda’s mouths.
Genetic testing also revealed the father of the baby panda. Tian Tian, a giant panda from China Conservation and...
(NEW YORK) -- Tropical Storm Erika is battering the Caribbean with heavy rain but will it become a hurricane as it heads towards Florida?
"[Erika] could strengthen a little bit before it moves inland over the Florida peninsula as we get into late during the weekend and early next week," says Michael Brennan of the National Hurricane Center....
(MONETA, Va.) -- The woman who survived the horrific on-air shooting that left two journalists dead in Virginia earlier this week gave her husband a harrowing account of the fusillade.
Tim Gardner told ABC News that his wife, Vicki, the executive director of the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce, was able to walk to the ambulance...
(SAVANNAH, Ga.) -- Shots rang out on Savannah State University's campus Thursday, with one student killed and the university placed on lockdown.
The shooting, which occurred at the SSU Student Union building, was sparked by an altercation, the university said in a statement.
Christopher Starks, a junior from the metro Atlanta area, died in the shooting, the school said....
(BOISE, Idaho) -- David Finlayson has his 13-year-old son to thank as he recovers at home today after being struck by a refrigerator-size boulder during a camping trip.
Finlayson, 52, and his son Charlie were backpacking and climbing near Ship Island Lake in a part of Idaho known as "River of No Return Wilderness" on Aug....Read more...
(ROANOKE, Va.) -- A briefcase with a wig, shawl and three license plates was among the items found inside the car of the gunman who killed two of his former colleagues during a televised interview in Virginia on Wednesday, according to a search warrant.
ABC News has obtained the warrant filed to search the rental car that Vester Lee...Read more...
(RICHMOND, Va.) -- Five months after passing federally-ordered crash tests, the controversial guardrail blamed for dozens of deaths and injuries is being tested again, this time by a U.S. state which has been aggressively investigating the highway product.
According to a document obtained by ABC News, Virginia’s Department of Transportation (VDOT) has been working out details to test the...Read more...
(ROANOKE, Va.) -- The cameraman who was killed in the on-air shooting in Virginia Wednesday filmed his attacker being fired from their news station two years prior, according to court records.
Details about the February 2013 firing of Vester Lee Flanagan, who used the name Bryce Williams professionally, have emerged as part of the public court filings in relation...Read more...
(MOREHEAD, Ky.) -- A same-sex couple from Morehead, Kentucky, were denied a marriage license for a third time at the Rowan County Clerk's Office on Thursday, and the emotional exchange was caught on video.
The denial comes just one day after the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals denied Rowan County Clerk Kimberly Davis' appeal to U.S. District Judge...Read more...
(SEATTLE) -- One woman believes a spider had sent her a snarky message after she found the Web acronym "LOL" woven into its web.
"A lot of people found it crazy humorous," said Heather Ar'ite of Seattle, Washington. "I actually sent it to my mom and she asked me if it was real."
"I didn't know if the...Read more...
(CONCORD, N.H.) -- In the closing arguments Thursday regarding an alleged rape at a prestigious New Hampshire prep school, attorneys for both sides asked jurors to question the credibility of the accuser and the defendant.
Owen Labrie, 19, is accused of raping a student in May 2014 at St. Paul's School, in Concord, New Hampshire. He is charged...
(ROANOKE, Va.) -- The heartbreaking task of getting back to work was the first assignment of the day for the staffers at WDBJ-TV in Virginia.
They returned to the news desk a day after two of their colleagues were fatally shot during a live interview.
"They're doing as well as can be expected," station general manager...
(NEW YORK) — Redditor, shareable and butt-dial are among the latest words to join the Oxford English Dictionary, which keeps the definitive record of words that have permeated the English language.
Many of the words included in Thursday's quarterly update were popularized on the Internet or are terms spawned from experiences with technology. There's the frustrated gamer who...
(NEW YORK) -- The father of a Virginia-based reporter slain during a live television segment on Wednesday says he hopes to find purpose in his daughter’s death by pushing for stronger mental health screenings for prospective gun owners.
“I’m not going to let this issue drop,” Andy Parker said during an interview with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly....
(SEATTLE) -- A Washington State woman was pulled over and given a ticket after she admitted to breastfeeding while driving, a precarious practice for which she'd been busted before.
ABC News affiliate KOMO-TV reports a driver called 911 to report seeing a woman driving with a baby on her lap, and a short time later, state trooper Rocky Oliphant...
(ROME) -- The first Vatican official set to stand trial for sex abuse died in Rome Friday.
Disgraced former Archbishop Josef Wesolowski was a high-ranking Vatican diplomat accused of paying young boys for sex in the Dominican Republic, where he was ambassador for five years.
His trial inside the Vatican was set to begin earlier this summer...
(ROME) -- Hundreds are feared dead after a pair of boats carrying people fleeing conflict and poverty capsized near Libya.
Libyan officials have been working around the clock trying to find survivors of two boats that sank off the coast of Libya Thursday night. One carrying 50 people capsized first, then later, another with 400 passengers.
Rescuers report the...
(MIAMI) -- Another powerful storm is churning in the Caribbean.
Tropical Storm Erika arrives in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Thursday night and it may threaten Florida's Atlantic coast as soon as Monday.
So far, the storm's 12 inches of rain over the Island of Dominica caused floods and mudslides that led to the...Read more...
(CALGARY, Canada) -- The air quality in one Canadian city may be similar to Shanghai's.
Because of wildfires burning in Washington State, those living in Calgary can smell, see, and taste the smoky air.
One resident, Nolan Hill, says he's especially affected because of his asthma. He said "even climbing up a little bit of an incline...I have to...Read more...
(WASHINGTON) -- Saudi Arabia's king is making a trip to Washington soon.
On Thursday, the White House announced Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud would be making his first trip to Washington D.C. since his ascension to the throne.
Next Friday, the Saudi king will meet with President Obama to discuss Syria, Yemen, and Iran's...Read more...
(LONDON) -- It's time for these animals' annual check-up.
On Wednesday, the Zoological Society of London's London Zoo held its annual "weigh-in," weighing more than 17,000 animals as a way to keep a record of their health and well-being.
According to ZSL, the data is then inputted into a database called the Zoological Information Management System...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- After watching this hilariously enlightening video, your kid heading back to school might not be complaining about that cafeteria sloppy joe after all.
Cut.com has compiled a video of American children trying school lunches from all over the world, with typical cuisines from India, Sweden, Japan, Cuba, France, Kenya and Afghanistan.
The results are not only...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- The cosmic butterfly, or as its known more formally, the twin jet nebula, was captured in a vibrant new image taken from the Hubble Telescope.
The glowing colors and expanding gas seen in the image are the final gasps of life for an old star, according to NASA.
The old star shed its layers, leaving its...
(PRETORIA, South Africa) -- Oscar Pistorius could be released from jail in about three weeks.
A parole review board has set a Sept. 18 hearing date that could result in the release of the former Olympic runner.
Pistorius was found guilty of culpable homicide in the killing of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Feb. 14,...Read more...
(KIEV, Ukraine) -- Ukraine has reached a debt restructuring deal with its creditors, according to the BBC.
The repayment period will be extended and Ukraine's sovereign debt will be cut by one-fifth, says Ukrainian Finance Minister Natalia Yaresko, according to BBC News.
Since the conflict with pro-Russian rebels began in the country's eastern side, the Ukrainian economy has...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- At least 20 bodies have been found in the eastern Austrian province of Burgenland, according to the BBC.
At a police press conference on Thursday, an Austrian regional police commander said a refrigerated truck was found on the highway. The truck was apparently parked there on Wednesday.
BBC News says there could be as many...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- A sinkhole swallowed up at least four people in China as they were waiting at a bus stop, according to The Independent.
The sinkhole opened up on Saturday night and was caught on surveillance video.
The video shows the pavement opening up and people falling in. Bystanders came to their rescue and attempted to pull...
(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. military believes it has killed a senior ISIS recruiter and cyber specialist, a senior U.S. official tells ABC News.
The Pentagon has not confirmed the death of Junaid Hussain, but the official said that he was targeted by a drone strike in Syria earlier this week. Hussain is believed to be a computer expert...
(NEW YORK) — American astronaut Scott Kelly is spending one year in space, but he'll get to briefly leave the International Space Station this week when he takes a short ride in the Russian Soyuz spacecraft, which is being moved to make room for the arrival of additional crew members.
The ride will take about 25 minutes, beginning when...
(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Two American service members were killed after an attacker wearing an Afghan National Defense and Security Force uniform opened fire on their vehicle in Helmand province early Wednesday morning, military officials announced.
Members of the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission returned fire, wounding the attacker and another person in the same Afghan uniform.
The Department of Defense...
(HORSHAM, Pa.) -- Bimbo Bakeries is recalling several of its bread products because there may be fragments of glass in them.
The company says a broken light bulb at one of its bakeries may have caused glass to end up on the outside of loaves in 11 states.
So far, Bimbo has received three reports from consumers....
(BENTONVILLE, Ark.) -- The calendar may still say summer but retail giant Walmart is encouraging consumers to get in the Christmas spirit now.
With Labor Day more than a week away, the world's largest retailer is scheduled to launch its holiday season layaway plan four months before Dec. 25.
"Toy Week and the kick-off of our layaway...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- There were mass losses earlier this week? All gains for Wall Street on Thursday.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average up 369.26 to finish the session at 16654.77. Its biggest two-day gain since December 2008.
The Nasdaq also jumped 115.17, ending at 4812.71, while the S&P 500 climbed 47.15 to 1987.66.
Crude oil also rose 10 percent...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- For the first time ever, one billion people have logged onto Facebook in a single day, meaning 1 in 7 people in the world accessed their profiles, according to the company's co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
The milestone moment happened on Monday but was shared on Thursday in a Facebook post on Zuckerberg's wall....Read more...
(LOS ANGELES) — Some of the world’s biggest automakers should have recalled millions of vehicles with keyless ignitions because the cars, which don’t shut off automatically if the driver fails to press the start/stop button, could be a deadly carbon monoxide risk, according to a new lawsuit.
According to the suit, filed in Los Angeles Federal Court on behalf...
(NEW YORK) -- The days of cutting a friend out of an Instagram photo in order to fit into the square format are over.
A huge new update to Instagram means photographs no longer have to be square. The Facebook-owned photo sharing app announced on Thursday it is also adding a rectangular landscape option to better accommodate...Read more...
(MENLO PARK, Calif.) — Facebook's answer to Apple's Siri and Microsoft's Cortana is a virtual personal assistant called "M" that will be housed inside the company's Messenger app.
The social network wants users to know this one can do a lot more than answering questions and managing a person's calendar. M can actually help people complete tasks...
(NEW YORK) -- It's official: After plenty of speculation, Apple Thursday confirmed it will hold an event Sept. 9 in San Francisco where it is widely expected the company will show off an iPhone 6S.
The event is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. PT and will be held at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.
Apple is remaining tight-lipped...
(NEW YORK) -- An animal rights group is calling for action from McDonald's after its investigation found abuses at a Tennessee poultry farm that supplies the fast food chain.
Mercy for Animals has posted an undercover video showing chickens being hit with sticks and having their heads stepped on in overcrowded and filthy conditions before being shipped off to...
(NEW YORK) -- Amazon is turning the idea of an app store upside down.
The retailer is taking aim at the Google Play app store with its latest venture called Amazon Underground which claims to offer more than $10,000 worth of Android apps free of charge.
"Many apps that are marked as 'free" turn out to not...
(NEW YORK) -- Facebook is testing a new personal digital assistant. Its called "M" and it works inside Facebook Messenger.
But unlike its competitors, the new service can complete tasks on your behalf.
"It can purchase items, get gifts delivered to your loved ones, book restaurants, travel arrangements, appointments and way more," David Marcus, the vice president of...
(NEW YORK) -- Amidst privacy concerns and the ubiquity of camera-bearing drones, an ammunition company has created a load aimed at, pun intended, "aerial drone/quad copter training and range shooting systems."
Snake River Shooting Products claims its new Drone Munition, "also generates a discussion on the growing drone market in general," according to the company’s site.
Its website notes,...
(NEW YORK) -- Walmart will cease sales of assault rifles in its stores in the U.S.
The New York Times reports that the policy change is related to customer demand and not gun politics. The decision, Walmart says, was made before the Wednesday shooting that left two television journalists dead in Virginia, but was widely publicized later in...
(NEW YORK) -- After six straight days of major losses, Wall Street rebounded in a big way Wednesday, with all three major indices finishing the session up more than 3 percent.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed nearly four percent to 16285.51 -- a gain of 619.07 on the day.
The Nasdaq jumped 191.05, 4.24 percent, to 4697.54, while...
(TUCSON, Ariz.) — Uber's latest move into the world of self-driving cars is taking the ride-hailing service to Arizona.
Partnering with the University of Arizona's College of Optical Science, Uber will focus on safety and mapping technology for driverless vehicles, company officials said. A fleet of automobiles with futuristic looking white contraptions affixed to their roofs will travel...
(NEW YORK) -- It’s Scottish tea time, America!
Scotland's first home-grown tea is making its way to U.S. soil next week.
"Next Tuesday, the Upper-East Side’s acclaimed Lowell Hotel will be the first U.S. establishment to serve Scotland’s only home-grown teas in the atmospheric surroundings of its iconic Pembroke Room. Guests and visitors of the New York hotel will...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- An upbeat monthly unemployment report didn’t help the markets to close out the week.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 17,849.46 on Friday, down 56.12 from its open.
The Nasdaq however was up by 9.33 to close at 5,068.46. The S&P 500 fell by 3.01, to finish the session at a close of 2,092.83.
(WASHINGTON) -- U.S. employers added 280,000 jobs to their payrolls in May, the Labor Department reported Friday morning.
Last month's figures beat expert expectations of just 227,000 jobs.
The unemployment rate was “essentially unchanged,” the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics said, at 5.5 percent. The prior month, the rate stood at 5.4 percent.
Hourly wages rose 0.3 percent...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- Four former CVS workers are suing the pharmacy chain and some of its managers in a potential class action lawsuit, claiming that staff in multiple New York City stores racially profile African-American and Hispanic shoppers, using racial slurs.
The suit alleges that the workers were "routinely" directed, among other things, to "follow...Read more...
Bill Clinton Sought State Department OK for Paid Speeches Related to North Korea, Congo, New E-mails Show
(WASHINGTON) -- ABC News has obtained State Department e-mails that shed light on Bill Clinton’s lucrative speaking engagements and show he and the Clinton Foundation tried to get approval for invitations related to two of the most repressive countries in the world -- North Korea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo....Read more...
(WASHINGTON) -- Newly released e-mails offer a glimpse into Hillary Clinton confidant and personal aide Huma Abedin, who is facing growing scrutiny for her “special government employee” status inside the U.S. State Department while Clinton was in her final year as secretary of state.
Abedin has worked for Clinton for years, including her days in the U.S....
(WASHINGTON) -- "Crook," "weak," "joke" are just a few of the words that voters said when Quinnipiac University asked them the first word that pops into their heads when they think of Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and Jeb Bush.
Quinnipiac asked 1,563 voters and reported only the words that were said at least five times.
(WASHINGTON) -- The 2016 field of presidential candidates highlighted their various positions on gun control on Thursday while offering prayers and support in the wake of a shooting in Virginia that took the lives of two television journalists.
Other prominent shootings have prompted strong reactions from both sides -- calls for stronger gun control from the left and...Read more...
(WASHINGTON) -- Donald Trump's new national co-chairman Sam Clovis, who recently defected from Rick Perry's campaign, sent emails as recently as two months ago questioning Trump's Christian faith and condemning his comments about John McCain, according to emails obtained by ABC News.
Sam Clovis, while serving as Perry's Iowa chairman, wrote in an email titled "Faith and Our...Read more...
(CLEVELAND) -- Hillary Clinton compared her Republican rivals’ views on women’s health issues to those of “terrorist groups” in a Cleveland speech Thursday.
She named Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, calling their conservative views on reproductive rights “dead wrong for 21st century America,” pledging her campaign is “going...
(GREENVILLE, S.C.) -- Donald Trump is ready to settle one issue once and for all: Does he wear a rug?
"I don't wear a toupee,” Trump told a laughing crowd at an event in Greenville, South Carolina. “It's my hair. I swear."
He then decided that the situation required an “inspection” -- so he called a woman...
(ANKENY, Iowa) — Hillary Clinton left her Hamptons vacation Wednesday to get back on the campaign trail in the critical state of Iowa, where she fielded questions about Vice President Joe Biden and his potential run for president.
“I mean Joe has had more terrible events than most people can even contemplate. Losing...
(NEW YORK) — On the heels of the Democratic National Committee summer meeting in Minneapolis, a new Quinnipiac poll out Thursday morning shows Hillary Clinton clocking in a 45 percent, her lowest number in a national poll during this election cycle.
The new poll also shows that only 34 percent of...Read more...
(WASHINGTON) -- The competition for architects seeking to build the Obama presidential library has begun.
On Wednesday, the Barack Obama Foundation began the process of officially soliciting architectural designs for the library, which is to be built in Chicago on one of two locations: Jackson Park or Washington Park.
The deadline to submit plans is Sept. 16....
(NEW YORK) — Where will the 2016 presidential candidates be on Thursday? Read below to find out their schedules:
Trump is back on the trail Thursday with a morning event and possible press conference in South Carolina.
Marco Rubio and Rick Perry are also both in South Carolina.
Still on her break from vacation,...
(NEW ORLEANS) -- President Obama marked a decade of recovery after Hurricane Katrina, touring New Orleans on Thursday not only to get a first-hand look at the progress made after the storm destroyed the city, but also to encourage its residents to achieve "real change."
"If Katrina was initially an example of what happens when government fails,...Read more...
(WASHINGTON) -- What will Joe do?
It’s the question on Democrats’ minds as Democratic National Committee members gather in Minneapolis for their summer meeting. Vice President Biden won’t be speaking at the gathering, although the announced candidates -- including Hillary Clinton -- are all slated to address members.
Biden did speak with DNC members on Wednesday, lobbying...
(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama spoke about the shooting that left a pair of Virginia journalists dead on Wednesday with an ABC affiliate, calling their deaths heartbreaking.
"It breaks my heart every time when you read about or hear about these kind of incidents," the president told WPVI-TV in a one-on-one interview. Acknowledging the...
(WASHINGTON) -- Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump is expected to host a meeting of religious leaders Sept. 28. Sources within the Trump campaign say this private meeting is not affiliated with the campaign.
“I was privy to meet Mr. Trump and I immediately liked him,” said Pastor Darrell Scott of the New Spirit Revival Center,...
(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,...
By DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor
Some of us are more blessed than others in the bosom department. But sometimes it may seem like a curse, as large breasts can cause intense back and shoulder pain.
I have many patients who are plagued by having large breasts. They have pain, and they feel self-conscious in clothes or swimsuits....
(NEW YORK) -- A customer of the popular fitness craze SoulCycle says the company is forcing riders to use an "illegal" payment system that requires customers to buy certificates with "unreasonably short expiration periods," according to a new lawsuit.
Rachel Cody, of Los Angeles, told ABC News that SoulCycle's payment policy is "infuriating," because the firm requires...Read more...
(LOS ANGELES) -- A pair of twin girls were able to hear their mother clearly for the first time this week after they were both fitted with new hearing aids.
Kayla and Kiara Hernandez were born with moderate hearing loss and in need of hearing aids to hear properly, according to ABC News affiliate KABC-TV in Los Angeles.
(NEW YORK) -- As the host of the number one Top 40 morning radio in the country, Elvis Duran had no problem dishing out “real talk” to his seven million loyal listeners or rubbing elbows with the likes of Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj and dozens of other A-list celebrities.
But one thing he was deeply insecure about...Read more...
(ROANOKE, Va.) -- The shooting on live television in Virginia Wednesday could have a psychological effect on the thousands of viewers who were exposed to the traumatic event, according to some experts.
Alison Parker, 24, and Adam Ward, 27, were shot to death as they did a live interview for Roanoke station WDBJ-TV. Viewers to the daily morning show...Read more...
(NEW YORK) — The slaying of two journalists on live television Wednesday became more shocking when the suspected gunman posted video he says he took of the shooting to his Facebook page, delivered a 23-page document about his motives and tweeted after the attack.
By poring over the documents believed to have been sent by Vester Flanagan,...
(NEW YORK) -- If you’re a single woman looking for a man but you think there are no good ones left, a new book on dating says it’s not just your imagination.
Author Jon Birger suggests the problem for women trying to find “Mr. Right” isn’t as much about interest as it numbers.
“It’s not their fault,” Birger told...
(NEW YORK) -- An estimated 1.2 million women are trying to get pregnant and struggling. What if technology could help? That’s the question Vanessa Xi, founder of Yono labs, asked after she struggled with fertility issues. Her invention: an in-ear thermometer you sleep with.
First let’s back up and look at the way women currently determine their window of...
(NEW YORK) -- Children all across the country are going back to school, and one popular mom blogger is taking the time to raise awareness about the serious issue of school bus safety with a humorous parody video that’s going viral.
Deva Dalporto’s video, “Bus, Don’t Move,” riffs off “Bust A Move,” the popular 1989 hit by Young MC....
(NEW YORK) -- Hostility and acts of overt sexism at work have negative consequences on women’s occupational well-being. But a new review of past research on almost 75,000 working women finds that “high frequency/low intensity” workplace sexism can be just as bad.
The study, published Thursday in the Psychology of Women Quarterly, says these "low intensity" behaviors include...
By DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor
Smoothies are not only a summer favorite, but a go-to health option for a healthy diet. But are they really that healthy?
Smoothies taste great, but it turns out that lots of them are loaded with calories from added sugars and fats, and enough carbohydrate grams to match that of...
(NEW YORK) -- A new study has found that HIV patients benefit from taking antiretroviral medications regardless of how early the disease is caught, which runs counter to CDC recommended treatments.
The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, looked at nearly 5,000 patients with HIV and a higher count of specific white blood cells,...
(SEATTLE) -- Seattle Children's Hospital is notifying thousands of patients that certain equipment may not have been properly sanitized.
The hospital says it was unclear during what timeframe the cleaning lapse may have occurred, and therefore were notifying all patients who underwent procedures from the time that the Bellevue Clinic opened in 2010. In total, the hospital says, the...
(SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass.) -- A lawsuit filed by a Massachusetts couple claiming that a school's Wi-Fi network is harming their son is drawing attention to a condition that is so controversial that many in the medical community even question its existence.
The parents filed a lawsuit claiming that the Fay School in Southborough has "high-intensity Wi-Fi emissions" that have harmed...
(NEW YORK) -- The Dancing with the Stars cast is growing.
Alexa PenaVega and her husband Carlos PenaVega have signed on for the 21st season of the dancing competition, he announced on Instagram.
"Beyond excited that @vegaalexa and I are going to be competing this season on #season21 @dancingabc," he wrote. "Spending 24 hours at @disneyland #disneyland60 to celebrate!!!"
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(LOS ANGELES) -- Here's proof Nicki Minaj no longer holds a grudge against the MTV Video Music Awards: she's opening the 2015 edition of the show this Sunday night.
Nicki let the cat out of the bag on Thursday, when she posted on her Instagram a photo of a sonogram of a Moonman statue. The picture no longer appears...Read more...
(LOS ANGELES) -- Kim Kardashian West is pregnant with her second child, but she reveals in the September edition of Cmagazine that the numerous complications she experienced this time around took "the fun out of" getting pregnant.
"I had this condition called placenta accreta," Kardashian West, 34, tells the lifestyle magazine. "There were a couple of little operations...Read more...
(LOS ANGELES) -- The Owen Wilson thriller No Escape opened Wednesday, earning $1.2 million in its first day of release, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Two more films debut nationwide Friday. Here's a closer look:
We Are Your Friends -- Zac Efron is an aspiring DJ who falls for his DJ mentor's girlfriend. Emily Ratajkowski and Wes Bentley also star....Read more...
(LOS ANGELES) -- Lucy Liu is now a mother.
The Charlie's Angels actress made the announcement on Instagram late Thursday.
"Introducing the new little man in my life, my son Rockwell Lloyd Liu. In [love]," she wrote next to a picture holding her little man.
The 46-year-old, who has never been married, had her son "via gestational carrier. Mom and baby are healthy...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- Terrence Howard has stayed in the headlines thanks to drama in his personal life, and Fox reportedly has taken notice.
The New York Post's Page Six claims that the Oscar nominee's role as Lucious Lyon on the network's hit hip-hop drama Empire will be scaled back. When the debut season ended, Howard's character found himself behind...Read more...
(LOS ANGELES) -- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Wednesday that Spike Lee and Gena Rowlands will receive Honorary Awards with Debbie Reynolds nabbing the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.
The awards will be given at the Academy's 7th Annual Governors Awards on November 14 in Hollywood.
"The Board is proud to recognize our honorees’ remarkable contributions at this year’s Governors...Read more...
(LOS ANGELES) -- In a new clip from I Am Cait, Caitlyn Jenner opens up to transgender author Jennifer Finney Boylan about dating a man. Still, her friend and confidant is worried that she wants to date for the wrong reasons.
"It would be very attractive to me to have a guy treat me like a woman...like a normal woman,"...Read more...
(LOS ANGELES) -- Full disclosure: In a past life, I was a sushi-loving house music D.J. from California’s San Fernando Valley who had dreams of rocking parties in Ibiza while 10,000 half-naked sweaty bodies gyrated and chanted my name. We Are Your Friends is about a sushi-loving house music D.J. from the San Fernando Valley...Read more...
(LOS ANGELES) -- Believe it or not, Baywatch star Pamela Anderson has two teenage sons.
Brandon, 19, and Dylan, 17, her children with ex-husband Tommy Lee, were too young when the show was a hit in the '90s, so they were caught off guard one year when they started going to surf camp and found out about their famous heartthrob of a...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- When Lea Michele's boyfriend and Glee co-star Cory Monteith died unexpectedly from substance abuse two years ago last month, the actress struggled to put her life back together. But Michele, who recently published a self-help book for women titled You First: Journal Your Way to Your Best Life, said she found love again because she focused...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- Clearly, Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny Frankel is having fun now that's split from her estranged husband. After being linked earlier to Modern Family actor Eric Stonestreet, Us Weekly now reports Frankel is dating Marcus Lemonis, host of CNBC's The Profit.
A source told the magazine, "They met over the summer and have been seeing each other. He’s...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- There has been an awakening, this time on Instagram.
A new teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been released on Instagram using the platform's new landscape orientation, which allows users to post widescreen videos.
The short teaser concludes with the shot of villain Kylo Ren, played by Adam Driver, and his red,...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- The upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars will include a teenage Vine star. Hayes Grier was announced Wednesday as the latest celebrity to join the reality TV competition's roster for the show's 21st season.
The show tweeted the news Wednesday morning, directing fans to follow the social media-savvy 15-year-old on Vine and Twitter.
Hayes, from North Carolina,...Read more...
(NEW YORK) -- After Wednesday morning's horrific killings in Virginia, USA Network has decided to postpone the season finale of Mr. Robot since one of the scenes is eerily similar.
Mr. Robot, about "a young programmer who works as a cyber-security engineer by day and as a vigilante hacker by night," according to the show's website,...Read more...
You Tell Me Texas by Paul Gleiser
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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