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Weatherford Man Killed When Pickup Ends Up in Sabine River

Posted/updated on: May 4, 2015 at 11:01 am

DPS badgeGREGG COUNTY — The body of a Weatherford man has been recovered from the Sabine River after his vehicle ran off the road and into the river. KETK reports the wreck happened around 6 p.m. on Sunday off I-20 near mile marker 593 in Gregg County. Officers after several hours, a dive team was able to recover the body of Dwayne Obermeyer, 65. The cause of the accident is unknown.


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Dallas-Area Man Dead in Smith County Accident

Posted/updated on: May 4, 2015 at 10:45 am

thumb_DPS-car-2WINONA — One person was killed after being ejected from his car and then run over in Smith County. The accident happened between 3:00 and 4:00 Sunday morning on Interstate Highway 20 near Winona. The Department of Public Safety reports Dallas-area resident Ouiang Pei, 48, lost control of his vehicle, causing it to roll several times. Pei was then ejected into the middle of the roadway. An 18-wheeler, driven by Bruce Leissen, 54, of South Carolina, then struck the vehicle and ran over Pei. The 18-wheeler then ran into a barrier. Pei was pronounced dead at the scene. Leissen was taken to East Texas Medical center for treatment.


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Trial Begins for Man Accused of Murdering Niece

Posted/updated on: May 4, 2015 at 10:40 am

Van-Zandt-County-Sheriffs-DeptVAN ZANDT — The uncle of a murdered Greenville teenager goes on trial today in Van Zandt County. The death penalty is off the table. In this capital murder trial, prosecutors are seeking a life prison term for Michael Moore. He’s accused of the November, 2012 murder of his 16-year-old niece, Alicia Moore. She was last seen alive getting off a school bus a block from her home. Her body was found stuffed in a wicker trunk in rural Van Zandt County days later. Court documents show police suspected Michael Moore but had to wait for DNA testing results. Moore denied any involvement in his niece’s death during a jailhouse interview with KRLD news. The trial is expected to last two weeks.


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East Texans Support Nepal Earthquake Victims

Posted/updated on: May 4, 2015 at 10:47 am

thTYLER (Staff/AP) — Dozens gathered Saturday evening at Tyler’s Southside Park in the wake of the devastating April 25 earthquake in Nepal. The East Texas Nepali community organized the program and candlelight vigil, with the Red Cross on hand to collect donations. A Nepali community spokeswoman said the purpose was to remember the victims who were lost and help those who were left behind. Thoughts and prayers were offered by several people, who also represented the local Christian, Indian, Muslim, and Filipino communities. A moment of silence was observed, followed by a rendition of “Amazing Grace.” One speaker talked about a friend of hers who has gone missing in Nepal following the earthquake. According to figures this weekend from the Associated Press, the earthquake has killed nearly 7,000 people.


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Police Seek ID of Man in Fraud Case

Posted/updated on: May 4, 2015 at 10:47 am

fitpic1_1430526378880_282405_ver1.0KILGORE — The Kilgore Police Department is asking for assistance identifying a man believed to be connected to a recent crime. According to KETK, police said the man pictured is wanted for questioning in a fraud case. If you have any information on this person, contact Det. Tim Dukes at the Kilgore Police Department at (903) 218-6904 reference case 1504-1360 or call Gregg County Crime Stoppers at 903-236-STOP (7867) and refer to this case number.


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City of Tyler Launches Interactive Budget Transparency Platform

Posted/updated on: May 4, 2015 at 10:44 am

thumb_tylercityofTYLER — The city of Tyler has announced a new financial data platform that provides residents and city officials unprecedented access to the city’s budget information, according to a news release. The powerful visualization software transforms volumes of raw data into actionable insight and information, enabling better analysis and understanding of the city’s budget, according to officials. Read more …


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TxDOT Road Projects

Posted/updated on: May 4, 2015 at 10:42 am

TxDOT logoTYLER — Here’s a look at work planned in the district during the Week of May 4. Schedules are subject to change due to weather, equipment or other unforeseen issues. Slow down and pay attention in these and all work zones.

SMITH COUNTY – Tyler Maintenance crews plan to conduct base repair work on Farm Road 2015 between Farm Road 14 and Farm Road 16 as well as on Farm Road 1805 between Farm Road 1253 and the Van Zandt County line. Expect the roadway to be reduced to one lane with flaggers providing traffic control. Read more …


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Corpus Christi Police Chief Dies in Motorcycle Accident

Posted/updated on: May 4, 2015 at 10:52 am

Floyd Simpson2PORT ARANSAS (AP) — Corpus Christi’s police chief has died in a single-vehicle accident in Port Aransas. Port Aransas Police Chief Scott Burroughs says Corpus Christi chief Floyd Simpson died Sunday evening. Authorities say Simpson was riding a motorcycle heading south to Corpus Christi on a highway when a pickup traveling in the opposite direction crossed the center lane. Police say a vehicle in front of Simpson drove off the roadway in an evasive action, and he laid down his motorcycle. Simpson was wearing a helmet, but it became dislodged and his head hit the pavement. Simpson was taken to Corpus Christi Medical Center Bay Area Hospital where he later died. Simpson was a 25-year veteran of the Dallas Police Department before becoming Corpus Christi’s first black chief of police in 2012.


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FBI Searches Phoenix Home in Texas Muhammad Shooting Probe

Posted/updated on: May 4, 2015 at 10:53 am

Garland shooting2-5-3-15GARLAND (AP) – The FBI says agents are searching a Phoenix apartment as part of the investigation into the deadly shooting outside a suburban Dallas venue hosting a provocative contest for Prophet Muhammad cartoons. FBI spokesman Perryn Collier on Monday confirmed the Phoenix residence is being searched for indications of what prompted the shooting Sunday that left two gunmen dead and a security officer wounded outside a center in Garland. Read more …


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Six Hurt in Shooting outside Houston Nightclub

Posted/updated on: May 4, 2015 at 10:54 am

Crime SceneHOUSTON (AP) – Police say six people have been shot after an argument that began between two groups inside a Houston nightclub continued outside as they were leaving. Investigators say as members of one group were departing Club Empire in a vehicle early Sunday they shot randomly at the other group that had gathered outside. None of the injuries were considered by police to be life-threatening and the victims were hospitalized in stable condition. No other information was immediately available. Police say the investigation into the shooting is continuing.


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FAA: Green Laser Lights Strike Two Small Planes in North Texas

Posted/updated on: May 4, 2015 at 10:54 am

green laserDALLAS (AP) – A green laser struck two small planes early Sunday in Dallas, raising safety concerns in an incident that can be prosecuted as a federal crime. The Federal Aviation Administration reported Sunday that two pilots reported seeing the laser shortly after midnight. The planes were heading to Arlington and were about 12 miles south of Dallas Love Field airport when the incident occurred. They were at about 3,000 feet. Laser lights can obstruct the vision of a pilot, and unauthorized use of a laser is a federal crime. A Dallas man got 2 1/2 years in prison in 2013 after using a laser pointer in the direction of a police helicopter.


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Texas The Front Line on High School ECG Debate

Posted/updated on: May 4, 2015 at 10:53 am

ECGAUSTIN (AP) – Spurred by the tragic stories of teenagers struck down by sudden cardiac deaths, Texas lawmakers are considering making their state the first in the nation to require high school athletes to undergo electrocardiogram testing. Advocates for the heart screenings, known as ECGs, say the tests are cheap and simple and could save lives. They hope that if Texas passes a law, the rest of the country will follow. The debate over mandatory ECGs has swirled for years, pitting advocates against scientists from major groups like the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. Those groups say sudden cardiac deaths among teens remains rare. And they question testing effectiveness, warning that false positives could send thousands of healthy patients into further, more expensive testing that may be unnecessary.


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Review: $1B Spent on Transportation, with Little in Return

Posted/updated on: May 4, 2015 at 10:54 am

Texas toll tagDALLAS (AP) – A review of regional transportation agencies that were established following a change in state law 15 years ago finds most have struggled to meet expectations while spending at least $1 billion in taxpayer money. Nine agencies known as regional mobility authorities were established in Texas to use bonds to build transportation projects and pay them off with tolls. But the review by The Dallas Morning News shows RMAs have spent some $864 million in state and federal money, despite the Texas Legislature originally intending that projects be financed by tolls. One project is indicative of others: Grayson County authorities wanted to extend the Dallas North Tollway to Oklahoma, but six years later $2.2 million in state money has been spent, but no toll road.


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Northeast Texas Residents Cry Foul as Sewage Problems Persist

Posted/updated on: May 4, 2015 at 10:53 am

Hook TexasHOOKS (AP/Staff) – The state has given a Northeast Texas town until July to prevent sewage from backing up into the homes and yards of residents. People living in a neighborhood of Hooks, west of Texarkana, say since 2009 heavy rainfall has caused sewer overflows. Residents report it’s not unusual to see wastewater back up into sinks and bathtubs. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has fined Hooks nearly $3,500 for continuing problems. The agency has given officials until July 26 to finally solve the matter. Mayor Michael Babbs tells the Texarkana Gazette the problem stems from rainwater that infiltrates the wastewater system. He says efforts to address the backup so far haven’t worked. A small treatment station will be installed in the neighborhood that officials hope will prevent future overflow.


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(TALLADEGA) -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. captured his first checkered flag at Talladega Sunday since 2004.

"It's just real emotional," Earnhardt said in the victory lane, seeming to hold back tears. "I haven't won here in a long time. It was my daddy'sbirthday a couple of days ago, and I'm just real emotional, man."

The superspeedway is special for the Earnhardt family as...

Report: Steph Curry to Be Named MVP

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(OAKLAND) -- In an unbelievable breakout season, Steph Curry has earned the league MVP honors.

The field of candidates was filled with worthy names that included James Harden, Russell Westbrook, Anthony Davis and LeBron James.

Although CSN Bay Area was the first to report the story, the NBA is expected to make an announcement of the award Monday....

Raiders Release WR James Jones

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(OAKLAND) -- After one season, the Oakland Raiders have taken wide receiver James Jones off of the roster.

When the Raiders added free agent Michael Crabtree last month and rookie Amari Cooper in last week's draft, Jones, 31, became expendable.

Jones appeared in all 16 games for Oakland last season, starting 10, where he caught 73 passes...

Brewers Fire Manager Ron Roenicke, Craig Counsell Takes Over

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(MILWAUKEE) -- After a rare win this season, the Milwaukee Brewers relieved manager Ron Roenicke of his duties.

The Brewers defeated the Cincinnati Reds 5-3 to gain their seventh win of the season. In total, they have lost 18.

"This has been a difficult start to the season, something that we certainly didn't anticipate," President and...

Scoreboard Roundup – 5/3/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA Playoffs: Washington Wizards 104 - Atlanta Hawks 98 (Washington leads series 1-0)

MLB: Cleveland Indians 10 (9-15) - Toronto Blue Jays 7 (12-14)

Washington Nationals 1 (12-14) - New York Mets 0 (16-10)

Philadelphia Phillies 6 (9-17) - Miami Marlins 2 (12-13)

Baltimore Orioles 4 (12-11) - Tampa Bay Rays 2 (13-12)

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Warriors Cruise Past Memphis, Win Game 1

NBA via Golden State Warriors(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- The Golden State Warriors had a huge third quarter in Game 1 against the Memphis Grizzlies and would not look back in their 101-86 win on Sunday.

Stephen Curry had 22 points, Klay Thompson added 18, and Draymond Green chipped in with 16 in the rout.

"We're a deep team," Curry...

Wizards Take Game 1 in Atlanta, 104-98

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images(ATLANTA) -- Bradley Beal scored 28 points and the Wizards moved to 5-0 in the postseason with a 104-98 win over the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference semifinals on Sunday afternoon.

Trailing by two entering the fourth quarter, the Wizards wore down the Hawks in the final period. Otto Porter scored a couple of big baskets...

Chelsea Wins Premier League Title

Michael Dodge/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Chelsea secured its first Premier League title in five years with a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea needed just three points to claim the trophy with three games left on the season.  Midfielder Eden Hazard scored on a rebound to give the Blues the victory on Sunday.

Head Coach Jose...

Rory McIlroy Wins WGC-Cadillac Match Play

Stuary Franklin/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Rory McIlroy picked up the WGC-Caddillac trophy on Sunday after he held off Gary Woodland with a  with a 4-and-2 victory at TPC Harding Park.

McIlroy won the 14th hole with a par and benefited from Woodland's bunker and over the 16th green to claim the title.

"I'm really proud of myself with how...

Chris Paul is Questionable for Game 1 vs Rockets

NBA via Los Angeles Clippers(LOS ANGELES) -- The Los Angeles Clippers have officially listed point guard Chris Paul as questionable for Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Houston Rockets on Monday.

Doc Rivers is very concerned with Paul's injury.

Yeah, yeah, very," Clippers coach Doc Rivers said Saturday night. "Someone is going to have to step...


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Search Begins for California Lottery Winner Given Wrong Payout

Ingram Publishing(PALMDALE, Calif.) -- The hunt is on for a mystery man who hit the jackpot.

Surveillance video captured an unidentified man cashing in after scratching off a straight flush on a Wild West lottery ticket. His prize? $75,000.

But the clerk behind the counter in the Palmdale, California, gas station initially read the prize incorrectly, giving the man...

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Texas Shooting from Inside Community Center Moments After

iStock/Thinkstock(GARLAND, Texas) -- Questions remain after a deadly shooting Sunday outside a Garland, Texas, community center that was hosting an event featuring cartoons of Islam’s prophet Muhammad.

The event, sponsored by the American Freedom Defense Initiative, featured hundreds of drawings of Muhammad, which is explicitly banned in Islam and seen as a sign of disrespect. About 200 people were...

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Kate Middleton and Prince William Name Second Baby

John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Prince William and Kate Middleton welcomed a daughter Saturday and on Monday, royal officials confirmed the baby's name: Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.

Her official title will be Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge.

The baby girl was born in the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital, the same place where Kate, 33,...

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Inside Anmer Hall, Home to the New Royal Baby

Indigo/Getty Images(LONDON) — Now that Duchess Kate is home from the hospital with her newborn daughter, she, Prince William and their older child, Prince George, are spending time at their home in nearby Kensington Palace.

After that, Kate, Prince William, Prince George and the new baby are likely to retreat to their country home, Anmer Hall, a 10-bedroom home...

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101-Year-Old Pulled from Rubble One Week After Nepal Earthquake

STR/AFP/Getty Images(KATHMANDU, Nepal) — A 101-year-old man was rescued from the rubble of his home in one of the countless villages that were devastated in the earthquake that hit Nepal last week, killing more than 7,000 people.

Nepal's National Emergency Operation Center said the rescue occurred in Kimtang village, in the Nuwakot district, about 50 miles northwest of Kathmandu....

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First US Helicopter Sent to Help in Nepal Earthquake Relief Efforts Arrives

Bas Stubert/iStock/Thinkstock(KATHMANDU, Nepal) -- The first U.S. aircraft sent to Nepal to assist in relief efforts after last week's deadly earthquake arrived on Sunday afternoon, with four more expected to arrive later in the day.

A UH-1Y helicopter arrived at Tribhuvan International Airport on Sunday via a C-17 cargo plane, the United States Pacific Command said in a press...

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Coalition Announces 41 More Airstrikes in Iraq, Syria

Ivan Cholakov/iStock/Thinkstock(BAGHDAD, Iraq) -- The U.S.-led coalition conducted 41 airstrikes in Iraq and Syria in the last week, targeting ISIS militants in the region.

A news release from the Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve indicated that 18 of the strikes took place in Syria, with 23 in Iraq. The strikes were spread out within each nation, though...

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William and Kate’s Baby Girl Gets First Royal Visitors

LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Prince William and Kate Middleton's newborn princess has already received her first royal visitors.

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla visited the Duke and Duchess Sunday, a Kensington Palace spokesman said.

Kate's parents and sister, Pippa Middleton, also visited.

While Prince Harry wasn't there to meet his new niece in person, according to Kensington Palace,...

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New York University Student Being Held in North Korea

goralikus/iStock/Thinkstock(SEOUL) -- Officials in South Korea confirmed on Sunday that a 21-year-old South Korean student at New York University is being held in North Korea.

The student, identified as Won Moon Joo, is in his third year at NYU, says a school spokesman.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Sunday that it is "personally troubling to think...

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UN: More than 800 Killed, 2,000 Wounded by Iraq Violence in April

Marcio Silva/iStock/Thinkstock(BAGHDAD, Iraq) -- More than 800 Iraqis were killed and nearly 2,000 more injured by terrorism, violence and armed conflict in April, says the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq.

UNAMI released it's monthly report on casualties in Iraq on Saturday, showing 535 Iraq civilians were killed, along with 277 members of the Iraqi Security Forces. An additional...

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The Royal Nanny: Everything You Wanted to Know

Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Kate Middleton and Prince William have one thing they don't need to worry about now that their new baby girl has arrived: a nanny.

Maria Borrallo, the same nanny who takes care of Prince George, who will turn two in July, will also take care of the new royal baby.

"William and Kate...

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Prince William and Kate Middleton Reveal Their Baby Girl Outside the Lindo Wing

Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Britain's littlest princess has made her debut.

Prince William and Kate Middleton stepped outside the Lindo Wing with their baby girl Saturday evening, the same day the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth.

The baby, whose name has not yet been released, was wrapped in a white blanket in the Duchess of Cambridge's arms....

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Nigerian Military: 234 More Women and Children Freed from Boko Haram-Controlled Area

liorpt/iStock/Thinkstock(ABUJA, Nigeria) -- Another group of 234 women and children were rescued on Friday from an area controlled by militant group Boko Haram, the Nigerian military says on its Twitter account.

 

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Royal Baby Birth: What Prince George’s Childhood Will Be Like With His Younger Sister

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Prince George arrive at the Lindo Wing at St. Mary's Hospital on May 02, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/WireImage)(LONDON) -- With the birth of a royal baby girl Saturday, Britain's Prince George of Cambridge is a big brother for the first time.

"Prince George and his little brother or sister...

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Inside the Lindo Wing Where Duchess Kate Gave Birth

Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage(LONDON) -- Fans camped out at the Lindo Wing at St. Mary's Hospital Paddington in London for weeks, eager to catch a glimpse of the Duchess of Cambridge, who gave birth to a baby girl Saturday.

The Lindo Wing, the same place Kate, 33, delivered Prince George nearly two years ago, offers everything that the discerning...

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US Sending Aircraft, Marines to Nepal to Assist in Earthquake Relief Efforts

Michael Fitzsimmons/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. will send seven military aircraft to Nepal to assist with relief efforts related to last week's deadly earthquake.

A U.S. Defense official told ABC News that the United States will send four tilt-rotor Ospreys, three Huey helicopters, and approximately 100 Marines to Nepal in an effort to provide quake relief to remote areas. U.S....

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It’s a Girl! Kate Middleton Delivers Royal Baby

(LONDON) -- Kate Middleton gave birth to a baby girl Saturday morning in London.

The Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to St. Mary's Hospital at about 6 a.m. local time on Saturday in the "early stages of labor," according to Kensington Palace. The baby was delivered at 8:34 a.m.

The princess weighed in at 8 lbs, 3 oz. Prince William...

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Teen Students Depending More on Personal Devices in School

iStock/Thinkstock(IRVINE, Calif.) — An increasing number of U.S. high school and middle school students are relying on their own digital devices in class, based on results of a poll conducted by the California-based nonprofit Project Tomorrow.

Overall, 58 percent of high schoolers say they use their own technology while 32 percent depend on laptops provided by their schools. Other...

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Many Lack the Knowledge to Improve Their Financial Situation

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — America has always been described as the land of opportunity but a new survey by the banking corporation Fifth Third Bank suggests that people in the U.S. are squandering that opportunity by failing to understand some basic concepts that could improve their financial status.

Based on more than 1,000 responses to its poll, 90 percent of...

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Warren Buffett, in 50th Year Running Berkshire Hathaway, Wishes He’d Started Investing Earlier

Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images(OMAHA, Neb.) -- At the annual meeting of his corporation Berkshire Hathaway, the third-richest person in the world, Warren Buffett, told ABC's Rebecca Jarvis that he still carries a Nokia flip phone.

Buffett also shared thoughts on the state of the economy and how Americans are affected by it. The biggest mistake Buffet thinks Americans...

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Dave Goldberg, Husband of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Dies

Photo by Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Dave Goldberg, the husband of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, died Friday night, according to a Facebook post from Goldberg's brother.

Robert Goldberg wrote on Facebook: "It’s with incredible shock and sadness that I’m letting our friends and family know that my amazing brother, Dave Goldberg, beloved husband...

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Home> Technology Skype Boss Reveals Secrets to Nailing the Perfect Virtual Interview

Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- As the general manager of Skype, Angie Hill practices what she preaches, balancing her life as an executive and mother by conducting much of her daily business on the video conferencing platform.

That also means she has seen her share of Skype fails -- that little faux pas that makes a job...

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Chefs’ Tasty Takes on Favorite Fast Food Sandwiches

Plan Check Kitchen + Bar(NEW YORK) -- Everyone’s got their go-to guilty pleasure fast food sandwiches -- chefs included.

Toques across the country are making creative interpretations of fast food favorites, such as McDonald’s Egg McMuffin and Burger King’s BK Burger.

Find out how chefs are going full-steam ahead with their own spins on the American classic.

McDonald’s Egg...

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Italy’s Olive Oil Industry Threatened by Pathogen

dulezidar/iStock/Thinkstock(ROME) -- Italy's olive oil industry is in danger from a killer pathogen.

The European Union wants Italy to chop down olive trees across the southern part of the country infected with a killer pathogen to prevent its spread to other olive trees throughout Europe.

Already the price of olive oil in Italy has shot up due to a...

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Markets Bounce Back on Earnings Reports, Auto Sales Numbers

tarabird/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Stocks closed higher on the first day of May, erasing much of the losses from the day before.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 18,024.06 on Friday, up 183.54 from its open.

The Nasdaq rose by 63.97 to close at 5,005.39. The S&P 500 was up by 22.78, finishing the session at 2,108.29.

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Meet the Manhattanite Who Traded $95K Job to Become a Caribbean Ice Cream Scooper

Courtesy Noelle Hancock(NEW YORK) -- Noelle Hancock says it was a beach scene screensaver on her computer that prompted her to quit her $95,000 journalism job in New York City at the age of 31 and buy a one-way ticket to St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

“I went to college and I went to New York and...

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IKEA Expands Recall of Crib Mattresses

IKEA(NEW YORK) -- IKEA has expanded a recall of the company’s crib mattress to include additional models following reports that infants were becoming trapped between the mattress and the crib.

The company has received two reports so far of infants becoming entrapped between the mattress and an end of the crib, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said in...

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DOT Announces Next Generation Rail Cars Traveling with Flammable Liquids

RalphCoulter/iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Department of Transportation announced its next generation of rail tank cars traveling with flammable liquids Friday morning in a press conference in Washington, D.C.

Amid accidents, derailing train cars and cars catching fire, DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx and Canada's Minister of Transport Lisa Raitt revealed a series of stronger and safer rail tank cars...

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Why the Apple Watch Has a Problem with Some Tattoos

Apple Inc.(NEW YORK) -- It turns out tattoo ink and the Apple Watch aren't always compatible.

Apple updated its support page this week to explain how "some tattoos" can make the heart rate sensor malfunction.

"Permanent or temporary changes to your skin, such as some tattoos, can also impact heart rate sensor performance," Apple said on its support page....

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Southern Cities Rank Lowest for Personal Budgeting

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Many Americans are drowning in debt to a tune of $60 billion in 2014, according to financial site Wallethub.

“Americans this year garnered more than $60 billion in debt — that’s from 2014. [In] 2015, we’re looking at $70 billion as the current projection,” said Wallethub spokesperson Jill Gonzalez.

At a time when “budgeting is really...

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Tesla’s Plan to Change the Way the World Uses Energy

Bryan Mitchell/Getty Images(HAWTHORNE, Calif.) -- Tesla wants to start a revolution in the way the world stores energy.

CEO Elon Musk unveiled batteries Thursday night that he said will help move homes, businesses and utilities away from the power grid and toward a more sustainable future with renewable energy.

"We're talking about trying to change the fundamental energy infrastructure...

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Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight: Both Boxers Expected to Make over $100M

JOHN GURZINSKI/AFP/Getty Images(LAS VEGAS) -- After Saturday, either Floyd Mayweather Jr. or Manny Pacquiao will be the welterweight champion of the world -- but both opponents in the boxing mega-match will be millions and millions of dollars richer, win or lose.

"When all the accounting is done, each man should make well over $100 million, about double the biggest...

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Carly Fiorina Announces Presidential Bid: ‘I Am the Best Person for the Job’

ABC News(NEW YORK) — In an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America Monday, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina said she is running for president, becoming the first female contender for the Republican nomination this time around.
 
“Yes, I am running for president,” Fiorina said. “I think I am the best person for the job.”
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Chris Christie Not Yet in the Clear on Bridgegate, NJ Lawmaker Says

Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is not out of the woods on Bridgegate, according to John Wisniewski, Democratic chair of the New Jersey State Assembly Select Committee that has been investigating the matter.

Wisniewski said Sunday on This Week that his committee's work is not yet complete, saying it has an "entirely...

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Sen. Bernie Sanders Says America Needs ‘Political Revolution’ in 2016

Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call(NEW YORK) -- Newly declared presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders said Sunday he hopes to lead a "political revolution" for working families and against money in politics in his bid for the White House.

"I think I'm the only candidate who's prepared to take on the billionaire class," Sanders, I-Vt., told ABC's George Stephanopoulos...

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Baltimore’s Rep. Elijah Cummings: ‘We Have to Invest in Our Cities and Our Children’

Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, whose district includes parts of Baltimore, said Sunday that the unrest in the city after the death of a black man who was injured while in police custody should be a lesson to city leaders around the country.

"We have to invest in our cities and our children....

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Carly Fiorina To Appear On “Good Morning America” On Monday

Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, a Republican who is widely expected to launch a 2016 presidential bid, will appear on ABC’s Good Morning America on Monday to talk politics and her new book, Rising to the Challenge: My Leadership Journey.

As she prepares to announce whether she will enter the race for...

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Christie: Latest Charges in Bridgegate Scandal Prove ‘What I’ve Said from Day One Is True’

Photo by Olivier Douliery/Getty Images(TRENTON, N.J.) -- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Friday took to Twitter to deny his role in the lane realignment on the George Washington Bridge that backed up traffic and caused political spillout for the possible 2016 presidential candidate.

On Friday, Christie's former Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Kelly and former Deputy Executive Director...

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DOJ Announces $20 Million in Funds for Body-Worn Camera Program

Denniro/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Justice Department on Friday announced $20 million in funding to support its Body-Worn Camera Pilot Partnership program in an effort to help local and tribal law enforcement organizations purchase body-worn cameras.

"This body-worn camera pilot program is a vital part of the Justice Department's comprehensive efforts to equip law enforcement agencies throughout the country with...

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Obama Reiterates Plan to Expand Education Access in Weekly Address

Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- In his weekly address, President Obama reiterated his plan to expand access to higher education and reading programs to young Americans.

Earlier this week, the president announced two new efforts to build on the progress already made by his ConnectEd initiative.

The president issued a challenge to mayors, libraries, and school leaders to...

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Sen. Isakson Argues Passage of TPA in GOP Weekly Address

US Senate(WASHINGTON) -- In this week’s Republican address, Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia makes the case of congressional passage of the Trade Promotion Authority, which he argues will give U.S. trade negotiators the authority to complete the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement with Japan, as well as other agreements.

With the Senate expected to vote on a trade promotion bill later...

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White House Calls On Famous Baltimore Residents to Speak Out

NIntellectual/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The White House is pushing famous Baltimore residents to take a stand for peaceful protest.

Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis is among the stars who have urged a nonviolent approach.

White HOuse Press Secretary Josh Earnest wouldn't say on Friday whether the administration specifically reached out to Lewis, but said his engagement is making a big...

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Pentagon Releases Annual Survey On Sexual Assault in Military

Mika Makelainen/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Pentagon released its annual report on sexual assaults in the military on Friday, which included new analysis of the links between sexual harassment in the workplace and sexual assault, as well as how two thirds of military female sexual assault victims perceive they were retaliated after stepping forward.

The annual report and a separate Rand...

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Obama Reacts to Charges Against Officers in Freddie Gray Case

Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama commented Friday on the charges six Baltimore police officers now face after putting Freddie Gray in custody in a police wagon on April 12.

Gray, 25, sustained a spinal injury while in custody and died a week after his apprehension.

“It is absolutely vital that the truth comes out...

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Watch This Kid Host Cut Off President Obama

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- A sixth-grader hosting a “virtual field trip” with President Obama on Thursday got a little bored during the commander-in-chief’s answer to a question about writer’s block.

“I think you’ve kind of covered that question,” said Osman Yaya, interrupting the president halfway through his musings on the blank page.

“Osman thinks I’ve been talking too long,” Obama...

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Marilyn Mosby: What to Know About Baltimore’s State Attorney

ABC News(BALTIMORE) -- Just four months into her job as Baltimore's State Attorney, Marilyn Mosby announced Friday that the death of Freddie Gray has been ruled a homicide caused by severe trauma.

Mosby said her office has also found probable cause to pursue criminal charges in connection to the case. Six officers involved in putting Gray in custody and...

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Gov. Chris Christie’s Political Ally David Wildstein Pleads Guilty in Bridge Scandal, Two Others Indicted

William Thomas Cain/Getty Images(NEWARK, N.J.) -- A key figure in the corruption scandal that threatens New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s political career pleaded guilty on Friday in federal court, while two others were indicted in connection with the lane closures at the George Washington Bridge.

David Wildstein, who looked noticeably thinner on Friday, pleaded guilty to two counts of...

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Diner’s Transition to Healthy Kids Meals Is a Success

iStock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — If you make healthy meals, kids will come and eat it.

That's the chief finding of a study by ChildObesity180, a Tufts University Friedman School program that examines and finds solutions to the childhood obesity epidemic.

Researchers there said that after the Silver Diner, a restaurant chain operating in Maryland, Virginia and New Jersey, made menu changes...

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Poor Sleeping Habits Can Intensify Pain

iStock/Thinkstock(OSLO, Norway) — Suffering from insomnia is more than a pain in the neck; it can also boost sensitivity to pain in those who are sleep-deprived.

A study by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Bergen appears to verify this claim as over 10,400 adults took part in an experiment in which they submerged their hand in ice cold...

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7-Year-Old Fighting Cancer Gets ‘Initiated’ at Dallas Police Department

Andrea Culverhouse(PRINCETON, Texas) -- For Andrea Culverhouse, a mother in the Texas suburb of Princeton, the last year and a half has been a battle -- but thanks to the Dallas Police Department, her family has a lasting memory to help them through the tougher times.

In December 2013, her oldest son Jack, now 7, was diagnosed with an...

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Superheroes Save Pediatric Patients From The Joker

A man dressed as Captain America flies in a police helicopter near the Dell Children's Medical Center in Austin, Texas as part of Superhero Day on April 30, 2015. Dell Children's Medical Center(AUSTIN, Texas) -- The pediatric patients were in trouble. The Joker had stolen their ice cream and stuffed ponies. Things weren't looking good.

But then the superheroes...

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USDA Considering Approval for Genetically Modified Potato

Joerg Mikus/Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture opened a public comment period on Saturday as they consider whether or not to approve a genetically modified potato that has a number of attractive characteristics.

The potato in question is genetically engineered to be resistant to late blight, a potato pest and has reduced black spot bruising, says the...

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Patient in Texas Tests Negative for Ebola

chromatika/iStock/Thinkstock(FORTH WORTH, Texas) -- A resident of Tarrant County, Texas has tested negative for Ebola after exhibiting at least one symptom of the disease, says Tarrant County Public Health.

The patient reportedly had one symptom that matches the disease. TCPH says that the individual recently returned from Liberia. Though the last case of Ebola in Liberia was in late...

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CDC Warns of Possible Sexual Transmission of Ebola

Bumbasor/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- In a report issued on Friday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that Ebola survivors avoid unprotected sexual activity in an effort to ensure that the spread of the disease is contained.

The report details the case of a 44-year-old woman in Monrovia, Liberia who contracted the disease approximately one month after the...

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Why You Should Leave Your Desk Two Minutes an Hour

Erik Snyder/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A new study suggests that getting up from your desk every so often could help prolong your life.

Dr. Srinivasan Beddhu, a nephrologist at the University of Utah, studied survey data from more than 3,000 people who'd been given accelerometers for on average of a little less than three years, and found those who...

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What It Means If the Royal Baby Comes After Its Due Date

Chris Jackson/Getty Images(LONDON) -- After months of waiting, many residents in the U.K. are still on pins and needles awaiting the birth of another royal heir. But though Duchess Kate Middleton could possibly be past her due date, it likely is not cause for alarm, experts say.

While the palace has not confirmed a specific due date, Middleton has...

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Jill Duggar Dillard Criticized over Use of Sling-Style Baby Carrier

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A photo showing Jill Duggar Dillard carrying her newborn in a sling-style carrier has fans of the 19 Kids and Counting star in an uproar.

The photo appears to show the new mother with her 3-week-old son, Israel David, and some critics said the baby seemed to be placed too low in the sling that was...

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The Dawn of the ‘Dad Bod': Is It Women’s Favorite Physique?

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Forget about washboard abs and bulging biceps, according to one college student whose essay has gone viral, what women really want is a “dad bod.”

“My friends and I saw this body type on a lot more guys and we were attracted to it,” Clemson University student Mackenzie Pearson told ABC News.

Pearson explained the...

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Glen Campbell’s Life Living with Alzheimer’s

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call(NEW YORK) — Glen Campbell is a Grammy-winning country music icon, but his wife Kim Campbell says one of the most important things the legend has done in his life is to "help remove the stigma of Alzheimer's disease."

Glen was diagnosed with the disease in 2011, went public and embarked on a farewell tour with...

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Centenarians and 10-Year-Old Kids Have a Lot in Common

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — For its tenth annual 100@100 survey, United Healthcare polled both 100 centenarians and 100 10-year-olds to get their responses to virtually the same questions.

For instance, while a quarter of centenarians said that maintaining a positive attitude was the key to staying healthy, 37 percent of the youngsters gave eating healthy as their number one answer....

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E-Cigarettes Get an ‘F’ in Helping Smokers Quit Tobacco

iStock/Thinkstock(SAN DIEGO) — One of the ways makers of electronic cigarettes market their products is by claiming that “vapes” help to cut down on the use of regular cigarettes.

However, their claims may be just a lot of hot air, according to University of California, San Diego researchers, who studied the habits of 1,000 people in California to determine...

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Joe Namath Says He Wouldn’t Play Football Again Over Concussion Risk

Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images(PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.) -- Joe Namath, one of the most charismatic players in NFL history and one of the game's greatest quarterbacks, said on Thursday that if he'd known then what he knows now about concussions, he would never have played football.

Namath, who has recently undergone treatment for brain injuries, was asked in...

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“Dancing with the Stars” Couples to Perform Trio Dance on Monday Night

ABC(LOS ANGELES) — The fans will have their voices heard on Monday night's edition of Dancing with the Stars.

The six remaining couples will perform a dance style voted on by the viewers.

Each pair will also team up with an eliminated pro or troupe member for a trio dance highlighting the jive, paso doble, samba or salsa....

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Does Madonna Regret Kissing Drake at Coachella?

Win McNamee/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Madonna may be having second thoughts about that onstage kiss she shared with Drake at last month's Coachella Music Festival.

During an online question and answer session on Saturday, the 56-year-old singer was asked if Drake, 28, was a good kisser.

"You asked the million dollar question...I kissed a girl, and I liked it,"...

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Lindsey Vonn and Tiger Woods Break Up

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Lindsey Vonn and Tiger Woods have split.

The skier and the golfer's decision to end their "nearly three years together" was mutual, Vonn said on social media Sunday, citing their "hectic lives that force us to spend a majority of our time apart."

Vonn wrote on Facebook: "After nearly three years together, Tiger...

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“Walking Dead” Star Chad L. Coleman Apologizes for NYC Subway Tirade

Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Chad L. Coleman, who plays Tyreese on The Walking Dead and also portrayed Cutty on The Wire, has apologized for a profanity-laced rant on a New York City subway on Friday that was caught on video and posted to YouTube.

"Where are my humanitarians?" Coleman screams in the video, before announcing, "Yes, I'm...

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Happy “Star Wars” Day!

Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Monday is May 4th, and thanks to a punny 1979 London Evening News headline and a legion of die-hard fans, it's known the world over as "Star Wars Day."

The headline about the election of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher -- "May the Fourth Be with You, Maggie. Congratulations" -- inspired a...

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Muscular Dystrophy Association Will No Longer Produce Labor Day Telethon

Jason Davis/Getty Images for the Muscular Dystrophy Association(CHICAGO) — A Labor Day television tradition is no more.

The Muscular Dystrophy Association has announced it is discontinuing its annual telethon, the origins of which trace back to the mid-1950s.

The telethon was mainly associated with Jerry Lewis, who hosted it for more than four decades and memorably sang "You'll Never...

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“Avengers: Age of Ultron” Soars at the Box Office

The Walt Disney Company/Marvel Comics(NEW YORK) -- With a super performance at the box office this weekend, the latest movie in the Marvel Universe annihilated the competition.

Avengers: Age of Ultron, the second Avengers movie and the 11th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, brought in well over $100 million in its opening weekend, claiming the top spot...

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Brooklyn Decker, Andy Roddick Expecting First Child

Photo by Rick Kern/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Actress and former model Brooklyn Decker is expecting a child with husband and retired tennis star Andy Roddick, her rep confirmed Saturday evening.

The child would be the first for the couple. Decker, who has appeared in the movie Battleship and on episodes of television's New Girl and Ugly Betty, announced the...

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Netflix’s New Releases for May

Brian McEntire/iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- It's a new month, which means new releases on Netflix and iTunes.

From your favorite TV shows to movies old and new, the list seems to have something for everyone.

The complete list of new releases on the streaming services are below.

Netflix

May 1

-- Beyond Clueless
-- Jimi: All Is by My
...

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“Avengers: Age of Ultron” Stars Open Up About ‘Family’

The Walt Disney Company/Marvel Comics(NEW YORK) -- Avengers: Age of Ultron opened internationally as the No. 1 movie, raking in more than $200 million overseas, and Friday's U.S. premiere was widely expected to set or break records.

New characters in this installment of the blockbuster franchise include a murderous robot and a pair of siblings with superpowers. Those siblings...

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Bruce Jenner Served With Wrongful Death Lawsuit for Malibu Crash

Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- A wrongful-death lawsuit was filed Friday in California against Bruce Jenner stemming from the four-car crash in February that left one of the drivers dead.

Stepchildren of the late Kim Howe allege Jenner was "negligent" when his SUV hit Howe's Lexus in Malibu, resulting in her death, according to Superior Court...

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Taylor Swift Opens Up About Her Upcoming World Tour

ABC/ Lou Rocco(NEW YORK) -- Taylor Swift is constantly trying to one-up herself.

The singer, who’s about to embark on her 1989 World Tour, admitted to Extra that she wants this one to be even better than her last tour.

“It would be so ridiculous if I didn’t look it at that way, because that’s how everyone else is...

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Christie Ally or Kirstie Alley: Actress Put at Center of Bridge Scandal After Internet Fail

ABC/Michael Ansell(NEW YORK) -- What's the difference between Kirstie Alley and a Christie Ally?

The Internet needs help distinguishing between the two similarly sounding nouns, so we're here to help.

Kirstie Alley is the actress from Cheers who woke up Friday morning to find herself one of the most talked about people on the Internet for something she did...

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‘Stand By Me’ Singer Ben E. King Dead at Age 76

Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Songwriters Hall Of Fame(NEW YORK) -- Singer Ben E. King, best-known for his work with The Drifters and his classic solo hit, “Stand By Me,” has died at age 76. King's booking agent confirmed his passing to ABC News Radio.

Born Benjamin Earl Nelson in North Carolina, King’s family moved to Harlem, New York when...

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“Avengers: Age of Ultron” Now in Theaters

The Walt Disney Company/Marvel Comics(NEW YORK) — The summer movie season is under way with the release of what will undoubtedly be one of the highest-grossing films of the year.

Avengers: Age of Ultron sees the return of Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man; Chris Hemsworth as Thor; Mark Ruffalo as The Incredible Hulk; Chris Evans as Captain America;...

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