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Officer-Involved Shooting Seriously Injures Suspect

Posted/updated on: August 30, 2015 at 8:34 am

devin dial mug_1440879162272_4627019_ver1.0LONGVIEW — Longview police say a man is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after an officer-involved shooting. According to KETK, police say they responded shortly after 11:00 Friday night to a call involving a suspicious car in the parking lot of Walgreens near Loop 281 and Gilmer Road. An off-duty police officer had called police after noticing a man had what appeared to be a white mask covering his head. During this time, 23-year-old Devin Dial had moved his vehicle to the west side of the building and out of security camera view, according to officials. When the responding officer got to the scene, he found a person inside a car. As the officer exited his car, Dial reportedly got of his vehicle while displaying a weapon. The officer shot and injured Dial. The Texas Rangers and Longview Police Department are separately investigating the incident.


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Fatal Overnight Shooting in Smith County

Posted/updated on: August 30, 2015 at 7:39 am

LAPRIDA SHEARS_1440879197569_4627020_ver1.0SMITH COUNTY — One person is dead, several others injured in an overnight shooting in Smith County. KETK reports the sheriff’s office was called just after 1:00 Saturday morning about a disturbance at the Flamingo Club off FM 14. As deputies responded to the scene, they heard multiple gunshots coming from Bunny’s Truck Stop nearby. They arrived at the scene and found multiple bullet holes and casings throughout the area, according to officials. They then received a call from and emergency room of multiple victims being treated for gunshot wounds. One person, Laprida Shears, 25, had died and three others were being treated for what were termed non-life threatening injures. Deputies have been looking over surveillance video and searching for three shooters. We will update you once more information is available.


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Longview Woman Indicted in Fatal Wreck

Posted/updated on: August 30, 2015 at 7:40 am

Dekeshia Charity ThomasLONGVIEW — A Longview woman, charged in connection with the accident that killed her son, has been indicted in the case. The Gregg County grand jury has indicted Dekeshia Charity Thomas, 24, on a charge of intoxication manslaughter. She was arrested in February after her SUV hit another vehicle and a tree and rolled over. A few weeks later, her 8 week old son, Terrence Demarcus Crayton, died in a Dallas hospital from injuries received the wreck. Investigators say the child was not in child safety restraints. in July, Thomas was brought back to 124th District Judge Alfonso Charles’ courtroom, accused of failing to live up to a condition of her bond. The judge set a new bond of $200,000, and she is back in the Gregg County Jail. No trial date has been set for the case.


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New Information Suggests Motive in Toddler’s Drowning Death

Posted/updated on: August 30, 2015 at 7:39 am

Mason CuttlerLUFKIN (AP) – Officials say an East Texas teen has been accused of pushing a 3-year-old boy into a pond in a drowning allegedly to make room for his pregnant girlfriend’s child to live at a residence. Angelina County jail records show 17-year-old Bobby W. Woods was being held without bond Saturday on a charge of capital murder of a person under age 6. Online records don’t list an attorney to speak for Woods, who was arrested Friday and booked as an adult. Mason Cuttler’s body was discovered Aug. 18 in a pond near Lufkin, a day after he disappeared outside as his parents cleaned their home. An affidavit says Woods, who lived at the home, says he pushed Mason into the water and left. The suspect’s girlfriend is related to Mason’s father.


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Rusk County Lifts Burn Ban

Posted/updated on: August 30, 2015 at 7:40 am

Burn ban lifted-rainHENDERSON — Another East Texas county has lifted its burn ban because of the recent rains. Rusk County Judge Joel Hale signed the order Friday morning lifting the ban. It had been put into effect August 10th.


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Longview’s New Animal Shelter Director Named

Posted/updated on: August 30, 2015 at 7:40 am

Shannon JohnsonLONGVIEW — Longview has a new Animal Shelter Director. City Manager David Willard told the Longview News Journal Shannon Johnson of Everett, Washington, has been hired for the post. Johnson was the director of the animal shelter in Everett and oversaw the construction of a new their new shelter in 2009. Her first day on the job in Longview will be October 26th.


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Police Investigate Motive in Ambush of Houston-Area Deputy

Posted/updated on: August 30, 2015 at 8:06 am

thHOUSTON (AP) – Authorities are trying to determine what motivated a 30-year-old man accused of ambushing a uniformed sheriff’s deputy and firing multiple shots in what they believe was a targeted killing. Shannon J. Miles is charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting Friday night of Darren Goforth, a 10-year veteran of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman says there is no evidence so far that Goforth knew Miles and the attack was “clearly unprovoked.” Hickman says their assumption is that Goforth was targeted because he was in law enforcement, although they have not learned any details from the suspect that would shed light on his motive.


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Immigration Shift Shows India, China Outpacing Mexico

Posted/updated on: August 30, 2015 at 8:06 am

DALLAS (AP) – U.S. Census Bureau research shows immigrants from China and India, many with student or work visas, have overtaken Mexicans as the largest groups coming into the U.S. The shift has been building for more than a decade and experts say it’s bringing more highly skilled immigrants here. Some Republican presidential candidates have proposed a heavier focus on employment-based migration, which could accelerate traditionally slow changes to the country’s ever-evolving face of immigration. Siddharth Jaganath is an example of the new trend in immigration. He came to the U.S. to earn his master’s degree at Southern Methodist University. Instead of returning to India, he built a new life in the U.S. and is a manager at a communications technology company.


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Dallas Firefighter Hurt in Blaze at Sprawling Mail Center

Posted/updated on: August 30, 2015 at 8:15 am

thDALLAS (AP) – A Dallas firefighter has been slightly hurt in a conveyor-belt related blaze at a sprawling U.S. Postal Service distribution center along Interstate 30. Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans says the more than 115 workers safely evacuated and the fire was put out early Saturday. Investigators believe the accidental blaze broke out late Friday night, at the 750,000-square-foot building, when an item caught fire while on a conveyor belt. Evans says the burning object continued traveling through the facility and pieces fell off, starting several other small fires. The firefighter slipped and fell, resulting in a minor injury.


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Pension Group No Longer Responsible for Dallas Condos Glare

Posted/updated on: August 30, 2015 at 8:08 am

DALLAS (AP) – Leaders of a law enforcement pension group say they are no longer responsible for a glass skyscraper’s glare on a neighboring museum and patrons. The Dallas Morning News reports the owner of the Museum Tower condominium complex decided two years of the dispute was enough. The board of the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System approved the resolution Thursday in the brightness battle with the Nasher Sculpture Center. Nasher officials first complained that sunlight bouncing off the $200 million luxury condo tower, touted for its floor-to-ceiling glass, was damaging exhibits. A board statement says its first priority was to protect “the financial futures of the city’s police officers and firefighters.” Nasher officials declined immediate comment Friday.


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Allen Wins Season Opener in New Stadium

Posted/updated on: August 30, 2015 at 8:09 am

ALLEN (AP) – A defending state football champion has won its season opener at the $60 million stadium in North Texas that closed last year with structural problems. Allen beat Denton Guyer 48-16 on Friday night at repaired Eagle Stadium. The contractor and architectural firm paid for the repairs at the stadium about 20 miles north of Dallas that seats about 18,000.


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A&M Mascots’ Remains Buried Outside Renovated Stadium

Posted/updated on: August 30, 2015 at 8:10 am

texasa&mCOLLEGE STATION (AP) – The remains of seven Texas A and M canine mascots have been buried outside Kyle Field following $485 million in renovations to the football stadium. The College Station Eagle newspaper reports informal ceremonies were held Friday for reburial of Reveille One through Six.


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

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

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

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

American Pharoah Falls Behind Keen Ice in Travers Stakes

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

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

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

Jordan Spieth to Lose World’s Number One Ranking

Photo by Chris Condon/PGA TOUR(NEW YORK) -- Jordan Spieth's reign as the world's number one golfer lasted just one tournament.

Spieth, the 22-year-old phenom who won this year's Masters and U.S. Open, claimed the top spot in the world rankings on the back of those major victories and a top-10 finish at the British Open last month. The Official...

Redskins’ Robert Griffin III to Sit Saturday with Concussion-Like Symptoms

Photo by Matt Hazlett/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will not play in Saturday's preseason game due to concern over concussion-like symptoms.

Griffin suffered the injury in the team's August 20 preseason game against the Detroit Lions. While he practiced all week, the team said on Twitter Friday that "further review by neuropsychologists" determined he should...

Scoreboard Roundup — 8/28/15

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the latest scores from today's sports events:

INTERLEAGUE
Boston 6, N-Y Mets 4, 10 Innings
N-Y Yankees 15, Atlanta 4
Arizona 6, Oakland 4

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Toronto 5, Detroit 3
Kansas City 3, Tampa Bay 2
Cleveland 3, L.A. Angels 1
Texas 4, Baltimore 1
Minnesota 3, Houston 0
Seattle 2, Chi White Sox...

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Vin Scully to Return for 2016 Season

Noel Vasquez/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- He's been with the Dodgers since Brooklyn, and he's going to spend yet another year with them.

Los Angeles Dodgers play-by-play announcer Vin Scully announced Friday he will return for the 2016 season, marking his 67th year as the voice of the Dodgers.

The 87-year-old's decision was revealed on the video board at Dodger...

Mariners Fire General Manager Jack Zduriencik

Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images(SEATTLE) — The Seattle Mariners relieved Jack Zduriencik of his general manager duties Friday.

The decision was likely prompted by the Mariners failure to see a playoff game in the seven years since Zduriencik took the general manager post, reports MLB.com.

Kevin Mather, the Mariners’ team president, will look at candidates to replace Zduriencik over the...

Illinois Fires Football Coach Tim Beckman

Michael Hickey/Getty Images(URBANA, Ill.) -- Illinois' coach is out only a week before the season begins.

Head football coach Tim Beckman has been dismissed by the University of Illinois Director of Athletics Mike Thomas, according to a statement on Friday.

The decision came out of an external review and one week before the season began. The review looked into...

Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose Denies Sexually Assaulting Ex-Girlfriend

Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- Derrick Rose has responded to a civil suit filed against him.

Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose released a brief personal statement to USA TODAY on Thursday, commenting on the lawsuit filed against him for sexual misconduct.

“I am just focusing on staying healthy and getting ready for the season,” Rose said in the statement. “I...

Famed New York Islanders Coach Al Arbour Dies at 82

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(SARASOTA, Fla.) -- Hockey icon Al Arbour has died.

Al Arbour has died at the age of 82 after a lifetime career in hockey where he served as a player, coach, and as an executive.

He is perhaps most remembered as a coach for the New York Islanders, leading the team to four consecutive Stanley Cup wins...


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Bartender Wins Lottery With Cash He Found on the Street

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

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

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

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Bartender Wins Lottery With Cash He Found on the Street

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Watch the Sky for a ‘Supermoon’

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

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

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

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Three Al Jazeera Journalists Sentenced to Jail in Egypt

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

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

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Tropical Storm Erika Has Dissipated near Cuba

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

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

Before losing strength, Erika caused...

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

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

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Tropical Storm Erika Moving Across Haiti

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

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

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

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Japan Passes Bill Requiring Companies to Set Goals for Hiring Women

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

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

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

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Senior ISIS Member Killed by Drone Strike Inside Syria

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The U.S. military says it had killed Junaid Hussain, a senior ISIS recruiter and cyber specialist during a drone strike in Syria.

Hussain's death was confirmed in a tweet from Brett McGurk, the Deputy Special Presidential Envoy to the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL.

Hussain is believed to be a computer expert and propagandist for terror...

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What We Know About the Latest Deaths in European Migrant Crisis

Antonio Melita/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Hundreds of people are feared dead off the coast of Libya in the latest shipwreck of migrants desperately trying to cross the Mediterranean to reach Europe.

“We are still waiting for more details, but we have learned there were 400 migrants on one of two boats; 100 have already been rescued,"...

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American’s First Thought During Train Attack Was ‘Just Trying Not to Die’

Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- U.S. serviceman Alek Skarlatos, who helped stop a gunman on a Paris-bound train last week, said his first thought was "just trying not to die."

Recalling on ABC News' Good Morning America Friday what ran though his mind when he first saw the gunman and realized his life was in danger, Skarlatos said, "I...

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Former Archbishop Accused of Sexual Abuse Dies Awaiting Trial

ERIKA SANTELICES/AFP/Getty Images(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...

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Hundreds Feared Dead After Two Boats Capsize Off Libyan Coast

iStock/Thinkstock(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...

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Buzz Aldrin’s Master Plan for Colonizing Mars

Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Leave it to Buzz Aldrin to come up with a grand plan for colonizing Mars.

Aldrin, 85, who was the second person to walk on the moon in 1969, is teaming up with the Florida Institute of Technology to create an actionable plan for getting humans to Mars in the next quarter century....

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Tropical Storm Erika Hits Caribbean, 4 Dead

NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center(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...

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Calgary’s Air Quality Affected by Washington State Wildfires

iStock/Thinkstock(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...

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Italian Energy Group Finds Biggest Natural Gas Field

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

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

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

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Google’s Driverless Car Heads to Texas

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

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

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

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Jeep Hackers Hired to Work for Uber

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Twitter Commits to Increasing Employment of Women

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

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

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What Can Happen if You Fly Your Drone Near Aircraft

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

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

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Wall Street Ends a Wild Week with Small Gains and Losses

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

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

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

When will the Federal Reserve raise...

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What Customers Can Eat with McDonald’s Customized Menu

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Facebook Milestones Leading to a Billion Users in a Single Day

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

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

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Ashley Madison Hack: CEO Noel Biderman Is Stepping Down

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

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

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Bimbo Bakeries Recalls Bread Products over Glass Fragments

Scott Olson/Getty Images(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....

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Christmas in August: Walmart to Launch Layaway Plan

Daniel Aguilar/Getty Images(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...

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Gains for Wall Street as Crude Oil Jumps 10 Percent

iStock/Thinkstock(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...

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

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

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

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

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Mixed Day on Wall Street, Despite Upbeat Monthly Employment Report

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

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

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

The...

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US Economy Adds 280K Jobs in May

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

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

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

 Hourly wages rose 0.3 percent...

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CVS Accused in Lawsuit of Racially Profiling Customers, Worker Discrimination

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

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

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

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

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

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Bernie Sanders: ‘People Are Responding to Our Message’

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

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

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

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

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

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5 Stories You’ll Care About in Politics This Week

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

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

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How Joe Biden Surprised Delaware Democrats Ahead of 2016 Decision

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Chris Christie Wants to Track Immigrants Like FedEx Tracks Packages

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

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

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

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Bobby Jindal: Katrina Victims ‘Will Never Leave Our Memories’

Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) -- Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindal spoke on Saturday at a memorial service for those lost when Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, talking about the city's rebuilding efforts.

"Our hearts are heavy," Jindal said on the tenth anniversary of Katrina making landfall. "We know there are still families wondering what exactly happened to...

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President Obama Talks Climate Change Solutions in Weekly Address

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- In his weekly address, President Obama discusses climate change and renewable energy sources ahead of his trip to Alaska on Monday.

The president talked about the effects of climate change, specifically in Alaska, where many residents there are already suffering from the results including wildfires and storm surges.

"Alaska’s glaciers are melting faster too, threatening...

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House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce Blasts Iran Deal

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.) gave this week's GOP address speaking about the Iran nuclear deal.

According to Royce, if the deal goes through, Iran will get a "cash bonanza," which will lead to a path of nuclear weapons.

"Is there any other reason why Iran – an energy rich country –...

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Donald Trump Calls Anthony Weiner a ‘Sleazebag’ and ‘Perv’ at Event

ABC News(NORWOOD, Mass.) -- At a Massachusetts fundraiser Friday night, Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump continued his attacks on Democrat Hillary Clinton saying the former Secretary of State has “some very big problems” with her email server.

However, the real estate mogul took things a step further attacking longtime Clinton aide Huma Abedin and her husband, former Congressman Anthony...

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‘Ridin with Biden’ Chocolate Bars a Hit at DNC Meeting

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Some might say it was the sweetest takeaway from the summer meeting of the Democratic National Committee: The “I’m Ridin With Biden” free chocolate bar.

DNC delegates arriving at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Minneapolis were greeted by the chocolate bars at the registration desk. The candy is wrapped in a drawing of Vice President Joe...

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Hillary Clinton Defends Bill Clinton’s ‘Unusual’ Paid Speech Vetting Requests

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton admitted some of the paid speeches that President Bill Clinton asked the State Department about were “unusual requests” but defended the process used to vet her husband’s speeches.

“The process that was set up in my years as secretary of state was for any requests that my husband received to...

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Defense Secretary Ash Carter Says He is ‘Extremely Careful’ with Email

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Defense Secretary Ash Carter said now that he holds the Pentagon's top job, he is very careful with his email.

"I'm extremely careful about it," Carter said during an interview with Bloomberg Television on Friday.

His comments come as Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton continues to deal with criticism about her use of a private...

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Famed Neurologist Oliver Sacks Dies at 82

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

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

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

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Study: Wireless Could Be the Future of Pacemakers

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

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

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FDA Takes Action Against 3 Tobacco Makers for Label Language

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

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

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

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Parade of Big Trucks Honors Toddler Who Died From Rare Disease

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

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

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

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

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

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

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USDA Expands Kapowsin Meats Recall for Salmonella Contamination

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

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

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

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

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

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School Reportedly Bans Girl’s “Wonder Woman” Lunchbox

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

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

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Pregnant Wife of Lady Antebellum Member Details Fertility Struggle

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

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

McConnell Kelley talked to ABC News about...

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

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

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

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

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Your Body: Are Your Breasts Causing You Back Pain?

iStock/ThinkstockBy 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....

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SoulCycle Has Alleged ‘Illegal’ Payment System, Suit Says

Alli Harvey/Getty Images(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...

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See a Pair of Twins Hear Their Mom for the First Time

KABC-TV(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.

But...

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Radio Host Elvis Duran Details Dramatic 105-Pound Weight-Loss Journey

Noam Galai/Getty Images(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...

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Real On-Air Violence Can Traumatize Viewers

iStock/Thinkstock(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...

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“Grey’s Anatomy” Star Explains How Show Will Move on After Patrick Dempsey’s Departure

ABC/Mitchell Haaseth(LOS ANGELES) -- Grey's Anatomy is moving on after killing off Patrick Dempsey's character Dr. Derek Shepherd, better known as "McDreamy," last season.  Jason George, who plays Dr. Ben Warren on the long-running ABC series, said fans are in for a treat next season.

"The writers have made this extra effort to breathe new air and refresh everything," he told People magazine....

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Rob Kardashian Pokes Fun at His Weight

ABC(LOS ANGELES) -- Rob Kardashian hasn't been in the public eye for quite some time. On Keeping Up with the Kardashians, cameras documented how the reality star struggled with depression and later weight gain, reportedly packing on over 100 pounds.

But now Kardashian's back in the gym, and recently joked about his reported ongoing efforts to shed a few...

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Snooki Explains Why She’s Not Wearing Her Wedding Rings Amid Ashley Madison Scandal

ABC(NEW YORK) -- Attention is turning to Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, after her husband was accused of possibly having an Ashley Madison account.  Observers have noticed that she hasn't been wearing her wedding rings. But the outspoken reality star made sure to clear things up right away.

"FYI I don't wear my wedding rings because they're too big and I need to...

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Jessica Biel Reveals the Most ‘Magical’ Thing About Being a New Mom

Ray Mickshaw/FOX(LOS ANGELES) -- It's been four months since Jessica Biel gave birth to Silas, her son with husband, Justin Timberlake. So what's her favorite part about caring for her newborn?

"Probably the moment he wakes up from a nap," Biel tells E! News. "He's sort of looking around and you sort of creep up and look over the crib and he...

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Courteney Cox: ‘I Can’t Imagine’ Ed Sheeran Won’t Perform at My Wedding

ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) -- Ed Sheeran is the one who introduced actress Courteney Cox to her fiance, Johnny McDaid of the band Snow Patrol.  So it's no wonder that the Friends star fully expects Ed to entertain guests at their upcoming wedding.

Speaking to the British tabloid The Sun, Courtney says, "We are certainly grateful to Ed for introducing us. I can’t imagine him not...

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Miley Cyrus Says She’s Pansexual; Not in a Relationship

Dana Edelson/NBC(NEW YORK) -- Ever since Miley Cyrus started opening up about her fluid sexuality, there’s been a lot of talk about whom she’s dating. In particular, people have been speculating that she’s in a relationship with Victoria’s Secret model Stella Maxwell.  But in a new cover story with Elle U.K., Miley says she’s not tied down to anyone at the...

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Julianne Hough Says Her Wedding Proposal Was ‘Magical and Sweet’

ABC/Adam Taylor(NEW YORK) -- Earlier this month Julianne Hough announced she's engaged to her boyfriend, pro hockey player Brooks Laich. And after a short self-imposed social media break, the Dancing with the Starsjudge hasnow revealed how Laich popped the question, writing on her blog that it was "magical and sweet."

"We were at home, romantic and relaxed, which is perfectly very...

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Chaka Khan Confirmed for “Dancing with the Stars”

ABC(NEW YORK) -- The reports were true: Grammy Award-winning singer Chaka Khan will be among the celebs competing for the Mirrorball Trophy on season 21 of ABC's Dancing with the Stars.

The singer announced the news via a brief video posted on the show's official Twitter account. Chaka tells her fans to "look out for me this season."

The "I'm Every...

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“Dancing with the Stars” Season 21: Alexa and Carlos PenaVega Join Celebrity Cast

ABC(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!!!"

The Spy Kids...

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Nicki Minaj Opening Sunday’s MTV VMAs Telecast

ABC/Ida Mae Astute(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...

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Kim Kardashian West’s Fertility Problems Took ‘Fun Out of’ Getting Pregnant

Peter Kramer/NBC(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...

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“We Are Your Friends,” “War Room” Open Friday

Warner Bros.(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....

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Lucy Liu Welcomes First Baby

Justin Stephens/CBS(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...

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Report: Terrence Howard’s Role on “Empire” to Be Reduced

Christopher Fragapane/FOX(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...

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Spike Lee, Gena Rowlands, Debbie Reynolds Among Honorees for Academy’s Governors Awards

ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images(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...

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