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Two Shot Dead Outside Muhammad Cartoon Exhibit in Texas

Two Shot Dead Outside Muhammad Cartoon Exhibit in Texas

(Garland, TX) -- Two men have been shot and killed by police officers outside an art exhibit of Muhammad cartoons in Garland, Texas, Sunday evening after driving up to the building and firing at a security officer, who ...

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Women Stranded In Michigan Wilderness For Two Weeks Say They Could Hear Bears Scratching On Their Truck

Women Stranded In Michigan Wilderness For Two Weeks Say They Could Hear Bears Scratching On Their Truck

Two Michigan women, missing for almost two weeks, are found and airlifted to safety on Friday, April 24, 2015. Courtesy Michigan State Police(DETROIT) -- Two women stranded in the Michigan wilderness for two weeks say they could hear bears scratching ...

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Chris Christie Not Yet in the Clear on Bridgegate, NJ Lawmaker Says

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 ...

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

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Mississippi, Texas Shaken by Three Small Earthquakes

Mississippi, Texas Shaken by Three Small Earthquakes

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A trio of small earthquake have shook the southern United States Saturday night into Sunday, with two tremors in Mississippi and one more in Texas.According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the two Mississippi ...

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New York University Student Being Held in North Korea

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 ...

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

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 ...

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Woman Pleads Guilty to Meth, Child Endangerment Charges; Gets 32 Years

TYLER - Smith County officials say Lacy Layne Taylor drew a 32-year prison sentence after pleading guilty Thursday to meth and child endangerment charges. According to a news release from the Smith County Sheriff's Office, from September through October of 2014, sheriff’s investigators and federal agents had been ...

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UTT Given All-Clear Following Threat

TYLER -- Everything got back to normal by mid-afternoon following a brief scare at UT Tyler Friday -- which just happened to be commencement day. UTT's Beverley Golden says a call came in around 1:30 p.m. indicating a male had reported he was going to blow up UTT's ...

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Arrest Warrant issued in Aggravated Sexual Assault Probe

TYLER - Smith County authorities have issued an arrest warrant in an aggravated sexual assault investigation. On Thursday, Smith County Sheriff’s Patrol units were dispatched to the ETMC Emergency Room in reference to an assault family violence at 9132 Nelray in Tyler. On arrival deputies contacted the victim, ...

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22 Rounded Up in Two Major Van Zandt County Cases

CANTON -- Van Zandt County Sheriff Michael Lindsey Ray is commenting about the recent arrests of 22 defendants on state and federal charges as the result of two multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional investigations spearheaded by his office. Both cases date to last year. One involved drugs, the other an ...

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Officials: Probationer Found with Bottle of Urine to Beat Drug Test

LUFKIN (AP/Staff) - Authorities say a Lufkin man already on probation is jailed after his probation officer discovered he had a shampoo bottle filled with urine taped to his genitals in an attempt to falsify a drug screening test. According to The Lufkin Daily News, police reports ...

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One Hospitalized in Longview Shooting

LONGVIEW -- One person was injured Thursday night in a Longview shooting. According to KETK, Longview police say officers responded to reports of a shooting victim at a local hospital. When investigators arrived, the victim was uncooperative and would not provide police with information, according to authorities. ...

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Kari's Law Passes House and Senate

AUSTIN -- "Kari's law" is headed to Governor Abbott's desk. The bill means anyone trying to call police from a multi-line phone system, at a hotel or motel for example, will not have to dial for an outside line first. It has passed the Senate and ...

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Arrest Warrant issued in Aggravated Sexual Assault Probe

Posted/updated on: May 1, 2015 at 3:41 pm

wantedguysexoffender_1430511159898_280082_ver1.0TYLER – Smith County authorities have issued an arrest warrant in an aggravated sexual assault investigation. On Thursday, Smith County Sheriff’s Patrol units were dispatched to the ETMC Emergency Room in reference to an assault family violence at 9132 Nelray in Tyler. On arrival deputies contacted the victim, who stated that she had been beaten, held against her will, and sexually assaulted at a residence located in the 9100 block of Nelray. Sheriff’s detectives were called to ETMC, where the victim was further interviewed. The victim also had a two-month-old child with her that she reported as being used as manipulation during the assault. A SANE Exam of the victim was completed at ETMC. Read more …

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One Dead, One Injured in Tyler Shooting

Posted/updated on: May 1, 2015 at 3:54 pm

LuisMezaSCSOMug_1430493622835_280113_ver1.0TYLER — Tyler police continue to investigate a shooting that has left one person dead and one injured. It happened around 10:00 Thursday night on the 2100 block of Brookhaven Drive. Officers said it began as an altercation among several men in two separate vehicles in the 5000 block of Troup Highway. It ended when one vehicle pulled into a driveway on Brookhaven with the other vehicle following. Police say the driver approached the two men in the front car and shot them, killing the driver. The passenger was taken to East Texas Medical Center for treatment. Read more …

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Woman Pleads Guilty to Meth, Child Endangerment Charges; Gets 32 Years

Posted/updated on: May 1, 2015 at 5:10 pm

thumb_smithcounty-courthouseTYLER – Smith County officials say Lacy Layne Taylor drew a 32-year prison sentence after pleading guilty Thursday to meth and child endangerment charges. According to a news release from the Smith County Sheriff’s Office, from September through October of 2014, sheriff’s investigators and federal agents had been focusing on the methamphetamine distribution activities of Taylor and her boyfriend, Drew Michael Mizzles. On October 22, local and federal law enforcement personnel executed a narcotics search warrant at 15834 Highway 64 East in Tyler. Officials say they learned Taylor was the mother of three children aged six years, two years, and six months, who were all residing in the home with Taylor and Mizzles. Read more …

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UTT Given All-Clear Following Threat

Posted/updated on: May 1, 2015 at 5:16 pm

UTTThreat_1430508274484_280078_ver1.0TYLER — Everything got back to normal by mid-afternoon following a brief scare at UT Tyler Friday — which just happened to be commencement day. UTT’s Beverley Golden says a call came in around 1:30 p.m. indicating a male had reported he was going to blow up UTT’s Ratliff Building North. As a precaution, says Golden, the university evacuated Ratliff Building North and adjacent Ratliff Building South. According to Golden, the building was searched, nothing suspicious was found, and the all-clear was issued around 2:50 p.m. Golden couldn’t immediately comment on any possible investigation of the incident. She also said there’s no known connection between Friday’s threat and a similar incident Thursday in which someone threatened to blow up the university. The all-clear was issued in that case as well.

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One Man Hospitalized Following Tyler Stabbing

Posted/updated on: May 1, 2015 at 3:54 pm

CalvinCarterMug_1430494761342_280116_ver1.0TYLER — One man is in custody following a stabbing that left one man hospitalized. It happened around 10:10 Thursday night in the 1100 block of Queen Street. Officers said the victim had been stabbed multiple times during a physical altercation. The victim was transported by private vehicle to Trinity Mother Frances, where he is being treated for his wounds and is said to be in serious condition. Investigators have arrested Calvin Dewayne Carter, 30, of Tyler for the aggravated assault on Eric Montreal Benson, 31, of Tyler. Carter (pictured) has been placed in the Smith County Jail on a $250,000 bond.

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One Hospitalized in Longview Shooting

Posted/updated on: May 1, 2015 at 3:53 pm

thumb_police-longviewLONGVIEW — One person was injured Thursday night in a Longview shooting. According to KETK, Longview police say officers responded to reports of a shooting victim at a local hospital. When investigators arrived, the victim was uncooperative and would not provide police with information, according to authorities. Officer Kristie Brian said at 9:58 p.m., the victim and an unknown person were involved in an argument that led to gunfire outside a home at the intersection of Margo Street and Howard Street. The victim is expected to make a full recovery. Police have no persons of interest at this time. The case remains under investigation.

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“Kari’s Law” Passes House and Senate

Posted/updated on: May 1, 2015 at 3:54 pm

no9-150x150AUSTIN — “Kari’s law” is headed to Governor Abbott’s desk. The bill means anyone trying to call police from a multi-line phone system, at a hotel or motel for example, will not have to dial for an outside line first. It has passed the Senate and now the House, and it was named for Kari Hunt Dunn. Her estranged husband murdered her in a Marshall hotel room in 2013 while her daughter tried in vain to call 911. Kari’s dad, Hank Hunt, pushed for the law. He says, “I’m not sure, kind of mixed emotions. I wish I didn’t have to be doing it, but I feel like I need to and just be glad that my home state did it and did it unanimously.” His hope is that the measure will eventually become federal law.

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22 Rounded Up in Two Major Van Zandt County Cases

Posted/updated on: May 1, 2015 at 3:52 pm

thumb_Van-Zandt-County-Sheriffs-DeptCANTON — Van Zandt County Sheriff Michael Lindsey Ray is commenting about the recent arrests of 22 defendants on state and federal charges as the result of two multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional investigations spearheaded by his office. Both cases date to last year. One involved drugs, the other an allegedly illegal horse racing facility in the southern part of the county, near FM 3080. Read more …

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Officials: Probationer Found with Bottle of Urine to Beat Drug Test

Posted/updated on: May 1, 2015 at 3:53 pm

thumb_police-1LUFKIN (AP/Staff) – Authorities say a Lufkin man already on probation is jailed after his probation officer discovered he had a shampoo bottle filled with urine taped to his genitals in an attempt to falsify a drug screening test. According to The Lufkin Daily News, police reports indicate the probation officer for 20-year-old Travion Williams became suspicious when the Lufkin man didn’t want the officer watching him provide urine for the test this week. The officer said that’s when he noticed the bottle taped to Williams. Williams told police he was trying to fake the drug screen. He was taken to jail and the bottle and its contents held as evidence.

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2015 W.T. “Doc” Ballard Award Recipient Announced

Posted/updated on: May 1, 2015 at 3:54 pm

Paul McGahaTYLER — The Northeast Texas Public Health District is awarding the 2015 W.T. “Doc” Ballard Award to Dr. Paul McGaha. A news release says Dr. McGaha is receiving the award because has demonstrated a true commitment to protect and promote the health of the public. For 30 years, Dr. McGaha has been a leader in public health in Texas and is sincerely dedicated to improving the lives of the citizens in East Texas. His constant leadership through many public health initiatives has set a precedence of excellence, commitment, and accomplishment across the state. Dr. McGaha’s wisdom and advice is highly sought when responding to a public health threat or when implementing a prevention program. Read more …

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John Tyler Student Selected as Gates Millennium Scholar

Posted/updated on: May 1, 2015 at 3:55 pm

Carneisha DanielsTYLER — John Tyler High School senior Carneisha Daniels has been selected as a member of the Class of 2015 Gates Millennium Scholars. Each year more than 54,000 students from across the nation apply, but only 1,000 are selected as Gates Millennium Scholars. The program, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education at a school of their choice in any discipline area of interest. Read more …

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Driver, Age 13, among 3 Teens Arrested in Dallas Carjacking

Posted/updated on: May 1, 2015 at 3:56 pm

DALLAS (AP) – A 13-year-old driver and two teenage companions are hospitalized after authorities say they crashed the car they carjacked, ending a police chase that began in Dallas and extended into several other Dallas-area cities. The driver and two others, 15 and 17, now face charges of aggravated robbery and evading police. Authorities say the chase began about 2:45 a.m. Friday after police received a call from a driver who said his car had been taken at gunpoint. A police helicopter monitored the fleeing teens as the stolen car headed into Garland, then to Richardson, Addison, Carrollton and back to Dallas, where police were able to get close enough to spin it out on a bridge near downtown Dallas. Police say they’ve recovered a plastic gun from the car.

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Houston-Area Man Gets 10 Years in Prison for Child Porn

Posted/updated on: May 1, 2015 at 3:58 pm

thumb_dept-justice-sealHOUSTON (AP) – A suburban Houston man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for possessing more than 50,000 images and 1,300 videos of child pornography. The sentence Friday following the conviction of 53-year-old Glenn Casey Portwood is the maximum prison term U.S. District Judge Gray Miller could impose. Portwood also has been ordered to pay $5,000 to a child pornography victim, will be on probation once he completes his prison sentence and must register as a sex offender. Prosecutors say he was discovered sharing pornography through online software. Federal agents obtained a search warrant and seized a backpack of videos from the trunk of his car and two computers and external hard drives. Some of the children on the images were only 1 to 3 years old.

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House OKs 1st Major Chemical Bill since ’13 West Blast

Posted/updated on: May 1, 2015 at 4:39 pm

West explosion2AUSTIN (AP) – The first proposal to tighten chemical storage regulations in the two years since the West fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people has passed the Legislature’s lower chamber. Clearing the Texas House on Friday via voice vote, the bill would strengthen rules for storing ammonium nitrate – a common but highly flammable ingredient in fertilizer. It must still pass the state Senate. The bill establishes procedures for fire prevention at ammonium nitrate storage facilities, and requires facilities to report hazardous chemicals to state environmental authorities. Other, more strenuous proposals designed to prevent another blast like the one that also injured 200 people on April 17, 2013, have yet to make it this far in the state Legislature. Many were abandoned soon after the explosion amid fears they could harm industry.

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Harris County Deputies Believe Deaths of 2 May Be Linked

Posted/updated on: May 1, 2015 at 4:00 pm

HOUSTON (AP) – Harris County homicide investigators believe the discoveries of two bodies found about 14 miles apart may be related. Firefighters called to put out a car fire in the northeast part of the county before dawn Friday discovered a body inside. The car had been set ablaze about 100 yards off a canal next to a wooded area. Then about two hours later, deputies were summoned to a park in the Channelview area in east Harris County where the body of a man was found. Authorities say he had head trauma and may have been shot. Neither victim has been identified. Detectives didn’t immediately disclose why they think the deaths may be connected.

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Texas’ Good Rains Benefit Lake Levels Statewide

Posted/updated on: May 1, 2015 at 4:36 pm

LUBBOCK (AP) – Texas lakes are the big beneficiaries of good rains across the state the past two months and forecasters say a continuing El Nino weather pattern will linger through next winter. That’s good news for a state four years removed from its driest-ever year in 2011. Forecasters also say this summer in Texas could be the least hot in seven years. Texas received 200 percent of its normal rainfall in March and April. That boosted lake levels from 65 percent full three months ago to 74 percent as of Friday. The lakes in the Dallas-Fort Worth area have gained the most from this year’s precipitation. Dallas-area lakes have risen from 65 percent to 94 percent. In Fort Worth, the reservoirs have increased from 63 percent to 82 percent.

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Texas Launches Anti-Assault Program for High School Athletes

Posted/updated on: May 1, 2015 at 4:36 pm

AUSTIN (AP) – Texas state officials and high school coaches are launching a program aimed at student athletes on awareness and prevention of sexual assault and domestic abuse. The ProtectHer Project will initially target public high school athletes but will eventually be expanded to include all students. The early-intervention project seeks to address attitudes about sexual assault at the middle and high school level. It will include an instructional video and other teaching materials. It will be privately funded, including a $25,000 donation from the NBA’s Houston Rockets. Officials hope to produce the video in time to distribute to the Texas High School Coaches Association annual meeting this summer. Other instructional materials will come later. The project is privately funded.

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Posted/updated on: May 1, 2015 at 3:21 pm   Print This Print This

WEATHER REPORT AND SUMMARY:
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VT [VALID TIME] THROUGH 05/02/2015@1000C
ISSUED: 05/01/2015 1521C

TYLER-LONGVIEW METROPOLITAN AREA FORECAST:
TONIGHT: mostly clear, low upper 50s, light easterly winds;
SATURDAY: mostly sunny, high upper 70s, southeast winds about 10 mph;
SATURDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low upper 50s, southeast winds about 5 mph;
SUNDAY: partly cloudy, high upper 70s, south winds 10-15 mph;
SUNDAY NIGHT: mostly clear, low near 60, south winds 5-10 mph;
MONDAY: mostly sunny, high near 80, south winds 10-20 mph and gusty.
EXTENDED FORECAST:
MONDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy, low lower 60s;
TUESDAY: mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high lower 80s;
TUESDAY NIGHT: mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, low middle 60s;
WEDNESDAY: mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high upper 70s;
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, low upper 60s;
THURSDAY: mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high lower 80s;
THURSDAY NIGHT: mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, low upper 60s;
FRIDAY: mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms, high lower 80s.
MID-RANGE OUTLOOK FOR MAY 9-15, 2015:
Near normal temperatures and above normal precipitation.

TYLER CLIMATE DATA FOR May 1, 2015
(The report is for the twemty hours ending at 2000 Greenwich
Mean Time, 3:00 p.m. Central Daylight-saving Time. The maximum
and minimum temperatures represent the observations during the preceding fourteen hours, and precipitation during the preceding twenty hours. The temperature and cumulative precipitation observations are made at NWS/419207, Tyler, Texas City Office, 95.3W/32.3N, 158M.
MAXIMUM 81
MINIMUM 54
PRECIPITATION 0.00
MONTH-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 0.00
YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 25.13

LONGVIEW CLIMATE DATA FOR May 1, 2015
(The report is for the twenty hours ending at 2000 Greenwich
Mean Time, 3:00 p.m. Central Daylight-saving Time. The maximum
and minimum temperatures represent observations during the preceding fourteen hours, while the precipitation represents observations during the preceding twenty hours. The observations are made at WMO/722470, Longview, Texas–East Texas Regional Airport, [94.7W/32.4N, 107M]
MAXIMUM 82
MINIMUM 56
PRECIPITATION 0.00
MONTH-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 0.00
YEAR-TO-DATE PRECIPITATION 23.24

PUBLIC FORECAST EXPLANATION
ISSUED: 05/01/2015 1446C
The weak backdoor cold front has moved through the area with winds going around into
the north and northeast at under 10 mph. Skies are variably cloudy, and temperatures are near
80.
Winds will go southeasterly tomorrow, and southerly Sunday with velocities increasing
Sunday. We’ll be close to wind advisory criteria Monday.
The next week storm system is still on track. It comes in two installments. The
uncertainty is with the timing. We could see showers and thunderstorms as early as Tuesday
afternoon, but the likelihood increases for Wednesday through Friday. The second of the
components looks to be the stronger, with a slight severe risk and a heavy rain threat.
Temperatures go back to normal tomorrow, and stay near normal through next week. RKP

CODED CITIES FORECAST–TYR
ISSUED: 05/01/2015 1519C

DAY WX TEMP POP
Saturday PARTLY CLOUDY 57/79 00%/00%
Sunday PARTLY CLOUDY 59/79 05%/05%
Monday SUNNY 60/80 00%/05%

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Magnitude 4.2 Earthquake Shakes Midwest

Tomislav Zivkovic/iStock/Thinkstock(GALESBURG, Mich.) -- A magnitude 4.2 earthquake hit west of Detroit on Saturday, causing tremors to be felt from Chicago to Toledo, Ohio.

The quake struck shortly after 12 p.m. Saturday about five miles south of the town of Galesburg.  The epicenter was about 3.7 miles underground, 15 miles southeast of Kalamazoo and 57 miles southwest of Lansing....

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Hawaiian Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Smoke Odor

MMADIA/iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(KAHULUI, Hawaii) -- A Hawaiian Airlines flight bound for Oakland, California, on Friday was forced to return to the ground shortly after takeoff due to an odor of smoke.

The crew declared an emergency soon after takeoff, the airline says, and returned to Kahului Airport. All 224 passengers on board were evacuated using the plane's emergency slides. Two...

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College Class Ring Lost in 1972 Found, Returned to Owner

Class Ring Stock Photo: Hemera Technologies/Photos.com/Thinkstock(WILKES-BARRE, Pa.) -- A man who lost his college class ring in a flood more than 40 years ago has it back, thanks to a police investigation into a series of Pennsylvania burglaries.

Roger Stout lost the ring in 1972. On Friday, however, the ring was returned to him. Police had been investigating a...

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Baltimore Protesters Arrested for Defying Curfew

Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) -- Baltimore police Friday began arresting people who defied a citywide curfew, including several at City Hall.

Most people complied with the 10 p.m. curfew, but those who resisted were met with swift police action.

Baltimore Police spokesman Sgt. Jarron Jackson said that there were 53 arrests made Friday - 38 were protest-related...

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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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US Navy Accompanies Four Ships Through Strait of Hormuz

DrewsPhotos/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren said on Friday that the Navy accompanied four U.S. flagged merchant vessels on Thursday through the Strait of Hormuz.

The ships were three Military Sealift Command ships and a chartered vessel.

Warren said he would not provide a daily count of ships that the Navy would accompany.  

As for the difference...

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Nepal Earthquake Operations Continue To Be Difficult, UN Official Acknowledges

Carsten Erler/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Getting relief into parts of Nepal devastated by last week’s earthquake continues to be difficult.

Valerie Amos, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, acknowledged the problem on Friday.

“Of course we are worried it is taking so long to get to people who desperately need aid. I mean some of those...

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Russian Spacecraft Expected to Fall to Earth in Next Few Weeks

NASA/ESA(NEW YORK) -- A Russian spacecraft is being written off as a loss and is expected to fall to Earth sometime in the next two weeks after a series of system failures sent it on an uncontrolled spin through space.

The Progress spacecraft launched Tuesday on what was supposed to be a six-hour journey to the International Space Station...

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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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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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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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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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Lawmakers Concerned over Reports of Loaded Weapons in Capitol Bathrooms

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The leaders of the Committee on House Administration said the reports that Capitol Police officers left behind loaded firearms in the Capitol complex is “extremely concerning.”

“The fact that dangerous weapons were left in the open, potentially within reach of the general public, is unacceptable,” Chairman Candice Miller, R-Mich., and Ranking Member Robert Brady, D-Pa., said in...

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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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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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Health Illiteracy Could Spell Doom for Heart Failure Patients

iStock/Thinkstock(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — Despite all the advances in treating heart failure over the past 20 years, there is a certain class of people in the U.S. who are at a great disadvantage, even after receiving life-saving care.

Dr. Candace McNaughton of Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville says that many of the millions of people who experience heart failure...

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Study Finds Some Industries Are Full of Heavy Drinkers

iStock/Thinkstock(ROCKVILLE, Md.) — Not everybody drinks alcohol but the majority of those who do usually drink responsibly. And then, there are the binge drinkers, problem drinkers and alcoholics.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) set out in a new survey not to necessarily find out why some people drink more heavily than others but to learn which...

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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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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.

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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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Kristin Wiig Explains Why She Went Nude in Latest Film, “Welcome to Me”

ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) — Kristin Wiig gets serious in her latest film, Welcome to Me.

The actress plays Alice Klieg, a woman with a borderline personality disorder who wins the Mega Millions Lottery and buys her own talk show. In one heart-wrenching scene, Wiig strips down completely and wanders naked and confused through a crowded casino.

"It was...

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Jane Fonda: ‘It’s Perfectly Possible’ a Woman Will Be Elected President

ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) — Jane Fonda wouldn't mind seeing a woman in the White House in the near future.

While meeting with reporters to discuss her new Netflix series, Grace and Frankie, the actress and women's rights activist was asked about the possibility that a female candidate — namely, Hillary Clinton — could be elected president in 2016....

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Kim Kardashian West Says Support for Bruce Jenner ‘Meant the World to Him’

ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — On Thursday night's Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Jimmy welcomed Kim Kardashian West, who was there to promote her new selfie book Selfish, but who also discussed her support for her transitioning stepfather Bruce Jenner.   

"Bruce is doing really well," West said. "He is so happy...I think it's the sense of relief from all...

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Bono Says He Still Can’t Play Guitar

Photo by Timur Emek/ Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- U2 is gearing up for a new tour, but the band's frontman, Bono, still hasn't fully recovered from last year's bicycle accident.

The singer said in an interview that he still "can't play guitar."

"It feels like I have somebody else’s hand,” he told The New York Times. "I can't...

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