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Powerful storm takes aim this week as major flooding threat grows
ABC News (NEW YORK) -- The latest winter storm tracked from the Midwest to the Northeast overnight, delivering snow from the Plains into New England.Des Moines, Iowa, saw 8 to 10 inches of snow on Sunday, as Wisconsin, northern Illinois and parts of Michigan each saw a few inches, creating low visibility and hazardous traveling conditions.Mixed precipitation was reported early Monday morning north of New York City. South of there, major cities including Philadelphia and Washington saw mostly rain. Locally, some areas in Rhode Island and Massachusetts could see 4 inches of snow Monday morning as winter weather advisories remained...
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Mom 'fights' her way to good health, losing 160 pounds
Courtesy Angie Phillips (NEW YORK) -- After an embarrassing incident at an amusement park, Angie Phillips knew it was time for a change."My husband, who is a big guy at 6 feet and 300 pounds, told me, 'If I can fit you can fit,'" she told ABC News' Good Morning America.But at 376 pounds, Phillips couldn't fit. After not being able to latch the belt and having to be released from the ride with a special tool, she "had to do the walk of shame off the ride in front of my kids."That was September 2016."I can't do this anymore,"...
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Tulsi Gabbard is the first Hindu member of Congress and a 2020 candidate
Alex Wong/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, the first American Samoan and Hindu member of Congress, formally launched her campaign for president on Jan. 24. Gabbard, 37, who kicked off her campaign with an official announcement in Honolulu, Hawaii on Feb. 2 made her 2020 plans known in a video she posted to Twitter. “We are being torn apart, with divisions that seem too deep to heal,” Gabbard wrote. “But when we are united in the spirit of love, there is no challenge we cannot overcome.” We are being torn apart, with divisions that seem too deep to...
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Pence accuses Iran of advocating for 'another Holocaust' during Europe trip
Alexandra Beier/Getty Images (MUNICH) -- Vice President Mike Pence accused Iran of advocating for another Holocaust on Saturday as he finished up a European tour in which he threatened tougher U.S. sanctions against the country, and asked for other countries to follow America’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. “The Iranian regime openly advocates another Holocaust and it seeks the means to achieve it,” Pence said while speaking at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday. Pence’s latest remarks come on the heels of appearances at international conferences in Warsaw, Poland, and Munich, Germany, in which he repeatedly attacked...
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Bengals running back Mark Walton arrested in Miami
Scott Cunningham/Getty Images (MIAMI) -- Cincinnati Bengals running back Mark Walton is facing a battery charge after he got into an argument with a couple in Miami. The Miami-Herald reports Watson posted bond and was released from a Miami-Dade County Jail. According to police, Walton's car was blocking the entrance to the parking garage at his condo building and an argument started when a couple in another car asked him to move his car. Walton became angry when a woman in the car began filming the incident and allegedly grabbed the phone from her. Both Walton and the woman suffered...
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Bette Midler to perform nominated "Mary Poppins Returns" song at Oscars
Steve Granitz/WireImage (HOLLYWOOD) -- The "special surprise guest" who will be performing the nominated song from Mary Poppins Returns at the Academy Awards is none other than Bette Midler. The entertainment legend tweeted the news on Saturday, writing, "So, (drum roll) Ladies and Gentlemen, I will be chanteusing (that's singing) on the Oscars on Feb 24...the nominated song from Mary Poppins...'The Place Where Lost Things Go'...so excited!!" The song, written by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, was performed by Emily Blunt in the movie. Singer and Oscar-nominated actress Midler has recorded several hit songs that have appeared in movies, such...
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Richard Branson eyes Apollo 11 anniversary for his first trip to space
@richardbranson/Twitter (NEW YORK) -- Before Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson accomplishes his dream of sending paying customers to space, he'll try it out himself. In an interview with ABC News, the billionaire entrepreneur said his birthday this summer coincides with the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11's historic moon landing, a moment he said inspired him to set up what he calls a "space line.""I realized that governments were not really interested in you and me going to space," he said. "We could make it possible hopefully to put thousands of people in the years to come. So yeah, July the...
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