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    Watch Bindi Irwin’s final DWTS dance honoring her father that brought everyone to tears

    NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)–“Dancing With the Stars” contestant Bindi Irwin has paid tribute to her famous father before, but on Monday night’s finale, she had the audience in tears. Irwin and her partner, Derek Hough, danced to Leona Lewis’ “Footprints in the Sand.”The young star dedicated her performance to her father, the late Steve Irwin. Steve Irwin, a wildlife expert known as the “Crocodile Hunter,” died at the age of 44 in 2006 after a stingray barb pierced his heart. “Sometimes […]

  • The logo for Marvel's 'Captain America: Civil War,' set for release May 6.

    New ‘Captain America’ trailer debuts

    NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)–Marvel Entertainment released its new trailer for “Captain America: Civil War,” starring Chris Evans as the titular superhero. Tuesday night, Evans and Robert Downey, Jr., who has played Tony Stark/Iron Man in the wildly successful Marvel Cinematic Universe, appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in a bit of corporate synergy.  ABC and Marvel are both owned by Disney. The film puts Avengers teammates Captain America and Iron Man at odds with one another.  We don’t have a copy of […]

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    The reason meteorologists across the country wear the same dress

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI/KPLR)– Do you think that TV meteorologists dress alike? You may be onto something. An Imgur user took screengrabs of weather reporters from across the country. The viral image has a caption, “This is what happens when you post a link to a $23 dress on Amazon that flatters everyone to a female meteorologist Facebook group.” KTVI meteorologist Angela Hutti says, “The good thing about the dress is that it comes in solid colors. This is good for using on-air. […]

  • Map of Nigeria with the capital Abuja highlighted as well as the city of Yola. At least 31 people were killed and 72 others injured in a bomb blast in the northeastern Nigerian city of Yola on Tuesday evening, according to Aliyu Maikano, a local Red Cross official.

    Suicide bombings in Nigeria focus suspicion on Boko Haram

    LAGOS, Nigeria (CNN) — Two bomb attacks in 24 hours — one of them involving an 11-year-old female bomber — killed dozens of people and wounded more than 120 others in the Nigerian cities of Yola and Kano, authorities said. At least 31 people were killed and 72 others injured in a bomb blast Tuesday evening in the northeastern city of Yola, Aliyu Maikano, a local Red Cross official, said. It was not clear whether the blast was from a […]

  • President Barack Obama sharply criticized Republicans Wednesday for suggesting that Syrian refugees coming to the United States posed a security threat, blasting some GOP suggestions as "offensive" and mocking what he said was a fear of "widows and orphans."

    Obama blasts GOP, warns against ‘fear and panic’

    MANILA, Philippines (CNN) — President Barack Obama sharply criticized Republicans Wednesday for suggesting that Syrian refugees coming to the United States posed a security threat, blasting some GOP suggestions as “offensive” and mocking what he said was a fear of “widows and orphans.” “We are not well served when, in response to a terrorist attack, we descend into fear and panic,” Obama said. “We don’t make good decisions if it’s based on hysteria or an exaggeration of risks.” “Apparently they […]

  • Large and upset crowds of migrants were being held up from departing from the Keleti train station in Budapest, Hungary, on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. Celal, 10 yrs old from Qamishli, Syria holds a sign at the demonstration. Syrian refugees are now being shunned stronger than before over fears that terrorists could be mixed in with them.

    Syrians face 12- to 18-month wait to enter U.S.

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — The Paris terrorist attacks have intensified a debate in Washington over whether the U.S. should allow Syrian refugees to enter the country. Following reports that one of the terrorists involved in the strike entered Europe as part of a wave of Syrians fleeing the country’s civil war, Republicans on and off the campaign trail are pressing President Barack Obama not to accept the displaced people. Many Republican governors, meanwhile, have said they won’t allow Syrian refugees into […]

  • SANLIURFA, TURKEY - JUNE 17: Syrian refugees walk wait with their belongings to cross back to the Syrian border town of Tal Abyad from Turkey, at the border crossing in Akcakale, on June 17, 2015 in southeastern Turkey.  Some hundreds of Syrian refugees  are returning to Tal Abyad from Turkey a day after Kurdish People's Protection Units, or YPG fighters evicted Islamic State group fighters from the area. According to the UNHCR, the Kurdish advance caused the displacement of about 23,000 people who fled into Turkey from the fighting in the past two weeks. (Photo by Gokhan Sahin/Getty Images)

    Vitter, Edwards call to stop accepting Syrian refugees

    Both Republican Sen. David Vitter and Democratic State Rep. John Bel Edwards have called for Louisiana to stop accepting Syrian refugees in the wake of ISIS' deadly attacks in Paris.

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    1,500 Mormons quit church in protest of anti-LGBT rules

    SALT LAKE CITY (CNN) — About 1,500 Mormons are resigning from the Church of Latter-day Saints to protest a new policy that labels same-sex couples apostate and bans children of same-sex relationships from being baptized, a lawyer said Saturday. Attorney Mark Naugle said church members who want to resign brought the letters to his office on Saturday. “We had an incredible turnout,” he said. “I was slammed for three hours. Some people stood in line for an hour and a […]

  • ISIS spokesman, 'Jihadi John,' seen here in a still frame from a video released by the terror group, may have been killed by a drone strike.

    ISIS mouthpiece ‘Jihadi John’ may be dead

    WASHINGTON (CNN)–U.S. forces targeted “Jihadi John” in an airstrike in Raqqa, Syria. It was not immediately clear whether the strike was successful. “Jihadi John,” who Western officials have identified as Mohammed Emwazi, has appeared in a series of brutal ISIS execution videos, taunting Western leaders in a British accent. The British Prime Minister David Cameron called the air strike an “act of self defense” and said “It was the right thing to do.” “If this strike was successful and we’re […]

  • TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 03:  Taylor Swift performs onstage during the 1989 World Tour Live in Toronto - Night 2 at Rogers Center on October 3, 2015 in Toronto, Canada (Photo by George Pimentel/LP5/Getty Images for TAS)

    Judge can’t stop, won’t stop ruling in favor of Taylor Swift

    LOS ANGELES (CNN) — If you sue Taylor Swift, just remember her lyrics might be used against you. That’s what a California judge did Tuesday, when she dismissed a copyright lawsuit against the pop star, a suit which accused her of stealing another artist’s lyrics for her hit song “Shake It Off.” United States District Court Judge Gail Standish cheekily quoted lyrics from other Swift songs as she tossed the suit filed by musician Jessie Braham. He claimed his song […]

  • After weeks of intensive therapy, Darnal is slowly regaining control of his body.

    Boy going home after surviving gunshot to head

    MIAMI (CNN) — When 3-year-old Darnal Mundy II grabbed a gun in his home and accidentally shot himself in the head, his parents thought he wouldn’t survive. Today, after weeks of intensive therapy, Darnal is talking, walking and slowly regaining control of the right side of his body. His bright eyes and curiosity about the world around him are what you would expect from a thriving child his age. But the small wheelchair that holds his body and the scars […]

  • WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 28: U.S. President Barack Obama makes a statement at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House August 28, 2014 in Washington, DC. President Obama spoke on various topics including possible action against ISIL and immigration reform. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

    Pres. Obama expected to appeal court’s immigration ruling

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — A federal appeals court said President Barack Obama’s controversial executive actions on immigration — aimed at easing deportation threats for millions of undocumented immigrants — must remain blocked. On Monday night, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that a lower court did not “abuse its discretion” when it said challengers to the law were likely to succeed in their claim that the programs were unlawful because they didn’t comply with the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), […]