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NBA to Begin Testing Players for HGH Next Season

NBA to Begin Testing Players for HGH Next SeasonChristpher Trottman/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Beginning next season, NBA players will be tested for human growth hormone, the league has announced. This is the first time the NBA has approved blood testing for its players. Owners and players agreed during collective bargaining negotiations in 2011 to determine a process for how HGH testing could be implemented. Testing will begin during training camp this coming fall and players will be subjected to three random, unannounced tests annually. Players will be tested twice during the season, and once during the offseason. Players will also be subject to reasonable-cause testing for HGH. A player will be subjected to a 20-game suspension for his first violation, and a 45-game ban for a second positive test. If a player fails a third test, he will be dismissed and disqualified from the NBA. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

SpaceX Dragon Brings Groceries to Astronauts

SpaceX Dragon Brings Groceries to Astronauts @AstroTerry/Twitter/NASA(NEW YORK) -- How appropriate that the SpaceX Dragon would arrive Friday morning, with the first-ever espresso machine in space.Now, the astronauts just have to unpack the cargo to find it.More than 4,000 pounds of groceries, supplies and science experiments are on board the capsule, which blasted off Tuesday for the International Space Station.The capsule was captured with the International Space Station's robotic arm at 6:55 a.m. EDT as the station orbited 257 miles over the Pacific Ocean, just east of Japan. Astronauts live on Greenwich Mean Time, meaning Dragon arrived just before noon.After the cargo is unloaded, Dragon will remain berthed at the International Space Station until around May 21, at which point it will splash down in the Pacific Ocean and will be recovered for use in future runs to the International Space Station. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Where Is Hillary Clinton Headed Next?

Where Is Hillary Clinton Headed Next?Barbara Kinney for Hillary for America(NEW YORK) — Hillary Clinton’s campaign road trip continues next week. This time, she’s headed East.After spending several days road tripping across the country this week and campaigning in Iowa, Clinton’s second official trip as a presidential candidate will take her to New Hampshire Monday. According to her campaign, Clinton will take part in “roundtables of students, educators and employees of a New Hampshire small business,” as well as “private meetings with elected officials, activists, and community leaders from across the state.”Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Republicans Flock to the Granite State for Leadership Summit

Republicans Flock to the Granite State for Leadership SummitiStock/Thinkstock(NASHUA, N.H.) — New Hampshire Republicans are hosting this weekend's First in the Nation Republican Leadership Summit.The two-day event begins Friday in Nashua, Hew Hampshire, and will feature speeches by many prospective presidential candidates, including the three senators that have already announced they're running: Sens. Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Marco Rubio. Other potential candidates who will appear at the event event include Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina, Bobby Jindal, Donald Trump, Lindsey Graham, John Kasich, Mike Huckabee, and Scott Walker.The sold-out event has been described by the Washington Post as a “festival of political speechmaking” that was “designed to formally kick off the 2016 presidential campaign in the early primary state.”  The newspaper reports that the summit’s name, advertised as the #FITN Republican Leadership Summit, refers to New Hampshire’s standing as the location of the first in the nation presidential primary. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Instagram Updates Rules on What You Can and Can’t Do

Instagram Updates Rules on What You Can and Can’t DoiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Instagram has updated its guidelines to make clear what kinds of images shouldn't be posted on the photo sharing site.While the policies haven't changed, a clarified new document makes it easier for the more than 300 million people who use Instagram to understand what's allowed.The basics: keep your clothes on and don't share photos that don't belong to you.Any content showing "sexual intercourse, genitals, and close-ups of fully-nude buttocks," along with some photos of female nipples, are prohibited.Instagram notes that photos of breastfeeding and post-mastectomy scars are allowed. Users can also post paintings and sculptures of nudes.Any content promoting terrorism or hate groups is also prohbited."You may find content you don't like, but doesn't violate the community guidelines," the company's website says. "If that happens, you can unfollow or block the person who posted it, and if there's something you don't like in a comment on one of your posts, you can delete that comment."Facebook, the parent company of Instagram, re-wrote its guidelines several weeks ago, spelling out similar policies for how users of the social network are expected to behave. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

New Couple Alert: Stephen Dorff Dating Charlotte McKinney

New Couple Alert: Stephen Dorff Dating Charlotte McKinneyABC/Craig Sjodin(NEW YORK) — Forty-one-year-old Blade actor Stephen Dorff is dating 21-year-old model and season-20 Dancing with the Stars contestant Charlotte McKinney, reports E! News.  The new couple was photographed food shopping together at the Pacific Coast Greens market in Malibu on Tuesday. Prior to her Dancing with the Stars run, McKinney was best known for her sexy Carl's Jr. Super Bowl commercial. McKinney was eliminated from the ABC competition in late March.Earlier this year, McKinney told E! News she prefers to date men who are funny. She revealed, "I like funny. That's my biggest thing. If I don't laugh at you and you don't laugh at me, it's not going to work."Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher’s New Baby Now Has a Name

Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher’s New Baby Now Has a NameMichael Kovac/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) — More information has surfaced about Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher's new baby. TMZ obtained a copy of the child's birth certificate, filed with the L.A. County Department of Public Health, and it reveals that Montgomery Moses Brian Baron Cohen -- a baby boy -- was born on March 17. It was reported a week ago that the couple had the baby, but at the time the child's name, sex and birth date were a mystery. The Australian actress, who is 39, and Cohen, who is 43, already have two daughters -- Olive, who is 7, and Elula, who is 4.Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Chris Brown Appears to Confirm on Instagram He’s a Father; Jamie Foxx Spills the Beans on “Kimmel”

Chris Brown Appears to Confirm on Instagram He’s a Father; Jamie Foxx Spills the Beans on “Kimmel”RB/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images(LOS ANGELES) — It appears Chris Brown has confirmed the reports that he is a dad.It was reported in early March that he is the father of a baby girl, Royalty, who's now 10 months old.On Thursday, Chris shared with his fans on Instagram an apparent photo of himself with his child, writing, "God has blessed me with my twin. #ROYALTY."He also posted a second photo of Royalty by herself. The child's mother reportedly is Nia Guzman.Also on Thursday, Brown performed "You Changed Me" -- a collaboration from Jamie Foxx's new album Hollywood -- on Jimmy Kimmel Live! The Oscar winning actor confirmed to Kimmel that Brown's daughter was backstage. "I hope he doesn't mind me saying this," Foxx said, explaining seeing Brown with his little girl was "absolutely mindblowing." The actor also commented of the controversial recording artist, "People ask me...why Chris [is] on my record. I've known Chris since he was 15, and some of the things that people don't get a chance to see Chris, on the inside -- like when he comes and dances with my sister who has Down syndrome for hours at the crib, and no one sees this...There's some really blessful things that this kid have to offer."Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Pennsylvania Bank Robbery Duo May Have Military Training, FBI Says

Pennsylvania Bank Robbery Duo May Have Military Training, FBI SaysABC News(PITTSBURGH) — Two men wanted in a string of Pittsburgh-area bank robberies may have had military or law enforcement training, FBI officials said.Federal investigators said the gun-toting men have stormed at least three banks in recent months -- threatening anyone who gets in their way and emptying vaults in minutes.The robberies took place at banks in Pittsburgh’s suburbs -- a Citizens Bank in January, Huntington Bank in February, and First Niagara Bank April 10.The men, brandishing pistols, wore black ski masks with hats and were dressed in black during the latest robbery, according to the FBI. One of the men vaulted the counter and the other remained in the lobby, holding employees.The FBI said the robbers’ weapons-handling skills, including holstering their guns, show extreme precision beyond the usual bank robbers.Surveillance video from the robberies show the men holding their weapons with their fingers off the trigger and on the barrel of the gun, a safety method taught to officers and military personnel. The FBI also said it is paying special attention to how the men take command of the room, indicative of weapons training.Authorities say each robbery appears to get increasingly violent, leaving people such as David E. Martin in fear. Martin’s business is located near the duo’s latest robbery.“It’s definitely a nerve-racking thing to see what this was all about, and so close,” Martin said.Authorities are on the lookout for a gray 2009 Toyota Corolla. Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at 412-432-4000. ABC Breaking US News | US News Videos Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Baggage Handler Who Fell Asleep in Cargo Hold Says Falling Luggage Woke Him

Baggage Handler Who Fell Asleep in Cargo Hold Says Falling Luggage Woke HimiStock/Thinkstock(SEATTLE) -- A baggage handler who fell asleep inside the cargo hold of an Alaska Airlines flight earlier this week says he awoke after the plane was in the air -- and only after a piece of luggage fell on top of him.“It was noth...

Attorney Had Date Planned with Beauty Pageant Champion on Night of Deadly Shooting

Attorney Had Date Planned with Beauty Pageant Champion on Night of Deadly ShootingABC News(NEWPORT, Ky.) — Ryan Poston was supposed to be on a date with another woman -- a beauty pageant champion -- on the night that his on-again, off-again girlfriend fatally shot him, it was revealed in a Kentucky courtroom on Thursday.Audrey Bolte, Miss Ohio 2012, said she planned on meeting the 29-year-old attorney for drinks and to play pool on Oct. 12, 2012, but he never showed up.“I found him very entertaining, and that led me to accept an invite to go on a date with him,” Bolte testified.That night, Poston was shot six times, allegedly by Shayna Hubers, according to prosecutors.Hubers, now 24, is accused of one count of murder in Poston’s death.Prosecutors allege that she shot Poston out of anger after he tried to break up with her. Hubers has pleaded not guilty, saying Poston, a 29-year-old lawyer, was frequently violent, and that she shot him in self-defense.In the days before he died, Poston had expressed uncertainty about his relationship with Hubers and struggled to tell her about his date, his step-father Peter Carter said.“He was not happy with what was going on,” Carter said.Hubers’ cellmate at the Campbell County Detention Center, Cecily Miller, testified that Hubers seemed almost “carefree” when discussing the shooting and laughed at times, exhibiting similar actions during a police interview played in court days earlier.Hubers laughed “about shooting [Poston] in the face and giving him the nose job he always wanted,” Miller testified.Carter, speaking through tears, said he was proud of his step-son.“I was hard on him at times because I have high expectations,” he said. ABC Breaking US News | US News Videos Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Pen Poke Postpones Chicago Plane Departure

Pen Poke Postpones Chicago Plane DepartureFile photo. Southwest Airlines(CHICAGO) — A Southwest Airlines flight was delayed several hours Thursday afternoon at Chicago Midway Airport after a man complained of being stabbed by his seatmate.Flight 577 was taxiing toward takeoff, en route to Manchester, New Hampshire, when it was forced to return to the gate after sleeping passenger Lenny Mordarski says he woke up screaming for help because the woman seated next to him was jabbing him in the arm with a pen in order to get him to stop snoring.“Imagine being asleep and then being stung by bees, and then waking up and going owwww,” Mordarski said.Witnesses said Mordarski was loud in his reaction to the pen poke, but those close to him said his snoring was loud as well.Security staff escorted the woman from the plane and the Chicago Fire Department was called to look at Mordarski's bruises.In a statement, Southwest Airlines characterized the incident as a “poking” -- not a “stabbing.” The woman was removed and put on another flight. It’s unknown whether she will face any charges.Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Thousands of Iraqi Families Flee Ramadi as Islamic State Militants Advance

Thousands of Iraqi Families Flee Ramadi as Islamic State Militants AdvanceFile photo. Paula Bronstein/Getty Images(BAGHDAD) — An Iraqi official says more than 2,000 families have fled the city of Ramadi to escape Islamic State militants who are advancing on the provincial capital of western Anbar province.Those families are now settling on the outskirts of nearby Baghdad.ISIS fighters have seized several villages around Ramadi in recent days, but Iraqi military officials say their forces still control the center of the city.The extremist group has controlled the nearby city of Fallujah for more than a year.Joint Chiefs Chairman General Martin Dempsey said Thursday that Iraq “has made gains” against the militant group.Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Putin Defends Missile Sale to Iran; Denies That Russian Troops in Eastern Ukraine

Putin Defends Missile Sale to Iran; Denies That Russian Troops in Eastern UkraineSean Gallup/Getty Images(MOSCOW) — Russian President Vladimir Putin Thursday defended his decision to sell a long-range missile defense system to Iran and continued to insist there are no Russian troops in Ukraine.During his annual marathon phone-in, where ordinary Russians have the chance to ask their president to help solve their problems, Putin explained his decision to allow the delivery of advanced anti-aircraft missiles to Iran, saying there was no reason for Russia to not complete the sale of the S300 missiles now that a framework for a nuclear deal between Iran and Western powers was agreed to last week.On the subject of Ukraine, Putin blamed the Ukrainian government for failing to find a peaceful way out of the conflict and accused it of installing an economic blockade on the regions occupied by pro-Russian rebels.Putin also flatly denied there were Russian troops in Eastern Ukraine, despite strong evidence to the contrary.State Department spokesperson Marie Harf says the U.S. knows that is simply not true. “I think we know as of early April that Russian military forces continue to operate in Eastern Ukraine. This isn't just our word for it. There are pictures. There is evidence out there,” Harf said.Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Tennessee Lawmakers Clash over Bill Making the Bible the Official State Book

Tennessee Lawmakers Clash over Bill Making the Bible the Official State BookiStock/Thinkstock(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — The Bible is not going to be the official state book of Tennessee.  At least not this year. One day after the Tennessee House of Representatives passed a measure 55-38 declaring the Bible the official state book, the state Senate Thursday voted 22-9 to send the measure back to committee, effectively killing it, the Tennessean reports.Republican Senator Steve Southerland supported the bill, telling fellow lawmakers, “The Bible has great historical and cultural significance in the state of Tennessee.”Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris, a Republican, opposed the measure: “All I know is that I hear Satan snickering. He loves this kind of mischief. You just dumb the good book down far enough to make it whatever it takes to make it a state symbol, and you’re on your way to where he wants you.”Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey also opposed making the Bible the official state book. “We don’t need to put the Bible besides salamanders, tulip poplars and ‘Rocky Top’ in the Tennessee Blue Book to appreciate its importance to our state.”  The Blue Book is the official government manual of Tennessee. Salamanders, tulip poplars and "Rocky Top" are Tennessee’s state amphibian, tree and song, respectively.Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Gyrocopter Man Released, Ordered to Stay Away from US Capitol

Gyrocopter Man Released, Ordered to Stay Away from US CapitolABC News(WASHINGTON) — He won't be flying his gyrocopter anytime soon, but Doug Hughes is a free man.The 61-year-old Postal Service worker who landed his gyrocopter on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol appeared in federal court Thursday afternoon in his USPS uniform and was charged with one count of knowingly operating an aircraft not properly registered and one count of violating national air defense space. He faces up to four years in prison.Magistrate Judge Deborah A. Robinson released Hughes on his own recognizance, on the conditions that he stay away from any type of aircraft, report to pretrial services in Tampa once a week and remain confined to his home in Ruskin, Florida.He is also barred from returning to the District of Columbia except for court appearances and meetings with his attorney. And if he does return to D.C. he must stay away from the Capitol and the White House.Hughes took off from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Wednesday afternoon and flew his gyrocopter 80 miles to Washington, D.C., flying just 150 feet above ground at roughly 45 miles per hour. His stunt was an effort to draw attention to the issue of campaign finance reform.Homeland Security Director Jeh Johnson admitted Hughes literally flew in under the radar. ABC Breaking US News | US News Videos Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

“Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2,” “Unfriended,” “Monkey Kingdom” Open Friday

“Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2,” “Unfriended,” “Monkey Kingdom” Open Friday"Unfriended" - Universal(NEW YORK) — Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 -- Kevin James reprises his role of the titular character, a security guard who this time chases after thieves while in Las Vegas with his daughter. Raini Rodriguez, Neal McDonough and Shirley Knight also star. Rated PG.Unfriended -- In the horror film, whose story is told via a teenager's computer screen, the teen and her friends are terrorized by someone seeking vengeance for a shaming video that resulted in a girl committing suicide a year earlier. Shelly Hennig, Moses Jacob Storm, Renee Olstead, Will Peltz, Jacob Wysocki, Courtney Halverson and Heather Sossaman star. Rated R.Monkey Kingdom -- The Disneynature film, narrated by Tina Fey, follows a monkey and her new son in South Asia. Rated G. True Story -- A disgraced reporter meets an accused killer who took his identity, and things get complicated from there. Jonah Hill, James Franco and Felicity Jones star in the drama. Rated R.Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Chris Messina Makes Directorial Debut with “Alex of Venice”

Chris Messina Makes Directorial Debut with “Alex of Venice”Emily Shur/FOX(NEW YORK) — Chris Messina is making his directorial debut with Alex of Venice, in which he also stars. So what's the film all about?"Alex of Venice is about a woman, Alex, played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and she's left by her husband with their 10-year-old son and kind of forced to put the pieces of her life back together again," he tells ABC Radio. "It's a slice-of-life film. It's definitely inspired by films that I love, '70s movies, that kind of made me want to be an actor, so that's why I wanted to do it," Messina adds."All the characters are going through some sort of change," he continues. "Some of them are choosing it and some of them are not. But change is obviously inevitable and it is often really painful even when it's good."The Mindy Project star says he was more than prepared to step behind the camera."I liked going behind the camera. I've had the great fortune of working with some great directors that I have stolen from for this movie and then some bad directors that I've also kind of stolen from in terms of what not to do," he admits. "One of my favorite things about acting is collaborating. This time as a director you get to collaborate with everybody, but at the end of the day you're the final voice in it. It's refreshing and it's nice and it's nerve-wrecking because if people don't like it, there's only one director."Not only is Messina the director, but he also portrays the fleeing husband, George, in the film. The actor warns that his character isn't completely a bad guy."In truth he might be doing a sh**ty thing or he might be doing it sh**ty, but I actually think in this particular situation they are inevitably going to break up and actually he's calling attention to the problems," he explains. Alex of Venice, which also stars Don Johnson and Derek Luke, is out Friday.Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Sony Pictures Condemns WikiLeaks Posting of ‘Sony Archives’ Database

Sony Pictures Condemns WikiLeaks Posting of ‘Sony Archives’ DatabaseDan Kitwood/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Months after the Sony Pictures Entertainment hacking scandal, much of the studio's leaked information has been made available on the WikiLeaks website in a searchable database.If WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has his way, that material will always remain accessible to the public.  Assange said in a statement on the website, "This archive shows the inner workings of an influential multinational corporation." He adds, "It is newsworthy and at the center of a geo-political conflict. It belongs in the public domain. WikiLeaks will ensure it stays there."On Thursday, Assange's website published a searchable database called "The Sony Archives." The database has 30,287 documents from Sony Pictures, as well as 173,132 emails, and more than 2,200 Sony Pictures email addresses.However, Sony Pictures has a different take on the security breach and massive release of Sony Pictures information on WikiLeaks.  A spokesperson for Sony says in a statement obtained by ABC News, "The cyber-attack on Sony Pictures was a malicious criminal act, and we strongly condemn the indexing of stolen employee and other private and privileged information on WikiLeaks."The statement continues, "The attackers used the dissemination of stolen information to try to harm SPE and its employees, and now WikiLeaks regrettably is assisting them in that effort. We vehemently disagree with WikiLeaks' assertion that this material belongs in the public domain and will continue to fight for the safety, security, and privacy of our company and its more than 6,000 employees."The hacking scandal occurred in December in the lead-up to the studio's planned release of the James Franco and Seth Rogen comedy The Interview.  The movie, which ended up being released only to select theaters as well as to streaming services, centers around a fictional attempt to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Being Charitable Is a Competition for Guys

Being Charitable Is a Competition for GuysiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — For many men, everything is a competition. Researchers in the U.K. studied donation patterns on over 2,000 online fundraising pages and found that guys will give four times more money to a fundraiser when the organizer is an attractive female and when another man has given a large donation.The researchers have labeled this response “competitive helping.”Women did not show any changes in donation patterns if a male fundraiser was attractive or if large donations were made by other women.The researchers suggest the male behavior is likely subconscious, and may be due to an evolutionary psychology that motivates men to compete in the presence of an attractive woman, even if it’s a competition in charity.The report is published in the journal Current Biology.Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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