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Adultery Law Abolished in South Korea

Adultery Law Abolished in South Korea

oztasbc/iStock/Thinkstock(SEOUL, South Korea) -- A South Korean court ruling could potentially impact thousands of individuals who faced adultery charges in the last several years.The Constitutional Court has abolished a 62-year-old law that banned extramarital affairs. The highest court in the country ruled Thursday that the law suppresses personal freedoms. Under the law, having sex with a married person was punishable by up to two years in prison.

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Why Ben Carson Thinks It’s Important For a Black Man To Run for President

Why Ben Carson Thinks It’s Important For a Black Man To Run for President

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who has captivated the conservative community and thrown himself into the pool of potential 2016 presidential contenders, told ABC News on Thursday that when it comes to politics, his race and upbringing give him “a great deal of perspective.” “Having grown up in the lowest rungs, economically, of society and being able to rise through every level to the top and seeing what concerns people at all those different levels,” Carson told ABC’s Rick Klein. “The things that concern black people are really the same things that concern white people or brown people or yellow people.” In an interview on the first day of this year’s Conservative Political Action conference being held outside Washington, D.C., Carson said it is “extremely important” to have leaders in the Republican Party who can speak to underrepresented communities. He also cast himself as a person who is not “very partisan.” “I think that partisanship is actually destroying our nation,” he said. Carson weighed on the recent moves in some states to legalize marijuana (he is not a fan) as well as the recent debate over vaccinations. In his speech to the conservative gathering, the Maryland doctor called on people to become more engaged in politics. "We need to talk to our uncle who hasn't voted in 20 years, go to your grandma who's an invalid and make sure she has an absentee ballot, help her fill it out. The baton is ours, freedom is not free, it must be fought for."

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Panthers Acquire Jagr from Devils

Panthers Acquire Jagr from Devils

Glenn James/NHLI via Getty Images(SUNRISE, Fla.) -- The Florida Panthers have acquired winger Jaromir Jagr from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for a second-round draft pick in 2015 and a conditional third-round draft pick in 2016.The Panthers are fighting for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, and Jagr's presence should make that goal more obtainable.The 43-year-old, five-time scoring champion has 11 goals and 18 assists in 57 games this season.The 6-foot-3, 230-pound Jagr won back-to-back Stanley Cup Championships with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1991 and 1992. Following the 1998-99 season, Jagr received the Hart Memorial Trophy which is given to the player deemed most valuable to his team.Jagr currently ranks first among active NHL leaders in points (1,784), games played (1,530), assists (1,068), goals (716), power play goals (202), and plus/minus (+284).

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Paul George Practices in Full

Paul George Practices in Full

Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) -- After missing close to seven months due to a broken leg, Pacers forward Paul George participated in and finished his first full practice Thursday.Originally George was supposed to miss the season, but he recently came out saying that he could be ready for game-action by mid-March. The 24-year-old George said on Thursday that he needs to improve his conditioning and move better than he did during practice to get back to his All-Star form.Despite the positive results of Thursday, there's still no timetable for George's return."Paul is not going to be out there unless he's Paul George," Pacers head coach Frank Vogel said. "He's eager to get back on the court, but not before he's ready. Once he's mentally cleared to play in a game, he's still got to be ready to (actually) play in a game."George is a big reason why the Pacers made the Eastern Conference finals the past two seasons. He averaged 21.7 points, 6.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 1.9 steals per game last season.The Pacers (23-34) are currently one game behind Brooklyn for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 2/26/15

Scoreboard Roundup – 2/26/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers 110 (37-22) – Golden State Warriors 99 (44-11)

Top 25 Men’s College Basketball: (7) Arizona 82 (25-3) – Colorado 54 (12-15)

(21) SMU 66 (23-5) – Memphis 57 (17-11)

NHL: Buffalo Sabres 6 (19-38-5; 43pts) – Vancouver Canucks 3 (35-23-3; 73pts)

Montreal Canadiens 5 (40-16-5; 85pts) – Columbus Blue Jackets 2 (26-30-4; 56pts)

New York Rangers 4 (38-16-6; 82pts) – Arizona Coyotes 3 (20-35-7; 47pts)

Toronto Maple Leafs 3 (25-31-5; 55pts) – Philadelphia Flyers 2 (26-25-11; 63pts)

Chicago Blackhawks 3 (37-20-5; 79pts) – Florida Panthers 0 (26-22-13; 65pts)

St. Louis Blues 2 (39-18-4; 82pts) – Winnipeg Jets 1 (31-20-12; 74pts) SO

Minnesota Wild 4 (32-22-7; 71pts) – Nashville Predators 2 (41-14-7; 89pts) 

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Senate Vote On DHS Expected Late Friday

Senate Vote On DHS Expected Late Friday

Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The Senate is expected to vote Friday on a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security without any amendments to stop President Obama's executive orders on immigration.  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-KY, said late Thursday that senators will vote on a so-called “clean” bill that deals solely with funding the department.The House and Senate have been at an impasse for days, with Democrats and some moderate Republicans slamming conservative Republicans for holding funding hostage in order to block the president's executive actions on immigration. Without funding, parts of the Department of Homeland Security would shut down.

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In CPAC Speech, Scott Walker Says He Can Take on ISIS

In CPAC Speech, Scott Walker Says He Can Take on ISIS

Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker compared the nation’s fight against ISIS with the thousands of protesters that came to Madison, Wisconsin, in 2011, telling attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday that he is equipped to take on the terrorist group because of his experience during those protests. Walker said as governor he gets a “threat assessment” from the FBI and he has been “concerned about the threat” posed by ISIS and other terrorist groups, saying he wants a commander-in-chief who will “do everything in their power to ensure the threat from radical Islamic terrorists will not come to American soil," adding the country needs a “leader with confidence.” “If I can take on 100,000 protesters, I can do the same across the world,” said Walker, wearing his sleeves rolled up, referring to his high-profile face-off with public-employee unions. Walker focused on foreign policy during his CPAC speech in National Harbor, Maryland, with cheers from the crowd. His speech to the group of conservative activists was highly anticipated after his well-received speech to the Iowa Freedom Summit last month. Supporters chanted “Run, Scott, Run” at the end of his address. “I’ve run three time in the last four years, so I’m getting pretty used to it,” he responded. The Democratic National Committee responded to Walker's comments, with DNC Communications Director Mo Elleithee saying in a statement, "If Scott Walker thinks that it's appropriate to compare working people speaking up for their rights to brutal terrorists, then he is even less qualified to be president than I thought. Maybe he should go back to punting.”

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‘Military-Grade’: Alleged Arms Traffickers Extradited to US

‘Military-Grade’: Alleged Arms Traffickers Extradited to US

Colin Anderson/Blend Images/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Three alleged international arms dealers have been extradited to the U.S. from Europe to stand trial for allegedly conspiring to sell “military-grade” machine guns and anti-aircraft weapons to a Colombian terrorist group, the Department of Justice announced Thursday. The trio was arrested in December, at which time the Department of Justice described in a statement how the suspects allegedly had unwittingly attempted to unload their deadly wares on confidential sources working with the DEA. The suspects believed the weapons were going to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), a U.S.-designated terrorist organization, the DOJ said. “[The suspects] agreed to provide these weapons to the [DEA’s confidential sources] with the specific understanding that the weapons would be used to kill Americans and, in particular, to shoot down American helicopters and airplanes,” the DOJ statement said. “As alleged, these three men were ready and willing merchants of death, poised to sell sophisticated weapons to a terrorist organization,” U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said in statement Thursday. The Justice Department said the three – two alleged weapons brokers based in Romania and one in Greece – were spirited to the U.S. from Montenegro Wednesday and are expected to appear in court late Thursday.

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How One Teacher Gave Her Class a Lesson in Social Media Etiquette

How One Teacher Gave Her Class a Lesson in Social Media Etiquette

Courtesy Michele Van Bibber(STEWARTVILLE, Minn) -- Michele Van Bibber has been an educator since 2010. One of the changes she's noticed about her students over the past five years is their habit of over-sharing on social media. "I think that there is quite a bit of new social media out there and it's changed in the way students, or even the way adults, expose themselves to it," said Van Bibber, a health and physical education teacher at Stewartville High School in Stewartville, Minnesota. "I think there has been a big boom like the explosion of Twitter, posting on Facebook, and looking at each other's pictures on Instagram." After chatting with her 10th graders about the different ways they present themselves on social accounts, Van Bibber decided to conduct a social media experiment. "I know kids are exposing such private details on the Web," she told ABC News. "The students might also want to be friends with people and sometimes they don't even know who they are." To show her students how quickly a photo could be picked up by strangers, Van Bibber had one of the kids snap a shot of her holding a sign asking people to share it. "I asked them [the students], 'if I post this picture on my personal Facebook page, do you think anyone can see it?'" she said. "One of the students said ‘I didn’t think it would work because she doesn’t have many friends’" she laughed. Van Bibber posted the photo on her Facebook where she and her students monitored its sharing progress for three days straight. The photo was eventually picked up by ABC News affiliate KAAL-TV, where it received 47,385 likes, 217,649 comments, and over 351,000 shares. "The kids were taken aback," Van Bibber said. "I don’t think they realized how fast the picture could get out there." After the post went viral, Van Bibber went over the results with her classes, stressing the one lesson she wanted to get across -- social media safety. "I just wanted them to be a little more cautious of who has access to what they post -- what if it got into the wrong hands?" she said. "Also, some decisions that we might not think through now could potentially harm us in future endeavors -- like the chances of getting into a specific college, or getting a job. "I think this made them look back at who was actually following them, and I do think it had an impact."

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Real-Life “Notebook” Couple Dies Hand-in-Hand

Real-Life “Notebook” Couple Dies Hand-in-Hand

Cynthia Letson(EASTON, Calif.) -- "They weren’t fancy. They were just decent people that were always committed to each other, no matter the situation." That's how Donna Scharton remembers her beloved parents, Floyd and Violet Hartwig, before they died on Feb. 11. The couple, who had been married for 67 years, died in their home in a very Notebook-like situation. As the two laid close to one another, Scharton and other immediate family members pushed their beds close together as they all knew the end was near. "My mom had dementia for the last several years and around the holidays we noticed she was going down," Scharton of Fresno, California said. "Then, I got a call from the doctor saying 'your dad has kidney failure and he has two weeks to live.' So, we decided to put them in hospice together." Prior to their declining health, the Hartwigs owned a ranch in Easton, California. The two met while in grammar school and had developed a relationship upon Mr. Hartwig returning home from the Navy. They married on Aug. 16, 1947 and had two other children, Carol and Kenneth, in addition to Scharton. "My dad was in the Navy for six years," she told ABC News. "He worked for the J.B. Hill Company delivering eggs and then for a feed company. Mom stayed home, helped take care of the ranch, and cooked all the meals. She made breakfast for dad at 4:30 in the morning every day." Scharton said that although his health was deteriorating, her father's main priority was the love of his life. "He would tell the doctor, 'I'm okay I just want her fixed',” she added. "That was his concern; not how bad his pain was, but that he wanted my mom fixed." "We could tell my dad was in a lot more pain," Scharton cried. "We said 'it's getting close,' so we pushed the hospital beds together as far as we could. We put their hands together, and my dad died holding my mom's hand. Mom was not coherent, but we told her that dad had passed away and that he was waiting for her. She died five hours later." Scharton's daughter, Cynthia Letson, remembers her grandparents as simple people who just loved having their family beside them. "They never, ever asked for anything," she said. "All they ever wanted was their family and it was amazing that they got that in the end." In honor of their legacy, Scharton is holding onto warm memories of her mother and father. "Mom did a lot of sewing – made our clothes and stuff," Scharton said. "She joined the PTA at school and she loved doing her crossword puzzles. They were very devoted and when dad came home we'd always have supper together. "I remember them kissing each other goodbye every morning. I remember mom called him Blondie because he had such pretty blonde hair and blue eyes." "What I want people to get out of this story is my dad's commitment to serving his country and loving his family,” she said. “What we felt was keeping them alive was the will to live, and that they didn’t want to let go of each other."

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Wall Street Finishes on Mixed Note as Energy Stocks Fall

Wall Street Finishes on Mixed Note as Energy Stocks Fall

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A mixed finish for the markets on Thursday, as energy stocks dropped. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished the session on Thursday at 18,214.42, down 10.15 from its open. The Nasdaq, however, rose by 20.75 to close at 4,987.89. The S&P 500 fell by 3.12 points to close at 2,110.74. The auto industry has hired a Virignia company that makes spacecraft, to find out why air bags can explode with too much force. The airbags, made by the Japanese company Takata, can injure or even kill drivers and passengers.Lawmakers in California are watching the bottom line when it comes to covering babies’ bottoms. Both Republicans and Democrats are supporting a move to exempt diapers from sales taxes, arguing that it could save families $100 a year per child.

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Record-Breaking Winter: Even the South Can’t Escape

Record-Breaking Winter: Even the South Can’t Escape

iStock/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) -- Record snow, stranded drivers, thousands without power. That's what the southern states had to deal with this week as a potent winter storm swept across the region.This is the third storm to hit the Deep South in less than a week. Since the storms began, airlines have been severely affected, canceling nearly 7,000 flights. The roads weren't much better. Interstate 65 in northern Alabama was at a standstill Wednesday night, for the second time this week.

 

Winter Storm Warnings from eastern Texas to southern Virginia. GOES East image, 11:45 am EST. http://t.co/A1ypwZbQ7S pic.twitter.com/QbjtmSze4t

— NOAA Satellites (@NOAASatellites) February 25, 2015

Huntsville, Alabama, received 8.1 inches Wednesday, breaking a daily record. It was also the snowiest February day and the second snowiest day of any month on record there. Tupelo, Mississippi, had 7.3 inches of snow, which is the biggest daily snowfall on record for the city. Even Little Rock picked up 1.6 inches of snow. In the past five years 47.7 inches have fallen there, more than in the previous two decades combined. Parts of northern Alabama saw over a foot of snow. In the northeast, Boston is so cold the waves have turned into a frozen slush on the island of Nantucket.

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A photo posted by Jonathan Nimerfroh (@jdnphotography) on Feb 25, 2015 at 7:06pm PST

Boston has 102 inches of snow so far this season, more than three times the 33 inches that is normal up to this point in the season. The city needs only 5.7 inches to break the all-time record.Another blast of arctic air is forecast to spread south and east by Friday morning. Subzero temperatures will stretch from the North Dakota to Maine, and single digits get as far south as Kansas City. Record lows are possible in the Midwest and eastern Great Lakes Friday morning. Even colder air moves east by Saturday morning and record lows are possible in the Northeast, as well. If Pittsburgh drops below zero, it will be the eighth time this season, which hasn’t happened since the early 1980s. Syracuse, New York, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Bangor, Boston, Detroit, Chicago and New York City are forecasted to have a top-three coldest February on record. The record cold is affecting the Great Lakes. Ice coverage is up to 85.5 percent, which is the fourth highest since records began in 1973. All the lakes are completely frozen except for Michigan and Ontario. A big pattern change will dip the jetstream out West, bringing pulses of snow through the Rockies through Friday. Precipitation out West is a good thing, with even some snow expected for the Sierras, which is in dire need of it. Then a series of storms will keep unsettled weather from the Rockies to the Midwest to the Northeast, the first one starting Saturday. By Sunday morning, Kansas to Pennsylvania will see a wintry mess of moderate to locally heavy snow, and it will then move into the Northeast Sunday into Monday.

 

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Bobby Jindal Pitches Himself as a ‘Full-Spectrum Conservative’ Ahead of 2016 Presidential Race

Bobby Jindal Pitches Himself as a ‘Full-Spectrum Conservative’ Ahead of 2016 Presidential Race

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) -- Louisiana governor and likely 2016 candidate Bobby Jindal says voters are looking for the next Republican presidential nominee to be “a fighter.” And though he has yet to formally announce his candidacy, Jindal described himself as someone who is “unafraid to tell the truth” even if he’s attacked for doing it. “I gave a speech in London about the threat of radical Islamic terrorism…I was called racist, an anti-Muslim, it's not true but I think people are looking for a fighter," Jindal said during an interview with ABC News’ Rick Klein on the sidelines of CPAC. In looking ahead to the future of the party, Jindal said the GOP needs to work on expanding its appeal to people across all socio-economic and age groups. “We need to be party of everybody,” Jindal said. “We need to fight for a 100 percent of the votes.” On the topic of Jeb Bush – who many view as the presumptive Republican front-runner -- Jindal said that voters will ultimately decide who the next nominee is. “The good news is that voters want to pick their own candidate, their own nominee,” he said. “The establishment, the donors, media, governors, others don't get to decide; let the voters decide.” Asked about Washington, D.C.’s recent move to legalize marijuana for private use, Jindal said he believes it’s “a mistake” to legalize marijuana for any use other than medicinal. “I don't think anyone should be legalizing marijuana, I think that's a mistake,” he said. “When it comes to the issue of medical marijuana, I've said as long as it is done under tight restrictions, I can be okay with that."

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McDonald’s Customer Claims He Got Cleaning Liquid in His Tea

McDonald’s Customer Claims He Got Cleaning Liquid in His Tea

File photo. McDonald's(INDIANAPOLIS) -- An Indianapolis police officer took a sip of McDonald's iced tea and wound up in the hospital because the drink apparently was contaminated with cleaning chemicals, his wife told ABC News. Reserve Officer Paul Watkins went to the McDonald's at around 10 p.m. Saturday night for a self-serve tea before his shift, his wife Jerilyn Watkins said, adding that she wasn't with him at the time and his lawyer advised him not to speak to the media. He filled his cup halfway with unsweetened tea and went to fill the rest with sweetened tea when he noticed it looked dark, she said. He took the lid off the dispenser to take a look and determined it was OK. "He filled his cup and took a big gulp and immediately his throat started burning down into his chest," Jerilyn Watkins told ABC News, adding that he called her from the car and said he felt as though he'd just drank "bleach." The owner of the McDonald's where Watkins was served, Elizabeth Henry, issued the following statement: "Serving my customers safe, high quality food and beverages is a top priority at our restaurants. We take this claim very seriously and are looking into the matter." Emails to McDonald's corporate communications office seeking additional comment were not returned. Watkins immediately spit out the tea and told the girl behind the counter that there was something wrong, Jerilyn Watkins said. The manager then told him the employees had put a cleaning solution into the tea dispenser and they had forgotten to put a cup over the nozzle, Jerilyn Watkins said. "The irony of this all was that manager asked Paul if he wanted another cup or glass of tea and told one of the employees, 'Hey, get this guy another tea,'" Paul Watkins's lawyer, Sam Jacobs, told ABC News. "Paul said 'No, thanks' and left. By time he got not very far in his police car, he became violently ill." He called the police station and poison control, which determined that the tea dispenser was filled with a "heavy duty degreaser" chemical, according to the police report obtained by ABC News. Watkins spent the night at IU Health Methodist Hospital, according to the report. He underwent endoscopy the following day, Jacobs said. Watkins has returned to his daily life, but he still has problems swallowing and experiences burning in his throat, Jacobs said. He's also concerned about the long-term effects of ingesting the chemicals. "My husband has never drank, never smoked, never done drugs," Jerilyn Watkins said. "This is just insane." A similar scenario involving a teen in Muncie, Indiana, was reported at a McDonald's in 2013, and a lawsuit was filed in January, according to ABC News affiliate WRTV-TV. McDonald's lawyers in the case have until March 31 to respond, according to court records. Jacobs said he has not yet filed a lawsuit on Watkins's behalf and hopes he is able to work out something with McDonald's before doing so. "He never wants this to happen to anybody else," Jacobs said.

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Sen. Jim Inhofe Throws Snowball on Senate Floor in Attempt to Debunk Climate Change

Sen. Jim Inhofe Throws Snowball on Senate Floor in Attempt to Debunk Climate Change

US Congress(WASHINGTON) -- This may be a congressional first. Sen. Jim Inhofe, a devoted climate change denier, tossed a snowball at someone on the Senate floor Thursday as he tried to debunk climate change. “In case we had forgotten because we keep hearing that 2014 has been the warmest year on record, I ask the chair: You know what this is? It's a snowball and that just from outside here so it's very, very cold out. Very unseasonal,” he said. “So, Mr. President, catch this,” Inhofe, R-Okla., said on the Senate floor, tossing the snowball to someone off-screen as he tried to suppress a smile.

“We hear the perpetual headline that 2014 has been the warmest year on record but now the script has flipped and I think it's important since we hear it over and over and over,” Inhofe, 80, said. “As we can see with the snowball out there, this is today. This is reality.” This isn't the first time Inhofe has used snow to make a point about climate change. After a massive snowstorm in the Washington, D.C., area in 2010, Inhofe and his family famously built an igloo and labeled it "Al Gore's New Home." The Environmental Protection Agency's website says, "Rising global average temperature is associated with widespread changes in weather patterns. Scientific studies indicate that extreme weather events such as heat waves and large storms are likely to become more frequent or more intense with human-induced climate change."

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New Murals by Banksy Spotted in Gaza Strip

New Murals by Banksy Spotted in Gaza Strip

@banksy/Instagram(GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip) -- The anonymous street artist known as Banksy has visited the Gaza Strip, leaving behind several murals, according to the artist's official website. Banksy is known for creating work with political or satirical messages.

One of the paintings in Beit Hanoun features children playing on a guard tower. Another shows a large kitten drawn on the wall of a home that witnesses say was destroyed during Operation Protective Edge, the Israeli war in Gaza during the summer of 2014. On his website, the artist captioned the kitten photo, saying, "A local man came up and said 'Please -- what does this mean?' I explained I wanted to highlight the destruction in Gaza by posting photos on my website -- but on the internet people only look at pictures of kittens.” The artist also posted a mini-documentary on his site to further show the conditions in Gaza.

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Llama Drama on the Streets of Arizona as Animals Break Free

Llama Drama on the Streets of Arizona as Animals Break Free

KNXV(SUN CITY, Ariz.) -- A pair of confused llamas wreaked havoc in Sun City, Arizona, Thursday afternoon as they ran through the streets while being chased by police. The llamas were being shown to residents at an assisted-living community before they broke loose, according to Tina Ortega, an employee who called 911. "We were showing llamas to our residents who have gotten loose and we've been out here for an hour trying to capture them," Ortega told the 911 dispatcher. "We're wondering if we could get some help." Live streams of the chase and cable news breakouts captivated viewers and the best responses to the stressful chase appeared on Twitter.

 

LIVE: Llamas get loose, run through neighborhood in Arizona: http://t.co/cAAyNO9jXi - @abc15 pic.twitter.com/32ema3kXA4

— ABC News Live (@ABCNewsLive) February 26, 2015

 

REUNITED!!! http://t.co/wsQoRGGcfI pic.twitter.com/sacKxmXio0

— ABC15 Arizona (@abc15) February 26, 2015

 

LLAMA WATCH: The llamas appear to be taking a short break under a tree. Today’s high in Phoenix: 72 degrees. #abc15 pic.twitter.com/kmt6olCMSE

— ABC15 Arizona (@abc15) February 26, 2015

 

 

It was obviously a perfect time for puns.

 

I am recusing myself from coverage of this story. There will be no further comment. #TeamLlamas #LlamaChase #LlamaWatch

— Tom Llamas (@TomLlamasABC) February 26, 2015

 

 

And business deals.

 

The #AZCardinals have agreed to one-year deals with the #llamasontheloose. Each llama will earn 2,340 lbs of hay. Steve Keim does it again.

— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) February 26, 2015

 

 

If nothing else, the chase shows how ill-prepared so many U.S. cities are for such a disaster.

 

Seriously the city of Phoenix appears to have no plan whatsoever for catching these llamas

— Max Fisher (@Max_Fisher) February 26, 2015

 

 

LLAMA WATCH: It appears the llama is a big fan of #ABC15! Good choice my friend! GOOD CHOICE! http://t.co/wsQoRGGcfI pic.twitter.com/NfN5s1ejUW

— ABC15 Arizona (@abc15) February 26, 2015

 

 

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“House of Cards” Season 3 on Netflix: A Season 2 Refresher

“House of Cards” Season 3 on Netflix: A Season 2 Refresher

David Giesbrecht for Netflix(NEW YORK) -- So, House of Cards season 3 is just hours away (3 a.m. to be exact), but before you get cozy in bed, or set up your favorite snack by the couch and clear your schedule for the next 10 hours, here's a quick-and-dirty rundown of season 2:To kick off the season, the sexiest reporter in D.C. -- Zoe Barnes -- was killed by Frank Underwood, who pushed her in front of a train. After spending most of season 1 vying for the vice presidency, Underwood stepped things up and set up the president for a big fall, just so he could take the top spot. Meanwhile, Underwood and his wife Claire had an affair with a Secret Service agent -- at the same time. Frank also had a season-long battle with billionaire Raymond Tusk, who had been very close to the president. We found out about Claire's past as a victim of sexual abuse and also her affair with a famous photographer. A prostitute keeping a secret that could ruin Frank is sent away and watched over by Underwood's friend Doug, but then she kills him. The season ends with Frank taking over the presidency.

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Beyonce Shows Off Her Fierce Workout Routine

Beyonce Shows Off Her Fierce Workout Routine

@beyonce/Instagram(NEW YORK) -- Beyonce works hard for that flawless figure. The 33-year-old singer showed off some of her fierce workout moves in a new video posted on Instagram Wednesday. Queen Bey is the latest celebrity to accept first lady Michelle Obama's challenge to show off five ways to stay healthy. FLOTUS issued the challenge, dubbed #Gimme5, on Monday in honor of the fifth anniversary of her "Let's Move" fitness campaign. "I want kids, parents, maybe even a few celebrities, to give me five ways to be healthy," Obama said in a promotional video that features a cameo from President Obama. Beyonce responded with her own sped-up video in which she shows off an impressive set of squats, crunches, lunges and punches to the tune of Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger." "Celebrating the 5th anniversary of Let's Move! #GimmeFive @michelleobama," she captioned the video, in which she appears in a black T-shirt and black-and-white, striped leggings. The first lady re-posted the video on her Instagram, writing, "Double tap if you're ready to work out with @Beyonce! #GimmeFive of your workout drills (or you'll disappoint the Beygency)." Check out Beyonce's video below, along with a couple others from celebs who have accepted the challenge.

 

Celebrating the 5th anniversary of Let's Move! #GimmeFive @michelleobama 💪

A video posted by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on Feb 25, 2015 at 1:52pm PST

 

 

Hey @FLOTUS, I see your #GimmeFive challenge and pass it on to @NickJonas! #LetsMove https://t.co/lFgGqOd77q

— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) February 24, 2015

 

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Mirjana Puhar: Tyra Banks ‘Deeply Saddened’ by Death of “ANTM” Contestant

Mirjana Puhar: Tyra Banks ‘Deeply Saddened’ by Death of “ANTM” Contestant

Amanda Edwards/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Tyra Banks, the executive producer of America's Next Top Model, expressed her deep sorrow over the death of one of the show's former contestants, Mirjana Puhar. "We are deeply saddened to learn of the tragic news about Mirjana Puhar," Banks and fellow executive producer Ken Mok wrote in a statement to ABC News. "She was a vivacious and promising young woman. Our hearts and prayers go out to her loved ones." Puhar, 19, was found dead, along with Jonathan Cosme Alvarado and Jusmar Isiah Gonzaga-Garcia, Tuesday in a home in Charlotte, North Carolina. Police have not said how or when the three were killed, but have arrested and charged 19-year-old Emmanuel Rangel in the killings, according to The Charlotte Observer. Rangel remains in custody and has not yet appeared in court to enter a plea. Puhar appeared on the 21st cycle of America's Next Top Model, which premiered in August. At the time of filming, she was 18 and introduced as the youngest of the show's 14 contestants. She was eliminated in the 10th episode of the season. As word spread of Puhar's death, people connected with ANTM responded on social media. Judge Miss J Alexander took to Twitter to mourn:

 

Saddened to learn about #ANTM Cycle 21 contestant Mirjana Puhar's murder. Remembering her fondly. RIP pic.twitter.com/gHj7WMZEcY

— Miss J Alexander (@MissJAlexander) February 25, 2015

 

Fellow contestant Will Jardell posted several remembrances on his Instagram, including a photo with Puhar. "You are one of the kindest most passionate people I know and I am at a loss knowing that you are gone," Jardell wrote. "Reality TV may have painted you one way but make no mistake you are an incredible and loving person that the world will truly miss."

@mirjanapuhar you are an amazing human being and you will be extremely missed. All I can do is think about the hilarious memories we've had together and smile. You are one of the kindest most passionate people I know and I am at a loss knowing that you are gone. Reality TV may have painted you one way but make no mistake you are an incredible and loving person that the world will truly miss. You are a part of my family and always will be. I pray for your family and friends during this time and I pray that you can rest in peace knowing that your #antm family LOVES you forever and always. I love you @mirjanapuhar #antmfamily

A photo posted by Will Jardell (@williamjardell) on Feb 25, 2015 at 9:45am PST

Jardell also posted a video of Puhar.

 

 

A video posted by Will Jardell (@williamjardell) on Feb 25, 2015 at 12:36pm PST

 

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