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Tesla to Unveil New Product Line Next Month

Tesla to Unveil New Product Line Next Month

Bryan Mitchell/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- What does Elon Musk have up his sleeve?The Tesla CEO tweeted on Monday that a new product line will be unveiled next month -- and it's not a car.

Major new Tesla product line -- not a car -- will be unveiled at our Hawthorne Design Studio on Thurs 8pm, April 30

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 30, 2015

Musk offered no other details, so we'll have to wait and see. However, some reports suggest the announcement could revolve around a home battery that Musk teased about during an earnings call last month.

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American Ebola Patient’s Condition Improves to Fair

American Ebola Patient’s Condition Improves to Fair

NIH(BETHESDA, Md.) -- An American health care worker who is being treated for the Ebola virus at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Maryland continues to show improvement.The NIH announced on Monday that the patient's condition has been upgraded from serious to fair.The patient, who has not been identified, contracted the disease while volunteering at an Ebola treatment unit in Sierra Leone. The patient was flown in isolation on a chartered plane back to the states and admitted to the clinical center on March 12.The patient is the second to receive treatment at the NIH Clinical Center. The first, Dallas nurse Nina Pham, contracted the virus while treating Thomas Eric Duncan. Pham was the first person to catch Ebola on U.S. soil in connection with the outbreak in West Africa. She was admitted to the NIH facility in October and later released Ebola-free.

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Obama Calls for Bipartisanship: ‘Get Something Done’

Obama Calls for Bipartisanship: ‘Get Something Done’

The White House(BOSTON) -- President Obama made a passionate appeal for bipartisanship and civility at the dedication of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate in Boston Monday.“We live in a time of such great cynicism,” Obama said. “What if we carried ourselves more like Ted Kennedy?”“Ted understood that the only point of running for office was to get something done. Not to posture. Not to sit there worrying about the next election or the polls. To take risk,” the president said of the former Massachusetts senator, who died of brain cancer in 2009 after serving almost 47 years in the Senate. “There are Republicans here today for a reason,” Obama said. “Because they knew Ted as somebody who bridged the partisan divide over and over and over. They knew him as somebody who kept his word.”The U.S. Senate is “a more diverse, more accurate reflection of America than it used to be and that is a grand thing, a great achievement. But Ted grieved the loss of comradery and collegiality, the face-to-face interaction. I think he’d regret it, the arguments now made to cameras rather than colleagues, directed to a narrow base instead of the body politic as a whole…It leads more Americans to turn away in disgust and simply choose not to exercise their right to vote,” the president said.Obama told the audience he and the first lady had been praying for Officer John Moynihan, the Boston police officer shot on Saturday. Moynihan was formerly honored at the White House as one of the nation’s “Top Cops.”The president also alluded briefly to the Iran negotiations, quoting President John F. Kennedy: “Let us never negotiate out of fear, but let us never fear to negotiate.”Known as the “liberal lion of the Senate,” Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., endorsed Obama during the Democratic primary in 2008, helping to legitimize what began as a long-shot campaign against then-frontrunner Hillary Clinton.

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Yawning, Whistling Might Get You Flagged at Airport Security

Yawning, Whistling Might Get You Flagged at Airport Security

Creatas/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Excessive yawning, whistling and too much laughter could possibly find you detained by airport security agents for further questioning, according to a recently released list.The SPOT Referral Report, which stands for "Screening of Passengers by Observation Techniques," was obtained a week ago by The Intercept, which claims the unclassified report is a "closely held" Transportation Security Administration (TSA) document detailing what Behavior Detection Officers look for when observing suspicious travelers and possible terrorists at the nation's airports.Actions appearing on the 92-point checklist featured on The Intercept were divided into categories such as "stress factors," "fear factors" and "signs of deception," and ranged from "appears to be in disguise" and "face pale from recent shaving of beard" to "excessive yawning," "excessive throat clearing" and "gazing down."TSA would neither confirm or deny to ABC News whether the specific indicators listed in the leaked report are used by officials or other parts of the administration. But a spokesperson did acknowledge that it does use behavior detection and analysis."Behavior detection, which is just one element of the TSA's efforts to mitigate threats against the traveling public, is vital to TSA’s layered approach to deter, detect and disrupt individuals who pose a threat to aviation," said a TSA spokesperson.Detractors of the SPOT practice contend that many of the behaviors listed on the report are no different from how regular travelers appear when passing through airport security.Meanwhile, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) recently sued the TSA for not releasing SPOT documents, saying the program encourages racial-profiling.“What we know about SPOT suggests it wastes taxpayer money, leads to racial profiling, and should be scrapped,” Hugh Handeyside, staff attorney with the ACLU National Security Project, said in a statement announcing the lawsuit. “The TSA has insisted on keeping documents about SPOT secret, but the agency can’t hide the fact that there’s no evidence the program works. The discriminatory racial profiling that SPOT has apparently led to only reinforces that the public needs to know more about how this program is used and with what consequences for Americans’ rights.”But the TSA defended its program in a statement to ABC News.“Terrorists have used a variety of items and ways to attempt to inflict harm to aircraft -- everything from shoes to liquids -- but consistent across all methods of attack is the malicious intent of the actor," said a TSA spokesperson. "Looking for suspicious behavior is a common sense approach used by law enforcement and security personnel across the country and the world, that focuses on those behavioral indicators, rather than items, and when used in combination with other security layers helps mitigate a variety of threats."But normal individuals with "strong body odor," "trembling hands," "protruding neck arteries" or exhibiting other factors noted on the report shouldn't have cause for immediate worry, cautioned the administration."No single behavior alone will cause a traveler to be referred to additional screening or will result in a call to a law enforcement officer," the TSA spokesperson said, adding, "Officers are trained and audited to ensure referrals for additional screening are based only on observable behaviors and not race or ethnicity.”

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Is Tracee Ellis Ross’ Rainbow Pregnant on “black-ish”?

Is Tracee Ellis Ross’ Rainbow Pregnant on “black-ish”?

ABC/Tony Rivetti(NEW YORK) -- When black-ish returns Wednesday, Tracee Ellis Ross' character Rainbow may have a "little secret.""Dre thinks that Rainbow is pregnant," she teased on Monday's Good Morning America. "And perhaps she is, perhaps she isn't."On black-ish, Ross portrays Rainbow, a doctor and mother of four kids. Her husband, Dre, is played by comedian Anthony Anderson. The series follows the family as they navigate life in the suburbs.The actress said it's no secret why so many people have connected with the comedy."We're a loving family and I think that's one of the beautiful lessons of the show that [we have] all these differing opinions, all these differing ideas and somehow even though [we] might all disagree about the way things should go, or look, or whatever, you find your way back, and there's this love between the family," the daughter of Diana Ross explained.Although Tracee Ellis Ross is filming black-ish, she had time to co-host BET's Black Girls Rock, which was taped last Saturday at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, New Jersey, but airs April 5 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.Among others, the awards show honored Jada Pinkett Smith with the Star Power Award, Cicely Tyson with the Living Legend Award, Erykah Badu with the Rock Star Award and Selma director Ava DuVernay with the Shot Caller Award, among others."The show itself is just the tip of the iceberg for what the organization does, [which is] empowering young women and making sure that we have generations of trailblazing women," Ross said on GMA. "But it was an exciting show. We had Mrs. [Michelle] Obama, the first lady, was with us all night."Obama spoke about the importance of education during her address at Black Girls Rock. She also told the honorees, "I am so proud of you. My husband, your president, is so proud of you. We have so much hope and dreams for you."Black-ish airs Wednesday nights at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

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Hilary Duff Explains Why She Dyed Her Hair Green

Hilary Duff Explains Why She Dyed Her Hair Green

Telepictures Productions Inc.(LOS ANGELES) -- What in the world would make Hilary Duff dye her blonde tresses green?"I've never done anything like this, and I was just in Cabo [San Lucas, Mexico] with my son and I was staring at the ocean and I was like, 'I want that on my head,'" she said on Monday during her 12th appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. "So this happened."Duff said her 3-year-old son, Luca, with former NHL player Mike Comrie, loves the new look."Here's the thing: Luca is very particular about how he likes my hair. There are absolutely no buns on my head, no ponytails. I'll have a ponytail and he's like, 'Um, hair down, Mom. Hair down, please,'" she explained. "Now he likes to go through his roster of colors that he knows. He's like, 'Your hair's purple,' and I'm like, 'No, it's green.' He's like, 'Nah.' I'm like, 'Yeah.' He's like, 'It's blue.' 'No.' 'It's purple.' 'No.'""He's very, very funny," Duff added, smiling.Duff is set to star in TV Land's new comedy Younger, which premieres Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

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Lincoln Continental Makes a Comeback

Lincoln Continental Makes a Comeback

Ford Motor Company(NEW YORK) -- The Ford Motor Company is bringing back the Lincoln Continental after more than a dozen years.The automaker announced on Monday that a new version of the full-size luxury sedan will be available next year after being pulled from the assembly line in 2002.For those who can't wait to see what the new vehicle will look like, a concept version of the Continental will be on display at this week's New York International Auto Show.

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Senator Demands Release of Hopkins Black Lung Report

Senator Demands Release of Hopkins Black Lung Report

Photodisc/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — U.S. Sen. Robert Casey, Jr. is demanding to see the findings of a Johns Hopkins internal review of a controversial radiology program that for years reviewed x-rays of coal miners on behalf of coal companies and rarely found miners to have serious black lung disease -- decisions that helped prevent them from obtaining much-needed financial support.“My constituents and coal miners and their families who have suffered the effects of black lung and the wrongful denial of black lung benefits claims are waiting for answers,” wrote Casey, a Pennsylvania Democrat, in a letter to Johns Hopkins Medicine CEO Dr. Paul Rothman Friday. “In the interest of full disclosure and transparency, I strongly urge you to publicly release the findings of your review.”Johns Hopkins announced the internal review in 2013, two days after the broadcast of a joint investigation by ABC News and the Center for Public Integrity that looked at more than 1,700 cases Johns Hopkins took up on behalf of coal companies over a decade. In those cases Hopkins’ leading black lung expert, Dr. Paul S. Wheeler, never concluded, even once, that a miner had severe black lung. After the broadcast, Johns Hopkins suspended the program, pending the outcome of the internal review.Nearly a year-and-a-half later, the school has completed its review, but won’t say whether medical opinions from Johns Hopkins doctors were skewed to favor coal companies over America’s coal miners.“The review has always been intended as an internal evaluation and will remain confidential,” said Kim Hoppe, a Johns Hopkins spokeswoman.Hoppe said Johns Hopkins doctors have not resumed reading lung x-rays for the coal industry, which paid millions of dollars to have doctors from the renowned hospital render their expert opinions in black lung benefits cases. Scores of those medical readings were used by coal company attorneys to thwart claims from coal miners who believed they were entitled federal financial relief because they had been stricken with black lung disease while working underground, the ABC News-CPI investigation found.“Given the alarming findings of the investigative reports into the matter, I am surprised that, after almost a year and a half, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine has chosen to withhold findings that have clear implications for miners and their families, the American public and the federal government,” Casey wrote in his letter to Rothman.“There are still many questions left unanswered following the revelation that since 2000 Dr. Wheeler had not found one case of complicated pneumoconiosis in over 1,500 black lung claims and in more than 3,400 x-ray readings,” Casey wrote. “The coal miners whose x-rays were read by Dr. Wheeler and their families deserve more information.”Hoppe told ABC News earlier in March that “decisions coming out of the review are being deliberated.”Among the miners affected by Dr. Wheeler’s x-ray readings was Michael “Steve” Day of West Virginia, who died in 2014. As in dozens of other cases, an autopsy found that, contrary to Dr. Wheeler’s opinion, Day did indeed have advanced black lung disease and should have been eligible for benefits.“It proved to everybody that [Dr. Wheeler] was wrong,” said Patience Day Williams, Steve Day’s daughter. “We knew it all along.”Day’s autopsy report said his lungs were clogged with coal dust -- the disease had spread into 85 percent of his lungs.Wheeler had read his x-rays as negative for severe black lung, arguing that despite 34 years working in underground coal mines, Day’s lung problems could have been the result of a fungal disorder common in the Ohio River Valley. A pulmonary expert interviewed by ABC News last year, Dr. Jack Parker of West Virginia University, called that conclusion “intellectually dishonest.”In brief comments to ABC News after the initial report aired, Wheeler continued to defend his findings, saying he believes the Hopkins review will prove that his conclusions were justified.“Johns Hopkins commends all efforts to review the federal Black Lung Benefits Program to ensure the claims process is fair and just for all parties involved,” Hoppe said in an email in to ABC News.Since announcing the probe, Hopkins officials repeatedly refused to answer ABC News questions about their look into the issues raised in last year’s series of reports on the obstacles that ailing miners were encountering when trying to collect federal black lung benefits. Johns Hopkins declined to make anyone involved in the internal review available for an interview, and declined to answer questions about who conducted the independent look back.Wheeler told ABC News in an interview earlier this year that the review was overseen by a top Washington, D.C. law and lobbying firm.Since the ABC News report, the Department of Labor has ruled that coal miners can reapply for benefits if the coal company had relied on Wheeler’s medical opinions for their case.With help from an attorney, Day immediately reapplied for his roughly $1,000 monthly disability benefit. Word arrived two months after his death that the Department of Labor approved his benefit.“If Dad had been here, honey, I bet you anything he’d be hootin’ and hollerin’,” Day’s daughter said. “I think that he would find great justice in it.”ABC News contacted Johns Hopkins about the letter Friday, and a hospital spokesperson has thus far declined to provide a comment for this report.Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Indiana Lawmakers Will Push for Update to ‘Religious Freedom’ Law

Indiana Lawmakers Will Push for Update to ‘Religious Freedom’ Law

iStock/Thinkstock(INDIANAPOLIS) -- Indiana's top two Republican legislators will push for an update to the state's controversial "religious freedom" law, the pair said at a news conference Monday, following a wave of national backlash to the state's newest law."Hopefully by doing this we'll put the whole issue to rest," Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long told reporters at the State Capitol.Major corporations, athletes, celebrities and gay-rights activists have lambasted the state's legislature and governor for enacting Senate Bill 101, a "religious freedom" law that states government must clear a higher threshold when enforcing laws that contradict citizens' or corporations' religious beliefs.Both socially conservative advocates of the bill and pro-gay-rights opponents have said the bill could allow businesses to deny services to gays and lesbians based on their sexual preference. A Christian wedding photographer, for instance, could refuse to photograph a gay wedding by claiming it violated his or her religious beliefs, activists on both sides have said.Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed the bill last week, stating in a press conference after he signed it that the law was not meant to promote discrimination.Indiana State House Speaker Brian Bosma on Monday clarified that the bill was not intended to do that. Bosma called it a "misconception" that the law "allows the denial of services to any Hoosier. It doesn't do that."Bosma and Long said they will "encourage" their legislative colleagues to pass an update to the bill in the four remaining weeks of their legislative session to specifically address that issue, saying both sides -- supporters and critics alike -- have mischaracterized what the bill would mean for gays and lesbians.That question has been unclear since Pence signed it into law. In an interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC's This Week Sunday, Pence repeatedly dodged specific questions on whether the bill could mean denial of services for gays and lesbians, if companies claimed religious grounds for doing so. Pence repeatedly stated the bill was not about discrimination and had been mischaracterized.Long and Bosma criticized Pence and said his ABC interview prompted them to call the press conference.Pence "did not answer questions clearly" in that interview, Bosma said. Pointing to their interpretation that the law will not mean denial of services, Long said, of Pence, "It would've been helpful if he said that yesterday."Major groups and corporations from Apple to Angie's List to the NCAA and the NBA have released statements expressing a range of "concern" and condemnation of the law. Social conservatives like Bob Vander Plaats of the influential Iowa-based group FAMiLY Leader have praised Pence and the law.The fallout over SB 101 also hangs over the 2016 presidential race, as Pence has said he's considering a run for the GOP nomination and will reportedly finalize his decision sometime this spring.Similar laws are on the books in other states, including neighboring Illinois. A similar federal law was signed by president Bill Clinton.

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Obama to Visit Kenya in July

Obama to Visit Kenya in July

Pete Souza / The White House(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama will head to Kenya this summer, marking his first visit to his father's birthplace since taking office in 2009, the White House announced on Monday.While there, Obama will hold bilateral meetings and participate in the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, which Kenya is co-hosting, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said in a statement.The president's trip in July will "build on the success of the August 2014 U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit and continue our efforts to work with countries in sub-Saharan Africa, including Kenya, to accelerate economic growth, strengthen democratic institutions, and improve security," Earnest said.

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An Apple a Day May Not Keep the Doctor Away After All, Study Finds

An Apple a Day May Not Keep the Doctor Away After All, Study Finds

Top Photo Group / Thinkstock(HANOVER, N.H.) -- An apple a day probably won’t keep the doctor away, but it may keep you out of the pharmacy, a new study has found.Researchers from Dartmouth Medical School decided to find out whether the old adage about eating the crunchy fruit daily and staying healthy is actually true. To do so, they followed the apple eating habits of more than 8,000 people for three years, according to the study they published in Monday’s JAMA Internal Medicine.Roughly 9 percent of the group munched a small apple a day on a regular basis, the researchers found. And, although 39 percent of the apple lovers avoided seeing a physician each year, compared to 33 percent of the non-apple eaters, once the investigators adjusted for factors like education, age and other health habits, the researchers said the difference wasn’t all that significant. However, apple lovers did fill marginally fewer prescriptions for medications, the researchers reported.The study, while entertaining, did have some limitations. The fact that all the information in the investigation was self-reported and the number of doctor visits couldn’t be explicitly linked to munching on apples are two of the more serious ones, noted Dr. Sharonne N. Hayes, cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.Hayes added that the researchers didn’t look into why people went to the doctor.“The apple eaters were highly educated and less likely to smoke,” Hayes said. “It could be that their visits to the doctor were for preventive reasons rather than illness.”Hayes pointed out that the saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” originated in the late 1800s, a time when going to the doctor was always associated with illness. But these days, seeing a doctor could lead to finding undetected medical problems and avoiding poor health, she noted.Besides, the average price nationally for red delicious apples was $1.21 per pound last week, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture’s retail report.“Apples probably won’t cure the woes of our health care system, but they’re cheap enough and they certainly won’t hurt,” Hayes said.

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Turkey Detains Five Dutch Citizens Trying to Join ISIS

Turkey Detains Five Dutch Citizens Trying to Join ISIS

iStock/Thinkstock(ISTANBUL) -- Turkish military officials say they have detained five Dutch citizens who were attempting to cross the border into Syria to join ISIS.Nearly 100 Syrian nationals were also caught trying to enter Turkey in recent days, according to the officials.Thousands of foreigners, including a handful of Americans, have crossed the porous border to Syria to join extremist and rebel groups. Turkey has come under international criticism for not doing enough to stem the flow of would-be fighters to Syria. However, Turkish officials contend they have stopped tens of thousands of foreigners from entering their country.

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Seahawks QB Russell Wilson Not Concerned over Contract Situation

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson Not Concerned over Contract Situation

Kevin Casey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- While Quarterbacks like Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, and even Joe Flacco are among the highest paid players in the NFL, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson remains one of the best bargains in the league at $1.5 million, which he'll make next season. It's one of the lowest salaries for a starting quarterback in the NFL, let alone a Super Bowl champion.

Still, with one year left on his current deal, Wilson isn't worrying about a new deal just yet.

“In terms of my contract, I don’t really talk about that kind of stuff,” Wilson told the Everett Herald. “I love the game of football. I love playing the game of football. I try to put my best foot forward and I want to be the best to ever play the game. That’s the way I look at it."

"I’ve been fortunate enough to win a lot of games at such a young age and to be able to play with some great guys and have some great comeback wins and win a Super Bowl, and go to back to back Super Bowls," he continued. "It’s been special. So that’s what I focus on. I focus on the next opportunity that I have. The rest will come."

In just three NFL seasons, Wilson is already considered one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL.

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Hotel Partying Preceded Deadly Shooting At NSA Gate, Sources Say

Hotel Partying Preceded Deadly Shooting At NSA Gate, Sources Say

@TPratt_Capital/Twitter(FORT MEADE, Md.) -- One man is dead and another severely injured after gunfire erupted Monday at one of the main gates of the National Security Agency located at Fort Meade, Maryland. The injured man was identified as Kevin Fleming, 20, of Baltimore, according to law enforcement sources. Fleming and another man were in a stolen Ford Escape SUV when they encountered NSA police at the entrance to the Ft. Meade complex, sources said. Shortly before 9 a.m. ET, a vehicle with two people inside "attempted an unauthorized entry at a National Security Agency gate," according to a statement from the NSA. "The driver failed to obey an NSA Police officer's routine instructions for safely exiting the secure campus," the statement continued. "The vehicle failed to stop and barriers were deployed." Sources say the two inside were men dressed as women. Preliminary information indicated the two men were partying at an area hotel with a third individual when they took that individual's car without permission. However, it's still unclear how or why they ended up at the NSA gate. The owner of the SUV picked up two men dressed as women in Baltimore late Sunday, sources confirmed. The three allegedly drove to a hotel in Howard County, Maryland, where they partied, sources said. Early this morning, the man woke up alone and the two men he allegedly had picked up were gone and so was his vehicle, sources said. The man reported his vehicle stolen to Howard County Police before the incident at the NSA, sources said. A law enforcement source confirmed that the car that crashed at NSA was reported stolen in Howard County, Maryland. When the vehicle "accelerated toward an NSA police car blocking the road" and "refused to stop," an NSA police officer opened fire, and one of the two men inside the "unauthorized vehicle" ended up dead, the NSA statement said. The other man in the vehicle was "severely injured” and taken to a local hospital, according to sources. An NSA Police officer injured in the incident was also taken to the hospital. “The incident has been contained and is under investigation,” Colonel Brian Foley, Fort Meade garrison commander, said in a statement. “The residents, service members and civilian employees on the installation are safe. We continue to remain vigilant at all of our access control points." The FBI said they do not believe the incident is related to terrorism.

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Men Disguised as Women Shot Outside NSA Gate, Officials Say

Men Disguised as Women Shot Outside NSA Gate, Officials Say

@TPratt_Capital/Twitter(FORT MEADE, Md.) — One man is dead and another severely injured after a shootout at one of the main gates of the National Security Agency located at Fort Meade, Maryland.U.S. officials tell ABC News two men disguised as women attempted to “penetrate” the entry point with their vehicle when a shootout occurred. At least one officer suffered non-life-threatening injuries.One perpetrator is confirmed dead on the scene. The other is “severely injured” and probably won’t survive, according to one official.

Aerial images from news helicopters on the scene appear to show two damaged SUVs. A white police SUV is facing the unmarked black SUV and there appears to be a body covered by a sheet next to the driver side of the black SUV.

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ESPN: Georgia State Guard R.J. Hunter to Enter NBA Draft

ESPN: Georgia State Guard R.J. Hunter to Enter NBA Draft

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- With Georgia State's end-of-season run still fresh in everyone's mind, ESPN reports guard R.J. Hunter will enter the 2015 NBA Draft.

Hunter will reportedly hold a news conference on Tuesday to make the decision official.

Hunter had a very productive collegiate career during his three seasons at Georgia State as he's the leading scorer in school history. While his shooting numbers were down, Hunter did average a career-high 19.7 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game. In three seasons at Georgia State, Hunter averaged 18.4 points while shooting .423% from the floor and .354% from the three-point line.

The 14th seed in the tournament this season, Georgia Tech had one of the most memorable upsets of the year when they beat 3rd seeded Baylor.

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Aaron Hernandez’s Fiancee Cites Infidelity, Describes Moving Mystery Box

Aaron Hernandez’s Fiancee Cites Infidelity, Describes Moving Mystery Box

ABC News(FALL RIVER, Mass.) -- Aaron Hernandez's fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins, told the jury at his murder trial in Fall River, Massachusetts, Monday that Hernandez instructed her to remove a mystery box from their home -- a home they continued to share, she added, despite her suspicions he had been unfaithful to her. Hernandez told her to "go downstairs in our storage and remove a box from our home" on the afternoon after Odin Lloyd was killed, Jenkins testified, and she described how she disposed of it, ultimately dumping it in a "random dumpster." Hernandez, 25, is on trial for Lloyd's murder and has pleaded not guilty. Prosecutors believe the box may have contained the murder weapon, which has never been found, or other evidence. Jenkins, 25, cried on the stand during talk of Hernandez's possible infidelity. She said she saw suspicious phone messages and stayed at a location away from their home for a few weeks. Ultimately, she added, the couple decided to work through their problems and continue the relationship. Jenkins said her definition of infidelity includes sexual intercourse, and she wasn't sure that happened. Hernandez, a former New England Patriots football player, is accused of orchestrating Lloyd's slaying June 17, 2013. Prosecutors say Hernandez and two other men picked up Lloyd from his house and brought him to an industrial park near the Patriots' Gillette Stadium. Surveillance video played for the jury Monday showed Jenkins going into the basement. Video previously played for the jury showed Jenkins removing a garbage bag from their home with what appeared to be a box inside. "Did he indicate what was in the box?" prosecutor Patrick Bomberg asked Jenkins on Monday. "No," she answered. She added, "His tone, I believe, was normal," but she recalled him saying moving the box was "important." Jenkins said the box was not sealed, and contained smaller boxes with cardboard on top of them. She said she put the box "in a trash bag" with her baby daughter's clothing "so nothing was exposed." "I wasn't necessarily hiding it," she said. "It was just natural instinct." Jenkins said Hernandez did not talk about the contents of the box and she did not ask. Later, under cross-examination by Hernandez's lawyer, Jenkins said the box had a "skunky smell," and she suspected it might contain marijuana. Jenkins estimated that the bag with the box in it weighed about 35 or 40 pounds. Surveillance video played in court showed Jenkins putting the bag in the trunk of a car and driving away. She testified she disposed of the box in a trash bin, but doesn't recall where. "I found a random dumpster," she said. She added she was nervous about "everything going on." Jenkins was granted immunity in February. Jenkins and Hernandez were high school sweethearts and have a 2-year-old daughter together.

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Aaron Hernandez’s Fiance Describes Removing Box from Home

Aaron Hernandez’s Fiance Describes Removing Box from Home

ABC News(FALL RIVER, Mass.) -- On the afternoon after Odin Lloyd was killed, Aaron Hernandez told his fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins, to "remove a box" from the basement of the home they shared near the murder scene, Jenkins told the jury Monday in Fall River, Massachusetts.Jenkins, on the stand for a second day in Hernandez's trial for Lloyd's murder, said Hernandez instructed her to "go downstairs in our storage and remove a box from our home."Surveillance video played for the jury Monday showed Jenkins going into the basement. Video previously played for the jury showed Jenkins removing a garbage bag from their home with what appeared to be a box inside. Prosecutors believe the box may have contained the murder weapon, which has never been found.Hernandez, a former New England Patriots player, is accused of orchestrating Lloyd's slaying on June 17, 2013. Prosecutors say Hernandez and two other men picked up Lloyd from his house and brought him to an industrial park near the Patriots' Gillette Stadium. Hernandez, 25, has pleaded not guilty.Jenkins, 25, was granted immunity in February."Did he indicate what was in the box?" prosecutor Patrick Bomberg asked Jenkins on Monday."No," she answered. She added, "His tone, I believe, was normal," but she recalled him saying moving the box was "important."Jenkins said she put the box "in a trash bag" with her baby daughter's clothing "so nothing was exposed.""I wasn't necessarily hiding it," she said. "It was just natural instinct."Jenkins said Hernandez did not talk about the contents of the box and she did not ask.Jenkins estimated that the bag with the box in it weighed about 35 or 40 pounds.Jenkins and Hernandez were high school sweethearts and have a 2-year-old daughter together.

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Hornets’ Al Jefferson Will Not Be at Full Strength for the Rest of the Season

Hornets’ Al Jefferson Will Not Be at Full Strength for the Rest of the Season

NBA via Utah Jazz(NEW YORK) -- As the Charlotte Hornets fight for there playoff lives with the regular season winding down, they'll have to do it with one of their best players feeling less than 100%.

Head coach Steve Clifford announced that center Al Jefferson will not be fully healthy for the remainder of the season.

“Al is not going to be 100 percent here the rest of the year. He is just not,” Clifford told The Charlotte Observer.

The team's anchor, Jefferson underwent an MRI a couple weeks ago after injuring his knee and calf. No structural damage was found, but Jefferson hasn't been the same player since.

Charlotte has gone 1-5 since and Jefferson has averaged just 15.3 and 7.3 rebounds per game, both below his season averages.

With just ten games left in the regular season, the Hornets are fighting with the Nets, Celtics, and Pacers for the eighth and final playoff spot. Just one game separates the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference, held by the Nets, and the 11th spot in the East, occupied by Charlotte.

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Germanwings Co-Pilot Previously Had Suicidal Thoughts, Prosecutor Says

Germanwings Co-Pilot Previously Had Suicidal Thoughts, Prosecutor Says

ABC News / Flight Aware(DUSSELDORF, Germany) — Prosecutors in Germany said Monday that the co-pilot of the downed Germanwings plane had been treated by a psychotherapist because of previous suicidal tendencies.Dusseldorf prosecutor Christoph Kumpa's update came six days after authorities say Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately flew the jetliner into a mountain. Kumpa said that they still do not know the motive of the crash and they have not found a suicide note."We have found medical documentation that showed no organic medical illness," Kumpa said.Few details have been revealed about the psychotherapy in question except that it reportedly occurred before Lubitz received his pilots license, which happened in 2013.The data and documents that investigators have found, Kumpa said, "don't show any hint of being suicidical [sic] or being aggressive towards other people."Investigators are focusing on the psychological state of Lubitz, 27, and a 100-person special commission -- dubbed "Alps" -- to investigate his life and collect evidence to identify more than 70 German victims. All told, the plane was carrying 150 people including Lubitz, all of whom died.Germanwings CEO Olivier Wagner, speaking at a press conference in Marseille, called the crash “The saddest day of my life. The families are always asking me, 'Why had this happened?’ I cannot give them an answer,” Wagner said.Authorities have said Lubitz hid evidence of an illness from his employers, including a sick note that was found torn up inside his apartment in Dusseldorf dated from the day of the crash.Frank Woiton, a Germanwings pilot, told German TV station WDR that he saw nothing unusual about Lubitz when he flew with him less than a month ago."The impression that I got was that he was a normal guy," Woiton said. "He had plans for the future. He wanted to fly long distance flights for Lufthansa."A Lufthansa spokesman said the FBI has questioned Lufthansa flight trainers in the U.S. who worked with Lubitz at the Airline Training Center in Arizona. The spokesman would not comment on whether the questioning revolved around trying to reconstruct Lubitz's mental state during his time there.Philip Bramley, the father of one of the victims in the plane crash, said airlines should take better care of their pilots' welfare."I believe the airlines should be more transparent and our finest pilots looked after properly," Bramley said. "We put our lives and our children's lives in their hands."His 28-year-old son, Paul Bramley, was one of the 150 people killed. Bramley called Lubitz's motive irrelevant while speaking near the site of the crash."What is relevant, is that it should never happen again; my son and everyone on that plane should not be forgotten, ever," he said.In addition to the findings suggesting Lubitz was hiding an illness, a search of his apartment in Dusseldorf yielded no suicide note and the city's prosecutor announced that there was no evidence that political or religious factors were involved in the crash.

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