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Murder Suspect Back in Custody After Accidental Release

Murder Suspect Back in Custody After Accidental Release

DPSCS(BALTIMORE) -- A murder suspect who was mistakenly released from a Baltimore detention center is back in custody, authorities said.Baltimore police captured Rodriguez Purnell about 6 p.m. He was accidentally allowed to walk free from the Maryland Reception, Diagnostic and Classification Center on Friday, police said.Purnell, 30, has been in and out of jail for drugs and robbery over the years. He was recently incarcerated on a first-degree murder charge, accused of fatally shooting T.J. Rheubottom, 27, last year.Purnell was in custody waiting to be retried for Rheubottom’s murder after his first trial ended in a hung jury, but after corrections officers confused his current case with the old charges, they let him go. Authorities didn’t realize the mistake until two days later when the victim’s family said they called the jail after Purnell was spotted hanging out in the neighborhood.The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Corrections said in a statement Wednesday that it placed an employee on paid administrative leave for mistakenly releasing Purnell.“Preliminary results indicate a lapse in release procedures that would otherwise have identified the pending charges at the time of release,” the statement said.Rheubottom’s mother, Jackie Davis, was stunned by Purnell’s release and worried for the safety of her family and witnesses in the murder case.“This should have never happened,” Davis told ABC News.The incident remains under investigation.

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Blaming ‘Hydra’ Leak, Marvel Releases “Age of Ultron” Teaser

Blaming ‘Hydra’ Leak, Marvel Releases “Age of Ultron” Teaser

Buena Vista(NEW YORK) -- That high-pitched sound you may have heard Wednesday afternoon was the collective squeal of millions of geeks after a teaser to Avengers: Age of Ultron leaked online. Marvel quickly -- and cheekily -- responded to the leaked footage with a two-word tweet, "Dammit, Hydra," and by releasing the full-resolution version of the trailer.Age of Ultron sees Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark enacting a peacekeeping program utilizing drone versions of his Iron Man suits, which serve to give Earth's Mightiest Heroes some R&R -- that is until the artificial intelligence behind the suits becomes self-aware as Ultron. Voiced by James Spader, Ultron is a virtually indestructible mechanical menace who seeks to pacify the planet by exterminating its troubling inhabitants: all of mankind.

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The teaser, some of which was shown to limited audiences at Comic Cons in San Diego over the summer and recently in New York City, is punctuated with Ultron's promise to show the heroes, "something beautiful...everyone screaming for mercy," while admonishing them for "wanting to protect the world," but not being willing to go far enough."You're all puppets tangled in strings," Ultron says, warning, "There are no strings on me." Driving home the point are scenes of Chris Evans' Captain America, Chris Hemsworth's Thor, Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye, Scarlett Johansson's Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, and Mark Ruffalo's Dr. Bruce Banner seemingly mourning worldwide destruction -- set to the downright creepiest version of Pinocchio's "I've Got No Strings" ever recorded."It's the end," a defeated Stark says of his out-of-control creation. "The end of the path I started us on." "Nothing lasts forever," Widow responds. The set-piece of the snippet, however, was the buzzed about face-off between The Incredible Hulk and Stark's super-sized "Hulkbuster" Iron Man armor. Exactly what pits "science bros" Stark and Banner against each other remains to be seen.As the two minute teaser ends, Ultron hisses, "Now I'm free. There are no strings on me," as we see Captain America's nearly indestructible vibranium shield shattered.Avengers: Age of Ultron also stars Don Cheadle, Paul Bettany, Samuel L. Jackson and Cobie Smulders. The film from Marvel Studios, which like ABC News is owned by Disney, hits theaters in the U.S. on May 1, 2015.

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The Very Very High Price of Traffic in the US

The Very Very High Price of Traffic in the US

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- You think traffic has gotten worse than it used to be? You're absolutely right, according to a survey by the traffic data company INRIX.But it's not just time Americans are wasting sitting stuck on the roads, it's money -- a lot of money.INRIX estimates that the annual and cumulative costs of congestion in the U.S. were a whopping $124 billion in 2013. That's $1,700 per household in wasted time, gas and the higher price of goods because delivery trucks can't arrive at their destinations when they're supposed to.Meanwhile, Los Angeles alone accounts for 20 percent of lost revenue because of gridlock.INRIX also predicts things aren't going to get better: the losses for 2030 due to traffic are projected at $186 billion.

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The Most Pressing Questions About the Ottawa Shooting

The Most Pressing Questions About the Ottawa Shooting

Lars Hagberg/AFP/Getty Images(OTTAWA, Ontario) -- Authorities in Canada are trying to understand what motivated a gunman to kill a soldier in the country’s capital Wednesday, with Prime Minister Stephen Harper calling the shooting the country’s second “terrorist” attack this week.“Let there be no misunderstanding. We will not be intimidated. Canada will never be intimidated," Harper said Wednesday in a televised address after a gunman fatally shot a soldier standing guard at Ottawa's war memorial. The victim was identified as Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, 24.Following the shooting -- which was reported at 9:52 a.m. Wednesday -- the suspect charged Parliament but was shot to death by ceremonial sergeant-at-arms Kevin Vickers, 58, authorities said.

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The gunman was identified as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, a 32-year-old Canadian national who had recently converted to Islam, ABC News has learned.At this point, authorities are still gathering details about the gunman, Harper said."In the days to come, we will learn about the terrorist and any accomplices he may have had," Harper said.

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Canada had already raised its national terrorism alert level following an incident Monday in which a Canadian soldier was killed in a hit-and-run by a man suspected to have been a radicalized jihadist.Ottawa police first learned of Wednesday’s attacks after receiving multiple 911 calls at 9:52 a.m. about a shooting at the National War Memorial. Gunfire was later reported inside the parliament building, less than 400 yards away. The parliament building was put into lockdown as government officials hid in their offices while police searched the sprawling building.Meanwhile, President Obama condemned the shootings as "outrageous,” and called for vigilance. The U.S. Embassy in Ottawa was put under lockdown Wednesday, and officials stepped up security at Arlington National Cemetery’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.Harper promised Canadians that by working with the country’s allies to fight terrorism and redoubling their efforts, Canada will remain safe.

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Former Blackwater Security Guards Guilty in Shooting Deaths of Iraqis

Former Blackwater Security Guards Guilty in Shooting Deaths of Iraqis

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Four former guards of a U.S. security company hired to protect diplomats were found guilty Wednesday in the September 2007 shooting deaths of 14 Iraqi civilians and the wounding of 17 others.The men, who were on trial for a second time after their case was dismissed in 2009, claimed their convoy came under attack in Baghdad and were returning fire.However, federal prosecutors successfully argued that the former Blackwater guards were the aggressors in the incident and showed "grave indifference" to bystanders who were killed or injured by their actions.A jury convicted Nicholas Slatten of first-degree murder, punishable by a maximum of life in prison. Paul Slough, Evan Liberty and Dustin Heard were found guilty of lesser charges, including multiple counts of voluntary manslaughter.Following the verdicts, all the defendants were ordered jailed while their lawyers said they would appeal.Meanwhile, even after deliberating for a month, the jury still has to decide on the remaining counts in the case.Blackwater has since been renamed Academia and bills itself as a private military company.

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Huge Academic Scandal at UNC Involved Athletes

Huge Academic Scandal at UNC Involved Athletes

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(CHAPEL HILL, N.C.) -- The University of North Carolina admitted Wednesday that about 3,100 students took so-called "paper classes" with no faculty oversight and no actual class attendance from 1993 through 2011.The school estimates that half of the students were athletes, mostly from the UNC's basketball and football teams.Wednesday's report goes much further than when the scandal first came to light in 2011, which initially stated that it was only about academics.This revelation, however, drags the UNC's vaunted athletic program into the morass.According to the investigation conducted by the college, two employees in the African and Afro-American Studies department organized fake classes that doled out As and Bs to students who never showed up, presumably to maintain eligibility for sports.The employees were Julius Nyang’oro, the department's chairman, and Deborah Crowder, the department’s administrator. It was up to Crowder, the report alleged, to give out grades on single papers turned in by students, hence the term "paper classes."The investigation does not directly implicate any high level administrators at the school. However, it does suggest they missed obvious signs of improprieties and "failed to conduct any meaningful oversight."

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One College Has Unique Approach to Preventing Sexual Assaults

One College Has Unique Approach to Preventing Sexual Assaults

Wavebreak Media/Thinkstock(HAMILTON, N.Y.) -- Colgate University is doing its part in the national campaign to end sexual violence on college campuses.The idea is one that might catch on elsewhere because students who take a seminar on sexual consent can use those credits toward the school’s Phys Ed requirements.During the class, which meets for six weeks per semester, students are assigned to read and discuss Jessica Valenti's book, Yes Means Yes!, which means that both people give conscious and voluntary consent to having sex. At the completion of the course, each student must expound on an ideal sexual climate on campus.Although the Yes Means Yes seminar is referred to as an extracurricular program, its purpose is particularly serious.  And for Colgate students, a relatively painless way to get out of Phys Ed for one semester.

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Walnuts Might Slow Onset of Alzheimer’s

Walnuts Might Slow Onset of Alzheimer’s

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Walnuts are not everyone’s cup of tea but even those who aren’t fans of the nut can’t ignore some important findings by the New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities.After conducting experiments with mice prone to Alzheimer’s disease, researchers say that their learning skills, memory and motor skills all improved after consuming walnuts.On top of that, the walnut-fed mice, compared to those who didn’t get the nuts, also experienced less anxiety.It’s believed that the anti-oxidants found in walnuts protect the brain from amyloid beta, a protein that kills cells which hastens dementia.All it took to help the mice ward off Alzheimer’s disease was the human equivalent of one to one-and-a-half ounces of walnuts daily. Of course, more tests are needed to determine if people can also capitalize on the surprise benefits of walnuts.One caveat: the study was funded partly by the California Walnut Commission.

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Careful, Your Dishcloth Might Make You Sick

Careful, Your Dishcloth Might Make You Sick

iStock/Thinkstock(TUCSON, Ariz.) -- Who could have a bad word to say about a dischcloth, an essential kitchen accessory that also cuts down on the expense of buying paper towels?Unfortunately, researchers at the University of Arizona’s Zuckerman College of Public Health feel they need to alert the public about the dangers of dishcloths.If that sounds somewhat alarmist, the researchers contend that almost nine out of ten dishcloths, and sponges as well, are contaminated with coliform bacteria, which is present in the digestive tracts of humans and animals and found in their waste.Meanwhile, E. coli was also present in one out of four dishcloths and sponges.All this would probably want to make people ditch the dishcloth, considering the bacterium can be transferred to plates, utensils, kitchen counters or just about anything it touches.The way to keep things as clean as possible, according to the researchers, is through “frequent replacement or decontamination of kitchen towels.” And the best way to decontaminate them? Soak the cloth in bleach for two minutes.

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The Antidote to College Problems May Be a Therapy Dog

The Antidote to College Problems May Be a Therapy Dog

iStock/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) -- Therapy dogs are not just for the physically disabled or the elderly anymore. In an effort to relieve the loneliness and other emotional problems felt by many students, three colleges partnered to learn if therapy dogs could also be of help on campuses.The results, as reported by Georgia State University, Idaho State University and Savannah College of Art and Design, were that symptoms of loneliness and anxiety fell by 60 percent when students interacted with a therapy dog.During the experiment, students showed up twice a month at a college counseling center to do whatever activity they liked with the dog for up to two hours under the supervision of a licensed mental health practitioner.Ultimately, most said their time with the pet was the most significant part of the counseling session.Researcher Franco Dispenza agreed that therapy animals can prove invaluable given the pressures and stress of college life these days, which can be exacerbated by problems students may have already had before entering a school.

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Movie Review: “St. Vincent” (Rated PG-13)

Movie Review: “St. Vincent” (Rated PG-13)

Weinstein Company(NEW YORK) — St. Vincent isn’t a particularly complex story. In fact, it’s quite simple. Bill Murray’s Vincent is a different story entirely. When we first meet Vincent of Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, we quickly learn he doesn’t have enough money to pay off any of his debts, which include his bar tab, gambling arrears, and money owed for services rendered by his favorite pregnant Russian prostitute, Daka, played by the vastly underrated Naomi Watts (just two Oscar nominations is not enough). There’s also the matter of Vincent’s manner: it’s awful. While passed out on his kitchen floor, with a bruised and bloodied face to show for it, Vincent’s fortunes change when a moving van backs into his fence and breaks a branch off of a tree, damaging both. The van belongs to his new neighbors, Maggie (Melissa McCarthy) and her young son, Oliver (Jaeden Lieberher). While Vincent wants nothing to do with them, he does want money for the fence and tree. Maggie’s having a tough time. She’s in the middle of a divorce and Oliver’s father is refusing to pay child support.  She desperately wants Oliver to have a good education, so she decides to send him to a Catholic school, even though the young man is Jewish.  Oliver returns from his first day of school to discover he’s locked out of the house, so he asks Vincent for help. The curmudgeonly alcoholic reluctantly lends a hand, and so begins the unlikely friendship at the heart of the movie -- and St. Vincent has a lot of heart. This isn’t the most original story, but writer and first-time feature director Theodore Melfi does a beautiful job capturing the idiosyncrasies and latent hypocrisy of the human condition.  One of my favorite scenes involves Vincent weaving his way through the long velvet ropes and stanchions of an empty line inside his bank. Here’s a man who seems utterly self-absorbed, who doesn’t play well with others, abuses alcohol, sleeps with a pregnant prostitute and is in deep to a loan shark, yet here he follows the rules and walks the entirety of the empty bank line.  St. Vincent is the most complete performance of Bill Murray’s career. At first glance, Vincent feels like a familiar and predictable character, but Murray’s deft touch provides this protagonist with many complex layers. He doesn’t do it alone, though. He has a few terrific scenes with Watts but Murray’s best work comes with young Lieberher, a baby-faced 11-year-old who’s probably one of the more natural actors you‘ll see at that age. Like Vincent himself, St. Vincent isn’t perfect, but Murray’s performance is. Four out of five stars.

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Are Overweight Women Disadvantaged in the Workplace?

Are Overweight Women Disadvantaged in the Workplace?

Creatas/Thinkstock(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- Overweight women may have a compelling case about being mistreated and discriminated against in the workplace based on a disturbing study out of Vanderbilt Law School.Study author Jennifer Shinall, assistant professor of law, says that women employees who are viewed as overweight are not as likely to wind up in jobs involving personal interaction with customers.Another one of Shinall’s findings is that the heavier the woman, especially those who are morbidly obese, the greater the likelihood that they’ll be relegated to jobs that are the most physically demanding.  These types of employment include nursing and childcare.Furthermore, overweight and obese women will generally earn less than all men or women who care considered normal weight.In terms of what legal recourse these alleged victims can take, Shinall says rather than the Americans with Disabilities Act, a potential lawsuit could fall under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex and national origin.

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Why Stretching Is a Waste of Time for Runners

Why Stretching Is a Waste of Time for Runners

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- After years of nursing a perpetual hip injury, 48-year-old Amanda Loudin finally stopped doing the one thing she always believed would help her the most: Stretching. Once she abandoned her post-run stretch session, she said her hip started feeling better."I always assumed stretching was part of the solution for my running injuries," said Loudin, a Baltimore writer who runs 45 to 60 miles a week. "But after doing my research, I realized I was probably doing more harm than good."Loudin gave up stretching a few years ago but for the majority of runners, toe touches and quad stretches are still an integral part of their ritual. Most were taught in high school that reaching into a stretch and holding it for 30 seconds or so is a good way to preserve the joints and prevent injury.The evidence, however, suggests otherwise.Take, for example, a large analysis of multiple studies recently performed by scientists at the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. It found that runners who stretched were just as likely to be plagued with injuries as those who never bothered. Another study that looked at more than 1,500 serious male marathoners found that those who stretched on a regular basis -- whether before or after a run -- actually had 33 percent more injuries than those who didn't, even taking things like age and average weekly mileage into account.Even worse, some studies suggest that stretching may be detrimental to performance. A 2010 Florida State University investigation found that trained distance runners who did a series of static stretches before a time trial wasted about 5 percent more energy and covered 3 percent less distance than runners who didn't stretch."Your tendons don't need to be that pliable for running," said Jason Karp, an exercise physiologist and running coach based in San Diego. "Most injuries are from the pounding of running, something stretching can't do much about."Karp explained that since most common running injuries tend to occur within a muscle's normal range of motion, attempting to stretch past what a muscle can normally do offers no protection. And forcing the muscle to lengthen to the point of pain will likely cause it to tighten up rather than relax. This in turn can irritate the muscle fibers, exacerbating an injury and possibly causing it to linger, he speculated.Karp explained that the very idea that runners should be chasing flexibility is somewhat questionable anyway."The only thing stretching might be good for is increasing stride length and running fluidity, something that might be helpful to older runners," he said.But Jim Wharton, a New York-based exercise physiologist who has worked with Olympians and world record holders, said he thought runners do need to focus on flexibility -- but in a very specific way."If you don't have joint range of motion, you begin to fight against gravity and you start to shuffle," Wharton said, adding that part of the problem is that most exercisers stretch the wrong way."Because muscles work in pairs, the best way to get a muscle to relax is to first tighten the muscle on the opposite side of the joint," Wharton explained. "Instead of moving into a stretch and holding it, you gently move through a series of positions, isolating one muscle group at a time."To stretch the hamstrings in the back of the thigh, lift your leg up in front of you 8 to 10 times without forcing it any higher than comfortable, Wharton explained. Because kicking upward causes the quadriceps in the front of the thighs to contract, the hamstrings must relax, Wharton said. To stretch out the quads, reverse and kick the leg back behind you, he said.There is little evidence to support this "dynamic stretching" theory beyond a few small studies that suggested adding movement-oriented flexibility exercises either after a warm up or at the end of a work out does not cause injury and may improve overall running performance.Wharton said that he's used the method successfully with thousands of runners. Karp also uses a similar technique with his clients.Loudin for one is a believer in dynamic stretching. She now warms up with a series of swings, kicks and lunges to loosen up her muscles and get her blood flowing."It felt strange at first but the voice in back of my head says it's the right thing to do," she said. "In running you sometimes have to let go of your long-held beliefs."

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ESPN: Goodell Must Testify at Ray Rice Hearing

ESPN: Goodell Must Testify at Ray Rice Hearing

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NFL commissioner Roger Goodell must take the stand and testify at the hearing for the appeal of Ray Rice's indefinite suspension, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.ESPN also reports that the hearing will take place Nov. 5-6.Rice was originally suspended for two games by Goodell for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy for allegedly striking his then fiancée, now wife Janay unconscious in an elevator in Atlantic City.The suspension was then made indefinite once a video surfaced of the event in question. Because Rice was punished twice, the players' union is appealing the suspension. However, the league insists the video was new evidence, meaning Goodell could add to Rice's punishment.

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Royals Explode for 5 in the Sixth, Even Series 1-1

Royals Explode for 5 in the Sixth, Even Series 1-1

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- The Kansas City Royals erupted for five runs in the sixth inning, capped off by a two-run home run by Omar Infante, en route to a 7-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants in Game 2 of the World Series Wednesday.The best-of-seven series is tied at 1-1.It was a tight game until the sixth. Gregor Blanco led off the game with a home run off Yordano Ventura to give the Giants a 1-0 lead. The Royals answered right back at the bottom half off the inning when Billy Butler laced a single to left, scoring Lorenzo Cain to even the score. The Royals took the lead in the second when Alcides Escobar smacked a double, driving in Infante, but the Giants answered back in the fourth when Brandon Belt hit an RBI double. The score stayed the same until the bottom of the sixth, when the Royals went on their scoring binge.Ventura pitched 5 1/3 innings allowing eight hits, two runs, zero walks, while striking out two. Jake Peavy takes the loss. He pitched five innings allowing six hits, four runs, and two walks, while striking out one.Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis, and Greg Holland combined to pitch 3 2/3 scoreless innings to close out the game.The series now shifts to San Francisco. Game 3 is Friday night. The Royals send Jeremy Guthrie to the mound, he will be opposed by Tim Hudson.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 10/22/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 10/22/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NHL: Philadelphia Flyers 5 (2-3-2; 6pts) – Pittsburgh Penguins 3 (3-2-0; 6pts)

Toronto Maple Leafs (3-3-1; 7pts)  at Ottawa Senators (4-1-0; 8pts) Postponed

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Lorde Dishes On Visiting the “Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1″ Set

Lorde Dishes On Visiting the “Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1″ Set

Ethan Miller/Getty Images via ABC(LOS ANGELES) -- When Lorde was tapped to curate the soundtrack of the upcoming Hunger Games movie Mockingjay Part 1, she found that part of the gig was being allowed to visit the movie's set.For the singer, the experience was nothing short of "magical.""In Berlin I had a show and The Hunger Games was shooting just across the road," she told Billboard. "A bunch of their people came over [to my show] -- Woody [Harrelson] was at the show being dragged away, because it was time to shoot. [And] we went to the set, which was so amazing for me."

"I've never been to a film set before," she added. "And just seeing, like, you know, everyone has a place, everything is so perfectly timed and...they call action and it's just all on. It's like, so magical. That was really fun."The Mockingjay soundtrack is a blend of pop and R&B artists such as Charli XCX, Tove Lo, Miguel and Tinashé; British left-of-center acts like Bat for Lashes and The Chemical Brothers; rappers like Pusha T, Q-Tip and Kanye West; and '80s icons like Duran Duran frontman Simon LeBon and model/actress Grace Jones, who is one of Lorde's all-time idols. Lorde says she personally reached out to all of them to invite them to participate."It was really important to me, with the soundtrack, that people knew how involved I was, and a lot of that was me reaching out to people really directly, having a conversation on the phone, sending an email, sending a text, because I wanted people to know that, 'Your song isn't just going to be flung into some pot and, you know, chosen later,'" she explained. "I really cared about what was happening."Reaching out directly, Lorde added, led to "some crazy experiences, like calling Grace Jones on the phone. She's like, 'I'm in the spa, give me a second.' I'm like, 'Of course, you're Grace Jones. ...I'll wait!'"One person who can't wait to hear the Mockingjay soundtrack when it arrive November 17 is actress Willow Shields, who plays Katniss Everdeen's sister Primrose."Oh my God, I'm extremely excited," she told ABC News about the soundtrack. "I mean, I'm a huge fan of Lorde to begin with, and the fact that she's curating the soundtrack makes me so excited, because she also has just a great sense of who she loves as artists...so she's gonna get a lot of great people on that soundtrack."The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 arrives in theaters November 21.

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Matthew McConaughey Reveals ‘Gut Reason’ He Took ‘Interstellar’ Role

Matthew McConaughey Reveals ‘Gut Reason’ He Took ‘Interstellar’ Role

ABC/Rick Rowell(LOS ANGELES) --  When Matthew McConaughey was considering taking the role of a father and former astronaut in the science-fiction movie Interstellar, he says he thought of his son Levi.

"He was into space and I would explain things in the solar system and how we got on the moon and all these things, and [he'd have] these young, wondrous eyes trying to, you know, work this out in his head," McConaughey said. "That was the main gut reason why I had to do this film."

The Oscar winner appears alongside fellow Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway and Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain in the Christopher Nolan film. They all sat down for an interview recently with ABC News' David Muir.

The film centers on a team of explorers that travels to another galaxy in search of another planet for humans to live on because Earth is in trouble over climate change.

The movie is due out Nov. 5 in select theaters and in wide release Nov. 7.

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Nolan said that he was drawn to the emotion of the script, which was originally written by his brother Jonathan Nolan.

"My brother's original script has this amazing set of characters at the heart of it. This family who's sort of tested in this extraordinary way," he said. "And that's the thing that I most related to in the film."

Hathaway revealed that a particular scene during which her character cried had her hugging her castmates even more than usual.

"I immediately wanted to go out and find a comedy to act in," she said with a laugh.

Nolan and his crew turned to Kip Thorne, a renowned theoretical physicist who has long studied the far reaches of the universe, for help on creating the black hole the astronauts travel through. Nolan said parts of a spaceship were also built and used on the set, rather than a green screen or special effects.

"If you look at this film and you look at where we are right now in the world — and the climate changes that’s happening … You have to push forward and evoke some kind of positive change in your life, in the world," Chastain said. "It’s an incredible, thrilling movie."

She said she also hoped the movie would inspire younger generations.

"The idea that there could be a 7-year-old kid and it inspires her or him to want to go into space and explore space, I think that’s incredible," Chastain said.

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Fence Jumper Caught Outside White House

Fence Jumper Caught Outside White House

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- A fence jumper was apprehended Wednesday night outside the White House after he scaled the north fence, a Secret Service spokesman told ABC News.

A K-9 unit caught a man identified as Dominic Adesanya about 7:16 p.m. on the North Lawn, said Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan. He kicked at one of the dogs, then another dog subdued him.

"Where he landed, the officers swarmed on him," said Philipos Melaku-Bello, a witness.

Adesanya, 23, of Bel Air, Maryland, was then taken to a nearby hospital, said Donovan. Charges against him are pending. He was unarmed at the time of his arrest.

The White House was put on lockdown during the incident. Two K-9s were taken to the veterinarian for injuries they sustained in the incident.

The Secret Service came under scrutiny last month after Omar Gonzalez, a knife-wielding Iraq War veteran, allegedly managed to slip over the fence, past several layers of security, and into the White House’s East Room, where he was subdued by an off-duty agent.Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned after the incident.

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Inside the Canadian Parliament as Gunfire Is Heard

Inside the Canadian Parliament as Gunfire Is Heard

Mike Carroccetto/Getty Images(OTTAWA, Ontario) -- Greta Levy was lying on a polished hallway floor in the ornate Canadian Parliament building when she saw a man approaching with a gun. Moments later gunfire erupted.By the time Levy, the press secretary for Canada's New Democratic Party, was on the floor, a soldier at the country war memorial had already been fatally wounded and the Parliament was going into lockdown with government officials barricading themselves and hiding in offices.Levy was walking in the hallway of the main Parliament building when she and a colleague heard yelling and got on the ground. She hesitated only briefly before joining a colleague and a tourist on the floor. "For whatever reason I then lifted my head and saw a man coming up the ramp that leads into Centre Block walking not fast, purposefully, and carrying a gun," Levy told ABC News. "And as soon as I saw the gun I looked back down, and a few seconds later, the shooting started."The sprawling building remained on lockdown for hours and members of Parliament used social media to get word of their safety to loved ones.Michelle Rempel, a member of the Conservative Party representing parts of Calgary, sent a message to her mother and told a friend that she was unable to speak directly because she doesn't have her cell phone with her as she hides.

She first tweeted, "Mom im okay Im in hiding," and then, "is it clear people? shots were outside caucus room."

A CTV reporter inside the building shared a photo of people inside the caucus room after the shooting, showing chairs blocked up against the interior of the doors as a makeshift barricade.

Another MP, Mark Strahl, called the ongoing situation "very tense," tweeting, "Multiple gun shots fired outside of our caucus room. I am safe and in lockdown. Unbelievable."

Out of fears that the suspect is still on the loose, fellow Conservative MP Kyle Seeback kept details about his location vague, writing, "Horrific day on parliament hill. Shots fired inside centre block during our caucus meeting. I'm safe locked in a office awaiting security."

One of his colleagues, Tony Clement, said they were hiding together in the building. Clement's tweets said: "Shots fired during caucus meeting. at least 30 shots. MPs piled out. I'm safe with 2 colleagues but we're still at risk..."; "I'm with colleages Mark Strahl and Kyle Seeback. PM was in Caucus but now secure. Assuming it's not safe to venture out yet..."; "Still patiently awaiting rescue here in Centre Block. I feared this day would come, and my prayers are with the fallen soldier. Hug your fam"; "Notified to remain in place inside Parliament. The area is still dangerous, and I put my faith in first responders and the Lord above..."

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