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MTV Video Music Awards Winners List

MTVHere are the winners for the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards, held at New York’s Madison Square Garden Sunday night:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Beyoncé — “Formation”

BEST FEMALE VIDEO
Beyoncé — “Hold Up”

BEST MALE VIDEO
Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna — “This Is What You Came For”

BEST COLLABORATION
Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla $ign — “Work From Home”

BEST HIP-HOP VIDEO
Drake — “Hotline Bling”

BEST POP VIDEO
Beyoncé — “Formation”

BEST ROCK VIDEO
twenty one pilots — “Heathens”

BEST ELECTRONIC VIDEO
Calvin Harris & Disciples — “How Deep Is Your Love”

BREAKTHROUGH LONG FORM VIDEO
Beyoncé — Lemonade

BEST NEW ARTIST
Presented by Taco Bell
DNCE

SONG OF THE SUMMER
Fifth Harmony featuring Fetty Wap, “All In My Head” 

Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award
Rihanna

PROFESSIONAL CATEGORIES
Presented by Orbit Gum

BEST ART DIRECTION
David Bowie — “Blackstar”

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Beyoncé – “Formation”

BEST DIRECTION
Beyoncé – “Formation”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Beyoncé – “Formation”

BEST EDITING
Beyoncé – “Formation”

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Coldplay – “Up&Up”

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2016 MTV Video Music Awards Air Sunday Night: A Look Back

MTVThe MTV Video Music Awards air tonight, live from New York’s Madison Square Garden.  Because the show is always about what’s happening right now this minute in music and pop culture, it’s hard to believe that it has actually been going for more than 30 years. Here are some fun facts about the show:

–The first VMAs were held at Radio City Music Hall on September 14, 1984 and were hosted by Dan Akroyd and Bette Midler.  Other stars who’ve hosted in the past: Arsenio Hall, Eddie Murphy, Christian Slater, Roseanne Barr, Chris Rock, Ben Stiller, Jamie Foxx, Dana Carvey, Jimmy Fallon and, most recently, Miley Cyrus.

Madonna has won more MTV VMAs than any other act: a total of 20.  Beyonce is next with 15, and Peter Gabriel is third, with 13. Beyonce is up for 11 more Moonmen tonight.

–The most VMAs ever won in a single night by one person? 10, by Peter Gabriel, thanks to his claymation video “Sledgehammer.”

–Some of the artists you may not believe once performed on the VMAs: ZZ Top, The Monkees, Elton John, Motley Crue, Rod Stewart and Eric Clapton.

–In 2014, the FCC received over 150 formal complaints after Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke performed the twerk heard ’round the world. Other shocking moments: Kanye West interrupting Taylor Swift, Madonna kissing Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, Nicki Minaj calling out Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga‘s meat dress, Britney Spears‘ lackluster “Gimme More” show open, Fiona Apple‘s “This world is bulls***” speech, Michael Jackson kissing wife Lisa Marie Presley, Beyonce revealing her pregnancy onstage, and Madonna writhing onstage in a wedding gown.

–Two former MTV VMA categories which are now quaint: Best Artist Website and Ringtone of the Year.

–In 2010, Justin Bieber became the youngest person to win a VMA, when “Baby” won Best New Artist in 2010. Before that, Avril Lavigne held the record, when she won for Best New Artist in a Video in 2002.

Tonight’s show features performances from Rihanna, Britney Spears, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj, Nick Jonas, and The Chainsmokers with Halsey.  The Pre-show performers include Lukas Graham and Alessia Cara.  Presenters include Olympians the Final Five and Michael Phelps, Jimmy Fallon, Alicia Keys, Fifth Harmony, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Jaden Smith and Ansel Elgort.

Plus, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian will be there, so you never know what will happen!

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MTV Exec Says They’re “Counting On Artists” to Get Political at MTV VMAs

MTVThe MTV Video Music Awards have given us plenty of controversial moments, but this year, show organizers hope that in addition to the usual wardrobe malfunctions and onstage feuds, the stars will throw politics into the mix.

“By all means, in a political year, we’re counting on artists to take this moment and address young America and give them some point of view of what’s going on in the world,” says MTV executive Erik Flannigan.  But of course, he admits they’re also counting on big musical moments, like one from performer Britney Spears.

“I think she knows what her history is,” Flannigan tells ABC Radio. “She’s walking into the building knowing what she’s done on this show before. So, just as [important as] it is for us to top ourselves, I know it is for her [too].”  Flannigan says Britney’s performance of her latest hit “Make Me” will be “unprecedented.”

Rihanna will take home the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award on Sunday, and Flannigan says, “We’re gonna see a lot of different Rihanna looks – not just visually but musically. And the way you see it appear through the show is gonna be a little bit different too.”

This year, for the first time, the VMAs are being held at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

“The moment you’re inside Madison Square Garden, you’re at a different level,” Flannigan says. “So in some ways, I think this is a show that leans into the history of the building…we’re gonna take advantage of every single inch of it.”

Flannigan’s also excited that U.S. Women’s Gymnastic Team members, as well as Michael Phelps, will be on hand as presenters.  “I think they’re gonna be the ones who everyone wants to take a picture with,” Flannigan laughs. “Celebrities included!”

The MTV VMAs air at 9 p.m. ET Sunday night.

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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

MTV Video Music Awards Winners List

MTV(NEW YORK) — Here are the winners for the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards, held at New York’s Madison Square Garden Sunday night:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Beyoncé — “Formation”

BEST FEMALE VIDEO
Beyoncé — “Hold Up”

BEST MALE VIDEO
Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna — “This Is What You Came For”

BEST COLLABORATION
Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla $ign — “Work From Home”

BEST HIP-HOP VIDEO
Drake — “Hotline Bling”

BEST POP VIDEO
Beyoncé — “Formation”

BEST ROCK VIDEO
twenty one pilots — “Heathens”

BEST ELECTRONIC VIDEO
Calvin Harris & Disciples — “How Deep Is Your Love”

BREAKTHROUGH LONG FORM VIDEO
Beyoncé — Lemonade

BEST NEW ARTIST
Presented by Taco Bell
DNCE

SONG OF THE SUMMER
Fifth Harmony featuring Fetty Wap, “All In My Head” 

Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award
Rihanna

PROFESSIONAL CATEGORIES
Presented by Orbit Gum

BEST ART DIRECTION
David Bowie — “Blackstar”

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Beyoncé – “Formation”

BEST DIRECTION
Beyoncé – “Formation”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Beyoncé – “Formation”

BEST EDITING
Beyoncé – “Formation”

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Coldplay – “Up&Up”

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Review: “Don’t Breathe” (R)

L-R: Dylan Minnette and Stephen Lang in “Don’t Breathe”; image courtesy Screen Gems/Sony(NEW YORK) — The world should’ve known writer/director Fede Alvarez would give us something like Don’t Breathe when he successfully remade Evil Dead three years ago. There was a reason Evil Dead creator Sam Raimi and star Bruce Campbell picked Alvarez for that task.

But it’s one thing to have a template for a film and successfully adapt it for fans and a new audience.  It’s another to create an original horror story that’s a near masterpiece.

Don’t Breathe is about three terrible people who like to rob homes. Rooting for any of them is, essentially, picking your poison. There’s Rocky (Jane Levy, who also worked with Alvarez in Evil Dead), a broke, single mother who lives with her strung-out mom in a trailer; Alex (Dylan Minnette), the son of a security company owner who gives the group access to the homes because of his access to his father’s keys; and their ringleader, Money (Daniel Zovatto), Rocky’s morally bankrupt, moronic boyfriend.

Alvarez and co-writer Rodo Sayagues give Rocky and Alex some likable traits, lest we not be completely turned off, because we need some reason to eventually root for them. Rocky, for instance, just wants a better life for her daughter, and is in a situation that’s for the most part beyond her control. Rocky’s dream is to save up enough money to leave Detroit and move to California, and Alex – who clearly feels guilty about what he’s doing – has a crush on Rocky and hopes to follow her.

They may get their chance when Money’s given a tip about a secluded Iraqi war veteran who may have at least 300 grand in his house, a settlement he won after his daughter was killed by reckless driver.

Turns out the war vet (Stephen Lang) is blind. He also lives in an abandoned neighborhood and owns a very scary dog. Money, of course, thinks this is going to be a piece of cake; the guy can’t see, nobody else is around. Even the least experienced horror fan knows all of this spells trouble, but in Alvarez’s hands, it’s the type of twisted, unpredictable, heart-pounding trouble that will endear this particular filmmaker to  fans forever.

While some of the decisions the characters make defy logic, we stay with this story in part because on any given day, the news or your social media feeds have a story about dumb criminals, which is what these three are. The negative is accepting some of the more gross and abhorrent behavior toward women depicted in this film.  Within the context of the story, it makes sense but it’s still uncomfortable to watch and not entirely necessary.  Fans may argue it’s just a movie and all in good fun, but depicting graphic, over-the-top violence against women, even if they’ve broken into your home and done you wrong, can be avoided. I’m hoping Mr. Alvarez’s fertile creative imagination can do so in the future.

Stephen Lang, as the suffering, blind shut-in, is probably one of the best-cast roles of the year. What he executes in this film shouldn’t be believable, but his collaboration with Mr. Alvarez and company produces a man who is very real.

Issues aside, Don’t Breathe is sure to become a horror classic.

Four out of five stars.

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Review: “Hands of Stone” (R)

L-R: Edgar Ramirez, Robert De Niro & Ruben Blades in “Hands of Stone”; Rico Torres/The Weinstein Company(NEW YORK) — Roberto Duran, hands down, was one of the greatest boxers of all time. Suffice it to say, a great boxer deserves a great biopic.  Hands of Stone is not that, but it’s not bad, either.

The movie’s biggest problem is it sometimes feels like a biopic of Duran’s trainer, Ray Arcel, played by Robert De Niro in what I would consider one of his better performances in recent years. Arcel, like Duran, is a legend. He also narrates the movie, but because of the way the script is constructed, he occasionally upstages the film’s protagonist.

Writer and director Jonathan Jakubowicz employs a number of flashbacks to tell his story. We first meet Duran as an adult (played by Edgar Ramirez) as he fights at New York’s Madison Square Garden. After the fight, his manager arranges for him to meet Arcel. Years earlier, Arcel promised the mob he’d no longer work in boxing (it’s complicated), but he agrees to train Duran for free. In the context of the story, the scene feels a bit disjointed — and later, it seems incongruous with the story’s chronology. And Incongruity is a problem with Jakubowicz’s script.

Jakubowicz also takes us back to Duran’s childhood in Panama, where he takes some historic license with Duran’s family history and entry into boxing, but he still gives us the basics.  Duran is a product of Panama’s tense relationship with the U.S. His father was a U.S. soldier who abandoned him at a young age, and he was raised on the streets, stealing food to feed his family and friends. Eventually, the young man convinces a trainer at a local gym to school him, and Duran soon becomes the best boxer in Panama.

Historically, Duran’s defining moments are his two fights with Sugar Ray Leonard (played by Usher Raymond, better known as the singer, Usher).  Both fights are depicted in the movie, but the build-up to the first was so bad, I didn’t realize it was about to happen. While the fight choreography is well done, the production values felt and looked cheap. Still, Ramirez’s humanity and machismo carries the day here.

Hands of Stone’s screenplay has some valiant moments, but a weak structure mostly undermines Duran’s terrific story. What saves this movie are the superlative performances from Ramirez, De Niro, and Ana de Armas, who plays Duran’s wife, Felicidad.

Three out of five stars.

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SPORTS NEWS

Ravens’ Harbaugh Critical of Preseason Games

Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) — Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh watched two of his players carried off the field during Saturday night’s preseason game, and said afterwards that he isn’t a fan of playing four exhibitions each year.

“I know the league and the Players Association is working very hard and trying to figure out ideas to work out the preseason,” Harbaugh said after the game. “These are big, fast, strong men running around out there. It’s not 25 years ago…It’s not the 70’s anymore. These guys playing in these games — it’s tough — and they’re not meaningful games.”

“They are important to get better,” Harbaugh admitted, “and they improve us. But we football coaches can find ways to get out guys ready and get our players evaluated without the kind of risk that a game necessarily entails.”

During the Ravens’ Saturday game against the Detroit Lions, Baltimore tight end Benjamin Watson tore his Achilles tendon and running back Kenneth Dixon suffered a knee sprain. Injuries in the preseason are nothing new — Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo suffered a fractured bone in his back in an exhibition game earlier this week.

Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs seemed to agree with Harbaugh. Suggs told NFL.com that “truth be told, we need some of these games, just maybe not four; maybe three, maybe two.”

Harbaugh, though, said if he had his way, there would be no preseason games. “If I had my choice, I’d go none,” he said. “That might be an extreme point, but we could run scrimmages, or we could run practices against other teams and figure it out. We’d all be in the same boat.”

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Syracuse Lands Graduate Transfer Andrew White III

Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images(SYRACUSE, N.Y.) — Fresh off a trip to the Final Four last season, the Syracuse Orange aren’t resting on their laurels.

Fifth-year Nebraska Cornhuskers wing Andrew White III chose to transfer to Syracuse on Sunday, ending the mystery over whether he would join the Orange or his hometown VCU Rams.

 

White is the second graduate transfer to choose Syracuse this offseason, following in the footsteps of Colorado State guard John Gillon.

Having already added what ESPN ranks as the 15th best recruiting class this year — made up of three of the nation’s top 100 incoming freshman — Syracuse also added experience in the backcourt in the form of the two fifth-year guards.

While Gillon is more of a slashing point guard, White can provide Syracuse with the deep shooting threat they have lacked since breakout freshman Malachi Richardson opted to enter the NBA Draft. White, who is 6-foot-6, averaged 16.6 points per game last year for Nebraska.

White began his career at Kansas, playing sparingly for two seasons there before transferring to Nebraska. After testing the waters of the NBA Draft, White opted to return to college, then decided he would leave Nebraska for his final year of eligibility.

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Kaepernick’s Protest Angers Some Fans, Pleases Others

iStock/Thinkstock(SAN FRANCISCO) — Football fans split in response to San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anthem as a protest against what he referred to as America’s treatment of “black people and people of color.”

Some fans angry at Kaepernick’s remaining seated during the anthem at a preseason game Friday posted videos on social media of themselves burning Kaepernick memorabilia.

“Good day to get rid of these!,” Instagram user treehouse2013 wrote in the description to a video that showed the a pair of earrings shaped like Kaepernick’s jersey burned with what appeared to be a blowtorch.

Some critics of the quarterback suggested that he was disrespecting veterans and failing to show adequate respect to a country that helped him become wealthy. Kapernick signed an extension deal valued at over $100 million dollars in 2014.

Others, however, celebrated Kaepernick’s protest.

Shaun King, a prominent voice of the Black Lives Matter movement and writer for the New York Daily News, penned a column praising the star player, saying that “the levels of injustice, racism, bigotry and brutality faced by people of color has crossed an invisible threshold in America.”

Dan O’Sullivan, a contributor to Rolling Stone and other publications including the socialist-minded Jacobin magazine, joked on Twitter that the protest had made him a fan of Kaepernick.

“I guess I’m the only person online who hated Colin Kaepernick before today and now likes him,” O’Sullivan quipped.

Kaepernick told NFL Media yesterday that he chose to stay seated during the playing of the anthem at a game against the Green Bay Packers to show solidarity with “people that are oppressed.”

“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” he said. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”

The NFL released a statement on Kaepernick’s staying seated during the song, saying: “Players are encouraged but not required to stand during the playing of the National Anthem.”

ABC News has reached out to Kaepernick for comment but has not yet received a response.

This is not the first time this summer that an American athlete has weighed in on the public debate about race.

Following the police shooting deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile in July, which were captured on video and spurred protests across the country, New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony reached out to fellow athletes on social media, urging them to “step up and take charge.”

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NATIONAL NEWS

Chicago Police Superintendent Says Put Criminals in Jail and Keep Them There

Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Chicago Police Department Superintendent Eddie Johnson, announcing murder charges against two men on parole in the death of Nykea Aldridge, NBA star Dwyane Wade’s cousin, said it was time to “get serious” about keeping violent criminals in jail.

“The gun offenders that choose to do this time and time again, we have to hold them accountable,” Johnson said, referring to Darwin and Derren Sorrells, the men who were charged with the murder of Alridge. “We need to put them in jail and keep them there.”

Aldridge, 32, had been pushing her child in a stroller on the city’s South Side on Friday afternoon when gunfire was exchanged nearby, hitting her in the arm and the head, according to police.

The case has helped to shine a spotlight on the ongoing issue of violence in Chicago, a subject that Wade himself addressed on a panel hosted by ESPN on Thursday, the night before the shooting of his cousin took place.

Johnson portrayed the death of Alridge as being a failure of the criminal justice system.

“Darwin Sorrells was let out on parole for unlawful use of a weapon in February of this year,” he said at a press conference Sunday. “His brother, Derren Sorrells, was involved in a murder not only while he was on parole but while he was wearing a home monitoring bracelet. I want all of you to think about what I just said and ask what that tells you.”

He also described the problem of illegal guns and gun violence in his city as an endemic one, saying that “all Chicagoans should be frustrated” with the violence.

“It’s time to stop talking and to get serious and take action when it comes to how we sentence our repeat gun offenders,” Johnson said. “I’m frustrated, you should be frustrated, all Chicagoans should be frustrated.”

To back up his statement, Johnson cited some alarming numbers. He said CPD had confiscated “nearly 6,000” illegal guns in 2016 — an average of one every hour, and a figure that he said was more than the totals of New York and Los Angeles combined.

Chicago is the third most populous city in the U.S., with roughly 2.7 million residents. New York has roughly 8.3 million people and Los Angeles more than 3.8 million.

“That’s not because we’re better than them,” Johnson said of the comparison. “It’s because of the proliferation of guns out on the streets of Chicago.”

That proliferation of guns has translated into increasing bloodshed in the city.

The Chicago Tribune keeps an up-to-date map detailing where people were shot in Chicago, broken down by community.

According to the newspaper’s statistics, there have been 5,727 shooting victims in the city since January 1st of 2015, with 2,739 of those incidents occurring in this year alone.

Chicago police and Mayor Rahm Emanuel frequently place the blame for the increase in illegal gun trafficking and shootings in the city on gangs, and Johnson Sunday described the Sorrells brothers as known gang members.”

The city is known for having strict gun control, and the violence in the city is frequently used by conservatives in arguments against gun control legislation.

Republican U.S. Rep. Bob Dold from Illinois, however, broke with his GOP colleagues in June by calling for a series of gun control measures while running for re-election, a move that helps to indicate the growing level of concern surrounding gun violence in the region.

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Ithaca College Student Killed in Fight at Cornell University

artolympic/iStock/Thinkstock(ITHACA, N.Y.) — One student at Itahaca College was fatally stabbed and another was injured on Sunday morning in a fight at nearby Cornell University.

According to a message sent to parents and families of Ithaca College students by university president Tom Rochon, the fight took place on Cornell’s campus following a student-organized event. Two Ithaca College students were stabbed in the fight, Rochon said, including 19-year-old Anthony Nazaire.

Nazaire, a sophomore from Brooklyn, N.Y., was killed. The name of the student who was injured is being withheld as part of the City of Ithaca Police Department’s investigation. That student, the school says, has been treated and released from an area hospital.

The school says that there is no indication of any ongoing threat to the Ithaca College campus or students. A campus-wide gathering is scheduled for 4 p.m. Monday at Muller Chapel.

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Two Killed, 41 Injured in Crash Involving Unlicensed Bus Driver

iStock/Thinkstock(LAPLACE, La.) — Two people are dead and 41 injured after a charter bus crashed into a pickup truck Sunday morning shortly after the truck sped on a slick roadway into a guardrail near LaPlace, Louisiana, according to Louisiana State Police.

Louisiana State Police said they were on the scene with the St. John Baptist Fire Department investigating the pickup truck’s minor injury accident when the bus crashed into three firemen standing near the scene.

The three firemen, including LaPlace Volunteer Fire District Chief Spencer Chauvin who was later declared deceased, were thrown over the edge of the guardrail, according to police. One fireman is in critical but stable condition and another suffered moderate injuries, police said.

A backseat passenger of a Toyota Camry also involved in the crash was declared deceased at the scene, according to Louisiana State Police, and the driver and front passenger were transported to local hospitals.

Louisiana State Police said the bus driver, Denis Yasmir Amaya Rodriguez, did not have a driver’s license and was not licensed to drive a commercial vehicle. A public information officer said he was from Honduras and in the U.S. illegally.

About 30 to 40 passengers were on board the bus, according to police, who were “daily hires” to do construction and help rebuild after the severe flooding that has hit Louisiana. Police said they believe the workers were in the U.S. illegally and all were taken to local area hospitals with minor to moderate injuries.

The Motor Carrier section of Louisiana is investigating the bus crash.

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WORLD NEWS

Ceasefire Announced Between Colombian Government and FARC Rebels

The head of Colombia’s FARC leftist guerrilla, Timoleon Jimenez, aka ‘Timochenko,’ speaks during a press conference with other members of his delegation in Havana on August 28, 2016. Colombia’s FARC rebel force ordered a definitive ceasefire late Sunday as part of an accord to end 52 years of conflict with the government. YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images(BOGOTA, Colombia) — A ceasefire between the Colombian government and the main rebel group, the FARC, was announced Sunday evening.

The ceasefire brings an end to the 52-year-old war, one of the world’s largest insurgencies, following four years of peace negotiations in Cuba. An official agreement is expected to be signed in the coming weeks, the BBC reports.

FARC’s leader Rodrigo Londono ordered all of his group’s combatants to “cease fire and hostilities against the Colombian state from midnight tonight” on Sunday evening. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos signed a decree earlier in the day that halted military action against FARC.

On Friday, Santos tweeted that the end of the conflict had arrived.

According to the BBC, the more than 50 years of conflict left more than 260,000 people dead and millions displaced internally.

The FARC is expected to abandon its armed resistance and join the legal political process, the BBC says. In March, the Colombian government announced the beginning of negotiations with the second largest rebel group, the ELN, but that group has yet to reach the government’s requirement to release all hostages and stop all kidnapping.

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Hurricane Gaston Reforms as Another Storm System Heads to Florida

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Hurricane Gaston has reformed in the Atlantic Ocean and although it’s not expected to reach land, experts say it could grow stronger in the next few days.

“We’re not forecasting it to become a major hurricane, but it could near major hurricane status during the next 48 hours,” forecaster Todd Kimberlain of the National Hurricane Center (NHC) told ABC News.

The category 1 storm’s highest sustained winds are 85 miles per hour while moving slowly northwest at 8 miles per hour, according to NHC.

Separately, another storm system is headed to Florida and could be this season’s next named storm. The low pressure wave, with some tropical storm force winds, is moving west after lingering over the Caribbean for a few days, the NHC said.

“The computer models are saying some kind of low pressure area is likely to form in the eastern Gulf of Mexico earlier this week and it is possible that it could become a tropical cyclone at that point,” Kimberlain said to ABC News.

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US to Reach Target of Accepting 10,000 Syrian Refugees

izustun/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — By Monday, more than 10,000 Syrian refugees will have been accepted into the United States in the 2016 fiscal year, the U.S. Ambassador to Jordan announced Sunday.

The Syrian refugee resettlement program aimed to accept 10,000 refugees for the entire 2016 fiscal year. The American program looks to take in the most vulnerable refugees from Syria.

Ambassador Alice Wells said Sunday that the refugees who are accepted are the most thoroughly screened of all travelers to the United States.

Jordan, which neighbors Syria, has taken in approximately 660,000 refugees.

The latest group of refugees accepted into the U.S. are expected to go to California and Virginia.

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Magic104.9’s Top Tracks

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. “Cheap Thrills” by Sia feat. Sean Paul
  2. “Ride” by Twenty One Pilots
  3. “This Is What You Came For” by Calvin Harris Feat. Rihanna
  4. “Send My Love” by Adele
  5. “Don’t Let Me Down” by The Chain Smokers feat. Daya

Meet Dorothy, Your Magic1049 Pet of The Week!

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If you already have your red slippers, Dorothy is ready to follow the yellow brick road and give you tons of love along the way!  This oreo colored beauty is dreaming of a forever home with you!  She’s a 6year old female domestic short hair. Won’t you save a life today?  Find Dorothy at The Animal Service Center of The Mesilla Valley, 3551 Bataan Memorial West.  Open Monday through Friday Noon-6pm and Weekends Noon-5pm. read more…

Magic 104.9’s Top Tracks

Magic 104.9’s Top Tracks
  1. “Send My Love” by Adele
  2. “Can’t Stop The Feeling” by Justin Timberlake
  3. “Cheap Thrills” by Sia feat. Sean Paul
  4. “Just Like Fire” by PINK
  5. “Ride” by Twenty One Pilots

Meet Morpheus, Magic104.9’s Pet of The Week!

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Meet Morpheus! He’s a 4yr old Pitbull mix. Those sweet eyes are not all this hunk of love has to offer! When he’s not watching his favorite movie “The Matrix”, he’s dreaming of his forever home.

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