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Say “I Do” to Elle King’s Ministry Tour

ABC/Ida Mae AstutePlanning to get hitched? Why not do it at an Elle King show? The singer will be officiating weddings during each live show on her newly-announced Ministry Tour.

In an Instagram post, Elle — who’s getting married next year herself — writes that she wants to “celebrate love in our country.” She invites fans looking to get married or renew their vows to sign up online. One lucky couple will be chosen each night and invited on stage for the ceremony. And yes, she really is an ordained minister.

The tour kicks off on October 21 in Salt Lake City and hits major cities including Atlanta, Nashville, Boston and Philadelphia. Elle will wrap things up in New York City on November 22.

Here are the dates:

10/21 — Salt Lake City, UT, The Complex
10/22 — Denver, CO, Ogden Theatre
10/24 — Dallas, TX, House of Blues
10/25 — Austin, TX, Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
10/26 — Houston, TX, House of Blues
10/28 — Kansas City, MO, Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
10/29 — Minneapolis, MN, State Theatre
10/30 — Detroit, MI, The Fillmore Detroit
11/3 — Indianapolis, IN, Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
11/4 — Columbus, OH, Express Live!
11/5 — Chicago, IL, Riviera Theater
11/7 — Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium
11/8 — Atlanta, GA, The Tabernacle
11/10 — Lake Buena Vista, FL, House of Blues  
11/11 — Fort Lauderdale, FL, Revolution Live
11/12 — St. Petersburg, FL, Jannus Live
11/14 — Raleigh, NC, The Ritz
11/17 — Philadelphia, PA, The Fillmore Philadelphia
11/18 — Washington, D.C., 9:30 Club
11/19 — Washington, D.C., 9:30 Club
11/21 — Boston, MA, House of Blues
11/22 — New York, NY, Beacon Theatre

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The Weeknd Releases New Single, “False Alarm”

Nabil ElderkinThe Weeknd‘s second single from his highly-anticipated third studio album, Starboy, has dropped.

The track, called “False Alarm,” features a whole lot of synths with a frantic, ’80s inspired sound from the recording artist.  It’s now available to stream and download.

The Weeknd is set to appear as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live on the show’s 28th season premiere episode tomorrow on NBC.  

Starboy arrives in stores and digitally November 25. 

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On British TV, Britney Spears Dismisses Dating as “Silly,” Reveals Stinky Onstage Secret

Getty Images via ABCWhile Britney Spears says she’s happy being single right now, she has gone out on a few dates.  And in an interview set to air this weekend, she says the experiences haven’t all been that fulfilling.

“It’s a little tricky.  I have a friend at home and he randomly sets me up with people every now and then on dates and it’s just awkward because there’s so many times that you meet people and it’s just too awkward and you just don’t feel right,” she tells U.K. talk show host Jonathan Ross on an episode of his show that’ll air Saturday.

“I will say there’s been two dates that have been kind of cool but other than that it’s just too much,” Britney says. “I went out with this one guy and he looked like a lizard. I was so scared.”

She adds, “As soon as I turned around I was like, ‘Oh My God’… he looks just like a lizard and I had to go, it was really bad.”  Regarding the friend who set her up with Lizard Guy, Britney tells Ross, “I was so mad at him…He said, ‘Oh my God he doesn’t look like that in the pictures.’”  

OK, so what kind of guy does Britney want, if not a guy who looks like a walking Geico ad? 

I like someone that’s just nice overall, just a nice guy really is groundbreaking in this world,” she tells Ross. “A lot of men are about games. It’s just the mind game with guys, the calling back and the texting, it’s just too much, it’s silly.”

“I’m not looking for men right now, I’m really happy with myself,” the divorced mom-of-two insists. “I’m not looking for anything, I’m fine with the way I am.”  

Also on Saturday’s show, Britney and Ross play a game where they hold up paddles that say “Oops, I Did It” or “Oops I didn’t Do It,” and used them to answer questions from the audience.  When Britney was asked if she’d ever, um, passed gas while performing, she held up her “Oops, I Did It” paddle, to wild applause.

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Squad Assemble! Report: Taylor Swift Appears as Baby #2 Arrives for Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds


Blake Lively and her hubby Ryan Reynolds have welcomed her second child, according to Page Six, which notes perhaps the most famous third wheel in the world, Taylor Swift, wasn’t far behind.

The paper reports that Lively’s baby — and little sibling to the couple’s baby girl James — was born at a New York City hospital Friday morning, and Lively’s bestie Taylor was among the first to greet the new bundle of joy. 






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Lorne Michaels Says Getting Alec Baldwin to Play Trump Was Tina Fey’s Idea

NBC/Frank Ockenfels(NEW YORK) — Looking forward to seeing Alec Baldwin play Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live‘s season premiere this weekend?  You can thank Tina Fey.

In a wide-ranging interview about the 42-season-old sketch show, creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels told The Hollywood Reporter, “We were talking about who should do it.  And she said, ‘Well, the person that should really play it is Alec.’ And I went, ‘Yeah!’ A light went on.”

Fey and Baldwin of course co-starred in Fey’s sitcom 30 Rock for seven seasons.

Michaels explained, “There were a lot of obstacles in the way to working it out,” noting Baldwin’s schedule and that of his then-pregnant wife, Hilaria. “But I just thought he’d be brilliant doing it and I thought he and Kate [McKinnon] would be a match.”

Just-released cast member Taran Killam previously played the reality star-turned presidential hopeful, though former cast member-turned SNL announcer Darryl Hammond has also played The Donald.

As a preview earlier this week hinted, Baldwin’s Trump will face off against McKinnon’s Hillary Clintonin a mock-up about the pair’s presidential debate. Michaels says fans won’t be disappointed. 

“[T]he read-through was really funny. Whether it’s Bush-Gore or Ford-Carter, it’s getting a take. It’s much more in the writing than almost anything else. You have to stand back enough from the actual event and find a take on it that you think is funny and smart…Hopefully we did.”

Saturday Night Live returns at 11:30 p.m. Eastern on NBC.

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Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford Put Themselves Up for Charity — Sort Of

ABC/Fred Lee(BUDAPEST) — As part of one of the Charity site Omaze’s donor experiences, Ryan Gosling is giving fans the chance to visit the Budapest set of the new Blade Runner, film, have lunch with him, and meet his co-star,Harrison Ford.  And if that weren’t enough? How about an opportunity to tool around in Gosling’s golf cart?

The top prize also includes airfare and four-star hotel accommodations.

Every donation, starting at a minimum of $10, benefits the Enough Project’s fight against genocide and crimes against humanity in the Congo.

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Major League Baseball Game Ends in Tie

Scott Clarke / ESPN Images(PITTSBURGH) — Thursday night’s game between the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates ended in a 1-1 tie.

The contest was called in the sixth inning due to heavy rain.

The clubs aren’t scheduled to meeting again this year. Since the Pirates are out of postseason contention and the Cubs have the league’s best record, officials decided rescheduling the matchup would not be necessary since it would not affect playoff positioning.

It’s the first time since 2005 a Major League Baseball game finished with a tie score. The Pirates’ last tie came in 1998 against the St. Louis Cardinals.

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Ryder Cup Heckler Wins $100 Bet by Making Putt Rory McIlroy Missed

iStock/Thinkstock(CHASKA, Minn.) — One of the most famous contests in golf saw one of the most impressive displays on a green in Ryder Cup history, and it didn’t even come from one of the players.

David Johnson, a spectator during the practice round on Thursday at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Minnesota, watched Team Europe’s Rory McIlroy and teammate Andy Sullivan as they tried and failed repeatedly to sink their putts.

Johnson yelled from the crowd behind the ropes of the eighth green that he could make the 12-footer.

In general, pros tune out boasts from hecklers and play on, but when teammate Henrik Stenson heard the heckler bragging about his own short game, he made Johnson put his money where his mouth was — literally.

Justin Rose laid down a $100 bill on the grass next to the ball, about 12-feet from the hole. Johnson settled his stance, looked over the ball, gave it a firm tap and sunk the putt.

The North Dakota native threw his hands up in celebration as the crowd erupted and all four of the Team Europe players shared congratulatory high fives and hugs.

“It was one of those roars,” Johnson told ABC News. “I compare it to the movie Tin Cup. If you remember, at the end of Tin Cup, when he scores a 13 on the final hole and everyone just goes nuts and that’s kinda what it reminded me of.”

He added: “I just soaked it in and enjoyed every minute of it.”

The players on the green signed the winning golf ball. As for the $100 bill, Johnson said he is going to frame it and hang it in his office.

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First Round of Sprint Cup’s Chase Wraps Up This Weekend

Hemera/Thinkstock(DOVER, Del.) — The first round of the Sprint Cup Series’ Chase comes to an end this weekend at Dover International Speedway.

The Delaware track will host the Citizen Soldier 400 Sunday afternoon. NBCSN’s coverage of the race begins at 2 p.m. ET.

This is the third race in the Chase. Martin Truex Jr. and Kevin Harvick won the first two races.

Twelve of the 16 Chase drivers will advance into the next round.

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What We Know About the Engineer of the Crashed NJ Transit Train

Facebook(HOBOKEN, N.J.) — Thomas Gallagher, the man at the controls of the NJ Transit train that plowed into a station Thursday, is a married father and veteran engineer who has worked in the rail industry for almost three decades, officials say.

Authorities say Gallagher, 48, is cooperating with investigators after Thursday’s rush-hour crash in which the commuter train, traveling at high speed, slammed through barriers and into an interior wall at Hoboken Terminal in New Jersey. The crash killed one person and injured more than 100 others.

Gallagher has been released from the hospital after being treated for minor injuries. He tested negative for alcohol and drugs after taking a blood test, a law enforcement official told ABC News. The testing was conducted as a routine part of the investigation as officials examine factors that could have led to the crash. The condition of the train track and whether Gallagher was fatigued are just a couple of factors being considered.

Gallagher, who lives in Morris County, New Jersey with his wife and teenage daughters, has been employed by NJ Transit for 29 years, according to a spokeswoman for the National Transportation Board Safety.

According to what appears to be his LinkedIn page, Gallagher attended Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey, from 1986 to 1990. He listed his profession on LinkedIn as “loco engineer” for NJ Transit, using the abbreviation for locomotive.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating Thursday’s deadly crash along with the Federal Railway Administration. As is standard procedure, investigators will look into all possible causes of the crash. However, a senior official briefed on the crash told ABC News that they do not suspect sabotage or foul play.

The NTSB told ABC News it has not yet interviewed the engineer, though they have requested to do so, along with other crew members.

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Tulsa Police Officer Pleads Not Guilty in Manslaughter of Terence Crutcher

iStock/Thinkstock(TULSA, Okla.) — The Oklahoma police officer charged with first-degree manslaughter in the recent fatal shooting of an unarmed black man pleaded not guilty at her first court appearance Friday.

Tulsa officer Betty Shelby did not speak in the courtroom, but one of her attorneys, Shannon McMurray, entered the not-guilty plea on her behalf. Shelby is due back in court on Nov. 29.

Shelby is accused of fatally shooting 40-year-old Terence Crutcher on Sept. 16, after she encountered the man’s SUV in the middle of a two-lane roadway while it was still running. Shelby’s other attorney, Scott Wood, previously told ABC News that Crutcher ignored more than two dozen commands from Shelby and that he allegedly reached into the driver’s side open window of his SUV before the officer perceived a threat and shot him.

Crutcher died at the hospital where he was taken after he was shot, police said.

The Crutcher family’s attorneys, Benjamin L. Crump and Damario Solomon-Simmons, maintain that the window was up, evidenced by the blood splattered on it when he was shot. The family and their attorneys attended the court hearing in Tulsa Friday.

According to an affidavit by an investigator with the Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office, Shelby reacted “unreasonably by escalating the situation from a confrontation” with Crutcher. Shelby became “emotionally involved” to the point that she overreacted, and she was “not able to see any weapons or bulges indicating a weapon was present,” the affidavit states.

The Tulsa Police Department released video last week from a patrol car dash-cam and from a police helicopter that arrived to the scene. Both videos show Crutcher with his hands up in the air moments before he was shot.

Shelby turned herself into the Tulsa County Jail last week. The white police officer was arrested and released less than 30 minutes later on $50,000 bond. She faces a prison sentence of at least four years if she is found guilty of first-degree manslaughter, according to the Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office.

The Tulsa Police Department has not fired Shelby, but instead has placed her on unpaid leave. She was originally put on paid administrative leave until the charge was filed.

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Teen Charged with Attempted Murder in SC School Shooting

iStock/Thinkstock(TOWNVILLE, S.C.) — A 14-year-old who allegedly shot three people outside a South Carolina elementary school appeared in court Friday.

Jesse Osborne was charged with one count of murder in the death of his father, 47-year-old Jeffrey Osborne, and three counts of attempted murder, one for each of the people who were shot at Townville Elementary School on Wednesday.

A judge in Townville agreed to detain the teen pending his trial, saying there was enough evidence in the case to hold him. He has not yet entered a plea. His mother cried as he appeared in court.

Jesse Osbourne’s attorney, Frank Eppes, did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.

Students were at recess when Jesse Osborne allegedly approached the playground armed with a handgun, police said. A volunteer firefighter who arrived minutes after the 911 call was placed tackled the teen to the ground. A teacher and two students were injured in the shooting, including a 6-year-old boy who was on life support in the intensive care unit at a local hospital as of Thursday.

After the shooting, the school announced that it would be closed for the remainder of the week.

The teen’s father was found dead of a gunshot wound at his home about two miles away from the school. The Anderson County Coroner said Wednesday that the death appeared to be a homicide.

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Principal Vows to Open School in East Aleppo Despite Violence

iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) — Airstrikes on east Aleppo have forced most schools to close, but one school in the besieged city is due to open Saturday on the first day of the new school year.

“We risk death and attacks and experience many difficulties, but that doesn’t prevent us from doing our job,” Principal Mohamad Faisal told ABC News. “At the end, these are our children and we are responsible for them. The least we can do is to teach them how to write and count.”

The school is located inside a mosque and its classrooms are lit by battery-powered lamps because there’s no electricity, he said. School supplies like pencils and notebooks are very limited and there’s not enough drinking water.

The sound of warplanes overhead can bring everything to a halt.

“When there’s any sound of planes, the teacher and the students become very anxious and concerned. If it continues like this, we will have a whole generation deprived of an education,” said Faisal, adding that many parents keep children home from school out of fear for their safety.

When warplanes are flying back and forth across the sky, they move the lessons down to the ground floor, Faisal said. Other times, when airstrikes are heavier than usual, they move to students’ homes and lecture some 10 to 20 children at a time.

What’s most difficult, said Faisal, is seeing students who “live in poverty, with no mom or dad. Many of them have had health issues and contagious diseases like scabies.”

The school itself has not been bombed, he said, but some of the surrounding buildings have been completely destroyed by airstrikes. In 2014, about seven students were killed in their homes in airstrikes, he said.

The school year in east Aleppo was supposed to start earlier this month, but due to the dangers of the war, the beginning of the school year was postponed until Saturday. Now, a recent upsurge in violence has forced most schools to remain closed, according to Save the Children, an international organization that supports children.

Locals and activists say that government forces and Russia have used bunker-buster bombs to target people sheltering underground, forcing even schools that have been moved to basements to close. More than 300 children have been killed or injured in eastern Aleppo in the past five days, said Save the Children.

“We’re now more likely to see children being pulled from the rubble or treated on the floor of a hospital than sat at a school desk. Children deserve the right to play, to learn, to be children. The use of bunker-busting bombs means there is literally nowhere we can keep children safe, and we want to see the use of these weapons investigated as a potential war crime,” said Nick Finney, Save the Children’s country director for northwest Syria, in a statement.

Even before the latest escalation in violence, most children in east Aleppo were out of school. The official enrollment figures have fallen to 6 percent. Up to 100,000 children are missing out on school, according to Save the Children.

“We are not going to school because the airplanes bomb any gathering,” a 12-year-old boy told Save the Children under the pseudonym Amjad. “When the plane comes we sit on the floor, afraid that things might fall above us. One of my friends died in the bombing — he was my best friend. I love to go to school to study and I wish I could become a civil engineer to rebuild the houses that were destroyed.”

Airstrikes intensified after the Syrian military declared an offensive against eastern Aleppo on Sept. 22 — a few days after announcing that a U.S.-Russia-brokered cease-fire had ended. Activists say that government and Russian forces have used bunker-buster bombs to target people sheltering underground and cluster bombs to maximize the number of injured and killed in Aleppo.

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Mystery Surrounding Deaths of US Sisters at Luxury Seychelles Resort

ABC News(NEW YORK) — The discovery of two American sisters dead in their hotel room turned the vacation of a lifetime in Africa into a heartbreaking tragedy.

The bodies of Robin Korkki, 42, of Chicago and Annie Korkki, 37, of Denver were discovered last week in the same hotel room of their luxury $2,000 a night resort in the Seychelles, off the coast of East Africa.

An autopsy determined the cause of death for both sisters as “acute pulmonary edema,” a build up of fluid in the lungs. The autopsy determined that Annie also suffered a “cerebral edema,” a swelling in the brain.

“When you are talking about pulmonary edema, that’s a really big deal,” said ABC News consultant and former FBI agent Brad Garrett said. “I would look primarily at drug use directly or indirectly by somebody else.”

Their trip to the Seychelles, a chain of islands in the Indian Ocean known for its stunning beaches and resorts, was part of a nearly month-long African vacation.

Both sisters worked in banking. Robin’s LinkedIn account showing she was a commodities trader, and younger sister Annie worked at JPMorgan Chase, according to her Facebook page.

The sisters were described as “loving sisters and best friends.” They often shared details of their travels to exotic locations on social media, and Annie had posted photos on Facebook just days before the hotel announced the tragic discovery.

The sisters were discovered “when an employee of the hotel tried to wake them” in their villa, according to a statement from the hotel.

The day before their bodies were discovered, the pair had been seen drinking at the resort until about 6:45 p.m. and were later helped to their rooms by staff at 8:15 p.m., according to local news reports.

When the sisters were discovered the next morning, on Sept. 22, “no visible signs of injuries were found on the bodies,” according to the police report.

“If this is a murder then it is somebody that gave them something,” Garrett said. “Based on their apparent health and age, that it’s something that they ingested and/or inhaled that caused their death.”

Medications found in the sisters’ room have reportedly been confiscated as part of the investigation, which will also include a toxicology analysis.

ABC News has confirmed the sisters’ mother and brother have traveled to the Seychelles to bring home the bodies of Robin and Annie.

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Hurricane Matthew Gaining Strength in Caribbean

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Hurricane Matthew gained strength over the Caribbean Sea on Friday, and with its eye beginning to form became a major hurricane with winds up to 115 mph and gusting to 140 mph. This is the second major hurricane in Atlantic Basin in 2016.

The hurricane is on path to travel west-by-southwest through the central Caribbean on Friday afternoon and to retain its strength as a major hurricane, the National Hurricane Center showed.

By early Sunday morning, Matthew is forecast to begin to turn north toward Jamaica, with sustained winds that could be as high as 120 mph with even stronger gusts.

Matthew is expected to make landfall or come close to Jamaica early Monday morning. On Monday night, the eastern part of Cuba could see a direct hit from Matthew with damaging winds, flooding rain and large waves.

“As Matthew moves over Cuba it will lose some strength due to the friction with the land mass,” ABC News meteorologist Max Golembo said. “As it re-emerges north of Cuba in the Bahamas it could regain its strength back.”

“At this time, most forecast models keep Hurricane Matthew east of Florida, and only a few models have it hitting Florida by the middle of next week,” Golembo said.

Matthew developed very quickly from a tropical wave into a tropical storm with sustained winds of 60 mph around 11 a.m. on Wednesday. The only other storm that has done this was Hurricane Debbie in 1961, Golembo said.

As Matthew moved over the eastern Caribbean, it brought wind gusts from 50 mph to 60 mph from Dominique to St. Lucia and Barbados. Heavy rain of up to 3 inches fell on the islands, producing landslides and flash flooding. Landslides were so severe that one person was killed by a boulder in St. Vincent.

Matthew became a hurricane at 2 p.m. on Thursday and as it moved west Thursday night, it strengthened into category 2 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph and gusts up to 120 mph.

At this time, most forecast models keep Hurricane Matthew east of Florida and only a few models having it hit Florida by the middle of next week. Because of the uncertainty of the long range forecast, we should all be watching for the track of the storm.

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Meet Cadet, Your Magic104.9 Pet Of The Week!


Find Cadet at the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla, 3551 Bataan Memorial West. Open Monday through Friday Noon – 6pm and Weekends Noon to 5pm. Cadet is at full salute of all our armed forces and ourfirst responders. Cadet hopes he can make it through thepolice academy and become the first cat to work with an officer.Cadet is a smart, sweet, loving boy who is looking for his foreverhome. Won’t you give this stud muffin a chance at his furrever home?He will look handsome in an LCPD uniform. Come meet him at ASCMV today!




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  2. “Send My Love” by Adele
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  5. “Treat You Better” by Shawn Mendes

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

Meet Kinsey, Your Magic104.9 Pet of The Week!

Find Kinseykinsey at the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla, 3551 Bataan Memorial West. Open Monday through Friday Noon – 6pm and Weekends Noon to 5pm. With those brown eyes, giant rabbit ears, and that smile from ear to ear how could you not want Kinsey? This beautiful girl was dropped off at our shelter when she was just a pup and grew up here. She has been adopted three times and returned all three times due to her high energy level. Kinsey is a great dog does well on the leash, listens, and is very friendly. If you are looking for a high energy dog come meet Kinsey!




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