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“Pure & Simple,” Dolly Parton’s #1 All Around the World

Dolly Records/RCA NashvilleAs expected, Dolly Parton lays claim to the #1 spot on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart this week, but the legendary entertainer also got a little bonus. She lands at the top of the same tally in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom as well.

“Boy, it’s a good day for me. I am a happy girl!” the 70-year-old country icon says. “It feels great to be number-one as it’s been a long time and it feels so good to still be in the game after all this time.”

Pure & Simple also managed to land at #11 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, after moving 21,000 units in the U.S. Parton fared even better on the U.K.’s overall albums tally, coming in at #2, second only to R&B singer Frank Ocean‘s Blonde.

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The Beach Boys’ Releasing Special 50th Anniversary “Good Vibrations” Vinyl EP

Capitol Records/UMeOctober 10 marks the 50th anniversary of the release of one of The Beach Boys most enduring and beloved hits, “Good Vibrations.” To coincide with the milestone, a 12-inch EP featuring five versions of the sonically inventive chart-topper pressed on sunburst vinyl will be released on October 7.

Co-written by founding Beach Boys Brian Wilson and Mike Love, “Good Vibrations” was recorded at multiple sessions at four different studios in Hollywood between February and September 1966. The song was highlighted by layered production, an episodic structure and unusual instrumentation, including a theremin.

The Good Vibrations (50th Anniversary Edition) vinyl EP features the original single version of the tune, an alternate take, an edit of the song that combines tracks from various sessions, an instrumental version and a live rehearsal performance recorded in August 1967 in Honolulu. The vinyl disc also includes “Let’s Go Away for Awhile,” which was the B-side of the “Good Vibrations” single. 

The EP’s cover art replicates the artwork featured on the original U.S. “Good Vibrations” single. The vinyl disc comes packaged with a pull-out lithograph of the cover of the original Japanese “Good Vibrations” single.

In conjunction with the 50th anniversary of “Good Vibrations,” The Beach Boys are giving fans in North America and the U.K.  the chance to submit themed video clips that may be incorporated into a new official video celebrating the song’s milestone. Visit TheBeachBoys.com/GoodVibrations for more details.

Here’s the track list for the Good Vibrations (50th Anniversary Edition) EP:

Side A
“Good Vibrations” (original 45 rpm single version)
“Good Vibrations” (various sessions)
“Good Vibrations” (alternate take)

Side B
“Good Vibrations” (instrumental)
“Good Vibrations” (live concert rehearsal: August 25, 1967)
“Let’s Go Away for Awhile” (original B-side)

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I Saw Her Standing There: Paul McCartney Dances with Hillary Clinton

Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty ImagesTuesday night, Hillary Clinton lived out the dream of every woman of a certain age: she danced with Paul McCartney.

The occasion was a fundraiser at Jimmy Buffett‘s home in New York’s ritzy Hamptons.  Guests who attended told reporters that McCartney asked Clinton to dance while Buffett was singing his classic “Cheeseburger in Paradise.”  No word on whether she likes hers with lettuce and tomatoes.

Buffett also performed hits like “Margaritaville” and “Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes.”  McCartney played “Lady Madonna,” “Jet” and “Can’t Buy Me Love,” and, regarding the circumstances, joked, “This is the first time I’ve paid to hear myself sing!”

McCartney, Buffett and Clinton supporter Jon Bon Jovi, who was also a guest, closed out the night with “Hey Jude.”

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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Nick Viall Is the New “Bachelor”

ABC/Craig Sjodin(NEW YORK) — The new Bachelor is…Nick Viall.

ABC made the announcement on Tuesday night after Bachelor in Paradise, revealing that Viall would be the next star looking for a shot at love. He will get to hand out his roses in season 21.

Fans knew the big news was coming earlier today, when the show tweeted out a very cryptic, exciting message.

“Who will it be? The wait is over! #TheBachelor will be revealed on #AfterParadise TONIGHT at 9|8c on ABC!” the tweet read, along with a 5-second clip.

The two-time runner up follows in the footsteps of Ben Higgins, who chose Lauren Bushnell this past March. The duo are now engaged to be married.

The Bachelor returns to ABC in January.

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Mel Brooks Says He’s “Still Reeling” Over Gene Wilder’s Death

Andrew Lipovsky/NBC(NEW YORK) — Mel Brooks says he’s “still reeling” from the death of his good friend and frequent film partner, Gene Wilder, who died Monday of complications from Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 83.

“He was sick and I knew it,” Brooks, 90, told Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday night’s The Tonight Show.  “I expected he would go.  When it happens, it’s still tremendous…it’s a big shock…I’m still reeling…he was such a wonderful part of my life.”

Brooks and Wilder’s professional partnership began when Brooks cast Wilder as accountant Leo Bloom in his 1968 film The Producers, opposite Zero Mostel, as a down-and-out Broadway producer. The two hatch a plan to bilk money from investors by intentionally producing a flop, only to see their plan backfire when the play turns out to be a hit. Brooks recalls Wilder doubted the project would see the light of day.

“You’re doing a play about two Jews who are producing a flop instead of a hit, knowing they could make more money with a flop, and the big number in it is ‘Springtime for Hitler?'” Brooks recalls Wilder saying, then adding sarcastically, “Yeah, you’re gonna get the money.”

Brooks told Fallon that later, “I took the script and I said, ‘Gene, we got the money. We’re gonna make the movie, you are Leo Bloom.'”

“He burst into tears and held his face and cried, and then I hugged him,” adds Brooks. “It was a wonderful moment.”

Brooks visited The Tonight Show to plug his upcoming book, Young Frankenstein: The Story of the Making of the Film, coming out in October, as well as his tour, Mel Brooks: Back in the Saddle Again, in which a screening of his classic comedy Blazing Saddles is followed by a conversation with the beloved funnyman.

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“America’s Got Talent”: The Semifinals Rounds Kick Off in Los Angeles

Comedian Tape Face performs on “America’s Got Talent”; Trae Patton/NBC(LOS ANGELES) — America’s Got Talent kicked off its semifinals rounds at Hollywood’s Dolby Theater Tuesday night, with 11 quarterfinalists relying on fan votes to see which five of them would advance to the finals. Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Mel B were treated to performances from singers, magicians, comedians and dancers, all introduced by host Nick Cannon.

Here’s a rundown of some of Tuesday’s highlights:

Edgar, a family band featuring Nikki and Rich Edgar and their daughter Jaslyn, performed Rascal Flatts’ “Bless the Broken Road,” bringing the judges to their feet. Simon called the trio one of the most improved acts in the competition.

The 2016 Rio Olympics was one of the topics comedienne Lori Mae Hernandez, 12, tackled during her routine, in particular, USA gymnast Laurie Hernandez, who shares her name. Lori also poked fun at the judges and even Nick Cannon, joking that she outgrew her Barbie dolls “like Mariah [Carey] outgrew Nick.” Mandel called her a star, but thought her material needed work. Cowell called Tuesday’s performance her best so far, adding that Hernandez is “edgy and…fearless.”

Husband and wife knife-throwing act, Deadly Games, added whips and arrows to their routine, with Alfredo Silva using a crossbow to shoot balloons dangling from his wife Anna’s hands and mouth. Howie called the act “thrilling” and “sexy.” Mel B declared it the best performance of the night.

Comic mime Tape Face called an audience member to the stage and placed balloons between the volunteer’s arms and legs, as well as his own. The two proceeded to have a western-style shootout using staple guns, as the well known tune from Pulp Fiction — “Misirlou” by Dick Dale & His Del-Tones — played behind them.

National Football League star and magician Jon Dorenbos took the stage with a Velcro map of the United States behind him and had each judge throw a football, which stuck on random states. From a locked box, he pulled out coins with the names of the judges’ states, followed by a map with the judges faces stuck to the corresponding states. Heidi called it Jon’s best trick to date. Simon hailed Dorenbos as “a genius.”

Grace VanderWaal, a 12-year-old singer, songwriter and ukulele player wowed all four judges, as well as the audience, with an original tune. Mel B declared that the tween is “already a superstar.”

Young opera singer Laura Bretan dedicated Tuesday’s aria to her grandfather, who passed away earlier this year. Simon felt it was Laura’s best performance and said that if she’s not in the finals, something went wrong. Howie said he felt the 14-year-old’s heart.

America’s Got Talent returns Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.

NATIONAL NEWS

NYPD Expected to Release Witness Sketch in NYC Jogger Murder

lzf/iStock/Thinkstock(ROCKAWAY, N.Y.) — Police are expected to release a witness sketch in the unsolved case of a Queens woman who was murdered while on a jog in her neighborhood nearly one month ago.

On Aug. 2, 30-year-old Karina Vetrano was strangled to death while jogging along a path she and her father often ran together in the Howard Beach, New York, community.

Nearly one month later, the case remains unsolved. The New York Police Department still has no hits from DNA recovered from the scene. Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said Tuesday the killing is still believed to be a random attack. Police have talked to known shoplifters and panhandlers in the area and have traced all possible escape routes, but no suspect appears on any surveillance camera.

It’s not clear when the sketch will be released.

Vetrano’s devastated parents addressed the media on Aug. 18, pleading with their daughter’s killer to “own up” to the crime.

“I know that you’re tormented,” her father, Phil Vetrano, said. “I know that you’re being driven crazy. I know that you want to do the right thing.”

“My little baby was brutalized by this person, by this evil coward,” his wife, Cathy Vetrano, said. “Her last moments were horrible.”

She then spoke directly to the killer: “Show someone that you care about that you’re not as evil as the whole world thinks that you are. You can’t run. It’s just a matter of time.”

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Brock Turner to Be Released from Prison This Week

Jean Vaillancourt/iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — Former Stanford University student Brock Turner, who was sentenced to six months in prison after being convicted of sexually assaulting a woman, is slated to be released from prison on Friday, after serving just about three months of his sentence.

The Los Angeles Times reported in 2014 that more than 13,500 inmates per month were released early in an effort to relieve crowding.

Turner faced up to 14 years in prison, and prosecutors sought a six-year term, but Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky — who is now facing a recall campaign over his handling of the case — opted for the lighter jail term and three years probation. At the time, Persky said that a longer sentence would have a “severe impact” on Turner.

Last week, Persky moved to civil court, officials said.

Turner’s case hit the national spotlight in June, when Buzzfeed published the 23-year-old victim’s impact statement, which she read in court.


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Side-by-Side Hurricanes Heading Toward Hawaiian Islands

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Two hurricanes are heading side-by-side toward the Hawaiian islands, and they are expected to cause severe weather in the area late this week, the Central Pacific Hurricane Center told ABC News.

The first, Hurricane Madeline, is moving west with maximum sustained winds at 120 mph, making it a Category 3 storm. The forecast track takes the hurricane just south of the Big Island around Thursday morning. A hurricane watch has been issued for Maui and waters around the Big Island, and a tropical storm warning has been issued for the Big Island.

The main impact for Madeline will be heavy rain, dangerous waves, rip currents and damaging winds.

Right behind Madeline is fellow Category 3 storm, Hurricane Lester, with winds up to 120 mph. It is currently heading west and could move just north of Hawaii on Saturday morning.

If both hurricanes make landfall, they will be the first back-to-back hurricanes to ever hit the Hawaiian islands, the Central Pacific Hurricane Center told ABC News.

On the East Coast of the U.S., tropical depressions continue to churn in the Atlantic Ocean, bringing with them fears of hurricanes along the coast.

So far, the depressions do not pose an urgent threat to any land mass, but Hurricane Gaston, a storm likely to finish its course in the Atlantic, has created rip currents apparently strong enough to drown a 26-year-old swimmer Monday evening in Long Beach, New York.

New Yorker Ed Fayans and his son, Maxwell, helped rescue another swimmer off Long Beach.

“If you don’t know how to swim, and you’re not on your game, those waves will pull you,” Fayans, a surfer who witnessed the ordeal, told ABC’s New York station WABC-TV.

A tropical depression that formed Sunday off the coast of North Carolina appears sluggish and disorganized this morning, and is likely struggling to survive.

A chance exists that it could become a weak tropical storm later Tuesday, hitting the outer banks of North Carolina. Because of the threat, the National Hurricane Center has issued a hurricane warning for the Outer Banks of the state.

Another tropical depression is further away, located north of Cuba and in the southern Gulf of Mexico, but is considered to be a more organized storm that could strike landfall north of Tampa on Thursday morning.

As for the Long Island drowning, it was the first such incident this summer, according to WABC-TV.

Another swimmer that lifeguards pulled out of the Atlantic survived, the station reported.

“Somebody came running up to tell us that there’s two guys in the surf need help, and I only saw one,” Fayans told WABC-TV. “And then when I started running down, I saw a limp body in the surf, and I took that one and my son went out and got the guy who was way out that was losing it.”

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SPORTS NEWS

FSU Football Player Joins Boy With Autism Eating Lunch Alone

Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) — A Florida State University football player who spotted a middle school student eating alone in a lunchroom and chose to sit at his table received a very public and heartfelt thank you from the boy’s mother.

FSU wide receiver Travis Rudolph was visiting Montford Middle School in Tallahassee, Florida, Tuesday when he saw the student, Bo Paske, eating alone and joined him at his table.

Bo’s mom, Leah Paske, wrote on Facebook that she was sent a photo of Rudolph eating with her son with the caption, “Travis Rudolph is eating lunch with your son.”

Paske wrote that the photo brought her to tears. She explained her son has autism and when she asks him every day who he ate lunch with, the answer is often “nobody.”

“I had tears streaming down my face,” Paske wrote on Facebook of the photo. “I’m not sure what exactly made this incredibly kind man share a lunch table with my son, but I’m happy to say that it will not soon be forgotten.

“This is one day I didn’t have to worry if my sweet boy ate lunch alone, because he sat across from someone who is a hero in many eyes,” she wrote. “Travis Rudolph thank you so much, you made this momma exceedingly happy, and have made us fans for life!”

Paske’s Facebook post has been shared nearly 8,000 times since she posted it Tuesday.

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Tim Tebow Works Out for MLB Teams

Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Former NFL player and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow showed off his skills in a different sport Tuesday, as he worked out for 28 Major League Baseball teams in his attempt to break into baseball.

Tebow got mixed reviews after the more than two hour workout. He showed power at the plate and impressive speed, but struggled with his throwing arm and his footwork.

Every MLB team except the Chicago Cubs and Oakland Athletics sent representation to Tebow’s workout.

Tebow struggled against off-speed pitches from former major leaguers David Aardsma and Chad Smith, who threw to the University of Florida alum.

Tebow has not played competitive baseball since his junior year of high school in Jacksonville, Florida in 2005. He told reporters that he felt the pressure of the tryout. Still, he said, “this isn’t about publicity. It’s definitely not about money. I took a pay cut to do this. For me, you pursue what you love regardless of what else happens.”

“If you fail or fall flat on your face, and that’s the worse thing that can happen, it’s okay.”

Aardsma told the Los Angeles Times that Tuesday’s workout was the worst he had seen Tebow look. Aardsma had previously pitched to Tebow in a private workout last week. “It looked like he was trying really hard, overswinging a bit,” Aardsma said.

ESPN reports that Tebow hopes to play in the instructional league in Arizona next month, and perhaps play winter league ball in Latin America after the season.

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Vikings’ Bridgewater Suffers Major Knee Injury in Practice

Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images(MINNEAPOLIS) — Minnesota Vikings practice was ended abruptly on Tuesday after quarterback Teddy Bridgewater suffered a serious knee injury.

ESPN reports that Bridgewater suffered a torn ACL and a dislocated knee when he crumpled to the ground during a non-contact drill. The team released a statement which said that Bridgewater does not have nerve or arterial damage. Still, Bridgewater is unlikely to play this season.

Bridgewater’s leg gave out when he planted to throw a pass during a drill. Players reportedly threw their helmets and shouted, with many dropping to a knee in prayer. An ambulance took Bridgewater from the team’s headdquarters moments after the injury.

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer told ESPN that his message to Bridgewater was to “hang in there” and that the team is “with him.”

“We’re gonna grieve today and be upset about it,” Zimmer told reporters later on. “It’s more about our feelings for Teddy and for him as a person and getting better than it is about anything else. Teddy’s a great kid, and he’ll be back as soon as he possy can, if it is real bad. But we’re going to keep fighting.”

The team had hoped Bridgewater was prepared to take a major step forward in his third year in the NFL. Now, they will turn to backup quarterback Shaun Hill. Hill, 36, has played just 16 games over the past five seasons.

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WORLD NEWS

Why the Iraqi Offensive to Retake Mosul Is So Important

dk_photos/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The top American general in the Middle East said Tuesday that the Iraqi military is on track to launch an operation to retake Mosul by the end of the year.

At a Pentagon briefing, Gen. Joseph Votel, the commander of U.S. Central Command, said that the training of Iraqi forces is on track to realize Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s timeline of launching an operation to retake Mosul by the end of this year.

“My assessment is in over the course of my visits I think is that they are on track to achieve that objective,” said Votel. “They own the timeline here for this, and so we’ll continue to work very, very closely with them and insure that we can support their operations where they’re ready to go. But I think we are proceeding apace exactly where we hope to be at this particular time.”

Votel believes ISIS could employ different strategies to defend the city when Iraqi forces eventually launch an offensive to retake it. He thinks ISIS may cede some parts of the city willingly, as it has done most recently in Jarabulus, and put up stiff resistance in other parts of the city, as it did in the battles for Manbij and Ramadi.

An Iraqi offensive on Mosul would be the culmination of a two-year Iraqi military campaign to remove the ISIS military threat from northern Iraq.

Much of the U.S. military presence in Iraq has been geared toward training and advising Iraq’s security forces to defeat ISIS militarily and take back the cities controlled by ISIS, particularly Mosul.

ABC News takes a look at why Mosul is so important in the fight against ISIS.

What Is Mosul?

Located along the banks of the Tigris River in northern Iraq’s Nineveh Province, Mosul is Iraq’s second largest city with a population of more than two million residents. The population represents a mix of the diverse ethnic groups in northern Iraq, though the majority are Sunni Arabs and Kurds.

Mosul is the main industrial city in northern Iraq and a vital transportation hub in the flow of goods to and from Turkey and Syria. It is also located near significant oil fields in northern Iraq and the major oil pipeline into Turkey.

ISIS surprisingly seized Mosul in June 2014 in a matter of days after the retreat of a large number of Iraqi security forces from the city. American officials have blamed that retreat on the Sunni Arab soldiers and police based in the city who abandoned their posts after growing disenchanted with the increasing sectarianism of the Shiite-led government of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

The city’s capture left ISIS with large amounts of Iraqi military equipment and supplies that it quickly used to push toward the Iraqi capital of Baghdad 250 miles to the south. ISIS also seized an estimated $500 million in cash taken from the Central Bank of Mosul that is has used to fund its military and terror operations.

Why Is It Important to Retake Mosul?

ISIS’s seizure of Mosul was a blow to Iraq’s political stability and a propaganda coup for a terror group that wanted to demonstrate it was gaining territory to establish a new caliphate.

A successful offensive on Mosul will take away from ISIS its last strategic stronghold in Iraq and end the territorial dominance it commanded over large areas of northwestern Iraq for the past two years.

The group’s control of territory there was made easier by the flow of ISIS fighters from its de facto capital of Raqqah in north central Syria. An ISIS defeat in Mosul would cut off that route and leave the terror group’s military operations effectively contained to Syria.

What Is the Iraqi Military Plan for Mosul?

For more than two years, the Iraqi military offensive on Mosul has been expected to be the most important battle against ISIS.

Much of the training of Iraqi and Kurdish security forces by American and coalition trainers has effectively been directed at generating the more than 25,000 troops believed needed for an offensive on Mosul.

From early on, American military officials have telegraphed that the city would be enveloped from the north and south by as many as eight Iraqi Army brigades.

The expectation has always been that ISIS would mount a stiff defense to hold the city with the possibility of fierce street-to-street fighting on a grand scale.

If Iraqi forces successfully retake the city, plans call for Iraqi police to quickly step in to help establish order.

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United Airlines Flight Diverted to Ireland After Turbulence Injures 12

Purestock/Thinkstock(SHANNON, Ireland) — A United Airlines flight bound for London was diverted to Ireland early Wednesday morning when turbulence left multiple passengers in need of medical treatment.

The flight departed Houston on Tuesday evening and landed at Shannon Airport in Ireland at 5:55 a.m. local time. Ambulances met the plane at the airport, and ten passengers and two crew members were hospitalized. The injuries mostly consisted of soft tissue injuries, minor head injuries and cuts. One patient remained at the hospital at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, while the remaining 11 were discharged.

More than 200 passengers and crew were on board the flight, which was about 300 miles southwest of Ireland at the time of the turbulence.


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JetBlue Set to Take Off on Historic Flight to Cuba

1971yes/iStock/Thinkstock(HAVANA) — The first scheduled commercial flight from the United States to Cuba in more than a half century will take off Wednesday morning with 150 people on board.

JetBlue Flight 387 is scheduled to depart Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport at 9:45 a.m. and touch down on the formerly forbidden island at 10:57 a.m. in Santa Clara.

The passengers on board the Airbus A320 will be mostly members of the media, airline executives and other VIPs, but about 60 people are regular travelers, lucky to be a part of a historic diplomatic event.

The flight itself will be short-lived, lasting just over an hour, but the significance and fanfare surrounding it will be substantial.

Before departing, the plane will receive a water cannon salute, a long tradition in celebrating a ship’s or aircraft’s special occasion.

JetBlue said passengers will enjoy an in-flight bingo game and giveaways. JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes is also expected to give remarks.

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx announced on Twitter Tuesday that he too would be on board the flight.

 

Remarks and receptions will bookend the outbound flight before JetBlue Flight 388 makes its return to the U.S., where it is scheduled to land at 3:35 p.m. in Fort Lauderdale.

The pilots in charge of the first pair of flights between the countries are Captain Mark Luaces and First Officer Francisco Barreras.

Luaces, born in Miami, is the son of Cuban parents who came to the U.S. as teenagers. Barreras is also the son of two Cuban parents who came to the U.S. in 1961. His great-uncle was a general manager for Pan Am in Havana. Another family member was a pilot for the Castro family.

American Airlines, the U.S.’s largest carrier, will fly to Cuba on Sept. 7.

Ten U.S.-based airlines that have now been approved for scheduled service to the island are Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue, Silver Airways, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Sun Country and United Airlines.

 

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