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John Lennon’s Killer Denied Parole for a Ninth Time

Art Zelin/Getty ImagesFor the ninth time since his incarceration for the December 8, 1980 murder of John Lennon, Mark David Chapman has been denied parole.

The New York State Board of Parole announced its decision on Monday following an interview this past Wednesday with the 61-year-old Chapman, held at the Wende Correctional Facility in Alden, New York.

The board members noted in their decision, “In spite of many favorable factors, we find all to be outweighed by the premeditated and celebrity-seeking nature of the crime. From our interview and review of your records, we find that your release would be incompatible with the welfare of society and would so deprecate that seriousness of the crime as to undermine respect for the law. Accordingly, we deny your release to supervision in the community.”

The parole board also explained that in denying Chapman’s request, it considered such factors as his efforts to rehabilitate and educate himself, his disciplinary record, his accomplishments while incarcerated, and his lack of prior criminal history.

Chapman was sentenced in 1981 to 20 years to life for Lennon’s murder and was first eligible for parole on December 4, 2000.  His next parole hearing is scheduled for August 2018.

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New David Crosby Song, “The City” New York Homage, Debuts Online

Credit: Henry Diltz“The City,” from David Crosby‘s forthcoming solo album, Lighthouse, has premiered on YouTube. The tune, which the folk-rock legend co-wrote with his main Lighthouse collaborator and co-producer, Michael League of the modern-jazz collective Snarky Puppy, pays tribute to that tough and multifaceted metropolis of New York City.

Crosby compares New York to a woman with whom he has a complicated relationship. In a new promo video posted on his official Twitter feed and Facebook page, the singer/songwriter explains that it was League who came up with the song’s concept.

“Michael said, ‘I want to write a song about New York City’ — which we both love — ‘as a woman,'” recalls Crosby. “And he said, ‘Give me images.'”

In response, David says he came up with, “Damaged and lean, kind of mean, got a weird sense of humor.”

In the tune’s chorus, Crosby sings, “Like a wind, like a flame/She plays by the rules of her own game/She can’t lose, you can’t win/All you can do is your best to stay in.”

“The City” combines acoustic folk elements with a funky, driving rhythm, while also showcasing some layered harmony vocals. It features Crosby on vocals, acoustic guitar and guitar percussion, while League contributes vocals; bass; and acoustic, baritone acoustic and electric guitars. Snarky Puppy keyboardist Cory Henry also lends his talents to the track.

Lighthouse will be released October 21. Crosby, meanwhile, recently launched a North American solo tour that’s mapped out through a September 15 concert in Vancouver, Canada. Check out his upcoming dates at DavidCrosby.com.

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Today Marks the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles’ Last US Concert; Ronettes Singer Shares Memories of the Event

Bettman/Getty ImagesToday marks the 50th anniversary of The Beatles‘ final official concert, which took place at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park. Drained by the grind of touring and the craziness it entailed, the Fab Four had decided to retire from the road after their 1966 North American summer trek.

One of The Beatles’ opening acts during the tour, including the Candlestick Park show, was the hit-making girl group The Ronettes. Founding Ronettes singer Nedra Tally Ross recalls that the clamor of the ardent Fab Four fans generally made it difficult to hear anything during the performances.

“It was hard to hear yourself sing because the roar of the crowd stayed at a pitch. It was so high,” Talley Ross tells ABC Radio, adding, “Candlestick was…just a beautiful setting, but it was crazy.”

Nedra explains that before The Ronettes decided to take part in The Beatles tour, her group was posed with a bit of a dilemma.

The [Rolling] Stones wanted us and The Beatles wanted us, and we went with The Beatles,” she explains. “It was just because, because. Probably the money was better.”

Meanwhile, Talley Ross says that she had no idea that the Candlestick Park concert was to be The Beatles’ last, although she could tell that the difficulties of touring were weighing heavily on the band members.

“We knew that they were tired and sort of tired of each other and tired of the chaos,” Nedra tells ABC Radio.

The Beatles played 11 songs at Candlestick Park, including such newer tunes as “Day Tripper,” “Paperback Writer” and “Yesterday.” According to BeatlesBible.com, tickets cost $6.50 and $4.50.

The only other public concert the Fab Four played after the Candlestick concert was their famous unannounced show on the rooftop of the band’s Apple headquarters in London on January 30, 1969.

Here’s the set list of The Beatles’ Candlestick Park concert:

“Rock and Roll Music”
“She’s a Woman”
“If I Needed Someone”
“Day Tripper”
“Baby’s in Black”
“I Feel Fine”
“Yesterday”
“I Wanna Be Your Man”
“Nowhere Man”
“Paperback Writer”

“Long Tall Sally”

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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

John Lennon’s Killer Denied Parole for a Ninth Time

Art Zelin/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — For the ninth time since his incarceration for the December 8, 1980 murder of musician and former Beatles member John Lennon, Mark David Chapman has been denied parole.

The New York State Board of Parole announced its decision on Monday following an interview this past Wednesday with the 61-year-old Chapman, held at the Wende Correctional Facility in Alden, New York.

The board members noted in their decision, “In spite of many favorable factors, we find all to be outweighed by the premeditated and celebrity-seeking nature of the crime. From our interview and review of your records, we find that your release would be incompatible with the welfare of society and would so deprecate that seriousness of the crime as to undermine respect for the law. Accordingly, we deny your release to supervision in the community.”

The parole board also explained that in denying Chapman’s request, it considered such factors as his efforts to rehabilitate and educate himself, his disciplinary record, his accomplishments while incarcerated, and his lack of prior criminal history.

Chapman was sentenced in 1981 to 20 years to life for Lennon’s murder and was first eligible for parole on December 4, 2000.  His next parole hearing is scheduled for August 2018.

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Shonda Rhimes, “Good Housekeeping” Rank 2016’s “25 Awesome Women”

ABC/Image Group LA(LOS ANGELES) — Who are the country’s most awesome women?  Next month, in an issue guest-edited by Scandal creator/producer Shonda Rhimes, Good Housekeeping magazine will publish its annual list of the top 25.

This year’s list includes women who are making a difference in their communities, to famous women using their celebrity to encourage change.

“A lot of women inspire me,” Rhimes told Good Housekeeping. “I think most of the people I meet everyday are interesting. I have this theory that everyone has a story.”

“The only difference between a woman and an awesome woman is how you define yourself,” she added.

On Monday’s Good Morning AmericaGood Housekeeping editor-in-chief Jane Francisco said a team of people, including Rhimes, had the task of selecting a diverse group of women who were mentoring others, fighting for equal rights, working in their communities and tackling tough issues such as gender bias, body image and equal access to education.

The honorees include Jane Chen, a woman whose company created a low-cost infant warmer that helps babies in developing nations survive; Beverly Bond, the woman behind the Black Girls Rock! Awards show; and Oscar-winning actress Geena Davis, founder of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media.

Also on the list is GMA news anchor Amy Robach, featured for her public fight with breast cancer and her work to raise awareness of the importance of screening. Also making the list is former Dancing with the Stars hoofer-turned The View co-host Candace Cameron Bure, who was heralded for talking about her struggle with an eating disorder.

Here’s the full list: 

The Angels
Adina Bailey, 42: Cofounder, Take Them a Meal
Jane Chen, 37: CEO and cofounder, Embrace Innovations
Karissa Bodnar, 27: Founder and CEO, Thrive Causemetics
Tami Halton Pardee, 45: Owner and CEO of Halton Pardee + Partners
Angie Nwandu, 26: CEO, The Shade Room

The Mentors
Beverly Bond, 45: Founder of Black Girls Rock!
Jessica Knoll, 32: Best-selling novelist, Luckiest Girl Alive
Randi Zuckerberg, 34: Entrepreneur
Ingrid Nilsen, 27: Lifestyle expert and YouTube personality
Glynnis MacNichol, 41 + Rachel Sklar, 43: Founders, TheLi.st
Renata Mutis Black, 37: Founder, Empowered by You
Luvvie Ajayi, 31: Writer; executive director and cofounder, The Red Pump Project

The Creatives
Linda Rodin, 68: Founder and creative director, Rodin Olio Lusso
Rebecca Minkoff, 35: Fashion designer
GloZell Green, 44: Online comedian
Ashley Eckstein, 34: President, Her Universe
Ashley Jung, 34 + Paige Dellavalle Walker, 29: CEO and Chief Creative Officer, Stella Valle

The Crusaders
Candace Cameron, 40: Co-host, The View
Wendi Levy, 47 + Kim Etheredge, 45: Founders, Mixed Chicks
Amy Robach, 43: News anchor, Good Morning America
Geena Davis, 60: Founder, The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media:
Alexandra Bernadotte, 46: Founder and CEO, Beyond 12

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Alicia Vikander on Relationship with Michael Fassbender: “It Was Very Easy to Unite”

Karwai Tang/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Hollywood hot couple Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender rarely talk about their two-year romance, but they’re finally opening up, sharing why they prefer to keep mum about their love.

The actress told Entertainment Weekly, “I think we’ve made a clear statement that we keep certain things just between us. It was very easy to unite, but that’s quite personal.”

Fassbender, 39, who is starring alongside his girlfriend in their new film The Light Between Oceans, out September 2, also explained how they’ve become such a private couple while staying in Hollywood’s spotlight.

“I’m not going to talk about my private life with a total stranger, unless I feel like I need to,” he said. “Why would I? I don’t.”

The actor understands why the media and public are hungry for more information. He can personally relate.

“I might have been curious about actors’ lives when I was growing up. That’s human nature,” he admitted. “We’re all curious about a lot of things. But my curiosity didn’t obligate them to tell me.

“It’s the worst thing if you’re sitting there in the theater, going, ‘Oh, that’s the guy who dates this person and likes to do this in the morning and that in the afternoon.’ Then you’re just watching a brand, as opposed to an actor,” Fassbender added.

Vikander, 27, said she simply prefers to “know less about the actors I look up to.”

“That’s what I mean — I love the mystery behind it all,” she said.

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NATIONAL NEWS

Brothers Arrested for Murder of Dwyane Wade’s Cousin in Chicago to Appear in Court

Hemera/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — Two brothers accused of murdering Nykea Aldridge, a cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade, are expected to appear in court Monday.

The suspects, 26-year-old Darwin Sorrells Jr. and 22-year-old Derren Sorrells are both convicted felons who served time in prison, Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson said Sunday. Johnson said one of the men was wearing an ankle monitor at the time of the shooting and that both men are “documented gang members.”

They have both been charged with first-degree murder.

The shooting happened Friday afternoon when Aldridge, a mother of four, was pushing her baby in a stroller on the Chicago’s South Side.

Alridge, 32, was caught in the crossfire of nearby gunshots. She was hit in the arm and the head, according to police.

Surveillance video captures the moment she was shot and fell to the ground while her young child remained in the stroller.

After Aldridge was killed, a relative took custody of the child, who was not hurt, according to ABC station WLS-TV.

Darwin Sorells Jr. admitted in a statement that he was armed and approached the apparent target of the shooting with a gun. Derren Sorells admitted in a statement to Chicago police to shooting multiple times at the apparent target.

Wade took to Twitter after the shooting, calling his cousin’s death “Another act of senseless gun violence.”

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Southwest Passengers Recount Harrowing Moments on Flight 3472

Twitter/Stephanie(PENSACOLA, Fla.) — After a Southwest Airlines flight from New Orleans to Orlando, Florida, was forced to make an emergency landing over the weekend in Pensacola, Florida, due to what the airline said was a mechanical issue, passengers shared their accounts of harrowing moments inside the plane.

“I literally thought that was it, that this is how I’m going out,” said Kimberly Zetsch.

Flight data showed that the plane descended from an altitude of 30,000 feet to 10,000 feet in just over eight minutes on Saturday.

A spokesperson from the airline told ABC News that the jet for SW flight 3472 suffered a “mechanical issue with the number one engine.”

“We heard a loud boom at about 10,000 feet,” passenger Stephanie Miller said. “Sounded like an 18-wheeler tire blowing, and we started smelling smoke.”

Miller’s pictures suggest the front casing of the left engine fell apart.

Another passenger, Vickie Fisher, said she knew the severity of the situation right away, “The noise and the shaking — I knew instantly that this is not good.”

ABC News’ David Kerley said the metal shrapnel sliced into the tail of the jet and the fuselage, which breached the protection barrier for passengers. With pressure escaping from the cabin as a result, oxygen masks dropped from the ceiling and the pilots had to take quick action, bringing the aircraft into descent so that passengers could breathe.

Zetsch said, “I thought ‘I’m not a really good swimmer. How am I going to get out of this?’ Then I thought, ‘It doesn’t really matter — this is it on impact.'”

“We just couldn’t get to land fast enough,” Miller said.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the cause of the malfunction. Southwest Airlines maintains it was not an explosion.

“This is very very rare and it’s very dangerous because in this case the engine actually cut through a piece of metal into the cabin, and it was close to where somebody was sitting,” said retired Marine Corps Col. Steve Ganyard, an aviation consultant for ABC News. “Somebody could easily have been killed.”

Luckily, the flight landed safely, and none of the 99 passengers or five crew on board were injured.

According to Southwest, the plane is now out of service.

Those three passengers all credit the pilot and flight crew with getting them on the ground safely and keeping everyone calm. Passengers said the pilot checked in with each passenger personally to make sure no one was hurt.

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Active Shooter Alarm Causes Travel Nightmare at LAX

iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — An active-shooter false alarm brought chaos to Los Angeles International Airport Sunday night, temporarily putting a stop to travel and causing lines and delays to pile up into Monday morning.

The incident took place after 9 p.m. on Sunday, when loud noises caused a panic among passengers, some of whom breached security doors and spilled out onto the airport tarmac.

“Due to initial reports of an active shooter in Terminal eight at LAX, passengers in several LAX terminals self-evacuated onto the tarmac and rushed through federal security screening without being properly screened,” the airport explained in a statement.

The Los Angeles Police Department evacuated the airport and conducted a search, later confirming there was no evidence of any shooting and that the incident appeared to be a false alarm.

Still, the panic brought the airport to a halt as the terminals were cleared and incoming flights were partially shut down for 30 minutes.

Dozens of passengers could be seen exiting the airport for their cars or nearby hotels, luggage in tow.

Early Monday, LAX still had arrival delays of about 49 minutes, on average, and departure delays of 1 hour and 40 minutes, according to FlightAware.com.

The airport said it halted incoming traffic on the south runway complex shortly after 9 p.m. but that arrivals were cleared about a half-hour later.

It took approximately 90 minutes to get the airport terminals cleared for passengers to re-enter. By that time, flights had been delayed and security lines backed up around the terminals as the passengers had to be re-screened.

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SPORTS NEWS

49ers QB Colin Kaepernick Says His Stand ‘Is for People That Don’t Have the Voice’

Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) — San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick said Sunday no one has tried to stop him from sitting out the national anthem at NFL games or to keep him from talking about the beliefs that led him to the protest.

“No one’s tried to quiet me, and you know, to be honest, it’s not something I’m going to be quiet about,” he said Sunday during a media availability. “I’m going to speak the truth when I’m asked about it. It’s not — this isn’t for look, this isn’t for publicity or anything like that. This is for people that don’t have the voice. And this is for people that are being oppressed and need to have equal opportunities, you know, to be successful, to provide for their families and not live in poor circumstances.”

Kaepernick has drawn a mix of criticism and praise since it was noticed that the backup quarterback did not stand during the national anthem Thursday night during an NFL preseason game against the Green Bay Packers. He said he had not stood for the 49ers’ first preseason game, but it hadn’t been noticed.

He said he made the decision to sit out the national anthem because he wanted to bring awareness to things going on in the country he feels are unjust, and because he feels the values the American flag is supposed to stand for are not being realized.

“There are a lot of things that are going on that are unjust,” he said. “People aren’t being held accountable for. And that’s something that needs to change. That’s something that this country stands for — freedom, liberty, justice for all. And it’s not happening for all right now.”

He said he will not stand for the national anthem until he feels those ideals are being realized.

“I’ll continue to sit,” he said. “I’m going to continue to stand with the people. To me this is something that has to change and when there’s significant change and I feel like that flag represents what it’s supposed to represent in this country, as representing people the way that it’s supposed to, I’ll stand.”

The NFL said Saturday that while it encourages team members to stand for the national anthem, it is not a requirement.


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Michael Phelps Reveals What He Was Listening to When He Created #PhelpsFace

Quinn Rooney/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Michael Phelps’ just revealed the song that inspired #PhelpsFace.

Remember the record-breaking medalist’s fierce stare of determination during the Summer Olympics in Rio? It happened when the Maryland swimmer was preparing for a race in the 200 meter butterfly semifinal.

As South Africa’s Chad le Clos was amping himself up by shadow boxing, Phelps created “the face.” The face seemingly worked for the swimmer — he finished second while le Clos finished fourth.

During Sunday night’s Video Music Awards on MTV, Phelps said while he was creating the face, he was listening to Future’s 2015 song “Stick Talk.”

The swimmer made the revelation while introducing the rapper, who went onto perform a number of his songs, including “F— Up Some Commas.”

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Kyle Larson Wins First Sprint Cup Race

Allen Kee / ESPN Images(BROOKLYN, Mich.) — Kyle Larson earned his first Sprint Cup Series win Sunday at Michigan International Speedway.

The 24-year-old driver finished ahead of Chase Elliott by about 1.5 seconds to take the Pure Michigan 400.

Brad Keselowski was third, followed by Ryan Blaney and Kevin Harvick.

Here are the top 10 drivers in the Pure Michigan 400, held at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan:

1. Kyle Larson
2. Chase Elliott
3. Brad Keselowski
4. Ryan Blaney
5. Kevin Harvick
6. Jimmie Johnson
7. Carl Edwards
8. Jamie McMurray
9. Denny Hamlin
10. Joey Logano

Here’s an updated look at the point standings:

1. Kevin Harvick — 799 points.
2. Brad Keselowski — 774 points.
3. Carl Edwards — 724 points.
4. Kurt Busch –721 points.
5. Joey Logano — 716 points.
6. Kyle Busch — 696 points.
7. Denny Hamlin — 691 points.
8. Martin Truex Jr. — 652 points.
9. Jimmie Johnson — 648 points.
10. Matt Kenseth — 633 points.
11. Chase Elliott — 628 points.
12. Austin Dillon — 622 points.
13. Jamie McMurray — 616 points.
14. Ryan Newman — 601 points.
15. Kyle Larson — 582 points.
16. Kasey Kahne — 564 points.

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WORLD NEWS

Tropical Depression 9 Takes Aim at Florida

ABC News(MIAMI) — A tropical depression has taken aim at Florida and is expected to become a tropical storm by Monday night, bringing heavy rain to the Sunshine State over the next few days.

Tropical Depression 9 has brought torrential rains over West Cuba, according to the National Hurricane Center. The tropical depression is currently about 170 miles west-southwest of Key West, Florida, and 125 miles west-northwest of Havana, Cuba. Its maximum sustained winds are 35 miles per hour.

The depression is currently moving west at around 7 miles per hour, although it is forecast to turn in a west-northwest direction today and then head north on Tuesday night.

The depression is forecast to strengthen over the next 48 hours and is likely to become a tropical storm by tonight, according to the National Hurricane Center.

The depression is also expected to bring rain to the Southern Florida peninsula and the Florida Keys over the next few days. The rainfall may cause localized flooding, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Meanwhile, a tropical storm watch is in effect for the coast of North Carolina from Cape Lookout to Oregon Inlet, according to the National Hurricane Center, as Tropical Depression 8 moves to the northwest. Tropical Depression 8 is bringing with it heavy rain over far Eastern North Carolina, including the Outer Banks. It has sustained winds of 35 miles per hour and is forecast to strengthen slightly

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New Research Suggests ‘Lucy’ Died After Falling from Tree

Bildagentur-online/UIG via Getty Images(AUSTIN, Texas) — “Lucy,” the famous upright-walking human ancestor who is estimated to be more than 3 million years old, may have died after from falling from a tree, according to a study published Monday in the journal Nature by researchers from the University of Texas at Austin.

What caused Lucy’s death has been the source of much debate in the scientific community since the discovery of her partial skeleton in 1974.

At 3.18-million-years-old, Lucy’s skeleton is one of the oldest and most complete fossils of an erect-walking hominim ever discovered, according to a statement from UT Austin announcing the research. Lucy’s remains have also caused a major debate over whether her species (Australopithecus afarensis) was arboreal, or spent time in trees, according to the UT Austin researchers.

An autopsy performed on her remains suggests that she did spend some time in trees, according to John Kappelman, a UT Austin professor and the lead author of the study, who calls the cause of death “ironic.”

“It is ironic that the fossil at the center of a debate about the role of arborealism in human evolution likely died from injuries suffered from a fall out of a tree,” Kappelman, the professor of anthropology and geological sciences at UT Austin, said in a statement.

Kappelman studied thousands of high-resolution CT scans of Lucy’s remains and noticed unusual fractures in her bones, which led him to theorize that Lucy may have fallen to her death. He believes that Lucy most likely sought refuge in trees during the night, according to a statement from UT Austin.

“When the extent of Lucy’s multiple injuries first came into focus, her image popped into my mind’s eye, and I felt a jump of empathy across time and space,” Kappelman said. “Lucy was no longer simply a box of bones but in death became a real individual: a small, broken body lying helpless at the bottom of a tree.”

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Lightning Storm Kills Hundreds of Wild Reindeer in Norway

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A lightning storm killed more than 300 reindeer in Norway over the weekend, according to the Norwegian Environment Agency, which released photos of reindeer carcasses lining the Hardangervidda mountain plateau.

The Norwegian Nature Inspectorate (also known by its Norwegian acronym SNO) said that 323 animals died, of which 70 were calves. Of the 323 dead, five reindeer had to be euthanized by the SNO.

The SNO and representatives from the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research visited the area on Sunday and extracted samples from the animals, the SNO said in a statement.

Hardangervidda is home to about 10,000 to 11,000 reindeer, the largest population of wild reindeer in Norway, according to the Norwegian Wild Reindeer Centre.

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Win Food and Fun at Hooters

Today’s 101 #1 Song of the Day came from an artist who’s pretty well-known for soundtrack songs and today’s featured single was one of them…it was the number three single of 1980 behind Blondie’s “Call Me” and Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall” and stayed at number one for four weeks. read more…

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