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  • "Gonna" Becomes Blake Shelton's 21st Number One

    "Gonna" Becomes Blake Shelton's 21st Number One

    This week, Blake Shelton’s latest chart topper officially makes the title of new album inaccurate. It’s called Reloaded:  20 #1 Hits–  and this week, the record’s bonus track, “Gonna,” officially becomes its 21st number-one single. “I have to say thank you to the fans. This has been an incredible journey and I am so grateful,” the star of The Voice says, as he heads into the finale of season nine. Not only is “Gonna” the 21st number one of Blake’s career, it’s also his third of 2015. “Sangria” hit the top spot this summer on the heels of “Lonely Tonight” […]

  • Luke Bryan Hints that Blake Shelton Is Out and Dierks Bentley Is In as ACM Host

    Luke Bryan Hints that Blake Shelton Is Out and Dierks Bentley Is In as ACM Host

    It looks like Dierks Bentley just may be replacing Blake Shelton as co-host of the ACM Awards, judging from a sly new teaser video posted by Entertainment Tonight. The clip shows remaining host Luke Bryan in a bar as he finishes up a phone call where The Voice star apparently tells him he won’t be returning this year. An offscreen bartender, voiced by Dierks, asks what he can do for him. If you look closely, you also can spot Dierks’ dog Jake in the video. “I really need a new co-host for the ACM Awards,” Luke replies “Somebody that loves […]

  • Carrie Underwood Expands Storyteller Tour's European Dates

    Carrie Underwood Expands Storyteller Tour's European Dates

    Carrie Underwood is expanding the European leg of her Storyteller Tour next year, adding two more Scandinavian dates in March. In addition to headlining Europe’s largest country music festival in Scotland, England and Ireland, she’ll also play Country to Country March 4 in Stockholm, Sweden and March 5 in Oslo, Norway. Right now, Carrie is enjoying some time off at home with her little one, Isaiah. Saturday morning, she tweeted that the two were watching Star Trek Next Generation in their pajamas. By Saturday night, she’d Instagrammed a photo of a freshly painted manicure and pedicure with the caption, “The […]

  • Bowe Bergdahl to Face General Court Martial

    Bowe Bergdahl to Face General Court Martial

    (NEW YORK) —  Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl’s case has been referred to a general court martial, where he could face a life sentence if convicted of misbehavior before the enemy and he could face five years of prison time if convicted of desertion. “The U.S. Army Forces Command’s Commanding General referred two charges today, Dec. 14, in the case of United States vs. Sgt. Robert B. Bergdahl to a General Court-Martial,” the Army said in a statement. “The two specific charges referred under the U.S. Armed Forces’ Uniform Code of Military Justice are: (1) Article 85: ‘Desertion with Intent to […]

  • Baltimore Police Gear Up as Closing Arguments Start in Freddie Gray Trial

    Baltimore Police Gear Up as Closing Arguments Start in Freddie Gray Trial

    (BALTIMORE) — Closing arguments are expected Monday in the trial of a Baltimore police officer charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray, and officials are taking no chances. The Baltimore Police Department has taken extra precautions in order to be sufficiently staffed when the jury reaches a verdict in the case of William Porter. All scheduled leave for police officers has been canceled this week “in order to ensure adequate staffing,” according to a police news release. “The community has an expectation for us to be prepared for a variety of scenarios,” Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said in […]

  • Secret US Policy Blocks Agents from Looking at Social Media of Visa Applicants, Former Official Says

    Secret US Policy Blocks Agents from Looking at Social Media of Visa Applicants, Former Official Says

    (WASHINGTON) — Fearing a civil liberties backlash and “bad public relations” for the Obama administration, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson refused in early 2014 to end a secret U.S. policy that prohibited immigration officials from reviewing the social media messages of all foreign citizens applying for U.S. visas, a former senior department official said. “During that time period immigration officials were not allowed to use or review social media as part of the screening process,” John Cohen, a former under-secretary at DHS for intelligence and analysis. Cohen is now a national security consultant for ABC News. One current and one […]

  • 23-Year-Old Arrested for Arson, Hate Crime in Connection with California Mosque Fire

    23-Year-Old Arrested for Arson, Hate Crime in Connection with California Mosque Fire

    (COACHELLA, Calif.) — A 23-year-old is in custody, accused of arson and committing a hate crime, in connection with a fire at a Southern California mosque that investigators believe was deliberately set, officials said. Carl James Dial was arrested by Coachella police Friday night on five felony charges including arson, commission of a hate crime and second-degree burglary, according to arrest records. Federal official confirmed to ABC News Sunday his arrest was connected to the mosque incident. Dial was being held at the Indio Jail, records show. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department announced earlier that a person of interest was […]