Tornado Watch for Parts of New Jersey until 10pm: Thursday, June 27 2013

A Tornado Watch has been issued for parts of New Jersey until 10 p.m. for the following locations:

ATLANTIC

BURLINGTON

CAMDEN

CAPE MAY

CUMBERLAND

GLOUCESTER

HUNTERDON

MERCER

MIDDLESEX

MONMOUTH

MORRIS

OCEAN

SALEM

SOMERSET

SUSSEX

WARREN

Source: National Weather Service: “TORNADO WATCH 377 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 PM EDT”

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Magnitude 8.0 Earthquake Stucks Off Solomon Islands; Causes Two Tsunamis

Powerful magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck off the Solomon Islands in the Pacific, shortly after 1 am GMT, and causing two tsunamis that killed at least 5 people and damaged more than 80 properties in the area. Tsunami was about 1.5 metres.

The center of the earthquake was off the Santa Cruz Islands, part of the Solomon Islands, north-east of Australia.

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Tsunami warnings were issued in Australia, Hawaii and the places around but were soon cancelled, as citizens had gone to higher ground.

Strong aftershocks were recorded, ranging from strength from magnitude 5.6 to 6.4.

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Beyonces Admits Singing With Pre-Recorded Song At Inauguration

Superstar singer Beyonce kicked off the press conference at Inauguration Day, singing the National Anthem and proved the critics wrong when she admitted the song was pre-recorded.

“Due to the weather, due to the delay, due to no proper sound check, I did not feel comfortable taking a risk. It was about the president and the inauguration and I wanted to make him and my country proud. So I decided to sing along with my pre-recorded track, which is very common in the music industry, and I’m very proud of my performance”, Beyonce admitted.

Then she added, “I am a perfectionist and one thing about me, I practice until my feet bleed, and I did not have time to rehearse with the orchestra. It was a live television show and a very, very important emotional show for me. One of my proudest moments.”

Here’s her performance:

 

Beyonce is confirmed to perform at the Superbowl halftime show on Sunday. “I will absolutely sing live, This is what I was born to do.”, she said. And also told people she ‘might’ have an announcement at the end of the performance, that would have to do with a tour.

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Big Twister Hits Georgia City; Thousands Affected SouthEast

A big tornado ripped through Adairsville, Georgia, overturned cars and killed at least 1, damaging several buildings in the area and leaving at least 12,000 people without power statewide.

The local hospital received 7 people with injuries from the storm. The man killed was inside his mobile home in Bartow County.

Picture: MSNBC

Tornado warnings were issued from Tennessee to northern and western Georgia until Wednesday afternoon.

A 47 year old man was also killed in Tennessee after a tree fell on a shed he was in, the local fire department said.

In Memphis, TN, more than 13,000 families lost power as winds took down power lines.

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What To Watch on Olympics Day 4

The American women aim for the first team gold in gymnastics since 1996 and Michael Phelps swims for his record breaking nineteenth career medal Tuesday night. Here’s what we’re watching on Day 4.

Women’s Gymnastics Team Final – Most of us still can’t believe all-around world champ Jordyn Wiebergot knocked out of the individual finals by teammateAly Raisman. The girls will have to put that all behind them when they join Gabby Douglas and McKayla Maroney to fight against Russia and Romania for the U.S. women’s first team gold since 1996.

Women’s Field Hockey – The U.S. faces off against Argentina Tuesday night in a rematch of the Pan Am Games final that saw America upset one of the world’s top teams. Argentine star Luciana Aymar has won player of the year honors seven times, but has never finished on the top of the Olympic podium. She’s retiring and London will be her last shot at gold.

Men’s 200m Butterfly Final – Michael Phelps looks to tie the all-time career record of 18 medals when he dives in for his signature event, the 200m fly. If he pulls it off the legendary swimmer will aim for the record an hour later when he swims in the men’s 4x200m frees, a race Team USA is favored to win.

Women’s Soccer – 
The U.S. women face off against North Korea, who they’ve matched up against at the last four World Cups. But Tuesday’s big draw will be the home team of Great Britain against the Brazilians, who are looking to win their first gold medal in Olympic history. The match is expect to bring in nearly 70,000 fans to Wembley Stadium.

Men’s Fencing: Individual Foil –
 Race Imboden, only 19, is the most exciting young fencer on the American squad and is poised to become the Mariel Zagunisof the men’s team.  He’s got a tough draw, but his stiffest competition might be teammate Alexander Massialas, who Race stood on the podium when they shared bronze at this year’s World Cup.

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Top 5 U.S. Olympians to Watch in London Games

Athletes inspire a nation, and familiar and new faces will be competing for glory and gold for the United States at this year’s Olympic Games in London.

These five Olympians are masters of their sport, and ones to watch:

 

The 17-year-old student from Aurora, Colo., will compete in seven events at the Olympics. That’s a record for any U.S. woman.

The athlete has already broken world records and won numerous medals, and many people are calling her the great hope of women’s swimming.

Summer Sanders of Yahoo! Sports told “Good Morning America” that Franklin was amazing in every way.

“She amazes me,” Sanders, herself a medal-winning Olympian swimmer, said. “She’s so composed. Here’s a 17-year-old, she went into trials with such pressure and expectations on her shoulders. She handled it like she’s been doing it for years.”

 

 

The U.S. swimmer, 28, is a six-time Olympic medalist. He holds the world record in the 200- and 400-meter individual medley.

 

“One of the things that I’m really good at is I know how to push my body to the limits that no other athlete can really handle,” Lochte has said.

Sanders thinks Lochte will shine at the games.

 

 

The 26-year-old from Southern California is one of the most decorated sprinters in track and field in history.

With eight gold medals and two individual silver medals, Felix has proven that she’s a force to be reckoned with.

“Allyson Felix absolutely dominated the 200 meters at Olympic trial,” Sanders said. “She ran the fastest 200 in 14 years, so I think that puts her as the favorite in that event.”

 

 

The 17-year-old gymnast from Michigan has 13 gold medals and was the World All Around champion in 2011. She started her gymnastics career at age 4.

 

ABC News’ Daisha Riley and Hana Karar report