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Bobbi Kristina Brown on a ventilator after found in bathtub: report

WATCH THE VIDEO [email protected] Related Stories Bobbi Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston, rushed to hospital . she tweeted Thursday.The hospital referred all questions about Bobbi Kristina to police.With Roni Robbins in Roslyn, Ga.ON A MOBILE DEVICE. 11, 2012.But Bobbi Kristina told her father she'd learned from her mother's "mistakes," according to a family source."She said, 'I know how my mother died, and I've learned from her mistakes,'" the source told People.
realbkristinahg/via Instagram Bobbi Kristina Brown posted an image to her Instagram account before she was found unresponsive in the tub of a home in Georgia home on Saturday. 

She was so full of hope, and now there's only gut-wrenching worry for what lies ahead for Bobbi Kristina Brown.

"I'm going to LA soon, going into the studio!" the 21-year-old daughter of the late singing legend Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown gushed to longtime family friend Sammy Tawil on Friday.

"She sounded great," the business executive told The Daily News.

On Sunday, Brown remained at North Fulton Hospital ? reportedly on a ventilator ? where she was rushed Saturday night after being discovered face-down in a bathtub at her suburban Atlanta home. Her father and her husband Nick Gordon were reportedly at her side.

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TMZ.com reported the aspiring singer and actress has "significantly diminished" brain function because of the mysterious collapse.

"There's people who want to say it's bleak, but there shouldn't be any rush," Tawil said. "The family is concerned, but they're hopeful. She's a fighter. She's a lot like her mom."

A spokeswoman from the Roswell Police Department, Lisa Holland, told The News about a half-dozen detectives scouring Brown's home found "nothing ... that indicated drugs were involved."

Jordan Strauss/Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP Bobbi Kristina Brown, right, and Nick Gordon attend the Los Angeles premiere of 'Sparkle' at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. 

Her collapse bore an eery resemblance the death of her 48-year-old mother on Feb. 11, 2012.

But Bobbi Kristina told her father she'd learned from her mother's "mistakes," according to a family source.

"She said, 'I know how my mother died, and I've learned from her mistakes,'" the source told People. "She seemed very adamant."

Tawil told The News he'd never seen Bobbi Kristina as happy as she was last July Fourth weekend, when he snapped her smiling and affectionate with Gordon as they posed on the boardwalk at Asbury Park.

Dan Steinberg/AP Whitney Houston, left, and daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown. A family source of Bobby Brown said Bobbi Kristina learned from her mother's 'mistakes.'

"She really loves him, he's one of the few people in her life that she has," he said. "There's very few people in her circle that she really trusts."

Her past has been anything but easy: hospitalized following her mother's death, she reportedly battled drinking problems afterward.

"Miss you mommy ? SO much .. loving you more every sec," she tweeted Jan. 26.

But she seemed to have been looking only forward, Tawil said.

"Let's start this career up&moving OUT to YOU ALLLL quick shall we!?!???!? she tweeted Thursday.

The hospital referred all questions about Bobbi Kristina to police.

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New Yorkers prepare for winter storm expected to bring 2 to 7 inches of snow

ANDREW KELLY/EPA Commuters wait in line for buses during a large winter storm in New York Jan. James Keivom/New York Daily News Mayor de Blasio urged caution in case roads or sidewalks become icy from the storm. 26, 2015.Seth Wenig/AP Pedestrians make their way through heavy snow in Manhattan Jan. 26, 2015.Seth Wenig/AP A woman crosses a mostly empty 42nd Street in Times Square, New York, Monday, Jan.
ANDREW KELLY/EPA Commuters wait in line for buses during a large winter storm in New York Jan. 26, 2015.Seth Wenig/AP Pedestrians make their way through heavy snow in Manhattan Jan. 26, 2015.Seth Wenig/AP A woman crosses a mostly empty 42nd Street in Times Square, New York, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Previous Next Enlarge

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New Yorkers braced for another winter storm on Sunday evening even as officials predicted a relatively un-historic two to seven inches of fluff to hit the city.

Speaking to reporters at Gracie Mansion on Sunday afternoon, Mayor de Blasio urged caution in case the roads or sidewalks become icy, but said he expected school to be open and the subway system to be running smoothly.

“That's the kind of snowstorm we can accommodate fairly well,” he said.

The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning beginning at 7 p.m. Sunday, cautioning New York City residents to expect snow and sleet, winds up to 30 mph, and temperatures in the upper 20s.

Snow was expected to start falling around 9 or 10 p.m. ? leading de Blasio to lend a few words of caution to those driving to or from Super Bowl parties.

“You're going to have to be ready to be careful at that point,” the mayor said. “Think ahead. Have a designated driver. Obviously don't drink and drive under any circumstance, but particularly not on a night where it could be snowy and icy.”

The city suspended alternate side parking regulations for Monday, but said meter limits would still be active.

Garbage and recycling pickup were canceled as well.

James Keivom/New York Daily News Mayor de Blasio urged caution in case roads or sidewalks become icy from the storm.

The snow fall was expected to turn to slush or rain fall by Monday morning, but the mayor cautioned about slippery roads as well as “dangerous” temperatures as low as -20 degrees forecasted that night.

The city would make a final decision about schools early Monday morning, de Blasio said.

“If we have a situation where we don't think school can be put together properly, we of course call it off,” the mayor said. “We feel good about the ability to have a pretty normal day.”

He did offer a word of caution about the forecasts, after last week’s over-inflated “Storm of the Century” predictions had metereologists apologizing the next day .

“We all know that weather forecasting isn't perfect,” he said.

Some New Yorkers said they were ready for whatever the heavens would bring.

“It's winter. It's supposed to snow,” Justino Burgos, a street sweeper from Queens.

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Boyfriend confesses to killing Linda Vu, 24, in front of her children in Houston home 

Harris County Sheriff's Office Dante Thomas confessed to the murder and said he got into an argument with Linda Vu before killing her. Facebook Linda Vu wrote about apparent domestic disputes on her Facebook page weeks before her murder. Thomas is being held on $50,000 bond.Vu’s children are now with a relative, KHOU reports.On her Facebook page, Vu posted several status updates about apparent domestic disputes in the weeks before her death.
Facebook Linda Vu wrote about apparent domestic disputes on her Facebook page weeks before her murder.

Five days after a 24-year-old mother in Houston was murdered in front of her children, police arrested and charged her 20-year-old boyfriend for the vicious crime.

Dante Thomas was nabbed Saturday night for killing Linda Vu, KPRC reports. Thomas was her live-in boyfriend. He confessed to the killing after his arrest and said he got into an argument with Vu before stabbing her seven times Tuesday while her children, ages 4 and 6, were at home. Her body was found by a roommate later that night. Thomas is being held on $50,000 bond.

Vu’s children are now with a relative, KHOU reports.

On her Facebook page, Vu posted several status updates about apparent domestic disputes in the weeks before her death.

Harris County Sheriff's Office Dante Thomas confessed to the murder and said he got into an argument with Linda Vu before killing her.

“I can’t believe this hoe b---- called cps on me,” she wrote in late December, likely referring to Child Protective Services. In comments under that post, she alludes to a lover’s jealous girlfriend trying to take her children away and says she’d hurt the woman “if I lose my babies.”

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Storm hits half of country, heads for suffering Northeast

Very cold."We're looking at low temperatures for Monday night to be zero to 5 above," he said.Contributing: Associated Press. As the storm moves east, it is expected to dump even more snow on a region still digging out from last week's blizzard.In Massachusetts, Dunham said, some areas still have up to 30 inches of snow on the ground and could get an additional 14 inches throughout the day Monday.

A massive, slow-moving storm blanketed much of the Plains and Midwest in snow Sunday, forcing hundreds of flight cancellations and making roads treacherous as it moved into the already hard-hit Northeast.

There were blizzard conditions in Chicago, which saw a foot of snow in places, and in much of the Midwest. Parts of New England hammered by winter weather last week were facing another round of snow lasting through Monday.

The storm stretching from Nebraska to Maine dumped snow, ice and freezing rain. Forecasters said parts of Massachusetts could get another 14 inches of snow.

The brunt of the storm wasn't expected to hit Boston until after midnight, sparing New England Patriots fans worries about getting home from Super Bowl parties. "As long as they get home at a reasonable hour, it's shouldn't cause too much of a problem," said Alan Dunham of the Taunton, Mass., office of the National Weather Service

Airlines had canceled more than 2,500 flights by late afternoon, and already more than 1,400 Monday flights had been scrubbed in advance, according to the commercial aviation tracking site FlightAware.com.

Chicago was by far the most hard-hit. More than 1,600 flights were canceled at area airports, and the figure was growing. Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the city was deploying more than 350 vehicles to clear snow and spread salt, even attaching plows to the front of garbage trucks to help.

Tammy Chase of the Chicago Transit Authority said officials had dispatched bus and rail crews to ensure the system continued running throughout the day. "We are working very closely with the city's Office of Emergency Management to monitor conditions," she said.

As the storm moves east, it is expected to dump even more snow on a region still digging out from last week's blizzard.

In Massachusetts, Dunham said, some areas still have up to 30 inches of snow on the ground and could get an additional 14 inches throughout the day Monday. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh ordered several roads in the region closed due to last week's storm, adding to the road closures that are usually ordered during major sporting events.

This storm could be even worse for the small town of Henniker, N.H., which lost nearly its entire fleet of snow-clearing equipment in a fire at the town's garage Friday night. Henniker residents now have to rely on two pickup trucks and a front-end loader, which were parked outside the garage when the fire started, to clear their roads.

"This puts the town in a bad spot," Henniker Fire Chief Steve Burritt told the Concord Monitor newspaper. "Not that there isn't a solution, but it's going to be a challenge."

The heaviest snowfall is expected throughout the day Monday before the system clears out over the Atlantic Ocean. And while the rest of the week looks relatively calm in the snow department for the Northeast, Dunham said the dry air that follows will be cold. Very cold.

"We're looking at low temperatures for Monday night to be zero to 5 above," he said.

Contributing: Associated Press

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A closer look at the 'Puppy Bowl' puppies

Here's a closer look at the puppies starring in Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl XI. Swipe through the gallery above, and check out the video below, where some of the pups preview the big game.

We can't resist. Here's a closer look at the puppies starring in Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl XI. Swipe through the gallery above, and check out the video below, where some of the pups preview the big game.

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Carmelo Anthony scores 31 to pace Knicks to Super Sunday win over the Lakers at the Garden 

Related Stories Counting down to the 2015 NBA All-Star Game Knicks' Carmelo Anthony may woo free agent All-Stars Langsanity will meet Linsanity when Knicks face Lakers . Carlos Boozer scored 19 points and onetime Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin had just four in 24 minutes off the bench for the Lakers (13-35). Butler/NBAE/Getty Images Carmelo Anthony scores 18 of his 31 points in the third quarter as Knicks beat the Lakers.
Robert Sabo/New York Daily News Carmelo Anthony scores a game-high 31 points at the Garden Sunday afternoon to lead Knicks.

KNICKS 92, LAKERS 80

Derek Fisher offered a succinct response when asked whether he had been looking forward to facing Kobe Bryant on Sunday, at least until his longtime Lakers teammate underwent season-ending shoulder surgery earlier this week.

“No,” Fisher replied before the Knicks defeated his former team sans Bryant, 92-80, at the Garden.

In a game dumped by ESPN as a lead-in to the Super Bowl in favor of Chris Paul’s celebrity bowling tournament, Carmelo Anthony netted 18 of 31 points in the third quarter and Langston Galloway added 13 as the Knicks (10-38) won for the fifth time in seven games. Carlos Boozer scored 19 points and onetime Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin had just four in 24 minutes off the bench for the Lakers (13-35).

Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images Carmelo Anthony scores 18 of his 31 points in the third quarter as Knicks beat the Lakers.

Bryant, who has suffered three serious injuries in as many seasons, has one year and $25 million remaining on his contract. The Lakers will have plenty of expiring contracts and pending cap space to compete with their former coach, Phil Jackson, and the Knicks for free agents in the next couple of summers.

But Fisher indicated before the game that the Knicks are not likely to be in position to patiently rebuild with the 30-year-old Anthony having four years remaining on the $124 million deal he signed last summer.

“I think it depends on your team, the organization, what you believe will work best for you. I think a lot of teams in more recent years have gone the route of building a roster through the draft and free agency that not just can make a splash for a couple two or three years and then those guys that you go get are in your prime and past it and now you got to start over again,” Fisher said, citing Oklahoma City and Portland as examples. “So for us, I understand our fans and the city wanting to hurry up and get to a championship. We obviously want to win. That’s what we’ve done in our past. We still have to be smart. I think we owe it to Carmelo to do it the right way. At the same time he just signed a contract for five years. He’s 30 years old. We don’t have 10 years to figure this out.

Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Ex-Knicks guard Jeremy Lin is a non-factor, scoring just four points in 24 minutes for the Lakers.

“For us we’re right in the middle of we need to do some things right away, as soon as we can. But at the same time not necessarily put ourselves in the same position we’ve been in the last few years where we try to get a get bunch of guys that don’t have favorable contracts that don’t allow you to plan for the future.”

KNICK KNACKS: Amar’e Stoudemire (sprained ankle/wrist) resumed basketball activities before the game and said he could return to game-action this week. Cole Aldrich (shin) and Travis Wear (hip) remained out for the Knicks. Cleanthony Early was recalled from D-League Westchester but did not play.

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Florida poachers caught snoozing in Mini Cooper full of dead deer: police

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation CommissionFlorida Fish and Wildlife Con That’s just one of the deer police found stuffed into the back of a Mini Cooper in rural Florida this month. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation CommissionFlorida Fish and Wildlife Con Just imagine four guys and a couple deer carcasses inside this two-door Mini Cooper after an alleged poaching incident.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation CommissionFlorida Fish and Wildlife Con That’s just one of the deer police found stuffed into the back of a Mini Cooper in rural Florida this month.

Packed inside a fogged-over Mini Cooper, Florida cops say they discovered deer carcasses and four men sleeping off an illegal hunt.

Neighbors in rural Orange County want to know how the alleged poachers stuffed their kills ? and themselves ? inside the tiny car.

“I would have personally probably picked a truck,” 911 caller Alicia Diggs told WKMG-TV.

She woke early Jan. 21 to gunshots piercing the pre-dawn night only to find shotgun shells, a bloody mess and a bright car parked at the end of her driveway.

Inside the steamy cramped car, Orange County Sheriff’s Office deputies found four men passed out, traces of marijuana and three dead deer shoved into the hatchback.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation CommissionFlorida Fish and Wildlife Con Just imagine four guys and a couple deer carcasses inside this two-door Mini Cooper after an alleged poaching incident.

The men failed to escape ? opting for shut eye ? because they ran down a buck, lodging the beast under their vehicle.

A Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission report released this week shows each of the men were arrested on different charges in connection to last week’s joy ride.

The three dead deer were shot illegally, authorities said.

The suspects have not been identified by police though each of them were jailed and separately face charges of taking a deer during the off-season, shooting from a road, probation violation and marijuana possession.

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People Detectives review video to find clues in 'Suge' Knight case

The men beat him through his window, tried to pull him outside, and threatened to kill him.Knight punched the gas and fled in fear, Blatt said. member, were at the film location Thursday, but they didn't see Knight.In November, Knight pleaded not guilty to a robbery charge filed after a celebrity photographer accused him of stealing her camera in Beverly Hills. Investigators were reviewing a video of an incident in which Marion "Suge" Knight struck two men with his pickup truck .

LOS ANGELES (AP) ? Investigators were reviewing a video of an incident in which Marion "Suge" Knight struck two men with his pickup truck ? leaving one dead and the other injured ? to help shed light on whether the rap music mogul was a perpetrator or victim in a case that led to his arrest.

Knight remained jailed on $2 million bail on suspicion of murder, and was scheduled to make a court appearance on Tuesday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's department.

Authorities alleged Knight hit and killed his friend Terry Carter, 55, with his pickup truck Thursday in the parking lot of a Compton fast-food restaurant, also injuring Cle "Bone" Sloan, 51, an actor and film consultant.

Knight's defense attorney James Blatt said his client was an innocent victim who accidentally ran over the men as he tried to escape a vicious attack. Blatt said he would see the video on Monday or Tuesday.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Nicole Nishida confirmed Saturday that detectives were reviewing the video, but "they have made no such arrangements with the attorney" nor did they plan to show it to him.

The incident was the latest in a long line of brushes with death and the law for the 49-year-old founder of Death Row Records.

Knight started the label that helped solidify West Coast rap with Dr. Dre, who had been a member of the legendary group N.W.A. The label also launched the career of Snoop Dogg and had Tupac Shakur in the last months of his life.

The fatal run-in occurred a short while after Knight was told by deputies providing security to leave a film location after arguing with Sloan, who was working on the set, during a break from filming a promotional video for the biopic Straight Outta Compton about the rise of N.W.A.

The argument resumed and escalated a short while later at a fast-food restaurant a few miles away, with Knight and Sloan exchanging punches through his open window, sheriff's Lt. John Corina said.

Corina said Knight backed up his pickup truck and knocked Sloan down.

"Then he puts the truck in drive, drives forward, running over him, and then keeps going forward and keeps on driving, and runs over Carter, who is standing in the parking lot, and keeps on going after that," Corina said.

He said witnesses told investigators it looked like an intentional act.

Authorities said they do not believe Carter was involved in the altercation.

Blatt said Knight was called to Tam's Burgers in Compton by Carter for a meeting and was attacked by four people, including Sloan, as he slowed his truck. The men beat him through his window, tried to pull him outside, and threatened to kill him.

Knight punched the gas and fled in fear, Blatt said. He had no idea he hit two men.

Corina said that claim is hard to believe, and there's no evidence thus far of four attackers.

The incident came less than six months after Knight was shot six times at a West Hollywood nightclub in August ? the second shooting he's survived. No arrests have been made in that case.

At 6-foot-4 and weighing 325 pounds, Knight has a reputation as an imposing figure that is credited, in part, with helping create Death Row Records when he strong-armed another label to release Dr. Dre from his contract, said Chuck Creekmur, CEO of allhiphop.com.

Knight was at the center of one of the most notorious rap conflicts of the 1990s, pitting Tupac Shakur against Biggie Smalls in an East Coast-versus-West Coast rivalry.

Knight was sent to prison for nearly five years for badly beating a rival with Shakur at a Las Vegas hotel, just hours before Shakur was fatally shot while riding in Knight's car just east of the Strip.

Smalls, whose real name was Chris Wallace, was shot to death in a similar attack six months later.

Knight and Dre later had a falling out, and Dre left. The record company eventually declared bankruptcy and was auctioned off.

Dr. Dre and Ice Cube, another former N.W.A. member, were at the film location Thursday, but they didn't see Knight.

In November, Knight pleaded not guilty to a robbery charge filed after a celebrity photographer accused him of stealing her camera in Beverly Hills. Because of prior convictions, he could face up to 30 years in prison.

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Justin Timberlake announces baby news on birthday; Taylor Swift posts star-studded photo

NEW YORK (AP) -- It's Justin Timberlake's birthday, but it's another birth date that's on his mind -- that of his future son or daughter. He wrote that he was getting the greatest gift ever this year and added: "CAN'T WAIT." The sex of the baby is not yet known; the actor-singer joked that the couple is taking bets. The superstar shared a picture of a bulging belly -- presumably belonging to wife Jessica Biel -- on Instagram on Saturday, his 34th birthday.

NEW YORK (AP) -- It's Justin Timberlake's birthday, but it's another birth date that's on his mind -- that of his future son or daughter.

The superstar shared a picture of a bulging belly -- presumably belonging to wife Jessica Biel -- on Instagram on Saturday, his 34th birthday. He wrote that he was getting the greatest gift ever this year and added: "CAN'T WAIT."

The sex of the baby is not yet known; the actor-singer joked that the couple is taking bets.

The Grammy-winning Timberlake married Biel in 2012. It will be the first child for both. Biel's pregnancy has been rumored for weeks but Timberlake's post is the first official confirmation.

Happy Birthday, @justintimberlake! Thank you for your music, comedy, daaaahncing, songwriting, and for taking this selfie:

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'Frozen' show goes on despite blizzard

A driving wind and piles of snow did not deter kids in colorful costumes and their bundled-up families from attending Disney on Ice's Frozen show Sunday morning at the United Center.The 7 p.m. Existing tickets will be recognized for use on the newly scheduled Tuesday performance.Ticketholders unable to make today's 11:30 a.m. shows may exchange their tickets at the United Center box office for tickets to the Tuesday evening performance or the 3 p.m.

A driving wind and piles of snow did not deter kids in colorful costumes and their bundled-up families from attending Disney on Ice's Frozen show Sunday morning at the United Center.

The 7 p.m. show was canceled because of the weather, but two matinees were on as scheduled, to the delight of young fans and the relief of parents who made hourslong treks in blizzard conditions.

Jerry Pezdek, attending the show with his two kids and their cousins, said he gave little thought to skipping the show.

"As if I had an option!" he said.

One group exited a limo before scurrying inside the arena, while others wore the costumes of the characters Elsa and Anna beneath winter coats. The show is based on "Frozen," an animated film and pop culture phenomenon among children about a stubborn princess who sets off to find her estranged sister, whose untamed magical powers lead her to accidentally curse her kingdom with an eternal winter.

Vesna Radjenovich drove to the show from Northwest Indiana this morning with her 7-year-old daughter Ana and some friends.

They mulled over staying home, Radjenovich said, but decided to make the trip, which ended up taking about two hours.

"We considered it but we didn't want to disappoint the kids," she said. "We thought, 'Elsa gave us a little surprise.'"

Radjenovich said the group probably would get a hotel room if conditions worsened by the end of the show.

Erin Debartolo, 40, of LaGrange, said the family didn't consider missing the event. Their 5-year-old son, Patrick, got the chance to attend as a reward, she said.

"It's all about 'Frozen'" for her son and 3-year-old daughter Olivia.

Her husband Michael Debartolo said the roads were not too bad this morning, with few cars out and about.

"The only people on the roads were people coming to 'Frozen,'" he said.

Jennifer Paoletti said they meet friends every year for Disney on Ice and already had tickets, so they didn't give much thought to staying home. Paoletti brought 5-year-old Chloe to the show from Lake Bluff.

"My husband wanted us to stay home," she said.

Exchanges will be offered to ticketholders who could not attend the two Sunday shows as planned.

Tickets for Sunday's 7 p.m. performance are now good for a newly added performance at 7 p.m. Tuesday, organizers said. Patrons are asked to keep their original tickets. Existing tickets will be recognized for use on the newly scheduled Tuesday performance.

Ticketholders unable to make today's 11:30 a.m. or 3 p.m. shows may exchange their tickets at the United Center box office for tickets to the Tuesday evening performance or the 3 p.m. performances on Thursday or Friday.

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Bobbi Kristina Brown in medically-induced coma

The daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, 21, has been in a medically-induced coma since late Saturday, according to Atlanta Gannett affiliate 11 Alive.Brown was taken to the North Fulton Hospital in Roswell, Ga. Here's what Brown tweeted a few days ago:Stars are keeping Brown in their prayers. Brown was having a tough time dealing with the anniversary of her mother's death, reports 11Alive. Bobbi Kristina Brown remains hospitalized one day after being found unresponsive in a bathtub.

Bobbi Kristina Brown remains hospitalized one day after being found unresponsive in a bathtub. The daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, 21, has been in a medically-induced coma since late Saturday, according to Atlanta Gannett affiliate 11 Alive.

Brown was taken to the North Fulton Hospital in Roswell, Ga. after her husband, Nick Gordon, and a friend found her in the tub Saturday morning.

"(Gordon) started CPR and a police officer took over lifesaving measures until an ambulance arrived. She was transported to the hospital. Please keep her and the family in your thoughts and prayers," said officer Lisa Holland, spokeswoman for the Roswell, Ga.Police Department, who also told reporters that police had no reason to believe anything suspicious happened, and that there was nothing found in the house to make them suspect drugs.

11Alive reports that police were called to Brown's house eight days ago, because there were reports of a fight. However, no one was at the house when police arrived.

Bobby Brown released a statement about his daughter's hospitalization:

"Privacy is requested in this matter. Please allow for my family to deal with this matter and give my daughter the love and support she needs at this time," Brown said, reports E! news.

Representatives for the Houston family did not respond to USA TODAY's requests for comment.

The incident occurs almost three years after Whitney Houston was found dead in a bathtub. Brown was having a tough time dealing with the anniversary of her mother's death, reports 11Alive. Here's what Brown tweeted a few days ago:

Stars are keeping Brown in their prayers.

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Pregnant smokers promised free diapers for kicking the habit

Igor Mojzes/Getty Images/iStockphoto Summit County's Baby & Me-Tobacco Free program provides pregnant women with vouchers for free diapers if they quit smoking. a significant incentive for the Akron woman, who already has two children."I don't want any harm done to them or my other ones I have here," said Lykes, 24. Related Stories Financial, social incentives help people quit habits: study Woman's smoking can affect her future grandkids: study .
Igor Mojzes/Getty Images/iStockphoto Summit County's Baby & Me-Tobacco Free program provides pregnant women with vouchers for free diapers if they quit smoking.

AKRON, Ohio ? Pregnant smokers in one northeast Ohio county can get free diapers in exchange for permanently kicking the habit through a new health program.

Summit County's Baby & Me-Tobacco Free program aims to reduce premature births and infant mortality, as studies have linked smoking during pregnancy to preterm labor and health problems for infants, the Akron Beacon Journal reported.

The program's incentive could be worth hundreds of dollars per mother. Pregnant smokers can earn a $25 voucher each month for one year if they quit smoking, attend at least four support group sessions and prove they're smoke-free by passing monthly carbon monoxide tests after their children are born.

Participant Brittney Lykes is expecting twins this summer, so she could get twice as many vouchers if she is successful ? a significant incentive for the Akron woman, who already has two children.

"I don't want any harm done to them or my other ones I have here," said Lykes, 24. "You have to think about the babies."

Lykes said she used to smoke half a pack each day or two but has cut back to one cigarette a day and is hopeful about quitting before the twins come.

The local program has a budget of about $61,000. It is funded through a state grant and modeled after the Baby & Me-Tobacco Free program launched in Jamestown, New York, 14 years ago.

That program's creator and director, Laurie Adams, said it provides positive messaging to help moms feel supported during the challenge of going smoke-free.

"We're getting these moms to quit during the course of pregnancy, but we're keeping them quit, which is the toughest part," Adams said.

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Sports Michigan State shuts out Michigan in OT in 76-66 win

-- Denzel Valentine had 25 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, and Michigan State held rival Michigan scoreless in overtime, outlasting the Wolverines 76-66 on Sunday.With two of their best players on crutches, the Wolverines (13-9, 6-4 Big Ten) pushed Michigan State throughout, but the Spartans (15-7, 6-3) shook off some poor early shooting and finally put Michigan away in the extra session.

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Denzel Valentine had 25 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, and Michigan State held rival Michigan scoreless in overtime, outlasting the Wolverines 76-66 on Sunday.

With two of their best players on crutches, the Wolverines (13-9, 6-4 Big Ten) pushed Michigan State throughout, but the Spartans (15-7, 6-3) shook off some poor early shooting and finally put Michigan away in the extra session. Branden Dawson had 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Bryn Forbes and Matt Costello scored 10 points each for Michigan State.

Spike Albrecht and Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman scored 18 points each for Michigan, which was without injured guards Caris LeVert and Derrick Walton. Zak Irvin added 11 points for the Wolverines.

Michigan State shot 29 percent in the first half and 71 percent in the second.

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Sports Ravens coach John Harbaugh denies calling Colts about Patriots' footballs

’ And he said, ‘No way.'"There have been reports that the Colts first noticed the deflated footballs when former Maryland linebacker D'Qwell Jackson intercepted a pass by Tom Brady and handed it to an equipment manager.Harbaugh reiterated that the Ravens had no problems with the footballs during their AFC divisional-round loss to the Patriots at Gillette Stadium.“It never came up,” Harbaugh said.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh was adamant Sunday in denying that the Ravens sparked the investigation into the New England Patriots' deflated footballs in the AFC championship game.

There have been unconfirmed reports that Harbaugh or the Ravens tipped off the Indianapolis Colts about the issue. The ongoing investigation, the so-called "Deflategate" led by NFL executive Jeff Pash and outside investigator Ted Wells, is based on allegations that the Patriots didn't have the footballs inflated up to NFL standards.

“I heard all that, I couldn't believe it when I heard it,” Harbaugh said Sunday afternoon on NBC during a Super Bowl pregame show when asked about the reports that the Ravens called the Colts. "It’s ridiculous. It never happened. I never made any call. Nobody in our organization made any call.

"Just to make sure I had all the facts, I called [Colts coach] Chuck Pagano this week and asked him, ‘Did anybody else in our organization tip you off about any deflated footballs?’ And he said, ‘No way.'"

There have been reports that the Colts first noticed the deflated footballs when former Maryland linebacker D'Qwell Jackson intercepted a pass by Tom Brady and handed it to an equipment manager.

Harbaugh reiterated that the Ravens had no problems with the footballs during their AFC divisional-round loss to the Patriots at Gillette Stadium.

“It never came up,” Harbaugh said. “It never crossed my mind. It wasn’t even an issue during the game. I didn’t even think about it until I read about it later.”

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