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3 Killed as Floods Ravage Oklahoma, Texas

Three people were killed and hundreds more evacuated as a storm system barreled through Texas and Oklahoma Sunday, dropping record amounts of rainfall, causing flash floods, spawning tornadoes and destroying homes, NBC News reported. Heavy floods washed over San Marcos, Texas, killing a man and displacing a thousand residents, Hays County emergency management coordinator Kharley Smith said. Rescue crews were searching for eight people who were missing in the Hays County town of Wimberly where buildings, power lines and bridges were damaged “throughout the entire region,” according San Marcos Fire Marshal Ken Bell. In Houston, heavy rain and winds caused an apartment building to collapse, injuring two people and severely damaging 10 of the 41 units, the Houston Fire Department said. Two people were killed in Oklahoma, one of them a firefighter who drowned after being swept away by flood waters, as heavy rainfall washed out roads, trapped residents and knocked out power to thousands. The wet and stormy weather was forecast to last into next week for the Plains, Texas and the Mississippi Valley. Read »
Monday, May 25, 2015 at 1:12 AM

Pressure Cooker Found, Destroyed Near Capitol

Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 2:21 PM

New Orleans Police Officer Shot Dead in Patrol Car

Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 7:43 PM

Body Found ID'ed as Missing Kayaker: Specialist

Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 5:56 PM

Ireland to Draft Same-Sex Marriage Bill This Week

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 6:02 PM

Timeline in D.C. Mansion Killings Case

Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 5:44 PM

Mike Huckabee on Duggars: "Good People Make Mistakes"

Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 7:32 PM

Hundreds in Mass. Rally in Support of Tom Brady

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 7:59 PM
 

Today's victory is the culmination of decades of struggle which has forced this government and conservative elements in the establishment to hold this referendum.  

— Ireland's president Michael D. Higgins happy that Irish citizens were given the opportunity to vote on the country's same-sex referendum.
Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 8:34 AM

New Trial Expected for Man Convicted of Chandra Levy's Death

Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 5:13 PM

Montoya Wins the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500

Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 11:57 AM

Iraqis Seize Territory Near Ramadi From ISIS

Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 2:14 PM

Italy Rescues 70 Afghan, Iraqi Migrants From Boat

Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 10:46 AM

Dozens Arrested in Protests Over Officer's Acquittal

Police in riot gear made 71 arrests as protesters flooded the streets of Cleveland following the acquittal of a white police officer charged in the shooting deaths of two unarmed black motorists, officials said early Sunday, NBC News reported. In one incident, three people were arrested after an object was hurled through a restaurant window, injuring a female patron, police said in a tweet. At a Sunday morning press conference, officials said 71 people were arrested, including 39 adult men, 16 women and "a few juveniles." The protests — which were largely peaceful — began Saturday morning after police officer Michael Brelo was found not guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the killings of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams, who died in a barrage of police gunfire after a high-speed car chase in November 2012. The 31-year-old patrolman mounted the car that Russell and Williams were in and fired into their windshield while standing on the car hood. He was one of 13 officers who fired a total of 137 shots at the car. The Department of Justice announced Saturday it will conduct a probe into the case. Read »
Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 6:51 PM

Woman Accused of Setting Man Tied to Bed on Fire

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