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16 Missing in Central Texas After Flooding

Floodwaters kept rising Tuesday across much of Texas as storms dumped almost another foot of rain on the Houston area, stranding hundreds of motorists and inundating the famously congested highways that serve the nation's fourth-largest city. Meanwhile, the search went on for at least 16 people who were still missing after significant flooding along the Blanco River in Central Texas, Hays County commissioner Will Conley said Tuesday afternoon. That number included a group that disappeared after a vacation home was swept down the river and slammed into a bridge. Several more fatalities were reported — three in Houston and one more in Central Texas — bringing the death toll to 14 in the wake of the weekend storms in Texas and Oklahoma. Read »
5 hours ago

Thieves Stole Tax Info From 100,000 Taxpayers, IRS Says

16 minutes ago

Ex-LAPD Officer Arrested on Murder Charge

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Bernie Sanders Launches Presidential Campaign

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Air Force Airman Kills Worker, Self in N.D. Wal-Mart Shooting

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 2:38 PM

Court Won't Lift Hold on Obama Immigration Action

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Officer, Mother Charged in Fatal Shooting Outside McDonald's

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"100 Deadly Days": Traffic Deaths Spike in Summer, Study Says

The summer season has started amid cheaper gas prices and an improving economy — but safety advocates are warning that those conditions could cause a spike in traffic deaths during a period they're calling "100 deadly days," NBC News reported. The concern comes after nearly 1,300 more people died in car accidents over the past six months compared to the same period a year earlier, according to a new study from the nonprofit National Safety Council. Unfortunately, after decades of decline when it comes to highway fatalities ... we have seen an uptick on the fatalities numbers on our highways," National Safety Council President Debbie Hersman told NBC News. "This is not an anomaly and we're really concerned because we're heading into the deadliest days of the year: the summertime." Read »
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Theater Gunman Had "Obsession to Kill" Since Childhood

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 2:44 PM

Cleveland, DOJ Reach Settlement Over Policing

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Woman Bitten by Black Widow Spider Found in Grapes

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Stolen Antiques Worth Millions Seized, Returned to Italy

Stolen antiques worth millions of dollars — including frescoes from the doomed city of Pompeii and a Roman-era sarcophagus lid — were seized by American investigators and returned to Italy, the U.S. ambassador to Italy announced Tuesday, NBC News reported. "It is my pleasure to be here today to celebrating the return of these priceless objects to their rightful owners — the Italian people," John Phillips said during a news conference in Rome. Several of the works of art had been housed in American museums, but were handed over to authorities when curators discovered they had been stolen. "All these items in those museums came from somewhere, but we don't know their background," Phillips told NBC News. Read »
6 hours ago

"My Olympic Event": Once-Paralyzed College Student Walks at Graduation

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Girl Hurt in Bounce House Incident to Be Released From Hospital