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The Houston area is waking up to widespread floods Tuesday morning after heavy downpours…

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Iraq: Major op to push ISIS from Anbar starts

Iraq forces have launched a major military operation to liberate Iraq's Anbar and Salaheddin provinces from ISIS, Iraqi state media and a key Shia militia group said Tuesday, a little more than a week after the militant group overran Anbar's…


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Teen dies in flooding on way home from prom

Alyssa Renee Ramirez's accomplishments read like a list of many teenagers' dreams: Homecoming queen. Student council president. Star athlete.

Her storied high school career was nearing an end with one final rite of passage: her senior prom. But as…


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Police hunt man who killed New Mexico officer

Police in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, are searching for a man who shot and killed an on-duty officer Monday night.

Chief Michael Geier said the man fled the scene in a Dodge pickup. Authorities are questioning a person in connection with incident.




Charter announces plan to buy Time Warner Cable

In a deal that will affect one in six American households, Charter Communications on Tuesday proposed a three-way merger with two other cable and broadband providers, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks.

If approved by government regulators,…


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Daughters: B.B. King was 'poisoned'

Two of B.B. King's daughters are alleging that the blues legend was poisoned to death by his closest associates. But the coroner says preliminary autopsy results don't support that contention.

King's daughters, Patty King and Karen Williams, made the…



Exhumed bodies confirmed to be migrants

Malaysian authorities have confirmed that the 139 graves and 28 abandoned camps discovered close to the Thai border are related to human trafficking.

Inspector General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar said that Malaysian police and border guards, as part…


Heat wave kills more than 700 in India

Stifling heat has killed more than 700 people in India in less than one week.

The worst-hit area is the southeastern state of Andhra Pradesh, where authorities say more than 550 people have died in the last four to five days. Another 215 have died in…



Biden praises Iraqi military after Carter's remark

American officials attempted to explain on Monday the claim made over the weekend by Defense Secretary Ash Carter that Iraqi defense forces "showed no will to fight" prior to the ISIS siege of Ramadi.

The comment, made in an exclusive interview with…



38 killed in fire at China nursing home

Thirty-eight people were killed and six others injured after a fire broke out at a nursing home in central China late Monday, authorities said.

Two of the injured were seriously hurt, the Administration of Work Safety in Henan province said in a…


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37 Texas counties called disaster areas

Record-setting rains left officials in Texas and Oklahoma scrambling to assess the scope of the damage and destruction Monday as an emergency coordinator told reporters that a dozen people were missing in one county.


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Waterspout lifts bounce house; 3 children hurt

Three children were injured on Monday when a waterspout came onshore and lifted the inflatable bounce house they were in, authorities said.

The house was swept across a parking lot into a roadway, according to police in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The…


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Texas teen dies in floodwaters

Alyssa Renee Ramirez was 18 and was homecoming queen, student council president, a cheerleader and a star athlete at Devine High School in Texas. On her way home from senior prom, her car was swept away by floodwaters and she died.

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Texas family swept away in cabin

Severe weather caused a cabin near Austin, Texas, to float away with a couple and their two children. The husband has been found; the others are still missing.


Multiple threats made against U.S. passenger planes

It was a nerve-wracking Memorial Day for U.S. air officials with multiple threats made against passenger planes across the nation. All have proved unfounded so far, but authorities worry about the disruption hoaxes like this can cause.

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