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Latest on flooding: Home evacuation in Texas city reduced

May 29, 2015

6:20 p.m. (CDT)

The number of homes ordered evacuated in the Southeast Texas city of Wharton due to the rising Colorado River has been reduced to 30. more »»

AP source: Hastert paid to conceal claims of sexual abuse

May 29, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) — Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert paid hush money to conceal claims that the Illinois Republican sexually molested someone decades ago, a person familiar with the matter said... more »»

Pentagon: Anthrax shipments broader than first thought

May 29, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon said Friday that the Army's mistaken shipments of live anthrax to research laboratories were more widespread than it initially reported, prompting the Defense... more »»

Latest on flooding: Rainfall records set in parts of Texas

May 29, 2015

5:30 p.m. (CDT)

Forecasters say Texas has set rainfall records in several areas after deadly storms.

The National Weather Service said Friday that 16. more »»

Latest on flooding: Arkansas counties deemed disaster areas

May 29, 2015

4:30 p.m. (CDT)

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has issued disaster declarations for five counties hit hard by recent storms and flooding. more »»

Washington removes Cuba from US list of terrorism sponsors

May 29, 2015

HAVANA (AP) — The Obama administration formally removed Cuba from the U.S. more »»

Latest on flooding: Homes ordered evacuated in Texas city

May 29, 2015

4:15 p.m. (CDT)

The mayor of a city about 60 miles southwest of Houston has ordered the evacuation of about 300 flood-threatened homes near the Colorado River. more »»

Pentagon: live anthrax may also have been sent to Australia

May 29, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon said Friday that the Army may have mistakenly sent live anthrax to a laboratory in Australia in 2008, in addition to the suspected live anthrax it sent this year to... more »»

Father: Woman shot by sheriff told police it was an accident

May 29, 2015

ATLANTA (AP) — The woman who was shot and critically wounded by a Georgia sheriff told a detective the shooting was an accident that happened while they were practicing self-defense tactics in an... more »»

More cancer success with drugs that enlist immune system

May 29, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) — For the first time, a major study shows that a drug targeting the body's disease-fighting immune system may improve survival for the most common form of lung cancer. more »»

Latest on flooding: Flooded Dallas highway to stay closed

May 29, 2015

3:05 p.m. (CDT)

Authorities have closed several miles of a busy Dallas highway that became flooded, trapping motorists for hours. more »»

Latest on flooding: Helicopter rescues flood-trapped officer

May 29, 2015

2:30 p.m. (CDT)

A suburban Dallas police officer had to be rescued by helicopter after his SUV got trapped in rushing floodwaters while he was diverting traffic. more »»

Indictment gives few hints about former speaker's actions

May 29, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) — A newly unveiled indictment against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert accuses the Republican of agreeing to pay $3. more »»

Latest on flooding: Weekend rain likely for soggy Texas

May 29, 2015

2:15 p.m. (CDT)

Forecasters say storms may dump more rain this weekend on areas of Texas that are dealing with major flooding. more »»

Father, stepmother charged in death of malnourished girl

May 29, 2015

DETROIT (AP) — Prosecutors on Friday accused a father and stepmother of intentional, persistent abuse and neglect of two young girls, one dead and the other fighting for her life in a Detroit... more »»



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