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"Catastrophic" Flooding Hits Oklahoma, Texas

Flash floods forced more than 1,000 evacuations and numerous rescues across Oklahoma and Texas, as officials warned a "historic" deluge was still to come on Sunday, NBC News reported. One firefighter in Oklahoma drowned after being swept away by flood waters. The heavy rainfall also washed out roads, trapped residents and knocked out power to thousands. At least 60,000 customers were without power in Oklahoma and Texas on Saturday night — including more than 30,000 in the Austin area alone, The Weather Channel reported. The National Weather Service in San Antonio said early Sunday the river had risen 9 feet in just 15 minutes and was causing "catastrophic" flooding. Meanwhile, severe weather moved through North Texas early Sunday morning, causing flash floods and some other storm damage, NBC DFW reported. Read »
57 minutes ago

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 »
7 minutes ago

Gloria Steinem Crosses North-South Korea Border

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 12:34 PM

Ireland 1st Country to OK Gay Marriage by Popular Vote

Ireland has become the first country in the world to say yes to same sex marriage by popular vote, NBC News reported. At final count, 62 percent voted in favor of legalizing gay marriage in the country, while 38 percent voted against it. There was a mood of excitement in Dublin as early results showed a high turnout and a strong lead for "Yes" votes. Backers of gay marriage had hoped for high turnout, reflecting strong participation by young and first-time voters. Among those who voted were thousands of emigrants who returned by aircraft or ferry to take part in the world's first direct national vote on gay marriage. Many shared their journeys on social under the #HomeToVote hashtag. Read »
Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 1:17 AM

Denmark's Jihadis De-Radicalization Program Aims to Reintegrate

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 3:02 PM

Timeline in D.C. Mansion Killings Case

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 2:26 PM

Teen Dies of Cancer Weeks After Prom With NFL Player

2 hours ago

Mass. Woman's Obituary Proclaims: "Brady is Innocent!!"

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 4:59 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 12:29 AM

Mass Graves of Suspected Trafficking Victims Found in Malaysia: Report

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 6:43 PM

President Obama Responds to 5-Year-Old Girl’s Message on Twitter

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 6:57 AM

Isla Vista Victim's Dad Fights for Gun Laws

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 7:41 PM

Body of Missing Kayaker May Have Been Found: Source

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 7:06 PM

Pipeline Company Defends Safety Record Amid Oil Spill

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 5:10 PM

Soccer Coach to Parent: I'll "Bounce Your Head Off the Floor"