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Oklahoma, Texas Brace For "Historic" Flooding

A state of emergency was in effect for 44 Oklahoma counties as flash floods forced more than 1,000 evacuations, numerous rescues across Oklahoma and Texas and at least one death, as officials warned a "historic" deluge was still to come on Sunday. One firefighter in Oklahoma drowned after being swept away by flood waters, while heavy rainfall washed out roads, trapped residents and knocked out power to thousands. Texas's Caldwell County issued a mandatory evacuation order for areas near the San Marcos River as they braced for a torrent of water Sunday morning. Meanwhile, local authorities reported residents trapped on rooftops in Texas’ Hays County as the Blanco River rose more than 33 feet in just three hours — breaking an all-time record crest dating back to 1929 by nearly six feet. The wet and stormy weather was forecast to last into next week for the Plains, Texas and Mississippi Valley. Read »
Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 11:38 PM

Protests, Arrests After Ohio Cop's Acquittal in Deaths of 2

Police in riot gear made "multiple 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, NBC News reported. 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 "review all available legal options" to determine whether any additional steps were necessary in his case. Read »
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 »
3 hours ago

Denmark's Jihadis De-Radicalization Program Aims to Reintegrate

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 2:26 PM

Teen Dies of Cancer Weeks After Prom With NFL Player

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 3:02 PM

Timeline in D.C. Mansion Killings Case

4 hours ago

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 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.
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

3 hours ago

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

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 5:10 PM

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

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 1:22 PM

Justice Department to Review Cleveland Car Hood Police Shooting