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Homeowners clean up in Texas; death toll climbs to 21
HOUSTON (AP) -- Homeowners dragged soggy carpet to the curb and mopped up coffee-colored muck Wednesday after a barrage of storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma left at least 21 people dead and 11 others missing.... 5/28/2015 3:09 AM

Latest on flooding: Child's body found; man's body ID'd
9:45 p.m. CDT... 5/28/2015 3:04 AM

Deaths highlight hidden danger from municipal storm drains
The drowning of an Oklahoma firefighter and a Texas teenager in storms that swept through those states highlight the persistent dangers posed by storm drains that help protect neighborhoods during flash flooding but can suck in unsuspecting residents and rescue workers.... 5/28/2015 3:33 AM

Nebraska abolishes death penalty in landmark override vote
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Nebraska abolished the death penalty on Wednesday over the governor's objections in a move pushed through the Legislature with unusual backing from conservatives who oppose capital punishment for religious, financial and practical reasons.... 5/28/2015 12:49 AM

AP sources: IRS believes identity thieves from Russia
WASHINGTON (AP) -- IRS investigators believe the identity thieves who stole the personal tax information of more than 100,000 taxpayers from an IRS website are part of a sophisticated criminal operation based in Russia, two officials told the Associated Press.... 5/27/2015 9:40 PM

Colorado theater shooting victims relive terror in courtroom
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- From the witness stand, Christina Blache could finally do what she had most wanted and most feared: She looked for the first time at the man who shot her, who killed her friend, who ravaged so many lives.... 5/27/2015 7:20 PM

Is rent out of reach? Study shows how 11 US cities stack up
NEW YORK (AP) -- Renters are on the rise in America's biggest cities, but many tenants are scrambling to keep up with growing rent bills and shrinking vacancies, according to a study being released Thursday.... 5/28/2015 4:41 AM

Tracy Morgan settles suit with Wal-Mart over fatal crash
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has settled his lawsuit against Wal-Mart over a highway crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured.... 5/28/2015 2:27 AM

Molestation claim against Michael Jackson's estate dismissed
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A choreographer who accused Michael Jackson of years of molestation cannot pursue his allegations against the singer's estate because he waited too long to file the legal action, a judge ruled.... 5/28/2015 4:12 AM

APNewsBreak: Records contradict claim in St. Louis baby case
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Missouri adoption records contradict a St. Louis woman's claim that her baby was stolen at Homer G. Phillips Hospital in 1965 after she was told the newborn had died.... 5/27/2015 10:10 PM



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