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Flash floods in Texas, Oklahoma kill 2; 100s of homes gone
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) -- Record rainfall was wreaking havoc across a swath of the U.S. Midwest on Sunday, causing flash floods in normally dry riverbeds, spawning tornadoes and forcing at least 2,000 people to flee.... 5/24/2015 9:12 PM


John Nash, wife, 'A Beautiful Mind' inspiration, die in NJ
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- John Forbes Nash Jr., a mathematical genius whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie "A Beautiful Mind," has died along with his wife in a car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. He was 86.... 5/24/2015 5:30 PM

John Nash: A life of great struggle and even greater success
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Born to an electrical engineer, and later a precocious and dashing young man who attained an Ivy League education, John Nash seemed destined for a life of stunning success. That he achieved, winning a Nobel Prize in 1994, but not without a struggle with mental illness that would make him a household name even more so than his achievements in mathematics.... 5/24/2015 6:57 PM

Forgotten for decades, fallen NY soldier finally honored
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Carroll Heath didn't have it easy growing up in the Great Depression. His father wasn't around, his mother was a patient in a mental hospital and he kept largely to himself. Soon after graduating high school, he enlisted in the Army and wound up in the Philippines, where he's believed to have died sometime in 1942.... 5/24/2015 4:33 PM

After officer's acquittal, 2 more cases loom for Cleveland
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cleveland emerged unscathed and intact after a day of protests following the acquittal of a patrolman who had been on trial in the shooting deaths of two unarmed suspects killed in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire.... 5/24/2015 9:03 PM


Protester leaves Shell ship north of Seattle; 1 remains
SEATTLE (AP) -- One of two protesters who affixed themselves to an Arctic oil-drilling support ship parked north of Seattle left the vessel Sunday, but the other remained suspended from its anchor chain in an effort to draw attention to climate change and the risks an oil spill could pose in the remote waters off northwestern Alaska.... 5/24/2015 9:27 PM

Aging Catholic nuns get care at Jewish nursing home
NEW YORK (AP) -- For 98-year-old Sister Angela Rooney, it was one of the most jarring moves of her life.... 5/24/2015 4:18 PM

In the coalfields, dilapidated sites make way for renewal
WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (AP) -- Inside a 1920s-era warehouse in the heart of a once-bustling coalfields hub, Brandon Blankenship saws through 8-foot boards pulled up from the building's floor, looking each one up and down for "a face that's not splintered - smooth with no breaks - and an intact tongue and groove." Portions that pass muster wind up in neat stacks for reuse by the crew remodeling the warehouse into office space, or for sale to builders looking to add a rustic touch to homes and... 5/24/2015 8:01 PM



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