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The Latest: Texas elevates center's alert level after rains
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The Latest on severe weather in the Plains and flooding in Texas following heavy rains (all times local):... 5/27/2016 9:43 PM

Feds expect more Atlantic tropical storms than last 3 years
MIAMI (AP) -- U.S. government forecasters expect a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season, after three relatively slow years. But they also say climate conditions that influence storm development are making it difficult to predict how many hurricanes and tropical storms will arise over the next six months.... 5/27/2016 9:12 PM

Holiday air travelers get a break from long security lines
ATLANTA (AP) -- Travelers who were dreading long airport security lines ahead of the Memorial Day weekend instead reported moving quickly through checkpoints Friday after authorities opened extra screening lanes and used bomb-sniffing dogs to give some passengers a break from removing their shoes.... 5/27/2016 8:30 PM

The Latest: Fishermen helped save pilots after jets crashed
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The Latest on the crash of two Navy jets off the coast of North Carolina on Thursday (all times local):... 5/27/2016 9:21 PM

At least 1 dead, 3 missing in Texas flooding
BRENHAM, Texas (AP) -- At least one person has died in Texas and three are missing after torrential rain caused floods that closed roads and schools, prompted evacuations, damaged homes and forced dozens of students to spend the night on campus, officials said Friday as they braced for more rains later in the day.... 5/27/2016 8:31 PM

Couple's killings are latest blow to town rocked by mudslide
OSO, Wash. (AP) -- In a clearing 10 miles up a gravel logging road, freshly cut hemlock branches cover the root well of a wind-toppled fir. Atop the boughs, a bouquet of red, white and blue carnations left by detectives marks the grim discovery they made here: the shallow grave of a local couple shot to death six weeks ago, apparently in a feud with a former neighbor who remains at large.... 5/27/2016 9:06 PM

El Faro's loss described as 'colossal' management failure
A second round of U.S. Coast Guard investigative hearings into the sinking of the freighter El Faro ended Friday, closing a sometimes contentious proceeding during which the disaster was characterized by one investigator as "a colossal failure" of management before he apologized and took back the comment.... 5/27/2016 9:18 PM

Police search huge swath of California, hoping teen is alive
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities on Friday expanded their frantic search across hundreds of miles of California for a missing girl they still hope to find alive days after the bleeding teenager was dragged away by an armed man later killed in a gunbattle with police.... 5/27/2016 8:34 PM

AP Exclusive: Bridge collapse survivor linked to IS in Syria
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Mohamed Roble was weeks shy of his 11th birthday when the school bus he was on plummeted more than 30 feet as the bridge beneath gave way.... 5/27/2016 9:56 PM

Donald Trump breaks with nation's only Latina governor
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) -- It was a stunning rebuke - even by Donald Trump's standards - aimed at the nation's only Latina governor at a political rally in her home state of New Mexico.... 5/27/2016 7:03 PM

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