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Deadly storms swamp Plains, Midwest, force Texans from homes
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) -- A line of storms stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes dumped record rainfall on parts of the Plains and Midwest, spawning tornadoes and causing major flooding that forced at least 2,000 Texans from their homes.... 5/25/2015 6:10 AM

California looks Down Under for drought advice
SYDNEY (AP) -- California has turned to the world's driest inhabited continent for solutions to its longest and sharpest drought on record.... 5/25/2015 1:51 PM

Actress, comedian Anne Meara, nominated for 4 Emmys, dies
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Anne Meara, the loopy, lovable comedian who launched a standup career with husband Jerry Stiller in the 1950s and found success as an actress in films, on TV and the stage, has died.... 5/25/2015 8:07 AM

'Ugly' potential fallout from Supreme Court health care case
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. But it's Republicans - not White House officials - who have been talking about damage control.... 5/25/2015 12:01 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.... 5/25/2015 12:37 PM

Journalism students aim to dispel myths about veterans
DETROIT (AP) -- Wishing living U.S. military veterans a "Happy Memorial Day" might be well-intentioned but misses the mark on an occasion meant for remembering those who lost their lives.... 5/25/2015 12:59 PM

In Rhode Island, residents gush about paid family leave
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- President Barack Obama is making a renewed push for workers to get paid leave to care for a new baby or an ailing relative.... 5/25/2015 3:06 PM

Once vilified, BP now getting credit for gulf tourism boom
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) -- With the Memorial Day holiday here, fallout from the oil spill that left Gulf Coast beaches smeared with gooey tar balls and scared away visitors in 2010 is being credited, oddly, with something no one imagined back then: An increase in tourism in the region.... 5/25/2015 2:38 PM

58 protesters arraigned after Cleveland officer's acquittal
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Dozens of protesters arrested after the acquittal of a white patrolman charged in the deaths of two unarmed black motorists have been arraigned in court in Cleveland.... 5/25/2015 3:18 PM

Some Native Hawaiians disapprove of 'Aloha' movie title
HONOLULU (AP) -- Some Native Hawaiians disapprove of the name of a movie filmed and set in Hawaii, saying that titling it "Aloha" is a disrespectful misappropriation of culture and simplifies a word that's rich with meaning.... 5/25/2015 10:49 AM



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