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Death toll climbs to 19 from storms in Texas and Oklahoma
WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) -- The death toll from a barrage of storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma climbed to 19 on Wednesday, with over a dozen people missing, and another round of rain threatened to complicate the cleanup in hard-hit Houston.... 5/27/2015 6:00 PM

Lawyer: Confinement of chimps for research akin to slavery
NEW YORK (AP) -- A lawyer seeking to free two chimpanzees from a state university told a judge Wednesday that their confinement for research purposes is akin to slavery, the involuntary detention of mentally ill people and imprisonment.... 5/27/2015 6:08 PM

Health law court case winner could be political loser
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The party that wins the impending Supreme Court decision on President Barack Obama's health care law could be the political loser.... 5/27/2015 6:01 PM

AP PHOTOS: A look at aftermath of torrential rains, storms
HOUSTON (AP) -- Residents must sort through waterlogged debris after deadly and destructive storms dumped inches of rain from the Hill Country to Houston in Texas, as well as parts of Oklahoma.... 5/27/2015 1:49 AM

Deaths highlight hidden danger from municipal storm drains
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- The drowning of an Oklahoma firefighter and a Texas teenager highlight the dangers posed by storm drains that protect neighborhoods during flash flooding but can suck in unsuspecting people.... 5/27/2015 6:30 PM


Onstage at last: Memorable moments of National Spelling Bee
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- The onstage portion of the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee began Wednesday morning, with 283 regional champions competing for more than $37,000 in cash and prizes. Here are some memorable moments from the preliminary rounds.... 5/27/2015 6:14 PM


Criminal probe arrives at door of the great survivor Blatter
ZURICH (AP) -- Sepp Blatter is arguably the most powerful man in world sports and certainly its greatest survivor.... 5/27/2015 6:33 PM

Court releases theater shooting suspect's notebook
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- Colorado theater shooting gunman James Holmes' notebook full of scrawled writings and stick-figure drawings was made public Wednesday, a day after it was introduced as evidence in his trial.... 5/27/2015 6:31 PM



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