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Swollen rivers cause Texas cities to worry about flooding
HOUSTON (AP) -- While the barrage of deadly thunderstorms that hit Texas has tapered off, several cities aren't out of danger, as officials warn about possible flooding as the week goes on from rivers swollen by rainfall.... 5/28/2015 6:23 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 5:08 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

Massive coal breaker, Pennsylvania's last, is coming down
MAHANOY CITY, Pa. (AP) -- When coal was king, its castle was the breaker - an imposing fortress that crushed, washed and sized billions of tons of Pennsylvania anthracite for use in factories, foundries and homes up and down the East Coast.... 5/28/2015 5:05 AM



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