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Woman, 4 grandchildren killed in East Texas flooding
PALESTINE, Texas (AP) -- A 64-year-old woman and four grandchildren were killed early Saturday after a creek overflowed its banks, flooding an East Texas neighborhood as many residents slept.... 4/30/2016 4:33 PM

Terminating parental rights: State policies vary widely
NEW YORK (AP) -- For child-welfare agencies across the United States, it's the ultimate sanction: terminating the rights of parents to raise their own children due to concerns about abuse and neglect.... 4/30/2016 4:02 PM

Probe of NYC mayor casts harsh light on lax campaign laws
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A probe swirling around New York City's mayor has cast a harsh light on some of the nation's most lax campaign finance laws, with contribution limits so easy to get around that even government watchdogs acknowledge a ring of truth to the familiar excuse: Hey, everybody's doing it.... 4/30/2016 4:23 PM

The Latest: Flood victims identify floating bodies
PALESTINE, Texas (AP) -- The Latest on Texas flooding (all times local):... 4/30/2016 4:11 PM

Senate candidate paid relative $170K for past campaign work
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- An Indiana Senate candidate who has railed against out-of-control government spending paid his brother-in-law nearly $170,000 to manage the finances of his congressional campaign. The relative worked as a car salesman and actor but had no experience rounding up political donations.... 4/30/2016 4:50 PM

Berkshire Hathaway event celebrates what makes firm special
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Berkshire Hathaway's peculiarities are on display again this weekend with tens of thousands of people filling an arena to listen to Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger talk business for hours at the conglomerate's annual meeting.... 4/30/2016 3:02 PM

Nissan recalls nearly 4 million cars with air bag problems
NEW YORK (AP) -- Nearly 4 million Nissan cars are being recalled due to major safety problems where passenger air bags or seat belts could fail in a crash, leading to serious injuries or fatalities.... 4/30/2016 3:14 PM

Colorado woman gets 100 years for cutting baby from womb
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- A judge sentenced a Colorado woman who cut a baby from a stranger's womb to 100 years in prison, including the maximum penalties for attempted murder and unlawful termination of a pregnancy.... 4/30/2016 7:56 AM

Ex-priest gets 20-40 years in prison for sexual assault
JACKSON, Mich. (AP) -- Victims confronted a former Roman Catholic priest in court Friday as he was sentenced to at least 20 years in prison for sexually abusing students at a Michigan high school in the 1980s.... 4/30/2016 5:50 AM

Texas court blocks Houston from using tougher clean-air laws
HOUSTON (AP) -- Houston's efforts to use local clean air laws to regulate pollution in the home of the nation's largest petrochemical complex were halted Friday by a Texas Supreme Court ruling in favor of energy and chemical companies that claimed the city had overreached.... 4/30/2016 5:49 AM



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