• The Latest on flooding: 3 die in Houston-area flooding

    Associated Press
    Updated: 6 min ago

    Here's the latest on the flooding in Texas: 10:23 a.m. CDT Houston Mayor Annise Parker says city officials will be vigilant as the area's waterways swell with several inches of rain. Parker said at a news conference on Tuesday morning that "we're on the alert for folks in their...

  • PHOTOS: 12 missing after flooding in Texas sweeps away vacation home

    Associated Press
    Updated: 11 min ago

    WIMBERLEY, Texas — Recovery teams were resuming the search early Tuesday for 12 people who are missing after a rain-swollen river in Central Texas carried a vacation home off its foundation, slamming it into a bridge downstream. The hunt for the missing picked up after a holiday...

  • Lawyer says allegations B.B. King was poisoned 'ridiculous'

    Updated: 20 min ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two B.B. King heirs who've been most outspoken about the blues legend's care in his final days have accused King's two closest aides of poisoning him, but the attorney for King's estate called the claims ridiculous and police said there was no active homicide...

  • 2 killed in North Dakota Wal-Mart shooting

    Associated Press
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Two people, including the gunman, died and another person was injured in a shooting early Tuesday at a Wal-Mart Supercenter store in Grand Forks, North Dakota, police said. The shooter was the only person with a gun, and no police officers fired a weapon,...

  • Stunning 36 percent rise in US visits to Cuba since January

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    HAVANA (AP) — The thaw in relations between the U.S. and Cuba has led to a stunning 36 percent increase in visits by Americans to the island, including thousands who are flying into Cuba from third countries like Mexico in order to sidestep U.S. restrictions on tourism. The dramatic...

  • Jeb Bush to get own home at family compound in Kennebunkport

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is getting a house of his own at the family compound on the coast of Maine where generations of Bushes have spent summers. The likely Republican presidential contender and his family will stay in the cottage on Walker's Point in...

  • Randy Moss hands diploma to longtime young friend

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    PELICAN RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) — Former Vikings wide receiver Randy Moss has kept his promise to a Minnesota teenager. Moss went to Pelican Rapids to hand Kassi Spier her high school diploma Friday night. Spier met Moss at Vikings training camp in his rookie year in 1998, when she was...

  • Fashion's greatest hits, misses on the Cannes red carpet

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    CANNES, France (AP) — Cannes' red carpet can be as kind as it is cruel when it comes to fashion. For 12 days, major Hollywood actresses such as Marion Cotillard, Emily Blunt, Naomi Watts and Sienna Miller graced the film festival's red carpet in clothes designed by the world's...

  • Bears release Ray McDonald after arrest in California

    Associated Press
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO — The Chicago Bears have released defensive end Ray McDonald following a domestic violence arrest in Northern California that police say stemmed from him assaulting a woman who was holding a baby. Santa Clara police Lt. Kurt Clarke reports that McDonald was arrested at...

  • Ireland's first gay marriage possible by July, minister says

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    DUBLIN (AP) — Some of Ireland's gay couples planning a civil partnership may receive a surprisingly fast upgrade to marriage. Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald announced Monday that the bill to legalize gay marriage, following its landslide approval in Friday's referendum, should be...

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