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Search resumes for those missing in Texas flooding

WIMBERLEY, Texas – Recovery teams resumed the search Tuesday for 12 people who are missing after a rain-swollen river carried a Texas vacation home off … Full story    

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Passover: Welcoming gentiles for Seder a strong tradition

By LEANNE ITALIE The Associated Press NEW YORK – When it comes to Passover, Seder is hardly just for Jews at Lee Nelson’s house. In … Full story    

Cleveland, US Justice Dept. announce police settlement

CLEVELAND – Cleveland agreed to overhaul its police department under the supervision of a federal monitor in a settlement announced Tuesday with the U.S. Department … Full story    
Updated 15 hours ago

Search resumes for those missing in Texas flooding

WIMBERLEY, Texas – Recovery teams resumed the search Tuesday for 12 people who are missing after a rain-swollen river carried a Texas vacation home off … Full story    
Updated 15 hours ago

California looks to Australia for tips on surviving drought

SYDNEY – California has turned to the world’s driest inhabited continent for solutions to its longest and sharpest drought on record. Australia, the land poet … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Afghan official: 19 police, 7 soldiers dead in ongoing siege

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan – Taliban gunmen have surrounded a police compound in the volatile southern province of Helmand after killing 19 policemen and seven soldiers in … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Human trafficking sites found in Malaysia

WANG KELIAN, Malaysia – Malaysian authorities said Monday a cluster of abandoned jungle camps used by human traffickers contained 139 suspected graves as well as … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Twister kills 13 in Mexico border city; 12 missing in Texas

MEXICO CITY – A tornado raged through a city on the U.S.-Mexico border Monday, destroying homes, flinging cars like matchsticks and ripping an infant from … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Obama pays tribute to fallen service members at Arlington

ARLINGTON, Va. – President Barack Obama on Monday saluted Americans who died in battle, saying the country must “never stop trying to fully repay them” … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Alaska’s popular walrus cam streams again after a decade

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A popular webcam showing large male Pacific walruses lying on the beach with a Hitchcockian number of seabirds flying overhead is once … Full story    
Published:  May 23, 2015

DC authorities: Ex-con had help in slaying of rich family

WASHINGTON – Authorities said in court documents made public Friday that more than one person is responsible for the slayings of four people inside the … Full story    
Published:  May 23, 2015

Globetrotter’s star dribbler Marques Haynes dies at 89

PHOENIX (AP) – Marques Haynes’ dribbling skills wowed fans in more than 100 countries. He was a showstopper, a player who helped make the Harlem … Full story    
Published:  May 23, 2015

Clinton had emails on unsecure, private server

WASHINGTON – Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email server about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in … Full story    
Published:  May 23, 2015

US officials say Myanmar needs to address urgent humanitarian crisis.

YANGON, Myanmar – Navy ships from two countries scoured Southeast Asian waters Friday for boats believed to be carrying thousands of migrants with little food … Full story    
Published:  May 23, 2015

Nun who kissed Elvis helps answer abbey’s prayers

BETHLEHEM, Conn. – Mother Dolores Hart finds it miraculous that she was able to turn one kiss with Elvis Presley into the spark that helped … Full story    
Published:  May 23, 2015

Atop One World Trade Center, high-tech views of bustling NYC

NEW YORK – From the top of One World Trade Center, the nation’s tallest building, it really does seem as if you can “see forever.” … Full story    
Published:  May 22, 2015

Catholic soul-searching in Ireland over vote on gay marriage

DUBLIN – Gays in Ireland often have faced a stark choice between leading secret lives or emigrating to more liberal lands. This week, the Irish … Full story    
Published:  May 22, 2015

Failed launches cast shadow over Russian space program

MOSCOW – Back-to-back rocket launch failures have dealt Russia one of the heaviest blows to its space industry since the Soviet collapse – with national … Full story    
Published:  May 22, 2015

Islamic State in control of Palmyra ruins, activists say

DAMASCUS, Syria – Islamic State militants overran the famed archaeological site at Palmyra early on Thursday, just hours after seizing the central Syrian town, activists … Full story    
Published:  May 22, 2015

David Letterman leaves late night with thanks and a smile

NEW YORK – There are those who will argue that the world of television hasn’t suffered such a loss in nearly a generation, and they’re … Full story    
Published:  May 22, 2015

Suspect in wealthy family deaths believed to be in New York

WASHINGTON – A former Marine and ex-convict accused in the slayings of a wealthy executive and three other people had worked for the businessman’s construction … Full story    
Published:  May 22, 2015

Obama calls climate change an ‘indisputable’ security threat

NEW LONDON, Conn. – President Barack Obama has argued for action on climate change as a matter of health, environmental protection and international obligation. On … Full story    
Published:  May 21, 2015

Bin Laden papers include loving notes, terrorist application

WASHINGTON – During his years in hiding, Osama bin Laden urged followers to concentrate on attacking Americans and wrote bittersweet letters to one of his … Full story    
Published:  May 21, 2015