3 killed, homes washed away in Texas, Okla. floods
Record rainfall wreaked havoc across a swath of the Plains and Midwest on Sunday.
05/25/2015 - 04:28 AM
Police: Pressure cooker from suspicious DC vehicle destroyed
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bomb squad safely destroyed a pressure cooker found in a "suspicious" vehicle left unattended Sunday afternoon on the National Mall near the U.S. Capitol building and the vehicle's owner was located and arrested, a U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman said.
05/25/2015 - 04:49 AM
Thousands of bikers gather in Washington to honor vets
By John Clarke WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One week after a gathering of biker gangs in Texas that resulted in nine deaths and 170 arrests, thousands of motorcycle riders roared into the nation's capital Sunday to honor military veterans, prisoners of war and soldiers missing in action. Rolling Thunder, an annual event that has been bringing motorcyclists and spectators to the National Mall in downtown Washington since 1988, started the "Ride for Freedom" at the Pentagon in Virginia, crossed the Potomac River over the Memorial Bridge and circled the Mall. Organizers estimated that more than a million bikers and spectators attended, making it the largest one-day motorcycle gathering in the world, Rolling Thunder spokeswoman Nancy Regg said.
05/25/2015 - 02:34 AM
Two dead as south-central U.S. storms force evacuations
By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Two people were killed in flash flooding and severe storms in Texas and Oklahoma that forced evacuations and rooftop rescues and left thousands without power, officials said on Sunday. The National Weather Service reported river flooding across southern Oklahoma and central Texas, where 6 to 9 inches of rain fell overnight. Flash flooding remained a threat on Sunday from central Iowa into southern Texas, where the heaviest rainfall was expected, the NWS said.
05/25/2015 - 01:45 AM
Mathematician John Nash, who inspired 'A Beautiful Mind,' killed in car crash
(Reuters) - Mathematician John Nash, a Nobel Prize winner whose longtime struggle with mental illness inspired the movie "A Beautiful Mind", was killed in a car crash along with his wife in New Jersey, state police said on Sunday. The couple were in a taxi cab when the driver lost control and crashed into a guard rail on Saturday afternoon while driving on the New Jersey Turnpike, said Sgt. Gregory Williams, a spokesman for the New Jersey State Police. Nash was awarded the Nobel Prize for economics in 1994 for his work on game theory and the mathematics of decision-making.
05/24/2015 - 03:54 PM
Authorities detonate suspicious device near U.S. Capitol
(Reuters) - U.S. authorities on Sunday blew up a pressure cooker found in a vehicle parked near the U.S. Capitol and later arrested the vehicle's owner. Pressure cooker bombs were used to kill three people and injured more than 250 others at the Boston Marathon in April 2013. U.S. Capitol Police officers on routine patrol found the suspicious vehicle on 3rd Street across from the Capitol's west lawn, spokeswoman Lt. Kimberly Schneider said.
05/25/2015 - 05:04 AM
After officer's acquittal, 2 more cases loom for Cleveland
Cleveland emerged unscathed and intact after a day of protests following the acquittal of patrolman.
05/24/2015 - 10:40 PM
Juan's World! Montoya beats Power for second Indy 500 win
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — His career at a crossroads, his confidence shot, Juan Pablo Montoya received a lifeline from The Captain.
05/24/2015 - 10:42 PM
John Nash, wife, 'A Beautiful Mind' inspiration, die in NJ
John Forbes Nash Jr., a mathematical genius whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie "A Beautiful Mind," has died along with his wife in a car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. He was 86.
05/24/2015 - 05:30 PM
Greece 'has no money' to meet IMF debt repayment
Greece warned Sunday it has no money to repay the International Monetary Fund on time in June unless a deal is reached with its creditors, in a stark warning that the country could be just days away from defaulting. Athens already had a close shave in May, when it was only able to scrape together the 750 million euros ($845 million) due to the IMF then by raiding its emergency reserves. With the clock ticking down to four more debt instalments from June 5, Interior Minister Nikos Voutsis told Mega TV that the country has nothing left for the IMF in its coffers.
05/24/2015 - 04:58 PM
US: Iraq's 'will to fight' at issue after IS takeover Ramadi
The U.S. defense secretary delivers a harsh assessment of Iraqi fighters.
05/24/2015 - 11:18 PM
Malaysia finds mass graves of suspected trafficking victims
Malaysian authorities make the grim discovery near the border with Thailand.
05/24/2015 - 11:03 AM
Woman uses obituary to say Brady innocent in 'Deflategate'
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts woman has used her own obituary to convey a final message on Tom Brady and the "Deflategate" scandal.
05/24/2015 - 09:23 AM
GOP navigates the new politics of energy abundance
By James Oliphant OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (Reuters) - U.S. Republicans have had to watch from the sidelines as the Obama White House has taken political credit for America's unexpected energy boom and tumbling gas prices. Now it has left their presidential candidates scrambling for a way to reclaim leadership on an issue the party once seemed to own. "We've got an abundance of supply," Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker said this week in Oklahoma at a gathering of putative Republican candidates for next year's presidential election.
05/24/2015 - 11:09 AM
Pipeline that leaked wasn't equipped with auto shut-off
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The pipeline that leaked thousands of gallons of oil on the California coast was the only pipe of its kind in the county not required to have an automatic shut-off valve because of a court fight nearly three decades ago, a county official said.
05/24/2015 - 12:46 AM
Ireland gives resounding 62.1 percent 'yes' to gay marriage
DUBLIN (AP) — Irish voters have resoundingly backed amending the constitution to legalize gay marriage, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday after the world's first national vote on the issue.
05/24/2015 - 02:44 AM
Cleveland protests erupt after officer found not guilty in fatal shooting of two unarmed suspects
By Aaron Josefczyk and Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - A Cleveland police officer was found not guilty on Saturday in the shooting deaths of an unarmed black man and a woman after a high-speed car chase in 2012, one in a series of cases that have raised questions over police conduct and race relations in the United States. Judge John O'Donnell said Officer Michael Brelo, 31, acted reasonably in shooting the two suspects while standing on the hood of their surrounded car and firing multiple rounds through the windshield. Protesters took to Cleveland streets on Saturday night as police patrolled in riot gear.
05/24/2015 - 05:49 AM
Protests erupt after acquittal of Ohio officer
A police officer was found not guilty in the shooting deaths of an unarmed black man and a woman.
05/24/2015 - 03:37 AM
Shi'ite militias advance on Islamic State insurgents near Iraq's Ramadi
A convoy of Shi'ite Muslim militia and Iraqi army forces set out from a base near Ramadi on Saturday to advance on areas held by Islamic State, a Shi'ite spokesman said, launching a counter-offensive to reverse stunning gains by the jihadi insurgents.
05/23/2015 - 02:57 PM
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