Report: Cleveland, DOJ reach settlement over police
Federal authorities cite a pattern of unconstitutional policing and excessive use of force, the New York Times reported.
05/25/2015 - 08:27 PM
Charter nears deal for Time Warner Cable
Charter Communications Inc. is close to buying Time Warner Cable for about $55 billion, according to two people familiar with the negotiations.
05/25/2015 - 10:45 PM
Obama pays tribute to fallen service members at Arlington
President Barack Obama is paying tribute to the nation's fallen service members at Arlington National Cemetery, laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns and saying Americans "can never fully repay the debt" to those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
05/25/2015 - 08:08 PM
Obama heralds first U.S. Memorial Day without ground war in 14 years
President Barack Obama heralded the first U.S. Memorial Day in 14 years without a major ground war in an annual ceremony of remembrance on Monday for fallen American forces. In remarks at Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, Obama paid tribute to U.S. military personnel who served in conflicts such as World War Two as well as the more recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, which he wound down as commander in chief. "For many of us, this Memorial Day is especially meaningful.
05/25/2015 - 06:45 PM
Texas governor says deadly flooding is worst ever seen
By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday described the flash flooding that had killed at least three people in his state as "a relentless wall of water that mowed down huge trees like they were grass." Abbott declared states of disaster in 24 counties and flew over the area south of Austin to assess the damage caused by tornadoes, heavy rainfall, thunderstorms and flooding that forced evacuations and rooftop rescues and left thousands of residents without electrical power. "This is the biggest flood this area of Texas has ever seen," Abbott said. Widespread severe thunderstorms were forecast to continue on Monday in north-central and northeast Texas and southern Oklahoma, likely bringing destructive winds, tornadoes and hail, the National Weather Service said.
05/25/2015 - 10:16 PM
Cleveland, U.S. Justice Department reach settlement over police: New York Times
Cleveland has reached a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over what federal authorities said was a pattern of unconstitutional policing and excessive use of force, the New York Times reported on Monday. The settlement could be announced as early as Tuesday, the newspaper said, citing people briefed on the matter. The settlement would come days after a judge declared a white Cleveland police officer not guilty in the shooting deaths of an unarmed black man and a woman in 2012.
05/26/2015 - 12:56 AM
Afghan official: 19 police, 7 soldiers dead in ongoing siege
An Afghan official says that 19 policemen and seven soldiers have been killed by Taliban militants who have surrounded a police compound in an ongoing siege.
05/25/2015 - 07:06 PM
Mexico officials stand by account of deadly ranch shootout
Mexican officials stood by their account Monday of a shootout that killed 42 suspected criminals and one federal police officer last week, dismissing questions raised about the lopsided death toll.
05/25/2015 - 07:44 PM
Anonymous threats against airliners prompt plane searches
A series of anonymous telephone threats against commercial airliners Monday, possibly from the same source, prompted searches of at least two planes at Kennedy Airport and nearly interrupted a third flight from England, authorities said.
05/25/2015 - 07:42 PM
Tens of thousands turn up for funeral of Saudi suicide attack victims
Tens of thousands of people turned out at a mass funeral in eastern Saudi Arabia for 21 Shi'ite Muslims killed last week in a suicide bombing claimed by Islamic State, a Reuters witness said. Saudi security forces stayed away from the funeral in Qatif, as delegates converged on the city from various regions in the eastern province, where most of the country's Shi'ite Muslim minority live, to attend the burial. "Here I am, O Hussein," the crowd chanted, invoking the name of Prophet Mohammad's grandson Imam Hussein, one of the most revered figures in Shi'ite Islam, as they marched toward the cemetery behind the flower-covered coffins, held shoulder-high by local men.
05/25/2015 - 06:21 PM
At least three dead, 12 missing in US flooding
Rescuers searched Monday for at least 12 people missing in spectacular flash flooding in Texas and Oklahoma that also left at least three dead. The raging waters destroyed hundreds of homes and sent cars floating down streets, rolling and bobbing like giant toys. In the Texas city of San Marcos, residents were ordered to evacuate their homes as flood waters rose menacingly around them, following torrential rain that turned streets into meandering rivers.
05/25/2015 - 04:17 PM
Fighter Jets Scramble Following at Least 6 Reports of Threats to Passenger Planes, Officials Say
At least six flights were impacted by threats at airports in New York, New Jersey and Boston today, according to airlines and law enforcement. An Air France plane was escorted to JFK Airport in New York City this morning after an anonymous threat was made against the flight, law enforcement officials told ABC News. Authorities said that the decision to have the plane escorted by two fighter jets was done "out of an abundance of caution" after the Maryland State Police McHenry Barrack, in Garrett County, received an anonymous call of a “chemical weapons threat” aboard Air France Flight 22, which was en route from Paris to the New York City airport.
05/25/2015 - 08:25 PM
Conservative challenger Duda wins Polish presidential vote
Conservative challenger Andrzej Duda has won Poland's presidential election and ousted the incumbent in a runoff vote, according to official results Monday.
05/25/2015 - 11:18 PM
Twister kills 13 in Mexico border city; 12 missing in Texas
A tornado raged through a Mexico border city shortly after daybreak Monday, destroying homes, upending cars and killing at least 10 people.
05/25/2015 - 10:25 PM
America celebrates Memorial Day weekend
Navy Vietnam War veteran Dennis McClelland of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, holds a U.S. flag during a Veterans March on Ocean Boulevard in honor of Memorial Day in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, May 25, 2015. REUTERS/Randall Hill
05/25/2015 - 01:00 PM
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
Candlelight vigil marks 1 month since deadly Nepal quake
Hundreds of people held a candlelight vigil in Nepal's capital Monday evening to mark one month since the earthquake that killed thousands of people and affected millions.
05/25/2015 - 02:12 PM
Police: Pressure cooker from suspicious DC vehicle destroyed
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
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.
05/25/2015 - 02:34 AM
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