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11:55 a.m. CDTA Houston-area resident says it took him and his extended family about 8 hours overnight to go from downtown Houston to their home in suburban Bellaire.Jay Aiyer says flash flood alerts popped up on cellphones during a gradu ...more

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Capitol building was being evacuated after an audible alarm was sounded, U.S. Capitol Police said on Tuesday. No other details were immediately available on the cause for the alarm, although law enforcement was ...more

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7:45 p.m. (1645 GMT)A Pentagon spokesman says Iraqi forces have begun "shaping operations" and "security zone interactions," describing them as probing and reconnaissance actions that would precede any major combat against Islamic State extremis ...more

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is joining a Washington lobbying firm.The firm Van Ness Feldman said in a statement released Tuesday that Landrieu will be a senior policy adviser on public policy, strategic, and regulatory issu ...more

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — For months, the U.N.'s top human rights officials knew about allegations of child sexual abuse by French soldiers in Central African Republic, collected by their own staff. But they didn't follow up because they assumed French aut ...more

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WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) — The vacation house where two families were to spend Memorial Day weekend was already gone, swept down the swollen Blanco River, when Carissa Smith's husband arrived.All he found was a Chevrolet Suburban slammed against a ...more

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GOSHEN, N.Y. (AP) — The body of a missing kayaker has been found three weeks after his fiancee was charged with killing him by tampering with his boat on an outing to a scenic island in the Hudson River, prosecutors said Tuesday.After a fisherma ...more

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Wearing a brown plaid coat worn by John Wayne in 1945's "Flame of Barbary Coast," Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has declared a day in honor of the quintessential screen cowboy.An avid collector of movie memorabilia, Patric ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is urging the Senate to renew the government's power to search Americans' telephone records, saying public safety demands it.Barring a last-minute compromise when the Senate returns for a rare Sunday sess ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Cleveland officials and the U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday will announce their settlement over a pattern of excessive force and civil rights violations by the city's police department.An afternoon news conference will be he ...more