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12 missing after flooding in Texas sweeps away vacation home

WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) — 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...
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Yes or no? Ireland decides whether to legalize gay marriage

DUBLIN (AP) — Voters in once staunchly Catholic Ireland were deciding Friday whether to legalize gay marriage in what the government’s equality minister called “a referendum like no other.” Opinion polls suggest the government-backed amendment favoring gay...
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Amnesty says torture of Ukraine war prisoners is rife

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Both warring sides in eastern Ukraine are perpetrating war crimes almost daily, including torturing prisoners and summarily killing them, the Amnesty International rights group said in a report Friday. Amnesty said in a statement that it has heard from former...
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TLC pulls Duggar family series amid misconduct reports

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — TLC pulled the reality series “19 Kids and Counting” from its schedule on Friday, a move that follows reports of sexual misconduct allegations against one of the stars, Josh Duggar, stemming from when he was a juvenile. In a statement, the...
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Forecaster warns of flooding for Plains during Memorial Day weekend

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The National Weather Service says there’s a slight chance for severe weather along the Texas-New Mexico border and rainfall over the Memorial Day weekend will likely cause flash flooding across the southern Plains. Meteorologist John Hart of the Storm...
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Ex-con who worked for rich family arrested in their deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a multistate manhunt, authorities tracked the suspect in the deaths of a wealthy D.C. family and their housekeeper to a motel parking lot, trailing him and four others through a meandering route before arresting the emotionless ex-convict, officials said....
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Suspect named in killing of wealthy DC family, housekeeper

WASHINGTON (AP) — Savvas Savopoulos was energized. He spent the day sprucing up his northern Virginia martial arts studio for its grand opening with his family’s longtime housekeeper. Around 5:30 p.m., his wife called, telling him to come home to watch their 10-year-old son...
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FIFA sponsors Adidas, Coke, Visa express concern over Qatar

LONDON (AP) — FIFA came under pressure from sponsors Adidas, Coca-Cola and Visa on Wednesday to push Qatar to improve conditions for migrant workers as the country rapidly expands to host the 2022 World Cup. The calls from high-profile commercial backers of soccer’s...
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Banks fined more than $5B, to plead guilty to market rigging

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four of the world’s biggest banks agreed Wednesday to pay more than $5 billion in penalties and plead guilty to rigging the currency markets — a rare instance in which federal prosecutors have wrung an admission of criminal wrongdoing from a major...
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Obama: Climate change deniers endanger national security

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — President Barack Obama said Wednesday the threat posed by climate change is evident all around and that those who deny the “indisputable” science that it is real are putting at risk the security of the United States and the military sworn to...