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Sanders, Clinton set tone for leadoff presidential caucuses

Sun, 10/25/2015 - 01:39

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Bernie Sanders sharpened the contrast with Hillary Rodham Clinton on a bevy of liberal causes on Saturday, casting himself as a principled progressive before thousands of Iowa Democrats in an appearance that could set the tone for the leadoff presidential caucuses in February.

4 dead, dozens injured in Oklahoma parade crash

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 21:15

A 25-year-old woman is arrested on a DUI charge in connection with the incident.

Car slams into crowd at Oklahoma parade; four killed

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 18:16

A car with a suspected drunk driver at the wheel barreled into crowds watching a homecoming parade at Oklahoma State University on Saturday, killing four people and injuring more than 40 others, authorities said. Witnesses told of bodies being flung dozens of feet into the air as the gray Hyundai Elantra plowed into the throng at the intersection of Main Street and Hall of Fame Avenue in Stillwater, some 80 miles (130 km) northeast of Oklahoma City, at the end of the parade. Stillwater Mayor Gina Noble and local police said the car crashed through barricades and struck an unmanned police motorcycle before carving through the mass of spectators.

Houston braces for floods as Texas deluged by rain in Patricia's wake

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 17:53

By Amanda Orr HOUSTON (Reuters) - Heavy rains fueled by the meeting of two strong storm systems, one the remnants of Hurricane Patricia, pounded southeastern Texas on Saturday, triggering flash floods and derailing a freight train as the heavy weather tracked toward Houston. Navarro County, about 50 miles (80 km) south of Dallas, was one of the hardest-hit areas, inundating the tiny town of Powell with 20 inches (50 cm) of rain over 30 hours, according to meteorologist Brett Rathbun of Accuweather. County authorities requested sandbags for homes being evacuated due to flooding and Interstate 45 was shut down in some spots in Navarro County due to rising waters, stranding drivers.

Obama encouraging limits on standardized student tests

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 15:28

WASHINGTON (AP) — Addressing one of education's most divisive issues, President Barack Obama on Saturday called for capping standardized testing at 2 percent of classroom time and said the government shares responsibility for turning tests into the be-all and end-all of American schools.

Judge dismisses Wikimedia lawsuit over NSA surveillance - report

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 10:59

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by Wikimedia and other groups challenging one of the U.S. National Security Agency's mass surveillance programs, the Baltimore Sun reported. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Maryland, where the spy agency is based, said the NSA is violating U.S. constitutional protections and the law by tapping into high-capacity cables, switches and routers that move Internet traffic through the United States. The case is one of a number of challenges made by privacy advocates against U.S. spying programs since 2013, when documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed the long reach of secret government surveillance.

Police: 3 dead, 22 injured after homecoming parade crash

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 10:40

A vehicle crashed into a crowd of spectators Saturday during the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade, killing at least three people and injuring nearly two dozen others, police said

Car plows into crowd at Oklahoma parade, killing at least three

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 10:22

At least three people were killed and nearly two dozen injured when a car traveling at high speed plowed into a crowd watching a homecoming parade at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, police said on Saturday. The driver of the vehicle, Adacia Chambers, 25, was in custody, Captain Kyle Gibbs of the Stillwater Police said. The suspect does not appear to have been a student at Oklahoma State University, Gibbs said.

4 dead after car crashes into Okla. State parade

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 09:15

The driver of the car, a 25-year-old woman, was arrested on suspicion of DUI.

Kerry: Israel, Jordan working to ease holy site tensions

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 07:42

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday that Israel and Jordan have agreed on steps aimed at reducing tensions at a holy site in Jerusalem that have fanned Israeli-Palestinian violence.

Heavy rains swamp Texas, flooding roads, derailing train

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 07:41
(Reuters) - Heavy rains swamped Texas overnight, forcing the evacuation of some residents in at least one county, stranding drivers on flooded streets in the central part of the state and causing cancellations of dozens of flights at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, officials said on Saturday. A Union Pacific freight train derailed in Navarro County, south of Dallas, as flood waters covered the tracks. The rain was expected to intensify over the weekend as moisture from tropical depression Patricia, which struck the Pacific coast of Mexico on Friday as a very powerful hurricane, meets with a storm system coming from the west and over Texas.

Tensions over big-game hunting rekindled with Florida bear hunt

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 06:40

The hunt, which will span up to one week and allow up to 320 black bears to be killed, aims to stabilize a population that has rebounded to more than 3,000 from several hundred in the 1970s, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Hunting enthusiasts have defended such hunts in Florida and elsewhere as necessary to manage expanding numbers of bears and other large animals that threaten humans, while animal rights activists have decried the trend as cruel and ineffective.

Paul Ryan prepares to ascend to speaker; pile of mess awaits

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 04:24

The honeymoon might be over before it even begins for House Speaker-in-waiting Paul Ryan when he is elevated to the top job this coming week.

Missouri's Gateway Arch monument built on rigged votes, protests

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 03:17

When the last section of St. Louis' Gateway Arch, an American landmark as iconic as the Statue of Liberty, was hoisted into place on Oct 28, 1965, it was the concluding act of a story that began more than 30 years earlier. From rigged votes in a bond election to fund the project, to a famous father-son mix-up when the winning architect was alerted, to a civil rights protest high above ground, some of the Arch's rich, complicated history during those three decades has largely been forgotten as the 630-foot-tall, stainless steel structure nears its 50th anniversary. While today’s television viewers may know the Arch better as the centerpiece of the SyFy series "Defiance," the seed for its creation was planted in 1933, when attorney Luther Ely Smith, returning by train to his home town, saw the blight of the riverfront and proposed building the structure.

The 2015 World Series schedule is set

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 01:49

Mega-storm Patricia drenches Mexico, raising flooding fears

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 00:55

It has weakened from its record-breaking strength but is still dumping torrential rains in Mexico.

GOP, Dems moving in opposite directions after a pivotal week

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 23:28

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a pivotal week, the presidential race has become a tale of two parties on sharply different trajectories: Hillary Rodham Clinton has tightened her grip on the Democratic nomination while Republican concern is reaching new heights. Some officials are even considering what could turn into a GOP civil war to stop Donald Trump — with no fallback option.

Colorado movie gunman James Holmes assaulted by fellow prisoner

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 22:06

Convicted mass killer James Holmes, who is serving multiple life sentences for gunning down a dozen people at a movie theater in 2012, was assaulted by another inmate at a high-security Colorado prison, a corrections official said on Friday. Holmes was not injured when he was attacked by 27-year-old Mark C. Daniels at the Colorado State Penitentiary in Canon City, said Adrienne Jacobson, spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of Corrections. Daniels lunged at Holmes and “took some swings” at him as the two prisoners were being escorted by guards down a hallway inside the lockup on Oct. 8, she said.

Hurricane Patricia batters Mexico as one of strongest storms ever

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 20:46

The storm slams into a stretch of sparsely populated coastline near the popular beach getaway of Puerto Vallarta.