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Enough rain to put state 8 inches under water
Twenty-two people have died in Texas, where the President has declared a major disaster. FULL STORY

Photos: Texas' wettest month on record
See pictures of the flooding and damage caused by heavy rainfall in Texas. Severe weather has been striking the region since Memorial Day weekend.

Paul vows to derail NSA vote
Sen. Rand Paul is not backing down on his pledge to end major provisions of the Patriot Act, warning on Saturday that he will keep up his fight as the...

Five days, five nights, one pilot
Five days, five nights, one pilot -- and no fuel; Solar Impulse, the plane aiming to fly around the world powered only by the sun, has taken off on th...

'Saved by the Bell' star 'guilty'
A jury has found actor Dustin Diamond not guilty of one felony charge in a Christmas Day bar stabbing last year.

Teacher quits over homoerotic poem
Nearly a half-century after publication, an Allen Ginsberg poem about a homosexual encounter has divided a small Connecticut town and led to the resig...

Jeb's lonely Common Core fight
As opposition to Common Core began to swell in Tennessee, Jeb Bush showed up to an education forum in March of last year, advocating for state officia...

Man: I saw him hide Holloway
She went missing 10 years ago today. Now, a man says he may have seen her last moments. FULL STORY

FIFA chief blames U.S.
FIFA's newly re-elected chief, Sepp Blatter, wasted no time in pointing the finger at the United States and Europe over the corruption allegations tha...

Sources: Hastert paid to hide sexual misconduct w...
Ex-House speaker indicted for lying to FBI about $3.5 million he allegedly agreed to pay. FULL STORY

NFL team cuts player after arrest for dog death
The Atlanta Falcons have cut linebacker Prince Shembo following an arrest for allegedly kicking his ex-girlfriend's dog, which later died.

Swordfish kills fisherman
A boat captain is dead after being speared by a swordfish in Hawaii.

Local News for Western Washington
Spike in water toxins blamed for hundreds of turt...
Necropsies on some of the diamondback terrapins point to saxitoxin, a biotoxin produced in algae blooms that has been found in the water at 10 times t...

Woman critically injured in crash near Lake Stevens
A woman is in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center after a two-car accident Saturday morning near Lake Stevens, according to the Washington...

Elaborate high-wire act recovers pesky drone on 1...
A drone stuck in a power line on Lake Union for nearly a week came down Saturday, at a cost of nearly $35,000.

New focus on rape kit tests could put thousands b...
The evidence piled up for years, abandoned in police property rooms, warehouses and crime labs. Now, tens of thousands of sexual assault kits are givi...

Oklahoma man shot, killed by police after fight o...
OKMULGEE, Okla. (AP) ? An Oklahoma state trooper fatally shot a man who was involved in a fight with two troopers who were trying to rescue him and an...

Flooded rivers don?t faze some Houston-area resid...
ROSENBERG, Texas (AP) ? The seemingly ceaseless rain has ended in North Texas and Oklahoma, but residents in the greater Houston area warily eyed the ...

McCartney says he?s given up pot now that he?s a ...
LONDON (AP) ? Paul McCartney says he has given up marijuana after many years of indulgence and now prefers wine or “a nice margarita.”...

Pacific Crest Trail hikers? phone message trigger...
BEND, Ore. (AP) ? A sheriff’s officer says that when three Pacific Crest Trail hikers from Spokane, Washington, left a phone message with the tr...

Heat wave eases in India after killing nearly 2,0...
HYDERABAD, India (AP) ? Showers and thunderstorms in parts of southern India on Saturday helped eased a weekslong summer heat wave that has claimed ne...

The week?s passages
A roundup of notable obituaries from the week ending May 30.

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Sports
Lightning beat up on Original Six to reach Cup fi...

By Tim Wharnsby The Tampa Bay Lightning have returned to the Stanley Cup final for the first time in 11 years with an entirely new cast and new-found ...



Delayed third round underway at weather-hit Byron...



Golf-Delayed third round underway at weather-hit ...
The third round of the weather-delayed AT&T Byron Nelson got underway at the TPC Four Seasons Resort in Irving, Texas after 33 players completed their...

Fowler's late horror show ends Irish Open bid

Players Championship winning hero Rickie Fowler saw his chances of winning a second event in succession abruptly ended when he horribly recorded two &...



Golf-Dane Kjeldsen leads as Fowler finishes eight...
By Bernie McGuire NEWCASTLE, Northern Ireland, May 30 (Reuters) - World number nine Rickie Fowler's chances of claiming a second straight win disappea...

Bowditch, Walker, Curran stay atop soggy PGA event

Australian Steven Bowditch and Americans Jon Curran and Jimmy Walker remained level for the lead after Saturday's completion of the second round ...



Golf-Singapore's Mardan wins Bangladesh Open
Singaporean Mardan Mamat held his nerve to complete a wire-to-wire victory at the inaugural Bangladesh Open on Saturday for his fifth Asian Tour title...

Aussie Bowditch shares lead at rain-soaked PGA stop

Australia's Steven Bowditch birdied three of his last five holes to claim a share of the lead when play was suspended at the rain-soaked US PGA B...



Pressel grabs first-round LPGA lead

American Morgan Pressel fired a five-under par 66 to seize a one-stroke lead after the opening round of the Shoprite LPGA Classic. "I didn't...



Hamilton laps up Texas homecoming with double blast

(Reuters) - Josh Hamilton has returned to Texas with a bang, hitting two home runs in his second game in front of the Arlington crowd as he led the Ra...



Rookie Curran in tie for lead at weather-hit Byro...

(Reuters) - PGA Tour rookie Jon Curran capitalized on a fast start and some pinpoint iron shots to surge into a three-way tie for the lead in the weat...



Golf-Rookie Curran in tie for lead at weather-hit...
PGA Tour rookie Jon Curran capitalised on a fast start and some pinpoint iron shots to surge into a three-way tie for the lead in the weather-disrupte...

Entertainment
Waters to college grads: 'It's your turn to cause...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Filmmaker John Waters tells Rhode Island School of Design graduates it's their turn to go out in the world and cause arti...

'Office' colleagues Kaling, Novak confirm book pr...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Mindy Kaling and BJ Novak say they are indeed writing a book together....

Funeral for B.B. King held in Mississippi Delta h...
INDIANOLA, Miss. (AP) -- Hundreds of people filled a church in the Mississippi Delta for the funeral Saturday of B.B. King, who rose from sharecro...

McCartney says he's given up pot now that he's a ...
LONDON (AP) -- Paul McCartney says he has given up marijuana after many years of indulgence and now prefers wine or "a nice margarita."...

CBS' Bob Schieffer is ready for retirement
WASHINGTON (AP) -- At 78, Bob Schieffer is entitled to reminisce about the "good old days" of reporting. He believes young people coming into the ...

Jury convicts TV actor Diamond of misdemeanors in...
PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) -- TV actor Dustin Diamond was convicted Friday of two misdemeanors stemming from a barroom fight, but a Wisconsin jury...

Judge delays case after 'Suge' Knight hires Jacks...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A judge on Friday delayed the murder trial of Marion "Suge" Knight after the former rap music mogul hired the attorney who suc...

Rihanna in Cuba's capital to record music video
HAVANA (AP) -- Pop star Rihanna drew a crowd Friday while cruising down Havana's Malecon shore boulevard in a classic American convertible from th...

Carl's, Hardee's CEO: Not all models know how to ...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Carl's Jr. and Hardee's ads starring nearly naked women have become a part of American culture, according to Andy Puzder, CEO of ...

Maine man to explore final resting places of poet...
FREEPORT, Maine (AP) -- A former teacher who travels the country to document the final resting places of poets is looking forward to calling atten...

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