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Publ.Date : Mon, 25 May 2015 16:27:09 -0400
Mexico officials stand by account of deadly ranch shootout
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 May 2015 15:44:00 -0400
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.
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 May 2015 14:21:08 -0400
Conservative challenger Duda wins Polish presidential vote
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 May 2015 13:29:20 -0400
3 killed, homes washed away in Texas, Okla. floods
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 May 2015 00:28:58 -0400
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.
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 May 2015 12:17:07 -0400
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.
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 May 2015 14:45:51 -0400
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.
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 May 2015 00:49:37 -0400
Afghan official: 19 police, 7 soldiers dead in ongoing siege
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 May 2015 15:06:55 -0400
Twister kills 13 in Mexico border city; 12 missing in Texas
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 May 2015 18:25:49 -0400
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.
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 May 2015 18:16:15 -0400
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.
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 May 2015 16:25:03 -0400
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.
Publ.Date : Sun, 24 May 2015 22:34:51 -0400
Candlelight vigil marks 1 month since deadly Nepal quake
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 May 2015 10:12:48 -0400
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
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 May 2015 09:00:47 -0400
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.
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 May 2015 16:08:27 -0400
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.
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 May 2015 15:42:03 -0400