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Amy Gilmour a volunteer from San Antonio Texas walks past a pile of debris which included parts of destroyed homes that amassed when the Blanco River flooded during the Memorial Day weekend rains in Wimberley TexasBy Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Hundreds of people fled areas near Texas rivers that overflowed their banks on Thursday as the state reeled from severe storms this week that killed at least 17 people, flooded cities and set a record for the wettest month. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch stretching from south of San Antonio to Dallas, through Oklahoma, where severe weather this week killed an additional six people, and into Kansas. . . more
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(Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 struck off the southwest coast of Alaska late on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The USGS said the quake's epicenter was 104 km (64 miles) south-southeast of Ugashik and 61.7 km deep. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said that based on its available data, no tsunami was expected. . . more
A general view of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building in WashingtonThe FBI said on Thursday it had begun looking into the illegal access of the tax-return information of about 100,000 people disclosed by the Internal Revenue Service earlier this week. "The FBI has opened an investigation into the recently reported incident at the Internal Revenue Service and is working with our interagency partners to determine the nature and scope of this matter," a spokesman said. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said Tuesday cyber criminals had sought to gain access to personal tax information 200,000 times from February to May, and were successful in about half of those attempts. . . more
By Emmett Berg SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The wife of San Francisco's sheriff delivered a sharp rebuke to his critics on Thursday when she performed a preview of her one-woman show about his conviction for domestic abuse in 2012. Eliana Lopez's "Cul es el Escndalo?" ("What is the Scandal?") revisits scenes from the former Venezuelan soap opera actress's life, including when she met Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, then a supervisor in the Californian city. . . more
From left to right, Cara Hewitt, Linda Balas, Kathy Bullard and Doreen Crow look at the spot in Wimberley, Texas, on Thursday May 28, 2015, where eight of their friends from Corpus Christi were swept away in a flood. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP) AUSTIN CHRONICLE OUT, COMMUNITY IMPACT OUT, INTERNET AND TV MUST CREDIT PHOTOGRAPHER AND STATESMAN.COM, MAGAZINES OUT3:30 a.m. (CDT) . . more
NEW YORK (AP) There's a new bird's eye view of New York City. . . more
Body of mystery man found inside suitcase in Tinicum TownshipAn autopsy is scheduled Friday morning following the discovery of a body in a suitcase in Tinicum Township. . . more
A cleanup crew collects balls of tar that washed ashore in Manhattan Beach, Calif. on Thursday, May 28, 2015. Popular beaches along nearly 7 miles of Los Angeles-area coastline are off-limits to surfing and swimming after balls of tar washed ashore. The beaches along south Santa Monica Bay appeared virtually free of oil Thursday morning after an overnight cleanup, but officials aren't sure if more tar will show up. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (AP) Seven miles of shutdown Southern California beaches, their surf made sticky by an oily goo of mysterious origin, could soon reopen if cleanup continues at the current clip. . . more
LOS ANGELES (AP) A father and son have agreed to plead guilty to crimes stemming from an investigation into suspected money laundering for Mexican drug cartels in the Los Angeles fashion district. . . more
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In this Tuesday, April 28, 2015 photo, wind-whipped waves crash on a simulated shoreline inside the Surge-Structure-Atmosphere Interaction, or SUSTAIN, lab, during a demonstration at the University of Miamis Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science in Miami. The lab features a clear acrylic tank 20 meters long and 6 meters high. Inside, 38,000 gallons of seawater can be whipped into white-capped waves by a 1400-horsepower fan that can create conditions as frenzied as a Category 5 hurricane. By observing up close how hurricane-force winds interact with spray coming off seawater, researchers aim to improve real tropical storm observations made by satellites, ocean buoys and drones and other sensors launched from hurricane hunter aircraft. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)MIAMI (AP) Researchers trying to figure out what makes some hurricanes strengthen into catastrophic monsters have a new lab that allows them to generate tropical storm conditions with the flip of a switch. . . more
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In this Feb. 19, 2015 photo, Yahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer delivers the keynote address at the first-ever Yahoo Mobile Developer's Conference, in San Francisco. Mayer was the highest paid female CEO in 2014, according to a study carried out by executive compensation data firm Equilar and The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)NEW YORK (AP) Female CEOs are outpacing their male colleagues in pay, although they remain vastly outnumbered in the top echelons of American companies. . . more
A police officer leads the wife of a gunman and a child to safety during a day-long standoff that authorities said began when the suspect killed a neighbor hours earlier, Thursday, May 28, 2015, in Chula Vista, Calif. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) What began as a dispute between neighbors ended with both men dead while two children and the gunman's wife survived the all-day standoff at an apartment complex in suburban San Diego. . . more
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) The Franklin County prosecutor's office will thoroughly review a massive report on the February killing of an unarmed Mexican man who was shot by police in Pasco, Washington, the head prosecutor says. . . more
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1 dead, 3 wounded in Chester shootingPolice say one person is dead and three others were wounded after a shooting in Chester, Pennsylvania late Thursday night. . . more
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Man critical after stabbing in ParksidePolice say a man is in critical condition after a stabbing in the Parkside section of Philadelphia early Friday morning. . . more
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Flames damage twin home in DelcoA fire damaged a twin home in Clifton Heights, Pennsylvania early Friday morning. . . more
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FIFA president Joseph S. Blatter, right, walks past Prince Ali bin al-Hussein, left, and UEFA President Michel Platini, center, during the 65th FIFA Congress held at the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland, Friday, May 29, 2015, where he will run for re-election as FIFA head. (Walter Bieri/Keystone via AP)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: . . more

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