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Rescue personnel search the floodwaters along Brays Bayou in southwest Houston

Houston Reels From Unprecedented Floods

Historic flooding, property damage and loss of life struck Houston as torrential rains wreaked havoc on the city. and experts say the city should have been ready. "Houston is the No. 1 city in America to be injured and die in a flood," one said

Stephen Curry raises his hands during game five of the Western Conference Finals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on May 27, 2015 in Oakland, California.

Warriors End 40-Year NBA Finals Drought

Stephen Curry had 26 points and eight rebounds, Harrison Barnes added 24 points and the Golden State Warriors advanced to the NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years with a 104-90 victory over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night

FIFA press conference

FIFA Corruption Probe Intensifies

Corporate sponsors scrambled to distance themselves from the corruption probes launched against FIFA by American and Swiss authorities this week. On Wednesday, U.S. prosecutors unveiled a 47-count indictment against 14 defendants tied to the federation

James Holmes

Colorado Gunman's Notebook Scribbles Become Evidence

Copies of a journal kept by the man on trial for the Aurora theater shooting have been distributed to the jury that will help determine his fate. Holmes' notebook reveals references to violence and death and is stepped in nihilism

Marijuana leaf on a white background

Mixing Booze and Pot Increases the THC in Your Blood

A new study in Clinical Chemistry shows that when cannabis and alcohol are mixed, the amount of tetrahydrocannabinol — pot's active ingredient — in a person's blood is far higher than if marijuana is smoked on its own

hurricane NOAA prediction 2015

Forecasters Predict 'Below Average' Hurricane Season

Forecasters expect this year's tropical storm season to be weaker than usual with zero to two major hurricanes predicted to affect the United States, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced on Wednesday

BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend Norwich 2015 - Day 1

Riot Fest Lineups Announced

Organizers have announced the lineup for the multicity festival Riot Fest. This year, the flagship Chicago event will feature Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg and Rancid, all of whom will be performing their classic albums in full

Chicago Bears defensive tackle Ray McDonald speaks with the media after minicamp on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at Halas Hall in Lake Forest, Ill. The team released McDonald after he was arrested Monday on a domestic violence charge.

Ex-Chicago Bear Ray McDonald Arrested Again

Ray McDonald was arrested for the second time in three days on Wednesday for violating a restraining order by being at a residence in Santa Clara, Calif. According to police, the order was issued as a result of his arrest for alleged domestic assault on Monday


Pentagon Accidentally Sends Live Anthrax to Multiple Labs

The samples were apparently shipped from Dugway Proving Ground in Utah on April 30 to a military lab in Maryland, then distributed in nine states. After a lab in Maryland found out their package included live samples, the CDC was alerted

The cast of "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" film.

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Reboot Planned

20th Century Fox will revisit Alan Moore’s 1999 comic-book series that was infamously adapted into the 2003 dud that starred Sean Connery as Alan Quatermain. John Davis will produce the reboot through his Davis Entertainment banner