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Time Warner Cable's Plan B

Charter Communications is nearing a deal to acquire Time Warner Cable for about $55.1 billion in cash and stock, after Comcast recently abandoned plans to buy the cable company amid regulators' opposition

A home on the Blanco River was taken off its foundation after heavy overnight rain caused flash flooding in Wimberley, Texas, May 24, 2015.

Deadly Storms Swamp Plains and Midwest

A line of storms stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes dumped record rainfall on parts of the Plains and Midwest, spawning tornadoes and causing major flooding that forced at least 2,000 Texans from their homes

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Pressure Cooker Found in Car in D.C.

A bomb squad safely destroyed a pressure cooker found in a "suspicious" vehicle left unattended on the National Mall near the U.S. Capitol building and the vehicle's owner was located and arrested

Tecumseh State Correctional Institution in Tecumseh, Neb.

Cult Killer Convicted in 1985 Dies in Nebraska Prison

A man who had spent three decades on Nebraska's death row for the 1985 cult killings of two people, including a 5-year-old boy, has died in prison. Michael Ryan was convicted in the torture and killing of 26-year-old James Thimm

Star Wars to Screen in China for First Time Ever

Star Wars: The Force Awakens doesn’t open until the end of this year, but moviegoers in China will travel to a galaxy far, far away next month. The country will have its first-ever screening of the six original Star Wars movies.

Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson and The Duggars Speak At CPAC

Molestation Allegations Made About Josh Duggar in 2007

An online commenter published a detailed account eight years ago alleging that Josh Duggar had a history of molesting young girls, long before allegations came to light last week. The commenter said "he should be removed from the home"

Erection of Solar Impulse 2 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Solar Impulse Readies for Pacific Crossing

On Tuesday morning local time, the solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse 2 will take off from Nanjing, China, and fly for 120 hours straight, bound for Hawaii, hoping to complete the first fuelless Pacific Ocean crossing

A file picture dated February 14, 2007 of Noble Laureate John Nash speaking on 'Global Games and Globalization' during a function in New Delhi.

A Beautiful Mind Mathematician Killed in Crash

John Forbes Nash Jr., the subject of the 2001 Oscar-winning film A Beautiful Mind, and his wife were killed in a taxi crash on the New Jersey Turnpike, police said. "Beautiful minds, beautiful hearts," said Russell Crowe, who played Nash

Texas Rangers v New York Yankees

New York Yankees Retire Bernie Williams' Number

The New York Yankees paid the ultimate respect to five-time all-star Bernie Williams on Sunday night by retiring his no. 51 jersey and placing a plaque dedicated to him in Monument Park alongside those of the team's myriad other legends

A woman carries her baby at La Ensenada, southern Chile, on April 26, 2015

Breastfed Babies Better Protected Against Pollution

In an infant's initial four months, exposure to pollutants like nitrogen dioxide and airborne particles can cause negative effects on motor and mental development, but a new study reported in Science Daily says those effects are countered in babies who are breastfed

INDIA-WEATHER-HEAT

Indian Heat Wave Kills Hundreds

An intense heat wave that has driven daytime temperatures as high as 118°F (48°C) in parts of India has claimed over 400 lives. The toll is the highest in the southeastern Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, where most of the deaths are being reported