The Brief

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

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

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"

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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

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


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

In this May 1, 2015 file photo, Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon in Washington.

U.S. Military Chief Blames Iraq for City's Fall to ISIS

The Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria's takeover of Ramadi is evidence that Iraqi forces do not have the "will to fight," Defense Secretary Ash Carter said, in the harshest assessment yet from a high-ranking Obama Administration official


Bird Flu Spreading as Scientists Look Everywhere for Clues

Federal agriculture officials are looking everywhere they can think of for H5N2 bird flu, which has spread to poultry flocks in 14 states and killed or forced the slaughter of more than 39 million birds. Highly pathogenic avian influenza has never spread like this before in the U.S.

IndyCar driver Juan Pablo Montoya takes the checkered flag to win the running of the the Greatest Spectacle in Racing the 99th Indianapolis 500 in Indianapolis on May 24th, 2015.

Montoya Beats Power for Second Indy 500 Win

Juan Pablo Montoya beat Will Power for his second Indianapolis 500 win. Montoya last won Indy in 2000, and the 15 years between victories are a record for a driver. "I'm glad I am proving them right, that they made the right choice," he said