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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

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Advertisers Warn FIFA to Clean Up Its Act

Worried that their reputations will be tarnished by their links to FIFA, major sponsors are demanding that soccer's global governing body clean up its act, with Visa even warning it is prepared to jump ship

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

19 Kids and Counting Loses More Advertisers

Social media campaigns like #canceltheduggars seem to be working: Several more advertisers have yanked their sponsorship of TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting in light of the sexual molestation allegations involving Josh Duggar.

Federal Communications Commission Proposes New Open Internet Rules

Feds Want Subsidized Internet for the Poor

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler will reiterate high-speed Internet's status as a public good when he introduces a plan to ensure that even the poorest Americans have access to broadband Internet


4 Coffees a Day Is Bad for You

A lot of caffeine is bad for your health, according to a new study, and many people are consuming too much of it. About four cups of coffee, is linked to heart problems, insomnia and panic attacks

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


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

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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