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Hundreds seek safety from Texas floods, severe weather kills 17

Yahoo! National News - 4 hours 53 min ago

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.


Guitar in hand, O'Malley tunes up for 2016 reveal

USAToday.com Top Stories - 5 hours 13 min ago

O'Malley riffs on "Hail to the Chief."

       

China shares lower in volatile trade

BBC World News - 5 hours 18 min ago
Mainland China shares close lower in volatile trade on Friday after plunging more than 6% a day ago, rattling global markets.
Categories: BBC World News

How Fifa makes and spends its money

BBC World News - 5 hours 19 min ago
How football's ruling body makes and spends its cash
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: The two contenders for Fifa's top job

BBC World News - 5 hours 20 min ago
The Victoria Derbyshire programme takes a look at the two candidates standing for Fifa's presidency as delegates begin to vote at a conference in Zurich.
Categories: BBC World News

In Europe, Fake Jobs Can Have Real Benefits

New York Times Headlines - 5 hours 20 min ago
Training at pretend companies is being used to fight long-term unemployment, one of the most pressing problems to emerge from Europe’s long economic crisis.







An Award for Bill Clinton Came With $500,000 for His Foundation

New York Times Headlines - 5 hours 21 min ago
Bill Clinton agreed to appear at a gala for the model Petra Nemcova’s charity in 2014 after Ms. Nemcova offered a large donation to the Clinton Foundation.







Bob Schieffer of ‘Face the Nation’ Prepares to Sign Off

New York Times Headlines - 5 hours 21 min ago
He has been host for 24 years, and Sunday morning’s edition of the public affairs show will be his last.







Hooters waitress donating kidney to longtime customer

USAToday.com Top Stories - 5 hours 21 min ago

Don Thomas is a longtime regular at the Hooters in Roswell, Ga.

       

Evans announces 500 words winners

BBC World News - 5 hours 24 min ago
Stories about vengeful pigeons, poisoned cakes and living with a stammer are among the winners at this year's 500 Words competition.
Categories: BBC World News

Tropical Storm Andres expected to become a hurricane

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 25 min ago
MIAMI (AP) — The first named tropical storm of the eastern Pacific hurricane season is expected to soon become a hurricane far off Mexico's coast.

Alleged Nazi criminal dies in Canada

BBC World News - 5 hours 29 min ago
A suspected Nazi war criminal, Vladimir Katriuk, dies in Canada just weeks after being charged by Russia with war crimes.
Categories: BBC World News

Liverpool £10m Clyne bid rejected

BBC World News - 5 hours 32 min ago
Liverpool have a £10m bid for England right-back Nathaniel Clyne, 24, rejected by Southampton.
Categories: BBC World News

Not beer! Anheuser-Busch cans water for Texas flood victims

USAToday.com Top Stories - 5 hours 35 min ago

The can has the Anheuser-Busch logo, but it's not beer.

       

VIDEO: Migrants find refuge in Aceh shelter

BBC World News - 5 hours 35 min ago
More than 1,800 Muslim migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh are sheltered in the Indonesian province of Aceh.
Categories: BBC World News

BBC uncovers tax avoidance scheme

BBC World News - 5 hours 50 min ago
Anderson Group, one of the recruitment industry's most high-profile companies, is promoting an "aggressive" tax avoidance scheme which tax experts are calling "abusive".
Categories: BBC World News

Report: U.S. military aid to Israel likely to rise

USAToday.com Top Stories - 5 hours 50 min ago

U.S.-Israel military cooperation remains strong despite political friction, officials say.

       

Toughest words aren't tough enough for 2 spelling bee champs

Yahoo! National News - 5 hours 51 min ago

Vanya Shivashankar, 13, left, of Olathe, Kan., left, and Gokul Venkatachalam, 14, of St. Louis, hold up the trophy as co-champions after winning the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, Thursday, May 28, 2015, in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — For the second straight year, the Scripps National Spelling Bee ended with co-champions each holding onto one side of the golden trophy while they were showered with confetti.


Moroder working on disco stage musical

BBC World News - 5 hours 54 min ago
Musician and composer Giorgio Moroder is working on a new disco-themed stage musical, he tells the BBC.
Categories: BBC World News

Heat wave conditions ease in India

BBC World News - 5 hours 56 min ago
The massive heat wave sweeping India is starting to ease, with forecasts of rain in some affected states.
Categories: BBC World News