May 26th, 2015

World News

12 missing after weekend flooding in Texas sweeps away vacation home

By Seth Robbins And Paul J. Weber, The Associated Press on May 26th, 2015

WIMBERLEY, Texas – Recovery teams were resuming the search Tuesday for 12 members of two families who are missing after a rain-swollen river in Texas carried a vacation home off its foundation, slamming it into a bridge downstream. A holiday weekend of storms dumped record rainfall on the American heartland, caused major flooding, spawned tornadoes ... Read More »

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Austrian police arrest 3 suspected of smuggling people onto flights for US, Britain

By The Associated Press on May 26th, 2015

VIENNA – Austrian police have detained three suspects for allegedly smuggling people onto flights bound for the United States or Britain. State Prosecutor Friedrich Koehl said Tuesday there had been at least 11 cases of smuggling between last fall and February. The suspects worked for a private security company hired by Austrian Airlines and controlled ... Read More »

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New Bob Marley musical at Center Stage tries to help heal an uneasy Baltimore this spring

By Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press on May 26th, 2015

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Most theatre professionals like to say that whatever they’re working on is very relevant to what’s going on in the real world. That was not possibly more true than in Baltimore this spring. The city’s flagship theatre, Center Stage, debuted a musical about reggae icon and civil rights activist Bob Marley ... Read More »

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Recovery teams look for 12 missing after weekend flooding in Texas sweeps away home

By Seth Robbins And Paul J. Weber, The Associated Press on May 26th, 2015

WIMBERLEY, Texas – Recovery teams were resuming the search early Tuesday for 12 members of two families who are missing after a rain-swollen river in Texas carried a vacation home off its foundation, slamming it into a bridge downstream. The hunt for the missing picked up after a holiday weekend of terrible storms that dumped ... Read More »

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World Series of Poker starts in Las Vegas with buy-ins for the masses, millions in prize money

By Kimberly Pierceall, The Associated Press on May 26th, 2015

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – If the World Series of Poker is lucky, the popularity of the Las Vegas championship’s newest event could cause a poker chip shortage. The annual set of 68 tournaments at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino that rewards millions of dollars to the best card sharks starts Wednesday with a new ... Read More »

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Malaysian forensics teams dig up graves at abandoned traffickers’ camp

By Eileen Ng, The Associated Press on May 26th, 2015

BUKIT WANG BURMA, Malaysia – Malaysian forensics teams exhumed a body from a shallow grave Tuesday at an abandoned jungle camp used by human traffickers, the first of what police predicted would be more grim findings as they search through a cluster of illicit hideouts near the border with Thailand. Authorities say there are 139 ... Read More »

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Police: 3 children hurt as waterspout uproots bounce house, sends it airborne in South Florida

By Jennifer Kay, The Associated Press on May 26th, 2015

MIAMI – Two of the three children tossed onto a South Florida beach from a bounce house sent flying by a waterspout have been sent home from a hospital with minor injuries, hours after the inflatable was sent airborne above palm trees and a four-lane road, police said. Authorities said the two children were sent ... Read More »

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Australia to pass a law soon to strip citizenship of dual nationals suspected of terror crimes

By Rod McGuirk, The Associated Press on May 26th, 2015

CANBERRA, Australia – Australia plans to pass a law within weeks to give the government power to strip citizenship from dual nationals who are suspected terrorists even if they are not convicted of a crime, the prime minister said Tuesday. More than 100 Australians are suspected to be fighting with the Islamic State movement and ... Read More »

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Greek, EU officials discuss migrant flows as Aegean Sea arrivals approach 1,200 in 2 days

By The Associated Press on May 26th, 2015

ATHENS, Greece – Greek authorities in the eastern Aegean Sea have picked up more than 300 people who entered the country illegally in small craft from Turkey, raising the total of arrivals over the past two days to nearly 1,200. After Italy, financially crippled Greece is the main destination for refugees – mostly from war-ravaged ... Read More »

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Iraq launches operation to retake western Anbar province from Islamic State

By Sinan Salaheddin, The Associated Press on May 26th, 2015

BAGHDAD – Iraq on Tuesday announced the launch of a military operation to drive the Islamic State group out of the western Anbar province, where the extremists captured the provincial capital, Ramadi, earlier this month. Iraqi state TV declared the start of the operation, in which troops will be backed by Shiite and Sunni paramilitary ... Read More »

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Fire sweeps through privately run home for the elderly in central China, killing 38 people

By The Associated Press on May 26th, 2015

BEIJING, China – A fire that swept through a privately run home for the elderly in central China killed 38 people and left much of it a charred ruin, raising concerns over the safety of facilities housing the country’s rapidly aging population. The fire broke out Monday night in the privately run Kangleyuan Rest Home, ... Read More »

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