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Governor says deadly flooding is worst ever seen in Texas area

An intersection is flooded near the headwaters of the San Marcos River that flooded in San Marcos TexasBy Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday likened the ferocity of flash flooding that killed at least three people to a tsunami, and authorities said a dam had given way in a state park. Abbott declared states of disaster in 24 counties and flew over the area south of Austin to assess the damage caused by tornadoes, heavy rainfall, thunderstorms and flooding that forced evacuations and rooftop rescues and left thousands of residents without electricity. "This is the biggest flood this area of Texas has ever seen," Abbott said.

Homicide probe to be launched into B.B. King's death: officials

U.S. blues legend B.B. King performs onstage during the 45th Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux(Reuters) - Nevada officials said on Monday they would conduct a homicide investigation into the death of B.B. King who died this month at age 89, after two of his daughters leveled accusations that the blues great was murdered. The Clark County, Nevada coroner's office said in a posting on Twitter that it had taken jurisdiction over King's body, and that autopsy results would take a minimum of six to eight weeks. "Our coroner takes jurisdiction over #BBKing body, performs autopsy.

Wisconsin judge to hold juvenile court hearing in Slenderman case

A Wisconsin judge on Tuesday will begin a hearing on whether to move a trial from adult to juvenile court for one of the girls accused of stabbing her classmate 19 times to please Slenderman, a fictional Internet character. The girls, Anissa Weier and Morgan Geyser, who were both 12 at the time, were charged as adults with attempted first-degree homicide in the May 2014 attack on a classmate in Waukesha, a suburb of Milwaukee. Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Michael Bohren will hold a two-day hearing to determine if the case against Weier belongs in adult court.

Police confront home invasion suspects in Northeast Philadelphia

Police confront home invasion suspects in Northeast PhiladelphiaPolice are searching for the three people who pulled off a home invasion in Northeast Philadelphia and nearly got caught.

The Latest on flooding: Residents evacuate homes near Austin

Rescue personnel grab the the hand of a man stranded in rushing water at the northwest corner of Lamar Blvd. and 15th St. in Austin, Texas. Shoal Creek overflowed its banks and inundated the major traffic artery with rushing water. Several cars were stalled under and near the 15th St. bridge Monday, May 25, 2015. (Alberto Martinez/Austin American-Statesman via AP)5:55 a.m. CDT

Shooting victim may have been innocent bystander in North Philadelphia

Shooting victim may have been innocent bystander in North PhiladelphiaA 19-year-old man was gunned down on a North Philadelphia street, and police say he may not have been the intended target.

By The Numbers: Colorado theater shooting trial so far

A by-the-numbers look at the first month in the trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes:

10 Things to Know for Today

FILE - In this July 5, 2014 file photo, a man walks by a sign for the World Series of Poker during the main event in Las Vegas. The annual weeks-long tournament at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas that rewards millions of dollars to the best card sharks playing in 68 events starts Wednesday, May 27, 2015, with a new event expected to attract at least 10,000 players. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

Large fire damages 3 homes in Strawberry Mansion

Large fire damages 3 homes in Strawberry MansionFire damaged three homes in the Strawberry Mansion section of Philadelphia.

Man shot to death at Southwest Philadelphia recreation center

Man shot to death at Southwest Philadelphia recreation centerPolice are searching for suspects after a 19-year-old man was shot and killed in Southwest Philadelphia.