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Storms ease in Texas, but runoff could mean more flooding
HOUSTON (AP) -- Although the deadly thunderstorms that lashed much of Texas have tapered off, many cities were still in danger Thursday as the runoff kept pouring into rising rivers, and officials warned about the risk of more flooding....

Latest on flooding: Oklahoma roads, bridges still flooded
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Floods in vulnerable Houston no surprise, despite controls
HOUSTON (AP) -- The flooding, property damage and loss of life as torrential rains this week hit the Houston area should be no surprise....

Twice-caught fugitive's clean life led to decades of freedom
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- In 55 years as a fugitive, Frank Freshwaters got caught twice....

Baltimore gets bloodier as arrests drop post-Freddie Gray
BALTIMORE (AP) -- A 31-year-old woman and a young boy were shot in the head Thursday, becoming Baltimore's 37th and 38th homicide victims so far this month, the city's deadliest in 15 years....

Nebraska ends ban on driver's licenses for immigrant youths
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Nebraska ended the nation's last ban on driving privileges for young people brought into the United States illegally as children, after the Legislature voted Thursday to override a veto from the state's new Republican governor....

Is rent out of reach? Study shows how 11 US cities stack up
NEW YORK (AP) -- Renters are on the rise in America's biggest cities, but many tenants are scrambling to keep up with growing rent bills and shrinking vacancies, according to a study released Thursday....

Photo shows Chicago cops posing over black man with antlers
CHICAGO (AP) -- A former Chicago police detective is suing to get his job back after being fired for posing in a photograph with another officer holding rifles over an unidentified black man lying on a floor and wearing deer antlers....

Officers find liquor in small plane that hit tower
MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a pilot reeked of alcohol after his plane struck a communications tower on the ground at Melbourne International Airport in central Florida....

Civilians get new authority in Cleveland police settlement
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cleveland's settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice on reforming the city's troubled police department calls for civilians to play influential roles in investigating police misconduct and establishing policies and procedures....

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