Floodwaters deepen in Houston after city gets more rain
HOUSTON (AP) — Floodwaters deepened across much of Texas on Tuesday as storms dumped almost a foot more of rain on the Houston area, stranding hundreds of motorists and inundating the famously congested highways that serve the nation's fourth-largest city.
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4 Taliban militants die in attack in Afghan capital
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An all-night siege in an upscale neighborhood of Afghanistan's capital ended in the early hours of Wednesday morning with the deaths of four heavily armed Taliban attackers, though no civilians or security personnel were injured or killed, an Afghan official said.
Cleveland, US Justice Department announce police settlement
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland agreed to sweeping changes in how its police officers use force, treat the community and deal with the mentally ill, under a settlement announced Tuesday with the federal government that will put the 1,500-member department under an independent monitor.
James Holmes describes 'obsession to kill' in notebook
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — In a brown spiral notebook titled "Of Life," Colorado theater shooter James Holmes scrawled a self-diagnosis of his "broken mind" and described his "obsession to kill" since childhood.
Pentagon chief's take on Iraqis undercuts Obama's strategy
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter's blunt assessment that Iraqi forces lack the "will to fight" undermines a central premise of President Barack Obama's strategy for defeating the Islamic State: that Iraq's military can effectively handle ground operations so Americans don't have to.
Obama urges Senate to renew phone-records program
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama called on the Senate Tuesday to extend key Patriot Act provisions before they expire five days from now, including the government's ability to search Americans' phone records.
APNewsBreak: IRS says thieves stole tax info from 100,000
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sophisticated criminals used an online service run by the IRS to access personal tax information from more than 100,000 taxpayers, part of an elaborate scheme to steal identities and claim fraudulent tax refunds, the IRS said Tuesday.
UN says alarming spike in female suicide bombings in Nigeria
GUBIO, Nigeria (AP) — Children are now being seen as potential threats after an "alarming spike" in suicide bombings by girls and women used by Boko Haram militants in northeastern Nigeria, the U.N. children's agency said Tuesday.
LeBron, Cavaliers earn NBA Finals spot by sweeping Hawks
CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James knew what he left behind when he bolted to Miami five years ago.
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