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Latest on flooding: New storms hit flood-weary Houston - Pantagraph
Members of the National Guard and a search and rescue team work along the Blanco River, Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Wimberley, Texas. Authorities say recovery teams continue to search for as many as a dozen missing people in an area where punishing rains ...
Congress wants to know how thieves stole tax info from IRS - Pantagraph
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is demanding answers about how identity thieves were able to steal the personal tax information of more than 100,000 taxpayers from an IRS website. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch has requested a confidential ...
Man convicted in killing solved via Scrooge McDuck medallion - Pantagraph
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man could face life in prison for a killing that police solved by tracking a gold chain and medallion featuring the Disney character Scrooge McDuck. The Hartford Courant reports (http://cour.at/1IZnFsA) a Hartford ...
EU migration plans under fire from UN chief, member states - Pantagraph
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, left, and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker greet each other during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. The United Nations Secretary-General met with EU ...
Letter to Obama discussed at Post reporter's trial in Iran - Pantagraph
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A letter a detained Washington Post journalist wrote to U.S. President Barack Obama has become a major topic of his espionage trial in Iran. Jason Rezaian, the Post's 39-year-old bureau chief in Tehran, had his first hearing Tuesday.
Greek leader: close to deal with creditors - Pantagraph
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says his country is close to reaching a deal with its creditors, but stressed that "calm and determination" were needed in the final stretch of negotiations. Speaking after a meeting at the ...
The Latest: No 2,000-dollar mistake at French for Johnson - Pantagraph
Two years ago to the day, Sergiy Stakhovsky made an expensive mistake. The French Open fined the Ukrainian $2,000 for whipping out his cellphone during a match and snapping a photo of a mark left in the clay by a ball that was ruled out — but which he ...
Former LAPD officer wanted in killing appears in Texas court - Pantagraph
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A fugitive former Los Angeles police officer charged with killing a man during an off-duty fight has appeared in a Texas courtroom after his arrest in northern Mexico. El Paso police spokesman Darrel Petry said early Wednesday that ...
France calls for tougher global mobilization against IS - Pantagraph
PARIS (AP) — French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius called on the international community to strengthen its mobilization against the Islamic State group ahead of an international meeting on Iraq organized next week. Members of the U.S.-led ...
Lawyer: Suburban Chicago man to plead guilty in terror case - Pantagraph
CHICAGO (AP) — An attorney for a suburban Chicago man accused of trying to join al-Qaida-affiliated fighters in Syria says her client intends to change his plea to guilty. Abdella Ahmad Tounisi's (too-NEE'-seez) attorney, Molly Armour, told a federal ...
Int'l court case against Ivory Coast ex-1st lady admissible - Pantagraph
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court appeals judges have upheld a ruling that the court can prosecute Ivory Coast's former first lady on charges including murder and rape linked to violence that left 3,000 people dead in the ...
Burundi urges citizens to donate money to pay for elections - Pantagraph
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Burundi's government is asking Burundians to donate money to pay for elections as some foreign donors warn of aid cuts if President Pierre Nkurunziza runs for third term. Presidential spokesman Gervais Abayeho told The Associated ...
Hezbollah says it struck Syria militants with help of drone - Pantagraph
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's Hezbollah group says it has struck a group of al-Qaida militants near the border with Syria with the help of a drone for the first time. The Shiite group's Al-Manar satellite television channel said the "qualitative operation" was ...
Suspect's father calls slayings 'egregious and heartless' - Pantagraph
WASHINGTON (AP) — The father of the man charged in the slayings of four people at a Washington mansion calls the crime "egregious and heartless." Dennis Wint said in a statement that it pains him that his son, Daron, is charged, but he doesn't discuss ...
Amnesty: Researcher refused entry to United Arab Emirates - Pantagraph
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Amnesty International says one of its researchers was denied entry to the United Arab Emirates, where he was planning to speak about companies' responsibility in ensuring the rights of migrant laborers in the Gulf.