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  • Floodwaters deepen in Houston after city gets more rain

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    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. Meanwhile, the search went on for...

  • US returns 25 looted artifacts to Italy: Vases, frescoes

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    ROME (AP) — The United States on Tuesday officially returned 25 artifacts looted over the decades from Italy, including Etruscan vases, 1st-century frescoes and precious books that ended up in U.S. museums, universities and private collections. Italy has been on a campaign to recover looted...

  • Texas flooding overwhelms popular bed-and-breakfast region

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) — The vacation house where two families were to spend Memorial Day weekend was already gone, swept down the swollen Blanco River, when Carissa Smith's husband arrived. All he found was a Chevrolet Suburban slammed against a tree, the engine running. The fate of those who...

  • Irish government agrees to sell its Aer Lingus stake to IAG

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland intends to sell its 25 percent stake in the Aer Lingus airline to IAG after receiving guarantees that the parent company of British Airways will increase employment and air links with the United States, the government announced Tuesday. IAG, which also operates Spain's...

  • Amtrak to install long-sought cameras in locomotives

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Amtrak said Tuesday it will install video cameras inside locomotive cabs to record the actions of train engineers, a move that follows a deadly derailment earlier this month in which investigators are searching for clues to the train engineer's actions before the crash. The...

  • River rafters discover wreckage of aircraft in Grand Canyon

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A group of river rafters in search of old mining equipment on a hike at the Grand Canyon came across something unexpected during a recent trip: the wreckage of a small aircraft with bones scattered nearby. John Weisheit was with several people who discovered the wreckage...



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