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SEVERE WEATHER

HOUSTON -- Floodwaters deepen across much of Texas as storms dump almost another foot (30 centimeters) of rain on the Houston area, stranding hundreds of motorists and inundating the famously congested highways that serve the fourth-largest U.S. city. By Kristie Rieken and Paul J. Weber. AP Photos. AP Video.

With: SEVERE WEATHER-PHOTO GALLERY; SEVERE WEATHER-THE LATEST.

MEXICO-TORNADO

CIUDAD ACUNA, Mexico -- The body of a baby carried away by a tornado was found in the northern Mexico border city of Ciudad Acuna, the mayor said following a sudden catastrophic storm that killed 13 and destroyed more than 200 homes. By Seth Robbins. AP Photos.

UNITED STATES-ISLAMIC STATE

WASHINGTON-- 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. By White House Correspondent Julie Pace. AP Photos.

With: OBAMA.

IRS BREACH

WASHINGTON -- Sophisticated criminals used an online service run by the Internal Revenue Service 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 says. By Stephen Ohlemacher.

PRESIDENTIAL RACE-SANDERS

BURLINGTON, Vermont -- Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders vows to make income inequality, a campaign finance overhaul and climate change his leading issues as he takes on Hillary Rodham Clinton for the Democratic nomination. By Dave Gram and Ken Thomas. AP Photos. AP Video.

With: PRESIDENTIAL RACE-CLINTON; PRESIDENTIAL RACE-SANTORUM.

UNITED STATES-TALIBAN FIVE

A one-year travel ban is expiring for five senior Taliban leaders held in U.S. detention at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, until they were released last year in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, raising the possibility that the five can move freely around the world as early as Monday. By Deb Riechmann.

With: UNITED STATES-TALIBAN FIVE-GLANCE.

CLEVELAND POLICE-SETTLEMENT

CLEVELAND -- Cleveland agrees to overhaul its police department under the supervision of a federal monitor in a settlement announced Tuesday with the U.S. Department of Justice over a pattern of excessive force and other abuses by officers. By Mark Gillispie. AP Photo.

SURINAME-ELECTIONS

PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- The party of former military dictator Desi Bouterse obtains the majority of Parliament seats in the South American country of Suriname, according to preliminary results.

COLORADO SHOOTING-RELIVING THE NIGHT

CENTENNIAL , Colorado -- For many of the dozens of survivors of the Colorado theater shooting who have testified in the gunman's murder trial, the experience of reliving that night has been a combination of catharsis, terror and relief. By Sadie Gurman. AP Photos. AP Video.

With: COLORADO SHOOTING.

PUERTO RICO-ECONOMY

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Legislators narrowly approve an increase in the U.S. territory's sales tax to help generate more revenue and offset a deep fiscal crisis. By Danica Coto.

BORDER PATROL SHOOTING-LAWSUIT

TUCSON, Arizona -- A federal judge is considering throwing out a civil rights lawsuit against a U.S. Border Patrol agent who fatally shot a teenager across the U.S.-Mexico border on grounds that the boy was in Mexico at the time and therefore wasn't protected by the U.S. Constitution. By Astrid Galvan.

NORTH DAKOTA WAL-MART SHOOTING

A U.S. airman walked into a Wal-Mart Supercenter in North Dakota early Tuesday and opened fire with a handgun, killing one worker and injuring a second before turning the gun on himself, police said.

HAITI-MOTORCYCLE MADNESS

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Chinese-made motorbikes have taken over the rutted roads of Haiti's overcrowded capital since the devastating 2010 earthquake. he bikes are often used as taxis and to transport all manner of goods, including live chickens. Walking in the capital has become hazardous and emergency room doctors say hospitals have been overwheled with accident victims. By David McFadden. AP Photos

BUSINESS:

CHARTER-TIME WARNER CABLE

NEW YORK -- As TV watchers increasingly look online for their fix, cable companies are bulking up. In the latest round, Charter Communications is buying Time Warner Cable for $55.33 billion. By Business Writer Tali Arbel. AP Photos.

With: UNITED STATES-TALIBAN FIVE-GLANCE.

CHANGING CABLE INDUSTRY

NEW YORK-- As the Internet has upended their business, cable companies have been racing to reinvent themselves as dominant broadband providers and distributors of online video. By Tali Arbel and Bree Fowler. AP Photos.

With: CHANGING CABLE INDUSTRY-Q&A.

REYNOLDS AMERICAN-LORILLARD

WASHINGTON -- Reynolds American's proposed $25 billion acquisition of rival Lorillard has cleared a key regulatory hurdle to move closer to completing a deal that will unite some of the nation's top cigarette brands.

ENTERTAINMENT:

THEATER-BOB MARLEY MUSICAL

NEW YORK -- Most theater professionals like to say that whatever they're working on is very relevant to what's going on in the real world. That was not possibly more true than in Baltimore this spring. The city's flagship theater, Center Stage, debuted a musical about reggae icon and civil rights activist Bob Marley during the city's spasm of violence and peaceful protests following the death of Freddie Gray in police custody. By Drama Writer Mark Kennedy. AP Photo.

NEWPORT FOLK-DYLAN

NEWPORT, Rhode Island -- This year's Newport Folk Festival plans to pay tribute to the moment when Bob Dylan made rock history by going electric 50 years ago. The festival, noted for introducing performers who later became big stars, will have a secret lineup of musicians billed as '65 Revisited. AP Photo.


Updated : 2021-09-19 02:01 GMT+08:00