Severe weather heading east as record flooding continues

Severe weather heading east as record flooding continues

Almost 90 reports of damaging storms were recorded over the weekend from Texas to Illinois, including a tornado near St. Louis and golf ball-sized hail that covered the ground near the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area. That storm system is heading east today and expected to deliver more severe weather to the Deep South and Southeast.…
‘Start Here’: Barr declares Mueller time

‘Start Here’: Barr declares Mueller time

It's Monday, March 25, 2019. Let's start here. No collusion, no exoneration Robert Mueller's investigation, according to a summary written by Attorney General William Barr, showed that Donald Trump's 2016 campaign didn't conspire with Russia, and it's "about as conclusive as it can be," ABC News Chief National Correspondent Terry Moran says on today's podcast.…
Russian lawmaker cheers findings of Mueller’s report

Russian lawmaker cheers findings of Mueller’s report

A senior Russian lawmaker has welcomed the findings of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian involvement in the U.S. presidential election, saying this gives the countries a chance to mend ties. Konstantin Kosachev, chairman of the foreign affairs committee in the upper chamber of the Russian parliament, said in a social media post on…

New Zealand attack note left at fire at California mosque

A note referencing the recent terrorist attacks in New Zealand was found at the scene of a possible arson fire at a Southern California mosque, police said Sunday. Nobody was hurt, and members of the Islamic Center of Escondido were able to extinguish the small blaze before firefighters around 3:15 a.m., officials said. The incident…

Man arrested in subway attack says woman threatened him

The man facing an assault charge in connection to an attack on a homeless woman on a New York City subway train claims she threatened him with a knife. The New York Post reports the court-appointed attorney for Marc Gomez made the claims at the 36-year-old's arraignment early Sunday in Bronx Criminal Court. Gomez, of…
California grower recalls avocados over possible listeria

California grower recalls avocados over possible listeria

A Southern California company is voluntarily recalling whole avocados over possible listeria contamination. Henry Avocado, a grower and distributor based near San Diego, said Saturday that the recall covers conventional and organic avocados grown and packed in California. The company says they were sold in bulk across California, Arizona, Florida, Wisconsin, North Carolina and New…

Prosecutors slam ‘free speech’ argument in riot case

Prosecutors say two men indicted on federal riot charges in the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville are not protected by the First Amendment. The Daily Progress reports that U.S. Attorney Thomas Cullen made the argument in response to a motion to dismiss the indictment from lawyers for Benjamin Drake Daley and Michael Paul…

Hot air balloon stolen in Indiana found at Florida festival

Florida authorities have recovered a hot air balloon stolen from its owner in Indiana. The Marion County Sheriff's Office got a tip Saturday from police in Bloomington, Indiana, that the stolen balloon had been spotted at The Villages Hot Air Balloon Festival. That tip wasn't full of hot air. In a Facebook post, the sheriff's…

1 killed, 3 injured after street racing crash in Albuquerque

Authorities say street racers in southwest Albuquerque have killed a pedestrian and crashed a vehicle into an apartment building. Police say it appears a woman was crossing a street Saturday night when she was fatally struck by one of the vehicles racing down a street. They say one of the vehicles then crashed into an…
Ship channel remains closed; draining of gas tank continues

Ship channel remains closed; draining of gas tank continues

Officials say efforts continue to drain a damaged tank that contains flammable gas following a massive fire at a Houston-area petrochemical complex, after other tanks leaked product prompting a partial closure of the Houston Ship Channel. Intercontinental Terminals Company says pumping began Saturday afternoon to extract about 20,000 barrels of pyrolysis gasoline, known as pygas,…

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