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  • A tornado touched down in Bryan, TX Thursday. Ian Weaver was able to catch some footage.

    Flash Floods in Texas as Stormy Weather Continues Across Central U.S.

    Flash flood emergencies are currently in effect for much of southeast Texas after it received over 16 inches of rain yesterday. Dozens of people had to be rescued after they became trapped in cars and flooded homes. Some individuals attempting to watch the flooding had to be rescued, the National Weather Service said. Radar currently shows a heavy downpour of rain moving through the area, continuing a week of a dark and stormy weather over a swath of the Plains. […]

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    Still Anemic: U.S. Growth Picks Up to Only 0.8%

    NEW YORK — America’s economy grew a little more at the beginning of the year than first thought, but it’s still not much to celebrate. U.S. economic growth between January and March was 0.8% compared to the same time frame a year ago. That’s better than the initial estimate of 0.5%, which came in April, but still pretty sluggish. Consumers spent a little more than first thought. They popped for long-term items like roofs and kitchen counter tops. State and […]

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    Mom Says Girl Recorded Having Sex in School Bathroom Was Victim of Human Trafficking

    FORT MYERS, Fla. — A community firestorm erupted after hearing about a 15-year-old girl having sex with boys in the bathroom at a Florida high school. The county’s sheriff’s office has even become involved after images and videos of the sex acts ended up on social media. A lot of people have commented and shared the story, many casting judgment about the young girl. Her mother reached out to the local NBC affiliate, WBBH, asking the media outlet to share […]

  • The Monster, Iowa - "The Monster" will be Adventureland's first new coaster since the arrival of "The Outlaw" in 1993. The ride has five inversions and 10 "airtime" moments--those moments riders experience when they're pushed up out of their seats as the ride ascends and descends quickly.

    Adventureland’s ‘The Monster’ Makes List of Best New U.S. Roller Coasters for 2016

    Want to play Superman or Wonder Woman and save the world? Or fight off an alien invasion as part of an intergalactic air force? Get ready to ride. Virtual reality roller coasters, 3-D and 4-D attractions and immersive “dark” rides that bring visitors into the storyline — and sometimes even influence it — will be heating up theme parks across the United States this summer. “The virtual reality roller coaster experience is a new hot trend that hit the market […]

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    Baby Gorilla and Baby Girl Make Adorable Connection at the Zoo

    This seems like the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Gus is a baby gorilla at the Fort Worth Zoo, and here he is playing a little “monkey see” (or more accurately, “ape see”) with another young primate. This photo of Gus and his new friend Braylee charmed Fort Worth Zoo fans on Facebook. No surprise, since Gus is already somewhat of a celebrity. The little gorilla was born in December¬†2015 and is the Fort Worth Zoo’s first baby gorilla. He […]

  • Google is growing its ads -- in size and in number. Later this year, Google is going to start handing over more space to advertisers, and allow their ads to pop up in loads of new places: Google Maps ads could even start showing up while you're driving.

    Google is Going to Start Showing You More Ads

    NEW YORK — Google is growing its ads — in size and in number. Later this year, Google is going to start handing over more space to advertisers, and allow their ads to pop up in loads of new places: Google Maps ads could even start showing up while you’re driving. In an effort to boost its primary source of revenue (search) in the face of rapidly changing customer behavior (mobile), Google said it is making search ads bigger. Last […]

  • The results are in from the one of the largest and broadest surveys of health in the United States. And although many of the findings are encouraging -- more Americans had health insurance and fewer smoked cigarettes in 2015 than in previous years -- the gains were overshadowed by rising rates of obesity and diabetes.

    Americans are Fatter Than Ever, CDC Survey Finds

    The results are in from the one of the largest and broadest surveys of health in the United States. And although many of the findings are encouraging — more Americans had health insurance and fewer smoked cigarettes in 2015 than in previous years — the gains were overshadowed by rising rates of obesity and diabetes. Every year since 1957, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been asking Americans 18 and older about their health and the health of […]

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    State Department Report Faults Clinton Over Email Use

    A State Department Inspector General report faulted former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for not complying with policies for email preservation, according to a copy of the report obtained by CNN on Wednesday. The report, which was provided to lawmakers, states, “At a minimum, Secretary Clinton should have surrendered all emails dealing with Department business before leaving government service and, because she did not do so, she did not comply with the Department’s policies that were implemented in accordance with […]

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    Bees Chase Car for 2 Days to Rescue Queen

    WALES — This is the story of a ferocious army determined to rescue their queen from a metal fortress. Or, viewed another way, a swarm of bees who, for two days, followed their queen bee trapped inside a Mitsubishi Outlander. Either way, it makes for a good tale. The Outlander belongs to Carol Howarth, a 68-year-old grandmother, who had no idea she’d picked up a tiny winged passenger when she visited a nature reserve. Later, when she stopped to go […]

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    Tornadoes Rough Up Kansas

    Tornado sirens blared in the Plains states for the fourth consecutive day as multiple twisters overturned vehicles and damaged homes. Several people in Ford County, Kansas, reportedly were hurt in Tuesday’s storms, said Andrew White, a spokesman for the National Weather Service. There were times when rare dual tornadoes hit the county, which includes Dodge City. Brad Guay, a meteorologist who is a field assistant with the Center for Severe Weather Research, said: “The dual tornadoes in the photo (he […]

  • The infamous aedes aegypti mosquito seen through a microscope. It is the main culprit of the zika epidemic as well as that of other viruses like dengue or chikungunya.

    The Latest on Zika and the Olympics

    All eyes are on Rio and its Zika-carrying mosquitoes as the countdown to the 2016 Olympics continues. Here is the latest on how the battle against the Zika virus is being won or lost and how that effort is affecting athletes, visitors and the success of the Games. May 19, 2016: USA Swimming moves training out of Puerto Rico USA Swimming informed its coaches and athletes of the relocation of a pre-Olympic training camp from Puerto Rico to Atlanta because […]

  • You may not have heard of Gett, but don't discount it. The Uber and Lyft competitor just got a major boost from Volkswagen.
Gett, an Uber-like service that's popular in Europe, announced that it has formed a strategic partnership with the Volkswagen Group. It's getting a $300 million investment as part of the deal.

    Volkswagen Invests $300 Million in Uber Competitor Gett

    NEW YORK — You may not have heard of Gett, but don’t discount it. The Uber and Lyft competitor just got a major boost from Volkswagen. Gett, an Uber-like service that’s popular in Europe, announced that it has formed a strategic partnership with the Volkswagen Group. It’s getting a $300 million investment as part of the deal. It’s just the latest auto company to form an alliance with a ride-hailing company. In January, General Motors said it was investing $500 […]

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