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Texas braces for possibly more rain after flooding kills 1
BRENHAM, Texas (AP) — At least one person is dead and three others were missing after torrential thunderstorms caused flooding in Texas, officials said as they braced for the possibility of more rain over the long Memorial Day weekend.
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Probe underway into fatal river crash of vintage WWII plane
NEW YORK (AP) — Police divers were expected to begin raising the wreckage Saturday of a vintage World War II plane that crashed into the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey, killing the pilot.
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The Latest: 11-year-old swept away in Kansas creek
The Latest on severe weather and flooding around the U.S. (all times local):
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AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week
Highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.
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Quotations in the News
"Their souls speak to us. They ask us to look inward, to take stock of who we are and who we might become." — President Barack Obama, remembering the 140,000 people who died in Hiroshima in 1945 after the U.S. dropped the first atomic bomb. Obama
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Expecting worst, holiday travelers find fast airport lines
ATLANTA (AP) — Fast moving airport security lines at the start of the Memorial Day weekend could bode well for return travelers Monday.
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Search for missing teen focuses on Northern California coast
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — The frantic search for a teenage girl who was last seen being dragged, bleeding and screaming, by an armed acquaintance has shifted to a remote area in Northern California about 65 miles from where she was abducted.
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Small WWII-era plane crashes in Hudson River; body recovered
NEW YORK (AP) — A small World War II vintage plane taking part in celebrations of its 75th anniversary flew a partial loop while smoke spewed from it and then crashed in the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey on Friday, and divers
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The Latest: Police identify body pulled from Hudson crash
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the crash of a small World War II-era plane in the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey (all times local):
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Family of lost hiker won't second-guess Maine over search
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The family of a hiker who died after getting lost on the Appalachian Trail in Maine isn't going to criticize searchers even though they abandoned their full-scale effort while she was still alive.
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Obama uses Hiroshima visit as opportunity to urge no nukes
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — With an unflinching look back at a painful history, President Barack Obama stood on the hallowed ground of Hiroshima on Friday and declared it a fitting place to summon people everywhere to embrace the vision of a world
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Text of Obama's speech at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
Text of President Barack Obama's remarks Friday at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park about the U.S. atomic bombing, the legacy of World War II and nuclear weapons, as delivered:
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Atomic bomb survivors feel wonder, doubt after Obama visit
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — The survivors of the world's first atomic bomb attack are used to hearing grand vows to rid the world of nuclear weapons. They just don't usually come directly from the leader of the country that dropped the bomb on them in
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Migrant shipwreck survivor says he was under hull, pal died
SICULIANA, Sicily (AP) — A Sudanese man who survived the capsizing of a heavily overcrowded smugglers boat off Libya recounted Friday how the vessel tipped over when fellow migrants heard the voice of approaching rescuers and rushed above deck,
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Putin blasts West on first trip to EU country this year
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — On his first trip to a European Union country this year, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday sharply criticized western policy toward Moscow, describing a newly expanded U.S. missile defense system as a threat to his
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In Iraq's battle for Fallujah, residents gird for long fight
BAGHDAD (AP) — Five days into an Iraqi military operation to push Islamic State fighters out of Fallujah, residents still inside the city are preparing for a long battle, with some saying they fear being trapped between two forces they don't fully
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IS militants fight rebels in north Syria strongholds
BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants entered a Syrian opposition stronghold in the country's north on Saturday, clashing with rebels on the edges of the town as the extremist group built on its most significant advance near the Turkish border in
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Spain police nab 7 suspects of large Francis Bacon art heist
MADRID (AP) — Seven people suspected of involvement in stealing five paintings by the Irish-born painter Francis Bacon worth more than 25 million euros ($27.8 million) have been arrested, Spanish police said Saturday.
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Death on Everest leads to risky effort to recover bodies
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The mountain is speckled with corpses.
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Tourism boom fires Iberian economies but leaves some cold
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — With sunny days getting longer and lazier, sparkling beaches warming up and terrorism fears driving customers away from other Mediterranean destinations, Spain and Portugal are reaping an economic bonanza from tourism.
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