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Punishing Storms in Texas Test Government Emergency Response

By Paul J. Weber and Juan A. Lozano | May 27
Deadly severe weather over the long holiday weekend tested government alert and evacuation procedures, as officials scrambled to deal with storms and historic flooding that left more than a dozen people dead and a similar number missing.

Anti-Gay Bill Gets Second Chance in Texas Senate

May 27
The Texas Senate has revived an anti-gay marriage bill that had appeared dead in the final week of the session.

Duggar Political Pal Wants Chief Who Handed Over Police Report Fired

By EDGE | May 26
A Republican Arkansas state senator is calling for the police chief who obeyed a Freedom of Information Act request and turned over Josh Duggar's 2006 police report to be fired.

Google Doodle Honors Lesbian Astronaut Sally Ride

By Winnie McCroy | May 26
In honor of what would have been her 64th birthday, Google has unveiled a special "Behind the Doodle" animation video for trailblazing astronaut Sally Ride.

Positive Women's Network Releases New Model for Trauma Awareness

By EDGE | May 26
Positive Women's Network - USA, a national membership body of women with HIV, is proud to announce the release of a new model for bringing trauma awareness and healing into primary healthcare settings.

Search Resumes for Those Missing in Texas Floodwaters

By Seth Robbins and Paul J. Weber | May 26
Recovery teams resumed the search Tuesday for 12 people who are missing after a rain-swollen river carried a Texas vacation home off its foundation and slammed it into a bridge downstream.

Lock of Mozart's Hair Going Under the Hammer at Sotheby's

May 26
Auctioneer Sotheby's is selling a lock of hair from the head of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, resting in a gilt locket.

Agent: 'Lawrence of Arabia' Star Omar Sharif has Alzheimer's

May 26
Legendary "Lawrence of Arabia" actor Omar Sharif is battling Alzheimer's disease, his agent Steve Kenis confirmed to The Associated Press on Monday.

Some Native Hawaiians Disapprove of 'Aloha' Movie Title

By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher | May 26
Some Native Hawaiians disapprove of the name of a movie filmed and set in Hawaii, saying that titling it "Aloha" is a disrespectful misappropriation of culture and simplifies a word that's rich with meaning.

Lawyer Says Allegations B.B. King was Poisoned 'Ridiculous'

By Ken Ritter | May 26
Two B.B. King heirs who've been most outspoken about the blues legend's care in his final days have accused King's two closest aides of poisoning him, but the attorney for King's estate called the claims ridiculous.

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