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  • Latest on flooding: Officials urging evacuations

    6:30 p.m. CDT There’s another call for an evacuation in Texas — this time in the city of Wharton. Mayor Domingo Montalvo issued a call at 5 p.m. Wednesday for a voluntary evacuation of the…

  • Tours on USS Arizona Memorial suspended after ship hits dock

    HONOLULU (AP) — Tours on the USS Arizona Memorial have been suspended indefinitely after a vessel struck and damaged the structure’s dock Wednesday, the National Park Service said. Instead, boats were taking visitors to a…

  • Peyton Manning adjusting to new offense in Denver

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Shortly after the Denver Broncos received new orange T-shirts reading “Keep Your Feet,” the most expensive ones on the field got tangled. When Peyton Manning took the snap and turned to…

  • Homeowners clean up in Texas; death toll climbs to 19

    HOUSTON (AP) — Homeowners dragged soggy carpet to the curb and mopped up coffee-colored muck Wednesday after a barrage of storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma left at least 19 people dead and a…

  • Pentagon says it mistakenly shipped live anthrax to numerous labs and to US base in Korea

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it’s investigating what the Pentagon calls an inadvertent shipment of live anthrax spores to government and commercial laboratories. Those labs had expected to receive…

  • Stanford wins NCAA women’s golf title

    BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Mariah Stackhouse rallied to beat Hayley Davis in 19 holes to give Stanford its first NCAA women’s golf title, 3-2 over Baylor on Wednesday. Stackhouse, a junior from Riverdale, Georgia, won…

  • Greece says deal close, Schaeuble quashes optimism

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s cash-strapped government insisted Wednesday it was “very close” to reaching a vital deal with bailout lenders, but the optimism in Athens was swiftly shot down by German Finance Minister Wolfgang…

  • Pentagon: Military mistakenly shipped live anthrax samples

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday it is investigating what the Pentagon called an inadvertent shipment of live anthrax spores to government and commercial laboratories in as many as…

  • Judge considers best option for girl charged in stabbing

    WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — One of the two Wisconsin girls charged with trying to kill a friend to please a fictitious horror character would have her mental health issues better served in juvenile court, defense…

  • Phillies lose again to Mets, 7-0

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies 10-day, three-city road trip could not have ended any worse. New York Mets prized prospect Noah Syndergaard pitched six-hit ball into the eighth inning and connected for his…

  • US, Swiss target top soccer officials in corruption probe

    ZURICH (AP) — The U.S. government launched an attack on what it called deep-seated and brazen corruption in soccer’s global governing body Wednesday, pulling FIFA executives out of a luxury Swiss hotel to face racketeering…

  • Onstage at last: Memorable moments of National Spelling Bee

    OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — An impressive field of 283 young spellers was narrowed to 49 semifinalists during Wednesday’s preliminary rounds of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The remaining spellers will compete on Thursday for…

  • Lost Loudoun Co. SATs put students in bind

    WASHINGTON — All the studying, stressing and focusing that go into taking the SAT are generally rewarded with a score fit to dangle in front of a university, but that is not the case for…

  • Insurer to pay $300,000 in Michigan scared-to-death dispute

    DETROIT (AP) — An insurance company has agreed to pay $300,000 to settle a lawsuit over the death of an 85-year-old man, ending an unusual dispute over whether the driver may have been literally scared…

  • Hostage situation ends peacefully when suspect surrenders

    ANTIOCH, Calif. (AP) — A carjacker surrendered peacefully Wednesday after releasing two hostages who were held in a tense standoff with police at a convenience store in Northern California, authorities said. The incident began when…