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Texas floods deliver snakes, ants, debris to neighborhoods

With heavy rain continuing and one river forecast to crest at a record high level, Texas will expect little relief on Wednesday from flooding that claimed seven lives over the holiday weekend.<p>Rounds of heavy thunderstorms will raise the risk of flooding across the south-central U.S. into Friday, …

Extreme Weather

ISIS fights back after Iraqi forces surround Falluja, military says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Fierce clashes erupted between Iraqi security forces and ISIS militants on Tuesday at the southern edge of the Iraqi city of Falluja.<p>The U.S.-led coalition and Iraqi forces are battling to retake the city from the terror group. Iraqi security tried to enter the city at dawn, a senior member …

Iraq

The A to Z of Summer Style

<b>A is for Aviators.</b> If you're ever in doubt about sunglasses, go with old faithful.<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p><b>B is for Baseball Cap.</b> Back …

Editor Tested: The 5 Best White Jeans That Aren't See-Through

When it comes to wardrobe malfunctions, we have all had our fair share, but there is no denying there are just some articles of clothing that run a …

17 Chic Foyer Makeovers You’ll Want for Your Home

Spring cleaning and organization can lead to a whole new space *and* a whole new you. But it might also leave you wanting to completely redecorate your home with trendy + fresh decor. If you’ve been itching to upgrade your abode, start with where your guests get a first impression of the rest of …

Iraqi troops retake key town from ISIS in Falluja offensive

<b>(CNN) —</b> Iraqi security forces and supporting militias have retaken the key town of Karma from ISIS, the government's first significant victory in its push to reclaim Falluja, a spokesman for Iraq's Joint Operations Command said Thursday.<p>The recapture of Karma, about 16 kilometers (10 miles) …

Military

6 sleep problems that crop up after age 50

For the first time last year, older adults got their very own personalized sleep recommendations. The National Sleep Foundation concluded, after reviewing the scientific research on sleep duration, that adults 65 and up should aim for 7 to 8 hours a night, compared to adults 26 to 64, who should …

Horror movie locations you can visit in the US – in pictures

The gas station in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre is due to open as a barbecue joint, attracting fans from across the country. From zombie cult classics to slasher movies, here’s a selection of horror film locations across America you can visit

Horror

Here's What Prince William and Princess Kate Will Do on Their Trip to India

Prince William and Princess Kate are set for a glamorous night among Bollywood’s biggest stars—and that’s just on their <i>first day</i> in India.<p>On their …

Patty Duke dead at 69: Miracle Worker actress dies

Patty Duke, the film, television, and stage actress who won an Academy Award at age 16 for her role as Helen Keller in <i>A Miracle Worker</i>, has died. She …

Using Samsung Pay makes me feel like a rock star -- and you should be one, too

Commentary: Ok, so I have no idea what being a rock star actually feels like, but you get the idea.<p>"Sorry, ma'am, you can't use NFC payments over 30 quid."<p>That from the pimply young waiter at a London restaurant too hip for its own good. I just smiled, placed the Samsung Galaxy S7 I was testing …

Mobile

It’s Go time for SoundCloud: $9.99 tier aims to rival Spotify with millions of premium music tracks

SoundCloud is often billed as the “YouTube for audio” because of its huge trove of user-generated music and spoken-word tracks, uploaded by some 12 million creators and now listened to by some 175 million monthly users globally. But today the Berlin-based startup is (finally) taking the wraps off a …

FBI unlikely to tell Apple how it cracked San Bernardino iPhone

The Department of Justice is unlikely to reveal to Apple exactly how it was able to hack the locked iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters, according to a federal law enforcement official.<p>The FBI reportedly paid Israeli tech security firm Cellebrite $15,000 for its assistance in …

Privacy

California raises minimum wage to $15 an hour

It was hailed by labor advocates as a historic agreement that will help millions of families struggling to get by, but some lawmakers denounced what they called "a backroom deal" which will only hurt the local job market.<p>The federal minimum wage in the United States is set at $7.25 and efforts to …

Economics

Donald Trump stands by campaign manager who was charged with battery in Florida

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump defended his campaign manager as a "very decent man" Tuesday, hours after the staffer was charged with battery in Florida for allegedly grabbing a reporter and yanking her away from Trump.<p>Corey Lewandowski, 42, faces one misdemeanor count of battery …

North Korea fires short-range missile along its coast | Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea test-fired a short-range missile on its east coast on Tuesday, South Korea’s military said, amid heightened tension over the isolated country’s nuclear and rocket programs.<p>North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects a flight drill of fighter pilots from the Korean …

North Korea

EgyptAir hijacker in custody, all passengers evacuated, officials say

<b>Cairo (CNN) —</b> Farrah El Dibany thought something was odd. Her Tuesday EgyptAir flight was taking too long to get from Alexandria to Cairo, the plane was headed out over the Mediterranean Sea, and then, crew members began taking passengers' passports.<p>"When you fly to Cairo, you don't cross the sea," …

Airplanes

How to exercise and what to eat after a cancer diagnosis

A diagnosis of cancer is shocking news, but it can create a teachable moment for the patient. “Think about what changes do I need to make to improve my chances of survival and to improve my overall well-being and my ability to cope with my disease,” suggests Kevin Stein, director of the American …

Nutrition

Celebrating Holy Week Around the World: Pictures

Costa Rica

Garry Shandling: A Life in Pictures

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