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Plains States Prepare for Heavy Rainfall, Flash Flooding

A state of emergency was in effect for 44 Oklahoma counties on Saturday night as the Plains and Midwest braced for downpours that could cause flash flooding in rain-weary areas over Memorial Day weekend.<p>The entire state was under flash flood watches and warnings, as were parts of Louisiana, …

Weather

How a 17-year-old high school dropout got two Silicon Valley bigshots to invest $500,000 in his app

When he was 17, he dropped out of high-school (with his parents' blessing) after he co-founded a New York startup called HomeSwipe with two other co-founders. His business partners are Michael Lisovetsky, now 22 (whose tech career started in middle school) and Dean Soukeras, 43, an experienced …

High School

Facebook Pushes Speedier News Publishing

Media groups hope the initiative will help them gain a foothold in fast-growing mobile world<p>Facebook Inc.’s move to directly host news articles marks Silicon Valley’s latest attempt to appeal to impatient mobile consumers.<p>On Wednesday, the company announced an initiative, dubbed Instant Articles, …

Personalized News

Leaked presentation shows Lyft isn't getting creamed by Uber

Bloomberg obtained the presentation, which shows that Lyft is still experiencing growth, but it's costing the company a lot of money.<p>The presentation also delves into a slew of numbers including financial data and ridership numbers.<p>Here are some of the most revealing facts from Lyft's</b> …

Transportation

Pakistani activist Sabeen Mehmud: 'You have to take some risks'

Sabeen Mehmud, the Pakistani human rights activist who was shot dead in Karachi, had told the BBC in an interview that she felt she had to take risks.<p>She was killed hours after hosting a talk on the Pakistani army's alleged involvement in the torture and killing of political activists in restive …

Human Rights

Clashes rage in Yemen as calls for peace talks grow

The Huthi rebels, who have overrun large parts of the country and forced Hadi to flee overseas, have demanded a complete end to a month of Saudi-led air strikes against them as a condition for UN-sponsored talks.<p>Sources said on Saturday that clashes had left at least 90 people dead in towns in the …

Middle East

Earthquake in Nepal leaves thousands dead

<b>Kathmandu, Nepal (CNN) —</b> Rescue crews and residents in Nepal early Sunday began the desperate search for survivors after a magnitude-7.8 quake near the capital of Kathmandu a day earlier flattened homes, buildings and temples, causing widespread damage across the region and killing more than 1,800 …

Natural Disasters

Two charged with Nemtsov killing include former Chechen policeman

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Suggestions that Russian politician Boris Nemtsov was killed by Chechen Islamists are nonsense designed to deflect suspicion from President Vladimir Putin, associates of the slain opposition figure said on Monday.<p>Investigators have charged two men, including a former Chechen …

Russia