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 dozen others missing.
A lawyer seeking to free two chimpanzees from a state university told a judge Wednesday that their confinement for research purposes is akin to slavery, the involuntary detention of mentally ill people and imprisonment. Steven Wise said that Hercules and Leo are “autonomous and self-determining beings.”
For 50 years the "one person, one vote" principle has been used to try to equally distribute political power by counting all people in states and cities, and then putting them into election districts of roughly the same size.
Swiss prosecutors open criminal proceedings into FIFA’s awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, hours after 7 soccer officials were arrested in a U.S. probe of “rampant, systemic, and deep-rooted” corruption.
The 2-1 decision by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals means President Barack Obama’s executive action deferring deportation of certain immigrants will remain locked up in court for the foreseeable future.
While accepting the trust of world soccer has to be regained, FIFA President Sepp Blatter responded to the arrest of top officials on Wednesday by insisting it showed his efforts to eradicate corruption were working.
Omaha police officer Kerrie Orozco was one day away from going on maternity leave to care for the daughter she had delivered prematurely three months earlier when she answered a call to help a fellow officer.