Houston region swamped and shut down by ‘historic’ flood

Amid historic flooding, people in Houston are abandoning their waterlogged cars in the streets and leaving their homes for higher ground. A flood event of excessive proportions has crippled Houston and a vast region surrounding it.  Five to 17 inches of rain have fallen in the area in less than 24 hours, inundating homes and […]

New Jersey school board member quits over anti-Muslim comments

A New Jersey school board member resigned on Friday after drawing fire for anti-Muslim Facebook posts, including one saying, “America needs to get rid of people like you,” the board president said. Elmwood Park Board of Education member Gladys Gryskiewicz had come under pressure to step down after attention was drawn to the posts on […]

FBI paid more than $1.3 million to break into San Bernardino iPhone

Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey said on Thursday the agency paid more to get into the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters than he will make in the remaining seven years and four months he has in his job. According to figures from the FBI and the U.S. Office of Management […]

Music legend Prince dead at 57

Prince, the musical genius, was found dead Thursday in his Minnesota home. He was 57. Sources told the site doctors advised him to stay 24 hours, but he flew home within three hours. The site posted a photo of Prince reportedly taken at a Walgreens near his home around 7 p.m. Wednesday — his fourth […]

PGA Tour, Golf news: New pro Bryson DeChambeau signs endorsement deal

Bryson DeChambeau, who made his pro debut last week in the RBC Heritage, signed a deal with Cobra Puma Golf. The 22-year-old DeChambeau, from Clovis, Calif., and SMU, last year joined Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods and Ryan Moore as the only golfers to win the NCAA Championship and the U.S. Amateur in the […]

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson shares adorable photo of his baby girl

Film star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson shared on Instagram this weekend an adorable photo of him holding his infant daughter over his shoulder. “I’m always asked – What inspires YOU?” he captioned the image. “My answer’s easy and honest.. what inspires me the most is always waitin’ for me to walk thru my front door […]

Cheryl Burke says Ian Ziering was her least favorite ‘DWTS’ partner

Former Dancing with the Stars cast member Cheryl Burke says Sharknado actor Ian Ziering was her least favorite partner on the competition show. TMZ said Burke made the remarks on Matt Weiss and Theo Von’s Allegedly podcast, which will be released on iTunes Tuesday. “It made me want to slit my wrists,” she joked about […]

Demonstrators rally in support of Obama’s non-deportation orders

Rallies in support of President Barack Obama’s executive orders on immigration are expected Monday in several U.S. cities as a challenge to those executive orders comes before the Supreme Court. About 20 demonstrations are planned, including in Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Houston, Denver and other cities. Demonstrators camped overnight outside of the Supreme Court building […]

Heavy rain drenches Houston, closing schools, airport

Heavy rain inundated the Houston area with as much as 10 inches in just six hours Monday morning. Officials are comparing the flood to Tropical Storm Allison in 2001 when more than 2 feet of rain drenched Southern Texas. “This is a major rain event,” Harris County judge Ed Emmett said. “I hate to use […]

Woods eyes return to Riviera, foundation to run event

Tiger Woods is going back to the PGA Tour event at Riviera for the first time since 2006. The Tiger Woods Foundation will become the host organization that runs the tournament, which has Hyundai Motor America as the new title sponsor. The PGA Tour said Tuesday that Woods will be the tournament host and become […]


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