The hunt for the missing picked up after a holiday weekend of terrible storms that dumped record rainfall on the Plains and Midwest, caused major flooding and spawned tornadoes and killed at least eight people in Oklahoma and Texas. The worst flooding damage was in Wimberley, where the vacation home was swept away, a popular tourist town along the Blanco River in the corridor between Austin and San Antonio.
Correspondent Jason Rezaian, 39, is being tried in a Revolutionary Court on allegations of "espionage for the hostile government of the United States" and propaganda against the Islamic Republic, it reported. The Washington Post has criticized Rezaian's detention and the handling of the case. The newspaper said his mother, Mary, would not be allowed to attend the trial despite spending the past two weeks in Iran.
Police say the mother was found pushing the dead child in a playground swing for hours. Lee came to court about a month ago to ask a judge for custody of his son, believing that was the best thing for the child. As Lee prepares to lay his son to rest, he is depending on his family and his faith.
B.B. King died in his sleep in Las Vegas on May 14th, but now two of his daughters are alleging their father was poisoned. And the BBC reports that earlier this year, three of King's children accused their father's business manager of neglect, but the court dismissed the case because there was a lack of evidence.
The description of the fighting Tuesday afternoon came from provincial councilman Faleh al-Issawi and local tribesman Rafie al-Fahdawi, who both spoke to The Associated Press by telephone. Iraq has announced the launch of an operation to drive the Islamic State group out of the western Anbar province, where the extremists captured the provincial capital earlier this month.
Authorities say there are 139 suspected graves in the mountainous jungle where northern Malaysia meets southern Thailand, a remote area that trafficking syndicates used as a transit point to hold migrants and refugees. The discoveries in the northern Malaysian state of Perlis follow similar revelations earlier this month in Thailand, where police unearthed dozens of bodies from shallow graves on the Thai side of the border.
Authorities said the two children were sent home Monday and a third child was in stable condition and being held overnight for observation after the waterspout lifted up the bounce house from the beach. The house flew above the tree line, but the children fell out when it first flipped over the beach, Dupree said. "The only thing was the sand, getting stung by the sand," he said.
Vice President Joe Biden is reassuring Iraq's government of U.S. support in the fight against the Islamic State group, telephoning Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi with thanks for "the enormous sacrifice and bravery of Iraqi forces" one day after Defense Secretary Ash Carter questioned the Iraqi military commitment. The heated exchanges came after the loss of Ramadi and amid other gains by the IS in recent days.
McDonald was taken into custody Monday morning on suspicion of domestic violence and child endangerment, Santa Clara police Lt. Kurt Clarke said. The Chicago Bears released a statement Monday afternoon about the decision to let McDonald go. "He was not able to meet the standard, and the decision was made to release him."
For one Illinois family, there is no such thing as a small get-together!. John Forbes Nash Jr., a mathematical genius whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie "A Beautiful Mind," has died along with his wife in a car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. Police say the mother was found pushing the dead child in a playground swing for hours.
BURLINGTON, Vt. Sanders is trying to ignite a grassroots fire among left-leaning Democrats wary of Clinton -- a group that pined for months for Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren to get in to race. "Hillary Clinton is a candidate. I am a candidate," Sanders said in an interview with The Associated Press. Sanders, an independent in the Senate who often votes with the Democrats, has raised more than $4 million since announcing in late April that he would seek the party's nomination.
The coroner and district attorney are investigating the death of a man beneath a railroad bridge in eastern Pennsylvania. Catasauqua police Chief Douglas Kish says the district attorney's office will be handling inquiries about the death investigation. The coroner's office says the dead man was a 62-year-old resident of Whitehall Township.