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5:57 am
Mon June 15, 2015

Texas Braces For Heavy Rain As Tropical Wave Gathers Steam In Gulf

This map shows the amount of rain expected in the U.S. over the next three days.
NOAA

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 3:45 pm

Parts of Texas have barely had time to recover from the last round of flooding rains, but the National Weather Service is warning that there's more to come this week.

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The Two-Way
7:06 pm
Sun June 14, 2015

U.S. Airstrikes In Libya Kill Algerian Militant Mokhtar Belmokhtar

An image of Mokhtar Belmokhtar from the U.S. State Department's wanted poster in the Rewards for Justice program. Belmokhtar was a leading figure in al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb.
U.S. Department of State

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 4:22 am

Updated at 8:50 p.m. EDT

U.S. airstrikes in Libya have killed Algerian militant Mokhtar Belmokhtar, who led the 2013 attack on an Algerian gas plant that killed at least 38 foreign hostages.

Two Pentagon officials confirm that U.S. airstrikes killed Belmokhtar. The Libyan government also released a statement confirming his death.

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The Two-Way
12:30 pm
Sun June 14, 2015

John S. Carroll, Former Editor At 'LA Times,' 'Baltimore Sun,' Dies At 73

John Carroll, then executive vice president and editor of The Los Angeles Times, speaking at a panel discussion with fellow editors in 2003. Carroll died Sunday at age 73.
Paul Sakuma AP

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 9:40 am

Updated Monday at 5:45 a.m. ET.

John S. Carroll, a former editor of The Baltimore Sun and The Los Angeles Times, which he led to 13 Pulitzer Prizes in his short tenure — has died at age 73.

The LA Times described Carroll as "a courageous editor [who had an] instinct for the big story and unrelenting focus." The newspaper reported he died Sunday in Lexington, Ky., of Creutzfeldt-Jakob, a degenerative brain disease.

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The Two-Way
10:18 am
Sun June 14, 2015

Comet Lander Wakes Up, Calls Home, After Long Sleep

The Philae lander beamed back images showing one of its three feet on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. This photo is compiled from two images.
ESA/Rosetta/Philae/CIVA

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 4:44 am

Last November, the European Space Agency wasn't sure if it would ever hear from its Philae lander again after the probe's unfortunate landing spot on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko left it in the shadow of a cliff, starving its solar panels of the faint sunlight needed to produce power.

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The Two-Way
8:46 am
Sun June 14, 2015

Hong Kong Protesters Renew Push For Electoral Reform

Supporters of free and open elections in Hong Kong march through the city streets ahead of a crucial vote on political reform in the city's Legislative Council.
Alex Hoffard EPA/Landov

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 5:20 am

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong to resume protests against Beijing's hand-picked pool of candidates for the territory's next chief executive – urging lawmakers to approve a reform that would instead allow direct elections.

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The Two-Way
7:53 am
Sun June 14, 2015

South African Court Orders Sudan's President Detained For War Crimes

Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir speaks to the crowd after a swearing-in ceremony at green square in Khartoum, earlier this month. A South African court has ordered al-Bashir, who is attending an African Union summit in Johannesburg, to be detained on an international war crimes warrant.
Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 5:34 am

Updated at 3:10 p.m. ET

A South African judge has issued an interim order to prevent visiting Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir from leaving the country due to an international warrant for his arrest on charges of human rights violations.

The International Criminal Court has called on South Africa to arrest al-Bashir for war crimes and crimes against humanity over atrocities allegedly committed in the conflict in Darfur.

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The Two-Way
6:52 am
Sun June 14, 2015

10 Dead, Zoo Animals Loose As Flooding Hits Tbilisi

A man shoots a tranquilizer dart to put a hippopotamus to sleep at a flooded street in Tbilisi, Georgia, on Sunday. At least eight people died and several are missing as a result of heavy rainfall and floods overnight in the Georgian capital.
Beso Gulashvili Reuters/Landov

At least 10 people are dead in flooding that has surged through Tbilisi, the Georgian capital, and residents are being warned to stay indoors to avoid zoo animals set free by the rising water. Tigers, lions, bears, wolves and a hippo escaped their enclosures.

The Associated Press says an escaped hippo was cornered in one of the city's main squares and subdued with a tranquilizer gun, but the news agency said it was unclear how many animals were loose.

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The Two-Way
4:15 pm
Sat June 13, 2015

To Counter Russia, U.S. Mulling Tanks, Heavy Guns For Eastern Europe

U.S. Bradley fighting vehicles take part in a joint exercise with Georgia at a military base near Tbilisi. Bradleys would be deployed to NATO member states in Eastern Europe and the Baltics if a Pentagon proposal is approved.
Zurab Kurtsikidze EPA/Landov

Originally published on Sun June 14, 2015 8:18 am

Updated at 6:45 p.m. EDT.

The Pentagon is considering a proposal to place M1 Abrams tanks, Bradley fighting vehicles and armored howitzers in NATO countries in the Baltic and Eastern Europe in a bid to stem what is viewed as Russian aggression.

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The Two-Way
3:59 pm
Sat June 13, 2015

Cleveland Prosecutor's Report: Tamir Rice Borrowed Pellet Gun From Friend

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 2:57 pm

Prosecutors in Cleveland have released details of their investigation into the fatal police shooting in November of black youth Tamir Rice, who was brandishing what turned out to be a pellet gun.

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The Two-Way
2:07 pm
Sat June 13, 2015

Foo Fighters Frontman Breaks Leg During Concert, But The Show Goes On

Fans react as Foo Fighters band member Dave Grohl falls from the stage during the band's concert at Nya Ullevi in Gothenburg, Sweden, on Friday.
TT NEWS AGENCY Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Sat June 13, 2015 2:12 pm

Foo Fighters lead singer Dave Grohl fell off a stage during a concert in Goteborg, Sweden — but went to the hospital and was back to finish the gig.

In videos of the incident, a seemingly calm Grohl, tells the crowd at Ullevi Stadium: "I think I really broke my leg."

"I'm going to go to hospital. I'm going to fix my leg. And then I'm going to come back," he says.

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