Up to 10 inches of rain fell in parts of Texas in 24 hours, causing numerous evacuations and rescues Saturday night and into Sunday, while a firefighter in northeast Oklahoma died after being swept away in floodwaters.
Sweden won the 60th Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday, finishing ahead of Russia, whose contestant received some boos as the Ukraine conflict spilled over into the continent's largest songfest.
A man accused of holding his former girlfriend captive in a crate at their home in western Missouri then fatally shooting her and her teenage son, was shot and killed Saturday, authorities said.
Kyle Seager homered, James Paxton earned his first road win of the season and the Seattle Mariners beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 on Saturday.
Never mind the doggie bag: Spot wants a seat at the outdoor table, or rather under it.
B.B. King drew a 45-second standing ovation amid reflections and remembrances about his life and legacy at a memorial for more than 350 family and friends in Las Vegas.
Irish voters have resoundingly backed amending the constitution to legalize gay marriage, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday after the world's first national vote on the issue.
Veterans of the Iraq War watched in frustration as Republican presidential contenders distanced themselves in recent days from the decision their party enthusiastically supported to invade that country.
A Cleveland patrolman who fired down through the windshield of a suspect's car at the end of a 137-shot barrage that left the two unarmed black occupants dead was acquitted Saturday of criminal charges by a judge who said he could not determine the officer alone fired the fatal shots.
Governor Brown declared drought emergencies for eight more Oregon counties as the state faces a very dry summer.
A month ago, Baby Bear was found emaciated and alone near Evans Creek, an off-roading park that runs to Mount Rainier. Today, he is happy, healthy and ready to find a new family to call his own.
A Florida woman's yearslong battle against her child's father over the boy's circumcision ended Friday with her agreeing to the procedure in exchange for her release from jail.
A campaign is under way here and elsewhere around the U.S. to "demilitarize" the police and produce officers who think of themselves as guardians of their communities, not members of an occupying force.
Flavor Flav was arrested in Las Vegas early Thursday on allegations of driving under the influence, speeding, possessing less than an ounce of marijuana and having an open container of alcohol in the 2005 black BMW he was driving, authorities said.
A popular webcam showing large male Pacific walruses lying on the beach with a Hitchcockian number of seabirds flying overhead is once again streaming to the Internet.
A Florida man who landed a gyrocopter at the U.S. Capitol said Thursday that he will never pull a similar stunt again - and doesn't recommend anyone else try it either.
Police surrounded a house Thursday looking for the ex-boyfriend of a woman found dead, along with her teenage son, less than a month after the man was charged for allegedly holding her captive in a wooden box for months in western Missouri.
Meet Journey. This 6-month-old Shiba Inu/Jundo mix is a sweet, energetic little pup. But her friendly personality is a surprise considering the rough start she had in life.
Islamic State militants overran the famed archaeological site at Palmyra early on Thursday, just hours after seizing the central Syrian town, activists and officials said, raising concerns the extremists might destroy some of the priceless ruins as they have done in neighboring Iraq.
There are those who will argue that the world of television hasn't suffered such a loss in nearly a generation, and they're right.
The Yakima mother accused of starving her twin daughters is sentenced in Yakima County Superior Court to 10 years in prison.