The record rains that have submerged highways, flooded homes and led to several deaths in Texas show little signs of diminishing.
The National Weather Service said Friday that there's up to a 70 percent chance of heavy rain and thunderstorms in the Houston area this weekend, with similar forecasts for other areas of the beleaguered state.
Here's a collection of images showing the floodwaters from the air.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed human trafficking legislation that provoked weeks of partisan dissent in the Senate and held up Loretta Lynch's confirmation for attorney general.
The legislation expands law enforcement tools to target sex traffickers, creates a new fund to help victims, and defines child pornography production as a form of trafficking. The House passed the bill last week after a tumultuous process in the Senate.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — An animal control worker in Michigan was convinced he was looking at a young tiger lying in a driveway, so he approached with care. He grabbed a pole and a shield, and called police.
Turns out, it was a stuffed animal.
The Grand Rapids Press (http://bit.ly/1d4i9Y5 ) reports that Kent County Animal Control received a call Thursday about a tiger in the driveway of a vacant Grand Rapids home.
STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — Metro Atlanta school officials have voted to fire a teacher accused of letting students have sex in a storage closet in his classroom.
DeKalb County schools officials said Friday that the officials voted to affirm the superintendent's recommendation to fire 25-year-old Quentin Wright, who taught math at The Champion School in Stone Mountain.
A warrant says Wright arranged times with students when the classroom would be...