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Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 2:38 AM

Protests, Arrests After Ohio Cop's Acquittal in Deaths of 2

Police in riot gear made "multiple arrests" as protesters flooded the streets of Cleveland following the acquittal of a white police officer charged in the shooting deaths of two unarmed black motorists, NBC News reported. The protests — which were largely peaceful — began Saturday morning after police officer Michael Brelo was found not guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the killings of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams, who died in a barrage of police gunfire after a high-speed car chase in November 2012. The 31-year-old patrolman mounted the car that Russell and Williams were in and fired into their windshield while standing on the car hood. He was one of 13 officers who fired a total of 137 shots at the car. The Department of Justice announced Saturday it will "review all available legal options" to determine whether any additional steps were necessary in his case. Read »
Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 3:34 PM

Ireland 1st Country to OK Gay Marriage by Popular Vote

Ireland has become the first country in the world to say yes to same sex marriage by popular vote, NBC News reported. At final count, 62 percent voted in favor of legalizing gay marriage in the country, while 38 percent voted against it. There was a mood of excitement in Dublin as early results showed a high turnout and a strong lead for "Yes" votes. Backers of gay marriage had hoped for high turnout, reflecting strong participation by young and first-time voters. Among those who voted were thousands of emigrants who returned by aircraft or ferry to take part in the world's first direct national vote on gay marriage. Many shared their journeys on social under the #HomeToVote hashtag. Read »
Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 10:06 PM

Pipeline Company Defends Safety Record Amid Oil Spill

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Plains States Prepare for Heavy Rainfall, Flash Flooding

A state of emergency was in effect for 44 Oklahoma counties on Saturday night as the Plains and Midwest braced for downpours that could cause flash flooding in rain-weary areas over Memorial Day weekend, NBC news reported. The entire state was under flash flood watches and warnings, as were parts of Louisiana, Missouri, Arkansas Kansas and Texas, according to the National Weather Service. Evacuation orders were issued in Elk City, Oklahoma, where at least 15 highways were flooded and bridges washed out, and in Wichita Falls, Texas, as officials expected the Wichita River to rise one to three feet higher than when it did in 2007, when 170 homes were flooded. The inclement weather forced organizers to cancel the Rocklahoma music festival in Oklahoma as well as the University of Texas at Austin’s commencement ceremony. Read »
Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 9:57 AM

Isla Vista Victim's Dad Fights for Gun Laws

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 6:02 PM

Timeline in D.C. Mansion Killings Case

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 10:41 PM

Body of Missing Kayaker May Have Been Found: Source

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 5:26 PM

Teen Dies of Cancer Weeks After Prom With NFL Player

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 7:59 PM

Today's victory is the culmination of decades of struggle which has forced this government and conservative elements in the establishment to hold this referendum.  

— Ireland's president Michael D. Higgins happy that Irish citizens were given the opportunity to vote on the country's same-sex referendum.
Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 4:46 PM

Mass. Woman's Obituary Proclaims: "Brady is Innocent!!"

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 8:10 PM

Soccer Coach to Parent: I'll "Bounce Your Head Off the Floor"

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 4:22 PM

Justice Department to Review Cleveland Car Hood Police Shooting

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 9:02 PM

Sweden's Mans Zelmerlow Wins Eurovision Song Contest

Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 12:14 AM

Daughter Gets Memorial Day Surprise When Solider Dad Visits School

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 7:01 PM

Woman Turns 116 Years Old, Becomes Oldest Person in World