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More Rain, Flash Flooding, Thunderstorms Slam the South

Monkey Business/Thinkstock (HOUSTON) -- Heavy rain and thunderstorms are slamming the South, one day after storms bringing flash flooding, tornadoes, and giant hail ripped through the area.The threat for severe weather Saturday covers a large area, including Houston, New Orleans, Nashville and St. L […]

One Teen Dead, Another Injured After Being Ejected From Carnival Ride at Texas Church

iStock/Thinkstock(EL PASO, Texas) --  A female teenager was killed Friday night when she was ejected from a spinning carnival ride at an El Paso, Texas, church, local police have confirmed.Another female teenager, who also was ejected from "The Sizzler" ride at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, su […]

Florida Man Helps Homeless Woman Learn How to Read

Courtesy Greg Smith(ORLANDO, Fla.) -- A Florida man who was moved by a homeless woman who never asked him for money, even though he passed her every day on his way to work, said he finally found a way to help her only after she “dropped a bomb” on him – she never learned to read. Greg Smith wrote in […]

Woman, Four Grandchildren Killed in Texas Flooding

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A 64-year-old woman and her four grandchildren were found dead amid flooding in eastern Texas Saturday morning.The woman and her grandchildren -- ages 6, 7, 8 and 9 -- were found when officers responded to waist-deep flooding on a street in Palestine, Texas, about 150 […]

Tiny Kitten Rescued From Manhole in Arizona

Arizona Humane Society(PHEONIX) --  A tiny kitten is now recovering after being rescued from a manhole in Phoenix, Arizona, where she had been trapped for at least three days, according to the Arizona Humane Society (AHS).The rescue started last Friday after a good Samaritan called with concerns abo […]

Man Uses Eye-Popping 2D Art to Propose to Girlfriend

YouTube/Alexa Meade(SAN FRANCISCO) -- This proposal wasn’t life imitating art, but rather life becoming art.Dan Levine came up with the perfect plan to capture his romantic, eye-popping proposal to longtime girlfriend Cristina Cordova on Sunday. He enlisted the help of a high school friend, artist A […]

Video Shows Florida Teens Leaving Inlet the Day They Went Missing

ABC News(JUPITER, Fla.) -- Newly released video shows missing Florida teens Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen as they pull out of the Jupiter inlet by boat the day they went missing. In the video, both 14-year-olds are shirtless and wearing dark-colored shorts. At one point, Stephanos takes off his h […]

Scientology Leader’s Father Ron Miscavige Describes the Moment When He Says He Escaped

ABC News(HEMET, Calif.) -- Two hours east of Los Angeles, in Hemet, California, sits a 500-acre Scientology compound known as the “Gold Base.”The Church characterizes the base as a slice of Scientology utopia, with state-of-the-art facilities and gorgeous landscaping.“If you talk to the staff, they' […]

Baltimore News Station Bomb Threat Suspect Facing Felony Charges

iStock/Thinkstock(BALTIMORE) -- A man who was shot by police after reportedly making a bomb threat at a Baltimore TV news station now faces felony charges as he remains hospitalized for non-life-threatening injuries. Alex Michael Brizzi, 25, is facing charges of second-degree arson and first-degree […]

Arizona School Yanks Poster Some Students Find Offensive

Alissa Adams(MESA, Ariz.) -- Officials removed a controversial poster from the Desert Ridge High School library in Mesa, Arizona, Thursday after some students took offense at its message that appears to be a humorous attempt to highlight the school’s dress code. “I don’t get offended easily, but thi […]