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Flooding forces evacuations in northwest Missouri towns; rivers haven't crested yet

Saturday  03:50,   23 march 2019
latimes

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Some northwest Missouri residents were forced from their homes Friday as widespread flooding continued along the Missouri River, causing numerous levee breaches and devastation to homes and farmland. The National Weather Service... >>>

FEMA exposed personal information of 2.3 million disaster survivors

Saturday  01:46,   23 march 2019
thehill

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced Friday it failed to protect 2.3 million disaster survivors' sensitive personal information, potentially putting them at risk for identity theft and fraud. The Department of Homeland Security... >>>

Cleanup of Texas chemical plant hamstrung by new fire, spill

Saturday  01:40,   23 march 2019
msn

The efforts to clean up a Texas industrial plant that burned for several days this week were hamstrung Friday by a briefly reignited fire and a breach that led to chemicals spilling into the nearby Houston Ship Channel. The new blaze was... >>>

The Latest: Texas AG sues company over chemical plant fire

Saturday  01:30,   23 march 2019
msn

The Texas Attorney General's office has sued the company that operates a Houston-area chemical plant where a fire burned for several days, leading to health and environmental concerns. Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a statement Friday that the... >>>

9-Year-Old U.S. Citizen Detained for 32 Hours After Crossing the Border to Go to School

Saturday  01:15,   23 march 2019
time

A 9-year-old U.S. citizen was was detained for more than 30 hours by CBP officers when she tried to cross the U.S.-Mexico border... >>>

Judge throws out Illinois village's assault weapons ban

Saturday  00:10,   23 march 2019
latimes

CHICAGO - A Lake County Circuit Court judge ruled Friday that the village of Deerfield, Ill., overstepped its authority last year when it enacted a ban on assault weapons five years after the state legislature declared such regulations the exclusive >>>

Fire reignites at Texas plant that earlier burned for days

Saturday  00:00,   23 march 2019
msn

Fire reignited Friday at the Houston-area industrial plant where an earlier blaze burned for days and sent plumes of black smoke over much of Southeast Texas. Large clouds of smoke appeared before 4 p.m. Friday at the Intercontinental Terminals... >>>

Transgender student allegedly removed from Georgia school's prom king ballot

Friday  22:45,   22 march 2019
nbcnews

Dex Frier said he was told by school officials that in order to compete for a title in the prom court, he would have to enter as a prom queen... >>>

Nebraska flooding: Men find a fridge with ice-cold beer in a field

Friday  22:35,   22 march 2019
cnn

Kyle Simpson and Gayland Stouffer were cleaning up after the devastating floods in Nebraska when they spotted a small black box in the distance. Inside was a refreshing gift of ice-cold Busch... >>>

After deputy names K-9 'Trump,' Orange County Sheriff's Office may change policy on dog names

Friday  22:25,   22 march 2019
msn

After an image of an Orange County Sheriff's Office dog named "Trump" was featured in a Facebook meme, the agency said it may tell its deputies to avoid naming their four-legged partners after real... >>>

'I lost my Dad's bible.' Wrenching stories from Midwest floods, which have cost at least $3 billion

Friday  22:10,   22 march 2019
usatoday

Midwest flooding that has overwhelmed levees and swamped wide swaths of Nebraska, Wisconsin and Iowa is creating a 'slow-moving natural disaster' that's cost $3... >>>

Flight attendant with DACA detained after working Mexico flight

Friday  21:50,   22 march 2019
nbcnews

The flight attendant put Mexico and Canada on her "no fly" list "very intentionally" when she was hired by Mesa Airlines, her husband... >>>

Parkland shooting survivor takes her own life

Friday  21:35,   22 march 2019
cbsnews

A year after she survived the school shooting, Sydney Aiello struggled to attend college because she feared being in a... >>>

Man told Jewish co-worker she was in 'gas chamber,' police say

Friday  20:42,   22 march 2019
nbcnews

The Ulster, New York, store's owner said the man was fired and that the woman has quit. Schneider, who also owns stores in nearby Saugerties and Poughkeepsie, didn't return a call seeking details. The 40-year-old company posted a statement on... >>>

'This is not a place where anything goes': Miami Beach starts crackdown on rowdy spring break

Friday  20:25,   22 march 2019
latimes

Miami Beach is taking a more aggressive strategy to manage this year's large spring break crowds on the island... >>>