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- Two killed as heavy rains flood San Antonio streetsBy Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Two women were killed on Saturday as drenching rains in San Antonio triggered floodwaters so strong they swept cars and a city bus off the street and forced the rescue of some 130 people, officials said. The flooding, which followed torrential rains that brought flash-flood warnings across South Texas, inundated a number of major thoroughfares in San Antonio and collapsed the roof of an apartment complex. ...
- Two freight trains collide in Missouri, bringing down overpassBy Tim Bross ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - Two freight trains collided at a rail intersection in rural Missouri on Saturday, triggering the collapse of a highway overpass when at least a dozen rail cars derailed and struck a support pillar, authorities said. None of the seven people hurt in the fiery crash - two train workers and five occupants of two cars on the overpass - suffered life-threatening injuries, Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter said in a statement. ...
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- Boy Scouts vote to end ban on gay youth members[Updated at 6:55 p.m. CT] DALLAS – The Boy Scouts of America, one of the country’s largest and oldest youth organizations, decided on Thursday to break 103 years of tradition by allowing openly gay members into its ranks. The controversial move was approved by more than 60 percent of the approximate 1,400 votes cast by [...]
- Kerry meets with runners from Boston MarathonADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The winner of the men's race at the Boston Marathon says he is returning his winner's medal to honor the city and those killed and injured in the terrorist bombings near the finish line of one of the world's top running events.
- Search for pilot of NY Angel Flight resumesEPHRATAH, N.Y. (AP) — Divers equipped with sonar and rescue workers canvassing the woods will resume their search Sunday for the missing pilot of a volunteer Angel Flight that crashed in upstate New York, killing two people, a town official said.
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