Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
Swiss police detain FIFA officials on corruption charges

Six top soccer officials were arrested and detained pending extradition to the U.S. […]

Floodwaters deepen in Houston after city gets more rain

HOUSTON (AP) — Floodwaters deepened across much of Texas on Tuesday as storms dumped almost a foot more of rain on the Houston area, stranding hundreds of motorists and inundating the famously congested highways that serve the nation's fourth-largest city. […]

Bernie-mania! Sanders launches 2016 campaign

The 73-year-old former Burlington mayor and independent senator is beloved by Vermonters. […]

Storms kill 17 in Texas, Oklahoma; Houston flooded

By Kristen Hays and Amanda Orr HOUSTON (Reuters) - Torrential rains have killed at least 17 people in Texas and Oklahoma, including four in Houston where floods turned streets into rivers and led to about 1,000 calls for help in the fourth-most populous U.S. city, officials said on Tuesday. The death toll is set to rise with numerous people still missing in Texas after the storms slammed the […]

Data thieves gain access to 100,000 U.S. taxpayers' information: IRS

(Reuters) - Tax return information for about 100,000 U.S. taxpayers was illegally accessed by cyber criminals over the past four months, U.S. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said on Tuesday, the latest in a series of data thefts that have alarmed American consumers. From February to May, attackers sought to gain access to personal tax information 200,000 times through the agency's "Get Transcript" […]

Colorado movie gunman wrote of 'obsession to kill' since childhood

By Keith Coffman CENTENNIAL, Colo., (Reuters) - Colorado cinema gunman James Holmes wrote in a notebook he sent to his psychiatrist prior to opening fire in a suburban theater that he had harbored an "obsession to kill" since childhood, a police officer testified at his murder trial on Tuesday. Holmes mailed a package to the psychiatrist that included the notebook a day before he opened fire […]

Appeals panel won't lift hold on Obama immigration action

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — President Barack Obama's plan to shield as many as 5 million immigrants living in the U.S. from deportation remained on hold Tuesday after a federal appeals court panel refused to allow it to take effect immediately. […]