Flooded rivers don't faze some Houston-area residents

In this aerial photo, people canoe through floodwaters past a stop sign near Bear Creek Park Saturday, May 30, 2015, in Houston. The Colorado River in Wharton and the Brazos and San Jacinto rivers near Houston are the main focus of concern as floodwaters move from North and Central Texas downstream toward the Gulf of Mexico. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)ROSENBERG, Texas (AP) — The seemingly ceaseless rain has ended in North Texas and Oklahoma, but residents in the greater Houston area warily eyed the swollen, yet-to-crest Brazos River and the skies, which threatened to drop up to 5 additional inches of rain late Saturday afternoon and evening.



Former quadriplegic runs, walks to show others they can

In this Tuesday, May 5, 2015 photo, Aaron Baker, right, a former motocross racer who was paralyzed from the neck down in a crash while practicing on a motocross track in 1999, exercises at the Center of Restorative Exercise in the Northridge section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The worst day of Aaron Baker's life wasn't when the then-20-year-old professional motocross racer crashed his bike one spring day in 1999, flew over the handlebars and hit the ground head-first, paralyzing him from the neck down.



IS destroys infamous Syria prison as regime bombing kills scores

An image made available by Jihadist media outlet Welayat Homs on May 30, 2015, allegedly shows the Tadmur prison in the Syrian city of Palmyra being blown up by Islamic State group jihadistsIslamic State group jihadists demolished a notorious government prison in the historic Syrian city of Palmyra on Saturday, as barrel bombs dropped by regime helicopters killed more than 70 civilians in Aleppo. In neighbouring Iraq, government forces retook an area west of the city of Ramadi, which IS overran earlier in May. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said IS planted explosives that "largely destroyed" the Palmyra jail, which was for decades a symbol of abuses meted out on regime opponents.



'Office' colleagues Kaling, Novak confirm book project

Actress Mindy Kaling, left, talks to actor BJ Novak during a panel discussion at BookCon, Saturday, May 30, 2015, at the Jacob K. Javits convention center in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK (AP) — Mindy Kaling and BJ Novak say they are indeed writing a book together.



Blatter shocked by US anti-corruption tactics campaign

FIFA President Sepp Blatter celebrates after being re-elected following a vote to decide on the FIFA presidency in Zurich on May 29, 2015FIFA president Sepp Blatter expressed shock Saturday at the tactics used by the US anti-corrupton investigators but insisted he was not a target. Blatter said he suspected the arrest of seven FIFA officials in Zurich on Wednesday under a US anti-corruption warrant was an attempt to "interfere with the congress" that returned him to power. The Jordanian prince, who had the backing of European football body UEFA, withdrew from Friday's race after the first round of voting.





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