Funnel clouds and twisters swept through Nebraska and Colorado on Monday as several other states in the country's mid-section — including flood-battered Texas — prepared for potentially powerful wind gusts, hail and heavy rain.
The forecast came after a "siege of severe thunderstorms," as The Weather Channel described it, washed out bridges, swamped homes and left at least nine people dead in Texas since Friday.
Rescue workers found the ninth victim, a woman in her 30s, Monday night in Barton Springs, Texas, the Austin-Travis County Emergency Management Service said. She was reported to have been seen entering a water-choked tunnel but never came out, the agency said.
Earlier Monday, a 16 year-old boy working with a church cleanup crew in Brenham, northwest of Houston, was killed when a pine tree limb that had broken during the recent round of storms fell on him, authorities said.
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Wal-Mart's tiny warehouse in eastern Shanghai doesn't look like much. But it's a key part of the company's strategy to win over grocery customers in China who are fast heading online.
Inside, on a recent visit, a reporter found six-packs of toilet paper and bottles of oil on the concrete floor next to piles of boxes filled with other groceries. In the corner, a Wal-Mart employee punched orders into a computer. Moped drivers whizzed in and out, loading up goods to be delivered to apartment buildings within a few miles.
It's one of 250 hubs that Wal-Mart's Yihaodian e-commerce venture owns and operates in 200 cities, mostly concentrated in eight key cities like Shanghai and Beijing. All offer quick delivery of groceries.
Chicago police beefed up patrols for Memorial Day after more than 60 people were shot during the violent three-day holiday weekend.
By Monday evening, at least 63 people had been shot across the city since Friday afternoon, including five who were killed. This surpasses the number of people shot during last year's Memorial Day weekend, though Chicago Police News Affairs said murders are down 50 percent compared to last Memorial Day.
Among the youngest shooting victims, a 15-year-old girl was fatally shot while riding in a car with a documented gang member on Lake Shore Drive.
About $13 million in bitcoins will be auctioned in Sydney in June after Australian police confiscated the digital currency as proceeds of crime, an official said Tuesday.
Ernst & Young was running the process, which is only the second such bitcoin auction in the world after the U.S. Marshals Service sold 144,000 bitcoins over a two-year period that had been confiscated from Ross Ulbricht, who founded the online drug bazaar Silk Road, the accountancy firm's transaction partner Adam Nikitins said.
Bidders can register until June 7 for the 24,518 bitcoins on offer. The 48-hour sealed auction will take place from June 20.
Dub Nation meet Bernie Sanders.
The Democratic presidential hopeful wore a yellow Golden State Warriors hat prior to addressing supporters at a rally late Monday at Oakland's Frank Ogawa Plaza.
"Thank you Oakland!" Sanders said to cheers to launch his address. "First thing I need to know is do I have the right hat?"
Sanders after the rally attended Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals between the Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder at Oracle Arena in Oakland.
President Barack Obama laid a wreath Monday at the Tomb of the Unknowns to honor members of the military who died serving their country.
Obama's appearance at Arlington National Cemetery carries on a longstanding presidential tradition and comes as the U.S. struggles to end various conflicts in the Middle East.
In his remarks, Obama called for Americans to honor the fallen by caring for those they leave behind — their families and their battle buddies who come home.
"We need to be there not just when we need them, but when they need us," Obama said of the nation's veterans.
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A vehicle slammed into a doorway at O’Hare Airport on Memorial Day as travelers flocked home following their holiday travels.
The accident happened just after 5:30 p.m. when a taxi jumped a curb, police said.
Witnesses reported the crash happened in Terminal 3, some saying it took place near the baggage claim area for American Airlines.
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An attempted murder suspect was on the run Monday after police said he shot a pregnant woman in a car and carjacked a Jeep at a gas station minutes later, according to California's San Bernardino Police Department.
On Sunday evening at 8:55 p.m., the man, identified by police as Twonn Alonzo McCoy, 28, was sitting in a car with the pregnant victim in the 1300 block of North F Street when they began to argue, police said.
Police said McCoy pulled out a gun and shot the pregnant woman multiple times before taking off.
McCoy then ran to a nearby Arco gas station on Base Line Street where police said he robbed the store for cash.
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Animal rights protesters jumped barricades and interrupted a Bernie Sanders rally late Monday in Oakland.
The Democratic presidential hopeful was addressing supporters at Frank Ogawa Plaza at City Hall when at least four people hopped over barricades and attempted to rush the podium.
The group was stopped by secret service and agents also immediately surrounded Sanders during the incident.
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A Plano, Texas, man has been arrested after authorities said he allegedly killed his girlfriend, then posted a photo of her body on Facebook. On Sunday, officers were called to a disturbance at an apartment in the 2300 block of Kathryn Lane. When they arrived, they found 43-year-old Jennifer Spears stabbed to death.
Her boyfriend, Kenneth Alan Amyx, was also in the apartment with knife wounds, which police believe were self-inflicted.
Once Amyx, 45, was treated for his injuries at a hospital, police arrested him for murder.
Investigators said Amyx took a photo of himself and one of the victim and posted them on her Facebook page.
A rapper charged in a deadly shooting at a New York City concert hall has pleaded not guilty.
Rapper Troy Ave was arraigned Monday in connection with the shooting Thursday during a hip-hop concert featuring artist T.I. that killed one person and injured three others.
Troy Ave's real name is Roland Collins. He was arraigned on charges including attempted murder.
After ballistics tests, Collins' charges could be upgraded to murder in the death of 30-year-old Ronald McPhatter.
Three women went viral on social media and are being called "heroes" after stopping an attempted date rape drugging at a high-end Santa Monica restaurant, they said Sunday.
The three women depicted in a meme that reads, "Don't roofie someone on our watch!" as they pose like Charlie's Angels began to take social media by storm after they recounted what could have been a disastrous date.
It was shared more than 100,000 times by Sunday.
The three friends were kicking back during happy hour at Fig located at 101 Wilshire Boulevard when they noticed a man and woman at a table next to them.
The buzz around town in Manchester, New Hampshire, is about the popular show 'COPS' filming in the city, but the first night of filming has turned into the crew's last.
Manchester Chief Nick Willard discontinued participation with COPS after he says he heard too many concerns from residents and business owners that the filming would give his city a bad name.
When a photo showing a film crew riding along with police Friday night hit Facebook feeds across Manchester, opinions started flying.