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Following allegations of abuse of power, Rick Perry maintained that he had done nothing wrong. He told a crowd outside the courthouse he would “fight this injustice with every fiber of my being.”
Monsoonal rainfall caused massive flash flooding in Phoenix on Tuesday, turning roads into raging torrents. One area recorded 1 inch in 14 minutes.
The shooting appears to be unrelated to the ongoing protests in neighboring Ferguson, Mo. Police say the 23-year-old, suspected of stealing items from a convenience store, was “acting erratically.”
School has been canceled for the week in Ferguson, Mo., as civil unrest continues. While the students are out of the classroom, teachers are helping to clean up the streets.
The Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington said an intern had accidentally used the organization’s account to respond to a tweet from Amnesty International.
Pope Francis is “profoundly saddened” by news that the wife of his nephew and her two young children have been killed, Vatican Radio reports. His nephew is in intensive care.
Some Brita water bottles made for children pose a possible danger due to lids that can break into pieces with sharp edges, says Brita, which has announced a recall.
Cuba’s parliament isn’t big on dissent. But Mariela Castro, daughter of the country’s president — and niece of Fidel Castro — is making waves for rejecting a workers’ rights bill.
Simin Behbahani, renowned for her piercing and fierce language, published 19 books of poetry over the course of six decades.
The USS Houston was sunk by the Japanese in 1942, killing about 700 sailors and Marines. U.S. and Indonesian divers have confirmed that a vessel in the Java Sea is the wreck of the Houston.