GALVESTON, Texas - Rats, raw sewage and a no-excuses curfew await exiled residents who try to return to storm-wrecked Galveston Island when it reopens next week, officials warned Saturday, a week after Hurricane Ike came thundering ashore.
PRESIDIO, Texas - Helicopters dropped huge sandbags on a levee and a crew of prison inmates worked to create a makeshift dam Saturday in this rural border city threatened by flooding from the Rio Grande.
FOUKE, Ark. - FBI agents and state police raided an evangelists' headquarters Saturday as part of a child pornography investigation and said they planned to remove several children from the complex, run by a man previously accused of child abuse.
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The history of the Mosaic Templars was believed to have drawn to a close in the 1930s, when the Great Depression swallowed one of the largest benevolent societies for blacks in the nation and likely the world.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Four tropical storms have wiped out most of Haiti's food crops and damaged irrigation systems and pumping stations, raising the specter of acute hunger for millions in the impoverished country.
BAGHDAD - U.S. troops hunting for a suspected al-Qaida in Iraq militant raided a house Friday and killed seven people, including three women, drawing an angry protest from Iraqi officials that all the victims were civilians.
SHIJIAZHUANG, China - China's food safety crisis widened Friday after the industrial chemical melamine was found in milk produced by three of the country's leading dairy companies - prompting stores, including Starbucks, to yank milk from their shelves.
LOS ANGELES - A light rail train slammed into a bus near downtown during Friday morning's commute, injuring 14 people, none seriously, officials said.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Florida authorities closed their case Friday against former U.S. Rep. Mark Foley, saying he won't face charges for allegedly sending salacious computer messages to underage male pages because prosecutors couldn't prove the authenticity of the chats.
SAN DIEGO - A California congressional delegation asked President Bush on Friday to posthumously award the Medal of Honor to a Marine who was chosen to receive only the second-highest medal the Navy can bestow for valor.
GALVESTON, Texas - Authorities laid out a plan Friday - a week after Hurricane Ike began lashing the Texas coast with 110-mph winds and relentless storm surge - to let about 45,000 anxious evacuees back onto Galveston Island for good.
If you live anywhere that's susceptible to tropical weather - even if you just follow the news during hurricane season - you've heard the plea from mayors and governors: Once the storm arrives, stay indoors and off the roads, so you can be safe and emergency personnel can do their jobs.
FORT MORGAN, Ala. - When the waves from Hurricane Ike receded, they left behind a mystery - a ragged shipwreck that archeologists say could be a two-masted Civil War schooner that ran aground in 1862 or another ship from some 70 years later.
LAS VEGAS - Testimony resumed Friday in the O.J. Simpson armed robbery and kidnapping trial after jurors made an unannounced field trip to the scene of the alleged crime at a casino hotel.
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