Torrential rains in the Lone Star state spawn floods that leave 12 people missing, while at least 13 die in the tornado's wake.
Vice President Biden calls Iraq Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi with encouragement in the fight against Islamic State militants, a day after the US defense secretary criticized Iraqi forces following the loss of Ramadi.
During Memorial Day observances, that's how President Obama describes "Gold Star" families who have lost loved ones who fought in the nation's conflicts.
The head of the country's police force dismisses questions raised by the lopsided death toll in the gunfight, which killed 42 suspected criminals and one federal officer.
Although details of the settlement are unclear, it comes days after a white police officer was acquitted of manslaughter for taking part in a 137-shot police barrage that killed two black, unarmed suspects.
The worst drought on record has the state looking for solutions in Australia, the world's driest inhabited continent.
In Nevada, a man is on trial on murder charges after opening fire on two trespassers at a vacant rental unit he owns.
If it goes through, the purchase would be for about $55 billion, according to two people familiar with the negotiations.
Three children are injured when the inflatable play house is sent flying by a waterspout.
Sloane Stephens, 22, knocks 34-year-old Williams out in a first-round match.