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Los Angeles water main break floods Sunset Boulevard, UCLA campus

Streets turned into rivers and parts of UCLA turned into lakes after a massive water main break sent 8 to 10 million gallons of water gushing through parts of Los Angeles.

Four guys and a boat tackle a Texas-sized water problem

 

'Sharknado 2' set to take TV by storm

A twister filled with man-eating sharks is about to hit New York City -- at least on your television screen.

Is 2014 the deadliest year for flights? Not even close

This month we saw three airline crashes in the span of a week: Malaysia Airlines flight 17, Transasia Airways flight 222 and Air Algerie flight 5017. That's a lot, but this year is *not* the deadliest for flights.

Wednesday is National Cheesecake Day!

Dessert lovers rejoice, today (Wednesday) is National Cheesecake Day! The Cheesecake Factory wants to help you celebrate. The restaurant chain is offering any slice of cheesecake for half price.

Now is the time to rethink your drink

Hot temperatures mean more people are spending time outdoors and being active, both reasons to pay attention to proper hydration in the summer. Think you got all of your facts straight when it comes to your H2O IQ?

Amid fundraising onslaught, Obama set to lambast Republicans over lawsuit

Days before Congress' summer break begins, President Barack Obama planned to use a morning speech here to lambast Republicans who are preparing to sue him rather than taking action on some of his agenda items.

Congressman saves toddler choking on plane

San Antonio toddler Cash Flippen, 3, has quite the story to tell when he's older; about the time a congressman saved his life.

AG Files Brief Supporting Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Attorney General Greg Abbott’s office filed a brief on Monday arguing that Texas’ ban on same-sex marriage is constitutionally sound and a matter for voters, not courts, to decide.

Engineers developing safer, more accurate tracer round

Engineers at Picatinny Arsenal are researching a way to develop a new type of tracer round that not only would perform its function during the day as well as night, but also improve shooter accuracy and keep Soldiers safer by reducing their vis

Senate confirms Allyn as Army vice chief

Gen. Daniel B. Allyn has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the next vice chief of staff of the Army.

Senate confirms Robert McDonald as VA secretary

The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed Robert McDonald, a former corporate CEO and an ex-Army officer, as the next Veterans Affairs secretary.

Mother, ACLU sue Border Patrol over son's 'brazen and lawless' shooting

U.S. Border Patrol agents who killed a Mexican teenager should be brought to justice, a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday argues, claiming the agents used excessive force when they opened fire.

Police: East Texas man sets girlfriend on fire

An East Texas man was arrested over the weekend for allegedly setting his girlfriend on fire.

TSTC launches center for employability outcomes

With the launch of a new initiative Monday, the Texas State Technical College System could help revolutionize how colleges align their curriculum with workforce demands and help their students match up better with employers’ needs.