POWERFUL BUT EXTREMELY DEEP EARTHQUAKE STRIKES OFF JAPAN'S OGASAWARA ISLANDS *

BUT OFFICIALS SAY THERE'S NO DANGER OF TSUNAMI *

NO IMMEDIATE REPORTS OF INJURIES OR DAMAGE *

BOKO HARAM MILITANTS ATTACK NIGERIAN TOWN OF MAIDUGURI WITH RPG'S, KILLING AT LEAST 7 *

THE ISLAMIST INSURGENT GROUP CONTINUES TO CARRY OUT BOMBINGS AND ATTACKS DESPITE INTL OFFENSIVE THAT DROVE THEM FROM TOWNS AND VILLAGES THEY'D CLAIMED FOR ISLAMIC CALIPHATE *

AT HIS INAUGURATION FRI, NIGERIA'S NEW PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI VOWED TO CRUSH "GODLESS" BOKO HARAM AND RESCUE WOMEN AND CHILDREN CAPTURED BY THE GROUP, INCLUDING 200 CHIBOK SCHOOLGIRLS *

PRES OBAMA SIGNS DISASTER DECLARATION FOR TX AFTER DEADLY FLOODING THIS WEEK *

WHITE HOUSE SAYS FED AID WILL SUPPLEMENT OTHER RECOVERY EFFORTS IN AREAS AFFECTED BY SEVERE WEATHER SINCE MAY 4 *

28 PEOPLE HAVE DIED IN TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA, AND TX GOV GREG ABBOTT HAS DECLARED STATE OF DISASTER IN 70 COUNTIES *

FORECASTERS SAY FLOOD WORRIES AREN'T OVER BECAUSE THERE'S MORE RAIN IN THE WEEKEND FORECAST *

RIVERS AND LAKES CONTINUE TO SWELL AROUND HOUSTON, SAN ANTONIO AND DALLAS *

USGS SAYS QUAKE HAD MAG OF 7.8 AND DEPTH OF 421 MILES *

FUNERAL BEING HELD FOR BLUES LEGEND B.B. KING IN MISSISSIPPI DELTA TOWN WHERE HE GOT HIS MUSICAL ORIGINS *

KING WAS 89 WHEN HE DIED MAY 14 AT HIS LAS VEGAS HOME *

MORE THAN 4K PEOPLE VIEWED HIS OPEN CASKET FRI AT THE B.B. KING MUSEUM AND DELTA INTERPRETIVE CENTER IN INDIANOLA *

ACTIVISTS: SYRIAN ARMY HELICOPTERS KILL AT LEAST 70 PEOPLE, MOSTLY CIVILIANS, IN ALEPPO PROVINCE *

DEATHS OCCURRED IN TWO SEPARATE INCIDENTS WHEN HELICOPTERS DROPPED EXPLOSIVES-FILLED BARRELS *

ONE ATTACK HIT A BUSY MARKET IN TOWN HELD BY ISIS, KILLING AT LEAST 59 PEOPLE AND WOUNDING DOZENS *

MORE THAN 200K PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED IN SYRIA SINCE START OF UPRISING AGAINST PRES BASHAR ASSAD IN MARCH 2011 *

NEWLY RE-ELECTED FIFA PRESIDENT SEPP BLATTER DISMISSING SPECULATION ABOUT INVOLVEMENT IN ALLEGED $150 MIL BRIBERY SCANDAL *

THE 79-YR-OLD SWISS COMFORTABLY WON FRI'S VOTE AT FIFA CONGRESS IN ZURICH, SECURING ENOUGH VOTER BLOCKS TO OUTWEIGH EUROPEAN DISSENTERS *

IN SWISS INTERVIEW, BLATTER DISMISSING NOTION HE WAS "HIGH-RANKING FIFA OFFICIAL" MENTIONED IN U.S. INDICTMENT WHO ALLEGEDLY WIRED $10 MIL FOR BRIBES *

14 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN INDICTED SO FAR IN GLOBAL CRACKDOWN OF FIFA CORRUPTION, WITH 7 DETAINED FIFA OFFICIALS FIGHTING EXTRADITION FROM ZURICH TO U.S. *

HE WORKED IN THE LOCAL COTTON INDUSTRY IN INDIANOLA IN THE 1940S BEFORE PURSUING A PROFESSIONAL MUSICAL CAREER, GOING ON TO BECOME KNOWN AS "THE KING OF BLUES" *