FLOODWATERS STILL RISING ACROSS TX AS STORMS DUMP NEARLY ANOTHER FOOT OF RAIN ON HOUSTON AREA *

MEANWHILE, SEARCH IS UNDERWAY FOR 11 PEOPLE MISSING AFTER BLANCO RIVER IN CENTRAL TX FLOODED, INCLUDING A GROUP WHO DISAPPEARED AFTER A VACATION HOME WAS SWEPT DOWN THE RIVER AND INTO A BRIDGE *

HOUSTON AUTHORITIES HAVE RECOVERED THREE BODIES FROM FLOODWATERS, BRINGING TO 17 THE HOLIDAY WKND DEATH TOLL FROM STORMS IN TX AND OK *

FED APPEALS COURT REFUSES TO LIFT TEMPORARY HOLD ON PRES OBAMA'S EXECUTIVE ORDER SHIELDING ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS FROM DEPORTATION *

JUSTICE DEPT HAD ASKED COURT TO REVERSE TX JUDGE WHO AGREED TO TEMPORARILY BLOCK PLAN IN FEB, AFTER 26 STATES FILED A LAWSUIT CALLING ACTION UNCONSTITUTIONAL *

TWO OF THE THREE JUDGES ON APPEALS COURT PANEL VOTED TO DENY GOVT'S REQUEST...UNCLEAR IF GOVT WILL APPEAL *

FIGHTERS BACKING YEMEN'S EXILED GOVT CAPTURE KEY CITY OF DHALE, ON ROAD TO PORT CITY OF ADEN *

IT'S THE PRO-GOVT FIGHTERS' FIRST SIGNIFICANT VICTORY SINCE A SAUDI-LED COALITION BEGAN TARGETING SHIITE HOUTHI REBELS WITH AIRSTRIKES IN MARCH *

DHALE IS HOME TO COMMAND CENTER OF YEMEN'S LARGEST ARMY UNIT, WHICH HAD BEEN LOYAL TO FMR PRES ALI ABDULLAH SALEH, WHO WAS OUSTED IN 2012 *

IRS SAYS THIEVES USED ONLINE AGENCY SERVICE TO STEAL PERSONAL INFO FROM MORE THAN 100,000 TAXPAYERS BETWEEN FEB AND MID-MAY *

IRS SAYS THE HACKERS ACCESSED A SYSTEM CALLED "GET TRANSCRIPT," GETTING PAST A SECURITY PAGE THAT REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE OF TAXPAYERS' SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS, DATES OF BIRTH, TAX FILING STATUS AND STREET ADDRESS *

AGENCY SAYS IT APPEARS THIEVES ALREADY HAD A LOT OF PERSONAL INFO ON VICTIMS *

IRS HAS SHUT DOWN SERVICE AND SAYS ITS MAIN COMPUTER SYSTEM THAT HANDLES TAX-FILING SUBMISSION REMAINS SECURE *

CLEVELAND AGREES TO OVERHAUL ITS POLICE DEPT UNDER SUPERVISION OF A FED MONITOR IN A SETTLEMENT WITH THE JUSTICE DEPT OVER A PATTERN OF EXCESSIVE FORCE AND OTHER ABUSES BY OFFICERS *

SETTLEMENT ANNOUNCED TUES COMES THREE DAYS AFTER A WHITE OFFICER WAS ACQUITTED OF VOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER CHARGES IN THE SHOOTING DEATHS OF TWO UNARMED BLACK SUSPECTS IN A 137-SHOT BARRAGE OF POLICE GUNFIRE *

CASE PROMPTED AN 18-MONTH INVESTIGATION BY THE JUSTICE DEPT *

SETTLEMENT CALLS FOR NEW USE-OF-FORCE GUIDELINES, A FOCUS ON COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, ACCOUNTABILITY REFORMS, TRAINING ON BIAS-FREE POLICING AND A MENTAL HEALTH ADVISORY CMTE *

20-WEEK ABORTION BAN GOES INTO EFFECT IN WEST VIRGINIA TUES *

GOP-LED LEGISLATURE OVERRODE DEM GOV EARL RAY TOMBLIN'S VETO OF THE MEASURE EARLIER THIS YEAR *

BAN PROVIDES SOME EXEMPTIONS FOR WOMEN IN MEDICAL EMERGENCIES, BUT NOT FOR RAPE OR INCEST *

WV JOINS TEN OTHER STATES WITH SIMILAR LATE-TERM ABORTION BANS *

NEBRASKA GOV PETE RICKETTS (R) VETOES A BILL TO ABOLISH THE DEATH PENALTY, SENDING IT BACK TO STATE LAWMAKERS WHO WILL ATTEMPT AN OVERRIDE *

LAWMAKERS PASSED THE BILL LAST WEEK WITH A VETO-PROOF, 32-15 MAJORITY *

NEBRASKA HASN'T EXECUTED A PRISONER SINCE 1997 *

AT LEAST FOUR TALIBAN FIGHTERS KILLED IN ALL-NIGHT SIEGE IN AFGHAN CAPITAL OF KABUL *

AFGHAN GOVT OFFICIAL SAYS NO CIVILIANS OR SECURITY PERSONNEL WERE INJURED OR KILLED IN THE SIEGE IN THE WAZIR AKBAR KHAN DISTRICT, HOME TO MANY EMBASSIES AND FOREIGN FIRMS *

TALIBAN CLAIMED RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ATTACK, DESCRIBING THE NEIGHBORHOOD AS "BELONGING TO THE OCCUPIERS" *

SIX HIGH-RANKING SOCCER OFFICIALS ARRESTED IN ZURICH, SWITZERLAND, WED ON CORRUPTION CHARGES; WILL FACE EXTRADITION TO THE U.S. *

U.S. FED CHARGES REPORTEDLY INCLUDE BRIBES TOTALING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS *

ARRESTS COME DAYS BEFORE FRIDAY'S FIFA PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, IN WHICH INCUMBENT SEPP BLATTER FACES A CHALLENGE FROM JORDAN'S PRINCE ALI BIN AL HUSSEIN *

MULTIPLE ISIS SUICIDE ATTACKS IN IRAQ'S ANBAR PROVINCE KILL AT LEAST 17 TROOPS *

IRAQI ARMY SAYS ATTACKS OCCURRED OUTSIDE ISIS-HELD CITY OF FALLUJAH *

ATTACKS COME JUST HOURS AFTER IRAQI GOVT ANNOUNCED OP TO RECAPTURE ISIS-CONTROLLED AREAS IN ANBAR *