FORMER CA GOV PETE WILSON (R) ENDORSES TX SEN TED CRUZ AHEAD OF JUNE 7 CA GOP PRES PRIMARY *

THE FMR GOV AND U.S. SENATOR ANNOUNCED HIS SUPPORT FOR CRUZ SAT AT STATE GOP CONVENTION IN BURLINGAME *

WILSON'S ENDORSEMENT GIVES CRUZ AN INFLUENTIAL ALLY WITHIN GOP ESTABLISHMENT *

WHILE CRUZ IS A TEA PARTY FAVORITE AND SOCIAL CONSERVATIVE, WILSON IS CONSIDERED A MODERATE WHO COULD HELP CRUZ DRAW SUPPORT FROM THE POLITICAL MIDDLE *

64-YR-OLD WOMAN AND HER FOUR GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN KILLED IN FLOODING IN EAST TEXAS EARLY SAT *

POLICE SAY A CREEK OVERFLOWED ITS BANKS, WITH OVER SEVEN INCHES OF RAIN REPORTED IN LESS THAN AN HOUR, FLOODING A NEIGHBORHOOD IN PALESTINE, TX, OVERNIGHT *

ONE MISSING MAN'S BODY HAS BEEN FOUND DECEASED AFTER BEING SWEPT UNDER FLOOD WATERS *

AT LEAST 35 HOMES HAVE BEEN SEVERELY DAMAGED *

HUNDREDS OF PROTESTERS CLIMB OVER BLAST WALLS SURROUNDING BAGHDAD'S HIGHLY-FORTIFIED GREEN ZONE SAT, STORMING INTO IRAQI PARLIAMENT *

BREACH MARKS MAJOR ESCALATION IN COUNTRY'S POLITICAL CRISIS FOLLOWING MONTHS OF ANTI-GOVT PROTESTS, SIT-INS AND DEMONSTRATIONS BY SUPPORTERS OF SHIITE CLERIC MUQTADA AL-SADR *

BAGHDAD'S GREEN ZONE IS HOME TO MOST MINISTRIES AND FOREIGN EMBASSIES AND HAS LONG BEEN FOCUS OF AL-SADR'S CRITICISM OF IRAQI GOVT *

AL-SADR ACCUSED IRAQI POLITICIANS SAT OF BLOCKING POLITICAL REFORMS AIMED AT COMBATING CORRUPTION AND WASTE *

PROTESTS AND A SERIES OF FAILED REFORM MEASURES HAVE PARALYZED IRAQ'S GOVT AS COUNTRY STRUGGLES TO FIGHT ISIS AND RESPOND TO ECONOMIC CRISIS SPARKED IN PART BY PLUNGE IN GLOBAL OIL PRICES *

KENYA'S PRES UHURU KENYATTA SETS FIRE TO 105 TONS OF ELEPHANT IVORY AND MORE THAN 1 TON OF RHINO HORN SAT IN STATEMENT AGAINST TRADE IN IVORY AND PRODUCTS FROM ENDANGERED SPECIES *

IT'S BELIEVED TO BE LARGEST STOCKPILE EVER DESTROYED *

KENYATTA SAYS KENYA WILL PUSH FOR TOTAL BAN ON TRADE IN IVORY AT 17TH MEETING OF CONVENTION ON INTL TRADE OF ENDANGERED SPECIES TO BE HELD IN SOUTH AFRICA LATER THIS YEAR *

SYRIAN GOVT WARPLANES AND HELICOPTER GUNSHIPS LAUNCH NEW AIRSTRIKES SAT ON INSURGENT-HELD NEIGHBORHOODS IN NORTHERN CITY OF ALEPPO *

NEW FIGHTING COMES AS INTL CMTE OF THE RED CROSS WARNS INTENSIFICATION OF FIGHTING BRINGS MILLIONS OF PEOPLE CLOSER TO HUMANITARIAN DISASTER *

ALEPPO, SYRIA'S LARGEST CITY AND FORMER COMMERCIAL CENTER, HAS BEEN SCENE OF INTENSE SHELLING AND AIR RAIDS OVER PAST NINE DAYS THAT'S REPORTEDLY KILLED NEARLY 250 CIVILIANS *

SURGE IN FIGHTING HAS LED TO THE COLLAPSE OF TWO-MONTH CEASE-FIRE BROKERED BY U.S. AND RUSSIA AND RAISED FEARS OF AN ALL-OUT GOVT ASSAULT ON ALEPPO *

ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIEST AND VIETNAM WAR PROTESTER DANIEL BERRIGAN HAS DIED AT AGE OF 94 *

JESUITS USA NORTHEAST PROVINCE SPOX SAYS BERRIGAN DIED SAT AT A JESUIT INFIRMARY AT FORDHAM UNIVERSITY *

BERRIGAN WAS A PEACE ACTIVIST, ONCE IMPRISONED FOR BURNING DRAFT FILES IN PROTEST AGAINST VIETNAM WAR *

HE AND HIS BROTHER EMERGED AS LEADERS OF RADICAL ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT IN THE 1960S *

UBER AND ADVOCATES FOR THE BLIND REACH SETTLEMENT IN LAWSUIT OVER DRIVERS REJECTING SERVICE DOGS DURING RIDES *

THE RIDE-HAILING COMPANY AGREED TO REQUIRE THAT EXISTING AND NEW DRIVERS CONFIRM THEY UNDERSTAND THEIR LEGAL OBLIGATION TO TRANSPORT RIDERS WITH GUIDE DOGS OR OTHER SERVICE ANIMALS *

SETTLEMENT RESOLVES LAWSUIT IN FED COURT THAT ALLEGES UBER DISCRIMINATES AGAINST PASSENGERS WITH SERVICE DOGS *

NATL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND SAID SAT THAT UBER WILL ALSO REMOVE DRIVERS FROM PLATFORM AFTER A SINGLE COMPLAINT IF IT DETERMINES THE DRIVER KNOWINGLY DENIED A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY *

FED LAW REQUIRES TAXIS AND OTHER PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION SERVICES TO CARRY A DISABLED PASSENGER'S SERVICE ANIMAL *

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