SINGAPORE - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter warned that Beijing's island-building in the South China Sea was undermining security in the Asia-Pacific. Full Article
- Rain showers caused flooding on roads in parts of Texas early on Saturday, an official said, after severe weather killed at least 21 people earlier in the week, prompting U.S. President Obama to declare a disaster in the state.
ZURICH - FIFA President Sepp Blatter came out fighting as he began his fifth term in charge of soccer's governing body, implying that the United States timed the announcement of a major corruption probe to try to scupper his re-election bid. Full Article
LOS ANGELES - Judging by the latest performance rankings, two 529 college savings plans look enticing. Too bad most Americans are not allowed to invest in either one. That's one of the drawbacks of trying to choose a college savings plan by performance alone. Full Article
Unless Congress acts Sunday, the NSA's vast program collecting Americans' calling data will expire, sparking worries among security officials with domestic terror threats on the rise.