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Hundreds seek safety from Texas floods, severe weather kills 16

AUSTIN, Texas - Hundreds of people fled areas near Texas rivers that overflowed their banks on Thursday as the state reeled from severe storms this week that killed at least 17 people, flooded cities and set a record for the wettest month. | Video

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U.S. reaches deals with four more banks under Swiss program

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK - Four more Swiss banks have cut deals with the U.S. Department of Justice to avoid possible prosecution for helping Americans evade taxes, the department said on Thursday.

Apple fails to disqualify antitrust monitor in e-books case

NEW YORK - A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected Apple Inc's bid to disqualify an antitrust compliance monitor appointed after the technology company was found liable for conspiring with five publishers to raise e-book prices.

Congress sets hearing on Takata, automakers expand recalls

DETROIT - Five automakers on Thursday widened recalls of cars and trucks with Takata Corp air bags and the U.S. Congress set a hearing next week on the safety issue that has been linked to six deaths.

Greek PM faces tough choices in shrinking window for aid deal

ATHENS - Greece's government will likely scrape through a debt payment next week but has only a short window to overcome wide differences with creditors before the specter of default returns.

28 May 2015

Islamic State photos purport to show unharmed Palmyra ruins

BEIRUT - Islamic State posted photographs online which it said were taken in the central Syrian city of Palmyra and appeared to show its ancient ruins unharmed since the hardline group seized it from government forces. | Video

World, Syria 28 May 2015
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Rebels capture last Syrian town in Idlib province

AMMAN - The Syrian army has pulled back from the northwestern city of Ariha after a coalition of insurgent groups seized the last city in Idlib province in northwestern Syria near the Turkish border that was still held by the government.