Sixteen people were killed, all but three of them Egyptian policemen, in a collision between a police vehicle and a truck south of Cairo, authorities said on Saturday. Accidents are common in Egypt, where roads are often poorly maintained and traffic regulations little enforced.
WASHINGTON (AP) â Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is ready to enter the Democratic presidential campaign, mounting a longshot challenge to Hillary Rodham Clinton for the party's nomination in 2016.
Australia's Steven Bowditch birdied three of his last five holes to claim a share of the lead when play was suspended at the rain-soaked US PGA Byron Nelson tournament. Bowditch, who led for the first time after 18 holes in a tour event, started on the back nine and mixed four birdies and four bogeys in his first eight holes. "I didn't putt anywhere near as well as I did yesterday," Bowditch said.
American Morgan Pressel fired a five-under par 66 to seize a one-stroke lead after the opening round of the Shoprite LPGA Classic. "I didn't honestly know where it was," Pressel said. One stroke off the pace entering Saturday's second round of the 54-hole event were Canada's Alena Sharp, Taiwan's Min Lee, Sweden's Anna Nordqvist and American Ryann O'Toole.
By Lisa Maria Garza and Jim Forsyth DALLAS (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama signed a disaster declaration late on Friday for areas in Texas hammered by severe weather that killed at least 21 people, caused massive flooding and prompted evacuations this week. Storms that battered North Texas on Thursday and Friday added more runoff to swollen rivers and prompted hundreds of calls for help in Dallas, where some areas saw up to seven inches (17.8 cm) of rain. "Communities across the State of Texas have experienced devastating destruction, injury and â most tragically â loss of life due to the major and unceasing severe weather system that has been impacting our state for weeks," said Governor Greg Abbott, who has declared 70 counties disaster areas.
By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Friday it discovered even more suspected shipments of live anthrax than previously thought, both in the United States and abroad, and ordered a sweeping review of practices meant to inactivate the bacteria. The Pentagon said a total of 11 states, two more than it first acknowledged, received "suspect samples," as did Australia and South Korea. It had previously only identified a foreign shipment to a U.S. air base south of Seoul.