By Lisa Maria Garza and Jim Forsyth DALLAS (Reuters) - More heavy rain caused Texas rivers to overflow their banks and prompted widespread evacuations on Friday after a week of historic storms flooded Houston, killed at least 21 people and damaged more than 4,000 buildings. Thousands of cars were trapped for about six hours on a suburban freeway blocked by floodwaters near Dallas, where rainfall reached about seven inches (17.8 cm) between Thursday night and Friday. The Red Cross distributed Girl Scout cookies and water to stranded motorists.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge on Friday delayed the murder trial of Marion "Suge" Knight after the former rap music mogul hired the attorney who successfully defended Michael Jackson against child molestation charges.
University of Oregon meningitis outbreak grows; student's father diagnosed
By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - The father of a University of Oregon student has contracted the potentially deadly meningococcal disease amid an outbreak that started in January and has killed one student, bringing the total number of people infected to seven, state health officials said on Friday. The 52-year-old man fell ill with meningococcemia, a bacterial precursor to meningitis, six weeks after the last on-campus infection, said Jason Davis, spokesman for Lane County Public Health. The man's infection was traced to his May 2 visit with his undergraduate daughter, according to state public health officials.
By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An investigation of a U.S. military facility's mistaken shipments of live anthrax bacteria has turned up another live sample, this one from a 2008 batch sent to Australia, a U.S. defense official said on Friday. The disclosure, if confirmed, suggests the possibility of a broader problem among anthrax samples meant to have been made inactive at the U.S. Army's Dugway Proving Ground in Utah. Suspected live samples sourced to Dugway have already been traced going to nine U.S. states and a U.S. air base in South Korea over a period from March 2014 to April 2015 before being discovered this month.
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