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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Forecasters say conditions appear to be ripe today and tomorrow for storms that could produce powerful tornadoes across an area covering southern Kansas, western Oklahoma and parts of North Texas. Many residents in Oklahoma are still reeling from a rare combination of tornadoes and flash flooding spawned from the latest round of thunderstorms that rumbled across the state Wednesday.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — An armed homeowner shot by a sheriff's deputy near Charleston, South Carolina, is hospitalized today following surgery but his condition isn't known. The homeowner was black and the deputy was white. Authorities are planning to meet with community leaders today to discuss what happened. Deputies responding to a home invasion report say the homeowner was shot after failing to drop his weapon. Authorities say one of two suspects was arrested.

BRUSSELS (AP) — A European Union strategy to deal with a massive influx of migrants may be doomed before it's formally proposed. The EU's executive Commission was to propose a plan next Wednesday to establish a quota system obliging member countries to share the burden of settling refugees is likely to be rejected. Such a proposal would require unanimous agreement but there is already public objection.

LONDON (AP) — British voters have turned in an unexpected result giving the Conservative Party a resounding victory that returns Prime Minister David Cameron to 10 Downing Street in a stronger position than before. Polls ahead of Election Day showed Conservatives locked in a tight race with the opposition Labour Party, raising the possibility of days or weeks of negotiations to form a government. But Labour took a beating, mostly from energized Scottish nationalists.

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The crash of an army helicopter in Pakistan has killed two foreign ambassadors and the wives of two others. Officials say the helicopter carrying foreign dignitaries made a crash landing in the country's north. Killed were the ambassadors from the Philippines and Norway, along with the wives of the ambassadors from Malaysia and Indonesia. The helicopter's two pilots were also killed and 13 passengers survived.

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