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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma authorities say intense rain from storms rolling through the region have forced road closures because of high water. Part of Interstate 44 in Tulsa had to be closed. The flooding threat comes just days after storms produced more than 50 tornadoes in the Great Plains. More severe weather is in the forecast for Saturday.
MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters say subtropical storm Ana has maximum sustained winds of 60 mph and is now centered about 140 miles southeast of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Tropical storm watches and warnings have been issued for parts of both Carolinas. Ana is expected to generate 2 to 4 inches of rain, but some areas could get as much as 6 inches.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian authorities say a bomb plot has been thwarted with the arrest of a 17-year-old. The teen allegedly planned to set off homemade devices in Melbourne. The young suspect was jailed by a joint federal-state police counterterrorism operation at his home. An official says there was an imminent and real threat.
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — It's a possible development that some security experts have said would be alarming -- a North Korean submarine with the ability to fire a ballistic missile. The regime is saying it has completed a successful test fire. Missiles fired from submerged vessels are harder to detect before launch than land-based ones. A Seoul-based security expert says it's unlikely the North currently has a submarine large enough to carry and fire multiple missiles.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Number 2 pencils may not be necessary for lots of ACT test takers next year. The ACT announced Friday that computer-based testing will be available in 2016 in the 18 states and additional districts that require students to take the ACT during the school day. But don't toss the pencils yet. Participating schools provide the computers and some may not ready. Paper tests will still remain an option.
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