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UNDATED (AP) — A county judge in a rural area of North Texas says a deadly tornado has caused "five miles of destruction" as it tore through farmland. Eastland County Judge Rex Fields says several homes were destroyed Saturday afternoon and many others were damaged by the storm, which killed at least one person near the town of Cisco. He says officials believe there are other injuries.

MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters say Tropical Storm Ana will be "very near" the coasts of South and North Carolina sometime Sunday morning. Beachgoers are being warned to use extreme caution this weekend because of high surf and an elevated risk of rip currents. Ana has top sustained winds of 60 mph and plenty of rain.

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A manhunt is underway for the suspect who fatally shot two police officers in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, on Saturday evening. Officials say the suspect fled the scene in an officers' vehicle. It has since been found abandoned near rail road tracks behind the train depot.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul is reiterating his stance against the National Security Agency collecting and storing data on nearly every American's phone calls. The Kentucky senator spoke Saturday at a tech startup office space in San Francisco. His opposition to the government's bulk collection of data drew applause from the tech-heavy audience.

SYDNEY (AP) — According to a new international study, one in four gay men say they've received verbal threats of harm or have been bullied while participating in sports. The findings are contained in 'Out on the Fields' which was released Sunday. The study, which involved 9,500 respondents, also canvassed heterosexual respondents.

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