VAN, Texas (AP) — Five people are dead, and possibly three more, from severe weather in Texas and Arkansas. Searchers are going through the splintered wreckage left behind in the rural East Texas town of Van. Scores more were hut, some critically. Van is a small town about 70 miles southeast of Dallas. Officials say the tornado that hit van had winds up to 140 mph.
LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities say a man who called 911 to report he was involved in a shooting with George Zimmerman appears to be the same person involved in a road rage incident with Zimmerman last year. Police in Lake Mary say Zimmerman wasn't the shooter. Zimmerman was acquitted in the 2013 killing of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager.
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — There have been intense airstrikes in Yemen against what the Saudi-led coalition says are rebel weapons depots on the edge of the capital, Sanaa (sah-NAH'). The offensive came a day before a humanitarian cease-fire is due to start and a U.N. envoy arrives on his first visit to try to end the war.
ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) —United Nations human rights experts say Paraguay has failed to protect a 10-year-old rape victim who is being denied an abortion. The experts say the girl should have a "safe and therapeutic abortion." The case has set off national debate in Paraguay, where abortion is banned even from rape, except when the mother's life in in danger.
NEW YORK (AP) — The National Football League has suspended Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for the first 4 games next season. The discipline follows the release of a report last week that concluded that Brady was likely aware that two Patriot employees were deflating footballs used in the AFC title against Indianapolis. The league has also fined the team $1 million and taken away two draft choices.
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