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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — President Barack Obama is meeting at this hour in Saudi Arabia with top officials from six Arab nations. They're discussing regional security issues in the Persian Gulf, including the fight against Islamic State. The summit with U.S.-allied countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council follows talks that Obama held with Saudi King Salman on Wednesday shortly after arriving in the kingdom.

HOUSTON (AP) — Officials in Houston are keeping watch over two aging dams. They're at record pooling levels in Houston's west side after this week's torrential rainfall. But authorities say the dams are working well and have undergone improvements in recent years. Meanwhile, officials say another person has died in Houston-area flooding, raising the toll to eight.

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — The fight for the Republican presidential nomination is shifting to a luxury seaside resort in south Florida. That's where Donald Trump and chief rival Ted Cruz will be courting party leaders. Cruz is conceding for the first time that he doesn't have enough support to claim the nomination before the GOP convention. But he's vowing to deny Trump the necessary delegates as well.

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese officials are investigating Mitsubishi Motors Corp. The carmaker has said it found employees manipulated fuel efficiency data of more than 620,000 light vehicles it had manufactured. Local media reports showed investigators entering offices of the company's assembly plant in Nagoya, a day after Mitsubishi apologized for what it said was intentional falsification of mileage test data.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man who landed a one-person gyrocopter on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol a year ago is scheduled to be sentenced today. Florida resident Douglas Hughes has said his April 2015 flight was a way of calling attention to the influence of big money in politics. Hughes pleaded guilty in November to a felony of operating a gyrocopter without a license. Prosecutors are seeking a 10-month prison sentence for Hughes.

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