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Weather whiplash: Texas goes from extreme drought to floods in 3 weeks



Talk about weather whiplash.

Just three weeks ago, large parts of Texas and Oklahoma were still locked in the grips of an unrelenting, multi-year drought, with parts of Texas classified as being in “exceptional drought” conditions — the worst possible category. Now, thanks to historic rainfall that shows no sign of letting up anytime soon, these areas, along with parts of Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska and other states, are coping with dangerous flooding

Why this weekend is starting off warmer in Fairbanks than in Dallas



A series of atmospheric events, beginning with El Ni

Taylor Swift’s explosive ‘Bad Blood’ video crushes a major Vevo record



Taylor Swift, her army of female friends and Kendrick Lamar have shattered Vevo’s record for most views in a 24-hour timespan with their cinematic “Bad Blood” music video.

Swift’s video, which debuted Sunday at the Billboard Music Awards, attracted 20.1 million views on Vevo.com, YouTube, Xbox, Roku and other Vevo platforms in just 24 hours

That tally surpassed Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda,” which held the record…

We’ve had more Category 5 storms in under 5 months than in a typical year



It’s only May, which means the tropical cyclone season in the Northern Hemisphere is still in its infancy. The Atlantic season doesn’t officially start until June 1, after all

Yet already, in just the first four-and-a-half months of the year, the planet has had more Category 5 storms — the most destructive category — than its average annual total of such powerful tempests

So far, five Category 5 storms have formed. The record was…

ABC stands behind George Stephanopoulos after his $75,000 donation to Clinton Foundation



Even George Stephanopoulos isn’t entirely clear how much money he gave to his former boss’s organization, but he admits now he should have handled it differently.

Stephanopoulos, the ABC News anchor, apologized on Thursday for his previously undisclosed $75,000 in donations to the Clinton Foundation, the non-profit organization created by President Bill Clinton, whose administration he served in — and later reported on — leading to a debate over whether it qualifies as a conflict of…

Idris Elba just broke an 88-year-old speed record because he’s Idris Elba



Idris Elba is officially the fastest actor in Hollywood

The British actor teamed up with Bentley on May 7 to break the British land speed record known as the “Flying Mile.” The record was last set by Sir Malcolm Campbell in 1927.


According to a press release from Bentley, the record set by Campbell was 174.8 mph in his Napier-Campbell Blue Bird. Elba exceeded that with his top speed of 180.361 mph while driving a…

ACLU app lets you automatically send videos of police encounters



In a time when nearly everyone, regardless of income, seems to have a smartphone, the ACLU has come up with something that could help during your next encounter with an overzealous law enforcement officer: an instant reporting app

Mobile Justice CA was created by the Southern California branch of the American Civil Liberties Union as a way to “keep law enforcement accountable and protect your rights.”