national news

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 6, 2015, before the Senate Appropriations Committee hearing to review the Fiscal Year 2016 funding request and budget justification for the Defense Department. Dempsey and Defense Secretary Ash Carter said setting up a humanitarian safe zone for those caught in the crossfire in Syria can be done militarily, but would require a significant policy decision on the part of the Obama administration. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)Gen. Martin Dempsey admits in a new documentary that the Pentagon did no contingency planning for the Islamic State advance.


2015-05-26 06:36:28 -0600

San Marcos Firefighter Jay Horton rescues a woman from in flood waters in San Marcos TexasGov. Greg Abbott calls it "the biggest flood this area of Texas has ever seen."


2015-05-26 08:38:53 -0600

In this Saturday, May 23, 2015 photo, Shiite militiamen arrive to Khalidiya to support Sunni tribal fighters and local policemen as they defend their city against Islamic State group militants, 100 kilometers (60 miles) west of Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo)BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq on Tuesday announced the launch of a major military operation to drive the Islamic State from the western Anbar province and retake the Sunni heartland where the extremist group captured the provincial capital, Ramadi, earlier this month.


2015-05-26 07:50:53 -0600