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California Senate

The California Senate passes a bill that would keep Donald Trump out of the 2020 presidential primaries until he releases his tax returns.

The California state Senate on Thursday approved a bill to require candidates appearing on the presidential primary ballot β€” including President Trump β€” to release five years' worth of income tax returns.

Miami Air Flight 293

A Boeing 737 arriving at Naval Air Station Jacksonville in Florida slides off the runway into the St. Johns River. All on board survive.

A Boeing 737 plane arriving from Guantanamo Bay in Cuba went off the runway into the St. Johns River in Florida on Friday night, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said.

2019 North Indian Ocean cyclone season

Cyclone Fani, an extremely severe category 4 storm and one of the strongest in recent years, makes landfall at the coastal town of Puri in the Indian state of Odisha. Eight people have been killed in India, according to the Press Trust of India, and hundreds more injured. Severe damage and flooding has been reported. One million Indians and 2.1 million Bangladeshis have been evacuated. A storm surge possibly up to 1.5m (5ft) is expected. The storm, weakening as it travels northeast through India, is expected to reach Chittagong in Bangladesh Saturday.

A cyclone barreled into eastern India on Friday, damaging houses in the tourist ...

Mississippi River floods

Flooding from Michigan to the south damages homes and sends the Mississippi River to a 157-year high in Davenport, Iowa.

Flooding from Michigan through the South is inundating thousands of homes. Here's the latest.

Mississippi River floods

The Mississippi River rises to its highest level since the 1993 floods at the Quad Cities in Illinois and Iowa.

The fast-rising Mississippi River is nearing levels unseen since a historic 1993 flood, threatening levees and forcing people living near the bulging Big Muddy

Mississippi River floods

Alton, Illinois, builds a barrier wall as the Mississippi River rises to levels not seen since the historic 1993 floods.

Parts of Illinois are preparing for high Mississippi River waters as forecasts show rising levels in the coming days.

Bankruptcy court

Documents filed in a United States bankruptcy court indicate that the bankrupt utility company Pacific Gas & Electric has not been able to reach a settlement with its creditors over billions of dollars it owes under power purchase contracts. PG&E wants the issue settled by the bankruptcy court rather than by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

PG&E Corp was unable to reach a deal with NextEra Energy Inc and other companies...

Sinclair Broadcast Group

Sinclair Broadcast Group buys Fox Sports Networks (FSN) from The Walt Disney Company for $10.6 billion. Disney was ordered by the U.S. Justice Department to sell FSN as part of its purchase of 21st Century Fox last year due antitrust concerns over its ownership of ESPN Inc.

The broadcast TV giant is getting networks that carry the games of dozens of professional teams.