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Who is ISIS?

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 9:36am

Iraqi troops have retaken the city of Ramadi from ISIS, the country's military said. Ramadi, in Anbar province, about 68 miles (110 kilometers) outside Baghdad, fell to ISIS in May, a major setback in the country's effort to contain the terror group. Here's a timeline of events related to ISIS.

Texas man dies after crashing car into pool

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 9:24am

A Texas man died after accidentally driving his Telsa into a pool.

Pictures: Viewers share snapshots of flooding across the Ozarks No. 2

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 9:22am

Thanks to our many viewers who shared their flooding snapshots..

Pictures: Viewers share snapshots of flooding across the Ozarks No. 3

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 9:22am

Thanks to our many viewers who shared their flooding snapshots.

Viewer Video: Flooding along White River in northern Arkansas

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 9:21am

Viewer Jonathan Hadley captured flooding along the White River in northern Arkansas. This truck is driving through rain-covered Stone Creek Way. 

URGENT - Puerto Rico Police Officers Killed

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 9:16am

(CNN) -- Three police officers in Puerto Rico were killed by a fellow officer at police headquarters in the city of Ponce, Puerto Rican police said via Twitter on Monday. A suspect is in custody, police said.

Cat found in chimney Christmas morning

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 9:12am

Instead of Santa, firefighters found a cat in a chimney Christmas morning, according to KPNX-TV in Phoenix.

Adrienne Gill said her daughter’s new cat went missing Thursday morning. Friday morning Gill’s husband found the kitty in the chimney, The Associated Press reports.

The Gills contacted firefighters, who were able to get the cat out of the chimney in about 20 minutes. Though sooty, the cat was not injured.

"When he went in, he was an almost-white cat and now he’s black as soot," Gill told KPNX-TV.

According to the AP, the chimney has now been boarded up.

Ex-Salvador soccer star Alfredo Pacheco shot

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 8:54am

Alfredo Pacheco, a disgraced former top soccer player for El Salvador, has been shot to death, authorities said.

Pacheco, whose career included a spell at the New York Red Bulls, was shot early Sunday at a gas station in Santa Ana, his hometown in northwestern El Salvador, officials said.

Two other people who were speaking to him at the time of the shooting were wounded, according to police.

The 33-year-old defender was El Salvador's most capped player. But his career was plunged into ignominy in 2013 when the Salvadorean Football Federation banned him and 12 other players for life for match-fixing.

Pacheco played for several top clubs in El Salvador and also spent a season on loan at the New York Red Bulls, for whom he made 14 appearances in 2009.

The U.S. team offered its condolences to Pacheco's family and friends on Sunday.

The Salvadorean Soccer Federation also paid tribute to the player, saying it shared the pain and offered prayers to his family.

This year has been the deadliest on record for El Salvador, with 6,500 murders. The country experiences an average of 17 murders a day, according to police, who attribute the violence to gangs.

Other Central American nations are also plagued by rampant violent crime.

Earlier this month, Honduras national team soccer player Arnold Peralta was shot to death while on vacation in his home country, which was ranked as having the world's highest murder rate by a U.N. report last year.

Fiorina: Clinton calls everyone sexist

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 8:52am

Carly Fiorina said Monday that Hillary Clinton will play the "woman card" every chance she gets and that Republicans should get used to it.

"Hillary Clinton, first of all, calls everybody a sexist and that's not fair game," Fiorina said on Fox News' "Fox and Friends." "She called Bernie Sanders a sexist because he criticized her. She's going to play that card, we need to be realistic, and of course she's going to talk about the Republican war on women, which doesn't exist."

Donald Trump blasted both Clintons in a Saturday night tweet, knocking Bill Clinton for his infidelity. He fired back after Hillary Clinton derided Trump's "penchant for sexism."

The battle started almost a week ago when Trump said Hillary Clinton got "schlonged" in the 2008 primary fight with President Barack Obama.

Fiorina surged to some prominence in the Republican field after taking on Trump at the second Republican debate, but has since fallen again to the back of the Republican pack.

She made the case Monday why she should be the first woman to become president.

"Hillary Clinton wants to talk about the historic nature of her candidacy, she wants to talk about being first woman president and there are people out there -- lots of people, men and women -- who think its time for a woman president," Fiorina said. "My message to them will be, 'Look, how about an honest woman, a competent woman? How about a qualified woman?' But I'm never going to ask for people's support because I'm a woman. I'm going to ask for their support because I'm the most qualified candidate to beat Hillary Clinton and to do the job."

Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl: Houston vs. Florida State

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 8:47am


1. Houston is looking for its second 13-win season in school history and some national respect when it faces Florida State in the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl on Dec. 31 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The Seminoles' senior class is trying to become the first in FBS history to win 50 games in a four-year span. The Cougars own a 12-2-2 record against Florida State, but the teams haven't met since 1978.

2. Florida State became the first team since Alabama in 2011 to hold each regular-season opponent to fewer than 25 points and is ranked fifth in scoring defense (15.8). The Seminoles is tough against the run, allowing 141.8 rushing yards and seven total touchdowns on the ground. Houston quarterback Greg Ward Jr. (1,041 rushing yards, 19 TDs) and running backs Kenneth Farrow (949 yards, 12 TDs) and Ryan Jackson (353 yards, three TDs) powered the Cougars' ground attack.

3. Seminoles running back Dalvin Cook led the ACC in rushing yards (1,658) and touchdowns (18) and finished the season with four straight 100-yard games. Houston was also solid defensively - ranked 19th in scoring defense (20.5 points) and 12th in rushing defense (116 yards) - but hasn't faced a back as explosive at Cook. The Cougars were also second nationally with a plus-17 turnover margin after recording 30 takeaways.

TV: Noon ET, ESPN. LINE: Florida State -7

ABOUT HOUSTON (12-1, 7-1 American Athletic Conference): Ward, who completed 68.1 percent of his passes for 2,590 yards, 16 TDs and five interceptions, leads FBS quarterbacks with 16 runs of at least 20 yards. Cornerback Brandon Wilson rushed for 181 yards and two scores in two starts in place of the injured Farrow (missed past two games with ankle injury) and Jackson (past four games, collarbone), but the duo returned to practice and should be available New Year's Eve. Demarcus Ayers led the Cougars - who averaged 40.6 points - with 89 catches for 1,140 yards and six touchdowns.

ABOUT FLORIDA STATE (10-2, 6-2 ACC): Sean Maguire (90-of-145 for 1,128 yards, nine touchdowns, two interceptions) prepares to start his first bowl game after replacing Notre Dame transfer Everett Golson - who did not make the trip to Atlanta because of personal reasons - for the second half of the season. Cook has the most rushes of at least 20 yards among FBS running backs (22) while Kermit Whitfield (53 catches for 742 yards, six TDs) and Travis Rudolph (52, 715 yards, six) lead the receivers. Defensive end DeMarcus Walker was tied for second in the ACC with 10.5 sacks while the cornerback duo of Jalen Ramsey and Marquez White provide a solid secondary.

PREDICTION: Florida State 24, Houston 20

VIDEO: Highway 60 near Rogersville closed for flooding

Mon, 12/28/2015 - 8:47am

A westbound stretch of busy Highway 60 in Rogersville closed Monday morning because of flooding.

MoDOT put up barricades.  Traffic is rerouting to the eastbound side, with one lane dedicated to each direction.  Be careful if you're driving through that area