Saturday, May 30
Former Md. Gov. O'Malley jumps into 2016 Democratic race
BALTIMORE (AP) — Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has jumped into the race for the Democratic nomination for president.
It'll be a longshot challenge to front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton. But O'Malley is calling for new leadership.
O'Malley made the announcement Saturday in a Baltimore park, telling a crowd of about 1,000 people — "I'm running for you."
He was Baltimore mayor before winning two terms as governor.
He's presenting himself to voters as a next generation leader for the party.
O'Malley points to his record on issues such as gay marriage, immigration and economic issues.
He's made frequent visits to the early-voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire. But he's still largely unknown in a field dominated by Clinton.
Also in the race is Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.
O'Malley is holding events in Iowa later Saturday and plans to be in New Hampshire on Sunday.
UPDATE: Death toll rises to 29
DALLAS (AP) — Dallas police say a man's body has been recovered from standing water after storms flooded parts of the area.
That brings the death toll to 29 people who've been killed in storms that began in Texas and Oklahoma over Memorial Day weekend — 25 in Texas alone. Eleven were still missing Saturday.
Dallas police spokesman Juan Fernandez said Saturday that officers found a man, who hasn't been identified, floating in the water Friday.
Fernandez said the body has been sent to the county medical examiner's office to determine the official cause of death.
Storms dumped as much as 7 inches across the area Thursday night.
The other Dallas-area death discovered Friday was a man who drowned in his truck after it was swept into a culvert in the suburb of Mesquite.
KILLINGS BY POLICE-OKLAHOMA
NEW: Oklahoma man shot, killed by police after fight over rescue
OKMULGEE, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma authorities say a state trooper has fatally shot a man who was involved in a fight with officers who came to evacuate him and another man from floodwaters.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol Capt. Paul Timmons said the shooting occurred late Friday in Okmulgee County.
Timmons said two troopers were dispatched to help men who were trying to remove a vehicle stalled in rising water. They were upset that troopers wanted them to get out of the water, and one attacked a trooper.
One man died at the scene. Timmons did not know whether one or both troopers fired shots or how many were fired. He said it's unclear whether the men were armed.
The other man was not shot, but arrested and taken to jail.
Authorities haven't released anyone's names.
NEW: Nelson delayed 3 hours by rainy weather for 2nd straight day
IRVING, Texas (AP) — The AT&T Byron Nelson will have at least a three-hour delay for the second straight day because of rainy weather.
Another batch of storms Saturday morning pushed back the continuation of the second round until 11 a.m. Central time at the earliest.
There were still 33 players on the course when play was halted by darkness Friday night, but none closer than two shots behind leaders Steven Bowditch, Jon Curran and Jimmy Walker at 9 under. Hometown favorite Jordan Spieth is three shots back.
The latest rainfall wasn't as heavy as an overnight storm after Thursday's first round that dumped 5 more inches on the already-saturated TPC Four Seasons.
Because of an unplayable fairway, the par-4 14th was shortened to a par 3 officially listed at 104 yards.
DRY NEW ENGLAND SPRING
NEW: New England's epic winter gives way to unusually dry spring
BOSTON (AP) — One of New England's snowiest winters on record has given way to one of the region's driest springs, confounding farmers who are worried about their crops.
The National Weather Service says the entire six-state region is considered either "abnormally dry" or in moderate drought. And conditions in most areas are not expected to get much better this summer.
Boston; Concord, New Hampshire; Portland, Maine; Providence, Rhode Island; and Hartford, Connecticut, are all below normal for spring rainfall. Boston and Concord figure to have among their driest Mays on record.
Experts say much of the snow during the winter had a low water content, and much of the melt has evaporated during the dry spring.
Meteorologists say a steady widespread rainfall is needed to get things back to normal.
UPDATE: Hurricane Andres strengthens far off coast of Mexico
MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Andres has strengthened to a Category 2 storm as it spins far off the coast of Mexico.
The first named storm of the eastern Pacific hurricane season poses no threat to land.
Andres had maximum sustained winds of 105 mph (170 kph) Saturday morning. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says the strengthening was expected and it could become slightly stronger soon. Still, the storm is expected to start steadily weakening by Sunday.
Andres is centered about 700 miles (1,125 kilometers) off the southern tip of Baja California, Mexico, and is moving northwest at 7 mph (11 kph).
2 hurt, no major damage as powerful, deep quake rattles Japan
TOKYO (AP) — A powerful but extremely deep earthquake has struck off Japan's Ogasawara islands, but officials say there is no danger of a tsunami.
Reports say two people suffered non-life-threatening injuries. There were no reports of major damage.
Japan's Meteorological Agency says the offshore earthquake struck Saturday at 8:24 p.m. at a depth of 590 kilometers (370 miles). The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake had a magnitude of 7.8 and a depth of 678 kilometers (421 miles).
The meteorological agency did not issue a tsunami warning because the quake struck so far beneath the earth's surface.
The Ogasawara islands are about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) south of Tokyo.
NEW: Bus crash blocks northbound lanes of Interstate 5 in Oregon
WOODBURN, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon State Patrol says a crash on Interstate 5 about 3 miles south of Woodburn has blocked all northbound lanes of traffic Saturday morning.
The patrol says there will be travel delays as emergency crews and troopers respond to a rollover involving a commercial bus.
Several passengers have been taken to local hospitals.
The crash was reported just after 8 a.m.
Woodburn is about 30 miles south of Portland.
Ex-Chicago Bulls player Brunson acquitted of sexual abuse
VERNON HILLS, Ill. (AP) — Former Chicago Bulls player Rick Brunson has been acquitted of charges he sexually abused a massage therapist at a Vernon Hills fitness center.
Lake County judge James Booras made the ruling Friday, saying prosecutors couldn't "meet the burden of proof required" to convict the 42-year-old Vernon Hills resident.
Brunson had been charged with attempted criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual abuse, aggravated battery and domestic battery.
Defense attorney Dennis Berkson says now that Brunson has been acquitted, he hopes to "go out and restore his name."
Prosecutors say they're disappointed in the ruling but respect the judge's decision.
Brunson played for eight NBA teams from 1997 to 2006. He's been an assistant coach for college and pro teams, including the Bulls and Charlotte Bobcats.
Toddler drowns in Ohio pond on same day her brother is born
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio family is mourning for a toddler who drowned in a pond on the same day her mother gave birth to her brother.
Authorities in Marion County, which is north of Columbus, say 18-month-old Jaylynn Adamson had been staying with a relative while her mom was at the hospital.
Lt. Jason Dutton of the Marion County sheriff's office says the little girl was found in the pond Friday morning. She was pronounced dead at Marion General Hospital, where her mother was in labor.
David Adamson, an uncle of the children's father, tells The Columbus Dispatch that the girl's mother gave birth to a son later that day.
The sheriff's office isn't saying who found the little girl in the pond or releasing other details about the drowning.
B.B. King funeral to take place Saturday in Mississippi
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INDIANOLA, Miss. (AP) — Blues pioneer B.B. King is being remembered in the Mississippi Delta as a man whose talent was equaled by his generous spirit.
King's funeral is Saturday in Indianola — the small town where he first gained attention as a young singer and guitarist who had already been a sharecropper and worked in a cotton gin.
One of his sons, Willie King of Chicago, says his father taught him to respond with love when others are angry.
Mike Doster of Nashville, who played bass in King's band for 17 years, describes King as a good boss who was "very demanding but very fair."
King was 89 when he died May 14 at his home in Las Vegas. More than 4,000 people viewed his open casket Friday in Indianola.