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By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press The carnage of broken wings and dead canaries that arrived in an Alabama woman's mail have been replaced by the cheerful chirps and tweets of brand new birds - live ones. The U.S. Postal Service paid for seven new canaries plus the postage needed to send them to Rhonda King, who operates a hair salon in Grant, Alabama, postal officials said. Comment?
By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press HOUSTON - Three soldiers were killed and six were missing after a military truck was swept away in a rain-swollen creek on Thursday at Fort Hood, the Army said. Fort Hood spokesman John Miller said the truck, called a Light Medium Tactical Vehicle, was using the Owl Creek Tactical Crossing, a low-water creek crossing, when swift flood waters from two days of intermittent heavy rains swept it the road. Comment?
By MICHAEL GRACZYK Associated Press HOUSTON - Authorities in central Texas have found two more bodies along flooded streams, bringing the death toll from flooding in the state to six. It was unclear Sunday whether a body found in Travis County near Austin is one of the two people still missing in Texas. Comment?
By MICHAEL GRACZYK Associated Press HOUSTON - Central Texas authorities spotted a body during an aerial search Sunday, bringing the death toll from flooding the state to five. It's unclear whether the body found in Travis County near Austin is one of the two still missing in Texas. Comment?
By MICHAEL GRACZYK and FRANK BAJAK Associated Press HOUSTON - Flood control has long been a challenging issue in Houston, dating back to the city's infancy on the banks of the Buffalo Bayou when its first flood was recorded more than 170 years ago. Major reservoirs built in the 1940s helped alleviate some of problems, but a population explosion and urban sprawl since then enveloped the reservoirs. Comment?
HOUSTON - The Latest on heavy rains and flooding in the Houston area : 2:40 p.m. Authorities say the body of a man has been found inside a truck that drove into high water on a Houston freeway service road. The victim could be the second fatality linked to flooding from severe rains that began in Southeast Texas late Sunday night. Comment?
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