Texas flood claims a life
SAN ANTONIO - A woman has been killed in flooding in the San Antonio area.
San Antonio Fire Department spokesman Christian Bove said the woman was trapped in her car, got on the roof, and was swept away in floodwaters. He said her body was later found against a fence.
Bove said rescue workers were searching for a second person who had been trapped in another car. He said about 130 people had been rescued from homes and cars in the San Antonio area.
San Antonio International Airport recorded nearly 10 inches of rain from midnight to Saturday afternoon. - AP
Obama cites military
WASHINGTON - President Obama said in his weekly radio and Internet address the nation must do more than just remember its fallen heroes on Memorial Day.
In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama said the country must care for the loved ones the fallen leave behind. He said the country must also make sure that all veterans receive the care and benefits they have earned, and that the armed forces must have the support needed to carry out their missions at home and abroad.
In the Republican address, Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma thanked the nation for its prayers and support after Monday's deadly tornado in his home state. - AP
NTSB chief tours bridge
SEATTLE - The chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board said Saturday the bridge collapse in Washington state was a wake-up call for the nation.
"This is a really significant event and we need to learn from it, not just in Washington but around the country," Debbie Hersman said after taking a boat ride on the Skagit River below the dramatic scene where a truck bumped against the steel framework, collapsing the bridge and sending two vehicles and three people into the chilly water.
Investigators need to find out what happened in Washington and whether it could be repeated at similar bridges around the country, Hersman said.
"At the end of the day it's about preventing an accident like this," she said.
Her team will spend a week to 10 days looking at the bridge, talking to the truck driver whose vehicle hit it, and examining maintenance documents and previous accident reports. - AP
7 hurt in Mo. train crash
CHAFFEE, Mo. - The National Transportation Safety Board has launched an investigation into a cargo train collision that partially collapsed a highway overpass Saturday in southeast Missouri, injuring seven people.
The collision occurred about 2:30 a.m. when a Union Pacific train hit a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train at a rail intersection under a highway near Chaffee, a town of about 3,000 southwest of Cape Girardeau.
Scott County Sheriff's Office dispatcher Clay Slipis said several cars derailed and hit a pillar of the Highway M overpass, bringing it partially down. Two cars were on the overpass when it fell. About eight miles of highway had to be shut down.
The injured - five in the vehicles and a UP train conductor and engineer - were treated at a hospital and released.
Union Pacific spokeswoman Calli Hite said the NTSB would determine what caused the accident. - AP