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Published On: May 16 2011 04:28:59 AM EDT
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A huge swath of south-central Louisiana will be flooded now that the Army Corps of Engineers opened a gate on a major spillway on the Mississippi River. The plan is designed to relieve water pressure and keep New Orleans and Baton Rouge from flooding.



Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says he won't run for president. He made the announcement tonight on his TV show.


Two south Florida imams and a third person were arrested today on charges of helping the Pakistani Taliban. Three other people in Pakistan also were indicted in the same case. U.S. officials say these arrests are not connected to the recent killing of Osama bin Laden.


NASA has given the go-ahead for launching Space Shuttle Endeavour Monday. Forecasters say the weather should be good, and earlier technical problems that caused a delay are said to have been fixed.


Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi could face charges in the International Criminal Court. The chief prosecutor will announce results Monday of an investigation into possible crimes against humanity.


A top New York police official says the head of the International Monetary Fund is being questioned in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a 32-year-old maid at a Times Square hotel. It reportedly happened early this afternoon.