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Top News Stories with Steve & Amy (February 15, 2017)
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Mass evacuation is still in place as rain strains the tallest US dam--Almost 200,000 people were under evacuation orders in northern California after a threat of catastrophic failure at the tallest dam in the United States.  The danger had subsided for the moment as water levels at the Oroville Dam had eased. But people are still being told to stay away.  Several weeks of heavy rain filled the 770-foot high dam to capacity.  The threat comes not from the dam itself but an emergency spillway that channels excess water.  

 

When Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits the White House on Wednesday, it will be more than just a meeting of friends and allies. The talks will set the tone for U.S.-Israeli relations under a Trump presidency following eight years of tensions under Obama.  Trump's election raised Israel's hopes that the U.S. would embrace many of its positions in disputes with Palestinians.  

 

Millennial drivers are the worst. That’s not just their elders talking. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found 88% of drivers 19- to 24-years-old acknowledged texting while driving, running red lights or speeding.  

 

AUSTIN:

DEVELOPING: A natural gas pipeline explosion shook homes about 160 miles southwest of Houston, early this morning. 

 

Dell Children's said they are seeing near-record levels of kids with flu-like symptoms. The reason for it may be due to a new strain -- the H3N2. 

 

Just two days after taking home three Grammys, Chicago-based Chance the Rapper announced Tuesday his 'thank YOU GUYS for everything' tour The GRAMMY-winning rapper will be headed to perform in Dallas and Austin in May.  

 

Storm brings tornadoes near Houston--Two tornadoes were reported to have touched down in Fort Bend County, about 30 miles southwest of Houston, causing a whole lot of damage.  

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