Fort Hood officials were closing roads as truck overturned

Fort Hood commanders were in the process of closing roads on the Army post in Central Texas when a truck carrying 12 soldiers overturned in a flooded creek, killing five and leaving four missing, officials said Friday.

Texas river expected to crest at record level Tuesday

Residents of some rural southeast Texas counties braced for more flooding along a river that is expected to crest at a record level just two years after it had run dry in places because of drought.

Storm reaches South Carolina shore

The National Hurricane Center said the center of the storm made landfall just east of Charleston, South Carolina, on the Isle of Palms around 8:30 a.m.

Earth breaks 12th straight monthly heat record

Earth’s heat is stuck on high. Federal scientists said the globe shattered monthly heat records for an unprecedented 12th straight month as April smashed the old record by half a degree.

Mercury makes rare move across the sun

The solar-planetary ballet got underway just after 7 a.m. on the east coast with the smallest planet appearing as a tiny black dot on the face of the sun.

Watch: TV reporter helps rescue man

In the incident captured on video Monday in Houston, KTRK reporter Steve Campion yells, “Dude, you’ve got to get out of the car!”