A motorist passes through a low-water crossing near New Braunfels, Texas, Thursday, June 2, 2016. About half of Texas is under flood watches or warnings, including Fort Bend County, southwest of Houston, where about 1,400 homes have been affected by the swollen Brazos River. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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.

Sixth Street is impassible due to rising flood waters from the Brazos River Sunday, May 29, 2016, in Rosenberg, Texas. (Jon Shapley/Houston Chronicle via AP)

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.

This NOAA satellite image taken Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 9:45 AM EDT shows Tropical Depression Two continuing to move northwest towards the North and South Carolina coastline as it is expected to slightly strengthen into a weak tropical storm before making landfall. Elsewhere, a weak frontal boundary is draped across northern portions of New England, with thunderstorms beginning to develop across New York and Pennsylvania. A broad amount of cloud cover is also observed over the Midwestern United States with a north-south oriented frontal boundary. (Weather Underground va AP)

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.

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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.

This composite image of observations by NASA and the ESA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory shows the path of Mercury during its November 2006 transit. On Monday, May 9, 2016, the solar system's smallest, innermost planet will resemble a black dot as it passes in front of the Sun. NASA says the event occurs only about 13 times a century. (Solar and Heliospheric Observatory/NASA/ESA via AP)

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.

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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!”