Morning News Briefs and Friday's Forecast (FLOOD WARNING UNTIL 1:15)

Posted: May 16, 2014

Winchester-Area Weather: The heaviest rainfall has moved out of the area, but streams and creeks continue to rise from the heavy rainfall overnight. The National Weather Service has a FLOOD WARNING for urban areas and small streams posted until 1:15 p.m. for Winchester, Frederick and Clarke counties, and surrounding counties in Virginia and West Virginia.

A water rescue was performed overnight on Vaucluse Road in southern Frederick County because of flooding.

Showers are still possible this morning, then turning mostly sunny with isolated showers in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 60s and gusting winds of 20 mph. Partly to mostly cloudy tonight, a 30-percent chance of showers and lows in the upper 40s. Partly sunny on Saturday with highs in the upper 60s. Mostly sunny with a slight chance of showers Sunday and highs in the mid-60s.

Morning News Briefs from the Associated Press for Friday, May 16, 2014
Grief and rage as Turkey buries mine disaster dead
SOMA, Turkey (AP) — With photos of their loved ones pinned to their chests and chanting the names of lost miners, grieving relatives laid their dead to rest in mass burials Thursday, as gravediggers labored to make room for scores more victims of Turkey's worst mining disaster. "The love of my life is gone," women wailed loudly, swaying and singing improvised laments about the departed as bodies were lowered, one by one, into the freshly dug graves.

AP PHOTOS: 9/11 Museum dedication ceremony
Friends, relatives, rescue workers and survivors descended into the space where the World Trade Center once stood to explore artifacts of the 9/11 tragedy at the National Sept. 11 Memorial Museum. In a poignant ceremony, President Barack Obama dedicated the museum, saying it's a symbol of America that says: "Nothing can ever break us." Many in the audience wiped away tears during the dedication ceremony, which revisited both the horror and the heroism of 9/11. Here is a selection of photos from the event.
10 Things to Know for Friday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday: 1. DEATH TOLL RISES AMID ANGER AND GRIEF IN TURKEY

Judge strikes all Arkansas bans on gay marriage
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Gay marriages quickly resumed in Arkansas on Thursday after a state judge whose previous order had sown confusion among county clerks expanded his ruling to remove all vestiges of same-sex marriage bans from the state's laws. The Arkansas Supreme Court had said Wednesday that a law that kept clerks from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples remained on the books, despite the ruling last week by Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza that declared gay marriage bans unconstitutional.

Police promote commander in 'excessive force' case
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police promoted a commander who was accused in a lawsuit of burning off part a homeless man's ear with a stun gun, officials announced Thursday. Albuquerque Police Department Chief Gorden Eden said in a statement he was promoting two Albuquerque commanders to the newly created rank of major in response to a harsh U.S. Justice Department report that was critical of Albuquerque police's use of excessive force and demanded the agency adopt a number of reforms.

Steelworkers join police patrols in east Ukraine
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Steelworkers employed by Ukraine's biggest tycoon have joined police on patrol in some disputed eastern Ukrainian cities, and the company said Thursday that its officials had struck a deal with police and pro-Russian separatists in one of the cities for the insurgents to leave occupied government buildings. It was unclear how significant the development was. Photographs posted by police did not reveal whether the steelworkers were armed, and it was unknown whether they intended to confront the armed separatists who have declared parts of eastern Ukraine independent.

Watchdog: No proof treatment delays killed vets
WASHINGTON (AP) — New complaints about long wait lists and falsified patient appointment reports have surfaced at Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics across the country, the department's internal watchdog said Thursday, but he said there's no proof so far that delays in treatment have caused any patient's death. VA Secretary Eric Shinseki said he was "mad as hell" about allegations of severe problems and said he was looking for quick results from a nationwide audit. He rejected calls for him to resign and a senator's suggestion that he call in the FBI to investigate.

Beyonce, Jay Z, Solange moving past attack video
NEW YORK (AP) — Jay Z, Beyonce and Solange say "families have problems and we're no different" after a video leaked of Beyonce's sister attacking the rap mogul in a hotel elevator. In an exclusive statement to The Associated Press on Thursday, the trio said they have worked through their differences and moved on since the video emerged this week showing Solange kicking Jay Z as Beyonce looked on.

Pacers clinch series with 93-80 win over Wizards
WASHINGTON (AP) — The doubts raised about the Indiana Pacers were more than justified. The way they dispatched the Washington Wizards shows that perhaps the Pacers have dismissed any and all dysfunction. Roy Hibbert revived himself in Game 2. Team defense smothered the way to a win in Game 3. Paul George went off for 39 points in Game 4. And, after an ugly Game 5, David West came up big in the clincher.