Strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible, across the Brazos Valley, this afternoon and evening. Winds in excess of 40-60mph are the main concern, within the strongest activity. An isolated, brief tornado threat cannot be ruled out. Heavy rainfall between 1" and 3" has the potential to cause localized flash flooding in a few locations.
ALGIERS, Algeria - More details are emerging about Thursday's raid by Algerian forces on a natural gas plant where militants had held foreign nationals for more than a day.
A U.S. official says some Americans among the workers escaped, some are still being held or unaccounted for.
Algerian helicopters and special forces stormed the plant in the stony plains of the Sahara on to wipe out Islamist militants and free hostages from at least 10 countries. Bloody chaos ensued, leaving the fate of the fighters and many of the captives uncertain.
Dueling claims from the military and the militants muddied the world's understanding of an event that angered Western leaders, raised world oil prices and complicated the international military operation in neighboring Mali.
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