O.J. Simpson granted parole

Former NFL football star O.J. Simpson was granted parole at Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nev., Thursday. Simpson was convicted in 2008 of enlisting some men he barely knew, including two who had guns, to retrieve from two sports collectibles sellers some items that Simpson said were stolen from him a decade earlier.

Flooding in Minnesota and Wisconsin

Heavy rain fell over an area stretching from the Twin Cities' southern suburbs through southeastern Minnesota overnight, flooding roads and triggering mudslides.