(CNN)Flood waters hit Texas and Oklahoma. B.B. King's daughters say their dad was poisoned. And the FBI investigates holiday weekend plane threats.
5 things to know for your New Day -- Tuesday, May 26
It's Tuesday and here are the 5 things to know for your New Day
Under water: Epic rainfall and flooding make a deadly combination in parts of Texas and Oklahoma. Six people have lost their lives and 12 more are missing. The heavy rain continued in parts of Texas this morning. The National Weather Service calls its "extremely dangerous and life-threatening." Rescue efforts have had to wait while waters subsided.
Explosive allegations: Two of B.B. King's daughters allege he was poisoned. They say the 89-year-old musician was murdered by a couple of his aides. The Las Vegas Coroner's Officer did an autopsy over the weekend. Coroner John Fudenberg said there's "no evidence to substantiate the allegations." But full forensic results will take six to eight weeks.
No holiday: The long Memorial Day weekend kept the feds and local authorities busy with at least 10 threats against airlines. All turned out to be nothing. Authorities hinted that the threats didn't seem to be credible, but, still, they had to treat them like were. The FBI is now involved.
Offensive: A major military operation to liberate Iraq's Anbar and Salaheddin provinces from ISIS forces is underway. The word came from Iraqi state media and a key Shia militia group today. In Salaheddin province, the forces are trying to cut an ISIS supply route and liberate Baiji. In Anbar province, the military operations will be in Karna, northeast of Falluja, and around Ramadi. ISIS fighters swept into Ramadi on May 17, tightening their control of the area.
Off the team: The Chicago Bears booted defensive end Ray McDonald from the squad yesterday after he was arrested on domestic violence and child endangerment charges in California. McDonald was dropped by the San Francisco 49ers last year following accusations of sexual assault. The charges were later dropped.
Those are your five biggies for the day. Here are a couple of others that are brewing and have the Internet buzzing.
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