What next?: In the end, FIFA became a household name in the U.S. not because of soccer, but alleged fraud. Allegations of corruption at FIFA are nothing new to those who follow the international soccer body. But what was surprising to some yesterday was that someone was finally doing something about it. The U.S. Justice Department unsealed a 47-count indictment in federal court in Brooklyn that detailed charges against 14 people accused of racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering conspiracy.
Suit settled: Comedian Tracy Morgan has settled with Walmart for an undisclosed amount over the deadly car crash that left him seriously injured. A Walmart tractor-trailer rear-ended the limo bus Morgan was in in New Jersey last year. The collision killed Morgan’s friend and fellow comedian, James McNair
It’s not over yet: Houston, one of the hardest-hit cities in the flooding, could see more storms for at least the next five days. What’s worse: Areas farther north, including Dallas, could get another 2 to 4 inches of rain through Sunday, and parts of eastern Oklahoma will get deluged with 4 to 6 inches of rain. That means runoff could rush downstream to Houston, inundating parts of the city once again. Southwest of Houston, officials in Wharton, Texas, called for a voluntary evacuation on the western side of the city as forecasters warned that the Colorado River was likely to rise above flood stage by today.
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