7 things to know now: New York primary; Texas flooding deaths; Doris Roberts
Felix Yanez, center, helps Lucy Olvio, right, and Judy wade through floodwaters as they evacuate from their flooded apartment complex Monday, April 18, 2016, in Houston. Storms have dumped more than a foot of rain in the Houston area, flooding dozens of neighborhoods and forcing the closure of city offices and the suspension of public transit. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Here's a roundup of news trending across the nation and world today.
What to know now:
1. New York state of mind: It's primary day in New York and while voter turnout in the Empire State is traditionally low, the payoff for candidates is anything but that. With 247 delegates up for grabs on the Democratic side and 95 on the Republican side, the results of the voting Tuesday could put the winners much closer to securing their party's nomination. In polls prior to the vote, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump hold strong leads.
2. More troops to Iraq: The U.S. announced Monday that it will be deploying more than 200 personnel and eight Apache helicopters to Iraq in support of the fight against the Islamic State. The troops and equipment are meant to help Iraqi forces as they try to retake the northern city of Mosul.
3. What will this flavor be called: Ben & Jerry's ice cream co-founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield were arrested along with 300 others who protested outside of the U.S. Capitol Monday. The arrests came after the movement Democracy Awakening protested at the Capitol "to ensure that every citizen's voice is heard and that power in this country is returned to the people." According to the Ben & Jerry website, the group's purpose is to "protect voting rights, get big money out of politics and demand a fair hearing and an up or down vote on President Obama's Supreme Court nominee."
4. Doris Roberts dies: Doris Roberts who played the meddling mother-in-law Marie Barone on "Everybody Loves Raymond," has died. Roberts, 90, died in her sleep, according to her son. A family spokeswoman said Roberts had been healthy and active as of late. Roberts, who had a long list of TV, stage and movie credits, was nominated for seven Emmys for her performance in the sitcom, winning four.
5. Texas flooding: Five people have died in eastern and southern Texas after being caught in flash floods produced by days of torrential rain. According to authorities in Houston, people were killed after they became trapped when they drove their vehicles into fast moving water.
And one more
The drugstore chain CVS will announce a new service Tuesday that will allow customers to order items using a mobile app then pick them up at the store's drive-thru. There will be no cost for the service, according to company, and orders will be ready within an hour. The service will start in California, Georgia and North Carolina CVS stores immediately, the company says, with all of its 7,900 stores following suit by the end of the year.