Torrential rains pushed already swollen rivers and streams to virtually unheard-of heights in parts of Missouri and Illinois, causing widespread flooding Dec. 27-29, 2015.

Photos: Flooding in Missouri and Illinois

Torrential rains pushed already swollen rivers and streams to virtually unheard-of heights in parts of Missouri and Illinois, causing widesp…

diet product recall from a distributor in Jewett, Ohio.

Photos: Diet product recall

Several diet and weight loss products are being voluntarily recalled by a distributor in Ohio because of undeclared and potentially harmful …

Ohio State's Taylor Decker (68) and Jeff Heuerman celebrate after the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Oregon Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. Ohio State won 42-20. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Photos: Biggest sports moments of 2015

From the first ever College Football Playoff, to the USWNT winning the World Cup, take a look at some of the biggest sports of 2015.

In the April 23, 2015, file photo, N.W.A. members Dr. Dre, left, and Ice Cube, two of the subjects of the upcoming biographical drama "Straight Outta Compton," appear onstage to promote the film at the Universal Pictures presentation during CinemaCon 2015 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Los Angeles rap act N.W.A. joins a quartet of 1970s era FM radio rockers as inductees in the 2016 class at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The rock hall announced Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015, that Chicago, Cheap Trick, Deep Purple and Steve Miller will join as members in an April 8 induction ceremony in Brooklyn

Photos: 2016 Rock and Roll HOF Inductees

N.W.A., Chicago, Cheap Trick, Deep Purple and Steve Miller were announced Dec. 17, 2015 as the 2016 inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of…