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Tornadoes slam Kansas, Oklahoma
19 May 2013 at 4:49pm
Officials say the twisters are "violent and dangerous," but there are no immediate reports of injuries or significant damage.
McConnell: ?There is a culture of intimidation throughout the administration?
19 May 2013 at 12:18pm
Republican Senators Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell and Rob Portman continued Sunday to press the Obama administration on the Internal Revenue Service scandal that's engulfed the White House.
Obama delivers Morehouse commencement
19 May 2013 at 10:28am
President Obama took a break from the trifecta of controversies?IRS, Benghazi, Department of Justice?swirling around the White House on Sunday to deliver the commencement at Morehouse College, the historically black, all-male institution in Atlanta.
Small Fla. city wonders who won $590.5 million Powerball jackpot
19 May 2013 at 12:33pm
Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million ? the highest Powerball jackpot in history.
Officer who shot NY student faced harrowing choice
19 May 2013 at 3:47pm
The police officer who accidentally killed a Long Island college student along with an armed intruder faced perhaps the most harrowing decision in law enforcement: choosing the split-second moment when the risk is so high that you must pull the trigger.
Tea party looks to take advantage of moment
19 May 2013 at 12:33pm
Is the tea party getting its groove back? Shouts of vindication from around the country suggest the movement's leaders certainly think so.
The good news ? and the bad news ? for Obama in scandal-tinged polls
19 May 2013 at 8:04am
Given the battering President Obama took this past week on a trio of political scandals, any public opinion survey results that aren?t dreadful probably are viewed with some relief at the White House.
Commuters warned of traffic mess for up to 1 week
19 May 2013 at 4:16pm
Traffic in southwest Connecticut could be a mess for as much as a week until service is restored to the commuter rail line affected by a derailment that injured scores of passengers, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy warned Sunday.
AP CEO calls records seizure unconstitutional
19 May 2013 at 3:59pm
The president and CEO of The Associated Press says the government's seizure of AP journalists' phone records was "unconstitutional" and already has had a chilling effect on newsgathering.
Suspect in NY bias shooting is charged with murder
19 May 2013 at 3:19pm
NEW YORK (AP) ? The man who police say hurled homophobic slurs at a gay man on a Manhattan street before firing a single fatal shot to his head appeared in court Sunday to face a charge of murder as a hate crime.
Charlotte remembers historic1963 desegregation 'eat-in'
19 May 2013 at 4:36pm
In the spring of 1963, a prominent civil rights leader led dozens of protesters on a four-mile march from a predominantly African-American college campus to the center of Charlotte's downtown.
Official: Va. driver likely had medical condition
19 May 2013 at 4:06pm
DAMASCUS, Va. (AP) ? Authorities believe the driver who plowed into dozens of hikers marching in a Virginia mountain town parade suffered from a medical condition and did not cause the crash intentionally, an emergency official said Sunday.
Republicans informed of IRS investigation last year
19 May 2013 at 5:56am
Much has been made of the fact that senior Treasury Department officials were told about the investigation into the treatment of tea party groups in June 2012 ? months before last year?s the Presidential election.
British man in France admits slitting his two children's throats
19 May 2013 at 11:51am
LYON, France (Reuters) - A British father living in France has admitted to killing his two children by slitting their throats, blaming a rocky divorce from his wife, prosecutors said on Sunday. Police arrested the 48-year-old unemployed man on Saturday after the bodies of his 5-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son were found at his apartment in a suburb of the eastern city of Lyon. "He offered explanations linked to the children's custody," an official from the Lyon prosecutor's office told Reuters. ...
Pope: church should open up a bit but still follow teaching
19 May 2013 at 9:14am
Pope Francis is calling for renewal in the Catholic church as he wrapped up two days of mass gatherings in St. Peter's Square aimed at energizing the faithful.