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Deadly Okla. tornado widest on record, rare EF5

Posted 6/5/2013 in National

The deadly tornado that plowed through an area near Oklahoma City last week was even larger and more powerful than previously estimated -- a record 2.6 miles wide with winds that reached nearly 300 mph, just shy of the strongest winds ever measured.

 

Fort Hood shooting suspect says he was protecting the Taliban

Posted 6/5/2013 in National

An Army psychiatrist charged with gunning down Fort Hood soldiers said Tuesday his defense would show that he was compelled to do so because deploying U.S. troops posed an imminent danger to Taliban fighters.

 

Chrysler refuses recall request

Posted 6/5/2013 in National

 

Gator taken from Ohio home, video showed taunts

Posted 6/5/2013 in National

A 7-foot alligator found in an Ohio man's basement is malnourished, has bone disease from a lack of sun for 15 years and was being taunted by teenagers on a regular basis, authorities said Tuesday.

 

New Zealand driver, 105: 'I don't think I'm old'

Posted 6/5/2013 in National

 

 

Studio to comb N.M. landfill for Atari games

Posted 6/5/2013 in National

A New Mexico city commission agreed to allow a Canadian studio to search a landfill where old, terrible Atari games are rumored to be buried.

 

Storm chasing critical, profitable and dangerous

Posted 6/4/2013 in National

While most people take shelter when a tornado approaches, a growing throng heads for the prairies, be they scientists hoping to protect the public from a twister's fury or amateurs armed with little more than a smartphone, a digital camera and a desire to sell 15 seconds of video to the nightly news.

 

GOP governors endure early trials, gird for 2014

Posted 6/3/2013 in National

 

 

Vinegar cancer test saves lives, India study finds

Posted 6/3/2013 in National

 

 

A respite for Medicare; Social Security no worse

Posted 6/1/2013 in National

Medicare's long-term health is starting to look a little better, the government said Friday, but both Social Security and Medicare are still wobbling toward insolvency within two decades if Congress and the president don't find a way to shore up the trust funds established to take care of older Americans.

 

 

Zumba instructor gets 10 months for prostitution

Posted 6/1/2013 in National

 

 

'The perfect poison': Ricin used in 3 recent cases

Posted 6/1/2013 in National

The key ingredient -- castor beans -- is easy to find. Crude instructions for extracting the lethal poison in them can be found on the Internet. And it doesn't require a chemistry degree or sophisticated lab equipment.

 

 

5 dead in tornado in Oklahoma City area, 50 hurt

Posted 6/1/2013 in National

 

 

OPEC keeps oil output target at 30M barrels

Posted 6/1/2013 in National

 

 

Boy, 10, finds $10,000 in Kansas City hotel room

Posted 6/1/2013 in National

 

Poll: 2 in 5 women would consider parenting solo

Posted 5/31/2013 in National

As Christy Everson was nearing age 40, she made a decision: She wanted to have a child, even though she was single and it meant doing it all alone. Her daughter, conceived via a sperm donor, is now 2 1/2 years old, and Everson hopes to have a second child.

 

Banks report record earnings of $40.3B

Posted 5/31/2013 in National

 

 

McDonald's CEO: I lost weight by being active

Posted 5/31/2013 in National

They might start calling it the McDiet. McDonald Corp.'s CEO Don Thompson revealed at an analyst conference this week that he shed about 20 pounds in the past year by getting his "butt up" and "working out again." But he said he hasn't changed his habit of eating at McDonald's "every, single day."

 

 

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