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'Worse than hell' in typhoon-ravaged Philippines

Typhoon Haiyan plowed into northeastern Vietnam early Monday, packing powerful winds and forcing thousands to evacuate.

Typhoon Haiyan: In hard-hit Tacloban, children ripped from arms

No building in this coastal city of 200,000 residents appears to have escaped damage from Super Typhoon Haiyan.

Typhoon chaser: Water, wicked wind and fire add up to catastrophe in Philippines

It was the cruelest of ironies unleashed by Super Typhoon Haiyan.

Iran's president to West: Don't waste 'unique opportunity'

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urged Western nations to reach a deal with Iran over its nuclear program which, he says, is "solely for peaceful purposes," state news reported Saturday.

Fort Hood massacre site to be torn down

The building at Fort Hood, Texas, where Army Maj. Nidal Hasan massacred 13 people and injured 32 four years ago will be demolished, the military post said this week.

Feds boosting mental health access, treatment

In a move aimed at boosting mental health treatment, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Friday announced new rules that will put teeth in a 2008 mental health equity law.

Coroner slams handling of Kendrick Johnson case

In a scathing report recently obtained by CNN, the coroner in the case of a Georgia teen found dead inside a rolled-up gym mat blasted how the initial investigation was handled.

Police arrest 15-year-old girl accused of cyberbullying in Florida

Police in St. Petersburg, Florida, have arrested a 15-year-old girl who they say sent several hundred threatening texts to three other 15-year-old girls.

FDA takes first step toward banning trans fats from U.S. foods

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday took a step toward potentially eliminating trans fats from the food supply with a preliminary determination they are no longer "generally recognized as safe."

Body found in hospital stairwell: San Francisco sheriff details what went wrong

No one ordered a full search for a missing San Francisco hospital patient until nine days after she disappeared, authorities say. Nine days.