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Swimmer swept over Yosemite waterfall

Park rangers will resume their search Monday for a teenage swimmer who was swept over a nearly 600-foot waterfall in California's Yosemite National Park over the weekend.

Southern California fire scorches 25,000 acres

A wind-whipped wildfire in Southern California grew to some 25,000 acres on Sunday as hundreds of homes remained under evacuation orders.

Death toll in Oklahoma rises to 16; hunt for 6 missing continues

Oklahoma had barely started clearing the rubble from a monstrous tornado two weeks ago when another rash of twisters plowed through this ill-fated swath of Tornado Alley.

Family of girl desperate for transplant says she can't wait for policy to change

The parents of a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl who's been waiting more than a year for a lung transplant says the girl has essentially been "left to die."

Deadly MERS-CoV virus spreads to Italy

The sometimes deadly MERS-CoV virus has spread to Italy, the World Health Organization said in statements this weekend.

Three storm chasers killed in Oklahoma

A group of men who devoted their lives to hunting powerful storms died in the middle of the chase.

Gmail's new killer feature: Spam blocking 2.0

Over the next week, millions of Gmail users will notice that something's changed. Just like the web browser containing it, Gmail will have tabs.

Recovery, grief after 'deadliest day' for Houston firefighters

When Joshua Gandara heard his cousin, Houston firefighter Robert Beebe, had died suddenly, he instinctively knew why.

In El Reno, a tornado 'looking at us dead in the eye'

David Stottlemyre was inside an oil field repair shop in El Reno, Oklahoma, when he saw a tornado "looking at us dead in the eye."

Actress Jean Stapleton, who starred as Edith Bunker on 'All in the Family,' dies

Actress Jean Stapleton, best known for her role as Archie Bunker's wife in the groundbreaking 1970s sitcom "All in the Family," has died, her son said Saturday. She was 90 years old.