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Oklahoma City tornado: Get the latest developments in this disaster

At least 51 people -- including at least 20 children -- were killed when a massive tornado struck an area outside Oklahoma City on Monday afternoon, officials said.

The Doors' Ray Manzarek dies at 74

The Doors' founding keyboardist, Ray Manzarek, died in Germany Monday after a long fight with cancer, his publicist said in a statement. He was 74. The artist had been diagnosed with bile duct cancer.

Four-state tornado outbreak kills 1; record damage

At least one person was killed and around a dozen injured Sunday when a string of tornadoes tore through four states, ripping roofs off homes, downing power lines and tossing trees like matchsticks.

Winning numbers for largest Powerball jackpot are ...

The million-dollar questions have been answered. What are the Powerball numbers, and have any winning tickets been sold?

High court to review church-state dispute over public prayers

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A dispute over public prayers at town board meetings will be taken up by the Supreme Court in coming months, another contentious case over the intersection of faith and the public arena.

Damaged commuter rail snarls traffic into New York

Telecommuting and carpooling are the recommended options for folks who would normally take the train between New Haven, Connecticut, and New York in the aftermath of a derailment that disrupted train service on one of the busiest tracks in the

Tornadoes strike several states, devouring homes and killing 1 man

A rash of tornadoes wreaked havoc in Oklahoma and the Midwest on Sunday and Monday, destroying homes and tossing trees around like toothpicks.

Cloning stem cells: What does it mean?

A human embryo, containing about a couple hundred cells, is smaller than the period at the end of a sentence.

First Saudi woman summits Mount Everest

A 27-year-old graphic designer has made history by becoming the first Saudi woman to conquer Mount Everest.

'Extremely dangerous' tornado touches down in Kansas

A large "violent and extremely dangerous" tornado was spotted on the southwest side of Wichita, Kansas, on Sunday, moving northeast at about 30 miles per hour, the National Weather Service said.