The latest batch of tornadoes that slammed into Oklahoma last week brought more death and destruction. Surprisingly, among the dead were three professional scientist who make their living following and researching tornadoes. These men, profiled on a TV series, were caught surprised by a tornado that behaved unexpectedly.
A potato gun is a WMD. At least, the strict, plain-English definition of a weapon of mass destruction would include the old-fashioned potato gun. Through changes over the years, the definition of a WMD has been broadened -- and now prosecutors have all the power when it comes to charging people.
Though firefighters have contained 85 percent of the ongoing fire near Yosemite and prevented any structural damage or lost lives, a two-year drought in California has the region vulnerable for more fires in the future.
The NSA has been publicly accused of tracking data on Americans. The agency requested -- and was granted -- a court order requiring a unit of Verizon to turn over all of its records on a daily basis. Plus, the NSA and the FBI are accused of operating a top-secret program to track user data from the servers of nine leading Internet companies.
The United States still says Syrian government use of chemical weapons in its ongoing civil war would represent crossing a red line -- but at the moment the United States in unsure whether that line has been crossed. That's the latest after President Barack Obama spoke the media Tuesday.
A school principal in Colorado, whose 13-year-old son was sexually assaulted by three upperclassmen, says the small town they lived in did little to support his son or prevent further incidents. The case is just one in a what a recent study says is a rising number or boy-on-boy sexual hazing incidents.
A federal judge handed a victory to women's health advocates, saying that the federal government erred when it overruled a panel of scientists who recommended that Plan B One-Step be made available to women of all ages. He gave the government 30 days to change its policies.
As the United States begins to withdraw from Afghanistan after more than a decade of military involvement, China is beginning to increase its presence, both diplomatically and financially.
@ -- that little symbol that has come to define the digital age -- is permanently enshrined in New York City's Museum of Modern Art. But lest you think this symbol is purely a creation of the digital age, it goes back much farther. In fact, the symbol's first recorded use was by monks in the sixth or seventh century.
A bill that would ban abortions for women more than 20 weeks pregnant and could close down all but five abortion clinics in Texas was defeated Tuesday after a nearly 13-hour filibuster from State Senator Wendy Davis. Though she may have only delayed the inevitable, it brought her support from many around the country.

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