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HOUSTON (Reuters) - Energy infrastructure in Oklahoma largely escaped the fury of a vicious tornado that ripped through a central Oklahoma city on Monday, though a natural gas pipeline reported some damage, companies said. Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline Inc late Monday declared force majeure on a portion of its natural gas pipeline near Cement, Oklahoma, about 53 miles southeast of Moore, where a 2-mile (3-km) wide tornado killed at least 24 people, injured scores more and pulverized dozens of structures, including an elementary school. ...
By Mark Felsenthal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday offered condolences for the victims of a deadly tornado in Oklahoma and pledged to focus the nation's resources on recovery and rebuilding. "As a nation, our full focus right now is on the urgent work of rescue and the hard work of recovery and rebuilding that lies ahead," he said at the White House. "Yesterday I spoke with Governor (Mary) Fallin to make it clear to Oklahomans that they would have all the resources that they need at their disposal. ...
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Prosecutors say they will accept an Army private's guilty plea to a lesser version of one of the 22 counts he faces.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama pledged urgent government help for Oklahoma Tuesday in the wake of "one of the most destructive" storms in the nation's history.
DAMASCUS, Va. (AP) — Authorities say an elderly driver is not likely to face charges for plowing into dozens of hikers marching in a Virginia mountain town's parade.
SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say no charges will be filed in the death of an 80-year-old double-amputee mauled to death by dogs earlier this month in South Carolina.
A day after a massive tornado tore through Moore, Okla., photos, video footage and eyewitness accounts painted a chilling picture of the destruction left by the deadly F4 storm. Mangled heaps of debris stretched for some 20 miles in the Oklahoma City suburb. Two dozen people, including children, were killed during Monday's storm, and officials [...]
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Prosecutors say they have agreed to charge the Army private who released more than 700,000 secret U.S. documents to the WikiLeaks site with a lesser offense on one of the 22 counts against him.
MOORE, Okla. (AP) — The state medical examiner's office has revised the death toll from a tornado in an Oklahoma City suburb to 24 people, including nine children.
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) — Newly released police records show that Utah officials believe Josh Powell likely killed his wife and that his brother, Michael Powell, helped dispose of the body, but authorities felt they didn't have enough evidence to prove that theory in court.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel says Apple Inc. is avoiding billions of dollars in U.S. taxes by shifting profits to foreign affiliates and is prepared to question the company's chief executive Tuesday about the "loopholes."
WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn says that any additional federal aid to help tornado victims and to rebuild devastated areas of his state should be financed with cuts to other programs in the government's $3.6 trillion budget.
By Greg McCune CHICAGO (Reuters) - Tornadoes could form across a wide area of the southern Plains and into the U.S. southeast again on Tuesday, including metropolitan Dallas-Fort Worth, the most populous urban area in the threatened area, a government meteorologist said. "There could be a few more tornadoes again, particularly in northern and central Texas," said Brynn Kerr, meteorologist at the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma. ...
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — The Army private who gave more than 700,000 secret U.S. documents to WikiLeaks is back in court for the last scheduled hearing before his military trial next month.
Ray Manzarek, a founding member of the 1960s rock group The Doors whose versatile and often haunting keyboards complemented Jim Morrison's gloomy baritone and helped set the mood for some of rock's most enduring songs, has died. He was 74.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he is instructing his disaster response team to get tornado victims in Oklahoma everything they need "right away."
WASHINGTON (AP) — A leading Senate Democrat says the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups was intolerable, and he is promising to get to the bottom of how it happened.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The facts laid out by prosecutors are plain: In 2008, a U.S. government employee on assignment in Zimbabwe drove through the capital of Harare in his government-issued Toyota Land Cruiser and struck and killed a 34-year-old Zimbabwe man.
By Jason McLure (Reuters) - Vermont on Monday became the fourth U.S. state to end legal penalties for doctors who prescribe medication to terminally ill patients seeking to end their own lives. The law, which includes a number of safeguards over the next three years as the state adapts, marked the first time a U.S. state has used the legislative process to make assisted suicide legal. Oregon and Washington have similar laws passed through ballot measures and a Montana court authorized the practice in 2009. ...
NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — A foster mother faces 100 days in prison after acknowledging she spanked a 4-year-old girl with a wooden spoon.