Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Two-mile-wide tornado slams Oklahoma City area, killing at least 51
children drowned as destroyed school filled up with water
18-year-old invents faster way to recharge cell phone batteries
A tiny device that can recharge cell phone batteries in as little as 30 seconds won 18-year-old Eesha Khare a major science award that will help fund her college education at Harvard University.
High court to review church-state dispute over public prayers
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.
Officials: Police gunfire kills Hofstra University student
A Hofstra University student who died during a confrontation between a home invasion suspect and authorities was killed by police gunfire
Dispatcher: 50 injured after car plows into parade-goers in Virgina
As many as 50 people were injured Saturday afternoon after a car plowed into parade-goers
Class of 2013 grads average $35,200 in total debt
The class of 2013 is in for a rude awakening this graduation season.
IRS official denies intentional political targeting, lying to Congress
A huge increase in workload, rather than deliberate targeting, led to "foolish mistakes" and the political discrimination an inspector general's report found
7 still missing after deadly Texas tornadoes
A North Texas community forged ahead in a massive cleanup, and the search for the missing continued Friday from 16 tornadoes that ripped through the area
Papa John's deliveryman accused of selling cocaine with pizza
A pizza deliveryman is accused of selling more than $45,000 in cocaine, hidden among pizza boxes, to undercover agents in New York.
Obama names budget official as acting IRS chief
President Barack Obama named Danny Werfel, an official in his budget office, as the acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, the White House announced Thursday.