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Angela Hornsby thought her niece, a Plaza Towers third-grader, was safe when the twister hit Moore, Oklahoma. Now, she has only memories of the girl who loved to play dress-up and pretend she was Beyonce.
The mayor of tornado-ravaged Moore, Oklahoma, will push for a law requiring storm shelters or safe rooms in new homes, he told CNN. "We'll try to get it passed as soon as I can," Glenn Lewis said.
The Army has suspended the top general at Fort Jackson in South Carolina due to allegations of adultery and assault, an Army spokesman says.
Eric Garcetti won the Los Angeles mayoral race, and will become the first Jewish mayor of the nation's second-largest city.
Three women who were rescued this month after allegedly being held captive in a Cleveland house for close to a decade "are happy and safe," and overwhelmed by the public's support, their attorneys said in a statement released Wednesday.
Every issue in the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial is so disputed that even giving candy to jurors caused an argument.
Three university researchers working on medical technology are facing federal charges -- and up to 20 years in prison if convicted -- for allegedly taking Chinese money for their U.S.-funded research, according to federal authorities.
The former head of the IRS said Tuesday that he was aware of some aspects of his agency's targeting of conservative groups in the spring of 2012, and took what he called the correct action of ensuring the situation would be independently reviewed.
Damage assessments show that the Oklahoma tornado was an EF5 -- meaning it had winds of 200 mph or greater.
A massive tornado struck a suburb of Oklahoma City on Monday afternoon. Details of the destruction are coming in thick and fast from CNN crews, our affiliates and witnesses.
Amtrak service resumed between New York and New Haven, Connecticut, Tuesday afternoon, the national train operator announced in a statement, five days after a derailment on one of the busiest tracks in the country injured more than 70 people.
Wednesday's special edition of CNN Student News focuses on the scope and impact of this week's devastating tornado in Oklahoma.
A day after local police said they are ending their 3½-year search for a missing Utah woman, her father and his attorney told reporters that federal agents and private investigators are now on the case.
Whether Jodi Arias lives or dies is now in the hands of a jury. She will address its members directly Tuesday morning. Arias said earlier this month that she would rather die than endure a lifetime behind bars.
After years of controversy, the latest version of the "psychiatric bible" -- the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders -- has been released.
The aftermath: Parents screamed for their missing children. Kids cried for their parents. Joy even amid devastation.
Kids screamed for their parents and parents hollered their children's names, walking and searching in panic in the parking lot of Briarwood Elementary in Moore, Oklahoma, Monday. The tornado that wrecked their town had just left. The sky behind them was still dark. Rain fell in a light mist.