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by Associated Press posted May 31 2013 3:14PM
 Ark. (AP) - Flash flooding killed at least two people in Arkansas, including a sheriff who ventured out in bad weather with a game warden to check on residents in a home threatened by high water.
 
     State officials said Friday that the game warden and two people from the home in Y City were missing. Searchers found the boat that Sheriff Cody Carpenter and the warden took onto Mill Creek near the Oklahoma border.
 
     A woman's body was found in a car. Her death was attributed to the flooding but details weren't immediately offered. Her death was the third reported from storms overnight.
 
     Heavy rains over rugged terrain forced creeks and rivers up sharply around Y City.
 
     Forecasters are warning of more bad weather today in much of the Southern Plains and Ozarks.
 
     THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.
 
     Forecasters warned that large hail and more tornadoes could strafe parts of Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri on Friday, a day after powerful storms and floods killed at least three people in the storm-weary region.
 
     Up to a dozen tornadoes touched down in mostly rural parts of Arkansas on Thursday, as well as one in Illinois and three in Oklahoma. One twister bounced through the Tulsa suburb of Broken Arrow, causing some structural damage, but no injuries.
 
     A western Arkansas sheriff who went missing while checking on residents in a flooded area was among the fatalities. Keith Stephens of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission said the body of Sheriff Cody Carpenter was recovered in Y City, 125 miles west of Little Rock, Friday morning. Carpenter and a wildlife officer were in a boat checking on a home in the area after the Fourche La Fave River rose sharply. The wildlife officer was still missing.
 
     State police spokesman Bill Sadler said there were "confirmed fatalities" in the area.
 
     Heavy winds caused a tree to topple onto a car in Tull, about 30 miles southwest of Little Rock, late Thursday, killing the driver, the Grant County Sheriff's Office said. 
 
     At least nine people were reported injured.
 
     The National Weather Service was sending teams to survey the aftermath of Thursday's storms in Arkansas. Warning coordination meteorologist in Little Rock, John Robinson, said it could take days for the weather service to confirm whether tornadoes struck as flooded highways was hindering access to the storm-hit areas.
 
     And more storms were expected Friday.
 
     The agency's Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., said large hail and tornadoes are likely Friday in Oklahoma and parts of the Ozarks in Arkansas and Missouri. The areas at greatest risk include Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Joplin, Mo., where the second-deadliest American tornado on record killed at least 158 people in 2011.
 
     Flooding was also a concern in parts of Missouri, Iowa and Illinois through Sunday.
 
     Thursday's tornadoes all appeared to be much less dangerous than the top-of-the-scale EF5 storm that struck Moore, Okla., on May 20 and killed 24 along its 17-mile path. The U.S. averages more than 1,200 tornadoes a year, but EF5 storms like the one in Moore - with winds over 200 mph - happen only about once per year. The tornado last week was the nation's first EF5 since 2011.
 
     This spring's tornado season got a late start, with unusually cool weather keeping funnel clouds at bay until mid-May. The season usually starts in March and then ramps up for the next couple of months.
 
     Of the 60 EF5 tornadoes since 1950, Oklahoma and Alabama have been struck the most, seven times each. More than half of these top-of-the-scale twisters have occurred in just five states: Alabama, Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.
 
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     Associated Press writers Ken Miller in Oklahoma City, Jeannie Nuss in Little Rock, Ark., and Seth Borenstein in Washington contributed to this report.
by AP posted May 31 2013 7:56AM


VIDEO - The National Weather Service confirmed at least one tornado touched down Thursday night in the Tulsa suburb of Broken Arrow.

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by AP posted May 31 2013 7:53AM

VIDEO - Police dash cam video provided by the city of Moore, Oklahoma shows the top-of-the-scale EF5 storm that struck on May 20 and killed 24 along its 17-mile path.



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by AP posted May 31 2013 7:52AM

VIDEO - Washington state businessmen who say they're trying to create the first national brand of marijuana received some heartfelt support Thursday from the former president of Mexico, Vicente Fox

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by AP posted May 31 2013 7:50AM

VIDEO - NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly says a suspicious letter sent to President Barack Obama is similiar to the two ricin-laced lettters sent to Mayor Bloomberg and his gun control advocacy group.

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by AP posted May 31 2013 7:49AM


VIDEO - Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases says the MERS virus isn't yet a 'threat to the world' as the World Health Organization warned. He says it could be if MERS evolves to easily spread among people.

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by CBS posted May 31 2013 7:25AM


VIDEO - Web Extra: Ann Romney talks about her husband's political future, life after the presidential election, and the difficulty of breaking through the noise on the campaign trial.

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by AP posted May 30 2013 7:55AM

VIDEO - An advocacy group is demanding a civil rights investigation into the death of a Chechen immigrant who was shot to death by authorities in central Florida while being questioned about his ties to one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects

by AP posted May 30 2013 7:53AM

VIDEO - New York City police say two anonymous letters sent to Mayor Michael Bloomberg contained traces of the deadly poison ricin. Both contained threats referencing the debate on gun laws. 

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by CBS posted May 30 2013 7:49AM

VIDEO - Caught on tape: Security cameras at Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, Ill., show floodwater breaking through entrance doors and flooding the building.

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by AP posted May 30 2013 7:43AM


VIDEO - Firefighters in New York responded to reports of the partial collapse at a home In Queens. There were reports of an explosion at the house, and a woman with burns was transported to the hospital.

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by Breitbart posted May 29 2013 10:50AM


VIDEO - State Department Deputy Spokesman Patrick Ventrell told journalists on Tuesday that "no court order is required" for the Department to turn over records of journalists' movements within the Department building or any information deemed necessary to "cooperate" with Department of Justice investigations.

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by AP posted May 29 2013 10:46AM


VIDEO - Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann has announced that she is not running for another term in Congress. Bachmann, tea party Republican favorite, says she was not concerned about being re-elected, or any inquiries into her 2012 Presidential campaign.


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by AP posted May 29 2013 10:45AM


VIDEO - Tornadoes hit Kansas for a second straight day, doing damage in at least one town

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by AP posted May 29 2013 10:44AM

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Calmer winds helped firefighters near Santa Barbara, California gain the upper hand against a huge wildfire. The fire erupted Monday, quickly scorching more than three square miles.



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by KTLA-Los Angeles posted May 29 2013 7:46AM


VIDEO - Storm chasers inside a specialized tornado intercept vehicle captured the stunning footage.

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by AP posted May 29 2013 7:26AM


VIDEO - A Defense Science Board Report, reviewed by the AP, says several dozen U.S weapons system designs were breached due to Chinese cyberspying.

by Associated Press posted May 28 2013 11:22PM
 Colorado's governor signed six marijuana regulatory bills into law Tuesday while the state awaits a federal response to recreational pot legalization. The new laws seek to regulate the newly legal drug and keep it away from children, without being so strict that weed stays in the black market. Some highlights from Colorado's new green laws:
 
     - YOU CAN COME BUY IT, BUT YOU CAN'T TAKE IT HOME: Visitors to Colorado will have purchasing limits of a quarter-ounce of marijuana in a single transaction. The law doesn't ban adults over 21 from possessing a full ounce, residents or not. But the purchasing limits were seen as an effort to reduce interstate trafficking and help persuade the federal government not to crack down on recreational sales.
 
     - THE POT BUSINESS ISN'T OPEN FOR BUSINESS, YET: Colorado's marijuana industry will for the first few months be limited to people already licensed to sell or produce medical marijuana. Even once the grandfathering period expires, licensees will need to be Colorado residents for two years, and investors will face residency requirements, too. The residency requirements were added to try to prevent Colorado from becoming a production ground for criminal drug cartels.
 
     - THE CAMERAS BETTER BE ROLLING WHEN YOU GROW IT: Colorado tried and failed to establish constant video surveillance of medical marijuana, establishing a seed-to-sale tracking system to keep the industry honest. The vaunted system hasn't worked out as expected because of a lack of money, but the agency that oversees pot says it has learned its lesson and will have the money to follow through with seed-to-sale tracking next year.
 
     - NOT EVERY TOWN WILL SELL IT: Colorado's marijuana framework gives local and county governments broad power to ban retail pot sales if they wish, though home growing will be allowed statewide. Legalization backers say the next Colorado political battle to watch will be which communities ban pot shops, prompting the possibility that marijuana sales will be largely concentrated in big cities that currently allow retail medical marijuana shops.
 
     - MARIJUANA CLUBS AREN'T SAFE: Entrepreneurs in Colorado have been testing the new marijuana law in recent months by opening private clubs that allow communal pot smoking, but no sales, for a membership fee. The legislation tries to crack down on the spread of such cannabis clubs by stating that they're not exempt from clean indoor air laws, unlike membership cigar clubs.
 
     - KIDS GET NEW PROTECTIONS: Colorado's new laws aim to prevent youth marijuana use as much as possible. The laws create a new crime of sharing marijuana with someone under 21, an analogy to current delinquency laws and alcohol. The laws also mandate child-proof packaging for marijuana sales, and bans types of marketing thought to appeal to kids, such as cartoon characters in advertisements and packaging. The new 10 percent marijuana sales tax will be used in part on educational campaigns telling people under 21 to avoid the drug.
 
     - DON'T SMOKE AND DRIVE: After years of debate, Colorado now has as blood-level limit for marijuana and drivers. The law says that juries can presume drivers are too stoned to drive if their blood contains more than 5 nanograms per milliliter of THC, marijuana's psychoactive ingredient. Washington state adopted the same driving standard on the ballot last year, but Colorado left the question to the state Legislature.
 
     Source: House bills 1042, 1238, 1 317, 1318 and 1325, and Senate Bill 283 
 
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by Associated Press posted May 28 2013 11:20PM
 MIAMI (AP) - A tropical storm has formed in the eastern Pacific Ocean, bringing a storm warning for coastal areas in the southernmost parts of Mexico.
 
     The National Hurricane Center said Tuesday evening that Tropical Storm Barbara was about 145 miles (233 kilometers) south-southwest of Salina Cruz, Mexico.
 
     The storm has maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (64 kph) and is standing still.
 
     However, forecasters said the storm is expected to strengthen and should begin moving northward soon, bringing it to the coast of Mexico on Wednesday.
 
     A tropical storm warning is in effect in Mexico from Lagunas de Chacahua to Boca de Pijijiapan.
 
     The storm is expected to bring 3 to 6 inches of rain over southern Oaxaca, Mexico, with a few pockets getting as much as 10 inches.
 
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by AP posted May 28 2013 10:10AM


VIDEO - Within hours of a tornado touching down in Kilpatrick, Ala., church members and other volunteers from outside the community showed up to help pick up the pieces, and wary immigrants found out not everyone resented them being around. 

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by CBS Los Angeles posted May 28 2013 7:47AM

VIDEO - 
Dramatic Story Behind Poignant Photo Of Grieving Soldier In LA Times


by AP posted May 28 2013 7:44AM


VIDEO - Cruise ship passenger Mark J. Ormesher is praising the conduct of the crew, after the fire on board the Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas cruise ship. 2,200 passengers are being flown back to the US, after a fire on board the ship.

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by AP posted May 28 2013 7:43AM


VIDEO - The Oregon high school student accused of plotting to set off bombs in his school is due in court Tuesday. Authorities say Grant Acord will be charged as an adult with attempted aggravated murder

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Location : Oregon
People : Grant Acord
by AP posted May 28 2013 7:41AM


VIDEO -  A quickly-growing wildfire forced more than 1,000 people to evacuate the mountains near Santa Barbara, California on Monday. The fire is threatening about 50 homes.

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by AP posted May 28 2013 7:40AM


VIDEO  - Police say the Brooklyn Bridge is closed while they investigate an abandoned car. Traffic in both directions was halted around 6 p.m. Monday.

by AP posted May 28 2013 7:38AM


VIDEO - A fire that broke out aboard a Royal Caribbean ship Monday did enough damage that the rest of the cruise was canceled and the cruise line said the more than 2,200 passengers aboard will be flown from the Bahamas back to Baltimore.

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by AP posted May 27 2013 11:46AM
     MIAMI (AP) - A fire has been reported aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship that was on its way to the Bahamas.
 
     According to cruise line's statement on its website, the fire occurred on the mooring area of deck 3 about 2:15 a.m. Monday aboard the ship Grandeur of the Seas and was quickly extinguished.
 
     Miami-based Royal Caribbean says the 2,224 passengers and 796 crew members had to report to evacuation stations but that all are safe and have been accounted for. The cruise line also says the ship still has full power. No major injuries were reported.
 
     The ship left Baltimore on Friday for a 7-night cruise. It was on its way to CocoCay in the Bahamas, but instead went to Freeport, Bahamas, for further evaluation.
 
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by AP posted May 27 2013 8:07AM


VIDEO - Laura Mae Davis Burlingame went to the National World War II Museum looking for a display commemorating her high-school sweetheart. What she found brought tears almost 70 years after 22-year-old Marine Cpl. Thomas "Cotton" Jones died.

by AP posted May 27 2013 7:53AM


VIDEO - The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a cargo train collision in southeast Missouri. Authorities say a highway overpass collapsed early today when rail cars slammed into one of the bridge's pillars after the collision.

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by AP posted May 27 2013 7:52AM


VIDEO - It's a real mess in south-central Texas. Heavy rains have led to massive flooding. Fire officials say about 130 people have been rescued from their homes and cars in the San Antonio area. 

by AP posted May 27 2013 7:48AM

VIDEO - One of the only six surviving original 1976 "Apple 1" computers still in working order sold for the world record price of $671,400 at an auction on Saturday

by AP posted May 27 2013 7:47AM

VIDEO - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel urged graduating West Point cadets to stamp out the scourge of harrassment and sexual assault in the military. He called the issue a "profound betrayal of sacred oaths and trusts".

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by AP posted May 24 2013 8:17AM


VIDEO - Bridge collapse survivor Dan Sligh described his entire ordeal while talking to reporters in Washington State. Sligh was driving on the I-5 Bridge over the Skagit River when a section of it collapsed, sending his vehicle into the water. 

by AP posted May 24 2013 8:07AM


VIDEO - The Jersey Shore is open for business, just in time for the Memorial Day weekend. Rides, stores and the Boardwalk itself have been rebuilt, after the destruction that Superstorm Sandy brought to the area last October.

by AP posted May 24 2013 8:06AM


VIDEO - Washington State officials say a truck apparently hit a part of a bridge, before a section of the bridge collapsed into the Skagit River. Three people were rescued. Officials are certain that everyone who went into the water is accounted for.

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by AP posted May 24 2013 7:57AM


VIDEO - The Interstate 5 Bridge over the Skagit River in Northwestern Washington State collapsed on Thursday evening, dumping vehicles and people into the river. State troopers are not certain if there were any injuries or deaths.

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by AP posted May 24 2013 7:54AM


VIDEO - Jurors have deadlocked on a verdict of life or death for Jodi Arias in the 2008 killing of her one-time boyfriend. The judge declared a mistrial in the penalty phase.

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by AP posted May 24 2013 7:52AM

VIDEO - The Boy Scouts of America threw open its ranks Thursday to gay Scouts but not gay Scout leaders, a move that LGBT activists are calling the "first step" to full inclusion of gays in scouting.

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by CBS posted May 24 2013 7:44AM


VIDEO - A fire broke out on a railroad trestle in Texas - firefighters decided to let it burn out. Norah O'Donnell reports.

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by AP posted May 24 2013 7:42AM


VIDEO - City officials from Moore, Oklahoma, showed reporters for the first time a close look at the destroyed Plaza Towers Elementary School, where seven students were killed in Monday's tornado.

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by Associated Press posted May 23 2013 7:05PM
  WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is outlining a narrowing terror threat that still imperils the nation but is now defined by smaller networks and homegrown extremists rather than the grandiose plots of al-Qaida. 
 
     Speaking at the National Defense University today, Obama argued that changing threats require changes to the nation's counterterrorism policies. He implored Congress to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba and pledged to allow greater oversight of the drone program. But he plans to keep the most lethal efforts with the unmanned aircraft under the control of the CIA.
 
     Although the president is casting the drone program as crucial in the counterterror effort, he acknowledges targeted strikes are no "cure-all" and says he's deeply troubled by the civilians unintentionally killed.
 
     Obama announced new "presidential policy guidelines" on the standards his administration uses when deciding to launch drone strikes. According to an unclassified summary of the guidelines, the U.S. will not strike if a target can be captured, and a strike can be launched only against a target posing an "imminent" threat. 
 
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by AP posted May 23 2013 9:51AM


VIDEO - A 37-year-old Washington state man was arrested Wednesday in a case involving the discovery of a pair of letters containing the deadly poison ricin. Authorities say one of the letters was sent to a federal judge.

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by AP posted May 23 2013 9:48AM


VIDEO - After storms like Sandy inundated coastal areas last year, forecasters have developed an experimental model to show potential areas of impact in a deadly "storm surge."

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by AP posted May 23 2013 9:38AM


VIDEO - Two Oklahoma teens were able to use their cell phones from inside a storm shelter to get video of a deadly tornado as it passed through

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by Breitbart posted May 23 2013 9:15AM


VIDEO - State Department Deputy Spokesman Patrick Ventrell announced on Monday that employees identified by the Accountability Review Board as responsible for the security failures that lead to the Benghazi attacks are receiving pay five months after being put on administrative leave. They are not, however, doing any work for the State Department. 

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by Breitbart posted May 23 2013 9:11AM


VIDEO - White House Spokesman Jay Carney became a little defensive when he was asked by CBS' Major Garrett if the recent scandals were "partisan fishing expeditions" on Tuesday. After Carney asserted that Benghazi, IRS targeting, and Department of Justice seizure of AP records all had partisan elements, Carney was asked if the HHS Secretary fundraising for Obama (which is in a gray area of the law, at best) was a "partisan fishing expedition." "We could go down the list," Carney responded. "We could say, 'What about the President's birth certificate?'" "I'm not asking that," Garrett shot back. 

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by Associated Press posted May 22 2013 6:31PM
 ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Officials say a Chechen immigrant who was being questioned about his ties to one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects was shot to death after a violent confrontation with an FBI agent.
 
     Three law enforcement officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said earlier Wednesday that Ibragim Todashev lunged at the FBI agent with a knife before he was shot. However, two of those officials said later Wednesday it was no longer clear whether Todashev lunged at the agent with a knife. The third had not received any new information since earlier in the day.
 
     The FBI has publicly characterized the incident as a violent confrontation, providing no other details of what happened inside a townhouse in Orlando, Fla., before Todashev was shot.
 
 
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by Associated Press posted May 22 2013 6:29PM
  HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - The WikiLeaks organization and a handful of journalists are asking a federal judge in Baltimore to order greater transparency in the court-martial of an Army private who has acknowledged sending reams of classified documents to the WikiLeaks website.
 
     The Center for Constitutional Rights, representing WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange, filed the lawsuit Wednesday in U.S. District Court. It seeks an order requiring timely public access to documents in the court-martial of Pfc. Bradley Manning.
 
     Manning's 3-year-old espionage case is headed for trial next month. Many records of the pretrial proceedings remain secret because the military contends the First Amendment doesn't require it to provide prompt public access to court-martial documents.
 
     The military's highest court rejected the transparency case in April and suggested it belonged in civilian court.
 
 
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by Associated Press posted May 21 2013 6:27PM
  OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Hospital officials say they've treated hundreds of patients, including dozens of children, since a tornado hit an Oklahoma City suburb.
 
     About 60 patients remained hospitalized following Monday's tornado, though some were expected to be released Tuesday.
 
     Norman Regional Hospital spokeswoman Melissa Herron says 20 of the more than 100 patients her hospital treated remained hospitalized.
 
     Spokeswoman Brooke Cayot (KAY'-ot) says about 20 of the 90 patients seen at Integris Southwest Medical Center also remained at the hospital.
 
     OU Medical Center spokesman Scott Coppenbarger says his hospital has treated 93 people, including 59 children, since a round of storms Sunday. Twenty patients remained hospitalized Tuesday.
 
     St. Anthony Hospital spokeswoman Sandra Payne says her hospital and affiliated facilities have seen 36 patients, including 14 children. All patients were being released or transferred.
 
by Associated Press posted May 21 2013 6:27PM
  PHOENIX (AP) - A jury has been sent to begin deliberating Jodi Arias' fate, deciding whether she should be sentenced to life in prison or execution. 
 
     Arias spoke to jurors Tuesday in the penalty phase of her murder trial, asking them to spare her life. She says she'd use her time in prison to bring about positive changes, including helping recycle trash and raising money for domestic abuse victims. 
 
     The same jury earlier this month convicted the former waitress of first-degree murder in the 2008 killing of her one-time lover.
 
     Arias said Tuesday she "lacked perspective" when she told a local reporter in a post-conviction interview that she preferred execution to spending the rest of her days in jail. 
 
     Her lawyers have said Arias is the only witness they'll call to testify on her behalf. 
 
 
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by AP posted May 21 2013 7:23AM


VIDEO -      MOORE, Okla. (AP) - Rescue crews are working through the night after a monstrous tornado barreled through the Oklahoma City suburbs, demolishing an elementary school and reducing homes to piles of splintered wood.
 
     Officials say at least 51 people were killed in Monday's twister, including at least 20 children. Those numbers were expected to climb.
 
     The center of the devastation is in Moore, a community of 41,000 people 10 miles south of Oklahoma City.
 
     More than 120 people were being treated at hospitals, including about 50 children. Amy Elliott, spokeswoman for the Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office, said Tuesday that there could be as many as 40 more fatalities from Monday's tornado. 
     
 
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by AP posted May 21 2013 7:10AM


VIDEO - Massive funnel clouds were videotaped in Oklahoma on Monday. One massive tornado struck Moore, near Oklahoma City, killing dozens.

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by AP posted May 21 2013 7:08AM


VIDEO - A monstrous tornado at least a half-mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbsMonday. In the city of Moore, emergency responders and bystanders worked together to rescue those trapped by debris.

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by AP posted May 21 2013 7:07AM


VIDEO - Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says "hearts are broken" for parents who are wondering about the fate of their children after the tornado that devastated suburban Oklahoma City.

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People : Mary Fallin
by AP posted May 21 2013 5:53AM


VIDEO - Several children have been pulled out of the rubble alive at a school in an Oklahoma City suburb. Rescue workers lifted children from the rubble before they were taken to a triage center set up at Plaza Towers Elementary School.

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by AP posted May 21 2013 5:51AM


VIDEO - A monstrous tornado as much as a mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbsMonday, flattening entire neighborhoods in Moore, Okla., setting buildings on fire and landing a direct blow on an elementary school.
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by AP posted May 21 2013 5:21AM

VIDEO - Television footage shows flattened buildings and at least one fire after a mile-wide tornado tore through the Oklahoma City area. Video shows homes and buildings in Moore, Okla. reduced to rubble and vehicles littered roadways.

by AP posted May 21 2013 5:18AM


VIDEO - The day after tornadoes killed two people in Oklahoma, a new tornado was spotted on the ground in Newcastle.

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by Associated Press posted May 20 2013 5:48PM
  MOORE, Okla. (AP) - Authorities say an elementary school in an Oklahoma City suburb took a direct hit from a mile-wide tornado.
 
     Gary Knight with the Oklahoma City Police Department says there is no word of injuries from the elementary school. Knight says the school suffered "extensive damage" on Monday afternoon.
 
     Neighborhoods in Moore, Okla., are flattened and buildings are on fire. Television footage on Monday afternoon showed homes and buildings that had been reduced to rubble in the city south of Oklahoma City. Footage also showed vehicles littering roadways south and southwest of Oklahoma City.
 
     There were no immediate reports of injuries.
 
     The suburb of Moore was hit hard by a tornado in 1999. The storm had the highest winds ever recorded near the earth's surface.
 
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by Associated Press posted May 20 2013 5:47PM
  MOORE, Okla. (AP) - A mix of volunteers and first responders are combing through debris in an Oklahoma City suburb looking for survivors.
 
     The city of Moore, Okla., was hit by a mile-wide tornado on Monday afternoon.
 
     People wearing neon-green vests were joined by residents in the search through rubble. Neighborhoods are flattened and homes blown apart.
 
     Gary Knight with the Oklahoma City Police Department says an elementary school took a direct hit from the mile-wide tornado, but did not say which school was hit.
 
     There were no immediate reports of injuries. 
 
     Shards of wood and pieces of insulation were strewn everywhere. Television footage also showed first responders picking through rubble and twisted metal.
 
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by AP posted May 20 2013 11:25AM


VIDEO  - Amateur video captured the raw power of funnel clouds on Sunday in central Oklahoma. Several tornadoes struck parts of the nation's midsection Sunday, concentrating damage in central Oklahoma and Wichita, Kansas.

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by Breitbart posted May 20 2013 10:41AM


VIDEO - When asked on Friday to give details on an upcoming peace summit, State Department Spokeswoman Jen Psaki awkwardly tried to dodge announcing the location of the international meeting. Psaki was informed by members of the press that President Obama and Secretary John Kerry had both announced or suggested the conference would be held in Geneva. After multiple attempts to omit a location, Psaki declared "I'll stop being too cute about this" and said that a formal announcement will come from the United Nations.

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Location : Geneva
People : Jen PsakiJohn KerryObama
by CBS posted May 20 2013 10:39AM


VIDEO - A Publix grocery store in Florida sold the ticket for the biggest single payout in U.S. lottery history. This will be the sixth Powerball winner from the Sunshine State, which is more than any other. Ashley Potter reports.

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People : Ashley Potter
by AP posted May 20 2013 10:33AM


VIDEO - Tornadoes and severe weather struck the states from Texas to Minnesota on Sunday. The worst damage reported is in Oklahoma, where one person was killed and at least 21 injured. 

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by AP posted May 20 2013 10:31AM


VIDEO - Thirty years after massive toxic contamination was discovered at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Marines and their families want help and answers. A federal health report is due this spring, but some answers may already lie in 'Babyland.'

by AP posted May 20 2013 10:29AM


VIDEO - A powerful storm system rumbled through the Plains and upper Midwest on Sunday, spawning tornadoes that damaged homes and buildings in Edmond, Arcadia, north of Wellston and west of Shawnee. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

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