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Obama fires zingers at Trump

Obama fires zingers at Trump

President Barack Obama went to town on Donald Trump Saturday night, mocking his possible presidential ambitions in a sendup at the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. With Trump in the hotel ballroom audience of celebrities, politicians and journalists, Obama zeroed in on Trump-fed conspiracy theories that he was not U.S.-born. “Donald Trump is here […]

Air strikes kill Gadhafi’s son, grandchildren

Air strikes kill Gadhafi’s son, grandchildren

Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi escaped a NATO missile strike in Tripoli that killed one of his sons and three young grandchildren, a government spokesman said early Sunday. Hours later, Gadhafi’s forces shelled a besieged rebel port in a sign that the airstrike had not forced a change in regime tactics. NATO’s attack on a Gadhafi […]

Storm cellar saves Alabama couple from tornado

Travis Roberts invited his neighbors into the storm cellar he built for $600, but they figured they would ride out the twister bearing down on them. Five were killed and two critically injured when it struck, splintering their homes, but Travis and his wife Brenda survived below ground in their storm-rocked concrete shelter. “We did […]

Tornado victims had just minutes to find safety

Tornado victims had just minutes to find safety

A Georgia salon owner and her two daughters — Sky and Stormy — climbed inside a tanning bed while a tornado ripped the roof off their business. A Virginia couple scrambled under their garage’s wooden steps after a twister ripped off their home’s roof. Mississippi mobile home park residents found shelter in a Baptist church, […]

Picking up the pieces after a tornado strikes

Picking up the pieces after a tornado strikes

It was bad enough that a tornado obliterated Derrick Keef’s house. Worse still was the heartbreaking scavenger hunt for his most priceless possessions strewn across the devastated neighborhood. His guns were in the ruins of a neighbor’s home. A Christmas heirloom shared space in a ditch with broken glass and jagged nails. And his 7-year-old […]

Storm chasers flock to glut of tornadoes

Storm chasers flock to glut of tornadoes

When the sky grew dark, power lines snapped and trees fell in Alabama on Wednesday, Jeff Shardell pointed his modified Yukon vehicle directly toward the deadly tornadoes. He and his partner got within 100 yards of one twister at Centerville, Alabama, saw four other tornadoes during the day, and lived to tell the story. Shardell, […]

Storms devastate South, kill at least 85

Storms devastate South, kill at least 85

Fierce storms that spawned tornadoes roared across the South, killing at least 85 people as they wiped out homes and businesses, forced a nuclear power plant to use backup generators and even prompted the evacuation of a National Weather Service office. The death toll was staggering — at least 61 killed in Alabama alone, a […]

Oklahoma targeted illegal immigrants

Oklahoma targeted illegal immigrants

The Oklahoma Senate on Wednesday approved a bill that would create criminal penalties for undocumented immigrants who work in Oklahoma and those who smuggle them into the state. It would also give police officers more authority to question citizenship status of suspects. The bill, approved by a 37-8 vote, originated in the Oklahoma House and […]