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Moore endures under the mercy of the sky

169581304SO00012_Residents_Known as the tornado alley of tornado alley, Moore, Okla., has been hit by six major tornadoes since 1998. In an adaptation from her new book, The Mercy of the Sky, Yahoo News correspondent Holly Bailey writes about the emotional toll on her hometown as it waits for the next big storm.

Fri, 22 May 2015 15:26:57 -0400
L.A. looking to 2016 to end the Bay Areas lock on California politics

When Sen. Barbara Boxer announced on Jan. 8 that she would be retiring after her current term ends in 2016, Democrats in Southern California quietly rejoiced.

Wed, 31 Dec 1969 19:00:00 -0500
Quadruple-murder suspect held without bond in Washington

Murder suspect Wint is pictured in police booking photographDaron Wint, 34, of Lanham, Maryland, is accused of holding construction business owner Savvas Savopoulos and the others captive until he got $40,000 in cash, then killing them and setting fire to their mansion, according to court documents. Acting U.S. Attorney Vincent Cohen Jr. said he was being held without bond.

Fri, 22 May 2015 17:04:11 -0400
Clinton got now-classified Benghazi info on private email

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email server about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi that has now been classified.

Fri, 22 May 2015 14:12:48 -0400
Calif. oil spill: Critics point to company's history of safety violations

State of Emergency and the Race Against Time to Clean Up Oil Spill in Santa Barbara, CaliforniaCritical eyes have uncovered that Plains All American Pipeline, which operates the pipeline that ruptured in Santa Barbara earlier this week, has a history of safety violations.

Fri, 22 May 2015 09:00:59 -0400
US, Cuba close round of talks with no embassy announcement

The Cuban flag flies in front of the U.S. Interests Section (background), in HavanaWASHINGTON (AP) The United States and Cuba still have no agreement on re-establishing embassies.

Fri, 22 May 2015 16:55:16 -0400
Suspect arrested in D.C. quadruple murder

This combination of undated photos provided by the Washington, D.C., police shows Daron Dylon Wint. The police issued a news release late Wednesday, May 20, 2015, saying they are looking for Wint in connection with last Thursday's quadruple homicide of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper inside their multimillion-dollar home. (Metropolitan Police Department via AP)Daron Dylon Wint is accused in the slayings of a wealthy family and their housekeeper.

Fri, 22 May 2015 15:32:17 -0400
IS suicide bomber attacks Saudi Shiite mosque, killing 21

A Saudi man reacts following a blast inside a mosque, in the mainly Shiite Saudi Gulf coastal town of Qatif, 400km east of Riyadh, on May 22, 2015An Islamic State group suicide bomber attacked a Shiite mosque in Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia on Friday, killing 21 people and wounding 81 in an assault that threatens to fan sectarian tensions. The bomber struck during the main weekly prayers in Eastern Province, where assailants linked to the Sunni extremist IS killed seven members of the minority Shiite community in November. The interior ministry said a suicide bomber detonated a bomb at the mosque in Kudeih, in the Shiite-majority city of Qatif, the official SPA news agency reported.

Fri, 22 May 2015 17:47:18 -0400
Ireland turns out for historic vote on gay marriage

Members of the public arrive to vote at a polling station in Drumcondra, north Dublin, on May 22, 2015Irish voters turned out in force Friday for a historic referendum on whether same-sex marriage should become legal, after a campaign that has exposed divisions in the traditionally Catholic nation. After 15 hours of voting, the ballot boxes were sealed at 10:00pm (2100 GMT) across the republic, with polling stations reporting higher-than-expected voter numbers. State broadcaster RTE said polling stations were recording a higher turnout than usual for referendums, with voting levels in cities such as Dublin, Limerick and Waterford predicted to top 60 percent.

Fri, 22 May 2015 18:35:46 -0400
Magnitude 5.3 quake hits Nevada, close to Las Vegas

A magnitude 5.3 earthquake struck Nevada on Friday close to the small town of Caliente, northeast of the tourist hub of Las Vegas, and was followed by a series of smaller aftershocks, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It said the epicenter of the initial quake, which was very shallow at a depth of only 2.5 miles(4 km), was 24 miles (39 km)from Caliente, a town of just over 1,000 people, close to the border with Utah. A dispatcher with the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department, near the epicenter, said the earthquake had been felt widely across the county, but that there were no immediate reports of damage.

Fri, 22 May 2015 16:48:20 -0400
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