Weekend: Chance of Precipitation: Fri: 10% / Sat: 10% / Sun: 10%.
'The school started coming apart': Trapped students had nowhere to hide
When the sirens began blaring and teachers at Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Okla., heard that a monstrous tornado was roaring toward their 57-year-old school and its youngest students, there was nowhere to hide.They crouched in hallways and bathrooms, waiting, hoping and praying. Then "the school started coming apart," one neighbor who sought shelter at the school told the Associated Pr...
Tue, 21 May 2013 07:56:12 GMT
At least 51 killed, including 20 children, as tornado tears through Oklahoma
An enormous tornado roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs, killing at least 51 people, including 20 children Monday. The twister pulverized entire city blocks, left behind miles of mangled cars and splintered wood, and destroyed an elementary school where seven children were found dead.Crews frantically searched the wreckage and were only beginning to get a sense of the destruction when night f...
Tue, 21 May 2013 07:44:57 GMT
Senate set to grill IRS officials as White House seeks to clarify timeline
As the White House works to contain the political fallout over its knowledge that the IRS had targeted conservative groups applying for nonprofit status, the outgoing agency chief and IRS inspector general will join former Commissioner Douglas Shulman in an appearance Tuesday before the Senate Finance Committee.Republicans hope the hearing along with a separate hearing before a House committee o...
Tue, 21 May 2013 07:44:56 GMT
Deadly Oklahoma tornado exceptional but all too familiar
Midwest still rough weather forecast