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OK tornado categorized as EF5, winds of 200 MPH or greater

Damage assessments show that the tornado that struck central Oklahoma on Monday was an EF5, meaning it had winds of 200 mph or greater, for at least some of the time it was ravaging an area near Oklahoma City, the National Weather Service says.

Arias to speak to the jury deciding whether she lives or dies

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.

18-year-old invents faster way to recharge cell phone batteries

A tiny device that can recharge cell phone batteries in as little as 30 seconds won 18-year-old Eesha Khare a major science award that will help fund her college education at Harvard University. Khare traveled from her California home to Phoenix l

Justice Department tracked Fox News reporter's e-mail, movements

Justice Department officials investigating a leak of secret government information tracked the personal e-mails, phone calls and physical movements of a reporter for the Fox News Channel, according to a report Monday in the Washington Post.

Boys with ADHD may become obese adults

Boys with ADHD may be at risk for obesity later in life, according to a new study - which, if confirmed in larger studies, may have implications for more than 4 million kids in the United States living with the disorder.

White House chief of staff knew of IRS report before its release

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- New details emerged of what the White House knew about the Internal Revenue Service targeting of conservative groups, with spokesman Jay Carney disclosing Chief of Staff Denis McDonough was among the top officials made aware

Death toll in in Indonesia tunnel collapse rises to 21

JAKARTA, Indonesia (CNN) -- The death toll from a tunnel collapse last week at an underground mine training facility in Indonesia has risen to 21 after emergency workers recovered more bodies from the rubble, the mining company said Tuesday.

Samsung Galaxy S4 named top smartphone by Consumer Reports

A month after being released to mostly positive reviews, Samsung's flagship phone is getting some validation from Consumer Reports.

AEG execs face questions about Michael Jackson's death

LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- AEG Live filed an insurance claim to recover losses from Michael Jackson's death the same day he died, according to a lawyer for Jackson's family.

After four miles, Good Samaritan stops car dragging man

A man was dragged four miles under a car Saturday night until 20-year old Caleb Gay stepped in.