Powerful Texas blast left nearly 100-foot-wide crater

WEST, Texas (CNN) -- Walls warped or blown off entirely, even ones made of brick. Roofs sunken in, if they are still visible at all. Garage doors lying in yards.

A false tweet heard around the web

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A tweet by the nation's largest newswire about a catastrophe at the White House was nearly immediately shot down as false on Tuesday.

Hearing planned for 2nd suspect in Canadian terror plot

A hearing for the alleged accomplice in a Canadian terror plot is scheduled for Wednesday as authorities continue to gather information about the plan they say would have caused untold death and destruction.

Food poisoning: What you need to know

Despite food safety measures, the threat of foodborne illness remains in meat and produce -- and some types of illness are on the rise, recent reports say.

WHO: H7N9 virus 'one of the most lethal so far'

HONG KONG (CNN) -- As the death toll from China's bird flu outbreak rose to 22 with news of another victim in eastern Zhejiang Province, the World Health Organization warned the H7N9 virus was one of the most lethal that doctors and medical investiga

Israel says Syria used chemical weapons; Russia warns of 'Iraqi scenario'

Are Syrian forces using chemical weapons in their years-long fight to hold on to power? That's what the head of the Israel Defense Forces intelligence research and analysis division said Tuesday, becoming the latest to allege that Damascus was emp

Bangladesh building collapse kills more than 70

An eight-story building collapsed Wednesday on the outskirts of the Bangladeshi capital, killing more than 70 people and injuring hundreds, the national news agency reported.

House GOP Benghazi report says Clinton signed off on security reduction

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- House Republican leaders released a report Tuesday on the deadly terror attack on the U.S.

Fugitive on 'Most Wanted' list returned to U.S.

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A suspected child predator who was a "most-wanted" fugitive when captured in Nicaragua appeared in federal court on Tuesday where he confirmed his identity and was ordered held.

Boston bombings destroy dancer's foot, but not her spirit

Five feet from where Adrianne Haslet-Davis stood with her husband, a bomb packed with nails and ball bearings was primed to go off.