Two commuter trains packed with rush-hour commuters collided in an accident that sent about 70 people to the hospital, severely damaged the tracks and threatened to snarl travel in the congested Northeast Corridor.
Political scandals have strange ways of causing collateral damage, and Republicans are hoping the furor over federal tax enforcers singling out conservative groups will ensnare their biggest target: President Barack Obama's health care law.
A roundup of some of the best footage of the Texas twisters.
North Korea fired three short-range missiles from its east coast on Saturday, South Korea's Defense Ministry said, but the purpose of the launches was unknown.
Despite Democratic fears, predictions of the demise of President Barack Obama's agenda appear exaggerated.
Less than 10 months after three tickets split a world-record lottery prize, the jackpot for Saturday's Powerball drawing was nearing historic territory once again.
Sometimes, numbers are the only way to tell the true tale of a disaster incomprehensible in scale and indescribable in words.
All but 10 of the state's 64 county sheriffs signed on to the suit.
Residents can soon return to retrieve belongings and start cleaning up, authorities said.
O.J. Simpson's former lawyer defended himself point-by-point Friday against allegations he botched the former football star's armed-robbery trial.