posted: 05/22/2013 5:47 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Wind, humidity and rainfall combined to create the killer tornado in Moore, Okla. And when they did, the amount of energy released over the city dwarfed the power of the atomic bomb that leveled Hiroshima.
posted: 05/22/2013 5:39 a.m.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama pledged urgent government help for Oklahoma on Tuesday in the wake of “one of the most destructive” storms in the nation’s history.
posted: 05/22/2013 5:38 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma wants disaster-relief aid for victims of Monday’s tornado in his state to be covered by cuts elsewhere in the federal budget, a stance drawing little support from fellow lawmakers.
posted: 05/22/2013 5:37 a.m.
MOORE, Okla. — This is it, Mark Ellerd thought.
posted: 05/22/2013 12:57 a.m.
MOORE, Okla. — Debbie Guidry thought the tornado was tugging at her storm-cellar door.
posted: 05/22/2013 12:23 a.m.
Storms from a large system that spawned a deadly Oklahoma tornado raked Arkansas on Monday evening and Tuesday, killing a Prairie Grove man in Springdale.
posted: 05/22/2013 midnight
MOORE, Okla. — Helmeted rescue workers raced Tuesday to complete the search for survivors and the dead in the Oklahoma City suburb where a tornado razed block after block of homes, cleared lots down to bare red earth and claimed 24 lives.
updated: 05/21/2013 6:04 p.m.
The National Weather Service has canceled a tornado watch for central Arkansas but watches remain in place in the southern and eastern reaches of the state.
updated: 05/21/2013 10:22 a.m.
MOORE, Okla. — Emergency crews combed the sticks and rubble remains of an Oklahoma City suburb Tuesday morning less than a day after a tornado slammed through the community, flattening homes and demolishing an elementary school. At least 24 people were killed, including at least seven children, and those numbers were expected to climb.
updated: 05/21/2013 9:45 a.m.
Officials say one person was killed in Springdale on Monday night when a storm packing winds of nearly 70 mph threw a street sign into the victim's vehicle.
posted: 05/21/2013 4:59 a.m.
MOORE, Okla. — A monstrous tornado at least a half-mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods and destroying an elementary school as children and teachers huddled against winds of up to 200 mph. At least 51 people were killed, including at least 20 children, and officials said the death toll was expected to rise.
posted: 05/21/2013 4:56 a.m.
TULSA — Deadly tornadoes that have raked communities in middle America over the past week, including Monday’s twister that carved a path of destruction through the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore, contradict what had been a relatively quiet start of the 2013 tornado season.
posted: 05/21/2013 4:32 a.m.
NEW YORK — Monday’s powerful tornado in suburban Oklahoma City loosely followed the path of a killer twister that slammed the region in May 1999.
posted: 05/21/2013 4:31 a.m.
A list of the 10 deadliest tornadoes in the United States since 1900: 695 deaths, March 18, 1925, in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana.
updated: 05/20/2013 8:56 p.m.
MOORE, Okla. — A monstrous tornado as much as a mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods, setting buildings on fire and landing a direct blow on an elementary school.