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Five die in tornado outbreak in Oklahoma City area, 50 hurt

Tornadoes rolled in from the prairie and slammed Oklahoma City and its suburbs Friday, trapping people in their vehicles as a storm swept down an interstate highway while commuters tried to beat it home. Five people were killed, including a mother and baby killed near Union City.

Planes collide in Arizona sky; four reported dead

PHOENIX — Authorities say two small planes collided and then crashed in the desert north of Phoenix on Friday, killing all four people aboard the two aircraft.

German man had pencil in head for 15 years

German doctors say a man spent 15 years with a 4-inch pencil in his head following a childhood accident.

Boston bombing suspect walking, claims innocence

The remaining suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings has recovered enough to walk and assured his parents in a phone conversation that he and his slain brother were innocent, their mother told The Associated Press on Thursday.

Russians find preserved woolly mammoth carcass

Russian researchers say they have discovered a perfectly preserved woolly mammoth carcass with liquid blood on a remote Arctic island, fueling hopes of cloning the Ice Age animal.

Disneyland worker arrested in park’s dry-ice blast

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Police arrested a Disneyland employee on suspicion of putting a so-called dry ice bomb in a theme park trash can where it exploded, authorities said Wednesday.

College basketball player announces he’s gay

Jallen Messersmith, a shot-blocking specialist from a small Kansas college announced he’s gay making him the first openly gay active player in U.S. men’s college basketball.

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