Slideshow: Tornadoes touch down in Midwest states
Intense thunderstorms and tornadoes swept across the Midwest, causing fatalities, injuries, extensive damage in several central Illinois communities, and even prompting officials at Chicago's Soldier Field to evacuate the stands and delay the Bears game. In central Illinois, the town of Washington appeared to be particularly hard-hit, with one resident saying his neighborhood was wiped out in a matter of seconds by a tornado. (AP Photos)
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10 more bodies found inside sunken ferry by divers
More than 300 people are missing or dead, and the captain of the ferry has been arrested on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need.
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Oklahoma unemployment rate hits 5-year low
The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission reported Friday that the state’s unemployment rate fell to 4.9 percent in March, down from 5 percent in February.
Oklahoma City bombing museum sees technology boost
Where the Murrah building once stood, 168 empty chairs now sit on a slope above a reflecting pool. The static display is noted for its emotional pull, but officials say explaining the context requires more than photos, text and artifacts.
State officials backing off public school standards reform
One by one, K-12 education reforms passed in previous years by Oklahoma lawmakers are being targeted for weakening or repeal.
Watonga prison lays off nearly 100 employees
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Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12
The Sherpa guides had gone early in the morning to fix ropes for other climbers when the avalanche hit them at about 6:30 a.m., Nepal Tourism Ministry official Krishna Lamsal said from the base camp where he is monitoring rescue efforts.
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