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National & World Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead(Photo Gallery)
Albert Thorn awoke in his rental cottage Thursday to the sound of heavy rain and wind. Then, there was screaming. Within minutes, the sky turned dark, cellphones pinged with emergency messages and a tornado tore through a popular campground, ripping awnings from trailers and flipping RVs on their sides.
National & World As inmate died, lawyers debated if he was in pain As inmate died, lawyers debated if he was in pain
FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) - The nearly two-hour execution of a convicted murderer prompted a series of phone calls involving the governor's office, the prison director, lawyers and judges as the inmate gasped for more than 90 minutes.
National & World Air Algerie jet with 116 on board crashes in Mali Air Algerie jet with 116 on board crashes in Mali
An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed Thursday in a rainstorm over restive Mali, and its wreckage was found near the border of neighboring Burkina Faso — the third major international aviation disaster in a week.
National & World Doctor: Patient killed caseworker before gunfight Doctor: Patient killed caseworker before gunfight
A doctor told police that a patient fatally shot a caseworker at their hospital complex before the doctor pulled out his own gun and exchanged fire with him and wounded him, a prosecutor said Thursday night.
National & World Very bad week: Airline disasters come in a cluster Very bad week: Airline disasters come in a cluster
Nearly 300 passengers perish when their plane is shot out of the sky. Airlines suspend flights to Israel's largest airport after rocket attacks. Two airliners crash during storms. Aviation has suffered one of its worst weeks in memory, a cluster of disasters spanning three continents.
National & World Man held after wild car-theft spree near Denver
A man wielding a rifle and a handgun hijacked a car, burst through a garage door in a stolen SUV and tried to commandeer two state-owned dump trucks before a deputy wrestled him to the pavement on a highway west of Denver, authorities said.
National & World Wyoming cave with trove of fossil secrets to be excavated Wyoming cave with trove of fossil secrets to be excavated
For the first time in three decades, scientists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable troves of ancient fossils: the bones of tens of thousands of animals piled at least 30 feet deep at the bottom of a sinkhole-type cave.