Twisters level homes and leave at least one person dead in Oklahoma.
Kerry to Mideast to advance struggling Syria plan
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Secretary of State John Kerry is heading back to the Middle East this week to press his case for peace talks between Syrian rebels and President Bashar Assad's regime amid increasing signs the new U.S. strategy to halt the war is being undermined by Russia.
Car bombs in Baghdad, south Iraq kill at least 34
A wave of car bombings strikes Baghdad's Shiite areas and the southern city of Basra.
Senate committee moves toward vote on immigration
The Senate Judiciary Committee hopes to pass a landmark immigration bill this week.
Conn. derailment to cause 'greatly slowed' commute
Connecticut's governor tells commuters to consider staying in NYC if they can get there.
S. Korea: N. Korea fires 5th projectile into waters
It's the fifth time in three days that North Korea has launched a projectile.
5 dead, 20 missing in China factory explosion
A massive blast ripped through an explosives factory Monday in eastern China, killing five people and leaving another 20 missing, state media reported. Rescue work was continuing at the site of the mid-morning ...
Gunmen shoot into Calif. home, 10-year-old killed SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ? Authorities were searching for at least two gunmen who walked up to the door of a Northern California home and opened fire, killing a 10-year-old girl and injuring her parents.
Phoenix police officer dies in fatal hit-and-run
PHOENIX (AP) ? A Phoenix police officer and firefighter both died Sunday after suffering critical injuries in separate accidents on the job, officials said.
Obama's approval rating survives scandal week
According to two new polls, President Obama's approval rating has more or less remained steady.