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  • The Norway terror attacks? Nationalist motives may be root cause.

    Backchannels The Norway terror attacks? Nationalist motives may be root cause.

    The Norwegian press say the man in custody for the terror attacks in Oslo and a nearby island today appears to have acted alone, and doesn't seem to have any links to Islamist militants.

  • Norway attacks: Details emerge about Utoya camp shooting

    Norway attacks: Details emerge about Utoya camp shooting

    Police confirmed the connection between today's deadly camp shooting and Oslo bombing. Norwegian Prime Minister said 'no one will bomb us to silence.'

  • Norway attacks: Oslo bombing puts Norway on edge (VIDEO)

    Norway attacks: Oslo bombing puts Norway on edge (VIDEO)

    Norway attacks: The Oslo bombing that damaged government buildings and killed at least seven is the worst attack since World War II. Authorities say it is linked to a shooting today at a youth summer camp.

  • Heat wave: What's behind this summer's record heat?

    Heat wave: What's behind this summer's record heat?

    Heat wave conditions are likely to continue into August. The Climate Prediction Center (CPC) is forecasting a continuation of the heat wave – hotter-than-normal temperatures across the Desert Southwest and points east across the Deep South.

  • In Pictures Cooling off

    Malee, a three-month old Asian elephant, cools off with a spray of water in her wading pool at the Oklahoma City Zoo in Oklahoma City on July 18. Much of the nation is in the grip of a broiling heat wave.

  • Tornado watch: Violent storm moves through Oklahoma

    Tornado watch: Violent storm moves through Oklahoma

    Tornado watch: A violent storm system, which followed closely behind the one that spawned a massive twister which struck Joplin, Mo., moves through the Oklahoma City area Tuesday evening.

  • In Pictures Storms across the Midwest

    A tornado half a mile wide moves north in Canadian County after having just crossed SH-3, the Northwest Expressway, and moving toward Piedmont, Okla., on May 24. High-powered storms pummeled the midwest starting on May 24 and early May 25, just days after a massive tornado tore up Joplin, Mo.

  • Joplin tornado: Will it be one of the Top 5 costliest?

    Joplin tornado: Will it be one of the Top 5 costliest?

    Joplin tornado, as Sunday's twister has come to be called, is blamed for more than 100 fatalities in the southwest Missouri community. It's the latest in a string of tornadoes this spring. Though hurricanes and earthquakes tend to do more financial damage per event, tornadoes and related events have been responsible for an average 57 percent of all insured catastrophe losses in the United States since 1953, according to a 2009 study by insurance credit-rating service A.M. Best. Not counting the Joplin tornado, where damage assessments have only begun, here’s a look at the five most financially devastating tornadoes in the US, according to the A.M. Best study and federal estimates (reported in 2011 dollars):

  • Joplin, Missouri, tornado: Warnings pale in season of violent twisters

    Joplin, Missouri, tornado: Warnings pale in season of violent twisters

    Residents of Joplin, Missouri, had about 20 minutes of warning before a tornado strike Sunday. But this spring, early warnings have not been enough to prevent high death tolls from tornadoes.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 04/19

    A youth practices parkour, jumping off a wall during a sunny day in central London. Britain's Met Office weather service expect temperatures to rise to 77 degrees Fahrenheit in London and southeast England.