CNN.com - Top StoriesIs our suffering God's will?
Two decades ago, Joshua Prager was one of more than 20 people affected by a bus crash; the writer revisits the scene to find out how others have made sense of the eventThe courage of teachers
Each day more than 55 million students attend the country's 130,000 schools.Reviving Detroit from the ground up
When others dismissed Detroit as a falling knife unworthy of investment, David Egner saw something else.9 myths about drones and Guantanamo
On Thursday, President Barack Obama is scheduled to deliver a major speech in Washington about his administration's counterterrorism policies, focusing on the rationale and legal framework for the controversial CIA drone program and his plans to wind down the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay.Police end search for woman; dad won't
A day after local police said they are ending their 3½-year search for a missing Utah woman, her father and his attorney told reporters that federal agents and private investigators are now on the case.Teen charged after sex with girl, 14
Police say an 18 yr-old girl violated her 14 yr-old girlfriend, but one group is petitioning officials to drop charges.Photos: Women awaiting execution'Cheers': Where are they now?Why don't Oklahomans have basements?
It's the most familiar advice given when tornadoes are bearing down: Get to the basement. Yet few homes in Moore, Oklahoma, had them. Why? FULL STORYPicking through the 'battle zone'
Residents begin to process the scope of the damage and loss in Oklahoma the day after the deadly tornado hit.Inside a personal tornado shelter
CNN's Gary Tuchman visits a shelter that survived the Oklahoma tornado while the house above it was destroyed.London killing a suspected terror attack
The UK government has called a meeting of its civil emergency committee to discuss Wednesday's reported killing of a soldier in the Woolwich area of London, the prime minster's office said.FBI agent kills man linked to Tsarnaevs
A man shot dead by an FBI agent overnight in Orlando knew Boston bombings suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev and was followed by the FBI for days, a friend of the Florida man told CNN affiliate Central Florida News 13 on Wednesday.Arias: Spare me -- I'll donate my hair
The jury in the Jodi Arias trial has one decision left to make: Should she live or die?Arias afterward: I showed remorse
Jodi Arias appeals directly to the jury in the penalty phase of her murder case. CNN's Casey Wian reports.Rescued Cleveland women 'happy'
Three women who were rescued this month after allegedly being held captive in a Cleveland house for close to a decade "are happy and safe," and overwhelmed by the public's support, their attorneys said in a statement released Wednesday.IRS official takes 5th at hearing
For the third time in less than a week, a congressional committee on Wednesday will seek answers from the Internal Revenue Service about the targeting of conservative groups detailed by the agency watchdog.Clerk sells self winning lotto ticket
Meet a store clerk who sold herself a lottery ticket worth a million dollars.Creator tells us how to pronounce 'GIF'
We can't settle iPhone vs. Android or "Star Wars" vs. "Star Trek" for you. But another long-running geek debate was put to rest Tuesday night.They discovered the cure for...
Before the term vaccination was coined, millions died each year from these deadly diseases.The victims: Kyle was 'ball of energy'
Kyle Davis was 100% boy. He loved going with his grandpa to see Monster Trucks, and would hoot and clap whenever one of those giant things would roll over and crush a smaller car. Because he was a good kid and got A's and B's, his family would sometimes reward him with a trip to the lake and let him ride his four-wheeler around.1st video of 9-year-old storm victim
A family who lost their beloved nine-year-old girl in the Oklahoma tornado speaks with Anderson Cooper.Survivors tell harrowing stories
Kids searched in panic for parents near damaged Briarwood Elementary, where everyone made it out alive. But at Plaza Towers Elementary, seven children died. FULL STORYTeacher impaled as she shields kids
A teacher describes the leg injury she sustained while protecting students at Briarwood Elementary in Moore, Oklahoma.'It's just our job,' educator says
The twister turned Briarwood Elementary School to rubble, but no one was killed. "His teacher saved his life," a student's grateful mom said. FULL STORYHero teacher who made kids sing
Anderson Cooper talks with a teacher who helped her student reunite with his mother after the Oklahoma tornado.Doctor's quick thinking saves patients
All of the patients at Moore Medical Center survived the city's devastating tornado, thanks to one emergency room physician's plan.Blake Shelton to hold benefit for victims
Oklahoma native Blake Shelton is the first entertainer to announce a benefit for tornado victims in his home state.Tornado was EF5
The tornado that ripped through Oklahoma City suburbs spanned 1.3 miles and earned the highest rating on the scale that measures tornado intensities. FULL STORYWhy was Moore in bull's-eye twice?
The governor of Oklahoma, Mary Fallin, says it is "hard to believe" another monster tornado could devastate the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore.