'American Idol' crowns Scotty McCreery the winner

2011-05-26 13:59:56

Scotty McCreery won the "American Idol" battle of the fresh-faced country crooners Wednesday, pulling more of a record 122 million-plus viewer votes than competitor Lauren Alaina.

Powerful storms pound several central US states

2011-05-26 11:17:54

Powerful storms roared through middle America again on Wednesday, with weak tornadoes touching down in isolated spots and severe thunderstorms threatening such strikes in several states.

Farewell Oprah, the talkshow queen

2011-05-26 11:08:21

There were no free cars or vacations. No favorite things or makeovers. No celebrity guests on stage, though there were plenty in the audience.

Finger length tied to knee injury risk

2011-05-26 08:01:11

"Manly" hands might signal an increased risk of suffering a knee injury, if one study is correct.

NASA gives up on rover recovery

2011-05-26 08:01:11

Officials say Spirit likely fell victim to Mars' frigid winter

13 people killed by violent storms in US

2011-05-26 06:52:06

Violent storms killed at least 13 people in the US states of Oklahoma, Kansas and Arkansas on Tuesday evening, authorities said Wednesday.

400 flights canceled at Chicago airport

2011-05-26 07:01:32

More than 400 flights were canceled at O' Hare International Airport by early Wednesday due to rain and poor visibility caused by heavy storms that moved through the Chicago area.

Is carpal tunnel syndrome cultural?

2011-05-25 13:46:10

Every year, just more than four out of every thousand Swedish women are diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome, far fewer than those in the United States, according to a Swedish study.

NASA gives up on Mars rover Spirit recovery

2011-05-25 11:22:34

NASA is giving up on recovering its Mars rover Spirit, which it said likely fell victim to the planet's frigid winter after seven years of work, officials said on Tuesday.

A race to find survivors before more storms

2011-05-25 11:03:39

Emergency crews drilled through concrete at a ruined Home Depot, making peepholes in the rubble in hopes of finding lost shoppers and employees. A dog clambered through the shattered remains of a house, sniffing for any sign of the woman and infant who lived there.

Violent thunderstorms kill 6 in Oklahoma, Kansas

2011-05-25 10:45:33

A line of violent thunderstorms roared across middle America on Tuesday, killing six people in two states, with several tornadoes touching down in Oklahoma and high winds pounding rural Kansas.

Tornadoes kill 4 in Oklahoma City

2011-05-25 09:51:37

At least four people were killed and many others injured after a string of tornadoes and thunderstorms Tuesday hit central Oklahoma.