A massive tornado touched down just south of Oklahoma City on Monday, killing dozens.
At least seven of those killed were students at Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore. The twister, which measured 2 miles at one point, has been given a preliminary classification of an EF-4 tornado (winds of 166 to 200 mph), according to weather officials.
A massive manhunt that spanned several Boston communities has come to an end with Boston police announcing that 19-year-old Dzokhar Tsarnaev, the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, has been captured.
Parents + Internet = Awesome. Don't believe us? Check out some of the funniest things tweeted by parents this week, including Melissa Joan Hart's son's funny incident with childproof medicine bottles and Jim Gaffigan's vow regarding kids and restaurants:
When it comes to maternity leave, The United States earns a pretty dismal ranking when compared to other countries, being the only first-world country, and one of only three countries (the others being Lesotho, Swaziland and Papua New Guinea) that does not offer paid maternity leaves. Not only do other countries have better systems in place for maternity leave, but they have some pretty great welcoming gifts for their newest citizens. In Finland, for example, new parents can choose between receiving the above maternity package filled with essentials for baby's first few months or a tax-free lump sum of 140 euros as a maternity grant.
How do you explain the unexplainable to children? Today, parents across the country, including myself, were faced with this -- fumbling over words while explaining the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown - located only 20 miles away from my own daughter's elementary school.
It's the selfless stories that really fill the heart with holiday spirit - and such is the case in St. Cloud, Minn., where an anonymous donor dropped 11 hundred-dollar bills into a Salvation Army kettle.
Writing letters to Santa is a Christmas tradition, and while the requests have changed through the years from Red Ryder BB guns to iPads and Taylor Swift concert tickets, the sentiment behind them remains. Check out five adorably candid letters sent off to the North Pole this year that are sure to make you say "awww."
Photos of Hurricane Sandy flooded social media sites throughout the day Monday, with Facebook, Instagram and Twitter users in the storm's path posting dramatic photos of waves, flooding and downed trees. (Some are fake, by the way.)
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