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12:06 PM EDT 2 Comments

Rescue Effort Continues After Fertilizer Plant Explosion

Authorities say one firefighter has been found, but several others are still missing. Anywhere from 5 to 15 people were killed in the explosion in the small farming town of West, Texas.

12:15 PM EDT Comment

Crowdsourcing The Boston Marathon Investigation

Amateur detectives are going on social media sites like Reddit to comb through photos and videos and offer their opinions on the Boston Marathon bombing investigation.

12:35 PM EDT Comment

Oklahoma City Prepares For Memorial Marathon

Given the events at the Boston Marathon, Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon organizers are cautiously evaluating security plans and making their decisions one day at a time.

12:40 PM EDT Comment

Iraq Vet’s Advice To Marathon Bombing Amputees

At least 14 of the people injured in the attack have had legs amputated. Tom Davis, who lost a leg in Iraq – and won the Boston Marathon men’s handcycle race – offers this advice.

12:40 PM EDT 33 Comments

Carlos Arredondo Hailed As Hero For Bombing Response

Carlos Arredondo, the man in the cowboy hat in this now-famous photo from the Boston Marathon bombings, has a remarkable story. We’ve spoken with him in the past, and speak with him again.

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October 9 9 Comments

Electricity Treatment Offers Hope To Brain Cancer Patients

For the first time in more than a decade, there's a new treatment for patients with a common and deadly form of brain cancer.

October 9 4 Comments

New York Prison Inmates Trounce Harvard Debate Team

It sounds like a storyline out of Hollywood, but it happened on a prison stage in front of national college debate judges.

October 8 10 Comments

Dealing With Alcoholism In The Family

Patrick Kennedy, the son of the late Senator Ted Kennedy, has broken what he calls a "conspiracy of silence." It's not an uncommon story.

October 8 141 Comments

Michael Bloomberg Takes Climate Fight To Cities

New York's former mayor and Vancouver's mayor Gregor Robertson are pushing for climate change policies at the city level.