Last updated 10:56PM ET
May 21, 2013
IRS Official In Charge Of Nonprofits Declines To Testify Lois Lerner, who heads the IRS division dealing with nonprofits seeking tax-exempt status, will not testify on Wednesday despite a congressional subpoena, her attorney says. She is accused of closely scrutinizing conservative groups that sought tax-exempt status.
Idaho Terrorism Suspect Waives Detention Hearing The waiver means the details of Fazliddin Kurbanov's alleged crimes remain mostly a mystery.
Why Oklahomans Don't Like Basements A high water table and red clay that soaks up the moisture make dry basements an expensive and iffy proposition right in the heart of Tornado Alley.
US tornado rescue effort nears end The rescue effort after the Oklahoma twister that killed 24 people nears an end, as it emerges the storm was more powerful than thought.
US immigration bill passes hurdle A sweeping immigration bill that would offer a chance of citizenship to millions living in the US illegally takes a stride forward in Congress.
Notre-Dame suicide a 'political act' France's far-right leader Marine Le Pen pays tribute to the man who killed himself in the Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral, saying it was a "political act".
Two Key Candidates Barred From Seeking Iran's Presidency The Guardian Council, which vets all candidates, approved eight names, but left out an influential former president and a top aide to the current president. Their exclusion gives establishment-friendly candidates a clear path to the presidency in the June 14 election.
African Cities Test The Limits Of Living With Livestock Hipsters may just be discovering the joys of backyard chickens, but in African megacities, people have been bringing their animals into the slums with them for decades. That's creating a new ecosystem of animals and huge numbers of people living closely together like never before.
Gandhi Artifacts Could Fetch Steep Prices At Auction A pair of sandals, a shawl and a drinking cup that were used by the Indian independence leader are among the objects going under the hammer in the U.K.