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Never fear, parents: Superheroes help kids soar

Two of my eldest son's first words were "Dada" and "Batman." (Or "Batmah," at least.)

Fast Facts: What you need to know about tornadoes

Here's a look at what you need to know about tornadoes, which are funnel-shaped clouds that form under thunderclouds and contain rapidly rotating air.

At least 18 killed in severe weather after deadly Sunday storms

Parts of the South and Midwest may be in for more severe weather Monday, a day after suspected tornadoes killed at least 18 people in three states, including 10 who died in one devastated Arkansas county.

Los Angeles Clippers owner criticized for racist remarks

Longtime NBA team owner Donald Sterling is being roundly criticized for remarks he allegedly made regarding African-Americans that many would view as racist.

Two former pontiffs installed as saints

Popes John XXIII and John Paul II were canonized Sunday by Pope Francis in a ceremony witnessed by huge crowds gathered in St. Peter's Square, Vatican City.

How the Catholic Church makes saints

On Sunday, for the first time in history, the Catholic Church will canonize two popes on the same day.

Operation Babylift celebrates 39 year anniversary

Thirty-nine years ago, on April 26, 1975, the last Operation Babylift left Vietnam. Approximately 2,700 children were flown out of South Vietnam to the U.S.

Ukrainians mark 28th anniversary of Chernobyl nuclear disaster

It's been 28 years since Ukraine's Chernobyl nuclear disaster and Ukrainians marked the anniversary Saturday with a vigil in the capital Kiev.

North Korea says it has American in custody

North Korea is holding an American man who it claims arrived in the country this month to seek asylum, the nation's state news agency reported Friday.

Ford's Alan Mulally will leave with nearly $300 million nest egg

Ford CEO Alan Mulally, expected to announce his retirement this year, has amassed nearly $300 million worth of Ford shares and options in his eight years at the automaker.