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May 31st, 2013
10:04 PM ET

Tornado emergency in Oklahoma City

NEW: Warnings expire in Oklahoma City


Filed under: News • Oklahoma Tornado • Storify • Weather
May 31st, 2013
02:21 PM ET

Toronto mayor's base begins to crack with fifth staffer leaving their post

Embattled Rob Ford announced at a press conference Thursday that two more of his employees have resigned, bringing the number of staffers who have quit or been fired in the last seven days to five.

Amid scandal, Toronto mayor says he's not quitting

Despite the exodus, Mayor Ford insists it's still business as usual at city hall.

Excerpt from Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's Thursday afternoon press conference at Toronto city hall:

"I emphasize and I assure you that the work is being done. Phone calls are being returned. Emails are being responded to. I was elected to keep taxes low and to reduce the size and cost of government and that’s exactly what I’ve been doing every single day. I’ve been interviewing candidates all week and I look forward to hiring new staff as soon as possible."

CNN's Jake Tapper weighs in on Mayor Ford's cost saving tactics in our OutFront OutTake.


Filed under: International • OutFront Outtake • OutTake • Politics
May 31st, 2013
01:08 PM ET

Robot garage parks your car

Parking. It's annoying. And as the population continues to swell it can only get worse – right?

Maybe not.

The robot garage

One company has an IDEA that could take the pain out of parking and they're doing it with robots.


Filed under: I.D.E.A. • Tech
May 31st, 2013
10:12 AM ET

Fmr. coach on new Rutgers athletic director: "It's like a fox guarding the hen house"

Rutgers University is facing even more questions over its decision to hire Julie Hermann to help turn around the school's scarred athletic department.

Some members of the university's search committee reportedly complained the hiring process was too rushed and they didn't have enough information about the candidates.

Information, for example, that may have shown Hermann was linked to a sex-discrimination lawsuit while at the University of Louisville.

It was filed by Mary Banker, a former assistant track coach.

She worked under Hermann, and claims she was fired for complaining about sexist behavior by male coaches.
A jury awarded Banker more than $300-thousand dollars, but that decision was later overturned.

Jake Tapper spoke to Banker about her experience working with Hermann.


Filed under: Education • News • Sports
May 30th, 2013
08:38 PM ET

Attorneys for American mom held in Mexican jail says new video proves her innocence

New video evidence could help an American mom being held in a Mexican jail.

Yanira Maldonado's lawyer says surveillance video taken from a the bus station proves the Arizona mother of seven did not try to smuggle twelve pounds of marijuana into the United States.

According to Mexican law the judge must charger her by Friday, or let her go.

Our Rafael Romo is in Mexico with the latest.


Filed under: Crime • International • News
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