A frantic search for survivors as many children among the 91 feared dead in Oklahoma after Monday’s tornado.
President Obama ordered federal aid to supplement state and local efforts. Reuters will share Obama’s remarks at 10:00am ET.
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TULSA, Oklahoma (Reuters) - A huge tornado flattened an area near Oklahoma City on Monday, tearing up at least two schools and leaving a wake of tangled wreckage as a dangerous storm system threatened as many as 10 U.S. states.
Television video showed homes destroyed, cars tossed and at least one building on fire. Rescue workers were pulling third-graders from a damaged school in Moore, Oklahoma, a KFOR television reporter said from the scene.
“I have never seen anything like this in my 18 years covering tornadoes here in Oklahoma City. This is without question the most horrific,” said Lance West, a reporter for KFOR television.
There were no reports of deaths and the number of injuries remained unconfirmed after the tornado struck near Moore, in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area, in mid afternoon.
“It seems that our worst fears have happened today,” said Bill Bunting, National Weather Service meteorologist in Norman, Oklahoma.
The massive twister struck at the height of tornado season, and more were forecast. On Sunday, tornadoes killed two people and injured 39 in Oklahoma.
Graphic: Oklahoma State University via Twitter
Suntech, a solar panel company, was supposed to be a leader in environmentally-safe energy movement in China. It is now bankrupt.
Thanks to government subsidies, the renewable energy industry in China has been able to lower the cost of solar energy. But the industry is highly dependent on subsidies at a time when governments are under pressure to cut spending. China’s promotion has left production capacity at levels that outstrip demand, causing financial problems for the long-term sustainability of the industry.
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Photo: Solar panel production line at Suntech Power Holdings headquarters. SUNTECH/SHI REUTERS/Stringer
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Tumblr Staff: News! -
Announcement from the Tumblr staff blog:
Everyone, I’m elated to tell you that Tumblr will be joining Yahoo.
Before touching on how awesome this is, let me try to allay any concerns: We’re not turning purple. Our headquarters isn’t moving. Our team isn’t changing. Our roadmap isn’t changing. And our mission – to empower creators to…
Yahoo vows not to “screw it up” with Tumblr
Yahoo is acquiring Tumblr for $1.1 billion cash, a bold bet by Chief Executive Marissa Mayer to revitalize the struggling Internet pioneer by co-opting a Web property with strong visitor traffic but little revenue. The deal will use about a fifth of Yahoo’s $5.4 billion in cash and marketable securities.
“Per the agreement and our promise not to screw it up, Tumblr will be independently operated as a separate business,” Yahoo said in a statement on Monday.
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Illinois is likely to be the next state to allow medical marijuana use, after state lawmakers voted to approve legislation. Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is expected to sign it into law.
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