Well, sort of. She'll still be a mogul, and an influencer, and (for now) the woman behind a cable network. She'll still be on TV, and she'll still have a magazine. But the show that made her – not just made her, but built her career from spunky talk-show host in the late '80s to Intoner Of Serious Phrases in the '90s to the Evangelizing Spirit Guide of the first decade of this century – is ending Wednesday. The Oprah Winfrey Show, which absolutely no one ever calls anything but just Oprah anymore, will be gone.
There have been nearly 1,200 tornadoes in the U.S. so far this year. That's nearly twice the usual number of twisters, and it comes as something of a surprise to the scientists who study them. It turns out there is still no good way to predict tornado outbreaks more than a couple of days ahead of time.
Every year, government meteorologists tell the public about how many hurricanes to expect during the Atlantic season. But the government doesn't do that with tornadoes.
Tornadoes sometimes form in the midst of thunderstorms, when cold dry air meets warm, moist air. These conditions are most common in the region between the Rockies and the Appalachian Range known as "Tornado Alley". Copyright 2011 National Public Radio.
In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court has affirmed a controversial prison release order that mandates California reduce its prison population by thousands. California's prisons have long been plagued with severe overcrowding, which has resulted in inadequate health care.
As we reported Friday, the military operation in Libya reached a crucial deadline: According to the War Powers Resolution of 1973, after 60 days, President Barack Obama's administration needed to either get Congressional approval for the mission or stop all involvement within 30 days.