From NPR News in Washington, I'm Lakshmi Singh.
Emergency workers outside Oklahoma city are racing this hour to find more people who may still be trapped beneath the wreckage of yesterday's menace tornado. They have rescued dozens of people from the rubble of homes and schools, welcome news to first responders, who had earlier recovered 24 bodies including those of nine children. Betsy Randolph a spokesperson for Oklahoma highway patrol says rescuers are combing through the same areas they previously searched hoping to find anyone they might have missed.
"Some of those were covered with the debris under a shelter, and so that's where we were hoping to continue to find further reminder of the day. We were very hopeful for that."
So far more than 200 patients and more have been treated at area hospitals. Kurt Gwartney, with member station KGOU has been surveying the tornado damage which stretches for about 17 miles and more. He says it's not such as homes, schools and other buildings leveled . There are piles of twisted metal of what used to be vehicles.
There are probably, I would guess, 80 to 90 cars, just piled on each other, and it's, it's, you can't figure out really how that would happen.
Kurt Gwartney of Member station KGOU.
Treasury secretary Jacob Lew says it was unacceptable and inexcusable for IRS agents to give extra scrutiny to Tea party tie groups, when they applied for tax exempt status. But as NPR's Scott Horsley tells us Lew insists there is no evidence the agents were directed by higher-ups in the administration.
Lew says the newly appointed commissioner of the IRS will hit the ground running this week, and one of his first tasks will be to hold accountable, anyone responsible for this special scrutiny given to Tea party tie groups. But appearing before the Senate Banking Committee, Lew pushed back strongly against the idea expressed here by Alabama republican Richard Shelby, that IRS agents were acting with direction from above.
"Do you believe that, someone at the Cincinnati office would just own their own, start targeting the conservative groups slowing them down, are, is that part of a culture at the Obama White House."
Lew insisted there was no political influence from the White House on the IRS, and arguments that consisting with the findings in a watchdog report. Scott Horsley NPR News, the White House.
Meanwhile Tea party activists reportedly staged rallies across the country today, mainly at federal buildings.
Shareholders have spoken Jamie Dimon can keep both his titles, chairman and CEO. Only 32% of shareholders voted today at the bank's annual meeting in favor of a measure, that would have split Dimon's roles.
Before the closing bell, Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 53 points at 15,388.
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Los Angeles voters are going to the polls today to pick the city's next mayor. NPR's Ina Jaffe, reports that in this nonpartisan election the candidates are both democrats who will agree on most policy issues.
Whoever is elected mayor will make history. City controller Wendy Greuel would be LAX first female mayor. City council member and former city council president Eric Garcetti would be the city's first elected Jewish mayor. He's also of Latino heritage on his father side. Greuel has benefited from a lot of outside spending on the part of the union representing workers at department of Water and Power. She's also been endorsed by former president Bill Clinton. Garcetti has painted Greuel as beholden to city workers who were paid more than their counterparts in other cities. Meanwhile he's backed by the Los Angeles teachers union. Turned out in the primary was extraordinarily low and just about a quarter of registered voters are expected to cast ballots in the runoff. Ina Jaffe, NPR News.
While South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius who waits trial for murder. His family is celebrating one long-awaited victory today. His elder brother Carl Pistorius has been acquitted of culpable homicide in a 2008 road accident. The majesty ruled that the woman killed as a result of an accident, Marietjie Barnard was driving excessively fast when she crashed her motorcycle into the back of Pistorius's vehicle. Meanwhile Oscar Pistorius's fighting a charge of premeditated murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend on Valentine's Day.
At last check on Wall Street, Dow was up 53 points at 15,388.
I'm Lakshmi Singh, NPR News in Washington.
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