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Robot helps children with autism

Robot helps children with autism »Play Video
According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in 68 American children has an autism spectrum disorder. But now a technological breakthrough is connecting with autistic children in ways in which adults have never been able. CNN's Tom Foreman has the incredible story.

Watch: Lightning strikes two jets on approach to Seattle's airport

Some of the people on their way into Seattle Wednesday evening got quite the hello from Mother Nature as lightning struck two different jets as they approached Sea-Tac Airport.

Stranger steps up to help after door-less van mocked online

Stranger steps up to help after door-less van mocked online »Play Video
A Michigan woman, who became the subject of a cruel internet meme, gets help from a stranger. The woman was made fun of online because her van was missing a door. A man saw all the mean comments and decided to fix the van for free. Troy Campbell has the story.

Landslide continues to threaten homes in Washington

Landslide continues to threaten homes in Washington »Play Video
Residents who live near a large landslide that started last Friday in Des Moines say they can see that it's getting bigger.

Baby born on side of highway, just miles from the hospital

Baby born on side of highway, just miles from the hospital »Play Video
One baby boy in Maryland was in a hurry to meet his parents. He couldn't even wait for them to get labor and delivery. So he was born on the side of a highway instead, just miles away from the hospital. Gigi Barnett has the story.

Why did co-pilot intentionally crash plane?

Why did co-pilot intentionally crash plane? »Play Video

So far no one has any explanation why the Germanwings co-pilot would apparently crash a jetliner.

Investigators say Lubitz had to have known what he was doing: he kept over-riding a security pad outside the cockpit as the pilot banged on the door.

Passengers saw it all.

"We can hear them screaming before the very last moments - just before the impact," said Brice Robin, a French prosecutor investigating the crash.

Tales from Oklahoma tornado: 'You could feel like your body almost lifting up'

Tales from Oklahoma tornado: 'You could feel like your body almost lifting up' »Play Video

A tornado leveled dozens of homes west of Tulsa this week. One person died.

In Sand Springs, the winds ripped a doughnut shop to shred.

And there was a dramatic rescue at a kid's gym after the roof collapsed with dozens of young girls inside.

Pet monkey on the loose finally captured

Pet monkey on the loose finally captured »Play Video
There was some monkey business in Charlotte, North Carolina. The pet monkey was on the run for two days, but was finally captured. Trish Williford reports.