Storm rips through downtown Atlanta

A severe storm ripped through downtown Atlanta on Friday night, injuring several people and damaging skyscrapers, hotels and two major sports arenas that were filled with thousands of pro and college basketball fans. National Weather Service officials were unsure if a tornado had touched down, but wind was clocked at up to 60 mph (96 kph) as the storm moved through the city. On its Web site, CNN said its headquarters sustained ceiling damage, allowing water to pour into the atrium, as well as shattered windows in the newsroom and the company's library. A firefighter outside the skyscraper said three people in the vicinity had been transported to hospitals, including a child with head injuries. He said none of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening.