Hurricane Earl is threatening Cape Cod's expensive real estate. But it takes a lot more to be one of America's Top 10 costliest hurricanes. Which hurricanes made the list? Click the right arrow to see.
Sen. Barbara Boxer, left, (D) of California and Republican candidate for Senate Carly Fiorina debate on the campus of Saint Mary's College, on Sept. 1, in Moraga, California.
Lisa Murkowski, the incumbent Republican senator, conceded the race in Alaska to Joe Miller, a Tea Party candidate backed by Sarah Palin.
On the five-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, officials are worried that complacency is starting to creep back into New Orleans.
Republicans are almost sure to pick up seats after the 2010 Senate races are over. But they also have an outside shot at retaking the majority in the upper chamber.
Louisiana and Colorado, two states lauded for education reform, didn't make the cut in Round 2 of the Department of Education's Race to the Top grants. Some experts were puzzled.
Surging challenges to two Democratic incumbents – Patty Murray in Washington and Russ Feingold in Wisconsin – are a reason that chances for Republican takeover of the US Senate may be rising in Election 2010.
Gulf of Mexico – The dead zone at the mouth of the Mississippi River, largely caused by annual fertilizer and farm chemical runoff from the Mississippi and the Atchafalaya rivers, is said to cover 7,000 square miles or more, or the size of New Jersey, depending on rainfall or floods. This runoff fuels algae blooms, dropping oxygen levels needed to sustain life. It is considered the largest dead zone in the US. (Source: NOAA, Scientific American)
Flood damage has provoked a disaster declaration for four more counties in Iowa.