Springfield, Mass., has been hit by a tornado, a microburst, and tremors from the Virginia earthquake since June. Now, hurricane Irene could be tracking toward the city.
08/25/2011 05:10 pm
Coastal residents from Surf City, N.C., to the Virginia border should be ready for hurricane conditions within 48 hours, forecasters said Thursday morning. Irene is still a Category 3 hurricane, but it has broadened.
08/25/2011 03:37 pm
Hurricane Irene, the first of the 2011 season, has done damage in the British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic. People on the East Coast of the US are now readying themselves for their own imminent encounter with the storm. If you live in that part of the country, what can you do to protect your home and your loved ones?
08/25/2011 01:21 pm
Hurricane Irene has already prompted evacuations in sections of North Carolina's Outer Banks. A key reason for the evacuations is concern about Irene's potential storm surge.
08/24/2011 07:21 pm
After delivering a glancing blow Saturday to North Carolina's Outer Banks, hurricane Irene is projected to cross the eastern tip of Long Island and make landfall near the Connecticut-Rhode Island border overnight Sunday.
08/24/2011 02:52 pm
Hurricane Irene now has winds in excess of 111 m.p.h. over the Bahamas. Will it get to Category 4 before reaching the East Coast?
08/24/2011 10:03 am
Virginia quake caused the evacuation of many buildings and triggered the shutdown of two nuclear reactors. Cellphone call volume spiked as people rushed to call loved ones after the Virginia quake.
08/23/2011 06:22 pm
Hurricane Irene is expected to make landfall along the North Carolina coast Saturday. Top emergency management officials urge residents all along the East Coast to make preparations now.
08/23/2011 04:45 pm
Forecasters say tropical storm Emily poses a more immediate threat to the Dominican Republic and Cuba, but it could become a minimal hurricane off the east coast of Florida this weekend.
08/02/2011 07:53 pm
Convicted of murdering a 16-year-old girl in 1994, Mexican national Humberto Leal was executed despite White House concerns that US citizens abroad could face harsher punishments as a result.
07/07/2011 10:47 pm