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
07/06/2011 04:33 pm
In Pictures North Dakota floods
The Souris River began retreating from Minot, N.D. on Sunday with no further flood damage in the city. But officials warn that danger would remain for several days until the highest water passed.
06/26/2011 06:02 pm
Parkersburg paired FEMA aid with small-town work ethic to rebuild. It could be a template for other tornado-damaged towns.
06/07/2011 03:36 pm
Since the Joplin tornado, nearly 5,000 people have signed up for housing help. FEMA is involved, and Home Depot has set up a makeshift lumberyard that's seeing brisk business.
05/31/2011 04:38 pm