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.
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.
Floodwater from the Souris River surrounds homes in Burlington, N.D., on June 27, near Minot, N.D.
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.
Parkersburg paired FEMA aid with small-town work ethic to rebuild. It could be a template for other tornado-damaged towns.
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.
After six days overseas focusing on foreign policy, President Obama returns home Saturday evening and turns to domestic issues starting Sunday with a quick trip to Joplin, Missouri, to meet with those affected by last week’s major tornado.
More people appear to be looking into safe rooms and monolithic-dome structures to withstand the fierce winds of a tornado and the debris it kicks around.
The Joplin, Missouri tornado that touched down on Sunday has killed at least 89 people. While there are earthquake-proof building codes in earthquake prone zones, why are there no tornado building codes in Tornado Alley?