Tsunami warnings on the US west coast kept most people away from the water, but tsunami waves damaged boats in northern California and flooded parts of Hawaii. Some California surfers ignored a tsunami warning and tried to find bigger waves.
03/11/2011 02:56 pm
Fat Tuesday celebration expected to be largest since hurricane Katrina. New Orleans firms need big influx of Fat Tuesday tourists.
03/08/2011 07:37 am
Arctic air pushes unusually far south, bringing 10 to 20 inches of snow and three-foot drifts to Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, and even parts of Texas.
02/09/2011 02:50 pm
As another mega-storm bears down on a large swath of the US, snow-encrusted cities and states scramble to cover rising costs of snow plowing. FEMA might help, but qualifying for aid isn't easy.
01/31/2011 04:52 pm
New tools ease the work of emergency managers.
01/12/2011 03:55 pm
An Indiana earthquake Thursday, measured at a magnitude of 3.8, is the strongest ever recorded in that part of the state, which rarely sees earthquakes. No damage has been reported.
12/30/2010 01:23 pm
Senate leaders decided to scrap a 1,900-page omnibus spending bill that contained $8 billion in home state spending projects – otherwise known as earmarks, pet projects, or "pork." Government spending and the deficit became an issue in the midterm election, and lawmakers are keenly aware of voter anger about large, catch-all bills that are quickly passed. The following senators have been ranked by the monetary value of earmarks they backed, whether alone or with others, in the now-scuttled omnibus spending bill. The earmark process became more transparent with the 2006 Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act, which required creation of a database of all government spending. The watchdog group Taxpayers for Common Sense used the database to compile this ranking. Sen. Tom Coburn (R) of Oklahoma, who co-sponsored the legislation, also has a list of the disclosed earmarks in the omnibus bill on his website. *This is the amount requested both alone and with other members of Congress.
12/17/2010 06:52 pm
A study by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory shows that the Baja earthquake in April acted in unexpected ways. It also could set off another major quake in three to 30 years.
12/16/2010 08:47 pm
Al Gore won the popular vote by more than 500,000. But it was the contentious recount in Florida – halted by the Supreme Court – that gave it to Bush. What that meant still is being argued.
12/12/2010 02:11 pm
Built on infilled marshland, Norfolk, Va. watches the rising sea level and seeks ways to adapt.
12/03/2010 01:15 pm