Hurricane Irene was just a tropical storm by the time it hit New England. But its trip up the East Coast claimed an estimated 35 lives and left a path of destruction whose cost is magnified by a weak economy.
Missouri tornado: Authorities warned that the death toll could climb as search and rescuers continued their work.
Third-party candidates with 'tea party' support stand to siphon votes from Republicans in as many as 20 House races.
Greene County is poised to divide public schools by gender, but a court challenge is likely.