Maryland explosions: Two Maryland state government employees at separate office buildings were hurt by packages that emitted smoke and fire, but did not actually explode.
01/06/2011 03:59 pm
It's not unheard of that birds fall from the sky or fish die off en masse – but all at once around the world? Hard cold snaps are emerging as a likely cause of some of the bird deaths and fish die-offs.
01/05/2011 01:06 pm
If it snows on Christmas Day, the grass will be green by Easter. That's North Carolina mountain lore, one of the many legends and tales about how to predict the weather for the year ahead.
01/05/2011 10:54 am
The Christmas storm of 2010, which dropped 31 inches of snow on some parts of New England and crippled New York City, will likely stand out as a memory-maker, something to tell the grandkids about – especially if you got stuck in the national air traffic snarl or localized mayhem in New York, where police cars got stuck in drifts and New Yorkers yelled at the mayor for failing to keep the streets clear. But the past decade – the snowiest since the 1970s – had several other memorable winter storms. Here's the five that got the most attention – and did the most damage.
12/28/2010 12:24 pm
The weekend snowstorm, which forced six states into emergency mode and partially paralyzed New York's MTA system, hit hourly workers especially hard.
12/27/2010 02:45 pm
Difference Maker Children who lend a helping hand show they can make a difference and change the world
We highlight five kids and teens who are making a difference through volunteer opportunities, proving that helping hands can be child-sized too.
12/27/2010 11:11 am
Budget pressures at the state and federal level have led to slashed education programs and rising tuition at state universities.
12/23/2010 09:30 am
Though many House Democrats balked at extending Bush-era tax cuts, House lawmakers late Thursday approved the $858 billion tax cut deal intact, with 139 Democrats and 138 Republicans.
12/17/2010 10:17 am
Islamic radicalization in America's own backyard is a problem. But our domestic counterterrorism strategies end up alienating or underutilizing our best asset – the Muslim community. Partnerships with moderate Muslims, education, research, and dialogue will build trust and counter extremism.
12/16/2010 02:13 pm
Last week, Senate Republicans blocked a repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell.' Now the House has passed the repeal in a different form. But the result in the Senate could be the same.
12/15/2010 08:49 pm