Interest in growing local food isn't new but it's taking on a new dimension this time.
TYPHOON HAIYAN, 2013 - A Philippine flag stands amongst the damage caused after powerful Typhoon Haiyan slammed into Tacloban City, Leyte province, central Philippines, Nov. 9, 2013. The most recent and one of the most powerful typhoons on record ripped through the region, wiping away buildings and leveling seaside homes with massive storm surges.
States are targeting cheats who offer stimulus checks in exchange for bank data or small downpayments.
As part of the counterinsurgency mission, US Army units will return to the same regions in order to build on experience and develop stronger relationships on the ground.
Some of America's fastest-growing cities were the last to slip into the recession. Now they are hoping to harness their momentum and slingshot their way out of it. New Orleans, Louisiana topped the list in percentage terms, reflecting continued rebuilding after hurricane Katrina.
Jaycee Dugard has been held in a Bay Area home secretly since 1991 and has had two children with her captor. But families with missing children see a silver lining: 'Don't give up.'
With seven states now seeing double-digit unemployment rates, the region is feeling some of the costs of a low-wage economy.