As Republicans focus on budget cuts, let's travel to the 1800s to see what it really looked like before Big Bad Federal Government. Economic downturns resulted in food riots, social unrest, industrial violence. We don't have that today, thanks to big government.
Mop up operations continued along the northern edge of the Gila National Forest fire. The fire grew to more than 190,000 acres, or nearly 300 square miles, as of May 31, racing across the area's steep, ponderosa pine-covered hills and through its rugged canyons in New Mexico near the Arizona border.
Floodwater from the Souris River surrounds homes in Burlington, N.D., on June 27, near Minot, N.D.
Rising waters threaten Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota, and are expected to push south soon. The Midwest will be underwater all summer, say officials.
The world's first cyberstate embraced austerity without whining even though its Soviet-era memories are still fresh.
Residents of the Mississippi River floodplain are sandbagging or evacuating as the flood crest pushes south. It will pass Memphis on Tuesday and hit southern Louisiana on May 23.
Churches, nonprofits, and government support teams race toward Alabama as tornado victims wander the rubble. Toothbrushes, clean water, and a roof to sleep under are among the most pressing needs.
It's not easy to prepare an entire city for a mile-wide tornado like the one that hit Tuscaloosa in Alabama. That makes individual preparedness – and rescue and recovery – especially important. Obama will tour the area Friday.
A massive thunderstorm front spawned 137 tornadoes, killed at least 180 people, and mangled sections of Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, and Huntsville, Ala., on Wednesday. April is now one of the most violent weather months in the region in decades.
National Guard Capt. Kurt Bishop was a respected chaplain. But store-bought military decorations – including a Purple Heart – ruined his career. Do they erase his good deeds in an Afghanistan combat hospital?