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Severe Weather Continues In Several States

AP | By ANDREW DeMILLO and NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 06.26.2011 | Green

VILONIA, Ark. -- Residents in several states endured a second straight night of violent weather Tuesday, a day after a series of powerful storms in Ar...

Powerful Storms Kill At Least 9 In Arkansas, Oklahoma

AP | SARAH EDDINGTON | Posted 06.15.2011 | Green

CRYSTAL SPRINGS, Ark. — Powerful spring storms roared through parts of the South on Friday, toppling trees, smashing buildings and killing at le...

Louisiana Takes Precautions for Mississippi River Flooding

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

The oyster industry, deflated by river diversions during the BP spill, is bracing for more complications if the Bonnet Carre Spillway is opened. Too much fresh water kills oysters.

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Eric Cantor Defends Foreign Aid Cuts In Aftermath Of Japan Earthquake, Tsunami | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With Japan reeling from last week's magnitude-8.9 earthquake and the tsunami that followed, leading House Republicans on Monday defended...

Thursday's Warm Temperatures Could Shatter Record

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Temperatures in Chicago pass the 60-degree mark Thursday--shattering a 131-year-old record and bringing joy to those with a serious case of cabin feve...

LIVE BLOG: Dangerous Blizzard Hits Chicago

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The 20.2 inches of snow that fell by midday in Chicago made the storm the city's third-largest on record, with still more coming down. The storm was...

Midwest Braces For Massive Winter Storm

AP | ALAN SCHER ZAGIER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

COLUMBIA, Mo. — A monster winter storm took aim at a third of the nation Monday, threatening to lay a potentially deadly path of heavy snow and ...

BURR: Wind Chills Bring Chicago Temps 22 Below Zero

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Friday morning sunshine is nice to see, but it probably isn't providing much relief to Chicagoans forced to commute. On Thursday night, a blast ...

Moderate Fuel Prices Should Keep Heating Bills in Check

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Susan Buchanan

Huge, home-heating bills in first-quarter 2010 are an unhappy memory. But southeast Louisiana residents may not have to dig as deeply into pockets in early 2011 to stay warm, experts say.

Pat Robertson: Snow Is God's Way of Punishing Americans Who Were Planning to Drive to Do Something Gay

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

Explaining his theory, Rev. Robertson said, "Because of the bad road conditions the Almighty has made, any gay activities that people were planning on doing will have to be postponed by a day or two."

Minnesota Blizzard 2010 Causes 400 Crashes

AP | DINESH RAMDE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Parts of the Upper Midwest dug out from a heavy snowfall Saturday that caused more than 400 traffic accidents in Minnesota, and wintry conditions also...

New York Heat Wave: Average July Temperatures Six Degrees Above Normal | By Erin Durkin, Michael J. Feeney and Barry Paddock | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Relief from the heat wave that clobbered the city this weekend is on the way. But it may be too little too late....

BP Oil Spill Cleanup Hindered Again By Rough Gulf Seas

AP | TOM BREEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP)— Cleanup crews across the Gulf of Mexico surveyed damage done by last week's hurricane while contending Sunday with choppy seas...

Chicago Rocked By Severe Thunderstorms : 70 MPH Winds Reported

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Downed trees and power lines were being reported from Lake County through Will County as severe thunderstorms packing winds of more than 70 mph smacke...

How To Survive A Flash Flood

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

As heavy rains triggered devastating flash floods across the South, 20 campers lost their lives when flood water ripped through an Arkansas campground...

Midwest Meteor: Huge Fireball Lights Up Sky

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

What was believed to have been a large meteor streaked over northern Illinois and other Midwestern states Wednesday night. Reports of meteor sighti...

Soaring Meteor Lights Up Skies Across The Midwest

AP | DINESH RAMDE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

MILWAUKEE — A large meteor streaked across the Midwestern sky momentarily turning night into day, rattling houses and causing trees and the grou...

Telling it Like it Is on Killing Power of Weakest Hurricanes

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joseph B. Treaster

After 40 years of describing hurricanes in the dispassionate, clinical terms of engineers and meteorologists forecasters have now rewritten the guidelines on hurricanes to make the impact of high winds more vivid.

Denver Snow Storm Cancels Flights, Closes Schools, Causes Power Outages

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — A sloppy spring snowstorm caused mushy headaches Wednesday for travelers, students and businesses across Colorado. The storm dumped ab...

Tornado Forecasts Warned Of Danger Days Before Deadly Storms In Kansas, Oklahoma

AP | TIM TALLEY and ROXANA HEGEMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

SEMINOLE, Okla. — Residents in the southern Plains still reeling from a deadly tornado outbreak that forecasters had warned about for days were ...

Chicago Snow Photos, Winter Storm Pummels City And Suburbs (SLIDESHOW)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

We have been watching the man across the street shovel his driveway for about three hours as the snow continues to fall, ruining his hard work. Are yo...

Big Winter Storm Hits Chicago, Could Bring 14 Inches Of Snow

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Up to 14 inches of snow could blanket the area by Wednesday, and more than 600 flights have already been canceled during what is expected to be a leng...

Atlanta Flooding: 2 Killed, 1 Missing As Storms Drench Southeast

AP | GREG BLUESTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ATLANTA — Surging floodwaters ripped apart a west Georgia trailer home, drowning a 2-year-old boy swept from his father's arms. In Atlanta, stra...

California Fire's Smoke Reaches Colorado, Makes Mountain Invisible From Denver

The Denver Post | Howard Pankratz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The smoke over Colorado -- which has made the mountains west of Denver invisible from downtown Denver -- has come directly from the massive 85,000-acr...