| Jul 15, 2014
| 11:12 AM
The Village of Hinsdale has agreed to provide $104,000 to help pay for flood protection at a small community on its north side that has been ravaged by floods in recent years.
"Every little bit helps," said Peter Schroth, a resident of Graue Mill...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 5:15 AM
As much as Republicans might yearn for deep-blue California to fall into the deep blue ocean, the GOP-led House Appropriations Committee agreed this week to provide $5 million to support the development of an earthquake early warning system that could...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 5:05 PM
We're told to keep enough supplies for three days, a week, two weeks after an earthquake — to last us until help arrives. But that advice doesn't account for a fractured infrastructure that could leave Los Angeles dry, dark and devastated for months...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 7:17 AM
This Congress is replete with oversight investigations — the murder of U.S. officials in Libya, the misdeeds of the Internal Revenue Service — that have produced lots of headlines and little substantive change.
When it comes to the most...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 2:48 PM
Senior Obama administration officials told Congress on Wednesday that they were struggling to keep up with the growing influx of young migrants from Central America who are illegally crossing the Southwestern border.
The number of unaccompanied children...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 10:58 AM
NEWINGTON — Hiram Percy Maxim, a Hartford businessman and early ham radio enthusiast, was frustrated.
In January 1914, Maxim tried unsuccessfully to transmit a radio message from Hartford to Springfield. So he sent the message to a radio...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 6:03 PM
Nestor Valencia was 4 years old when he boarded a white van filled with piñatas and entered the United States illegally from Mexico.
Now the mayor of Bell, he sees a little of himself in the thousands of children arriving at the U.S. border and entering...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 2:23 PM
MAYFLOWER, Ark. -- Even as Arkansas tried to recover from a series of storms that killed 16 people in three states, parts of Mississippi braced for the next outbreak of tornadoes and other deadly weather on Monday.
Most of Mississippi, from Yazoo City...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 10:31 PM
Parkwood Meadows subdivision is the sort of place where neighbors know one another. Their children play at a communal basketball hoop set up in the street.
But on Sunday, a fierce tornado leveled more than three dozen of its single-story brick homes....
| Apr 14, 2014
| 12:07 PM
Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski joined a bipartisan chorus of lawmakers Monday calling on the Obama administration to speed up the implementation of a law intended to mitigate increases in flood insurance premiums.
In a letter to Craig Fugate, administrator of...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 8:30 PM
OSO, Wash. — Standing beneath a banner proclaiming "Oso Strong" one month after the deadly landslide, President Obama told the residents of the hard-hit Stillaguamish Valley that the nation is grieving with them as they struggle to rebuild homes,...