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  • Glen Ellyn launches bike plan survey

    Glen Ellyn launches bike plan survey
    Philip Hackman taught his children how to ride bikes in the city of Chicago, where he was a cyclist for many years. But, he said, it has been difficult to maintain the same lifestyle since moving to the suburbs. "Since we moved here, they've biked...
  • Colby fire east of Los Angeles is almost fully contained

    Colby fire east of Los Angeles is almost fully contained
    The Colby fire that burned through the hills above Glendora and Azusa over the last week is 98% contained, officials said Wednesday. The fire, allegedly sparked by an illegal campfire near Colby Trail and Glendora Mountain Road, began just before 6 a.m....
  • House agrees to roll back flood insurance rate increases

    WASHINGTON - In a rare moment of bipartisanship, the House voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to roll back flood insurance rate increases that have devastated many homeowners in coastal communities and dogged lawmakers on the campaign trail. The deal,...
  • Joseph W. McLeary, police officer

    Joseph W. McLeary, police officer
    Joseph W. McLeary, who served with the city Police Department, Maryland State Police and the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency during a more than four-decade career, died Sunday of a massive stroke at Greater...
  • L.A. Fire Department dramatically overhauls response to shootings

    L.A. Fire Department dramatically overhauls response to shootings
    Los Angeles fire officials are dramatically changing how rescuers respond to mass shootings after a gunman with a high-powered rifle mortally wounded a federal security officer in a shooting rampage last month at LAX. The new goal is to have Los Angeles...
  • With '#Sandy,' photographers phone it in

    Last October, as Hurricane Sandy was approaching the Eastern Seaboard, photographer Benjamin Lowy, on assignment for Time magazine, ventured out to Coney Island to capture the swells coming in from the surge. A man had waded into the crashing waves,...
  • Number of Colorado flood victims unaccounted for continues to fall

    Number of Colorado flood victims unaccounted for continues to fall
    The number of Colorado residents unaccounted for and those who need to be rescued from flood-damaged communities continued to fallĀ  Tuesday, according to state officials. More than 3,000 people have been rescued in Boulder and Larimer counties, the...
  • Hurricane Katrina struck eight years ago

    Hurricane Katrina struck eight years ago
    The images of the destruction and death were the only thing on the news in the wake of Hurricane Katrina's Louisiana landfall eight years ago today. Katrina, which had formed on Aug. 23 and made its way across Florida as a Category 1 hurricane grew...
  • FEMA Corps inducts inaugural class

    FEMA Corps inducts inaugural class
    Torrey Kurtzner sees the 10 months he signed up to spend at disaster sites across the United States as a springboard into adulthood. The work could take him to the next Moore, Okla., devastated three months ago by a tornado, or the next New Jersey...
  • Do's and Don'ts if Your Car Is Caught in a Flood

     
    Storms moving through central Colorado in recent days have dropped record rainfall in a short time, causing floods that resulted in the deaths of three people in addition to mass evacuations, property destruction, school closures and impassable highways...
  • Destruction and renewal on Skyline Drive

     Destruction and renewal on Skyline Drive
    The 1993 Laguna Beach fire disintegrated Ken Frank's silverware and bowling ball and his sons lost their baseball card collections, trophies and gloves. "[I lost] everything personal, but financially it turned out to be a windfall for me," said Frank,...