| Jan 24, 2013
| 2:01 PM
Members of Maryland's congressional delegation asked the Obama administration Thursday to reconsider its decision to deny federal disaster aid to Garrett County residents walloped by an October snowstorm.
In a letter to Federal Emergency Management...
| May 3, 2013
| 8:37 AM
Weather disasters including tornadoes, the derecho storm and Hurricane Sandy caused at least $48 million in property and crop damages in Maryland last year, the costliest since 2003, according to data released Thursday.
Five people also died from...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 3:14 PM
A tornado watch has been issued for all of South Florida through 8 p.m.
The severe thunderstorm warning for central Broward County has been canceled.
Friday also could see nasty weather, courtesy of an approaching cold front. Storms could produce...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 9:10 AM
Four years before the 2012 election, just after the bruising primary battle between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, I met Nate Silver and he explained how he had been reasonably certain that Obama would pass Clinton on Super Tuesday, and by how much....
| Oct 18, 2012
| 1:58 PM
The Travelers Cos. reported soaring profits for the third-quarter Thursday as the company benefited from its ability to retain customers while raising prices, and it was spared by a relatively calm hurricane season.
Net income for the three-month...
| Nov 3, 2012
| 12:01 PM
Baltimore emergency officials expected devastation on par with Hurricane Katrina. Expecting Hurricane Sandy to knock out communications, they coordinated with local radio to broadcast public safety information and planned a "carrier pigeon" network that...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 3:24 PM
Jill Sorensen's basement flooded after a winter storm knocked out her power, then again in 2011 during Hurricane Irene.
What stopped another encore performance during last year's derecho? She'd installed a sump pump that uses her home's water pressure to...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 7:57 AM
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Governor on Thursday declared a state of emergency in Missouri in response to severe winter weather that began early in the morning, bringing hazardous travel and the possibility of power outages. The weather system has...
| Nov 10, 2010
The first great American autobiographies both appeared in the 19th century, were born of conflict and written by public men — "The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass" and "The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant."
Since then, what we might...
| Oct 26, 2010
| 7:45 AM
What was once Hurricane Richard is now a memory.
The system downgraded from a tropical depression into a "remnant low" as of 11 a.m. on Tuesday while it was in the Bay of Campeche, about 170 miles northwest of Campeche, Mexico.
Accordingly, the National...
| Dec 26, 2010
| 12:50 PM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- After a brief reprieve on Christmas day, another storm brought a quick punch of rain and snow to Southern California Saturday night.
The heavy rain cleared up by Sunday morning, leaving behind cloudy skies and cool temperatures,...