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  • May 25, 2015  

    In our news wrap Monday, Vice President Joe Biden called Iraq Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to try and to reassure the leader a day after the U.S. defense secretary blamed Iraqi forces for the loss at Ramadi. Also, for the first time in 14 years, no American troops were involved in major ground combat on this Memorial Day. President Obama honored the occasion at Arlington National Cemetery. Continue reading

  • December 11, 2014   BY  

    Northern California is being hit with a massive storm that’s pounding the state with rain, snow and strong winds. The National Weather Service considers it the strongest storm the state has seen in five years and expects it to dump as much as 8 inches of rain over a 24-hour period. Since the storm began last night, more than 90,000 San Franciscans have already lost power. Continue reading

  • September 9, 2014   BY  

    The death toll from Kashmir’s heaviest rainfall in 50 years rose to more than 400 on Tuesday. Six days of heavy rainfall that began on Sept. 3 has submerged more than 2,000 villages near the border of India-controlled Kashmir and Pakistan in the Himalayan region, putting more than 1.5 million people in danger. Officials expect the conditions to worsen for the next few days and have told approximately 700,000 people to abandon their homes. Continue reading

  • September 6, 2014   BY  

    More than 200 people have died in Pakistan and India after heavy monsoon rains and floods swept through the region, the Associated Press reports. Continue reading

  • August 15, 2014  

    Eight months of civil war in South Sudan has forced more than 1.5 million people out of their homes. Even those who found shelter in United Nations camps around the country endure desperate living situations, made worse by the country’s rainy season. Special correspondent Nick Harper reports from the town of Malakal. Continue reading

  • August 12, 2014  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, major Michigan interstates were closed after record-breaking rains caused flooding, shutting down General Motor’s tech center near Detroit. Also, the government of Russia dispatched a miles-long convoy of trucks toward the Ukrainian border under the auspices of a humanitarian aid mission to pro-Russian rebels. Continue reading

  • August 12, 2014   BY  

    The aftermath of a Monday storm that unleashed nearly five inches of rain on the Detroit area is still being felt Tuesday.
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  • July 31, 2014  

    Lyons, Colorado, was cut off from the world for three days when it suffered devastating floods that damaged hundreds of houses and killed one. Nearly a year later, Lyons celebrates its survival with the return of the RockyGrass Festival, one of the nation’s leading bluegrass events. Jeffrey Brown tells the story of a community uniting over music and their remaining struggles in rebuilding. Continue reading

  • June 20, 2014   BY  

    At least 12 people were killed and an unknown number still missing, officials say, after heavy flooding and torrential rains paralyzed parts of Bulgaria today.

    In the worst-hit Black Sea resort town of Varna, floodwaters rose up to 3.2 ft., cars were swept on top of one another, and thick mud blanketed the streets. Continue reading

  • May 27, 2014  

    The coast of Louisiana is crumbling into the Gulf of Mexico at an alarming rate, and the regional Flood Protection Authority says the oil and gas industry is partly to blame. A big political fight has broken out in the state legislature over who should pay to try and repair the damage. Hari Sreenivasan reports. Continue reading