• September 14, 2011   BY Alaina G. Levine  

    A tree lies fallen among rubble near a home outside Killington, Vt., on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011. Photo by Scott Eisen/Bloomberg via Getty Images. As Irene battered the East Coast two weeks ago, Frank Lombardo knew that only after the … Continue reading

  • September 8, 2011   BY News Desk  

    Libyan rebels. File photo by Patrick Baz/AFP/Getty Images. Moammar Gadhafi, already effectively driven from power by Libyan rebels, denied claims that he is in neighboring Niger in a phone call to a television station in Syria, attributing rumors to psychological … Continue reading

  • September 8, 2011  

    In other news Thursday, state officials raised the count of homes destroyed by the Bastrop County wildfire to nearly 1,400. The fire is about 30 percent contained. Also, two NATO troops have been killed in a roadside bombing in southern Afghanistan. There is no word on their nationalities or the exact location of the attack. Continue reading

  • September 8, 2011  

    Emergency officials ordered 100,000 residents to move away from rising rivers in Pennsylvania and New York on Thursday, after downpours turned even peaceful waterways into potentially dangerous torrents. Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Mayor Thomas Leighton told Jeffrey Brown “we won’t relax until people are back in their homes.” Continue reading

  • September 7, 2011   BY Jason Kane  

    Two Texas National Guard CH-46 Blackhawks fly over the flames to dump their water near Bastrop, Texas, Sept. 6, 2011. Photo via Flickr user The National Guard. GALVESTON, Texas – Flames tore through more than 550 homes near Austin this … Continue reading

  • September 7, 2011  

    In Texas, Bastrop County’s emergency coordinator said that a huge wildfire southeast of Austin is now 30 percent contained. Ray Suarez speaks with Kate Galbraith of the Texas Tribune about efforts to combat scores of fires, which have destroyed more than 1,000 homes and killed at least four people in the Lone Star State. Continue reading

  • September 6, 2011   BY News Desk  

    Libyan rebels guard the last outpost before Bani Walid from the northern road towards Misrata. Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images. As Libyan rebels continue to negotiate with Moammar Gadhafi’s remaining fighters ahead of Saturday’s deadline to surrender, a convoy of … Continue reading

  • September 6, 2011  

    In other news Tuesday, flood warnings from the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee extended all the way into New England as the system pushed northward. Some of the worst downpours came in Chattanooga, Tenn., with more than 9 inches of rain. Also, the plague of wildfires in Texas has now destroyed more than 1,000 homes. Continue reading

  • September 5, 2011   BY News Desk  

    A man paddles a canoe through flood waters in Lafitte, La. Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images. After sweeping through Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama Sunday morning, causing flooding in low-lying areas and leaving thousands without power, a weakened storm is continuing … Continue reading

  • September 5, 2011  

    In other news Monday, residents in Slidell, La. waded through flooded neighborhoods after the latest storm dropped more than 14 inches of rain. At least 16,000 costumers were left without power as the system moved along the Gulf Coast. Also, the worst typhoon to hit Japan in 7 years killed 34 people, and 55 are still missing. Continue reading