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Politics Jun 17As COVID-19 crisis ebbs, some lawmakers seeking 9/11-style commission
The proposal comes amid lingering questions over the government's response to the crisis and the origin of the virus that has killed more than 600,000 Americans.
Nation May 05Flood threats persist as storms continue to drench the South
Relentless wind and rain have pummeled large swaths of the South, spawning tornadoes, sparking a flash flood emergency in Alabama and damaging homes from Texas to Virginia.
Nation Mar 18Severe storms, tornadoes possible across the Deep South
The prospect of more tornadoes overnight and into Thursday across the Deep South had forecasters advising residents to take extra precautions after a wave of storms pounded the region throughout the day Wednesday, leaving a trail of splintered trees and…
Politics Jan 16Some in the GOP parrot far-right talk of a coming civil war
War-like imagery has begun spreading in Republican circles after the attack on the U.S. Capitol by a mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters, with some elected officials and party leaders rejecting pleas to tone down rhetoric calling for a second…
Politics Nov 04Alabama approves bid to cut racist phrases from state’s Constitution
Voters in the majority white, conservative state rejected similar proposals twice since 2000. But this measure passed with 67% of the votes on Tuesday.
Nation Sep 17After Sally: Rescue, recovery and a wary eye on rivers
Coastal residents, meanwhile, looked to begin the recovery from a storm that turned streets into rivers, ripped roofs off buildings, knocked out power to hundreds of thousands and killed at least one person.
Nation Sep 15Hurricane Sally slows, gathering a deluge for the Gulf Coast
Hurricane Sally is crawling toward the northern Gulf Coast at just 2 mph, a pace that's enabling the storm to gather huge amounts of water to eventually dump on land.
Nation Sep 14LIVE MAP: Track Hurricane Sally’s path
Hurricane Sally made landfall Wednesday morning near Gulf Shores, Alabama, as a Category 2 storm, pushing a surge of ocean water onto the coast and dumping torrential rain that forecasters said would cause dangerous flooding.
Nation Jul 28Space Camp in danger of closing permanently due to pandemic
Space Camp, an educational program attended by nearly 1 million people, including a dozen who went on to become astronauts or cosmonauts, said Tuesday it’s in danger of closing without a cash infusion because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Health Jul 18As virus surges in some US states, emergency rooms swamped
In Texas, Dr. Alison Haddock of the Baylor College of Medicine said the current situation is worse than after Hurricane Harvey, which swamped Houston with floodwaters in 2017. The state reported a new daily record for virus deaths Friday and more than…