A giant panda comeback, microchip manicures and Judy Garland’s “Wizard of Oz” isn’t in Kansas anymore. Check out these stories and others you might have missed on this week's episode of 5 Stories.
By Deema Zein, Julia Griffin
Thursday's spring outlook is bad news for the West, which has been under a megadrought for more than 20 years.
By Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
The cascading crises of power outages across Texas due to winter weather lead to another problem — lack of clean water.
By Associated Press
The Republican senator said he began second-guessing the trip since the moment he first got on the plane Wednesday. "In hindsight, I wouldn't have done it," he told reporters.
By Steve Peoples, Jake Bleiberg, Associated Press
By Paul J. Weber, Jill Bleed, Associated Press
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says 7 million people have been ordered to boil their water before consuming it. The extreme weather was blamed for the deaths of over three dozen people, some while trying to keep warm.
By Paul J. Weber, Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott wants mandates that would require power plants to withstand extreme winter weather. The number of Texas residents still without electricity Thursday was fewer than 500,000 after historic snowfall and single-digit temperatures.
By Amna Nawaz, Zoe Rohrich
The winter of 2021 is writing itself into the record books this week, with large swaths of the nation seeing the coldest weather in memory. But is this a particularly severe phase of winter weather or is there more to…
By Josh Funk, Associated Press
Many schools and businesses closed Monday as the storm moved across the Midwest and officials urged drivers to stay off the roads.
By Curt Anderson, Freida Frisaro, Associated Press
It could wreak havoc in a region where people are still grappling with more than 120 deaths and many more missing in the aftermath of Eta. This has been an extraordinarily busy hurricane season.
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