Nation May 30

Levees strained as Arkansas River holds at record levels

Officials expected hundreds of homes to flood in Fort Smith, Arkansas' second-largest city. In nearby Van Buren, officials warned that a levee protecting a mostly rural area was "showing signs of significant leakage and deterioration."…

Politics May 23

Congress on the cusp of approving long-overdue disaster aid

Congress is rushing to wrap up a long-overdue $19 billion disaster aid package, but only after Democrats insisted on jettisoning President Donald Trump's $4.5 billion request to handle an unprecedented influx of migrants at the southern border.

Apr 10

Spring storm threatens to repeat March’s bomb cyclone

Blizzard warnings were posted from Colorado to Minnesota on Wednesday and wildfires were a concern in New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma as the second so-called "bomb cyclone" storm in less than a month hit the central U.S., raising the prospect…

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