By JAMIE STENGLEAssociated Press
DALLAS (AP) - A tour of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum begins in a bright area representing his early domestic agenda, but with one turn, visitors find themselves in a darkened room surrounded by chilling reminders of the Sept. 11 terrorist
By JIM SUHR and JIM SALTERAssociated Press
CLARKSVILLE, Mo. (AP) - Those fighting floods in several communities along the Mississippi River were mostly successful Sunday despite the onslaught of water, but an ominous forecast and the growing accumulation of snow in the upper Midwest tempered any
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has issued an emergency declaration and pledged disaster relief aid to Texas to help in the recovery efforts following this week's deadly fertilizer plant explosion near Waco.
Obama's order Friday night authorizes the Federal Emergency
By JIM SALTER and JASON KEYSERAssociated Press
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Middle America was overwhelmed by weather Thursday, with snow in the north, tornadoes in the Plains, and torrential rains that caused floods and transportation woes - and a sinkhole in Chicago.
Seemingly every community in the Plains
By JOHN L. MONE and MICHAEL BRICKAssociated Press
WEST, Texas (AP) - Rescue workers searched rubble that witnesses compared to a war zone early Thursday for survivors of a fertilizer plant explosion in a small Texas town that killed as many as 15 people and injured more than 160 others. The blast
By JOHN L. MONE and BETSY BLANEYAssociated Press
WEST, Texas (AP) - A massive explosion at a fertilizer plant near Waco on Wednesday injured dozens of people and killed an unknown number of others, leaving the factory a smoldering ruin and leveling buildings for blocks in every direction.
By PAISLEY DODDSAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - With more than 30 marathons being held this weekend alone and big events on the horizon, officials around the world are boosting security efforts in the wake of the fatal bomb blasts that shook Boston's race.
Britain was making last-minute efforts
By TAMI ABDOLLAH and COLLEEN LONGAssociated Press
From the World Trade Center and Times Square in New York to the White House and sports venues across the country, police patrolled in packs and deployed counterterrorism teams Monday as security was stepped up after explosions at the Boston Marathon
By TAMI ABDOLLAHAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police in Los Angeles, New York City, London, Washington and other cities worldwide stepped up security Monday following explosions at the Boston Marathon.
In Los Angeles, the Sheriff's Department activated its emergency operations center and
By KEVIN McGILLAssociated Press
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A political brawl has broken out between the mayor and a sheriff who runs the city jail, which has come under scrutiny for a video showing inmates using drugs, drinking beer and handling a gun.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu asked a judge last Tuesday to