By JULIE PACEAssociated Press
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - President Barack Obama absorbed the devastation of Colorado's wildfires Friday, visiting a neighborhood struck by the flames and taking in the acrid smells of charred homes while plumes of smoke rose from the
By BRENT KALLESTADAssociated Press
LIVE OAK, Fla. (AP) - Florida officials said Thursday that Tropical Storm Debby was responsible for seven deaths in the state.
State emergency operations spokeswoman Jessica Sims said that two people died in Pinellas County,
By STEVE KARNOWSKIAssociated Press
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Attorney Bob Burns already gets a lot of information from his smartphone, but he welcomes the prospect of getting a little more - free warnings about life-threatening weather from a sophisticated new government system
By JOAN LOWYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican leaders pushed a sweeping highways-student loans package salvaging millions of construction jobs and maintaining low interest rates on millions of new college loans toward a House vote Friday even as conservative groups
By HOPE YEN and KRISTEN WYATTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - For the first time in a century, most of America's largest cities are growing at a faster rate than their surrounding suburbs as young adults seeking a foothold in the weak job market shun home-buying and stay
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Friday will tour the damage of the wildfires roaring in Colorado, offering a level of personal attention that's become more essential for any White House since the botched federal response to Hurricane Katrina.
By ALAN FRAM and JOAN LOWYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Facing weekend deadlines for action, congressional leaders have agreed to deals overhauling the nation's transportation programs without a Republican provision forcing approval of the proposed Keystone XL oil
By MICHAEL KUNZELMANAssociated Press
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Louisiana businessman linked to a corruption probe of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin is expected to plead guilty Wednesday to conspiring to bribe a former city official.
The ex-official served as an
By BRENDAN FARRINGTONAssociated Press
ST. GEORGE ISLAND, Fla. (AP) - While Debby has weakened to a tropical depression as it makes its way across northern Florida, forecasters are warning that coastal areas that have been drenched in recent days remain at a high risk of flooding
By SUE MANNINGAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Summer at animal shelters across the country means more animals, more work, more bills and more worries.
And there are sometimes fewer staffers, volunteers and donations to handle it.