By JASON KEYSER and MICHAEL TARMAssociated Press
GLENVIEW, Ill. (AP) - A successful lawyer and his wife who planned to celebrate the Fourth of July with dinner, watching a movie or perhaps visiting a botanical garden were killed when a suburban Chicago railroad bridge collapsed
By RACHEL ZOLLAP Religion Writer
By a razor-thin margin, the largest Presbyterian group in the United States rejected a proposal Thursday to divest from three companies that do business with Israel. Pro-Palestinian advocates vowed to try again.
By ERIC TUCKER and VICKI SMITHAssociated Press
POTOMAC, Md. (AP) - Hundreds of thousands of people from Illinois to New Jersey are still without power after a line of deadly storms struck last Friday. A week of more unpredictable weather and sweltering temperatures has followed
By CHRIS KAHN and ERIC TUCKERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - In the aftermath of violent storms that knocked out power to millions from the Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic , sweltering residents and elected officials are demanding to know why it's taking so long to restring
By BEN NUCKOLSAssociated Press
LEESBURG, Va. (AP) - A fleet of 20 electrical utility trucks, with cranes capable of hoisting a line worker 55 feet above the ground, commandeered the parking lot behind a Hampton Inn in the northern Virginia exurbs of Washington early Tuesday
By ERIC TUCKER and MATTHEW BARAKATAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Utility crews struggled to catch up with a backlog of millions of people without electricity for a fourth hot day Tuesday as frustration grew and authorities feared the toll of 24 storm deaths could rise
By ALEX DOMINGUEZAssociated Press
TOWSON, Md. (AP) - At Ayd Hardware in Towson, a chalk sidewalk sign said in big letters "YES/DRY ICE." That was enough to draw in Sheila Williams of the Lockhearn area of Baltimore County, who happened to be driving by.
By JESSICA GRESKO and MATTHEW BARAKATAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - From North Carolina to New Jersey, nearly 1.8 million people still without electricity were asking the same question Monday evening: Why will it take so long to get the lights back on?
By JIM KUHNHENNAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama praised the coordinated response to Colorado's wildfires and said trying times bring Americans together.
Obama was in the state Friday for a firsthand look at the damage after he
By JESSICA GRESKOAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Utility crews untangled downed power lines and tree limbs Sunday, working to get the electricity turned back on for millions of people facing a second day of 100-degree temperatures without modern conveniences like air