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Louisiana Flood: Obama To Tour Area To Assess Damage

President Barack Obama will visit Louisiana on Tuesday to assess flood damage there, days after he was criticized for not cutting short his vacation on Martha’s Vineyard to view the devastation in the Gulf Coast state.

August 23, 2016

Storms Snarl U.S Travel, Threaten Rare Winter Tornadoes

Snow, sleet and hail snarled transportation in large parts of the United States on Monday during one of the busiest travel times of the year, after dozens died in U.S. storms that were just some of the wild weather seen worldwide over the Christmas holiday period.

December 28, 2015

Eastern U.S. Sees Warm Christmas, Winter Storm Looms For Plains

Above-average temperatures will linger for the eastern United States through the weekend, with rain across the area raising the possibility of flash floods. But in the western United States, winter was coming out in full force.

December 25, 2015

Southern U.S. States Clean Up After Storms Kill At Least 10

Southern U.S. states began digging out on Thursday after severe storms including some 20 tornadoes pounded the region, flattening homes, downing trees and killing at least 10 people.

December 25, 2015
Los Angeles apartment buildings

LA, On Cusp Of Controversial Quake Retrofit, May Want To Follow SF’s Blueprint

Los Angeles’ law would require as many as 13,500 quake-vulnerable wood-frame apartments to be strengthened, compared to 5,000 in San Francisco.

October 7, 2015

Typhoon Lashes China’s East Coast, 14 Dead And Four Missing: Xinhua

A typhoon battered China’s east coast on Sunday, killing 14 people and forcing the authorities to evacuate hundreds of thousands more.

August 9, 2015

Powerful Quake Jolts Mexico And Central America; At Least Four Killed

By Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times MEXICO CITY — A powerful earthquake jolted a wide section of southern Mexico and Central America early Monday, killing at least four people and damaging dozens of buildings in Guatemala. The 6.9 quake was felt as far north as Mexico City, through central Guatemala and as far south as […]

July 7, 2014

Beware The Unimaginable

The signs were all there. This is what jumps out at you in perusing postmortems of the two greatest surprise attacks in American history. In the days and weeks leading up to Dec. 7, 1941 and Sept. 11, 2001, there were numerous clues that seem neon in hindsight, but which no one pursued. Or, as […]

June 23, 2014