More than 900 prisoners were evacuated from a state prison near Colorado Springs, Colo., early Wednesday as one of four wildfires across the Front Range moved toward the facility, The Associated Press writes.
BP is ending its cleanup of the massive Deepwater Horizon oil spill in three Gulf Coast states this month, leaving Louisiana as the only state with ongoing cleanup linked to the company’s Deepwater Horizon Response effort.
We’re a little late noting this poll, but it’s important so we’re backing up a bit: A Pew poll released Monday finds a majority of Americans — 56 percent — think the National Security Agency’s tracking of phone records “is an acceptable way for the government to investigate terrorism.”
The controversial broadening of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court’s powers after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks is under renewed focus after Wednesday’s report that the panel has given the National Security Agency the authority to collect millions of Verizon customers’ telephone records.
United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice, a lightning rod for Republican critics of the Obama administration’s handling of the September 2012 attack on a U.S. outpost in Benghazi, Libya, is moving into the post of national security adviser at the White House.
The tornado that struck El Reno, Okla., Friday “is officially the widest known tornado in the U.S.,” says the National Weather Service office in Norman, Okla., announcing today that at its widest, the storm stretched across 2.6 miles.
Move over Archaeopteryx, an older bird just landed on the evolutionary tree.
The warnings aren’t as ominous as they were eight days ago in the hours leading up to the tornado that devastated Moore, Okla., but the National Weather Service is predicting “another round of severe weather for the Central United States on Tuesday.”
While the number of deaths and amount of damage caused by a huge tornado that tore through Moore, Okla., on Monday remain high, state officials announced just after 9 a.m. ET Tuesday that fewer people than feared may have lost their lives.
Tornadoes on Saturday in Kansas and surrounding states were followed by more twisters in Oklahoma on Sunday — including one that leveled a mobile home park in Shawnee, killing a 79-year-old man in the process.