Seventh grade teacher Maureen Howard is among dozens of teachers in the Spokane-Coeur d’Alene area who have turned to the online educational charity organization donorschoose.org as school budgets have tightened.
Residents of 18 communities in central and western Massachusetts woke to widespread damage Thursday, a day after at least two late-afternoon tornadoes shocked emergency officials with their suddenness and violence and caused the state’s first tornado-related deaths in 16 years.
Environmentalists are trying to head off a European Union plan to deepen shipping channels that they fear could eliminate the last shallows where the sturgeon deposit their eggs - dooming the fish to vanish in its last stronghold in Europe.
Angel Delgadillo, 84, has witnessed the rise and fall of America’s most historic byway and gets credit for helping it rise again as Historic Route 66. Telling his story and the road’s has become his life’s work. Delgadillo was the driving force behind the formation of the Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona, which lobbied the state to dedicate U.S. 66 as “Historic Route 66.”
Violent weather swept across the Eastern seaboard overnight, dropping heavy rains that flooded towns from New England to Georgia, knocking out power and killing at least three people in the Atlanta area.
Tens of thousands of Sudanese are fleeing from the contested north-south border region of Abyei, and the top U.S. official in the region warned Friday of a humanitarian crisis over the north’s invasion.
View a slide show of celebrations in various sporting events from around the world on Wednesday, May 25, 2011. From a Dodgers game to the Indian Premier League cricket, all these photos showcase the rush and excitement of sports excellence.
War crimes fugitive Ratko Mladic was arrested Thursday in village of Lazarevo. Gen. Ratko Mladic, Europe’s most wanted war crimes suspect, has been arrested in Serbia after years in hiding, the country’s president said Thursday.
Representatives of eight countries with large wild elephant populations pledged Tuesday to eradicate poaching of the animals and smuggling of ivory to ensure their survival for future generations. Environment ministers or officials from Thailand, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, India, Botswana, Congo, Kenya and Tanzania attended the meeting in New Delhi.
The Grimsvotn volcano, which lies under the uninhabited Vatnajokull glacier about 120 miles (200 kilometers) east of the capital, Reykjavik, Iceland began erupting Saturday for the first time since 2004.
Officers from the Pennsylvania Game Commission gathered the falcon chicks to give them a check up and apply bands to their legs, and then return them to the nest in Pittsburgh. The peregrine falcon is listed on Pennsylvania endangered species, and the program monitoring the birds nesting has been in effect since since 2002.
The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency said there are more than 4,800 people displaced in Mississippi due to flooding, with more than 2,000 of them in Vicksburg and surrounding areas in Warren County. MEMA Spokesman Jeff Rent said more than 6,000 people in Mississippi could be displaced before the flood is over.