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Biden, Trump press contrasts in Midwest after debate chaos

Fresh off their chaotic debate-stage clash, President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden targeted voters across the Midwest on Wednesday, hitting hard at their contrasting messages as millions of voters cast early ballots.

Virus cases rise in US heartland, home to anti-mask feelings

It began with devastation in the New York City area, followed by a summertime crisis in the Sun Belt. Now the coronavirus outbreak is heating up fast in smaller cities in the heartland, often in conservative corners of America where anti-mask sentiment runs high.

Michigan flood displaces thousands, threatens Superfund site

Rapidly rising water overtook dams and forced the evacuation of about 10,000 people in central Michigan from flooded communities, and the governor warned that one downtown could end up “under approximately 9 feet of water” Wednesday.

House passes $19B disaster aid bill over Trump opposition

The House on Friday passed a $19 billion disaster aid bill that would deliver long-sought relief to farmers, victims of hurricanes and floods, and rebuild southern military bases, as Democrats try to dislodge the legislation from a Senate logjam over aid to hurricane-slammed Puerto Rico.

Midwest rivers recede, but flooding danger lingers

The swollen Mississippi River and its tributaries were receding in many flood-ravaged communities on Monday, but concerns remained high because of the threat of heavy rain over the next few days.

Four killed in Midwest flooding; roads closed, levees strained

The latest round of Midwestern flooding claimed at least four lives, closed hundreds of roads and forced residents of river towns to shore up threatened levees with sandbags as waters rose to and near record levels in some communities.l

Spring snowstorm buries Midwest, tornadoes possible in South

Strong winds and more snow hit the Midwest on Friday following a spring storm that buried several states in snow, while forecasters warned churches in the South to prepare for strong thunderstorms and potential weekend tornadoes.

Bomb cyclone storm hammering central U.S., disrupting travel

Blizzard warnings are posted from Colorado to Minnesota and wildfires are a concern in New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma as the second so-called “bomb cyclone” storm in less than a month hit the central U.S. raising the prospect of renewed flooding in the already drenched Midwest. Heavy snow began disrupting ground and air travel Wednesday afternoon, with roads becoming impassable in parts of South Dakota and about half of the daily flights at Denver International Airport being canceled.

Storm to hit Rockies before forming new ‘bomb cyclone’

Flood, snow, avalanche and fire alerts popped up Monday from Idaho to Colorado, as parts of the U.S. interior that were paralyzed by blizzards and floods last month braced for round two of an unusual weather phenomenon.

For some river towns, flood protection is simply too costly

The window of the Bee Naturals bath-and-body shop offers a view out of a Mark Twain novel: The sprawling Mississippi River at one of its widest points lapping against a small-town Missouri waterfront as barges float by and eagles dart in the air above.

Late 3-pointer lifts Kentucky over Houston, to Elite 8

Tyler Herro hit a 3-pointer with 25.8 seconds left to give Kentucky the lead after Houston had erased a double-digit lead, and the Wildcats escaped their NCAA Midwest Regional semifinal with a 62-58 win over Houston