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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 …


UPDATED: Mon., May 6, 2019, 9:49 p.m.

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 …


UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019, 9:11 p.m.

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 …


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 3:39 p.m.

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 …


UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019, 7:16 p.m.

‘Bomb cyclone’ snow, wind impact Midwest, Great Lakes

Powerful spring snow storm creating hazardous travel conditions in parts of the Midwest and Great Lakes regions


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 7:12 p.m.

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 …


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 1:44 p.m.

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 …


3 Midwest states demand more power over river after floods

Three Midwestern Republican governors of states ravaged by recent flooding on Wednesday demanded more authority over management of the Missouri River system.


UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 8:41 p.m.

Experts warn Midwest flood risk may persist for months

Even as floodwaters receded in hard-hit places in in the Midwest, experts warned Saturday that with plenty of snow still left to melt in northern states, the relief may only …


Midwest flooding costs increasing, with $1.6B damage in Iowa

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said Friday that recent flooding in the state has caused an estimated $1.6 billion in damage, pushing the total costs from the devastating Midwest flooding to …


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 6:52 p.m.

Floodwaters threaten millions in crop and livestock losses

Farmer Jeff Jorgenson looks out over 750 acres of cropland submerged beneath the swollen Missouri River, and he knows he probably won’t plant this year.


More evacuations in Midwest as floodwaters head downstream

Residents in parts of southwestern Iowa were forced out of their homes Sunday as a torrent of Missouri River water flowed over and through levees.


More evacuations in Midwest as floodwaters head downstream

ST. LOUIS – Residents in parts of southwestern Iowa were forced out of their homes Sunday as a torrent of Missouri River water flowed over and through levees. Heavy rainfall …


UPDATED: Sat., March 16, 2019, 10:12 p.m.

Authorities direct rescues, evacuations as floodwaters breach levees in Midwest

Authorities were using boats and large vehicles on Saturday to rescue and evacuate residents in parts of the Midwest where a recent deluge of rainwater and snowmelt was sent pouring …


UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 8:58 p.m.

Midwest flooding forces evacuations, closing of road, river

Rain and snowmelt from a massive late-winter storm has pushed streams and rivers out of their banks, pooled in rural fields and on some city streets from Nebraska to Wisconsin, …


Colorado’s ‘bomb cyclone’ storm barrels toward Midwest

A blizzard that paralyzed parts of Colorado and Wyoming barreled into the Midwest on Thursday, bringing whiteout conditions to western Nebraska and dumping heavy rain that prompted evacuations in communities …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 5:21 p.m.

Winter storm dumps rare snow on Seattle as Midwest warms up

Winter weather pounded a swath of the U.S. West on Monday, closing schools, delaying flights and turning streets into sledding hills in coastal cities like Seattle that rarely get much …


Human toll of cold: more than 2 dozen dead, hundreds hurt

The dangerous cold and heavy snow that hobbled the northern U.S. this week has retreated, but not before exacting a human toll. The system left in its wake more than …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 8:09 p.m.

Long johns to short sleeves: Rapid thaw follows polar blast

In Illinois, temperatures could rise by 80 degrees within days. In Michigan, melting snow and rain and a 17-mile ice jam could lead to flooding. Across the Midwest, the sudden …


Chicago faces one of its coldest days on record as Midwest plunges into deep freeze

The coldest air in at least 25 years is pouring into the Midwest on Wednesday, promising to topple records and prompting officials to warn of “life-threatening” temperatures.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 29, 2019, 6:39 p.m.

Midwest cities scramble to keep homeless from dangerous cold

Winter’s sharpest bite in years moved past painful into life-threatening territory Tuesday, prompting officials throughout the Midwest to take extraordinary measures to protect the homeless and other vulnerable people from …


Heavy snow hitting parts of Midwest; dangerous cold coming

Heavy snow and powerful wind created blizzard-like conditions Monday across parts of the Midwest, prompting officials to cancel about 1,000 flights in Chicago and close hundreds of schools in several …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 25, 2019, 9:14 p.m.

Deep freeze grips Upper Midwest, more bitter cold to come

An arctic wave has wrapped parts of the Midwest in numbing cold, sending temperatures plunging and prompting officials to close schools in several states on Friday, but forecasters say the …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 3:50 p.m.

Hundreds of schools closed, delayed amid Midwest snowstorm

Schools are closed across the Midwest and Detroit’s main airport has been shut down as a major snowstorm crawls across the region.


Plane skids from runway at Chicago airport amid snowy and icy weather

People throughout parts of the Midwest woke Saturday to a heavy and steady snowfall that forced the cancellation of hundreds of airline flights and made driving dangerous.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 7:53 p.m.

Weekend winter storm sweeping from Midwest to New England

A winter storm started sweeping across the Midwest on Friday, leading to slick roads and runways, as it inched its way toward New England, where it was forecast to dump …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 8:44 p.m.

Wild weather: Water rescues in South, heavy snow in Midwest

A powerful winter storm that brought blizzard warnings Friday across the Upper Midwest was blamed for at least three fatal crashes while flash flooding from rains in the South swept …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 9:30 p.m.

Primary night: Dems go for diversity, GOP for Trump choices

Democrats embraced diversity in a new night of firsts while Republicans rejected a face of the GOP’s old guard on Tuesday as the turbulent 2018 primary season lurched toward its …


Death, washed-out roads amid flooding in Upper Midwest

Widespread flooding in the Upper Midwest was blamed for at least one death in Wisconsin, while officials in northern Michigan were assessing damage from flash-flooding that washed out roads, damaged …


UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 10:39 a.m.

Schweitzer Engineering Labs expanding into the Midwest with Purdue research facility

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories of Pullman is expanding into the Midwest with plans to build a 100,000-square-foot facility for electric power research near Purdue University.