Sep 4, 2016

Earthquake shakes swath of Midwest from Nebraska to Texas

A record-tying earthquake in the edge of Oklahoma's key energy-producing areas rattled the Midwest from Illinois to the southwest part of Texas on Saturday, bringing fresh attention to the practice of disposing oil and gas field wastewater deep underground. The United States Geological Survey said ...

Illinois-Missouri death toll in historic floods at 20; four missing

Jan 1, 2016

Illinois-Missouri death toll in historic floods at 20; four missing

Surging Midwestern rivers forced hundreds of evacuations, threatened dozens of levees and brought transportation by car, boat or train to a virtual standstill Thursday in the St. Louis area. Swollen rivers and streams, already high from a wet late fall, were pushed to heights not ...

Clinton: Confederate flag shouldn't fly anywhere anymore

/ Jun 24, 2015

Clinton: Confederate flag shouldn't fly anywhere anymore

Hillary Rodham Clinton says the Confederate battle flag "shouldn't fly anywhere." The Democratic presidential contender calls the deadly shootings of nine black church members in South Carolina "an act of racist terrorism perpetrated in a house of God." She's welcomed news that South Carolina Gov. Nikki ...