The epic Minot, North Dakota flood is in full-destructive force Friday, already flooding some 2,500 homes before the day ends. Another 1,500 homes, or a total of about 4,000 homes, are projected to be flooded by the end of Friday. About 11,000 people, or a quarter of Minot’s population, have been evacuated.
Low-lying areas of Minot, North Dakota, are already submerged under several feet of water on Friday after the Souris River breached most of the flood levees and dikes in the city.
North Dakota emergency workers are racing against time to build an unprecedentedly high flood levee before the Souris River crests and submerges Minot, the fourth largest city in the state, under water.
Up to 12,000 people will evacuate from Minot, N.D., today to escape the imminent onslaught of flood waters that will soon overflow levees along the Souris River and swallow much of the fourth largest city in the state.
Strong winds of up to 50 mph on Sunday are expected to fan the flames of eastern Arizona’s Wallow Fire, the largest wildfire in the state’s history.
A “surprise witness” in the Casey Anthony homicide trial embarrassed defense attorney Jose Baez by holding a press conference outside the court house to deny claims made by the side that invited him.
New Mexico is battling two major fires on opposite ends of the state – in the southwest, Arizona’s gigantic Wallow Fire, and in the northeast, a Colorado-border wildfire. The embattled state is also fighting a third fire in the southeast that closed down Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
Saddleback Church’s first-ever Daniel Plan Fun Walk & Run got more than 1,200 people to put on their running shoes this past Saturday. As promised, Austin Andrews of the reality show “Biggest Loser” joined the Daniel Plan Fun Walk & Run
Arizona's Wallow Fire is massive and has been growing by tens of thousands of acres a day. But it is not expected to surpass the state's largest wildfire, the 2002 Rodeo-Chediski fire, said a fire chief.
The semi-good news is that the Wallow Fire in eastern Arizona is officially six percent contained (the number is likely higher) as of Friday night. But the bad news is that the massive wildfire is “very, very close” to spreading to another state: New Mexico.
The Wallow Fire, which has partially been contained, is not expected to cause blackouts in Tucson, Ariz., or El Paso, Texas. Officials of Tucson Electric Power said Friday that the wildfire most likely will not reach the closest power line
A group of 28 senators sent a letter to President Obama’s Medicaid Administrator Thursday defending Indiana’s ban on federal tax dollars going to clinics that provide abortion.
The Wallow Fire has threatened New Mexico for days with its heavy clouds of smoke. But the mammoth fire originating from eastern Arizona is now a real threat to Luna, N.M. – being less than half a mile away now.
Natalie Portman and her fiancé Benjamin Millepied, who is also her co-star in the 2010 film “Black Swan,” joined over 100,000 people in a signature petition to President Barack Obama in support of gay marriage.
A computer forensic expert testified in the Casey Anthony murder trial Wednesday that she found Internet searches for chloroform on the Anthony family’s computer.
Arizona's raging Wallow Fire refuses to submit to firefighting efforts, washing tens of thousands of new acres in flames for a total of nearly 400,000 acres burned.
A 90-year-woman from Mississippi is the new Guinness World Record holder for the longest tenure as a church pianist and organist.
The case against Casey Anthony is building with the testimony of the foremost expert on human decay odor science, who basically said he can’t think of anything other than a dead body that would produce the level of a particular chemical found in air and carpet samples collected from the trunk of Anthony’s car.
Bishop Eddie Long defied critics who said his church is collapsing by announcing Sunday that the Lithonia, Ga.-based megachurch is starting a New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala.
The second week of the Casey Anthony murder trial brought forth the testimonies of experts and recorded phone conversations. Anthony, 25, is a Florida woman who is accused of murdering her two-year-daughter Caylee Anthony in June 2008.
For those living near Disney World in Florida, there is a good chance you saw an aircraft pulling the following banner, “Warning Gay Pride Day@Disney 2Day.”
Medina Valley High School Valedictorian Angela Hildenbrand in Texas can pray at her graduation ceremony on Saturday after a federal appeals court granted an emergency appeal late Friday.
Phillip Garrido, an ex-sex offender, was sentenced to 431 years in prison for kidnapping and sexually assaulting Jaycee Lee Dugard when she was 11 years old. Garrido, 60, and his wife Nancy kept Jaycee in a shed behind their house for 18 years. Garrido fathered two children with Dugard, who are now 13 and 16 years old.
Casey Anthony, the Florida woman accused of murdering her daughter, has told friends, family, and the police that two-year-old Caylee was with her nanny named Zanny, short for Zenaida Gonzalez, and that it was Zanny who kidnapped Caylee Anthony.