According to our news blog, the flooding Mississippi River has crested lower than expected in Vicksburg, Miss., but the Army Corps of Engineers warns it will be days before the surging waters recede, The Associated Press reports.The city had been preparing for days for the floodwaters to ar
Eddie Simmons was relieved to hear that the Mississippi River crested slightly lower than expected north of him in Vicksburg, Miss., confident his house would survive the flooding that is plaguing many states.Simmons, a retired logger, is recovering from hip-replacement surgery and can barely leave
Syrian security forces opened fire on protesters around the country Friday in the latest sign the conflict could be moving toward a long and bloody stalemate as President Bashar Assad shrugged off tighter sanctions and U.S. calls to step aside.
It's bound to be a tense meeting. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with President Obama at the White House Friday, just hours after rejecting the central tenet of Obama's latest peace plan proposal.In his speech about Middle East issues Thursday, Obama reiterated U.S.
Republican Newt Gingrich's run for president has had a rocky start, and he's been engaged in damage control all week. On Sunday, he infuriated Republicans when he called House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's plan for revamping Medicare "radical."
It would be easy — expected, even — for Mary Johnson and Oshea Israel to be enemies. After all, he killed Johnson's only son, in 1993. He went to prison for that — and toward the end of his sentence, he and Johnson made peace.As a teenager in Minneapolis, Israel was involved with gangs and drugs.