Hurricane Irene flooded or damaged hundreds of roads and scores of bridges as the storm cut a treacherous swath across 11 states in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast during the weekend of Aug. 27-28. Buildings were washed away, and many homes were flooded. Copyright 2011 National Public Radio.
For years, Arlington National Cemetery has been defined by honor. Presidents are buried there. The crew of the space shuttle Challenger. And thousands of men and women who served in the military.But Barbara Tye doesn't have the same sense of honor she once had.
Obama issued the statement after conducting a conference call with members of his national security team:Tonight, the momentum against the Qadhafi regime has reached a tipping point. Tripoli is slipping from the grasp of a tyrant. The Qadhafi regime is showing signs of collapsing.
The news of late has been particularly worrying. Stock market stumbles, famine in Africa and precious human cargo lost in Afghanistan make even an optimist seek reassurance.But writer Gwen Thompkins says that bad news always stings more during the month of August.