via CNN Drew Wojtkowski is playing the odds with Hurricane Sandy, with a plan to ride out the massive storm on Sunday at his oceanfront home on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Yes, he’s stocked up with extra supplies. Yes, he’s keeping an eye on the rising water levels, particularly on North Carolina 12 — the […]

via BBC News At least 42 people have died in a heatwave that has brought soaring temperatures to a dozen US states from the Midwest to the East Coast. Crops shriveled and roads and railway lines buckled in the heat. Hundreds of records fell across the affected area on Friday and Saturday, but the heat […]

via CNN A freak fall snow storm slammed the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast on Saturday, leaving three people dead, more than 2 million households without power and thousands of air travelers stranded. An 84-year-old man was napping in a recliner at his home in Temple, Pennsylvania, on Saturday afternoon when part of a large, snow-filled tree […]

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.8 struck near Washington, D.C., the U.S.Geological Survey said.

A winter storm has halted operations at some airports in the Northeast, and thousands of flights have been canceled. No flights will operate at Reagan Washington National or Dulles International airports on Wednesday, according to Washington Metropolitan Airports Authority spokeswoman Tara Hamilton.