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Obama declares disaster as US flood death toll climbs to 24

Jun 26, 2016 - 9:31 AM

Days of heavy rain have caused massive flooding in West Virginia where high waters have washed away cars trapped hundreds and cut power to large areas

Photo from West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management's Facebook account

US states sue federal government over transgender bathroom use

May 26, 2016 - 5:50 PM

Texas and 10 other states accuse the Obama administration of running roughshod over commonsense policies protecting children and basic privacy rights

epa05303100 (FILE) A file picture dated 16 april 2016 shows an 'All Gender' bathroom sign at the San Diego International Airport in San Diego, California, USA. According to reports from 13 May 2016, the US administration plans to direct public schools to allow transgender students use whichever bathroom they prefer to match their gender identity. EPA/JASON SZENES

Trump rolls unrivaled, Sanders takes West Virginia

May 11, 2016 - 10:33 AM

Trump is transitioning from the fierce primary battles to a general election showdown with Clinton even amid deep Republican discord about the celebrity billionaire

WINNERS IN WEST VIRGINIA. Donald Trump (L) and Bernie Sanders (R). AFP file photos

Washington DC digs out after monster blizzard

Jan 26, 2016 - 8:12 AM

For many the thrill of a weekend spent playing in the snow or in warm homes watching a stunning display of nature s power gave way to the realization that in Washington DC at least the cleanup will be long and messy

BREAK TIME. Joel Clement, 50, left, and Brad Farster, 35, right, both U.S. government employees, take a break in front of the U.S. Capitol building after a day of cross country skiing on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. USA, January 25, 2016. Allison Shelley/EPA

Storm-hit US digs out as death toll rises to 25

Jan 25, 2016 - 8:38 AM

UPDATED The eastern United States emerge wearily from a massive blizzard that dumped huge amounts of snow and killed at least 25 people

AFTER 'SNOWZILLA' People take photographs in the snow with the New York City skyline in the background in Central Park in New York, New York, USA, January 24, 2016. Peter Foley/EPA

'Snowzilla': Massive blizzard paralyzes eastern US

Jan 24, 2016 - 10:55 AM

UPDATED 16 die in Arkansas Kentucky New York North Carolina Maryland and Virginia while more than 200 000 people are left without power and 2 200 National Guard personnel are drafted in

FROZEN. People walk across the Brooklyn Bridge in Brooklyn, New York, USA, January 23, 2016. John Taggart/EPA

Five US states spared from mass shooting bloodbaths in 2015

Dec 13, 2015 - 9:32 AM

Experts debate whether the states were spared thanks to coincidence or if circumstances there make them a haven of peace

The San Bernandino shooting spree in which 14 people were killed and 17 wounded  was carried out by a local couple, police said overnight. Photo by Paul Buck/EPA

#USvote 2014: Democratic disaster as Republicans win US Senate

Nov 05, 2014 - 10:31 AM

UPDATED Riding a wave of public frustration Republicans seize at least 7 seats from Senate Democrats to claim the majority in both chambers of Congress for the first time since 2006

Supporters of U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR) in Arkansas hold American flags during an election night gathering on November 4, 2014 in North Little Rock, Arkansas. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Hundreds of thousands without water after US chemical spill

Jan 11, 2014 - 9:18 AM

The chemical may have contaminated up to 2 400 kilometers of pipelines in West Virginia affecting 300 000 people

CONTAMINATED. An unknown amount of the hazardous chemical contaminated the public water system for potentially 300,000 people in West Virginia. Tom Hindman/Getty Images/Agence France-Presse

11 years after murder, Filipina to come home in ashes

Oct 24, 2013 - 11:58 PM

Karen Santillan Tait 23 was killed by her husband in 2002 but her family had no idea until a decade later

INFOGRAPHIC: 2012 U.S. Electoral Map

Nov 11, 2012 - 2:07 PM

UPDATED Here is the 2012 US Election Map showing the distribution of the electoral votes as of Saturday November 10

#USvote: Electoral College tally

Nov 11, 2012 - 9:02 AM

UPDATED Nov 11 Here is the Electoral College tally for the 2012 US presidential election based on projections from the major US networks ABC NBC CBS CNN FOX and the New York Times

LIVE: Obama wins, say U.S. media

Nov 07, 2012 - 8:19 AM

LIVE COVERAGE of the 2012 US presidential election November 6 2012

Voters in full force for U.S. poll finale

Nov 07, 2012 - 6:44 AM

Freezing temperatures in the northeast light drizzle in Chicago and a threat of thunderstorms in Florida did little to deter citizens from lining up at polling stations

Obama, Romney end tumultuous White House campaign

Nov 06, 2012 - 2:10 PM

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney made their final cases to Americans on election eve Monday November 5 capping a grueling negative multi billion dollar campaign and handing their fates to voters

THE BATTLE IS ON. This combination of file pictures shows US President Barack Obama (L) speaking during a campaign event at Prime Osborn Convention Center July 19, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida, and US Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney (R) addressing the Family Research Council's Values Voter Summit in Washington on October 8, 2011. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN /Nicholas KAMM/FILES

U.S. sifts through Sandy's wreckage

Oct 31, 2012 - 4:23 PM

The massive cyclone that drove hurricane force winds and deadly ocean surges in the US East Coast was still generating blizzards in the Appalachians

PLUNGED IN DARKNESS. The darkened skyline of lower Manhattan is seen one day after Hurricane Sandy on October 30, 2012. Life ground to a virtual halt in parts of southern Manhattan still without power, but many New Yorkers seemed to be taking the damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy in stride. AFP PHOTO /Mehdi Taamallah