WASHINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Dozens of tornadoes and intense thunderstorms swept across the Midwest on Sunday, leaving at least six people dead and unleashing powerful winds that flattened entire neighborhoods, flipped over cars and uprooted trees.
Intense thunderstorms and tornadoes swept across the Midwest, causing fatalities, injuries, extensive damage in several central Illinois communities, and even prompting officials at Chicago's Soldier Field to evacuate the stands and delay the Bears game.
MIAMI (AP) — The first year of the Obama administration's temporary reprieve for youth living in the country illegally has shown that any broader immigration reform effort would require the government to better prepare by streamlining application procedures and by providing more information about what documents are needed to apply to stay in America, experts say.
New York State plans to spend $37.5 million on flood barriers and improved drainage at LaGuardia Airport, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Sunday, a little more than a year after flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy closed the facility for three days. Work has already begun on the projects, which include building barriers around the airport's electrical systems, expanding the airfield's drainage network and improving the airport's back-up generators. About $28 million of the project's cost is expected to be covered by federal funds set aside for disaster-mitigation efforts by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which runs the areas airports, Cuomo's office said in a statement. LaGuardia Airport sits on the north shore of Queens in New York City, abutting the East River's Flushing Bay.
NEW YORK (AP) — The four-month campaign protesting Russia's ban on "gay propaganda" is entering a new phase, as human rights activists try to heighten pressure on the Olympics' top corporate sponsors to speak out before the Winter Games in Sochi.