The tornado that devastated Joplin, Mo., killing at least 117 people, may have caused up to $3 billion in insured losses, according to an estimate from a catastrophe risk modeling firm released Tuesday.
The severe storms that carved a path of destruction across large swaths of the American South this week caused an estimated $2 billion to $5 billion in insured losses, catastrophe modeling firm Eqecat said Friday.
Some subjects are just plain hard to talk about. Religion, politics and money -- maybe sex, too. But try talking about race and then add the emotional context of a death penalty trial, and no one will talk at all.
Governors of three drought-ridden Southern states met with federal officials to address water usage issues for two river basins Thursday, as the Army Corps of Engineers is expected to present a plan meant to relieve regions dangerously low on water.
Behind closed doors during a stifling Philadelphia summer, a group of men drafted the document that became the cornerstone of American government for the next two centuries and the world's oldest written national constitution.
Editor's note: As part of our coverage of the 2004 election season, CNN.com is sending correspondents to the colleges where they studied to report on issues affecting today's young voters. In this edition, Andy Walton returns to his alma mater, Emory University.