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The estates of two South Carolina women who drowned while locked in the back of a sheriff's department van during Hurricane Florence have filed lawsuits alleging negligence by a company that created policies and procedures for the law enforcement agency.
A lawsuit alleges that Louisiana's largest electric utility used a "bubble gum and super glue" approach to maintenance and construction that left customers sweltering in the dark without adequate sewage treatment after Hurricane Ida.
The Biden administration is moving to protect workers and communities from extreme heat after a dangerously hot summer that spurred an onslaught of drought-worsened wildfires and caused hundreds of deaths from the Pacific Northwest to hurricane-ravaged Louisiana.
Four famous giant sequoias were not harmed by a wildfire that reached the edge of Giant Forest in California's Sequoia National Park, authorities said.