Joe Mindz Sallese

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Oklahoma Tornado Photos: Residents Capture Destruction From May 31 Storm

A deadly storm moved through Oklahoma Friday evening, producing several tornadoes and causing widespread flooding.<p>The storm flooded streets and interstates, leaving motorists stranded and officials advising against all travel in the Oklahoma City area. Some streets were flooded several feet deep, …

After Years Of War, Ugandan Children Face New Deadly Threat

The village of Tumangu, in northern Uganda, defines remote. It's hard even to find on maps. But it shows up frequently in news stories. Grace Aber is about to show me why.<p>She leads me down a narrow dirt path, passing a couple of clay huts. We get to a big mango tree. Aber's 17-year-old son, …

Many Agree Bridges Are Unsafe, But Few Agree On Fixes

As you head out for summer vacation, ponder this: There's a 1 in 9 chance that the bridge you're crossing has been deemed structurally deficient or basically in bad shape by the federal government.<p>The collapse of the I-5 bridge in Washington last week has once again raised questions about the state …

Hurricane season likely to be 'extremely active,' say meteorologists

As the American heartland continues to be hammered by a late but lethal tornado season, the U.S. East Coast is bracing for what could be another damaging and deadly hurricane season triggered by unusual climate conditions.<p>The 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, which officially begins Saturday, likely …

NFL tries to avoid Hill hearings

Are you ready for some … hearings? The National Football League isn’t.<p>The league is doing all the blocking and tackling it can to avoid a full-scale congressional investigation and the televised spectacle of star players testifying under oath.<p>Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are taking aim at …

Astonishing Numbers: America's Poor Still Live Better Than Most Of The Rest Of Humanity

There’s a lot of debate (from certain quarters it’s less debate than whining actually) about the increasing inequality in the United States. Sure, maybe it’s true that the country continues to grow but what about the poor and their incomes?<p>And there might even be something worth worrying about in …

Oklahoma Twisters' Deadly Lesson: You Can't Run, So Hide

Like thousands of people when they heard that tornadoes were headed their way, Beverly Allam jumped in her car thinking she could get out of the …