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Hurricane Michael Causes Rise in Animal Surrenders at Rescues

The Category 5 storm that ripped through the Panhandle on Oct. 10, leveling housing and fences, has been an unfolding disaster for local nonprofit animal rescues. First, they had to deal with the destruction of their own facilities and homes, an ongoing issue. Then, the surrenders started coming in from people whose homes and apartments were so damaged that they no longer could care for their pets.

How to Prepare for Emergencies When You Live Off the Grid

Living off the grid can be a great experience for homesteaders who want to live in remote natural areas, in pursuit of a simpler life that is more engaged in the world around them. However, living off the grid comes with unique challenges and compromises -- including access to emergency services.

Firefighters had a secret weapon when Notre Dame caught fire: A robot named ‘Colossus’

To help extinguish the Notre Dame fire, Parisian firefighters used Colossus, a 1,100-pound tanklike robot with the ability to venture into danger zones.

Columbine focuses on healing as questions loom after manhunt

A Colorado community held Columbine anniversary ceremonies and waited for details on what led a Florida teen "infatuated" with the shooting to kill herself.

The Latest: Portugal confirms 29 Germans killed on Madeira

Portugal's foreign ministry confirmed that all 29 people killed in a crash on Madeira Island were German. Authorities are still working to identify victims.

St Patrick's suspect previously arrested at other cathedral

A teacher arrested after entering St. Patrick's Cathedral with gasoline had also been arrested at a NJ cathedral this week, the NYPD said.

Road damage linked to flooding

In Tupelo, Mississippi, Lee County leaders are moving to shore up local infrastructure damaged by recent flooding. The county has already spent $30,000.

Help available for hurricane-damaged homes

Area residents who were forced from their homes because of damage suffered during Hurricane Florence may find relief through a state program.

Flu season nears end

This year's flu season saw fewer hospital visits than expected. The 2017-2018 and 2016-2017 flu seasons were worse, according to annual reports.

Using meds to kick drugs: A prescription can help opioid addicts on the road to recovery

The Food and Drug Administration has approved three drugs for opioid dependence treatment: buprenorphine, methadone and naltrexone.