The State Warning Point issued the mobile alert in error after someone "pressed the wrong button" during a shift change.
"I feel that a majority of the House would support this," said U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, a Colorado Democrat. Nearly 70 lawmakers have signed a letter in favor of the provision.
Sen. Cory Gardner met with Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday to discuss his concerns.
Emergency managers and first responders anticipated dealing with a second disaster in and near areas recently burned in wildfires. But the destruction is worse than expected in some places.
The figure from NOAA sets a new record.
With heavy rain predicted in some areas, this U.S. Geological Survey tool shows where the hazards of highest concern are located.
The move by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions stirs uncertainty for states that have legalized cannabis sales and production.
The Thomas Fire has been winding down but the risk of mudslides has put state and local agencies on alert. “Every canyon within this burn zone is at risk.”
Bollards and barriers can help protect pedestrians and crowds from malicious and unintended acts by motorists but can also limit walkability and pose their own hazards and nuisances.
The share of the population living with a felony conviction has gone up sharply in Georgia and Florida, while West Virginia and New Hampshire still have relatively low rates.
In the past two months, the nation’s third-largest city has seen nearly $100 million in judgements from lawsuits involving local law enforcement.
Driving with an animal in your lap may be fun, but it’s extremely dangerous for the driver, passengers, other motorists and the pet, traffic safety experts say.
Areas that are changing economically often draw more police—creating conditions for more surveillance and more potential misconduct.
Flashing signs try to get the attention of wrong-way drivers and tracking systems alert police and other drivers. But state officials say technology can only do so much.
At least 3 passengers were killed and many more injured as railcars left the tracks adjacent to a busy freeway in Washington state.
Mecklenburg County judges are preparing to hold pretrial hearings to determine defendants’ economic statuses before handing down financial punishments.
The state’s environmental regulations are known to be stringent, but they have limits: They apply only to human-caused emissions.
It’s one of several ways local officials are trying to reform a bail system that the state largely controls.
The White House has proposed a budget that slashes funds from some Homeland Security anti-terrorism programs in order to fund a border wall with Mexico.
A repeat of the 1755 Cape Ann quake could devastate one of the nation’s oldest cities. But the costs of strengthening vulnerable buildings and infrastructure may not be worth it.
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