Playground under water after flood

State of emergency

Katrina. Sandy. Harvey. Maria. Each was a disaster of shattering magnitude, battering America’s shores over the past two decades. But between these pivotal storms lie hundreds of smaller disasters that garner a fraction of the national attention and the billions of federal dollars that accompany them.

The trouble with tigers in America

As a subculture of enthusiasts raises and breeds the big cats, authorities now say there probably are more of the animals in
cages in the United States than in the wild across the world.

A banking mystery

State regulators shuttered a local bank in rural Texas last month citing “insider abuse and fraud by former officers,” but the exact cause of the bank’s failure remains a mystery.

a bag of methamphetamine

Missing the big picture?

Officials say drug abuse problems seldom involve only one substance. And while local officials are grateful for the funding, the grants can be spent only on creating solutions to combat opioids, such as prescription OxyContin, heroin and fentanyl.

Fighting Fentanyl

While the Trump administration has made the opioid epidemic a priority, people in communities across the country continue to die in record numbers from fentanyl, and health officials are struggling to provide treatment for tens of thousands more.

Trump’s Trade War

President Donald Trump’s announcement regarding his decision to place tariffs on Chinese imports in 2018 further complicated a historically tumultuous relationship between China and the U.S.