NY Congressman Seeks to Halt Sale of Plum Island, Laboratory

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A New York congressman has introduced legislation to halt the planned sale of Plum Island. The island off the northeastern tip of Long Island is home to a government-run laboratory that studies infectious animal diseases. Congress voted in 2008 to close the research site and move its work to Manhattan, Kansas. The federal General Services […]

VIDEO: Large Tornado Causes Damage in Northern Illinois

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A large tornado has touched down near the central Illinois community of Rochelle, and authorities say initial reports indicate it has caused significant damage. A sheriff’s dispatcher who declined to give her name due to department policy said there was widespread damage but no immediate reports of injuries when a tornado swept across the town of Hillcrest, about 80 […]