VIDEO: Parents warned about kids taking cinnamon challenge
A new study warns parents to talk to their children about a stunt that is growing in popularity, the cinnamon challenge.
Why do people stay scared after sudden tragedies?
After a tragedy such as the one last week in Boston, people have a heightened sense of risk.
Is Google more powerful than some nations?
Today, Google is arguably one of the most influential nonstate actors in international affairs, operating in security domains long the purview of nation-states.
Slate: Parenting advice from Uncle Sam
In an era of high child mortality and chronically poor health, as well as rapidly changing norms for childrearing, the U.S. Children's Bureau was seen as a salvation.
QUIZ: Are you ready? Test your emergency prep knowledge
Are you disaster-ready? See how much you know about disaster preparedness with this quiz.
Pictured Monday, Wilburton Kindergarten student Wyatt Medders is ready for lunch. Medders speeds up the process by collecting his classmates lunch boxes for them as they line up for lunch.
Tips for preparing for a natural disaster
Being disaster-ready includes preparing your family and home for potential emergencies that could occur in your area.
Volunteer firefighter from tiny town among those killed in plant explosion
A volunteer firefighter from Navarro Mills, a dot on the east-central Texas prairie, is among those killed in an explosion at a fertilizer plant in the region.
Weather warnings now issue from your pocket
Keith Stammer, director of emergency management in Joplin, Mo., suggests people have back-up systems for their back-up systems when it comes to weather warnings. The layers of alerts should include mobile apps and text alerts that indicate when storms are approaching, he says.
Texas ammonia-plant blast kills an estimated 5 to 15 people
An explosion at Adair Grain Inc.'s fertilizer facility in the town of West killed as many as 15 people and injured at least 160 in what may be the worst U.S. industrial disaster since the Texas refinery blast in 2005.
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