Religious Freedoms are worse in China and Afghanistan
US: Religious persecution up in Afghanistan, China
Officials Evacuate Residents as Typhoon Approaches
Thousands of residents in the country's northeast are evacuated
Fierce Storms Claim Lives in Midwest
At least 13 people are dead after fierce storms that tore through the Midwest overnight.
Taliban Claims Responsibility to Bombing
The Taliban says the blast was to avenge the death of Osama bin Laden
Category: General News
NW Rivers Swell from Snowpack
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A unusually wet spring and higher than average snowpack are swelling rivers in Oregon and Washington, prompting bridges usually left alone to be opened for even small crafts - much to the chagrin of commuters. Hydrologists say numerous rivers in northeastern Oregon and southeastern Washington are getting higher than usual water flow, and that water eventually runs off to the Columbia which is 6 inches from reaching flood stage below the I-5 bridge.