The "thousand-year" flood that hit the Carolinas earlier this week is just the latest in a string of extraordinary rain events in the US and around the world. And while the details differ, they fit into a pattern directly linked to climate change.
It's not just fracking. Wastewater injection in Oklahoma has been linked to an increased number of earthquakes. And the increase is dramatic. In 2014, the state had three times more earthquakes than California.
The drug mixed used as the "lethal injection" in Oklahoma failed to work properly. One European activist lays blame on US officials who have tried to protect their supply of the deadly cocktail by shielding the suppliers from public exposure.
The U.S. is continuing to move, slowly, toward military strikes on Syria, in response to the use of chemical weapons there earlier this month. But as U.S. officials move forward, some are wondering just was sort of response that might elicit from Syria.
A few fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls have made their ways into the hands of American evangelical Christians -- thanks to a man who was one of the first people to come into contact with the scrolls after Bedouin Arabs first found them in the late 1940s.
The provision of the Voting Rights Act that states which jurisdictions must get federal permission for changes to their voting standards was struck down on Tuesday by a divided Supreme Court. The overall law remains in tact, but will require Congressional action for pre-clearance to happen.