The Oakland Athletics want to build a new ballpark on the water. That means it faces problems that many teams in coastal cities are just starting to confront: How do you make it economically viable when threats such as sea level rise are inevitable?
Several tornadoes and violent thunderstorms — featuring 70 mph winds, heavy rain and half-dollar-sized hail — hit Dallas Sunday night. One of the twisters carved a path of destruction through the north of the city.
The south side of Syracuse, N.Y., was devastated when a highway section went up. Now that there’s talk of taking it down, residents think they should be protected — and compensated for the damage the highway inflicted on the community.