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1 year after RI floods, recovery still under way

Jim Crosby had just reopened his restaurant, the Gentleman Farmer in West Warwick, when the second big storm hit. Sewage backup brought on by heavy rainfall two weeks earlier had already cost him $17,000 in repairs and lost business. To make matters worse, it had driven him, his wife and his teenageFull story

Congress wades into flood insurance overhaul

Congress is pulling on its hip waders again to try to rescue a government policy wreck left over from 2005's Hurricane Katrina. Full story

GOP to relaunch flood insurance overhaul

Draft legislation to overhaul the U.S. National Flood Insurance Program will be unveiled next week, said the Republican chairman of a congressional insurance oversight panel on Thursday. Full story

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  Bunning defends filibuster

Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Ky., claims the Democratic side of the Senate has been hypocritical in passing a pay-go bill.

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