NYC's subway back on track for commute after Irene

Tropical Storm Irene prompted the first-ever shutdown of New York's transit system for a natural disaster, but Monday morning, the subways were running again. Some parts of the transit system, however, are still closed or delayed.

UPDATE: Flood worries and some relief on the East Coast in Irene's wake

Stripped of hurricane rank, Tropical Storm Irene spent the last of its fury Sunday. The nation's most populous region looked to a new week and the arduous process of getting back to normal.

MORE COVERAGE: Hurricane Irene damage, reactions and deaths

Learn more about the effects of the East Coast hurricane.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hurricane Irene batters the East Coast

People across the Eastern Seaboard cope, prepare and watch for Hurricane Irene.

UPDATE: Hurricane Irene drenching Atlantic coast

At least six people have died as a result of the storm. Nearly 1.9 million homes and businesses are without power in North Carolina and Virginia.

UPDATE: Irene churns up coast, weaker but still ferocious

After its arrival early Saturday morning, Hurricane Irene continues its damage as it moves along the East Coast.

Irene's center makes landfall over North Carolina, but storm still hazardous

The National Hurricane Center in Miami said the enormous storm had weakened some earlier Saturday morning, but the landfall has little significance as Irene remains a dangerous storm.

Hurricane Irene warning area expanded; North Carolina feels effects

Swells and 6- to 9-foot waves showed up along the North Carolina shore Friday morning. As the strongest storm to hit the East Coast in seven years approached, people in New Jersey, Maryland and New York prepared to evacuate.

Refineries could close for Hurricane Irene; gas prices increase

The storm could reach refineries in New Jersey and Pennsylvania by Sunday, and the refineries have started shutting down in preparation. Drivers can expect to pay more at the gas pump.

Obama to speak about Hurricane Irene on Friday

The president has been receiving regular briefings about the storm, and he will make a statement about it from his vacation rental in Martha's Vineyard.

As Irene nears coast, residents urged to prepare for the worst

Hurricane Irene has prompted transportation shutdowns and evacuations up and down the Eastern Seaboard.

Hurricane Irene forces evacuations in North Carolina

Irene is expected to hit North Carolina's Outer Banks on Saturday afternoon, and evacuations were ordered in Dare County, N.C.

PHOTO GALLERY: Crowds evacuate into streets after East Coast earthquake

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake centered northwest of Richmond, Va., led to evacuations throughout the East Coast.

Seven Columbia schools will dismiss early Wednesday because of heat

This will be the first time the new heat dismissal procedure is used, said Michelle Baumstark, community relations coordinator for Columbia Public Schools.

Missouri Senate natural disaster committee to meet

The senators will examine the natural disasters — severe snow, tornadoes and flooding — that happened in the state this year. 

PHOTO GALLERY: Hurricane Irene headed toward U.S. coast

Hurricane Irene continues its path to the U.S. with possible landfall in North Carolina by Saturday. Forecasters predict it will then chug up the East Coast, dumping rain from Virginia to New York City before a much-weakened form trudges through New England.

North Dakota water officials: Missouri River flood warnings late

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple and Todd Sando, chief engineer for the North Dakota Water Commission, said property owners might have been able to prepare for the flooding with insurance, had they known what the Army Corps of Engineers did.

Thousands of Missourians without power after storm

A strong storm caused widespread power outages and blew over a Missouri State Highway Patrol communications tower.

Smelly surprises might await after Missouri River recedes

The Missouri River might not recede to its normal water levels in Missouri until mid-October.

High winds cause power outages in Boone County

A storm that blew through Boone County late Sunday afternoon knocked out power in some communities and broke tree limbs. The weather station at Columbia Regional Airport clocked the strongest gust at 62 mph.