Midwestern United States

Cold weather, bad policies and "pandemic fatigue."
A derecho can cause damage more like an inland hurricane than a quick, but more powerful tornado.
The top names for boys and girls vary by U.S. region.
People in the Midwest are learning the hard way that throwing boiling water can lead to seriously painful burns.
The polar vortex has prompted a flurry of fun videos on Twitter featuring the cool trick.
The historic deep freeze has transformed the Midwest into a deadly winter wonderland.
The bitter cold is the result of a split in the polar vortex that allowed temperatures to plunge much further south than normal.
Nearly 200,000 people were without electricity in Virginia and North Carolina on Sunday morning.
The party is rebuilding its "blue wall" -- and hoping to make big gains after years of GOP dominance.
At least two people, including a child, have died after heavy rains swelled waterways.