'Surprise' Asteroid Gets Scary Close To Earth 12 Days After Discovery

Energy | Andrew Follett
An illustration of asteroids approaching Earth. Earth land and clouds texture maps courtesy of NASA (Shutterstock/AuntSpray)

NASA’s response to this type of asteroid…’Pray’

NASA: Nuclear 'Hail Mary' Was Almost Necessary To Stop Giant Asteroid

Energy | Andrew Follett
An illustration of asteroids approaching Earth. Earth land and clouds texture maps courtesy of NASA (Shutterstock/AuntSpray)

And even that probably wouldn’t have worked

Fraudster Promised FEMA Deals He Couldn't Deliver To 1,200 Firms

Investigative Group | Ethan Barton
Man In Handcuffs (Shutterstock)

Only FEMA doesn’t register companies and can’t promise contracts in advance

Chaffetz: FEMA Has Questions To Answer On Botched Disaster Relief

Politics | Kathryn Watson
REUTERS/Daniel Kramer

Elderly man died in FEMA house that was nearly 140 degrees inside

FEMA Pays To Fix Olympic Con Man's Vacation Home That Wasn't Worth Fixing

US | Luke Rosiak
Taxpayers are spending $326,000 fixing the waterfront vacation home of a serial financial criminal and former Olympic gold medalist, which is nearly as much as the house was worth.(Shutterstock/Forgem)

‘How am I going to maintain my luxurious lifestyle?’

FEMA Wasted About $3 BILLION In Grants Last Year

US | Thomas Phippen
FEMA wastes billions every year in hurricane and disaster relief grants (Photo: Denise Kappa/Shutterstock)

Hurricanes can be a disaster for taxpayers

Astronomers Found 15,000 Asteroids That Pose A Threat To Earth

Energy | Andrew Follett
An illustration of asteroids approaching Earth. Earth land and clouds texture maps courtesy of NASA (Shutterstock/AuntSpray)

Astronomers find ’30 new ones per week’

Four Different Asteroids Are Flying Uncomfortably Close To Earth Today

Energy | Andrew Follett
An illustration of asteroids approaching Earth. Earth land and clouds texture maps courtesy of NASA (Shutterstock/AuntSpray)

Could have produced an air burst capable of destroying a major city

Astronomers Discover Asteroid Just 2 Days Before It Almost Hits Earth

Energy | Andrew Follett
An illustration of asteroids approaching Earth. Earth land and clouds texture maps courtesy of NASA (Shutterstock/AuntSpray)

An impact could have released 119 times the energy of a nuclear weapon

Govt To Spend $10 Million On Anti-ISIS Recruitment Program That Doesn't Work

Defense | Thomas Phippen
Muslims hold placards as they march towards the U.S. embassy in London May 6, 2011. On the frontline of the war against terrorism -- and Britain is undoubtedly a frontline -- private initiatives hint at the failure of state-sponsored efforts to counter jihad. Almost six years on from a massive coordinated terror attack on London's transport system, the main nationwide programme to deter young men from extremism still hasn't moved past mistrust and suspicion. Picture taken May 6, 2011. To match Special Report BRITAIN-MUSLIMS/RADICALS REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

‘Challenging The Narrative’ of ISIS

Former FEMA Director: 'Every Single Layer Of Bureaucracy Failed' Flint

Politics | Steve Guest

Brown was FEMA director during Hurricane Katrina

NASA Creates Anti-Asteroid Planetary Defense Office

Energy | Andrew Follett
Dwarf planet Ceres is seen in the main asteroid belt, between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, as illustrated in this undated artist's conception released by NASA January 22, 2014. Ceres, one of the most intriguing objects in the solar system, is gushing water vapor from its frigid surface into space, scientists said on Wednesday in a finding that raises questions about whether it might be hospitable to life. REUTERS/NASA/ESA/Handout via Reuters

Roughly 1,500 new near-Earth objects are found every year

Federal Spending On Disasters Soaring Because Of Outdated FEMA Rules

US | Rachel Stoltzfoos
(Photo: Flickr/Creative Commons)

‘Simply unsustainable’

Audit Exposes Millions Unaccounted For In FEMA Spending

US | Tristyn Bloom

There is a house in New Orleans, and no one knows how much it cost to rebuild

Audit Finds FEMA Wasted Millions During Iowa Flood Relief

US | Tristyn Bloom

Didn’t understand its own rules

FEMA Demands A Refund From Flood-Ravaged Colorado Town

US | Greg Campbell

‘We have real good use for it … so to take it back was a real shock’

White House Cries Global Warming During Lull In Western Wildfires

US | Michael Bastasch

‘To attribute this human-caused increase in fire risk to carbon dioxide emissions is simply unscientific’

New York May Vote On 9/11 Conspiracy

US | Justin Smith

‘We are concerned that a 47-story skyscraper that collapsed was not properly investigated’