A Michigan Department of Transportation worker clears the drain in the westbound lanes of Interstate 94, near the Lodge exit lanes Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, near Detroit following a thunderstorm that past through Southeast Michigan. The National Weather Service says winds reaching 60 mph in Wayne County's Canton Township near Detroit and in Washtenaw County's Pittsfield Township near Ann Arbor. It says a 2-foot-diameter tree fell in Redford, near Detroit. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Steve Perez)

Storms packing 60 mph winds hit Michigan

Severe thunderstorms have hit parts of southern Michigan, bringing 60 mile-per-hour wind gusts that knocked down trees and power lines and b…

FILE - This March 1, 2014 file photo shows part of the website for HealthCare.gov as photographed in Washington.  (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)

CEO named for HealthCare.gov

The Obama administration has picked a Connecticut official to run HealthCare.gov ahead of a second open enrollment season looming as a test …

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem speaks during a press conference, giving the first public comments by a senior Assad official on the threat posed by the Islamic State group, in Damascus, Syria on Monday, August 25, 2014. (AP Photo)

US surveillance planes fly over Syria

The U.S. has begun surveillance flights over Syria after President Barack Obama gave the OK, U.S. officials said, a move that could pave the…