Meteorologists are warning that a gigantic line of powerful thunderstorms is likely to threaten one in five Americans.
The storm system packing tree-toppling winds is forecast to rumble Wednesday from Iowa to Maryland.
The continuous line of storms might even spawn an unusual weather event called a derecho. That's a massive storm of strong straight-line winds spanning at least 240 miles. A historic derecho last year killed 13 people and knocked out power to 4 million residents.
Connecticut's legislature has jumped into an argument over who was the first aviator to fly.
Legislation waiting for a decision by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says Gustave Whitehead, a German immigrant who lived in Bridgeport, flew the first plane in 1901. That would be two years before the Wright brothers took off from Kitty Hawk, N.C.
Republican State Rep. Larry Miller of Stratford spearheaded the legislation. He says not crediting Whitehead has been a mistake that's now being corrected.