Gulf Coast of the United States

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Federal trial over Gulf oil spill resumes

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – The federal trial over the 2010 BP oil spill resumed Monday with a focus on the company’s response to the disaster, with billions of dollars at stake as the two sides […]

09/30/2013

Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto meets with people affectedly by Tropical Storm Manuel in the Pacific coast city of Acapulco, Mexico, Sept. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Presidencia de Mexico)

Acapulco tourists stranded; Mexico death toll 38

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — Twin storms left scenes of havoc on both of Mexico’s coasts on Tuesday, with tens of thousands of tourists stranded in the resort city of Acapulco on the Pacific and heavy […]

09/17/2013

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Pump prices jump 12 cents, AAA sees further rise

American motorists are bracing for further increases in gas pump prices this summer after average national prices rose 12 cents in the past week alone. AAA says drivers are experiencing “sticker shock” as increased summer […]

07/22/2013

Chef John Besh (AP Photo)

Chef John Besh hosts cooking show at La. home

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — John Besh has cooked for thousands in his restaurants. He has cooked for millions on TV. But he recently realized he’d lost sight of cooking for the most important diners of all — his family.

03/23/2013

Isaac update (watch video)

(AP) — The remnants of Hurricane Isaac are moving beyond New Orleans and the Louisiana coast, but the storm has left behind high water and stranded residents in some spots. Next up for a soaking: […]

08/30/2012

Gulf Coast residents brace for storm

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – One man in New Orleans who endured Hurricane Katrina seven years ago says he’s expecting a weaker storm this time, and thinks the levee system is in better shape to handle […]

08/27/2012