Hurricane Isaac

Protests fizzle during GOP convention

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Protests during the Republican National Convention in Tampa have fizzled this week. Thousands of protesters had been expected but only hundreds arrived, mostly Green Party supporters, Occupy Wall Street activists, anarchists […]

08/30/2012

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

Rescues as Isaac floods outside New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Isaac poured unrelenting rain Thursday, flooding areas north and south of New Orleans even as the city’s fortified defenses held and forcing officials to launch speedy evacuation and rescue efforts in […]

08/30/2012

Rain from Isaac may not help corn growers

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Some farmers in the Midwest who’ve endured the nation’s worst drought in two generations are worried that the approaching remnants of Hurricane Isaac may be too much of a good thing. […]

08/30/2012

Officials may breach levee as Isaac storms inland

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – New Orleans residents are facing a dusk-to-dawn curfew as Hurricane Isaac continues to drench the Crescent City. Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the curfew as Isaac lashed the city on the seven-year […]

08/29/2012

Yahoo fires bureau chief for Romney remark

NEW YORK (AP) – Yahoo News has fired its Washington bureau chief after he was caught on a microphone saying Mitt Romney and his wife were “happy to have a party with black people drowning.” […]

08/29/2012

CDC: West Nile cases rise 40 percent in 1 week

(AP) — Federal health officials say that West Nile virus cases are up 40 percent since last week and are on pace to rival the record years of 2002 and 2003. The Centers for Disease […]

08/29/2012

Hurricane Isaac update

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Officials say New Orleans‘ flood protections system is holding up so far as Hurricane Isaac storms through the area. Army Corps of Engineers spokeswoman Rachel Rodi says the corps expects to […]

08/29/2012

Isaac spins into New Orleans on slow slog inland

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Hurricane Isaac began a slow, drenching slog inland from the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, pushing water over a rural Louisiana levee and stranding some people in homes and cars as […]

08/29/2012

Isaac hits Gulf Coast amid political backdrop

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Finally a hurricane, the unwieldy and wobbly Isaac bore down on New Orleans Tuesday, almost seven years to the day that Hurricane Katrina transformed this city and became a symbol of […]

08/28/2012

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