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Kuma's Corner Restaurant's October burger of the month Ghost, named after the Swedish heavy metal band, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kuma's Corner)

Chicago burger garnished with communion wafer

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago restaurant has cooked up a controversial burger of the month for October, garnishing it with an unconsecrated communion wafer and a red wine reduction sauce. Kuma’s Corner, a foodie destination […]

10/03/2013

Workers pump water from the parking lot of the Dadeland Plaza shopping center, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, after heavy rains in Pinecrest, Fla., a suburb of Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Gulf Coast braces for Tropical Storm Karen

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — From a tiny, vulnerable island off the Louisiana coast to the beaches of the Florida Panhandle, Gulf Coast residents prepared Thursday for a possible hit from Tropical Storm Karen, which threatened […]

10/03/2013

This NOAA satellite image taken Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 at 1:45 a.m. EDT shows a low pressure system tracking across the Northern Plains with showers and thunderstorms. Areas of scattered showers are seen over the Ohio Valley and Tennessee Valley. Farther south a tropical disturbance is seen moving into the eastern Gulf of Mexico. Fair weather is seen over the Northeast. (AP PHOTO/WEATHER UNDERGROUND)

Tropical Storm Karen forms in the Gulf of Mexico

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Preparations began Thursday along the central Gulf Coast as newly formed Tropical Storm Karen threatened to become the first named tropical system to menace the United States this year. Hurricane and […]

10/03/2013

This combo of images provided by the Center for Disease Control shows the Naegleria fowleri amoeba in the cyst stage, left, trophozoite stage, center and the  flagellated stage, right.  (AP Photo/Center For Disease Control)

Brain-eating amoeba rattles nerves in La. parish

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — While officials try to pin down the source of a deadly amoeba found in the water supply of a suburban New Orleans community, bottled water sales in St. Bernard Parish have […]

09/20/2013

Long Beach Register newsstand on Ocean Boulevard in Long Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Despite odds, Long Beach becomes 2 newspaper town

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The latest experiment in American journalism is a throwback: a new daily newspaper to compete against an established one in a big city. With Monday’s debut of the Long Beach […]

08/19/2013

In this September 30, 2000 file photo, U.S. ambassador to the Holy See Lindy Boggs speaks during a news conference in Rome. (AP Photo/Massimo Sambucetti)

Former Rep. Lindy Boggs of Louisiana dies at 97

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Rep. Lindy Boggs, a plantation-born Louisianan who used her soft-spoken grace to fight for civil rights during nearly 18 years in Congress after succeeding her late husband in the House, died […]

07/27/2013

A fire is seen on the Hercules 265 drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana, Wednesday, July 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Fire out at natural gas well off La. coast

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A fire on a drilling rig that raged after a natural gas well blew out of control in the Gulf of Mexico was no longer burning, officials said Thursday, just hours […]

07/25/2013

July 24, 2013 photo released by the U.S. Coast Guard, abatement efforts underway near Hercules 265 Rig where fire has caused collapse of the drill floor and derrick following an explosion. (AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard)

Sediment clogs wild natural gas well in the Gulf

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Natural gas has stopped flowing from a well that has been ablaze in the Gulf of Mexico and remaining small flames are from gas still in the pipe, regulators said Thursday. […]

07/25/2013

This photo released by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement shows natural gas spewing from the Hercules 265 drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana, Tuesday, July 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement)

Authorities see no sheen near burning Gulf rig

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An out-of-control natural gas well burned Wednesday off Louisiana hours after it ignited following a blowout, though authorities said there was no sign of a slick on the surface of the […]

07/24/2013

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty reopens as US salutes July 4th

NEW YORK (AP) – The Statue of Liberty reopened on the Fourth of July, eight months after Superstorm Sandy shuttered the national symbol of freedom, as Americans around the country celebrated with fireworks and parades […]

07/04/2013

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