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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

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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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Court to decide on child porn victim restitution

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Thursday it will take up a case about when victims of child pornography can recover money from people convicted of viewing their abuse. The justices agreed to review […]

06/27/2013

Left to right: Ted Dwane, Marcus Mumford, Ben Lovett and Winston Marshall, members of the musical group Mumford & Sons. (AP Photo)

Mumford & Sons postpone dates due to illness

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mumford & Sons bassist Ted Dwane has a blood clot on his brain that will require surgery. The Grammy Award-winning folk-rock group has postponed concerts Tuesday in Dallas, Wednesday in The […]

06/11/2013

BP oil logo and Deepwater Horizon oil rig. (AP Photo)

Cleanup work after BP oil spill end in 3 states

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Cleanup work has ended in three of the states affected by BP PLC’s massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the company said Monday. The London-based oil giant said […]

06/10/2013

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Missing Louisiana teacher’s car found; body inside

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Authorities pulled a missing teacher’s car from a New Orleans bayou Saturday and police said there was a decomposed body inside. Authorities couldn’t immediately say whether the body was Terrilyn Monette, […]

06/09/2013

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