New Orleans

(AP Photo)

Studies tie stress from storms, war to heart risks

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stress does bad things to the heart. New studies have found higher rates of cardiac problems in veterans with PTSD, New Orleans residents six years after Katrina and Greeks struggling through financial turmoil.

03/10/2013

Carnival Triumph cruise ship, Mobile, Alabama. (AP Photo)

Cruise passengers became comrades on trip home

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — When their cruise ship lost power, passengers aboard the Carnival Triumph could have been selfish and looked out only for themselves and their loved ones. Instead, they became comrades in a long, exhausting struggle to get home.

02/15/2013

(AP Photo)

Passengers slog home after ‘horrible’ Gulf cruise

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Passengers finally escaped the disabled Carnival cruise ship Triumph. Some checked into hotels while others took buses or charter flights home after five numbing days at sea on a cruise liner paralyzed by an engine-room fire.

02/15/2013

Carnival Triumph

Coast Guard: Disabled cruise ship is moving again

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The miserable passengers aboard the ill-fated Carnival cruise ship were slowly making their long journey home Thursday after crews replaced a broken tow line, another bad break that briefly set the ship adrift off the Alabama coast.

02/14/2013

Carnival Triumph

Coast Guard: Cruise ship stopped; towline broken

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The crippled Carnival cruise slowly making its way back to dry land suffered another setback Thursday when a tow line snapped, setting the ship adrift once again as crews worked to repair it.

02/14/2013

First Lady Michelle Obama

First lady plugs ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama on Wednesday gushed over the Oscar-nominated film “Beast of the Southern Wild,” calling it one of the “most powerful and most important” movies in a long time.

02/13/2013

2013 Super Bowl

Super Bowl outage traced to faulty device blackout

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The failure of a device meant to protect the power supply to the Superdome caused the Super Bowl blackout, the stadium’s power company said Friday as it took the blame for the outage that brought the game to a halt for 30 minutes.

02/08/2013

Grand Central Terminal in New York City.

New York expanding nation’s biggest transit hub

NEW YORK (AP) — Sixteen stories below Grand Central Terminal, an army of workers is blasting through bedrock to create a new commuter rail concourse with more floor space than New Orleans’ Superdome.

02/07/2013

Mardi Gras King Cake

Big parade weekend kicks off in Nola

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The city’s glitziest, most star-studded parades of the Carnival season will roll this weekend, including one with a float being touted as the biggest in New Orleans’ history.

02/07/2013

Bret Lewis

Piling on

Seems the late night comedians had to take their shots at the Super Bowl and the related stories.

02/07/2013

2013 Super Bowl

Documents: Officials worried about Superdome power

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Concerned the Superdome might not be able to handle the energy needed for its first Super Bowl since Hurricane Katrina, officials spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on upgrades to decayed utility lines.

02/05/2013

(AP Image)

Lights out at Super Bowl: Ravens lead 49ers 28-6

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Before power at the Superdome suddenly, oddly went out, putting the nation’s biggest sporting event on hold for more than a half-hour early in the third quarter, the Baltimore Ravens led the San Francisco 49ers 28-6 in the Super Bowl.

02/03/2013

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