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  • McCain speech: Starting now. Full text.

     
    The full text of McCain's speech has been embargoed until he delivers it. He's starting now, from Kenner, La., -- the site of Katrina, symbol of one of Bush's two biggest failures. It's supposed to reflect a commitment to address......
  • 'Hurricane McCain:' Fla. storm-warning

     
    by Mark Silva Hurricane season officially opens in Florida this month, though the big storms generally arrive later in the summer. When John McCain arrived in Florida today for a two-day campaign swing, he was greeted by a new Web-site......
  • Listen up, Barack Obama and John McCain: Congressman Tim Mahoney wants your attention

     
    U.S. Rep. Tim Mahoney of Palm Beach Gardens is a Democrat with a trio of expected Republican challengers this fall. But on Friday, a news release from his campaign made it seem more like he is running against presumptive......
  • In Chicago, Obama pledges flood help

     
    (Chicago Tribune photo by Milbert O. Brown.) by John McCormick Appearing in Chicago instead of Iowa this morning, Sen. Barack Obama offered his sympathies for victims of Midwest flooding and pledged to help them rebuild. "We'll work to ensure......
  • Obama tours Illinois flood area

     
    by Christi Parsons Barack Obama will tour flooding in downstate Illinois on Saturday, joining local officials for a briefing and then volunteering at a sandbag station. The stop was added to the Democratic presidential candidate's schedule this morning,...
  • Smoke from NC, VA fires reached MD

     
    As I left work Friday evening I could detect a smoky aroma in the air. And looking out from The Sun's garage on Calvert Street, I noted a pretty thick haze. Maybe you got a whiff of it too, on......
  • Flooding, fuel, food: Lessons unlearned

     
    By Stephen J. Hedges With flooding in the Midwest nearly certain to drive food and fuel prices higher than the current records levels, President Bush was in Europe talking about Iran. His absence during the turmoil at home - much......
  • Pa. park wins "dark sky" designation

     
    Pennsylvania's little-known, but much-beloved (by amateur astronomers) Cherry Springs State Park has been named an International Dark Sky Park by the International Dark Sky Association. It is only the second park to win that honor. The first (last year)...
  • Beautiful, then storms return

     
    Can't beat this. Sunny skies, highs about normal in the mid-80s, with low humidity. The only fly in the ointment might be some smoke. Wildfires in North Carolina, triggered by lightning, have been sending clouds of smoke out over the......
  • Where NOT to take baby in a flood

     
    Indiana residents are dealing with terrible flooding. And even if your house isn't under water, just getting around when roads are flooded can be a big headache.But if there's one thing to remember when your world goes under water, it's......
  • Almost perfect

     
    Another fine morning in the Land of Pleasant Living. Temperatures will hang below normal for today, with even cooler weather on tap for the balance of the work week. Sunny skies this morning, growing a bit cloudier later today as......