| Jun 21, 2013
| 4:42 PM
When Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans on Aug. 29, 2005, more than 50 levees and flood walls gave way, sending tens of billions of gallons of water roaring into the city, causing horrific death and destruction.
Could that happen in another city...
| Jun 16, 2013
There's no denying that Kanye West has become synonymous with arrogance.
Compared with his current, astronomical self-image, though, the Chicago-raised rap/fashion icon's musical beginnings were humble. People actually liked him because of that...
| May 23, 2013
| 1:57 PM
U.S. government meteorologists predict a “possibly extremely active” hurricane season in 2013, the top National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration official said Thursday, with as many as half a dozen major hurricanes.
NOAA expects 13...
| May 17, 2013
| 6:05 AM
It has been a rough week or so for the Obama administration. From Benghazi to the tapping of reporters' phones to the IRS admitting that it targeted conservative groups for extra scrutiny, the press is in a frenzy, and many are questioning President...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 6:28 PM
Bathed in colorful lights and swathed in banners, including one featuring Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, the Superdome seems to have been polished to a fine sheen for Sunday's Super Bowl.
But underneath the festive atmosphere linger the ghosts of...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 6:13 PM
— In a city where even funerals turn into parties, New Orleans rarely lacks for an excuse to strike up the band, boil up some crayfish and swirl together a daiquiri.
But with the Super Bowl and Mardi Gras landing this month, New Orleans never has...
| Feb 3, 2013
| 10:18 PM
A power outage darkened the Superdome in the third quarter of the Super Bowl on Sunday night, an unnerving experience for a stadium that had been the refuge of last resort for many when Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005.
The 34-minute outage seemed to...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 1:25 PM
An Evening with Branford Marsalis
Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m., $10-$39, Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, 2132 Hillside Road Unit 3104, Storrs, (860) 486-4226, jorgensen.uconn.edu
In his 52 short years on this planet, what hasn’t saxophonist...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 10:20 PM
For Ed Reed, the Ravens' triumph over the New England Patriots sends him back to a place he cherishes: Louisiana.
The star free safety grew up in St. Rose, La., just outside New Orleans.
And now Reed is making his return with the AFC champions after...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 4:53 PM
Happy days are not here again, but they are coming for conservatives. Barack Obama — with the lowest approval rating (according to Gallup, 50 percent, four points lower than that of the National Rifle Association) of any re-elected president when...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 4:07 PM
Mike Churchill knew the day was coming.
Late Tuesday night, it became official.
Churchill, who has guided the Laguna Beach High football program for the past two years, stepped down as its head coach. His replacement comes from the current varsity...