| Dec 13, 2013
| 7:15 AM
In Oyster Shell Park, where trucks on a recent November morning dropped crates of playground equipment as shovels hit the ground, 6-year-old Lauren Wyatt knelt and pressed her small hands mightily into a wet, gray slab of concrete.
Her handprint and the...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 1:10 PM
After churning through the Gulf of Mexico for the last three days, Tropical Storm Karen stalled off the coast of Louisiana on Saturday afternoon after it weakened overnight.
The National Weather Service expects the storm to resume its path toward the...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 9:27 AM
Hope inspires us to keep on plugging away and is more than just a wish that something will suddenly change.
It is an expectation that things will work out for the best. Hope motivates us to seek active solutions to problems and make positive changes...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 6:39 AM
NEW DELHI -- India was battered by a massive cyclone Saturday as nearly half a million people evacuated to shelters in vulnerable coastal and low-lying areas amid power outages, large storm surges and canceled trains and flights.
| Oct 12, 2013
| 5:07 PM
Her name graces no labels, but millions wear Ruth Benerito creations daily.
A government chemist, Benerito led a team that helped create wrinkle-resistant cotton — an innovation that spared homemakers hours of ironing and breathed new life into an...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 9:57 PM
Officials traced the death of a 4-year-old Mississippi boy in August to a day spent playing on a Slip 'n Slide in a New Orleans suburb.
Cause of death: a rare, brain-eating amoeba. At first, officials thought the amoeba, Naegleria fowleri, had been...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 11:55 AM
The images of the destruction and death were the only thing on the news in the wake of Hurricane Katrina's Louisiana landfall eight years ago today.
Katrina, which had formed on Aug. 23 and made its way across Florida as a Category 1 hurricane grew...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 5:22 PM
The witness bore no resemblance to actor Brad Pitt or former Secretary of State Colin Powell, but she testified Friday that she typed letters and emails that appeared to come from them and the messages were sent to best-selling romance novelist Jude...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 4:54 PM
FORT LAUDERDALE – It’s rare that St. Thomas Aquinas’ football team can be considered an underdog in a game.
While the Raiders are ranked higher than this week’s opponent, John Curtis Christian (La.), a case could me made for John...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 12:48 PM
America is in the midst of an affordable housing crisis — Baltimore, too. Ten million families are paying more than 50 percent of their monthly income on rent, a severe cost burden that leaves little for food and other necessities. Over 32,000...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 10:16 AM
It will be many years yet before historians can make their full assessment of the presidency of George W. Bush, but we have a sneaking suspicion their conclusions will not be nearly as generous as the puffery that has accompanied the opening of his...