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Hurricane Katrina (2005)

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  • Golden retriever comfort dogs, four-legged healers, return to Boston

    Golden retriever comfort dogs, four-legged healers, return to Boston
    Just a few blocks from the Boston Marathon finish line, people were lined up Saturday, awaiting the arrival of a quartet of unusual healers. The foursome is part of a corps with an amazing ability to calm and comfort people deeply shaken by violence...
  • Georgia gun rights bill goes far

    Its official name is the Safe Carry Protection Act. Critics call it the "guns everywhere bill." Legislation awaiting the governor's signature in Georgia would allow guns in bars, churches, airports and schools. It has drawn national attention...
  • Business offers painting with a twist

     Business offers painting with a twist
    It doesn't take a Picasso or Van Gogh to make great art. Just ask Sheri Kavoosi, owner of California's first Painting with a Twist franchise. "It is all about entertainment, but here you aren't just a spectator," Kavoosi said. "You get to take part in...
  • Third death in SXSW crash as victim dies in hospital

    Third death in SXSW crash as victim dies in hospital
    A third person has died as a result of a motorist plowing his car into a crowd of people outside a nightclub last week at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, officials said on Monday. University Medical Center Brackenridge and Austin police...
  • Georgians go gun crazy, and you know what? It's their right.

    Georgia is on a lot of people’s minds today after its governor on Wednesday signed the Safe Carry Protection Act, or, as its opponents call it, the Guns Everywhere Bill. In fact, this may be the most attention Yankees have paid to the state...
  • Georgia's sweeping new gun law allows guns in bars, churches

    In Georgia, it will soon be legal to carry a gun in more places -- including bars, churches and government buildings -- following Gov. Nathan Deal’s signing Wednesday of a bill celebrated by supporters as a victory for the 2nd Amendment but...
  • Obama's approval rating improves as healthcare drag eases

    Obama's approval rating improves as healthcare drag eases
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama’s job approval ratings have improved, if only slightly, from a low point during the winter, a trend that potentially could help embattled Democrats in key Senate races this fall. The size of the change varies from...
  • Go Away With ... Ken Budd

    Go Away With ... Ken Budd
    As Ken Budd was turning 40, his father died of a heart attack. After the author heard from countless people about what an impact his father had made on their lives, he began to question his own purpose in the world. He began to do volunteer work and spent...
  • Ruth Benerito dies at 97; chemist helped develop wrinkle-resistant cotton

    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...
  • Hurricane Katrina struck eight years ago

    Hurricane Katrina struck eight years ago
    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...
  • Typhoon Haiyan and the language of disaster

     Typhoon Haiyan and the language of disaster
    A lie repeated often and confidently enough can become widely mistaken for the truth, becoming a belief that obscures the facts. False beliefs about disaster follow this model; their poison is concentrated in a few oft-deployed words, notably "mobs,"...