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Hurricane Katrina (2005)

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Top Hurricane Katrina (2005) Articles

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  • North Laurel facility is Newseum's treasure trove

    Inside a one-story structure in a knot of North Laurel warehouses, the Newseum Support Center does business in low-profile fashion. Don't, however, dismiss its lack of curb appeal. Within its walls is a rich and vibrant stash of artifacts that...
  • Houston voters skip nostalgia, reject measure to save Astrodome

    HOUSTON -- The Astrodome, once lauded as the "Eighth Wonder of the World," may soon be a landmark of the past. About 53% of voters Tuesday rejected a ballot measure that would have paid to renovate the country’s first air-conditioned domed...
  • Brown's solid approval rating may not translate into votes

    Brown's solid approval rating may not translate into votes
    SACRAMENTO — Jerry Brown may be the state's longest-serving governor, with a political resume that spans six decades, but California voters are ambivalent about the 75-year-old Democrat. More than half of those surveyed in a new USC Dornsife/Los...
  • Reclaiming Joy, In Honor Of Newtown Victims

    Reclaiming Joy, In Honor Of Newtown Victims
    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...
  • Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin guilty of corruption, taking bribes

    NEW ORLEANS -- Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was convicted Wednesday on charges that he accepted bribes, free trips and other gratuities from contractors in exchange for helping them secure millions of dollars in city work while he was in office,...
  • Cliffs Notes on St. Thomas Aquinas opponent John Curtis Christian

    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...
  • Colorado flood rescue efforts by air, land reach epic proportions

    BOULDER, Colo. – Helicopters returned to the skies over Colorado on Monday as officials took advantage of a break in the weather to step up rescue efforts reminiscent of those in 2005 when Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. It was drizzling...
  • Tuesday marks 1,000 days at $3-plus per gallon of gas

    Tuesday marks 1,000 days at $3-plus per gallon of gas
    Tuesday will mark the nation's 1,000th straight day with the average cost of gasoline at or above $3 per gallon, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic. The streak is the longest on record, and the drivers' advocacy group said it will continue for another 1,...
  • Psychic dictated messages from Brad Pitt and Colin Powell, witness testifies

    Psychic dictated messages from Brad Pitt and Colin Powell, witness testifies
    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...
  • New idea to kill hurricanes: wind turbines

    New idea to kill hurricanes: wind turbines
    After dozens of nonsensical proposals to kill hurricanes with everything from nuclear bombs to cat litter, finally an idea that might work: Enormous wind turbines placed offshore from storm vulnerable cities. But costs in the trillions and environmental...
  • To these scribes, writing about dogs isn't for the dogs

    To these scribes, writing about dogs isn't for the dogs
    NEW YORK -- Ranny Green knew he was onto something back in the 1970s, when a story he wrote for his newspaper in Washington state garnered more phone calls and letters than anything he had done in his journalistic career. It was about dogs. Decades...