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Hurricane Katrina (2005)

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  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward is still marked by Hurricane Katrina

    New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward is still marked by Hurricane Katrina
    NEW ORLEANS — The Rev. Charles Duplessis navigated the new landscape of the Lower 9th Ward, crossing from newly paved streets to those still muddy and rutted as riverbeds. He drove past a gleaming duplex designed by Frank Gehry and the skeletons...
  • Joseph W. McLeary, police officer

    Joseph W. McLeary, police officer
    Joseph W. McLeary, who served with the city Police Department, Maryland State Police and the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency during a more than four-decade career, died Sunday of a massive stroke at Greater...
  • 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...
  • New Orleans' mayor faces tough reelection race despite city's strides

    New Orleans' mayor faces tough reelection race despite city's strides
    NEW ORLEANS — Mayor Mitch Landrieu strode into a battered city park in the troubled Central City neighborhood one recent Saturday, stopping to clap a boy on the shoulder and watch him twirl a basketball. Wearing jeans, sneakers and a New Orleans...
  • Ray Schonbak, VP-General Manager of Fox Affil KSWB San Diego, Dies at 70

    Ray Schonbak, a broadcast television professional who most recently served as VP-general manager of KSWB TV, the Tribune-owned Fox affiliate in San Diego, died Wednesday of cancer at his home in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. He was 70. Schonbak joined KSWB...
  • TV Review: 'Treme'

    Let's face it: HBO doesn't expect many people to watch the final mini-season of "Treme," which explains its sentencing to scheduling Siberia -- five consecutive Sundays in December. Yet co-creator David Simon ("The Wire") has earned the right to finish...
  • Aitor Throup turns menswear inside out, ends up with wearable art

    Aitor Throup turns menswear inside out, ends up with wearable art
    The first thing you’ll probably notice about Aitor Throup’s 23-piece debut collection of apparel and accessories are the skulls -- one out-sized, hollow-eyed and upside down, rendered as a black backpack big enough for a laptop computer, the...