| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 30, 2012
NEW ORLEANS — The cab careened past Washington Square and onto Frenchmen Street. It was close to 10 p.m., and the neighborhood was filled with locals adorned with tattoos, piercings and lots of ragged black accessories.
"The cab drivers call this...
| Feb 28, 2013
First lady Michelle Obama will bring a star-studded lineup to Chicago on Thursday to tout the success of her national campaign against childhood obesity. But some of the toughest battles on that front are still being fought at neighborhood schools far...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 4:53 PM
NEW ORLEANS — One thing you can say about New Orleanians: They know how to punt.
When the date for Sunday's Super Bowl XLVII was set, there could have been a loud gasp: It was scheduled right in the middle of the city's hectic Carnival season....
| Jan 1, 2013
Carlos Mencia was faced with the difficult task of trying to make people laugh just hours after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings Dec. 14, but the 45-year-old standup comedian said before his show at Governor's Comedy Club in Levittown, NY, fewer...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 12:59 PM
One of the downsides of our ascendant era of writerly TV drama — wherein networks are constantly luring away playwrights with big checks — is that new plays by young authors now often feel more like spec treatments or screenplays than juicy...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 3:11 PM
Nora Guthrie had put off reading her late father Woody Guthrie's recently unearthed novel, "House of Earth," even after she'd agreed for it to be published. Having devoted much of 2012 to preparing events and projects surrounding the centennial of the...