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Hurricane Katrina (2005)

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  • Tropical Storm Karen stalls, landfall expected tonight

    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...
  • Why can't Obama run the government as smoothly as his campaign?

    Why can't Obama run the government as smoothly as his campaign?
    WASHINGTON — A year after his reelection triumph, President Obama is facing an awkward question from friends and foes alike: Why can't he run the government as well as he ran his campaign? What with the IRS targeting of tea party groups; the...
  • Check It Out: The audacity of reading about hope

    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...
  • Orlando author tackles teen sexuality, faith

    Orlando author tackles teen sexuality, faith
    Lindsay Moynihan has always liked to tell stories. The 28-year-old Orlando resident wrote her first novel in college — "I was a little homesick," she says — but it remains unpublished. Book number 2, though, is one of the first to be...
  • Powerful Cyclone Phailin forces massive evacuations in India

    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. Officials said...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ruth Benerito dies at 97; chemist helped develop wrinkle-resistant cotton

    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...
  • ODR = Obama Derangement Syndrome

     
    In case you missed it, the lead on Dana Milbank's op-ed published in Friday's Tribune: WASHINGTON — A poll of Louisiana Republicans released last week contained some strange news for President Barack Obama: Twenty-nine percent of them said he was......
  • 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...
  • Lesson of Typhoon Haiyan: Tackle climate change, or it will tackle us

    Lesson of Typhoon Haiyan: Tackle climate change, or it will tackle us
    Was man-made global warming responsible for Typhoon Haiyan? Or Superstorm Sandy? Or the recent flooding in Colorado? I don’t know. Neither do you. Neither do the scientists, really. It’s impossible to pin a specific weather event on...
  • 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...