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Hurricane Katrina (2005)

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  • Protest delays FBI's huge sole-source deal with Motorola

    Protest delays FBI's huge sole-source deal with Motorola
    A protest by a small two-way radio manufacturer has stalled an FBI plan to hand a sole-source contract worth up to $500 million to emergency communications giant Motorola Solutions Inc., mainly to upgrade the bureau's 30-year-old network. FBI contracting...
  • Bookworm: Annapolis engineer co-authors book on New Orleans' storm history

    Bookworm: Annapolis engineer co-authors book on New Orleans' storm history
    Dave Bastian worked hard to forget what he saw when he arrived in New Orleans a year after Hurricane Katrina: the devastation, the homes marked to indicate if dead people or pets were found within. “It’s something I tried to push out of my...
  • CHA saved millions while residents waited, report says

     CHA saved millions while residents waited, report says
    For the first time in more than five years, the Chicago Housing Authority has opened its waiting list and is issuing housing choice vouchers to 3,000 new residents who need help paying their rent, officials with the agency said. But while the...
  • 'Photo op' gaffe reveals Obama's tin ear

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama's comment that "I'm not interested in photo ops" about the border crisis during last week's visit to Texas was akin to your neighborhood pup not being interested in chasing squirrels. Particularly in today's social-media...
  • Since Sandy, a storm pattern of costly stumbles in New Jersey

    Since Sandy, a storm pattern of costly stumbles in New Jersey
    When New Jersey officials were ready to start rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy roared up the Atlantic Coast in October 2012, they were determined not to repeat the mistakes of disasters past. So Richard Constable III, head of the state Department of...
  • Aaron Brooks takes his place in New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame

    Aaron Brooks takes his place in New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame
    Archie Manning is already there, of course, and Drew Brees will be. They are the most highly regarded quarterbacks in New Orleans Saints history — the two-time Pro Bowler and the record-setting Super Bowl winner. But three decades after Manning,...
  • 'True Blood' recap: Infected vampires target Bon Temps

    'True Blood' recap: Infected vampires target Bon Temps
    HBO’s “True Blood” launches its seventh and final season with heaps of sex, violence and supernatural terror. It’s a typical day, therefore, in bucolic Bon Temps, La., where vampires, werewolves and other strange creatures...
  • U.S. classrooms prepare for flood as migrants become pupils

    U.S. classrooms prepare for flood as migrants become pupils
    The record flood of Central American children crossing the U.S. border is stretching funds and setting off improvisation at public schools. While politicians spend the summer fighting over how to turn back the tide, school leaders across the country are...
  • Ray Nagin, former New Orleans mayor, sentenced to 10 years in prison

    Former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin, who portrayed himself as a straight-talking anti-politician determined to clean up the city’s notoriously corrupt culture, was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering and other...
  • Study says feminine hurricane names could cause more deaths

    Study says feminine hurricane names could cause more deaths
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Would more residents of New Orleans have evacuated ahead of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 if it had been named Kurt? A study published on Monday suggests they would have, perhaps reducing Katrina's death toll of more than 1,800....
  • Female-named hurricanes not taken seriously enough, study says

    Female-named hurricanes not taken seriously enough, study says
    When it comes to hurricanes, girls can be real killers. Yet not enough people take them seriously enough, a new study has found. The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that female-named storms have...
  • Insurance company drops suits over Chicago-area flooding

    Insurance company drops suits over Chicago-area flooding
    An insurance company has dropped its unprecedented lawsuit that had claimed that nearly 200 Chicago-area communities didn’t do enough to prevent last year’s widespread flooding. The class-action lawsuits were filed by Farmers Insurance Group...