WASHINGTON (AP) - One week before a close election, superstorm Sandy has confounded the presidential race, halted early voting in many areas and led some to ponder whether the election might even be postponed. It could take days to restore electricity to more than 8 million homes and businesses that... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Nearly six years after Hurricane Katrina drowned New Orleans in misery, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is reminding storm victims why they cursed the agency for its sluggish response to the disaster.
As a new hurricane season begins Wednesday, FEMA is working on a long-delayed... more »
There's little doubt that Hurricane Katrina changed the face of the United States forever. Many died, and a city was demolished. At the tine Ray Nagin was Mayor. On Wednesday night he spoke to a crowd at CSU-Pueblo.
Nagin says he and others in the city thought they were... more »
The Super Bowl was watched by more than 106 million people, surpassing the 1983 finale of "M-A-S-H" to become the most-watched program in television history.
The Nielsen Co. estimated Monday that 106.5 million people watched the New Orleans Saints upset the Indianapolis Colts. That beats the "M-A-S-H" finale, which... more »
Thrown away plastic bottles are being reincarnated as blankets for disaster victims on the other side of the world. A Buddhist charity organization has been collecting plastic bottles from Taiwan's capital Taipei for the past three years to convert them into about 244,000 polyester blankets intended for disaster zones. The... more »
A $720,000 award to seven plaintiffs in a suit over Hurricane Katrina damage could open the federal government--and taxpayers-- to billions of dollars in claims. A federal judge in New Orleans has ruled that the Army Corps of Engineers' failure to properly maintain a navigation channel led to massive flooding... more »
President Barack Obama heads to New Orleans today to check out the continuing recovery from Hurricane Katrina. The president will hold a town hall meeting and stopping by a school in the hard-hit Lower Ninth Ward. In a recent radio address marking Katrina's fourth anniversary, Obama said he's determined to... more »