Nation Oct 29Zeta barrels northeast after battering storm-weary coast
A fast-moving Zeta weakened to a tropical storm as it barreled northeast Thursday morning after ripping through Louisiana and Mississippi where storm-weary residents were advised to stay indoors overnight while officials assessed the havoc the storm had wrought.
Nation Oct 28Hurricane Zeta makes landfall in Louisiana
The National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Zeta has crashed ashore in storm-weary Louisiana as a powerful Category 2 storm, striking the latest blow of an extraordinarily busy Atlantic tropical storm season.
Nation Oct 10Delta adds insult to injury in hurricane-ravaged Louisiana
Ripping tarps off damaged roofs and scattering massive piles of storm debris in the wind and water, Hurricane Delta inflicted fresh damage in Louisiana along the same path of destruction Hurricane Laura carved just six weeks earlier.
Nation Oct 08‘Sheer anxiety’: Louisiana braces itself for Hurricane Delta
Louisiana residents still recovering from the devastation of a powerful hurricane less than two months ago braced for another hit as Hurricane Delta steamed north through the Gulf on Thursday.
Nation Aug 25WATCH: Texas governor addresses Hurricane Laura as evacuation orders issued
More than half a million people have been ordered to evacuate the Texas and Louisiana coasts ahead of Hurricane Laura. Forecasters expect Laura to grow to a major Category 3 hurricane over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico…
Nation Aug 24Gulf Coast braces ahead of Tropical Storm Laura and Tropical Storm Marco
The two-storm combination could bring a history-making onslaught of life-threatening winds and flooding along the coast, stretching from Texas to Alabama, forecasters said.
Arts Apr 01New Orleans jazz patriarch Ellis Marsalis dead at 85
Ellis Marsalis, jazz pianist, teacher and patriarch of a New Orleans musical family that includes famed musician sons Wynton and Branford, has died. He was 85.
Economy Mar 25New unemployment benefit claims rise to levels unseen in recent U.S. history
U.S. Department of Labor figures to be released Thursday are expected to shatter the old record for the greatest number of new unemployment claims filed in a single week.
Nation Feb 16Floods create ‘precarious situation’ in Mississippi capital
Residents of Jackson braced Sunday for the possibility of catastrophic flooding in and around the Mississippi capital as the Pearl River rose precipitously after days of torrential rain.
Nation Dec 18Federal appeals court rules Obamacare ‘individual mandate’ is unconstitutional
A federal appeals court says the “individual mandate" of former President Barack Obama’s health care law is invalid, but other parts of the law need further review.