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  • Katrina flood case gets class-action status

    A federal judge who ruled last year that the federal government is responsible for some of the flooding that hit the New Orleans area after Hurricane Katrina has granted class-action …


  • Fats’ Domino’s grand piano restored

    NEW ORLEANS — A white Steinway grand piano salvaged from musician Fats Domino’s home after Hurricane Katrina has had its classic looks restored and will be the centerpiece of an …


  • Amid Newtown tragedy, scam artists creep in

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The family of Noah Pozner was mourning the 6-year-old, killed in the Newtown school massacre, when outrage compounded their sorrow. Someone they didn’t know was soliciting …


  • Cuomo likens Katrina, Sandy as damage total soars

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared Superstorm Sandy in some ways worse than 2005’s Hurricane Katrina as he said his state would need $42 billion to …


  • Sandy likely biggest US relief effort since 2005

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Widespread destruction from Superstorm Sandy will likely make this the largest U.S. relief effort for the American Red Cross, Salvation Army and other groups since Hurricane Katrina’s …


  • Claims about flood-damaged cars aren’t true

    DETROIT (AP) — In the days since Superstorm Sandy, an alarming prediction has flashed across the Internet: Hundreds of thousands of flood-damaged vehicles will inundate the nation’s used-car market, and …


  • Sandy and storm surge pose ‘worst case scenario’

    KENSINGTON, Md. (AP) — The projected storm surge from Hurricane Sandy is a “worst case scenario” with devastating waves and tides predicted for the highly populated New York City metro …


  • Isaac nearly a hurricane, packs coast flood threat

    CHAUVIN, La. — Isaac was on the verge of ballooning into a hurricane today that could flood the coasts of four states with storm surge and heavy rains on its …


  • Jury convicts 5 officers in post-Katrina shootings

    A federal jury today convicted five current or former police officers in the deadly shootings on a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina.


  • Obama vows U.S. will ‘stand with’ Gulf area

    NEW ORLEANS – President Barack Obama marked the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on Sunday with a solidarity visit to this city still recovering from the devastating storm, pledging to …


  • Casket for Katrina elicits applause from mourners

    CHALMETTE, La. – Hundreds of mourners dropped notes, cards and letters – many of them stained with tears – into a steel-gray casket on Saturday in a symbolic burial of …


  • Home is built to ride New Orleans’ floods

    NEW ORLEANS – A house capable of floating atop rising floodwaters made its debut Tuesday in New Orleans alongside more than a dozen other homes built through actor Brad Pitt’s …


  • Katrina was ‘tipping point’ for Bush, ex-aide says

    WASHINGTON – Hurricane Katrina not only pulverized the Gulf Coast in 2005, it knocked the bully pulpit out from under President George W. Bush, according to two former advisers who …

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