BILOXI, Miss. -- The desperate voices on the phone told emergency dispatchers Hurricane Katrina was much worse than anyone imagined -- "We're drowning!" -- but until Desiree Hernandez stepped from the windowless bunker at ...Read more
PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- Many hard-working Hispanics with skills in construction and roofing poured into the Gulf Coast for jobs after Katrina, joining other Hispanic nationalities.
They would sleep in their trucks in parking...Read more
BILOXI, Miss. -- Biloxi Fire Chief Joe Boney studied the face of each resident he and other first responders found dead in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
He did so, he said, to make sure he would do what he could to ...Read more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- South Florida prepared for the possible arrival of Tropical Storm Erika this weekend, although the projected path of the storm continued to veer toward the southwestern part of the state.
The ...Read more
The photograph was a snapshot of desperation: a tawny-haired boy wearing nothing but a muddied pair of shorts, sitting on top of a collapsed fence in Biloxi, Miss. Mounds of debris filled the frame around him. He held his ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- As Ray Harrington lay dead on the third floor of his North Carolina condominium, the popular professor of criminal justice at Pfeiffer University unintentionally began teaching his final lesson. This time his...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The National Security Agency may continue to collect phone data until November when a new law takes effect, a U.S. appeals court decided Friday.
The court ruling is a symbolic win for the Obama ...Read more
U.S. stock prices drifted lower in opening trading Friday, the first calm start this week after four days of massive swings in the market.
The Dow Jones industrial average, which had soared nearly 1,000 points in the last...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Republican leaders in Congress are considering a pledge to hold a separate vote on defunding Planned Parenthood as a way to keep the issue from derailing legislation to keep the government running, said ...Read more
NEW YORK -- Every year, Americans for Prosperity, the political group backed by the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, gathers thousands of conservative activists to share strategies for building a popular ...Read more
FRESNO, Calif. -- Miyuki Harwood, who was lost in the Sierra east of Fresno for nine days before she was found Saturday, survived with no food and only a water filter that allowed her to drink from a creek, Fresno County ...Read more
Nearly three years after a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a new school in Stratford, Conn., has been named after a teacher who died trying to protect her first-grade students.
The Victoria Soto School was ...Read more
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Firefighters hunkered down Saturday as winds gusted around the wildland blazes raging across North Central Washington, in at least one case forcing firefighters to withdraw to keep safe.
While some fires...Read more
Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has emerged as a leading Republican presidential candidate in Iowa and is closing in on frontrunner Donald Trump in the state that hosts the first 2016 nomination balloting contest.
The ...Read more
Hillary Rodham Clinton's once-prohibitive advantage in Iowa has slipped enough to jeopardize her front- runner status and Bernie Sanders has moved to within striking distance, revealing a Democratic presidential field in ...Read more
ISTANBUL -- Turkish warplanes struck seven Islamic State targets north of Aleppo, Syria, in the first Turkish contribution to a U.S. led coalition to weaken the Islamic militant group's grasp on much of eastern Syria, ...Read more
South Florida and the rest of the state are off the hook.
Tropical Storm Erika dissipated into an open wave Saturday while in the Caribbean near Cuba. Strong wind shear and the system's interaction with the mountainous ...Read more
CAIRO -- Turkey for the first time sent warplanes to attack Islamic State targets in Syria, U.S. and Turkish officials said Saturday.
A U.S.-led coalition has been bombing Islamic State positions in Iraq and Syria for ...Read more
HOUSTON -- A Houston-area sheriff's deputy was shot to death while pumping gas on duty late Friday, officials said.
The deputy was in uniform, filling up his patrol car at a gas station northwest of Houston, when a ...Read more
Unions and other labor advocates are brainstorming strategies after a National Labor Relations Board ruling that could strengthen the hand of those at the lowest level of such industries as warehousing, construction, fast...Read more
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- Planned Parenthood restrictions could be kept off funding bill
- Many Latinos who came for Katrina work stayed and thrived
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