New Orleans escapes Barry’s fury, despite extensive flooding

Trending 07/15/19, 16:41

New Orleans and Louisiana escaped the brunt of Barry’s fury over the weekend, as the tropical storm was downgraded. Despite losing its strength, Barry was still dumping heavy rain on parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, and including Missouri, Tennessee, and Kentucky. Louisiana ...

Earlier release sought in deadly post-Katrina shooting

U.S. 06/01/19, 03:14

A former New Orleans police officer imprisoned for his role in the deadly shooting of unarmed civilians amid post-Hurricane Katrina chaos asked a federal court Friday to move up his 2020 release date, citing prison reform legislation passed by Congress ...

Florida Gov. accepts election chief’s resignation

U.S. 01/25/19, 06:30

Florida's top elections official abruptly resigned Thursday after a newspaper obtained pictures of him in blackface dressed as a Hurricane Katrina victim at a 2005 party. Gov. Ron DeSantis accepted Secretary of State Michael Ertel's resignation.

Florida elections chief resigns when blackface photos emerge

U.S. 01/24/19, 17:10

Florida's top elections official abruptly resigned Thursday after a newspaper obtained pictures of him in blackface dressed as a Hurricane Katrina victim at a 2005 party.Secretary of State Michael Ertel, who had been on the job less than three weeks, ...

Death tolls often rise weeks after storm hits

U.S. 09/17/18, 02:07

More than six months after Hurricane Irma's catastrophic rampage across the Caribbean and the southeastern United States, the number of deaths attributed to the storm increased to 129 — more than twice the amount reported at the end of the ...

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