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When it rains, it pours: Isaac eases drought, starts floods

For most of the U.S., Hurricane Isaac has come and gone, and now Southerners and Midwesterners are grappling with the good and bad it left behind. Evacuation orders eased for parts of Louisiana, and many Missouri residents saw the possible end of a long and painful drought when Isaac passed over the state Friday and Saturday, dumping much of its strength before going on to Illinois and Indiana.


As Isaac pushes north, Gulf Coast slowly recovers

As the remnants of Hurricane Isaac pushed their way up the Mississippi valley on Saturday, spinning off severe thunderstorms and at least four tornadoes, some on the Gulf Coast were impatient with the pace of restoring power days after the storm dragged through the region....


No water, no power means days of misery for La.

Hurricane Isaac

Isaac crawled into the nation's midsection early Friday, leaving a soggy mess in Louisiana. Neighborhoods were underwater, and many homes that stayed dry didn't have lights, air conditioning or clean water....


Isaac downgraded to tropical storm -- but still dangerous

Hurricane Isaac

Isaac was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm Wednesday afternoon, even as flooding continued along the Gulf Coast and authorities raced to rescue residents from rising waters.


Yahoo's David Chalian fired for saying Romney 'happy to have party with black people drowning'

Yahoo! News fired Washington bureau chief David Chalian after he was caught saying Mitt Romney and his wife are “happy to have a party with black people drowning.” POLITICO reported Chalian was caught making the remarks inadvertently on mic during an ABC News/Yahoo! News webcast. Chalian said, "They're not concerned at all. They're happy to have a party with black people drowning."


Hurricane Isaac hits southeast Louisiana

Hurricane Isaac

Hurricane Isaac crashed ashore in southeast Louisiana on Tuesday, bringing high winds and soaking rains that pose the first test for multibillion-dollar flood defenses put in place in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina devastated the U.S. Gulf Coast seven years ago.


Forecasters: Isaac on verge of becoming hurricane

New Orleans

Isaac was on the verge of ballooning into a hurricane Tuesday that could flood the coasts of four states with storm surge and heavy rains on its way to New Orleans, where residents hunkered down behind levees fortified after Katrina struck seven years ago this week.


For GOP, storm's timing makes it harder to be anti-government

Into the carefully scripted Republican convention has come a complication: a natural disaster that not only distracts attention from Mitt Romney but sets up a collision with a fundamental tenet of today's GOP.


Eerie similarities: Isaac follows track of Katrina, evacuations ordered for coast

Tropical Storm Isaac

As the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's landfall approaches, New Orleans -- and much of the Gulf Coast -- is preparing to put into practice the lessons learned from that defining storm. Tropical Storm Isaac is following a path eerily similar to Katrina's in 2005.


Tropical Storm Isaac grounds hundreds of flights

American Airlines

Airlines cancelled hundreds of flights as Tropical Storm Isaac lashed southeastern Florida Sunday, with service not expected to resume fully until late Monday. The airports in Miami and Fort Lauderdale were hit the hardest, cancelling 589 flights - the vast majority of the 742 U.S. flights grounded overall because of the storm as of Sunday afternoon, according to the flight-tracking service FlightAware.


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