State of emergency declared in Florida; tropical storm nears

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Friday that Tropical Storm Erika poses a “severe threat to the entire state” and...

Bush returns to New Orleans for 10th anniversary of Katrina

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former President George W. Bush is returning Friday to New Orleans – the scene of one of his...

Horse riding program teaches sport of kings to at-risk youth

AP Photo/Matt Rourke PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carmen Sharpe doesn’t let her children play outside their home in a dangerous, gritty section of...

Q&A: Questions, answers in Planned Parenthood controversy

AP Photo/Eric Gay LOS ANGELES (AP) — Planned Parenthood Federation of America is defending its abortion practices and its donation of fetal tissue...

Scientists, tribe study shrinking Washington state glacier

AP Photo/MANUEL VALDES MOUNT BAKER, Wash. (AP) — Mauri Pelto digs his crampons into the steep icy slope on Mount Baker in Washington state and...

Beyond gumbo: New Orleans restaurants rebound post-Katrina

AP Photo/Max Becherer NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Talk to folks on the street about the “holy trinity” and you’re as likely to get a lesson...
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