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Hurricane Katrina (2005)

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  • Obama's reversal of fortune

    Obama's reversal of fortune
    When it comes to his healthcare law, President Obama faces a political version of what insurance folks call "adverse selection": All the bad news is sticking to him and most of the good news is sticking to someone else. Adverse selection, as we've...
  • Typhoon Haiyan and the language of disaster

     Typhoon Haiyan and the language of disaster
    A lie repeated often and confidently enough can become widely mistaken for the truth, becoming a belief that obscures the facts. False beliefs about disaster follow this model; their poison is concentrated in a few oft-deployed words, notably "mobs,"...
  • Lesson of Typhoon Haiyan: Tackle climate change, or it will tackle us

    Lesson of Typhoon Haiyan: Tackle climate change, or it will tackle us
    Was man-made global warming responsible for Typhoon Haiyan? Or Superstorm Sandy? Or the recent flooding in Colorado? I don’t know. Neither do you. Neither do the scientists, really. It’s impossible to pin a specific weather event on...
  • Brown's solid approval rating may not translate into votes

    Brown's solid approval rating may not translate into votes
    SACRAMENTO — Jerry Brown may be the state's longest-serving governor, with a political resume that spans six decades, but California voters are ambivalent about the 75-year-old Democrat. More than half of those surveyed in a new USC Dornsife/Los...
  • Houston voters skip nostalgia, reject measure to save Astrodome

    Houston voters skip nostalgia, reject measure to save Astrodome
    HOUSTON -- The Astrodome, once lauded as the "Eighth Wonder of the World," may soon be a landmark of the past. About 53% of voters Tuesday rejected a ballot measure that would have paid to renovate the country’s first air-conditioned domed...
  • Why can't Obama run the government as smoothly as his campaign?

    Why can't Obama run the government as smoothly as his campaign?
    WASHINGTON — A year after his reelection triumph, President Obama is facing an awkward question from friends and foes alike: Why can't he run the government as well as he ran his campaign? What with the IRS targeting of tea party groups; the...
  • Ruth Benerito dies at 97; chemist helped develop wrinkle-resistant cotton

    Ruth Benerito dies at 97; chemist helped develop wrinkle-resistant cotton
    Her name graces no labels, but millions wear Ruth Benerito creations daily. A government chemist, Benerito led a team that helped create wrinkle-resistant cotton — an innovation that spared homemakers hours of ironing and breathed new life into an...
  • Powerful Cyclone Phailin forces massive evacuations in India

    Powerful Cyclone Phailin forces massive evacuations in India
    NEW DELHI -- India was battered by a massive cyclone Saturday as nearly half a million people evacuated to shelters in vulnerable coastal and low-lying areas amid power outages, large storm surges and canceled trains and flights. Officials said...
  • Tropical Storm Karen stalls, landfall expected tonight

    Tropical Storm Karen stalls, landfall expected tonight
    After churning through the Gulf of Mexico for the last three days, Tropical Storm Karen stalled off the coast of Louisiana on Saturday afternoon after it weakened overnight. The National Weather Service expects the storm to resume its path toward the...
  • Brain-eating amoeba in water causes high anxiety in Louisiana parish

    Brain-eating amoeba in water causes high anxiety in Louisiana parish
    Officials traced the death of a 4-year-old Mississippi boy in August to a day spent playing on a Slip 'n Slide in a New Orleans suburb. Cause of death: a rare, brain-eating amoeba. At first, officials thought the amoeba, Naegleria fowleri, had been...
  • Colorado flood rescue efforts by air, land reach epic proportions

    Colorado flood rescue efforts by air, land reach epic proportions
    BOULDER, Colo. – Helicopters returned to the skies over Colorado on Monday as officials took advantage of a break in the weather to step up rescue efforts reminiscent of those in 2005 when Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. It was drizzling...