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Karen Weakens As It Approaches Gulf Coast

(BRAITHWAITE, La.) — Pickups hauling boat trailers and flatbed trucks laden with crab traps exited vulnerable, low-lying areas of southeast Louisiana on Friday...

Briefing

'Saved by a TV commercial. Literally.' 1. ROSIE O'DONNELL, who had a heart attack after helping an "enormous woman" out of a car; she credits taking a Bayer...

The Mighty Mississippi

Memphis, Tenn. The Mississippi River is starting to crest here and thousands of tourists are on hand to witness it, even as hundreds of Tennesseans are forced to...

The Surging Mississippi: Nervous in New Orleans

New Orleans is having a bad case of nerves. The Mississippi River has flooded catastrophically upstream and its swelling waters are moving inexorably down...

Clichés, Levees and Federal Funds

As Washington debates Medicare, taxes, deficits and the future of the budget, it’s become a cliché to say that Americans like big government but don’t like to...

Who Controls The Mighty River?

Mark Twain, the bard of the Mississippi River, was always skeptical of human efforts to control it. "Ten thousand river commissions, with the mines of the world...