• A decade after Hurricane Katrina a new city rises, but not for all

    “The city has changed and ultimately we needed to change,” says New Orleans native Brooke Boudreaux. […]

  • Deputy ambushed, fatally shot at Houston gas station

    HOUSTON (AP) — A sheriff's deputy in uniform was shot and killed Friday night while filling up his patrol car at a suburban Houston gas station, according to authorities. […]

  • Cutting the cable cord, explained

    Dozens of apps, subscription services and devices can help you ditch your cable company without facing any FOMO. Cable companies are scrambling to catch up by building better bundles and providing more options to their consumers. […]

  • With rhythm and reverence, New Orleans marks 10 years since Katrina

    New Orleans, a town renowned for staging big celebrations, faces a tricky challenge on Saturday, 10 years to the day from when Hurricane Katrina slammed into southeast Louisiana and triggered flooding that would leave 80 percent of the city under water. Thousands of people are expected to turn out as the city's trademark "second line" parades snake through the streets and New Orleans puts its […]

  • Erika no longer a tropical storm, loses steam over Cuba

    By David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - Erika, a tropical storm that was losing strength as it hit Haiti with heavy rains and strong winds, fell apart on Saturday over eastern Cuba, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. "Erika has degenerated into a trough of low pressure," the Miami-based hurricane center said in a Saturday morning forecast advisory. Erika's maximum sustained winds had dropped to 35 […]

  • Suspect in custody in ambush of Houston sheriff's deputy

    The man was apprehended by the Harris County Sheriff's Office at his mother's house before dawn on Saturday not far from the site of the ambush on Friday night, Houston Police Officer John Moore said. The deputy was in uniform and filling up his car with gas when the gunman approached from behind and fired several shots, Sheriff's Office spokesman Deputy Thomas Gilliland told reporters. Live […]

  • Reporting Hurricane Katrina: How covering the story swept journalists into the drama

    Journalists are observers. We are trained to help others by reporting stories, not by becoming part of them. Hurricane Katrina, however, tested those boundaries for many of us. […]