New Orleans

Isaac Steers Clear Of Direct Blow On New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Isaac’s whistling winds lashed this city and the storm dumped nearly a foot of rain on its desolate streets, but the system of levee pumps, walls and gates appeared to withstand one of the stiffest challenges yet. To the north and south, though, people had to be evac…
Hurricane Isaac Nears New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hurricane Isaac is lashing New Orleans as it approaches and pushing flood waters over a rural levee south of the city, where authorities believe some people may be trapped. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the storm’s center early Wednesday was about 50 miles …
Judge Allocates Time For Start Of Oil Spill Trial
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge has set aside nearly seven hours for opening statements in a trial over the deadly rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico that resulted in the nation’s worst offshore oil spill. Monday’s order by U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier divides up 400 min…