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Coast Guard rescues Russell Crowe after he's lost while kayaking in New York

In his many blockbusters, actor Russell Crowe plays the man of the hour, swooping in to the rescue. But this weekend, he needed a little help of his own.

Poll: Did GOP convention change minds?

Americans are divided on whether last week's Republican Convention made them more likely to vote for GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, according to a new national survey.

Deputies kill gunman after shootings, standoff north of Seattle

Deputies have killed a man suspected of shooting at residents, cars and SWAT team members in a wooded area north of Seattle, a sheriff's spokeswoman said.

CDC warns parents to beware button batteries

They are used to power everything from flashlights to remote controls. So called "button batteries," which are the size of coins (and sometimes smaller), have grown in popularity over the past few decades.

Romney to survey storm damage in Louisiana

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will travel to Lafitte, Louisiana Friday to view storm damage from Hurricane Isaac after his joint morning event with Paul Ryan in Lakeland, Florida, according to his campaign.

Two bodies found in flooded Louisiana home

The bodies of a man and woman were found in 7 feet of water at a home in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, which was hit hard by Isaac, officials said late Thursday.

Communities focus on cleanup as Isaac weakens

A weakened Isaac moved over Arkansas on Friday, leaving weary residents in southern states digging out of its muddy mess and hundreds of thousands without power.

Isaac Power Outages

Nearly a million customers were without electricity due to Isaac on Thursday morning. Power providers say at least 948,564 customers are without electricity across Arkansas, Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

Isaac claims fatality as thousands forced to evacuate

Authorities warned people in a handful of towns outside of New Orleans to get out early Thursday ahead of rising water brought on by hurricane-turned-tropical storm Isaac, which dumped more than 20 inches of rain in some areas.

In flooded parish, rescues from rooftops, animals taking refuge

Kim Duplantier's three-story colonial plantation-style home survived Hurricane Katrina, albeit with 3 feet of unwelcome water on the bottom floor.