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Isaac's fury tests New Orleans' post-Katrina flood controls

The fury of Isaac slammed into Louisiana with strong winds and pounding rain, generating the first real test early Wednesday of flood control systems and emergency services in New Orleans on the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

Gas prices continue to climb on Isaac fears

Gas prices continued to climb -- particularly along the Gulf Coast -- as the approach of Tropical Storm Isaac forced the closure of many oil and refining facilities.

Neighborhood still bearing Katrina's wounds awaits Isaac

The 30 mile stretch between Biloxi and Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, is still dotted with battle wounds from Hurricane Katrina seven years later.

State-by-State: Isaac prompts evacuations, shuts down transit

-- Much of the central Gulf coast was hunkered down as Tropical Storm Isaac approached Tuesday. Authorities across the region warned residents to be prepared for heavy rain, high winds and coastal storm surges.

'Endangered' Atlanta historic district seeks rebirth

Monday through Saturday John Harris holds court at the Silver Moon Barber Shop on Auburn Avenue. There, amid the whirring fans and TV soaps, he greets clients, many he's known for decades.

Quake 'swarm' shakes Southern California

"A swarm" of several hundred earthquakes, the strongest measuring a 5.5 magnitude, were centered east of San Diego near California's border with Mexico on Sunday afternoon but caused little damage, seismologists said.

Empire State shooting victim hit five times in head

The man killed by a former co-worker on a Manhattan sidewalk Friday was shot five times in the head, the New York Medical Examiner's office said Sunday.

Eerie similarities: Isaac follows track of Katrina, evacuations ordered for coast

Thousands in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama were being told early Monday to leave their Gulf Coast homes ahead of the arrival of Tropical Storm Isaac as forecasters warned it was gaining strength as it followed the same path Hurricane Katri

Reddit co-founder plans Internet 2012 Bus Tour

The economy has been front and center during this presidential race, followed by issues such as national security, abortion and taxes. But are the candidates talking enough about the Internet?

Today is National Waffle Day

Strike while the iron is hot - August 24 is National Waffle Day.