NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Nasty weather is already complicating travel in parts of the U.S., with forecasts of snow, thunderstorms and more threatening a sloppy Christmas Day from Texas to Florida. In Oklahoma, authorities were already warning would-be travelers to stay home Tuesday as freezing rain and sleet caused a... more »
Jay Leno will be doing standup to help the Gulf Coast.
The "Tonight Show" host and comedian will appear Saturday at the Beau Rivage Theater in Biloxi, Mississippi, in a benefit performance for residents who've been affected by the massive oil spill.
The appearance is billed as "Stand... more »
Louisiana shrimpers have more than the usual worries as they hit the water today for the opening of shrimp season.
Besides concerns over how much they'll catch and what they'll get for it, there's anxiety about how much damage the shrimp population has truly suffered from the lengthy oil... more »
(AP) - Tropical Storm Bonnie is already being felt at the site of BP's troublesome well in the Gulf of Mexico, even though the storm won't arrive there in full until Sunday.
A Coast Guard admiral says seas are choppy, rocking boats as crews get ready to leave. A... more »
Forecasters are predicting a very active hurricane season due to a much warmer Atlantic and cooling Pacific conditions.
Colorado State University researchers on Wednesday said they now expect 18 named storms to develop in the Atlantic, including 10 hurricanes. Five are expected to be major. That's up from 15... more »
Gulf Coast residents are anxiously awaiting word on whether the latest BP remedy to plug the gushing oil well off Louisiana works.
If oil stops flowing to the surface in the Gulf of Mexico, BP officials will know the effort was successful. BP is pumping heavy mud into the... more »
It was a spectacular sight at Florida's Vanderbilt Beach as a rare leatherback turtle made its way into Gulf waters and onto the beach shore. Wildlife experts say the sighting is so rare, they think the turtle may be injured.
Monday's sighting was the first time a leatherback has... more »
After nearly 40 years on the brink of extinction, the brown pelican is coming off the endangered species list. The bird now prevalent across Florida and the Gulf and Pacific coasts was declared an endangered species in 1970, after its population was devastated by the use of the pesticide DDT.... more »
Hurricane Ida chugged toward the Gulf Coast, and despite warnings extending more than 200 miles across several states, residents seemed to take the first Atlantic hurricane to target the U.S. this season in stride.
Authorities said the hurricane weakened early Monday to a Category 1 storm, with 90 mph... more »