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The former mayor of New Orleans is well-known for his controversial efforts to rebuild his city after it was devastated in 2005. Nagin's legacy could be eclipsed, however, by new charges of corruption brought against him today in federal court.
The National Weather Service reports that 7.86 inches of rain fell yesterday at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, surpassing the record 4.50 inches that the airport saw on that same date in 2005 when the city was facing Katrina.
Hurricane Isaac's original forecast had the storm going up the East coast through Florida, but it's shifted to the left and now it's going to hit the Gulf of Mexico. The latest predictions have Isaac making landfall in New Orleans early Wednesday, the seven year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
By now you may have heard that Abdulrahman Zeitoun, the protagonist of Dave Eggers' 2009 book Zeitoun, is in jail for allegedly beating his ex-wife, but the latest addition to Zeitoun's legal troubles is even darker: He's accused of plotting her murder.
In the latest news from what once was One of the Great American Newspapers: A Times-Picayune reporter writes a (justifiably angry) letter to the paper's publishers; Several of the paper's renowned, award-winning reporters decline offers from the newly configured NOLA Media Group.
Sure, The Avengers took in over $700 million worldwide since its release on Friday, but how much would the movie's destruction of midtown Manhattan cost if it happened in real life?
Bronchitis, wheezing, possibly cancer and irreparable damage to the lungs of of displaced Katrina victims will cost the people who manufactured FEMA's temporary trailers $14.8 million.
Four former police officers were sentenced to prison terms from 38 to 65 years for their role in the shooting deaths of two unarmed men in the chaotic days after Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans.
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