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Hurricane Katrina, Then and Now

St. Patrick's Day

Report: Kidd-Gilchrist 'finalizing' $52M extension with Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets are reportedly finalizing a four-year, $52 million contract extension with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.<p>Since being drafted No. 2 …

NBA

Judge won't block part of Seattle's minimum wage law

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday cleared the way for Seattle's new minimum wage law to take effect as planned next month, rejecting claims by franchises of big national chains that it discriminates against them.<p>In his 43-page decision Tuesday night, U.S. District Judge Richard A. Jones …

Minimum Wage

Italy rescues nearly 1,000 migrants from boats in the Mediterranean

In dramatic sea rescues north of Libya, a flotilla of ships saved more than 1,000 migrants and refugees, while 10 migrants perished in the southern Mediterranean, Italian officials said Wednesday.<p>Rescue vessels, including from Italy's coast guard and navy, and three cargo ships saved 941 people in …

North Africa

Larry Wilmore Steps Into the Spotlight

An intriguing mix of talent has laid the groundwork for something that could be truly inventive in The Nightly Show, but how will The Daily Show's former Senior Black Correspondent fare at the helm of his own half hour?<p><b>On Friday,</b> Comedy Central held a breakfast for members of the press to show off …

Comedy

Tesco stumbles as falling energy prices cut into 4Q outlook

NEW YORK (AP) — Tesco pulled back significantly on its expectations for the last quarter of the year amid delayed and cancelled orders from clients in the energy sector and as the Russian economy is pummeled by tumbling energy prices.<p>The oil and natural gas drilling service company said last year …

What will happen when those little leaguers grow up?

All week the young ballplayers of Jackie Robinson West kept us good company through the bad news.<p>Through the murder of 9-year-old Antonio Smith in a Chicago neighborhood not far from the ones where the ballplayers live.<p>Through the beheading of journalist James Foley by Islamic terrorists.<p>Through …

Baseball

Kevin Durant: LeBron move 'classy'

LAS VEGAS -- Kevin Durant made a point not to ask his friend LeBron James any questions. He gets enough of those already. Besides, James answered …

Basketball