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Clouds from Tropical Storm Barry spin over downtown New Orleans on Saturday. The storm has been fueled by climate change, which is also exacerbating potential flooding.
Sat, 07/13/2019 - 11:03

The water in the Gulf of Mexico is hot and the Mississippi River is high. That could spell disaster for Louisiana.

Aimee Cutter, the owner of Beach House restaurant, walks through water surge from Lake Pontchartrain in Mandeville, La. Hurricane Barry made landfall Saturday morning.
Sat, 07/13/2019 - 10:50

The storm system has prompted tornado and flash flood warnings, and officials are keeping a close watch on New Orleans' levee system and infrastructure, which failed during Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 10:09

New Orleans is braced for the arrival of Barry, which may be near hurricane strength by the time it comes ashore Saturday.

Dr. Mary Rice walks with Michael Howard at a Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare clinic in Chealsea, Mass, as they test his oxygen levels with the addition of oxygen from a portable tank. He has COPD, a progressive lung disease that can be exacerbated by heat and humidity.
Sat, 07/13/2019 - 09:47

Some physicians say connecting environmental effects of climate change — heat waves, more pollen and longer allergy seasons — to the health consequences helps them better care for patients.

Andrea and Leslie Isham got married last year during a drag show at a night club in Tennessee by a friend who was ordained online. A new law in the state seeks to ban online ordinations.
Sat, 07/13/2019 - 09:47

Tennessee lawmakers passed a law to ban officiants ordained online from performing legal marriages in the state. But this month a judge said they can continue temporarily.

Kim Davey (left), a passenger in Menzi Mngoma's Uber, made a video of his in-car opera singing that went viral.
Sat, 07/13/2019 - 09:00

Menzi Mngoma is hoping that the exposure will help him further his dream of becoming an international singing sensation who doesn't have to drive for Uber.

Mexican National Guard members prevent Central American migrants from trying to cross the Rio Grande from Juárez, Mexico, on June 21.
Sat, 07/13/2019 - 07:00

Threatened with U.S. tariffs, Mexico agreed to step up migrant control, deploying a new security force, and catching and deporting more migrants. Here's how it's going.

Albert Almora Jr. of the Chicago Cubs is comforted by Jason Heyward after a young child was injured by a foul ball off Almora's bat. The accident happened on May 29 in the fourth inning of a game against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park in Houston.
Sat, 07/13/2019 - 06:42

In 2018, all 30 MLB teams extended their netting over stadium dugouts. The protective measure has not done enough to safeguard fans from dangerous foul ball injuries.

White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham waits as Air Force One is refuelled at Elmendorf Air Force Base while travelling to Japan June 26, 2019, in Anchorage, Alaska.
Sat, 07/13/2019 - 06:00

In a previous role Stephanie Grisham was involved in an effort to boot a reporter from covering the Arizona House. Generally liked by reporters, she can be fierce in defending those she works for.

Alex Acosta said Friday he is stepping down as labor secretary so his handling of a 2008 prosecution of Jeffrey Epstein won't distract from the U.S. economy's "amazing" performance.
Fri, 07/12/2019 - 21:08

After Labor Secretary Alex Acosta's resignation, federal prosecutors in Manhattan alleged financier Jeffrey Epstein attempted to buy influence over people who were set to testify against him.

Police say nobody was injured when a KFC restaurant in Eden, N.C., was destroyed in an overnight explosion.
Fri, 07/12/2019 - 16:45

After a blast rocked the chicken restaurant in Eden, N.C., smoke and flames erupted from the ruined building and debris and sparks fell from the sky. The moment was captured on surveillance footage.

NASA's Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis team created this map, which shows surface displacement caused by the recent major earthquakes in Southern California.
Fri, 07/12/2019 - 14:58

NASA has mapped changes in the ground's position caused by the recent earthquakes — and it happens to look like beautiful, psychedelic art.

A panel of federal appeals court judges heard arguments Friday in a lawsuit over President Trump's financial records. The judges will decide whether to order Trump's accountants to release information to a Democratic congressional committee.
Fri, 07/12/2019 - 14:47

A federal three-judge panel is weighing arguments for and against ordering the president's accountants to release information to a Democratic congressional committee.

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 14:29

The former first baseman played on championship teams with the Cardinals and Mets, and made a memorable appearance on Seinfeld. His memoir is I'm Keith Hernandez. Originally broadcast June 4, 2018.

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 14:29

Bouton, who died Wednesday, spoke to Fresh Air in 1986 about his 1970 tell-all memoir, in which he drew on his seven years with the New York Yankees to offer an insider's guide to baseball.

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