ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Floodwaters receded Saturday from much of the tourist town of Talkeetna, giving residents a chance to begin cleaning the muddy mess left behind - but officials warned that the danger hadn't passed and advised that people boil their water.
About 200 miles south, in
By JANET McCONNAUGHEYAssociated Press
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - When a Florida man saw a news photo of a man rescued from Hurricane Isaac's floodwaters, he was sure it was his brother. It wasn't - but the mistaken identity started a search that ultimately reunited that homeless man with the
By MARK THIESSENAssociated Press
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The residents of the quirky Alaska tourist town of Talkeetna were asked to evacuate Friday because the nearby river continues to rise after heavy rains.
Gov. Sean Parnell toured the area by helicopter and landed to talk to some Talkeetna
By LEKAN OYEKANMIAssociated Press
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) - At Nigeria's Katangua Market, that castaway from the West means big money.
Shipping container after shipping container arrive in the market in Lagos, filled to the brim with plastic-wrapped bales of secondhand clothes from the U.S. and
By CHRISTOPHER SULLIVANAssociated Press
SHARPSBURG, Md. (AP) - From as far away as Minnesota, Colorado and Ohio they came, more than 30 members of the Bloss and Mitchell families who converged on the hallowed Civil War fighting grounds of rural Maryland.
John McKnight Bloss, now 81, had just
By JUAN A. LOZANOAssociated Press
HOUSTON (AP) - A top executive in the now-defunct empire of disgraced Texas financier R. Allen Stanford was sentenced to three years in prison Thursday for her role in helping the once jet-setting businessman bilk investors out of more than $7 billion in one of
By STEPHEN OHLEMACHERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Social Security is so overwhelmed by disability claims that some officials are awarding benefits without adequately reviewing applications, potentially adding to the program's financial problems as it edges closer to the brink of
By The Associated Press
Facebook Inc. has had a rocky initial public offering of stock. There were trading glitches on its first day of trading and concerns since then about Facebook's revenue potential. Facebook also is facing dozens of lawsuits from disgruntled shareholders. In recent
By MATT SEDENSKYAssociated Press
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The hulking pizzeria owner whose presidential bear hug has thrust him into fame is ready to hit the campaign trail if he's asked.
Scott Van Duzer made headlines around the world when he lifted President Barack Obama off the floor
By CHRIS GRYGIEL and JACQUES BILLEAUDAssociated Press
SEATTLE (AP) - Heavy rains and flooding in the Southwest? A near-record dry streak in Seattle?
The seemingly counterintuitive weather is not necessarily unusual for this time of year, but it's striking when compared with the usual