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August 19, 2016 8:26 PM The Latest: Obama to visit Louisiana flood victims next week

The White House says President Barack Obama will travel to Louisiana on Tuesday to survey damage caused by historic flooding that killed at least 13 people and sent thousands to shelters. Obama has come under heavy criticism from some in Louisiana for continuing his New England vacation while parts of the state suffered after another major natural disaster 39

August 19, 2016 8:05 PM Obama to visit flood-ravaged Louisiana next week

President Barack Obama will visit Louisiana next week, the White House announced Friday. Obama will travel to Baton Rouge on Tuesday, press secretary Josh Earnest said, noting that Obama’s team reached that date after coordinating with state officials. “Additional details will be announced in the coming days. The President is mindful of the impact that his travel 25

August 19, 2016 5:48 PM Mental scars showing on youngest victims of Louisiana floods

DENHAM SPRINGS, La. — Michelle Parrott’s children hear thunder when there is no storm. When rain does fall, they ask their mother if the floodwaters are rising again. In flood-ravaged pockets of south Louisiana, mental scars are already showing on the youngest victims of a disaster that prompted more than 30,000 rescues and left an estimated 40,000 homes 35

August 19, 2016 4:51 PM NBA chooses New Orleans to host 2017 All-Star Game

NEW ORLEANS -- The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans after taking the midseason event out of North Carolina because of a state law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people. New Orleans, announced Friday as the new location of the game, replaces Charlotte, which was set to host the game until 28

August 19, 2016 3:45 PM Trump, Pence arrive in Louisiana as sideshow drains devastated area’s resources, governor grumbles

Trump, Pence head to flood-wracked Louisiana as governor grumbles Donald Trump arrived Friday in flood-ravaged Louisiana, a quickly-arranged visit plugged by his campaign as presidential and denounced by critics as a photo op. The Republican White House hopeful landed at the Baton Rouge airport shortly after running mate Mike Pence arrived to meet with the state’s 32

August 19, 2016 2:10 PM Trump steps down from campaign pulpit to visit Louisiana flood victims

The visit comes as the Republican presidential nominee attempts to shift his public image from that of a bombastic entertainer to a presidential figure. BATON ROUGE, La. — Donald Trump and his running mate Mike Pence were traveling to Louisiana Friday to survey the flood damage that killed at least 13 people and displaced thousands more. Pence arrived 48

August 19, 2016 1:02 PM The Daily 202: Clinton and Trump cave to pressure

THE BIG IDEA: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump each reluctantly backed down last night on major things that threatened to derail their campaigns. The Clinton Foundation announced it will no longer accept donations from corporations or foreign entities if Hillary is elected president. Bill Clinton told foundation staff that the final meeting of the Clinton 96

August 18, 2016 12:33 AM Flooding Compounds Pain of Tragic Summer in Baton Rouge

Residents in southern Louisiana began to assess the damage from the severe flooding that submerged the region over the last week. Thousands have sought shelter or have had to be rescued. BATON ROUGE, La. — Few can appreciate the scale of devastation and loss here quite like the tow truck driver. Since before dawn, Terrance Carter was up, first getting 34

August 17, 2016 11:53 PM Tropical Storm Fiona forms in eastern Atlantic

ASBURY PARK N.J. — The sixth named storm of Atlantic hurricane season, Fiona, developed late Wednesday afternoon in the eastern Atlantic Ocean. The storm doesn't pose a threat to land yet, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Hurricane Center in Miami. As of a 5 p.m., the center of Fiona was located 920 miles west of the Cabo Verde 139

August 17, 2016 8:47 PM As floodwaters recede in Louisiana, disbelief mixes with determination

ALBANY, La. – The smell of muddy water hung heavy in the air as people began sorting through waterlogged belongings and ripping out carpets Wednesday in flood-wracked southern Louisiana, which now faces a long-term challenge of how to house thousands of displaced people. Even as the water receded in some areas, it was rising in other communities downstream 30