By CAIN BURDEAUAssociated Press
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A marathon project is under way in New Orleans to digitize thousands of time-worn 18th-century French and Spanish legal papers that historians say give the first historical accounts of slaves and free blacks in North America.
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YAHOO.COM - Fourteen people were rescued this morning from a tall ship that was sunk by Hurricane Sandy, but a Coast Guard plane is scouring the churning seas for two crew members who are missing.
The HMS Bounty, a three masted ship, was 90 miles southeast of Hatteras, N.C., when the owner
MIAMI (AP) - The 12-year-old daughter of Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is out of the hospital and at home recovering from a head injury after a golf cart accident.
Rubio spokesman Alex Conant said Amanda Rubio was released from Miami Children's Hospital on Sunday evening.
She was airlifted to the
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) - The Coast Guard says a woman who was rescued in the Atlantic after abandoning ship in rough weather churned up by Hurricane Sandy has died.
Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class David Weydert says 42-year-old Claudene Christian was unresponsive when she was pulled from the
By JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Part of a nuclear power plant was shut down late Monday while another plant - the nation's oldest - was put on alert after waters from superstorm Sandy rose 6 feet above sea level.
One of the units at Indian Point, a plant about 45 miles
BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) - The AAA auto club reports the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Washington is $3.82.
That's down 17 cents in a week and 20 cents in a month. It's the same price as one year ago and 28 cents higher than the national average.
Some metro prices from the AAA
WASHINGTON (AP) - Maybe their robes are water repellent.
No matter that the rest of Washington was shut tight to await Hurricane Sandy, it was business as usual Monday at the Supreme Court.
The justices took the bench at the customary start time of 10 o'clock EDT to hear scheduled arguments.
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) - Boston is joining the list of major East Coast cities to shut down their transit agencies because of Hurricane Sandy.
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is shutting down all service at 2 p.m. due to expected high winds. Secretary of Transportation Richard Davey
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - Officials say three skiers triggered an avalanche in the mountains north of Bozeman, Mont., over the weekend that partially buried all three and injured one of them.
The Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center says the skiers were ascending a south-facing slope in the