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Analysis: Ida's destruction may help Hurricane Laura victims

Sep. 19, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Hurricane Ida's thrashing left homes in mangled heaps across southeastern Louisiana, but in an uncomfortable twist, the storm might have been a boon to southwestern parishes still struggling to recover from last year's Hurricane Laura. Ida's...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Sep. 17, 2021 18:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; retired Adm. Mike Mullen, former chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Fauci;...

Lawmakers: Ida damage shows need for infrastructure upgrades

Sep. 07, 2021 00:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shaken by haunting images of surging rivers, flooded roads and subways and other damage caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida, lawmakers from both parties are vowing to upgrade the nation's aging infrastructure network. As the deadly storm moved from...

Lawmakers: Ida damage shows need for infrastructure upgrades

Sep. 06, 2021 11:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shaken by haunting images of surging rivers, flooded roads and subways and other damage caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida, lawmakers from both parties are vowing to upgrade the nation's aging infrastructure network. As the deadly storm moved from...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Sep. 04, 2021 12:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Cedric Richmond, senior adviser to the president; Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Govs. Larry Hogan, R-Md., and Andy Beshear, D-Ky.; former Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.;...

Biden tells storm-ravaged Louisiana: 'I know you're hurting'

Sep. 04, 2021 11:57 AM EDT

LAPLACE, La. (AP) — Giant trees knocked sideways. Homes boarded up with plywood. Off-kilter street signs. Less than a week after Hurricane Ida battered the Gulf Coast, President Joe Biden walked the streets of a hardhit Louisiana neighborhood and told local residents,...

Biden walks storm-ravaged Louisiana: 'I know you're hurting'

Sep. 03, 2021 21:25 PM EDT

LAPLACE, La. (AP) — Giant trees knocked sideways. Homes boarded up with plywood. Off-kilter street signs. Less than a week after Hurricane Ida battered the Gulf Coast, President Joe Biden walked the streets of a hardhit Louisiana neighborhood on Friday and told local...

EXPLAINER: Hit by Ida, New Orleans faces weeks without power

Aug. 30, 2021 21:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hurricane Ida knocked out all eight transmission lines that deliver power to New Orleans, leaving the entire city without electricity as the powerful storm pushed through on Sunday and early Monday with winds that reached 150 miles per hour. Some of the hardest-hit areas...

Analysis: Louisiana still waiting for aid a year after Laura

Aug. 29, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Hurricane Laura wrecked southwest Louisiana a year ago, leaving marks of devastation that remain evident today in blue-tarped roofs, damaged homes and boarded-up businesses that still dot the region. For the people who live there, the suffering seems even worse...

Analysis: Cassidy at odds with delegation on infrastructure

Aug. 15, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana could see a huge infusion of federal cash to chisel away at its multibillion-dollar backlog of road and bridge work under the $1 trillion infrastructure bill that U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy helped to negotiate. But Cassidy's left selling the proposal to...