• New Orleans’ big weekend: NBA All-Star Game meets Mardi Gras

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Floats, marching bands and street parties are about to converge with slam dunks, 3-pointers and buzzer beaters in New Orleans.

  • Damaged dam system threatens Northern California towns

    OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 200,000 Northern Californians who live downstream of the country’s tallest dam were allowed to return home Tuesday after two nights of uncertainty, but they were warned they may have to again flee to higher ground on a moment’s notice if hastily made repairs to the battered structure don’t hold.