Mitt Romney and the Republican National Convention delegates held court among the keen observers of the U.S. politics as the convention got off to a subdued start Monday, lasting barely a minute owing to the concerns about Tropical Storm Isaac becoming a full-fledged hurricane.
After targeting the U.S. Gulf coast Monday with ponderous rains and strong winds, tropical storm Isaac's path is now directed toward New Orleans with threats of a projected landfall Tuesday night, nearly seven years to the day since Hurricane Katrina wrecked the city.
Though Isaac is still being classified as a tropical storm, many are comparing it to Hurricane Katrina considering it is expected to make landfall near New Orleans and on the seventh anniversary of the devastating storm.
Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa said that the accusations of rape against Julian Assange would not be a crime in most of the world.
The 2012 Atlantic hurricane season got off to a busy start but not a single hurricane has made landfall in the U.S. Tropical Storm Isaac, however, may change that.
As Republican delegates nervously track Tropical Storm Isaac's path for signs the storm could sweep across Tampa, Jindal will remain in his home state of Louisiana to oversee its response to yet another major storm.
Hurricane Isaac 2012: Google Provides Tropical Storm Path Maps, Forecasted Track, Shelters, And Emergency Information
Google Crisis Response, one of Google's thousands of active projects that merges various Google tools like Maps, Docs, Forms and Earth, posted a new webpage dedicated to Tropical Storm Isaac - soon to be Hurricane Isaac - in an effort to disseminate helpful information about the hurricane's path, its forecasted track, and how local residents can stay safe during this emergency situation.
As residents are deciding whether to evacuate Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, Tropical Storm Isaac is forecast to strengthen into a hurricane over the eastern Gulf of Mexico. Here are some ways you can prepare for the storm.
At least one major refiner, BP PLC (NYSE: BP), has said it is shutting down production in the region. Production shutdowns can lead to price spikes at the pump fairly quickly.
"Star Wars Detours" is the latest TV project from Seth Green. The Robot Chicken creator has created an animated skit comedy series about the everyday lives of "Star Wars" characters.
Tropical Storm Isaac 2012: Evacuations Ordered In Three Gulf Coast States, Hurricane Path 'Identical To Katrina'
Resident in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama were told to evacuate their Gulf Coast homes on Monday in the midst of Hurrican Isaac. The governors of the three states each declared an emergency, with Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley ordering mandatory evacuations for residents who live along the coast and for those in some low-lying areas inland.
Tropical Storm Isaac’s Path Across Southern Florida Cancels 1,000 Flights, Keeps Cruise Ships At Sea
Tropical Storm Isaac’s path across Southern Florida and into the Gulf of Mexico has wreaked havoc in the skies, forcing more than 1,000 cancellations and counting.
As the Republican National Convention (RNC) grapples with revised schedule of events owing to Tropical Storm Isaac that struck Florida Sunday and is heading toward Gulf of Mexico, the convention venue, Tampa seems have revised fortunes for Mitt Romney in several ways.
After lashing South Florida with heavy rain and strong wind Sunday, tropical storm Isaac is now heading northwestward into the Gulf of Mexico, posing a threat to the U.S. offshore oil production.
Even as U.S. reels under the spell of Tropical Storm Isaac that lashed Florida Sunday, two other natural disasters seem to have struck southeastern California and the Pacific Ocean Sunday and this time it is an earthquake measuring 5.5 magnitude and 7.4 magnitude, respectively.
With the approach of Tropical Storm Isaac in the Gulf of Mexico, about 24.2 percent of the gulf's daily oil production and about 8.2 percent of its daily natural-gas production has been shut-in, according to estimates of the U.S. Interior Department's Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.
Tropical Storm Isaac began ravishing Florida on Sunday as the storm's path moved up from Cuba and into the Florida Keys. The tropical storm is expected to become a hurricane soon as it travels into the Gulf Coast, near New Orleans, Louisiana.
Mitt Romney's official coronation as the Republican Party's presidential nominee will be delayed by Mother Nature, and it could be an obstacle for the big-picture goal of the Republican National Convention.
Tropical Storm Isaac approached hurricane strength as descended on the Florida Keys Sunday, but its course appeared to veering away from Tampa, site of the Republican National Convention, and toward the northern Gulf Coast.
Tropical Storm Isaac approached hurricane strength as descended on the Florida Keys Sunday, and forecasters warned it could become a dangerous Category 2 hurricane on an expected track toward the northern Gulf Coast.
RNC Attracts Thousands To Florida Braving Hurricane Isaac Threat; Puts Spotlight On Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan
Even as Tropical Storm Isaac managed to reschedule the Republican National Convention (RNC) to Tuesday August 28, the excitement in Tampa, Florida remains unabated as thousands gear up to host the Convention that puts spotlight on Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and vice presidential running mate Paul Ryan.
Tropical Storm Isaac hasn't landed in Florida yet, but it's already causing damage to the Republican Party. Almost all Republican National Convention events on Monday have been canceled because of the storm, according to Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus.
The road to recovery for New Orleans has been as long and winding as the Mississippi River that snakes through town, but the people of this city are ready for the world to see what they've known for a while: The place is vital again.
Tropical Storm Isaac is expected to be upgraded to a hurricane before it hits the Florida Keys and Tampa regions. The Weather Channel reported that the storm is expected to reach Florida Sunday afternoon and Tampa later in the week.
Tropical Storm Isaac battered southern Haiti on Saturday, drenching the storm-prone island's capital of Port-au-Prince and leaving at least three people dead.
After unleashing heavy rains in Puerto Rico, tropical storm Isaac is inching closer to the Dominican Republic and Haiti Friday, even as the organizers of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, make alternate arrangements in lieu of the National Hurricane Center's weather forecast that Isaac is likely to pass near the state's Gulf Coast Monday.
Tropical Storm Isaac unleashed heavy rain and winds off Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands as it moved across the Caribbean Thursday and could strengthen into a hurricane before tearing across the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
If America's beef producers can weather the worst drought in decades that dealt a harsh blow to the nation's corn crops, they can expect to reap a bounty beginning late next year, when beef output is estimated to be at a nine-year-low, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Tropical Storm Isaac, the ninth named storm of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, sped past the Leeward Islands Thursday on a path across the Caribbean toward the Florida coast.
While the world braces for the next euro zone fiscal crisis flare-up, an analyst at Japanese financial conglomerate Nomura suggests that whatever bad news is just around the corner will not damage global economies as much as such crises once did.