The former FEMA chief who became the face of the botched federal response to Hurricane Katrina is out of the public sector now — but he's not always out of trouble.
In the 10 years since his resignation following the storm and its chaotic aftermath, Michael Brown has become an author, a consultant, and a radio talk-show host. Throughout it all, whenever an opportunity to voice an honest opinion has presented itself — even if that opinion ruffles feathers — he's taken it.
Now living in Denver, the 60-year-old Brown hosts a daily show on 630 KHOW, his city's radio station that is also home to shows by Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity and other fiery conservative figures.
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A former franchisee alerted a Subway advertising executive in 2008 about her concerns about pitchman Jared Fogle, according to her lawyer.
Frank E. Petersen Jr., who made history twice as the first African-American aviator in the Marine Corps and then as the Corps' first African-American general, has died. He was 83.
Frank E. Petersen III said his father died Tuesday at his home in Stevensville, on Maryland's Kent Island, of complications from lung cancer.
A woman was arrested after breaking into a dance and taunting officers at the end of a pursuit Wednesday night near downtown Los Angeles.
Spike strips were used to destroy the car's tires, but the woman continued driving on the vehicle's wheels. The pursuit began around 10 p.m. in the downtown area.
Two people are dead and four first responders have been hospitalized in a dangerous hazardous materials situation in unincorporated Des Plaines, Illinois.
Around 3:30 p.m., police were called to a northwest suburban townhome in the 9400 block of Harrison Street after receiving a report of three people in distress.
Upon entering the home, four Cook County sheriff's officers were unexpectedly exposed to a dangerous material and transported to area hospitals to be treated. The extent of their injuries is unclear.
A Texas judge has told lawyers for an Australian woman and her publishing company to set aside $10 million for a former business partner who says she was defrauded out of her rightful share from the sale of the erotic best-seller "Fifty Shades of Grey" and two companion novels. Jennifer Pedroza and Amanda Hayward were partners in an e-book publishing firm that initially issued the blockbuster erotic trilogy. A jury earlier this year determined that Hayward cut Pedroza out of her share of royalties from the $40 million sale of the EL James trilogy to Random House.
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A North Texas who jumped to his death Tuesday night from the 9th floor of the D/FW Airport Hyatt Regency faced charges of stealing more than $1.6 million from a teacher’s group.
Police said Eugene Dickey, 65, was due in an Austin courtroom this week on charges he took the money between 2006 and 2014 serving as Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer for the Texas Educational Theatre Association (TETA).
The fabled Goodyear Blimp is retiring.
But don't fret, blimp fans. That big, cigar-shaped thing you've seen floating over sports events all your life will still be there. It will also remain instantly recognizable with its blue-and-gold Goodyear logo emblazoned across the side.
It just won't be, well, technically, a blimp.
Just one day after two of their own crew members were killed during a live broadcast, the news team at Virginia station WDBJ-TV regrouped, gathered together and leaned on one another for the live broadcast of its "Mornin'" show.
"We march together, putting one foot in front of the other, mourning our loss, never forgetting Alison and Adam and realizing they died in the performance of their duty. And we are not going to shirk that duty going forward, “WBDJ-TV General Manager Jeff Marks said during a press conference on Thursday.
Marks said Thursday staff were wearing ribbons in honor of Parker and Ward: teal for Parker — her favorite color — and maroon for Ward's alma mater of Virginia Tech.
Manspreading is so widespread it's now a word.
The term, coined by commuters, refers to men on public transport who splay their legs wide apart and encroach on neighboring seats. It's now been added to OxfordDictionaries.com.
The free online dictionary of current usage, created by the publishers of the venerable Oxford English Dictionary, issued its quarterly update Thursday of new words that have gained widespread currency in the English language.
A 79-year-old woman walking her dog was seriously injured when she was struck by a car police were chasing Thursday, authorities said.
Rochester police say they've arrested a suspect in the drive-by shooting outside the Boys & Girls Club that left three young men dead and four other people wounded.
A car carrying five young co-workers plunged down a 110-foot embankment in the Hudson Valley, hit a house and came to rest on its roof, killing four men inside, police said.
Visiting on tidy porch stoops and dining at a thriving corner eatery, President Barack Obama paid tribute to New Orleans on Thursday as an extraordinary example of renewal and resilience 10 years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
U.S. stocks jumped higher again Thursday, adding to the gains of a monster rally a day earlier in a see-saw week on Wall Street.
The Dow Jones industrial average closed up nearly 370 points. The broader Standards & Poor's 500 index and tech-heavy NASDAQ also ended the day rising more than 2 percent.
The rally come on a day the Commerce Department announced that the U.S. economy had grown faster than initially thought, Reuters reported. Gross domestic product hit a 3.7 percent annual pace instead of the 2.3 percent rate reported last month.
On Wednesday, the Dow climbed 619 points, its third-biggest point gain on record, and the S&P 500 posted its biggest percentage gain since 2011.
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