August 15, 2008 -
Earlier this week federal investigators raided and seized documents from the New Orleans Affordable Homeownership Corporation, the city-chartered and city-financed nonprofit that ran a home-remediation program in 2006 and 2007.
August 14, 2008 -
Murder and attempted-murder charges against seven New Orleans police officers-accused of shooting unarmed civilians on the Danziger Bridge in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina-were tossed out by a judge who concluded that a prosecutor violated grand jury secrecy, the Times-Picayune reports
August 12, 2008 -
The Greensboro (N.C.) News & Record reports that Wal-Mart's federal political action committee, the retailer's political arm, has been expanding its donations to candidates seeking North Carolina state office, including $54,000 to state-level candidates during the current election
August 8, 2008 -
Facing South's bi-weekly listing features new books about the U.S. South and books written by Southern writers.
Covering for the Bosses: Labor and the Southern Press by Joseph B. Atkins, 280 pages, University Press of Mississippi (July 2008)
August 6, 2008 -
The 17th International AIDS Conference opened this week in Mexico City, with appeals for the international community not to slow down its fight against a disease that has claimed more than 25 million lives.