In Rhode Island, city of Central Falls has been in receivership for nearly a year. The state has taken over its schools. And while the receiver has raised taxes, the city is running out of cash and is thinking about bankruptcy as a serious option. From member station WRNI, Catherine Welch reports.
By opening the Morganza floodway, the Army Corps of Engineers is sending Mississippi water through communities that thousands call home. But, even as they're forced to evacuate, few are blaming the Corps. Those who live along Louisiana's bayous aren't happy about having to fight the river, but say it's something they've grown up with and which they take very seriously.
Lawyers for the head of the International Monetary Fund say Dominique Strauss-Kahn will fight the charges that he sexually assaulted a housekeeper at a luxury Manhattan hotel. The Frenchman remains in custody after a judge denied his request for bail.