Southeast watches storm approach

...today, the forecast showed the storm hitting the state Monday. The forecast path has Erika skirting the state's Gulf Coast and then moving up Florida's spine north of Tampa. The next 24 hours will be critical in the storm's development...

Residents recall devastation of storm

...have them anymore. In Slidell, we stopped having them." Mission leader remembers seeing areas like 'war zone'As Gulf Coast residents evacuated their homes, church groups from Au gusta flocked to aid those in need.Donald Thorstad, a member...

US eases crude oil export ban, allows trade with Mexico

...Keystone XL pipeline. That proposed project would carry crude oil from Canada's tar sands to refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast, so the influx of heavy crude from Mexico could play into a decision about whether the controversial pipeline is necessary...

Significant Braves working out, playing on Florida back fields

...scrimmage than a major league game.Freddie Freeman, Hector Olivera and Dian Toscano are all working out or playing for the Gulf Coast League Braves at their spring training complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The GCL is a rookie level made up of recent...

Braves' lower-level prospects producing at high rate

...Atlanta's 2015 first-round pick, left-hander Kolby Allard, threw two scoreless innings and struck out five in the Gulf Coast League on Saturday. The 14th overall pick, who was seen as a potential top-five pick before a pre-draft back injury...

Keystone XL: US review taking 5 times longer than average

...to build the 1,179-mile pipeline, which would connect Canada's tar sands with crude oil refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast.Controversy over the proposed route through Nebraska led to a tweak, which led the State Department to revisit its...

Braves' Bird has stuff for majors despite little attention in trade

...a 1.80 ERA with 11 strikeouts in 10 innings in the Gulf Coast League.Soroka, a 17-year-old drafted out of Canada...hitting .255 with five doubles and seven home runs in 30 Gulf Coast League games.The 18-year-old third baseman was...

Red-hot Cardinals dump Braves in series opener

...The Braves, who were opening a 10-game road trip, have lost nine of their last 12 overall.Atlanta's Freddie Freeman began a rehabilitation assignment with the Rookie League Gulf Coast team in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., on Friday.

Braves add high-floor pitching prospects for Juan Uribe, Kelly Johnson

...which resulted in several players going on the disabled list, including Sims.The 21-year-old emerged in the Gulf Coast League for two rehab starts in June before returning to Carolina in early July. Two of his three starts were again strong...

US opens probe into second company for air bag inflators that can spew metal fragments

...Florida people with recalled vehicles to get them fixed as soon as possible. High heat and humidity, especially along the Gulf Coast, can cause Takata air bags to malfunction in cars from 11 different auto companies.One of the eight people killed...