As the Mississippi River continues to rise, residents along the bank await word on whether the Army Corps of Engineers will open the Morganza spillway in Louisiana to relieve pressure on the levees downstream.
The bulge of water, caused by the convergence of the swollen Mississippi and Ohio rivers at Cairo, Illinois, is slowly moving downstream and is expected to reach the Gulf of Mexico in about two weeks. The swollen river is expected to crest at Vicksburg, Miss., on May 19 and at 64 feet at Natchez on May 21. --Written by Theresa McCabe in Boston. >To contact the writer of this article, click here: Theresa McCabe. >To follow the writer on Twitter, go to @TheresaMcCabe. >To submit a news tip, send an email to: email@example.com.
Osama Bin Laden wanted to kill U.S. President Barack Obama as part of a plot to disrupt the 2012 presidential elections, according to a journal taken from the compound in which the al Qaeda leader was killed.