A rain delay offered some comic relief at Tuesday's Mets-Rockies game. A member of the Rockies grounds crew slipped and disappeared under the tarp. No one noticed, until they saw a bump in the otherwise flat surface.
The flooding from the Mississippi River that's overlapped parts of Memphis is surging south toward three states. CNN says Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana are already inundated. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is the latest state chief to warn residents to evacuate before matters become dangerous.
Police in Petroskey, Mich., received a call that Batman was dangling along a wall at the Meyer Ace Hardware. They went on the roof and pulled up the guy in the costume. Mark Wayne Williams is accused of trespassing.
Governor Steve Beshear says he didn’t intend to give the wrong impression last week when he went to the Kentucky Oaks horse race instead of Fort Campbell where President Barack Obama was visiting. Beshear has faced some criticism for not changing his schedule to meet the President, but the governor says he had to attend Oaks to meet with visiting business leaders who could bring jobs to Kentucky.
Chile's economy is growing and with it is a bigger demand for energy. Some of the nation's rivers are being dammed with mega-hydroelectric projects that have many up in arms about environmental consequences.
Steve Inskeep speaks with the former U.S. ambassador to Syria, Edward Djerejian about U.S. policy towards Syria. He says the relationship has long been troubled by the complex geo-politics of the Middle East.
Yazoo City, Miss., is already flooded by local rivers that have been unable to flow in to the Mississippi River. Many residents have evacuated — and now, the community is bracing for even more floodwater.
Lawmakers in France's lower house of parliament have voted to ban a controversial gas and oil drilling technique. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is widely used in the United States, but environmentalists say it can pollute ground water.