Tropical Storm Isaac is predicted to become a Category 2 hurricane by Wednesday, but it is much weaker than Katrina's damaging category 5 status. Still states of emergency were in place throughout much of the Gulf Coast region Monday.
Despite strengthening Tropical Storm Isaac on its way to New Orleans, the Republican National Convention began Monday. Delegates differed in their opinions of how the storm might impact the convention.
A few hundred protesters from groups like Occupy Wall Street and Code Pink say Tropical Storm Issac, expected to reach hurricane-force Tuesday, won't keep them away from the Republican National Convention.
Police found books on fighting skills and ammunition at the apartment of Jeffrey Johnson, the man killed in a police shootout at the Empire State Building Friday. Johnson had left his keys with his landlord Friday, and did not plan to return.
As the GOP Convention approaches, Mitt Romney said he was proud that his Massachusetts health care plan guaranteed coverage for women. He criticized President Obama for trying to tie him to Rep. Todd Akin's rape and abortion remarks.