With Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum splitting the conservative vote, polls put Mitt Romney right in the thick of it in both Alabama and Mississippi.
Hurricane Katia is churning high surf and rip tides on the East Coast before racing across the Atlantic. But Nate is stewing in the Gulf of Mexico and Maria is skimming toward the Caribbean.
Tropical storm Katia now a hurricane: The National Hurricane Center in Miami cautioned the public — still recovering along parts of the East Coast from Irene — not to stress over the storm.
A Roseate Spoonbill lifts off from Queen Bess Island near Grand Isle, La., May 26, 2013. Apart from brown pelicans many gulls, ibises, white pelicans, and Roseate Spoonbills gather at the small spit of land in Barataria Bay.