Tropical Storm Karen has a "near 100 percent" chance of becoming a hurricane in the next couple of days, and the Gulf Coast is under an advisory. Louisiana and Florida are covered in the hurricane watch and are bracing for the potential storm. This year has seen less hurricane activity than normal.



 

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Tropical Storm Karen has a "near 100 percent" chance of becoming a hurricane in the next couple of days, and the Gulf Coast is under an advisory. Louisiana and Florida are covered in the hurricane watch and are bracing for the potential storm. This year has seen less hurricane activity than normal.

Gas update

Gasbuddy.com reports that the average price of gas in the U.S. is $3.407. Last month at this time it was $3.618, and one year ago it was $3.797.

Opening bell

The Dow Jones opened at 15,133.14, finishing down 58.56 points Wednesday.

Quote of the day

“Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for president. One hopes it is the same half.” - Gore Vidal

Hot video: Dog befriends Down syndrome boy

A Labrador befriended a 3-year-old boy with Down syndrome, and the child's mother caught their touching interaction on camera.

 

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