The New Yorker magazine is famous for its cartoons, and it holds a regular contest inviting readers to send in captions. The latest winner is Roger Ebert of Chicago. The movie critic has been trying to win for years. The magazine says Ebert won after submitting contest entries 107 times.
Another wave of severe weather is expected to hit areas from the Deep South up through the Great Lakes region Wednesday, and storms could spawn tornadoes in a number of areas. That's after violent weather hit the South for a second straight day Tuesday, killing at least one person in Arkansas and damaging more than 100 homes in a rural East Texas community.
The latest round of severe weather comes a day after a series of powerful storms killed 10 people in Arkansas and one in Mississippi.
Florida freshman Rep. Daniel Webster bucked the Tea Party line recently and voted to support the House spending deal pushed by Speaker John Boehner. Days later, the Republican also voted to support a GOP plan to privatize Medicare — an issue of special interest to Florida seniors.
Britain's Royal Wedding is the biggest national celebration in 30 years. Prince William marries Kate Middleton on Friday and the British are planning a big party. Blackpool is in England's north, and residents there embrace a good party.
Major flooding of the Black River in the town of Poplar Bluff near the Missouri/Arkansas border is leading to major evacuations. The town has endured 15 inches of rain over four days and the levees just couldn't hold any longer. Jacob McCleland of member station KRCU reports.