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Sharper forecasts may help avert repeat of Katrina disaster


MIAMI - The science of predicting hurricanes has come a long way since Katrina caught New Orleans officials off guard 10 years ago.

Hurricane Fred forms, flooding in South Carolina from Erika's remnants

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Hurricane Fred strengthened early Monday in the eastern Atlantic as it approached the Cape Verde Islands, while the remnants of Tropical Storm Erika brought flooding to parts of South Carolina, according to U.S. forecasters. | Video

Houston-area deputy shooting suspect appears in court

- A 30-year-old Houston man facing a charge of capital murder in the killing of a deputy was arraigned on Monday in a case the county sheriff tied to the "Black Lives Matter" campaign against police violence.

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'Deflategate' judge to rule soon after Brady, NFL talks fail

NEW YORK - The National Football League and its players union failed to reach a settlement in their dispute over New England quarterback Tom Brady's four-game "Deflategate" suspension despite weeks of talks, leaving a federal judge to resolve the issue in the coming days.

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Obama to test wilderness skills on Bear Grylls TV show

NEW YORK - President Barack Obama will test his wilderness survival skills with an appearance on the television show "Running Wild" in an Alaska adventure that will air later this year, the network NBC said on Monday.

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Fans welcome return of Blue Bell ice cream to Texas, Alabama

SAN ANTONIO - Fans of Blue Bell ice cream celebrated the return of the popular brand on Monday in parts of Texas and Alabama, four months after it was withdrawn from the market after being linked to cases of Listeria, three of them fatal.

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Arizona mother accused of drowning twin sons in bathtub

PHOENIX, Arizona - An Arizona woman was arrested for murder on Sunday on suspicion of drowning her two-year-old twin sons in a bathtub and attempting to do the same with another child, authorities said.

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Milwaukee mayor wants to outfit all patrol officers with body cameras

MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee may soon become one of the largest cities in the United States to outfit all of its patrol officers with body cameras under a proposal by Mayor Tom Barrett.

Politics, 1:08pm EDT

Obama changing name of Alaska's Mount McKinley to Denali

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Monday will officially restore Denali as the name of North America's tallest mountain, siding with the state of Alaska in ending a 40-year battle over what to call a peak that has been known as Mount McKinley. | Video

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Investigators probe baseball fan's death from fall at Atlanta game

ATLANTA - A 60-year-old man who plummeted to his death from the upper deck of the Atlanta Braves' baseball stadium on Saturday died of blunt force trauma, a medical investigator said Monday, but the cause of his fall has not been determined.

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