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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.

Suspect in Houston officer shooting to appear in court Monday

- A 30-year-old Houston man with an extensive criminal history is expected to appear in court on Monday charged with capital murder of a police officer, an incident the local sheriff tied to the "Black Lives Matter" campaign against police violence.

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Two dead, massive outages after windstorm slams Washington state

- A powerful windstorm toppled trees, killing two people in Washington state as work crews scrambled on Sunday to restore power to 450,000 customers, a TV report showed. | Video

Environment 11:34am EDT

Hurricane Ignacio weakens, forecast to just miss Hawaii

- Ignacio lessened in intensity but was still a major Category 3 hurricane as it blew across the Pacific on a route likely to bypass Hawaii on Monday, the U.S. Central Pacific Hurricane Center said.

Obama to rename North America's highest peak as Denali on Alaska trip

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

Politics, 5:09pm EDT

Man falls 40 feet to death at Atlanta baseball stadium

- A 60-year-old man plunged headfirst to his death from the upper deck of a baseball stadium in Atlanta on Saturday, brushing past wires holding a protective net, according to police and witnesses. | Video

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University of Texas moves statue of Confederate president Jefferson Davis

- The statue of Confederate president Jefferson Davis was moved from its prominent place on the University of Texas campus in Austin on Sunday, according to footage published on social media and by local Austin American-Statesman newspaper.

Politics 6:16pm EDT

Houston police officer killed because of uniform: county sheriff

- The killing of a U.S. police officer on Friday in a Houston suburb was unprovoked, a county sheriff said, saying the victim was a target because of his uniform. | Video

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Ten years later, 'unbowed' New Orleans reflects on Hurricane Katrina disaster

NEW ORLEANS - From the Lower Ninth Ward to the Superdome, New Orleans observed the 10th anniversary of devastating Hurricane Katrina, paying tribute to its victims and homage to the city's resilience in the face of disaster. | Video

Natural Disasters, 4:47am EDT

Man faces capital murder charge in killing of Houston deputy

- Sheriff's deputies on Saturday arrested a 30-year-old man who will be charged with capital murder in connection with the shooting death of a deputy at a suburban Houston gas station, a killing the sheriff tied to anger against police. | Video

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