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In flooded Louisiana city, even modest recovery raises hope

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 7:10am

In 23 years of coaching football, Dru Nettles never had to deliver a pep talk like this.

Hurricane Gaston reforms, moves northwest in the Atlantic

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 4:00am

Hurricane Gaston has reformed, gathering strength as it moves northwestward in the Atlantic.

1 rescued, 2 missing after plane crash in New Orleans lake

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 11:50pm

Authorities say a woman has been rescued and two men remain missing after a small plane crashed into a lake near a New Orleans airport.

San Diego Border Patrol seizes $3 million

Steve Visser, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 10:45pm

Border Patrol agents in California hit a jackpot this week in terms of cash seizures: $3 million.

2 die in Minnesota crash of truck carrying firefighters

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 10:01pm

State Police say two people died and seven others were injured when a Michigan-based truck carrying firefighters left the roadway, hit the median and rolled on Interstate 35 West near Minneapolis.

Ohio prisoner jumps to his death after sentencing at court

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 9:41pm

Authorities say a man took his own life at an eastern Ohio courthouse moments after he was sentenced to 13 years in prison.

US economy grew at tepid 1.1 percent pace in spring

Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 9:35pm

The U.S. economy expanded at a sluggish 1.1 percent pace this spring as businesses sharply reduced their stockpiles of goods and spent less on new buildings and equipment. Yet most analysts forecast much faster growth in the summer and fall, fueled by healthy consumer spending.

South Entrance to Yellowstone National Park remains closed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 8:10pm

The South Entrance to Yellowstone National Park is expected to remain closed this weekend because of a wildfire in Grand Teton where firefighters are trying to clean up hotspots and burned trees along a 2-mile stretch of highway.

Ohio prisoner jumps to his death after sentencing at court

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 8:01pm

Authorities say a man took his own life at an eastern Ohio courthouse moments after he was sentenced to 13 years in prison.

Cops: Son beat parents to death inside family home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 6:40pm

Authorities say a man fatally beat his parents with his hands and an object inside the family's New Jersey home.

Federal agencies won't block removal of New Orleans monument

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 6:21pm

Two federal agencies say they won't try to block the city of New Orleans' attempt to remove a monument to an 1874 white supremacist revolt against Louisiana's federally-backed post-Civil War government.

Feds wrongfully declare Roy woman dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 5:41pm

A Utah woman is trying to come back from the dead, at least in the federal government's eyes.

The Latest: Man arrested in nuns' deaths has criminal record

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 5:31pm

The Latest on the killing of two nuns in Mississippi (all times local):

Man arrested in shocking killings of 2 Mississippi nuns

Emily Wagster Pettus and Rebecca Santana, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 4:46pm

A man suspected in the slayings of two nuns found dead in their Mississippi home has been arrested and charged with capital murder in the shocking killing that rocked the small town communities where the women served, authorities said.

Officials concerned over whitewater center reopening

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 4:30pm

State and local elected officials have expressed concerns that the U.S. National Whitewater Center has reopened its channels less than two months after a rafter died from a brain-eating amoeba and with no new regulations in place.

Texas hit man gets second stay of execution

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 4:10pm

A convicted hit man scheduled to be put to death Wednesday for a murder-for-hire plot that left a woman dead more than 23 years ago has received a reprieve from a state appeals court — the second he has received within a week of an execution date.

3rd suspect in New Mexico girl's horrific death held on bail

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 4:01pm

The third suspect in the horrific rape and killing of a 10-year-old Albuquerque girl whose body was dismembered made her first court appearance Saturday.

Large sinkhole snarls traffic on Turnpike in Miami-Dade

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 4:00pm

A sinkhole two lanes wide has opened up on the southbound side of Florida's Turnpike near Hard Rock Stadium in Miami-Dade.

UW faculty getting nine-month contracts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 3:40pm

The University of Wyoming is opting for more nine-month appointments for faculty to save money instead of paying them for a full year, hoping some of them will continue to do research during the summer.