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BAY ST. LOUIS, Mississippi (AP) — Ceremonies are being held in Mississippi and Louisiana today to mark the 10th anniversary of the day when Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf coast. Church bells rang in Mississippi, where clergy and community leaders are gathering in Biloxi for a memorial to Katrina's victims and a concert celebrating the post-storm recovery. The hurricane's force and flooding ultimately caused more than 1,800 deaths and roughly $151 billion in damage across the region.
HAVANA (AP) — Tropical Storm Erika has degenerated into a trough of low pressure after leaving a trail of destruction in the Caribbean. It's blamed for at least 20 deaths on the island of Dominica (doh-MIN'-ih-kuh), where authorities say 31 people are missing. In Haiti, one person died in a mudslide and at least four others were killed in a traffic accident that apparently occurred in the rain. Erika's remnants are now moving across Cuba, headed for the Gulf of Mexico.
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libyan authorities say they have recovered 12 more bodies, raising the death toll from the latest disaster for migrants to 117. They say 198 people have been rescued. The search continues for passengers from two boats that capsized Thursday off the western coastal city of Zuwara with about 500 migrants onboard.
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison. Lawyers for the Canadian, Australian and Egyptian journalists say they'll ask for a pardon from President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi (AHB'-del fat-AH' el-SEE'-see), who has personally spoken out against the case. The three men were charged with being part of Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood, which authorities have declared a terrorist organization, and airing falsified footage.
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security officials say Islamic State militants have detained at least 70 people following a rare street demonstration in a remote town in Anbar province. Officials say the protest was triggered by the execution of a civil servant for killing a member of the extremist group. The killing was part of a long-running blood feud between two local clans.
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