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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ten years down the road from Hurricane Katrina, residents of the Gulf Coast and New Orleans had reason to be somber and to celebrate. Church bells rang and brass bands played as people across the storm-ravaged coast remembered the past and looked to the future on the tenth anniversary of the storm making landfall, killing more than 1,800 people. The mourning for those lost was balanced by a celebration of how far the region has come. There is still a debate about whether the recovery has been too uneven.
HOUSTON (AP) — Investigators are still trying to find out a motive for the shooting death of a uniformed sheriff's deputy who was attacked while filling his patrol car with gas near Houston. Authorities arrested 30-year-old Shannon J. Miles and charged him with capital murder in the fatal shooting of Darren Goforth, a 10-year veteran of the Harris County Sheriff's Office.
ATLANTA (AP) — A day at the ball game turned tragic for a man in Atlanta. The man in his early 60s died after falling from the upper deck into the lower-level stands at Turner Field on Saturday night during a game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees. No other fans were hurt and authorities say foul play isn't suspected.
NEW YORK (AP) — The TSA says it has fired a security agent who is jailed on $3,000 bail after being charged with luring a 21-year-old Korean exchange student into a bathroom at a New York City airport and molesting her. Maxie Oquendo was arrested Thursday on unlawful imprisonment, official misconduct and sexual abuse charges, two days after the incident. The student had filed a complaint.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says government forces have regained control of a strategic district in southern Helmand province that the Taliban had seized. Omar Zwak, a spokesman for the governor of Helmand province, says Afghan forces launched an operation on Friday to retake the district of Musa Qala. Taliban insurgents overran Musa Qala on Wednesday after a week of attacks.
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