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South Miami-Dade County as seen during a fire department aerial reconnaissance..By David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - The science of predicting hurricanes has come a long way since Katrina caught New Orleans officials off guard 10 years ago. A range of technological advances, from a new generation of satellites to supercomputers and unmanned drones, promises more-accurate forecasts that would increase public officials' confidence in weather experts' advice. If authorities were quicker to heed warnings about the devastating potential of Katrina before it made landfall in Louisiana on Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, some of the nearly 1,800 lives that were lost may have been saved, forecasters speculate.


Shannon Miles, who has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of deputy Darren Goforth at a Houston gas station, is seen in this handout booking photo provided by Harris County Sheriff's Office in Houston, TexasThe accused man, Shannon Miles, is scheduled to appear in Harris County District Court, records show. Miles is accused of shooting deputy Darren Goforth on Friday evening at a Houston gas station, sheriff's officials said. Goforth's wife, Kathleen, described her late husband as "an incredibly intricate blend of toughness and gentility" in a statement released to NBC affiliate KPRC in Houston.


(Reuters) - 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. A father driving with his three-year-old daughter in Gig Harbor, just west of Tacoma, was killed on Saturday when a tree fell on his car, KOMO 4 TV reported. Within two hours, a falling branch struck and killed a 10-year-old girl in Federal Way, just east of Tacoma, the television station reported. Gusting winds were blamed for massive power outages affecting as many as 450,000 customers. ...

Japan defeats Pennsylvania 18-11 in Little League World Series ChampionshipThe team from Red Land Little League in Lewisberry, Pennsylvania came so close to being called Little League World Champions.


FILE - This undated file image made available by WDBJ-TV shows reporter Alison Parker, left, and cameraman Adam Ward. Community religious leaders gathered Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015 to remember Parker and Ward, who were shot and killed by a former co-worker on Aug. 26. (Courtesy of WDBJ-TV via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDITROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Community religious leaders gathered Sunday to remember 24-year-old reporter Alison Parker and 27-year-old cameraman Adam Ward, the two television journalists who were shot and killed while working last week.


Japan defeats Pennsylvania 18-11 in Little League World Series ChampionshipThe team from Red Land Little League in Lewisberry, Pennsylvania came so close to being called Little League World Champions.


(Reuters) - 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. Packing potentially destructive winds of 115 miles per hour (185 km per hour), the hurricane was about 400 miles (645 km) east of the Big Island of Hawaii moving north-northwest at 12 mph (19 kph), the center said. "It will just pass by the islands," the center's spokesman, Neil Honda, said.

Ridley Park police officer returns home after being shotA Delaware County police officer is home from the hospital after being shot at an apartment complex.


FILE - This Aug. 19, 2011 file photo shows Mount McKinley in Denali National Park, Alaska. President Barack Obama on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015 said he's changing the name of the tallest mountain in North America from Mount McKinley to Denali. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will change the name of North America's tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White House said Sunday, bestowing the traditional Alaska Native name on the eve of a historic presidential visit to Alaska.


MILWAUKEE (AP) — All Milwaukee police officers on the street would be wearing body cameras by the end of 2016 under a proposal announced Sunday by Mayor Tom Barrett.

Off-duty Philadelphia officer on motorcycle struck and killed on Roosevelt BoulevardAn off-duty Philadelphia police officer is dead after being struck while riding his motorcycle.


WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — Several thousand people gathered Sunday to honor three U.S. Forest Service firefighters killed battling wildfires in Washington state.
IGNACIO, Colo. (AP) — U.S. attorneys and prosecutors say they want to help Native American communities bring more cases to court and cut down on crime following a surge of drug abuse, violence, sexual assault and other crimes plaguing their communities.

Off-duty Philadelphia officer on motorcycle struck and killed on Roosevelt BoulevardAn off-duty Philadelphia police officer is dead after being struck while riding his motorcycle.


Mourners gather at a gas station in Houston on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 to pay their respects at a makeshift memorial for Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren Goforth who was shot and killed while filling his patrol car. On Saturday, prosecutors charged Shannon J. Miles with capital murder in the Friday shooting. (James Nielsen/Houston Chronicle via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT: JAMES NIELSEN/HOUSTON CHRONICLEHOUSTON (AP) — The man charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a uniformed suburban Houston sheriff's deputy had a lengthy criminal record going back a decade, but never spent more than short stints in jail.


U.S. President Obama delivers a speech at the Andrew P. Sanchez Community Center in Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, LouisianaBy Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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. The symbolic gesture comes at the beginning of a three-day trip to Alaska where Obama hopes to build support for his efforts to address climate change during his remaining 16 months in office. The peak was named Mount McKinley in 1896 after a gold prospector exploring the region heard that Ohioan William McKinley, a champion of the gold standard, had won the Republican nomination for president.


Car stolen from Six Flags overturns on New Jersey Turnpike, 2 injuredTwo New York City residents traveling in a stolen car were injured when the vehicle overturned on the New Jersey Turnpike as they were being pursued by police.


A gunman killed three relatives in a surprise attack witnessed by several children in a home in eastern Tennessee, authorities said.
HONOLULU (AP) — The Big Island and Maui are under a tropical storm watch as a Category 4 hurricane approaches Hawaii.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The family of a woman who was rescued after being stranded in the rugged Sierra Nevada for nine days said Sunday that she is recovering from surgery to set the broken bones on her lower left leg.

Missing 5-year-old girl found by Philadelphia policePhiladelphia police have found a 5-year-old girl who went missing Saturday.


NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Federal authorities say a wood-boring beetle in a cargo container at the Port of Norfolk is the first of its kind to be found in the United States.
Gregory Murrey, of Alpharetta, Georgia, fell about 40 feet (12 meters) in front of a sellout crowd of 49,000 during a game between the Atlanta Braves and the New York Yankees. The cause of his fall had not been determined but no foul play is suspected, Atlanta police spokesman Greg Lyon said in a statement.

9-Year-Old In Ferguson Fatally Shot While She Was Doing Her HomeworkST. LOUIS (AP) — Hundreds gathered to remember a 9-year-old girl who was killed when shots were fired into her Ferguson home as she did homework on her mother's bed.


FILE - In this Sunday, June 7, 2015 file photo provided by the Alaska Division of Forestry, smoke rises from the Bogus Creek Fire, one of two fires burning in the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge in southwest Alaska. Global warming is carving measurable changes into Alaska, and President Barack Obama is about to see it. President Obama leaves Monday, Aug. 31, 2015 for a three-day visit to the 49th state in which he will speak at a State Department climate change conference and become the first president to visit the Alaska Arctic. There and even in the sub-Arctic part of the state, he will see the damage caused by warming, damage that has been evident to scientists for years. (Matt Snyder/Alaska Division of Forestry via AP, File )ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Global warming is carving measurable changes into Alaska, and President Barack Obama is about to see it.


Drunk driving suspected in deadly crash in Northeast PhiladelphiaPolice say drunk driving may have led to a deadly crash Northeast Philadelphia.


Balcony rescues reported in apartment building fire in Newark, DelawareThe Delaware State Fire Marshal's office has ruled that an apartment building fire in Newark was accidental.


This undated photo provided by NRD Capital shows NRD Capital founder and interim Frisch’s Restaurants CEO Aziz Hashim. The new lead owner of the Cincinnati-based Frisch’s Restaurants chain wants to flex Big Boy’s brand muscle. Atlanta-based NRD Capital has taken after shareholder approval last week of its $175 million acquisition that ended family operation of the business dating to its first 1939 drive-thru. (Alex Martinez/NRD Capital via AP)CINCINNATI (AP) — The new leader of the Frisch's Restaurants chain wants to flex Big Boy's brand muscle with franchise expansion, new restaurant shapes and sizes, menu and beverage additions, and doing more to court younger customers.


MIAMI (AP) — The parents of slain journalist Steven Sotloff are speaking out about the foundation they established to honor his legacy and their disappointment with the U.S. government in a rare interviewing marking the 1-year anniversary of his death.

FILE - In this Sunday, July 12, 2015 file photo, Pope Francis waves goodbye before boarding a plane in Asuncion, Paraguay that will take him back to Rome, after a week long tour in South America. When Pope Francis sets foot on the tarmac Sept. 22, 2015 at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington, it won't just be his first time in the United States as pontiff. It will be his first time in the country - ever in his life. (AP Photo/Cesar Olmedo)NEW YORK (AP) — When Pope Francis sets foot on the tarmac at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington on Sept. 22, it won't just be his first time in the United States as pontiff. It will be his first time in the country — ever in his life.


A statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis is moved from its location in front of the school's main tower the University of Texas campus, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Austin, Texas. The Davis statue, which has been targeted by vandals and had come under increasing criticism, will be moved and placed in the school's Dolph Briscoe Center for American History as part of an educational display. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A statue of Jefferson Davis was removed from its pedestal Sunday on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, days after a court rejected an appeal from a Confederate heritage group.


Gregory Murrey fell from the upper deck into the lower-level stands.

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