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Sharper forecasts may help avert repeat of Katrina disaster

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.



Suspect in Houston officer shooting to appear in court Monday

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.



Two dead, massive outages after windstorm slams Washington state

(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. ...


US attorneys hear safety concerns from American Indians

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 officer on motorcycle struck and killed on Roosevelt Boulevard

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.



White House says Mount McKinley to be renamed Denali

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.



Police investigate motive in ambush of Houston area deputy

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.



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

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 injured

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.



Service pays tribute to slain television reporter, cameraman

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.