Friday, August 28th, 2015
  • Obama to people of New Orleans: You inspire me, and America

    The president meets with city residents to mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. […]

  • Puerto Rico braces for TS Erika after 4 dead in Dominica

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Tropical Storm Erika lashed Puerto Rico early Friday with heavy rains and wind after killing four people and causing devastating floods in the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, where several people remained missing. […]

  • Carly Fiorina takes a licking but keeps on kicking

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  • Father of Virginia TV reporter slain on air vows to fight for gun control

    By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The father of a Virginia journalist killed in an on-air shooting said on Thursday he would become a crusader for gun control, but analysts said there was little likelihood of legislation on the federal level any time soon, despite changes in some states. Two journalists, reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward of Roanoke CBS affiliate WDBJ7, were shot […]

  • Lockdown lifted after reports of shooting at Georgia's Savannah State University

    One person was hospitalized after being shot and wounded near or inside the student union, the Atlanta Journal Constitution newspaper and broadcaster WSBV-TV reported, citing a university official. The campus of the historically black university is in the heart of Savannah, an Atlantic seaport that is Georgia's oldest city and the seat of Chatham County. The Savannah incident came a day after two […]

  • Jury begins deliberations in New Hampshire prep school rape trial

    By Ted Siefer CONCORD, N.H. (Reuters) - The jury in the rape trial of a former student at an elite New Hampshire boarding school began deliberations on Thursday after hearing closing arguments focusing on whether he forced a 15-year-old classmate to have sex or whether she accused him to save her reputation. A county prosecutor said defendant Owen Labrie, 19, told a friend had he had used "every […]

  • Race and its role in New Orleans' recovery 10 years later

    10 years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, Yahoo News goes back to explore how far the city has come, what remains to be done and whether race has played a part in the recovery. […]