Pulling up to Jerry Reed's house in St. Roch neighborhood is like stepping back in time to August 2005, when Hurricane Katrina ripped through the area, devastating everything in its path. The house appears very much the same today as then, a decade after the storm, NBC News reported.
The home's foundations are unearthed, its vinyl siding peels along ragged lines that demarcate clearly how high the floodwaters rose. "Ten years after the storm, I didn't ever think it would still be — this bad," said a somber Reed as he reflected on the 10th anniversary of one of the most powerful natural disasters to ever strike a major American city.
Reed, 66, is a Vietnam War veteran who fought for his country and won the Silver Star but feels he has been forgotten here at home. He is just one of thousands of homeowners in and around New Orleans who is unable to pay for damages that remain from Hurricane Katrina.
A Texas Sheriff's deputy was fatally shot from behind Friday night, while pumping gas into his police vehicle at a Houston-area Chevron station, police said.
The Harris County Sheriff's Office identified the slain deputy as Darren H. Goforth, 47, a 10-year veteran on the force and father of two, who was in uniform when he was shot multiple times "execution-style."
The shooting occured at about 8:30 p.m. local time at a Chevron station in Harris County, Texas. The duputy had just finished responding to a routine call and was alone when the shooter approached him and opened fire, authorities said.
Witnesses called 911 and multiple units arrived on the scene, but were unable to save the deputy, according authorities said.
Police described the suspect as a dark complexioned man in his early 20s wearing a white t-shirt and red shorts. He was reportedly driving a dark red or maroon extended cab Ford Ranger. Police were questioning a person of interest early Saturday morning, KPRC reported.
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An Egyptian court sentenced three Al-Jazeera journalists to three years in prison in a long-running trial criticized by press freedom advocates worldwide.
Judge Hassan Farid said he issued his verdict in the retrial because the three journalists were not registered with the country's journalist syndicate, brought reporting equipment into the country without permission and were spreading "false news," Reuters reported.
The case against Canadian national Mohammed Fahmy, Australian journalist Peter Greste and Egyptian producer Baher Mohammed was opened in the wake of the 2013 military ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.
Greste, who was deported in February and sentenced in absentia, wrote on Twitter that he was shocked, outraged, angry and upset.
Mostefa Souag, acting director general of Qatar-based Al Jazeera, said that the "verdict defies logic and common sense."
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Andy Parker's resolve to fight for gun control formed in the hours after his daughter was shot and killed on live television. In his first interviews after the tragedy, he briefly mentioned the issue as he eulogized Alison. By Friday, he was pledging a full-scale fight for tougher gun laws on national TV.
Tropical Storm Erika dissipated early Sunday, even as its remnants began drenching parts of eastern Cuba. But it left devastation in its path, killing at least 20 people and leaving another 31 missing on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, authorities said.
Another four people died in Haiti in a traffic accident that apparently occurred in the rain, and one other person died in a mudslide just north of Port-au-Prince.
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Police in Thailand arrested a suspect in the deadly Bankok bombing that killed 20 people at a crowded Shrine earlier this month.
National police spokesman Prawut Thavornsiri told Reuters that the suspect fit the description of a man seen on a surveillance video leaving a backpack at the scene.
Thavornsiri added that police raided an apartment used by the suspect in northern Bangkok and discovered possible bomb-making materials.
The bomb detonated at the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok's commercial center on Aug. 17, killing 20 and wounding dozens more.
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The suspect in the shooting deaths of a southwest Virginia television reporter and photographer “closely identified” with mass murderers and the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said.
Investigators learned this through writings and evidence seized from Vester Flanagan’s apartment.
Flanagan killed himself after the Wednesday slayings of Alison Parker and Adam Ward.
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Hundreds of feet beneath the Black Hills, a team of scientists and researchers snake through dark, narrow and silent corridors of ancient rock to reach their goal: what is thought to be some of the purest water on Earth. The crew of National Park Service scientists that's anchored by microbiologist Hazel Barton travels sporadically to the lowest reaches of South Dakota's Wind Cave National Park to study a series of underground lakes, which were discovered in the 1960s and aren't home to any animal life or even easily detectable microscopic organisms.
The legacy of the lynching of thousands of black people in America was recalled when the death 60 years ago in Mississippi of just one — Emmett Till — was commemorated Friday at his gravesite in a suburban Chicago cemetery.
Relatives and civil rights activists gathered in Burr Oak Cemetery, south of Chicago, to listen to speeches and songs, and comfort one another with hugs. A large wreath of white flowers encircled a black-and-white portrait of Till's smiling face.
U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush recalled his own mother explaining to him as an 8-year-old the "horrors" of Till's death. He said that memory still inspires him.
State officials have closed trails at a Connecticut wildlife area after a hiker came dangerously close to a brazen black bear Friday afternoon.
Hiker Stephanie Rivkin captured video of her close encounter and shared her footage with NBC Connecticut.
"I had no idea whether or not I was supposed to be scared," she said. "I just felt if I ran, I would be attacked."
Donald Trump spoke Friday evening during a fundraiser at the home of a famed New England car dealer.
More than 1,000 guests were charged $100 to attend, but outside the iron gates of the sprawling mega mansion that hosted Trump, dozens of protesters gathered, hoping to point out that Trump is pro-life.
Turkey says its jets have carried out their first airstrikes as part of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State group in Syria. After months of wavering, Turkey agreed to be more actively engaged in the fight against IS. It granted U.S. jets access to a key air base close to the Syrian border to be used in the campaign.
Seven workers were killed and two injured after exposure to poisonous gasses at a paper mill in central China, authorities said Saturday, in the latest in a spate of deadly accidents to strike the country involving dangerous chemicals.
The accident occurred Friday after an employee fell into a pool filled with poisonous waste paper pulp during a cleaning operation, a statement from the Anxiang county government in Hunan province said. His co-workers rushed to help him but were overcome by the noxious gasses, the statement said.
It follows China's worst industrial accident in recent history, a massive explosion at a warehouse storing toxic chemicals in the port of Tianjin that killed at least 145.
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A man sits in a Michigan jail while his 1-year-old daughter awaits her next round of chemotherapy.
Brian Randolph, 23, told police he robbed a bank to help pay for his baby daughter’s cancer treatments because her insurance had been canceled. He was charged with armed robbery and bank robbery following an arrest on Aug. 14 in Detroit.
"As a parent, I can understand. I want the best for my child too. If all this was supposed to go towards the child's care, why is he is spending money on nice things for himself?” Lt. Chris Sovik of the South Lyon Police Department told NBC Owned Stations.
Randolph is accused of robbing the Vibe Credit Union in South Lyon of $8,173 on Aug. 12. He allegedly entered the bank with glasses and a baseball cap, passed a note to a teller that stated he wanted $20,000 and had a shotgun in his pants, according to the Detroit Free Press.