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New Orleans, Gulf coast mark Katrina milestone
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The Gulf Coast and New Orleans observed the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, one of the deadliest storms in American history, in ways both devout and festive. Church bells rang and brass bands played as people across the storm-ravaged coast remembered the past and looked to the future....

Police investigate motive in ambush of Houston area deputy
HOUSTON (AP) -- Investigators were trying to determine Sunday what may have motivated a 30-year-old man accused of ambushing a uniformed suburban Houston sheriff's deputy filling his patrol car with gas in what authorities believe was a targeted killing....

Donald Trump courts tea party voters in Nashville
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Donald Trump will decide soon whether to mount a third party bid if he loses the Republican nomination for president, the real estate mogul said Saturday....

Citizens taking video of police see themselves facing arrest
HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (AP) -- Thomas Demint's voice is heard only briefly on the eight-minute video he took of police officers arresting two of his friends, and body-slamming their mother. "I'm videotaping this, sir," he tells an officer. "I'm just videotaping this."...

As Common Core results trickle in, initial goals unfulfilled
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with overall scores higher than expected though still below what many parents may be accustomed to seeing....

In Alaska, Obama to walk fine line on climate change, energy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With melting glaciers and rising seas as his backdrop, President Barack Obama will visit Alaska next week to press for urgent global action to combat climate change, even as he carefully calibrates his message in a state heavily dependent on oil....

Immigration shift shows India, China outpacing Mexico
DALLAS (AP) -- Siddharth Jaganath wanted to return to India after earning his master's degree at Texas' Southern Methodist University. Instead, he built a new life in the U.S. over a decade, becoming a manager at a communications technology company and starting a family in the Dallas suburb of Plano....

Dozens under observation as Legionnaires' hits prison
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Dozens of San Quentin prisoners were under observation Saturday after an inmate was diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease, prompting a weekend halt to visitors and limited drinking water supplies at the Northern California lockup....

Far below South Dakota, a cave holds pure, promising water
WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK, S.D. (AP) -- 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....

Teen charged with pushing Texas boy into pond in drowning
LUFKIN, Texas (AP) -- An East Texas teenager is accused of pushing his pregnant girlfriend's 3-year-old nephew into a pond so the boy would drown to make room for the unborn child to live at their home....

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New Orleans, Gulf coast mark Katrina milestone

Missing hiker found alive after 9 days lost in Sierra Nevada

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Police investigate motive in ambush of Houston area deputy

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