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A decade after Hurricane Katrina a new city rises, but not for allEncarnacion hits 3 HRs, 9 RBIs as Blue Jays rout Tigers (Yahoo Sports)

This combination of Aug. 30, 2005 and July 29, 2015 aerial photos shows downtown New Orleans and the Superdome flooded by Hurricane Katrina and the same area a decade later. Katrina's powerful winds and driving rain bore down on Louisiana on Aug. 29, 2005. The storm caused major damage to the Gulf Coast from Texas to central Florida while powering a storm surge that breached the system of levees that were built to protect New Orleans from flooding. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, Gerald Herbert)“The city has changed and ultimately we needed to change,” says New Orleans native Brooke Boudreaux.


Toronto Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion hits a grand slam during seventh-inning baseball game action against the Detroit Tigers in Toronto, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Edwin Encarnacion found a grand way to cap off his homer hat trick. Encarnacion hit three home runs, prompting Toronto fans to toss their hats onto the field, and tied a team record with nine RBIs as the high-scoring Blue Jays routed the Detroit Tigers 15-1 Saturday. ''He's some kind of locked in,'' manager John Gibbons said.


Sarah Palin gushes over Donald Trump in highly-anticipated interviewSpa Stunner! American Pharoah loses in Travers to Keen Ice (Yahoo Sports)


Keen Ice (7), with Javier Castellano, moves past Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, with Victor Espinoza, to win the Travers Stakes horse race at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

Triple Crown winner American Pharoah has been beaten, losing to Keen Ice in the $1.6 million Travers Stakes before a stunned crowd Saturday at Saratoga Race Course. American Pharoah came into the race as the overwhelming favorite, but lost the lead entering the far turn and just didn't have the energy to catch Keen Ice. The upset solidified Saratoga's reputation as the ''Graveyard of Favorites.'' Only one of 12 Triple Crown winners has been able to go on and win the Travers.


Suspect arrested in killing of suburban Houston deputyLawyer: Tony Stewart's response to lawsuit 'appalling' (Yahoo Sports)

This undated photo provided by the Harris County Sheriff's Office shows sheriff's deputy Darren Goforth who was fatally shot Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. Goforth, was pumping gas into his vehicle when a man approached him from behind and fired multiple shots, Harris County Sheriff's Office spokesman Ryan Sullivan told The Associated Press. (Harris County Sheriff's Office via AP)HOUSTON (AP) — A sheriff's deputy in uniform was shot and killed Friday night while filling up his patrol car at a suburban Houston gas station, according to authorities.


FILE - In this June 5, 2015, file photo, Tony Stewart listens to a question in the garage area while waiting for his back-up car after hitting the wall at Pocono Raceway during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race in Long Pond, Pa. The lawyer for a racecar driver who was killed when he was run over by Tony Stewart's car says legal claims by the NASCAR star in response to a lawsuit are

Attorney Mark Lanier said Saturday in an email that Kevin Ward Jr. was killed last year as he walked on a dirt track in upstate New York even though Stewart is one of the world's best drivers. Ward's family sued Stewart this month for unspecified damages, accusing Stewart of gross negligence in the August 2014 accident at Canandaigua Motorsports Park. Stewart's lawyer, Brian Gwitt, said in court papers Friday that Ward was impaired by marijuana and died because he exited his car during the race.


Ten years later, resilient New Orleans reflects on KatrinaRedskins' Trent Williams tweets he's agreed to new contract (Yahoo Sports)

A brass band performs in Jackson Square in New Orleans, LouisianaFrom the Lower Ninth Ward to the Super Dome, New Orleans launched a day of events on Saturday to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, paying tribute to its victims and homage to the city's resilience in the face of disaster. Dignitaries made speeches to honor the 1,500 who died, brass bands marched through the streets and neighbors gathered for block parties across the city, where the mood shifted in turns from somber to reflective to celebratory. While residents and visitors alike said it was difficult to deny the rebound that New Orleans has made, there was also recognition that the poorest areas, like the Lower Ninth, have lagged.


Washington Redskins tackle Trent Williams (71) speaks to reporters after NFL football practice, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, in Ashburn, Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams says he has agreed to a new contract.


Man arrested in killing of Houston deputy, faces capital murder chargePennsylvania beats Texas 3-2 at Little League World Series (Yahoo Sports)
The suspect is Shannon Miles, 30, who was picked up for questioning early on Saturday, Hickman said. The sheriff said Miles, who has a history of prior arrests for trespassing and resisting arrest, apparently targeted sheriff's deputy Darren Goforth only because of his uniform. As far as we know, deputy Goforth had no previous contact with the suspect, and it appears to be clearly unprovoked," Hickman said.

Lewisberry, Pa. players celebrate after the game-winning hit by Chayton Krauss (25) during the sixth inning of the United States Championship baseball game against Pearland, Texas at the Little League World Series tournament, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in South Williamsport, Pa. Lewisberry won 3-2. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Chayton Krauss hit an RBI single to right field in the bottom of the sixth inning to give Lewisberry, Pennsylvania, a 3-2 victory over Pearland, Texas, on Saturday for a berth in the Little League World Series championship game in front of a record crowd of almost 46,000 fans. Krauss drove in Braden Kolmansberger, who had walked and moved to third on Jaden Henline's one-out single. Cole Wagner struck out 11 over 5 2-3 innings and hit a home run from the undefeated Red Land Little League team, which draws from Lewisberry and several other towns that are just a two-hour drive from Williamsport.




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Why U.S. Engagement Policy Is The Correct One

Invariably, when one thinks of the efficacy of a nation’s military, the mind’s eye is drawn to the ability of that country to deliver a \"warhead onto the forehead\" of their enemies. Indeed, owing to the Pentagon’s slick packaging of the First Gulf War, modern conflict, in the American mind, became synonymous with high-tech toys, grainy videos of successful missile shots, and a quick resolution of hostilities.

Capitalism and The Wealth Gap

When it comes to the efficient delivery of goods and services, capitalism is the proven economic model that puts people to work and products on the shelves. Whether those jobs end up paying enough money to purchase the items on those shelves is another matter, however.

Living Wages Are A Global Problem

The recent protests for an increased minimum wage are part of a larger global protest. The purpose is the same for low wage earners all over the world; increase wages to match the cost of living, and allow workers to form unions if desired and needed. The global protest has gained media attention all over the world, but critics claim that is the only accomplishment the movement will have.

Ukraine: Not What It Seems

After tense days of fighting this week, people in Ukraine are mourning the dead and celebrating the removal of President Victor Yanukovych from power. The final struggle that began on February 18, was the bloodiest endured by the protesters of Euromaidan. By February 22 the fighting was over.

Religious Freedom Bill - Protecting The Faithful or Legalized Discrimination?

After a much heated national debate, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed the controversial bill that would have allowed people and businesses in the state to refuse services to LBGT people based on their religious belief.

Coup Or Civil War In Egypt

The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.

 

 
 
 
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