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At Least 20 Dead, 13,000 Rescued In Texas As Harvey Lands In Louisiana

Tropical Storm Harvey made landfall again Wednesday morning, this time near Cameron, Louisiana, the National Hurricane Center said, bringing more rainfall to Louisiana after causing unprecedented flooding in Texas. Two new deaths were confirmed in Houston on Wednesday morning, raising the official storm death toll to 20, Texas officials said. In Houston, the main shelter…

Auschwitz Condemns GOP Rep for Video Shot Inside Gas Chamber

A Republican congressman is in hot water with the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum for filming a video inside a former gas chamber at the Nazi death camp. U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins of Louisiana can be seen in a video posted to YouTube narrating a five-minute clip shot at Auschwitz, where he comments on the Holocaust…

New Orleans Removes Confederate Statues

New Orleans started taking down the first of four prominent Confederate monuments in the city early Monday morning, at about 1:30 a.m. The city is the most recent Southern stronghold to remove symbols interpreted by many to memorialize white supremacy and racism. The first monument to be removed overnight was one that “commemorates whites who…

AP: Trump To Mobilize 100,000 National Guard Troops On Immigrants

The Trump administration is considering a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants, including millions living nowhere near the Mexico border, according to a draft memo obtained by The Associated Press. The 11-page document calls for the unprecedented militarization of immigration enforcement as far north as Portland,…

Obama Heads To Flood-Devasted Louisiana [VIDEO]

President Obama on Tuesday is visiting neighborhoods in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, that have been devastated by floods that killed at least 13 people and damaged 60,000 homes. Republicans have criticized Obama for not cutting short his Martha’s Vineyard vacation last week to visit the flood zone. White House spokesman Josh Earnest on Monday defended Obama’s…

6 Dead in Louisiana Flooding, 10,000 in Shelters [VIDEO]

The federal government has declared a major disaster in southern Louisiana after massive flooding killed six people, destroyed homes, and left 10,000 in shelters, Gov. John Bel Edwards said. The four parishes hit the hardest in flooding that began Friday include Tangipahoa, St. Helena, East Baton Rouge, and Livingston. Nearly 20,000 people have been pulled…

Gavin Long ID’d as Alleged Baton Rouge Cop-Killer [VIDEO]

Gavin Long, 29, of Kansas City has been identified by law enforcement as the man who killed three officers and wounded three others in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Sunday. CBS News notes the day was Long’s birthday. Authorities say Long is the only suspected gunman. Two other men were taken into custody as persons of…

Police Killed Baton Rouge Man In Louisiana [VIDEO]

Louisiana police shot and killed a 37-year-old man outside a Baton Rouge convenience store early Tuesday, triggering outrage and protests in the city well into the evening. Police say they shot Alton Sterling during an “altercation” after receiving a call saying a man selling music was threatening people with a gun. A cellphone video shows…

Robert Durst Faces Murder Charge [VIDEO]

Real-estate scion Robert Durst will be extradited to California from Louisiana to face a murder charge in the 2000 death of a longtime friend, officials said Tuesday. Durst, who faces a firearms charge in New Orleans, will be arraigned in the death of writer Susan Berman in Superior Court in Los Angeles by Aug. 18,…

Three Dead, Seven Injured in Lafayette Movie Theater Shooting [VIDEO]

The shooter in Thursday night’s attack inside a Louisiana movie theater have been identified as 58-year-old John Russell Houser. Authorities say the man is from Alabama and had been staying at a local hotel recently. They described him as a “drifter” who had disguises in his car. They say he appears to have been armed…

BP will pay $18.7B for Deepwater Horizon oil spill [VIDEO]

The Gulf Coast states and the federal government have reached a tentative settlement with BP for the British oil company to pay $18.7 billion over 18 years, to compensate for damages from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, state officials said Thursday. “This is a landmark settlement,” Gov. Robert Bentley of Alabama said. “It is…

Man Trapped in Empty Dark Plane Cabin at Houston Airport

Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. Airline investigators are looking into how a man got left behind and locked onboard a United Airlines jet when everyone else left during a layover in Houston from Louisiana. Tom Wagner says he fell asleep on the plane and woke up in the pitch black cabin that had…