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at 14:50 on August 28, 2015, EDT.

Bush returns to New Orleans, a low point in his presidency, for 10th anniversary of Katrina

NEW ORLEANS - Former President George W. Bush returned Friday to New Orleans — the scene of one of his presidency's lowest points — to praise the region's recovery from America's costliest natural disaster on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.


at 14:50 on August 28, 2015, EDT.

The Latest: Father of slain reporter says gun control 'will be my mission'

ROANOKE, Va. - The latest on the on-air killing of two TV station employees in Virginia (all times local):


at 14:36 on August 28, 2015, EDT.

Benedictine monk relaxing atop US school's wind turbine is spotted by passing drone

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. - A Benedictine monk who works at a Rhode Island school has discovered that finding solitude is no easy feat, even 175 feet (53 metres) in the air.


at 14:23 on August 28, 2015, EDT.

Europe's migrant crisis brings tragedy by land and sea; more than 2,600 have died this year

VIENNA - Death and desperation mounted in Europe's migrant crisis Friday as Austrian police said 71 people appeared to have suffocated in the back of an abandoned truck, while an estimated 200 people were feared drowned off Libya when two overloaded boats capsized.


at 14:14 on August 28, 2015, EDT.

Former New England prep school student cleared of rape, convicted of sex charges

CONCORD, N.H. - A graduate of an exclusive New England prep school was cleared of felony rape but convicted of misdemeanour sex offences Friday against a 15-year-old freshman girl in a case that exposed a campus tradition in which seniors competed to see how many younger students they could have sex with.


at 14:10 on August 28, 2015, EDT.

Death toll rising in Dominica as Tropical Storm Erika crosses over Dominican Republic

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - Heavy rain and strong winds from Tropical Storm Erika began to bear down Friday on the Dominican Republic as authorities on the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica warned that the death toll would rise from mudslides and flooding unleashed by the system.


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