• In this July 23, 2015 photo, Efrem Garza stands before his new home built on the lot of his previous house that was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina and holds a photograph taken by a friend of the remains of that house on South Seashore Avenue in Long Beach, Miss. Before the storm Garza was surrounded by houses and trees, now 10 years later, there are only two houses on that land, as few of the residents returned and rebuilt. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

    On Mississippi’s shore, what Katrina erased not yet replaced

    LONG BEACH, Miss. (AP) — Between Mississippi’s seashore and the railroad tracks a little ways inland, where Hurricane Katrina all but erased a neighborhood 10 years ago, Efrem Garza and a handful of other homeowners are still resettling a frontier.

  • Roofers with Hull Brothers Roofing & Waterproofing resurface townhomes roofs at the Marina del Rey seaside community of Los Angeles on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. While drought-plagued California is eager for rain, the forecast of a potentially Godzilla-like El Nino event has communities clearing out debris basins, urging residents to stock up on emergency supplies and even talking about how a deluge could affect the 50th Super Bowl. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

    Drought-plagued California readies for El Nino storms

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — While drought-plagued California is eager for rain, the forecast of a potentially Godzilla-like El Nino event has communities clearing out debris basins, urging residents to stock up on emergency supplies and even talking about how a deluge could affect the 50th Super Bowl.

  • The roof of a car wash topples at a gas station after Typhoon Goni hit Amakusa, Kumamoto prefecture, southwestern Japan, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. The powerful typhoon damaged buildings, tossed around cars and flooded streets in southwestern Japan on Tuesday before heading out to the Sea of Japan. (AP Photo/Kyodo News via AP) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

    Typhoon Goni hits Okinawa after killing 19 in Philippines

    TOKYO (AP) — A powerful typhoon damaged buildings, tossed around cars and flooded streets in southwestern Japan on Tuesday before heading out to the Sea of Japan.

  • Typhoon leaves 15 dead, several missing in north Philippines

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Typhoon Goni blew out of the northern Philippines on Sunday after leaving at least 15 people dead and several others missing, including a dozen miners whose work camps were buried by a huge mudslide in a mountain village, officials said.

  • Weakening Tropical Storm Danny heads to Puerto Rico, USVI

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A weakening Tropical Storm Danny swirled toward the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, where a prolonged drought has led to hopes that it would bring rain.

  • Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Charles Johnson catches a 10-yard pass for a touchdown defended by Oakland Raiders cornerback D.J. Hayden during the first half of a preseason NFL football game, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    Vikings rally after storm delay, top Raiders 20-12

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Charles Johnson and Chase Ford each caught touchdown passes in the second quarter for the Minnesota Vikings, who came back from an hour-plus weather delay to defeat the Oakland Raiders 20-12 on Saturday.

  • Saturday, August 22, 2015

    US airman says train attacker ‘ready to fight to the end’ and ‘so were we’

  • Puerto Rico, USVI prepare for weakening Hurricane Danny

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Danny weakened into a tropical storm on Saturday as it approached the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, where it was expected to bring little relief to residents of the drought-stricken region.

  • Typhoon Goni leaves 7 dead, 2 missing in Philippines

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Typhoon Goni lashed the northern Philippines on Saturday with pounding rain and winds that set off landslides and flooded low-lying villages, leaving at least 10 people dead and forcing more than 5,000 to flee their homes, officials said.

  • This July 29, 2015 aerial photo shows empty lots and mostly new buildings in the Lower 9th Ward section of New Orleans, foreground. Ten years after Katrina, New Orleans remains a work in progress, aiming to reverse historic racial and economic injustices. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    New Orleans rises decade after Katrina _ but gaps remain

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As people search for words to describe New Orleans’ recovery a decade after Hurricane Katrina, they sometimes use words verging on the Biblical – an economic and cultural resurrection, a rising from the ashes.