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A decade after Hurricane Katrina a new city rises, but not for allIllinois fires coach Tim Beckman 1 week before season opener (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.


FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2014, file photo, Illinois head coach Tim Beckman calls instructions before an NCAA college football game against Nebraska in Lincoln, Neb. Illinois fired coach Tim Beckman one week before the start of the season Friday, Aug. 29, 2015, saying preliminary results of an investigation found some truth to allegations of player mistreatment and inappropriate behavior. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

A week before the start of the football season, a difficult summer for the University of Illinois became chaotic as coach Tim Beckman was fired after an investigation found he tried to influence medical decisions and pressure players to play with injuries. Beckman's firing follows the unexpected resignations this month of the top two officials on campus, revelations that they'd used private emails accounts to avoid public scrutiny of school business, and a pair of lawsuits in which former women's basketball and women's soccer players claim they were mistreated by coaches. Thomas said Friday that he received some preliminary results of the investigation earlier this week, and despite timing he called ''unfortunate,'' saw enough to fire Beckman just before his fourth season started.


Deputy ambushed, fatally shot at gas station near HoustonMariners fire general manager Jack Zduriencik (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 Jan. 22, 2015, file photo, Seattle Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik talks to reporters at a press conference in Seattle. The Mariners have fired general manager Jack Zduriencik after seven disappointing seasons during which the club failed to end its playoff drought. Team President Kevin Mather announced the decision to fire Zduriencik on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. Assistant general manager Jeff Kingston will take over on an interim basis. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

A year to the day after praising Jack Zduriencik as he was rewarded with a contract extension, Seattle Mariners President Kevin Mather found himself speaking with ownership this week on all the areas he believed the club was lacking. It was clear to Mather that Zduriencik's time as Seattle's general manager was at an end and his regret was not making a change sooner. ''I was so optimistic about 2015 at the major league level that I waited too long to start asking myself and others the tough questions about what is going on here,'' Mather said.


Cutting the cable cord, explainedKershaw strikes out 14 in Dodgers' 4-1 win over Cubs (Yahoo Sports)

Now I Get It: Cord-cuttingDozens of apps, subscription services and devices can help you ditch your cable company without facing any FOMO. Cable companies are scrambling to catch up by building better bundles and providing more options to their consumers.


Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws during the second inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

''Leading the league in outs is cool,'' he said after striking out a season high-tying 14 in the Los Angeles Dodgers' 4-1 win over the Chicago Cubs on Friday night. The NL West-leading Dodgers won their fourth in a row returning home for the first time in two weeks. ''He's the best lefty in the game, and the best pitcher in the game as well,'' said Cubs catcher Miguel Montero, who was 0 for 3 against Kershaw.


With rhythm and reverence, New Orleans marks 10 years since KatrinaAl Arbour, who coached Isles to 4 Cup titles, dies at 82 (Yahoo Sports)

A brass band performs in Jackson Square in New Orleans, LouisianaNew Orleans, a town renowned for staging big celebrations, faces a tricky challenge on Saturday, 10 years to the day from when Hurricane Katrina slammed into southeast Louisiana and triggered flooding that would leave 80 percent of the city under water. Thousands of people are expected to turn out as the city's trademark "second line" parades snake through the streets and New Orleans puts its famous musical traditions on display. "A celebration would not be the right gesture for those who will never be made whole," said Kristian Sonnier, an official at the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau.


FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2007, file photo, New York Islanders head coach Al Arbour waves to fans as he leaves the ice with his wife Claire after returning to the Islanders to coach his 1500th hockey game, against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y. Arbour, who coached the New York Islanders to four consecutive Stanley Cup championships and ranks as the NHL's second-most winningest coach, has died, team officials announced Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. He was 82. The cause of death is unclear, though Arbor was battling a lengthy illness and had been living in Florida. (AP Photo/Ed Betz, File)

Al Arbour, the bespectacled gentleman of a coach who molded a young and talented New York Islanders franchise into an NHL dynasty that won four straight Stanley Cups in the early 1980s, has died. The Islanders confirmed Arbour's death in a release issued Friday afternoon. Arbour had been in declining health, battling Parkinson's disease and dementia, and living in a long-term care facility in Florida.


Erika no longer a tropical storm, loses steam over CubaRedskins say QB Griffin to miss Ravens game (Yahoo Sports)

Waves crash along the shores of the Malecon in Santo Domingo, Dominican RepublicBy David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - Erika, a tropical storm that was losing strength as it hit Haiti with heavy rains and strong winds, fell apart on Saturday over eastern Cuba, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. "Erika has degenerated into a trough of low pressure," the Miami-based hurricane center said in a Saturday morning forecast advisory. Erika's maximum sustained winds had dropped to 35 mph (56 kph), just below the tropical storm threshold.


Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) is examined after an injury during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Detroit Lions, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will miss Saturday's exhibition game at Baltimore because of a concussion, reversing an earlier decision to let him play. Griffin left last week's exhibition game against Detroit with what Redskins coach Jay Gruden said afterward was a concussion.




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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.

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.

In a Five to Four Decision, Voting Just Got Harder

In a five to four decision along party lines, the Supreme Court ruled on the controversial Shelby County v. Holder case. The ruling, believed by many sets the nation back decades in Civil Rights, while others see it as the fault of Congress dropping the ball on updating the act when it should have years ago.

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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