FMR TROPICAL STORM ERIKA IS WEAKENING AFTER SLAMMING HAITI AND THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC WITH HEAVY RAINS SAT *

NATL HURRICANE CENTER SAYS MOUNTAINS AND AN UNFAVORABLE ENVIRONMENT KNOCKED ERIKA BELOW TROPICAL STORM FORCE *

STORM HIT HARDEST ON THE SMALL EASTERN CARIBBEAN ISLAND OF DOMINICA, LEAVING AT LEAST 20 PEOPLE DEAD AND 31 OTHERS MISSING *

ANOTHER FOUR PEOPLE DIED IN HAITI IN A TRAFFIC ACCIDENT THAT APPARENTLY OCCURRED IN RAIN ASSOCIATED WITH THE STORM *

SEARCH CONTINUES FOR KILLER OF A UNIFORMED SHERIFF'S DEPUTY IN SUBURBAN HOUSTON *

SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS POLICE HAVE BEEN TALKING TO A PERSON WHO HAS INFO ABOUT THE SHOOTING, BUT THAT THE PERSON IS NOT A SUSPECT OR PERSON OF INTEREST *

OFFICIALS SAY DEPUTY DARREN GOFORTH WAS PUMPING GAS INTO HIS PATROL VEHICLE WHEN HE WAS SHOT MULTIPLE TIMES AND KILLED BY A MAN WHO APPROACHED HIM FROM BEHIND *

THAI AUTHORITIES ARREST SUSPECT IN BOMBING AT BANGKOK SHRINE EARLIER THIS MONTH THAT KILLED 20 PEOPLE *

POLICE SAY SUSPECT IS A 28-YR-OLD FOREIGN MAN WHO HAD BEEN HOLED UP IN A SUBURBAN APARTMENT WITH STACKS OF PASSPORTS AND BOMB-MAKING MATERIALS *

THAILAND'S POLICE CHIEF SAYS THE BOMB-MAKING MATERIAL IS "SIMILAR OR THE SAME TYPE" AS THAT USED IN THE BANGKOK BOMBING *

SUSPECT IS BEING HELD AT A MILITARY FACILITY ON INITIAL CHARGES OF POSSESSING ILLEGAL EXPLOSIVES *

SEPARATE ATTACKS BY SUSPECTED TALIBAN INSURGENTS IN EASTERN AFGHANISTAN KILL AT LEAST EIGHT POLICE OFFICERS *

AUTHORITIES SAY ANOTHER 15 POLICE OFFICERS WERE WOUNDED IN THE ATTACKS ON POLICE CHECKPOINTS *

INSURGENTS HAVE TARGETED POLICE CHECKPOINTS IN RECENT MONTHS, RESULTING IN HIGH CASUALTIES *

AN OFFICIAL ALSO SAYS AN AFGHAN AIRSTRIKE KILLED 16 SUSPECTED INSURGENTS AND WOUNDED 17 LATE FRI *

PEOPLE ACROSS THE GULF COAST COMMEMORATE ANNIV OF HURRICANE KATRINA, WHICH MADE LANDFALL 10 YEARS AGO SAT *

CITY AND CONGRESSIONAL LDRS LAID WREATHS AT A NEW ORLEANS MEMORIAL FOR VICTIMS OF THE STORM *

IN MS, CHURCH BELLS RANG AS CLERGY AND COMMUNITY LDRS GATHERED IN BILOXI FOR A MEMORIAL TO VICTIMS AND A CONCERT CELEBRATING THE POST-STORM RECOVERY *

KATRINA'S FORCE AND FLOODING ULTIMATELY CAUSED MORE THAN 1,800 DEATHS ACROSS THE REGION AND ROUGHLY $151 BIL IN DAMAGE *

LIBYAN AUTHORITIES RECOVER 12 MORE BODIES, RAISING THE DEATH TOLL FROM LATEST DISASTER FOR MIGRANTS TRYING TO REACH EUROPE VIA THE MEDITERRANEAN TO 117 *

OFFICIALS SAY NEARLY 200 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN RESCUED FROM TWO BOATS THAT CAPSIZED THURS OFF WESTERN COASTAL CITY OF ZUWARA *

MEANTIME, HUNGARIAN COURT ORDERS PRELIMINARY ARRESTS OF FOUR MEN SUSPECTED OF BEING INVOLVED IN THE DEATHS OF 71 MIGRANTS FOUND IN A TRUCK IN AUSTRIA *

AUTHORITIES SAY THE REFUGEES WERE LIKELY FLEEING WAR-TORN SYRIA AND ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE SUFFOCATED TO DEATH INSIDE THE TRUCK ABANDONED ON A HIGHWAY *

EGYPTIAN COURT SENTENCES THREE AL JAZEERA JOURNALISTS TO THREE YEARS IN PRISON EACH AFTER LENGTHY RETRIAL *

PRODUCER BAHER MOHAMMED AND ACTING CAIRO BUREAU CHIEF MOHAMMED FAHMY RECEIVED SENTENCES SAT *

AUSTRALIAN CORRESPONDENT PETER GRESTE, WHO WAS DEPORTED IN FEB, RECEIVED HIS SENTENCE IN ABSENTIA *

JOURNALISTS WERE CHARGED WITH AIDING OUTLAWED MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD, BUT GRESTE'S LAWYER SAYS THE RETRIAL WAS A "SHAM" AND THE SENTENCES "PURELY POLITICAL" *