Louisiana governor declares state of emergency over flooding

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Heavy downpours pounded parts of the central U.S. Gulf Coast on Friday, forcing the rescue of dozens of people stranded in homes by waist-high water and leaving two people dead in floodwaters.

  • Written by BILL FULLER, Associated Press JEFF AMY, Associated Press

Police: Man who rigged explosives attempts escape, is shot

A man accused of rigging trail cameras with explosives in the Kentucky woods was fatally shot during a confrontation with police while he was helping them search for devices, police said Friday.

  • Written by BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press REBECCA REYNOLDS YONKER, Associated Press