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Rescuers remove the body of a migrant after their boat sank off the coast of in Zuwara, Libya, on Thursday.

Number Of Refugees Found Dead In Austrian Truck Rises To 71

We have two big, sad stories concerning the rush of migrants trying to make it to Europe from conflict-torn countries in the Middle East and Africa: First, Austrian authorities said the number of people found dead in a food delivery truck, some of whom are believed to be refugees from Syria, has risen to 71.

As we reported, the people are thought to have suffocated. The truck was abandoned along Austria's A4 autobahn.

The Justice Department building in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015.

Department Of Justice Sued For Fake News Story

The Associated Press has filed a lawsuit against the DOJ related to a 2007 sting operation in which the FBI created a fake AP news story and an agent impersonated a journalist. The FBI was trying to apprehend a teenage suspect in several bomb threats in Washington state.

A bus with the Cuban and U.S. flags is seen on a beach in Havana, earlier this month. The White House is exploring regulatory changes to provide new opportunities for American citizens and U.S. businesses in Cuba.

White House Explores Ways To Do Business With Cuba

The Obama administration is considering ways to further ease travel and restrictions on Cuba. There is still an embargo in place and it would take an act of Congress to lift that.

The president, however, does have ways to make it easier for Americans to go to Havana or to sell goods there. A lot has changed already since the White House announced its new approach last year.

Ronnie Landry, 14, plays basketball in front of his home on Schnell Drive. He and his father, Wilbert Landry, bottom right, moved here from the 9th Ward of New Orleans in 2014. Noney Deffes, bottom left, is a longtime Schnell Drive resident who survived the flood in a neighbor's attic, then lived out of her recreational vehicle before returning to her home.

The Survivors' Street: 10 Years Of Life After Katrina

This is the long story of a short street: Schnell Drive, two blocks of brick homes in Arabi, La., just east of New Orleans in St. Bernard Parish.

When we first visited in the fall of 2005, Donald and Colleen Bordelon were often the only two people on Schnell Drive. They had stayed in their home through the storm and the flood, and through the weeks after when the first floor was still filled with water.

Tesla's Model S P85D, seen here at a car show in April, scored 103 on <em>Consumer Reports'</em> 100-point ratings system.

New Tesla Breaks Consumer Reports' Ratings Scale, Bolsters Company's Stock

With a rare mix of blazing speed, safety and energy efficiency, the new Tesla Model S P85D left the folks at Consumer Reports grasping for ways to properly rate the car, after it scored a 103 — out of 100. "It kind of broke the system," says Jake Fisher, director of the magazine's auto test division.

Listing the all-electric car's attributes, including its improved handling and stopping power, Fisher says, "We're seeing numbers that we haven't seen before. So this kind of blew out the system. We're giving it a score of 100."

North Dakota Legalizes Armed Police Drones

With the passage of a new law earlier this year, North Dakota has become the first state to legalize law enforcement use of armed drones.

Though the law limits the type of weapons permitted to those of the "less than lethal" variety — weapons such as tear gas, rubber bullets, beanbags, pepper spray and Tasers — the original bill actually aimed to ensure that no weapons at all were allowed on law enforcement drones.

The sponsor of the original bill, Republican state Rep. Rick Becker, said he wasn't happy with how that part of the law turned out.

Jeb Bush's comments on immigration are featured in a new attack ad from Democratic SuperPAC Priorities Action USA.

Democratic Group Fires A Warning Shot With Immigration Attack Ad

Late August may be the absolutely worst time to launch a political TV blitz. But a Democratic superPAC, Priorities USA Action, is offering up a minicampaign this week and next, warning Republicans that their heated rhetoric on immigration is captured on videotape and being prepped for prime time later in the race.

President Obama greets residents in New Orleans on Thursday while in town to mark 10 years since Hurricane Katrina.

Obama: Katrina A 'Man-Made' Disaster Caused By Government Failure

A decade after Hurricane Katrina — the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history — President Obama told a crowd in New Orleans that the storm was a "man-made" calamity that had as much to do with economic inequality and the failure of government as it did the forces of nature.

"What started out as a natural disaster became a man-made disaster — a failure of government to look out for its own citizens," the president said in a speech at a newly opened community center in the Lower Ninth Ward, a predominantly black neighborhood that was devastated by Katrina.

Nation's Only All-Women MBA Program To Close

Simmons College announced it will close the campus master's degree program in business, the only one of its kind in the nation exclusively for women.

Froggy Went A-Courtin', But Lady Frogs Chose Second-Best Guy Instead

Picking a mate can be one of life's most important decisions. But sometimes people make a choice that seems to make no sense at all. And humans aren't the only ones — scientists have now seen apparently irrational romantic decisions in frogs.

Little tungara frogs live in Central America, and they're found everywhere from forests to ditches to parking lot puddles. These frogs are only about 2 centimeters long, but they are loud. The males make calls to woo the females.

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