Larry Bruns

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Is Post-Katrina Gentrification Saving New Orleans Or Ruining It?

In the decade since Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, an influx of billions of dollars and thousands of new residents has helped revitalize portions of the city. However, for some longtime residents like local MC and activist Domonique Meyers, the Crescent City is at risk of losing something much …

Japanese PM offers no new apology for World War II; neighbors lash out

<b>(CNN) —</b> Japan marked the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II on Saturday, a day after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reiterated his country's "profound grief" for the millions killed -- but stopped short of offering any new apologies.<p>Emperor Akihito led an official memorial ceremony opened by …

Japan

São Paulo 'massacre': 19 people killed in shootings in Brazil's largest city | Fox News

At least 19 people were shot to death within the span of about three hours in Brazil's biggest metropolitan area, law enforcement officials said Friday.<p>Alexandre de Moraes, the head of the São Paulo State Public Safety Department, said at a news conference that police are trying to determine if …

Squirrels with plague and tree-limb deaths darken Yosemite summer

The usually happy height of the summer season at California’s bustling and beloved Yosemite National Park took a dark turn this week, after a fallen tree branch killed two young campers and a campground closure was announced as park officials said two squirrels died of plague in the area.<p>The large …

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China blast zone blocked over contamination fear; 112 dead

TIANJIN, China (AP) — Authorities pulled more bodies from a massive blast site in the Chinese port of Tianjin, pushing the death toll to 112 on …

Glendora-area fire burns 2,500 acres as a heat wave hits the Southland

With a record heat wave rolling across the Southland, firefighters battled two fast-moving blazes Saturday as residents endured temperatures that reached 107 degrees in some areas.<p>A wildfire that began Friday several miles north of Glendora grew nearly 40% overnight to 2,500 acres, jumping across a …

Officer Boasts Of 'Annual Michael Brown Bonus,' Prompts Investigation

“We understand the post is controversial," the St. Louis Police Department said.<p>A St. Louis County policeman who boasted of how he spent his "annual Michael Brown bonus" has prompted an investigation by the department.<p>Officer Todd J Bakula posted the message and two photos to his page, using the …

SF Police Ask Public for Help in Solving DSLR Robbery

In the San Francisco Bay Area, pricey camera equipment is becoming one of the favorite targets of robbers. In 2013, the <i>New York Times</i> reported that …

Chinese Currency Devaluation Could Mean Turmoil In U.S. Markets

Gilliant Tett of the Financial Times tells NPR's Scott Simon what China's currency devaluation this past week will mean for the rest of the world.<p>Transcript<p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST:<p>Chinese currency devaluation, not exactly a phrase to set the heart racing but one that made global headlines this week. The …