More than 1,000 people have been rescued in southern Louisiana from homes, vehicles, and even trees, as the state was hammered with flooding. More rain is expected. Two people have died.
Police in Raleigh, North Carolina responded to a shooting at a busy mall on Saturday afternoon. News reports said that the police were working to secure the mall after gun shots were fired inside.
USA’s Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky celebrated her fourth gold medal and fifth overall in Rio de Janeiro. With the world record in the 800-meter freestyle, Ledecky spoke to media on Saturday saying she has met all her goals for these Olympic Games.
In Havana, subdued celebrations for Fidel Castro’s 90th birthday, large banners of the revered former leader hung in the streets of the capital. The celebrations were relatively low-key, compared to the large-scale gatherings that were planned for Castro’s 80th birthday.
Noreen Nasir, Associated Press with AP News Minute.