A federal judge has ruled that negligence by the Army Corps of Engineers led to devastating flooding after Hurricane Katrina.
French artist Jeanne-Claude, who created the Central Park installation "The Gates" in 2005 along with her husband Christo, has died at the age of 74.
Rehearsals are underway for the annual 24 Hour Plays project.
An Army spokesman says the suspected gunman in the Fort Hood shooting is in critical but stable condition in a Texas hospital.
Chinese state media reports that nine Uighurs have been executed for taking part in July's deadly ethnic rioting.