A New Orleans police officer was fatally shot on Friday, ambushed as he and his patrol team stepped out of their car to investigate something suspicious.
Emergency and disaster management briefing for August 25, 2017: Hurricane Harvey churns its way toward Texas as a strong Category 2 storm - and other news.
Sierra Leone issues an urgent plea for help as the nation fears hundreds are dead following heavy flooding and mudslides - and other news.
Emergency and disaster management briefing for August 11, 2017: A police officer in Brooklyn is shot several times while responding to a call - and other news.
Emergency and disaster management briefing for August 7, 2017: Floodwaters inundated New Orleans and Jefferson Parish after pumps failed to keep pace with rainfall amounts - and other news.
A suspect is in custody after 28 people were injured Saturday when a vehicle plowed into a crowd watching the Krewe of Endymion parade in the Mid-City section of New Orleans, police said.
EDM briefing for Feb.8, 2017: Destructive tornadoes in New Orleans; construction likely to resume soon on the Dakota Access Pipeline; and more.
Emergency and disaster management briefing for November 28, 2016: A mass shooting in New Orleans leaves one dead; a cyber attack hits San Francisco's light rail system; officials determine that the Pinnacle Mountain fire still burning in South Carolina was human-caused; H5N8 avian flu sweeps across Europe's bird populations; a volcano eruption in Mexico spews hot ash, prompts warnings; and a strong weather system developing over the central U.S. will likely bring a late season storm to the South.