10 Things to Know for Today
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10 Things to Know for Today

Among 10 Things to Know: Afghanistan vows to "eliminate" safe havens of Islamic State group, a number of economists expect a recession by 2021, Florida's palm trees are under attack, Louisiana governor who shouldered blame for Hurricane Katrina has died

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Florida's iconic palm trees threatened by invasive disease
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Florida's iconic palm trees threatened by invasive disease

Florida's iconic palm trees are under attack from a fatal disease that can turn them to dried crisps within months with no chance for recovery once infected

Kathleen Blanco: Louisiana gov brought down by Katrina dies
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Kathleen Blanco: Louisiana gov brought down by Katrina dies

Kathleen Blanco, the ex-Louisiana governor who still called her life 'charmed' despite her political downfall from Hurricane Katrina and a subsequent battle with cancer, has died at 76

Kathleen Blanco, Louisiana's governor during Katrina, dies
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Kathleen Blanco, Louisiana's governor during Katrina, dies

Former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, who became the state's first female elected governor only to see her political career derailed by Hurricane Katrina, has died at 76

Wildlife roam where US once made nuclear and chemical arms
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Wildlife roam where US once made nuclear and chemical arms

After long cleanups costing billions of dollars, the US government has converted a handful of nuclear and chemical weapons sites into nature preserves

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Police: Wisconsin man who attacked officer fatally shot

Police say an officer responding to a report of a burglary attempt in Caledonia, Wisconsin, was attacked by a man with an "edged weapon" and fired his gun, killing the man

Police: Man accused of threat to Jewish center arrested
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Police: Man accused of threat to Jewish center arrested

Police say a man accused of posting what they believe was a threat to a Jewish center in Ohio on Instagram has been arrested on charges of telecommunications harassment and aggravated menacing

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Police: Men with guns in Missouri Walmart broke no laws

Two men with handguns in their waistbands caused concern when they entered a Walmart in the Kansas City area, but police say they were there just to buy ammunition for target practice

4 Louisiana men to plead guilty in Mississippi bribe scheme
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4 Louisiana men to plead guilty in Mississippi bribe scheme

Four Louisiana men to plead guilty to charges they tried to bribe a Mississippi sheriff, seeking lucrative jail contracts to sell inmates phone service and commissary goods

Far-right and antifa groups both claim victory at Portland
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Far-right and antifa groups both claim victory at Portland

Hundreds of far-right protesters and anti-fascist counter-demonstrators swarmed downtown Portland, Oregon, on Saturday for a long-hyped rally that attracted President Donald Trump's attention and resulted in at least 13 arrests