Hundreds attend nuns’ funeral

Mourners fill a cathedral to remember Sisters Margaret Held and Paula Merrill who spent decades helping the needy and were found stabbed to death in their home in one of the poorest counties of Mississippi.

Bombing kills recruits in Yemen

A suicide car bombing claimed by the Islamic State in Yemen’s southern city of Aden kills at least 54 pro-government recruits, officials say.

New Orleans remembers Katrina

Officials mark the 11th anniversary of the hurricane and subsequent levee breaks with wreath-laying ceremonies to remember those who lost their lives to the flooding and celebrations to commemorate those who survived.

Scientists crack coldest case

Tree climbing might have led to the demise of the famous early human ancestor known as Lucy, a new study suggests. After examining CT scans of broken bones in Lucy’s shoulder, researchers propose the small hominid’s life ended shortly after a fall from a great height — probably a tree.