Week ahead: RNC, 2 storms potentially threaten Gulf and more

Dual tropical storms potentially threatening the U.S. Gulf Coast, the Republican National Convention and more are the stories to watch this week.Two storms moving toward the USTwo tropical storms advanced across the Caribbean Saturday as potentially historic threats to the U.S. Gulf Coast, one dumping rain on Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands while the other was pushing through the gap between Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and Cuba.Tropical Storms Laura and Marco were both projected to approach the U.S. Gulf Coast at or close to hurricane force. The current, uncertain track would take them to Texas or Louisiana.The projected track from the U.S. National Hurricane Center might put both storms together in the Gulf on Tuesday.Supporters remembering Elijah McClainFamily, friends and others plan to gather Sunday in a Denver suburb to remember Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man who was stopped by police Aug. 24 and died after officers put him in a chokehold.His death has seen increased attention following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis by police. Worldwide protests have called attention to racial injustice and police brutality.RNC holds four-day eventThe Republican National Convention takes place from Monday through Thursday in Charlotte, North Carolina.President Donald Trump will deliver his acceptance speech from the White House for the Republican nomination for president in his reelection campaign.That and other virtual elements will make the event unlike any previous GOP convention.Killer faces sentencing for New Zealand mosques attackThe sentencing hearing begins Monday for Brenton H. Tarrant, who killed 51 people after an attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand in March 2019.He previously pleaded guilty to 51 counts of murder, 40 counts of attempted murder and one count of terrorism. Postmaster to testify againPostmaster General Louis DeJoy is expected to testify before the House on Monday, following his testimony before a Senate committee Friday.Outcries over mail delays and warnings of political interference have put the U.S. Postal Service at the center of the nation’s tumultuous election year.Country marks 15 years since Hurricane KatrinaIt’s been 15 years since Hurricane Katrina made landfall in the United States on Aug. 29, 2005.At least 1,833 people died directly or indirectly due to the storm, and severe flooding damaged cities along the Gulf Coast, from New Orleans to Biloxi, Mississippi. Thousands evacuated affected communities and with widespread flooding in the city of New Orleans, many remained displaced for months.

Dual tropical storms potentially threatening the U.S. Gulf Coast, the Republican National Convention and more are the stories to watch this week.

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Two storms moving toward the US

Two tropical storms advanced across the Caribbean Saturday as potentially historic threats to the U.S. Gulf Coast, one dumping rain on Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands while the other was pushing through the gap between Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and Cuba.

Tropical Storms Laura and Marco were both projected to approach the U.S. Gulf Coast at or close to hurricane force. The current, uncertain track would take them to Texas or Louisiana.

The projected track from the U.S. National Hurricane Center might put both storms together in the Gulf on Tuesday.

Supporters remembering Elijah McClain

Family, friends and others plan to gather Sunday in a Denver suburb to remember Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man who was stopped by police Aug. 24 and died after officers put him in a chokehold.

His death has seen increased attention following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis by police. Worldwide protests have called attention to racial injustice and police brutality.

RNC holds four-day event

The Republican National Convention takes place from Monday through Thursday in Charlotte, North Carolina.

President Donald Trump will deliver his acceptance speech from the White House for the Republican nomination for president in his reelection campaign.

That and other virtual elements will make the event unlike any previous GOP convention.

Killer faces sentencing for New Zealand mosques attack

The sentencing hearing begins Monday for Brenton H. Tarrant, who killed 51 people after an attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand in March 2019.

He previously pleaded guilty to 51 counts of murder, 40 counts of attempted murder and one count of terrorism.

Postmaster to testify again

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is expected to testify before the House on Monday, following his testimony before a Senate committee Friday.

Outcries over mail delays and warnings of political interference have put the U.S. Postal Service at the center of the nation’s tumultuous election year.

Country marks 15 years since Hurricane Katrina

It’s been 15 years since Hurricane Katrina made landfall in the United States on Aug. 29, 2005.

At least 1,833 people died directly or indirectly due to the storm, and severe flooding damaged cities along the Gulf Coast, from New Orleans to Biloxi, Mississippi.

Thousands evacuated affected communities and with widespread flooding in the city of New Orleans, many remained displaced for months.