Sep 4, 2011, 11:43 p.m.

Lightning forces another college football evacuation

CHICAGO (Reuters) - More than 50,000 fans were forced to clear West Virginia University's football stadium on Sunday as severe weather rolled through, the third evacuation this weekend of a college football game because of lightning. The game in Morgantown, West Virginia, was finally called in the fourth quarter after nearly seven hours of on-again, off-again play, with West Virginia leading in-state rival Marshall 34 to 13.

New Orleans' post-Katrina flood defenses pass big test

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - New post-Katrina flood protection systems in New Orleans and surrounding areas were performing "very well" Sunday, in what officials said was the first true test since the devastating 2005 hurricane. Heavy rains and tidal surges from Tropical Storm Lee gave the Army Corps of Engineers a chance to test the full capabilities of crucial new pieces of the system rebuilt after tidal surges during Hurricane Katrina broke through floodwalls along two canals, with catastrophic results.

Police say teen guns down eight at New York house party

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A male teen allegedly gunned down eight people at a house party in New York City early on Sunday morning, evaded police capture and remains at large, according to New York City police officials. Dasilva Oneil, 17, opened fire before roughly 3:40 a.m. in the Bronx, a Manhattan borough, hospitalizing eight, including an 11-year-old male and four teens.

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