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LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 04: New York real estate scion Robert Durst appears in court for during opening statements in his murder trial on March 4, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. The 76-year-old defendant, charged with murdering a friend in December 2000, has been behind bars since March 14, 2015. (Photo by Etienne Laurent -Pool/Getty Images)

Robert Durst convicted of friend’s murder

A nearly 21-year-old murder case has been put to rest in court following the announcement of Robert Durst’s conviction. A Los Angeles County jury convicted multimillionaire Durst of killing his friend Susan Berman in 2000. The verdict was given on Friday after three days of deliberation.



The skyline of New Orleans is seen in the background as US President Joe Biden onboard Marine One inspects the damage from Hurricane Ida on an aerial tour of communities in Louisiana, September 3, 2021. - President Joe Biden, who has made threats from climate change a priority, arrived in New Orleans to tour damage from Hurricane Ida, which pounded the Gulf Coast before bringing havoc to New York. (Photo by JONATHAN ERNST / POOL / AFP) (Photo by JONATHAN ERNST/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

New Orleans businesses reopening as city cleans up after Ida

Although the road to recovery is still a work in progress, signs of life are starting to trickle back into New Orleans as the city cleans up in the wake of Hurricane Ida. It’s been almost two weeks since Ida made landfall along Southern Louisiana as a Category 4 storm, bringing forth powerful destruction. 



A view of flood damaged buildings are seen as US President Joe Biden (not pictured) inspects the damage from Hurricane Ida onboard Marine One during an aerial tour of communities in Laffite, Grand Isle, Port Fourchon and Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, September 3, 2021. - President Joe Biden, who has made threats from climate change a priority, arrived in New Orleans to tour damage from Hurricane Ida, which pounded the Gulf Coast before bringing havoc to New York. (Photo by JONATHAN ERNST / POOL / AFP) (Photo by JONATHAN ERNST/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

La. mayor tells residents they can come home

After Hurricane Ida ravaged the state of Louisiana, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell (D) told residents they can return home. Cantrell told a news conference Friday that due to electricity returning, residents could return home as most can expect power by next Wednesday.