Forecasters said Ida could make a US landfall as an "extremely dangerous" Category 4 storm on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, generating winds of 225 kph with heavy downpours.
Three police officers killed in the capital of Louisiana. Incident follows killings of two black men by police and a racially motivated attack against law-enforcement in Texas.
Police say they searched the suspect's home on Friday and found bomb making materials, ballistic vests, rifles, ammunition and a personal journal of combat tactics.
A black man was shot ‘four to six times' in the chest and back after an altercation with police outside a Baton Rouge convenience store. Two officers have been placed on administrative leave following the deadly shooting.
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