Hurricane Katrina

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, center, leaves federal court after being sentenced in New Orleans, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

In New Orleans, a 10-year sentence for Ray Nagin

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When Ray Nagin was elected mayor in 2002, there was real hope that he was a break from the city’s sleazy past. Three years later, with his city awash in foul […]

07/09/2014

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman, File)

Ex-New Orleans mayor convicted of taking bribes

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former News Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, best remembered for his impassioned pleas for help after the levees broke during Hurricane Katrina, was convicted Wednesday of accepting bribes in exchange for helping […]

02/12/2014

Legendary musician Fats Domino is named  "Honorary Grand Marshall" of the Krewe of Orpheus, the star-studded Carnival club that traditionally parades the night before Mardi Gras. Friday December 20, 2013. (AP Photo)

Fats Domino named ‘honorary grand marshal’

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The music of rock ‘n’ roll Hall of Fame performer Fats Domino will “float” through the streets of New Orleans this Carnival season. Domino has been named honorary grand marshal of […]

12/20/2013

A young girl walks her brother to the Tacloban City Convention Center known as the Astrodome Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, where hundreds of displaced typhoon survivors have set up makeshift shelters throughout the complex's once bustling shops and popular basketball court. For the thousands of people jamming the Tacloban City Astrodome, the great halls with a solid roof was a heaven-sent refuge when Typhoon Haiyan rammed eastern Philippines on Friday. Evacuated from their homes along the coast in time, they had a place to hide from the furious winds and gigantic water surge. But along with shelter, their constant companion now is misery and hunger. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Domed refuge now cauldron of misery for survivors

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — Close your eyes and hold your breath, and you could imagine you are in a normal sports stadium. You hear a ball bouncing and the children’s cheers echoing under the cavernous […]

11/14/2013

This combo of images provided by the Center for Disease Control shows the Naegleria fowleri amoeba in the cyst stage, left, trophozoite stage, center and the  flagellated stage, right.  (AP Photo/Center For Disease Control)

Brain-eating amoeba rattles nerves in La. parish

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — While officials try to pin down the source of a deadly amoeba found in the water supply of a suburban New Orleans community, bottled water sales in St. Bernard Parish have […]

09/20/2013

In this Oct. 31, 2012 photo, a view from the air shows the destroyed homes left in the wake of Superstorm Sandy in Seaside Heights, N.J. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Task force reports coasts should prepare for rising seas

NEW YORK (AP) — A presidential task force charged with developing a strategy for rebuilding areas damaged by Superstorm Sandy has issued a report recommending 69 policy initiatives, most focused on a simple warning: Plan […]

08/19/2013

FILE - In this June 2011 file photo provided by Andrea Saincome, Hannah Anderson, center, reclining across the laps of others, and James Lee DiMaggio, right, pose for a picture with other members of the extended Anderson and Saincome families. Via a social media site, Hannah Anderson says longtime family friend DiMaggio “tricked” her into visiting his house, tying up her mother and younger brother in his garage before escaping with her to the Idaho wilderness. Anderson says she cried all night after being rescued and learning that her family members were found dead at DiMaggio's burning house. Seated from left are: Christina Anderson; Christopher Saincome; Christina's sisters Samantha Saincome and Andrea Saincome; their niece Hannah Anderson, reclining; Alexi (last name unavailable, friend of Hannah's), and DiMaggio. On the floor are Ethan Anderson, left, and Andrea's infant child, whose name was not provided. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Andrea Saincome, File)

Warrants reveal mother and son tortured before friend fled

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A family friend tortured and killed a mother and 8-year old son before setting his home on fire and escaping with the mother’s 16-year-old daughter, according to search warrants unsealed Wednesday. […]

08/14/2013

Akein Scott, man identified as suspect in shooting at Second Line Mother's Day parade, New Orleans, Louisiana, undated image released by New Orleans Police Department. (AP Photo)

19-year-old man sought in N.O. parade shootings

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police and federal authorities were searching early Tuesday for a young man who is suspected of opening fire at a Mother’s Day parade in New Orleans, wounding 19. Police […]

05/14/2013

Surveillance video showing man in white T-shirt, identified by police as suspect in shooting at Second Line Mother's Day parade, New Orleans. (AP Photo)

Police vow to solve shootings of 19 in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Video released early Monday by New Orleans police shows a possible suspect in the Mother’s Day gunfire that wounded 19 people during a neighborhood parade. The grainy surveillance video shows a […]

05/13/2013

Crime scene cold case

Cold case arrest prompts cross-country probe

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Los Angeles cold case detectives caught up with Samuel Little this past fall, he was living in a shelter in Kentucky, his latest arrest a few months earlier for alleged possession of a crack pipe.

04/07/2013

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