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U.S. Marine Corps seal. (AP Photo)

WW2 Marine’s diary: A brief look at a brief life

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Before Cpl. Thomas “Cotton” Jones was killed by a Japanese sniper in the Central Pacific in 1944, he wrote what he called his “last life request” to anyone who might find […]

05/27/2013

National Hurricane Preparedness Week (NOAA Photo)

Hurricane center: Beware of the storm surge

MIAMI (AP) — During a hurricane, storm surge is one of the greatest threats to life and land, yet many people don’t understand the dire warnings from forecasters to get out of its way. So […]

05/25/2013

Shawn Scott, man identified as one of the suspects in a shooting at Second Line Mother's Day parade, New Orleans. (AP Photo)

Arrests in New Orleans parade shootings cheered

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Days after a burst of gunfire brought a chaotic and bloody end to a Mother’s Day neighborhood parade in New Orleans, news of six arrests gave an organizer of the traditional […]

05/17/2013

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

Musician Aaron Neville (AP Photo)

Trombone Shorty, Aaron Neville close Jazz Fest

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For more than two decades, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has closed with a performance by the city’s own Neville Brothers. On Sunday, that tradition changed. Aaron Neville performed […]

05/05/2013

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Jazz Fest includes Native American music

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Mixed in among the jazz, Cajun, blues and zydeco flowing from the stages here are the singing, chanting and drumming of Native American acts featuring dancers donned in colorful feathers and […]

05/02/2013

Los Angeles Clippers

Griffin leads Clippers past Hornets, 105-91

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Blake Griffin scored 19 points, Chris Paul added 16 points and nine assists, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the New Orleans Hornets 105-91 on Wednesday night.

03/27/2013

Chef John Besh (AP Photo)

Chef John Besh hosts cooking show at La. home

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — John Besh has cooked for thousands in his restaurants. He has cooked for millions on TV. But he recently realized he’d lost sight of cooking for the most important diners of all — his family.

03/23/2013

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President Obama makes his Final Four picks

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — President Barack Obama is picking Florida, Indiana, Louisville, Ohio State to reach the Final Four.

03/20/2013

Pipeline burns after collision with tug boat near Bayou Perot, south of New Orleans, US Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans. (AP Photo)

La. pipeline blaze could burn until Thursday

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Coast Guard says it will likely take until Thursday or later for a pipeline fire in Louisiana to burn itself out. The blaze began Tuesday night when the pipeline was struck by a tug boat and barge.

03/13/2013

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Worker: Rig was bustling before BP well blowout

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A worker who survived the deadly explosion on the Deepwater Horizon testified Wednesday that a flurry of activity on the drilling rig hindered his ability to monitor BP’s well for signs of trouble before the April 2010 blowout.

03/13/2013

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