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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) works against the New Orleans Saints during the first half of an NFL divisional round playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Brady, Bucs, end playoffs for Saints, Brees, 30-20

Jan. 17, 2021 11:47 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tom Brady's best game in three tries against New Orleans kept the Buccaneers moving on in the NFL playoffs, and has Saints quarterback Drew Brees headed home — perhaps for good. Brady and the Bucs' offense turned three of four Saints turnovers into touchdowns and Tampa Bay beat...

Louisiana congressman's father among latest virus victims

Jan. 17, 2021 5:06 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The father of U.S. Rep. Garrett Graves of Louisiana has died of complications from COVID-19. Graves’ office announced the Saturday afternoon death of John Graves in a news release. Funeral arrangements were pending. In a brief statement, Graves, a Baton Rouge area Republican,...

A survey in New Orleans on electric vehicle charging places

Jan. 17, 2021 1:32 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The City of New Orleans and Entergy New Orleans are asking people where they’d like to see charging stations for electric vehicles. They’re looking for responses from both city residents and business owners and — to help find locations useful for travelers —...

Virus victims to be remembered in inaugural-related events

Jan. 17, 2021 1:26 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans is among cities that will play a part in events surrounding the upcoming inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. Those events include remembrances of people lost to the coronavirus pandemic. A city news release says that, in advance of Wednesday's inauguration, white...

In this aerial photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, workers build a large centralized quarantine facility capable of holding several thousand people in Shijiazhuang in northern China's Hebei Province, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. China on Saturday finished building a 1,500-room hospital for COVID-19 patients in Nangong, south of Beijing in Hebei Province, to fight a surge in infections the government said are harder to contain and that it blamed on infected people or goods from abroad. (Yang Shiyao/Xinhua via AP)

The Latest: China reports a few new cases of COVID-19

Jan. 16, 2021 9:41 PM EST

BEIJING — China on Sunday reported 109 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, two-thirds of them in a northern province that abuts Beijing, and no deaths. There were 72 new cases in Hebei province, where the government is building isolation hospitals with a total of 9,500 rooms to combat an upsurge in infections,...

St. Hilaire lifts New Orleans over McNeese State 99-84

Jan. 16, 2021 9:33 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Derek St. Hilaire had a career-high 33 points, making seven 3-pointers, as New Orleans beat McNeese State 99-84 on Saturday night. Damion Rosser had 20 points and 11 rebounds — his fourth career double-double — for New Orleans (3-9, 2-2 Southland Conference). Troy Green...

Louisiana confirms 1st case of COVID-19 variant in state

Jan. 16, 2021 4:39 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana has identified the state's first case of the COVID-19 variant in a person in the New Orleans area, the governor's office said Saturday. The variant, frequently referred to as the U.K. variant because of its prevalence in the United Kingdom, spreads more easily than other...

New Orleans fire department gets new chief

Jan. 15, 2021 2:22 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The person who had been temporarily in charge of the New Orleans Fire Department has been appointed to the post permanently, Mayor LaToya Cantrell said Friday. Roman Nelson, who has been with the department for 23 years, has been an “integral part” of the city’s...

FILE - Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald sacks Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson during the second half of an NFL football game in Seattle, in this Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, file photo. Donald was selected Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, to The Associated Press All-Pro Team. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear, File)

Tight games this weekend, with one upset projected

Jan. 15, 2021 1:47 PM EST

Aaron, meet Aaron. And Aaron. Aaron Donald, the unanimous All-Pro defensive tackle who owns a couple of Defensive Player of the Year awards, certainly hopes to meet fellow All-Pro Aaron Rodgers on Saturday — in the Packers' backfield. Donald hopes to put the star quarterback on the ground a few times, too....

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) reacts after a touchdown by Alvin Kamara in the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Chicago Bears in New Orleans, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Saints' Brees sees playoff clash with Brady's Bucs as fate

Jan. 14, 2021 6:59 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees periodically discusses his long, extraordinary NFL journey in terms of fate and destiny. The Saints quarterback says, for example, that his career-threatening throwing shoulder injury at the end of the 2005 season was meant to be. It precipitated his departure from the...