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New Orleans Saints running back Latavius Murray (28) lands on wide receiver Michael Thomas' right ankle while being tackled by Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Antoine Winfield Jr., left, late in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (Andrew Stagni/The Advocate via AP)

Saints receiver Thomas back at practice after 2 missed games

Sep. 30, 2020 7:51 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints top receiver Michael Thomas returned to practice on Wednesday for the first time since injuring his ankle in New Orleans' season-opening victory over Tampa Bay on Sept. 13. While Saints coach Sean Payton has yet to say if Thomas is on schedule to play this Sunday at Detroit, the...

Feds: 2 men breached NFL, NBA players' social media accounts

Sep. 30, 2020 5:43 PM EDT

A Louisiana man and a Florida man allegedly gained access to professional athletes’ social media accounts and either sold the information or used it to extort payments, according to federal criminal complaints released Wednesday. Trevontae Washington and Ronnie Magrehbi each face wire fraud conspiracy and...

FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2010 file photo, a horse makes his way through the early morning fog at the Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans. Federal prosecutors say the owners of the horse racing track in New Orleans have agreed to pay a $2.8 million penalty for letting horse manure and urine into the city’s drainage system for at least six years and to spend twice that on ending the discharges. The U.S. Justice Department described the fine to be paid by Churchill Downs Inc. as the largest ever paid by a “concentrated animal feeding” operation under the Clean Water Act, news outlets reported.  (AP Photo/Alexander Barkoff, File)

Race track settles with feds for manure, urine discharges

Sep. 30, 2020 1:32 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The owners of the horse racing track in New Orleans have agreed to pay a $2.8 million penalty for letting horse manure and urine into the city’s drainage system for at least six years and to spend twice that on ending the discharges, federal prosecutors say. The U.S. Justice...

Iowa State running back Breece Hall (28) is congratulated by teammates after scoring a touchdown during an NCAA college football game against TCU on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020 in Fort Worth, Texas. Iowa won 37-34. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

Cyclones' Hall faces stiff test against stout OU run defense

Sep. 30, 2020 2:18 AM EDT

So far, so good for Breece Hall. The Iowa State sophomore has continued the roll he was on to end 2019, leading the Big 12 and ranking third in the nation in rushing through two games. His first real test comes when No. 18 Oklahoma visits Ames, Iowa, on Saturday night. “It's going to be a total different...

FILE - In this Saturday, July 31, 2010, file photo, a ribbon of oil lines the bottom stalks of marsh grass at low tide in a cove in Barataria Bay on the coast of Louisiana. The April 20, 2010, explosion at the BP Deepwater Horizon offshore platform killed 11 men, and the subsequent leak released an estimated 172 million gallons of petroleum into the Gulf of Mexico. Louisiana will get nearly $215 million in BP oil spill money for two projects that will restore more than 4,600 acres of marsh and other habitat in the New Orleans area. Gov. John Bel Edwards says work on the projects should begin in 2021. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

$215M in BP oil spill money to restore Louisiana marshes

Sep. 30, 2020 1:39 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana will get nearly $215 million in BP oil spill money for two projects planned to restore more than 4,600 acres of marsh and other habitat in the New Orleans area, Gov. John Bel Edwards said. Work should begin next year on the projects, Edwards said in a news release...

FILE - In this June 11, 2011, file photo, then-University of Notre Dame law professor Amy Coney Barrett gives the commencement address to Trinity at Greenlawn graduates at the Trinity People of Praise Center in South Bend, Ind. (Barbara Allison/South Bend Tribune via AP)

Barrett tied to faith group ex-members say subjugates women

Sep. 29, 2020 10:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court has close ties to a charismatic Christian religious group that holds men are divinely ordained as the "head” of the family and faith. Former members of the group, called People of Praise, say it teaches that wives...

Rapper NBA YoungBoy among 16 arrested in Louisiana's capital

Sep. 29, 2020 6:25 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Rap artist NBA YoungBoy is among 16 people arrested Monday on drug and firearm charges in Louisiana's capital city. The rapper whose given name is Kentrell Gaulden, 20, faces multiple drug charges following a gathering Monday night in Baton Rouge, city police told news outlets. He...

FILE - In this June 11, 2011, file photo, then-University of Notre Dame law professor Amy Coney Barrett gives the commencement address to Trinity at Greenlawn graduates at the Trinity People of Praise Center in South Bend, Ind. (Barbara Allison/South Bend Tribune via AP)

Barrett tied to faith group ex-members say subjugates women

Sep. 29, 2020 3:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court has close ties to a charismatic Christian religious group that holds men are divinely ordained as the "head” of the family and faith. Former members of the group, called People of Praise, say it teaches that wives...

Fire out at collapsed Hard Rock Hotel site in New Orleans

Sep. 29, 2020 3:55 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A fire broke out Monday amid the wreckage of the Hard Rock Hotel construction project that partially collapsed last year in New Orleans and was put out by mid-afternoon. No injuries were reported. The fire began when a pile of roofing material ignited during demolition work at the site,...

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) is sacked by Green Bay Packers defensive end Kingsley Keke (96) in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)

Slumping Saints express urgency to clean up their act

Sep. 29, 2020 3:54 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans left tackle Terron Armstead describes the Saints as a good team that is playing like a bad one. This is the same player who during training camp suggested that the three-time defending NFC South champions would consider the 2020 season a failure if they fell short of the...