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Michelle Obama's memoir conveys lessons of an eventful life

Jun. 22, 2018 10:55 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former first lady Michelle Obama said Friday that her upcoming memoir "Becoming" is a "re-humanization effort" that shares the "ordinariness of a very extraordinary story" that she hopes will give voice to people who feel voiceless. Obama made the remarks as she helped kick off the...

Michelle Obama says her memoir is a 're-humanization' effort

Jun. 22, 2018 9:31 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former first lady Michelle Obama said Friday her upcoming memoir "Becoming" is a "re-humanization effort" that shares the "ordinariness of a very extraordinary story" that she hopes will give voice to people who feel voiceless. Obama made the remarks as she helped kick off the American...

Trial set in long-delayed post-Katrina racial shooting case

Jun. 22, 2018 6:04 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A trial date has been set for a white man accused of shooting at three black men in what federal prosecutors said was a racially motivated attack following Hurricane Katrina. The case of Roland Bourgeois Jr. has dragged on for years. He was indicted five years after the 2005 storm. His...

Pelicans use only draft pick to take Penn State guard Carr

Jun. 22, 2018 1:15 AM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans addressed have a couple of major, uncertain free-agent concerns and they used their only pick in Thursday night's NBA draft to address one of them. The Pelicans bolstered their backcourt, drafting Penn State point guard Tony Carr in the second round. New...

Sessions set to address nation's sheriffs in New Orleans

Jun. 17, 2018 11:33 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen are among the speakers slated to address a gathering of the nation's sheriffs in New Orleans. House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, who represents part of the New Orleans area, also is expected to...

Spain's king and queen: Mardi Gras Indians, jazz performance

Jun. 16, 2018 4:24 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Following a red carpet arrival Saturday at the New Orleans Museum of Art, King Felipe the VI and Queen Letizia of Spain enjoyed music by a jazz group and a cultural performance by Mardi Gras Indians as they ended a visit to the city celebrating its tricentennial. After a private lunch...

The Latest: Spain's royals hear jazz, see Mardi Gras Indians

Jun. 16, 2018 3:34 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on the visit to New Orleans by the King and Queen of Spain (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Following a red carpet arrival at the New Orleans Museum of Art, King Felipe the VI and Queen Letizia of Spain enjoyed music by a jazz group and a cultural performance by Mardi Gras Indians...

Spain's king gets key to New Orleans for 300th anniversary

Jun. 15, 2018 4:49 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The king of Spain and New Orleans' mayor saluted the city's centuries-old Spanish heritage during its tricentennial celebration Friday. "It might be said that Spain's history here in Louisiana is not sufficiently well-known, despite the wealth of painstaking research by historians and...

Spain's king and queen visit New Orleans for tricentennial

Jun. 14, 2018 10:42 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The king and queen of Spain have arrived in New Orleans as part of the city's tricentennial celebration. King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia flew in Thursday evening to Louisiana, which was a Spanish colony from 1763 to 1802. They arrived at New Orleans' airport at sunset and were greeted...

Forgotten no more: Shell Oil preserves slave cemeteries

Jun. 14, 2018 4:46 PM EDT

CONVENT, La. (AP) — A major oil company is taking steps to honor once-forgotten slaves buried on its land west of New Orleans in an area where sugar plantations once abounded, an effort that some hope will grow into a larger movement to recognize and protect such cemeteries around the country. The Shell...