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Texas A&M-CC pulls away from New Orleans for 81-75 win

Feb. 26, 2020 10:21 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Myles Smith scored 17 points and Nolan Bertain and Jordan Hairston each scored 16 and Texas A&M Corpus Christi beat New Orleasn 81-75 on Wednesday. Irshaad Hunte scored 12 and the Islanders (11-17, 7-10 Southland Conference) shot 32 of 54 (59.3%) including 11 of 19 (57.9%) from...

FILE - In this  July 9, 2019 file photo, people wait in line to enter the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. On Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, the federal appeals court said the winner-take-all system Texas uses to assign Electoral College presidential votes is constitutional. Wednesday's ruling is the latest defeat for organizations that say each state's electors should be chosen proportionally, based on the percentage of the statewide vote.  (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Court OKs Texas winner-take-all presidential elector system

Feb. 26, 2020 4:55 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The winner-take-all system Texas and 47 other states use to assign Electoral College presidential votes is constitutional, a federal appeals court said Wednesday. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans unanimously upheld a lower court's dismissal of...

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New Orleans celebrates end of Mardi Gras touched by tragedy

Feb. 25, 2020 6:28 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dressed in sequined costumes, grooving to the rhythm of marching bands and clutching at strands of shiny beads, people in New Orleans celebrated the end of a Mardi Gras season tinged by tragedy after two bystanders were killed by floats in the days leading up to Fat Tuesday. The party...

A police officer works the scene where a man was reportedly hit and killed by a float of the Krewe of Endymion parade in the runup to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. A person was struck by a float and fatally injured Saturday evening during one of the iconic parades of the Mardi Gras season in New Orleans, authorities said. It was the second death in days to mar this year's Carnival festivities. (Max Becherer/The Advocate via AP)

Safety group to convene after Mardi Gras float deaths

Feb. 24, 2020 6:47 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A new group focused on Mardi Gras-season parade safety will begin work late this week or early next week, New Orleans' police chief said Monday in discussing the city's response to the recent deaths of two people in float-related accidents. Suggestions from family members of the victims...

A police officer works the scene where a man was reportedly hit and killed by a float of the Krewe of Endymion parade in the runup to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. A person was struck by a float and fatally injured Saturday evening during one of the iconic parades of the Mardi Gras season in New Orleans, authorities said. It was the second death in days to mar this year's Carnival festivities. (Max Becherer/The Advocate via AP)

2nd person in days killed by Mardi Gras float in New Orleans

Feb. 23, 2020 9:24 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man was struck and killed by a Mardi Gras float during a raucous weekend street parade in New Orleans, becoming the second person in days killed along a parade route during this year's Carnival season, authorities said. The man was fatally injured Saturday evening as the popular Krewe...

Green lifts New Orleans over McNeese St. 82-77

Feb. 22, 2020 6:58 PM EST

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Troy Green had a career-high 25 points as New Orleans narrowly beat McNeese State 82-77 on Saturday. Bryson Robinson added 21 points for the Privateers. Lamont Berzat had seven rebounds for New Orleans (8-18, 4-12 Southland Conference). Gerrale Gates added eight rebounds and six...

Higher red snapper 'target' for charter boats now permanent

Feb. 20, 2020 9:19 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — After Gulf of Mexico charter boat captains stayed within federal limits for red snapper, regulators are making permanent a rule that lets them catch more of the fish. The rule initially was to be just for one year. The change will likely mean that the 2020 charter boat season for red...

FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019 file photo, New Orleans Saints owner Gayle Benson waves to the crowd before the first half of an NFL football game between the Atlanta Falcons and the New Orleans Saints in Atlanta. Benson, who inherited the team following her husband Tom Benson's 2018 death, said the team's senior vice president of communications advised Archbishop Gregory Aymond to be “honest, complete and transparent” about clergy abuse. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

NFL Saints backed by church in effort to keep emails secret

Feb. 20, 2020 4:53 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An attorney for New Orleans' Roman Catholic archdiocese Thursday strongly defended the New Orleans Saints' behind-the-scenes help in dealing with the clergy sex abuse crisis, saying the legal effort to release hundreds of confidential emails between them is aimed at trying to shame those...

Emergency personnel work at the scene after a person was run over and killed by a float during The Mystic Krewe of Nyx Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)

Woman struck and killed by Mardi Gras float during parade

Feb. 20, 2020 2:04 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans is mourning the death of a woman who was run over by a parade float as the city celebrates the season leading up to Mardi Gras. Police are still investigating the accident, spokesman Juan Barnes said Thursday. The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office identified her Thursday as...

NFC quarterback Drew Brees, of the New Orleans Saints, (9) looks to pass, during the first half of the NFL Pro Bowl football game, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Saints' Brees announces intention to return for 2020 season

Feb. 18, 2020 3:26 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Quarterback Drew Brees' record-setting NFL career is on track for a 20th season — and a 15th with the New Orleans Saints. The 41-year-old Brees announced his intention to return for what would be his 20th NFL season in a social media post on Tuesday. “My feelings about the...