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The Latest: Woman killed in Alabama after tree falls on home

Apr. 19, 2019 4:51 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on severe weather moving across the United States (all times local): 12:31 a.m. Alabama authorities say a woman has been killed after strong storms knocked down a tree onto her mobile home in St Clair County. The St. Clair County Sheriff's Office tells WVTM that a tree fell on...

Saints' 2019 draft options limited by past deals

Apr. 18, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Saints have no time to waste if they want to win another Super Bowl with record-setting quarterback Drew Brees under center — which is why three of their top four 2019 draft slots have already been traded away. The Saints aren't slated to pick until late in the second round...

3-year sentence for faking her kidnapping to get $4,500

Apr. 18, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana woman was sentenced Thursday to three years and five months in prison for faking her own kidnapping and sending her ex-boss texts demanding $4,500 in ransom — a plot foiled by FBI agents who found her in Jackson, Mississippi, along with the phone she used to threaten...

Saints Draft Preview Capsule

Apr. 18, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

62. NEW ORLEANS (14-4) LAST SEASON: Saints tied best regular-season mark in franchise history, and came agonizingly close to their second Super Bowl trip, only to be hampered by disputed non-calls on hit to head and apparent pass interference by Rams deep in LA territory in final minutes of NFC title game. Saints...

Pelicans' Griffin: Gentry staying, and perhaps Davis, too

Apr. 18, 2019 2:19 AM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The Pelicans newly hired top basketball executive said he's keeping coach Alvin Gentry and wouldn't rule out the possibility of talking six-time All-Star Anthony Davis into rescinding his trade request and committing to New Orleans long-term. "We have a very long and successful history...

The Latest: Reuters: We'll celebrate when reporters are free

Apr. 15, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Pulitzer Prizes (all times local): 7 p.m. Reuters' leaders say they're proud that the news service won Pulitzer Prizes for international reporting and breaking news photography, but they're dismayed that two reporters are in prison for their award-winning work. Thomson...

Court rejects bid to save Louisiana Confederate monument

Apr. 15, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A judge was right when he cleared the way to remove a Confederate monument at a north Louisiana courthouse, a federal appeals court has ruled. A local official applauded the decision but said the case probably isn't over. The case involves a monument erected in 1906 in a parish known as...

New Orleans African American Museum reopens after 6 years

Apr. 13, 2019 1:29 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans African American Museum has reopened after being closed for six years. The museum , a showplace of art and historical artifacts relating to the city's African American heritage, first opened in 2000 and closed in 2013 for financial reasons. It reopened its doors Thursday....

Accused priest list from diocese where abuse 1st made public

Apr. 12, 2019 8:03 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The U.S. Catholic diocese where the first widely reported case of clergy sex abuse became public in the 1980s released a list Friday of 33 priests and four deacons credibly accused of sexually abusing a minor or vulnerable adult. The list released by Bishop Douglas Deshotels of...

AP sources: Pelicans hiring former Cavs GM Griffin

Apr. 12, 2019 7:22 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Pelicans have reached an agreement in principle to make former Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin New Orleans' new executive vice president of basketball operations, three people familiar with the situation said Friday. The people spoke to The Associated Press on...