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Pelicans' Davis keeps focus short-term, deflects speculation

Sep. 24, 2018 8:22 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Anthony Davis swatted away the notion that his decision to hire new representation meant he was setting the stage for a change of scenery. With three seasons left on his contract and five All-Star nods to his name, Davis' leverage to control where he plays is growing. So when he...

Saints working to diversify Brees' passing options

Sep. 20, 2018 8:00 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton preaches the importance of self-scouting to avoid predictable patterns. That could be one reason why he doesn't expect quarterback Drew Brees to keep throwing to receiver Michael Thomas quite as often as he has through the season's first two weeks, when Thomas...

Brad Pitt's foundation sues architect over New Orleans homes

Sep. 20, 2018 6:51 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Actor Brad Pitt's foundation has sued a New Orleans architect, saying defective design work led to leaks and other flaws in homes built for residents of an area that was among the hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina. The lawsuit filed Tuesday says damages caused by architect John C....

Minimum age law for Louisiana strippers still a no-go

Sep. 20, 2018 6:35 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court decision means authorities in Louisiana still cannot enforce a state law setting 21 as the minimum age for exotic dancers who wear next to nothing in bars and nightclubs. Thursday's ruling by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans was a victory for three...

Payton says Saints' last-ranked run game not in 'crisis'

Sep. 19, 2018 6:52 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton said it's too early to judge New Orleans' last-ranked running game. New Orleans managed only 43 yards rushing on 13 attempts in a Week 1 loss to Tampa Bay, but Payton said that was more about the nature of a game because the Saints had to lean on the pass after...

Feeling your pain: Presidents tread tricky disaster politics

Sep. 19, 2018 12:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The politics of natural disasters can be tricky for a president. Long before President Donald Trump tossed paper towels to storm-stricken Puerto Ricans and denied Hurricane Maria's official death toll, his predecessors struggled to steer the nation through life-and-death emergencies. To...

Lawyer: Move trial from courthouse with Confederate monument

Sep. 18, 2018 6:59 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A legal argument has been revived in Louisiana over whether a black defendant can get a fair trial in a courthouse where a Confederate monument is displayed. Niles Haymer, a lawyer for defendant Ronnie Anderson, says the answer is no. He released copies Tuesday of his new motion to have...

McDonald's workers across US protest against sex harassment

Sep. 18, 2018 5:27 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — McDonald's workers staged protests in several cities Tuesday in what organizers billed as the first multistate strike seeking to combat sexual harassment in the workplace. In Chicago, one of the targeted cities, several dozen protesters rallied in front of McDonald's headquarters while a...

AP source: Pelicans bringing back veteran guard Jarrett Jack

Sep. 18, 2018 11:54 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says the New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to terms on a one-year, veteran-minimum contract with guard Jarrett Jack. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the roster move and contract terms have not been...

Kicked off: Browns release K Zane Gonzalez, sign Greg Joseph

Sep. 17, 2018 6:42 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Zane Gonzalez got kicked straight to the curb. The Browns released the wayward kicker on Monday after his four misses on Sunday in New Orleans cost Cleveland a possible first win since 2016 with a 21-18 loss to the Saints. Gonzalez has been replaced by rookie free agent Greg Joseph, one of...