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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...

Thumb injury doesn't slow Saints' top draft pick in camp

Jun. 14, 2018 3:57 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — New Orleans Saints No. 1 draft choice Marcus Davenport will undergo minor thumb surgery now that the team has completed its mini-camp. But the lingering injury didn't prevent him from demonstrating the skills that led the organization to pay a high price to acquire him. Davenport, a...

Ingram arrives for 1st day of Saints' minicamp

Jun. 12, 2018 8:09 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Running back Mark Ingram was a late arrival to the New Orleans Saints' offseason program and he'll be a late arrival for the regular season as well. But he says he's not behind schedule and will hit the ground running when he finishes a four-game suspension to start the season. Ingram,...

Watson won't measure his Saints return by previous stint

Jun. 7, 2018 7:55 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The value Saints coach Sean Payton sees in Benjamin Watson has little to do with the career-best receiving numbers the veteran tight end put up the last time he played for New Orleans in 2015. Watson wasn't a featured receiver then, and won't likely be this season, either. Payton...

Coach Alvin Gentry, Pelicans agree on 2-year extension

Jun. 7, 2018 4:08 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Alvin Gentry's ability to coach the Pelicans into the second round of the playoffs despite the mid-season loss of All-Star DeMarcus Cousins persuaded the club that Gentry deserved to be under contract beyond next season. Gentry agreed on Thursday to an extension covering two additional...