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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees waves to his family and fans after an NFL divisional round playoff football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in New Orleans. The Buccaneers won 30-20. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Signs point to Saints entering new era in 2021

Jan. 18, 2021 8:13 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Signs point to new era dawning for the New Orleans Saints, even if an opportunity remains to keep together much of the young core that has powered the club to four straight NFC South titles. The Saints must be ready for Drew Brees to retire after he started at quarterback for 15 years....

Department of Corrections starts women's seminary program

Jan. 18, 2021 9:13 AM EST

PEARL, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Corrections has launched a seminary program for incarcerated women, more than 10 years after beginning its seminary for men. Inmates in the 29-member inaugural women’s class will be enrolled in a four-year accredited seminary program taught through...

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, left, plays with his children as Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady speaks with Brittany Brees after an NFL divisional round playoff football game between the New Orleans Saints and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in New Orleans. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers won 30-20. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Saints' Brees exits playoffs, perhaps career, on sour note

Jan. 18, 2021 1:00 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nearly two hours after the New Orleans Saints' season had ended, Drew Brees stood on the Superdome field in street clothes, throwing passes to his children while his wife, Brittany, captured images of those moments with her cell phone. Brees routinely throws the ball around with his kids...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) works against the New Orleans Saints during the first half of an NFL divisional round playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Brady, Bucs, end playoffs for Saints, Brees, 30-20

Jan. 17, 2021 11:47 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tom Brady's best game in three tries against New Orleans kept the Buccaneers moving on in the NFL playoffs, and has Saints quarterback Drew Brees headed home — perhaps for good. Brady and the Bucs' offense turned three of four Saints turnovers into touchdowns and Tampa Bay beat...

Louisiana congressman's father among latest virus victims

Jan. 17, 2021 5:06 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The father of U.S. Rep. Garrett Graves of Louisiana has died of complications from COVID-19. Graves’ office announced the Saturday afternoon death of John Graves in a news release. Funeral arrangements were pending. In a brief statement, Graves, a Baton Rouge area Republican,...

A survey in New Orleans on electric vehicle charging places

Jan. 17, 2021 1:32 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The City of New Orleans and Entergy New Orleans are asking people where they’d like to see charging stations for electric vehicles. They’re looking for responses from both city residents and business owners and — to help find locations useful for travelers —...

Virus victims to be remembered in inaugural-related events

Jan. 17, 2021 1:26 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans is among cities that will play a part in events surrounding the upcoming inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. Those events include remembrances of people lost to the coronavirus pandemic. A city news release says that, in advance of Wednesday's inauguration, white...

In this aerial photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, workers build a large centralized quarantine facility capable of holding several thousand people in Shijiazhuang in northern China's Hebei Province, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. China on Saturday finished building a 1,500-room hospital for COVID-19 patients in Nangong, south of Beijing in Hebei Province, to fight a surge in infections the government said are harder to contain and that it blamed on infected people or goods from abroad. (Yang Shiyao/Xinhua via AP)

The Latest: China reports a few new cases of COVID-19

Jan. 16, 2021 9:41 PM EST

BEIJING — China on Sunday reported 109 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, two-thirds of them in a northern province that abuts Beijing, and no deaths. There were 72 new cases in Hebei province, where the government is building isolation hospitals with a total of 9,500 rooms to combat an upsurge in infections,...

St. Hilaire lifts New Orleans over McNeese State 99-84

Jan. 16, 2021 9:33 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Derek St. Hilaire had a career-high 33 points, making seven 3-pointers, as New Orleans beat McNeese State 99-84 on Saturday night. Damion Rosser had 20 points and 11 rebounds — his fourth career double-double — for New Orleans (3-9, 2-2 Southland Conference). Troy Green...

Louisiana confirms 1st case of COVID-19 variant in state

Jan. 16, 2021 4:39 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana has identified the state's first case of the COVID-19 variant in a person in the New Orleans area, the governor's office said Saturday. The variant, frequently referred to as the U.K. variant because of its prevalence in the United Kingdom, spreads more easily than other...