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Carmelo Anthony takes a new outlook to his new team

Nov. 20, 2019 2:02 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Carmelo Anthony had accepted the possibility that his NBA career might be over. That seems to have liberated him to come back on his own terms when he signed with the Portland Trail Blazers. “I came to a point where I was willing to accept it either way,” Anthony said after...

Pelicans spoil Anthony’s debut, beat Blazers 115-104

Nov. 20, 2019 12:23 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Carmelo Anthony smiled easily in a hallway outside the Trail Blazers’ locker room and asserted that he “felt great” after the first game of his 17th NBA season, even if his new team couldn’t keep pace with Jrue Holiday, Brandon Ingram and a largely revamped...

Bile leads Northwestern St. past Louisiana College 67-60

Nov. 19, 2019 10:23 PM EST

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — Chudier Bile had 21 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks as Northwestern State topped Louisiana College 67-60 on Tuesday night. Bile was 8-of-10 shooting and added three assists and two steals. Nikos Chougkaz had 10 points for Northwestern State (2-3). Jamaure Gregg added three...

Louisiana Tech routs Mississippi Valley St. 76-43

Nov. 19, 2019 10:03 PM EST

RUSTON, La. (AP) — JaColby Pemberton registered 13 points as Louisiana Tech easily beat Mississippi Valley State 76-43 on Tuesday night. Isaiah Crawford had 12 points for Louisiana Tech (3-1). Amorie Archibald added 10 points. Caleb Hunter had 12 points for the Delta Devils (0-5), whose season-opening...

Police: White teen girl aimed to attack black Georgia church

Nov. 19, 2019 8:47 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A white 16-year-old girl is accused of plotting to attack a mostly black church in a north Georgia city, where police say she planned to kill worshippers because of their race. Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church has a predominantly black congregation, Gainesville Police Chief Jay...

Anthony starting in Trail Blazers debut vs. Pelicans

Nov. 19, 2019 7:12 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Portland coach Terry Stotts says Carmelo Anthony will start at forward in his Trail Blazers debut against the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night. The 35-year-old Anthony agreed to contract terms with Portland last week but was officially signed Tuesday after passing a recent physical....

‘Wall of water’: Lawsuits detail deadly Navy collision

Nov. 18, 2019 8:40 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A lawsuit filed Monday details a desperate scramble for safety as water rushed in when a container ship collided with a U.S. Navy destroyer off Japan’s coast two years ago, killing seven sailors. The lawsuit filed against Tokyo-based NYK Line by survivors of the collision and...

Run-stuffing, big-play defense making Saints a tough out

Nov. 18, 2019 8:34 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Even with cornerback Marshon Lattimore injured and unavailable, the New Orleans Saints’ defense again demonstrated its ability to stuff the run, make quarterbacks uncomfortable and tip the balance of a game. The Saints haven’t lost two straight games since the first two...

Attempted cyberattack disrupts Louisiana state government

Nov. 18, 2019 7:14 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Many of Louisiana’s state government websites and email systems are shut down because of what the governor’s office says is an attempted ransomware attack. The problem Monday disrupted business operations and online services across state agencies. It happened two days...

US officials granting $29 million for coastal protection

Nov. 18, 2019 5:30 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Projects to protect Texas marshes from erosion and an Alaska village from the Bering Sea are getting help from some of the 44 grants awarded by the National Coastal Resilience Fund, a public-private partnership assisting communities threatened by storms and flooding from rising and...