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New Orleans says goodbye to storyteller and her story

Aug. 22, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nancy Parker was known for her off-camera wit, warmth, and devotion to family and for her on-camera, Emmy-winning knack for presenting a story. Franklin Augustus was her latest subject, a pioneer African-American stunt pilot with a half-century of flying experience who sometimes visited...

NFL 2019: Saints aim to overcome past playoff devastation

Aug. 22, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints may very well be on a revenge tour this season, whether they frame it that way publicly or not. The Saints are among the favorites to contend for the Super Bowl berth they were agonizingly denied last season by both the Los Angeles Rams and an...

All aboard! Amtrak route to New Orleans restored

Aug. 22, 2019 8:21 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A summer filled with train disruptions for New Orleans visitors has reached its end as Amtrak has restored full service on its Chicago-to-New Orleans line. The McComb Enterprise-Journal reports the line was restored Wednesday after months of terminating in Jackson, Mississippi. Amtrak...

Lawsuit: US citizen held for skin color, Latino name

Aug. 21, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Honduran-born U.S. citizen says in a federal lawsuit that he was illegally held in a Louisiana jail for days because a sheriff's office wrongly suspected he was in the country illegally. Lawyers for the New Orleans-based American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana filed the suit...

$248 million settlement reached with Chinese drywall maker

Aug. 21, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A proposed $248 million settlement has been filed in a decade-old federal court case over defective Chinese drywall blamed for damaging home appliances and sickening residents. The proposed settlement between property owners and Taishan Gypsum Co. was filed in U.S. District Court in New...

Police: Child unknowingly brings cocaine to kindergarten

Aug. 21, 2019 4:39 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A 5-year-old boy unknowingly brought cocaine to a kindergarten in a New Orleans suburb, leading to the arrest of a man and a woman, police said Wednesday. A teacher saw the child holding a bag of a white powder Tuesday and called in the school resource officer, who found one bag of...

Saints add veteran linebacker Will Compton to camp roster

Aug. 21, 2019 1:42 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have added linebacker Will Compton and offensive lineman Fisayo Awolaja to their training camp roster. The additions, announced by coach Sean Payton on Wednesday, come after the club waived reserve long snapper Nick Moore and placed offensive tackle Chris Clark...

Saints' Brees dismisses concerns about arm strength, stats

Aug. 20, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees sees discussions about his arm strength and recently declining passing yardage as moot points. Efficiency is what wins, the 40-year-old, record-setting Saints quarterback says — and that will be a driving factor in determining his longevity. "I can't throw the ball 70...

Ex-Gov. Kathleen Blanco dies, led Louisiana through Katrina

Aug. 19, 2019 2:34 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Even after Hurricane Katrina ended her political career and as cancer ate away her strength, former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco still described her life as "charmed." With strength in her faith and her family, the state's first elected female governor time and again refused to...

Kathleen Blanco, Louisiana's governor during Katrina, dies

Aug. 18, 2019 11:54 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, who became the state's first female elected governor only to see her political career derailed by the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, has died. After struggling for years with cancer, Blanco died Sunday in hospice care in Lafayette....