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New Orleans Saints running back Latavius Murray (28) lands on wide receiver Michael Thomas' right ankle while being tackled by Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Antoine Winfield Jr., left, late in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (Andrew Stagni/The Advocate via AP)

Saints receiver Thomas back at practice after 2 missed games

Sep. 30, 2020 7:51 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints top receiver Michael Thomas returned to practice on Wednesday for the first time since injuring his ankle in New Orleans' season-opening victory over Tampa Bay on Sept. 13. While Saints coach Sean Payton has yet to say if Thomas is on schedule to play this Sunday at Detroit, the...

FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2010 file photo, a horse makes his way through the early morning fog at the Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans. Federal prosecutors say the owners of the horse racing track in New Orleans have agreed to pay a $2.8 million penalty for letting horse manure and urine into the city’s drainage system for at least six years and to spend twice that on ending the discharges. The U.S. Justice Department described the fine to be paid by Churchill Downs Inc. as the largest ever paid by a “concentrated animal feeding” operation under the Clean Water Act, news outlets reported.  (AP Photo/Alexander Barkoff, File)

Race track settles with feds for manure, urine discharges

Sep. 30, 2020 1:32 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The owners of the horse racing track in New Orleans have agreed to pay a $2.8 million penalty for letting horse manure and urine into the city’s drainage system for at least six years and to spend twice that on ending the discharges, federal prosecutors say. The U.S. Justice...

FILE - In this Saturday, July 31, 2010, file photo, a ribbon of oil lines the bottom stalks of marsh grass at low tide in a cove in Barataria Bay on the coast of Louisiana. The April 20, 2010, explosion at the BP Deepwater Horizon offshore platform killed 11 men, and the subsequent leak released an estimated 172 million gallons of petroleum into the Gulf of Mexico. Louisiana will get nearly $215 million in BP oil spill money for two projects that will restore more than 4,600 acres of marsh and other habitat in the New Orleans area. Gov. John Bel Edwards says work on the projects should begin in 2021. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

$215M in BP oil spill money to restore Louisiana marshes

Sep. 30, 2020 1:39 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana will get nearly $215 million in BP oil spill money for two projects planned to restore more than 4,600 acres of marsh and other habitat in the New Orleans area, Gov. John Bel Edwards said. Work should begin next year on the projects, Edwards said in a news release...

FILE - In this June 11, 2011, file photo, then-University of Notre Dame law professor Amy Coney Barrett gives the commencement address to Trinity at Greenlawn graduates at the Trinity People of Praise Center in South Bend, Ind. (Barbara Allison/South Bend Tribune via AP)

Barrett tied to faith group ex-members say subjugates women

Sep. 29, 2020 10:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court has close ties to a charismatic Christian religious group that holds men are divinely ordained as the "head” of the family and faith. Former members of the group, called People of Praise, say it teaches that wives...

Iowa lawyer, Tulane grad gives school $3M for new department

Sep. 29, 2020 5:51 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An Iowa attorney and Tulane University alumna has given $3 million to one of the newest departments at the private university in New Orleans. The Department of River-Coastal Science and Engineering is so new that undergraduate and graduate programs are still in the works. “I...

FILE - In this June 11, 2011, file photo, then-University of Notre Dame law professor Amy Coney Barrett gives the commencement address to Trinity at Greenlawn graduates at the Trinity People of Praise Center in South Bend, Ind. (Barbara Allison/South Bend Tribune via AP)

Barrett tied to faith group ex-members say subjugates women

Sep. 29, 2020 3:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court has close ties to a charismatic Christian religious group that holds men are divinely ordained as the "head” of the family and faith. Former members of the group, called People of Praise, say it teaches that wives...

Fire out at collapsed Hard Rock Hotel site in New Orleans

Sep. 29, 2020 3:55 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A fire broke out Monday amid the wreckage of the Hard Rock Hotel construction project that partially collapsed last year in New Orleans and was put out by mid-afternoon. No injuries were reported. The fire began when a pile of roofing material ignited during demolition work at the site,...

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) is sacked by Green Bay Packers defensive end Kingsley Keke (96) in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)

Slumping Saints express urgency to clean up their act

Sep. 29, 2020 3:54 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans left tackle Terron Armstead describes the Saints as a good team that is playing like a bad one. This is the same player who during training camp suggested that the three-time defending NFC South champions would consider the 2020 season a failure if they fell short of the...

Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Za'Darius Smith (55) recovers a fumble in the second half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)

Saints fumble away late momentum on curious call vs. Packers

Sep. 28, 2020 2:16 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — After what looked like a game-turning, fourth-down stop in the fourth quarter, the New Orleans Saints fumbled away a chance to pull ahead of the potent Packers. The momentum-squandering play led to a rare Sunday night home loss and the mistake-prone Saints’ first two-game losing...

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) drops back to pass under pressure from New Orleans Saints defensive lineman Malcom Roach in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Rodgers, Packers unbeaten with 37-30 victory over Saints

Sep. 28, 2020 1:16 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers sounds increasingly enamored with the scheme and play-calling philosophy of second-year head coach Matt LaFleur. The Packers are unbeaten and putting up some of the best offensive numbers in the NFL. So why not? Rodgers passed for 283 yards and three...