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Dangerous search on for 1 missing after hotel collapse

Oct. 14, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Rescue workers and search dogs moved gingerly through a dangerously unstable, partially collapsed hotel in New Orleans on Monday in a risky search for the only person still missing after the structure partially collapsed . Two people are known to have died in the Saturday disaster and...

The Latest: Cincinnati, Miami now NFL's only winless teams

Oct. 14, 2019 1:36 AM EDT

The Latest on the NFL's Week 6 (all times EDT): ___ 7:25 p.m. The NFL is down to just a pair of winless teams with the New York Jets and Washington Redskins finally getting their first victories of the season. Washington won the battle of winless teams by edging Miami 17-16 with the Redskins smothering a 2-point...

New Orleans hotel collapse: Search on for a missing worker

Oct. 13, 2019 7:40 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Rescue crews on Sunday searched for a worker missing in the partial collapse of a New Orleans hotel that was under construction, their work proceeding cautiously amid fears about the stability of the structure, authorities said. Officials declined to say if they have any indication...

Saints quiet Minshew Mania, handle Jaguars 13-6

Oct. 13, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Minshew Mania didn't have a prayer against New Orleans. Rookie quarterback Gardner Minshew was harassed, hurried and humbled in a 13-6 loss to the Saints on Sunday, his worst performance of the season coming just a few hours after Pope Francis accidentally tweeted support for the...

Analysis: Louisiana figures in 2 major Supreme Court cases

Oct. 13, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Among cases on the U.S. Supreme Court docket for the term that began this month, two Louisiana cases stand out — one because of its implications for criminal justice in the state, the other because of what it portends for abortion rights and access nationwide. And, both, in part,...

Split GOP tries to unite in Louisiana governor's race runoff

Oct. 13, 2019 1:52 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Republican leaders working to oust the Deep South's only Democratic governor were trying Sunday to put their intraparty backbiting behind them ahead of Louisiana's November runoff election, needing a united focus if they want to keep John Bel Edwards from a second term. National and...

Fewer babies born with syphilis in Louisiana, more across US

Oct. 13, 2019 9:44 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The number of babies born with syphilis in Louisiana fell 22% last year, while national numbers rose 40%. A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows 46 fewer cases of congenital syphilis in Louisiana last year, down 13 from 2017. Nationally, more than 1,300 babies...

The Latest: Louisiana governor says he expects GOP onslaught

Oct. 13, 2019 6:59 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on Democratic Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' fight to retain his seat in primary (all times local): 10:55 p.m. Gov. John Bel Edwards is telling his supporters to brace for a barrage of national Republican efforts trying to unseat him in the five weeks leading to...

The Latest: 2nd person dead in building collapse

Oct. 13, 2019 5:15 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on the partial collapse of a hotel under construction in New Orleans (all times local): 11:35 p.m. New Orleans' officials say a second person has been killed in the partial collapse of a hotel under construction. The city's Office of Homeland Security & Emergency...

Louisiana Tech romps past UMass 69-21

Oct. 13, 2019 2:04 AM EDT

RUSTON, La. (AP) — J'Mar Smith threw three touchdown passes and Justin Henderson ran for three first-quarter touchdowns to power Louisiana Tech to a 69-21 victory over Massachusetts on Saturday night. Louisiana Tech (5-1) jumped out to a 7-0 lead just 55 seconds into the game when Amik Robertson picked off...