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Louisiana man pleads guilty in airline baggage scam

Nov. 27, 2021 14:58 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana man has pleaded guilty in an airline baggage scam that resulted in more than $300,000 in fraudulent claims, federal prosecutors said. Pernell Anthony Jones, Jr., 31, of Kenner, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and mail...

Denver activist aims to spark Black cultural renaissance

Oct. 17, 2021 10:15 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Longtime Denver artist, musician and activist Jeff Campbell wants to ignite a Black cultural renaissance in his former neighborhood: Five Points. Is that still possible? Take a trip down Welton Street. The neighborhood was once the...

Saints energized by post-Ida 'domecoming' vs. NY Giants

Sep. 30, 2021 20:16 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When the New Orleans Saints finished polishing off the Patriots last weekend, they did something they had not done for about a month. They boarded a plane for New Orleans, where they had not been as a team since Aug. 28, when they evacuated to escape...

George Wein, Newport Jazz Festival co-founder, dies at 95

Sep. 13, 2021 21:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — George Wein, an impresario of 20th century music who helped found the Newport Jazz and Folk festivals and set the template for gatherings everywhere from Woodstock to the south of France, died Monday. Wein, 95, died “peacefully in his sleep” in his...

The Latest: Raducanu sets up all-teenager US Open final

Sep. 09, 2021 23:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 11:45 p.m. Emma Raducanu has set up an all-teenager U.S. Open women's final. The 18-year-old from Britain beat No. 17 seed Maria Sakkari 6-1, 6-4,...

US Open Lookahead: Women's semifinal matches Thursday night

Sep. 09, 2021 01:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — LOOKAHEAD TO THURSDAY The women's semifinals will feature a teenager in each match and nobody who has won a major title in either. Canadian Leylah Fernandez, 19, faces No. 2-seeded Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus in the first match under the lights at Arthur...

The Latest: French Open champ Krejcikova tops Muguruza in NY

Sep. 06, 2021 01:45 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): ___ 1:40 a.m. Garbiñe Muguruza does not like the way her loss to Barbora Krejcikova at the U.S. Open ended. Krejcikova took a...

'Happy-go-lucky' teen Fernandez upsets Kerber at US Open

Sep. 06, 2021 01:23 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Leylah Fernandez is a self-described “happy-go-lucky girl” having the time of her life at Flushing Meadows, raising her fists, pumping her arms and riling up crowds while beating two past U.S. Open champions to reach her first Grand Slam quarterfinal. ...

Quality wins: Van de Zandschulp shines in deep US Open run

Sep. 05, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Botic van de Zandschulp wore a New York Yankees hat at the U.S. Open like so many city tourists. He liked America so much on his maiden trip, van de Zandschulp was in no rush to head back to the Netherlands. He's found a home in Flushing Meadows. ...

The Latest: Zverev advances at Open when Sock retires in 4th

Sep. 05, 2021 00:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): ___ Alexander Zverev advanced to the fourth round of the U.S. Open when Jack Sock was forced to retire in the fourth set because of an injury. ...