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A popular tour guide's death leads to more scrutiny of border issues

Jul. 13, 2024 13:12 PM EDT

Kristie Thibodeaux's gunfire death made headlines first because it happened in the French Quarter — New Orleans' oldest neighborhood and a place where residents of historic homes and owners of tourist-dependent restaurants and clubs have long worried about recurring violent crime. ...

NBA releases pools for this season's NBA Cup in-season tournament

Jul. 12, 2024 20:19 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Myles Turner thinks part of the reason the Indiana Pacers became a team capable of making a deep playoff run this past season was because of the in-season tournament. And he can't wait for Round 2. Group play pools for the second edition of...

Dejounte Murray, traded twice in 3 years, pledges to push Zion Williamson, Pelicans to higher level

Jul. 09, 2024 16:36 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Dejounte Murray took no offense to being traded after each of his two best seasons in the NBA. Rather, the 27-year-old point guard says he's gratified by the opportunity to join a team that made the 2024 playoffs and is headlined by Zion Williamson — who...

Brett Favre is asking an appeals court to reinstate his defamation lawsuit against Shannon Sharpe

Jul. 09, 2024 15:23 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Lawyers for retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre asked a federal appeals court Tuesday to revive a defamation lawsuit Favre filed against a fellow Pro Football Hall of Fame member, former tight end Shannon Sharpe, amid the backdrop of a Mississippi welfare scandal that is one of...

Essence Festival wraps up a 4-day celebration of Black culture

Jul. 07, 2024 23:20 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For 30 years, the Essence Festival of Culture has brought together people from all walks of life and from around the world to connect through conversation, shared experiences and, of course, music. The nation’s largest annual celebration of Black culture ended...

A US appeals court will review its prior order keeping banned books on shelves in a Texas county

Jul. 07, 2024 15:22 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court in New Orleans is taking another look at its own order requiring a Texas county to keep eight books on public library shelves that deal with subjects including sex, gender identity and racism. Llano County officials had removed 17 books...

At Essence, Black Democrats rally behind Biden and talk up Kamala Harris

Jul. 07, 2024 08:43 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As President Joe Biden tries to revive his embattled reelection bid, Vice President Kamala Harris led a parade of Black Democrats who warned Saturday that the threat of another Donald Trump presidency remains the most important calculation ahead of November. Yet...

National Urban League honors 4 Black women for their community impact

Jul. 06, 2024 19:36 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The National Urban League on Saturday honored and recognized the accomplishments of four Black women who have made significant marks in the community. Held amid the backdrop of the 30th Anniversary of the Essence Festival of Culture, the Women in Harmony Awards...

Tank and the Bangas to pay tribute to their New Orleans roots at Essence Festival

Jul. 06, 2024 18:02 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Seven years ago, New Orleans band Tank and the Bangas squeezed into the corner of a classroom and recorded themselves performing their song “Quick,” for National Public Radio’s Tiny Desk contest, the nonprofit's annual search for the “next great undiscovered artist.”...

30th annual Essence Festival of Culture kicks off in New Orleans

Jul. 04, 2024 15:53 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The City of New Orleans on Thursday officially welcomed thousands of people descending on the Big Easy for the Essence Festival of Culture. The celebration has been around for three decades — no easy feat, Essence CEO Caroline Wanga said Thursday during a news...