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Louisiana, Alaskan tribes file UN climate change complaint

Jan. 17, 2020 7:05 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Four coastal Louisiana tribes and one in Alaska that say the U.S. government violated their human rights by failing to take action on climate change have submitted a formal complaint to the United Nations in Switzerland. The complaint was filed Wednesday, The Advocate reported....

FILE - This Oct. 12, 2019, file photo, shows damage of a partial collapse at the Hard Rock Hotel under construction in New Orleans. New Orleans officials say an unstable hotel building that partially collapsed while under construction last fall will be imploded. Officials say the implosion is expected as early as mid-March. Implosion had been considered, then rejected in the weeks after the Oct. 12 collapse at the planned Hard Rock Hotel. But officials said Friday they've revived the implosion plan. It's deemed safer than having workers on site taking the structure apart. And it means work will be done sooner. Demolition had been expected to last until December. Three workers died in the collapse. The remains of two remain in the wreckage.  (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Implosion back on for partially collapsed New Orleans hotel

Jan. 17, 2020 7:05 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Plans are on again to implode a New Orleans hotel building that partially collapsed last fall, killing three workers, city officials said Friday. Mayor LaToya Cantrell and Fire Superintendent Tim McConnell said at a news conference that the implosion is expected to take place in...

Appeals court rules against convict over gender pronouns

Jan. 17, 2020 6:30 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A transgender convict has lost a federal appeal to have her name changed in court records — and to have the appeals court refer to her with feminine pronouns. The case of Norman Varner — now Katherine Nicole Jett — divided a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit...

Appeals court won't rehear Mississippi 15-week abortion case

Jan. 17, 2020 3:24 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal appeals court said Friday that it will not reconsider its ruling that Mississippi's law banning most abortions after 15 weeks is unconstitutional. The 2018 state law remains blocked and Mississippi's only abortion clinic remains open. The owner has said the clinic d oes...

President Trump, right, points out LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, during a ceremony honoring the members of the Louisiana State University NCAA college championship football team in the East Room at the White House, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Trump welcomes LSU Tigers to White House

Jan. 17, 2020 2:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump paid tribute to the national champion Louisiana State University football team on Friday, saying it would long be remembered as one of the greatest in college football history. The undefeated Tigers visited the White House after defeating Clemson on Monday night in...

Minnesota head coach P.J. Fleck points at the screen as he yells at line judge Jim Slayton during the second half of the Outback Bowl NCAA college football game against Auburn Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Minnesota sets nonconference football schedule for 6 seasons

Jan. 17, 2020 12:55 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota comppleted its nonconference football schedules for the next six seasons Friday, securing home games against Rhode Island and Nevada in 2024 and with Buffalo in 2025. The Gophers host Florida Atlantic, Tennessee Tech and BYU in 2020. They play Miami of Ohio and Bowling Green at...

New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram (14) reacts after making a basket with .2 seconds remaining in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz in New Orleans, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. The Pelicans won 138-132 in overtime. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Ingram scores 49, Pelicans end Jazz's 10-game winning streak

Jan. 17, 2020 1:19 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans wildly celebrated Brandon Ingram's off-balance jumper in the final seconds of regulation, believing it had won the game. Turns out it didn't. Fans were angry with an unusual foul call that allowed Utah to force overtime with .2 seconds left, but the way the...

Louisiana Tech rolls past Rice 72-56

Jan. 16, 2020 11:24 PM EST

RUSTON, La. (AP) — Mubarak Muhammed recorded 10 points and 10 rebounds to lead Louisiana Tech to a 72-56 win over Rice on Thursday night, the Bulldogs' ninth consecutive home victory. DaQuan Bracey had 15 points for Louisiana Tech (13-4, 4-1 Conference USA), which has won seven of its last eight games....

Pearson lifts Texas St. past Louisiana-Monroe 64-63

Jan. 16, 2020 10:53 PM EST

MOROE, La. (AP) — Nijal Pearson scored 23 points, including a game-winning free throw, and Texas State came from behind to beat UL Monroe 64-63 on Thursday night to win its third straight. Chris Efretuei's free throw put the Warhawks up 63-60 with 1:14 to play, but Pearson tied it with a 3-pointer then...

Jackson-Young scores 18, UTA defeats La Lafayette 81-65

Jan. 16, 2020 10:52 PM EST

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — TiAndre Jackson-Young hit four 3-pointers and scored 18 points off the bench and Jabari Narcis had a double-double to lead Texas-Arlington to an 81-65 win over Louisiana-Lafayette on Thursday night. Narcis had 10 points and 11 rebounds for his fourth double-double. Sam Griffin added...