Planned Parenthood funding in Texas at stake in hearing

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court is about to again take up the issue of whether and how states can cut off federal Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood. A federal distri...

Day 2 at New Orleans Jazz Fest: Sunshine and Santana

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Sunshine and Santana. Both are expected to be welcome sights on the second day of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. There have been some disappointment...

Donations for burned black churches up after Notre Dame fire

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A crowdfunding campaign for three African American churches in Louisiana recently gutted by arson was climbing Tuesday after social media posts urging the public not to forget the p...

Settlement reached in lawsuits over Xarelto blood thinner

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A $775 million settlement has been announced in roughly 25,000 lawsuits involving the blood-thinning medication Xarelto. Cases consolidated in federal court in New...

Amid Mardi Gras joy, tears for bicyclists killed in traffic

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Mourners placed bouquets, balloons, and Mardi Gras beads near the bike lane among the oaks on Monday along New Orleans' Esplanade Avenue as plans for a parade were altered to includ...

Council looks at the jailing of uncooperative crime victims

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — City Council members in New Orleans were set to discuss a resolution Thursday calling for an end to the jailing of sexual assault or domestic violence victims who resist testifying ...

Blown-call lawsuit seeks do-over of Rams-Saints game

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In the legal equivalent of a Hail Mary pass, two New Orleans Saints season ticket holders have asked a judge to reverse the result of the NFC championship game that sent the Los Ang...

Outpouring of generosity for TSA workers, others without pay

The partial government shutdown is a double-whammy for Cara and Philip Mangone, a married couple from Philadelphia. Both are agents with the Transportation Safety Administration, both working full tim...

Potholes, water woes: New Orleans seeks more of tourist tax

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans' mayor says the city deserves to get a bigger percentage of the $166 million collected each year from a 15 percent surcharge on hotel rooms. Mayor LaTo...

New Orleans gallery acquires Lincoln opera glasses

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It's not the gilt-detailed craftsmanship or the age of the small, brass, black-enameled binoculars that might fetch a French Quarter antique gallery's asking price of $795,000. It's...

Gordon slams Gulf Coast with tropical-force winds, rain

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Gordon has begun hurling tropical storm-force winds onshore along the Alabama and western Florida Panhandle coastline. The National Hurricane Center says the c...

Drag Queen Story Hour sparks protests in conservative towns

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — "Drag Queen Story Hour" may be coming to a town near you. Since 2015, men in full drag have appeared at venues across the nation where they read children's books to small children a...

Official: Escaped jaguar bit through steel cable barrier

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A jaguar that escaped its enclosure and killed nine other animals at a New Orleans zoo apparently was able to bite through a steel-cable barrier that forms the roof of its habitat. ...

Sharp teeth: Jaguar may have bitten through steel cable

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A zoo official in New Orleans says a jaguar that killed nine other animals during a weekend escape is believed to have bitten through a steel-cable barrier that forms the roof of it...

A Louisiana guilty plea in Honduran social security scandal

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A figure in a social security scandal in Honduras has pleaded guilty to money laundering charges in New Orleans. Federal prosecutors announced Thursday that 47-yea...