Louisiana hopes to fight coast erosion by mimicking nature

IRONTON, La. (AP) — Back when the Mississippi River flowed wild, its ever-shifting waters acted as a continent-sized earth mover, picking up sand and dirt from the North, depositing it in the Delta re...

Sazerac House celebrates New Orleans cocktail culture

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Visitors to New Orleans who want to learn more about cocktails will soon have a new place to go. No, it's not another bar. The Sazerac Company, a Louisiana-based s...

Chief apologizes over hiring of officer who shot black man

A Louisiana police chief apologized Thursday to his city and to the family of a black man shot and killed by a former police officer in 2016, saying the officer never should have been hired, at the sa...

New Orleans fears triple threat of storm surge, river, rain

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When it comes to water, New Orleans faces three threats: the sea, the sky and the river. Tropical storms and hurricanes send storm surges pushing up against the ci...

Louisiana braces for possible weekend hurricane

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A potential tropical storm brewing in the Gulf of Mexico presents twin troubles for parts of southeast Louisiana — the possibility that a high Mississippi River will be lapping at t...

Latest 'Obamacare' court battle plays out in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The fate of former President Barack Obama's signature health care law, and its coverage and insurance protections for millions of Americans, is again being argued before a panel of ...

Amusement park reminder of hurricane may soon come down

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Zydeco Scream roller coaster stands motionless, and so does the Big Easy Ferris Wheel. Scampering rabbits, slithering snakes and lurking alligators are the only visitors to the ...

Push to posthumously give black soldier D-Day Medal of Honor

A new push is under way to posthumously award an African American soldier the Medal of Honor for his bravery on D-Day. Cpl. Waverly B. Woodson Jr. was an army medic assigned to the 3...

Dave Bartholomew, co-wrote 'Ain't That a Shame," dies at 100

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dave Bartholomew, a giant of New Orleans music and a rock n' roll pioneer who with Fats Domino co-wrote and produced such classics as "Ain't That a Shame," ''I'm Walkin'" and "Let t...

Fighting Germans and Jim Crow: Role of black troops on D-Day

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Portrayals of the massive D-Day assault on Normandy often depict an all-white host of invaders, but in fact it also included many African Americans. Roughly 2...

As D-Day anniversary approaches, veterans remember, go back

As the wave of troops sailed toward Omaha Beach in the early morning of June 6, 1944, Frank DeVita could hear the German machine gun fire striking the outside of his landing craft . His job was to low...

Revisiting France, and recalling D-Day's horror and triumph

Planes spread out across the sky, nearly wingtip to wingtip. A sniper's bullet whizzing by the ear. Squeezing a dying soldier's hand, so he knew he was not alone. Across three quarte...

Inmate at center of landmark juvenile case up for parole

A Louisiana inmate whose case led to a landmark Supreme Court ruling about sentencing juvenile offenders to life without the possibility of parole will hear Thursday whether he's granted parole after ...

Court denies appeal of man convicted ex-Saints star's death

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A court on Wednesday rejected an appeal by the man convicted of killing former Saints football star Will Smith during a traffic altercation, rejecting claims that Cardell Hayes acte...

Dressed up, ready for fun: New Orleans celebrates Mardi Gras

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The party is on! Thousands of people are expected to gather in the New Orleans area to celebrate Mardi Gras. Fat Tuesday marks the final day of the season of revel...