Atlanta reality TV star charged with misusing relief funds

ATLANTA (AP) — A reality television star who appeared on the show “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” was indicted Wednesday for allegedly using coronavirus relief funds intended to help small businesses su...

New Orleans protesters pull down bust, throw it in river

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Protesters Saturday tore down a bust of a slave owner who left part of his fortune to New Orleans' schools and then took the remains to the Mississippi River and rolled it down the ...

Video appears to show police punch, tase black man who died

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Newly uncovered video appears to show police officers in Louisiana repeatedly punching and tasing a black man they were arresting shortly before he died in police custody. ...

Sparkling waters hide some lasting harm from 2010 oil spill

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ten years after a well blew wild under a BP platform in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 men and touching off the nation’s worst offshore oil spill, gulf waters sparkle in the sunligh...

Coronavirus ravages storied New Orleans Mardi Gras group

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — On Fat Tuesday, 51-year-old Cornell Charles was taking part in a storied New Orleans Mardi Gras tradition central to the city's African American community — driving a car in the Zul...

Competition for supplies sharpening as pandemic worsens

NEW YORK (AP) — Scarce supplies of medical equipment are leading to growing competition within the U.S. and among nations, in what one French politician called a “worldwide treasure hunt.” ...

Smaller communities prepare for onslaught of virus patients

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — It started with an infected person from out of town who attended a funeral. Now the largest hospital in Georgia’s mostly rural, southwest corner is rapidly running out of space am...

NTSB: Witness saw Louisiana plane level out before crash

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A witness said a plane that crashed in south Louisiana had leveled out its wings before it hit trees and transmission lines and crashed in a fiery heap, according to a preliminary i...

Gleason to receive Congressional Gold Medal Jan. 15

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former New Orleans Saints player Steve Gleason, who become a leading advocate for people struggling with Lou Gehrig's disease after he was diagnosed with the paralyzing condition, w...

Black med students hope slave plantation photo inspires kids

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In the background of a powerful photo of 15 black medical students from Tulane University is a slave cabin. In the foreground stand the students, wearing the white lab coats that te...

Mississippi felons push court to restore voting rights

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The man at the center of a Mississippi case pushing to restore voting rights to felons said Tuesday that he’s fighting to restore his rights as a “human being” and stressed that he’...

‘Wall of water’: Lawsuits detail deadly Navy collision

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Survivors and descendants of those killed when a container ship collided with a U.S. Navy destroyer off Japan’s coast are suing the ship’s Japanese charterer, according to a lawsuit...

Heritage of resistance: Reenactment to honor slave rebellion

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Against the modern backdrop of oil refineries, strip malls and gated communities, hundreds of reenactors will gather Friday in southeastern Louisiana to remember a time when slavery...

After delays, New Orleans demolishes cranes

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans officials set off several thundering explosions Sunday intended to topple two cranes that had been looming precariously over the ruins of a partially collapsed hotel, bu...

After delay, New Orleans to demolish cranes at hotel site

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — City officials in New Orleans are planning to use a series of controlled explosions to take down two cranes that have been standing precariously over the remains of a partially coll...