• New Orleans October 20, 2019 8:06 pm

    Hotel Collapse: 2 Leaning Cranes Felled ‘Exactly' as Planned

    Thundering explosions toppled two cranes Sunday that had loomed precariously for days over a partially collapsed hotel in New Orleans, in what city officials hailed as a success and said efforts now would focus on retrieving two bodies still inside the ruined building. The fiery afternoon explosions sent up massive clouds of dust and sent one crane crashing to the...

  • New Orleans October 17, 2019 7:12 pm

    New Questions Arise About Potential Structural Flaws in Hard Rock Hotel Collapse

    Authorities in New Orleans are now investigating a new video following the collapse of the future hotel. The social media post is raising questions about potential concerns before the deadly accident, NBC News reports. The grainy video claims to show the hotel two days before it buckled. An apparent worker at the construction site is heard in Spanish saying a...

  • law enforcement January 29, 2019 8:09 pm

    Suspect Confesses to Killing 5 With Dad's Gun: Sheriff

    A young man from Louisiana has confessed to killing his parents, his girlfriend, and two of her family members who had taken him in after he was kicked out of his house, authorities said Tuesday. Dakota Theriot, 21, told authorities he used a gun he stole from his father, Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard said at a news conference.

  • New York July 6, 2018 12:03 pm

    $1.1M Awarded to Preserve African-American Historic Sites

    Grants totaling $1.1 million will help support important African-American heritage sites including the homes of jazz musician John Coltrane and playwright August Wilson, a Virginia location central to the slave trade and civil rights locations in Birmingham, a preservation group announced Friday. The money from the African-American Cultural Heritage Action Fund is part of an effort by the National Trust...

  • Mississippi July 3, 2018 6:28 am

    Rocket Engine Designed for Reusable Flights Tested

    Triggering a massive cloud of vapor and a roar, officials on Monday test fired a rocket engine designed to be part of a reusable spacecraft that can launch into space repeatedly with a quick turnaround time. The AR-22 engine will power an experimental spacecraft — called the Phantom Express — that’s a collaboration between the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency,...

  • Mississippi July 2, 2018 12:04 pm

    Rocket Crashes Seconds After Launch

    A small rocket from Japanese startup Interstellar Technologies crashed just seconds after liftoff in Hokkaido, Japan, on June 30, 2018. This was the second failed launch from the company.

  • New Orleans July 1, 2018 10:06 am

    At Another Small Paper, Community Ties Are Personal

    The news of the bloody attack came from a newspaper more than 1,000 miles away, but not unlike their own, with deep ties to their town stretching back more than a century.

  • New Orleans June 29, 2018 8:15 am

    Staffers Put Out Paper Despite Fatal Shooting

    The grieving and the reporting sort of jumbled together for staffers at The Capital Gazette after a fatal shooting at the newspaper, but they were determined to put out the next day’s edition.

  • Donald Trump March 19, 2018 6:09 pm

    Costumes, Beads and Music: Mardi Gras Comes to a Close

    Families camped out from early morning to catch beads and stuffed animals thrown from float riders. Revelers took to the streets in elaborate or funny costumes evoking Marie Antoinette, President Donald Trump and glamorous vampires. And amused bystanders took in the chaotic scene from lawn chairs. Carnival season started Jan. 6 and comes to a close Fat Tuesday with festivities...

  • driver February 28, 2017 11:10 am

    Thousands Throng to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, Where ‘People Can Act Like Fools'

    The streets of New Orleans are filling up with costumed revelers, dazzling floats featuring kings and queens, and people of all ages screaming for trinkets and beads. Lots of beads. Tuesday marks the culmination of the Carnival season, which started Jan. 6. One reveler, Craig Channell said Mardi Gras is “the one time of year people can act like fools...

  • The Associated Press September 24, 2016 8:57 pm

    Louisiana Zyedco Accordionist Buckwheat Zydeco Dies

    Musician Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural Jr., who rose from a cotton-picking family in southwest Louisiana to introduce zydeco music to the world through his namesake band Buckwheat Zydeco, has died. He was 68. His longtime manager Ted Fox told The Associated Press that Dural died Saturday. He had suffered from lung cancer. Fox said the musician and accordionist died at 1:32...

  • Donald Trump February 12, 2016 3:42 am

    ‘Tonight Show': The Roots Freestyle Valentine's Day Hearts and Mardi Gras Gingers

    Host Jimmy Fallon invited the audience to participate in a freestyle session about Valentine’s Day and Mardi Graas with house band The Roots.

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