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  • Additional Crews Arrive at Large Colorado Wildfire

    June 16, 2012 4:04 PM

    More firefighting crews are joining the battle against a Colorado wildfire that has scorched about 85 square miles and burned at least 112 homes. It's also believed to have killed a woman whose body was found in her cabin. Fire officials say more than 1,500 personnel are now involved in... more »
  • Poll: NYC adults split on large sugary drink ban

    June 5, 2012 6:21 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - About half of New Yorkers say Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed ban of sugary drinks over 16 ounces from the city's eateries is an example of government going too far, while 42 percent say it would be good health policy, according to a poll released Monday. Of... more »
  • Crowds are large for French Quarter Festival

    April 16, 2012 6:09 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The French Quarter Festival, a free four-day music festival centered in this city's historic center, saw what some long-time performers said were the largest crowds ever for a festival that's been around since the 1980s. "This is the biggest I've seen it," jazz trumpeter Leroy Jones... more »
  • Gulf dead zone large, but not near feared record

    August 2, 2011 6:20 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Gulf of Mexico dead zone, the nation's largest marine area of low oxygen, is one of the biggest on record but did not swell to the record sizes scientists feared after the Mississippi River saw historic flooding this year, researchers said Monday. The flooding pushed... more »
  • 3 arrested, 1 at large in deadly I-10 shooting

    January 13, 2011 9:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Authorities have arrested three suspects and are searching for a fourth in a deadly drive-by shooting on a New Orleans interstate. Police said two of the suspects, 20-year-old Dale Elmore and 22-year-old Seyuntray Noel, were arrested Thursday, while 22-year-old Jamal Harris was arrested Wednesday. All three... more »
  • Large Crowd at Rally for Economic Survival

    July 21, 2010 12:50 PM

    LAYFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The crowd, many wearing T-shirts with slogans like "Drill Baby Drill," and "No Moratorium," began streaming into the Lafayette Cajundome as soon as the doors opened, eager to show their support for ending the federal offshore drilling moratorium. Tuesday's gathering, billed as the "Rally for Economic... more »
  • Gulf Of Mexico "Dead Zone" Unusually Large This Year

    June 28, 2010 12:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Researchers predict the Gulf of Mexico "dead zone," an underwater area with little or no oxygen, will be unusually large this year. But it's unknown how the oil spill will affect it. Government-funded scientists expect a zone measuring 6,500 to 7,800 square miles - about the... more »

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