A bankruptcy filing by New Orleans’ Roman Catholic archdiocese freezes sexual abuse lawsuits and could help bury the details of alleged cover-ups of predator priests and thousands of internal emails.
By Jeffrey Brown, Anne Azzi Davenport
Jazz Fest, one of the nation’s liveliest annual music celebrations, should have been full-throttle this week in New Orleans. Instead, the city remains locked down, a hot spot in the COVID-19 pandemic with close to 6,500 cases and over 400…
By Stacey Plaisance, Associated Press
The coronavirus and the social-distancing measures designed to fight it have nearly silenced the New Orleans music scene. But some are still finding a way to play their music.
By Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press
Uncertainty in planning for the coronavirus pandemic has left the globe dotted with dozens of barely used or unused temporary field hospitals. Many makeshift facilities will now be kept on standby for a potential second wave of infections.
The Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and the novel coronavirus pandemic has delivered another painful blow. Grocery store owner Burnell Cotlon has long been determined to sustain his community, most of which…
By Janet McConnaughey, Rebecca Santana, Associated Press
Ellis Marsalis, jazz pianist, teacher and patriarch of a New Orleans musical family that includes famed musician sons Wynton and Branford, has died. He was 85.
Sarah Broom’s 2019 memoir, “The Yellow House,” won the National Book Award for non-fiction. Jeffrey Brown sits down with Broom to discuss her mother and how an obsession with houses passed down two generations to the author herself, why Broom…
By Rebecca Santana, Mark Sherman, Associated Press
A federal appeals court says the “individual mandate" of former President Barack Obama’s health care law is invalid, but other parts of the law need further review.
By Associated Press
Hours later in another part of town, another shooting killed two men and wounded two others.
By Kevin McGill, Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press
Carrying "off the chart" amounts of moisture, Barry crawled ashore Saturday in Louisiana and quickly weakened to a tropical storm that promised to dump heavy rains that could last for days and pose a test of the flood-prevention systems built…
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