Around the world in 123 photos: Reader travels with The Times-Picayune

Friday, 03 July 2015 12:08 Written by
For decades, our readers have been documenting their travels by sending us photos of themselves holding up the Travel section of The Times-Picayune newspaper. These photos, taken everywhere from California to New York and from Casablanca to Paris, have been
Usher and Missy Elliott at Essence Fest: things to do in New Orleans Saturday
Friday, 03 July 2015 12:04 Written by
Saturday (July 4) in New Orleans: Essence Fest continues with performances by Common, Erykah Badu, Missy Elliott, Usher and more. Find things to do in New Orleans at NOLA.com/events. Essence Fest presents Common, Erykah Badu, Missy Elliott, Usher and more.
Bobby Jindal Really, Really, Really Hates Gay Marriage - Mother Jones
Friday, 03 July 2015 12:01 Written by
After three courts told him he had to, Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal will finally allow his administration to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples today. ....Jindal's administration argued it's possible the Supreme Court's ruling didn't apply to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, where Louisiana had been defending its statewide ban....On Wednesday, the circuit court actually went through the motion of confirming the Supreme Court has jurisdiction over it. ....But Jindal's administration jumped on that…
Back To The Future – In Concert @ Hollywood Bowl
Friday, 03 July 2015 12:00 Written by
Thirty years ago today a little film called Back To The Future was released into theaters. It became one of the most successful films of the 1980s both critically and financially, and while it ended up kickstarting a full-fledged franchise, the original film remains a classic: a screenplay filled with mind-bending concepts, visuals that defined “movie magic,” fun action and sci-fi shenanigans, and, most
Big Oil Spill Tax Write-off Shows BP Does Not Stand For 'Big Penalty'
Friday, 03 July 2015 11:58 Written by
BP’s $18.7 billion out-of-court settlement resolves charges related to the Gulf Oil spill. It is big, even historic, but is it tax deductible? Mostly yes, and that has some people angry. Some deals expressly say what portion of a settlement is tax-deductible, while this deal does not. That is a major coup for BP, which is doing all it can to make sure BP doesn’t stand for ‘big penalty.’ A Department of Justice fact sheet…
2 people carjack man on Canal Street overnight, police say
Friday, 03 July 2015 11:57 Written by
A man was carjacked early Friday morning as he sat in his car on Canal Street, New Orleans police said. Related NOPD: woman missing in New OrleansMorning Call in Metairie robbed early...Man wears clerk uniform to rob...Second suspect arrested in
NOPD: woman missing in New Orleans
Friday, 03 July 2015 11:57 Written by
New Orleans police are asking for your help in finding a missing 52-year-old woman. Jessie Jackson was last seen by her daughter on July 1 in the 3200 block of Canal Street. She left the home around 4:15 p.m. driving a tan Chevrolet Malibu with a Texas license plate. She has not been seen or heard from since. If you can help investigators call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.
Habitat Restoration is Top Priority for $18.7B Oil Spill Settlement
Friday, 03 July 2015 11:51 Written by
Projects to restore and protect Gulf fisheries need to move forward without delayTheodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (TRCP)Theodore Roosevelt Conservation PartnershipWashington, DC -(AmmoLand.com)- Leaders of the Gulf of Mexico’s recreational fishing community reaffirmed their commitment to improving the region’s fisheries and access opportunities following the announcement of an $18.7-billion settlement between BP, the five Gulf States, and the federal government for environmental damages and
Mississippi River reopened after towboat collision
Friday, 03 July 2015 11:51 Written by
The Coast Guard has reopened the Mississippi River after a collision between two towboats broke loose some barges, one of them containing caustic soda. The Coast Guard said Friday that the caustic soda had dissipated. The collision of the towing vessels American Heritage and David G. Schert was reported Thursday near Vacherie. Several barges broke loose, and one barge, loaded with caustic soda, overturned but was out of the navigable waterway. The others were recovered.…
Gentilly Walmart robbed by man dressed as employee
Friday, 03 July 2015 11:50 Written by
New Orleans police are searching for a man dressed in a Walmart employee vest who robbed the store's Gentilly location early Thursday morning (July 2). Surveillance footage from inside the store, located at 4301 Chef Menteur Highway, shows the man
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