By Byron Tau @[email protected] @[email protected] Barack Obama attends the opening ceremony of the COP21, United Nations Climate Change Conference, in Le Bourget, outside Paris, on Nov. 30.Associated Press In 2012, President Barack Obama barely mentioned climate and energy policy during his re-election campaign. Now it has emerged as a major issue on his agenda at the end of his second term.
The Orleans Parish coroner has teamed up with a nonprofit research group to study suicide rates in New Orleans. Related Nov. 30 forecast: Unseasonably warm...Boil-water advisory issued for north...Mansion Monday: Must-see Metairie...Saints fall to Houston Texans in...Deputies work to piece together scene.
A 33-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint in the French Quarter late Sunday (Nov. 29), according to the New Orleans Police Department. The victim was approached by Jarrid Wells, 22, and Lance Dodd, 28, near the intersection of Dauphine and St.
Deakin University scientists have manufactured a revolutionary material that can clean up oil spills, which could save the earth from potential future disasters such as any repeat of the 2010 Gulf Coast BP disaster that wreaked environmental havoc and cost a reported $40 billion. The major breakthrough material, which literally absorbs the oil like a sponge, is the result of support from the Australian Research Council and is now ready to be trialed by industry…
Where you display your poinsettia depends on your decoration plans, but to lengthen the plant's attractive life, follow these steps:Locate it near a windowAvoid warm areas on top of televisions or where warm air vents will blow on them.Feel the soil in the pot with your finger every day, and when it begins to feel dry, water generously.
A Baton Rouge software firm has designed a smartphone app that allows users to pick the events they want to see on their personal feed and rate the ones they’ve attended. Vivid: The Event App is available in Apple and Android stores starting Monday. Vivid founder Jason Gardner said the company has already started to populate the app with events through organizers, planning companies, nonprofits, churches, radio stations and user recommendations.
The Federal Reserve on Monday is set to enact a new rule restricting its ability to lend money to financial institutions in a crisis in an attempt to ease concerns from lawmakers who worry about the central bank's unchecked power to pump money into the financial system. The rule is required under the 2010 Dodd-Frank law, which sought to curb the Fed's emergency lending powers.
An 18-year-old man was attacked and robbed Sunday (Nov. 29) by a group of five men, according to the New Orleans Police Department. The victim was in the 1800 block of St. Roch Avenue just before 11 a.m. when one of the five robbers pointed a gun at him and demanded his money, police said.
An 18-year-old woman was raped by two men in eastern New Orleans Sunday (Nov. 30), according to the New Orleans Police Department. The attack happened after 4 p.m. in the 7400 block of Chef Menteur Highway. No more information is available.
A burglar became stuck in the chimney of a California home Friday (Nov. 27) and died the next day after the homeowner lit a fire in the fireplace, the Sacramento Bee reported. Cody Caldwell, 19, succumbed to smoke inhalation and burns, according to the report.
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