Homeland Security IG: Tulane should give back $10M-plus in Katrina relief ad

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 14:46
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The inspector general for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security says federal emergency officials should recover nearly $13 million in Hurricane Katrina recovery aid awarded to Tulane University. The report also says Louisiana officials should review more than $290 million in recovery aid given to Tulane after the 2005 storm. An Oct. 8 audit report says a contractor working on a Tulane project either overbilled or could not document $13 million…
Autopsy shows close-range wound for Michael Brown in Ferguson police shooting, experts say
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 14:46
FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Brown family is Michael Brown, 18, who was shot and killed in a confrontation with a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Brown Family, File)ST.
Salary for new La. higher ed commissioner set at $350K
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 14:22
BATON ROUGE, LA (AP) - New Louisiana higher education commissioner Joseph Rallo will be paid more than his predecessor. Rallo's contract will pay him $350,000 annually, up from the $275,000 salary paid to Jim Purcell. The Board of Regents approved Rallo's contract Wednesday. It runs from Jan. 2 through Dec. 31, 2017. His appointment requires confirmation by the state Senate during the 2015 legislative session or the contract will be void. Rallo is currently vice…
Outside group says Mary Landrieu's vote for Affordable Care Act cut Medicare: Fact-Check analyzes this U.S. Senate race attack ad
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 14:22
Fact-Check is an occasional look by NOLA.com and The Times-Picayune at the key television advertisements dominating the U.S. Senate race, in an effort to provide deeper
How are Edwin Edwards and Republicans vying for the U.S. House reaching voters in the shadow of the Senate race?
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 14:22
There she stands, taller than her actual 5-foot, 3-inch frame, with her arms crossed as she watches over your intersection. "Everyone tells us we're winning the
4 Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 14:22
Four former Blackwater security guards were convicted Wednesday in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad, an incident that inflamed anti-American sentiment around
Police search for suspect, vehicle in Uptown Auto Theft
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 13:46
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - New Orleans detectives are searching for who stole an SUV from the Audubon neighborhood. The incident occurred Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. in the 3000 block of Octavia Street. According to police, the victim parked his vehicle in the block prior to locking and securing it. When he returned early Wednesday morning, the vehicle was missing. It is described as a 2006 Volvo XC90 with a Louisiana license plate reading VAR601.
UPDATE: Damaged French Quarter building completely collapses
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 13:46
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - A third story balcony partially collapsed in the French Quarter on Tuesday afternoon. No one was injured, according to emergency medical workers. The collapse happened around 4:30 p.m. in the 800 block of Royal Street. Debris fell onto a second floor balcony, causing that to crumble to the ground. New Orleans firefighters said they are trying to stop a gas leak and a water leak. Nobody has been asked to…
Louisiana’s Tuscaloosa, Haynesville shales hampered by oil, natural gas prices
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 13:45
Drillers are closing in on the most efficient and consistent way to produce oil from the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale across Louisiana’s midsection, but low prices will strongly affect drilling activity. Likewise, natural gas prices will hamper activity in the Haynesville Shale in northwest Louisiana until export terminals get underway, energy summit experts said Tuesday. “The TMS is a tough ride,” said Kirk Barrell, president of Amelia Resources. On the plus side, the Tuscaloosa has lots…
Goofy dinosaur blends Barney and Jar Jar Binks
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 13:45
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 50 years ago, scientists found bones of two large, powerful dinosaur arms in Mongolia and figured they had discovered a fearsome critter with killer claws. Now scientists have found the rest of the dinosaur and have new descriptions for it: goofy and weird. The beast probably lumbered along on two legs like a cross between TV dinosaur Barney and Jar Jar Binks of Star Wars fame. It was 16 feet tall…
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