Hard Rock Hotel under construction collapses in downtown New Orleans leaving two dead and several injured
Hard Rock Hotel under construction collapses in downtown New Orleans leaving two dead and several injured

A 270-foot (82-meter) construction crane — one of two still looming over the multistory building — also was dangerously unstable, fire officials said.

More than 23 members of Sidney Poitier's family missing after Hurricane Dorian lashed the Bahamas
More than 23 members of Sidney Poitier's family missing after Hurricane Dorian lashed the Bahamas

Poitier's nephew said that there has been no news of his relatives, including his children and sister Barbara

NFL star Drew Brees's video asks children to take bible to school, faces LGBTQ backlash
NFL star Drew Brees's video asks children to take bible to school, faces LGBTQ backlash

The New Orleans Saints quarterback has defended himself saying he was not aware of video-maker Focus on the Family's stance on gay rights.

Hurricane Dorian gave President Trump an opportunity to show leadership before the 2020 elections
Hurricane Dorian gave President Trump an opportunity to show leadership before the 2020 elections

US presidents have always found natural disasters tricky. While the likes of LBJ, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama handled their repercussions well, incumbents like George W Bush and Donald Trump have had ordinary records.

Michelle Obama's father thought Barack 'won't last' in her life given her dating track record
Michelle Obama's father thought Barack 'won't last' in her life given her dating track record

CBS's Gayle King interviewed Michelle Obama at the Essence Festival in New Orleans and asked the former FLOTUS about her life before she moved into the White House

Anti-ICE protestors replace US flag with Mexican flag, vandalize 'Blue Lives Matter' flag outside detention facility
Anti-ICE protestors replace US flag with Mexican flag, vandalize 'Blue Lives Matter' flag outside detention facility

The 'Blue Lives Matter' flag honoring the law enforcement outside the Colorado detention center was spray-painted with the words 'Abolish ICE'

New Orleans' levees face a hard test as Tropical Storm Barry bears down
New Orleans' levees face a hard test as Tropical Storm Barry bears down

The danger to New Orleans — bound by the Mississippi River on its south side, Lake Pontchartrain on its north side and tributaries leading into the nearby Gulf of Mexico on the east — is threefold: storm surges from the sea, rain from the sky and water from the rising river if the levees fail

New Orleans storm swamps streets, paralyzes traffic as concerns grow about possible hurricane coming next
New Orleans storm swamps streets, paralyzes traffic as concerns grow about possible hurricane coming next

The storm was associated with a broad area of disturbed weather in the Gulf that forecasters said was on track to strengthen into a hurricane by the weekend. The system was expected to become a tropical depression by Thursday morning, a tropical storm by Thursday night and a hurricane on Friday.

Doctors including female physicians agree that men make better surgeons, says bias test conducted on healthcare professionals
Doctors including female physicians agree that men make better surgeons, says bias test conducted on healthcare professionals

In a stark reminder of gender disparity in the field of medicine, men and women in healthcare strongly associate men with career/surgery, and women with family and family medicine

Michelle Obama says she had to work harder than any other First Lady, resents the 'angry black woman' stereotype
Michelle Obama says she had to work harder than any other First Lady, resents the 'angry black woman' stereotype

Obama, who is a published author and mother to Sasha and Malia Obama, was the first black woman to serve as the First Lady of the United States.

Greenland may be ice-free in future if greenhouse gas emissions are not cut significantly, warn researchers
Greenland may be ice-free in future if greenhouse gas emissions are not cut significantly, warn researchers

The study cautions that if emissions remain on their current path, the melting ice from Greenland alone could contribute as much as 24 feet to global sea level rise by the year 3000, which would put much of San Francisco, Los Angeles, New Orleans and other cities under water

Black Boeing employee claims coworkers urinated on workspace, left noose hanging over desk, sues company
Black Boeing employee claims coworkers urinated on workspace, left noose hanging over desk, sues company

Curtis Anthony has brought a lawsuit against Boeing for fostering a "racially hostile" work environment at its plant in North Charleston, South Carolina.

OJ Simpson says 'life is fine' for him 25 years after murders of ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend
OJ Simpson says 'life is fine' for him 25 years after murders of ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend

After 25 years living under the shadow of one of the nation’s most notorious murder cases, Simpson says his life now is fine.

Louisiana woman may be the first person to die from a THC overdose, claims coroner
Louisiana woman may be the first person to die from a THC overdose, claims coroner

Her autopsy showed no signs of any other disease or drugs except for THC. Experts, however, are still skeptical about the coroner's conclusions

Leah Chase, legendary New Orleans chef and civil rights icon, dies at 96
Leah Chase, legendary New Orleans chef and civil rights icon, dies at 96

Chase's determination propelled her from a small-town Louisiana upbringing to a celebrated chef who authored cookbooks, appeared on cooking shows and fed civil rights greats such as Thurgood Marshall and Martin Luther King Jr. Well into her 90s

Louisiana couple charged after locking autistic woman in cage, covering her in feces and forcing her to eat dead mother's ashes
Louisiana couple charged after locking autistic woman in cage, covering her in feces and forcing her to eat dead mother's ashes

The husband and wife duo were among a group of five charged in 2018 documents which detail the horrifying abuse that the 22-year-old victim was subjected to at their Louisiana home

Suspect arrested for 1996 rape and murder of Angie Dodge after innocent man spent 20 years in prison for the crime
Suspect arrested for 1996 rape and murder of Angie Dodge after innocent man spent 20 years in prison for the crime

Christopher Tapps, a 40-year-old man, was convicted and spent 20 years in prison for the crime even though his DNA samples did not link him to the murder and rape of Angie Dodge. He was freed in 2017 with the help of the Idaho Innocence Project after he was put behind bars in 1998

Louisiana teen found safe a week after she disappeared with a 47-year-old man she 'madly loves'
Louisiana teen found safe a week after she disappeared with a 47-year-old man she 'madly loves'

According to the young girl's family, she is now safe and will return home soon. However, they hold the 47-year-old man responsible for the girl's disappearance

'Texas 7': The murderous gang that pulled off one of the most daring prison escapes in US history
'Texas 7': The murderous gang that pulled off one of the most daring prison escapes in US history

The Texas 7 escaped from John B. Connally Unit on December 13, 2000. Six of them were captured after a month; the seventh killed himself before being captured.

Six-week-old girl dies of methamphetamine toxicity after being breastfed by drug addict mother
Six-week-old girl dies of methamphetamine toxicity after being breastfed by drug addict mother

35-year-old Brandi Froeba was arrested for second-degree murder in the 2018 death of her six-week-old daughter Daisy Marie Froeba who tested positive for methamphetamine

Nurse with 'infectious smile' shot to death outside restaurant by man who grabbed security guard's gun and opened fire
Nurse with 'infectious smile' shot to death outside restaurant by man who grabbed security guard's gun and opened fire

Officers stationed nearby responded to the scene as soon as they heard gunshots and apprehended the suspect without further casualties

Woman who called Michelle Obama 'ape in heels' defrauded FEMA of $18k during 2016 West Virginia flood
Woman who called Michelle Obama 'ape in heels' defrauded FEMA of $18k during 2016 West Virginia flood

The Department of Justice said that the woman, identified as Pamela Taylor, falsely registered for more than $18,000 in FEMA disaster relief for the 2016 flood in West Virginia

Trump now officially 'obese' according to government guidelines, yet his physician says he's in 'very good health'
Trump now officially 'obese' according to government guidelines, yet his physician says he's in 'very good health'

According to the statistics released by the physician, it showed that Trump, who measures in at a height at 6-foot-3, had gained four pounds since his last physical test results were released in July 2018

Donald Trump mispronounced Bhutan and Nepal as 'Button' and 'Nipple' and thought they belonged to India
Donald Trump mispronounced Bhutan and Nepal as 'Button' and 'Nipple' and thought they belonged to India

According to Time's John Walcott, Trump displays a "lack of curiosity about the world which is different from other presidents"

Paul McCartney says Hello silver curls, Goodbye black dye as he steps out in frigid New York
Paul McCartney says Hello silver curls, Goodbye black dye as he steps out in frigid New York

Age may have changed the color of the ex Beatles' hair, but has not stopped him from exploring his boundless musical talent. 

Super Bowl will have male cheerleaders amongst their ranks for the first time ever this year
Super Bowl will have male cheerleaders amongst their ranks for the first time ever this year

Leading the cheers for the LA Rams against the New England Patriots at Super Bowl LIII, Quinton Peron and Napoleon Jinnies are set to garner national attention on February 3

Michelle Obama tipped for presidential bid in 2020 with better approval ratings than President Trump
Michelle Obama tipped for presidential bid in 2020 with better approval ratings than President Trump

After the success of her book 'Becoming', Michelle's bid will echo that of Barack Obama who first ran for president a year after the release of his book 'The Audacity of Hope'

Teen who was illegally served 12 drinks at bar before he got behind the wheel kills Texas mom in car crash
Teen who was illegally served 12 drinks at bar before he got behind the wheel kills Texas mom in car crash

The teen was served 12 drinks, including 3 tequila shots, in under six hours. The bar reportedly doesn't have a license to sell anything apart from beer and wine.

Michelle Obama's college thesis at Princeton University was 'illiterate and incoherent', says far-right author Dinesh D'Souza
Michelle Obama's college thesis at Princeton University was 'illiterate and incoherent', says far-right author Dinesh D'Souza

Dinesh took aim at Michelle after her appearance in London for her book tour and posted an article about her quote while mocking her thesis.

Former senator Bob Dole, 95, rises from his wheelchair for one final emotional salute to George HW Bush
Former senator Bob Dole, 95, rises from his wheelchair for one final emotional salute to George HW Bush

Dole, who was once Bush senior's political rival, described the war hero as a 'cherished servant leader' who 'answered the call to serve whenever the nation needed him'

Teens throw grandma out of her car and run her over with the vehicle right outside her daughter's house
Teens throw grandma out of her car and run her over with the vehicle right outside her daughter's house

17-year-old Jontrell Robinson,18-year-old Edwin Cottrell, and another unidentified 15-year-old have been arrested in connection with the death of 49-year-old Jeannot Franco Plessy

George HW Bush legacy: He was one of the most qualified presidents to assume office
George HW Bush legacy: He was one of the most qualified presidents to assume office

The World War II hero is also recognized for his unique ability to navigate the uncertainty which the White House faced after Soviet Union's disintegration.

Michelle Obama reveals Melania Trump hasn't reached out to her since moving to the White House
Michelle Obama reveals Melania Trump hasn't reached out to her since moving to the White House

Michelle also refused to judge whether the First Lady was doing a good job with her role and responsibilities

'My heart is broken': Veteran NFL player Jermon Bushrod grieves the loss of his week-old infant daughter
'My heart is broken': Veteran NFL player Jermon Bushrod grieves the loss of his week-old infant daughter

Jermon Bushrod revealed that his week-old baby daughter had passed away and that there were some 'issues' before she was born

Six white high school students with boots share shocking photo of them standing on a black classmate
Six white high school students with boots share shocking photo of them standing on a black classmate

Students at Moody High School have apologized for taking a controversial photo of six white male students in cowboy boots standing on an African-American student lying face down

Hurricane Florence appears alarmingly similar to simulated 'worst-case scenario' storm
Hurricane Florence appears alarmingly similar to simulated 'worst-case scenario' storm

Federal Emergency Management Agency had created a simulation of a fictional 'Hurricane Cora' barreling into southeast Virginia it revealed unfathomable destruction

The Kaepernick Crisis: Mayor of Louisiana town bans Nike products from recreational facilities in latest controversial twist
The Kaepernick Crisis: Mayor of Louisiana town bans Nike products from recreational facilities in latest controversial twist

After several Twitter users destroyed their Nike merchandise earlier this week, Kenner Mayor E Ben Zahn III ordered removal of all Nike products from city's recreational facilities

GOP official resigns after calling kneeling NFL players "ignorant blacks," "baboons"
GOP official resigns after calling kneeling NFL players "ignorant blacks," "baboons"

Maloney, the ex-Republican Committee of Beaver County’s (RCBC) secretary, caused outrage on social media because of her post on Facebook, under the name Carla Belich Fueller.

Chris Watts case: Brother of murdered Shannan Watts reveals how she "beat all odds" to conceive her babies
Chris Watts case: Brother of murdered Shannan Watts reveals how she "beat all odds" to conceive her babies

Shanann Watts had been diagnosed with lupus, an autoimmune disease that attacks healthy tissues and causes fertility problems and high-risk pregnancies

Did Shanann Watts's sudden financial success drive a fatal wedge into her marriage with Chris?
Did Shanann Watts's sudden financial success drive a fatal wedge into her marriage with Chris?

The 34-year-old mother had recently enjoyed major success in her career, and her life boasted a new Lexus and paid trips to Mexico and the Dominican Republic

GOP Senate nominee Corey Stewart's spokesperson calls majority-black cities 'sh**holes'
GOP Senate nominee Corey Stewart's spokesperson calls majority-black cities 'sh**holes'

The GOP Senate nominee's spokesperson also threatened to boycott New Orleans last year after the city decided to remove its confederate monuments.

Stormy Daniels for President? Lawyer Michael Avenatti hints 2020 could be on!
Stormy Daniels for President? Lawyer Michael Avenatti hints 2020 could be on!

The attorney apparently wants to see Trump out of office so badly that he's willing to take matters into his own hands

Toll from jaguar's killing spree at New Orleans zoo rises to 9
Toll from jaguar's killing spree at New Orleans zoo rises to 9

Audubon Zoo veterinarian Frank Burks told reporters Valerio, the jaguar, would not be euthanized despite the havoc it caused.

Homeschooling gains popularity in US amid safety concerns after Parkland and Santa Fe school shootings
Homeschooling gains popularity in US amid safety concerns after Parkland and Santa Fe school shootings

A growing number of parents are considering educating their children via homeschool after school safety concerns arising from mass school shootings across the country

Three US Marines accused of rape and sexual assault of a Tulane University student and her guest
Three US Marines accused of rape and sexual assault of a Tulane University student and her guest

Two women left a bar in New Orleans with a US marine to their residence and then, they were joined by the man's other uninvited friends. The marines have been charged of rape.

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