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  • Harold Legaux dies at 61; co-owner of Harold & Belle's Creole Restaurant in L.A.

    Harold Legaux dies at 61; co-owner of Harold & Belle's Creole Restaurant in L.A.
    Harold Legaux, the longtime co-owner and operator of Harold & Belle's Creole Restaurant, a Los Angeles landmark founded by his parents more than four decades ago, has died. He was 61. Legaux died of pancreatic cancer Monday at his home in Palm Springs,...
  • John Mosca dies at 86; ran popular restaurant near New Orleans

    John Mosca dies at 86; ran popular restaurant near New Orleans
    John Mosca, proprietor of a two-room roadhouse near New Orleans famed for its Italian-style garlicky shrimp, oysters, chicken and marinated crab dishes, has died. He was 86. Mosca died Wednesday at his home in suburban Harahan, said his daughter, Lisa...
  • Critic's Notebook: 'Treme's' collection of beautiful moments

    Critic's Notebook: 'Treme's' collection of beautiful moments
    Every city has its own singular character — just ask Minneapolis about St. Paul — but there is perhaps no American city as singularly singular, as stubbornly exotic, as attached to its difference as New Orleans, that funky little cosmopolis...
  • New Orleans celebrates Mardi Gras

    New Orleans celebrates Mardi Gras
  • National Guard Begins Water-Drop on Marsh Fire

    National Guard Begins Water-Drop on Marsh Fire
    The Louisiana State National Guard began assisting the city of New Orleans with aerial firefighting in the marshes of the Bayou Sauvage area. By sunset Tuesday, Guard helicopters dropped more than 116,000 gallons of water over small fires just north of...
  • Nicolas Cage Won't Face Charges in New Orleans Arrest

    Nicolas Cage Won't Face Charges in New Orleans Arrest
    NEW ORLEANS, La. (KTLA) -- Oscar-winning actor Nicolas Cage who went on a bizarre tear in New Orleans' French Quarter that ended with his arrest on several charges, including domestic abuse battery, won't face criminal charges. The Orleans Parish...
  • Book Review: 'Destroy This Memory'

    Book Review: 'Destroy This Memory'
    For blocks and blocks they appeared — grids, circles, numerals: In post-Katrina New Orleans, those symbols became indelible shorthand, modern hieroglyphics set down in fluorescent paint, runny marker, even chalk embroidered on the sides of what...
  • In Sunday books: There's big trouble down on the bayou in James Lee Burke's "The Glass Rainbow"

    In Sunday books: There's big trouble down on the bayou in James Lee Burke's "The Glass Rainbow"
    The Glass Rainbow A Novel James Lee Burke Simon & Schuster: 434 pp., $25.99 In crafting his novels, James Lee Burke has been nothing if not consistent when it comes to quality. Or to characters and plot. His repeated battles of good versus evil in the...
  • Sunday morning: Vice President Joe Biden on ‘This Week,’ Bob Schieffer on ‘Reliable Sources’

     
    Coming this Sunday morning: ***ABC's “This Week” offers Jake Tapper's exclusive interview with Vice President Joe Biden. The program starts at 11 a.m. on WFTV-Ch. 9. The panel will be George Will, Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune, former....
  • Gulf oil spill: Halliburton projected major gas leak on doomed BP well [Updated]

     
    Two days before the Deepwater Horizon exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in April, Halliburton projected there would be a severe natural gas leak at the bottom of the well under a design being considered at the time, according to......
  • Gulf oil spill: Pro-drilling rally pushes back at Obama moratorium

     
    Thousands of Louisianans filled the Cajundome stadium in Lafayette Wednesday to protest the federal moratorium on exploratory drilling for oil in deep-sea waters. “The greatest risk to our economy is the moratorium,” Lafayette City-Parish President...
  • Gulf oil spill: Top BP official never saw document warning about well design

     
    A top BP official acknowledged Thursday the he didn’t review a key document that could have hinted of a potential problem with the well under the Deepwater Horizon, the drilling rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico April 20.......