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    Severe respiratory illness confirmed in La.

    The virus can cause mild to severe illness, with the worst cases needing life support for breathing difficulties. So far, all of the patients with the virus are children.
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    Number of reported sexual assault cases over last 5 years 'defies all logic and reason'

    An analysis of how many sexual assaults have been reported and investigated on public Louisiana college campuses was released by the Board of Regents on Monday, and the numbers are low. More>>

    Suspect sought for Gentilly murder

    The NOPD is searching for a suspect wanted for a Gentilly murder that happened Sept 1. More>>

    Deputies investigate suspicious death of woman found on bridge

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    Authorities are trying to identify a woman whose body was found on a bridge Tuesday morning. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death. More>>

    NOPD looking for white van involved in quintuple shooting

    Police have released surveillance video of a white van they believe was used in a shooting that injured five men. More>>

    50th anniversary: The Beatles play 1964 concert at City Park

    On September 16, 1964, the Beatles took the stage at City Park Stadium. This would be the only time that the Beatles performed in New Orleans. More>>

    2 confirmed cases of Enterovirus D68 in Baton Rouge area

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    Baton Rouge health officials say two children have been treated at Our Lady of the Lake for Enterovirus D68. Officials add that there have been no deaths reported at this point in the state. More>>

    Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

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    American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the nation's top military officer said Tuesday as Congress plunged into an... More>>

    Grand jury to weigh case of NASCAR's Tony Stewart

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    By CAROLYN THOMPSON Associated Press The decision whether to charge three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York will be up to a... More>>

    CoverGirl's NFL sponsorship ad used as anti-domestic violence message

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    Cosmetic giant CoverGirl and its sponsorship with the NFL is being tested with an internet meme that balks at the league's response to domestic violence involving some of its players.

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    Ukraine lawmakers ratify landmark deal with Europe

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    Ukraine moved to resolve months of crisis Tuesday by strengthening ties to Europe and loosening some controls over the country's rebellious eastern regions where it has been fighting Russian-backed separatists. More>>

    Women robbed at gunpoint in Lakeview hair salon Video included

    A Lakeview hairdresser said she feared for her life when an armed man robbed her and two elderly customers Saturday morning. More>>

    West Bank settler group boasts rapid growth

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    Israel's settler population in the West Bank increased by 2 percent in the first half of the year, an advocacy group announced Tuesday, signaling robust growth in the settlements even while Israel was conducting peace... More>>

    Heavy thunderstorms rolled through St. Bernard Parish, developing impressive waterspouts. More>>

    Research drones launched into Hurricane Edouard

    U.S. government scientists are launching winged drones into Hurricane Edouard, hoping to collect data that could help forecasters understand what makes some storms strengthen into monsters while others fade away. More>>

    Judge throws out pension hike as unconstitutional

    A last-minute retirement hike that lawmakers gave to the state police superintendent has been declared unconstitutional. More>>

    Player fakes death during fake punt, fakes no one Video included

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    Arkansas State snapped the ball for what looked like a punt from their opponent's 40-yard line, and receiver Booker Mays clutched his hands to his chest and toppled backward to the turf.

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    NOPD officer still hospitalized; 1 suspect dead, 2 in custody for shooting Video included

    One suspect is dead and two others are in custody following a shootout with an NOPD officer. More>>

    Margaritaville Casino closes in Biloxi; 350 out of work Video included

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    Margaritaville Casino in Biloxi shut its doors Monday night at 10pm, just four days ahead of a self-imposed closing deadline of September 19. The Mississippi Gaming Commission was on site to oversee the closing. More>>

    UN panel emphasizes Assad role in Syria war crimes

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    As nations mount an offensive against the Islamic State militants that have gained a stronghold in Iraq and Syria, a U.N. human rights commission emphasized Tuesday that Syrian President Bashar Assad's government has... More>>

    Afghan suicide bomber kills 3 foreign troops

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    A Taliban attacker detonated his car bomb next to an international military convoy on Tuesday, killing three members of the NATO-led force and wounding nearly 20 troops and civilians, officials said. More>>

    Syrian aircraft crashes in city held by IS group

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    A Syrian military plane crashed into the de facto capital of the Islamic State group on Tuesday, killing at least eight people, as thousands of its residents fled to nearby villages in anticipation of expected U.S.... More>>

    On World Ozone Day, good news: ozone layer recovering

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    The ozone layer, which protects life on Earth from the sun's harmful ultraviolet radiation, was being eroded by chlorofluorocarbons.

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    Tropical Blog: Edouard strengthening; No development elsewhere

    Hurricane Edouard will remain in the open Atlantic. There are no other threats at this time. More>>

    Ocean Springs mom warning parents about app Video included

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    An Ocean Springs mom is sending a warning to South Mississippi parents. Katrina Johnson wants every parent to be aware of an app that she says is being used by many students to spread hate. Johnson discovered the posts last week, and she says what she read would make parents cringe. More>>

    US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

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    The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local... More>>

    Man sentenced in 1990 St. Roch rape case

    In October of 1990, prosecutors say Johnson dragged a woman waiting for a bus into an abandoned Laundromat in the St. Rock neighborhood. Here, court documents state Johnson beat and raped the victim. More>>

    Gunman attempts to rob N.O. East Dollar General, gets away with woman's purse

    New Orleans police are searching for an armed gunman who attempted to rob a New Orleans East Dollar General, but got away with a woman's purse instead. More>>

    Insurance website up for state workers, retirees

    A new website is up for Louisiana's state government employees and retirees to choose their health insurance plans for next year, a choice they must make by October. More>>

    10 things to know for Tuesday

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    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: More>>

    Tuesday morning funeral for New Orleans music legend Matassa

    The record producer who helped bring rock and roll to the world from a corner of his family's jukebox store, died Thursday at age 88. More>>

    Franklin: Cold front coming; slight drop in humidity

    The frontal boundary which brought mostly sunny skies to the area Sunday looks to be moving back northward, which means a better chance for scattered showers Monday.
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    5 shot on busy New Orleans East street Video included

    Witnesses say that the area was very busy at the time of the shooting, with people out on the street and a nearby seafood restaurant crowded with customers. More>>

    Report details sex assault on La. public college campuses

    A new report released by the Louisiana Board of Regents highlights sexual assaults on college campuses across Louisiana. More>>

    New questions over abortion coverage in health law

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    A nonpartisan congressional agency is raising new questions about compliance with a key compromise on abortion that allowed the federal health care law to pass in 2010. More>>

    Jim Henderson Commentary: After the Browns Video included

    It was back in 2009 while Rob Ryan was in Cleveland as Eric Mangini's defensive coordinator. With the Browns starting a second losing streak that season, Ryan brashly proclaimed he wouldn't leave the office at night until the Browns won. More>>

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