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Sandra Bullock helps open New Orleans clinic

While many stars were getting all dolled up for the Emmys yesterday, Sandra Bullock returned to a New Orleans high school she adopted after Hurricane Katrina to help open a health clinic there...Read More

Brad Pitt touts New Orleans as 'sexy and sultry'

Actor Brad Pitt says he and partner Angelina Jolie like to bike around New Orleans, and he enjoys seeing the energy-efficient homes his Make It Right Foundation built for families displaced by Hurricane Katrina. "In New Orleans, the people are…

Versatile Louisiana becomes 'L.A. South' for movie shoots

Hollywood is eternally searching for the filmmaking Shangri-La.In the 1990s, filmmakers often traveled to Canada. But that eventually became less fashionable, and these days the industry is migrating in a different direction — to Louisiana. "L.A. South" has become the go-to spot…

Pamela Anderson helps Gulf dogs find new homes

Since the April 20 Gulf oil spill disaster, some southeastern Louisiana animal shelters have reported large increases in the number of pets seeking homes. Many are brought in by people who have lost jobs or income because of the spill...Read…

USC plans to return Reggie Bush's Heisman Trophy

It appears USC is officially divorcing itself from Saints RBReggie Bush, the former tailback who won a Heisman Trophy for the Trojans but brought discredit upon the program, culminating with severe NCAA sanctions...Read More

BP: Well integrity test underway; no oil flowing

BP resumed a critical and repeatedly delayed test of its Gulf well Thursday after fixing a leak on the new cap designed to contain the gushing oil.No oil is currently flowing into the Gulf for the first time since the…

Gulf Coast tourist officials plead for help

A $500 million marketing campaign will be necessary to combat public perceptions about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that could ripple for years, tourism officials told congressional staffers Tuesday.Read more

Judge refuses to delay ruling on Gulf oil drilling ban

A federal judge in New Orleans refused to delay his decision Thursday to strike down a six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling, the Associated Press reports.The Justice Department sought a delay for Judge Martin Feldman's ruling Wednesday night and the Interior…

BP summons more ships to capture spilled oil

By John David Mercer, Mobile Press-Register via AP By Brian Winter, USA TODAY NEW ORLEANS — Energy company BP is bringing additional ships to the Gulf of ...Read More by Clicking Here