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Baton Rouge will host the 2014 Miss USA competition

Baton Rouge will host the 2014 Miss USA competition

March 13 (UPI) -- Donald Trump announced on Thursday that Baton Rouge will host this year's Miss USA competition.
Annie Martin
Banksy wall mural survives attempted theft

Banksy wall mural survives attempted theft

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- A piece of art by Banksy was nearly stolen out of the wall of its New Orleans building last Friday, but was saved by persistent bystanders.
Gabrielle Levy
Ex-New Orleans mayor found guilty of fraud

Ex-New Orleans mayor found guilty of fraud

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Former New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin was convicted of 20 charges of fraud for accepting payoffs for contracts.
Gabrielle Levy
Former New Orleans Mayor Nagin convicted in corruption trial

Former New Orleans Mayor Nagin convicted in corruption trial

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- A federal jury Wednesday found former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin guilty on 20 counts of corruption for taking bribes in exchange for awarding city contracts.
Deliberations in Nagin trial delayed

Deliberations in Nagin trial delayed

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Jury deliberations in former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin's corruption trial were delayed until Wednesday, a court official said Tuesday, citing a juror problem.
Nagin corruption case goes to jury

Nagin corruption case goes to jury

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin was called "a mayor on the take" Monday by prosecutors in closing arguments at his corruption trial.

Jury finds parish leaders not guilty of misconduct during Katrina

GRETNA, La., Feb. 6 (UPI) -- A Louisiana jury says a former parish president is innocent of "willful misconduct" in ordering the evacuation of pump operators during Hurricane Katrina.
Blacks disproportionately die from carbon monoxide

Blacks disproportionately die from carbon monoxide

WASHINGTON, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- African-Americans die at nearly twice their proportion of the U.S. population from generator-related carbon monoxide poisonings, a government agency says.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013.
By United Press International
Poll: At same point in term, Nixon approval rating higher than Obama

Poll: At same point in term, Nixon approval rating higher than Obama

NEW YORK, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- At the same point in his second term, President Nixon had better job approval ratings than President Obama, a Harris Poll released Friday indicted.
Ex-N.O. cop acquitted in killing man days after Hurricane Katrina

Ex-N.O. cop acquitted in killing man days after Hurricane Katrina

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- A former New Orleans police officer was acquitted in the shooting death of a man in the days that followed Hurricane Katrina.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 29, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013.
By United Press International

Philippine typhoon may have 'burped' carbon into the atmosphere

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Typhoon Haiyan may have created a carbon "burp" as it uprooted large swaths of Philippine forest, releasing carbon into the atmosphere, scientists say.
More than 1,200 feared dead in Philippines as Haiyan heads for Vietnam

More than 1,200 feared dead in Philippines as Haiyan heads for Vietnam

MANILA, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- More than 1,200 people may have died in Super Typhoon Haiyan, aid officials said Saturday, as efforts began to restore normality to the central Philippines.
Houston area voters reject Astrodome rehabilitation plan

Houston area voters reject Astrodome rehabilitation plan

HOUSTON, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Voters in Harris County, Texas, Tuesday voted not to save Houston's Astrodome from demolition, rejecting plans to convert it to a convention center.
Superstorm Sandy survivors still suffer a year later

Superstorm Sandy survivors still suffer a year later

NEW YORK, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- A year after devastating Superstorm Sandy struck the New York-New Jersey area, emotions are still raw.
JUDY KURIANSKY, UPI Outside View Commentator

Typhoon Phailin blasts India

NEW DELHI, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Typhoon Phailin slammed into India Saturday night, making landfall at the Indian port town of Gopalpur, with top sustained winds of 124 mph, officials said.

India: Typhoon Phailin bearing down on India with winds and rain

KENDRAPARA, India, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Rough seas forced fishing vessels to return to port Friday as Typhoon Phailin bore down on India's Bay of Bengal, officials said.

U.S. appeals court to decide fate of homeowners with tainted drywall

NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- A federal appeals court will hear a lawsuit seeking compensation for toxic Chinese drywall, with outcome affecting thousands of U.S. homeowners.

U.S. attorney faces disciplinary review for 2011 Danziger Bridge posts

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- A federal prosecutor could face disciplinary action for posting comments on a newspaper's website during a trial of New Orleans police officers, officials say.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013.
By United Press International

Katrina link to brain-eating amoeba found in parish water discussed

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Hurricane Katrina may be linked to a brain-eating organism in the waters in St. Bernard Parish, La., that has caused two deaths in three years, officials said.

Judge orders new trials for five Danziger Bridge defendants

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- A federal judge Tuesday ordered new trials for five ex-New Orleans police officers convicted in the Danziger Bridge shootings and a probe of two ex-prosecutors.
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