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Weather to put a damper on Mardi Gras

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- A forecast for thunderstorms has prompted the cancellation of two Mardi Gras parades slated for Monday evening, a parade official said.

4 wounded in Mardi Gras shooting

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- New Orleans police Sunday released a private citizen's video showing the Bourbon Street shooting during Mardi Gras festivities that wounded four people.

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Dog parade features 'Honey Boo Boo' floats

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Reality TV series "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" was parodied by numerous canines and their owners during the 2013 Barkus Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans.

New Orleans adopts Pelicans nickname

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- The New Orleans NBA team will officially change its nickname to the Pelicans next season and will sport new uniform colors, team owner Tom Benson said.

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Best places to go? Here are five

NEW YORK, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Lisa Gill of the magazine Conde Nast Traveler listed her "best places to go in 2013," and selected Amsterdam, Seoul, Nashville, New Orleans and Toronto.

A look at weekend horse racing

This would be the weekend for racing fans to gather up the year's winnings and get that Christmas shopping done.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

BP facing hefty fines from 2010 spill

LONDON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- BP may find some of its engineers imprisoned and the company facing as much as $5 billion in penalties related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

BP to face 'day of judgment'

NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Delaying a U.S. trial for British energy company BP a few weeks isn't going to postpone "the day of judgment," a lawyer for the plaintiffs said.

'Jock-A-Mo' singer-composer Crawford dies

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- James Crawford, a New Orleans R&B singer who wrote and recorded the Mardi Gras hit "Jock-A-Mo," died while in hospice care, officials said. He was 77.

Grass racing highlights weekend schedule

Top grass runners are in action around the country this weekend with Breeders' Cup slots also available for sprinters and marathoners.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Potential HIV exposure brings convictions

ST. LOUIS, June 12 (UPI) -- A man who knew he was HIV-positive when he had sex with an 18-year-old woman in St. Louis but didn't tell her was convicted of knowingly exposing her to HIV.
Canadian zoo euthanizes ailing giraffe

Canadian zoo euthanizes ailing giraffe

CALGARY, Alberta, March 1 (UPI) -- A 22-year-old giraffe with unmanageable arthritis in Alberta was euthanized Thursday at the Calgary Zoo, the facility said in a release.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 24, 2012.
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Michaels, Hargitay celebrate Mardi Gras

Michaels, Hargitay celebrate Mardi Gras

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Actresses Hilary Swank and Mariska Hargitay and rocker Bret Michaels were in New Orleans this week to celebrate Mardi Gras.
New Orleans nurses Fat Tuesday hangover

New Orleans nurses Fat Tuesday hangover

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- New Orleans partied into the early hours, soaking up the last bit of Fat Tuesday's Mardi Gras depravity before the deprivations of Lent set in, observers said.
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White House celebrates the blues

White House celebrates the blues

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- An all-star lineup headed by B.B. King, Mick Jagger, Buddy Guy and Jeff Beck helped U.S. President Barack Obama celebrate the blues at the White House Tuesday.
Ferrell takes part in Mardi Gras parade

Ferrell takes part in Mardi Gras parade

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Will Ferrell dressed as King Bacchus, Roman God of Wine, as he rode on a float in one of New Orleans' Mardi Gras parades.
Bars offer 'Boobs for Beads'

Bars offer 'Boobs for Beads'

BUFFALO, N.Y., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- A group of New York state bars said they are offering a free breast-augmentation procedure to whoever collects the most beads during Mardi Gras celebrations.

Man fatally shot at Mardi Gras parade

PLAQUEMINE, La., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Police said they were searching for a 25-year-old man suspected of fatally shooting another man at a Mardi Gras parade in Louisiana.
3 million revelers expected for Mardi Gras

3 million revelers expected for Mardi Gras

NEW ORLEANS, Calif., March 8 (UPI) -- More than 3 million people are expected to flock to New Orleans this week for the city's famously extravagant Mardi Gras festivities, officials said.

5,000 pose nude in Australia

SYDNEY, March 1 (UPI) -- A photographer said about 5,000 people stripped nude on the steps of Australia's Sydney Opera House for a photo shoot.
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