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As hurricane hits home, Bobby Jindal takes charge


August 29th, 2012 - 10:52 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 29 (IANS) As Hurricane Isaac hit southeast Louisiana on the eve of the seventh anniversary of catastrophic Hurricane Katrina, the state's Indian-American Governor Bobby Jindal warned residents ... Read more...

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Rihanna to show off comedy skills


June 2nd, 2012 - 8:30 am ICT by IANS
London, June 2 (IANS) Pop star Rihanna has bagged another film role after making her debut in "Battleship". She's starring in Seth Rogen's new comedy "The End Of The ... Read more...

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Helicopter crashes near Gulf of Mexico oil rig platform


May 29th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA (BNO NEWS) -- A helicopter used to transport workers crashed near an oil rig platform in the Gulf of Mexico on late Monday afternoon, killing the pilot, officials said ... Read more...

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Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon hit by car


September 8th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by BNO News
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) -- Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon, who is known for her roles in movies such as 'Walk the Line', was hit by a car in Santa Monica, California ... Read more...

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Sambora quits Bon Jovi tour to enter rehab


April 30th, 2011 - 6:55 am ICT by IANS
London, April 30 (IANS) Guitarist Richie Sambora is opting out of upcoming Bon Jovi tour to re-enter rehabilitation centre.Sambora's bandmates will resume the Bon Jovi Live trek in New ... Read more...

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American Idol: New Orleans


January 21st, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Jan 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) As American Idol began last night, Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez, Randy Jackson and Ryan went to New Orleans, Louisiana to begin the tryouts there. Their first contestant was ... Read more...

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Eight homeless people die in New Orleans warehouse fire


December 29th, 2010 - 12:29 am ICT by BNO News
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA (BNO NEWS) -- Eight people were killed on early Tuesday morning when a fire broke out in a tin construction abandoned warehouse in New Orleans, Louisiana.The New Orleans Fire ... Read more...

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Efron donates to charity for film crew’s haircut


December 25th, 2010 - 7:00 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 25 (IANS) Hollywood hearthrob Zac Efron has embraced the Christmas spirit by donating money to a children's charity after cast and crew on his new movie agreed to shave their ... Read more...

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Zac Efron: Shaves Off Head For The Lucky One


December 24th, 2010 - 7:51 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
. The movie based on the novel by Nicolas Sparks has Zac portraying the role of a marine due to which he had to shave off his head.The movie is all ... Read more...

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Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart: Are They In A Live-In Relationship In Louisiana?


October 29th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 29, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are these days, in New Orleans, Louisiana, for the shooting of last leg of the 'Twilight' series, ‘Breaking Dawn’, and speculations ... Read more...

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Pamela Anderson adopts stray dogs


October 27th, 2010 - 2:37 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 27 (IANS) Pamela Anderson has adopted two stray dogs from a shelter in New Orleans, Louisiana.The supermodel-actress extended a helping hand when animal rights group PETA asked her to help ... Read more...

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Deepwater Horizon rig plugged and “effectively dead”


September 20th, 2010 - 10:35 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA (BNO NEWS) -- Five months after the April 20 explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig, which killed 11 people and spawned the worst U.S. oil spill disaster in history, ... Read more...

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Sandra Bullock finalizes adoption of her son Louis


August 19th, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 19 (ANI): Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock has finalized the adoption process of her baby son Louis.The Blind Side star revealed in April (10) that she and her then-husband Jesse ... Read more...

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Rescued sea turtles from oil spill released back into Gulf after rehabilitatation


August 19th, 2010 - 1:17 am ICT by BNO News
Cedar Key, Florida (BNO NEWS) -- Rescued and rehabilitated sea turtles from the effects of the Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill on Wednesday were released back into the Gulf of Mexico near Cedar ... Read more...

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BP says it has capped oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico


July 16th, 2010 - 3:34 am ICT by BNO News
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA (BNO NEWS) – British Petroleum (BP) on Thursday said no more oil is gushing into the Gulf of Mexico for the first time since April after an integrity test ... Read more...

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When pregnant Alicia Keys tumbled onstage


July 6th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 6 (IANS) Mum-to-be Alicia Keys gave her fans a scare when she tumbled onstage during her performance at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana. The singer, who was wearing ... Read more...

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Jesse James Home For Sale: Moving To Austin


May 24th, 2010 - 9:34 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
May 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Two months ago, after winning her first Academy Award and adopting a new baby boy, Sandra Bullock's entire world was crushed when the first of many tattoo ridden ... Read more...

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Bullock introduces adopted son to woman she played in ‘The Blind Side’


May 17th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 17 (ANI): Sandra Bullock has introduced the woman she played in 'The Blind Side' to her newly adopted son.The actress won an Oscar for her portrayal of Leigh Anne ... Read more...

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Florida establishes the Gulf Oil Spill Economic Recovery Task Force


May 11th, 2010 - 11:44 pm ICT by BNO News
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA (BNO NEWS) – Florida Governor Charlie Crist on Tuesday signed Executive Order 10-101 that establishes the Gulf Oil Spill Economic Recovery Task Force to support Florida businesses and industries in ... Read more...

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Obama arrives in Louisiana to tour oil spill area


May 3rd, 2010 - 1:58 am ICT by IANS
Louisiana, May 3 (DPA) US President Barack Obama has arrived in the US state of Louisiana to start his tour of a region that is threatened with an ecological disaster thanks ... Read more...

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Greater New Orleans Foundation opens Gulf Coast oil spill fund


May 2nd, 2010 - 1:55 am ICT by BNO News
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA (BNO NEWS) -- In response to what may become the nation's worst environmental disaster in decades, the Greater New Orleans Foundation has opened the Gulf Coast Oil Spill Fund, ... Read more...

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At least 12 missing after explosion on oil rig in Gulf of Mexico


April 21st, 2010 - 11:18 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA (BNO NEWS) -- At least 12 people were missing and seven were critically injured after an explosion and fire aboard a mobile offshore drilling unit in the Gulf of ... Read more...

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Seven injured, 11 missing after oil rig blast in US


April 21st, 2010 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 21 (IANS) At least seven people were critically injured and 11 were missing after an explosion at an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, the US Coast Guard said ... Read more...

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Louisiana pair sentenced for embezzlement scheme in New Orleans


March 12th, 2010 - 6:38 am ICT by BNO News
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA (BNO NEWS) – Two Louisiana individuals, a man and a woman, were sentenced to federal prison and ordered to pay a little more than $12 million in restitution for ... Read more...

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Former New Orleans school board president sentenced for fraud case


March 12th, 2010 - 4:13 am ICT by BNO News
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA (BNO NEWS) – A New Orleans, Louisiana woman was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for her participation in a federal felony involving fraud and kickbacks in the ... Read more...

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New Orleans, LA woman pleads guilty of defrauding government programs


March 6th, 2010 - 2:24 am ICT by BNO News
NEW ORLEANS (BNO NEWS) – A New Orleans, Louisiana resident pleaded guilty on Friday to two counts of theft of government funds relating to fraudulent applications, prosecutors informed.Elizabeth L. Holiday, 64, made ... Read more...

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Oklahoma physician charged for New Orleans area health care fraud


March 5th, 2010 - 12:58 am ICT by BNO News
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA (BNO NEWS) – An Oklahoma City, Oklahoma doctor was charged with a superseding indictment of health care fraud, U.S. Attorney Jim Letten announced on Thursday.Dr. Gregory Khoury, 55, was ... Read more...

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New Orleans physician pleads guilty to health care fraud


March 5th, 2010 - 12:08 am ICT by BNO News
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA (BNO NEWS) – A New Orleans, Louisiana physician pleaded guilty on Wednesday to one count of health care fraud, U.S. Attorney Jim Letten announced.Dr. Windsor Dennis, 78, is an ... Read more...

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Out of White House, Obama aide denies role in gatecrash


March 2nd, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, March 2 (IANS) Days after quitting, White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers has claimed her office followed protocol the night an uninvited couple gatecrashed President Barack Obama's state ... Read more...

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Former Flint, MI, police officer sentenced for distributing marijuana


February 27th, 2010 - 4:48 am ICT by BNO News
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA (BNO NEWS) – A former police officer, of Davisburg, Michigan, was sentenced to 90 months imprisonment for conspiring to distribute 1000 kilograms or more of marijuana and for possessing ... Read more...

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Louisiana woman guilty for defrauding American Red Cross


February 26th, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA (BNO NEWS) – A Louisiana woman pleaded guilty to defrauding the American Red Cross, prosecutors said on Thursday.Shanda Moore, age 26, a resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana repeatedly applied ... Read more...

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Former New Orleans policeman pleads guilty for conspiring to cover up the Danziger Bridge shootings


February 26th, 2010 - 1:11 am ICT by BNO News
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA (BNO NEWS) – A former Lieutenant of the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) pleaded guilty to conspiring along NOPD officers to obstruct justice regarding a police-involved shooting in the ... Read more...

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New Orleans resident arrested for health care fraud


February 12th, 2010 - 6:31 am ICT by BNO News
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA (BNO NEWS) – A New Orleans man was arrested last Wednesday for committing health care fraud, U.S. Attorney Jim Letten announced on Thursday.Lionel Perkins Jr., 58, was arrested for ... Read more...

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Former Louisiana Senator sentenced to prison for role in money laundering


February 12th, 2010 - 4:44 am ICT by BNO News
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA (BNO NEWS) – Former Louisiana State Senator was sentenced for participating in a money laundering conspiracy on Thursday, U.S. Attorney Jim Letten said.Derrick D.T. Shepherd, 40, from Marrero, Louisiana, ... Read more...

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Texas man arrested in New Orleans with 23 kilograms of cocaine


February 10th, 2010 - 4:56 am ICT by BNO News
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA (BNO NEWS) – A resident of Robstown, Texas was arrested for possession with intent to distribute cocaine, U.S. Attorney Jim Letten announced on Tuesday.Alejandro Soliz, 29, was arrested by ... Read more...

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