Mail.com: New Orleans https://www.mail.com/locations/12894-orleans.html Mail.com - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Mail.com: New Orleans https://s.uicdn.com/mailint/8.812.0/assets/mailcom_logo_rss.png https://www.mail.com/locations/12894-orleans.html Gen. Lee the last Confederate statue removed in New Orleans https://www.mail.com/news/us/5209008-gen-lee-confederate-statue-removed-orleans.html NEW ORLEANS (AP) — They were among the city's oldest landmarks, as cemented to the landscape of New Orleans as the Superdome and St. Louis Cathedral: a stone obelisk heralding white supremacy and three statues of Confederate stalwarts. But after decades standing sentinel over this Southern city, the Confederate monuments are gone, amid a controversy that ... Sat, 20 May 2017 06:10:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/us/5209008-gen-lee-confederate-statue-removed-orleans.html 2017-05-20T06:10:00Z In New Orleans, Confederate monuments are gone _ Lee last https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5207078-orleans-confederate-monuments-_-lee.html NEW ORLEANS (AP) — They were among the city's oldest landmarks, as cemented to the landscape of New Orleans as the Superdome and St. Louis Cathedral: a stone obelisk heralding white supremacy and three statues of Confederate stalwarts. But after decades standing sentinel over this Southern city, the Confederate monuments are gone, amid a controversy that ... Sat, 20 May 2017 03:16:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5207078-orleans-confederate-monuments-_-lee.html 2017-05-20T03:16:00Z Last Confederate Monument Removed in New Orleans https://www.mail.com/news/world/5208760-confederate-monument-removed-orleans.html After decades standing sentinel, New Orleans' Confederate monuments are all gone, with a likeness of Gen. Robert E. Lee the last to go amid debate over... Sat, 20 May 2017 00:59:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5208760-confederate-monument-removed-orleans.html 2017-05-20T00:59:00Z The Latest: Last Confederate monument removed in New Orleans https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5208554-latest-confederate-monument-removed-orleans.html NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on the removal of Confederate-related monuments from New Orleans (all times local): 6 p.m. Workers in New Orleans have removed the last of four monuments to Confederate-era figures — a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee. The statue was lifted from its pedestal early Friday evening, capping a da... Fri, 19 May 2017 23:06:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5208554-latest-confederate-monument-removed-orleans.html 2017-05-19T23:06:00Z Statue of General Lee coming down in New Orleans on Friday https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5205852-statue-general-lee-coming-orleans-friday.html The city of New Orleans will take down a prominent statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on Friday, completing the southern city's removal of four Confederate-related statues that some called divisive. Unlike the first three statues, city officials plan to take Lee's statue down during the day, with Mayor Mitch Landrieu planning a major speech Friday a... Fri, 19 May 2017 03:23:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5205852-statue-general-lee-coming-orleans-friday.html 2017-05-19T03:23:00Z New Orleans: Next Confederate statue falls to cheers, jeers https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5199432-orleans-confederate-statue-falls-to-cheers-jeers.html NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Workers took down a Confederate monument to Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard in New Orleans early Wednesday as onlookers watched from lawn chairs, defiant statue supporters waved Confederate battle flags and opponents celebrated. It was the third of four such monuments to come down under a plan proposed by Mayor Mitch Landrieu and approved by the... Wed, 17 May 2017 21:08:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5199432-orleans-confederate-statue-falls-to-cheers-jeers.html 2017-05-17T21:08:00Z Trumpet star Blanchard: Confederate statue removal historic https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/5200710-trumpet-star-blanchard-confederate-statue-removal.html NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Celebrated New Orleans jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard says he had just arrived home from an out-of-town trip when he saw the news: A monument to a Confederate general was being removed from its spot near his old high school. NOLA.comThe Times-Picayune (http://bit.ly/2rqKQWv ) quotes Blanchard as saying the statue of P.G.T Beauregard h... Wed, 17 May 2017 16:08:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/5200710-trumpet-star-blanchard-confederate-statue-removal.html 2017-05-17T16:08:00Z New Orleans begins takedown of 3rd Confederate-era monument https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5198900-orleans-takedown-3rd-confederate-era-monument.html NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Piece by piece, New Orleans' landscape is changing as city workers take down massive works of bronze and stone that once seemed immoveable in a region where some still cling to a Confederate legacy. The city announced late Tuesday that it had begun the process of removing a statue of Confederate Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard — the third of fou... Wed, 17 May 2017 07:05:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5198900-orleans-takedown-3rd-confederate-era-monument.html 2017-05-17T07:05:00Z Virginia mayor takes on online trolls after monument protest https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5196350-virginia-mayor-takes-online-trolls-monument-protes.html A Virginia mayor is trolling the trolls after he lashed out at torch-toting white nationalists who protested in his city. Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer has become the target of hate-filled, anti-Semitic messages from anonymous Twitter trolls after condemning a weekend protest over the planned removal of a Confederate monument. Many ... Tue, 16 May 2017 08:08:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5196350-virginia-mayor-takes-online-trolls-monument-protes.html 2017-05-16T08:08:00Z Trolling the trolls: Mayor fights online hate after protest https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5194408-trolling-trolls-mayor-fights-online-hate-protest.html A Virginia mayor is trolling the trolls after he lashed out at torch-toting white nationalists who protested in his city. Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer has become the target of hate-filled, anti-Semitic messages from anonymous Twitter trolls after condemning a weekend protest over the planned removal of a Confederate monument. Many ... Mon, 15 May 2017 22:39:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5194408-trolling-trolls-mayor-fights-online-hate-protest.html 2017-05-15T22:39:00Z Rapper ordered to pay more than $1.1M to slain teen's family https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/5187274-rapper-ordered-to-pay-than-11m-to-slain-teens-fami.html GRETNA, La. (AP) — A judge in Louisiana has ordered Corey Miller, the rapper known as "C-Murder" who is serving a life sentence for killing a teenager at a nightclub, to pay the victim's family more than $1.1 million. The New Orleans Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/2pFqNDv ) Jefferson Parish Judge Glenn Ansardi of the 24th Judicial District Court found Mi... Fri, 12 May 2017 10:44:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/5187274-rapper-ordered-to-pay-than-11m-to-slain-teens-fami.html 2017-05-12T10:44:00Z Removal of Confederate icons stirs nuanced, varied reactions https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5183806-removal-confederate-icons-stirs-nuanced-varied-rea.html NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The statue of the Confederacy's president had been hoisted from its stone pedestal in the pre-dawn hours and the blue glint of police lights was still visible two blocks away outside the corner laundromat where Carol Patterson sat as diverted rush-hour traffic rolled by. "It's entertaining," Patterson, 74, said of the hubbub surrounding... Thu, 11 May 2017 22:45:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5183806-removal-confederate-icons-stirs-nuanced-varied-rea.html 2017-05-11T22:45:00Z AP Top Stories May 11 P https://www.mail.com/news/world/5185936-ap-top-stories-11.html Here's the latest for Thursday May 11th: President Donald Trump calls the former FBI Director a "showboat"; The FBI Acting Director testifies on Capitol... Thu, 11 May 2017 21:18:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5185936-ap-top-stories-11.html 2017-05-11T21:18:00Z Snoop Dogg wants to create music festival in dad's hometown https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/5177044-snoop-dogg-wants-to-create-music-festival-dads-hom.html MAGNOLIA, Miss. (AP) — Rapper Snoop Dogg says he wants to create a music festival in his father's hometown so he can perform in Mississippi. "We always stop in New Orleans but we never book a show here. We might as well do it ourselves because my booking agent just won't do it," he said during a weekend stop in Magnolia, a south Mississippi city of about 2,400 near the Louis... Tue, 09 May 2017 07:33:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/5177044-snoop-dogg-wants-to-create-music-festival-dads-hom.html 2017-05-09T07:33:00Z Jazz Fest wraps with performances by Trombone Shorty, Meters https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/5173608-jazz-fest-wraps-with-performances-trombone-shorty.html NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The seven-day New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival wraps up with hometown favorites Trombone Shorty and The Meters. Trombone Shorty and his Orleans Avenue band close out the venue's Acura Stage Sunday while The Meters will be closing out the Gentilly Stage. Trombone Shorty, whose real name is Troy Andrews, just releas... Sun, 07 May 2017 15:19:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/5173608-jazz-fest-wraps-with-performances-trombone-shorty.html 2017-05-07T15:19:00Z For the last 4 decades, Irma Thomas has wowed Jazz Fest https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/5172012-4-decades-irma-thomas-wowed-jazz-fest.html NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans' soul queen, Irma Thomas, hasn't missed a performance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival since 1974. And she's scheduled for another one on Saturday, paving the way for Stevie Wonder's return to the festival after rain canceled his set last year. Thomas is scheduled to appear on the festival's lar... Sat, 06 May 2017 16:32:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/5172012-4-decades-irma-thomas-wowed-jazz-fest.html 2017-05-06T16:32:00Z Thomas preps for another Jazz Fest https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/5172164-thomas-preps-jazz-fest.html NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans soul queen Irma Thomas hasn't missed a performance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival since 1974. And she's scheduled for another one on Saturday, paving the way for Stevie Wonder's return to the festival after rain canceled his set last year. Thomas is scheduled to appear on the festival's larges... Sat, 06 May 2017 16:29:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/5172164-thomas-preps-jazz-fest.html 2017-05-06T16:29:00Z The whole gumbo: Notes from lovers of New Orleans' Jazz Fest https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/5171942-whole-gumbo-notes-lovers-orleans-jazz-fest.html NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For seven days, the blare of trombones, tubas, washboards, guitars and soul-stirring vocals washes over this city as artists perform at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Jazz Fest features an assortment of well-known out-of-town artists such as Stevie Wonder and Maroon 5 as well as the zydeco, jazz and blues music Louisiana is known for. This year ... Sat, 06 May 2017 16:03:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/5171942-whole-gumbo-notes-lovers-orleans-jazz-fest.html 2017-05-06T16:03:00Z Wilco, Dave Matthews on main stages at New Orleans festival https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/5169998-wilco-dave-matthews-main-stages-orleans-festival.html NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Wilco, Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds and Earth, Wind & Fire closed the main stages at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on Friday under sunshine, blue skies and a breeze. Festivalgoers also saw performances by hometown jazz artist Terence Blanchard and blues musician Sonny Landreth, who lives in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. ... Sat, 06 May 2017 00:15:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/5169998-wilco-dave-matthews-main-stages-orleans-festival.html 2017-05-06T00:15:00Z 2nd weekend of Jazz Fest kicks off with 'locals day' https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/5167936-2nd-weekend-jazz-fest-kicks-with-locals-day.html NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Fans braved an inordinate amount of rain on Thursday to kick off the second weekend of the seven-day New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The rain muddied and puddled the infield of the Fair Grounds Race Course but failed to keep music lovers away from the festival, which showcased performances by Widespread Panic, Darius Rucker and Corinne Bailey Rae. ... Fri, 05 May 2017 01:08:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/5167936-2nd-weekend-jazz-fest-kicks-with-locals-day.html 2017-05-05T01:08:00Z Focus of Alton Sterling case shifts to Louisiana prosecutor https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5166150-focus-alton-sterling-case-shifts-to-louisiana-pros.html BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — After federal authorities announced they would not prosecute two white police officers in the shooting death of a black man, a refrain rang out from the man's family, lawyers and supporters: It's up to Louisiana's attorney general to seek justice. The Justice Department said it found insufficient evidence to charge either officer, ... Thu, 04 May 2017 19:41:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5166150-focus-alton-sterling-case-shifts-to-louisiana-pros.html 2017-05-04T19:41:00Z Second weekend of Jazz Fest kicks off with a sunny forecast https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/5165078-second-weekend-jazz-fest-kicks-with-sunny-forecast.html NEW ORLEANS (AP) — After rain deluged and muddied the infield at the Fair Grounds Race Course, sparking a partial shutdown last week of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, it returns Thursday through Sunday with acts including Darrius Rucker, Wilco, Earth Wind & Fire, Boney James, Stevie Wonder, Snoop Dogg, Meghan Trainor, Patti LaBelle and the Kings of Leon. ... Wed, 03 May 2017 21:21:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/5165078-second-weekend-jazz-fest-kicks-with-sunny-forecast.html 2017-05-03T21:21:00Z Peterson scoffs at notion he's over the hill https://www.mail.com/sports/football/5162178-peterson-scoffs-notion-hes-hill.html METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Adrian Peterson scoffs at the notion that a decade in the NFL and a pair of knee injuries have somehow left him a worn down, less effective version of his former dominant self. "It's kind of crazy to hear people even comment on how many years I have left and compare me to other running backs when I'm just my own individual," Peterson, who signed with New... Wed, 03 May 2017 00:58:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/sports/football/5162178-peterson-scoffs-notion-hes-hill.html 2017-05-03T00:58:00Z Maroon 5, Usher, Alabama Shakes headline Jazz Fest Day 2 https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/5154108-maroon-5-usher-alabama-shakes-headline-jazz-fest-d.html NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Performances by Maroon 5, the Alabama Shakes, and Usher & The Roots brought crowd-pleasing rock, blues and R&B to the second day of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, while jazz clarinetist Pete Fountain earned a special place in the event's history. Fountain, a festival favorite who died Aug. 6 at the age of 86, was recognized S... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 03:38:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/5154108-maroon-5-usher-alabama-shakes-headline-jazz-fest-d.html 2017-04-30T03:38:00Z The Latest: 49ers select Iowa QB Beathard late in 3rd round https://www.mail.com/sports/football/5153518-latest-49ers-select-iowa-qb-beathard-late-3rd-roun.html PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the NFL draft (all times Eastern): 12:05 a.m. The second night of the draft concludes as the San Francisco 49ers take quarterback C.J. Beathard and the Pittsburgh Steelers pick running back James Conner late in the third round. No. 97 Miami: Cordrea Tankersley, CB, 6-1, 199, Clemson N... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 04:08:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/sports/football/5153518-latest-49ers-select-iowa-qb-beathard-late-3rd-roun.html 2017-04-29T04:08:00Z Jazz Fest kicks off with hometown favorites Connick, Neville https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/5151852-jazz-fest-kicks-with-hometown-favorites-connick-ne.html NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Thousands of music fans descended on the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on Friday to see some hometown favorites who've made their mark nationally. Pianist, vocalist and New Orleans native Harry Connick Jr. closed out the festival's largest venue while Aaron Neville's distinctive voice shut down the Blues Tent. ... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 01:46:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/5151852-jazz-fest-kicks-with-hometown-favorites-connick-ne.html 2017-04-29T01:46:00Z Jazz Fest kicks off Friday; Connick, Aaron Neville on tap https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/5148302-jazz-fest-kicks-friday-connick-aaron-neville-tap.html NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival kicks off its first weekend Friday with performances by native sons Harry Connick Jr., Aaron Neville and Kermit Ruffins whether or not the weather cooperates. The weekend forecast calls for cloudy skies on both the opening day and Saturday, with rain probable on Sunday. Still, producer Quint Davi... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:57:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/5148302-jazz-fest-kicks-friday-connick-aaron-neville-tap.html 2017-04-27T13:57:00Z Saints, 32-year-old Adrian Peterson agree on 2-year contract https://www.mail.com/sports/football/5142472-saints-32-year-old-adrian-peterson-agree-2-year-co.html NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Adrian Peterson, the NFL's most productive running back for much of the past decade, has decided to head into the twilight of his career as a potential backup in New Orleans' pass-happy offense. The Saints on Tuesday came to terms on a two-year contract with Peterson, a 10-year veteran who has posted seven 1,000-yard seasons with Minnes... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:08:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/sports/football/5142472-saints-32-year-old-adrian-peterson-agree-2-year-co.html 2017-04-26T00:08:00Z Mayors grapple with grant threat after meeting with Sessions https://www.mail.com/news/world/5142878-mayors-grapple-with-grant-threat-meeting-with-sess.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Mayors from several U.S. cities threatened with the loss of federal grants emerged from a meeting with the attorney general Tuesday saying they remain confused about how to prove their police aren't prohibited from cooperating with immigration authorities — a requirement for the money. The Justice Department has warned some jurisdictions... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:16:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5142878-mayors-grapple-with-grant-threat-meeting-with-sess.html 2017-04-25T20:16:00Z DEFENSE, DEFENSE: This draft crop is loaded on that side https://www.mail.com/sports/football/5142650-defense-defense-this-draft-crop-loaded-that-side.html PHILADELPHIA (AP) — DE-FENSE, DE-FENSE. That's going to be the area of concentration in this draft, in the first round and through much of the proceedings in Philadelphia. Indeed, the first half-dozen or so selections could come from that side of the ball. That's often the fallout when there are no slam-dunk quarterbacks available. ... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:01:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/sports/football/5142650-defense-defense-this-draft-crop-loaded-that-side.html 2017-04-25T16:01:00Z