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    8 million cars under recall for airbags; Louisianans could be at higher risk

    NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)–Nearly eight million American cars are now under recall over defective airbags, with four deaths blamed on the issue.  Now a criminal investigation is underway to see if Takata Industries, which manufactured the parts in facilities in Washington state and Mexico, mislead federal safety regulators. The defective airbags have been installed in vehicles from BMW, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Mazda, Nissan, Toyota, and Mitsubishi. For those of us here in Louisiana, more concerns:   National Highway Traffic Safety Administration now […]

  • Blackwater Trial exhibits from Department of Justice

    Four Blackwater contractors guilty in 2007 massacre

    (CNN) — After marathon deliberations, a federal jury found four ex-Blackwater Worldwide contractors guilty Wednesday in a deadly 2007 mass shooting in Baghdad’s Nusoor Square. Nicholas Slatten, 30, of Sparta, Tennessee, the team’s sniper, was found guilty of first-degree murder while armed in the slaying of the river of a white Kia sedan in the Baghdad traffic circle. Prosecutors said Slatten kicked off the incident when he opened fire. The other verdicts: – Paul Slough, 35, of Keller, Texas, was […]

  • Avengers: Age of Ultron

    ‘Avengers 2′ trailer leaks, deserves your undivided attention

    NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)–So much for that. The first trailer for Marvel’s “Avengers” sequel, “Age of Ultron,” had been slated to debut during the Oct. 28 episode of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”   Instead, it somehow wound up on the Internet. Dammit, Hydra. — Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) October 22, 2014 Check it out:

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    Colorado teens tried to join ISIS

    (CNN) — Three teenage girls who set out from a Denver suburb apparently bound for Syria to join extremists fighting there are back home after their parents alerted authorities and the trio was stopped in Germany, U.S. officials said. The teens — two sisters of Somali descent and a friend whose family is Sudanese, according to a Denver community leader — were detained when their flight landed in Frankfurt on Friday after the FBI flagged their passports. They were flown […]

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    ISIS fight: U.S. drops weapons, ammo to Kurdish resistance

    (CNN) — The U.S. military has airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish fighters in the Syrian city of Kobani to beef up the defense against ISIS forces, the Pentagon said. “The aircraft delivered (items) that were provided by Kurdish authorities in Iraq and intended to enable continued resistance against ISIL’s attempts to overtake Kobani,” the U.S. Central Command said Sunday. (The administration refers to the group as ISIL, the acronym for “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.” […]

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    Ebola update: Texas quarantine lifted; talk of travel bans

    NEW ORLEANS – Sunday night, the quarantine for four people in Texas who lived with a man who died of the Ebola virus was lifted. Those four in Dallas, along with another 40 others who had contact with Eric Duncan, have been medically cleared with no further infections. So far, only two nurses who had contact with Duncan have been infected.  Nina Pham and Amber Vinson are still recovering in hospitals.  A third nurse, who handled some specimens from Duncan, […]

  • Over 48 million Americans live in poverty

    More than 48,000,000 Americans impoverished

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — More than 48 million Americans live in poverty, according to a special report by the Census Bureau Thursday that provides an alternative look at the worst off people in the nation than the official numbers that come out in September. Government programs such as food stamps do help some people, especially children, but even so 16% of American children are living in poverty, according to the supplemental report. “These are bad numbers,” said Robert Doar, a […]

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    Give a pet a forever home–for cheap

    NEW ORLEANS, La. (WGNO)–Four shelters.  One day.  Mega cuteness. This Saturday, October 18, Louisianans will have the opportunity to rescue a pet for just $25. For more information and locations in and around our area, visit

  • This photo from NOPD shows a person of interest who may have information about an attempted kidnapping Uptown, Oct. 11.

    NOPD searching for man who attempted to kidnap woman in Uptown at knifepoint

    The New Orleans Police Department is asking for help finding a suspect who attempted to kidnap a woman at knifepoint last Saturday, October 11.