• Police: Car plows into parade crowd in New Orleans; 28 hurt

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A suspect is in custody after 28 people were injured Saturday when a vehicle plowed into a crowd watching the Krewe of Endymion parade in the Mid-City section of New Orleans, police said.

    Updated: 9:10 pm

  • 2 killed in freeway crash in New Mexico during dust storm

    LORDSBURG, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a California woman and a Florida woman have been killed in a New Mexico freeway crash during a dust storm.

  • Recalls this week: Toddler swings, toys, chain saws

    More than 500,000 toddler swings are being recalled because the seat can crack or break. Other recalled consumer products include toys with potentially dangerous battery components and chain saws with leaky fuel lines.

  • The Latest: Syrian ambassador considers ‘paper’ amid talks

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the developments in the Syrian conflict (all times local):

  • $9.5 million in penalties in platform blast, Gulf violations

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An oil industry services company will pay $9.5 million in penalties for Gulf of Mexico safety violations and for pollution from a 2012 offshore platform fire that killed three workers.

  • Accident in New Mexico closes some lanes of I-10 in Arizona

    LORDSBURG, N.M. (AP) — The eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 in southeastern Arizona are now reopened after being closed for several hours after a car accident in New Mexico.

  • Latest wilderness plans draw fire from New Mexico ranchers

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s two senators have introduced legislation they say has been years in the making to set aside tens of thousands of acres as wilderness on opposite ends of the state in areas recently designated as national monuments.

  • NFL, Steelers aid West Virginia prep team hit by floods

    CLAY, W.Va. (AP) — The National Football League and the Pittsburgh Steelers are helping a West Virginia high school football team recover from last year’s devastating floods.

  • New Cyclones coach Kevin Dresser saw chance to “come home.”

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — New Iowa State wrestling coach Kevin Dresser saw the opportunity to leave a secure gig at Virginia Tech to lead the scuffling Cyclones as a “chance to come home.”

  • Security breach at Kennedy Airport unnerves some travelers

    BOSTON (AP) — A breach that allowed 11 people to walk through an unattended security checkpoint lane at one of the nation’s busiest airports has some travelers scratching their heads about how this could happen even with the enhanced security measures put in place after the Sept. 11 terror attacks.