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  • WASHINGTON, April 21- The U.S. Department of Justice threatened on Friday to cut some funding to California as well as eight cities and counties across the United States, escalating a Trump administration crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities that do not cooperate with federal immigration authorities. Those threatened were: the state of California; New...

  • WASHINGTON, April 21- The U.S. Department of Justice threatened on Friday to cut off funding to California as well as eight cities and counties across the United States, escalating a Trump administration crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities that do not cooperate with federal immigration authorities. Those threatened include: the state of California; New...

  • WASHINGTON, April 21- The U.S. Department of Justice threatened on Friday to cut off funding to California as well as eight cities and counties across the United States, escalating a Trump administration crackdown on so-called "sanctuary cities" that do not cooperate with federal immigration authorities. Those threatened include: the state of California; New...

  • WASHINGTON, April 21- The U.S. Department of Justice threatened on Friday to cut off funding to California as well as eight cities and counties across the United States, escalating a Trump administration crackdown on so-called "sanctuary cities" that do not cooperate with federal immigration authorities. Those threatened include: the state of California; New...

  • BUFFALO, New York, April 21- Laicie Manzella lived in a rundown house on Buffalos east side when three of her children tested with dangerously high levels of lead in their blood. A Reuters investigation found at least four city zip codes here where 40 percent of children tested from 2006 to 2014 had high lead levels, making Buffalo among the most dangerous lead...

  • NEW ORLEANS— Man sentenced to 25 years for killing Saints star Will Smith and 15 years, served concurrently, for wounding his wife.

  • 1. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 11.89 million. 2. "Stayin' Alive: Grammy Salute to the Bee Gees," CBS, 10.31 million. 5. "Blue Bloods," CBS, 9.43 million.

  • ALBANY, N.Y.— A Southwest Airlines pilot has been arrested on a weapons charge in New York after airport security officers found a loaded handgun in his carry-on bag. Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple says 55- year-old Erik Gibson was slated to pilot a flight to Tampa, Florida, on Monday morning when Transportation Security Administration officers found the gun...

  • NEW ORLEANS— A committee of attorneys involved in litigation arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has made its recommendation for dividing some $700 million in fees among 122 law firms involved in years of complex legal work. Two Louisiana law firms involved in the litigation from its early days each will get roughly $87.8 million if a federal judge...

  • This time it is the turn of Access World, the metal logistics arm of Glencore that was previously known as Pacorini Metals, to feel the regulatory heat. Its U.S. subsidiary has just been hit with a $1.4- million fine plus costs for, the LME alleges, falsifying documents related to its storage of zinc in the U.S. port of New Orleans. Access World has settled with the LME...

  • Mergers & acquisitions professionals are talking about dealmaking in the Trump administration era at Tulane's 29th Annual Corporate Law Institute.

    "At least for the next year, there are not going to be a lot of companies willing to stand in front of a freight train," one M&A attorney says.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 29- Blue Apron, the biggest U.S. meal kit company, has hired investment bankers to lead its 2017 initial public offering, according to people familiar with the matter. New York City- based Blue Apron has selected Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Citigroup Inc to lead the offering that could come as soon as this fall, the sources said.

  • *Copper down 0.7 pct at $5,760 after touching $5,671. Benchmark copper on the London Metal Exchange ended 0.7 percent down at $5,760 a tonne, having touched $5,671, its lowest since March 9. "His failure on Obamacare has created uncertainty about whether he can push his policies through Congress."

  • Benchmark copper on the London Metal Exchange was down 1.6 percent at $5,712 a tonne by 1127 GMT. "His failure on Obamacare has created uncertainty about whether he can push his policies through Congress." HEALTHCARE: Trump suffered a political setback on Friday in a Congress controlled by his own party when Republican leaders pulled legislation to overhaul...

  • That's good news for the many zinc bulls out there, who have already seen the price of London zinc rise from under $1,600 per tonne to $2,860 over the last year. And when will this evolving bull story start affecting China, the world's biggest producer and consumer of zinc? Most of the cancellation activity has taken place at New Orleans.

  • That's good news for the many zinc bulls out there, who have already seen the price of London zinc rise from under $1,600 per tonne to $2,860 over the last year. And when will this evolving bull story start affecting China, the world's biggest producer and consumer of zinc? Most of the cancellation activity has taken place at New Orleans.

  • MobileQubes co-founder and CEO Sean Carrigan (left) and Jason Palmer, COO

    This 2014 start-up provides self-service kiosks so customers can rent portable battery packs to charge mobile devices on the go.

  • New Orleans, Louisiana Downtown Skyline

    The truck struck three other vehicles, including a dump truck, before veering onto the median where a crowd of people stood.

  • HENDERSON, Louisiana, Feb 22- When Hope Rosinski's father gave her a six-acre plot in Louisiana more than a decade ago, she was surprised to find oil and gas pipelines crisscrossing the property. Opposition to the company's planned extension of the Bayou Bridge pipeline has made Louisiana bayous the latest battleground in a nationwide war against new pipeline...

  • CHICAGO, Feb 23- A glut of idled river barges is clogging Mississippi River shorelines from St. Louis to New Orleans, leaving U.S. barge companies that haul grain, coal and other bulk goods counting their losses. Barge lease rates paid to companies like Archer Daniels Midland Co's American River Transportation Company, privately held Ingram Barge and a handful of...