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Three dead, seven injured in New Orleans shooting

Three people were killed and at least seven others were injured in a mass shooting in New Orleans late Saturday night, officials said. Police said two gunman shot indiscriminately into a crowd at about 10:30 p.m. local time, about three miles from the city’s famed French quarter. Three of the wounded were pronounced dead at the scene and seven others were taken to local hospitals. The conditions of the wounded were not immediately available. “There is no place in New Orleans for this kind of violence,” New Orleans…

Tropical storm Nate lashes US Gulf Coast

NEW ORLEANS: Tropical storm Nate moved quickly inland from the US Gulf Coast early Sunday after making landfall twice as a powerful hurricane, triggering widespread flooding and power outages. After leaving a trail of death and destruction in Central America, the storm hit the southern United States -- the third hurricane to hit the region in less than two months as part of an especially active hurricane season. More than 100,000 people were without power. Ahead of the storm, officials urged residents to evacuate some…

Drunken driver injures 28 at New Orleans Mardi Gras parade

NEW ORLEANS: A pickup truck driven by a man who appeared to be "highly intoxicated" plowed into a crowd of spectators watching the main Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans on Saturday, sending more than 20 people to the hospital, police said. The truck, traveling along the side of the street open to traffic along the Mid-City parade route, struck three other vehicles, including a dump truck, before veering onto the median where a crowd of people stood watching the procession, according to New Orleans police. Five people…