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Dallas Mavericks secure playoff spot in NBA

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 20:50

Dallas Mavericks sealed their place in the NBA play-offs with a 101-98 win over Phoenix Suns while Miami Heat lost to Atlanta Hawks 85-98 to tie with the Indiana Pacers at the top of East Conference.

Winter storm brings `once in decade` ice, snow to US South

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 04:51

A rare blast of snow, sleet and ice hit the US South, prompting three states to declare a state of emergency, closing the New Orleans airport.

Seattle fans cause `minor earthquake` with a loud cheers in American football game

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 14:34

A celebration by American football fans in the US city of Seattle grew so loud on Monday evening it registered as a minor earthquake, according to reports.

NBA: Anthony Davis injures left hand

Last Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013, 18:33

The New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis injured his left hand.

Brain-eating amoeba rattles nerves in Louisiana

Last Updated: Friday, September 20, 2013, 20:43

A deadly, brain-eating amoeba has been found in the water supply of a Louisiana community near New Orleans, scaring residents and sending officials on the hunt for its source.

BP cites new fraud allegations in spill settlement

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 06, 2013, 10:03

BP has said that it has uncovered new allegations of fraud inside the settlement program that has awarded billions of dollars to Gulf Coast businesses and residents for damage from the company`s 2010 oil spill.

Judge refuses to suspend BP settlement payments

Last Updated: Saturday, July 20, 2013, 10:26

A US judge refused to temporarily shut down a multibillion-dollar settlement programme for compensating victims of BP`s 2010 Gulf oil spill, saying he has seen no evidence of widespread fraud among thousands of claims.

Arrests in New Orleans parade shootings cheered

Last Updated: Saturday, May 18, 2013, 08:30

Residents of one of America`s most violent cities cheered six arrests in a Mother`s Day parade shooting that left 19 people wounded and three in critical condition.

Second suspect arrested in parade shooting: US police

Last Updated: Friday, May 17, 2013, 08:07

A second suspect was arrested in the New Orleans shooting that injured 20 people at a parade on Mother`s Day.

US Mother`s Day parade shooting: Suspect arrested

Last Updated: Thursday, May 16, 2013, 14:17

The suspect in a Mother`s Day parade shooting that left 19 people wounded in New Orleans has been taken into custody, police said.

US Mother`s Day parade shooting suspect identified

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 10:30

US police are looking for a 19-year-old man identified as a suspect in the Mother`s Day parade shooting in New Orleans, the largest city in Indian-American Governor Bobby Jindal`s state of Louisiana, that injured 19 people.

LA Lakers hold off New Orleans Hornets in NBA action

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 14:01

Kobe Bryant scored 23 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter as the Los Angeles Lakers rallied past the New Orleans Hornets 104-96.