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  • Jefferson may lose 2 krewes

    Jefferson Parish's oldest Carnival parading organization and its only remaining West Bank krewe face revocation of their parade permits for failing to field enough riders or floats when they paraded earlier this year.

  • Carnival to return to Norfolk in 2015

    Carnival Cruise Lines is returning to Norfolk next year with a new ship.

  • Slidell reviewing Carnival under new rules

    Slidell completed its first Carnival season under stricter parade regulations and Mayor Freddy Drennan said the city is still compiling its reports to determine how well the krewes adhered to the new regulations.

  • FILE - This Feb. 10, 2013 file photo provided by Kalin Hill, of Houston, shows passengers with makeshift tents on the the deck of the Carnival Triumph cruise ship at sea in the Gulf of Mexico. About three dozen passengers aboard the ill-fated cruise liner have filed a lawsuit in Miami  hoping to collect thousands of dollars as a result of lingering medical and mental issues they claim were caused by their nightmarish experience. (AP Photo/Kalin Hill, File)

    Carnival, passengers in court over disabled ship

    About three dozen passengers who sailed on the ill-fated Carnival Triumph cruise ship that drifted at sea for days are hoping to collect thousands of dollars apiece as a result of lingering medical and mental problems they say were caused by their nightmarish experience.

  • Coast readies for Fat Tuesday revelry

    Skies were gray, temperatures were chilly, and there was some rain.

  • A performer from the Mocidade samba school parades during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, March 3, 2014. Brazil's Carnival is maintaining its frenetic pace, with hundreds of roving parties taking over Rio de Janeiro's streets and famed samba school parades heading into their final night. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

    Brazil keeps up Carnival pace of parties, parades

    Extraterrestrial toucan birds, neon green spacemen waving Brazilian flags and legions of scantily clad women and men dancing a furious samba opened the final round of Rio de Janeiro's extravagant Carnival parades that ran to dawn Tuesday.

  • A dancer from the Nene de Vila Matilde samba school performs during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, March 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

    Brazil's Carnival turns focus to glitzy parades

    Brazil is known for its exotic fauna, but the creatures on display Sunday night for the opening round of Rio's exuberant Carnival parade were a motley crew even by local standards.

  • Members of the all-female flambeaux group, called 'Glambeaux,' march in the Krewe of Muses Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    Muses parade kicks off big Carnival weekend

    A parade of women with a signature float in the shape of a giant high-heel had a different kind of glow this year.

  • Politicians give to Mardi Gras krewes

    From 2009 to 2012, Louisiana politicians used more than $310,000 in campaign contributions to ride in Mardi Gras parades and attend or sponsor krewe balls, according to a review of campaign records by ' The Times-Picayune and WVUE Fox 8 News.

  • Carnival Cruise Lines to return to Baltimore

    Carnival Cruise Lines is returning to the Port of Baltimore.

  • Orleans council OKs new Carnival rules

    Mardi Gras parade-goers will still be able to use ladders as they reach out to catch beads and other trinkets tossed from floats - but those ladders will have to be six feet from the curb.

  • Jennifer Hudson to headline Carnival cruise shows

    Back when she was a nobody, long before she blasted to stardom on "American Idol" and "Dreamgirls," Jennifer Hudson sang on a cruise ship. And on Wednesday, the singer said she would do it again - this time as the headliner for a new concert series on Carnival Cruise Lines called Carnival Live.

  • McAuliffe announces Carnival cruise lines return

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe used his first State of the Commonwealth speech to announce a couple of bits of positive economic development news.

  • Hattiesburg gears up for Carnival parade

    HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Revelers in Hattiesburg are planning the community's third annual Carnival parade, which will roll on Feb. 22.

  • ** FILE ** A small boat belonging to the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous patrols on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, near the cruise ship Carnival Triumph in the Gulf of Mexico. The Carnival Triumph has been floating aimlessly about 150 miles off the Yucatan Peninsula since a fire erupted in the aft engine room a day earlier, knocking out the ship's propulsion system. No one was injured and the fire was extinguished. (Associated Press/U.S. Coast Guard)

    Not again! Carnival passengers being flown home from troubled cruise

    Arrangements are being made to fly all 4,300 Carnival cruise passengers home following reports of power outages, problems with the propulsion system and overflowing toilets aboard the docked Carnival Dream in the Caribbean.

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