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7th Louisiana Swine Flu Death Reported

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's Department of Health and Hospitals says a northwest Louisiana man has died of swine flu - Louisiana's seventh death from the H1N1 virus. The department confirmed his death Saturday, but did not say when he died.

First FEMA Trailer Suit to Open

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A jury will soon begin hearing testimony in one of the first trials over whether Gulf Coast storm victims were exposed to potentially dangerous fumes while living in government-issued trailers. Jury selection begins Monday

No Major LA Lottery Winners

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Lottery Corporation says nobody won the two major jackpots in the Louisiana Lotto and multistate Powerball drawings Saturday night. Powerball rolls over to an estimated $95 million for Wednesday night.

Deadly Fire Appears to be an Accident

BREAUX BRIDGE, La. (AP) - Authorities say a weekend fire that killed a woman and her adult son in a Breaux Bridge home appears to have been an accident.

Shot Toddler is Stable

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Authorities say a 4-year-old girl who was shot in the abdomen in New Orleans is in stable condition. The girl's identity is being withheld.

Tulane Hopes to Raise $1Billion

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Tulane University President Scott Cowen says the school will launch a campaign to raise more than $1 billion, the biggest amount in Tulane's 175-year history.

Coteau Landfill Shut Down

COTEAU, La. (AP) - Louisiana environmental officials are shutting down a controversial landfill on the border of Iberia and St.