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Study: Invasive fist-sized treefrogs in New Orleans

Study: Invasive fist-sized treefrogs in New Orleans

World
Invasive, noxious Cuban treefrogs that eat smaller frogs and grow as big as a human fist have established a population in New Orleans, and officials say they could soon pose a threat to native frogs across the Mississippi River. The U.S. Geological Survey says frogs caught at the Audubon Zoo in the city and at a nearby riverfront park are the first established population of Cuban treefrogs on the U.S. mainland outside Florida, where they've been multiplying at least since the 1950s. The captured frogs probably arrived on palm trees from Florida that were planted in the zoo in 2016, USGS research ecologist Brad Glorioso wrote in a study published in the April issue of the journal Biological Invasions. "They have noxious skin secretions, lay their eggs in bird baths and fish ponds, and they...
Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors rally past New Orleans Pelicans

Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors rally past New Orleans Pelicans

Sports
NEW ORLEANS -- Stephen Curry scored a team-high 31 points, and Nick Young and Klay Thompson combined for 18 points in the fourth quarter as Golden State erased a 20-point halftime deficit and defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 125-115 Monday night at the Smoothie King Center. The Warriors (19-6) trailed by as many as 21 points late in the second quarter and by 20 at halftime. The comeback was their second best of the season. They overcame a 24-point deficit against the Philadelphia 76ers on Nov. 18. The Warriors, who have beaten New Orleans in 20 of the past 21 meetings, outscored the Pelicans 76-46 in the second half after trailing 69-49 at the half. New Orleans (12-12) was led by Jrue Holiday's season-high 34 points and E'Twaun Moore's career-high 28 points. Thompson scored 22 points and ...
New Orleans Saints fire orthopedists after misdiagnosis of Delvin Breaux injury

New Orleans Saints fire orthopedists after misdiagnosis of Delvin Breaux injury

Sports
The New Orleans Saints fired team orthopedists Deryk Jones and Misty Suri on Wednesday after discovering that cornerback Delvin Breaux sustained a fracture in his fibula that was originally diagnosed as a bruise. "I think it's not one event, it probably builds up over a period of time," coach Sean Payton said when asked about the decision to dismiss the doctors. "You're not gonna bat a thousand here, but you're just hoping that more often than not, you're getting the right information." Breaux will require surgery and is expected to be sidelined up to six weeks. Jones and Suri were longtime doctors on the Saints' staff and have also worked for the New Orleans Pelicans of the NBA. Payton told reporters that the team will work with the Los Angeles Chargers' team orthopedists for the remainde...