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    Train goes to Kharkiv with crash victims remains

    Train goes to Kharkiv with crash victims remains

    Updated: 4:06 AM 7/22/2014

    KHARKIV, Ukraine - A train bearing the remains of people who died in the Malaysia Airlines crash arrived in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on Wednesday on their way to the Netherlands. An AP reporter saw the train Tuesday as it pulled into a train station in Kharkiv, where... (More)
  • Weather - Pat Shingleton Column

    Pat Shingleton: "The Cone Did It!"

    Pat Shingleton: "The Cone Did It!"

    Updated: 4:00 AM 7/22/2014

    This month, you may have been thinking of Abe Doumar, Albert Kabbaz, Arnold Fornachou or David Avayou. All claim the invention of the ice cream cone. July is Ice Cream Month and the Library of Congress identifies Charles E. Menches as the inventor. He and his brother Frank also claim... (More)
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    Elderly man booked in woman's stabbing death

    Elderly man booked in woman's stabbing death

    Updated: 3:08 AM 7/22/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police have arrested a 75-year-old man in the weekend fatal stabbing of a woman. Police arrested Seabon "Tom" Gibson early Monday on a charge of second-degree murder. It was not immediately known if Gibson had an attorney. Police say Gibson confessed to killing his long-time... (More)
  • Local News

    AgCenter campaign: move toward healthier lives

    AgCenter campaign: move toward healthier lives

    Updated: 3:06 AM 7/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU AgCenter is using billboards, banners and posters to encourage people in low-income areas to take easy steps toward healthier lives. Diane Sasser runs the AgCenter education program for people in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. She says the campaign has three messages: eat more fruits... (More)
  • National News

    Lawmakers face long to-do list before break

    Lawmakers face long to-do list before break

    Updated: 2:43 AM 7/22/2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - A gridlocked Congress failed to do the big things, such as overhauling the nation's immigration system, reforming the tax code and stiffening background checks on gun buyers. Now it's time to see whether it can just do the basics. Only two weeks remain before lawmakers' annual August... (More)
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    Cooler weather aids crews fighting wildfire

    Cooler weather aids crews fighting wildfire

    Updated: 2:28 AM 7/22/2014

    SPOKANE, WA - Firefighters and local authorities are heartened by weather forecasts that call for continued cooler temperatures and higher humidity as they battle a destructive wildfire that has charred hundreds of square miles in Washington state and is the largest in state history. They just hope that the "lightning... (More)
  • National News

    Theater shooting lawyers in court to discuss video

    Theater shooting lawyers in court to discuss video

    Updated: 2:13 AM 7/22/2014

    CENTENNIAL, CO - Attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting case are returning to court to discuss whether a doctor should be allowed to videotape the second sanity evaluation of defendant James Holmes. At a two-day hearing that starts Tuesday, prosecutors and the defense are also scheduled to discuss defense motions... (More)
  • National News

    VA nominee McDonald goes before Congress

    VA nominee McDonald goes before Congress

    Updated: 2:09 AM 7/22/2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama's choice to lead the beleaguered Veterans Affairs Department goes before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on Tuesday as Congress considers a bill to help the next VA leader do his job. VA nominee Robert McDonald appears headed to easy confirmation. The path for the... (More)
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    Obama heads off to raise money on the West Coast

    Obama heads off to raise money on the West Coast

    Updated: 2:07 AM 7/22/2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama is embarking on a mission that has regularly proved a winner for him - raising money for his fellow Democrats. Obama on Tuesday is starting a three-day West Coast trip, during which he is scheduled to attend fundraising events in Seattle, San Francisco and... (More)
  • 2 Your Health

    HIV pills show more promise to prevent infection

    HIV pills show more promise to prevent infection

    Updated: 2:05 AM 7/22/2014

    There is more good news about the HIV treatment pills that are used to prevent infection in people at high risk of getting the AIDS virus. Researchers say that taking these prevention pills does not encourage risky sex and is effective even if people skip some doses. The results come... (More)
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  • Sports

    Aaron Hernandez due in court for status hearing

    Aaron Hernandez due in court for status hearing

    Updated: 2:02 AM 7/22/2014

    FALL RIVER, MA - Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is due back in court for a status hearing in his Massachusetts murder case. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to killing semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. Lloyd's body was found in June 2013 near Hernandez's North Attleborough home. Lloyd,... (More)
  • International News

    US wants international push for Mideast cease-fire

    US wants international push for Mideast cease-fire

    Updated: 1:59 AM 7/22/2014

    CAIRO, Egypt - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is hoping to get international support for a Mideast cease-fire. But he acknowledges the differences between Israel and Hamas run very deep and must be addressed in any long-term solution. The U.S. stepped up calls Monday for a global push to... (More)
  • The Investigative Unit

    Revised ruling in 20-year-old sentencing case

    Revised ruling in 20-year-old sentencing case

    Updated: 11:43 PM 7/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE- In a revised ruling, the First Circuit Court of Appeals announced a case involving a 20-year-old sentence that has never been served should be sent back to a district court for consideration. The ruling deals with Stanley White of Ascension Parish. White pleaded guilty to killing an... (More)
  • Local News

    Search continues off Ala. beach for missing local teen

    Updated: 11:38 PM 7/21/2014

    GULF SHORES, Ala. - Authorities are searching the coast for a 17-year-old from Ponchatoula who went missing after being caught in rough surf Sunday afternoon. Chaston Brown was visiting the beach after attending a track meet, friends told WBRZ News 2. Brown had played football for Ponchatoula High School... (More)
  • HS Sports

    Sports2-a-Days Preview: East Ascension Spartans

    Updated: 11:35 PM 7/21/2014

    The East Ascension Spartans are rebuilding after a successful 2013 season that saw them make it to the second round of the playoffs. After signing seven players to scholarships last season, fourth year head coach Paul Bourgeois is bringing back just seven starters from that team. The offensive... (More)
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