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    US appeals panel strikes down Miss. abortion law

    US appeals panel strikes down Miss. abortion law

    Updated: 1:35 PM 7/29/2014

    JACKSON, Miss.- A federal appeals court panel has ruled that a Mississippi law that would close the state's only abortion clinic is unconstitutional. The three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued its ruling Tuesday in a case involving the state's 2012 law, which required physicians at... (More)
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    Jindal files countersuit against CC supporters

    Jindal files countersuit against CC supporters

    Updated: 1:21 PM 7/29/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal's administration filed a countersuit Tuesday against supporters of Common Core in the ongoing political firefight over who controls the state's education system. Jindal's countersuit seeks to invalidate the Memorandum of Understanding filed with the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers,... (More)
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    Correction: woman identified as suspect is not wanted in heist

    Correction: woman identified as suspect is not wanted in heist

    Updated: 1:13 PM 7/29/2014

    WBRZ.com needs to correct a story posted recently concerning a bank robbery. In the post, a woman was identified as a suspect. That was incorrect. There was a search warrant related to the incident connected to a woman identified as Terri Larrieu. The warrant was for DNA. Larrieu... (More)
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    Full appeals court upholds labels on meat packages

    Full appeals court upholds labels on meat packages

    Updated: 12:33 PM 7/29/2014

    WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court has upheld new government rules that require labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat to say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered. The meat industry has attempted to block the rules, saying they are costly to comply with and... (More)
  • National News

    Conference committee approves $17B VA health bill

    Conference committee approves $17B VA health bill

    Updated: 12:00 PM 7/29/2014

    WASHINGTON - House and Senate negotiators have approved a compromise bill to spend about $17 billion to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs. Agreement by the 28-member conference committee was needed to move the bill to the full House and Senate. The bill is intended to help veterans avoid long... (More)
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    Clean air rules assailed as too much, too little

    Clean air rules assailed as too much, too little

    Updated: 11:35 AM 7/29/2014

    DENVER - Hundreds of people across the country are telling the Environmental Protection Agency its new rules for power-plant pollution either go too far or not far enough. The agency is holding hearings starting Tuesday in Atlanta, Denver, Pittsburgh and Washington on President Barack Obama's plan to cut carbon dioxide... (More)
  • State News

    Shreveport Amtrak study finally under way

    Shreveport Amtrak study finally under way

    Updated: 11:02 AM 7/29/2014

    SHREVEPORT - A 12-month study is finally underway to examine the feasibility of re-establishing Amtrak Passenger Rail Service from Shreveport-Bossier City to Vicksburg, Mississippi. Kent Rodgers, North Louisiana Council of Governments executive director, says the study will look at the condition of existing railroad tracks between the cities, potential stops,... (More)
  • International News

    US: No sign Russia helping to ease Ukraine fight

    US: No sign Russia helping to ease Ukraine fight

    Updated: 10:59 AM 7/29/2014

    WASHINGTON - The United States says there's been "no shred of evidence" that Russia is willing to help end the violence and bloodshed between the Ukraine separatists backed by Moscow and the government in Kiev. Secretary of State John Kerry issued a new warning Tuesday that the U.S. and European... (More)
  • Weather

    PoPs and the population complication

    PoPs and the population complication

    Updated: 10:00 AM 7/29/2014

    The WBRZ Weather team works all year long to pinpoint and explain those pesky PoPs-as they are such a crucial forecast aspect of often showery South Louisiana summer afternoons. There are several ways to interpret PoPs, only a few are correct, but now we'll introduce a new wrinkle to... (More)
  • National News

    House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border

    House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border

    Updated: 9:24 AM 7/29/2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - House Republicans are heading toward a vote Thursday on a slimmed-down bill to address the immigration crisis on the border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding unaccompanied migrant youths back to Central America. The bill will cost $659 million through the end of this fiscal... (More)
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    Girl struck by plane on Florida beach dies

    Girl struck by plane on Florida beach dies

    Updated: 8:52 AM 7/29/2014

    SARASOTA, FL - Law enforcement officials in Florida say a 9-year-old girl has died from injuries suffered when she was hit by a plane that crash-landed on the beach where she was walking with her father. The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday morning that they were notified by the... (More)
  • Local News

    New magnet programs in Baton Rouge schools include Mandarin Chinese, broadcasting

    Updated: 8:33 AM 7/29/2014

    BATON ROUGE - If you still have not decided where to send your child to school when class resumes this fall, there are some new magnet programs in Baton Rouge schools that could help you make up your mind. Polk Elementary School is offering a Mandarin Chinese Program for... (More)
  • Sports

    NCAA settles head injury lawsuit

    NCAA settles head injury lawsuit

    Updated: 8:09 AM 7/29/2014

    CHICAGO, IL - The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit. A federal court filing obtained by The Associated Press says the NCAA will create a $70 million fund to test current and former college athletes for brain injuries. Players can use the results later as grounds... (More)
  • International News

    Gaza official: At least 100 killed today in Gaza

    Gaza official: At least 100 killed today in Gaza

    Updated: 8:06 AM 7/29/2014

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - A Palestinian health official says at least 100 Palestinians have been killed in the fighting in Gaza today. The high death toll comes as Israel has escalated its military offensive in the coastal strip. Gaza health official Ashraf al-Kidra says the toll counts those killed... (More)
  • 2une In

    Help a child in need, become a Louisiana Mentor

    Updated: 7:48 AM 7/29/2014

    BATON ROUGE - If you want to make a difference in the life of a child with special needs, Louisiana Mentor is looking for you. They need homes for special foster children. Program Recruiter B.J. Gallent stopped by 2une In Tuesday with more information on Louisiana Mentor. Louisiana Mentor... (More)
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