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    Obama expresses optimism about Ebola in US

    Obama expresses optimism about Ebola in US

    Updated: 4:30 PM 10/22/2014

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says he's cautiously more optimistic about the Ebola situation in the U.S. Obama notes that relatives of the only person to die of Ebola in the U.S. have been freed from quarantine. And he notes that two nurses from a Dallas hospital who were infected... (More)
  • International News

    2 dead in shooting attack at Canada's Parliament

    2 dead in shooting attack at Canada's Parliament

    Updated: 4:20 PM 10/22/2014

    OTTAWA, Ontario - A gunman with a scarf over his face shot to death a Canadian soldier standing guard at the nation's war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in a hail of gunfire before he was killed by the usually ceremonial sergeant-at-arms, authorities and witnesses said. The attack immediately raised... (More)
  • State News

    GOP candidates in La. not embracing Bobby Jindal

    GOP candidates in La. not embracing Bobby Jindal

    Updated: 3:50 PM 10/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE - While Democrats in Louisiana are largely dodging ties to President Barack Obama this election season, Republicans aren't necessarily embracing Gov. Bobby Jindal. Asked to grade the Republican governor's performance, GOP congressional contenders have answered with middling marks to outright avoidance of the question as support for Jindal... (More)
  • State News

    4 held in New Orleans prison stabbing

    4 held in New Orleans prison stabbing

    Updated: 3:40 PM 10/22/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - Four men being held at the Orleans Parish Prison face additional charges after allegedly attacking a man with a knife. Prison officials say a fight broke out Tuesday morning at the prison. A 43-year-old inmate was found with multiple stab wounds. It was not clear... (More)
  • State News

    Most teachers 'effective' or 'highly effective'

    Most teachers 'effective' or 'highly effective'

    Updated: 3:39 PM 10/22/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - A new state report says 92 percent of public school teachers were rated either effective or highly effective in the second year of a statewide evaluation process. Last year, the figure was 89 percent. The latest figures were released Wednesday. The new system does not yet require... (More)
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    9 UNC employees fired or disciplined in scandal

    9 UNC employees fired or disciplined in scandal

    Updated: 3:29 PM 10/22/2014

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - University of North Carolina chancellor Carol Folt says the school has fired or begun disciplinary procedures against nine employees after an investigation of an academic fraud scandal dating back nearly two decades. Folt took questions from reporters Wednesday after the release of the report by former... (More)
  • National News

    Pres. Obama condemns Canada shooting, offers help

    Pres. Obama condemns Canada shooting, offers help

    Updated: 2:18 PM 10/22/2014

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has condemned deadly shootings in Canada as "outrageous attacks" and has offered to help the U.S. ally with its response. The White House says Obama spoke by telephone Wednesday with Prime Minister Stephen Harper. A Canadian soldier standing guard at a war memorial in the... (More)
  • National News

    Huge gold nugget going up for sale in California

    Huge gold nugget going up for sale in California

    Updated: 2:15 PM 10/22/2014

    SAN FRANCISCO - One of the biggest gold nuggets found in modern times in Northern California's historic Gold Country is going up for sale. Weighing in at more than 6 pounds, the Butte Nugget is expected to carry a price tag of $350,000. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Wednesday that... (More)
  • Local News

    Restraining order extended against ash disposal

    Restraining order extended against ash disposal

    Updated: 2:08 PM 10/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE- A temporary restraining order blocking disposal of ash from the incineration of a Texas Ebola victim's belongings in Louisiana will continue. State District Judge Bob Downing extended the order and delayed a planned Wednesday hearing about a permanent injunction while negotiations continue between Attorney General Buddy Caldwell and... (More)
  • Events

    Corn maze opens this weekend at Botanic Gardens

    Updated: 1:09 PM 10/22/2014

    BATON ROUGE - LSU's corn maze is this weekend at the LSU Ag Center Botanic Gardens off Essen. The four acre maze twists and turns in the shape of a tiger. As kids make their way through the maze they'll find a hay stack for climbing, information stations on... (More)
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  • Sports

    No SEC hoops Surprise: Kentucky, Florida picked 1-2

    No SEC hoops Surprise: Kentucky, Florida picked 1-2

    Updated: 12:45 PM 10/22/2014

    CHARLOTTE, NC - The Southeastern Conference's Final Four teams were picked to finish 1-2 in the league again this season with star-filled Kentucky chosen just ahead of defending champion Florida. Kentucky got all 20 first-place votes from the media panel to finish with 280 points with Florida second, garnering 258... (More)
  • National News

    Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings

    Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings

    Updated: 12:30 PM 10/22/2014

    WASHINGTON - A federal jury has returned guilty verdicts for all four former Blackwater security guards charged in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad. The jury in Washington found Nicholas Slatten guilty of first-degree murder. The three other three guards - Paul Slough, Evan Liberty and... (More)
  • National News

    Colorado girls make possible bid to join militants

    Colorado girls make possible bid to join militants

    Updated: 11:07 AM 10/22/2014

    DENVER - Three teenage girls from suburban Denver flew to Europe in a possible bid to join Islamic State militants in Syria, and now authorities are looking at their friends to see if any have similar intentions. A U.S. official said the evidence gathered so far made it clear that... (More)
  • 2 Your Health

    CDC: Monitoring for all coming from Ebola nations

    CDC: Monitoring for all coming from Ebola nations

    Updated: 10:59 AM 10/22/2014

    WASHINGTON - Federal health officials are significantly expanding the breadth of vigilance for Ebola, saying that all travelers who come into the U.S. from Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for symptoms of illness for 21 days. The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says... (More)
  • State News

    Audit questions $13 million in Tulane Katrina aid

    Audit questions $13 million in Tulane Katrina aid

    Updated: 10:56 AM 10/22/2014

    NEW ORLEANS - The inspector general for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security says federal emergency officials should recover nearly $13 million in Hurricane Katrina recovery aid awarded to Tulane University. The report also says Louisiana officials should review more than $290 million in recovery aid given to Tulane after... (More)
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