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    Pat Shingleton: "The Moon, The Indianapolis."

    Pat Shingleton: "The Moon, The Indianapolis."

    Updated: 4:00 AM 7/30/2014

    On July 29, 1945, moon rise over the Philippine Sea occurred at 10:30 p.m. Because of the illumination, Japanese submariners targeted the silhouette of a cruiser and torpedoed it. If not for the moon glow, the USS Indianapolis would have passed unnoticed. As noted in a previous column, SKY and... (More)
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    Senate likely to come up short on border bill

    Senate likely to come up short on border bill

    Updated: 3:22 AM 7/30/2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - A bill to deal with the immigration surge at the border appears headed for procedural defeat in the Senate. It comes as lawmakers trade blame over their inaction, just a few days before Congress' five-week summer recess. Senate Democrats' $3.5 billion emergency spending bill is designed to... (More)
  • International News

    Shells hit UN school in Gaza, kill 15

    Shells hit UN school in Gaza, kill 15

    Updated: 3:20 AM 7/30/2014

    JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip - Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded U.N. school sheltering Gaza war refugees Wednesday, killing 15 Palestinians and wounding 90 after tearing through two classroom walls, a health official and a spokesman for a U.N. aid agency said. The Israeli military had no immediate... (More)
  • National News

    House set to take up $17B VA overhaul bill

    House set to take up $17B VA overhaul bill

    Updated: 3:17 AM 7/30/2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - With a new Veterans Affairs secretary in place and an August recess looming, Congress is moving quickly to approve a compromise bill to refurbish the VA and improve veterans' health care. The House could vote on the $17 billion bill as early as Wednesday, with a Senate... (More)
  • LSU Sports

    Patrick Peterson cashes in with new deal

    Patrick Peterson cashes in with new deal

    Updated: 1:55 AM 7/30/2014

    PHOENIX, AZ - Former LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson says he has reached agreement on a five-year, $70 million contract with the Arizona Cardinals, with $48 million guaranteed. Peterson revealed the terms via twitter Tuesday night. The Cardinals announced the deal a short time later, but did not disclose the terms.... (More)
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  • HS Sports

    Sports2-a-Days Preview: Scotlandville Hornets

    Updated: 11:36 PM 7/29/2014

    The Scotlandville Hornets are loaded with talent for a run to the Dome in 2014. Head coach Eric Randall has 18 starters out of 22 back from last years team that finished the season with an 8-2 record and a showing against Rummel in the quarterfinals. Offensively the... (More)
  • Sports

    Claiborne ready to prove his worth to Cowboys

    Claiborne ready to prove his worth to Cowboys

    Updated: 11:29 PM 7/29/2014

    OXNARD, Calif. - Morris Claiborne got on Terrance Williams' nerves the minute the competition started at training camp for the Dallas Cowboys. The third-year cornerback pulled and grabbed the receiver aggressively enough to prompt a heated, facemask-to-facemask exchange that ended with a shove. Claiborne had already told reporters he was... (More)
  • Sports

    Beckham, Coughlin discuss injured rookie's status

    Beckham, Coughlin discuss injured rookie's status

    Updated: 11:26 PM 7/29/2014

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and Giants coach Tom Coughlin got together before practice on Tuesday and shared their levels of frustration. The first-round draft choice out of LSU has been sidelined since the first day of training camp when he aggravated a hamstring injury.... (More)
  • Local News

    Traffic light added to campus route

    Traffic light added to campus route

    Updated: 10:47 PM 7/29/2014

    BATON ROUGE - A traffic light will be added to regulate flow of vehicles coming and going from the southeast corner of the LSU campus. Crews have started the installation of a light at the West Lakeshore and East Parker intersection. At first, it will flash yellow and red... (More)
  • Southern Sports

    Southern optimistic bans could come to end soon

    Updated: 8:49 PM 7/29/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Southern fans have endured a roller coaster year with their sports teams. While the Jaguars won five SWAC titles, they also had the NCAA hammer brought on them by banning them from postseason play. "We've been working on this now for 15 months, so optimism... (More)
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  • National News

    Mississippi abortion law ruled unconstitutional

    Mississippi abortion law ruled  unconstitutional

    Updated: 7:57 PM 7/29/2014

    JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI- The Mississippi law that would have closed the state's only abortion clinic was ruled unconstitutional by a federal appeals court. The law was passed in 2012 and required doctors at the clinic to obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital. Doctors at Jackson Women's Health organization... (More)
  • National News

    New route to work finds wedding dress

    New route to work finds wedding dress

    Updated: 7:50 PM 7/29/2014

    NEW YORK- A woman taking a new route to work discovered her wedding dress she had dropped off at a dry cleaner before Superstorm Sandy hit. Owner Hector Pacheco saved the dress from the rubble of his old store on Staten Island but he didn't have the name of... (More)
  • Local News

    Bond more than doubled for Tinder rape suspect

    Bond more than doubled for Tinder rape suspect

    Updated: 7:50 PM 7/29/2014

    BATON ROUGE- Bond was increased Tuesday for a man accused of raping a woman he met on a smartphone dating app, jail records show. Jacob Witz is charged with forcible rape and now has a $75,000 bond. After his arrest Saturday, it was set at $35,000. Deputies arrested... (More)
  • 2 Your Health

    High schools may benefit from concussion settlement

    Updated: 6:49 PM 7/29/2014

    ST. AMANT - After nearly a year of talks, the NCAA has agreed to settle a head injury lawsuit worth millions of dollars. The NCAA plans to create a $70 million fund to test current and former athletes for brain injuries. The organization will also implement a single return-to-play... (More)
  • Local News

    BESE says constitutional authority at stake with suit

    Updated: 6:49 PM 7/29/2014

    BATON ROUGE - While teachers and families prepare for classes to start in a couple of weeks, state leaders are swamped with lawsuits and political fights over the participation in Common Core. The state's top school board voted Tuesday to join a lawsuit already filed against Governor Bobby Jindal... (More)
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