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  • Landrieu launches TV ads

    December 11, 2013 11:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Democratic U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu has launched her first TV ads in her bid for re-election. The new ad talks about her push to keep people from losing their health insurance because of the federal health care overhaul. Landrieu takes credit for President Obama's decision to... more »
  • Governor slams voucher lawsuit in new TV ad

    September 20, 2013 3:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Gov. Bobby Jindal is running a new TV ad statewide that attacks a federal lawsuit challenging his voucher program. In the ad, which is being paid with campaign funds, Jindal says the federal government is out of control. He says "know-it-alls in Washington think they know better... more »
  • NY tribe launching radio ad against Redskins

    September 5, 2013 10:19 AM

    ALBANY, N.Y. - New York's Oneida Indian Nation says it is launching a radio ad campaign pressing for the Washington Redskins to get rid of a nickname the tribe considers to be a racial slur. The first ad is set to run on radio stations in Washington before the team... more »
  • J C Penny ad under fire for bullying

    August 13, 2013 7:49 PM

    NEW YORK- J C Penny says a back to school ad was not intended to "Trivialize or Promote" bullying but it caught heat for what a mom tells her son and what he's seen doing at school. The ad features a voice-over from a mother saying a son's clothes could... more »
  • Three teens accused in Craigslist scam, armed robbery at park Play Video

    July 16, 2013 9:43 PM

    ZACHARY - Three teens are in police custody after victims snapped their pictures prior to a bait and switch at a neighborhood park. A couple from Baton Rouge shopping on Craigslist found an iPad for $180 and responded to the ad, Zachary Police Chief David McDavid said. According to... more »
  • Instagram says users' photos won't appear in ads

    December 18, 2012 4:44 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Instagram says it will revise a planned update to its service agreement after confusion about its intent led to widespread user complaints. At issue is whether users' photos can be part of advertisements, on and off Instagram. The mobile photo-sharing company said in a blog post Tuesday... more »
  • Obama blasts Romney ad on auto industry in Ohio

    November 2, 2012 10:22 AM

    HILLIARD, Ohio - President Barack Obama is accusing Republican rival Mitt Romney of running dishonest ads on the auto industry to scare voters in Ohio, saying: "This isn't a game. These are people's jobs." The Romney ads, which have been airing in Toledo, the home of a Jeep plant, suggest... more »
  • Romney campaign challenges criticism by automakers

    October 31, 2012 12:31 PM

    TAMPA, Fla. - Mitt Romney's presidential campaign is challenging criticism from U.S. automakers over campaign ads that claim General Motors and Chrysler are adding jobs in China at the expense of Ohio. Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul said Wednesday, quote: "Their comments don't refute anything in our ad." Romney ads on... more »
  • Biden calls Romney auto ad an 'outrageous lie'

    October 31, 2012 12:29 PM

    SARASOTA, Fla. - Vice President Joe Biden is calling advertising released by Republican Mitt Romney "an outrageous lie" for asserting that automakers General Motors and Chrysler are adding jobs in China at the expense of workers in Ohio. Biden says in Florida that Romney is "trying to scare the living... more »
  • Sesame Workshop asks Obama campaign to take down Big Bird ad

    October 9, 2012 5:06 PM

    NEW YORK - The producers of "Sesame Street" have asked President Barack Obama's re-election campaign to take down an ad it's produced using Big Bird. The ad mocks Mitt Romney's vow to end federal funding for public broadcasting. It says the Republican hopeful believes "it isn't Wall Street you need... more »
  • NRA begins new ad campaign in battleground states

    October 8, 2012 11:05 AM

    NEW YORK - The National Rifle Association is airing a new television ad in four battleground states urging voters to defeat President Barack Obama. The pro-gun-rights group is spending $1.3 million to air the ad in Florida, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin. A spokesman said the group will be on the... more »
  • Obama launches new criticism of Romney and China

    October 1, 2012 3:27 PM

    HENDERSON, Nev. - President Barack Obama's campaign is stepping up criticism of rival Mitt Romney's past investments in China. In a new television ad, the campaign accuses the Republican nominee of investing in a company that maximized profits by paying Chinese workers "next to nothing" to manufacture appliances. The ad... more »
  • Theater shooting victim featured in TV ad

    October 1, 2012 2:52 PM

    DENVER - A man wounded in the shootings at a suburban Denver movie theater is appearing in an ad aimed at getting voters' attention before the first presidential debate. Stephen Barton was among the 58 people injured in the July 20 attack in Aurora that also killed 12 people.... more »
  • Obama team runs ad linking Romney to Ryan budget

    August 14, 2012 1:27 PM

    WASHINGTON - A new television ad from President Barack Obama's re-election campaign is linking Republican rival Mitt Romney to the education cuts in a budget plan by GOP running mate Paul Ryan. The ad doesn't name Ryan. But it criticizes Romney for backing plans to cut college aid for nearly... more »
  • Conn. house fire kills children, parents of ad exec

    December 26, 2011 4:00 AM

    STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) - Police say the parents and three children of a well-known advertising executive were killed in a fire that tore through the family's waterfront Connecticut home on Christmas morning. Stamford Police say Madonna Badger and a male acquaintance managed to escape the blaze, but Badger's three daughters... more »
  • La. tourism ad campaign subject of dispute

    February 18, 2011 2:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne and the Jindal administration are at odds over a $4 million tourism campaign Dardenne wants to launch this spring to market Louisiana to potential visitors. The dispute between Dardenne and Jindal's commissioner of administration, Paul Rainwater, was put before lawmakers Friday... more »
  • FBI relies on vanity to find mobster

    May 12, 2010 8:45 PM

    The FBI's search for mobster James "Whitey" Bulger now includes an ad featuring photos of his girlfriend in the April edition of Plastic Surgery News. The ad says 59-year-old Catherine Greig had cosmetic surgery, including breast implants, a nose job and a face lift before going on the lam with... more »
  • Cindy McCain endorses gay marriage

    January 20, 2010 8:03 PM

    The wife of the 2008 Republican nominee for president, Cindy McCain, posed for an ad endorsing pro-gay marriage forces in California. The ad shows McCain with duct tape across her mouth and "NOH8" written on her cheek. NOH8 is a gay-rights group challenging Proposition 8 passed by voters in California... more »

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