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  • UN chief: US may meet Paris climate goals despite exit

    July 3, 2017 9:38 PM

    LISBON, Portugal - U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the United States may meet the Paris climate agreement's targets despite pulling out of the deal. Guterres says Michael Bloomberg, a U.N. special envoy on climate change, is "convinced" the U.S. will reach the Paris goals. Guterres says that's because... more »
  • Branson calls Trump 'naive' for exiting Paris climate accord

    June 8, 2017 9:27 PM

    UNITED NATIONS - British billionaire Richard Branson is calling President Donald Trump very "naive" for withdrawing from the Paris climate accord, saying he failed to recognize that clean energy is cheaper than coal and oil and is going to create "massively more jobs." The business magnate, climate activist and philanthropist... more »
  • Trump considers action on NAFTA ahead of 100-day mark

    April 26, 2017 9:31 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is considering signing a draft executive order to withdraw the U.S. from the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada. But it's just one of a number of options being discussed. Senior White House officials have been discussing steps that can be taken... more »
  • Pact resolves ACLU suit over protest arrests in Baton Rouge

    November 29, 2016 11:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A settlement agreement will resolve a lawsuit that accuses police of trampling on the civil rights of protesters in Baton Rouge following Alton Sterling's fatal shooting by police. Plaintiffs' attorneys say Tuesday's "memorandum of understanding" with state and local police officials affirms that people have the right... more »
  • Custody agreement reached in Jolie-Pitt divorce

    November 7, 2016 10:26 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Representatives for Angelina Jolie Pitt say she and estranged husband Brad Pitt have reached a custody agreement regarding their six children. A statement released by a representative of the actress Monday night says the agreement was reached more than a week ago and calls for the children... more »
  • LSU and LCTCS to sign transfer agreement

    May 25, 2016 5:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A signing ceremony will be held to announce an LSU and Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) transfer agreement and Honors Promise Scholarship between the two colleges. LCTCS and LSU are aiming to provide more opportunities to Louisiana residents and transfer students who want to pursue a... more »
  • Tentative deal made to buy water system in Donaldsonville

    August 31, 2015 7:35 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Ascension Parish government has reached an agreement in principle with Peoples Water Service Co. to buy its water operations in Donaldsonville for $5.9 million. If the deal goes through, officials say the parish plans to inject another $5 million in upgrades to the water system, After months of negotiations,... more »
  • US, Cuba restore full diplomatic ties after 5 decades

    July 20, 2015 8:38 AM

    WASHINGTON- More than five decades of Cold War and lingering enmity have come to an end with the United States and Cuba restoring full diplomatic relations. The new era of U.S.-Cuba relations began with little fanfare as midnight Sunday passed into Monday in Washington and Havana and the terms of... more »
  • Referees, schools announce four-year deal

    July 16, 2015 4:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state High School Athletic Association and High School Officials Association announced that they've reached an agreement which will keep high school sporting events going without any delays. The four-year agreement includes putting into place raises requested by referees for seven sports: baseball, basketball, football, soccer,... more »
  • Landmark agreement reached on Iran's nuclear program

    July 14, 2015 7:53 AM

    WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama says every path to a nuclear weapon will be cut off for Iran under a historic agreement announced in Vienna. Obama spoke from the White House Tuesday morning after the deal was announced. Addressing skeptics of the agreement, Obama said, "This deal is not built on... more »
  • LHSAA agrees to terms with referees

    July 12, 2015 8:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LHSOA and LHSAA have agreed to a tentative deal that will keep the refs on the field this high school football season. The terms of the agreement were not released. A member of the LHSOA tells WBRZ that more details might be released over the... more »
  • Bossier community college, LSU sign engineering agreement

    July 10, 2015 1:32 PM

    BOSSIER CITY - Officials with Bossier Parish Community College and LSU-Baton Rouge have signed an articulation agreement between the two schools The agreement says students who earn an Associate of Science degree in Engineering at BPCC will be able to transfer all credit hours to Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge.... more »
  • US-Iran nuclear talks becoming the norm

    June 27, 2015 2:25 PM

    VIENNA - Here's the scene Saturday in Vienna: The top American and Iranian diplomats are facing each other across a square table in a 19th century palace. The atmosphere was calm as Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign minister Mohammed Javad Zarif started the final push for a... more »
  • Putin: Leaders agree to deal for Ukraine cease-fire

    February 12, 2015 3:44 AM

    MINSK, Belarus - Russian President Vladimir Putin says the warring parties in the Ukrainian conflict have agreed on a cease-fire beginning midnight on Saturday and a division line for withdrawing heavy weapons. After 15 hours of talks in the Belarusian capital, Putin said agreements had been signed, one declaring the... more »
  • Lawmakers seal deal on $1.1T spending bill

    December 9, 2014 5:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - Congressional aides say a final agreement has been sealed on a massive $1.1 trillion government-wide spending bill that would prevent a government shutdown and fund most of the government through next September. The hard-fought agreement would delay a politically-charged struggle over President Barack Obama's new immigration policy until... more »
  • Plan emerges to divide $40M college incentive fund

    September 8, 2014 5:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An agreement has been struck to split a $40 million higher education incentive fund designed to steer money to programs that help fill high-demand jobs. A council of Louisiana college, economic development and labor officials on Monday approved a plan to divvy up the money among the... more »

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