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  • Intelligence chief warns of more homegrown terror attacks

    February 9, 2016 9:38 AM

    WASHINGTON- U.S. intelligence chief says Islamic militants will continue plotting against U.S. interests overseas and homegrown attacks will pose the most significant threat to Americans at home. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper is delivering the annual assessment by intelligence agencies of the top dangers facing the country. In an... more »
  • US official: 6 US troops killed in Afghan attack, 2 wounded

    December 21, 2015 1:57 PM

    WASHINGTON - A U.S. official says six American troops were killed in a suicide attack near Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. Two others were wounded along with an Afghan. The troops were killed Monday when an attacker rammed an explosives-laden motorcycle into their patrol in a village near the airfield.... more »
  • US airstrike targets 'Jihadi John' from IS slaying videos

    November 13, 2015 3:39 AM

    WASHINGTON- The Pentagon says U.S. forces have conducted an airstrike in Syria targeting the British man known as "Jihadi John" who participated in the beheading videos of two American journalists and the slayings of several other captives. Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook says the airstrike Thursday in Raqqa targeted Mohamed... more »
  • Americans, Briton who thwarted attack get France's top honor

    August 24, 2015 7:56 AM

    PARIS- Three Americans and a British man who took down a heavily armed man on a passenger train speeding through Belgium have received France's top honor. French President Francois Hollande today pinned the Legion of Honor medal on U.S. Airman Spencer Stone, National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, and their years-long friend... more »
  • French official: 2 Americans subdued train gunman

    August 21, 2015 4:21 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Pentagon says one U.S. military service member was injured Friday, apparently while trying to subdue a gunman who opened fire on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris. The Pentagon says the service member does not have life-threatening injuries. Officials say three people were injured overall... more »
  • Mayor Holden's Healthy BR Initiative wins national AHA award

    July 14, 2015 12:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE -The American Hospital Association announced Tuesday that Mayor-President Kip Holden's Healthy BR Initiative is one of five programs nationwide to receive the NOVA award for improving community health. "This award is really honoring a collaborative effort, and shows what can be accomplished when health-care providers put aside their... more »
  • Woman saving flag from rain goes viral online Play Video

    June 24, 2015 4:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A car wash worker's efforts to get a fallen American flag in out of Tuesday's stormy weather in Baton Rouge became an instant sensation on social media. Law office Babcock Partners posted photos Tuesday evening of a woman working at Benny's Car Wash on Essen when... more »
  • South African media report tourist killed in lion attack

    June 1, 2015 11:37 AM

    JOHANNESBURG - A wildlife park in South Africa confirms that an American woman was killed there today by a lion. It happened at the Lion Park, a popular tourist destination where people can drive through large enclosures as lions roam freely. A park official, Scott Simpson, says the woman... more »
  • USS Kidd honors vets in Kamikaze attack Play Video

    April 11, 2015 8:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It was a day of remembrance for the American heroes that made the ultimate sacrifice when the USS Kidd was the site of a Kamikaze attack. It was the 70th anniversary remembering the attack made by a Japanese aircraft that plowed into the ship on April... more »
  • Three WWII vets honored at USS KIDD

    April 11, 2015 8:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The USS KIDD was filled with people who came to celebrate American heroes, Saturday afternoon. The 70th anniversary remembering the the attack made on the ship, by the Japanese Kamikaze aircraft, was a time of remembrance. On April 11, 1945, the Japanese aircraft crashed into... more »
  • Agents target industry helping Chinese women have US babies

    March 3, 2015 11:10 AM

    IRVINE, Calif. - Federal agents are searching more than a dozen homes in a crackdown on an industry that helps pregnant Chinese women travel to the U.S. to give birth to American babies. The crackdown on three alleged maternity tourism rings may be the biggest yet by federal homeland security... more »
  • US-Russian crew docks with space station

    September 26, 2014 2:06 AM

    BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan - American and Russian space veterans, along with a newcomer, have joined the crew of the International Space Station. The new face is Russian Elena Servova, who arrived with her colleagues aboard a Soyuz spacecraft which docked early Friday. Servova is making her first journey into space and... more »
  • 3rd US Ebola patient released from hospital

    September 25, 2014 10:53 AM

    OMAHA, Neb. - The third American aid worker who contracted Ebola in Africa has been released from a Nebraska hospital. Dr. Rick Sacra said he has been released from the Nebraska Medical Center at Thursday's news conference. The 51-year-old from Worcester, Massachusetts, began improving shortly after he arrived in Omaha... more »
  • Mission group identifies 3rd US aid worker with Ebola

    September 3, 2014 11:25 AM

    CHARLOTTE, NC - The president of a missionary group says a third U.S. aid worker sickened with the Ebola virus decided to return to Liberia after the other two people became ill. SIM President Bruce Johnson said at a news conference Wednesday that Dr. Rick Sacra returned to Liberia about... more »
  • American soccer player Tim Howard has book deal

    August 25, 2014 7:42 AM

    NEW YORK - American soccer hero and international celebrity Tim Howard has advanced to the next round of fame: a book deal. Howard has penned a memoir that will be published Dec. 9 by HarperCollins Publishers. The publisher said Monday that "The Goalkeeper" will be available in adult and young... more »
  • Soldiers return home from Afghanistan Play Video

    August 23, 2014 7:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Families were reunited with soldiers returning from Afghanistan on Saturday afternoon. Members of the Louisiana National Guard's 927th Engineer Company were flown into the Baton Rouge airport after being away from their families for a year. The unit is based in Baton Rouge and deployed... more »
  • Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

    July 29, 2014 1:57 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - A study by the Urban Institute shows that more than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies. These consumers fall behind on credit cards or hospital bills. Their mortgages, auto loans or student debt pile up, unpaid. Even... more »
  • Clinton to host two festivals Play Video

    July 3, 2014 5:05 PM

    CLINTON - People in East Feliciana Parish are celebrating the July Fourth with two events this year. The Red, White and Blueberry festival will kick off at noon on Friday and at 8 a.m. on Saturday morning in downtown Clinton. A second event called the Red, White and... more »
  • Flags placed at fallen soldiers graves Play Video

    May 24, 2014 5:46 PM

    ZACHARY- Hundreds of people showed up at the Port Hudson National Cemetery to pay respects to the fallen soldiers that rest there. Boy Scouts along with the Daughters of the American Revolution were among the groups who attended, placing flags near the headstones of each of the soldiers ... more »
  • Strong ratings for American Music Awards

    November 26, 2013 3:22 PM

    NEW YORK- There's nothing like a lip-synching kitty to juice ratings. The Nielsen company said that viewership for ABC's telecast of the "American Music Awards" on Sunday was up 38 percent over last year. The most-discussed part of the broadcast was Miley Cyrus singing her hit "Wrecking Bell" with... more »
  • Ex-UCI president questions Armstrong's credibility

    November 19, 2013 8:57 AM

    AMSTERDAM- Former UCI president Hein Verbruggen has questioned Lance Armstrong's credibility after the American rider implicated the Dutchman in covering up doping at the 1999 Tour de France. In a text message to NOS television network in the Netherlands, Verbruggen writes "Since when do people believe Lance Armstrong?" The Dutch... more »
  • SC high school closes after flags burned outside

    September 9, 2013 1:19 PM

    MURRELLS INLET, S.C. - A South Carolina high school has been evacuated for the day after someone burned several American flags outside the front entrance before classes started. Officials at St. James High School in Murrells Inlet found the burned flags around 6:20 a.m. Monday and called Horry County Police.... more »
  • Musician turns 9/11 survivor stories into songs

    September 1, 2013 5:58 PM

    NEW YORK - A dozen years after 9/11, an American musician has turned memories of grief into survivor songs - some of them surprisingly joyous. Composer Jake Heggie said Sunday that his new album titled "here/after (songs of lost voices)" is meant to create hope. The singers on the album... more »
  • Drug lord freed 12 years early

    August 17, 2013 11:00 AM

    MEXICO CITY - A drug lord walked free 12 years early after the court overturned his sentence for three murders. It all started in 1984 when two young American couples dressed in their Sunday best walked door to door in the western Mexican city of Guadalajara, trying to spread... more »
  • Israel holds Palestinian-American teen from New Orleans

    April 11, 2013 11:43 AM

    JERUSALEM - The family of a 14-year-old Palestinian-American says the Israeli military has been holding the boy for nearly a week after bursting into their home and arresting him in an overnight raid for allegedly hurling rocks at Israeli motorists in the West Bank. The boy's father, Abdelwahab Khalek, said... more »
  • American Airlines, US Airways to merge

    February 13, 2013 7:30 PM

    DALLAS - American Airlines and US Airways will merge and create the world's biggest airline. The boards of both companies approved the merger late Wednesday, according to three people close to the situation. The carrier keeps the American Airlines name but will be run by US Airways CEO Doug Parker.... more »
  • 1 American dead in Algerian standoff

    January 18, 2013 3:04 PM

    WASHINGTON- U.S. officials say one American has died in the hostage standoff at an Algerian gas complex. The officials say the deceased American is a Texas resident, Frederick Buttaccio. It is unclear how he died. The officials say Buttaccio's remains have been recovered and his family has been notified. The... more »
  • Woman dies in Baton Rouge accident

    January 18, 2013 12:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say an elderly woman involved in an accident Thursday on Coursey Boulevard has died. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said in an email that 90-year-old Gladys Sonntag died Thursday evening at a local hospital. McKneely said Sonntag was attempting to make a left turn from Coursey... more »
  • Obama, Karzai agree to speed military transition

    January 11, 2013 4:08 PM

    WASHINGTON - Within a few months, U.S. troops in Afghanistan will be shifting to a support role, letting Afghanistan's own troops take the lead in providing for the security of their country. The accelerated timetable was announced today by President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai after a meeting... more »

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