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  • Senator John McCain diagnosed with brain tumor

    July 19, 2017 8:29 PM

    WASHINGTON - Doctors say Arizona Sen. John McCain has a brain tumor associated with a blood clot that was removed last week. In a statement late Wednesday, doctors reveal that McCain has been diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive cancer. The statement says the 80-year-old senator and his family... more »
  • Student released by North Korea now at hospital

    June 13, 2017 11:40 PM

    WASHINGTON - An American college student who was released from a North Korean prison has been taken to an Ohio hospital for treatment. Otto Warmbier, whose parents say is in a coma, arrived at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center late Tuesday night. Warmbier was serving... more »
  • American Airlines jet out of the mud at San Antonio airport

    June 4, 2017 1:14 PM

    SAN ANTONIO - Crews have removed an American Airlines plane from the mud after it veered off a runway at San Antonio International Airport. American spokeswoman Alexis Aran Coello said Sunday that investigators are trying to determine what prompted the pilot of Flight 2214 to abort takeoff and slide off... more »
  • Box office: 'Furious' passes $1B, 'Latin Lover' surprises

    April 30, 2017 2:24 PM

    NEW YORK - "The Fate of the Furious" throttled past $1 billion globally and took No. 1 at the box office for the third straight week on a weekend where multicultural offerings dominated North American theaters. As expected, the eighth "Fast and the Furious" installment stayed atop the domestic box... 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 »
  • N.Korea detains US citizen; at least 3rd American being held

    April 23, 2017 11:49 AM

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - Officials say North Korea has detained a U.S. citizen, in the latest case of an American being held in the country. The Swedish Embassy in Pyongyang said Sunday it was aware of a Korean-American citizen being detained recently, but couldn't comment further. The embassy looks after... more »
  • US warns companies not to overlook qualified Americans

    April 3, 2017 9:29 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Trump administration is warning U.S. companies that it will investigate those that discriminate against qualified American workers in favor of foreigners. The Justice Department issued a warning Monday as companies began applying for coveted skilled-worker visas. That program is used mostly by technology companies to bring in... more »
  • Iran imposes sanctions on 15 US companies

    March 26, 2017 11:32 AM

    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran has imposed sanctions on 15 American companies over their alleged support for Israel, terrorism and repression in the region. A Foreign Ministry statement carried by the state-run IRNA news agency Sunday said the companies are barred from any agreements with Iranian firms and that former and... more »
  • Officials: US expects next North Korean missile launch soon

    March 21, 2017 9:06 PM

    WASHINGTON - American defense officials say they expect another North Korean missile launch in the next several days. The officials say the U.S. has increased its surveillance. The increased scrutiny follows the sighting of a North Korean missile launcher that is being moved around. The construction of VIP seating in... more »
  • Coast Guard's Twitter account hacked with sex invitation

    March 6, 2017 1:49 PM

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. - A U.S. Coast Guard spokesman says an invitation to meet for sex showed up on the mid-Atlantic region's Twitter account after it was hacked. Coast Guard spokesman Nate Littlejohn said that the account was compromised Monday morning. He says the profile photo and bio were changed to... more »
  • American Airlines to use larger jets for flights at BTR airport

    February 23, 2017 4:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE – American Airlines will add to the number of larger Bombardier CRJ 700 jets to its Baton Rouge Metro Airport flight schedule starting April 5th. American Airlines currently uses 6 of its 12 larger CRJ 700 jets at the airport, traveling to and from its Dallas-Fort Worth... more »
  • Charge dropped against man who burned flag at RNC in Ohio

    January 22, 2017 12:33 PM

    CLEVELAND - The man whose case led to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the burning of the American flag being protected by free speech no longer faces a charge over another flag-burning at last summer's Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Cleveland.com reports court filings show prosecutors last week dropped... more »
  • 3-parish African-American museum opening Feb 4 in Houma

    January 15, 2017 12:52 PM

    HOUMA - A segregation-era high school for black students will reopen next month as a museum celebrating African-American history in Terrebonne, Lafourche and St. Mary parishes. The Courier reports that the Finding Our Roots African American Museum in Houma will be dedicated Feb. 4. The 9 a.m. ceremony will be... more »
  • Liberty is depicted as african-american woman on $100 gold coin

    January 13, 2017 6:02 PM

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Mint has unveiled a commemorative $100 gold coin that features an image of Liberty as a black woman. The 2017 American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin shows the woman's head in profile with a crown of stars. It features the year of the mint's founding, 1792,... more »
  • Mayor to speak with college president over US flag decision

    November 30, 2016 11:28 AM

    SPRINGFIELD - The mayor of a Massachusetts city will speak this week with the president of a college that decided to stop flying U.S. flags after students allegedly burned a flag in protest of Donald Trump's presidential election. Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno is scheduled to speak with Hampshire College President... more »
  • Mexican Red Cross travels to Baton Rouge to join American Red Cross in flood recovery

    September 24, 2016 1:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Members of the Mexican Red Cross, Cruz Roja Mexicana, are joining the American Red Cross in Baton Rouge this week to help Latino families that have suffered from the flood. The ten volunteers from Cruz Roja Mexicana are set to visit communities around Baton Rouge next week.... more »
  • 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 »

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