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  • Cops: Pet ferrets chew off newborn's nose, part of her cheek

    January 23, 2015 3:27 PM

    DARBY, PA - Authorities near Philadelphia say a trio of pet ferrets chewed off a newborn's nose and part of her cheek when her mother left her downstairs in her car seat. Officials say the month-old baby was attacked Thursday by ferrets that escaped a cloth cage while the girl's... more »
  • French security forces to get better weapons to fight terror

    January 21, 2015 4:12 AM

    PARIS, France - France's prime minister says security forces will get better weapons and protection and the country will go on a hiring spree for 2,600 new counter-terrorism officers. Prime Minister Manuel Valls said the government will spend 425 million euros ($490 million) on counter-terrorism over three years in response... more »
  • Teacher mugged walking to school

    January 16, 2015 10:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police are investigating a mugging where a teacher at an elementary school was victimized as she was walking to school Friday morning. The woman, who was unharmed during the ordeal, was attacked after she parked her car and while she was walking toward Dalton Elementary near the... more »
  • La. AG candidate uses Paris killings to raise money

    January 16, 2015 4:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A candidate for Louisiana attorney general is using claims that less gun control could have prevents recent Paris terror attacks in order to raise money and attention for his campaign. Jeff Landry, a Republican and former state representative, stated on his campaign website that if "liberal... more »
  • 15 arrested in Belgium terror sweep

    January 16, 2015 4:50 AM

    BRUSSELS, Belgium - Belgian authorities say more than a dozen people have been detained in Belgium and two arrested in France in an anti-terror sweep following a firefight in which two suspected terrorists were killed. Eric Van der Sypt, a Belgian federal magistrate, said Friday that a dozen searches had... more »
  • Kerry says trip to France about hugs, not apologies

    January 15, 2015 6:13 AM

    SOFIA, Bulgaria - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he is not traveling to France later Thursday to apologize for the Obama administration's failure to send a senior official to last weekend's unity march, but rather to give "a big hug to Paris" in the wake of terrorist attacks... more »
  • Turkish police check newspaper over Charlie Hebdo cartoons

    January 14, 2015 2:03 AM

    ANKARA, Turkey - A pro-secular Turkish newspaper says police stopped trucks as they left its printing center to check the paper's content after it decided to print a selection of Charlie Hebdo caricatures. Cumhuriyet newspaper says police allowed distribution of the newspaper to proceed on Wednesday after verifying that the... more »
  • Obama says US must up its game on cyberthreats

    January 13, 2015 3:04 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says recent cyberthreats to Sony and the military's U.S. Central Command are reminders of the serious threats facing the U.S. Obama unveiled a proposal for cybersecurity legislation at the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center just outside Washington. He says cyberthreats pose "an enormous challenge."... more »
  • Charlie Hebdo plans unprecedented 3 million run of new issue

    January 13, 2015 3:14 AM

    PARIS, France - The surviving staff of Charlie Hebdo is putting out an unprecedented 3 million copies of its upcoming issue. According to the newspaper Liberation, which loaned out office space to the satirical weekly whose staff was decimated at the beginning of three days of terror attacks last Wednesday,... more »
  • White House: US should have sent other officials to Paris

    January 12, 2015 12:50 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says it erred in not sending a high-level official to an anti-terror march in Paris on Sunday. More than 40 world leaders attended the rally, which was aimed at showing unity following terror attacks by Islamic militants that left 17 people dead. The Obama administration... more »
  • France mobilizes 10,000 security forces after attacks

    January 12, 2015 3:40 AM

    PARIS, France - French security forces are mobilizing in their search for what the prime minister called a "probably accomplice" to three days of bloodshed and terror around the capital, as well as to try to ensure the safety of the French people. Manuel Valls said the search is urgent... more »
  • U.S. says it didn't hack North Korea

    January 9, 2015 2:41 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Two senior U.S. officials tell The Associated Press that the U.S. government is not responsible for the sustained electronic attacks that crippled North Korea's Internet infrastructure last month. Those attacks happened just after President Barack Obama promised that his administration would respond to the hacker break-in at... more »
  • SU students sue apartments over racist attack Play Video

    January 8, 2015 10:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Two students from Southern University filed a lawsuit Thursday claiming the managers of an apartment complex near LSU attacked them and called them racial slurs after the students tried to lease an apartment there. Jasmine Edwards and Demonya Williams named Courtyard Orleans Apartments, apartment manager Kortney... more »
  • Hunt for 2 in French shooting that killed 12; 1 surrenders

    January 8, 2015 2:03 AM

    PARIS, France - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls says there were "several arrests" overnight in the hunt for two suspects in the deadly shooting at a satirical newspaper. In an interview with RTL radio Thursday, Valls said preventing another attack "is our main concern," as he explained why authorities released... more »
  • Doe attacks man after being shot with arrow

    January 5, 2015 12:07 PM

    FOND DU LAC, WI - Authorities say a deer wounded by an arrow in eastern Wisconsin turned on the bow hunter in an attack that sent the 72-year-old man to a hospital. Fond du Lac County sheriff's officer Jeff Bonack says the hunter was tracking the wounded doe through thick... more »
  • One arrest after group attack with bricks, bats

    December 17, 2014 12:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police charged one person with attempted murder this week after investigators said a group of women with baseball bats and bricks attacked someone in their car, then fired several shots into the vehicle. Baton Rouge Police charged Alonzonesha Garner Tuesday with attempted second-degree murder and illegal... more »
  • Taliban attack leaves more than 80 children dead

    December 16, 2014 3:47 AM

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan - A top Pakistani official says that 84 students have been killed in a Taliban attack on a military-run school in the northwestern city of Peshawar. Pervez Khattak, the chief minister of the province where the attack is underway, says that roughly the same number of students have... more »
  • Woman attacked by neighbor's pet lynx in Atlanta

    December 2, 2014 2:47 PM

    ATLANTA - Atlanta police say a woman was attacked by her neighbor's pet Siberian lynx and has been hospitalized. Spokesman Greg Lyon says officers were called to a home in the affluent Buckhead neighborhood after a woman said her friend had been attacked by the large cat Tuesday afternoon. Police... more »
  • Boko Haram said to kill about 45 people in Nigeria

    November 20, 2014 4:36 PM

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - The leader of a vigilante fighter group in Nigeria says Boko Haram militants have killed about 45 people in an attack on a village. Muhammed Gava of the Nigeria Vigilante Group said the assault occurred Wednesday in Azaya Kura village in northeastern Nigeria's Borno state. He told... more »
  • Israelis return to attacked Jerusalem synagogue

    November 19, 2014 2:00 AM

    JERUSALEM, Israel - Jewish worshippers are returning to a Jerusalem synagogue that was the site of a deadly attack the previous day as Palestinians brace for more punitive demolitions amid soaring Israeli-Palestinian tensions. Meanwhile, Israeli security forces early on Wednesday demolished the home of the Palestinian who killed two people... more »
  • Obama condemns Jerusalem attack

    November 18, 2014 10:20 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is strongly condemning Tuesday's attack at a synagogue in Israel that killed four people, including three U.S. citizens. The president says there can be no justification for such attacks. Obama is urging both Israeli and Palestinian leaders and ordinary citizens to "work cooperatively to lower... more »
  • Several wounded in Jerusalem synagogue attack

    November 18, 2014 2:19 AM

    JERUSALEM, Israel - Israeli police say a number of people were wounded when two suspects attacked a Jerusalem synagogue. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says the suspects were killed at the scene of the attack on Tuesday. He declined to say how they were killed. He says it wasn't immediately clear... more »
  • World Trade Center reopens for business Play Video

    November 3, 2014 3:02 AM

    NEW YORK - Thirteen years after the 9/11 terrorist attack, the resurrected World Trade Center is opening for business. It's an emotional milestone for both New Yorkers and the nation. Publishing giant Conde Nast will start moving into One World Trade Center on Monday. The 104-story, $3.9 billion skyscraper dominates... more »
  • Dempsey: US used attack helicopters near Baghdad

    October 12, 2014 12:26 PM

    WASHINGTON - The top U.S. military officer says the U.S. called in Apache helicopters to prevent Iraqi forces from being overrun by Islamic State militants in a recent fight near Baghdad's airport. Gen. Martin Dempsey says the extremists were within about 15 miles and had they overrun the Iraqis, "it... more »
  • Man attacked by shark in Western Australia

    October 2, 2014 1:51 AM

    SYDNEY, Australia - A man has been seriously injured in a shark attack in Western Australia. Police say the man was attacked Thursday morning at Wylie Bay in the town of Esperance on Western Australia's remote southern coast. The victim was being treated at a hospital. Police said they had... more »
  • National guard hosts mock terrorist attack Play Video

    September 25, 2014 4:22 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - The Louisiana National Guard conducted an anti-terrorism exercise Thursday morning. Several local, state, and federal agencies took part in the exercise along with the National Guard. Officials say the exercise happened so that they could see how well everyone worked together in the event an emergency... more »
  • Staffers hurt in melee at New York psych center

    September 4, 2014 2:04 AM

    MARCY, N.Y. - Authorities say 12 staff members have been injured in a melee at a New York psychiatric center. Correction officials say in a news release issued late Wednesday night that a group of inmates attacked staffers and other inmates inside the Central New York Psychiatric Center in the... more »
  • US kills six militants in Somalia strike Play Video

    September 2, 2014 4:22 AM

    MOGADISHU, Somalia - A member of the Somali group al-Shabab says its leader was traveling in one of two vehicles hit Monday night in a U.S. military strike but the spokesman would not say if the leader was among the six militants who were killed. Abu Mohammed told The Associated... more »
  • High school student dies after attack at school Play Video

    August 27, 2014 8:40 AM

    ALEXANDRIA - A student at Natchitoches Central High School has died after he was beaten during a fight. The victim was identified as 18-year-old Johnquaries Smith. Smith was attacked in what police are calling a random act of violence. He was air lifted to the hospital following the... more »
  • Boy, 7, bitten by Lake Pontchartrain shark

    August 9, 2014 5:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 7-year-old New Orleans boy injured while swimming with his family in southeast Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain is believed to have been bitten by a shark. It happened Friday afternoon in the huge body of brackish water, which is connected to the Gulf of Mexico north of New... more »
  • US launches first airstrikes in Iraq

    August 8, 2014 8:19 AM

    NEW DELHI - The Pentagon says two U.S. fighter jets dropped bombs on Islamic militants in Iraq towing artillery outside Irbil near U.S. personnel. Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby says two F/A-18 jets dropped 500-pound bombs on a piece of artillery and the truck towing it. President Barack... more »
  • Israel Cabinet discusses cease-fire

    July 25, 2014 2:12 AM

    JERUSALEM, Israel - An Israeli defense official says the Security Cabinet is meeting to discuss international cease-fire efforts, but also the option of expanding its eight-day-old ground operation in Gaza. He spoke on condition of anonymity because Friday's deliberations are taking place behind closed doors. The office of Israeli Prime... more »
  • Having a heart attack? Survive, Don't Drive Play Video

    July 18, 2014 9:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center has a tip that could save your life in the event on a heart attack: Don't get behind the wheel. OLOL kicked off its "Survive, Don't Drive" campaign to inform you of the dangers of getting behind the... more »
  • Israel escalates aerial offensive on Gaza

    July 10, 2014 4:26 AM

    JERUSALEM, Israel- Israel dramatically escalated its aerial assault in Gaza, now in its 3rd day, hitting hundreds of Hamas targets as its missile defense system once again intercepted rockets. Military spokesman Peter Lerner said Thursday that Israel struck more than 300 Hamas targets overnight, focusing on underground tunnel networks and... more »
  • New TV ad challenges Sen. Landrieu's clout

    July 9, 2014 11:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A national conservative organization has launched new advertising to attack the central message of Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu's campaign, that her clout is invaluable to Louisiana. The Americans for Prosperity ad, which begins airing statewide Wednesday, says Landrieu's position as leader of the Senate energy committee... more »
  • Israel hits key Hamas targets in Gaza offensive

    July 9, 2014 5:10 AM

    JERUSALEM, Israel - The Israeli army is intensifying its offensive on Hamas in the Gaza Strip today. The army says it's attacked more than 160 sites in Gaza, including 118 concealed rocket launch sites, six Hamas compounds and 10 militant commander centers. Since the offensive began Tuesday, Israel says it's... more »
  • Israel launches military offensive against Gaza Play Video

    July 8, 2014 5:44 AM

    JERUSALEM, Israel - The Israeli military launched what could be a long-term offensive against the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Tuesday striking at least 50 sites in Gaza and mobilizing troops for a possible ground invasion aimed at stopping a barrage of rocket attacks against Israel. The military said "Operation Protective... more »
  • Libyan militant faces detention hearing for Benghazi attack

    July 2, 2014 8:16 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Libyan militant now in U.S. custody in the Benghazi attacks faces a court appearance where federal prosecutors will argue why he should remain in detention. The hearing for Ahmed Abu Khattala is before Magistrate Judge Deborah A. Robinson. In court papers filed Tuesday night, the U.S.... more »
  • Al-Qaida fighters attack airport in southern Yemen

    June 26, 2014 4:03 AM

    SANAA, Yemen - Yemeni security officials say al-Qaida militants have attacked an airport in the country's south and bombed the facility's air control tower. The officials say the coordinated attack on the Sayoun airport in the southern province of Hadramawt started from three different directions early on Thursday. The officials... more »
  • Jindal signs harsher penalties for referee attacks

    June 23, 2014 5:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Parents who attack referees at their children's athletic events will face toughened penalties. Gov. Bobby Jindal's office announced Monday the governor has signed a bill increasing punishment for conviction of the misdemeanor crime of battery of a school or recreation contest official. The crime had carried a... more »
  • Marathon bombings suspects' friends due in court

    June 23, 2014 2:14 AM

    BOSTON, MA - A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev plans to ask a judge to release him on bail while he awaits trial on charges of impeding the investigation into the deadly attack. Khairullozhon Matanov is due in federal court Monday for a detention hearing. Matanov is... more »
  • Pit bull mauls 12-year-old Washington boy

    June 18, 2014 7:21 AM

    WASHINGTON, La. - Police say a 12-year-old Washington boy is in the hospital after a pit bull attack. Police Chief Ronelle Broussard says his office was informed of the attack around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Broussard says the animal allegedly attacked the investigating officer, forcing the officer to shoot and kill... more »
  • Militants attack Iraq's largest oil refinery

    June 18, 2014 2:59 AM

    BAGHDAD, Iraq- A top security official in Iraq says Islamic militants are attacking the country's largest oil refinery, some 155 miles north of the capital, Baghdad. The official said fighters of the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant began their attack late Monday night and it continued into... more »
  • US aims for trial of Benghazi suspect held on ship

    June 18, 2014 2:15 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The capture of an alleged leader of the deadly 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya, gives U.S. officials a rare moment of good news. Now they are preparing to try the captured Libyan in the U.S. court system and pledging to redouble efforts to catch others... more »
  • Another extremist attack in Kenya: 9 dead

    June 17, 2014 2:31 AM

    NAIROBI, Kenya - A police official says extremists killed nine people overnight in the Kenyan coastal area where a swarm of attackers carried out a slaughter on Sunday night. Police spokesman Masoud Mwinyi said Tuesday that al-Shabab militants attacked Majembeni village. The Somali militant group also claimed responsibility for the... more »
  • Police: Priests attacked at Phoenix church, 1 dies Play Video

    June 12, 2014 5:53 AM

    PHOENIX, AZ - Police say one priest was shot and killed and another was wounded in an attack at a Catholic church in downtown Phoenix. Sgt. Steve Martos says police received a call about a burglary at the Mother of Mercy Mission near the state Capitol shortly after 9 p.m.... more »
  • Brad Pitt attacked at 'Maleficent' premiere

    May 29, 2014 2:14 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - A man was led away in handcuffs after allegedly attacking Brad Pitt on the red carpet at the Hollywood premiere of the movie "Maleficent." Pitt was apparently unhurt and soon resumed signing autographs. Witnesses saw the man from the fan area jump over a barrier on... more »
  • Obama: No act of terror can match strength of US

    May 15, 2014 9:28 AM

    NEW YORK - President Barack Obama says no act of terror can match the strength and character of the United States. He says, quote, "Nothing can ever break us." Obama is speaking at the dedication in New York for the National September 11 Memorial Museum. He says this museum tells... more »
  • GOP's point man on Benghazi is seasoned prosecutor

    May 7, 2014 2:12 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Republicans' newest point man on the Benghazi attack, congressman Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, is a seasoned prosecutor determined to apply his courtroom skills to an election-year examination of the Obama administration. The two-term congressman will lead a special select committee investigating the events surrounding the... more »
  • GOP sharpens focus on Benghazi as midterms loom

    May 6, 2014 2:14 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Republicans are sharpening their focus on the deadly 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, as midterm elections loom closer, with a likely vote this week on establishing a select House committee to investigate the Obama administration's response. Wrangling over a subpoena of Secretary of State John Kerry will... more »
  • Mother brings awareness to son's killer Play Video

    May 5, 2014 7:30 AM

    BRUSLY - Marin J. Stallings, Jr. was just 18-years old when his life was taken by an asthma attack. Now his mother hopes to preserve his memory and fight the disease. Dianne Stallings and Denise Thomas stopped by 2une In Monday to talk about the TUFF Project's Asthma Awarness... more »
  • Iraq: Bombs kills at least 11 people in market

    April 29, 2014 4:12 AM

    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Officials say a back-to-back bomb attack in an outdoor market northeast of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, killed at least 11 people. A police officer says Tuesday's attack took place in the town of al-Saadiyah, 140 kilometers (90 miles) northeast of Baghdad. He added that at least 19... more »
  • Court orders drone attack info must be released

    April 21, 2014 11:52 AM

    NEW YORK - A ruling in a federal appeals court says the Obama administration must release its legal justifications for killing U.S. citizens suspected of terrorism overseas with drone attacks. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals made the decision. The case stems from a Freedom of Information Act... more »
  • Wig-wearing man wanted in bathroom attack

    April 2, 2014 9:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police are looking for a man who pushed a woman into the bathroom of a McDonald's on Sherwood Forest and threatened her with a knife Wednesday afternoon. Police said the altercation happened around 3:00 when the 36-year-old woman was shoved into a stall in the female restroom... more »
  • Mom arrested after teachers witness beating

    March 14, 2014 10:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A mother faces charges after school administrators told an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy she beat her child in front of them. Akilah Finley, 32, faces cruelty to a juvenile charges. According to her arrest report, witnesses saw her smash her son's head into a... more »
  • Cat on the prowl and owners trapped

    March 10, 2014 7:29 PM

    PORTLAND, OREGON- Police were called to a house in Portland, Oregon to subdue a huge house cat that attacked a child forcing the family to barricade themselves in a bedroom. They baby was not hurt. The couple locked themselves in their bedroom with the baby and the family... more »
  • Transgender student says he lied

    March 4, 2014 7:31 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO- A transgender teen who claimed to police on Monday he was savagely beaten and sexually assaulted at school recanted on Tuesday. It came after further questions from detectives in Hercules, a suburb of San Francisco. The 15-year-old first claimed three boys attacked him in a bathroom... more »
  • Police reviewing other cases after home invasions, assaults Play Video

    January 15, 2014 9:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are still searching for at least one attacker, breaking into homes and assaulting women who are home alone. Tuesday, police released details on three attacks that have happened since Sunday. But, Wednesday, a neighborhood watchdog warned there may be an additional incident. A Webb... more »
  • People on alert since home invader is on the loose

    January 14, 2014 10:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People are taking extra precautions, especially once the sun sets in one area of town, after police issued a warning about home invasions. Police are investigating three home invasions and sexual assaults in the Tara, Glen Oaks and Webb Park areas. The incidents have happened since... more »
  • Woman: I was the victim of 'knockout game' Play Video

    December 30, 2013 8:33 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Police are investigating a Sunday morning attack in what appears to a part of the 'knockout game' of assault, beatings where attackers walk up to strangers and cold-cock them. A woman told officers in Port Allen that she was walking to get the morning paper at... more »
  • Man stabbed in candy cane attack

    December 26, 2013 7:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say a candy cane lawn decoration was a man's weapon of choice after an argument on Christmas Eve. The man is accused of ripping the yard ornament out of the ground on East Garfield Street and started swinging it at another man, who then pulled... more »
  • Burn victim convicted of lying

    November 15, 2013 10:23 PM

    WINNSBORO- A woman who lied about being set on fire by the KKK pleaded guilty to charges in North Louisiana. Sharmeka Moffitt was sentenced to prison, but it was suspended and she is on probation. Moffitt will have to pay fine, KNOE TV reported Friday . In October... more »
  • After attack, dog bite victim wants pit bulls banned Play Video

    November 14, 2013 10:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Lisa Smith is demanding change after she was bitten five times at the dog park on Dalrymple Drive Thursday afternoon. The attack happened when she was attempting to free her dog from the jaws of an aggressive pit bull mix. "He turned my dog onto his... more »
  • Police: man killed in self defense

    November 14, 2013 7:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police said late Thursday, the stabbing death of a man earlier in the day was justified. Kendrick Edwards, 19, died after being stabbed in the leg in a neighborhood near the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and McClelland Drive. He died at an area hospital. Investigators said... more »
  • Victim robbed after car flashes headlights

    November 8, 2013 10:24 PM

    KENTWOOD- Deputies arrested a man for a heist where the victim was tricked into being held at gunpoint. Investigators said Eric Selders stole $80.00 from the person after the scheme. Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's deputies said the victim was driving on Highway 10 between Wilmer and Arcola when another vehicle's... more »
  • Casino guard attacked by gamblers Play Video

    November 1, 2013 6:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Early Friday morning, a guard from the Belle of Baton Rouge casino was attacked by a group of six men being escorted from the property according to casino officials. A Belle of Baton Rouge spokesperson said the men were acting rowdy on the casino floor, which is... more »
  • Assad warns of retaliation for US strike on Syria

    September 9, 2013 8:03 AM

    WASHINGTON - Syrian President Bashar Assad is warning there will be retaliation against the U. S. for any military strike launched in response to a chemical weapons attack. In an interview broadcast Monday on CBS' "This Morning," Assad says, quote, "You should expect everything." Asked by anchorman Charlie... more »
  • 5 teens booked in French Quarter attack

    September 7, 2013 10:31 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Court documents show five teenagers were arrested Sept. 1 and booked with hate-crime charges after police said they fired pellet guns at a man in the French Quarter and yelled sexual and racist slurs at him. The Times-Picayune reports 18-year-old George Brown, 19-year-old O'Na Reed and three... more »
  • BRPD investigating deadly wrench attack

    September 2, 2013 4:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they're investigating the death of a Zachary man killed after he was confronted in someone else's car. Lt. Don Kelly with Baton Rouge Police said Jerry Sheppard, 47, died Friday from his injuries. Kelly said Sheppard was found in someone else's parked car... more »
  • Obama seeking lawmakers' approval for Syria strike

    August 31, 2013 1:10 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says he has decided that the United States should take military action against Syria in response to a deadly chemical weapons attack. But he says he will seek congressional authorization for the use of force. He says congressional leadership plans to hold a debate and... more »
  • Possible US-led attack on Syria sparks rallies

    August 31, 2013 10:13 AM

    HOUSTON - Protesters nationally and globally are taking to the streets to express support for and against a possible U.S.-led attack on Syria. President Barack Obama has said that any possible attack would be limited and aimed at punishing Syrian President Bashar Assad for his alleged use of chemical weapons.... more »
  • Obama says he's considering 'narrow' Syria action

    August 30, 2013 1:37 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says he hasn't made a final decision about a military strike against Syria. But he says he's considering a limited and narrow action in response to a chemical weapons attack that he says Syria's government carried out last week. Obama says that attack was a... more »
  • Kerry: Syrian regime planned for chemical attack

    August 30, 2013 12:14 PM

    WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry says the U.S. knows based on intelligence that the Syrian regime carefully prepared for days to launch a chemical weapons attack. Kerry says Syrian regime personnel were at the site of the attack for three days beforehand, making preparations. He says regime elements... more »
  • Obama: Syrian gov't behind chemical weapons attack

    August 28, 2013 5:13 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says the U.S. has concluded that the Syrian government carried out a large-scale chemical weapons attack against civilians last week. Obama says the U.S. has examined evidence and doesn't believe the opposition fighting the Syrian government possessed chemical weapons or the means to deliver them.... more »
  • Inspectors visit site of alleged chemical attack

    August 28, 2013 10:53 AM

    DAMASCUS, Syria - Anti-regime activists in Syria say members of a U.N. team of chemical weapons experts were working today in a large Damascus suburb that was affected by last week's alleged chemical attack. The activists say the experts crossed into rebel-held territory, and were accompanied by members of the... more »
  • Syria agrees to UN chemical weapons investigation

    August 25, 2013 6:54 PM

    DAMASCUS - Syria will allow U.N. experts already in that country to begin an investigation Monday into last week's suspected chemical attack on rebel-held areas in the capital's eastern suburbs. A senior White House official is dismissing the agreement announced Sunday as "too late to be credible," saying the United... more »
  • Deadly crocodile attack suspected in Australia

    August 24, 2013 6:12 PM

    DARWIN - Police are searching a northern Australian river for a 24-year-old man suspected to have been snatched by a crocodile while swimming with a friend. Police Senior Sergeant Peter Lindfield says police received reports Saturday afternoon that the man had been attacked by a crocodile while he swam at... more »
  • Aid group tallies 355 dead after Syria attack

    August 24, 2013 11:46 AM

    PARIS - Doctors Without Borders says some 355 people who showed "neurotoxic symptoms" died following the suspected chemical weapons attack this week near Syria's capital. The Paris-based humanitarian aid group said Saturday that three hospitals it supports in the Damascus region reported receiving roughly 3,600 patients who showed such symptoms... more »
  • Two arrested after girl shot with paintball gun at high school

    August 20, 2013 10:34 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- A juvenile and a teenager were arrested late Tuesday after a girl was shot with a paintball gun at the high school here. Sheriff's deputies arrested Daryl Tillman, 18, and an unidentified person for firing at the girl while she left an after school event. The unnamed... more »
  • Woman pleads no contest in pit bull attack

    August 13, 2013 12:00 PM

    AMITE - A Loranger woman has pleaded no contest to a charge of negligent injury after her pit bull mauled an 8-year-old girl in Hammond in 2012. The Daily Star reports 40-year-old Bridgette Harper entered her plea Monday. Harper will be sentenced by state District Judge Elizabeth Wolfe on Oct.... more »
  • Cops: Ex-player attacks Pa. football coach at home

    August 12, 2013 10:19 AM

    PITTSBURGH - Authorities say a former player attacked a western Pennsylvania high school football coach at his home, biting the coach so badly he needed 60 stitches to repair his ear. Police and Sharon coach Jim Wildman say they can't explain why 38-year-old Joseph Koscinski barged into the coach's home... more »
  • Dickerson enters plea in "wrong neighborhood" attack

    August 6, 2013 9:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The man accused of attacking a family at a gas station earlier this year pleaded not guilty today to the charges against him. Donald Dickerson entered the plea this morning during an arraignment over charges of second degree battery and failure to register as a sex... more »
  • Man accused of beating family could get life sentence Play Video

    July 12, 2013 6:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A man accused of beating a family at a gas station could face a life sentence if he's convicted. Donald Dickerson was arrested in May for second-degree battery after police said he attacked a family of three at a gas station on Scenic Highway. Initial reports... more »
  • Police name suspect in shotgun attack

    June 21, 2013 4:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives identified the man they believe attacked another person with a shotgun overnight in Baton Rouge, calling him armed and dangerous. Lt. Don Kelly said they had a warrant for the arrest of Steaphon Harris, 28, for attempted second degree murder and being a felon in... more »
  • Police looking for shotgun-toting attacker

    June 21, 2013 10:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Rouge said they're looking for a man armed with a shotgun who was involved in a shooting overnight. Lt. Don Kelly said one person was injured in the shooting, which happened around 1:50 a.m. In the 1800 block of North Marque Ann. ... more »
  • Driver booked in knife attack on passenger

    June 14, 2013 2:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans woman in under arrest after police say she stabbed a passenger in her car. Investigators say that officers pulled over 22-year-old Breonna Stovall for a traffic violation shortly after 1:35 a.m. on Chef Menteur Highway. They say they found her covered with blood... more »

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