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  • Tearful Obama calls for action after shooting

    December 14, 2012 2:40 PM

    WASHINGTON - As a father, President Barack Obama says, he's grieving for the victims of today's school shooting in Connecticut. His remarks to the nation from the White House today were emotional ones, as Obama wiped his eyes and had to pause for several seconds to keep his composure. He... more »
  • Costas wishes he had more time to talk

    December 5, 2012 10:47 AM

    NEW YORK - Bob Costas isn't backing down from his halftime comments on gun violence, but he wishes he had more time. The NBC sportscaster gave interviews Tuesday to Dan Patrick and Lawrence O'Donnell about his Sunday-night halftime commentary following Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher's murder of his girlfriend... more »
  • Tour de France not commenting on Armstrong case

    August 24, 2012 11:04 AM

    PARIS - The organizers of the Tour de France say they will wait to see what happens before commenting on Lance Armstrong's case. Armstrong said Thursday that he would not pursue arbitration in the doping case brought against him by USADA, causing his seven Tour de France titles to be... more »
  • Mo. GOP leaders call for Akin to quit Senate race

    August 21, 2012 1:19 PM

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Five patriarchs of the Missouri Republican Party have called on U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin to withdraw from the race after comments he made about rape. The joint statement was issued Tuesday by U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt and four former senators from Missouri - John Ashcroft,... more »
  • Akin: GOP response to rape comments 'overreaction'

    August 21, 2012 1:12 PM

    ST. LOUIS - Rep. Todd Akin says his fellow Republicans have overreacted to his comments that women's bodies can prevent pregnancies in case of "legitimate rape." Akin told former GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee on Huckabee's radio show Tuesday that he hasn't done anything morally or ethically wrong, but got... more »
  • Romney distances self from 'Anglo Saxon' remark

    July 25, 2012 4:20 PM

    LONDON - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is distancing himself from an unnamed adviser quoted in British media as suggesting that President Barack Obama doesn't understand the "Anglo-Saxon" heritage shared by Britain and the U.S. Romney campaign spokesman Ryan Williams said Wednesday that if an adviser did say that, the... more »
  • Public comment opened for offshore sales

    March 20, 2012 7:05 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is opening a public comment period for two proposed offshore petroleum lease sales in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. No firm dates have been set for the sales, but federal plans call for the sales to be held between... more »
  • Police union responds to chief's interview

    October 10, 2011 4:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The head of the Baton Rouge police officers union said today that recent comments from Chief Dwayne White about racial profiling in the department went too far. President Chris Stewart gave his response on the WJBO morning show with Clay Young and Kevin Meeks, the same... more »
  • New sign regulations could cost Baker $620,000

    November 30, 2010 2:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Potential changes to street sign regulations could cost local communities hundreds of thousands of dollars in an effort to make them easier for everyone to see. By 2018, street signs must use letters that are at least six inches tall, be reflective so they can be... more »
  • Pope urges respect for embryos

    November 27, 2010 1:16 PM

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict XVI has called for politicians and other world leaders to show more respect for human life at its earliest stages by saying embryos are dynamic, autonomous individuals. Benedict made the comments during a vespers service Saturday to mark the beginning of Advent. This year, the... more »
  • BP Chairman apologizes for "small people" comment

    June 17, 2010 5:33 AM

    The chairman of BP says he's sorry for speaking clumsily after saying at the White House that the energy giant cares about "small people" hurt by the Gulf oil spill. BP Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg said he was trying to say BP understands how deeply the spill has affected people who... more »

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