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  • Louisiana inmates sue over solitary confinement on death row

    March 29, 2017 4:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Three inmates on Louisiana's death row say in a lawsuit they face inhumane isolation for 23 hours a day in cells "the size of an average of home bathroom." A class action filed Wednesday claims prison officials are violating the constitutional rights of death row prisoners at... more »
  • US prosecutors oppose easing jail conditions for El Chapo

    March 21, 2017 10:32 PM

    NEW YORK - U.S. prosecutors and lawyers for infamous drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman are sparring over his tough jail conditions. The defense has asked a judge to order Guzman released from solitary confinement at a high-security Manhattan jail where he's been held since being brought to the United... more »
  • Federal appeals court rejects egg-labeling lawsuit

    February 27, 2017 9:34 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - A federal appeals court has rejected a lawsuit that sought to require labels on egg cartons indicating the conditions in which the chickens were raised. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday ruled that several federal agencies had acted reasonably in... more »
  • 2 semis crash on icy interstate in Nebraska

    January 15, 2017 2:05 PM

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Officials believe icy conditions contributed to a fiery crash involving two semitrailer trucks on Interstate 80 in central Nebraska. The accident happened as the latest wave of sleet and drizzle was glazing parts of the central U.S. on Sunday. The Nebraska Roads Department closed 15 miles... more »
  • Conditions upgrade for four people injured in Exxon fire

    November 25, 2016 12:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The conditions of four people who were injured in a fire at the Exxon refinery have been upgraded. According to hospital officials, one patient has been upgraded to fair condition while three others have been upgraded to serious condition. Emergency crews were called to the... more »
  • Syrian rebels: No talks unless humanitarian conditions met

    January 13, 2016 1:41 PM

    BEIRUT - Rebel groups in Syria say they are rejecting peace talks in Geneva later this month unless humanitarian conditions mentioned in a U.N. resolution are fulfilled. In a statement Wednesday, the Free Syrian Army and 33 other factions and rebel groups - including the powerful Army of Islam -... more »
  • Final day of Voodoo Fest canceled due to rain

    November 1, 2015 1:18 PM

    NEW ORLEANS -- The final day of the Voodoo Music + Arts Experienced has been canceled because of "dangerous weather conditions," the festival announced Sunday morning. "Fan safety is the top priority for the producers of the festival and current conditions at City Park do not meet our standards... more »
  • Forecasters expect slower Atlantic storm season

    August 7, 2014 11:11 AM

    MIAMI - Federal forecasters say the Atlantic hurricane season will be even quieter than predicted, thanks to atmospheric and oceanic conditions suppressing storm formation. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration still expects three to six hurricanes to form during the six-month season that peaks between mid-August and mid-October. Officials dropped... more »
  • Slightly safer surf along beach where local teen drowned

    July 25, 2014 4:11 PM

    GULF SHORES, Ala. - Conditions were slightly safer Friday at this popular getaway for south Louisiana families. A week after a teenager from the Baton Rouge-area drowned while swimming during double red flag warnings, lifeguards were watching swimmers under yellow flag advisories. Yellow flags mean moderate surf and conditions.... more »

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