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  • Museums losing workers, hours under cuts Play Video

    February 18, 2015 1:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Drastic mid-year cuts to the Secretary of State's Office will leave many iconic Louisiana landmarks open only a few days each week and lead to two dozen layoffs according to Secretary Tom Schedler. The Secretary of State's Office said Wednesday Schedler will ask for approval to... more »
  • Coming Soon: Cuts to higher ed, but not TOPS Play Video

    February 3, 2015 9:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - All eyes are on the state budget shortfall as the Jindal Administration discusses making difficult cuts that will likely include major slashing to higher education. While the governor won't announce the budget until later this month, they want to address concerns about the TOPS Program. ... more »
  • Longer Rice video shows obscenities, spitting Play Video

    September 9, 2014 7:10 AM

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Ray Rice and Janay Palmer can be heard shouting obscenities at each other, and she appears to spit in the face of the three-time Pro Bowl running back right before he throws a brutal punch in a video shown to The Associated Press by a law... more »
  • Saints trim preseason roster to 75 players

    August 26, 2014 5:14 PM

    METAIRIE - Saints outside linebacker Victor Butler, who was seen as a key free agent acquisition in 2013, has been included among eight cuts made by New Orleans as the club prepares to close out the preseason with a roster of 75 players. New Orleans brought in Butler from Dallas,... more »
  • Phone lines repaired at Lane Regional Medical Center

    April 18, 2014 11:03 AM

    ZACHARY - Phone lines have been temporarily repaired to Lane Regional Medical Center, acccording to an AT&T spokesperson. Sue Sperry with AT&T said the hospital phone lines were accidentally cut by a construction crew Friday morning causing significant damage. For about an hour, no one could call in... more »
  • Federal unemployment stops while state rate drops Play Video

    December 27, 2013 6:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - About 7,000 people in Louisiana will lose their unemployment benefits Saturday. Only people who qualified for an extra 37 weeks of coverage, on top of the traditional 26 weeks of benefits will lose their benefits. This is part of the Emergency Unemployment Compensation provided by the... more »
  • Temporary SNAP funds cut Play Video

    October 23, 2013 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People using the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) may notice a smaller balance, starting Nov. 1. Stimulus money from the 2009 Recovery Act is ending at the end of this month. It gave SNAP extra money so low income families could keep food on the table... more »
  • Saints cut QB Wallace, WR's Breaston, Crayton

    August 19, 2013 5:20 PM

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Saints have terminated the contracts of reserve quarterback Seneca Wallace and receivers Steve Breaston and Patrick Crayton, placed defensive end Kenyon Coleman on injured reserve and waive five others. Wallace, who was competing with Luke McCown to back up Drew Brees, completed three of six... more »
  • Ruston school cut from Louisiana voucher program

    June 28, 2013 2:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A church-affiliated school in Ruston has been dropped from Louisiana's voucher program because it charged the state more for tuition than it did parents of non-voucher students. The Department of Education announced Friday that it was cutting New Living Word School from the voucher program, based on... more »
  • Food Network won't renew Paula Deen's contract

    June 21, 2013 3:56 PM

    SAVANNAH, Ga. - The Food Network says it will not renew the contract of celebrity chef Paula Deen, days after it was revealed she admitted using racial slurs in the past. The network said in a news release Friday afternoon that it would not renew Deen's contract when it expires... more »
  • House votes to cut food stamps

    June 19, 2013 5:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - The House has voted to cut food stamps by $2 billion a year. The chamber rejected 234-188 a Democratic amendment to a wide-ranging farm bill that would have maintained current spending on food stamps and cut farm subsidies instead. The bill cuts the $80 billion-a-year program by about... more »
  • Report says immigration bill cuts deficit

    June 18, 2013 4:36 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Congressional Budget Office says a sweeping immigration bill before the Senate would cut deficits by $197 billion over 10 years. The bill would add $262 billion in new spending and tax credits over 10 years, a sum more than covered by $459 billion in increased revenues, according... more »
  • Proposals would limit cuts in Medicaid program

    May 20, 2013 4:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Proposals making it more difficult to cut the rates paid to hospitals and nursing homes for taking care of Medicaid patients are nearing final passage. Support from lawmakers comes despite concerns the constitutional amendments would further limit budget areas available to cut when Louisiana has financial woes... more »
  • Jindal says he'd veto cigarette tax without offset

    April 18, 2013 3:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal says he'll veto any cigarette tax increase that wins passage from lawmakers, unless it's coupled with a corresponding cut in taxes somewhere else. Jindal says he will oppose anything he considers a net increase in state tax revenue. A few weeks ago, Jindal was... more »
  • La. domestic violence services threatened Play Video

    April 12, 2013 10:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Domestic violence service providers across Louisiana are worried about their future. They are afraid Governor Bobby Jindal's proposed budget will pass among lawmakers and pass along a funding 38% cut. The Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence has been collecting data about domestic violence related services... more »
  • Day leads at Masters, 14-year-old makes cut

    April 12, 2013 7:01 PM

    AUGUSTA, Ga. - Jason Day leads the Masters after the second round, and 14-year-old Guan Tianlang has become the youngest player to make the cut in PGA Tour history. Day shot a 4-under 68 Friday for a 6-under 138 total. That gives him a one-stroke lead over Fred Couples and... more »
  • DHH: Hospice program to stay open, get reforms Play Video

    January 23, 2013 4:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State health officials announced late this afternoon that the Medicaid Hospice Program would not end on Feb. 1 as scheduled. Secretary Bruce Greenstein with the Dept. Of Health and Hospitals said enough money from existing grants had been found to keep the program going until reforms... more »
  • Feticide suspect blames synthetic drugs at hearing Play Video

    January 17, 2013 4:02 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The Livingston Parish man accused of stabbing his wife and cutting their unborn baby from her womb blamed synthetic drugs today during a court hearing. Jeffrey Reynolds made the comments to reporters as he was being taken away after the hearing. "I love my wife... more »
  • Congress approves deal to avoid 'fiscal cliff'

    January 1, 2013 10:45 PM

    WASHINGTON - Past its own New Year's deadline, a weary Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation to avoid a national "fiscal cliff" of middle class tax increases and spending cuts late Tuesday night in the culmination of a struggle that strained America's divided government to the limit. The bill's... more »
  • Sources: New Obama offer moves toward Boehner

    December 17, 2012 6:37 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has proposed a deficit-reduction package to House Speaker John Boehner that would increase the top tax rates on taxpayers earning more than $400,000, cut more spending from health care programs and add $200 billion more in spending cuts over 10 years to his earlier offer.... more »
  • Pelosi says time running out for fiscal cliff deal

    December 13, 2012 10:45 AM

    WASHINGTON - House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi says a deal must be reached "in the next couple of days or the very beginning of next week" to avoid the fiscal cliff of automatic tax hikes and spending cuts. The California Democrat criticized Republican House leaders for sending lawmakers home on... more »
  • Lieberman urges compromise in final Senate speech

    December 12, 2012 1:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - Retiring Sen. Joe Lieberman in his final Senate floor speech is urging Congress to put partisan rancor aside and reach across party lines to break Washington's gridlock. The Democrat-turned-independent from Connecticut said Wednesday that strong bipartisan leadership is needed to solve the nation's most pressing problems such as... more »
  • Reid: 'Extremely difficult' to solve fiscal cliff

    December 11, 2012 2:18 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Senate's top Democrat says "it's going to be extremely difficult" to pass legislation to address the so-called fiscal cliff before Christmas, but adds there's still a chance it can be done. Majority Leader Harry Reid commented Tuesday amid a souring mood in Washington over negotiations to forestall... more »
  • Senate GOP leader calls on Dems to spell out cuts

    December 11, 2012 10:23 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Senate Republican leader is calling on President Barack Obama and Democrats to spell out where they would cut government spending as part of any deal to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff." Sen. Mitch McConnell complained on Tuesday that Obama has spent his time talking about raising tax... more »
  • Obama 'won't compromise,' but holds back on GOP criticism

    December 10, 2012 3:26 PM

    REDFORD, Mich. - President Barack Obama says he "won't compromise" on his demands that the wealthiest Americans pay more in taxes. However, Obama held back from directly criticizing Republicans for opposing his tax plans, perhaps signaling that private negotiations over the "fiscal cliff" are showing progress. Obama and Boehner met... more »
  • Obama, Boehner speak by phone on fiscal cliff

    December 5, 2012 4:37 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner discussed the fiscal cliff Wednesday in a telephone call. It followed several days of political sparring over steps to prevent a year-end series of tax increases and spending cuts. The call raises the possibility that negotiations will soon resume between... more »
  • White House rejects GOP fiscal cliff counteroffer

    December 3, 2012 4:47 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House is rejecting a Republican counteroffer aimed at averting the "fiscal cliff," saying it does not meet what the White House calls "the test of balance." White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer says the GOP proposal would lower tax rates for the wealthy and stick the... more »
  • GOP proposes new 'fiscal cliff' offer to Obama

    December 3, 2012 2:16 PM

    WASHINGTON - House Republicans negotiating with President Barack Obama on avoiding the so-called fiscal cliff are proposing to increase the eligibility age for Medicare and to lower cost-of-living hikes in Social Security benefits. The proposal is a response to Obama's offer last week to hike taxes by $1.6 trillion over... more »
  • Buffett urges Congress to raise taxes on wealthy

    November 26, 2012 10:33 AM

    OMAHA, Neb. - Billionaire Warren Buffett is again calling for higher taxes on the "ultra-rich" and he's urging Congress to compromise on spending cuts and tax increases. Buffett expressed his views on fiscal policy in an opinion article Monday in The New York Times. In the article, Buffett mocked the... more »
  • Appeal court: teacher furlough day illegal

    November 15, 2012 3:51 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A state appeal court says that the Jefferson Parish Public School System illegally cut teachers' pay by imposing an unpaid day of leave for every teacher in the district. The Jefferson Federation of Teachers sued the school board after it ordered the furlough. District Judge Steve Windhorst... more »
  • Report: Husband used kitchen knife to stab wife, fetus Play Video

    October 24, 2012 3:26 PM

    WALKER - An arrest report revealed more details today about what investigators found when they arrived at the scene of a stabbing in Walker. According to the report by the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, 31-year-old Jeffrey Reynolds used a kitchen knife to slash his pregnant wife's throat before cutting... more »
  • Sheriff: "Gruesome" scene where baby cut from mother Play Video

    October 23, 2012 3:20 PM

    WALKER - Livingston Parish authorities charged a man with feticide and attempted murder after they said he stabbed his pregnant wife this morning, and cut her unborn child from her. "It's a gruesome scene," Sheriff Jason Ard told News 2, "very challenging for our investigators." Ard said his... more »
  • Obama: I've cut taxes for small business 18 times

    September 10, 2012 12:08 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says his administration has cut taxes on small business 18 times over the past four years. In an interview broadcast Monday on WPYO-FM in Orlando, Fla., the president says the Small Business Administration has expanded its lending capacity and lowered fees during the recent recession.... more »
  • New England cuts RB Addai, signs TE Shiancoe

    July 26, 2012 10:49 AM

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - On the eve of another training camp, the Patriots released one notable veteran, and added two others. New England cut former Indianapolis running back Joseph Addai on Wednesday, and signed tight end Visanthe Shiancoe and defensive lineman Tim Bulman. Addai, 29, was signed by the Patriots as... more »
  • Citizens board agrees to 10 percent rate cut

    June 29, 2012 5:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The board governing Louisiana's property insurer of last resort has agreed to drop rates by 10 percent across a dozen south Louisiana parishes, with the rate cut retroactive to June 7, when the reduction was signed into law. The $16 million annual rate cut is for... more »
  • Citizens board agrees to 10 percent rate cut

    June 28, 2012 5:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The board governing Louisiana's property insurer of last resort has agreed to drop rates by 10 percent across a dozen south Louisiana parishes, with the rate cut retroactive to June 7, when the reduction was signed into law. The $16 million annual rate cut is for customers... more »
  • Beckham fails to make the cut

    June 28, 2012 10:57 AM

    WARSAW, Poland - Former England captain David Beckham has failed to make the British soccer team for the London Olympics. The Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder made Britain coach Stuart Pearce's shortlist of 35 but wasn't selected for the final 18-man squad as one of three players over the age of... more »
  • Man breaks into Vt. house. cut self on window, dies

    June 22, 2012 12:51 PM

    BURKE, Vt. - Vermont State Police say a man died after he broke into a home by smashing a glass window and was severely cut as he climbed through it. Police responded to a report on Wednesday of a dead man on the kitchen floor of the unoccupied home in... more »
  • Moody's cuts credit ratings on 15 major banks

    June 21, 2012 4:48 PM

    NEW YORK - Moody's Investors Service has lowered the ratings of some of the world's largest banks, including Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup and Goldman Sachs. The ratings agency said late Thursday that the banks were downgraded because their long-term prospects for profitability and growth are shrinking. The ratings... more »
  • Iberville Parish to cut back trash collection

    June 20, 2012 7:11 AM

    PLAQUEMINE- Several members of the Iberville Parish Council have expressed displeasure over Parish President J. Mitchell Ourso's recent decision to scale back garbage collection for parish residents. Trash pickup occurs twice a week. Ourso informed the council he has decided to reduce that schedule to once-a-week pickup for... more »
  • Times-Picayune cutting half of news staff

    June 12, 2012 12:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Times-Picayune is laying off 200 employees as one of the nation's oldest daily newspapers prepares to print just three days a week. The layoffs amount to about half of the newsroom's 169 employees. Advertising, circulation and other departments also were affected at the 175-year-old newspaper. About... more »
  • Tangipahoa looks for ways to cut school budget

    May 1, 2012 7:48 AM

    AMITE - Superintendent Mark Kolwe says the Tangipahoa Parish School Board must cut more than $8 million from the 2012-2013 budget, but employee furloughs are off the table. Kolwe says other measures, such as increasing class sizes, reducing salaries for starting teachers or dipping below a board-mandated minimum balance in... more »
  • Teachers protest cuts at charter school by cutting class

    April 25, 2012 1:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Teachers are cutting class Wednesday at Crestworth Learning Academy in Baton Rouge in protest of salary cuts. More than half of the 22 teachers arranged to take the day off after their pay was cut by 20 percent by the charter schools board members Tuesday night.... more »
  • Budget chairman asks for ways to cut health budget

    March 27, 2012 7:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The chairman of the House budget committee says Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget includes too large an increase in health care spending. Jindal's 2012-13 budget proposal includes a $679 million increase in the Department of Health and Hospitals' budget, which would grow to $9 billion. House Appropriations Committee... more »
  • Negotiators reach tentative payroll tax cut pact

    February 15, 2012 6:24 AM

    WASHINGTON - House and Senate negotiators have reached a tentative agreement on renewing a payroll tax cut that delivers about $20 a week to the average worker. They hope to send the legislation to President Barack Obama as early as this week. Under the outlines of the emerging agreement, a... more »
  • Jindal budget won't cut colleges at cost of state employee's retirements

    February 8, 2012 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget won't propose cuts to public colleges next year and would give the schools an extra $100 million if lawmakers agree to raise retirement costs for state workers and make other changes to the state employee retirement system. The governor's chief of staff, Stephen... more »
  • Tax cut talks focus on budget cuts, new fees

    January 16, 2012 6:48 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Familiar arguments could again echo through the halls of Congress as lawmakers return from a three-week holiday break to consider extending a tax cut with one eye on the November election. There are opposing ideas for extending an average $20-a-week Social Security payroll tax cut through the... more »
  • Public Defenders cutting services

    January 5, 2012 2:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Orleans Public Defenders office will begin cutting services on Jan. 16, because of a budget shortfall. Derwyn Bunton, who heads up the office, says he is forced to make the move because the $1.22 million the city approved for the office is $1 million less... more »
  • Republicans muscle tax cut bill through House

    December 13, 2011 5:56 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Republican-controlled House has passed legislation sought by President Barack Obama to extend Social Security payroll tax cuts through 2012. But the bill also includes a requirement for construction of an oil pipeline that has drawn a veto threat. The vote was 234-193. The measure now goes to... more »
  • Judge cuts current scope of sanity commission

    October 2, 2011 12:16 PM

    THIBODAUX, La.- A state district judge has decided that psychiatrists won't yet consider whether a 30-year-old Thibodaux man was sane when he allegedly beheaded his disabled 7-year-old son. Judge John LeBlanc says that for now, the sanity commission must decide whether Jeremiah Wright can help his lawyers defend him... more »
  • House votes to raise debt limit, cut spending

    August 1, 2011 6:35 PM

    WASHINGTON - The House has passed legislation designed to keep the government from defaulting on its debts. The measure also sets a course for reducing the federal deficit in the future. The Senate, where support is stronger, is expected to take up the bill on Tuesday, the deadline for... more »
  • GOP rank and file moving behind Boehner debt plan

    July 27, 2011 10:56 AM

    WASHINGTON - House Republicans seem to be rallying behind Speaker John Boehner's plan for lifting the U.S. borrowing cap. Several Republicans said they were warming to Boehner's plan for linking about $1 trillion in budget cuts as the price for raising the debt limit - even though they would... more »
  • LSU AgCenter facing budget emergency declaration

    July 15, 2011 2:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Chancellor Bill Richardson said today he's preparing to declare a financial emergency for the LSU AgCenter next month. The chancellor said during today's Board of Supervisors meeting that the millions of dollars in budget cuts the AgCenter has seen will cause him to declare financial exigency... more »
  • Proposal to cut legislative travel, pay scrapped

    June 2, 2011 5:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers in the state House bristled at a proposal that would cut their travel and expense allowances, to shrink the legislative budget as other state agencies have been cut. Republican Rep. Mack "Bodi" White offered the idea Thursday as the House considered the $89 million spending... more »
  • Regents vote to cut more than 100 programs

    April 27, 2011 11:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The state Board of Regents voted to cut more than a hundred degree programs from the state's colleges and universities to deal with expected budget cuts. The full board approved all recommended cuts and consolidations, which included ending 109 degree programs, consolidating 189, and conditionally keeping... more »
  • Despite budget woes, lawmakers propose tax breaks

    April 19, 2011 10:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - As lawmakers lament budget cuts, pay raise freezes and funding gaps for schools, several also are proposing millions of dollars in tax breaks. Tax exemptions for small businesses, towing companies, property owners, parents who pay private school tuition and a "nonprofit corporation whose primary purpose is... more »
  • Regents target hundreds of degree programs for termination

    January 26, 2011 1:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of degree programs could be cut from universities, community colleges and technical colleges across Louisiana. The Board of Regents released a list of more than 450 programs it identifies as having low completion rates. LSU and Southern University could be among the big losers;... more »
  • House to get quick start on spending cut pledge

    January 18, 2011 2:46 PM

    WASHINGTON - House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is promising a vote next week backing up the GOP's promise to cut spending for most Cabinet agencies back to the levels in place before President Barack Obama took office. Such a vote would put all House members on record behind cutting $100... more »
  • Higher ed leaders say tuition changes could soften cuts

    December 1, 2010 11:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE – State education leaders have proposed a series of tuition increases and changes to the Louisiana Board of Regents that they claim could greatly soften the blow of expected budget cuts next year. LSU President Dr. John Lombardi and other higher education leaders called the measures “strategic revenue... more »
  • Jindal discussing higher education funding with stakeholders

    November 30, 2010 2:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Higher education officials are discussing the future of their institutions' funding with Governor Bobby Jindal this afternoon. The meeting began at 2:00 p.m. at the Governor's Mansion, and officials are expected to talk about what was discussed with reporters afterward. Higher education officials have been... more »
  • Amid homecoming highs, LSU alumni feel budget worries

    November 13, 2010 5:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU alumni and parents from all over the country are in Baton Rouge for the school’s homecoming, and many had two things on their mind. The Tiger’s game tonight against ULM, and how deeply next year’s expected budget cuts were going to hurt their alma mater. Kim... more »
  • Colleges not getting a budget boost this year

    November 11, 2010 11:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Public colleges won't get any extra money from the state this year under a Jindal administration plan to use $147 million in federal education cash to offset budget cuts. Michael DiResto, a spokesman for the governor's financial office, said Thursday that the complex plan will shuffle all... more »
  • LSU mid-year cuts increased to spare AgCenter, Pennington

    October 20, 2010 1:23 PM

    LSU has submitted a new plan to meet mid-year budget cuts, after finding out this week that the amount they would have to cut had more than doubled. In a press release, school officials said the Division of Administration had notified them Monday that their mid-year budget reduction had been... more »
  • LSU sees higher enrollment

    September 17, 2010 4:20 PM

    The state's flagship university has boosted its enrollment, even as budget cuts have slashed programs and services at the campus. LSU announced Friday that its overall enrollment is 28,771 this semester, a 3 percent increase from last year when the school had 27,992 students. The growth of the freshman class... more »
  • Ascension council to cut aid to groups

    September 17, 2010 7:34 AM

    The Ascension Parish Council has approved a 20 percent, across-the-board cut in 2011 appropriations to nonprofits and other community and government groups. The Advocate reports the cut saves the parish over $142,000 if all 2010 funding targets are renewed in 2011 with the reduction included. Thursday's 7-2 vote came after... more »
  • Some LSU faculty cuts not happening until August 2011

    September 8, 2010 10:19 AM

    Many LSU faculty who were told their jobs would be cut after January are now getting extensions into next fall. The university announced today that deans and department heads were told to start issuing extensions to many of those faculty members. LSU Chancellor Michael Martin said in a press release... more »
  • Fiery email marks budget battle in BR

    August 24, 2010 10:48 PM

    A fiery email from the mayor marks the latest budget battle in Baton Rouge. Mayor Kip Holden asked department heads to prepare for 5 percent cuts. Many departments fell in line, and some even cut more than requested. Others called for layoffs in their cuts, and a few even... more »
  • Gov. Jindal cuts state fleet by more than 1,000 vehicles

    August 24, 2010 5:24 PM

    Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has cut the state-owned vehicle fleet by more than 1,000 cars, trucks and vans over the last year. The administration says that's the lowest level since the 2003-04 fiscal year - but it's still short of an administration goal to trim the number of state-owned vehicles... more »
  • Star's Attacker Pleads Not Guilty

    August 11, 2010 7:57 PM

    A woman accused of attacking actor Leonardo DiCaprio pleaded not guilty to hitting him with a glass that required 17 stitches. He suffered a cut that ran from his ear to his face. Aretha Wilson was arrested at the time in 2005, but fled to Canada before she went to... more »
  • USC cuts ties to Bush and will return Heisman

    July 20, 2010 5:31 PM

    Despite Reggie Bush's former legendary status at USC, the Trojans' athletic department will cut ties with their former running back and return his Heisman hardware. USC president-elect Max Nikias annoucned in a letter Tuesday that they will return Bush's Hesisman trophy and remove all jerseys and murals that recognize... more »
  • S. Korea cuts trade with North over sinking ship

    May 24, 2010 8:00 AM

    South Korea is cutting trade with Pyongyang over the sinking of a South Korean warship. South Korea's president vows North Korea will "pay a price" for a torpedo attack that killed 46 sailors. He's promising to haul North Korea before the U.N. Security Council. The White House offered its full... more »
  • Raiders release former LSU No. 1 overall pick Russell

    May 6, 2010 3:15 PM

    The Oakland Raiders have released former No. 1 overall pick JaMarcus Russell after three unproductive and highly paid seasons. Senior executive John Herrera told The Associated Press the move was made Thursday and that "we wish him well." The decision comes less than two weeks after Oakland acquired... more »
  • Higher education board cuts 28 programs

    January 28, 2010 5:08 AM

    The Louisiana Board of Regents is cutting 28 programs with low completion rates to save money. The action includes consolidating eight programs into three, eliminating 14 degree programs and shutting down 14 technical programs. Most of the programs, according to the Regents, were identified last April as "low-completer" programs and... more »

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