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  • John Kerry hopes to solve Afghanistan voting dispute

    July 11, 2014 2:55 AM

    KABUL, Afghanistan - Secretary of State John Kerry is seeking to broker a deal between Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates as a bitter dispute over last month's runoff election risked spiraling out of control. Kerry, who arrived predawn in Kabul on a hastily arranged visit, is meeting Friday with former Finance... more »
  • Olympic-sized yogurt dispute

    February 6, 2014 7:53 PM

    Albany, New York- Members of team USA who want Chobani Yogurt for breakfast at the Olympics have to wait for the wheels of bureaucracy to move. The 5,000 cups of yogurt is tied up in a web of international trade negotiations and sits in a refrigerated warehouse in upstate... more »
  • Derby Pie maker, restaurant end trademark dispute

    October 2, 2013 9:57 AM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.- A chocolate-nut pie by any other name may be just as sweet, but it won't be a Derby Pie. Kern's Kitchen, the Louisville-based company that makes the famous dessert, and Claudia Sanders Dinner House settled a dispute over the name Derby Pie. Under the agreement approved by U.S.... more »
  • Gonzales man arrested for dispute involving gun

    September 4, 2013 3:07 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - A man accused in a disturbance involving a gun in Ascension Parish is now behind bars. On August 29, deputies went to 15009 Beau Jon Ave. in Prarieville, where they found two men fighting on the floor of a bedroom. Carlos Jackson then began fighting with... more »
  • BP mounts ad campaign in spill settlement dispute

    June 25, 2013 4:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - BP is placing a full-page advertisement in three of the nation's largest newspapers as the company mounts an aggressive campaign to challenge what could be billions of dollars in settlement payouts to businesses following its 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The ad scheduled to... more »
  • Standoff ends with police raiding home, one arrest

    April 12, 2013 11:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A domestic dispute in Baton Rouge ended today with police raiding a house and taking one person into custody. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said officers arrested one man for assault after the BRPD Special Response Team pulled him out of the home. McKneely said a woman... more »
  • Judge backs New Iberias housing agency in dispute

    January 31, 2013 7:19 AM

    NEW IBERIA - The city of New Iberia may have to begin collecting garbage at Housing Authority properties following a ruling by a state district judge. The New Iberia Housing Authority contends the city is responsible for collecting its tenants' solid waste just as they provide the service for the... more »
  • NHL cancels games through Dec. 14, All-Star game

    November 23, 2012 1:51 PM

    NEW YORK - The NHL is calling off all games through Dec. 14, plus the 2013 NHL All-Star Weekend scheduled for Jan. 26-27 in Columbus, Ohio. The league made the announcement Friday, the 69th day of the NHL's lockout of its players. The new cancelations come as little surprise. The... more »
  • Labor board still investigating Walmart dispute

    November 20, 2012 5:19 PM

    NEW YORK - Federal labor officials say they haven't decided whether to support a request by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to stop a union-backed group from encouraging worker walk-outs that are expected to culminate Friday, the traditional start of the holiday shopping season. The world's largest retailer, based in Bentonville, Ark.,... more »
  • Police: Shooter claims self-defense in killing

    November 7, 2012 3:33 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Police arrested a man they said shot and killed a teen during a dispute at his home in Plaquemine, and said the shooter is claiming self-defense. Chief Orain Gulotta said Wilbert Myles, 17, of Plaquemine was shot and killed during an altercation with Cordias Walker, 22, at... more »
  • 2 dead in shootout with police

    October 24, 2012 11:17 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Two people are dead in an apparent domestic dispute that began in north Shreveport and ended in Caddo Parish after a police chase and shootout. Officials tell The Times the initial call, which came in at 8:28 a.m. Wednesday, reported a man who was threatening a woman with... more »
  • La. high court rules Johnson will be chief justice

    October 16, 2012 10:38 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Supreme Court has ruled that Bernette Johnson will be the court's next chief justice, resolving a legal dispute that wound up in federal court. The court's ruling Tuesday says Johnson's years of appointed and elected service on the court give her the seniority that entitles... more »
  • US panel: Improve child custody rules for military

    July 18, 2012 3:54 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A national legal panel that works to standardize state laws is looking to simplify child custody rules for military service members, whose frequent deployments can leave them without clear legal recourse when family disputes erupt. The Uniform Law Commission is a group of some 350 attorneys appointed... more »
  • Visa, MasterCard in $7.3B credit card settlement

    July 13, 2012 4:54 PM

    NEW YORK - Visa, MasterCard and major banks have agreed to pay $7.3 billion to millions of merchants to end a dispute over card fees. The dispute involved payments called interchange fees that merchants paid in credit card transactions. The law firm representing the merchants said in a statement... more »
  • Panel is latest battleground in bar noise dispute

    April 3, 2012 7:40 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A long-brewing battle over the volume of music blasting out of French Quarter bars is going before New Orleans City Council members. A council committee on Tuesday was set to review a proposed ordinance governing the placement of loudspeakers in Quarter businesses. It's the latest attempt to... more »
  • Oilfield cleanup a big money dispute in Louisiana

    March 26, 2012 2:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A behind-the-scenes firestorm of the legislative session centers on a big-money, years-long dispute between landowners and the oil and gas industry over how cleanup should be handled of environmental damage from drilling years ago. More than a dozen bills on the issue are filed. Leaders of the... more »
  • 5 killed in spa shooting

    February 22, 2012 10:26 AM

    ATLANTA - A gunman shot and killed four people inside a Korean health spa located in Norcross an Atlanta suburb. The gunman then killed himself in what police said may have been a case of domestic violence. Surveillance video showed the gunman walking into the spa last night... more »
  • China faces conflict of law, business in iPad dispute

    February 17, 2012 6:57 AM

    BEIJING - Chinese officials face a choice in Apple's dispute with a local company over the iPad trademark - side with a struggling entity that a court says owns the name or with a global brand that has created thousands of jobs in China. Experts say that means Beijing's political... more »
  • Trade Commission sides with Apple in patent dispute

    December 20, 2011 5:18 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal agency is siding with Apple and ordering an import ban on HTC phones that infringe on a patent belonging to the iPhone maker. The U.S. International Trade Commission said Monday that the ban will take effect April 19 so that wireless carriers will have... more »
  • EBR taxpayers may cover cost of dispute

    November 2, 2011 5:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Your tax dollars may be used to help solve an ongoing dispute between the mayor and the sheriff. East Baton Rouge Parish-President Kip Holden says the current system to handle federal, emergency grant money saves lives. Homeland security money was under the control of the... more »
  • Football fans say NFL-player dispute not in their best interest

    March 11, 2011 10:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Labor talks broke down today in the fight between the NFL and players. The players' union de-certified which could lead to the first pro-football work stoppage in 23 years. Players want a portion of a huge amount of money the NFL got for TV rights. Football... more »
  • Obama: No plans to step into NFL labor dispute

    March 3, 2011 2:29 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has a clear message for pro football players and team owners: I don't intend to get involved in your labor dispute and you should be able to work things out so each side has enough money. As the NFL and the players' union held... more »
  • La. tourism ad campaign subject of dispute

    February 18, 2011 2:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne and the Jindal administration are at odds over a $4 million tourism campaign Dardenne wants to launch this spring to market Louisiana to potential visitors. The dispute between Dardenne and Jindal's commissioner of administration, Paul Rainwater, was put before lawmakers Friday... more »
  • Woman arrested in connection with two-vehicle fire

    October 26, 2010 6:31 PM

    A woman was arrested today in connection with a two-vehicle fire that occurred on June 4, 2009 after a domestic dispute, according to Baton Rouge fire investigators. Authorities said 45-year-old Wanda Scott set fire to the vehicle just before midnight. The fire originally involved a Nissan Pathfinder and spread to... more »
  • Jan Waters pleads guilty to manslaughter

    October 25, 2010 11:30 AM

    Six years after being accused of shooting her wealthy ex-husband Alan Waters after a dispute over money and the custody of their children, Jan Waters has pleaded guilty to manslaughter for his death. Waters entered the plea this morning in downtown Baton Rouge before jury selection was to begin... more »
  • Independent unit working tax disputes in Louisiana

    October 25, 2010 11:12 AM

    The Louisiana Department of Revenue has established an independent unit to work with taxpayers disputing audits. The Audit Protest Bureau was set up to give taxpayers who are in the early stages of disputing an audit an alternative to the court system. The bureau is managed by tax experts who... more »
  • Man accused of arson in Baton Rouge fire

    October 13, 2010 12:11 PM

    Authorities in Baton Rouge have arrested a man after they say he tried to burn a house down as part of a domestic dispute. 43-year-old Claude Powell faces six charges of aggravated arson in connection with the fire at 10095 Avenue A on October 5. Investigators say six... more »
  • Judge denies Ralph Slaughter recusal call

    July 15, 2010 6:13 AM

    A judge has found no reasons why a fellow state judge should have been recused from presiding over the trial of former Southern University System President Ralph Slaughter's wage dispute lawsuit against the school. State District Judge Wilson Fields also decided not to find Slaughter in contempt of court for... more »
  • Man pleads guilty in Internet threat

    June 22, 2010 6:39 AM

    A Louisiana man has pleaded guilty in Baton Rouge federal court to one count of using the Internet to threaten a Texas man in a dispute over $260,000. Allen S. Rousseau of Denham Springs admitted that he sent an e-mail to Mike Parker of League City, Texas, telling him to... more »
  • One dead in Ascension Parish after house explosion

    June 15, 2010 10:18 AM

    One man is dead after a house explosion in Ascension Parish. The details are sketchy right now, but the man was found dead in the front yard next to a shotgun. Authorities believe he set the house on fire because of a family dispute over property. As many as... more »
  • 12,000 Minnesota nurses plan 1-day walkout

    June 10, 2010 5:55 AM

    More than 12,000 Minneapolis-area nurses are hitting the picket lines for a one-day strike in a dispute over staffing levels and pension benefits. The 14 hospitals in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area say they've hired enough well-qualified replacement nurses to operate safely during the strike. Health care costs have been skyrocketing... more »
  • Domestic dispute leads to murder

    June 8, 2010 8:45 AM

    Livingston Parish Deputies arrested a woman for allegedly shooting and killing her husband after a domestic dispute. Deputies found Russell Dedon dead with gunshot wound to his back at 23066 Hwy 16 in Denham Springs. According to deputies, his wife Rebecca Dedon says she shot him after he hit her... more »
  • "Finish Strong" trademark dispute

    March 2, 2010 1:13 PM

    Shirts with the 2009 unofficial Saints team motto "Finish Strong" are causing a trademark dispute between two athletic wear manufacturers. Finish Strong LLC says Reebok International LLC infringed on the company's trademark by printing shirts with the unofficial team slogan after the Super Bowl. Finish Strong says it has... more »

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