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  • Parents worry app lets kids swap inappropriate pictures Play Video

    June 27, 2013 10:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There's a smartphone app giving kids the opportunity to share inappropriate photos and some parents are clueless. It's called Snapchat. It promotes itself as a fun-private way to exchange pictures. The photos swapped among friends only appear on the screen for a few seconds. An... more »
  • Ex-cop exchanges fire with Calif. authorities

    February 12, 2013 3:55 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Authorities in Southern California said a fugitive ex-LAPD officer barricaded himself in a a cabin in the San Bernardino mountains and exchanged fire with police searching for him. Two officers were wounded in the exchange and airlifted to nearby hospitals, according to authorities. A law... more »
  • Insurers may prove choosy with overhaul exchanges

    January 17, 2013 3:36 PM

    UNDATED - UnitedHealth CEO Stephen Hemsley is warning analysts not to assume that the insurer will participate widely in a key health care overhaul coverage expansion that unfolds later this year. State-based exchanges will debut this fall and allow people to sign up for coverage online, with some using income-based... more »
  • Utah Gov asks Obama to approve state's exchange

    December 11, 2012 2:31 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY - Utah Governor Gary Herbert is asking President Barack Obama to approve the state's health insurance exchange and declare that it meets the requirements of the federal health overhaul. Herbert sent the letter Tuesday ahead of Friday's deadline for states to decide if they'll do their own... more »
  • Feds propose fee on health insurers in new market

    November 30, 2012 3:58 PM

    WASHINGTON - Health insurance companies will have to pay to play in new health insurance markets coming under President Barack Obama's health care law. The federal Health and Human Services department said Friday it is proposing a "user fee" amounting to 3.5 percent of premiums for health insurers who want... more »
  • Government extends deadline for health care decision

    November 15, 2012 5:11 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration has given states another month to decide what role, if any, they'll play in carrying out the new health care law. Instead of having to declare their intentions by Friday, states now have until Dec. 14, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in... more »
  • Stocks rise early after Greek deal, then flatten

    February 9, 2012 11:15 AM

    NEW YORK - U.S. stocks rose in early trading Thursday after Greece nailed down a cost-cutting deal that it needs to avoid defaulting on its debt next month. But stocks fell later in the morning and are now virtually flat. Analysts say the market expected the deal, and they're warning... more »
  • People exchange guns for gas

    November 19, 2011 5:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of people turned in their unwanted guns for gas coupons during the second "Gas for Guns" exchange in East Baton Rouge Parish. People anonymously dropped off weapons at two churches in the city-parish between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and received a gas card worth... more »
  • Gas for Guns in EBR Play Video

    November 18, 2011 11:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The second "Gas for Guns" exchange in East Baton Rouge Parish is scheduled to begin Saturday morning. People can anonymously drop off weapons at two churches in the city-parish between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and receive a gas card worth between $50 and $300 depending on... more »
  • Strong earnings, takeovers send stocks higher

    October 24, 2011 10:56 AM

    NEW YORK - Stocks are rising strongly after a round of corporate takeovers and reports that Europe's bailout fund will be larger than anticipated. Mattel and J.M. Smucker were among companies that rose after announcing acquisitions. Caterpillar jumped 5.5 percent after it raised its profit forecast for the year.... more »

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