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  • Feds stop prep for challenged immigration program

    February 17, 2015 12:51 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Homeland Security Department is ceasing preparations for a program designed to shield millions of immigrants from deportation. That decision comes as a result of Monday's federal court ruling temporarily halting it. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says his agency will stop working on the program to... more »
  • Govt tells agents to ID which immigrants not to deport

    January 28, 2015 2:26 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Obama administration is ordering immigration agents to ask immigrants they encounter living in the country illegally whether they might qualify under President Barack Obama's plans to avoid deporting them. Internal training materials obtained by The Associated Press also show that agents are being told to review... more »
  • Executive: No guarantee BP will help pay subsidiary's fines

    January 27, 2015 10:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - An executive for the BP subsidiary that faces billions of dollars in possible fines for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill says it is uncertain whether other BP entities would step in to help pay a steep penalty. Richard Morrison, chairman of the board for BP... more »
  • Republicans try to chart path on immigration moves

    January 16, 2015 2:52 AM

    HERSHEY, PA - Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he's going to try to push a House-passed bill to overturn President Barack Obama's immigration policies through the Senate. But neither McConnell nor other members of his leadership - and not even senior House Republicans - predict success for the plan that... more »
  • Ex-BP exec can be tried for obstructing Congress

    June 30, 2014 11:25 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court in New Orleans says a former BP executive can be tried on a charge that he obstructed a Congressional investigation into the 2010 Gulf oil spill. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals decision posted Monday reversed a ruling by U.S. District Judge Kurt... more »
  • Attempt to reinstate charge against former BP exec

    April 30, 2014 11:29 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Prosecutors want a federal appeals court to reinstate criminal charges against a former BP executive. They allege that David Rainey obstructed a congressional investigation into the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Rainey is accused of not disclosing information on the amount of oil flowing into... more »
  • Former BP executive gets delay in oil spill trial

    February 26, 2014 2:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- A federal judge has indefinitely delayed the trial of a former BP executive accused of lying to Congress about the amount of oil spewing from the company's blown-out well in 2010. David Rainey's trial had been scheduled to begin March 10. Rainey was BP's vice president of exploration... more »
  • Trial delayed for ex-BP executive in spill probe

    July 3, 2013 4:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has postponed the trial of a former BP executive charged with concealing information from Congress about the amount of oil that was spewing from the company's blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt agreed Wednesday to give... more »
  • New CEO named for state's insurer of last resort

    June 28, 2013 4:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state's insurance commissioner has named a new chief executive to run Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp., the state-run insurer of last resort. Commissioner Jim Donelon said Thursday he has named David Thomas to take the helm of the company. Thomas will replace Richard Robertson, who resigned... more »
  • Southern, LSU agcenters share executive

    June 22, 2013 11:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - The Southern University Agricultural Center's top official is now also the program leader for food and nutrition at the LSU AgCenter. LSU AgCenter Chancellor Bill Richardson says the joint appointment will enhance LSU's working relationship with Southern and provide more chances for collaboration between the two... more »
  • Judge tosses ex-BP executive's obstruction charge

    May 20, 2013 4:32 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has dismissed one of the two counts in the indictment of a former BP executive who was charged with concealing information from Congress about the amount of oil leaking in 2010 from the company's blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico. U.S. District Judge... more »
  • Ex-BP executive's trial delayed

    May 9, 2013 11:32 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has agreed to postpone the trial of a former BP executive. David Rainey is charged with concealing information from Congress about the amount of oil that was leaking from the company's blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. Rainey's trial was scheduled... more »
  • BP executive testifies at Gulf oil spill trial

    February 26, 2013 6:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The first BP executive to testify at a trial spawned by the massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has taken the stand. Lamar McKay was president of BP America at the time of the disaster. He is the trial's second witness and is expected... more »
  • Ex-BP executive seeks trial delay in spill case

    December 7, 2012 8:56 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A former BP executive is asking a federal judge to postpone his trial on charges he concealed information from Congress about the amount of oil that was spewing from the company's blown-out well in 2010. A trial for David Rainey is scheduled to start Jan. 28.... more »
  • BP executive charged with lying to authorities

    November 15, 2012 1:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Two men who worked for BP during the 2010 Gulf oil spill disaster have been charged with manslaughter and a third with lying to federal investigators, according to indictments made public Thursday, hours after BP announced it was paying $4.5 billion in a settlement with the U.S.... more »
  • Report: Apple exec refused to apologize for Maps

    October 30, 2012 11:06 AM

    NEW YORK - The head of Apple's iPhone software development was asked to resign after he refused to sign a letter apologizing for the flaws of Apple's mapping application, according to a published report. The Wall Street Journal says Scott Forstall's refusal was the latest clash between him and other... more »
  • New revenue secretary starts as executive counsel

    October 9, 2012 5:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's new revenue secretary Tim Barfield is on the job - but not officially as the secretary. Barfield has started working as executive counsel at the Louisiana Department of Revenue until the state Senate confirms his appointment as secretary, a move that won't happen until... more »
  • Draft order seeks to improve US digital defenses

    September 10, 2012 3:37 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is preparing an executive order with new rules to protect U.S. computer systems, after Congress failed earlier this summer to pass a cybersecurity bill. The Associated Press obtained a draft of the order. The provisions include voluntary standards for companies, a special council run by... more »
  • Charges fly after White House invokes privilege

    June 20, 2012 1:24 PM

    WASHINGTON - There are more harsh words from both sides, after today's White House decision to invoke executive privilege, rather than turn over documents sought by a House panel looking into a flawed gun-running investigation. And the panel that sought the documents is nearing a vote on whether to cite... more »
  • Former HBPA executive director gets 13 months behind bars

    February 3, 2012 2:49 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The former executive director of the Louisiana Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association will serve 13 months in federal prison after her conviction for conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud and identity fraud. Mona Hebert Romero was sentenced Friday. The 43-year-old Metairie woman was also ordered to... more »
  • Companion Animal Alliance director steps down

    September 27, 2011 4:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The executive director of the group that took over animal sheltering operations for East Baton Rouge Parish stepped down from her post today. Laura Hinze submitted her resignation to the Companion Animal Alliance board after just two months in the position, according to board chair Christel... more »
  • EPA names director for oil spill restoration panel

    October 26, 2010 4:44 AM

    A Florida native and consultant on environmental and land issues has been given the job of executive director for a panel set up to handle ecosystem restoration from the BP oil spill. John Hankinson Jr. will handle the daily affairs of the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force, a panel... more »
  • State budget cuts target higher education, healthcare

    October 22, 2010 5:51 PM

    Governor Bobby Jindal issued an executive order to more than two dozen state agencies today, demanding a reduction in their budgets to deal with a shortfall of nearly $107 million in the last fiscal year. More than $36 million of that falls on higher education and more than $20... more »
  • Hayward's stand-in heckled at London oil meeting

    June 22, 2010 5:26 AM

    A BP executive standing in for BP CEO Tony Hayward was heckled at an oil conference in London. BP chief of staff Steve Westwell was interrupted twice during his address on Tuesday by protesters shouting "we need to end the oil age!" The hecklers were escorted out of the... more »
  • Ex. hospital executive gets prison for fraud

    March 10, 2010 5:38 AM

    A former Louisiana hospital executive has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for embezzling nearly $200,000 from her employer's student loan repayment program. A federal judge also ordered Melissa Hanks Bordelon, of Nashville, Tenn., to pay $192,000 in restitution to Acadian Medical Center in Eunice. Bordelon was the hospital's... more »

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