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  • Endangered bongo and twin monkeys born at Baton Rouge Zoo

    April 21, 2017 2:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE – BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo announced the birth of three animals, a female bongo and Golden Lion Tamarin twins. The female bongo was born to a 3-year-old mother in the zoo's Africa loop. According to zoo officials, eastern bongos are classified as endangered African Antelopes. The... more »
  • Malaysia: Suspects wiped toxin on Kim's brother

    February 21, 2017 11:00 PM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia's police chief says the two female suspects in the killing of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half brother at Kuala Lumpur's airport were trained to wipe toxin on his face, then wash their hands. Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar said Wednesday that North... more »
  • Ringling picks 1st female ringmaster in 146-year history

    December 14, 2016 11:29 PM

    ELLENTON, Fla. - The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus has its first female ringmaster. Feld Entertainment Inc. is the parent company of the Florida-based circus. The company said in a statement Wednesday that Kristen Michelle Wilson will be the first-ever female ringmaster in its 146-year history. Wilson starts... more »
  • Navy personnel chief confident about female submariners

    January 14, 2016 7:34 PM

    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - The U.S. Navy's top human resources officer says he's confident the service will overcome any cultural barriers to fully integrating women into the submarine force. Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Bill Moran told reporters at Pearl Harbor on Thursday that he plans to get... more »
  • Serena Williams wins AP Female Athlete of Year for 4th time

    December 25, 2015 1:14 PM

    NEW YORK - Serena Williams is The Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year for the fourth time. Williams nearly became the first tennis player in more than a quarter-century to complete the Grand Slam, winning the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon, before losing in the U.S. Open semifinals.... more »
  • Rare pink dolphin spotted mating near Lake Charles

    September 9, 2015 2:53 PM

    LAKE CHARLES – A charter boat captain says a rare pink dolphin has been spotted mating in a lake near Lake Charles. "I've taken a ton of pictures of her mating and it proved she's a female," Capt. Erik Rue told ABC News. "I believe I'm first one who... more »
  • Louisiana Tech to end fee paid only by female students

    July 17, 2015 11:11 AM

    RUSTON - Louisiana Tech University will discontinue a fee paid only by full-time, female students that caused a student to file a Title IX complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Education. Dave Guerin, executive director of university communications, says the university will restructure its fees.... more »
  • Landrieu courts female voters in Senate race

    October 15, 2014 4:02 PM

    LAFAYETTE - With her political future in jeopardy, Sen. Mary Landrieu is turning to a natural constituent base in her re-election bid: Louisiana's women. The Democratic incumbent spoke Wednesday to 400 women in Lafayette -and a few men who came with them - in one of a series of events... more »
  • Spurs hire WNBA star Becky Hammon as assistant

    August 5, 2014 12:32 PM

    SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Spurs have hired WNBA star Becky Hammon as an assistant coach. The Spurs made the announcement Tuesday. Hammon plans to retire from the San Antonio Stars after this season. She joins South Carolina assistant Lisa Boyer, who served on John Lucas's staff in Cleveland... more »
  • Study: People fear male-named hurricanes more

    June 2, 2014 2:36 PM

    WASHINGTON - Which scares you more: Hurricane Victor or Hurricane Victoria? A new study finds that people are slightly less likely to flee an oncoming storm with a feminine name than a masculine one. But here is Victoria's secret: Hurricanes with feminine names turn out to be deadlier in the... more »
  • Girl challenges ban from Ohio school football team

    August 15, 2013 10:33 AM

    BALTIMORE, Ohio - An Ohio school district's refusal to let a seventh-grader play football has prompted requests that the board change its policies on female athletes. Makhaela Jenkins has played youth football around Baltimore, southeast of Columbus. But she isn't allowed on the active roster for her school team, because... more »
  • Female Israeli soldiers punished for racy photos

    June 2, 2013 12:20 PM

    JERUSALEM - The Israeli military says it has disciplined a group of female soldiers who posed for photos in underwear and combat gear and posted the images on Facebook. In a statement, the military said Sunday that the photos were unbecoming of Israeli soldiers. "The commanding officers disciplined the soldiers... more »

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