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  • French police launch international manhunt for 'dangerous' suspect

    November 15, 2015 4:18 PM

    PARIS - The French National Police launched an international manhunt today for a "dangerous" suspect wanted for involvement in the Paris attacks, and a Belgian official said a new raid took place in a Brussels neighborhood. The suspect, identified as 26-year-old Salah Adbeslam, was born in Brussels, and is... more »
  • French official: 2 Americans subdued train gunman

    August 21, 2015 4:21 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Pentagon says one U.S. military service member was injured Friday, apparently while trying to subdue a gunman who opened fire on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris. The Pentagon says the service member does not have life-threatening injuries. Officials say three people were injured overall... more »
  • Suspect arrested in fatal French Quarter shooting

    July 9, 2015 12:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police say a 23-year-old man has been booked with second-degree murder following a shooting in the French Quarter. In a news release, police say detectives learned during their investigation that the unidentified victim and a 30-year-old friend were allegedly attempting to purchase drugs early Thursday morning from... more »
  • France mobilizes 10,000 security forces after attacks

    January 12, 2015 3:40 AM

    PARIS, France - French security forces are mobilizing in their search for what the prime minister called a "probably accomplice" to three days of bloodshed and terror around the capital, as well as to try to ensure the safety of the French people. Manuel Valls said the search is urgent... more »
  • France says Air Algerie plane wreckage found Play Video

    July 25, 2014 2:10 AM

    PARIS, France - French officials say that the wreckage of an Air Algeria plane which crashed with 116 people aboard has been found in Mali. A message posted Friday on the website of President Francois Hollande said the wreckage had been clearly identified despite the disintegration of the aircraft, and... more »
  • Freeze-dried shipwreck

    July 17, 2014 7:26 PM

    BRYAN, TEXAS- What's left of a famous French explorer's ship is on the move again from Texas A&M University to a museum in Austin, centuries after it sank off the Texas coast. The ship belonged to Rene-Robert Caveliere Sieur de la Salle. The keel and other large pieces... more »
  • Man arrested for shooting in French Settlement

    February 27, 2014 2:22 PM

    FRENCH SETTLEMENT- Authorities have arrested a man accused in a shooting Wednesday night in Livingston Parish. Deputies say Robert Higgens shot another man after the two got into an argument at Higgens' home in the 18000 block of La Trace Road in French Settlement. The victim was taken... more »
  • Sugar Bowl parade to march through French Quarter

    December 30, 2013 2:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Police say traffic in the French Quarter will be disrupted for a time Tuesday morning by a parade honoring the Sugar Bowl. The parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Pat O'Brien's bar at St. Peter and Royal streets, head down Royal to Bienville Street, turn left on... more »
  • 8 La. WWII veterans receive French Legion of Honor

    September 11, 2013 3:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Eight World War II veterans from Louisiana have received the French government's highest medal, the Legion of Honor, including a veteran from Gonzales. They include a soldier in the "Ghost Army" that tricked the Germans, one who led 55 days of fights behind enemy lines in Normandy... more »
  • Burger King to offer 'French Fry Burger' for $1

    August 27, 2013 8:55 AM

    NEW YORK- Burger King says it will start offering a "French Fry Burger" for a buck, as it looks to fend off McDonald's aggressive push for its Dollar Menu. Miami-based Burger King says the burger will be available Sept. 1 through the fall, as it looks to drum up sales... more »
  • La. lawmakers pass bills to promote French roots

    July 5, 2013 2:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After Gov. Bobby Jindal struck out funding for an agency that promotes French culture during last year's budget vetoes, French-speaking state lawmakers sought new ways to celebrate Louisiana's Francophone heritage. In the recently-ended legislative session, that bipartisan group of lawmakers won passage of bills that celebrate the... more »
  • Thousands march against French gay marriage law

    May 26, 2013 10:18 AM

    PARIS - Thousands of people are protesting in central Paris against France's new gay marriage law. The law came into force over a week ago, but organizers decided to go forward with Sunday's long-planned demonstration to show their continued opposition as well as their frustration with President Francois Hollande, who... more »
  • French president signs gay marriage into law

    May 18, 2013 3:32 PM

    PARIS - France will see its first gay weddings within days, after French President Francois Hollande signed a law Saturday authorizing marriage and adoption by same-sex couples and ending months of nationwide protests and wrenching debate. Hollande's office said he signed the bill Saturday morning, a day after the Constitutional... more »

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