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  • McCain to come back to Senate Tuesday

    July 24, 2017 9:23 PM

    WASHINGTON - Arizona Sen. John McCain is returning to the Senate on Tuesday to vote on GOP health care legislation just days after being diagnosed with a brain tumor. McCain's office made the dramatic announcement late Monday in a brief statement saying he looks forward "to continue... more »
  • Actor John Heard, of 'Home Alone' movies, dies at 71

    July 22, 2017 12:03 PM

    NEW YORK - Actor John Heard, best known for playing the father in the "Home Alone" movie series, has died. He was 71. His death was confirmed by the Santa Clara Medical Examiner's office in California on Saturday. TMZ reported that Heard, who lived in southern California, was... more »
  • 'Walking Dead' stuntman dies after accident on set

    July 14, 2017 9:50 AM

    ATLANTA - A stuntman on the popular AMC show "The Walking Dead" has died from injuries sustained in an on-set accident. According to Entertainment Weekly, New Orleans native John Bernecker, 33, fell more than two stories onto a concrete floor suffering a head injury. The accident occurred on Wednesday.... more »
  • Critics of Senate health bill hope to sway GOP Sen. Cassidy

    June 23, 2017 3:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Both of Louisiana's Republican U.S. senators say they're studying the Senate GOP health plan. But advocacy groups seeking to keep the current federal law intact have their focus squarely on one of them, physician Bill Cassidy. Cassidy has indicated he has problems with the bill that... more »
  • Louisiana sets new restriction for minors seeking abortion

    June 17, 2017 12:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has agreed to toughen requirements for parental consent when a minor seeks an abortion. Current law requires a notarized statement from a legal guardian of an unmarried girl younger than 18 before a doctor can perform an abortion on her.... more »
  • Edwards to sign bills prompted by Alton Sterling shooting

    June 10, 2017 11:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Following the shooting death of Alton Sterling, a black man who was killed during a struggle with two white police officers, activists were adamant that Louisiana police departments needed to do a better job of training their officers. Those calls were heard. Nearly... more »
  • US official mulling greatly expanding airplane laptop ban

    May 28, 2017 11:28 AM

    WASHINGTON - Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly says he's considering banning laptops from the passenger cabins of all international flights to and from the United States. That would dramatically expand a ban announced in March that affects about 50 flights per day from 10 cities, mostly in the Middle East.... more »
  • Louisiana senate rejects minimum wage increase

    May 24, 2017 3:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards' push to raise Louisiana's minimum wage has sputtered again in the Senate, leaving the state's lowest-wage workers to be paid at the federal rate of $7.25 per hour. The Senate Finance Committee voted 7-3 Wednesday against the proposal sponsored by Sen. Troy Carter,... more »
  • Edwards administration: House budget damaging to services

    May 2, 2017 9:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration is trashing House Republicans' version of next year's budget, saying it would cause widespread damage to health services and child welfare programs. In a Tuesday briefing, Edwards' cabinet officials outlined a litany of criticisms against the proposal that emerged from the House... more »
  • Musician John Warren Geils Jr. dies in Massachusetts at 71

    April 11, 2017 11:05 PM

    GROTON, Mass. - Musician John Warren Geils Jr., founder of The J. Geils Band, has died in his Massachusetts home. He was 71. Groton police confirmed Geils' death Tuesday night. They say it does not appear to be suspicious. The J. Geils Band was founded in 1967 in Worcester, Massachusetts,... more »
  • Governor's Rome trip cost state $15,000 for security detail

    February 25, 2017 1:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards' trip to meet the Pope in Rome cost taxpayers $15,000 for his state police security detail. Edwards personally paid travel costs for him and his wife for the weeklong trip in January. The travel expenses for the governor's bodyguards were billed to the... more »
  • 11 people pass through unmanned NY airport security checkpoint

    February 20, 2017 8:44 PM

    NEW YORK - Authorities are trying to find eight of 11 people who passed through an unattended security checkpoint lane at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman Joe Pentangelo says it happened Monday morning at Terminal 5. He says authorities... more »
  • Flood victims can comment in person on state recovery plans

    February 4, 2017 12:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration is holding public meetings for victims of the March and August floods to comment on the governor's plans for spending $1.2 billion in federal rebuilding aid. The first public meeting was held Friday in Lafayette Parish. Additional meetings are scheduled in Baton... more »
  • Louisiana's December unemployment rate dips as labor force shrinks

    January 24, 2017 1:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's unemployment rate dipped to 6.1 percent in December as people kept leaving the labor force. The jobless rate fell from 6.2 percent in November, but remained above December 2015's 5.8 percent level. Fewer people reported having jobs and fewer were looking. The number of unemployed Louisianans... more »
  • Kerry backs "2-nation" solution for Mideast

    January 15, 2017 2:09 PM

    PARIS - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is defending an international call for renewed efforts at Mideast peace. Kerry, speaking to reporters after taking part in a peace conference Sunday in Paris, rejected Israeli criticism of the meeting, saying the concept of a two-state solution to the conflict is... more »
  • CIA director says Trump tweeting harms security

    January 15, 2017 1:00 PM

    WASHINGTON - CIA Director John Brennan says Donald Trump's "talking and tweeting" is not in the nation's interest and that the president-elect lacks a full understanding of the threat Russia poses to the U.S. Brennan said Sunday the national security questions Trump will face after becoming president on Friday are... more »
  • White House urges Trump to mend ties with Lewis

    January 15, 2017 12:42 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's chief of staff says Donald Trump should mend relations with civil rights legend Rep. John Lewis to send a message to the American people and the world. The president-elect tore into Lewis on Saturday for questioning the legitimacy of his White House victory, intensifying a... more »
  • Cuts loom as latest budget deficit tops $300 million

    January 13, 2017 1:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's midyear deficit has been pegged at $313 million, a figure that Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration says will trigger the governor to call a special legislative session to re-balance the budget. An income forecasting panel downgraded Louisiana tax collection estimates Friday, to account for unemployment that... more »
  • Edwards' inauguration festivities not comparable to previous governor's plans

    January 2, 2016 12:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards may have cannon fire and a black-tie ball, but the approach for his Jan. 11 inaugural festivities is more understated compared to past governors. Among Edwards' immediate predecessors, Bobby Jindal had a free festival in downtown Baton Rouge. Kathleen Blanco's team created... more »
  • Governor's race candidates differ on how to serve elderly

    August 6, 2015 3:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Three contenders to be Louisiana's next governor say they'd elevate elderly affairs issues to a cabinet-level department, rather than a small agency inside the governor's office. But the candidates differed on the approach. Republican Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne said he would merge the oversight of services for... more »
  • Theater shooting: No red flags reported at time of gun sale

    July 28, 2015 11:42 AM

    CARROLLTON - John Russell Houser's mental problems were well known to many, though perhaps not to the store that sold him the .40-caliber handgun used in a deadly attack on a Louisiana movie theater. A federal background check came back clean, the pawn shop said, with no red flags raised... more »
  • McCain: Trump owes veterans an apology

    July 20, 2015 11:19 AM

    WASHINGTON - Arizona Sen. John McCain is responding to remarks by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who dismissed the former Vietnam POW's status as a war hero by saying, "I like people who weren't captured." McCain told MSNBC this morning that Trump doesn't need to apologize to him, but should... more »

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