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  • Pentagon says airstrike killed terror leader in Somalia

    December 7, 2015 12:52 PM

    WASHINGTON - A Pentagon official says the U.S. killed a senior leader of the al-Shabab extremist group in an airstrike last week in Somalia. The Dec. 2 strike that killed three was announced Monday by Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis. Davis identified the targeted al-Shabab senior leader as Abdirahman... more »
  • Parents say NAACP leader has lied about her racial identity

    June 12, 2015 2:26 PM

    SPOKANE, WA - NAACP leaders have responded to questions about the racial identity of the woman who leads a local chapter in Washington state by noting that ethnicity is not a qualifying criterion for leadership in the organization. Rachel Dolezal has led the Spokane, Washington, chapter of the African-American civil... more »
  • Southern continues search for new leader

    March 14, 2015 11:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University has revived its stalled search for a new leader. Sources say officials expressed optimism at the new search committee's first meeting: They will find the right leader, despite the financial struggles the historically black university system has faced in recent years. They are looking for... more »
  • Politicians, community & business leaders unite to smush litter bugs Play Video

    March 11, 2015 7:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Keep Louisiana Beautiful has removed litter and debris from roadsides, highways and waterways with the help of more than 23,000 volunteers. This weekend, even more people will join in the fight against litter. "We've invited business leaders, community leaders, (and) elected officials to join us in... more »
  • Holocaust survivor asks students for hope Play Video

    January 15, 2014 5:48 PM

    GEISMAR - A Holocaust survive shared her strength and hope for a better world with students in Ascension Parish Wednesday. Marion Blumenthal Lazan was taken to a concentration camp when she was just four years old. She spent six years there, constantly terrified. "The hardest thing was to... more »
  • Poland's last communist leader hospitalized

    December 10, 2013 9:07 AM

    WARSAW, Poland- A doctor says that Poland's last communist leader, Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski, has been hospitalized due to heart problems. Spokesman for Warsaw's Military Medical Institute, Col. Grzegorz Kade said Tuesday the 90-year-old Jaruzelski was admitted a day earlier with general weakness. Jaruzelski has been repeatedly hospitalized in recent years... more »
  • CATS to interview two finalists for top job

    May 28, 2013 9:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Officials with the Capitol Area Transit System plan to interview Tuesday the two remaining candidates vying to become the system's next leader. The search committee narrowed down a list of 10 to local businessmen John Conroy and Robert Mirabito. Conroy owns a local pest control... more »
  • Obama: Hagel 'leader our troops deserve'

    January 7, 2013 5:44 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says Chuck Hagel, his choice as the new secretary of defense, is "the leader that our troops deserve." Obama formally announced his choice of Hagel in the White House East Room on Monday even as critics questioned the pick over issues including Hagel's views on... more »
  • GOP leader Cantor opposes Senate 'cliff' bill

    January 1, 2013 2:39 PM

    WASHINGTON - The No. 2 Republican in the House leadership says he opposes a Senate-passed measure to avert the so-called fiscal cliff. Virginia Rep. Eric Cantor told reporters after a two-hour closed-door meeting Tuesday with his GOP lawmakers that he did not support the bill. He said House leaders were... more »

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