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  • Officer wounded in deadly ambush sues Black Lives Matter

    July 7, 2017 11:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A lawsuit accuses Black Lives Matter and five of the movement's leaders of inciting violence that led to a gunman's deadly ambush of law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge last summer. DeRay Mckesson and four other Black Lives Matter leaders are named as defendants in the... more »
  • Leaders pledge to boost climate efforts

    June 2, 2017 6:38 PM

    PARIS - World leaders are pledging to boost their efforts to curb global warming in response to President Donald Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord. German Chancellor Angela Merkel calls Trump's move "extremely regrettable," and adds: "that's putting it very mildly." But she... more »
  • Drone schools look to woo younger pilots for commercial jobs

    January 14, 2017 12:21 PM

    GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Leaders in the unmanned aircraft industry are trying to persuade young people who think drones are cool to consider flying them for a living. Commercial pilots must obtain a Federal Aviation Administration drone license, and some companies that employ such pilots have started selling classes that... more »
  • Anti-doping leaders call for ban of Russian teams

    January 10, 2017 8:38 PM

    A global group of anti-doping leaders is calling for Russian teams to be excluded from international competitions while establishing a process to allow individuals from the country to compete if they can prove they have taken part in effective anti-doping programs elsewhere. Leaders from 19 national anti-doping organizations, including those... more »
  • Obama to meet Australia, Canada leaders

    November 20, 2016 12:02 PM

    LIMA, Peru - President Barack Obama is holding separate meetings with the leaders of Australia and Canada before he wraps up the final foreign trip of his presidency. He'll meet Sunday with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in between other sessions with world leaders... more »
  • Obama hosting political, business leaders for trade event

    September 16, 2016 12:48 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will meet with a variety of political and business leaders as he continues to push for approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. Ohio Gov. John Kasich, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson are among those on the White... more »
  • Religious leaders respond to Alton Sterling shooting Play Video

    July 14, 2016 8:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The scene of the deadly shooting of Alton Sterling that shook the nation was a scene of prayer and unity on Thursday. Religious leaders were at the Triple S convenience store where Sterling was killed by police on July 5. They were determined to tackle an issue... more »
  • City leaders meet with federal investigators over Alton Sterling case Play Video

    July 11, 2016 7:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE – City leaders met with federal investigators on Monday to talk about how protesters are being treated by law enforcement. The closed-door meeting took place at the federal court in downtown Baton Rouge. Hundreds of people were arrested over the weekend as they protested around the city following... more »
  • Education leaders meeting with Edwards over funding

    January 20, 2016 12:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor John Bel Edwards and education leaders from around Louisiana met at Governor's Mansion Wednesday to discuss how the ongoing budget crisis will impact colleges and universities. The meeting comes a day after Edwards proposed tax increases and budget changes to help get Louisiana back in... more »
  • Democrats celebrate victory in Louisiana governor's race

    November 22, 2015 12:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Democrats in Louisiana rejoiced as they reclaimed the governor's mansion for the first time in eight years, while the state's GOP leader insisted "our Republican brand is strong" even amid the defeat of a one-time political powerhouse, Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter. John Bel Edwards' victory in... more »
  • Empty spaces on riverfront cause political squabble Play Video

    August 31, 2015 7:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - City leaders responded to criticisms Monday they haven't been doing enough for development along the Baton Rouge Riverfront. Mayor-President Kip Holden and Davis Rhorer, the executive director of the Downtown Development District, held a hastily-called press conference Monday morning to answer criticisms they said were recently... more »
  • Mormons keep affiliation with Boy Scouts despite gay leaders

    August 26, 2015 12:00 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY - The Mormon church - the nation's largest sponsor of Boy Scout units - is keeping its longtime affiliation with the organization despite its decision to allow gay troop leaders. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the decision Wednesday in a news release. Church... more »
  • Boy Scouts' leader says ban on gay adults not sustainable

    May 21, 2015 12:43 PM

    NEW YORK - The national president of the Boy Scouts, Robert Gates, says the organization's longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable and is urging change in order to avert potentially destructive legal battles. In a speech Thursday in Atlanta to the Scouts' national annual... more »
  • Metromorphosis leadership applications

    April 23, 2015 11:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Urban Leadership Development Initiative gives a group of Baton Rouge citizens the chance to help youth in our community, and work to solve problems within urban neighborhoods. Metromorphosis is now accepting applications for the second ULDI cohort. Participants will get to participate in six months of... more »
  • Students discuss race, crime with local leaders Play Video

    January 23, 2015 3:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dozens of students from Scotlandville Middle Pre-Engineering Magnet Academy got a chance to meet with local law enforcement and community leaders Friday. Teens got the chance to pose questions to the people they look up to. "It's going to encourage us to be better," said... more »
  • Baton Rouge locals bowl for a cause

    October 5, 2014 7:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Boys Hope, Girls Hope organization of Baton Rouge involved the community in reaching at risk youth, Sunday afternoon. The first day of the event was Saturday and hundreds showed up between the two days. The organization held the " Bowl for Hope" event at... more »

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