NEW ORLEANS - Parades, speeches, prayer and community service marked the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday around Louisiana.
In Baton Rouge people painted homes and cleaned school campuses as part of a day of service organized by the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Many marchers held pictures of King as... more »
ATLANTA - This year, the memory of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and the life of President Barack Obama will overlap significantly for a day. For only the second time, the presidential inauguration falls on the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Some King commemorations are being shuffled while... more »
WASHINGTON - Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is endorsing a plan to remove an inscription from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, rather than cut into the granite to replace it with a fuller quotation. Salazar will announce plans Tuesday to remove a paraphrase from King's "Drum Major" speech by carving... more »
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabama's new attorney general, Luther Strange, says he is pursuing Alabama's lawsuit against BP and other companies over the Gulf oil spill, and he will be in federal court in New Orleans on Friday when a federal judge considers the mass of litigation stemming from the spill.... more »
After agreeing to a two-year deal just four days ago, the New Orleans Hornets have withdrawn their offer to free agent guard Luther Head.
The decision was made after "physical issues" came up during an exam by the team's medical staff. There's been no report so far about what... more »