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  • Study: Matching faces to IDs fails often Play Video

    March 12, 2014 6:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU researchers say people fail at matching faces to ID photographs 40 percent of the time. Dr. Megan Papesh, Assistant Professor of Psychology at LSU, said their studies show recent photos with similar lighting were the easiest to identify, with 80 percent of people getting the match... more »
  • Williams loses to Lisicki in Wimbledon 4th round

    July 1, 2013 9:54 AM

    LONDON - The stunning string of upsets at Wimbledon continues into the second week. Defending champion Serena Williams lost in the fourth round, falling 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 to Sabine Lisicki of Germany. The loss ended Williams' career-best 34-match winning streak and her attempt to capture a sixth title at the... more »
  • Dimitrov loses 5-setter; Robson reaches 3rd round

    June 28, 2013 10:19 AM

    LONDON - Grigor Dimitrov, considered one of the rising stars in tennis, was eliminated in the second round at Wimbledon on Friday in a five-set, rain-delayed match that lasted more than four hours over two days. With girlfriend Maria Sharapova watching in the stands on Court 3, the 29th-seeded Bulgarian... more »
  • Serena withdraws from match after surgery

    December 19, 2012 10:41 AM

    BANGKOK - Serena Williams has had surgery on her big toes, and has withdrawn from an exhibition match against top-ranked Victoria Azarenka in Thailand this month. A medical certificate from Florida podiatrist Jeffrey Rockefeller says Williams "was treated for a chronic foot disorder which involved minor procedures on both of... more »
  • US tops Japan to take Olympic women's soccer gold

    August 9, 2012 3:48 PM

    WEMBLEY, England - The U.S. women's soccer team won the Olympic gold medal Thursday, avenging one of its most painful defeats with a 2-1 victory over Japan. Carli Lloyd scored in the eighth and 54th minutes for the Americans, who lost to the Japanese in penalty kicks at last year's... more »
  • Former Gov. Roemer can get fed campaign match

    February 3, 2012 2:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Excluded from debates and largely ignored by the Republican establishment, former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer has become the first presidential candidate to qualify for federal matching campaign funds. The Federal Election Commission said in a news release Friday that Roemer has reached the $100,000 threshold amount in... more »
  • LSU-Arkansas volleyball match to be nationally televised

    July 19, 2011 2:06 PM

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.- Arkansas' women's volleyball team will play LSU on national television this fall. The university announced Tuesday that the Oct. 26 match at Fayetteville will be carried by ESPNU. The game is part of the network's regular women's volleyball programing on Wednesday nights. LSU is the... more »
  • No big La. winners in Powerball, Lotto or Easy 5

    November 28, 2010 10:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Lottery Corporation says none of the tickets sold for the multistate Powerball, Louisiana Lotto or Easy 5 games matched all numbers necessary to win the big prizes. In Saturday's Powerball drawing, players matching all five numbers and the Powerball would have won or shared the... more »
  • 15 Injured in World Cup Stampede

    June 6, 2010 2:45 PM

    15 people were injured, including a police officer, when thousands of soccer fans stampeded a stadium in South Africa before a World Cup exhibition game. Several people fell under the rush of people. Many were wearing Nigeria jerseys. The stadium in Johannesburg seats about 12,000 people. Authorities say the police... more »
  • La. gets federal match for e-health planning

    May 10, 2010 2:31 PM

    The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says Louisiana will get more than $1.8 million in matching funds to help get electronic health records up and working. The money will be used for state work needed to get the incentive program going under the federal stimulus act. ... more »

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