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  • US men take 4x100 freestyle gold, Phelps' 19th

    August 7, 2016 11:33 PM

    RIO DE JANEIRO - Michael Phelps has earned the 19th gold medal of his career, helping the United States win the 4x100-meter freestyle relay at the Rio Olympics. Phelps took the second leg after Caeleb Dressel led off for the Americans, and it was another memorable performance at a distance... more »
  • Remains of Korean War vet finally returns home Play Video

    April 15, 2016 6:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sergeant Private First Class Darryl Harley is a special military escort officer for soldiers killed in the line of duty. He's delivering a military flag box and several medals to 80-year-old Cliff Evans of Baton Rouge. Evans' brother died while serving in the Korean War. ... more »
  • Obama to award Presidential Medal of Freedom to Brokaw, Streep, others

    November 24, 2014 2:50 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama is awarding the nation's highest civilian honor to 19 artists, activists, public servants, scientists and others. The distinguished and high-achieving group includes actress Meryl Streep, Ethel Kennedy, widow of the late Sen. Robert Kennedy, singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder and Rep. John Dingell, a Michigan Democrat... more »
  • Obama presents Afghan war vet with Medal of Honor

    October 15, 2013 2:14 PM

    WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama says a former Army captain who survived one of the Afghan war's deadliest firefights is a reminder that Americans look out for one another even when it's difficult. Obama commented at a White House ceremony on Tuesday before placing America's highest military honor, the Medal of... more »
  • 8 La. WWII veterans receive French Legion of Honor

    September 11, 2013 3:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Eight World War II veterans from Louisiana have received the French government's highest medal, the Legion of Honor, including a veteran from Gonzales. They include a soldier in the "Ghost Army" that tricked the Germans, one who led 55 days of fights behind enemy lines in Normandy... more »
  • La. author among Natl. Medal of Arts winners

    July 10, 2013 3:38 PM

    WASHINGTON - An author from Pointe Coupee Parish was among 24 recipients of national medals for contributions in the fields of the arts and humanities recognized today by President Barack Obama. Ernest J. Gaines is most known for his novels "A Lesson Before Dying" and "The Autobiography of Miss Jane... more »
  • Boston Marathon winner presents his medal to city

    June 23, 2013 10:45 AM

    BOSTON - The champion of the men's 2013 Boston Marathon has returned his medal to Mayor Thomas Menino to honor the city and those killed and injured in the bombings near the finish line of one of the world's top running events. Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia participated in the Boston... more »
  • Obama signs bill on lying about military medals

    June 3, 2013 2:05 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says President Barack Obama has signed a bill making it a crime to lie about receiving a military medal. The Stolen Valor Act cleared both chambers of Congress last month. The White House says Obama signed it Monday. The measure revives a law struck down... more »
  • House passes bill on lying about military medals

    May 20, 2013 6:37 PM

    WASHINGTON - The House has passed a bill making it a crime for people to falsely claim they have received a military medal in order to obtain money or government benefits. Under the legislation, which passed overwhelmingly and now goes to the Senate, offenders could face up to a year... more »
  • Sources: IOC strips Armstrong of Olympic medal

    January 17, 2013 6:45 AM

    LONDON - Officials familiar with the decision tell The Associated Press the IOC has stripped Lance Armstrong of his bronze medal from the 2000 Sydney Olympics because of his involvement in doping. Two officials say the IOC sent a letter to Armstrong on Wednesday night asking him to return the... more »

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