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  • Mallinckrodt to pay $35M in deal to end feds' opioid probe

    April 3, 2017 9:32 PM

    A top maker of brand-name and generic narcotic painkillers has agreed to pay the U.S. government $35 million to resolve a probe of its distribution of those drugs. Mallinckrodt PLC said Monday it has reached an agreement with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. attorneys for the Eastern... more »
  • Yahoo to change name, trim board if Verizon deal gets done

    January 9, 2017 8:35 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo will adopt a new corporate identity and cut the size of its board in half if the proposed $4.8 billion sale of its digital services to Verizon Communications goes through. The company plans to change its name to Altaba Inc. after it turns over its email,... more »
  • Removing the "Robert E." from "Robert E. Lee High School" Play Video

    May 31, 2016 10:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Before the new Lee High School opens, there's some controversy over the origin of its name. At a meeting Tuesday evening, a committee came up with recommendations for new names in an attempt to distance the school from its confederate namesake, Robert E. Lee. ... more »
  • And the Kimye baby's name is .... Saint West

    December 7, 2015 4:10 PM

    LOS ANGELES - And the baby de jour's name is ... Saint West. Kim Kardashian West and hubby Kanye announced the name of their new boy via Twitter and her app. Daughter North's brother was born Saturday, weighing in at 8 pounds, 1 ounce. Kardashian West has tracked her pregnancy... more »
  • Amidst confederate controversy, university won't change name

    July 11, 2015 1:02 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY - Amid moves to take down Confederate flags nationwide, some say Utah's Dixie State University should re-open a discussion about changing its name. Professor Dannelle Larsen-Rife says the name Dixie can have racist associations for people and changing it would improve the school's image. A group unsuccessfully... more »
  • Public can vote on BREC tiger cub names Play Video

    December 31, 2014 10:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The BREC Zoo posted potential names Wednesday for its two female Malayan tiger cubs and asked for the public to vote for their favorites. Hundreds of nominations were submitted in late November to the zoo's social media pages, according to Zoo Director Phil Frost. The zoo's... more »
  • Group protests Washington mascot game

    September 7, 2014 12:00 PM

    HOUSTON - A small group of people are protesting the name of the Washington Redksins outside the stadium before the team's game against Houston. The group of Native Americans was protesting the nickname and held signs voicing their distaste for it. One read "R-word N-Word" and another said "Indians are... more »

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