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  • Venezuela opposition leader Capriles tear-gassed at protest

    May 29, 2017 9:15 PM

    CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles has been tear-gassed during a protest in the capital. The former presidential candidate was gassed Monday by soldiers who were trying to control an opposition protest that blocked a highway. His bodyguards helped him get out of the scrum of protesters. Capriles... more »
  • Opposition leader backs US tack on IS, Iran

    February 25, 2017 11:57 AM

    BEIRUT - A leader of the main Syrian opposition group says the group shares the priorities of the new U.S. administration to fight the Islamic State group and contain Iran. Nasr Hariri, in an exclusive interview with The Associated Press in Geneva says: "We have a lot of points that... more »
  • Officials found in Ashley Madison hack, other addresses to be probed Play Video

    August 20, 2015 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After emails belonging to state workers were shown to be used for accounts on adultery website Ashley Madison, the state said Thursday, it is against policy for employees to use state-owned email addresses for this type of activity. Ashley Madison is an online dating site that... more »
  • Republicans look for more Democrats to oppose Iran deal

    August 7, 2015 3:51 PM

    WASHINGTON - Now that the leading Jewish Democrat in the Senate has announced his opposition to the nuclear deal with Iran, Republicans are urging other Democrats to defy the administration and vote against the agreement. But there's no indication yet that the announcement by Chuck Schumer of New York will... more »
  • Dueling budget reports paint different St. George pictures Play Video

    May 13, 2015 7:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Supporters of the proposed city of St. George released details today about how they plan to fund their government, and it doesn't include raising taxes. The group hired national public accounting firm Carr, Riggs and Ingram, whose report shows an $11.4 million annual budget surplus for... more »
  • Obama outlining mission to fight Islamic militants Play Video

    September 10, 2014 2:08 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C.- President Barack Obama will deliver a prime-time address Wednesday outlining an expanded military and political effort to combat militants in Syria and Iraq, and urge Congress to quickly give him authority to arm moderate Syrian opposition forces fighting President Bashar Assad. But administration officials say Obama will press... more »
  • White calls Common Core lawsuit a stalling tactic

    July 21, 2014 4:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A group of state lawmakers filed a lawsuit Monday in an effort to stop the adoption of the Common Core education standards in Louisiana public schools. The lawsuit, filed on Monday afternoon by Rep. Brett Geymann and 16 other lawmakers, contends that the state education board... more »

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