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  • New Hampshire hospital emergency reopens after mystery odor

    August 12, 2017 2:04 PM

    EXETER, N.H. - A hospital emergency department in New Hampshire is open again, one day after an unknown odor sickened 19 workers. Nineteen staff members at Exeter Hospital were evaluated after some complained of dizziness and nausea on Friday morning. Officials say all had recovered by Friday evening.... more »
  • Trump requiring review of national monuments

    April 26, 2017 12:46 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump has signed an executive order mandating the review of dozens of national monuments designated by his predecessors over the past 20 years. Trump's move could upend protections of federal lands in Utah and other states. Trump says during an appearance at the Interior Department that... more »
  • Trump order would target high-skilled worker visa program

    April 17, 2017 10:02 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is planning to sign an executive order that seeks to make changes to a visa program that brings in high-skilled workers. Trump is heading Tuesday to Kenosha, Wisconsin, where he plans to sign an order dubbed "Buy American and Hire American." That's according to administration... more »
  • Governor Edwards orders flags at half-staff for late Rep. Tinnerello

    April 6, 2017 7:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Governor John Bel Edwards has ordered that flags are to be flown half-staff over the State Capitol on Friday in honor of the late Representative Michael Tinnerello. Tinnerello was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1984 to 1988 to represent District 13 for the parishes... more »
  • EPA chief: Trump to undo Obama plan to curb global warming

    March 26, 2017 2:25 PM

    WASHINGTON - The head of the Environmental Protection Agency says President Donald Trump in the coming days will sign a new executive order that unravels his predecessor's sweeping plan to curb global warming. EPA chief Scott Pruitt says the executive order to be signed Tuesday will undo the Obama administration's... more »
  • Officials: New Trump order drops Iraq from travel ban list

    March 1, 2017 12:57 AM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. officials say President Donald Trump's new immigration order will remove Iraq from the list of countries whose citizens face a temporary U.S. travel ban. Four officials say the administration's decision follows pressure from the Pentagon and State Department. They had urged the White House to reconsider Iraq's... more »
  • C-SPAN survey ranks Obama No. 12 in presidential rankings

    February 18, 2017 6:57 PM

    WASHINGTON – Former President Barack Obama was ranked as the nation’s 12 th best president, according to a C-SPAN survey of historians. The survey, which was released Friday, is C-SPAN’s third Historians Survey of Presidential Leadership. The results of C-SPAN’s first two surveys were released in 2000 and 2009.... more »
  • US says 872 'hardship' case refugees to come in

    January 31, 2017 12:41 PM

    WASHINGTON - A senior U.S. official says 872 refugees will be allowed into the United States this week despite the Trump administration executive order suspending the U.S. refugees program. Kevin McAleenan, acting commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency, said these refugees would be granted waivers. He said... more »
  • Draft order would target immigrants on welfare

    January 30, 2017 8:16 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is considering an executive order that would target some immigrants for deportation if they become dependent on government assistance. The Associated Press has obtained a copy of the draft order that calls for the identification and removal "as expeditiously as possible" of any legal immigrant... more »
  • Autopsy of Alton Sterling sealed from public by court order

    August 2, 2016 1:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A court order has been issued by a federal judge to keep the autopsy results of Alton Sterling sealed from the public. An additional court order was issued to seal the initial order to seal the autopsy, according to East Baton Rouge Coroner Beau Clark. "Our... more »
  • AG: Edwards' anti-discrimination order not binding legally

    May 25, 2016 1:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Attorney General Jeff Landry's office says provisions in an LGBT rights anti-discrimination order issued by Gov. John Bel Edwards have "no binding legal effect." In April, the Democratic governor banned discrimination in state government based on sexual orientation and gender identity. State contracts also were to be... more »
  • Boil order issued for all of Assumption Parish Play Video

    November 20, 2015 6:42 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Authorities in Assumption Parish issued a parish-wide boil order Friday night after bacteria was detected was in the water system. Emergency managers said Assumption Parish Waterworks detected E. coli in the system which serves parish water customers. Because of that, anyone served by APWW in the parish... more »
  • Jindal attorneys appeal order on Planned Parenthood funding

    November 5, 2015 7:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has appealed a federal judge's order that the state continue funding Planned Parenthood clinics that serve an estimated 5,200 women in the state. The appeal notice was filed Wednesday at the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal in New Orleans Planned Parenthood... more »
  • ACLU says Jindal executive order misguided

    July 26, 2015 11:45 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Civil liberty advocates warn that Governor Bobby Jindal's executive order to ban protesting at the funerals for two Lafayette movie theater shooting victims may violate the First Amendment. The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana said Sunday Jindal's intentions were honorable, but his order was "misguided." ... more »
  • Boil advisory canceled in New Orleans

    July 26, 2015 11:19 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans city officials say a boil-water advisory that covered most of the city has been canceled. The advisory had been issued Friday for all parts of New Orleans on the East Bank of the Mississippi River. Officials said the advisory had been issued out... more »
  • Boil advisory Tuesday for some in Watson

    July 20, 2015 4:49 PM

    WATSON - Water district officials in Watson warned some of their customers that a boil order will be in place this week due to water line repairs. The Ward Two Water District said water will be turned off to Homer Knost Road in Watson Tuesday in order to repair... more »
  • District judge orders La. to recognize same-sex marriages

    July 2, 2015 12:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge ordered Thursday that Louisiana's same-sex marriage ban was officially overturned and the state must recognize such unions immediately. The order from U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman in New Orleans specifically said the state must begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, in line... more »
  • ACLU, others sue Jindal over marriage executive order Play Video

    June 30, 2015 1:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The ACLU and several others filed a joint lawsuit Tuesday to challenge Governor Bobby Jindal's executive order creating protections for people who believe marriage should only be between a man and a woman. New Orleans law firm Herman and Katz filed the suit on behalf of... more »
  • Dueling executive orders over marriage

    May 21, 2015 5:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued his own executive order Thursday in response to Governor Bobby Jindal's religious objection order this week. The city said Landrieu's order called on city departments and agencies to comply with existing New Orleans code which prohibited discrimination in employment, housing and public... more »
  • Jindal issues executive order after marriage act killed in House Play Video

    May 19, 2015 12:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After a House committee effectively killed a contentious religious objection bill, Governor Bobby Jindal issued an executive order to achieve the bill's goals. The House Civil Law and Procedure committee voted 10-2 to return HB 707 from Rep. Mike Johnson, a Bossier City Republican, to the... more »
  • Obama to order gov't to cut its greenhouse gas emissions

    March 19, 2015 5:05 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama is directing the federal government to cut its emissions of heat-trapping gases blamed for global warming. Obama will sign an executive order targeting greenhouse gases at the White House on Thursday. The White House says a number of major companies that sell to the... more »
  • Feds stop prep for challenged immigration program

    February 17, 2015 12:51 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Homeland Security Department is ceasing preparations for a program designed to shield millions of immigrants from deportation. That decision comes as a result of Monday's federal court ruling temporarily halting it. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says his agency will stop working on the program to... more »
  • Govt tells agents to ID which immigrants not to deport

    January 28, 2015 2:26 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Obama administration is ordering immigration agents to ask immigrants they encounter living in the country illegally whether they might qualify under President Barack Obama's plans to avoid deporting them. Internal training materials obtained by The Associated Press also show that agents are being told to review... more »
  • Restraining order extended against ash disposal

    October 22, 2014 2:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A temporary restraining order blocking disposal of ash from the incineration of a Texas Ebola victim's belongings in Louisiana will continue. State District Judge Bob Downing extended the order and delayed a planned Wednesday hearing about a permanent injunction while negotiations continue between Attorney General Buddy Caldwell and... more »
  • Step by step skin protection Play Video

    July 28, 2014 4:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A dermatologist revealed the proper order for applying skin care products. Aesthetic dermatologist Dr. Z said to start with the thinnest product, then move to the thicker lotions. According to her, the first thing everyone should do is wash their face. Dr. Z recommends applying... more »

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