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  • Deputy AG: Push for tough sentences is not reviving drug war

    June 2, 2017 6:53 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Justice Department's No. 2 official says a new policy urging harsher punishments for most criminals is meant to target the worst criminals, not fill prisons. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein tells The Associated Press that federal prosecutors will sometimes charge lower-level criminals to take down entire gangs... more »
  • United changes policy, crew can't displace seated passengers

    April 16, 2017 2:48 PM

    CHICAGO - United Airlines is changing a company policy and will no longer allow crew members to displace customers already onboard an airplane. The change comes after a passenger, Dr. David Dao, was dragged from a fully-booked United Express flight in Chicago because he refused to give up his seat... more »
  • Broome rolls out BRPD use of force policy changes Play Video

    February 1, 2017 6:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome held a press conference Thursday morning outlining several new policies for the Baton Rouge Police Department regarding use of force. On Thursday, Broome stated that her administration had examined the department's use of force policy and agreed upon the following changes that... more »
  • Trump sets 5-year and lifetime lobbying ban for officials

    January 28, 2017 6:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is imposing a lifetime ban on administration officials lobbying for foreign governments, and a five-year ban for other lobbying. Trump used his executive authority Saturday to put in place the bans - fulfilling part of his campaign pledge to "drain the swamp" in Washington. Trump... more »
  • 6 officers violated policy following elementary students' arrests

    December 20, 2016 11:56 AM

    MURFREESBORO - An internal police investigation has found that six of the 10 officers involved in arresting elementary students at a school in Tennessee the violated their department's policies. Murfreesboro police arrested four children at Hobgood Elementary School and took them away - two in handcuffs - to a juvenile... more »
  • State motor vehicles department will reverse no cash policy

    November 19, 2016 12:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's Department of Motor Vehicles will reverse its no cash policy on most transactions as soon as Dec. 1. The News-Star reports the department's commissioner, Karen St. Germain, confirmed the move late Friday, citing pressure from lawmakers. But the policy won't be completely reversed. St. Germain says... more »
  • Tax law rewrite proposals released to Louisiana lawmakers

    November 2, 2016 9:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's lawmakers are being urged to make sweeping changes to the state's sales tax, personal income tax and property tax policies. The effort is aimed at stabilizing state government finances and ending its boom-and-bust budgeting cycles. A study group created by lawmakers to recommend a tax revamp... more »
  • Facebook users checking in at pipeline protest to confuse law enforcement

    October 31, 2016 5:33 PM

    CANNON BALL, North Dakota - It's unlikely all the people Facebook users see check in at Standing Rock Indian Reservation are actually there; instead, they're part of a social media force in an on-going fight over a pipeline. Hundreds of thousands of people have checked in - a Facebook... more »
  • Community forums to be held on police policy

    October 28, 2016 11:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE – The City of Baton Rouge/Parish of East Baton Rouge will be hosting community forums to discuss and review police policy and provide recommendations for a community action plan. Topics of discussion include community policing, police accountability, body cameras, police civil service rules as well as training,... more »
  • Fans reminded of Wisconsin's Lambeau Field policies before LSU season opener

    August 29, 2016 6:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE – As the LSU season-opener approaches, LSU and Wisconsin fans who plan on attending the football game are reminded of Lambeau Field's carry-in policy. No bags or purses will be allowed inside Wisconsin's Lambeau Field unless they are clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC. The bags can be... more »
  • LSU barring opponents' bands from performing at halftime

    June 11, 2016 4:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new LSU policy is barring opponents' marching bands from performing at halftime of football games at Tiger Stadium. LSU athletic department spokesman Michael Bonnette says the school adopted the policy last season to address safety concerns. He says the field's sidelines aren't large enough to accommodate... more »
  • The policy divide of the moment is Trump vs. Ryan

    May 6, 2016 4:12 PM

    WASHINGTON - A presidential campaign throws policy differences into stark relief and so it is this time, on immigration, spending, trade, foreign affairs — you name it. In this cockeyed campaign year, though, the divide at the moment is between the country's top two Republicans: the presumptive presidential nominee... more »
  • Lafayette schools may change Pledge of Allegiance policy

    April 18, 2016 1:43 PM

    LAFAYETTE - The Lafayette Parish School System is taking steps to address concerns about its policy on students reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Officials are giving strong consideration to removing a policy requirement that students stand during the pledge, even if they do not recite it because of religious beliefs.... more »
  • Trump unveils tax plan that would lower taxes for millions

    September 28, 2015 11:43 AM

    WASHINGTON - Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is calling for an overhaul of the tax code that would eliminate income taxes for millions of Americans, and lower them for the rich. Trump is unveiling his tax plan at a press conference Monday at Trump Tower in Manhattan. The... more »
  • Obama's personal ties with Xi yield mixed policy results

    September 24, 2015 4:14 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has invested more time building personal ties with Chinese President Xi Jinping than with most other world leaders. But as Xi arrives in Washington late Thursday for a state visit, it's clear that Obama's overtures have produced decidedly mixed results. During intimate walks and hours... more »
  • Walker officials drawing up policies on police body cameras

    July 14, 2015 8:35 AM

    WALKER- Several months after outfitting patrol officers with wearable cameras, the Walker City Council will set down policies governing their use. The council introduced an ordinance Monday outlining a body camera policy, and next month it is planning to bring the matter to a vote. The policy, based on a... more »
  • La. colleges to adopt uniform sexual misconduct policy Play Video

    February 25, 2015 5:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - All Louisiana colleges and universities will be on the same page by the end of the year when it comes to sexual misconduct. The Louisiana Board of Regents approved a statewide uniform sexual misconduct policy this week. The policy identifies the best practices to prevent and... more »
  • Policy created for colleges' response to sex assault claims

    February 24, 2015 11:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's top higher education board has adopted a statewide policy for how colleges should handle sexual assault allegations and prevention efforts. The Board of Regents approved the broad guidelines. They are mandatory for all public colleges. Education programs and regular student surveys to gather information about sexual... more »
  • Obama orders review of US hostage policy

    November 18, 2014 1:24 PM

    WASHINGTON - With terrorists beheading Americans, President Barack Obama has ordered a review of how the United States responds when citizens are taken hostage overseas. The White House says over the summer, Obama ordered a "comprehensive review" of the tools to try to bring American hostages home. The United States... more »
  • Audit cites weaknesses at Dept. of Public Safety

    November 10, 2014 11:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's Department of Public Safety says it has taken steps to address problems recounted in a new state audit. The problems include a lack of financial controls that led to misappropriation of more than $69,000 by three Office of Motor Vehicle employees who were fired and arrested.... more »
  • NFL owners' meetings focus on personal conduct

    October 8, 2014 3:58 PM

    NEW YORK - There hasn't been much football talk at the NFL owners' meetings Wednesday. Instead, the focus has been on the personal conduct policy, and on educating everyone involved in the league about domestic violence. After approving the sale of the Buffalo Bills to Terry and Kim Pegula in... more »
  • Cowboys CB Scandrick gets 4-game ban

    August 12, 2014 7:28 AM

    OXNARD, CA - Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick is getting a four-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Team owner Jerry Jones told reporters at a media party in Malibu, California, on Monday night that Scandrick tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs and lost an appeal on the ban.... more »
  • Obama speech sets stage for looming policy fights

    January 21, 2013 6:44 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has prepared a second inaugural address that broadly lays out his vision for the country's future while leaving the details of the policy fights over taxes, guns, immigration and other divisive issues for another day. White House aides say the president will not make a... more »

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