February 11, 2014 12:32 PM
BATON ROUGE - Students at Southern University staged a sit-in at the system president's office Tuesday to protest the recent decision not to renew Chancellor James Llorens' contract.
The Board of Supervisors voted not to the renew the contract last week. Llorens' last day of his three-year tenure would... more »
February 10, 2014 10:54 PM
BATON ROUGE- A large crowd gathered Monday evening, mostly to protest the Southern University board's decision not to renew Chancellor James Llorens' contract.
Llorens contends he was not happy with the new deal that appeared to give the system president, Ronald Mason, more power and gave less power to... more »
January 31, 2014 5:19 PM
BATON ROUGE - Some business owners in Baton Rouge say raising minimum wages to $10.10 per hour as President Obama suggests would cost consumers more money.
But workers like Khadija Lamraoui say minimum wage increases would make day-to-day life better.
"There's some people out here that get paid... more »
January 29, 2014 10:51 PM
SHREVEPORT- A private college in north Louisiana is taking the president's State of the Union address seriously and raising what the school considers minimum wage for its employees.
The president of Centenary College, David Rowe, said that the wage scale is increasing for its regular, full-time and part-time staff... more »
January 28, 2014 11:44 PM
BATON ROUGE- As one journalist put it, the president's State of the Union address Tuesday night was the collision of pop culture and political life as Louisiana reality star Willie Robertson and his wife attended as guests of lawmakers.
Robertson is part of the Duck Dynasty gang and became... more »
January 28, 2014 8:31 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is promising to improve American education from preschool to college in his State of the Union address. Obama promised to connect 15,000 schools and 20 million students with high-speed broadband in the next two years. It's part of the goal he announced last summer to... more »
January 13, 2014 2:47 PM
BATON ROUGE- At the start of his Asian business development trip, Gov. Bobby Jindal has met with the president of Taiwan and executives from Formosa Plastics Corporation. Jindal and President Ma Ying-jeou talked about shared economic interests between Louisiana and Taiwan, which imports agricultural, energy and chemical products from the... more »
December 17, 2013 10:28 PM
LIVINGSTON- An olive branch has apparently been extended among feuding parish leaders in Livingston Parish.
Leaders, upset over roads, have been at odds over hiring a contractor to do repairs. Parish council members were upset the parish president hired a firm without their consultation.
After a discussion, the... more »
November 15, 2013 2:16 PM
LUBBOCK, Tx - A National College Baseball Hall of Fame complex planned for West Texas will be named after America's 41st president. Groundbreaking for the George H.W. Bush National College Baseball Hall of Fame will be held next June in Lubbock. Hall officials on Thursday announced plans to name the... more »
October 30, 2013 2:34 PM
BOSTON - Security officials in Boston are preparing for an extraordinary day of World Series baseball and politics in which a presidential visit may be the least disruptive event. The Red Sox host the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night. The hometown team has a chance to win its third... more »
October 1, 2013 1:13 AM
ST. FRANCISVILLE- Tuesday's government shutdown includes a popular outdoors area, especially one frequented by hunters.
Cat Island will be closed as long as the stalemate in Washington, D.C. continues.
An operator at the wildlife refuge said Monday, the gates would be locked if a budget deal was not... more »
September 30, 2013 9:47 PM
WASHINGTON- House Republicans are expected to discuss more legislation dealing with funding the government Monday night as a shutdown nears.
It could be the first in 17 years. The deadline is midnight.
"There side thinks it is good that bureaucrats run our life; our side thinks 'heck, it... more »
September 12, 2013 10:35 PM
ST. FRANCISVILLE- A group of people wanting to be the parish's first parish president met with voters Thursday night.
Recently, voters approved a change in the way the parish is governed, and they'll elect a new leader to lead the change in October.
Candidates spoke about change and... more »
September 12, 2013 10:37 AM
MOSCOW - Syrian President Bashar Assad says his government has agreed to surrender its chemical weapons in response to Russia's initiative and not because of the U.S. threat of attack. Assad told Russia's state Rossiya 24 news channel in an interview that is set to be broadcast fully later Thursday... more »
September 11, 2013 1:29 PM
WASHINGTON - For President Barack Obama, the prospect of more U.S. military action in the Middle East hangs over his observance today of the anniversary of the September 11th attacks. During a ceremony at the Pentagon, he vowed to "defend our nation" against the threats that endure, even though they... more »
September 10, 2013 10:35 PM
BATON ROUGE- Lawyers for journalists and LSU were told by a judge Tuesday to come to an agreement about information dealing with the university's presidential search earlier this year.
Reporters sued when LSU refused to make the list of candidates for the job public. Eventually, the Board of Supervisors... more »
September 10, 2013 9:58 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is pledging that he won't deploy ground combat troops or wage a prolonged air campaign against Syria. In his speech to the nation Tuesday seeking public support for a possible military strike against President Bashar Assad's government, the president also promised he would not pursue... more »
September 10, 2013 4:27 PM
WASHINGTON - Twenty-four hours after distancing itself from a Russian proposal to secure Syria's chemical weapons, the State Department moved to embrace the idea, which the U.S. says President Barack Obama and the Russian president first discussed last year. Russia's surprise announcement came Monday after Secretary of State John Kerry... more »
September 10, 2013 4:12 PM
WASHINGTON - President Obama is scheduled to address the nation tonight about a possible U. S. response to Syria using chemical weapons against rebel fights and civilians in its ongoing civil war.
The president initially called chemical weapons use a "red line" he warned Syria not to cross. Obama... more »
September 10, 2013 2:55 PM
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies sent by a judge to search for documents related to the LSU Board of Supervisors' search for a new university president testified this afternoon that they didn't find what they were looking for.
The deputies told Judge Janice Clark, who ordered the search this... more »
September 10, 2013 11:00 AM
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Thomas Bach has been elected president of the International Olympic Committee.
Bach, a 59-year-old German lawyer, succeeds Jacques Rogge, the Belgian who is stepping down after 12 years as head of the Olympic body.
Bach, the long-time favorite, defeated five rival candidates in Tuesday's... more »
September 10, 2013 10:59 AM
BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge judge today said she would direct the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office to enforce her order requiring LSU's Board of Supervisors to turn over a list of applicants for the university president's position.
Judge Janice Clark said today LSU would not follow her... more »
September 10, 2013 10:16 AM
WASHINGTON - A White House official says President Barack Obama has agreed to discussions at the United Nations Security Council on a proposal from Russia to secure Syria's chemical weapons stockpiles. The official says Obama discussed the proposal Tuesday with French President Francois Hollande and British Prime Minister David Cameron.... more »
September 9, 2013 5:25 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says a proposal to put Syria's chemical weapons under international control to avoid U.S. military strikes could be a potential breakthrough. Obama told NBC News in an interview Monday that he remains skeptical that Syria will follow through and turn over its stockpile, so he's... more »
September 6, 2013 11:59 AM
BATON ROUGE - Stephen Waguespack has been named as the next president of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI).
LABI is the state's largest and most influential business group.
Waguespack will follow outgoing president Dan Juneau who has run the organization since 1989.
Juneau announced... more »
September 4, 2013 4:23 PM
WASHINGTON - It's the No. 1 question about President Barack Obama's health care law: Will consumers be able to afford the coverage? Now the answer is coming in. The biggest study yet of premiums posted by states finds that the sticker price for a 21-year-old buying a mid-range policy will... more »
September 4, 2013 4:01 PM
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's congressional delegation remains hesitant and uncommitted to President Barack Obama's request for support of a U.S. military strike against Syria. Only one member of the state's delegation, Republican Rep. John Fleming, has taken a definitive stance on the proposal. And he's in solid opposition to U.S.... more »
September 3, 2013 12:55 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's push for a military strike in Syria is gaining significant momentum today. Leaders of both parties in Congress say they're convinced that Syrian President Bashar Assad used chemical weapons against his own people, and that the U.S. should respond. Obama met today with more than... more »
September 3, 2013 10:34 AM
WASHINGTON - House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nur) says he will support President Barack Obama's call for the U.S. to take action against Syria for alleged chemical weapons use and says his Republican colleagues should support the president, too. The Ohio Republican says the use of chemical weapons must be responded... more »
September 2, 2013 2:46 PM
WASHINGTON - Two Republican foreign policy hawks say President Barack Obama must make a strong case for attacking Bashar Assad's Syria if he wants to win congressional backing for the operation. Sen. John McCain tells reporters at the White House that Obama's intervention now will be more difficult because Assad... more »
September 2, 2013 12:53 PM
PARIS - Syrian President Bashar Assad says military strikes against his country would risk triggering a regional war. The Syrian leader says the Middle East is a "powder keg" and no one can say what will transpire if the West takes military action against Syria. He warns, however, that "the... more »
August 31, 2013 11:52 AM
WASHINGTON - The White House says President Barack Obama is getting ready to speak about Syria from the White House. A White House official says Obama's remarks will not be about an imminent military operation in Syria, but will be an update to the public about his decisions on how... more »
August 30, 2013 4:26 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is poised to become the first U.S. leader in three decades to attack a foreign nation without broad international support or in direct defense of Americans. Not since President Ronald Reagan ordered an invasion of the Caribbean island of Grenada in 1983 has the U.S.... more »
August 30, 2013 1:37 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says he hasn't made a final decision about a military strike against Syria. But he says he's considering a limited and narrow action in response to a chemical weapons attack that he says Syria's government carried out last week. Obama says that attack was a... more »
August 29, 2013 10:44 AM
DAMASCUS, Syria - Syrian President Bashar Assad says his country will defend itself against any aggression. That's according to Syria's state news agency. Secretary of State John Kerry has said links between a poison gas attack on Syrian civilians and the Assad government are "undeniable," but U.S. intelligence officials are... more »
August 28, 2013 5:13 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says the U.S. has concluded that the Syrian government carried out a large-scale chemical weapons attack against civilians last week. Obama says the U.S. has examined evidence and doesn't believe the opposition fighting the Syrian government possessed chemical weapons or the means to deliver them.... more »
August 28, 2013 2:04 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is claiming his place in Martin Luther King's 50-year-old dream, holding himself up as a symbol of the change King envisioned. But he also pointed to the nation's lingering economic disparities as evidence that King's hopes remain unfulfilled. Obama spoke at Lincoln Memorial Wednesday on... more »
August 27, 2013 12:32 PM
WASHINGTON - The White House is making a legal argument for undertaking a military response to the use of chemical weapons against civilians in Syria, but says any action taken against the Syrian regime is not intended to depose Syrian President Bashar Assad. White House spokesman Jay Carney said the... more »
August 27, 2013 11:48 AM
GRETNA - Attorneys for former Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard have asked a judge to dismiss the last remaining claim against him in a class-action lawsuit over his administration's decision to evacuate drainage pump operators hours before Hurricane Katrina's landfall. If granted, the request would leave Jefferson Parish as the... more »
August 19, 2013 10:33 PM
BATON ROUGE- There are few implications in the Capital City region from government cuts that are forcing thousands of children out of Head Start programs this school year.
The federal government says 57,265 fewer children across the country will participate because of automatic cuts put in place after Congress... more »
August 14, 2013 2:59 PM
BATON ROUGE - A state judge has found the LSU Board of Supervisors in contempt of court for not complying with her April 30 order to turn over to The Advocate and The Times-Picayune newspapers records related to the university's search for a new president. The Advocate reports District Judge... more »
August 9, 2013 4:14 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says he doesn't think congressional Republicans will force a government shutdown in this fall's budget fight. Obama said at a news conference Friday that the public would not understand a budget confrontation that leads to a cutoff of government services that could weaken the economy's... more »
August 9, 2013 1:29 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill to restore lower interest rates on loans for millions of students heading back to college this fall. Friday's Oval Office ceremony caps a frenzy of negotiations that led to a rare bipartisan compromise to lower rates before classes resume.... more »
August 7, 2013 7:30 AM
DALLAS - An aide says former President George W. Bush is "doing great" while recovering from a heart procedure at a Dallas hospital and should be going home soon.
Spokesman Freddy Ford says the 43rd president is expected to be discharged today. He would not give a specific time.... more »
July 31, 2013 5:33 PM
WASHINGTON - A bill that would lower the cost of student loans has passed the House and is heading to President Barack Obama for his signature. The House on Wednesday gave final congressional approval to a bipartisan measure that links student loan interest rates to the financial markets. Most students... more »
July 31, 2013 12:34 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's national security team has been arguing today that the government's sweeping domestic surveillance powers need to be retained. But in testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee, they acknowledged that some limits appear inevitable. They said they want to work with lawmakers who seem intent on... more »
July 29, 2013 4:03 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is promising not to let one election go by without protecting minority voting rights. The president met privately Monday with more than a dozen civil rights leaders to talk about strengthening the Voting Rights Act. Last month the Supreme Court struck down the most powerful... more »
July 27, 2013 11:10 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is remembering late congresswoman Lindy Boggs as a champion of civil rights and women's rights. Boggs represented her Louisiana district for nearly 18 years in the House. She died Saturday at her home in suburban Washington at the age of 97. In a statement Saturday... more »
July 25, 2013 3:49 PM
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - President Barack Obama says the House Republican budget is a "bad bargain" for the middle class. Obama says the House GOP wants to cut spending on education, science and clean energy when the country should be investing in those sectors. He says cutting back in those areas... more »
July 25, 2013 12:49 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A Kenner telecommunications contractor and the last defendant in the four-year investigation of Jefferson Parish political corruption, has been sentenced. U.S. District Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown sentenced Bill Mack on Thursday to 20 months for conspiring to bribe Parish President Aaron Broussard. Mack admitted paying Broussard $66,000... more »
July 24, 2013 1:43 PM
GALESBURG, Ill. - President Barack Obama is accusing Washington of taking "its eye off the ball" and getting distracted from the economy. The president is trying to refocus debate on pocketbook concerns after months that have been dominated by what he calls "phony scandals" and "stale debates." Obama's remarks come... more »
July 15, 2013 11:50 AM
WASHINGTON - The White House says President Barack Obama won't involve himself in decisions by the Justice Department on whether to pursue civil rights charges against George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. White House spokesman Jay Carney says it would be inappropriate for Obama to express an... more »
July 12, 2013 9:22 AM
WASHINGTON - U.S. officials say Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is resigning to take a senior posting in the University of California system. Napolitano told senior staff Friday she was leaving for California. Napolitano has led the department since the beginning of the Obama administration, just the third person to... more »
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 »
July 8, 2013 9:09 AM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says huge swaths of the federal government are more efficient, transparent and accountable than at any time in U.S. history. Obama is touting "smarter government" programs at an event to highlight his vision for delivering better government services at lower taxpayer expense. He's citing FEMA's... more »
July 5, 2013 2:37 PM
CAIRO - Medical officials say at least 12 people have been killed in clashes between supporters and opponents of the ousted president in the Mediterranean coastal city of Alexandria, bringing nationwide toll to 30. Emergency services official Amr Salama says the 12 died when hundreds of Islamists descended on a... more »
July 4, 2013 3:25 PM
CAIRO - It's the first step toward setting up a new leadership in Egypt. The country's interim president was sworn in today before his fellow judges at the country's Supreme Constitutional Court. Adly Mansour said afterward that the protests that helped bring about the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi were... more »
July 3, 2013 2:18 PM
CAIRO - Egypt's military has replaced their embattled president, President Mohammed Morsi, with the nation's chief justice, suspended their Islamist-backed constitution and called for early elections. Army chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, in a televised address to the nation on Wednesday, said a government of technocrats will be appointed to run the... more »
July 3, 2013 11:43 AM
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon says Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has spoken to the Egyptian defense minister twice in the past week, including a call he made to Defense Minister Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on Tuesday. Pentagon press secretary George Little is refusing to release any details about the content of the... more »
July 1, 2013 10:18 AM
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania - President Barack Obama says all nations in the world with intelligence services try to understand what other nations are thinking. He says that's why they have intelligence services. Obama is pushing back against opposition from key allies who are upset about revelations regarding secret U.S.... more »
June 30, 2013 4:36 PM
LIVINGSTON PARISH - Ex-Livingston Parish President Mike Grimmer's sons are still in Livingston Parish Prison after allegedly setting their step-mother's belongings on fire.
The two sons will have a teleconference call with a judge to set the bail amount Monday. Until then they will remain in jail.
The... more »
June 27, 2013 12:05 PM
NEW ORLEANS - President Barack Obama has nominated Kenneth Polite Jr. to serve as U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana. The White House announced the nomination Thursday. Sen. Mary Landrieu, a Louisiana Democrat, had announced in February that she was recommending Polite for the New Orleans-based position. If... more »
June 25, 2013 3:28 PM
WASHINGTON - Supporters and opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to Texas are each finding some reason for optimism in President Barack Obama's comments today about the standard that should be applied in approving or rejecting the project. Obama, in a speech at Georgetown University, said the pipeline... more »
June 25, 2013 2:20 PM
BATON ROUGE- LSU's new system president and main campus chancellor, F. King Alexander, has started his job in Baton Rouge. Alexander attended freshmen orientation events Monday and Tuesday. He sent a letter to students, faculty and staff saying he will visit every LSU campus within the next 60 days and... more »
June 24, 2013 11:53 AM
WASHINGTON - The White House says it is "not buying" that the decision by Hong Kong authorities to let admitted leaker Edward Snowden leave for Russia was a technical decision. It says it was a deliberate choice to release a fugitive and that "unquestionably" damages U.S.-China relations. White House spokesman... more »
June 20, 2013 7:41 AM
BATON ROUGE - After 35 years of service to the higher education community, Dr. William Jenkins has retired for a second time.
Jenkins, who retired in 2007, came out of retirement in 2012 to serve Louisiana State University as its interim system president and Baton Rouge campus chancellor. Since... more »
June 19, 2013 8:10 AM
BERLIN - President Barack Obama is calling for a one-third reduction of the world's nuclear stockpiles. Obama spoke today at Berlin's iconic Brandenburg Gate, a powerful symbol of the Cold War. He says it's possible to ensure American security and a strong deterrent and also reduce nuclear weapons. He says... more »
June 17, 2013 11:53 AM
WASHINGTON - An outside group supporting President Barack Obama's agenda plans to air a series of ads this summer promoting Obama's health care overhaul. Organizing for Action intends to spend at least $1 million this summer on ads to draw attention to the implementation of the health care law, including... more »
June 16, 2013 8:15 PM
GREENSBURG, Miss. - Livingston Parish School Board President Malcolm Sibley was arrested Sunday morning after being tracked down by police for Saturday morning's fatal hit and run in St. Helena Parish.
Sibley was identified as the driver of a truck that hit and killed 21-year old William Iasigi.
... more »
June 11, 2013 5:13 PM
HOUSTON - The Southern Baptist Convention has re-elected its first black president, the Rev. Fred Luter Jr of New Orleans. Luter was first elected in 2012. His presidency comes at a time when the nation's largest Protestant denomination is trying to move beyond its traditional white Southern base. The Nashville-based... more »
June 5, 2013 10:53 AM
WASHINGTON - She's been a lightning rod for Republican criticism over the Obama administration's initial explanations for the attack in Benghazi, Libya, that killed the U.S. ambassador and four others. And now, Susan Rice is getting a new job. The U.N. ambassador is going to become President Barack Obama's national... more »
June 4, 2013 10:45 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congressman Bill Cassidy (R-Baton Rouge) Tuesday, called for the IRS to be abolished and replaced.
"Our privacy and political freedoms should not be sacrificed," Rep. Cassidy said.
Cassidy said he is frustrated after it was revealed the IRS may have increased scrutiny on political organizations like... more »
May 31, 2013 4:37 PM
WALKER - Police arrested former Livingston Parish President Mike Grimmer after they said he attacked his wife overnight at their home in Walker.
Capt. John Sharp with Walker Police said Grimmer's wife called them around midnight to report a disturbance, and when investigators arrived at the home they determined... more »
May 24, 2013 3:07 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama left plenty of ambiguity in new policy guidelines that he says will restrict how and when the U.S. can launch targeted drone strikes, leaving himself significant power over how and when the weapons can be deployed. National security experts say it's imperative to leave some... more »
May 23, 2013 2:16 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says he has established a new framework to govern U.S. force against terrorists. He says it includes clear guidelines as well as oversight and accountability. Obama says in a speech Thursday he put this framework into a single document by signing on Wednesday what is... more »
May 23, 2013 2:02 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says he has signed new policy guidelines to oversee when the U.S. can use drone strikes against suspected terrorists. Obama says clear guidelines, oversight and accountability are spelled out in "policy guidance" he signed Wednesday. He says Thursday in a national security speech that the... more »
May 22, 2013 12:35 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will travel to tornado-ravaged Moore, Okla., on Sunday. White House spokesman Jay Carney says the president will view the tornado damage first-hand. He also plans to meet with victims and first responders. The monstrous tornado barreled through the Oklahoma City suburb Monday afternoon, demolishing an... more »
May 18, 2013 3:32 PM
PARIS - France will see its first gay weddings within days, after French President Francois Hollande signed a law Saturday authorizing marriage and adoption by same-sex couples and ending months of nationwide protests and wrenching debate. Hollande's office said he signed the bill Saturday morning, a day after the Constitutional... more »
May 16, 2013 12:28 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is calling on Congress to "fully fund" his administration's budget request for embassy security. The request comes as Obama seeks to get ahead of the controversy over his administration's response to the attack last September in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans. Obama said he... more »
May 15, 2013 4:37 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says the acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, Steven Miller, has submitted his resignation in the aftermath of an investigation that found the agency improperly targeted conservative groups. Obama says Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew requested Miller's resignation. Obama says he also insists that safeguards... more »
May 15, 2013 1:21 PM
WASHINGTON - The White House says President Barack Obama will meet with Treasury officials Wednesday to discuss the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups for special review. White House press secretary Jay Carney says Obama expects people to be held accountable. The meeting comes in the aftermath of an... more »
May 13, 2013 11:28 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Obama is calling the IRS focus on conservative groups 'outrageous,' and says people are 'properly concerned'
The IRS apologized Friday for scrutininzing the tax-exempt status of groups with conservative titles such as "Tea Party" or "Patriot" in their applications.
The Democratic chairman of the... more »
May 7, 2013 1:37 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says military personnel who engage in sexual assault are betraying the uniform they are wearing. He says he has directed Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to "step up our game exponentially" to halt such assaults. In a tough statement, Obama said he wanted members of the... more »
May 6, 2013 12:55 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Former Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard has started serving a prison sentence of nearly four years for his role in a bribery plot and payroll fraud scheme. A spokesman for the federal Bureau of Prisons said Broussard reported Monday to the low-security facility at a prison in... more »
May 4, 2013 10:41 AM
HOUSTON - The incoming leader of the National Rifle Association has a penchant for bold statements that are sure to inflame an already explosive national debate over gun control. James Porter assumes the presidency on Monday after the group's national convention wraps up in Houston. The Alabama attorney is currently... more »
May 2, 2013 5:36 PM
MEXICO CITY - President Barack Obama says he's comfortable with his administration's decision to allow over-the-counter purchases of a morning-after pill for anyone 15 and older. The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday had lowered the age at which people can buy the Plan B One-Step morning-after pill without a... more »