JERUSALEM - Israel is vowing to push ahead with the construction of thousands of new homes in West Bank settlements, despite a wave of condemnations from the U.S. and Europe. Last week's U.N. decision to recognize a Palestinian state may be fueling a tougher stand around the world against Israeli... more »
BATON ROUGE- Governor Bobby Jindal issued a letter rejecting a rule which provided a big tax break to people who buy a car in Louisiana.
Some lawmakers who oversee the state budget process say it could wreck state fianances.
Since 2009, a tax credit on some alternate fuel... more »
JACKSON, Miss. - The administrator of BP's $20 billion oil spill fund says Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood could undermine the claims process by urging a court to intervene and by making allegations that border on defamation.
Hood called those statements, made Tuesday in a court filing in Louisiana,... more »
An extra hand from Baton Rouge Police Department is helping the Louisiana State Police crime lab process DNA evidence fast.
"The information that we gather here, as soon as something is discovered, there's a break in the case, there's information that we pull off from these analyses, we immediately... more »
A Covington company has been hired to process applications for money from a $100 million fund set up by BP to help oil rig workers idled by a federal moratorium on new deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. The Louisiana charity running the program, the Gulf Coast Restoration and... more »
Louisiana has hired an independent administrator to perform a comprehensive review of BP's oil spill claims process. Cannon Cochran Management Services Inc. will also look at the effect of social, human, and workforce development services on the process. They will also provide technical support and consulting for negotiations for claims... more »
The Obama administration plans meet with BP executives later in the day to press the oil giant on how the company will cover costs relating to the Gulf oil spill. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says reimbursement for individuals, state, and federal government will be on the agenda when she... more »