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  • Penn St students protest against frat over nude photo posts

    March 20, 2015 12:04 PM

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - More than 100 Penn State University students and other supporters are demonstrating against a fraternity accused of posting photos of nude or partly nude women, some asleep or passed out, on an invitation-only Facebook page. The protest took place Friday during a snowstorm in front of... more »
  • BR General focused on patients, staff ahead of ER closure check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 19, 2015 6:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge General Hospital is focused on patients and staff, as the closing of the Mid City Emergency Room approaches. To make the transition as effective as possible for patients and employees, they have expanded their Bluebonnet ER, added jobs and beds and sent information to area... more »
  • ER closure the talk of the town Thursday in Baton Rouge

    March 19, 2015 5:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The talk of the town today is the health care of people in Mid City. There are two events to discuss the closure of the emergency room at Baton Rouge General Mid City. The group Together BR is holding a press conference Thursday to ask Our... more »
  • Hundreds gather outside police station in Ferguson

    March 13, 2015 1:56 AM

    BC-US--Ferguson Calm prevails in Ferguson after shooting of police officers Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos. AP Video. By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER Associated Press FERGUSON, MO - Protesters called for calm but vowed to keep pushing for change in Ferguson a day after the shooting of two officers... more »
  • Protest planned at home of frat member behind racist chant

    March 11, 2015 12:47 PM

    DALLAS - A protest is planned outside the Dallas home of a former University of Oklahoma fraternity member who was shown in a video chanting a racial slur. The president of a Dallas-area advocacy group, the Next Generation Action Network, says a peaceful protest is planned Wednesday evening outside the... more »
  • CATS workers protest broken buses, broken promises check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 5, 2015 7:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Capital Area Transit System workers gathered to protest at the CATS terminal on Florida Boulevard and raise concerns over bus maintenance and safety. "We have a lot of buses that aren't safe on the road," Driver's Union President Naomi Guy told News 2's Rebecca Buchanan on... more »
  • LSU beefs up security for prayer rally check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 22, 2015 7:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Police will beef up their security in anticipation of protests at Saturday's prayer rally where Governor Bobby Jindal will take center stage at an event that's gotten a lot of criticism. Protestors say they're OK with the prayer. "The protest isn't against prayer at all,"... more »
  • GOP pushes abortion bill through House

    January 22, 2015 12:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - Republicans have muscled legislation through the House tightening federal restrictions on abortions, as thousands of abortion foes staged their annual protest march just down the street. The House approved the broadened abortion curbs by a near party-line 242-179 vote. The White House warned that President Barack Obama would... more »
  • Protests over police killings of black men continue to end of 2014

    January 1, 2015 11:05 AM

    BOSTON - Amid the celebrations welcoming the new year, there have been continued protests related to recent police killings of unarmed black men. Activists in Boston staged a peaceful "die-in" during the city's popular New Year's Eve celebration known as First Night. Dozens of people participated in the brief protest... more »
  • Chipotle apologizes for NY worker's police protest

    December 30, 2014 2:01 AM

    NEW YORK - Two Chipotle chief executives have apologized to New York City police officers who were greeted by a restaurant employee making the "hands up, don't shoot" gesture popular with protesters. Co-Chief Executive Officers Steve Ells and Monty Moran said in a statement Monday that the employee's action appeared... more »
  • Protesters of police killings march on DC

    December 13, 2014 1:18 PM

    WASHINGTON - Thousands of protesters have marched to the Capitol, where relatives of several black men who died in incidents with white police officers are addressing the crowd. Civil rights organizations held the Saturday march and rally to bring attention to such deaths and call for legislative action. Among the... more »
  • Hundreds to protest police inaction over rapes

    December 12, 2014 12:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Hundreds of demonstrators are planning to march Saturday from the French Quarter to City Hall to speak out against the New Orleans Police Department's mishandling of hundreds of rape and child abuse cases. The march comes a month after an inspector general's report found five police detectives... more »
  • Scores in New Orleans Brown-Garner 'die-in'

    December 6, 2014 7:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Scores of people protested the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police in New York and Ferguson, Missouri, with a "die-in" at a ritzy New Orleans mall. About 50 lay down under the Christmas tree and across the floor at Canal Place, where shops... more »
  • Garner protesters disrupt New Orleans light show

    December 4, 2014 10:18 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans residents held a "die in" at a holiday light show to protest grand jury decisions against indicting white police officers in the deaths of a black man in New York City and a black teen in Ferguson, Missouri. Some protesters lay in the road... more »
  • LSU students hold 'die-in' Ferguson protest

    December 1, 2014 1:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Students at LSU held a "die-in" demonstration Monday to protest a grand jury's decision not to indict the Missouri police officer who shot and killed a black teen earlier this year. The students lay down in chalk outlines near the campus quad, holding a sign which... more »
  • 16 arrested as demonstrations return to Ferguson

    November 29, 2014 10:26 AM

    FERGUSON, Mo. - Authorities say a sixteenth person was arrested during an overnight protest near the Ferguson police station. St. Louis County Police spokesman Shawn McGuire says only one of those arrested is from the St. Louis area and that eight are from New York City. McGuire says 15 people... more »
  • Ferguson protesters storm St. Louis City Hall

    November 26, 2014 1:29 PM

    ST. LOUIS - Authorities have arrested at least two people at a protest over the Ferguson grand jury decision in which several demonstrators stormed City Hall in St. Louis. An undetermined number of protesters made it into the building Wednesday while shouting "Shame, shame." The protest march included several hundred... more »
  • Southern students hold Ferguson march

    November 26, 2014 10:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University held a protest march Wednesday in protest of the failure to indict the Ferguson Police officer for shooting and killing an unarmed black teen in Missouri. The marchers took to the street around 11 a.m., beginning in the courtyard of the Smith-Brown Memorial Union... more »
  • LSU community gathers for Michael Brown vigil check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 25, 2014 10:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU community gathered Tuesday evening for a peaceful vigil and protest regarding a grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer who shot a black teen in Ferguson, MO. About 200 people chanted, "we are tired." They said they have had enough of the... more »
  • Uncertainty fuels speculation on Ferguson decision

    November 24, 2014 2:07 AM

    FERGUSON, MO - The final weekend before the Thanksgiving holiday has passed without a grand jury decision on whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in connection with the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The grand jury met Friday to consider possible charges against Darren Wilson. It's expected to meet... more »
  • Protesters flash 'Hunger Games' sign at Thai PM

    November 19, 2014 1:57 AM

    BANGKOK, Thailand - Five Thai university students have been detained by police and soldiers after giving a three-fingered salute inspired by "The Hunger Games" to junta leader-cum-prime minister in a daring move protest. The students, wearing T-shirts showing the phrase "Don't Want a Coup," stood in front of Gen. Prayuth... more »
  • Second day of protests take shape in St. Louis

    October 11, 2014 11:22 AM

    FERGUSON, Mo. - Hundreds are gathered in downtown St. Louis for a second day of organized rallies to protest Michael Brown's death and other fatal police shootings in the area and elsewhere. The crowd appeared larger than the ones seen at Friday's protests. While the main focus is on recent... more »
  • Police shooting protest halts St. Louis symphony

    October 5, 2014 11:48 AM

    ST. LOUIS - Several dozen people protesting the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown have interrupted a performance of the St. Louis Symphony in a peaceful demonstration. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that as the musicians were about to start performing a song Saturday night, the demonstrators began singing and... more »
  • Hong Kong leader says Beijing won't back down

    September 30, 2014 2:16 AM

    HONG KONG, China - Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong say they'll initiate new civil disobedience efforts Wednesday unless their demands for genuine democracy and the resignation of the city's unpopular chief executive are met. The protesters spent another night blocking streets in an already unprecedented show of civil disobedience. Even... more »
  • California protesters block Israeli-owned ship

    September 28, 2014 10:17 AM

    OAKLAND, Calif. - Officials say a group of pro-Palestinian protesters are again blocking an Israeli-owned ship from unloading its cargo at a port in California. International Longshore and Warehouse Union spokesman Craig Merrilees says dockworkers at the Port of Oakland did not unload cargo from the ZIM Shanghai on Saturday... more »
  • Police, protesters scuffle after Ferguson apology

    September 26, 2014 2:15 AM

    FERGUSON, MO - Police and protesters have clashed briefly in Ferguson just hours after the St. Louis suburb's police chief issued an apology to the family of Michael Brown. The black 18-year-old Brown was shot dead by a white police officer Aug. 9. Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson appeared outside... more »
  • Abortion rights protesters assemble outside court

    September 12, 2014 11:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Abortion rights demonstrators assembled outside the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans before of the start of a second hearing about the Texas law restricting abortions. Bill Lambert of Houston, one of the Texas demonstrators, was making signs. One read, "Rural Texas Women Need... more »
  • Group protests Washington mascot game

    September 7, 2014 12:00 PM

    HOUSTON - A small group of people are protesting the name of the Washington Redksins outside the stadium before the team's game against Houston. The group of Native Americans was protesting the nickname and held signs voicing their distaste for it. One read "R-word N-Word" and another said "Indians are... more »
  • Fast food protests expected in push for higher pay check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 4, 2014 2:07 AM

    NEW YORK - Hundreds of workers from McDonald's, Taco Bell, Wendy's and other fast-food chains are expected to walk off their jobs Thursday, according to labor organizers of the latest national protest to push the companies to pay their employees at least $15 an hour. This time organizers said they... more »
  • National Guard to withdraw from a quieter Ferguson

    August 22, 2014 2:51 AM

    FERGUSON, MO - The streets of Ferguson have been peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions have been subsiding in the St. Louis suburb where unrest had erupted for several nights after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old. About 100 people gathered Thursday evening, walking... more »
  • Nixon orders withdrawal of Guard from Ferguson

    August 21, 2014 1:09 PM

    FERGUSON, MO - Gov. Jay Nixon is ordering the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old. Nixon announced what he called a systematic withdrawal of Guard officers on Thursday. He says... more »
  • Quieter night in Ferguson, with fewer protesters check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 21, 2014 2:15 AM

    ST. LOUIS, MO - It's been a quieter night in Ferguson, Missouri. Some demonstrators returned to the streets Wednesday evening to protest the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white officer, but in diminished numbers. They marched around a single block in the St. Louis suburb as a... more »
  • Protesters fill Ferguson streets night before attorney general's visit check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 20, 2014 2:09 AM

    FERGUSON, MO - The streets of Ferguson are filled once more tonight with protesters demonstrating against the death of Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old who was fatally shot Aug. 9 by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, who is white. But unlike previous nights, there were no immediate reports of clashes... more »
  • More late-night clashes in Ferguson

    August 19, 2014 2:02 AM

    FERGUSON, MO - Police and protesters are again in a tense standoff in Ferguson, Missouri, more than a week after an unarmed black teenager was shot and killed by a white police officer. Monday night, police used bullhorns to order the crowds to leave, and noisemakers and armored vehicles were... more »
  • Obama back in Washington on rare vacation break

    August 18, 2014 2:57 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama returned to Washington just after midnight Monday for a two-day break from a summer vacation during which airstrikes in Iraq and violent clashes in a St. Louis suburb intruded on his golf and beach plans. The exact reason for Obama's return remains unclear, though... more »
  • Missouri governor calls off Ferguson curfew

    August 18, 2014 2:07 AM

    FERGUSON, Mo. - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is lifting a curfew while ordering the National Guard to help restore order in a St. Louis suburb that has seen sometimes violent protests since the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager. Nixon deployed the Guard Monday following an overnight clash... more »
  • Police, protesters clash again in Ferguson

    August 16, 2014 10:33 AM

    FERGUSON, Mo. - Anger spurred by the death of a black teenager at the hands of white police officer boiled over when protesters stormed into a Missouri convenience store - the same store that Michael Brown was accused of robbing. Police and about 200 protesters clashed again in Ferguson, Missouri... more »
  • Police reveal officer's name in teen's death

    August 15, 2014 9:00 AM

    FERGUSON, MO - Police in Ferguson have revealed the name of the six-year veteran accused of fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager in the St. Louis suburb. Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson said Friday the officer's name is Darren Wilson. Jackson said earlier this week he wasn't naming... more »
  • Turmoil, tear gas give way to hope in Ferguson

    August 15, 2014 1:56 AM

    FERGUSON, MO - County police in riot gear and armored tanks gave way to state troopers walking side-by-side with thousands of protesters as the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teen was shot by a city police officer overwhelmingly avoided violence Thursday after nearly a week of unrest. The... more »
  • National pro-life organization visits Baton Rouge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 24, 2014 6:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Protesters from across the country were in Baton Rouge Thursday to rally against abortion. More than 100 people gathered outside Delta Women's Clinic chanting, singing and praying in an effort to spread their message. A majority of the protestors were members of "Operation Save America,"... more »
  • Hundreds of Memphis police officers call in sick check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 9, 2014 5:13 AM

    MEMPHIS, TN - Memphis police say hundreds of officers have called in sick in the past week in what appears to be a deliberate action to protest planned health care cuts. Memphis Police Department spokeswoman Karen Rudolph said 554 officers called in sick on Tuesday alone. Memphis Police Director Toney... more »
  • Israel: Jewish attackers suspected in teen death

    July 6, 2014 11:11 AM

    JERUSALEM - Israeli authorities have confirmed they have arrested a number of Jewish suspects in the death of a Palestinian teenager whose death set off violent protests. In a statement, Israeli police said the suspects were arrested early Sunday. Israel's Shin Bet security agency says the suspects remain in custody... more »
  • Hundreds protest about Salt Lake City dog slaying

    June 29, 2014 1:41 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY - Hundreds of people, including some who brought their pets, rallied outside Salt Lake City police headquarters, seeking answers from the department about an officer who fatally shot a dog in a backyard while searching for a missing child. Sean Kendall, the owner of the Weimaraner killed... more »
  • High court voids 35-foot abortion clinic buffer

    June 26, 2014 12:06 PM

    WASHINGTON - Abortion rights advocates are criticizing today's ruling from the Supreme Court, saying it will put at risk the safety of women seeking abortions. The court struck down a 35-foot zone in which protests are prohibited outside abortion clinics in Massachusetts, finding that it violates the First Amendment rights... more »
  • Fast-food protest organizers plan global actions

    May 15, 2014 5:25 AM

    NEW YORK - Labor organizers say protesters will turn out in the. U.S. and more than 30 other countries on Thursday in support of higher pay for workers at fast-food chains including McDonald's, Burger King and Taco Bell. The demonstrations build on a campaign by unions to bring attention to... more »
  • Anger, grief swell in Turkey after 274 coal miners die

    May 14, 2014 9:52 AM

    SOMA, Turkey - High gas concentrations have brought rescue operations to a halt inside a coal mine in western Turkey following a deadly explosion and fire. So far, the bodies of 274 miners have been recovered. The fate of another 150 remains unclear. Teams are trying to vent carbon dioxide... more »
  • Clippers stage silent protest to owner

    April 27, 2014 6:31 PM

    OAKLAND, Calif. - The Los Angeles Clippers are choosing not to speak publicly about owner Donald Sterling and his purported recorded comments urging a woman to not bring black people to his team's games. Instead, the team let their uniforms become a show of solidarity. They ran out of the... more »
  • Judge: Protestors filed "CATS" lawsuit too late

    December 23, 2013 7:35 AM

    Protestors of the "CATS" tax, may be out of luck. Three judges unanimously ruled in favor of the Baton Rouge Transit system, saying that the tax is legal and that protestors filed the lawsuit "too late". State law requires objections to be filed within sixty days. The lawsuit was... more »
  • Fast food workers protest wages

    December 2, 2013 9:57 AM

    NEW YORK- Fast-food workers in about 100 cities will walk off the job this Thursday, organizers say, which would mark the largest effort yet in a push for higher pay. The actions would build on a campaign that began about a year ago to call attention to the difficulties of... more »
  • 22 arrests made in New Orleans immigration protest

    November 15, 2013 11:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - 22 arrests were made as a result of a protest in New Orleans by pro-immigration activists. Several hundred demonstrators blocked a downtown New Orleans intersection Thursday to protest the tactics of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. The protest was organized by the New Orleans Workers' Center... more »
  • Protesters slow traffic on I-10 in Baton Rouge

    August 17, 2013 1:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State transportation monitors said traffic congestion has cleared, after protesters put on a show and slowed traffic on I-10. Protesters were holding signs over the Nairn Street bridge, between Perkins Road and Bawell Street. Drivers reported the signs read "Impeach Obama/Benghazi." There were traffic alerts, warning... more »
  • Family of seven killed in crash protest sentencing

    July 23, 2013 10:56 AM

    CLINTON - Family members of seven people killed by a drunken driver in Slaughter rallied outside the Clinton courthouse today, where they will finally get to review a pre-sentence report for Brett Gerald. The family members held signs claiming judicial racism on the part of the judge in the... more »
  • Toll in Egypt violence mounts to 30 nationwide

    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 »
  • White House: Westboro protests 'reprehensible'

    July 3, 2013 11:54 AM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says it can't fulfill a request to deem a group that protests at soldiers' funerals a hate group. But it says President Barack Obama believes such actions are reprehensible. The Obama administration is responding to petitions through the White House website to label the Westboro... more »
  • Republicans chafe over financial statement request check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 23, 2013 2:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's Republican Party is blasting the legislative auditor's office after both the GOP and the state Democratic Party were asked to turn over financial statements to comply with a long-overlooked law. Republican officials were angered by the request and accused the office of targeting conservatives. Democrats simply... more »
  • Klan promises massive protest

    February 7, 2013 7:51 PM

    The Ku Klux Klan promised a massive protest in Memphis because the city renamed three parks that celebrated the Confederacy. One was changed from a Confederate General who was also the group's Grand Wizard. That park was renamed Health Sciences Park, replacing the name of Nathan Bedford Forrest. Confederate and... more »
  • Making changes 40 years after Roe vs. Wade check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 22, 2013 6:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Today marks 40 years since the Roe v. Wade decision, making abortion legal in the United States. Pro-choice advocates say prior to Roe vs. Wade, abortions were dangerous and to be a patient of an abortion was a crime. "Women could not get safe abortions,"... more »
  • Man who scaled Vatican talked down safely

    January 1, 2013 11:55 AM

    VATICAN CITY - A man has scaled the scaffolding around St. Peter's Square and draped a banner calling on Pope Benedict XVI to "Stop Terrorism." The man identified himself on the banner as Julian Jungarean, a Romanian who has previously scaled the colonnade around the piazza. After a few hours... more »
  • Obama re-election protest leads to punishment

    December 13, 2012 7:34 PM

    Some students who protested the re-election victory of President Obama over Mitt Romney were punished at Hampton-Sydney College in Virginia. One student was expelled and three others were placed on probation. The four were found guilty by a student court of violating the school's code of conduct by participating in... more »
  • N.O. readies for Super Bowl as cabbies protest

    October 25, 2012 1:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - As unhappy taxi drivers paraded by New Orleans' City Hall with horns blaring in protest, Mayor Mitch Landrieu made it clear the city won't back away from broad new regulations governing their vehicles. Landrieu and other officials held a news conference Thursday to discuss plans for the... more »
  • House committee: security requests denied in Libya

    October 2, 2012 10:29 AM

    WASHINGTON - Leaders of a House committee say U.S. diplomats in Libya made repeated requests for increased security in Benghazi but the pleas were denied in Washington. The Oversight and Government Reform Committee officials said Tuesday they received the information from individuals with direct knowledge of the situation. The Sept.... more »
  • Actress files second suit in anti-Muslim film case

    September 27, 2012 12:41 PM

    LOS ANGELES - An actress who appeared in an anti-Muslim movie trailer that sparked violence in the Middle East has filed a federal lawsuit in Los Angeles against the filmmaker and YouTube to have the clip taken down. The complaint filed Wednesday by Cindy Lee Garcia cites copyright infringement and... more »
  • Romney criticizes Obama for 'bumps' comments

    September 24, 2012 4:22 PM

    DENVER - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he can't imagine calling the killing of a U.S. ambassador a "bump in the road." His comments Monday were veiled criticism of Obama for his comment in an interview broadcast Sunday. In an interview with "60 Minutes," Obama said "there are going... more »
  • Obama: Libya assault 'wasn't just mob action'

    September 24, 2012 4:18 PM

    NEW YORK - President Barack Obama says "there's no doubt" that the assault of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans including the U.S. ambassador "wasn't just a mob action." The White House and administration officials have called the attack a terrorist act, though the White House... more »
  • A Benghazi power, Libya militia eyed in attack

    September 18, 2012 3:38 PM

    BENGHAZI, Libya - Members of a hardcore Islamist militia in Libya are the focus of much of the suspicion in last weeks' attack that killed the U.S. ambassador to that country and three other Americans. The militia is known for its sympathies to al-Qaida, and its fierce animosity to the... more »
  • Film protests lead to clashes across Muslim world

    September 14, 2012 12:09 PM

    CAIRO - It's been a day of sometimes-violent anti-American demonstrations across the Middle East and elsewhere in the Muslim world -- with demonstrators scaling the walls of U.S. embassies in Tunisia and Sudan. They also torched part of a German embassy, and clashed with security forces at an American fast-food... more »
  • Hundreds of Afghans protest anti-Islam film

    September 14, 2012 8:51 AM

    KABUL, Afghanistan - Hundreds of Afghans - some shouting "Death to America" - have held a protest against an anti-Islam film in the eastern city of Jalalabad. The film depicts the Prophet Muhammad as a fraud, a womanizer and a madman. Since it surfaced on the Internet, it... more »
  • Libyan says some suspects in custody in consulate attack

    September 13, 2012 5:06 PM

    BENGHAZI, Libya - There's word of arrests in Libya, in the killing of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans. A Libyan official says an unspecified number of militants suspected of taking part in the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi have been arrested. And he says others are... more »
  • Obama vows to bring killers of ambassador to justice

    September 12, 2012 10:25 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is condemning in the "strongest possible terms" an attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya that killed four Americans, including the American ambassador. Obama on Wednesday said the U.S. will work with the Libyan government to bring the perpetrators of the attack to justice. He... more »
  • Libyan officials: US ambassador killed in attack

    September 12, 2012 7:29 AM

    TRIPOLI, Libya - Libyan officials say the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans have been killed in an attack on the U.S. consulate in the eastern city of Benghazi by protesters angry over a film that ridiculed Islam's Prophet Muhammad. The officials say Ambassador Chris Stevens was killed Tuesday... more »
  • Protesters demand an end to convicted killer's arrangement check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 1, 2012 5:22 PM

    PORT ALLEN- Dozens of people including family, friends and complete strangers gathered outside the West Baton Rouge Parish Jail to protest what they call special treatment for a convicted killer. On two separate occasions, News 2 cameras captured Victoria Gosserand walking in plain clothes without handcuffs or shackles in... more »
  • Nuns start tour protesting Republican positions

    June 18, 2012 10:45 AM

    DES MOINES, Iowa - A group of Roman Catholic nuns have left Des Moines on a two-week bus tour of nine states to protest Republican federal budget proposals that the group believes hurt the poor and vulnerable. The Nuns on the Bus tour left Monday for Ames. It is scheduled... more »
  • US expels top Syrian diplomat to protest massacre

    May 29, 2012 12:41 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is expelling Syria's most senior envoy in Washington, joining a host of other governments in kicking out Syrian diplomats to protest last week's gruesome massacre in which entire families, including children, were shot execution-style in their homes. The State Department said Tuesday that the charge... more »
  • George Clooney arrested in protest in Washington

    March 16, 2012 12:16 PM

    WASHINGTON - Actor George Clooney and his father have been arrested at a protest outside the Sudanese Embassy in Washington. The protesters accuse Sudan's president, Omar al-Bashir, of provoking a humanitarian crisis and blocking food and aid from entering the Nuba Mountains in the county's border region with South Sudan.... more »
  • Parents upset EBR school cancelled Wednesday check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 13, 2012 6:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE-- Many parents are in a bind, after East Baton Rouge schools called off Wednesday classes. The decision came around 9:00 Tuesday morning. Nearly a third of teachers in East Baton Rouge Parish put in substitute requests for Wednesday. School system leaders say the roughly 1,050 educators will... more »
  • Parents protest at scandalized LA grade school

    February 6, 2012 12:46 PM

    LOS ANGELES - About three dozen parents and supporters have staged a protest at the Los Angeles-area elementary school rocked by allegations of lewd conduct crimes by two teachers against children. Protesters gathered Monday to demand greater communication with education officials and the placement of cameras in classrooms and hallways... more »
  • Wikipedia blacks out site to protest US bills

    January 18, 2012 11:48 AM

    NEW YORK - Wikipedia is blocking visitors from its English-language articles and Google has blacked out the logo on its home page as they join other sites in protesting legislation pending in Congress that's aimed at shutting down sites that share pirated movies and other content. Wikipedia and Google are... more »
  • Occupy Wall Street movement spreads to BR

    October 22, 2011 4:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Occupy Wall Street movement, that has spread to more than 900 cities worldwide, came to the steps of the Louisiana State Capitol today. Dozens of protesters, some with signs in hand, joined to share their views on different issues. "The top one percent of the... more »
  • 2 companies protest La Medicaid contract choices

    August 9, 2011 10:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Two companies have protested Louisiana's choice of other companies to run managed care networks for $2.2 billion of the state's Medicaid program. Aetna Inc. says Aetna Better Health wants information submitted in contract proposals, and state Department of Health and Hospital records about the scoring, made... more »
  • Protest over flag burning stopped by LSU Police, crowds

    May 11, 2011 2:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A planned protest at LSU where an American flag was reportedly going to be burned was stopped by LSU Police after large crowds grew combative with the demonstrator. Benjamin Haas was escorted away by police after crowds on the LSU Parade Ground threw water balloons and... more »
  • Protest scheduled over flag burning at LSU

    May 11, 2011 6:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Plans to burn an American flag on LSU's campus as part of a peaceful protest today may have gone up in smoke. LSU student Benjamin Haas had scheduled a demonstration at noon to protest the arrest of another student who is accused of burning the school's... more »
  • Saudi police open fire at protest

    March 10, 2011 12:48 PM

    CAIRO - Saudi police have opened fire at a rally in the kingdom's east in an apparent escalation of efforts to stop planned protests. Government officials have warned they will take strong action if activists take to the streets after increasing calls for large protests around the oil-rich kingdom... more »
  • Egypt's Mubarak transfers power to vice president

    February 10, 2011 3:13 PM

    CAIRO - Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak says he is transferring power to his vice president, Omar Suleiman, but will not leave the country. Mubarak said in a nationally televised address Thursday that the demands of protesters calling for his immediate ouster are just and legitimate. He said he had requested... more »
  • Federal lawsuit alleges racial discrimination

    February 1, 2011 3:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - About 230 current and former employees at a Baton Rouge-based oil services company have filed a civil rights lawsuit, saying they were forced to work in facilities where racist graffiti, slurs and discrimination are commonplace. The lawsuit was filed this week in a Texas federal court against... more »
  • Egypt's Mubarak says he won't run for new term

    February 1, 2011 3:37 PM

    CAIRO - Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said he will not run for a new term in office in September elections, but rejected demands that he step down immediately and leave the country, vowing to die on Egypt's soil, in a television address Tuesday after a dramatic day in which a... more »
  • Local reaction to Egyptian protests, violence

    January 28, 2011 5:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Following reports of civil unrest in Egypt, many Egyptians locally reacted to the protest as they watched them unfold on television. Ahmed Elshall, an LSU student from Egypt, said the protest were a long time coming and his countrymen just want basic standards of living improved. ... more »

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