NEW ORLEANS - Tulane mathematics professor Ricardo Cortez has been awarded the 2012 Blackwell-TapiaPrize, which recognizes a mathematical scientist who has contributed significantly to research in his or her field and who has served as a role model for students from under-represented minority groups. Cortez, who is the Pendergraft William... more »
NEW YORK - Former PBS anchor Jim Lehrer says a debate moderator should be like a baseball umpire - get out of the way and let the candidates play. That philosophy may have compounded his troubles during the first presidential debate between Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney as... more »
LACONIA, N.H. - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he retained ownership of Bain Capital for a time after 1999 but had no management role. Romney's comments to ABC News come amid the disclosure of federal documents that list him as the head of Bain from 1999 to 2001. Bain... more »
HOUSTON - If federal prosecutors have their way, former Texas tycoon R. Allen Stanford could receive a prison sentence that spans two centuries for bilking investors out of more than $7 billion in one of the largest Ponzi schemes in U.S. history.
The 62-year-old Stanford is set to be... more »
NEW ORLEANS - Kevin Costner says he never saw fellow actor Stephen Baldwin contribute anything to their company's effort to sell oil cleanup devices to BP in the aftermath of the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Testifying Friday at the trial for Baldwin's lawsuit against him over... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A retired police sergeant who was assigned to investigate deadly shootings on a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina denies engaging in a cover-up. Gerard Dugue (DOO' gay) testified Friday during his federal trial on civil rights charges that he now believes some of his former... more »