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  • Mike VII handlers ask visitors to not bring stuffed animals, pets Play Video

    September 4, 2017 2:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Plush versions of Mike VII have been flying off of shelves at the LSU Sports Shop, but now Mike's handlers are asking the public not to bring them near the habitat. "We didn't realize that stuffed animals were an issue," said the Walker family, who had just... more »
  • Mexico to review rules of origin to help NAFTA renegotiation

    May 30, 2017 8:59 PM

    MIAMI - Mexico's foreign minister says the country is "inevitably" set to review rules of origin when renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement, giving a boost to President Donald Trump's manufacturing push. Foreign Relations Secretary Luis Videgaray said on Tuesday at an event in Miami that NAFTA has allowed... more »
  • Audit: $6.4M misspent on dental claims in Louisiana Medicaid

    March 27, 2017 5:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new audit says Louisiana's health department and its dental benefits program administrator paid $6.4 million for dental claims that violated the Medicaid program's rules. The report from Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera's office says the improper payments occurred between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2016. Auditors... more »
  • White House moves to delay environmental rules

    January 24, 2017 9:01 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Trump administration is moving to delay implementation of at least 30 environmental rules finalized in the closing months of President Barack Obama's term. That could be a potential first step in seeking to kill the regulations. A summary of actions published Tuesday in the Federal Register includes... more »
  • New rules won't float with boat owners in Orleans suburb

    December 26, 2016 2:10 PM

    KENNER- Recreational boats on trailers are nothing unusual in many Louisiana neighborhoods. Now, new restrictions on where boat owners in the New Orleans suburb of Kenner can park their vessels are drawing complaints. The complaints have led city officials to say they are exploring whether they should alter or delay... more »
  • Drone operators seek permission to fly out of direct sight

    September 18, 2016 11:34 AM

    FARGO, N.D. - As thousands of commercial drone take to the skies under new Federal Aviation Administration rules, some small operators are pursuing a coveted exemption that would allow them to fly where they can't be seen by the pilot. The companies who want them say the so-called line-of-sight exemptions... more »
  • Government forecast: 600K commercial drones within the year

    August 29, 2016 1:26 PM

    WASHINGTON - Federal aviation officials estimate there will be 600,000 commercial drone aircraft operating in the U.S. within the year as the result of new safety rules that opened the skies to them on Monday. Michael Huerta, head of the Federal Aviation Administration, said at a news conference that the... more »
  • Feds turn to space experts NASA for small-drone traffic plan

    August 28, 2016 3:37 PM

    GRAND FORKS - America's space agency is entering the second phase of a four-step plan to draw up rules of the road for small drones that fly under 500 feet. The NASA project is meant to develop performance standards for drones that would be used for commercial purposes by companies... more »
  • State won't enforce new abortion restrictions, for now

    July 22, 2016 6:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana officials have agreed not to enforce several new restrictions on abortion pending a judge's decision on whether to block the laws. The restrictions include a requirement for a 72-hour waiting period for many women, and a ban on a common second-trimester procedure called dilation and evacuation.... more »
  • NFL close to new football inspection rules

    July 27, 2015 3:28 PM

    The NFL is preparing to send out instructions to game officials and teams explaining new rules for inspecting footballs. Two people familiar with the league's plans tell The Associated Press on Monday that proper inflation of the footballs will be documented as part of the new policy. But those... more »
  • Oil industry challenges rules meant to stop train explosions Play Video

    May 12, 2015 3:49 PM

    BILLINGS, Mont. - The U.S. oil industry is challenging new rules aimed at reducing the risk of catastrophic accidents involving crude moved by rail. The American Petroleum Institute petitioned the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. to block a requirement that railroad tank cars known to fail be... more »
  • NFL's competition committee may consider replay expansion

    February 20, 2015 11:43 AM

    INDIANAPOLIS - Rams coach Jeff Fisher says the NFL's competition committee has an unprecedented number of proposals to expand replay reviews next season. Fisher is the committee co-chair, and he says he's not sure it will happen. Fisher says everything currently is reviewable -- other than penalties -- and that... more »
  • Rules in works to stop payday loan debt

    February 1, 2015 1:18 PM

    WASHINGTON - Efforts to stop debt from payday loans are still underway for lawmakers. Federal regulators say they are now putting together the first-ever rules on those loans to help cash-strapped borrowers avoid falling into a cycle of high-rate debt. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says state laws governing... more »
  • Tips for LSU fans headed to Nashville

    December 27, 2014 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU fans are getting ready to hit the road right behind the tigers. The football team left Saturday and fans trailed right along. Ashley Richard got on the road today to make it to Tennessee in time for Tuesday's game. " I'm going to Tennessee,... more »
  • Dept. of Education proposes new child care rules

    November 21, 2014 10:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Education has proposed a new set of rules for child care centers as part of the state's effort to overhaul its pre-K system. According to the agency, the rules changes are intended to give educators more time to focus on child development... more »
  • No welfare cut for kids if parent tests for drugs

    August 18, 2014 12:13 PM

    JACKSON, MS - Mississippi children would not lose welfare if a parent's benefits are cut off because of a positive test for illegal drugs. That's according to rules set by the state Department of Human Services. The state's welfare drug-testing law was supposed to take effect July 1, but that... more »

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