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  • Dog dies on United flight after long delay, family says

    August 8, 2017 3:34 PM

    HOUSTON, Tx. - A Texas family claims their dog died on Sunday while in the cargo hold of a United Airlines jet that was delayed on a Houston tarmac for two hours. The Rasmussen family of Houston says Lulu, their 5-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, was cleared to fly... more »
  • Passengers use duct tape to subdue unruly man on Hawaii-bound flight

    May 20, 2017 6:11 PM

    HONOLULU - A man on a Hawaii-bound flight described as unruly and disheveled was subdued by passengers and a flight attendant who used an airplane drink cart to block him from getting to the front of the jet. He was then immobilized with duct tape in a seat until the... more »
  • Governor's Rome trip cost state $15,000 for security detail

    February 25, 2017 1:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards' trip to meet the Pope in Rome cost taxpayers $15,000 for his state police security detail. Edwards personally paid travel costs for him and his wife for the weeklong trip in January. The travel expenses for the governor's bodyguards were billed to the... more »
  • Col. Mike Edmonson issues statement on LSP 'side trip'

    February 22, 2017 8:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police Colonel Mike Edmonson released a statement Wednesday addressing the investigation of four LSP officers who allegedly took a "side trip" with tax payer money. In the statement, Edmonson says that an inquiry has produced sufficient evidence to turn the matter over to Internal Affairs.... more »
  • Gov. Edwards going back to Washington seeking disaster aid

    September 21, 2016 10:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards is making his third trip to Washington in as many weeks, trying to build support for billions in federal disaster aid for Louisiana's flood recovery. Edwards' office says the Democratic governor will travel to Washington on Wednesday and return home Friday. He'll be... more »
  • Obama's historic trip to Cuba rife with risk, opportunity

    March 19, 2016 3:13 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will open a new era in the United States' thorny relationship with Cuba during a history-making trip with two seemingly dissonant goals: locking in his softer approach while also pushing the island's communist leaders to change their ways. Obama's visit starting Sunday marks a crowning... more »
  • Oregon St suspends Reid minimum 4 games for tripping ref

    January 18, 2016 5:02 PM

    Oregon State has suspended Jarmal Reid at least four games for tripping a referee during Sunday night's loss at Utah. Coach Wayne Tinkle announced the suspension on Monday. Reid also issued a statement apologizing for his actions. Tinkle said Reid's conduct over the next two weeks will determine if additional... more »
  • 'Road tour' by Cabinet members to promote Obama proposals

    January 10, 2016 7:06 PM

    WASHINGTON - Cabinet members will be traveling around the country in the coming days to help promote President Barack Obama's State of the Union proposals. The White House says the "road tour" is geared toward highlighting pressing issues facing the country such as climate change, health, criminal justice and access... more »
  • Trip to France cancelled for Lafayette high school students

    November 14, 2015 2:48 PM

    LAFAYETTE - A group of Lafayette High School French immersion students and two faculty members scheduled to depart for Paris Saturday have cancelled their trip in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris. The Advertiser reports that the group was returning to Lafayette. Eleven students were planning to go... more »
  • Donald Trump loved and hated by Hispanics in border city

    July 24, 2015 4:24 PM

    LAREDO - A day after Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's visit, some residents of Laredo, Texas, are calling the billionaire businessman a racist, while others are cheering his hardline immigration views. Interviews with more than a dozen local residents highlighted deep divisions in the small border city, where Hispanics represent... more »
  • Obama and Kenya: 1st trip to father's homeland as president

    July 22, 2015 3:46 PM

    WASHINGTON - When Barack Obama visited Kenya for the first time nearly 30 years ago, he was astonished that an airport worker recognized his last name. It was a striking experience for the future president. He was a young man struggling to understand how a country that he had never... more »
  • Volunteer deputy heading to Bahamas amid manslaughter charge

    April 21, 2015 1:24 PM

    TULSA, Okla. - Lawyers say a volunteer sheriff's deputy plans to vacation in the Bahamas while facing a second-degree manslaughter charge in Oklahoma, a decision immediately criticized by the family of the man he killed. Robert Bates pleaded not guilty Tuesday during his initial court appearance in Tulsa district court.... more »
  • Obama presides over India's grand Republic Day parade

    January 26, 2015 5:27 AM

    NEW DELHI, India - President Barack Obama is presiding over a grand display of Indian military hardware, marching bands and elaborately dressed camels as chief guest at India's annual Republic Day festivities. The crowd erupted in cheers as Obama emerged from his armored limousine and took his place on the... more »
  • Democratic lawmakers visit Cuba amid changes in US relations

    January 17, 2015 7:38 PM

    WASHINGTON - A delegation of congressional Democrats is visiting Cuba to discuss expectations for the normalization of relations between the United States and the island nation. The delegation's leader, Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, says in a statement Saturday that the lawmakers want to explore opportunities for greater cooperation and... more »
  • Kerry says trip to France about hugs, not apologies

    January 15, 2015 6:13 AM

    SOFIA, Bulgaria - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he is not traveling to France later Thursday to apologize for the Obama administration's failure to send a senior official to last weekend's unity march, but rather to give "a big hug to Paris" in the wake of terrorist attacks... more »
  • Jindal headed to Europe on economic development trip

    January 8, 2015 3:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal is traveling to Europe this weekend for an economic development mission. The trip also could bolster the governor's international relations credentials as he considers a possible presidential campaign. Jindal's office was announcing the plans Thursday and provided trip details in advance to The Associated... more »
  • Obama to confront shortcomings in Myanmar reforms

    November 12, 2014 2:14 AM

    BEIJING, China - When President Barack Obama arrives in Myanmar, he will confront a nation backsliding in its pledges to enact economic and political reforms that were rewarded with U.S. sanctions relief and made the long-isolated country a darling of Obama's efforts to stake out a legacy in Asia. The... more »
  • Obama kicks off campaign swing with Wisconsin stop

    October 28, 2014 2:12 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama is kicking off a weeklong, six-state campaign spree with a visit to Wisconsin. Obama will attend a rally at a Milwaukee high school Tuesday for Mary Burke. She's the Democrat trying to oust Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Defeating Walker, a potential 2016 presidential contender,... more »
  • Former Marine paddles from Minnesota to Louisiana

    August 7, 2014 3:40 AM

    VENICE - A Marine has completed his trip in a canoe all the way down the Mississippi River, from Minnesota to Louisiana. Two tours in Afghanistan took a toll on Joshua Ploetz. He was injured by a roadside bomb and lost friends to combat and suicide. When the Winona, Minnesota,... more »
  • Obama to talk economy amid fundraising spree

    July 24, 2014 2:06 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - President Barack Obama wraps up a three-day fundraising trip on the West Coast on Thursday, devoting part of his day to promoting his economic agenda at a technical college. Obama is also attending a Democratic National Committee event Thursday before returning to Washington. Obama attended six... more »
  • Obama heads off to raise money on the West Coast

    July 22, 2014 2:07 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama is embarking on a mission that has regularly proved a winner for him - raising money for his fellow Democrats. Obama on Tuesday is starting a three-day West Coast trip, during which he is scheduled to attend fundraising events in Seattle, San Francisco and... more »

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