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  • United shuts down website bookings

    September 12, 2013 2:41 PM

    United Airlines was selling some tickets on Thursday for as little as five dollars before shutting down bookings on its website. Some customers were able to buy tickets before the airline stopped accepting orders on the website. United also is not taking reservations by phone. United has not made... more »
  • Nicaragua detains US most-wanted suspect

    April 22, 2013 3:05 PM

    MANAGUA, Nicaragua- Police in Nicaragua have detained one of the FBI's ten most-wanted fugitives. Child-porn suspect, Eric Justin Toth, was detained near the Honduran border. Toth is a fomer elementary school teacher in Washington D.C. and now faces accusations he possessed and produced child pornography. He lost... more »
  • UN warns of further action against North Korea after nuclear test

    February 12, 2013 2:51 PM

    UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council is planning on taking further action against North Korea, calling today's nuclear test " a clear threat to international peace and security." North Korea is calling this latest atomic test its "first response" to what it describes as U.S. threats. They... more »
  • United says failed generator forced 787 landing

    December 5, 2012 4:39 PM

    CHICAGO - United Airlines says a failed electrical generator is the reason one of its new Boeing 787s made an emergency landing in New Orleans. The flight from Houston to Newark diverted to New Orleans shortly after takeoff on Tuesday. No one was hurt. United says one of the plane's... more »
  • UN pulling out some staff from Syria

    December 3, 2012 2:14 PM

    BEIRUT - The United Nations says it is pulling out all non-essential international staff from Syria due to security issues in the civil war-struck Arab state. The U.N.'s regional humanitarian coordinator for Syria says up to a quarter of the 100 international staff working for several U.N. agencies could exit... more »
  • Palestinians celebrate UN statehood vote

    November 29, 2012 4:23 PM

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinians have erupted in wild cheers, hugging each other and honking car horns after the United Nations voted to grant them, at least formally, what they have long yearned for - a state of their own. In the central celebration in the West Bank city of... more »
  • Abbas: UN vote is 'investment in peace'

    November 29, 2012 1:26 PM

    UNITED NATIONS - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is appealing to all nations to vote in favor of a U.N. resolution recognizing the state of Palestine as "an investment in peace." In a statement ahead of today's General Assembly vote, Abbas says the Palestinians "remain committed" to a two-state solution to... more »
  • Obama: 'Still time' to resolve Iran nuke dispute

    November 14, 2012 2:12 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says there is still time for the United States and Iran to resolve an impasse over Iran's nuclear program. Obama said at a news conference Wednesday that there should be a way for Iran to enjoy "peaceful nuclear power" while still meeting international obligations and... more »
  • Thousands sign La. petition to secede from the U.S. Play Video

    November 12, 2012 2:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana became the first of 20 states to petition the Obama Administration to "peacefully grant the state to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government." "Michael E" from Slidell created it and was the first to sign last Wednesday less... more »
  • Court strikes down Montana law rather than re-examining Citizens United ruling

    June 25, 2012 4:58 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court is rejecting a plea that it take another look at its ruling from two years ago on campaign finance. Instead, the court today struck down a Montana law that limits corporate campaign spending. The same five conservative justices who made up the majority in the... more »
  • Passenger jet makes emergency landing

    May 9, 2012 2:51 PM

    DENVER - A United Airlines flight from Toronto to San Francisco has made an emergency landing at Denver International Airport. Airport spokeswoman Jenny Schiavone said Wednesday that United Airlines flight 867 landed safely, and there were no injuries. United Airlines spokesman Rahsaan Johnson says the captain diverted the flight to... more »
  • Capital Area United Way CEO resigns

    May 3, 2012 5:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Capital Area United Way today announced the resignation of Karen Profita, CEO. Profita, who has led the agency for the past 3 ½ years and guided it through a dramatic change in scope, is leaving to pursue other opportunities. "Over the past few years Karen... more »
  • Vitter supports Arizona immigration law

    April 24, 2012 3:48 PM

    Washington - U.S. Sen. David Vitter today issued the following statement in advance of the Arizona immigration law heading to the U.S. Supreme Court. "The Arizona law is absolutely constitutional. If President Obama doesn't want states to act on immigration, he should start doing his job and controlling the... more »
  • Weekly US oil, gas rig count up by 11

    March 30, 2012 3:02 PM

    HOUSTON - The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. is up by 11 this week to 1,979. The Houston-based oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. reported Friday that 1,318 rigs were exploring for oil and 658 for natural gas. Three were listed as... more »
  • Gunman on U.S. no-fly list

    March 22, 2012 5:56 PM

    WASHINGTON - The man suspected killing seven people in France was on the list of known or suspected terrorists who are prohibited from flying to the United States according to a U.S. counterterrorism official. The suspected shooter, Mohamed Merah, had been on the no-fly list since 2010. Merah was killed... more »
  • Electronic Social Security payments

    March 1, 2012 10:21 AM

    WASHINGTON D.C. - The U.S. Department of Treasury today kicked off a one year countdown to all-electronic Social Security payments. Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios started the official countdown clock today. On March 1, 2013 all federal benefit recipients must receive their Social Security, and other... more »
  • Power failure impacts United Way

    February 23, 2012 11:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Capital Area United Way is closed today due to a power failure. A spokesman told News2 that Capital Area United Way is scheduled to reopen tomorrow morning, Friday 02/24, at 10am. The power failure impacted all business operations today. more »
  • United Airlines computer glitch leaves passengers stuck

    June 18, 2011 4:17 PM

    CHICAGO- Analysts say it could take several days for thousands of stranded travelers to get home after a United Airlines computer system shut down for several hours, leading to widespread cancellations. The problem has been fixed, but the airline says delays could persist throughout the weekend. And with flights... more »
  • Oil Drives Airfares Up

    February 24, 2011 7:19 PM

    Airfares are taking off again and passengers should brace for more price increases due to the rising cost of jet fuel. The price of fuel is surging because of the spike in oil prices due to unrest in Libya and the Middle East. United and Continental started the latest price... more »
  • U.S. soccer cancels exhibition game in Egypt

    January 31, 2011 3:07 PM

    CHICAGO (AP) - The U.S. national soccer team has canceled its Feb. 9 exhibition against Egypt in Cairo because of the political turmoil there. The game against the Egyptian national team had been announced on Dec. 13. U.S. Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati said Monday that "due to... more »
  • Game developer to put new studio in Baton Rouge

    December 7, 2010 3:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A video game developer based in the U. K. is now the newest addition to the Louisiana Technology Park in Baton Rouge. Representatives from Firebrand Games and the Baton Rouge Area Chamber made the announcement with parish officials earlier today. They said Firebrand would locate a new... more »

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