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  • House panel debuts bill to fund border wall

    July 11, 2017 9:03 PM

    WASHINGTON - A House committee has unveiled legislation to fund President Donald Trump's long-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The $1.6 billion appropriations for a down payment on building a physical wall and other blockades matches Trump's request, but comes after the GOP-controlled Congress failed to deliver the... more »
  • Trump ponders solar panels on border wall

    June 21, 2017 11:13 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is musing about putting solar panels on his proposed wall on the Mexican border. Trump is suggesting at a rally Wednesday evening in Iowa that a solar wall would "create energy and pay for itself." He then joked it would mean... more »
  • Trump proposes solar panels on border wall

    June 6, 2017 8:49 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is raising the idea of lining his proposed southern border wall with solar panels. That's according to a GOP aide with knowledge of a meeting Tuesday where Trump discussed the idea. The meeting with GOP congressional leaders focused on health care, tax reform and other... more »
  • US reports another drop in arrests at Mexico border

    May 9, 2017 1:55 PM

    WASHINGTON - Arrests of people caught trying to enter the United States from Mexico without authorization declined again last month, a likely sign that fewer would-be immigrants are trying to cross the border illegally. President Donald Trump has highlighted the falling numbers as a sign that his tough approach on... more »
  • Trump appears to back down on wall funding

    April 24, 2017 9:48 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump appears to be backing off his demand that funding for his Southern border wall be included in a bill to prevent a government shutdown at the end of the week. Trump told a gathering of around 20 conservative media reporters Monday evening that he would... more »
  • Baton Rouge contractor could help build border wall Play Video

    March 30, 2017 10:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A civil contractor said Thursday he's on the short list to help build President Donald Trump's wall on the Mexican border. James Larry Prudhomme, a Trump supporter, has run his company JL Investments in Baton Rouge for over a decade with a focus on commercial construction. ... more »
  • Car plows through bedroom wall, couple just feet away Play Video

    February 5, 2017 3:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A family is counting their blessings after an SUV crashed through their bedroom wall just moments after they woke up Sunday morning. According to Baton Rouge Police, a Nissan Pathfinder plowed through the bedroom wall of a Garden District home and landed right on top of... more »
  • Mexican president says he will not attend meeting with Trump

    January 26, 2017 12:29 PM

    MEXICO CITY - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto says he will not attend a planned Jan. 31 meeting with President Donald J. Trump. The cancellation comes hours after Trump tweeted the meeting should be canceled if Mexico won't pay for a border wall. Pena Nieto's message on Twitter ended... more »
  • WSJ: Reporter detained in Turkey for nearly 3 days released

    December 31, 2016 2:01 PM

    NEW YORK - The Wall Street Journal says one of its reporters was detained in Turkey for nearly three days before authorities allowed him to leave the country. Editor Gerard Baker says in a statement Saturday that national security reporter Dion Nissenbaum was prohibited from calling his family, editors or... more »
  • Trump says border wall could be a fence in spots

    November 13, 2016 11:57 AM

    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump says he would accept a fence in some places along the U.S. southern border where he had promised to build a wall and make Mexico pay for it. He also told CBS's "60 Minutes" that he's willing to deport or incarcerate 2 million to 3 million... more »
  • Lawyer: I-12 safety wall could have aggravated flooding

    October 7, 2016 9:26 AM

    WALKER - An attorney representing the city of Walker says as many as 100,000 people in East Baton Rouge and Livingston parishes may have received additional flooding because of the concrete safety wall built along the median of Interstate 12. Joshua Palmintier spoke to a group of some 50 residents... more »
  • Trump says Hispanics love him

    July 23, 2015 4:34 PM

    LAREDO, Texas - Donald Trump has paid a visit to the Mexican border -- where he predicted that Hispanics would love him. In fact, he says, "they already do" -- because he says as president, he would take back jobs from overseas and give more opportunity to those who live... more »

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