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  • New round of inspections for FEMA trailers Play Video

    January 18, 2017 12:25 AM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH- FEMA is close to delivering all the temporary mobile homes to flood victims in the capital region. Now another round of inspections will ramp up to confirm people living in the trailers still need them. FEMA will schedule appointments with homeowners to meet in person. Similar to... more »
  • North Texas police officer killed, suspect later found dead

    January 17, 2017 10:19 PM

    LITTLE ELM, Texas - A police detective has died after being shot while answering a report of an armed man outside a house in a suburban Dallas neighborhood. Little Elm Police Chief Rodney Harrison says Detective Jerry Walker died Tuesday night at a Denton hospital hours after the shooting. Fire... more »
  • Trump takes out inaugural ads on social media

    January 17, 2017 10:13 PM

    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump has been tweeting that his inauguration will bring record numbers of people to Washington - and he's doing his utmost to make that happen. The Trump team is posting ads on Facebook and Twitter encouraging people to come to Washington for the inaugural festivities. The ads... more »
  • Chinese coal mine caves in, killing 9 workers

    January 17, 2017 10:03 PM

    BEIJING - Nine people have been killed in the partial collapse of a coal mine in northern China. The state-run Xinhua News Agency said Wednesday that the people killed were doing maintenance work inside the mine shaft at the time of the accident. Rescuers were able to save one person,... more »
  • Survey: US companies in China feel 'less welcome'

    January 17, 2017 9:43 PM

    BEIJING - U.S. companies feel less welcome in China and some are shifting operations to other countries, a business group reported Wednesday, amid rising tension between President-elect Donald Trump and Beijing over trade. The report by the American Chamber of Commerce in China reflects frustration among companies that see China... more »
  • Man charged after fire at Washington state mosque

    January 17, 2017 9:39 PM

    BELLEVUE, Wash. - A man with an extensive history of mental illness and property damage has been charged with arson in connection with a fire that severely damaged a Washington state mosque Saturday. The Seattle Times reports Issac Wayne Wilson was charged in King County Tuesday. Bail was set at... more »
  • Area law enforcement trains for riots and large crowds Play Video

    January 17, 2017 9:09 PM

    GONZALES- Nearly two dozen law enforcement officers from around the state and region spent the day training in tactical gear for possible riots and large crowds. They want to make sure they are ready for any situation. Last year, we saw first hand just how tense things can get.... more »
  • Lowe's announces nearly 2,400 layoffs for full-time workers

    January 17, 2017 8:58 PM

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - North Carolina-based home improvement retailer Lowe's says it's told approximately 2,400 full-time workers that they will be laid off. A statement from the store said the majority of the cuts are at the store level, with other cuts occurring at distribution centers, customer support centers and vice... more »
  • Feds: McKesson agrees to pay $150M in pill shipment case

    January 17, 2017 8:56 PM

    WHEELING, W.Va. - Federal prosecutors say McKesson Corp. has agreed to pay $150 million to settle allegations that the drug wholesaler failed to detect and report pharmacies' suspicious orders of prescription pain pills. The U.S. Justice Department and the U.S. attorney for West Virginia's northern district announced the settlement in... more »
  • 'Apprentice' contestant files suit against Trump

    January 17, 2017 8:48 PM

    WASHINGTON - A former reality television show contestant who accused President-elect Donald Trump of aggressive, unwanted sexual advances has filed a defamation lawsuit against him. Summer Zervos, a contestant on "The Apprentice," announced the suit Tuesday in Los Angeles with her attorney Gloria Allred. She alleges Trump defamed her in... more »
  • Mississippi governor: Time to consider starting a lottery

    January 17, 2017 8:46 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is telling lawmakers it might be time to start a state lottery. The Republican says in his State address Tuesday that allowing the games of chance would be a way to generate revenue without raising taxes. He says Arkansas received $80 million from... more »
  • 3 dead in early morning accident

    January 17, 2017 8:38 PM

    LEESVILLE - A fiery early morning traffic accident in Vernon Parish caused three deaths. State police say it happened around 1:40 a.m. Tuesday on Louisiana Highway 1146. A driver lost control of a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu that ran off the roadway and hit several trees before overturning and becoming engulfed... more »
  • Woman suspected of 1998 kidnapping of baby jailed in Florida

    January 17, 2017 8:35 PM

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Authorities say a woman arrested on suspicion of kidnapping a baby girl from a Florida hospital 18 years ago and raising her as her own daughter is now being held in Jacksonville. Duval County jail records show 51-year-old Gloria Williams was booked Tuesday afternoon. Williams is being... more »
  • Bill would let woman sue doctors who perform their abortions

    January 17, 2017 8:31 PM

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow a woman who gets an abortion to sue the doctor who performed the procedure if she experiences emotional distress later. If approved, it would be the first law of its kind in the U.S. The proposal would... more »
  • Texas, 12 other states sue to block Obama coal mining rule

    January 17, 2017 8:29 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas and 12 other states have asked a federal court to block final rules from President Barack Obama's administration designed to reduce coal mining's impact on streams. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton petitioned a Washington-based appeals court for an injunction Tuesday. Paxton said in a statement that... more »
  • 2 BNSF Railway workers killed on tracks in SW South Dakota

    January 17, 2017 8:25 PM

    EDGEMONT, S.D. - Two BNSF Railway employees have been struck and killed by a train near Edgemont in southwestern South Dakota. A company statement says the accident happened around 10:15 a.m. Tuesday. The Rapid City Journal reports the scene is just north of where the tracks cross under U.S. Highway... more »
  • Stolen laptop had info of thousands of hospital patients

    January 16, 2017 9:48 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Officials at Children's Hospital Los Angeles say a laptop stolen from a physician's car last year may have contained personal health information for nearly 3,600 patients. The Los Angeles Daily News reports Monday thousands of families whose children were treated at the hospital will receive letters this... more »
  • AP Source: GM to announce $1B factory investment, new jobs

    January 16, 2017 9:33 PM

    DETROIT - A person briefed on the matter says General Motors will announce a $1 billion investment in its factories that will create or keep around 1,000 jobs. The investment will be announced Tuesday. The person tells The Associated Press that the investment is part of the normal process of... more »
  • Inaugural committee releases parade detail

    January 16, 2017 9:11 PM

    NEW YORK - Military bands and units from all branches of the service, high school bands and even the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts will join newly sworn-in President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence in Friday's Inaugural parade. More than 8,000 people are expected to follow the new... more »
  • Driver charged with second DWI after hitting parked car, car wash building

    January 16, 2017 8:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A driver was reportedly leaving a Dollar General on Hooper Rd. when he hit several objects, crashed into a car wash building and attempted to flee, according to a witness. The witness told News 2 that the man hit a parked car, a tree, then cross... more »
  • US, Cuban Interior Ministry sign law-enforcement deal

    January 16, 2017 7:52 PM

    HAVANA - The Obama administration and Cuba's Interior Ministry have agreed to share information on international criminal activity such as terrorism, human trafficking and money laundering despite Republican objections to U.S. law-enforcement cooperation with President Raul Castro's government. The State Department signed the memorandum of understanding Monday with the Cuban... more »
  • 81 false killer whales dead in stranding off Everglades

    January 16, 2017 7:50 PM

    MIAMI - Officials say dozens of false killer whales have died after stranding themselves in the Gulf of Mexico west of the Florida Everglades. Blair Mase of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's fisheries service told reporters that the Coast Guard had confirmed sightings Saturday of the black dolphins in... more »
  • Police: Officer fatally shoots man who shot 2, took hostage

    January 16, 2017 7:46 PM

    HERNDON, Va. - Police in Virginia say an officer shot and killed a man who shot two others and then kept a hostage barricaded inside a home even after it caught fire. Fairfax County Police Department spokeswoman Julie Parker told reporters Monday afternoon that after the home in Herndon, a... more »
  • Family fears possible healthcare changes could leave child without care Play Video

    January 16, 2017 5:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A family in Baton Rouge is worried that possible changes to the Affordable Care Act could leave their toddler without care. Caroline Hammatt has a lung condition that affects her heart. Her care is not cheap. From a distance, Caroline Hammatt looks like any other three-year-old her age.... more »
  • Arkansas tries to strip Gen. Lee from Martin Luther King Day

    January 15, 2017 3:39 PM

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Every third Monday in January, Arkansas state offices are closed in observance of an unlikely holiday: the shared birthdays of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. Now Arkansas' Republican governor is reviving an effort to remove Lee from... more »
  • Officials: Unfilled border tunnels in Mexico a security risk

    January 15, 2017 3:18 PM

    SAN DIEGO - U.S. officials say Mexico's inability to fully seal up border tunnels dug by drug smugglers poses a security risk and is an "open invitation" for cartels to carve out new tunnels. On the U.S. side, drug tunnels have been filled with concrete since 2007, after the Los... more »
  • 2 semis crash on icy interstate in Nebraska

    January 15, 2017 2:05 PM

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Officials believe icy conditions contributed to a fiery crash involving two semitrailer trucks on Interstate 80 in central Nebraska. The accident happened as the latest wave of sleet and drizzle was glazing parts of the central U.S. on Sunday. The Nebraska Roads Department closed 15 miles... more »
  • SC teen abducted as a Florida newborn meets birth parents

    January 15, 2017 1:32 PM

    WALTERBORO, S.C. - An 18-year-old South Carolina woman abducted from a Florida hospital hours after her birth is meeting her biological family for the first time. Multiple media organizations report that Kamiyah Mobley met her birth parents on Saturday at the police department in Walterboro, the city 50 miles west... more »
  • 'Hidden Figures' keeps orbit at top; Affleck, Scorsese flop

    January 15, 2017 1:18 PM

    NEW YORK - The crowd-pleasing NASA drama "Hidden Figures" has topped the box office for the second straight week, while a pair of high-priced prestige releases sputtered. Estimates on Sunday say "Hidden Figures," a tale about African-American mathematicians in the 1960s space race, sold $20.5 million in tickets in North... more »
  • Envoys urge Israel, Palestinians to back peace

    January 15, 2017 1:15 PM

    PARIS - More than 70 countries have called on Israel and the Palestinians to restate their commitment to a peace settlement and to refrain from unilateral actions. The closing statement at a Mideast peace conference in Paris on Sunday was meant to send a powerful message to Israel and the... more »
  • Red Cross staffer freed in Afghanistan weeks after abduction

    January 15, 2017 1:13 PM

    BERLIN - The International Committee of the Red Cross says a staff member who was abducted in northern Afghanistan last month has been released. The ICRC's head of delegation in Afghanistan, Monica Zanarelli, said Sunday that the man is "safe and sound" and is now with its team in Kunduz.... more »
  • 6 killed in stampede during Hindu festival in India

    January 15, 2017 1:03 PM

    KOLKATA, India - An official says at least six people have been killed in a stampede during a Hindu religious festival in eastern India. West Bengal state Development Minister Mantu Ram Pakhira says the stampede took place Sunday as hundreds of thousands of people had assembled on the banks of... more »
  • CIA director says Trump tweeting harms security

    January 15, 2017 1:00 PM

    WASHINGTON - CIA Director John Brennan says Donald Trump's "talking and tweeting" is not in the nation's interest and that the president-elect lacks a full understanding of the threat Russia poses to the U.S. Brennan said Sunday the national security questions Trump will face after becoming president on Friday are... more »
  • Trump team calls on Obama to stop attacks

    January 15, 2017 12:58 PM

    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump's team is still plenty steamed after a leading House Democrat described Trump as an illegitimate president - and there are now calls for President Barack Obama to act. Trump's incoming White House chief of staff says the congressman, civil rights leader John Lewis of Georgia, is... more »
  • 3-parish African-American museum opening Feb 4 in Houma

    January 15, 2017 12:52 PM

    HOUMA - A segregation-era high school for black students will reopen next month as a museum celebrating African-American history in Terrebonne, Lafourche and St. Mary parishes. The Courier reports that the Finding Our Roots African American Museum in Houma will be dedicated Feb. 4. The 9 a.m. ceremony will be... more »
  • New Orleans police chief to meet with Paul Ryan

    January 15, 2017 12:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison will meet with House Speaker Paul Ryan on Monday about new approaches police departments are taking on police training regarding de-escalation, decision-making and use of force tactics. Harrison's office, in a news release, said the meeting will take place in Janesville,... more »
  • White House urges Trump to mend ties with Lewis

    January 15, 2017 12:42 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's chief of staff says Donald Trump should mend relations with civil rights legend Rep. John Lewis to send a message to the American people and the world. The president-elect tore into Lewis on Saturday for questioning the legitimacy of his White House victory, intensifying a... more »
  • Police investigate if restaurant worker contaminated food

    January 15, 2017 12:39 PM

    COLUMBUS, Miss. - Columbus police have launched a criminal investigation into whether a fast-food worker intentionally served contaminated food. The Commercial Dispatch reports that a Tupelo resident who may have received contaminated food contacted Police Chief John Lewis. The state Health Department and Jack's Family Restaurants of Homewood, Alabama, say... more »
  • Russian security chief says country seeing more cyberattacks

    January 15, 2017 12:36 PM

    MOSCOW - The head of the Russian Security Council says the country recently has seen a marked increase in attempted cyberattacks from overseas. The comments by Nikolai Patrushev, quoted by Russian news agencies Sunday, come amid tensions over the allegations by United States' intelligence agencies of a Kremlin-directed effort to... more »
  • Military: Mosul University fully liberated by Iraqi troops

    January 15, 2017 12:33 PM

    BAGHDAD - An Iraqi military spokesman says government troops have fully liberated the sprawling complex of Mosul University, a major step in the massive operation to retake the Islamic State-held city of Mosul. The spokesman of the Joint Military Command, Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasool, declared Sunday that the campus was... more »
  • Flood victim dies after trailer "exploded" when attempting to light cigarette inside

    January 15, 2017 12:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 44-year-old man is dead after his trailer reportedly "exploded" when he tried to light a cigarette inside. According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, emergency crews were called around 1:50 a.m. Sunday morning to a reported trailer fire in the 2000 block of Park Circle... more »
  • Firefighters respond to strip mall fire on Jefferson Hwy

    January 15, 2017 11:57 AM

    BATON ROGUE - Baton Rouge and St. George Firefighters worked to extinguish a blaze in a Strip Mall on Jefferson Hwy. Sunday morning. According to BRFD, the fire started around 4:00 a.m. Sunday morning in a strip mall in the 12000 block of Jefferson Hwy. Firefighters were able... more »
  • Penzato elected unopposed to Louisiana appeals court

    January 14, 2017 3:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Judge Allison Penzato of Mandeville has been elected unopposed to an open seat on Louisiana's 1st Circuit Court of Appeal in Baton Rouge. Penzato, who serves on the 22nd Judicial District Court for St. Tammany and Washington parishes, was the lone candidate to qualify for the March... more »
  • City slammed as it declares Monday 'Great Americans Day'

    January 14, 2017 3:23 PM

    BILOXI, Miss. - The city of Biloxi has sparked a debate about the holiday honoring the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. after announcing on social media that city offices would be closed Monday for "Great Americans Day." Monday is federally recognized as Martin Luther King Jr. Day.... more »
  • Wanted man arrested after fleeing through Southern dorm hall, flipping officer

    January 14, 2017 1:48 PM

    BATON ROGUE - Authorities said a 20-year-old Houma man with multiple warrants through Lafourche Parish was arrested at Southern University after he attempted to flee. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, on Jan. 13 around 2:40 p.m., deputies assisted a local bails bondsman in apprehending the suspect,... more »
  • SpaceX launches first rocket since explosion

    January 14, 2017 1:30 PM

    LOS ANGELES - SpaceX has launched a Falcon 9 rocket for the first time since a fireball engulfed a similar rocket on a Florida launch pad more than four months ago. The two-stage rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, on Saturday morning to place 10 satellites into... more »
  • House Dems press FBI on Russia, possible link to Trump camp

    January 14, 2017 12:35 PM

    WASHINGTON - House Democrats have confronted FBI Director James Comey over his refusal to say whether the FBI is investigating possible links between President-elect Donald Trump's campaign and Russia. The Democrats are still seething over Comey's handling of the election-year inquiry of Hillary Clinton. The strong words came during a... more »
  • Judge: Settlement not 'reachable' in 'debtor prison' case

    January 14, 2017 12:32 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Settlement discussions have failed to bring about a resolution to a federal court case accusing New Orleans criminal court judges of unconstitutionally jailing poor people who cannot afford to pay court fees. The suit was filed in 2015 by six people who said they were locked up... more »
  • Groups celebrate 10-year mark of La. restaurant smoking ban

    January 14, 2017 12:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Anti-smoking groups are touting the 10-year anniversary of Louisiana's law banning smoking in restaurants, schools and workplaces. The law, known as the Louisiana Smoke-Free Air Act, took effect in January 2007. It has exemptions that continue today for smoking in bars and casinos, but allowed local municipalities... more »
  • Drone schools look to woo younger pilots for commercial jobs

    January 14, 2017 12:21 PM

    GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Leaders in the unmanned aircraft industry are trying to persuade young people who think drones are cool to consider flying them for a living. Commercial pilots must obtain a Federal Aviation Administration drone license, and some companies that employ such pilots have started selling classes that... more »
  • Police kill man who fired gun outside Austin church

    January 14, 2017 12:13 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - A man who Austin police say repeatedly fired an assault-style weapon into the air outside a church has been shot and killed by an officer after he refused to drop the gun. Authorities say the shooting early Saturday in northwest Austin culminated a series of events that... more »
  • Supreme Court takes up suit over 2001 detention of Muslims

    January 14, 2017 12:02 PM

    WASHINGTON - Ahmer Abbasi speaks softly as he describes the strip searches, the extra shoves, the curses that he endured in a federal jail in Brooklyn following the Sept. 11 attacks. Abbasi tells The Associated Press in a telephone interview from his home in Karachi, Pakistan, that he doesn't "think... more »
  • 'We waited for decades': Polish govt welcomes US troops

    January 14, 2017 11:57 AM

    WARSAW, Poland - Polish leaders are holding a ceremony to welcome U.S. troops to their country, a deployment that Russia calls a threat to its own security. The ceremony Saturday in the western Polish town of Zagan comes 23 years after the last Soviet troops left Poland. It also marks... more »
  • Trump unleashes Twitter attack against congressional critic

    January 14, 2017 11:53 AM

    NEW YORK - Donald Trump is lashing out at a Georgia congressman who described the Republican as an illegitimate president. Trump tweeted on Saturday that Democrat John Lewis "should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart (not to mention crime... more »
  • Germany mulls parliamentary inquiry over Berlin truck attack

    January 14, 2017 11:50 AM

    BERLIN - A senior ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel says he's open to launching a parliamentary inquiry into whether authorities made mistakes in handling the Tunisian man who drove a truck into a Christmas market in Berlin. Attacker Anis Amri had been rejected for asylum in Germany but authorities... more »
  • Kansas making new guidelines for handling wildlife pets

    January 14, 2017 11:44 AM

    TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas is working on new guidelines for how to handle situations where a wild animal is being kept as a pet after game wardens were criticized for shooting a family's pet deer. It is illegal in Kansas to keep a wild animal as a pet. Wildlife officials... more »
  • 'Miracle on the Hudson' legacy: 70,000 slain birds

    January 14, 2017 11:38 AM

    NEW YORK - Birds took the blame for bringing down the jetliner that "Sully" Sullenberger landed on the Hudson River eight years ago this weekend, and they have been paying for it with their lives ever since. An Associated Press analysis of bird-killing programs put in place around New York... more »
  • South African abducted in Syria by armed men, aid group says

    January 14, 2017 11:33 AM

    JOHANNESBURG - An aid group says a South African has been abducted by armed men in Syria while traveling with aid workers to the border with Turkey. The Gift of the Givers group said Saturday that Shiraaz Mohamed was kidnapped on Tuesday afternoon near a medical facility operated by the... more »
  • Obama urges public to embrace the 'work of citizenship'

    January 14, 2017 11:29 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is calling on all Americans to "throw ourselves into the work of citizenship," regardless of party. In the final radio and internet address of his presidency, Obama says the country's success depends on everyone participating - not just at election time, but during the course... more »
  • Two Chocolate Labs shot in Walker, family demands answers Play Video

    January 13, 2017 6:50 PM

    WALKER- A newly wed couple is demanding answers after someone shot two of their Chocolate Labs on their wedding day last week. One dog died, the other is maimed with multiple bullet fragments still lodged inside. One dog was found dead in a neighbor's yard. That neighbor was not... more »
  • Prairieville residents worried about plans for businesses on Highway 73 Play Video

    January 12, 2017 6:49 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE- Some residents in Prairieville are worried about what could happen if a strip mall becomes a reality in their area. There are plans for a Crawfish Aquatics swim school, doctors offices and more on Highway 73 between Airline Highway and I-10. Those plans would immediately impact residents living in... more »
  • Honda adds 772,000 vehicles to ongoing air bag recall

    January 10, 2017 10:38 PM

    TOKYO - Honda Motor Co. says it is recalling 772,000 additional Honda and Acura vehicles in the U.S. for defective front passenger seat air bag inflators made by Japanese supplier Takata Corp. The vehicles, announced in a recall late Tuesday by Honda in the U.S., are part of an expanded... more »
  • Baker City Council votes to take control of Police Chief's pay Play Video

    January 10, 2017 10:11 PM

    BAKER - The Baker City Council voted to take control of the Police Chief's salary. The salary was previously set by a pay-scale determined by one's years of service, according to the City. Current Chief Carl Dunn earns thousands of dollars less than his predecessor due to the... more »
  • Obama says Biden was his 1st, best choice

    January 10, 2017 9:25 PM

    CHICAGO - President Barack Obama says choosing Joe Biden to be his vice president was the first and best choice he made. He says Biden - "the scrappy kid from Scranton who became Delaware's favorite son" - has not only been a great vice president during the past eight years,... more »
  • Lawmaker reaches plea deal as sex-assault trial set to start

    January 10, 2017 9:22 PM

    DALLAS - A judge has dismissed conservative commentator Glenn Beck as a defendant in a lawsuit filed by the father of a Muslim boy arrested after taking a homemade clock to his Dallas-area school. The Dallas Morning News reports state District Judge Maricela Moore on Monday dismissed claims against Beck,... more »
  • Feds: Ex-UN official's relatives indicted in bribe scheme

    January 10, 2017 8:46 PM

    NEW YORK - Federal prosecutors in New York have charged two relatives of former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with plotting to bribe a Middle East official to influence the $800 million sale of a building complex in Vietnam. The relatives were named in an indictment unsealed in Manhattan federal court... more »
  • Boy locked in bathroom was there at least 1 year

    January 10, 2017 8:41 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY - Utah authorities say two siblings of a 12-year-old boy found dangerously malnourished and locked in a filthy bathroom say their brother had been there for at least one year. Washington County Sheriff's Office Lt. David Crouse said Tuesday the children said they hadn't even spoken to... more »
  • Anti-doping leaders call for ban of Russian teams

    January 10, 2017 8:38 PM

    A global group of anti-doping leaders is calling for Russian teams to be excluded from international competitions while establishing a process to allow individuals from the country to compete if they can prove they have taken part in effective anti-doping programs elsewhere. Leaders from 19 national anti-doping organizations, including those... more »
  • NC governor expands lawsuit against GOP laws

    January 10, 2017 8:28 PM

    RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina's new Democratic governor is expanding his lawsuit against Republican legislative leaders who pushed through laws just before he got sworn in that reduce the longstanding powers of his office. Gov. Roy Cooper on Tuesday broadened litigation he previously filed in state court seeking to block... more »
  • Deputy suspended over leaked airport shooting video

    January 10, 2017 8:24 PM

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Authorities say a deputy assigned to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport has been suspended as part of an investigation into leaked surveillance video from last week's fatal shooting. The Broward Sheriff's Office informed Deputy Michael Dingman in a letter Tuesday he was being suspended with pay indefinitely... more »
  • Los Angeles beats San Francisco for George Lucas museum site

    January 10, 2017 8:22 PM

    LOS ANGELES - "Star Wars" creator George Lucas and his team have chosen Los Angeles over San Francisco as the home of a museum that will showcase his work. After what organizers called an extremely difficult decision, they announced Tuesday that the museum will be built in Exposition Park in... more »
  • Retailer pays back wages after inquiry questions timesheets

    January 10, 2017 8:19 PM

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - A Mississippi-based tire retailer is paying $27,000 in back wages and damages to 14 employees at its Montgomery, Alabama, store for altering employee timesheets to cut wages. The U.S. Labor Department, in a news release Tuesday, said an investigation shows the Rent-n-Roll franchisee, which sells and rents... more »
  • US warns of unusual cybersecurity flaw in heart devices

    January 10, 2017 8:10 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Homeland Security Department is warning the public about an unusual cybersecurity flaw for one manufacturer's implantable heart devices that could allow hackers to remotely take control of a person's defibrillator or pacemaker. The U.S. says security patches will be rolled out automatically over several months to patients... more »
  • INVESTIGATIVE UNIT: Chief defends officer who placed female student in headlock Play Video

    January 10, 2017 6:38 PM

    BAKER- Police Chief Carl Dunn is defending one of his officer's actions tonight, after surveillance video from Baker High School captured the officer placing a female student in a headlock before taking her down to the ground. The incident occurred just days before Christmas. The video obtained by the WBRZ... more »
  • Residents still dealing with "bank walkaways" damaged by August flood Play Video

    January 9, 2017 11:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A sign hangs in the front of Leroy and Karen Aucion's home that reads "You can't wash us away." It's a message to the August flood. But the Aucions, along with other residents in Woodlawn Acres neighborhood, are facing a disturbing reminder of the flood.... more »
  • Priebus eyes 'huge challenge' after Ryan meeting

    January 9, 2017 10:22 PM

    WASHINGTON - Incoming White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus says "we have a huge challenge here" after meeting with other top transition officials and House Speaker Paul Ryan. The meeting lasted more than two hours in Ryan's office in the Capitol and focused on Republicans' goal of rewriting the... more »
  • Angelina Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt reach agreement in divorce

    January 9, 2017 10:13 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Angelina Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt say they have reached an agreement to handle their divorce in a private forum and will work together to reunify their family. The actors released a joint statement Monday night to The Associated Press stating that they will keep future details... more »
  • China's Xinjiang tightening border amid terrorist threats

    January 9, 2017 10:10 PM

    BEIJING - China says it is tightening border controls in its northwestern Xinjiang region amid rising terrorism threats. State media reported Tuesday that Xinjiang's governor Shohrat Zakir made the pledge in a speech at the region's main annual political meeting on Monday. Zakir said increased measures taken in the last... more »
  • Popular suspension bridge fails in Colombia, killing 7

    January 9, 2017 9:43 PM

    BOGOTA, Colombia - A suspension bridge popular with tourists in a rural area of central Colombia has failed, killing at least seven people and injuring 14 more. The bridge near the city of Villavicencio is a major tourist attraction. Authorities say it may have turned upside down Monday due to... more »
  • Ex Mississippi Gov. Winter continues improving after fall

    January 9, 2017 9:01 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - A physician says former Mississippi Gov. William Winter is recovering well from a head injury and should move from intensive care to a regular room at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. The 93-year-old Winter remained in fair condition Monday. He fell on the icy driveway at... more »
  • Coroner identifies 3 dead after shooting, fire

    January 9, 2017 8:57 PM

    MOREHEAD, Ky. - Authorities allege a man killed his mother and his girlfriend, then opened fire on deputies who responded to his rural Kentucky home. The man is then believed to have set his own home on fire before turning his gun on himself. The Rowan County Sheriff's Office said... more »
  • Washington Monument lights back on after being on the blink

    January 9, 2017 8:52 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Washington Monument's lights are back on after going out for the second time in a week. National Park Service spokesman Mike Litterst said in an email that power went out at the marble and granite obelisk about 5:30 p.m. Monday. He says power was restored after 7... more »
  • Man arrested in the case of the 'HOLLYWeeD' sign

    January 9, 2017 8:46 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles police have made a "HOLLYWeeD" bust. The LAPD said in a statement that 30-year-old Zachary Cole Fernandez was arrested Monday, just over a week after a prankster used white tarps to make the "HOLLYWOOD" sign to read "HOLLYWeeD." Police say Fernandez turned himself in with... more »
  • Ford adding diesel engine, other features to F-150

    January 9, 2017 8:38 PM

    DETROIT - For the first time, Ford is offering a diesel engine with its F-150 pickup. The change is one of several coming for America's best-selling pickup in the 2018 model year. The revamped truck goes on sale this fall. The F-150 is just two years into a revolutionary change.... more »
  • Yahoo to change name, trim board if Verizon deal gets done

    January 9, 2017 8:35 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo will adopt a new corporate identity and cut the size of its board in half if the proposed $4.8 billion sale of its digital services to Verizon Communications goes through. The company plans to change its name to Altaba Inc. after it turns over its email,... more »
  • Alabama seeks 15-0, last reached by Penn in 1897

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