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  • White House aide says Russia probe 'detracts' from agenda

    June 5, 2017 10:27 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House director of legislative affairs says the ongoing investigations into possible links between Russia and President Donald Trump's campaign have undoubtedly detracted from the administration's agenda. Marc Short tells reporters at a White House briefing Monday evening that, "There's no doubt that keeping members focused on... more »
  • Spicer apologizes for 'insensitive' reference to Holocaust

    April 11, 2017 9:24 PM

    WASHINGTON - White House press secretary Sean Spicer is apologizing for making an "insensitive" reference to the Holocaust in earlier comments about Syrian President Bashar Assad's use of chemical weapons. Spicer says in an interview with CNN that he mistakenly used "an inappropriate, insensitive reference to the Holocaust." He says... more »
  • New York stabbing suspect says he would rather have killed younger black man

    March 26, 2017 8:47 PM

    NEW YORK- A white Army veteran accused of killing a 66-year-old black stranger in a racially motivated attack in New York City says he regrets killing the man because he would rather have killed a younger or more successful black victim. James Harris Jackson told the Daily News Sunday he's... more »
  • Trump releases tax info ahead of TV report

    March 14, 2017 8:51 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says President Donald Trump made more than $150 million in income in 2005 and paid $38 million in income taxes that year. The acknowledgment comes as MSNBC host Rachel Maddow says she has obtained part of Trump's 2005 tax forms. The White House is pushing... more »
  • Secret Service: Person arrested on White House grounds

    March 11, 2017 12:46 PM

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Secret Service says a person is under arrest after climbing a fence and getting onto the south grounds of the White House. The breach happened at about 11:38 p.m. Friday. President Donald Trump was at the White House. The agency says the individual - whom it... more »
  • White House wants probe of wiretap allegations

    March 5, 2017 12:13 PM

    WASHINGTON - White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders called for a congressional investigation of allegations that the former Obama administration ordered wiretaps of Trump Tower during the last presidential campaign. But Sanders refused to say where the current president got his information or why he blamed the former president. Sanders... more »
  • Idaho school led investigation in sexual assault of disabled athlete

    March 1, 2017 2:30 PM

    BOISE, Idaho - The investigation into the sexual assault of a disabled black football player by his teammates at a small-town Idaho high school showed that crucial evidence was collected by school employees, not law enforcement officials. The case unfolded in the tiny farming village of Dietrich, where John R.K.... more »
  • BRPD: man driving wrong way on I-110 caused two deadly crashes

    February 24, 2017 8:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say a drunk Walker man who was driving the wrong way down I-110 was responsible for a deadly crash that killed two people in January. The crash, involving four cars and an 18-wheeler, happened near the Convention Street exit on I-110 around 3:30 a.m. on... more »
  • White House issues list of 78 attacks

    February 6, 2017 9:23 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House has released a list of 78 attacks it describes as "executed or inspired by" the Islamic State group. The White House says most did not get sufficient attention. The list includes incidents like a truck massacre in Nice that killed dozens and received widespread attention,... more »
  • 'Very beginning' for embassy move discussions

    January 22, 2017 2:18 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says it's at the "very beginning" of discussing plans to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The statement follows reports in Israeli media that President Donald Trump had imminent plans to announce the move. Trump is scheduled to speak to... more »
  • Trump aide says tax returns won't be made public

    January 22, 2017 1:07 PM

    WASHINGTON - White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway says President Donald Trump will not release his tax returns, appearing to shut the door on a decades-long tradition of transparency. Every president since 1976 has released their returns. During the campaign, Trump refused to make his filings public, saying they were... more »
  • Obama awards Biden Presidential Medal of Freedom

    January 12, 2017 5:02 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is awarding Vice President Joe Biden the Presidential Medal of Freedom. A teary-eyed Biden accepted the medal, the highest civilian honor, at a ceremony at the White House Thursday. Obama says he is bestowing the honor on Biden for "faith in your fellow Americans, for... more »
  • White shrimp season closing Monday in most of Louisiana

    December 15, 2016 10:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The fall white-shrimp season is about to close for most waters in Louisiana. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced most inshore waters will be closed to harvesting white shrimp beginning Monday. The department said recently sampling by its biologists shows the average... more »
  • Candidates rally support for La. runoff drawing low interest Play Video

    December 9, 2016 4:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's candidates are trying to stir up enthusiasm for Saturday's election, seeking to persuade people to cast ballots in a runoff expected to draw less than a third of registered voters. Remaining to be decided are an open U.S. Senate seat and two open U.S. House seats,... more »
  • Weston Broome, White particpate in debate prior to runoff election Play Video

    November 21, 2016 7:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge's candidates for Mayor-President, Sharon Weston Broome and Bodi White went head to head during a debate hosted by the Baton Rouge Press Club on Monday. The candidates were hit with questions on top issues, one of them on community policing. Weston Broome said that... more »
  • Protesters seek to block Duke's exit from campus Play Video

    November 2, 2016 11:42 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The top six candidates running for Louisiana's soon-to-be-vacant U.S. Senate seat are meeting for their last debate ahead of next week's election, at Dillard University in New Orleans. But Wednesday's televised debate is drawing attention mainly for the sixth contender who will be on stage at the... more »
  • Audubon Aquarium: name-the-white-gator election

    October 2, 2015 9:45 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The Audubon Aquarium in New Orleans is holding a name-the-gator election for a rare white alligator that recently went on display, even though it was dubbed "Chompitoulas" in 2009. The 5-foot-long male replaces a 28-year-old white alligator named "Spots," which died Sept. 7. The alligator and its brother... more »
  • Rare alligator "Spots" dies at Audubon Aquarium

    September 7, 2015 2:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Audubon Nature Institute announced that their albino alligator, "Spots," passed away Monday at the age of 28. The Audubon Aquarium said he had been under the care of their vet team and results are pending to determine his exact cause of death. The aquarium... more »
  • Obama to visit New Orleans for 10th anniversary of hurricane

    August 19, 2015 11:25 AM

    EDGARTOWN - President Barack Obama will visit New Orleans next week to mark the approaching 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The powerful storm struck Louisiana on Aug. 29, 2005, causing significant damage to the Gulf Coast and forcing a storm surge that breached New Orleans' levee system and flooded large... more »
  • White NAACP leader says she identifies as black

    June 16, 2015 12:28 PM

    NEW YORK - Rachel Dolezal says she started identifying as black around the age of 5, when she drew self-portraits with a brown crayon. Dolezal appeared Tuesday on NBC'S "Today" Show. She said she "takes exception" to the contention that she tried to deceive people. Dolezal resigned as president of... more »
  • Lawmakers defend security upgrades Play Video

    April 14, 2015 7:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Lawmakers believe a $4.8 million upgrade to security at the Capitol was worth it, despite the state's $1.6 billion dollar deficit. State Sen. Bodi White (R- Central) said arguing about the system and the budget is like comparing "apples to oranges." White championed the project when... more »
  • More whites than blacks, Latinos approve police striking men

    April 3, 2015 11:47 AM

    WASHINGTON - A major American trend survey shows that whites in the United States in far greater numbers than blacks and Hispanics approve of police striking people. Seven out of 10 whites polled, or 70 percent, said they can imagine a situation in which they would approve of a police... more »
  • Prosecutor: 800 ammo rounds found in car of White House intruder

    September 22, 2014 2:17 PM

    WASHINGTON - Authorities are describing Omar Gonzalez as a threat to the president. Gonzalez is the man accused of scaling the White House fence on Friday and sprinting inside the building, where he was stopped after making his way through the front door while armed with a knife. Investigators say... more »
  • Holden chooses to uphold BRPD chief's firing Play Video

    February 18, 2013 10:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden announced he will uphold his decision to fire Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White. Holden made the announcement during a public hearing with White and his attorney which grew contentious at times. Holden said White made several misrepresentations during... more »

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