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  • Record Heat

    September 18, 2014 7:53 PM

    WASHINGTON- Earth's hottest August was part of more heat records set around the world according to federal meteorologists. They say May, June and July all set global hear records. Experts say the average world temperature in August was 61.36 degrees which broke the record set in 1998. ... more »
  • Mandela tributes before each Club World Cup match

    December 10, 2013 9:00 AM

    ZURICH- Fans will be asked to applaud Nelson Mandela before kickoff at all eight Club World Cup matches in Morocco this month. FIFA says spectators will be asked "to stand together in unity to applaud and re-transmit Mandela's message of hope and love across the world." What FIFA is calling... more »
  • Valcke says April-May too hot for 2022 World Cup

    November 13, 2013 8:52 AM

    ZURICH- FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke says April and May are too hot to play the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. In a statement provided to The Associated Press, Valcke says "let's not lose time on this. April-May is not an option because of the temperature." Valcke is leading FIFA's... more »
  • Belgium, Colombia, Switzerland seeded for WCup

    October 17, 2013 8:49 AM

    ZURICH- Belgium, Colombia and Switzerland will be three of the eight seeded teams at the World Cup because of their FIFA ranking. FIFA decided this month that the seven best-ranked nations in Thursday's list would be seeded alongside host nation Brazil, which is ranked No. 11. Long-time leader Spain, the... more »
  • Disney World patron finds gun on ride

    May 29, 2013 4:01 PM

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - A Walt Disney World patron on a ride with her grandson found a loaded gun on her seat. Officials said Wednesday that the woman found the automatic gun on the Dinosaur ride at Animal Kingdom. The woman gave the loaded gun to a park attendant... more »
  • Tiger tops the golf world once again

    March 26, 2013 10:52 AM

    ORLANDO, Fla. - Tiger Woods is the world's No. 1 golfer again after completing another victory at Bay Hill. Woods captured the weather-delayed Arnold Palmer Invitational yesterday, closing with a 2-under 70 for a 13-under total. Justin Rose was two shots back and three ahead of four others. Woods tied... more »
  • Buku music fest back with bigger lineup

    March 7, 2013 8:58 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Hip-hop singer Big Freedia and an entourage of booty-shaking "bounce" dancers are using a Mardi Gras float for a stage when the Buku music festival returns to New Orleans this weekend. The two-day Buku Music + Art Project, a hip-hop and electronic dance music festival launched last year,... more »
  • Poverty Point nominated as a World Heritage Site

    January 17, 2013 5:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Poverty Point State Historic Site and National Monument in West Carroll Parish has been nominated for inclusion on the World Heritage site list. If approved, the prehistoric earthworks would join the Taj Mahal, the Statue of Liberty, Stonehenge, the Grand Canyon and the Great Barrier Reef on... more »
  • Christian group lists the world's worst persecutors

    January 8, 2013 6:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - North Korea continues to be the worst country in the world to be a Christian, according to the new World Watch List released by Open Doors USA. The list ranks North Korea as the world's worst persecutor of Christians for the 11th year in a row, followed by... more »
  • International refugees find home in Baton Rouge

    June 27, 2012 12:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Refugees from across the world are getting acquainted with their new home city today, thanks to help from Catholic Charities. The group helps to introduce refugees to an American lifestyle, including giving them a brief history of Louisiana Government, the Capitol building, and how to do everyday... more »
  • Arkansas beats S. C., snaps Gamecocks' streak at CWS

    June 19, 2012 10:43 AM

    OMAHA - The Arkansas Razorbacks are 2-0 in Omaha, knocking off the two-time defending national champion South Carolina Gamecocks. Arkansas won 2-1 last night to snap South Carolina's NCAA Tournament-record 22-game winning streak. Ryan Stanek pitched six solid innings, surrendering just three hits and one run. The... more »
  • Arizona shuts out UCLA

    June 18, 2012 10:37 AM

    OMAHA, Neb. - Konner Wade pitched a five-hit shutout, Arizona did its scoring on five straight fourth-inning hits, and the Wildcats beat Pac-12 rival UCLA 4-0 in the College World Series on Sunday night. The win puts the Wildcats (45-17) in control of Bracket 1 and gives them three... more »
  • World Champion Cardinals down Astros

    June 8, 2012 2:49 AM

    HOUSTON - David Freese hit a grand slam and a two-run homer and rookie Lance Lynn struck out a career-high 11 in earning his ninth win as the St. Louis Cardinals cruised past the Houston Astros 14-2 on Thursday night. Freese's slam in the seventh inning was the third... more »
  • Tiger softball begins play in College World Series

    May 31, 2012 10:19 AM

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Fresh of its NCAA College Station Regional and Columbia Super Regional championships, the LSU softball team will appear in the program's third Women's College World Series Thursday when the Tigers face off with No. 1 national seed California. First pitch is on-tap for 2:30 p.m.... more »
  • Time-lapse AP video shows Trade Center's rise

    April 30, 2012 5:14 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Girder by girder, glass pane by glass pane, the rise of what is now New York City's tallest skyscraper was documented over the past year and a half in a time-lapse series of photographs by The Associated Press. On Monday, One World Trade Center, the skyscraper... more »
  • Wheels for the World

    January 18, 2012 5:46 PM

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  • NYC mayor: Work on 9/11 museum has stalled

    December 30, 2011 4:47 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says work on a planned museum at the World Trade Center has ground to a halt because of a money dispute, and there is now "no chance" it will open on time. The museum commemorating the 9/11 attacks was scheduled to... more »
  • NO World Trade Center concrete falls 30 stories

    November 14, 2011 2:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A big chunk of concrete fell about 30 stories from New Orleans' vacant World Trade Center, scattering concrete and steel across the yard and into the street after it hit ground. Nobody was hurt in the accident Monday. Police say Convention Center Boulevard was blocked off... more »
  • Piece of World Trade Center on display in BR

    July 27, 2011 1:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A piece of American history stopped at a Baton Rouge fire station today during its tour from coast to coast. Steel from the fallen World Trade Center Towers was viewable to the public at the Government Street Fire Station today as part of a trek from... more »
  • Woman among world's oldest dies at 112 in Fla.

    January 1, 2011 4:04 PM

    OCALA, Fla.- Florida's oldest resident, a 112-year-old woman counted among the world's 25 oldest people by a research group, has died. Onie Ponder of Ocala died Friday morning. Her son, Carswell Ponder, says his mother died after a brief bout with pneumonia. According to the Los Angeles-based Gerontology... more »
  • Senate passes health package for 9/11 workers

    December 22, 2010 2:08 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Senate has passed a package of health care and economic aid for people sickened by dust from the ruins of September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. The measure was passed on a voice vote with no one objecting after Democrats and Republican critics... more »
  • Baton Rouge man wins $100,000 on scratch-off

    October 18, 2010 10:48 AM

    A Baton Rouge man has claimed the second $100,000 prize in a Louisiana State Lottery scratch-off game. Charles “Aaron” Page III recently bought two World Champions New Orleans Saints tickets at the LaPlace Travel Center, and said he had the store clerk pick which game he played. He also told... more »
  • Netherlands advances to World Cup final

    July 6, 2010 5:25 PM

    The Netherlands will play in their first World Cup final since 1978. It will only be their third finals appearance in history. The Dutch will look to make the third time the charm. Both of their previous finals appearances were losses. They fell to Argentina in 1978 and West... more »
  • College World Series preview

    June 29, 2010 4:21 PM

    South Carolina will look to win the College World Series and national championship Tuesday night in game 2 against UCLA. The win would give the Gamecocks their first mens' national championship ever. Left-handed pitcher Michael Roth will get the start for the Gamecocks in game 2. The sophomore leads... more »
  • World Cup update

    June 29, 2010 3:54 PM

    With the round of 16 finished, only eight teams remain in the 2010 World Cup. Tuesday morning Japan and Paraguay went down to the wire. After 120 minutes of play, Paraguay came out on top in a 5-3 penalty kick shootout. In game 2, world powers Spain and Portugal... more »
  • Oil-skimming ship makes Va. stop

    June 25, 2010 9:02 AM

    A ship billed as the world's largest oil-skimming vessel is making a Virginia port-of-call before heading to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The oil-gulping ship "A Whale" arrived at Norfolk International Terminal on Thursday, and is scheduled to sail to the Gulf Friday. Owners of... more »
  • Tuesday World Cup scores

    June 22, 2010 4:17 PM

    Four World Cup games were in action today. Tournament host South Africa was first in action defeating France 2-1. However despite the victory, South Africa became the first host nation to be knocked out of the World Cup during the group stage. In game 2, Uruguay edged a win... more »
  • Latest World Cup scores

    June 21, 2010 6:11 PM

    As the qualifying rounds of the 2010 World Cup are coming to a close, the stakes for each match get even higher. In Monday's early game, Portugal eliminated North Korea from advancing to the knockout rounds after issuing a 7-0 destruction. In game 2, Chile ended Switzerland's World Cup... more »
  • CWS update

    June 20, 2010 6:15 PM

    After rain delays in Omaha, the first game of the day is under way at the College World Series. Oklahoma currently leads South Carolina 2-1 in the top of the 4th inning. Clemson and top-seeded Arizona State are set to square off following this game at 9:00. more »
  • Sunday's World Cup scores

    June 20, 2010 6:01 PM

    There was quite a bit of action in Sunday's World Cup games. In the early match, Slovakia defeated Paraguay 2-0. In the second match of the day, New Zealand surprised defending World Cup champion Italy with a 1-1 draw. The day's most exciting matchup of Brazil and Ivory Coast... more »
  • USA goalkeeper Tim Howard injured

    June 13, 2010 5:51 PM

    USA goalkeeper Tim Howard suffered several broken ribs Saturday afternoon during his World Cup debut. The 31 year-old's ribs were evaluated again Sunday, but he is expected to play in USA's next match set for Friday against Slovenia. Howard is highly regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in... more »
  • Obama Signs Freedom of Press Act

    May 17, 2010 11:42 AM

    A new law has been signed, intended to create more protection for a free press around the world. The "Daniel Pearl Freedom of Press Act," will help to identify countries where press freedom is being violated. The law is names after Pearl, a Wall Street Journal reporter who was... more »
  • La.'s oldest resident celebrates 113 years

    April 1, 2010 7:37 AM

    Shreveport's mayor declared it "Miss Mississippi Winn Day" as the woman nicknamed "Sweetie" turned 113. The Gerontology Research Group says Winn is the oldest African-American person in the United States, the oldest resident of Louisiana, and the 11th oldest known in the world. According to Census records, she is also... more »
  • Teen on solo sail around globe to stop in Mexico

    February 1, 2010 5:51 AM

    The 16-year-old Southern California girl attempting to become the youngest person to sail around the world alone says she is stopping in Mexico with power problems. On her blog, Abby Sunderland wrote Saturday she's headed for Cabo San Lucas to add a "new battery or two" because solar panels and... more »

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