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  • Beckham, Brees team up to set world record

    January 30, 2015 5:08 AM

    GLENDALE, AZ - Two of Louisiana's biggest football stars teamed-up Thursday to break a world record. New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees and former-LSU Wide Receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. shattered the Guinness World Record for most one-handed catches in a minute. The pair combined for 33 catches in just... more »
  • 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 »

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