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  • Tours changing American views of Cuba, US policy

    February 3, 2014 8:38 AM

    HAVANA (AP) - When President Barack Obama reinstated "people-to-people" travel to Cuba in 2011, the idea was that visiting Americans would act as cultural ambassadors for a U.S. constantly demonized in the island's official media. Two and a half years later, a survey shared exclusively with The Associated Press suggests... more »
  • Louisiana's Own American Idol, Joshua Ledet, Returns on "Idol" Tour

    July 30, 2012 10:32 PM

    American Idol fans traveled from hundreds of miles away Monday in order to see the top ten from last season take the stage at the Cajundome. Louisiana's favorite American Idol, Joshua Ledet was back in his home state after the Westlake native finished in the top three on American Idol... more »
  • Afghan Officer Kills Three Americans

    July 22, 2012 2:21 PM

    An Afghan police officer opened fire at a training center in western Afghanistan on today, killing three Americans, a police official told CNN. The Afghan official, who declined to be named, said the three victims were most probably trainers at the West Zone Police Training Center in Herat province. The... more »
  • Small Town of Westlake Showing Big Support for Local "Idol" Finalist

    March 21, 2012 11:27 PM

    A Louisiana teen is making it big on the national television show American Idol. And though he's thousands of miles from home, Joshua Ledet's friends and family are showing him support in a big way by holding a watch party every week at Westlake's Recreation Center. "I'm not surprised... more »
  • American Idol Finalist Presented Crawfish Live on Show

    March 16, 2012 10:54 PM

    If the rest of America didn't know what crawfish are, they do now. That's after 60 pounds of crawfish were presented live on American Idol to finalist Joshua Ledet. Ledet hails from the small town of Westlake, LA, near Lake Charles. And this week the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and... more »
  • American Indian tribes' casinos see turnaround

    March 6, 2012 6:59 AM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Casinos run by American Indian tribes came off a first-ever decline in revenue to see a slight turnaround, but a report released Tuesday showed the improvement still wasn't enough to lift profits past pre-recession levels. The casinos generated about $26.7 billion in 2010, up 1 percent... more »
  • American Airlines Aims to Cut 13,000 Jobs

    February 2, 2012 8:52 AM

    The parent of American Airlines wants to eliminate about 13,000 jobs - 15 percent of its workforce - as the nation's third-biggest airline remakes itself under bankruptcy protection. The company proposes to end its traditional pension plans, a move strongly opposed by the airline's unions and the U.S. pension-insurance agency,... more »
  • US military raid in Somalia frees American

    January 25, 2012 9:49 AM

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - The same U.S. Navy SEAL unit that killed Osama bin Laden parachuted into Somalia under cover of darkness early Wednesday and crept up to an outdoor camp where an American woman and Danish man were being held hostage. Soon, nine kidnappers were dead and both hostages... more »
  • You Gotta Move- Children

    April 6, 2011 9:24 AM

    The "You Gotta Move" message is not only for adults. It's for children as well. The rates are alarmingly high... one in three children in the United States is overweight or obese. A booklet compiled by the American Heart Association uncovers some startling realities. There are many reasons and... more »
  • Shreveport Getting a New American Legion Post

    January 18, 2011 11:19 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Shreveport is getting a new American Legion post. Post 450 will serve Shreveport's Martin Luther King neighborhood. Billy Johnson, the national membership director of the American Legion, visited Shreveport on Monday to activate the new unit. He praised the work of locals who helped bring the... more »
  • 38th Annual American Music Awards Nominees

    October 12, 2010 1:59 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Eminem and Lady Antebellum lead nominees for the 38th annual American Music Awards with five nods each. Teen heartthrob Justin Bieber has four nominations, while Katy Perry, Ke$ha, B.o.B. and Usher have three each. Eminem and Bieber are each up for favorite pop/rock artist and album,... more »
  • Chorale Acadienne Presents "The American Spirit"

    October 7, 2010 10:02 AM

    Chorale Acadienne Presents "The American Spirit" at First Baptist Church of Lafayette on October 12, 2010 at 7:30pm. Dr. James Haygood retired as the conductor of Chorale Acadienne last season and will be auditioning three conductors for our three concerts this season. The first of the three conductors is... more »
  • Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler Are The New Judges On American Idol

    September 22, 2010 1:32 PM

    INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) - Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler will join Randy Jackson as "American Idol" judges next season, after months of turnover and speculation about the future of TV's top-rated show. With pomp rivaling that of a U.S. Supreme Court appointment, Fox finally assembled the new pieces of the... more »
  • American Freed in Iran

    September 14, 2010 9:46 AM

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran released an American woman on a bail of $500,000 Tuesday more than a year after she was detained, but authorities said they were not considering the immediate release of two companions arrested with her. The announcement came days after conflicting statements by Iranian authorities on... more »
  • Kara DioGuardi departs 'American Idol'

    September 3, 2010 10:22 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kara DioGuardi is following Ellen DeGeneres and Simon Cowell out the door at "American Idol." Her departure leaves Randy Jackson, who's been with the singing contest from the start, the last judge standing, for now. Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez are the reported front-runners for the... more »
  • Six Facts about the American Opportunity Tax Credit

    August 27, 2010 10:17 AM

    IRS Summertime Tax Tip 2010-23 There is still time left to take advantage of the American Opportunity Tax Credit, a credit that will help many parents and college students offset the cost of college. This tax credit is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and is... more »
  • Steven Tyler to Judge Idol?

    August 18, 2010 7:02 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - A source close to Steven Tyler says the Aerosmith frontman told the source he will be a judge on Fox's "American Idol" next season. While an official announcement about Tyler has yet to come from Fox and the producers of the top-rated show, the source told... more »
  • Cuban cardinal honored by American Catholics

    August 3, 2010 9:50 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Cuban Cardinal Jaime Ortega has been honored by American Catholics for mediating the communist island's release of dozens of political prisoners. Ortega, the Roman Catholic archbishop of Havana, accepted the highest prize presented by the Knights of Columbus at their annual convention in Washington. The Catholic men's... more »
  • Robert Dudley Will Become BP's First American CEO

    July 27, 2010 11:41 AM

    LONDON (AP) - American Robert Dudley will become BP PLC's first ever non-British chief executive, the company said Tuesday as it reported a record quarterly loss and set aside $32.2 billion to cover costs of the devastating Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Ending weeks of speculation, BP confirmed that gaffe-prone... more »
  • American Idol in New Orleans

    July 26, 2010 2:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Ashley Taylor knows the drill. In her third shot at TV stardom, the 27-year-old LaRose, La., resident stood serenely amid the nervous twitter of thousands of American Idol hopefuls lined up for auditions Monday. "I'm not nervous at all this time,"... more »
  • American Authors, Journalists and Publishers Protected From Foreign Libel Suits

    July 13, 2010 12:52 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - American authors, journalists and publishers would be protected from some foreign libel suits under legislation approved unanimously by the Senate Judiciary Committee. The bill would prevent a U.S. federal court from recognizing or enforcing a foreign judgment for defamation that is inconsistent with the free speech guarantee... more »
  • BP Has Apologized to American People

    June 16, 2010 2:57 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - BP chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg has apologized to the American people for his company's devastating Gulf oil spill. Svanberg also expressed appreciation to Americans for their patience as the company works to end the spill. He made the remarks Wednesday following a meeting with President Barack Obama at... more »
  • American Indians Upset Over Oil Spill

    May 18, 2010 1:33 PM

    POINTE-AU-CHIEN, La. (AP) - For American Indians on Louisiana's bayou, the massive oil spill is another bitter blow for tribes who say drilling has already destroyed their swamps over several decades. The month-old spill has spread 5 million gallons of crude across the Gulf and has closed bays and lakes... more »
  • First Afican- American Church

    March 22, 2010 7:07 PM

    The Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Church on Pont Des Mouton Road was the first African-American church in the diocese. Some of "The Apostle" movie scenes were filmed there. It will now become part of the Woodlawn Road historic arts district.
  • ACLU Representing Family Fighting Sex Segregation Policy At Middle School In Vermilion Parish

    February 24, 2010 1:01 PM

    LAFAYETTE, LA - In the first court hearing ever about sex segregation in coed public schools, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Louisiana argued today that the school board in Vermilion Parish, Louisiana illegally discriminated against both boys and girls at Rene A. Rost Middle School by... more »
  • Crowley: Pedestrian Killed

    January 16, 2010 11:30 PM

    Sad news out of Crowley as one person is dead tonight after being struck by a car. The accident happened just after 6:30pm on US 90 right in front of the American Legion Hospital. Police say the victim was walking in the road before being struck. That person's name... more »
  • St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office received new equipment

    December 23, 2009 3:34 PM

    St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz announced today Department Investigators have new equipment to use in their fight against crime in St. Landry Parish. Under a grant from the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, the department has purchased over $12,000 dollars in specialized forensic... more »
  • Plane overshoots Jamaica runway; more than 40 hurt

    December 23, 2009 1:37 PM

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) - An American Airlines flight carrying 154 people skidded across a Jamaican runway in heavy rain, bouncing across the tarmac and injuring more than 40 people before it stopped just short of the Caribbean Sea, officials and witnesses said. Panicked passengers screamed and baggage burst from... more »
  • Jennings Cheer Squad in the CapitalOne Bowl

    December 17, 2009 6:56 PM

    Five Jennings Jr High cheerleaders get the cahnce to perfrom in the CapitalOne Bowl. They had no idea when they made the team in June, they would be playing for the LSU Tigers. But when they found out their favorite team would be in the bowl game, it... more »
  • DNR awarded $4.2 million for Energy Star Rebate Program

    December 3, 2009 3:03 PM

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that Louisiana's Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has been awarded $4.2 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to support energy efficiency and alternative energy efforts in Louisiana homes through the Energy Star Rebate program. In awarding the funding, DOE... more »
  • President Obama launches "Educate to Innovate"

    November 24, 2009 10:20 AM

    PRESIDENT OBAMA LAUNCHES "EDUCATE TO INNOVATE" CAMPAIGN FOR EXCELLENCE IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING & MATH (STEM) EDUCATION Nationwide effort includes over $260 million in public-private investments to move American students to the top of the pack in science and math achievement over the next decade President Obama today... more »
  • Rayne Frog Festival Parade

    October 19, 2009 2:19 PM

    The Rayne Frog Festival Committee is preparing for the 37th annual Rayne Frog Festival which will be held November 12-15, 2009. The parade is scheduled for Saturday, November 14th at 3:00pm. The parade will line up on American Legion Drive, travel up North Adams and the Boulevard and end at... more »

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