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  • US bots flagged Ebola before outbreak announced

    August 9, 2014 2:04 PM

    BOSTON (AP) - The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is focusing a spotlight on an online tool run by experts in Boston that flagged a "mystery hemorrhagic fever" in forested areas of southeastern Guinea nine days before the World Health Organization formally announced the epidemic. HealthMap uses algorithms to scour... more »
  • Candidates spar before key Miss., Ala. primaries

    March 12, 2012 6:15 AM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum on Sunday nudged rival Newt Gingrich to step aside, arguing a head-to-head contest between himself and Mitt Romney should "occur sooner rather than later." A defiant Gingrich predicted victories in Tuesday's primaries in Alabama and Mississippi and called Romney the weakest... more »
  • NTSB: Late 2011 Before Probable Cause

    December 28, 2010 10:36 AM

    CROWLEY, La. (AP) - A preliminary report about a fatal plane crash near Crowley doesn't give a likely cause for the wreck that killed three people and injured two on Dec. 18. Spokesman Ted Lopatkiewicz tells The Advertiser it likely will be late next year before the National Transportation Safety... more »
  • Voters Out Before Dawn for Election Day 2010

    November 2, 2010 11:01 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The fate of the Democratic Congress was put before voters Tuesday in midterm elections that drew Americans to balloting stations starting before dawn, some clamoring for change, others digging in their heels against resurgent Republicans. Expectations took hold in both camps that the political order was in... more »
  • Good Health Before, During and After Pregnancy

    October 6, 2010 10:15 AM

    LAFAYETTE, LA-Pregnancy is an exciting time of major change. From the very start, your baby-to-be alters your body and the way you live your daily life. The best way to approach pregnancy, labor, delivery, and the postpartum period is to be informed. If you are planning to become pregnant, see... more »
  • Friday Or Later Before Efforts In Gulf Can Resume

    August 31, 2010 3:29 PM

    MYRTLE GROVE, La. (AP) - Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen says it will be Friday or later before efforts can resume to remove the failed blowout preventer from the deep water well that caused the huge Gulf oil spill. Allen told a news conference Tuesday in Myrtle Grove that... more »
  • Former Senator Booked with DWI Days Before Trial

    August 15, 2010 2:47 PM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Days before his second trial on tax evasion charges, former state Sen. Charles D. Jones is booked with driving while intoxicated. Jones, whose phone number is unpublished, could not be reached for comment Sunday. Attorney Mike Small did not immediately return a call. The News-Star reports... more »
  • Gulf diversity threatened even before oil spill

    August 2, 2010 8:57 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The oceans around Australia boast the greatest diversity of sea life on the planet, but the now oil-threatened Gulf of Mexico also ranks in the top five regions for variety of species. And even before the spill, the Gulf was already listed as threatened, according to the... more »
  • Program Gives Bags to Children Before Foster Care

    July 28, 2010 11:46 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Mindy and Andrew Viteri are on a mission. They want to help children entering the foster care system begin their journey on the right foot. And part of that new beginning includes how they're treated the moment they leave their homes. "We're hearing these children are... more »
  • 6 Hours of Testing Before Cap May Have to be Reopened

    July 16, 2010 5:18 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Pressure readings have been less than ideal from the new cap shutting oil into BP's busted well, but the crude will remain locked in while engineers look for evidence of whether there is an undiscovered leak, the federal pointman for the disaster said Friday. Retired Coast... more »
  • BP Cut Corners in Days Before Blowout

    June 14, 2010 9:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP made a series of money-saving shortcuts and blunders that dramatically increased the danger of a destructive oil spill in a well that an engineer ominously described as a "nightmare" just six days before the blowout, according to documents released Monday that provide new insight into... more »
  • BOP Was Working Before The Explosion of Deepwater Horizon

    May 28, 2010 6:20 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The last-ditch safety equipment that failed to stop what has become the worst oil spill in U.S. history was working properly in the days before the explosion, the top executive of the company that owns the equipment said Friday. The equipment, known as a blowout preventer,... more »
  • 48 Hours Before Clear if Mud Stops Oil Leak

    May 28, 2010 7:20 AM

    ROBERT, La. (AP) - The chief executive of BP PLC says it will be about 48 hours before they know if pumping heavy mud into a blown-out well is successful in stopping the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill. CEO Tony Hayward said that his confidence level in the well-plugging... more »
  • Holiday Festivities in Lafayette

    November 24, 2009 11:31 AM

    Celebrate the Holidays Downtown 'Twas the Light Before Christmas: The holidays in Downtown Lafayette are always festive as attractions, retailers and restaurants open their doors to the Christmas shopper and to those celebrating the season. This year, the Downtown area focuses on the many events that make the season... more »

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