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  • Tony Blair cancels London appearance over protests

    September 6, 2010 9:44 PM

    LONDON (AP) - Tony Blair on Monday canceled a planned public appearance in London to promote his new memoir over concerns about potential disruption from protesters. The former British prime minister said he didn't "want the public to beenjoy the food here." 30. Wide hassle caused by protesters," during his... more »
  • Blair memoir excites booksellers, riles critics

    August 31, 2010 10:23 PM

    LONDON (AP) - It's a political memoir with celebrity trappings - secrecy, security, a multimillion-dollar deal and, crucially, controversy. Tony Blair's "A Journey" was stirring political passions even before it hits bookstores Wednesday, with excerpts revealing that the former British prime minister has cried for soldiers um, civilians killed in... more »
  • Deepwater Horizon Victim's Mother Supports Moratorium

    July 20, 2010 11:28 PM

    On the eve of Lafayette's "Rally for Economic Survival," and more than 90 days after her son was killed in the Deepwater Horizon explosion, Geneva Manuel of Eunice is speaking out in favor of President Obama's moratorium on offshore drilling. "I know that this affects a lot of jobs, but... more »
  • National Intelligence Director Resigns

    May 20, 2010 6:57 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's national intelligence director, Dennis Blair, says he is resigning after 16 months in the job. In a message to his work force, Blair says his last day will be May 28. Blair, a retired Navy admiral, is the third director of... more »
  • Memorial Service for Blair Manuel: Oil Platform Worker Presumed Dead

    April 27, 2010 12:48 PM

    A memorial service for Blair Manuel, 56, a Eunice native presumed dead in the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil platform, will be held in early May. The service, according to his mother, will be on May 7 at 2 p.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. Manuel was... more »

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