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  • Slidell: Repay half cost to city for parades

    January 30, 2012 10:52 AM

    SLIDELL, La. (AP) - Slidell plans to bill Carnival krewes that parade along the city's main route for half the cost of policing and cleaning up that route. The government and krewes took steps that cut last year's total cost to the city to $60,000, and the parade groups agreed... more »
  • Sheen Says He May Return to 'Two and a Half Men'

    April 14, 2011 12:31 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Charlie Sheen says he may be reunited with "Two and a Half Men." In an interview with a Boston radio station Tuesday, Sheen said there have been discussions about bringing him back to the hit CBS sitcom he was fired from last month. Sheen put the... more »
  • Cuba Says It Will Fire Half A Million State Workers

    September 13, 2010 1:00 PM

    HAVANA (AP) - Cuba says it will fire at least half a million state workers by mid-2011 and will free up private enterprise to help them find new work - radically remaking employment on the communist island. The layoffs will start immediately and run through the first half of next... more »
  • Traffic Deaths Plummeted Across US to Lowest Levels in More Than Half A Century

    September 9, 2010 12:29 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Traffic deaths have plummeted across the United States to levels not seen in more than a half century, spurred by technology, more safety-conscious drivers and tougher enforcement of drunken driving laws. The Transportation Department said Thursday that traffic deaths fell 9.7 percent in 2009 to 33,808, the... more »
  • Governor Order Flags Flown Half Staff

    September 7, 2010 3:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal is ordering the flags at all state buildings to be flown at half-staff this week, to memorialize Louisiana soldiers who have died in wars fought since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The executive order runs until sunset on Sept. 11. It took... more »

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