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  • Obama picks ex-P&G head to lead Veterans Affairs

    June 29, 2014 10:43 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama plans to nominate former Procter & Gamble executive Robert McDonald as the next Veterans Affairs secretary, as the White House seeks to shore up an agency beset by treatment delays and struggling to deal with an influx of new veterans returning from wars in... more »
  • Brees, Robinson lead Saints past Eagles 28-13

    November 6, 2012 4:01 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints are having fun again. They hope it's a sign of things to come in the second half of the season. Michael Vick kept picking himself up off the Superdome turf, the recipient of an awful beating. The Philadelphia Eagles... more »
  • Feds investigate lead contaminate at paper mill

    August 1, 2012 4:56 AM

    PORT HUDSON, La. (AP) - Federal health officials say they have opened an investigation into a paper mill south of Baton Rouge. Elizabeth Todd, spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Labor's branch in Dallas, said Tuesday the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating an incident at a Georgia-Pacific plant... more »
  • Private Investigator: Strong Lead on Suspects in Mickey Shunick Case

    June 7, 2012 11:44 PM

    It's now 19 days since Mickey Shunick disappeared while riding her bike home. In the week that followed, surveillance video of Mickey and her bike both surfaced. But those were the only two leads in the case, until now. The private investigator, hired by an anonymous donor, said that... more »
  • Local VA sergeant named Lead Police Officer of the Year

    March 23, 2012 10:43 AM

    NEW ORLEANS, La. - A Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System police sergeant in Baton Rouge has been named the Department of Veterans Affairs Lead Police Officer of the Year for a large-sized facility. This award is given for development of unique or innovative approaches to resolving problems, principled performance... more »
  • New Orleans to lead off War of 1812 celebration

    March 8, 2012 7:00 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - City officials are touting the long list of events coming to New Orleans in April to kick-off the nation's three year commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. The celebration of the War of 1812 and the bicentennial of the Star Spangled Banner... more »
  • Parks Re-opening in New Orleans After Lead Tests

    May 20, 2011 8:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Eight of 11 parks that were closed in New Orleans because of lead contamination in the soil have re-opened. City officials closed the parks for remediation over a month ago after tests were done to determine whether they were contaminated with lead. Officials said the lead... more »
  • Lawyers Battling to Take the Lead in Lawsuits Against BP

    October 7, 2010 3:47 PM

    MIAMI (AP) - More than 100 lawyers are battling for the biggest chunks of what is likely to be a multibillion-dollar settlement for Gulf of Mexico oil spill victims, jockeying for spots on the elite team that will control the plaintiffs' cases. A judge will pick 12 to 15 lawyers... more »
  • Update: Gay Ban in the Military

    September 21, 2010 12:00 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins says she'll vote against a bill that would allow gays to serve openly in the military unless Democrats agree to extend debate so that her colleagues can weigh in on other issues. Collins' position is likely the last nail in the coffin... more »
  • Dardenne keeps fundraising lead in lt. gov's race

    September 2, 2010 10:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - With one month before the election, Republican Secretary of State Jay Dardenne maintains the fundraising edge in the lieutenant governor's race, but a political newcomer outpaced Dardenne in contributions in the latest reporting period. New Orleans lawyer Caroline Fayard, a Democrat, also is plunging her... more »
  • Can Orwell, Vonnegut, Austen lead you to love?

    August 19, 2010 10:15 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Chin Ma is 25 and looking for love. He paddles regularly in the dating pools online, paying fees to navigate millions of profiles based on lengthy checklists and compatibility formulas. So how'd he find his latest prosdespite the potential buyout and hol on, a newcomer... more »
  • Lead Plaintiffs in Suits Alleging BP

    July 21, 2010 3:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Public pension funds in New York and Ohio want to be the lead plaintiffs in suits alleging BP PLC inflated its stock price by hiding information about its safety practices before the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Several lawsuits have been filed in U.S. District Court... more »
  • Andrew Garfield Lands Lead Role in 'Spider-Man'

    July 2, 2010 8:59 AM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - There's a new Spider-Man in town. Andrew Garfield, whose credits include last year's Heath Ledger film "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus," has been cast as Peter Parker, the average youth who transforms into a superhero, in the next "Spider-Man" movie, distributor Sony Pictures announced Thursday. The... more »

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