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  • Australia leader say nothing spotted in air search

    March 21, 2014 5:47 AM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Australia's acting prime minister says nothing of significance has been spotted so far by search planes flying deep into the southern Indian Ocean looking for possible debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines jet. Warren Truss, the acting prime minister while Tony Abbott is in Papua... more »
  • Business group has new Louisiana leader

    February 6, 2014 9:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The National Federation of Independent Business, which lobbies on behalf of small businesses, has named a new state director in Louisiana. The organization announced Wednesday that Dawn Starns, who has been a Baton Rouge lobbyist, was chosen for the Louisiana position. Starns was most recently... more »
  • Civil rights leader to be honored at La. Capitol

    November 21, 2013 6:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The body of civil rights leader Rev. T.J. Jemison will lie in repose at the Louisiana Capitol for visitation Friday. Jemison, a longtime Louisiana pastor of Mount Zion First Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, died last week at the age of 95. A civil rights... more »
  • Thousands march in protest over Hong Kong's leader

    January 1, 2013 9:48 AM

    HONG KONG (AP) - Thousands of people marched in Hong Kong on the first day of 2013 to call for the city's Beijing-backed leader to step down over allegations he was untruthful about illegal renovations at his mansion. Police say 17,000 people gathered at the start of the march Tuesday.... more »
  • House conservative leader gives up committee post

    June 20, 2012 9:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A leader of the conservative House Republicans at odds with GOP Gov. Bobby Jindal over financial issues is leaving his other legislative assignment to focus on budget matters. Lake Charles Rep. Brett Geymann announced this week that he's resigned from the House Natural Resources committee... more »
  • Ex-drug force leader faces drug charge

    January 23, 2012 10:33 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The former supervisor of the Rapides Parish drug task force has been arrested on drug and malfeasance charges after being indicted by a parish grand jury. Michael LaCour, who had been a sheriff's lieutenant before resigning following an initial arrest in August, is accused of distribution... more »
  • GOP Leader Creates Division as Candidate

    October 10, 2010 7:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The only direct attacks launched against a candidate in the lieutenant governor's race were by state GOP Chairman Roger Villere against a fellow Republican. Villere failed to make the runoff, and he's back to urging people to vote for Republican candidates - including the one... more »
  • LA's Top Education Leader Won't Take His Pay Raise of $22,000

    September 15, 2010 4:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's top education leader won't take his pay raise this year because of the state's budget troubles. Superintendent of Education Paul Pastorek will keep his $377,000 pay package, without adding the 6 percent boost he could have gotten. The raise would have given him another... more »
  • Leader of Botched Containment Efforts in Valdez was BP

    May 25, 2010 3:50 PM

    Associated Press Writer Since a busted oil well began spewing crude into the Gulf of Mexico a month ago, the catastrophe has constantly been measured against the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster. The Alaska spill leaked nearly 11 million gallons of crude, killed countless animals and tarnished the owner of the... more »

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