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  • State & others plan 3-day trade mission to Mexico

    January 23, 2012 9:57 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The International Center of Lafayette, the international trade division of the Lafayette Consolidated Government, and the Louisiana Economic Development have organized a three-day oil and gas trade mission for Louisiana companies to Mexico City. The first 15 companies that complete the application and pay a nonrefundable... more »
  • Angela Bassett, other storytellers push tolerance

    October 18, 2010 10:15 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Angela Bassett says one thing is paramount when she tackles a new project: the story. Bassett was in New Orleans Monday to join five men and women who will share stories of survival and triumph as part of USA Network's "Characters Unite" public service campaign. The... more »
  • Police: Florida gunman killed self, 1 other

    October 4, 2010 9:36 PM

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A gunman killed himself Monday afternoon after he fatally shot a person and wounded five others around Gainesville, police said. The gunman shot himself in his red pickup truck after he drove through the neighborhood picking off victims, Gainesville police Cpl. Tscharna Senn said at a... more »
  • Payton Has Not Decided Whether To Bring In Other Kickers

    September 27, 2010 2:16 PM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Saints coach Sean Payton says he has not decided whether to bring in other kickers to compete with the struggling Garrett Hartley in practice this week. Hartley missed a 29-yard field goal that would have beaten the Falcons in overtime Sunday, hooking the ball left. It... more »
  • LA Will Get $147 Million in Federal Funds to Aid Teachers and Other Educators

    September 14, 2010 12:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan says Louisiana will get $147 million in federal funds to aid teachers and other educators. Duncan said Monday that the funds stem from a $26 billion federal bill that backers called a state stimulus measure. The legislation includes a $10... more »
  • Sisters Separated by Childhood Adoptions Find Each Other-Looking For "The Baby"

    August 16, 2010 11:02 AM

    RUSTON, La. (AP) - Four of five sisters separated by childhood adoptions have found each other and are looking for their youngest sister, "the baby." Fifty-six-year-old Betty Roberson of Shreveport began the search in 2005 with an advertisement she bought on eBay. An article in The News-Star about her search... more »
  • Bill Passed to Prevent Layoffs of Teachers, Police and Other Public Workers

    August 5, 2010 12:40 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Legislation long sought by Democrats to prevent layoffs of tens of thousands of teachers, police and other public workers has passed the Senate. The bill would help states and local school boards deal with severe budget problems. It would preserve the jobs of perhaps 300,000 public employees... more »
  • AG: Firms Other Than BP Could be Liable for Spill

    July 14, 2010 8:17 PM

    DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder has indicated that corporations other than BP could be held liable eventually for the devastating oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. eventually. Holder spoke at a news conference Wednesday at Dauphin Island on the Alabama coast after a meeting with... more »
  • Corporations Other Than BP Could Be held Liable For Spill

    July 14, 2010 6:07 PM

    DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder has indicated that corporations other than BP could be held liable eventually for the devastating oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. eventually. Holder spoke at a news conference Wednesday at Dauphin Island on the Alabama coast after a meeting with... more »

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