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  • US says Guantanamo hunger strike on the rise

    April 17, 2013 9:34 AM

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) - Days after a violent clash between guards and prisoners, the U.S. military says a hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay is on the rise. A military spokesman says 52 prisoners have been classified as hunger strikers as of Wednesday. That's up from 45 a... more »
  • Oil prices rise as 'fiscal cliff' talks to resume

    December 26, 2012 3:09 AM

    BANGKOK (AP) - The price of oil rose Wednesday after President Barack Obama indicated he would cut his Christmas holiday short and head to Washington to try to work out a deal to keep the U.S. from heading over the "fiscal cliff." Benchmark oil for February delivery rose 40 cents... more »
  • US poverty on track to rise to highest since 1960s

    July 23, 2012 5:57 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The ranks of America's poor are on track to climb to levels unseen in nearly half a century, erasing gains from the war on poverty in the 1960s amid a weak economy and fraying government safety net. Census figures for 2011 will be released this fall in... more »
  • Enrollment on the rise at GSU

    September 12, 2011 9:36 AM

    GRAMBLING, La. (AP) - Grambling State University's preliminary enrollment report for the 2011-12 academic year shows enrollment has risen to 5,207, a 4.27 percent increase from the previous academic year. Starting his second year as president at Grambling, Frank G. Pogue is on track to meet one of the 10... more »
  • Oil prices rise ahead of Fed's economic forecast

    June 22, 2011 10:38 AM

    Oil prices are rising ahead of an updated economic forecast from the Federal Reserve. Benchmark oil for August delivery rose 55 cents to $94.72 per barrel Wednesday morning on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude gained $1.38 at $112.35 on the ICE Futures exchange. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke... more »
  • As La. Floodwaters Rise, Crews Save Osprey Chicks

    May 20, 2011 8:14 AM

    COW ISLAND LAKE, La. (AP) - Bird rehabilitators have swooped in and rescued osprey chicks and eggs from Louisiana wildlife areas threatened by floodwaters. The rising waters unleashed by the Morganza spillway's opening has sent people and wildlife searching for higher ground while leaving chicks and other animals at risk.... more »
  • Frustrated Farmers Vent as Rivers Rise

    May 20, 2011 7:49 AM

    VIDALIA, La. (AP) - An overflow crowd turned out Thursday for a meeting in Vidalia with state and federal agricultural officials. Farmers are suffering from the Mississippi River flood, even though flooding of fields is minimal. A drought, deer being driven into their fields by the rising river, and seepage... more »
  • Wholesale Prices Rise for 7th Straight Month

    February 16, 2011 9:12 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Wholesale prices rose sharply in January due to higher costs for gas, pharmaceuticals and other goods. Excluding the volatile food and energy categories, wholesale prices rose by the most since October 2008. The Labor Department said Wednesday that the Producer Price Index rose by 0.8 percent last... more »
  • Indonesia Struggles as Tsunami, Volcano Tolls Rise

    October 27, 2010 9:25 AM

    MENTAWAI ISLANDS, Indonesia (AP) - Helicopters with emergency supplies finally landed Wednesday on the remote Indonesian islands slammed by a tsunami that killed at least 272 people, while elsewhere in the archipelago the toll from a volcanic eruption rose to 30, including the mountain's spiritual caretaker. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono... more »
  • Coyote Sightings on Rise in Parish

    October 8, 2010 8:40 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Coyotes - and problems the cause are on the rise in Calcasieu Parish, prompting the police jury to check out ways to handle the situation. Police jurors said on Thursday that increasingly residents are complaining of encounters with coyotes or "coydogs" half coyote, half dog.... more »
  • Black Bears on the Rise

    September 21, 2010 12:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The first-ever scientific count shows Louisiana's largest black bear concentration, in a northeastern refuge, had about 300 animals in 2008. State biologist Mike Hooker, who recently completed analysis of data collected from 2006-08, said nearly 50 sows and about 100 cubs were moved from the area... more »
  • Bedbugs are on the Rise

    August 30, 2010 4:57 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A resurgence of bedbugs across the U.S. has homeowners and apartment dwellers taking desperate measures to eradicate the tenacious bloodsuckers, with some relying on dangerous outdoor pesticides and fly-by-night exterminators. The problem has gotten so bad that the Environmental Protection Agency warned this month against the... more »
  • Some LA Homeowners Will See Insurance Rates Increase

    August 18, 2010 5:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana homeowners who get their insurance coverage from five companies owned by Allstate Corp. will start paying higher rates in either November or December. Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon recently approved rate increases ranging from 2.9 percent to 11.6 percent, depending upon which of the Allstate umbrella... more »
  • BP's Gulf Oil Spill Costs Rise to $6.1 Billion

    August 9, 2010 9:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP says its costs to respond to the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has risen to about $6.1 billion. That includes expenses for relief well drilling, the static kill and cementing procedure done on the blown out oil well, grants to Gulf coast... more »
  • Japan's Exports Rise 32.1% in May

    June 23, 2010 10:51 PM

    TOKYO (AP) - Japan says its exports in May rose 32.1 percent from a year earlier. The finance ministry said Thursday that Japanese exports climbed to 5.3 trillion yen ($59 billion), marking the sixth month of year-on-year increase. Exports alone account for about 10 percent of Japan's economy, the world's... more »
  • Biking and walking is on the rise

    June 16, 2010 3:10 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration more than doubled transportation spending on bicycling and walking last year as it seeks to coax Americans out of their cars, according to a Federal Highway Administration report released Wednesday. Spending on biking and walking projects rose from less than $600 million in 2008... more »
  • Livingston Tax Revenue Rises in April

    May 17, 2010 7:18 AM

    LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - Records show Livingston Parish sales tax collections for April were the highest since Christmas sales. Mike Curtis, director of sales tax collections for the parish, tells The Advocate that April sales tax revenue collections were up $1.4 million from the previous month for a 31 percent... more »

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