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  • Official Says Obama to Seek $2B for Border Control

    June 28, 2014 10:08 PM

    President Barack Obama is seeking more than $2 billion to respond to the flood of immigrants illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border and asking for new powers to deal with returning immigrant children apprehended while traveling without their parents. A White House official said Saturday that Obama plans to make... more »
  • Mayor says city workers will get ethics training

    March 23, 2014 1:44 PM

    WESTWEGO, La. (AP) - Responding to a critical assessment of how Westwego ran its senior citizens programs, Mayor Johnny Shaddinger has told state auditors that all city employees will be required to take ethics training. Shaddinger discussed ethics training in his response to an audit that found the city and... more »
  • Dress like Bob Dylan and get in free, says museum

    May 20, 2013 10:10 AM

    WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - The Worcester Art Museum is offering free admission to anyone who dresses up like Bob Dylan on May 24, which will be the musician's 72nd birthday. Museum officials say images of Dylan are included in its photography exhibit, "Kennedy to Kent State: Images of a Generation,"... more »
  • Putin says he will sign anti-US adoptions bill

    December 27, 2012 7:26 AM

    MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin says he will sign a controversial bill banning Americans from adopting Russian children. Putin told a televised meeting on Thursday that he "doesn't see any reasons" against the bill and said that he "intends to sign it" into law. The president said U.S.... more »
  • Paul McCartney Says Yoko Ono Isn't Responsible For Beatles Split

    October 29, 2012 8:52 AM

    LONDON (AP) - Paul McCartney believes it's someone besides Yoko Ono who should be blamed for the breakup of The Beatles. UK's The Observer published an excerpt from an interview McCartney gave to David Frost in which he says Ono did not break up the band. McCartney says while he... more »
  • Gingrich says virtually no chance he'll withdraw

    March 16, 2012 9:51 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says there's probably no circumstance that would lead him to pull out of the Republican presidential sweepstakes before the party's August nominating convention. "I'll be with you in Tampa," Gingrich tells CBS's "This Morning" show, when asked about his plans. The former... more »
  • Salvation Army says demand up for youth programs

    March 12, 2012 6:31 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A survey of Salvation Army youth programs in more than 80 cities shows more than eight in 10 programs saw increased demand from children and families in the past year as unemployment and funding cuts strained charities. The survey released to The Associated Press found 56 percent... more »
  • Landrieu says she's 'definitely' in for 2014 race

    March 6, 2012 6:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu says she "definitely" plans to run for a fourth term in two years. The Democrat from New Orleans tossed aside speculation that she was going to end her congressional career after 18 years in the Senate. Landrieu wouldn't comment specifically Monday... more »
  • Supreme Court Says Storm Death Files Can Be Secret

    March 4, 2012 3:21 PM

    The Louisiana Supreme Court has rejected an attempt by two news organizations to examine the files of a state investigation into allegations that doctors at a New Orleans hospital euthanized patients in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. In a 4-3 decision issued Friday, the high court said the files concerning... more »
  • Woman Says Guidance, Not Jail Time Needed

    February 11, 2012 7:39 PM

    A 23-year-old man whose pit bull killed her miniature schnauzer needs help and guidance, a 92-year-old woman told a judge. Prosecutors said Michael Kopynec should enter a year-long pretrial diversion program shortly after Naomi Montrue Smith's statement on Friday. According the Advocate ( http://bit.ly/wfaBnP ) Smith told the judge that... more »
  • Newt Says He's Not Going Anywhere

    January 28, 2012 8:03 PM

    Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says he's sticking around until at least the national convention this summer, even if he doesn't win Tuesday's Florida primary. Gingrich, whose pledge raises the prospect of an extended struggle inside the party, says, "Why don't you ask Gov. Romney what he will do if... more »
  • GMA says goodbye to Tramelle

    January 6, 2012 9:50 AM

    GMA says goodbye to Tramelle one of our number 1 production assistants! Good Luck at DISNEY!!!!
  • Cheney Says He's Worried About Future of Iraq

    December 13, 2011 8:13 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Vice President Dick Cheney says Iraqi leaders have progressed toward a stable society, but he's worried about the failure of Washington and Baghdad to negotiate a "stay-behind" U.S. force there. Cheney says the emerging democracy is "not perfect by any means, but they clearly are much... 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 »
  • Obama Says White House, CEOs Must Work Together

    February 7, 2011 12:25 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama prodded American businesses to do their share to help the economy, calling on executives to "get in the game" and begin investing nearly $2 trillion accumulating on their balance sheets. The president, in a speech Monday to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, called for... more »
  • Biloxi casino says it's laying off nearly 3 dozen

    January 17, 2011 9:22 PM

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Layoffs are on the way at a Mississippi Gulf Coast casino and at a shipyard. Northrop Grumman on Monday confirmed a WLOX television report that it laid off 76 workers on Friday. A company statement issued by spokesman Bill Glenn notes the cyclical nature of the... more »
  • US says too much fluoride causing splotchy teeth

    January 7, 2011 9:40 PM

    ATLANTA (AP) - In a remarkable turnabout, federal health officials say many Americans are getting too much fluoride, and it's causing splotches on children's teeth and perhaps other, more serious problems. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced plans Friday to lower the recommended level of fluoride in... more »
  • Jindal says 'no' to increased health care fees

    December 2, 2010 9:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal says he won't support increased fees on health care services in Louisiana as a way to help balance the state's budget. Jindal said Thursday that he considers state fee hikes on hospital visits, nursing home beds and medications - called "provider fees"... more »
  • Clinton Says WikiLeaks Won't Hurt US Diplomacy

    December 1, 2010 8:16 AM

    ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the recent leak of sensitive U.S. diplomatic cables will have no adverse effect on international relations. Clinton said Wednesday she has discussed the revelations published on the WikiLeaks website with her international colleagues at a security summit currently... more »
  • N.O. officer says he burned body after Katrina

    November 29, 2010 9:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans police officer on trial for burning the body of a man who was fatally shot by a different officer testified Monday that he set the fire because he didn't want to let another corpse rot in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath. "I was exposed to... more »
  • Spill panel says management culture to blame

    November 9, 2010 9:40 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - It wasn't just the botched technical decisions. BP and other companies' management, communication and overconfidence in dealing with risk led to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, investigators for the presidential commission said Tuesday. The commission's chief engineer, Richard Sears, outlined seven managerial findings, including muddled lines... more »
  • Kanye West Says He Had Considered Suicide

    October 19, 2010 11:27 AM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kanye West told an audience at a screening of his film, "Runaway," that he thought about killing himself, but now feels a responsibility to make a meaningful contribution to pop culture and art. Describing himself as a pop icon and "soldier for culture," West told the... more »
  • BP Says it Plans to Start Deep-Cleaning Alabama's Beaches

    October 12, 2010 11:47 AM

    ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) - BP says it plans to start deep-cleaning Alabama's beaches next week. Company spokesman Ray Melick said Monday the process will begin as soon as a weekend of concerts and boat races wraps up in Baldwin County. Melick says the company doesn't want to interfere with... more »
  • Director Stone says Douglas' health precarious

    October 12, 2010 10:25 AM

    BERLIN (AP) - Director Oliver Stone says he is worried about the health of actor Michael Douglas who is battling throat cancer in an advanced stage. Stone said Tuesday in Berlin that Douglas is in a "precarious" state of health. He said Douglas, who reprised his role as stock trader... more »
  • Payton Says Recent Injuries No Excuse for Inconsistency Caused by Players

    October 11, 2010 5:04 PM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Sean Payton says he has no interest in citing bad breaks, injuries or bad bounces on the football field as reasons that his normally high-powered offense isn't putting up points at its usual pace. The New Orleans Saints' head coach says he and Drew Brees... more »
  • White House Says it Didn't Withhold Oil Spill Info

    October 7, 2010 11:53 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is pushing back against accusations that the administration blocked government scientists from telling the public just how bad the BP oil spill could become. Press secretary Robert Gibbs says the White House never tried to withhold "the most accurate and timely information" on the... more »
  • Ford says its U.S. sales rose 46 percent

    October 1, 2010 12:48 PM

    DETROIT (AP) - Ford says its U.S. sales rose 46 percent in September as it saw strong sales of redesigned cars and trucks. Ford had expected sales to rise significantly from September of 2009, when sales dropped as last summer's Cash for Clunkers program came to an end But Ford... more »
  • NOAA says sediment on Gulf floor not visibly oiled

    September 30, 2010 10:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal scientists said Thursday they had not found any visible oil on the sea floor around the BP PLC well that spewed hundreds of millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Other scientists say they have found a layer of oil on the... more »
  • Allen Says Nation Needs to Change Law to Better Handle Oil Spills

    September 30, 2010 3:49 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen says the nation needs to change the law to better handle major oil spills in the future. Allen spoke Thursday in New Orleans, one day before the end of his mission overseeing the response to the BP PLC oil spill.... more »
  • Pentagon says US-China Military Ties Improving

    September 29, 2010 12:13 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon says a recent chill in U.S.-China military ties is beginning to thaw. A Pentagon spokesman says China agreed to resume maritime talks next month, and will send officials to Washington later this year. China froze military contacts with the United States earlier this year in... more »
  • Kevin Faulk Says He'll Miss Rest of Patriots' Season

    September 22, 2010 12:28 PM

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - New England running back Kevin Faulk says he'll miss the rest of the Patriots' season with a torn knee ligament. Faulk said Wednesday that he will undergo surgery for the injury to his right knee. He hurt his anterior cruciate ligament in Sunday's 28-14 loss at... more »
  • N.O. Council says It's Time to get Rid of FEMA Trailers

    September 21, 2010 9:38 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - It's time to get rid of nearly 260 FEMA trailers remaining of the 23,300 installed after Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans five years ago, several City Council members say. The trailers spoil the city's image of recovery, Housing and Human Needs Committee members agreed during Monday night's... more »
  • Economic Panel says Recession Ended

    September 20, 2010 10:53 AM

    WASHINGTON -It's official: The longest recession the country has endured since World War II ended in June 2009, according to a group that dates the beginning and end of recessions. The National Bureau of Economic Research, a panel of academic economists based in Cambridge, Mass., says the recession lasted 18... 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 »
  • BP says cost of Gulf of Mexico spill hits $8B

    September 3, 2010 9:45 AM

    BP says it has so far spent $8 billion responding to the disastrous oil well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico. The company said Friday that the total included $399 million paid to settle 127,000 claims from businesses and other affected by the oil spill.The oil company said more than... more »
  • NY man says he drunkenly lost $1.3M artwork

    August 31, 2010 10:11 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Call it the lost art of drinking responsibly: A man entrusted with helping to sell a $1.3 million painting said it disappeared while he was in a drunken haze, according to a lawsuit filed by a co-owner of the canvas. James Carl Haggerty took the painting,... more »
  • Mexico says drug lord 'the Barbie' captured

    August 30, 2010 10:21 PM

    MEXICO CITY (AP) - Federal police on Monday captured a Texas-born alleged drug kingpin who faces trafficking charges in the U.S. and has been blamed for a vicious turf war that has included bodies hung from bridges and shootouts in central Mexico. The arrest of Edgar Valdez Villarreal, alias "the... more »
  • `Tax lady' Roni Deutch says lawsuit is political

    August 24, 2010 9:53 PM

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - "Tax Lady" Roni Deutch says California Attorney General Jerry Brown is engaging in election-year politics by filing a civil lawsuit accusing her law firm of false advertising and misleading consumers. Deutch said in a statement Tuesday she will fight the $34 million lawsuit filed a day... more »
  • DHH says Hispanic Field Worker Dies of Rabies

    August 24, 2010 1:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals says a Hispanic field worker died over the weekend of rabies. DHH says the unidentified victim was initially taken to a hospital in New Roads and transferred to New Orleans, where he later died. Lisa Faust with DHH... more »
  • Feinberg Says No-Sue Requirement Was His Idea

    August 22, 2010 3:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The new administrator for claims by Gulf oil spill victims says it was his idea, not BP's, to require that anyone who receives artinal settlement from the $20 billion compensation fund give up the right to sue the oil giant. But Ken Feinberg told reporters Sunday... more »
  • US Navy Says 4 Ships Robbed Off Iraqi Coast

    August 15, 2010 3:30 PM

    BAGHDAD (AP) - The U.S. Navy says four commercial ships anchored near the southern oil hub of Basra have been robbed in a rare attack off the Iraqi coast. Lt. John Fage, a spokesman for the Navy's Fifth Fleet in Bahrain, said Sunday that two men armed with AK-47 rifles... more »
  • Obama Says Gulf Coast' Open for Business

    August 14, 2010 10:51 PM

    PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - President Barack Obama has declared Gulf Coast beaches clean, safe and open for business as he brought his family to the Florida Panhandle and promised residents that the government wouldn't forget them once efforts to stop the leak are finished. White House spokesman Bill... more »
  • Official says no reason to think fugitives in Ark.

    August 11, 2010 9:09 PM

    GENTRY, Ark. (AP) - A sheriff's department official says there's "no reason to believe" an escaped Arizona inmate and his fiancee are in a small Arkansas town. Law enforcement agencies swarmed Gentry, Ark., after a couple robbed a beauty salon there Wednesday. But Benton County Sheriff's Office spokesman Doug Gay... more »
  • BP Says It May In the Future Drill In The Same Reservoir That Blew

    August 6, 2010 11:35 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP PLC says it may in the future drill in the same Gulf of Mexico oil reservoir that blew its top and caused one of the world's worst spills. Officials said Friday at a news briefing in New Orleans that the company hasn't closed the door... more »
  • `Glee' co-creator says Paul McCartney is a big fan

    August 2, 2010 9:20 PM

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - "Glee" co-creator Ryan Murphy says he thought he was being "punked" when a fan note arrived from Paul McCartney. But Murphy discovered that the pop legend is indeed an admirer of the hit Fox TV show and wants his music to be part of it.... more »
  • BP CEO Says It's Time To Scale Back Effort To Clean Up The Oil Spill

    July 30, 2010 1:13 PM

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - BP's incoming CEO says it's time to scale back the massive effort to clean up the oil spill, but adds that the commitment to make things right is the same as ever. Bob Dudley was in Biloxi, Miss., on Friday to announce that former Federal Emergency... more »
  • BP Says It Has Started To Slowly Dial Down The Gush Of Oil

    July 15, 2010 3:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP says it has started to slowly dial down the gush of oil in the Gulf of Mexico. The step will take several hours and if it works, BP believes no oil will be leaking into the water for the first time since the crisis began... more »
  • BP says Relief Well on Hold for Test of New Cap

    July 14, 2010 10:10 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP says it temporarily halted drilling on a relief well meant to permanently plug its Gulf of Mexico oil leak while it prepares to test a temporary cap on the well. Kent Wells, a senior vice president in the company, said at a Wednesday morning news... more »
  • Republican Senator Says he Backs Birther Lawsuits

    July 12, 2010 7:54 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana says he supports conservative organizations challenging President Barack Obama's citizenship in court. Vitter, who is running for re-election, made the comments at a town hall-style event in Metairie, La., on Sunday when a constituent asked what he would do about what... more »
  • CNN's Larry King Says He's Ending Show

    June 29, 2010 8:50 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Larry King says he's stepping down this fall from the prime-time show that has anchored CNN's lineup for 25 years. All manners of statesmen, newsmakers and Hollywood stars have sat across his desk for plain-spoken interviews during the past quarter-century, but "Larry King Live" has recently... more »
  • Accused Murderer Says He's Willing to Die

    June 29, 2010 8:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The man accused of killing two women at a construction company again says he did it and is willing to die. Fifty-three-year-old Richard Matthews has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder of 44-year-old Dianna Tullier of Walker and 55-year-old Cheryl Boykin of Denham Springs. Both... more »
  • NH GOP Candidate Says Bikini Fundraiser Scrapped

    June 28, 2010 9:15 PM

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A Republican running for New Hampshire governor says plans are being scrapped to hold a campaign fundraiser that was to feature a bikini contest. A spokesman for John Stephen said Friday that the campaign had no idea the contest was planned as part of a barbecue... more »
  • New Gulf Spill Cleanup Head Says Job is to Listen

    June 23, 2010 11:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The man who inherited the Gulf oil spill response from BP's embattled CEO said Wednesday that Americans have been too quick to blame his company for the environmental disaster now in its third month. "I'm somewhat concerned there is a bit of a rush to justice... more »
  • Salazar Says Drilling Moratorium Could be Refined

    June 23, 2010 8:09 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says a new order imposing a moratorium on deepwater drilling could be refined to reflect offshore conditions. Salazar told a Senate subcommittee Wednesday that he plans to issue a new drilling freeze after a federal judge struck down a previous ban on Tuesday.... more »
  • NYC Mayor Says World Should Not Rush to Judge BP

    June 11, 2010 2:05 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the world should not rush to judge BP over its huge oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The billionaire mayor is a former CEO and is known for defending private businesses dealing with public relations problems. Bloomberg said Friday... more »
  • Federal Government Is Sending BP A $69 Million Bill

    June 3, 2010 3:18 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says the federal government is sending BP a $69 million bill Thursday for costs so far in its response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs says the bill is the first to be sent to the oil company, which... more »
  • BP Says They Are Doing Everything They Can

    May 24, 2010 1:54 PM

    BARATARIA BAY, La. (AP) - The BP executive in charge of fighting the Gulf of Mexico oil spill said Monday his company knows people are frustrated by its failure to plug the well that has been gushing for more than a month and is now spreading damage through Louisiana's wetlands.... more »
  • BP Says Oil Spill Costs Now $450 million

    May 13, 2010 9:33 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The cost of fighting a massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill is mounting rapidly for the global oil company that owns the well. London-based BP PLC says it has spent $450 million since the spill started after an April 20 oil rig explosion. That's up by... more »
  • Halliburton Says It Completed Work On Deepwater Horizon

    May 10, 2010 1:32 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Oil services contractor Halliburton Inc. says it safely finished a cementing operation 20 hours before a Gulf of Mexico rig went up in flames. In testimony prepared for a congressional hearing Tuesday, Halliburton says it completed work on the well according to accepted industry practice and federal... more »
  • Coast Guard Says Crews May Set Fires to Burn Off Oil

    April 27, 2010 5:20 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast Guard says crews may set fires to burn off oil leaking into the Gulf of Mexico from a wrecked offshore drilling platform. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Mary Landry says the burn would be done far offshore and could happen as soon as Wednesday. She... more »
  • Rep. Charlie Melancon Says No One Owns "Who Dat?!?"

    January 29, 2010 6:36 PM

    This week has been a great one for Saints fans, as we've been celebrating our beloved team making it to the Super Bowl for the first time in team history. But some heavy-handed legal posturing by the NFL is threatening to put a damper on our celebration. Over... more »
  • UPDATE: Father Meaux Says Support Still Needed In Haiti

    January 15, 2010 6:08 PM

    Father Glenn Meaux says although he was about 45 minutes away from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, he's still feeling the effects of the earthquake. Basic supplies are beginning to disappear or have become very costly. Meaux runs a mission there and a school which has since been shut down by the... more »

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