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  • Picking a CEO: Microsoft, others go with insiders

    February 5, 2014 5:55 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Companies looking for a leader face a big question: Pluck a CEO from the rank-and-file or a fresh face from outside the organization? Microsoft decided to take the former path. The software giant on Tuesday tapped 22-year company veteran Satya Nadella for the top job. The... more »
  • Major hurdles remain to end veteran homelessness

    November 12, 2012 4:03 AM

    CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) - Arthur Lute's arduous journey from his days as a U.S. Marine to his nights sleeping on the streets illustrates the challenge for the Obama administration to fulfill its promise to end homelessness among veterans by 2015. Lute has post-traumatic stress disorder from the 1983 bombing... more »

    January 5, 2012 9:10 PM

    Iraq veteran, Brian Harper says he is beyond angry after watching a driver toss an American flag out a car window. "He just wadded it up and threw it in the street like it was mere garbage," said Harper. Harper says this happened Tuesday afternoon at the in intersection of... more »
  • 90 Year Old World War Two Vet Remembers Pearl Harbor

    December 7, 2011 6:53 PM

    Rene Broussard was twenty and working in a nursery on Avery Island, when news hit the airwaves that Pearl Harbor was being ruthlessly bombed. He said, "we just heard Pearl Harbor had been bombed by the Japanese. We didn't know what that was. It was the same thing with... more »
  • "Thank a Veteran at Work" Campaign

    October 20, 2010 3:23 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Michelle Obama and Jill Biden want Americans to thank a veteran. They are appearing in a public service announcement promoting the "Thank a Veteran at Work" campaign. Launched by the cable network History in 2008, the program encourages people to take time around Veterans Day next... more »
  • Jindal Awards Lafayette Veterans

    March 31, 2010 7:04 PM

    Today, Governor Bobby Jindal awarded 771 veterans from Lafayette Parish with the Louisiana Veterans' Honor Medal at the Louisiana National Guard Armory in Lafayette. Governor Jindal was joined by Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs (LDVA) Secretary LaneCarson and Major General Bennett C. Landreneau, Adjutant General of the Louisiana... more »
  • Iraq Veteran Heads Back To War In The Middle East

    January 6, 2010 4:22 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Heath Stoute served with the Louisiana National Guard the last time the 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team deployed to Iraq in 2004-05. He headed back to the Middle East last week, joining about 3,000 other National Guard personnel in deployment ceremonies throughout the state. But much... more »

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