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  • Germany: Banks to Take Bigger Losses on Greek Debt

    October 16, 2011 1:35 PM

    BERLIN (AP) - Germany's finance minister says private holders of Greek government bonds must accept bigger losses to achieve "a durable and sustainable solution" for Europe's debt crisis. Wolfgang Schaeuble told German public broadcaster ARD on Sunday that an agreement struck in July when banks and other investors agreed to... more »
  • Lanky, brooding Superman for contemporary world

    October 27, 2010 9:59 PM

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The big "S" is still on his chest, but the new Superman coming to the shelves of book stores next week is not exactly the chipper and bright-eyed optimist of lore. Instead, the kid from Krypton featured in "Superman: Earth One" that was released to comic book... more »
  • NOLA Attempts Baking World's Largest King Cake

    September 20, 2010 4:56 PM

    Louisiana is known for Mardi Gras and King Cakes. Now, one New Orleans bakery hopes to be known for making the world's largest king cake. Haydel Bakery will attempt to break the record with a cake that will wrap twice around the outside of the Superdome. Entertainment includes... 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 »
  • Bernanke comments give world markets a boost

    August 27, 2010 12:11 PM

    LONDON (AP) - Stocks rose in Europe and on Wall Street Friday as Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said his central bank stands ready to support the U.S. economy if needed and after a key growth figure came in better than feared. Global markets have been rattled in recent weeks... more »
  • World War II Museum in NOLA Expanding

    August 26, 2010 12:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A flock of warbirds will be the stars of the latest expansion of the National World War II Museum. Construction of the $35 million U.S. Freedom Pavilion: Land, Sea and Air will be formally announced Friday as part of the museum's overall $300 million expansion. The... more »
  • 'What a Wonderful World' songwriter Weiss dies

    August 25, 2010 9:34 PM

    OLDP DK, N.J. (AP) - George David Weiss, who helped write chart-topping pop hits including "Can't Help Falling in Love" and "What a Wonderful World," has died. He was 89. He died Monday of natural causes at his home in Oldwick, N.J., his wife, Claire, said. Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley... more »
  • Spain's Football Team Returned To A Jubilant Nation After Winning The World Cup

    July 12, 2010 4:18 PM

    MADRID (AP) - Spain erupted with its biggest fiesta in memory Monday when its football team returned to a jubilant nation after winning the World Cup, giving elated Spaniards a break from months of economic gloom and political squabbling as nationalist regions fought for greater autonomy from the central government.... more »
  • Spain Beats Netherlands 1-0 for World Cup

    July 11, 2010 5:12 PM

    UPDATE: JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Spain rules the soccer world, winning the World Cup at long, long last. It came after an exhausting 1-0 victory in extra time over the Netherlands on Sunday. Two years after winning the European title, the stylish Spaniards did even better. This was a physical test... more »
  • Queen Elizabeth II Appeal For World Unity and Peace

    July 6, 2010 3:38 PM

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Queen Elizabeth II has arrived at the United Nations where she's expected to appeal for world unity and peace. The 84-year-old British monarch last visited the United Nations in 1957. The queen arrived in the United States on Tuesday at Kennedy Airport after visiting Canada. After... more »
  • Murphy Family Support Fund

    June 18, 2010 11:28 PM

    A Lafayette family is appealing for help during a tragic time. Nicole Murphy (left) was struck and killed by a car this week while in South Africa. A former soccer standout at Saint Thomas More Catholic High School in Lafayette, she travelled to the country for the World Cup along... more »
  • Children's Water for Life

    June 17, 2010 7:24 PM

    A New Iberia native is tackling a global crisis. 8 year old Isabella Raggette is the founder and president of "Children's Water for Life Initiative." It's a non-profit organization that helps children around the world receive safe and clean drinking water. There are 8 board members, all children between... more »
  • Murphy Family Fund

    June 17, 2010 4:52 PM

    Press Release: In an effort to help a Lafayette family defray medical and travel costs in a tragic time of need, a support fund has been set up at Home Bank in Lafayette. Several members of the Murphy family were involved in a fatal incident while visiting South Africa... 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 »
  • Lafayette collects for Samaritan's Purse

    October 27, 2009 9:43 AM

    LAFAYETTE COLLECTS GIFTS FOR SAMARITAN'S PURSE AND THE WORLD'S LARGEST CHRISTMAS PROJECT Nov. 16-23: Lafayette Hopes to Gather 8,000 Gift-Filled Shoe Boxes for Hurting Children Overseas LAFAYETTE, La., Oct. 26, 2009-Christmas is arriving early all over Lafayette, as local churches prepare to serve as collection points for Operation... more »

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