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Sunday, November 29, 2015
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Black Friday sales drop; more shoppers spend time online

9:36 AM

WASHINGTON — Black Friday shopping is shifting from hours spent in line to more time online.

Sales at retail stores on Black Friday fell to $10.4 billion this year, down from $11.6 billion in 2014, according to preliminary figures from research firm ShopperTrak.

And sales on Thanksgiving dropped to $1.8 billion from just over $2 billion. The firm compiled data from 1,200 retail chains. The figures don’t include e-commerce.

A big reason for the declines is increased online shopping, a ...

Obama trying for climate pact

9:31 AM

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is trying to negotiate a legacy-making climate change pact this coming week in Paris with one hand tied behind his back. Congress can’t even agree whether global warming is real. 

Scientists point to the global agreement, years in the making, as ...

Politics, policing collide in Marksville

10:28 AM

MARKSVILLE — When a 6-year-old autistic boy died in a hail of bullets fired by a pair of moonlighting deputy city marshals, many residents of this central Louisiana town were surprised to learn that local police weren’t the only ones patrolling their streets.

The city’s deputy mars ...

Suspect in custody after shooting at Planned Parenthood

9:25 AM

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A gunman burst into a Planned Parenthood clinic and opened fire, launching several gunbattles and an hourslong standoff with police as patients and staff took cover under furniture and inside locked rooms. By the time the shooter surrendered, three people were killed ...

The Hector Award: Civic leaders, colleagues of late journalist share thoughts

Hector San Miguel was a fixture on the pages of the American Press for years — offering readers investigative reporting that won state and regional awards.
Energetic, with a voracious appetite for news, San Miguel used public-record requests, his Rolodex of sources and what he often called “good old-fashioned le ...

Outcry helps Miles keep his job

BATON ROUGE — How Les Miles was that? What happened Saturday night made all those quirky gambles and twists of fate seem like child’s play. In a season in which not much has gone right for LSU or Miles, maybe we underestimated Miles for his perfectly timed luck. It was stunning, but when Athletic Director Joe Al ...


Shoppers beware of online dangers

NEW YORK — Online fraud spikes during the holiday shopping season, as people searching for the perfect gifts take to cyberspace and head to traditional stores armed with their smartphones.

“The Pandora’s box of cyberattacks is about to open,” says Pete Tyrrell, chief operating officer for Digital Gua ...

Author takes to Twitter to talk shop

LONDON — Harry Potter readers have long wanted to know: Why did the boy wizard choose to honor Severus Snape — a teacher who had been so mean to him?

Author JK Rowling took to Twitter to answer the enduring question on Friday in an exchange with a fan who asked why one of Harry’s children received the midd ...


Edwards is governor; bank on it

Some Republicans and conservative political writers are having a difficult time accepting the fact Louisiana is going to have a Democratic governor for the next four years. However, in a republic voters have the last word and they have spoken.

Although only 39.7 percent of the registered voters cast ballots, they gave Gov.- ...

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