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Who is the real John Bel Edwards?

By Jim Beam/American Press

Louisiana voters never got to know a lot about Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards during the gubernatorial campaign. It is because they were bombarded instead with unflattering photographs, malicious and erroneous charges and futile attempts to make him appear to be a liberal lackey of President Obama. Rep ...


FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2014 file photo, Don Henley, left, and Glenn Frey of The Eagles perform on the

Briefly: Eagles settle lawsuit over New York man's concert footage

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. — Don Henley and Glen Frey of the Eagles have settled a federal lawsuit against a New York man they accused of peddling boot ...

Firefighters assist Tarrant County Sheriff's Deputy Krystal Salazar after they rescued her from the raging waters of Deer Creek early Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, in Fort Worth, Texas. Salazar had gone into the water to attempt to rescue two other people that were swept away in the rushing waters, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The search continued for the missing people. (Glen E. Ellman/Star-Telegram via AP)

Fatalities from rain, floods and ice

Sheriff’s deputies also responded to a high-water rescue early Friday after three people were swept into the water overnight. Two people were re ...

This photo provided by the Chicago Police Department shows Corey Morgan. Morgan was charged with first-degree murder on Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, in connection to the slaying of a 9-year-old boy who police say was lured off a basketball court and shot in the head in an alley because of his father's gang ties. (Chicago Police Department via AP)

Gang members target 9-year-old boy

CHICAGO — A Chicago man was charged with first-degree murder Friday in connection with the slaying of a 9-year-old boy who police say was lured ...

In this Thursday, Oct. 15, 201,5 file photo, U.S. soldiers walk into the charred remains of the Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan. A dozen survivors interviewed by The Associated Press are convinced that the attack on the hospital, which treated wounded Taliban and government fighters alike, was no accident. They say it was sustained and focused on destroying the main hospital building, which the aid agency says

Deaths from hospital attack still unclear

WASHINGTON — Nearly two months after a U.S. warplane mistakenly attacked a hospital in northern Afghanistan, officials said Friday it remains un ...

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Classic confrontation

NEW ORLEANS — Grambling State head coach Broderick Fobbs says he and his players have spent much of the past year thinking about half a yard.&nb ...

Dead coach walking?

It’s not often that an LSU football game seems secondary to the moment.

And the Tigers apparently still have plans to try to work in a footbal ...

Leonard Williams of Kinder runs after taking the hand off from Welles Cooley during a soggy quarter final match up with East Feliciana.

Kinder crushes: Will meet rival Welsh in rematch

KINDER — The Kinder Yellow Jackets did what they do best and advanced to the Class 2A state semifinals for the third consecutive year with a 44- ...

Arcadia's prayer answered

BASILE — Basile was 15 seconds away from getting to the Class 1A state semifinals.

After pulling ahead for the first time in the game with 15 s ...

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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 m ...

In this Feb. 24, 2013 file photo, singer Adele arrives at the Oscars in Los Angeles. Adele's new album

Adele's '25' officially sets new first-week sales record

NEW YORK (AP) — In just days, Adele's "25" has officially set a new first-week sales record, moving 2.433 million albums since its release Frida ...

(Virginia Sherwood/NBC via AP)

NBC puts on 'The Wiz Live!'

NEW YORK — Soon, a determined girl named Dorothy will ease on down that road in NBC’s “The Wiz Live!”

Hers is an odyssey that ...

In this Oct. 26, 2010 file photo, Brian Williams, then anchor and managing editor of

Brian Williams settles into job

NEW YORK — Coming out of a commercial break shortly before 11:20 a.m., Brian Williams had slipped into the anchor chair on MSNBC Tuesday as Pres ...

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