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Extra tax revenues not done deal

By Jim Beam/American Press

Gov. Bobby Jindal may have agreed to

end a $380 million tax break for industries and businesses, but their

major lobbying

organization made it clear this will be no slam dunk in the

Legislature. Higher education could face a disastrous budget cut

of some $570 million if the tax break isn’ ...

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Report: Suicides by girls and young women continue to climb

NEW YORK — Health officials say the suicide rate for girls and young women continues to rise, at a pace far faster than for young males.

The su ...

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Education board doesn't reverse course on testing 'opt-outs'

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana's top school board is resisting efforts to waive penalties for schools whose students refuse to take Common Core standar ...

Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, accompanied by Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Senate Armed Services Committee. (AP Photo)

Iranian role in fighting IS in Iraq: Where will it lead?

WASHINGTON — Iran's growing influence in Iraq is setting off alarm bells, and nowhere is the problem starker than in the high-stakes battle for ...

<p>In this image released by the New York Fire Department, a Delta plane rests on a berm near the water at LaGuardia Airport in New York, Thursday, March 5, 2015. (AP Photo)</p>
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Plane that skidded off LaGuardia runway did not touch water

NEW YORK — An official says a plane from Atlanta that skidded off a runway while landing in driving snow at LaGuardia Airport did not make conta ...


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Sports

Pickering's Ashley Sheppard drives around Lakeviews's LaTara Brumfield during a Class 2A semifinal game Wednesday night at Burton Coliseum. (Kirk Meche / Special to the American Press)

Pickering reaches title game

Fifth time’s the charm.

While that’s not quite how the old saying goes, it was true for the Pickering Lady Red Devils Wednesday night.

A ...

(Rick Hickman / Special to the American Press)

Top 28 needs home team to emerge

Once again it is hard to find a true home team when it comes to the high school state basketball championships in Burton Coliseum.

Only three clubs w ...

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Manning takes pay cut in return

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Hold that gold watch. Peyton Manning is taking one more shot at the silver trophy.

Weeks of speculation about the five-time ...

(AP Photo)

Saints let Thomas go after eight seasons

NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Saints notified veteran running back Pierre Thomas that he was being released after eight seasons with the club.

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Lynn's diverse menu caters to locals

How do you properly eat an order from

Lynn’s Seafood? Don’t scoff at that question. I’m being serious. How do

you strategically

a ...

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Usher, Missy Elliott to perform at Essence Fest 2015

NEW ORLEANS — Grammy Award winning artists Usher and Missy Elliott have been added to the 2015 Essence Festival lineup.

They join Kendrick Lama ...

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McNeese celebrates multicultural week

McNeese State University is giving students a chance to learn about different cultures during its annual Multicultural Week, which will run through Th ...

Reports of Maggie Smith's 'Downton' exit may be premature

LONDON — Predictions of doom for the Dowager Countess of Grantham may be premature.

"Downton Abbey" publicists say Maggie Smith was misinterpre ...


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