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Airlines overbook flights to avoid losing money

By Andrew Perzo / American Press

In this modern computerized world, how does an airplane get overbooked with passengers? There are a set number of seats. Airlines, knowing that ticket buyers don’t always show up, overbook flights so they don’t lose money by flying with empty seats. And, as Marketplace noted in 2015, com ...

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Couple charged in shooting outside Seattle right-wing event

SEATTLE -- Prosecutors on Monday charged a couple in connection with a shooting during a demonstration over the appearance of a right-wing speaker at ...

State Department promotion of Trump's Mar-a-Lago draws fire

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. State Department's recent promotion of President Donald Trump's Florida resort is drawing criticism from Democrats and ethics a ...

In this April 20, 2017 photo released by the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office is ...

Tennessee teacher planned to take 15-year-old girl to Mexico

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Court documents say a Tennessee teacher charged with kidnapping a 15-year-old student and driving her to California had planned ...

Robert M. Pirsig, million-selling 'Zen' author, dead at 88

NEW YORK -- Robert M. Pirsig, whose novel "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" became a million-selling classic after more than 100 publishers ...


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Sports

Cowboys claim rare road series win against NSU

NATCHITOCHES — McNeese scored three runs in the top of the ninth then a game-saving play at home from the arm of right fielder Jacob Stracner in ...

Barbe’s Peyton Doumite touches the base for the out as Sulphur’s And ...

Road to Sulphur: LHSAA releases pairings for baseball playoffs

With the expended playoff system, 34 local teams earned playoff spots on Sunday when the LHSAA released all 12 playoff brackets.

Southwest Louisiana ...

A view of McNeese State University around 1970. Ryan Street is at bottom right.  ...

150th anniversary: McNeese vital to area's economic development

When McNeese State University was first established in 1939 with a class of 140 students, it was called Lake Charles Junior

College, a division of Lo ...

The Bucs' Antonio Gauthier is tagged out by Sam Houston catcher Silas Ardoin as  ...

One run all Barbe needs for title share

The top-five matchup between No. 2 Barbe and No. 3 Sam Houston on Thursday didn’t disappoint the sellout crowd at Barbe High

School.

The game ...


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Scene

Caitlyn Jenner tells all in new memoir

NEW YORK -- Caitlyn Jenner opened up Monday in an Associated Press interview about her rocky road to transition and why she wrote a tell-all memoir, " ...

Ohio governor, ex-GOP presidential candidate, publishes book

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A new book by Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sihk) looks at what Kasich calls the positivity of his presidential campaign compared with ...

Couples hit the dance floor at the 28th annual Cajun Music & Food Festival a ...

150th anniversary: Lake Charles 'Festival Capital of the State'

Festivals have always been a part of Louisiana, and Lake Charles is certainly no exception.

Nicknamed “Festival Capital of the State,” th ...

Cuba Gooding Sr. lead vocalist of the legendary r&b/pop group The Main Ingre ...

Singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in car in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Cuba Gooding Sr., who sang the 1972 hit "Everybody Plays the Fool," has died.

Authorities say the 72-year-old singer and father o ...


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