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Cowgirls' rise started with ASU

By Jim Gazzolo / American Press

It was the dead of winter — February 2012 — when all this got started. Since then the McNeese State softball program has come full circle. Friday the Cowgirls return to NCAA regional play for the first time since 2010, against the same team they announced their new status — Arizona ...

News

Regulators fine BancorpSouth $10.6 million for redlining

NEW YORK -- The Department of Justice and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau fined Mississippi-based BancorpSouth $10.6 million, alleging the ba ...

Governor asks colleges to skip tuition hikes next year

BATON ROUGE -- Gov. John Bel Edwards is urging Louisiana's public colleges against boosting tuition costs on students, after the schools largely escap ...

Kenner police: Restaurant manager stabbed in robbery dies

KENNER -- Kenner police say a restaurant manager stabbed during an armed robbery has died and a former employee is in custody.

Police Chief Michael G ...

In this April 11, 2011 photo, then-U.S. envoy Chris Stevens attends meetings at  ...

'Move on' from Benghazi? Republicans say it's unlikely

WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton says it's "time to move on" after a congressional report on the deadly 2012 Benghazi attacks accused the Obama administr ...


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Sports

Britain's Marcus Willis, the world number 772, celebrates his victory over 54th- ...

Federer beats British qualifier Willis in straight sets

LONDON -- Roger Federer was not about to let this feel-good story spoil his own Wimbledon.

The seven-time champion — perhaps the greatest playe ...

Cowboys got their money's worth

At the end of the month, McNeese State loses perhaps the best value in college basketball.

Cowboys assistant coach Steve Welch is retiring, again, ef ...

Matt Nicholas, tee shot, par 5 10th.

Nicholas sinks putt to win City Championship

As if the relentless heat was not enough on Sunday at Mallard Cove Golf Course, Matt Nicholas was faced with another high pressure situation with just ...

Heading out to sea for rodeo

Early Friday morning there should be a good supply of local fishermen making steady casts into the Gulf as well as inland as the annual Southwest Loui ...


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Scene

Film academy invites 683 new members to join

LOS ANGELES -- Six months after announcing intentions to double the number of female and minority members in its ranks by 2020, the Academy of Motion ...

Miss Teen USA pageant replaces swimsuits with athletic wear

LAS VEGAS -- The Miss Teen USA pageant is dropping the swimsuit portion of its competition.

The Miss Universe organization announced Wednesday that t ...

Facebook's latest news feed tweak: This time, it's personal

NEW YORK -- Facebook has once again tweaked the formula it uses to decide what people will see in their news feed — and this time, it's personal ...

Lucas abandons plan to build museum in Chicago after lawsuit

CHICAGO -- "Star Wars" creator George Lucas announced Friday that he has abandoned plans to build his art museum in Chicago, blaming delays over a law ...


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