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Pope Francis waves as he arrives at Rebibbia prison for a washing of the feet rite in Rome, Thursday, April 2, 2015. (AP Photo)

Pope Francis waves as he arrives at Rebibbia prison for a washing of the feet rite in Rome, Thursday, April 2, 2015. (AP Photo)

Holy Thursday: Pope washes the feet of 12 inmates, 1 infant

By The Associated Press

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has washed the feet of 12 inmates and a baby at Rome's main prison in a pre-Easter ritual meant to show his willingness to serve others.

As the inmates wept, Francis knelt down, poured water from a pitcher onto each foot, dried it and then kissed it, re-enacting th ...



US drone strike kills Islamic State leader

WASHINGTON — A coalition airstrike in Syria has killed a senior Islamic State leader, who has been responsible for moving fighters and weapons f ...

Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb (AP Photo)

Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb to run for president

WASHINGTON — Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb announced his presidential campaign on Thursday, opening a long-shot bid against Hillary Rodham Clint ...


US unemployment falls to 7-year low, but wages are flat

WASHINGTON — U.S. unemployment fell to a seven-year low of 5.3 percent and employers hired at a solid pace in June, but other gauges of the job ...


Federal judge to Louisiana: Make gay marriage changes now

NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana must let same-sex couples marry and file joint income-tax returns, and must put both parents' names on their children's ...

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John Smoltz (MGNonline)

John Smoltz the first HOFer to have Tommy John surgery

When John Smoltz is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in three weeks he'll be unique — the only player enshrined to

have undergone Tommy ...

U.S. goalie Hope Solo celebrates with defenders Becky Sauerbrunn, left, and Julie Johnston. Solo has record five consecutive shutouts in the Women's World Cup, not allowing a goal in 513 minutes. The U.S. will play defending champion Japan in the tile game in Sunday. (AP Photo)

Americans put up steel curtain

MONTREAL — It used to be that the U.S. women’s national team was known more for its fierce attack. For the Women’s World Cup in Cana ...

The Williams sisters clashed in the simi-finals of the 2000 Wimbledon. (MGNonline)

Williams sisters continue Wimbledon hot streak

LONDON — Venus Williams is no longer the player she once was, on account of the passage of time and the day-to-day ups and downs of an energy-sa ...

McNeese enters Cowboy Stadium (Rick Hickman / American Press

Get to know McNeese on social media

In an effort to try and keep up with the Joneses, or more like the Tigers, Cajuns and others, McNeese State is moving into the world of social media.


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(Special to the American Press)

23rd annual Red, White, Blue & You set for Saturday

As it does every year in Southwest Louisiana, Fourth of July will end with a spectacular display over the lake Saturday night.

Lake Charles will host ...

Henning Cultural Center presents 'The Works of Men'

The Henning Cultural Center in Sulphur will host a reception for the opening of the exhibit “The Works of Men” 6-8 p.m. July

9. The show ...

The Lake Charles Symphony will present

LC Symphony to present 'Cirque de la Symphonie'

The Lake Charles Symphony, in

partnership with First Federal Bank of Louisiana, will present their

2015 Summer Pops production

entitled Cirque de l ...

Children enjoy fresh watermelon juice from a Sugartown melon, the fruit that serves as the centerpiece for the annual Beauregard Watermelon Festival. (Special to the American Press)

Watermelon Fest opens gates today

The signs of summer are everywhere, and for Beauregard Parish residents there is no better way to celebrate the season than with an entire festival de ...

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