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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 ...



Republicans draw in more money for top La. statewide races

BATON ROUGE — Republicans are outraising Democrats in Louisiana's races for governor and lieutenant governor.

The latest campaign finance repor ...


March, civil disobedience planned next month in Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. — A silent march and a day of civil disobedience are among the events being planned for next month in Ferguson to mark the first a ...


Hispanics energized by Argentinian pope's first visit to US

NEW YORK — Vianel Garcia told family members they could sleep on the floor of her East Harlem hair salon when Pope Francis visits the city in Se ...


NSA will stop looking at old phone records

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has decided that the National Security Agency will soon stop using millions of American calling records it ...

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Looking ahead: Five things to watch for with Saints

Two years ago the Saints were in the playoffs and one of the NFL’s top teams.

They even won a playoff game on the road.

That gave hope to a ...


Boston out as US candidate for 2024 Olympics

Boston's bid to host the 2024 Olympics is over.

The city and the U.S. Olympic Committee severed ties after a board teleconference Monday, USOC spokes ...

About 2,000 tickets remain for LSU game. (Rick HIckman / American Press Arcives)

Season opener no hot ticket

When McNeese State played LSU in football for the first time in 2010, the Cowboys’ allotment of tickets sold like hotcakes.

This year, they are ...

New Orleans Saints outside linebacker Junior Galette walks along the sideline during the second half of a 2014 NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens in New Orleans. (Associated Press)

Saints release troubled linebacker Junior Galette

One year after giving him a big contract extension, the Saints have turned trouble linebacker Junior Galette lose.

According to published reports, th ...

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Book review: 'Go Set a Watchman' stirs deep passion

“Go Set a Watchman” made a splash this month as the most pre-ordered book on Amazon, and quite possibly the most controversial.

The book ...

Thea Spears helps sort through decorations from past Christmas celebrations at the Zigler Art Museum. The museum is selling the items in advance of its move to its new home in the new Jennings City Hall on North Main Street.m (Doris Maricle / American Press)

Zigler Art Museum to sell Christmas festival decorations

JENNINGS — Ahead of its move to a new location, the Zigler Art Museum will sell decorations from its past Festival of Christmas

celebrations ne ...

View free showings of classic serials from the 1930s and '40s at Calcasieu Serialfest. (Special to the American Press)

Serialfest invites fresh look at classic heroes

Tarzan, Zorro and Superman walk into a museum.

There’s no punchline — that’s just a preview of the Calcasieu Serialfest in Sulphur. ...

(Rick Hickman / American Press Archives)

Festival offers weekend of live music, fried alligator, rib-eye sandwiches

Great food and entertainment is on the menu for the 26th annual Marshland Festival, which is this weekend at the Lake Charles Civic Center.

Gates ope ...

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