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Students practice French by Skype

By Kara Carrier / American Press

SULPHUR — Fourth-grade students at Maplewood Elementary got to test their French-speaking skills Thursday during a Skype session

with fourth-graders in Marseille, France.

The two classes —the students are pen

pals — were able to not only see and converse with each other but also




GOP already readying for 2016

WASHINGTON — Senate majority in hand,

ascendant Republicans are set to challenge President Barack Obama and

the Democrats

on Capitol Hill com ...


North Korea may return to terror sponsor list

HONOLULU — President Barack Obama says

the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its

list of state

sponsors of terror ...

Police officers pay their respects at a makeshift memorial near the site where New York City police officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were murdered, in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. Police say Ismaaiyl Brinsley ambushed the two officers in their patrol car in broad daylight Saturday, fatally shooting them before killing himself inside a subway station. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Police in NYC, elsewhere asked to take extra caution

NEW YORK — The gunman who fatally

ambushed two New York City police officers in their squad car had a long

criminal record,

a hatred for poli ...


Sunday Talk with Santa Claus

The first thing you notice when you sit down to talk with Santa Claus is just how busy the jolly St. Nick really is.

This from a guy who has children ...

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(Rick Hickman/American Press)

McNeese prepping for second dose of MACtion

The MAC attack is back at Burton Coliseum.

McNeese State (5-4) hosts its second Mid-American Conference opponent in three days as Central Michigan fo ...

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton walks the sidelines in the first half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in New Orleans, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

Brees', Saints' struggles a perfect storm of offseason errors

The Saints had the ball and their season in the hands of the man they trusted both with the most.

Only one problem: Drew Brees wasn’t the same ...

(Kirk Meche/Special to the American Press)

Kinder's Baker top 2A defender

The Kinder Yellow Jackets fell one touchdown shy of repeating as Class 2A state champions earlier this month, but that didn’t

stop them from pu ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Balanced Rockets top McNeese

McNeese State had the talent to compete

with the defending Mid-American Conference regular-season champions on

Saturday afternoon,

but it did not h ...

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While out promoting the film this week, Chris Rock noted:

How do you joke about the Sony hacking? A little carefully

How do you joke about the Sony hacking story? After all, it was an attempt at comedy that launched this whole sobering mess.

If you're Chris Rock, yo ...

With police urging any possible sex abuse victims to come forward, two lawsuits pending and more than 15 women making accusations stretching back years, Bill Cosby has little to gain by speaking publicly. (Associated Press)<br />

Bill Cosby's silence may be his best defense at this point

LOS ANGELES — Bill Cosby has the right to remain silent — and that may be his best strategy.

With police urging any possible sex abuse

v ...

<span class= Rory Partin will perform a selection of big band and Christmas songs at 7 p.m. Friday in the McNeese State University’s Shearman Fine Arts Center. (Photo courtesy of" />

Sounds of the season: Enjoy big band music of Partin's Christmas concert

Lake Charles native Rory Partin will perform a selection of big band and Christmas songs at 7 p.m. Friday in the McNeese State University’s Shea ...

The Lake Charles Children's Museum is located downtown on Broad Street. (Photo courtesy of Viral

Children's Museum ready for Christmas

The Children’s Museum in Lake Charles is helping local children get in the holiday spirit by planning a variety of Christmas events during the n ...

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