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Watchdog: 900,000 vets have pending health care applications

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WASHINGTON — An internal watchdog says nearly 900,000 veterans have pending applications for health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs. But a report by the VA's inspector general says "serious" problems with enrollment data make it impossible to determine how many of the 867,000 vete ...

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City Council to vote on downtown dog park proposal

The Lake Charles City Council will vote today on whether to approve a resolution on building a dog park at the corner of Pine

and Ann streets, behind ...

Protesters gather outside Baltimore Circuit Court, as the first court hearing was set to begin in the case of six police officers criminally charged in the death of Freddie Gray, on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015 in Baltimore. Six police officers face charges that range from second-degree assault, a misdemeanor, to second-degree

Court hearing for 6 officers charged in death of black man

BALTIMORE — Protesters demonstrated outside Baltimore Circuit Court on Wednesday morning as the first court hearing began Wednesday in the case ...

Blaine Horner of CompassData probes the snow pack at the highest point in North America along with setting up Global Position System equipment for precise summit elevation data on top of Denali in Denali National Park, Ak. The U.S. Geological Survey announced Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, that the new official height for Denali has been measured at 20,310 feet, just 10 feet less than the previous elevation of 20,320 feet which was established using 1950's era technology. (Blaine Horner/Compass Data/USGS via AP)

North America's tallest mountain gets new name and height

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — North America's tallest mountain doesn't just have a new name. It also has a new elevation.

Denali, the Alaska mountain for ...

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, right, talks with David Moore following her office's refusal to issue marriage licenses at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky., Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Although her appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court was denied, Davis still refuses to issue marriage licenses. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Clerk in gay marriage fight: 'A heaven or hell decision'

MOREHEAD, Ky. -- Kim Davis sat in a church pew on a Sunday morning about four years ago, listening as the man in the pulpit preached of forgiveness an ...


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And the quarterback is ... Harris — kind of

BATON ROUGE — The spine-tingling LSU quarterback situation drifted into the dreaded “or” syndrome on Monday.

It appears — and ...

The McNeese State football team makes its first visit to LSU’s Tiger Stadium on Oct. 16, 2010. The Cowboys will make a return trip in 2015. (American Press Archives)

McNeese ready for another eye opener; open season against LSU

In a typical college football season, the games are supposed to get incrementally more important each week — by the end of

the season, the open ...

Junior hitter Koko Daniels (6) is looking to lead Barbe back to the state volleyball tournament this season. (Kirk Meche / Special to the American Press)

Barbe looks to take final title steps

Barbe took a step closer to winning a state volleyball championship last year, breaking a two-year streak of losing in the

quarterfinals with a win o ...

Central Arkansas head coach Clint Conque. (Associated Press) <br />

College Football Countdown: SFA has to overcome loss of star running back

To paraphrase the titular character in the movie “Borat,” Clint Conque’s first season at Stephen F. Austin was a great success.

Con ...


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Scene

“Marilyn Monroe” by Andy Warhol

Works by Warhol, Pollock part of Historic City Hall exhibit

“An Adventure in the Arts” — an exhibit

featuring more than 70 works of art from the permanent collection at

Guild Hall Museum

in ...

A Block Off Broadway Community Theater in Jennings will present Bobby Page and the Swamp Pop Express in concert Dec. 12. (Special to the American Press)<br />

Fall arts preview: A Block off of Broadway

JENNINGS — A Block Off Broadway Community Theatre and A Chip Off the Old Block Children and Youth Theatre will kick off their

22nd season with ...

(Special to the American Press)

Fall arts preview: LC Symphony

The Lake Charles Symphony will begin its 2015-2016 classical concert series with a performance at 3 p.m. Oct. 18 in the Rosa

Hart Theater.

Ryo Kanek ...

The Tabasco Plant at Avery Island is among this year's McNeese SAGE Series offerings. (Special to the American Press)

Fall arts preview: McNeese SAGE series

May Gray is encouraging Southwest Louisiana residents to spice up their lives with SAGE.

The McNeese State University Leisure Learning coordinator, w ...


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