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Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline

By The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled Senate has passed a bipartisan bill approving construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

The 62-36 vote on Thursday advanced a top priority of the newly empowered GOP, which championed the legislation despite a presidential veto threat. Keystone is th ...



Louisiana Supreme Court urged to rule in same-sex marriage

NEW ORLEANS — Lawyers on both sides of a same-sex marriage case have urged Louisiana's Supreme Court to rule on the matter even though the U.S. ...

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Stock market rises after good news on earnings, job market

NEW YORK — The U.S. stock market is closing sharply higher after investors received encouraging news on corporate earnings and the jobs market.


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Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline

WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled Senate has passed a bipartisan bill approving construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

The 62-36 vo ...


Groundbreaking held for new streetcar in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS — Officials held a groundbreaking for a new streetcar line being built on the edge of the French Quarter.

On Wednesday, officials w ...

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Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, right, listens during his murder trial as defense attorney Charles Rankin, left, looks on, Thursday in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is charged with killing semiprofessional football player Odin Lloyd, 27, in June 2013. (Associated Press)

Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez goes on trial on murder charges

FALL RIVER, Mass. — With his old team

about to play in the Super Bowl, former New England Patriots star Aaron


went on trial on murd ...


Long, strange schedule ahead

With the Southland Conference moving to a nine-game league slate in 2015, the art of scheduling has become much more abstract.

That fact was demonstr ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Simmons hopes one win can right ship

Last season Dave Simmons said his team was lost in a storm.

This year his Cowboys appear to be searching for answers.

It was not supposed to be this ...


NFL players who started young show more thinking problems

BOSTON — NFL veterans who started

playing tackle football before the age of 12 are more likely to have

cognitive difficulties

after their car ...

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“Picasso at the Lapin Agile” cast members are Randy Partin, Gustavo Gutierrez, Kassidy Ortego, Kyle Thorne, Alex Landry, Darby Domingue, Chris Reeves and Rebecca Harris. (Rick Hickman / American Press)<br />

'Picasso at the Lapin Agile' performances start Feb. 4

McNeese State University’s theater department will open its spring season with a production of Steve Martin’s comedy “Picasso

at th ...

Barrel racing, calf roping, bareback bronc riding and bull riding competitions are some of the exciting highlights expected this weekend at the Southwest District Livestock Show and Rodeo. (American Press Archives)

Southwest District Livestock Show and Rodeo tickets on sale today

The 76th annual Southwest District Livestock Show and Rodeo will be Feb. 5-7 at the Burton Coliseum Complex.

Nancy McCluskey, event marketing special ...


Bayou Corne sinkhole to be featured on LPB's 'Nova'

The sinkhole at Bayou Corne will be featured in a scientific look at what causes sinkholes and the destruction they can bring

when “Sinkholes & ...

The turf and surf poboy option comes with deli-quality sliced roast beef and Cajun seasoned shrimp.

Options are endless at Old School Poboys' new location

Do you have friends who can be very

indecisive when it comes to figuring out what they want to eat? Do they

always tell you

it doesn’t matter ...

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