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Oil spill settlement amount rises

By Justin Phillips / American Press

The settlement amount announced Monday by the U.S. Justice Department that BP will pay for its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill is about $2 billion more than initially announced in July. In a statement released earlier this week, BP spokesman Geoff Morrell said the change is due to the incl ...


President Barack Obama speaks at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's 38th Anniversary awards gala in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. The gala is the signature event in its Hispanic Heritage Month list of events that include the Public Policy Conference. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obama touts immigration reform in speech to Hispanic leaders

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama promised Hispanic leaders on Thursday he'll continue to champion a comprehensive change to the nation's immigrati ...

New secretary in place at state veterans affairs agency

BATON ROUGE -- Gov. Bobby Jindal's veterans affairs secretary has abruptly resigned, amid an investigation from the inspector general's office.

Witho ...

In this Aug. 24, 2015 photo, French President Francois Hollande shakes hands with U.S. Airman Spencer Stone outside the Elysee Palace in Paris after Hollande awarded Stone and two friends with the French Legion of Honor for subduing a gunman on a Paris-bound train three days earlier. Stone is in stable condition Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, after being stabbed in Sacramento, Calif., according to an Air Force spokesman. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)

US airman who thwarted French train attack stabbed in brawl

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, celebrated as a hero for helping to stop a terror attack on a French train over the summer, was ...

Indiana University officials said Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 it has suspended the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity in Bloomington, Ind., following allegations of misconduct during a hazing ritual involving a male pledge performing a sex act on a woman in front of a crowd. It wasn't immediately clear whether any criminal charges would be pursued. (David Snodgress/Bloomington Herald-Times via AP)

Indiana U. fraternity charter revoked over explicit video

INDIANAPOLIS -- Alpha Tau Omega revoked the charter and closed its Indiana University chapter Thursday following the release of a video purportedly sh ...

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Sports High School Sports Podcast: Episode 5

In Episode 5 of the American Press Southwest Louisiana Preps podcast sports reporters Troy LaFleur and Warren Arceneaux look forward to Week 6 of hi ...

Brees declares himself 100 percent healthy

No longer worried about his wounded wing, Drew Brees now is getting ready for the Eagles.

Wednesday he declared him “full” and off the in ...

St. Louis defense aims to stop Knight's Holland

There will be plenty of action to go with the lights and cameras tonight as South Beauregard travels to Cougar Stadium to open District 4-3A play with ...

Cowboys' Bo knows big hits

Just call him “Touchdown” Bo Brown.

Even if he hasn’t actually scored one himself.

Like a hockey player who provides the assist, ...

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In this Aug. 12, 2013 photo, Stephenie Meyer attends a screening of Sony PIctures Classics'

'Twilight' author says new book is 'not a real book.'

NEW YORK -- Stephenie Meyer acknowledges her new book isn't exactly "new."

Appearing Thursday at New York Comic Con, the author spoke of the 10th ann ...

Marvel announces 'Ant-Man' sequel for 2018

LOS ANGELES -- Marvel is going microscopic again. 'Ant-Man' is getting the sequel treatment with 'Ant-Man and the Wasp,' set for release on July 6, 20 ...

In this Wednesday Feb. 18, 2015 file photo, actor Daniel Craig poses during a photo call for the latest James Bond movie 'Spectre', in Rome. Actor Daniel Craig has said he wants to

Actor Daniel Craig: I'm over James Bond

LONDON -- Actor Daniel Craig has said he wants to move on from the James Bond franchise and that, for now, he would rather slit his wrists than do ano ...

Melissa Etheridge arrives at the

Melissa Etheridge sings for inmates at Ohio women's prison

MARYSVILLE, Ohio -- A video of female inmates singing one of her songs led to Melissa Etheridge performing with the group at an Ohio prison.

The sing ...

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