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Who is the real John Bel Edwards?

By Jim Beam/American Press

Louisiana voters never got to know a lot about Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards during the gubernatorial campaign. It is because they were bombarded instead with unflattering photographs, malicious and erroneous charges and futile attempts to make him appear to be a liberal lackey of President Obama. Rep ...


In this Nov. 16, 2015 photo, Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson speaks at a news conference in Henderson, Nev. Carson is making a post-Thanksgiving trip to visit Syrian refugees in Jordan this weekend. This trip comes as Carson struggles to command foreign policy, as it becomes a greater focus in the 2016 contest. Those close to him concede his foreign policy fluency isn't yet where it needs to be. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Carson visiting Syrian refugees in Jordan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is traveling to the Middle East this weekend to meet with Syrian refugees.

The r ...

In this Nov. 9, 2015, photo, Cleo Pablo and her wife, Tara Roy-Pablo, stand outside their home in Phoenix. Pablo married her longtime partner when gay weddings became legal in Arizona and looked forward to the day when her wife and their children could move into her home in the small Native American community outside Phoenix where she grew up. The Ak-Chin Indian Community doesn't recognize same-sex marriages and has a law that prohibits unmarried couples from living together. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Gay marriage is legal but not on tribal lands

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Cleo Pablo married her longtime partner when gay weddings became legal in Arizona and looked forward to the day when her ...

Authorities respond after reports of a shooting near a Planned Parenthood clinic Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (Kody Fisher/FOX21 News via AP)

Police: 4 officers injured in Colorado Springs shooting

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A gunman opened fire at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic on Friday, authorities said, wounding at least four ...

Mohammad Alshamadi, from left, Sarah Wood, Nahum Tedros, and Noor Mansoor wait at the front of the line for holiday shopping at Best Buy, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in Durham, N.C. (Bernard Thomas/The Herald-Sun via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Super Bowl of shopping is more like a scrimmage

NEW YORK (AP) — The annual ritual of Black Friday, as we know it, is over.

Gone are the throngs of frenzied shoppers camping out for days ahead ...

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Miles' future at LSU unknown as Tigers tussle with Texas A&M

BATON ROUGE — What is supposed to be Senior Day at Tiger Stadium is bound to take on an air of "Les Miles Day," no matter how much the embattled ...

Saints place cornerback Lewis on injured reserve, add Owens

METAIRIE — The New Orleans Saints placed cornerback Keenan Lewis on injured reserve, ending his season.

The move, published on the NFL’s ...

Brett Favre stands with former general manager Ron Wolf during a ceremony at halftime of an NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in Green Bay, Wis. Favre's retired No. 4 and name were unveiled inside Lambeau Field during the ceremony. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

One more memorable moment for Favre, Packers at Lambeau

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Brett Favre had one more memorable moment with the Green Bay Packers.

With cold, driving rain drenching Lambeau Field, the Pa ...

Football fans watch during the first half of an NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the Philadelphia Eagles, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez)

Stafford throws 5 TDs to lift Lions to 45-14 win over Eagles

DETROIT — Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson combined for one of the best games of their careers, helping the surging Detroit Lions keep the Ph ...

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NBC puts on 'The Wiz Live!'

NEW YORK — Soon, a determined girl named Dorothy will ease on down that road in NBC’s “The Wiz Live!”

Hers is an odyssey that ...

In this Oct. 26, 2010 file photo, Brian Williams, then anchor and managing editor of

Brian Williams settles into job

NEW YORK — Coming out of a commercial break shortly before 11:20 a.m., Brian Williams had slipped into the anchor chair on MSNBC Tuesday as Pres ...

In this July 30, 2015, file photo, actress Angelina Jolie Pitt, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees special envoy and co-founder of the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative, visits Jan Mai Kaung refugee camp in Myitkyina, Kachin State, Myanmar. The little-known Cambodia International Film Festival is getting a star-powered boost this year from Jolie Pitt. The Hollywood star, who is currently in Cambodia filming her latest movie, will serve as president of the festival's honorary committee, organizers said. (AP Photo/Hkun Lat)

Jolie Pitt accepts honorary post at Cambodian film festival

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — The little-known Cambodia International Film Festival is getting a star-powered boost this year from Angelina Jolie Pitt.


The Mines to bring "It's A Wonderful Life" to the stage

Sulphur’s The Mines community theater will bring the enduring and beloved “It’s A Wonderful Life” to the stage this weekend.


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