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Industry exemptions targeted

By Jim Beam/American Press

Louisiana is one of the most generous states in the country when it comes to the grants and incentives it offers to attract new industries and expand existing ones. However, the programs that offer those tax breaks all too often lack oversight to determine whether they have been productive in terms ...

News

Al Gore's daughter among 23 arrested in pipeline protest

BOSTON -- Former Vice President Al Gore's daughter was among 23 people arrested during a protest of a pipeline under construction.

The arrests happen ...

In this July 29, 2015 photo, the Puerto Rican flag flies in front of Puerto Rico ...

Obama quickly signs Puerto Rico financial rescue bill

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has signed a rescue package for financially strapped Puerto Rico, which is facing more than $70 billion in debt a ...

Appeals court upholds critical habitat for endangered frog

NEW ORLEANS -- A federal appeals court has rejected a Louisiana landowner's attempt to keep the federal government from listing some of his timberland ...

Self-driving car driver died after crash in Florida, a first

WASHINGTON -- Federal officials say the driver of a Tesla S sports car using the vehicle's "autopilot" automated driving system has been killed in a c ...


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Sports

McNeese assured of three TV games

McNeese State will be televised a minimum of three times this football season with the possibility of more games to be announced midseason should the ...

Britain's Marcus Willis, the world number 772, celebrates his victory over 54th- ...

Federer beats British qualifier Willis in straight sets

LONDON -- Roger Federer was not about to let this feel-good story spoil his own Wimbledon.

The seven-time champion — perhaps the greatest playe ...

Cowboys got their money's worth

At the end of the month, McNeese State loses perhaps the best value in college basketball.

Cowboys assistant coach Steve Welch is retiring, again, ef ...

Matt Nicholas, tee shot, par 5 10th.

Nicholas sinks putt to win City Championship

As if the relentless heat was not enough on Sunday at Mallard Cove Golf Course, Matt Nicholas was faced with another high pressure situation with just ...


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Scene

In this Oct. 29, 2012 photo, Director Rich Moore arrives at the world premiere o ...

Disney Animation's 'Wreck-It Ralph 2' set for March 2018

LOS ANGELES -- "Wreck-It Ralph" is headed back to the arcade, and theaters, in a sequel planned for release on March 9, 2018. Co-directors Rich Moore ...

ALA art group offers way to remember deceased loved ones

Associated Louisiana Artists is offering a way to memorialize a friend or loved one: the purchase of a commemorative award that will be placed on a pe ...

One day, Hi-Licious will be riding in front of the pack, outpacing its food truc ...

Hi-Licious Street Kitchen offers unique spin on Asian culture

I have two older brothers and for some reason, I had to teach myself how to ride a bike when I was kid. I could have called on my dad for help, but he ...

In this July 6, 2014, photo, Charlie Wilson, center, former lead singer for the  ...

New Orleans ready to 'party with a purpose' at Essence Fest

NEW ORLEANS -- Music has always been at the heart of the annual Essence Festival, now in its 22nd year, and this year will be no different.

Fans will ...


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