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In this July 16, 2015 photo, members of Austria's Olympic sailing team train in the Rio de Janeiro municipality Niteroi, Brazil. (AP Photo)

In this July 16, 2015 photo, members of Austria's Olympic sailing team train in the Rio de Janeiro municipality Niteroi, Brazil. (AP Photo)

Olympic teams to swim, boat in Rio's filth

By The Associated Press

RIO DE JANEIRO — Athletes in next year's Summer Olympics here will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that they risk becoming violently ill and unable to compete in the games, an Associated Press investigation has found.

An AP analysis of water quality revealed ...



Four arrested for stealing windows from helicopter

Four people were arrested Tuesday night after they stole windows from the helicopter displayed at Veterans Memorial Park,

authorities said.

Lake Cha ...

(American Press Archives)

Vitter: Students need stable, affordable education

In a newly released campaign plan, U.S. Sen. David Vitter, a front-runner in the Louisiana gubernatorial race, said students

need “a stable, fi ...


LCPD solves cold case

After a seven-month investigation, Lake Charles police on Friday announced that they’d closed a 16-year-old case involving

the beating and rape ...


Dignitaries: SW La. residents should be proud

After touring one of Southwest

Louisiana’s industrial economic development projects Thursday, one

Canadian lawmaker said residents

should be ...

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(Kirk Meche/Special to the American Press)

Jennings, teammates reinstated

LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings and two teammates are back on the team after the East Baton Rouge district attorney’s office

declined to file ...


Byrd defends son's decision to flee nest

Grayson Byrd apparently transferred from the LSU baseball team because of a tough relationship with head coach Paul Mainieri,

but the player’s ...


Latest LHSAA debate: Rural vs. Metro

EDITOR’S NOTE: Fourth in a series of a reporters’ roundtable about local high school sports topics, featuring Warren Arceneaux, Troy LaFle ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Where the Southland Conference stands

It is the new catch phrase in college athletics — cost of attendance.

It is also the latest dividing line between the haves and have nots when ...

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A boy looks on as Louisiana state troopers parade through the West Cal Arena on motorcycles at the 2014 National Night Out in Sulphur. (Rick Hickman / American Press Archives)

National Night Out returns

Coming together to take a stand against crime is the theme for Sulphur’s annual National Night Out community event, set for 6-8 p.m. Aug. 4 at t ...

Bray Harris and Lacey Harrison compete in last year's Mad Hot Ballroom Gala. (Rick Hickman / American Press Archives)

Mad Hot Ballroom: Local celebrities strut their stuff for charity

It’s blazing hot outside, but on

Saturday, it promises to be even hotter inside. That’s the night of the

Mad Hot Ballroom Gala,

when so ...

A plush “Cat in the Hat” toy is displayed next to “What Pet Should I Get?,” the latest book by Dr. Seuss. The book, released 24 years after the author’s death, includes the same pair of siblings featured in Seuss’s 1960 classic “One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish.” (Associated Press)

Dr. Seuss book explores what came before 'One Fish Two Fish'

HANOVER, N.H. — Move over mockingbirds and watchmen. There's a new Yent in a tent in town.

Dr. Seuss' new book, "What Pet Should I Get?", featu ...

Former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, is taking to Twitter in the aftermath of his thanked fans for his support through a series of tweets this weekend after being released from Wrestling Entertainment Inc. (Associated Press)

Hulk Hogan takes to Twitter after WWE cuts ties

NEW YORK — Hulk Hogan is taking to Twitter in the aftermath of World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. cutting ties with him

amid a report that the ...

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