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Gulf shrimpers decry low prices, imports

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Dozens of Louisiana shrimpers — ranging from Vietnamese-Americans to Cajun fishermen — rallied Wednesday in downtown New Orleans to bewail low prices, farm-raised shrimp imports and other woes in their industry.


Former St. Paul's School student Owen Labrie, left, leaves the Merrimack Superior Court at the end of day with security in tow on Thursday in Concord, N.H. (Associated Press)

Ex-prep school senior acquitted of felony rape

CONCORD, N.H. — A jury reached a verdict Friday in the trial of a former New Hampshire prep school senior accused of

raping a freshman days bef ...


Appeals court reverses ruling that found NSA program illegal

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Friday ruled in favor of the Obama administration in a dispute over the National

Security Agency's bulk ...

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump listens during a news conference after speaking at the TD Convention Center, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in Greenville, S.C. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)

Trump proposals risk deepening GOP rift on immigration

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump has exposed anew the deep rift inside the Republican Party on immigration, a break between its past and the country's ...

FILE- In this April 2, 2013, file photo, Vice President Joe Biden and Hillary Rodham Clinton appear onstage at the Vital Voices Global Partnership 2013 Global Leadership Awards gala in Washington. As Biden ponders a challenge to Clinton for the Democratic nomination, she has rolled out a string of high-profile endorsements in the early voting contests of Iowa and South Carolina and scheduled an onslaught of fundraisers across the country in the effort to throw cold water on a possible Biden bid. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

Clinton quietly trying to discourage Biden from a 2016 bid

WASHINGTON — In ways both subtle and blunt, Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign is sending a message to Vice President Joe Biden about his potenti ...

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St. Louis receiver Tyler Washington reaches for the goal line but is stopped short by Iowa defensive backs Kaden Jones, No. 1, and Kevin Bell Thursday at the Iowa Jamboree. (Rick Hickman / American Press)<br />
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St. Louis jumps all over Iowa at jamboree

IOWA — Colby Rodriguez ran for two first-half touchdowns to lead St. Louis to a 21-0 win over Iowa in a jamboree game.

Rodriguez scored on a 2- ...

The Northwestern State Demons open their season  against Southern Louisiana on Sept. 3 (Roddy Johnson / Special to the American Press)

College Football Countdown: Demons determined to make playoffs

Last year was this close to being a breakthrough season for Northwestern State.

The Demons challenged the cream of the

Southland crop, handing Sam H ...

Cowboys center Mason Martin (Rick Hickman / American Press)

O-line anchor of offense, but Cowboys need depth

If there’s one no-doubt position on the McNeese State football team, it’s the offensive line.

The Cowboys return four starters, and

the ...

UCA football Coach Steve Campbell. (Photo courtesy of University of Central Arkansas)<br />

College Football Countdown: Bears need defense to awaken

It sticks out like a sore thumb.

Despite sitting at sixth place in the Southland Conference coaches preseason poll, Central Arkansas also has a first ...

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Vince Gill & The Time Jumpers are set to perform during Lutcher Theater's 36th season. (Special to the American Press)

Fall arts preview: Lutcher Theater

A fall to remember will kick off with a technicolor dream.

The Lutcher Theater will open its 36th season technicolor with two performances of “ ...


Fall arts preview: ACTS Theatre

ACTS Theatre will begin production with a preseason treat Sept. 17 at Jack Daniel’s Bar and Grill in L’Auberge Casino Resort.

The group w ...

Lake Charles Little Theatre (Randy Partin / Special to the American Press)

Fall arts preview: Lake Charles Little Theatre

The Lake Charles Little Theatre will

begin its 89th season with “Nunsense A-men!” — a musical comedy

described as “Mrs. Doub ...

(Associated Press)

Fall arts preview: Lake Charles Civic Ballet

On the heels of completing its intensive, six-week span of summer training, the Lake Charles Civic Ballet is excited to put

its focus on the upcoming ...

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