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(Rick Hickman/American Press)

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Talent will be on display

From staff reports

Editor’s note: This series is a reporters’ roundtable on local high school sports topics, featuring Warren Arceneaux, Troy

LaFleur and Rhett Manuel of the American Press.

It has been a big offseason for area football with several players committing to FBS schools after Southwest Louisi ...


Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, in light blue shirt, walks away from the Grand 16 Theatre in Lafayette, La., following a tour of the crime scene where a shooting took place on Thursday evening, Friday, July 24, 2015. (AP Photo) <br />

911 calls describe harrowing scene after theater shooting

BATON ROUGE — Several 911 callers describe a harrowing scene at a Louisiana movie theater after a man opened fire during a screening of "Trainwr ...


Congress heads off on vacation, putting off messy decisions

WASHINGTON — Congress is heading out for a five-week summer recess in anything but a cheerful vacation mood, leaving behind a pile of unfinished ...


US fine-tunes sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration moved Thursday to update and fine-tune sanctions on Russia, pro-Russian companies and people over the conf ...


Facebook ready to test giant drone for Internet service

MENLO PARK, California — Facebook says it will begin test flights later this year of a solar-powered drone with the wingspan of a Boeing 737, th ...

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New England owner Robert Kraft voices his displeasure with the NFL's decision to not reduce Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's suspension. (AP Photo)

Partiots owner disses NFL, backs disgraced Brady

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady took the fight over his “Deflategate” suspension to social media and federal court on Wednesday, and N ...

(Special to the American Press)

SLC rolls in changing landscape

It’s that time of year when teams talk about the number of returnees on their rosters.

The Southland Conference is no different.

A league that ...

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

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 ...

McNeese State head coach Matt Viator ponders his response to a question asked during Wenesday's Southland Conference Media Day. (Rick Hickman / American Press)

SLC shows McNeese respect in polls

A three-game losing streak to close out last season has done nothing to sully McNeese State’s image among its peers in the Southland Conference.


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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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