Democrats Struggle with Keystone XL Pipeline Decision
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are grappling with an election-year dilemma posed by the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
South Is Battleground in GOP-Democrat Senate Fight
ATLANTA (AP) — The South is where President Barack Obama and Democrats have long struggled. And it's where their party's toughest battleground will be in the fight this year for control of the U.S. Senate.
Barack Obama’s ‘Funny or Die’ Interview Hits 15 Million Views
NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama's appearance on the "Between Two Ferns" satirical online talk show this week is at 15 million views — almost at Justin Bieber levels.
New Orleans Pelicans Fall to Portland Trailblazers
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Damian Lillard scored 27 points, Nicolas Batum added 22 and the Portland Trail Blazers snapped a four-game skid while playing without All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge, defeating the New Orleans Pelicans 111-103 Friday night.
Anti-Abortion Lawmakers Rally Support for White House Run
WASHINGTON (AP) — Calling their opponents Satan worshippers and savages, anti-abortion lawmakers are urging allies to support one of their own to run for the White House.
Louisiana Teacher Arrested for Grabbing Student’s Shirt
BAKER, La. (AP) — Baker School Superintendent Ulysses Joseph says he thinks police went too far when they put a Baker Middle School teacher in jail after she was accused of grabbing a student by his shirt and yanking him out of her classroom.
[Update] New York Building Collapses Kill 2, Injure 15
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say two dead, 17 hurt in building explosion, collapse.
Louisiana Schools Make Up Snow Days With Longer Day
MONROE, La. (AP) — Snow days taken earlier this year will cost Monroe area students a few more minutes in class each day in some districts or an additional day of school in others.
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Offers $20,000 for Whooping Crane Shooting Informatio…
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Information about the shooting of two endangered whooping cranes in Jefferson Davis Parish could be worth $20,000.
Tea Party and Republican Candidates Clash
Tea party candidates are challenging establishment Republicans across the country this year but fewer seem likely to win that in previous elections.