U. S. Added 943,000 Jobs in July; Unemployment Rate at 5.4%
The number of people who reported they had jobs surged by 1 million, pushing the jobless rate down from 5.9% in June.
Senators Struggle to Amend, Finish $1T Infrastructure Bill
One of the amendments generating the most attention Thursday involved cryptocurrency.
New Laws Taking Effect Now Deal with Abortion, Policing & Marijuana
The new laws taking effect were passed in the regular legislative session that ended in June.
Tragedy on Lake Bistineau; One Dead After Accident in Arcadia
A 20-year-old man was arrested in connection with this tragedy.
Pope Francis goes to Rome hospital for intestinal surgery
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican says Pope Francis has gone to a Rome hospital for scheduled surgery for a stenosis, or restriction, of the large intestine. The brief announcement Sunday afternoon didn’t say when the surgery would be performed but it said there would be an announcement when the surgery is complete. Just three...
Louisiana Lawmakers Carved Out New Ethics Code Exceptions
One bill allows an immediate family member of a local school board member or school superintendent to work as a school bus driver.
U. S. Home Prices Jump at Fastest Pace in More Than 15 Years
Potential buyers bid up prices on a limited supply of available properties.
New York Court Suspends Rudy Giuliani’s Law License
An appeals court has suspended Rudy Giuliani from practicing law in New York because they say he made false statements while trying to get courts to overturn Donald Trump’s loss in the presidential race.
Lawyer: Family Surprised After Antivirus Pioneer John McAfee Found Dead in Spanish Prison
John McAfee, creator of McAfee antivirus software, was found dead in his jail cell near Barcelona in an apparent suicide.
Bill Author Reacts to Governor Edwards’ Veto of Transgender Sports Ban Proposal
Governor Edwards vetoed legislation that would have blocked transgender athletes from participating in girl’s and women’s sports teams in Louisiana K-12 and post-secondary schools.